Belt the Bag

I literally can’t get enough of this belt bag trend, and I have to say I’m not always this well put together when I wear one. I usually just hang it around my shoulder and forget about it –  but that’s the whole point. Whether it’s around your waist or on your shoulder, you can just forget about it. And whilst I love the style factor bags brings to outfits (+ the color factor for me) I simply can’t stand carrying something with me all day. This one just stays there quietly while emphasizing my waistline, what more can you ask of something so little? . Sunglasses Le Specs x Adam Selman . Black sculptured blazer The Frankie Shop (similar here & here) . White tapered pants Shop A Momento (similar here & here) . Black sock boots Zara (similar here & here) . Tan belt bag Urban Outfitters Save Save Save

Carrera Bound

As I was trying to find a witty title for this outfit post (which quite frankly is the hardest thing after finding Instagram captions) I realized the Carrera sunglasses I’m wearing already have the perfect name. Created using the retro aesthetic of the classic pilot shape bound together with a double metal bridge and the iconic Carrera logo, the name may be hinting at anything; a destination, a root, a union… For me, it’s a bold way to embrace the good old pilot with a hint of red, a color I’m trying to adopt into my everyday looks. . Sunglasses Carrera . Black one shoulder top Need Supply . Ivory jeans Citizens of Humanity (or here) . White sneakers Converse x Comme des Garcons (or here) . Straw bag Le Coeur D’artichaut Posted in partnership with Carrera Save Save

So Millennial

One of the best feelings in life (besides peeing when you have to and drinking water when you’re thirsty) (or seeing that one item you’ve been lusting after for so long on sale) (OK there are many amazing feelings but this is also good) is finding something hanging in your wardrobe from years ago not only into which you can fit but also is super trendy. I must admit I haven’t worn these “Millennial Pink” pants a lot since I bought them but now seems like the perfect time to give them another chance. I feel like Princess Bubblegum in a cool oversized blazer. . Checked blazer Stylenanda (similar here & here) . Pink tapered pants H&M (similar here) . Khaki suede slingback flats Vintage . Cat eye sunglasses Gucci Save

I Never Expire

I always believe there’s a funny plot twist in every person’s life story, something that happens to them very ironically when they think they’re the last person it can happen to. To me that thing was getting married. Despite the endless – sometimes subliminal – pressure you get all your life as a girl to get married, to have kids and live a “proper” life, I kept on chanting Anouk’s “Nobody’s Wife” like it was my personal anthem. I kept on laughing when my friends tell me despite what I say, I’ll be the first one to get married. I couldn’t be in serious relationships and marriage simply wasn’t fit for me. Then, at 19 years old, I met the love of my life. After dating for 7 years we got married when we were 26 years old. And yes, we were the first ones among our friends to get married. It wasn’t a splashy proposal and a show off wedding. It wasn’t because we had to get married because we’ve been together for so …

Harriet

I think there was only one way to make a slip dress look cooler and even more sexy at the same time and Millie +Lou managed to find it: hot pressing harriet prints on a vintage ivory satin apron dress. I’m so insanely in love with this dress I even got over my “wearing sleepwear outside” phobia (FOWSO?) – I needed a trench to make it more city-friendly but I’m taking this baby to vacation and there will be numerous nights where it will be just me and her (and some underwear probably…maybe). . Ivory satin printed dress Millie + Lou . Black cotton trench coat Vintage (similar here) . Small bamboo bag Cult Gaia (or get it here & here) . Black suede sandals W Concept

Spirits Bay

This year I had to postpone all my summer plans (for a little while) thanks to my huge move, but as a Mediterranean at heart, summer starts within before it does anywhere else. Which is why the minute the temperature hits above 20 degrees Celsius, my style changes from structured minimal to clean and laid back almost-bohemian. Leather cross bodies are traded for wicker baskets, bras disappear, anything that touches my skin is doomed to dust until September and of course, my jewelry gets a lot more joyful. Michael Hill‘s Spirits Bay collection is inspired by the form of Totorere shells, which are worn down by the elements until only the strongest part of the shell remains. Designer Christine Hill’s fascination with these shells began 50 years ago and since then she kept on collecting and sketching them; searching for the purest, most graceful form to transform into a celebration of resiliency and strength. Each piece in the Spirits Bay collection represents a remarkable journey: A masterpiece of nature, shaped by the elements, brought to …

Millie + Lou

This year I’ve become one of the ambassadors and insiders of Etsy Canada, which quite frankly was a no brainer for me the minute I got invited. I spend I don’t know how many hours every day on Etsy looking for handmade home accents or vintage clothes and furniture that I already felt like an honorary Etsy insider anyway. What changed is now I’m more focused on Canadian Etsy shops and this shift of focus made me discover some amazing boutiques – like the incredible Millie + Lou. This Vancouver based Etsy gem focuses on one of a kind reworks, which means they only use vintage items and recycled textiles for their garments and then use heat transfer techniques to create unbelievable prints on said garments, resulting in one of a kind artwork like ethical clothes. I now own many items from them, but this white denim jacket with an Alexander Calder inspired print at the back has to be my favorite. I really don’t know if I’m cool enough to pull it off but …

Concrete Jungle

I fell in love with this dress the minute, nay, the second I saw it (and here’s proof) so it’s no surprise that I immediately made it mine. Everything about it is just perfect; the fabric, the length, tassel detail at the skirt, the belt, the neck… Flattering and not so girly, subtly sexy but mostly cool. Thank you Nanushka for creating the dress of my dreams just in time for summer. . Cream weave dress Nanushka . Brown leather Puzzle bag Loewe (or get it here & here) . Black leather flat Lucia mules LOQ Save Save Save

Slow Down The Fashion

Lately I’m all about (or trying to be all about) slow fashion rather than high street. For years we were taught it either has to be luxury or cheap and any designer who tried to do something in between – luxury basics, handmade goods, ethical fashion – were doomed. Luckily consumers started turning their faces to the good side, appreciating the value of design and quality for the price they actually deserve, and new wave bloggers and influencers play a big role in this change. I hardly ever enter Zara anymore (I still shop there every now and then, but compared to how much I used to buy before it’s almost nothing), only check H&M for accessories and couple of trendy pieces every season and I don’t even pass by other high street retailers. Now I buy one slow fashion item instead of buying 10 of the knock off and my wardrobe has become so much more refined and of quality lately. One of the hardest parts of shopping slow though is the custom tax …

Spring In My Step

I’ve decided this year, after 4 years of denial and suffering, that I’m going to stop pretending I’m living in a regular winter climate city hence stopped taking photos outside during harsh winter and risk hypothermia or pneumonia (happened once, not kidding), so this is my first non-sponsored outfit post in a long time and it really feels good to be back. It feels good to go out, it feels good to feel my skin filling up with vitamin D again, it feels good to wear my beautiful clothes. Life is good in spring, I can tell you that. . Grey plaid blazer Stylenanda (similar here & here) . White asymmetrical top Zara (similar here) . Cropped black jeans H&M (similar here & here) . White leather heels Vintage (similar here & here) . Brown leather twisted cabas bag Céline   Save Save Save Save Save

My Very Own Vestiaire

I don’t know how many of you spend as much time as me online looking for a designer item that is sold out, from seasons ago, from a limited collection or just looking for a more affordable price but for me, it takes up half my life. Sure, it’s also my job, but I can’t tell you how many hours I lose everyday before eventually finding everything (and I mean EVERY SINGLE THING) on Vestiaire Collective. Case in point, these Vetements cowboy boots for which I scavenged the entire internet for months before finally scoring them on Vestiaire Collective, receiving them within days in its original box and not even a single scratch on it. For those of you who don’t know, Vestiaire Collective is (the world’s best!) marketplace for pre-loved luxury and designer fashion where you can shop the pieces directly from the closets of the world’s most stylish women. Most of the sellers are from Europe which makes the website even more unique and remarkably more fashionable compared to other marketplaces. Every item …

The System

I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of uniforms. I was probably the only girl in high school who was more than content with the dress code (with slight rule breakers of course) and despite my interest in fashion and the constant need to be the first one to try something new as a blogger or always do something different, I’ve always felt more comfortable when I’m wearing my wardrobe staples. That’s probably why when you see me on a regular day I’ll be wearing pretty much the same things: tapered pants, boyfriend jeans, basic t-shirts or tank tops, simple non-stretch maxi dresses, oversized sweaters and my most comfortable pair of shoes. This style formula has never failed me and now we have a brand that’s creating and delivering that formula for us. Introducing Eileen Fisher and The System ladies and gentlemen. With a focus on 8 core pieces at the heart of the system (and 19 pieces in total), Eileen Fisher wants to show the world we can do more with less, buy fewer …

Red Riding Boot

Mark your calendars and celebrate with me every year the day I wore red boots (so close to Christmas which means risking a Santa vibe on top of the fact that I ACTUALLY WORE a vibrant COLOR as part of my main look) because even as I’m writing these words all I can see are the boots and it weirds me out like crazy. It feels good to get out my comfort zone every now and then but I can’t help but imagine this outfit with black boots instead, how are you people wearing colors on top of colors, prints on top of prints and still be that comfortable? Know that you’re truly amazing. You da real MVPs. . White long shirt dress Rodebjer (similar here & here) . Trench coat Lartigent (similar here & here) . Black cropped jeans H&M (similar here & here) . Red suede booties Topshop (similar here & here) Save Save Save Save

Gone Rogue

No, in fact, there’s nothing rebellious about my outfit other than the fact that I’m still mad enough to go bare ankle so the name of the post is indeed referring to the latest Star Wars movie which I just saw (and LOVED) today. If you’re following me on Instagram and watched my stories you might know that I’m a big Star Wars fan, one who watches the entire trilogy at least 2-3 times a year (and the battle scenes of the prequels every now and then) and one who was skeptical when Disney first acquired the movie rights but was eventually content after watching The Force Awakens, though not completely satisfied as to why that movie was even necessary in the first place. Rogue One however, managed to exceed all my expectations with an amazing story line and an orgasmic Darth Vader scene (no further spoilers) so I’m a happy little fan today. . Tan shearling jacket Vintage (similar here & here) . White wool top Style Nanda (similar here) . Black culottes COS …

Lazy & Lazier

Winter makes me lazy, and I’m willing to bet the end result is far more sloppy than you or anyone you know has ever looked during winter. I’m talking about you wouldn’t recognize me on the street because all I want to wear are wool leggings with short UGGs, long puffy jacket with a beanie and double scarves and I want to wear this everyday. I usually lose my willing to go out, dress up, socialize or even go grocery shopping so it’s no surprise that my outfits get a lot more basic during the obligatory winter-tire months. The surprising thing is, as the rest of the world aims to up their layering game I’m trying to wear as less layers as possible (less layers = less fainting on subway) which means fabrics like pure wool or cashmere dominate my wardrobe the most and the color scheme pretty much limits itself to white tops and black skinny jeans. Winter breaks me people, I’m broken. And this is my basic winter bitch look, as pretty looking …

Combat Winter

I know these boots are called after military wear but don’t you think there was a little, just a little nuance in it that implied people should wear these while combating winter? The minute it snowed (which is now doomsday in my world, despite some people that still get as happy as a kid when the land turns white) I knew for a fact that for the next – oh I don’t know – 4 months, these are all I’ll be wearing but I was determined to make the outfit a little more me, a little more fashionable at least. Here’s to the first of many, many snowy, slushy, icy outfit photos! . Camel sweater COS (similar here & here) . Light brown teddy coat Front Row Shop (similar here & here) . Ivory straight jeans Citizens of Humanity (similar here & here) . Black leather combat boots Zara (similar here & here) Save Save

Peek A Boo

Today is a very good day. Today I’m proud of myself because while there may be some people out there saving the world, I figured out a way to wear two summer pieces (in winter) both of which are quite hard to wear by themselves yet are very much loved. This wrap skirt is without a doubt the best skirt I’ve ever bought, totally compliments my figure and super stylish but the slit is just to deep for a boy like me to wear on a regular day. The white sundress however was already an under-dress for another apron, kind of see through so it was useless by itself. Then a photo I stumbled upon on Pinterest (or was it tumblr?) gave me the idea to pair these two and wow! Who could have known they were made for each other, like Kanye and Kanye. . Black wool sweater Stylenanda (similar here & here) . Black denim wrap skirt Zara (similar here & here) . White midi dress (worn under the skirt) Momo Saigon (similar …

Not So Subtle

I know no one will believe me when I tell that I’ve always worn my button down shirts one part tucked in and the other part out ever since high school and it has nothing to do with Vetements – especially when I’m head to toe Vetements styling overdose – but it’s true. It’s like telling you always knew your team will score or how the movie will end after it happened, you have to make the declarations beforehand to be credible, but if I spend enough time in old photo albums I may find a couple of “rebellious” high school looks with my oversized shirts and super mini skirt (only time in history I wore mini skirts) to prove my point. Though I can’t deny the not so subtle Vetements references appearing in every single outfit of mine lately. . Black oversized leather jacket Zara (similar here & here) . Blue & white striped shirt H&M (similar here & here) . Straight leg jeans Citizens of Humanity (or get it here, similar here & …

Plaid Echo

I don’t know if the term “never say never” applies to anything more than fashion choices in this life but I know I’ve said “well I never thought I’d see myself in this thing” more times than I’m proud to admit. Colorful plaid, for me, is one of those things that was always a no go; check print I’m fine with but gingham was a hellish nightmare so much that I was genuinely upset when I saw the F/W 16 runway filled with plaid earlier this year. Yet here I am in a plaid blazer, a purple one for that matter. Now I desperately need to find some more styling options to integrate this new “thing” into my wardrobe. PS: Shopbop‘s black friday sale has started today, with code GOBIG16 you can save up to %25 off your purchase. . Wool plaid jacket Front Row Shop (similar here & here) . White cropped hoodie H&M (similar here & here) . Cropped black raw hem jeans Stylenanda (similar here & here) . White leather booties Zara …

Ball In My Court

The title of the post is a part of the little poem I just wrote, it goes; Balenciaga on my mind… and that’s pretty much it. Everything from the last two Balenciaga collections is on my mind and it has completely changed my styling habits altogether. Call me a fashion victim but I can’t wear my jackets and coats properly anymore; I constantly feel the need to open the shoulders, button it wrong or at least choose the most oversized design possible, all the while feeling glad I kept my still-relevant-last-season white booties, found the tree-that-keeps-on-giving vintage Levi’s 501s and recently bought freakish-bargain-find Forever21 handbag. . Grey off shoulder top Front Row Shop (similar here & here) . Camel trench coat Lartigent (similar here & here) . Cropped vintage 501 jeans Levi’s (similar here & here) . Black handbag with metal circle handle Forever21 (similar here & here) . White leather booties Zara (similar here & here) Save

Big Fish

No surprises here, of course I hopped on board with the fishnet tight thing (I actually have a regular fishnet pair from years ago in my drawer, never been used, don’t remember why I bought, not questioning) but I needed something more special, something weirder, like the whole body thing I saw at the Proenza Schouler show last season. A fishnet but for big fish only, because that’s how I do (and can eat, actually). . Dark grey wool blazer H&M (similar here & here) . Ivory Parker jeans Citizens of Humanity (similar here & here) . Black fishnet socks ASOS (similar here) . Tan leather heels Mango (similar here & here) Save Save Save

Connect The Dots

Look ma I’m wearing a dress, a maxi one with polka dots and frills no less! And the weird thing is, I’m not feeling girly at all. I’m wearing metallic, heeled boots with my ruffled dress and I’m not feeling girly. Is it the oversized trench? Is it the Vetements effect? I know I’m not that cool, what is it that makes sloppy girlish look this cool? I don’t know the answers but I know I’m more comfortable than I’ve ever been. . Trench coat Lartigent (similar here & here) . Navy polka dotted dress H&M (similar here & here) . Metallic sock boots Freya (similar here & here) Save Save

Ruffle Up, Hoodie Down

I don’t know what fashion is doing to me but this skirt is not the first or the last ruffled item I bought this season and even though it still feels weird to me to wear anything this girly, it’s weirdly not weird enough. The oversized hoodie and sneakers do help of course, I can’t imagine myself in a high heel-sexy blouse combo but I still applaud myself for getting in an out of this style challenge alive. Even though I seem a bit angry about it. . Ivory cropped hoodie H&M (similar here & here) . Navy ruffled skirt Zara (similar here & here) . Black sneakers Vans (or get them here & here) Save Save Save Save

Turn It Around

One of the happiest “fashion” moments of my life was when I learned, two years ago, that COS was opening in Montreal. Before that I was literally saving money to shop from the brand whenever I’m in Europe so it was unreal for me that I would have access whenever I want. I love it so much that if I’m not supposed to shop I don’t enter the shop at all because I know that I will buy at least one thing every time I go in. Every single item is so well tailored with the right fabrics that it’s no coincidence whenever someone asks me where I bought something the answer is almost always, COS. This dress is my last favorite and it fits so freakin well that even when I wear it backwards it still looks good (yes it’s backwards in these photos and I didn’t realize it until I came back home). . Black wool long dress COS (similar here & here) . Tan leather heels Mango (similar here & here) Save …

Reitmans x Meghan Markle

Newsflash, I’m a former lawyer who watches Suits. And even though it has become a little soap-operaish lately there is one thing that hasn’t changed about the show: Rachel Zane is hot. Like “my God I never looked like that when I was a lawyer” hot, “I’m a blogger now and I still don’t look that hot” hot; so when I heard that her second capsule collection for Reitmans is up for grabs I decided to merge her sexy work pieces with my daily tomboy style and see what happens. Here’s what happened: 1) my almost decade long personal ban on leggings is officially lifted after wearing these butter-soft faux leather pants, 2) the boyfriend shirt that was created to tuck in high waisted pencil skirts and trousers work just as perfectly as an oversized top when sized up and turned backwards thanks to its loose design. The collection launches in-store and online on November 3rd but you can sign up here to be the first to know about the exclusive pre‑sale and for a …

Stretch Armstrong

As someone who always stretched out the sleeves of every single long sleeve top she ever had, this oversized sweater trend makes me happy more than anyone else. I don’t know if it’s the cosiness, feeling of sloppiness or simply because it balances my body proportions but I can’t get enough of the stretch armstrong look. . Light brown long sleeve sweater H&M (similar here & here) . Straight leg jeans Citizens of Humanity (or get it here & similar here & here) . Black block heel pumps Stylenanda (similar here & here) Save Save Save

Nouvelle Manteaux de 2016

It may come as a surprise to many, but I actually still hate posing for blog photos. I absolutely love dressing up but pretending to be a 5’3 non-skinny model whilst people walk by and stare at you part, not so much. If I’m lucky they just look for a couple of seconds and go away. Some of them just stay there and look at you for minutes which I have to be honest are the creepiest couple of fellas. And sometimes they talk, make jokes, get interested in your camera, suggest you a more “colorful” wall or generally ask questions about what the hell you’re doing. The funniest one we ever got were the couple living across one of the walls we frequently shot coming up at us and asking why we always take photos there, if it’s an important wall or not – they were pretty relieved when after a year they finally figured out that we were not insane. This weekend however a pass-byer unknowingly named the post by yelling out “Nouvelle …

Nouveux Manteaux de 2016

It may come as a surprise to many, but I actually still hate posing for blog photos. I absolutely love dressing up but pretending to be a 5’3 non-skinny model whilst people walk by and stare at you part, not so much. If I’m lucky they just look for a couple of seconds and go away. Some of them just stay there and look at you for minutes which I have to be honest are the creepiest couple of fellas. And sometimes they talk, make jokes, get interested in your camera, suggest you a more “colorful” wall or generally ask questions about what the hell you’re doing. The funniest one we ever got were the couple living across one of the walls we frequently shot coming up at us and asking why we always take photos there, if it’s an important wall or not – they were pretty relieved when after a year they finally figured out that we were not insane. This weekend however a pass-byer unknowingly named the post by yelling out “Nouveux …

Pink & Plaid

Three things to know about this look: 1) I’ve had this oversized plaid blazer for such a long time and even though I’ve worn it many times with so much love, I completely forgot about it until couple of days ago. Just in time to satisfy my plaid cravings actually, which was good because I don’t have any and I need many. 2) Bottom half of my hair is pink now, like it was 2 years ago, and even though the change is nice it’s so much work to dye it every two days (I use Manic Panic vegan semi-permanent hair dye) and it doesn’t go well with every single one of my neutral palette outfits so I think it’s going to go away soon. For the meantime though, pink & plaid go well together. 3) I lusted after the Dora Teymur mules for months but couldn’t find my size anywhere so I bought a very similar looking pair from Stylenanda. I almost always refrain from buying “too similar” cheap versions of designer items but …

Wardrobe Clear-Out

One of the character features that I’m most proud of is the fact that I’m not nor have ever been addicted to anything. No cigarette, only casual alcohol (and when I say casual I mean really casual, like maybe one cocktail per month), no drugs, no video games, no TV – nothing at all. The only thing my body sometimes “demands” out of control is chocolate but if I don’t give in for 2 days then it goes away completely. That being said I have a problem that comes really close to being an addiction sometimes and that’s my shopaholicness. Again, I’m proud to say that it’s not an addiction meaning I never spend more than I have, never buy in installments or get in debts or buy completely irrelevant, ridiculous stuff that I’ll never use – but during some periods I want to buy something new, every single day. Frankly it always falls around the beginning of fall season and especially around times I’m really, really stressed but it’s there and in order to …

Shoulder to Shoulder

Open shoulder tops may be over already (giving way to one shoulder tops) but I’m not willing to let them go so fast, as my neckline and shoulders are the absolute favorite part of my body. Even though I’ve always loved one shoulder everything (even during those cheesy times circa 2001) I feel like this envelope open shoulder top style flatters me the most, so much that I didn’t even care it turned into a Bardot top as I walked. Just one more shoulder before summer goes forever. . Pink open shoulder top bxtwxxn (similar here & here) . Straight leg jeans Citizens of Humanity (or get it here & similar here & here) . Black leather loafers Gucci (or get it here & here) Save Save Save

Fringing Fall

One of the (only) upside of fall must be being able to dress up in layers and knits because I’m thinking more and more about it and I can’t seem to find any other reason to love this unlovable son of a season. For many people it means unhappiness, illness, rain, raising hydro bills and winter coming but for individuals like me whose lives revolve around getting dressed, it means the season of no-sweat freedom. Stay with me fall, I have more sweaters for you. . Ivory fringe long knitted vest Mango (similar here & here) . Cropped boyfriend jeans Vintage Levi’s (similar here & here) . White leather woven heels Zara (similar here) Save Save

Upside Down

My all time favorite outfits are usually the ones where I manage to turn one garment into something else completely: kimonos into skirts & skirts into strapless dresses were among my personal hits. So it should come as no surprise that whenever someone else does it for me, I go nuts. I tried wearing my shirts as wrap tops and skirts in the past but couldn’t do it quite right, thanks to this skirt that looks like an oversized shirt-apron I’m now on top of the world. . White ribbed sweater ASOS (similar here & here) . Blue shirt looking wrap skirt Genuine People (similar here & here) . Black leather slides Urban Outfitters (similar here & here) . Black leather trio bag Céline Save Save

Suede Lovin Has Me A Blast

From my previous personal experience I gather that it’s NOT OK to tell people you don’t like summer. Every time I make this declaration I’m faced with shock, rage and I think I lost some friends because of this opinion so I learned to rather keep it to myself. However it’s impossible for me to hide the joy of wearing trench coats again, especially suede ones. Everything I wear looks better with a long layer of thin outerwear so sue me, I love autumn, I love September. . Tan suede trench coat Persephone Vintage (similar here & here) . White shirt dress H&M (similar here & here) . Black satin bow sandals H&M Conscious (similar here & here) Save Save

Yeti On My Feet

About three years ago I found a long fur string (which was probably a stole once) at a vintage store in Montreal for just $10, under many many other fabrics and immediately thought I should have it. The friend I was with that day, who wasn’t particularly interested in fashion, looked at me in shock and asked me what the hell I’m going to do with it. “I don’t know, something, someday” I replied, thinking I’d probably hem a skirt or stitch a collar with it and left the store as the cashier thought I was buying it for a Halloween costume and mumbled some jokes. Three years later and that fur not only turned into several pieces of jewelry but also helped me transform my once-cool-now-dull Zara black slides into furry sandals, and I still have more fur left. Who’s laughing now Mrs Halloween? . White wrap shirt dress Style Nanda (similar here & here) . Black furry slides Zara (similar here & here) Save Save Save

Rope Off, Rope On

Usually it would have been just me hanging on to summer, never letting it go, refusing its end and freezing my ass off in the process but this year it’s the whole continent that’s fighting with me as I’m trying to let it go and move on to fall clothes. I know I’m going to miss it like crazy once it’s gone, but humankind is greedy. I don’t like dressing up in summer any more than I like dressing up in winter so I’m always trying to find new ways to layer my clothes, even using ones I already forgot in the depths of my wardrobe, like this decades old H&M dress. And it’s OK that it’s really fancy because the rope sandals are sailor cool. . Ivory wrap dress H&M (similar here & here) . Black tapered pants Zara (similar here & here) . Black rope sandals Mango (similar here & here) Save Save Save

Push The Buttons

First of all; I’m sorry mom for the wrinkled dress but this is linen and I’m not going to iron something when I know it will get ruined again in 2 mins. Second of all; this is the first time in recorded history that I wore a puffy shoulder dress. In fact I refused to buy this dress the first time I saw it; I gasped out of love at first but then I saw the shoulders and let it go. I’m usually very much open to trying new styles as long as my figure allows it but for some reason I have this serious problem with shoulders, I just can’t wear anything that has a shoulder line below or above my actual shoulders so that means no shoulder pads, no vintage sizing and definitely no puffy sleeves. But after insanely searching for a dress like this sans the shoulders and failing miserably, I took the leap and got it. I think it’s looking alright! . Off white linen dress Zara Studio (similar here & …

Cluse Me In

Three things I learned this weekend: 1) You can easily turn any bat sleeve kimono or cardigan into a wrap skirt and it feels more comfortable and laid back then any other skirt can ever be, 2) Apparently the little girl inside of me isn’t dead at all and I still enjoy wearing pink shoes, more than I’m proud to admit, 3) I’m OK with wearing watches with any kind of outfit as long as they’re chic and light like jewelry. For a long time the only “thing” occupying my right wrist has been my faithful elastic hair tie so I started to sense my left wrist is feeling left out – my left hand and arm being useless compared to the other one already – it begged me to adorn it with something nice and just as useful. OK nothing can be as useful as an elastic hair tie but this one is close, or should I say CLUSE (ba dum tss). Works like a watch, feels like a slender bracelet: right wrist, the …

An Old Maid

News flash: I wear dresses sometimes. But only when they are so comfortable that I wouldn’t feel like I’m cheating on my tapered pants or short shorts and when they are so not girly at all (with frills and flower prints etc etc) so that leaves me a very, VERY narrow range of choices to choose among. Namely: t-shirt dresses, sweater dresses, slip dresses, shirt dresses AAAAND apron dresses. I started looking for an apron dress at the beginning of this summer because I knew it would save me but after weeks of searching I gave up and decided to just buy an actual linen apron and wear it like a dress. That was when I typed “linen apron” in the search box of Etsy and found the one. I know I look like an old maid but it’s a minimal, kind of bad ass eclectic piece of shit old maid so it’s good. . Black apron dress with white slip dress MomoSaigon (similar here & here) . White leather glove flats Martiniano (or get them …

Bamboo Monkey

There’s a thin line between being a hypocrite and a caring person, a line more blurry than ever in this day and age, a line I struggled so hard to draw and figure out where I stand around it. Sadly I’ve never been an activist, it’s an extremely hard lifestyle and requires dedication I’m too selfish for, but it never means I’m ignorant. I give to charities, I help people and care about animals, I love nature and try to make conscious choices to protect and preserve it. Again, I’m not perfect and I’m pretty sure %80 of my purchasing decisions are wrong ones, but I try to do better everyday and that’s how my bamboo journey has started. First I started buying bamboo sheets, then tees and socks, and now I’m introduced to Bamboo Monkey, an Australian fashion brand born out of a desire to produce ethically sourced, long-lasting clothing that combines chic and comfort. For whatever reason I always thought of cotton as the Eco-friendly weapon of choice but thanks to Edwina, founder …

Mushroom Cloud

I want it so badly for someone to tell me it’s OK to look like your favorite plant every now and then because ever since I watched Fantasia for the first time (which was more than 25 years ago, god I’m getting old) I adore mushrooms and want to dress up like one beyond Halloween. They’re freaky, beautiful, delicious and quite funny sometimes (wink wink) and I loved every minute of looking like a huge mushroom in my giant straw hat and white ensemble, not to mention super comfy. No human beings were harmed during this shooting but I might have hit my husband with the hat couple of times as I was trying to check out the photos. Collateral damage, amiright? . White long shirt Art dress Rodebjer (similar here & here) . Ivory linen culottes Oak+Fort (similar here & here) . Nude suede flat babouches Zara (similar here & here) . Cooked straw hat The Dreslyn (similar here) Save Save Save

One Way, Or Another

I don’t know if it’s fashion overdose or just me searching for new styles everyday but symmetrical clothes started to feel boring lately. Shoulders should be unevenly open, trousers or skirts should be wrapped from one side and anything that resists being asymmetrical should be made into one with knots and irregular wraps. For example, if you only have shirts in your wardrobe and don’t want to pay money on a one shoulder or open shoulder top because you think they’re going to go out of style next year; you just put one arm in and not the other one, wrap the sleeve around your waist and button it below your boobs. In this case it’s a distorted wrap shirt, much better than the good old worker girl style if you ask me. . Black wrap shirt worn as one shoulder Topshop (similar here & here) . Khaki wrap wide leg trousers COS (similar here & here) . Black & white floral printed flat mules & other stories (similar here & here) Save

One ToTwoo

I’ve tried many times in the past to keep track of my daily activities, especially because I don’t work out at the gym all the time but rather take long walks during the day as my job schedule isn’t stable and I’m always on the move, but me being me I couldn’t ever stay organized and tossed it out a couple of days later. I can’t even keep up with my skincare routine for one week straight so I need an incentive to keep going with anything. Some things in life you don’t get, some you do. Lucky me, I did get a rather sparkly incentive to accomplish one of my life goals. Totwoo is world’s most fashionable smart jewelry brand providing an “invisible care” that enables me to stay healthy and stay connected with style at all times with their Swarovski or gem stone necklaces and bracelets. Used with the app for your phone, Totwoo helps you keep track of your steps or the last time you stood up as well as the weather, …

The Future Is Female

There’s a special joy to coming back from a month long vacation/visit back home, kind of similar to one you had on Christmas mornings growing up. I spend this whole time with just one luggage of stuff and meanwhile everything I ordered or have been gifted is arriving home, waiting for me to wear one after the other when I come back. Aside from the skirt, everything here is new to my wardrobe and I can’t decide if I like the straw bag more or the best t-shirt I’ve ever owned. I think I’m leaning towards the latter. . The Future is Female t-shirt Otherwild (similar here & here) . Navy satin skirt Zara (similar here & here) . Black ring detail sandals Mango (similar here & here) . Straw round bag Mur Lifestyle (similar here) Save Save Save

A Conscious Search

It’s been a long while since the last time I went crazy over a piece of clothing I couldn’t initially find and if I remember correctly, that last time I promised myself never to do it again yet here I am, wearing the H&M Conscious mules for which I searched the whole world frantically for two whole months. I checked stores here, then in NY, Paris, Istanbul, Ankara; I asked my hubby to check them in Berlin, Oslo – they were completely sold out everywhere, which is a hint that you should give up on them at that point, but I refused to get that message from the universe. And much like every other dream, this one too came true through eBay and here they are: my slightly overpaid for, fancy mules. The search is over. finally. Thankfully. . White back button shirt Need Supply (similar here & here) . Black cropped jeans H&M (similar here & here) . Black satin bow flat mules H&M Conscious (similar here & here) . Tan leather bucket bag …

Looking Over The Shoulder

Despite my love for black, which doesn’t even need explanation at this point, I don’t like wearing all black. I actually refrain from wearing all black, I don’t think I have the right hair and skin tone (or Scandinavian cool) to pull it off so you can almost never see me in all black. But it took this off the shoulder sweatshirt from the exclusive Martine Jarlgaard x Byond collection (yeah, it’s a sweatshirt made from a sustainable fabric with open shoulders that you can pull to either side) to make me wear head to toe black in the middle of summer. I tried my usual recipe; white pants, linen pants, denim and then khaki pants but none of them did justice to this top like my classic cut tailored black pants with Converses to tone down the flare. . Black off the shoulder envelope sweatshirt available only on BYOND . Black pants Topshop (similar here & here) . Black sneakers Converse All Star (or get it here) . Gold earrings Anissa Kermiche  

The New White Suit

Never in a million years I would have dreamt of wearing a white suit and be actually happy about it but that’s what fashion does, I guess. Even though this is clearly not a traditional white suit situation, I felt like a wedding singer/Italian mafia in 20’s NY when I put the outfit on. And that weird feeling made me love it even more; I’m very loyal to my comfort zone but I know I’m on the right track when the look is a bit bizarre for me. . White vintage blazer Token MTL (similar here & here) . Black top Oysho (similar here & here) . White cropped jeans Oak + Fort (similar here & here) . Brown woven sneakers Céline

Byond Fashion

One of the absolute best things about being a fashion blogger (besides having an excellent excuse to buy that 78th pair of sneakers or that same pant with a slightly different pleat) is being able to wear the designs of brands you’ve long been lusting after but can’t find everywhere because they are emerging or exclusive brands. Thanks to BYOND, an online luxury fashion store based in London offering a range of upper emerging designer brands, I could walk, run, swivel, twirl and do all those fashion shooting clichés in my favorite Altewai Saome jumpsuit from S/S 2016 collection with such joie de vivre because just look at how beautiful it is. Even a boy like me can’t resist its charm. BYOND is an online platform dedicated to connecting talented designers with smart fashion lovers who are eager to find unique sophisticated clothing in line with their modern lifestyle so it’s no surprise we found and ran towards each other with arms wide open. Besides Altewai Saome, their designer selection includes brands like Bedouin, Cristina …

Chanel Giveaway

Much like diamonds, skinny jeans or a pair of pumps; a Chanel bag is something that should be in every girl’s wardrobe because no matter how boyish, urban or eclectic you are, there’s a Chanel bag somewhere that would elevate your look when the right moment comes. Unlike skinny jeans or pumps though, it’s hard to get your hands on a Chanel bag so I’m about to offer you a once in a lifetime chance to win your own Chanel. I’ve teamed up with Poshbag Boutique, Canada’s largest online retailer of authentic pre-owned designer handbags, to win a Chanel bag valued at $2000 and all you have to do is follow @poshbagboutique on Instagram, mention a friend in the comments under the giveaway photo and then regram that photo on your own account and tag @poshbagboutique in the photo so they can track it. Contest closes June 30th at midnight EST and winner will be notified on their Instagram. In case Chanel is not your bag (pun intended) or you don’t win the giveaway, you …

Tale of Two Garments

I’ve been into this dress over pants thing for a long time, as long as 25 years to be more accurate, since they let me dress up by myself and I wore my strappy summer dresses over sweaters (another very fashionable twist I added to my toddler style) and pants and refused to take them off. As the years passed that experimental spirit is replaced by desire to add creative layers whilst subtly hiding my thighs and even though being short is a huge obstacle for this style, I still go for it from time to time. Embrace your flaws, embrace comfort. . Camel maxi top Lamoda101 (similar here & here) . Black wool trousers COS (similar here & here) . Black sneakers Vans (or get them here & here)

Les Paniers Dorés

This is the first time in my adulthood that I, myself voluntarily, invested in fine jewellery instead of a pair of designer shoes or bag and more interestingly, it’s an earring which is my least favorite and something I don’t wear at all, so much that my ear holes were about to close up shop for good. But this was also the first time ever I fell this much in love with a piece of wearable art so I guess it was meant to be. Now I try to coordinate my outfits to my Anissa Kermiche earrings – and force my ears to get used to the weight after decades of solitude. . Khaki shirt Zara (similar here & here) . White roll neck top Zara (similar here & here) . Black denim midi skirt Zara (similar here & here) . Black leather flat mules Dolce Vita (similar here & here) . Gold Paniers Dorés earrings Anissa Kermiche

One For The Road

I’ve probably never wanted anything more than wanting this to be the last time I’ll wear a thick winter coat, until November at least, and unless Montreal is planning on throwing us another impromptu snow tragedy, it seems like we are good to go. And the best part of spring is getting to wear all the shoes that had to wait in dust bags for months, especially this one. I was a little skeptical at first as to whether they will be worth the splurge but in fact they were worth even more, best shopping decision I’ve made this year: unbelievable statement piece, insanely comfortable and actually keeps warm. Check, check and check. . Brown mouton fur coat Vintage (similar here & here) . Black sweater Oysho (similar here & here) . White cotton tapered pants Oak + Fort (similar here & here) . Black leather Princetown slippers Gucci (or get it here & here)

Code 501

After months and months of searching, trying the “original” 501s and the “new” 501 CTs and all the equivalent straight cuts and mom jeans at every possible store, I found the one that I want. The good old vintage Levi’s 501. I don’t care what the sales people say, the fit of the new “originals” is not the same as the original originals. So if you are looking to free your hips from the monarchy of skinny jeans but can’t find the perfect cut, just buy a vintage one and cut the cuffs if necessary. Just be sure about the sizing as they really run small, I normally wear 26 in jeans and this one is a 28. . Ivory wool coat Zara (similar here & here) . Vintage jeans Levi’s 501 (or get it here, similar here & here) . Black knit top Oysho (similar here & here) . Grey suede grandmother heels COS (similar here & here)

Outkast People

I’m so happy to finally be able to wear this fantastic coat from my dear friend Emre Aktuna’s brand Outkast People, I’ve been waiting for the right outfit and the right weather and I got it last weekend. People living outside of Turkey still can’t shop her designs online, but I’m sure it will be available soon. In the meantime she just showed her S/S 16 collection last week at Istanbul Fashion Week and I can’t wait to get my hands on some of her new stuff, like this ensamble or these linen pants! We’ve been friends since we studied together at Domus Academy 6 years ago and it’s gives me such pleasure to see her brand get bigger everyday. . Grey wool coat Outkast People . Black tapered pants Zara (similar here & here) . White 1987 scoop neck tee Velvet x Always Judging (similar here & here) . White superstar sneakers Adidas Originals (or get it here & here)

Still Here

Soooo, it turns out winter didn’t go anywhere, it just rested a little bit. While I very much appreciated the short break and even this cold is considered ok for a regular Montreal winter, I froze to the marrow this weekend and had to say a temporary goodbye to my thin wool coats and leather jackets. Only upside is I got to wear my new faux fur coat I hadn’t gotten a chance to wear before so we’re all good. Now that I accomplished that we can move on to spring now, permanently please. . Grey faux fur coat Lamoda101 (similar here & here) . Black straight leg cropped jeans H&M (similar here & here) . Oversized tee Urban Outfitters (similar here & here) . Black leather pointed toe Jensen booties ACNE Studios (or get it here & here)

Winter Finesse

After 3 years of endless suffering and depressions from the brutal Montreal winter I came to understand what all my Quebecois friends were talking about: the only way to survive the cold and get over the winter blues is to find a way to enjoy it. Well, I thought, it’s easy for them to say; going skiing or snowboarding so frequently it reminded me of the hopscotch we used to play on the streets every day, it shouldn’t be so hard to enjoy or at least not dread winter so much. I’m not so athletically talentless per se but I have no idea, passion or intention to be a part of any winter sport so I eventually had to find some other way and that is, surprise surprise, winter getaways. I’m not such a wildlife enthusiast so my ideal weekend getaway involves a beautiful “chalet” in the woods where we can cook all morning, wander around and take photos all afternoon and play board games and roast marshmallows on log fire all night. Since I …

Destination Princetown

Aside from being the absolute it shoe of the season and possibly one of the most beautiful ugly shoe ever, these Gucci loafers are one of the most comfortable creatures I’ve ever slid my feet into and they actually, miraculously, REALLY keep your feet warm thanks to the fur insole. I’m not kidding, yes I wore them under this outfit for post purposes and it was fairly warm (for a Montreal winter anyway) but I was almost sure I will freeze to death or, best case scenario, kick the walls next month thanks to severe menstrual cramps. I may still have to welcome the monthly unwanted visitor but I think I’ll mind it less than ever. . Beige wool belted jacket Vintage (similar here & here) . Black wide leg cropped jeans Stylenanda (similar here & here) . Black leather loafers Gucci Princetown (or get fur-free version here & here) . Black leather crossbody bag Céline

Peel The Onion

I guess by now you can understand from the lack of outfit posts that I’m constantly struggling with dressing up in winter, and I always thought it was just because of the cold. Sure it was a huge part of it, when it’s -25 your options are down coat or down coat, but as it turns out slush was just as big of a problem. When I can’t wear more than half the boots I own, meaning I’m stuck with combat boots or sneakers if I’m feeling adventurous enough, I can’t seem to create a lot of interesting outfits and I definitely don’t want to be one of those bloggers posing in high heeled sandals in the middle of the snow. Good news is, spring is right around the corner (the weather network says so) and I’m about the peel the onion and start having fun again. Tune in. . Ivory wool coat Zara (similar here & here) . Grey wool poncho Mom’s (similar here & here) . Black wool jumpsuit Oak+Fort (similar here & …

A Good Deal

I love a luxury consignment website much as the next girl, buying high quality luxury items you’ve been lusting after for so long for a fraction of the price and a guarantee for authenticity is nothing short of a dream, but the USD-CAD conversion rate and the custom taxes started to kill me a while ago so I had to say a sad goodbye to the opportunity to shop good for less. Same goes for consigning, the cost to send items is high enough to make you give up or try to sell your stuff yourself, struggling on second hand websites and dealing with people and crazy offers. Then, god answered my prayers with Mcouture, a Canada based(!!) luxury consignment website that sells a selection of pre-loved designer pieces from high-end brands up to 80% off. Yes, that means a place you know you’ll always find exclusive luxury on an insane sale and not exorbitant shipping and tax prices. So, to celebrate their launch, I decided to sell my beloved Rebecca Minkoff Love bag. It …

Blast From The Past

I have to confess at this point that sometimes, when a photo shoot don’t turn out exactly the way I hoped, I save them for future emergency uses and move on to something else. I never actually had to use those emergency shots, until now. Despite the relatively warm winter we’ve been having, I was really unlucky about my photo shoot times. One weekend polar vortex, the other one out of the city, next one freezing rain. And since I didn’t want to leave the blog so long without an outfit post, I checked my emergency stash and liked this look definitely more than I did at the time. So here’s me, couple of months ago. . Brown wool coat Stylenanda (similar here & here) . Grey wool pants Oak + Fort (similar here & here) . Black oxfords Zara (similar here & here) . Black leather ps11 mini Proenza Schouler

Crop & Fringe

Before getting to the outfit I’d like to point out for the official record that these photos were taken in Montreal, at the beginning of February (2016) and anyone who has ever been to our beautiful fridge would know that to not have snow and be able to walk around like this anytime from mid December to the end of March is as rare a sight as seeing bigfoot crossing 5th Avenue. About the outfit; I love cropped stuff and I love fringe and that’s all you need to know. . Grey wool coat Zara (similar here & here) . Ivory fringe sweater LaModa101 (similar here & here) . Black cropped jeans Stylenanda (similar here & here) . Black leather booties Zara (similar here & here)

A Millennial 60’s Moment

Never in a million years I would have thought I could wear heeled white leather sock boots and be nonchalant about it but that’s the beauty of fashion, it somehow allows you to pick one item that is the most definitive of its era and adopt it to your minimal, casual – normcore even –  style seamlessly. Now I feel like nothing would go better with this outfit. . Camel wool coat Stylenanda (similar here & here) . Ivory lace up sweater Mango (similar here, here & here) . Light blue boyfriend jeans Zara (similar here & here) . White leather booties Zara (similar here & here)  

Big Shaggy

This shaggy coat is an amazing gift from my mother in law’s lovely cousin, an internationally renowned, award-winning jewelry designer in Turkey who designed my engagement and wedding ring as well (I’m a very, very lucky girl), which came at an amazingly trend-accurate time. To be more specific: I got my hands on it days after I drooled over Marco de Vincenzo’s S/S 2016 statement coat. She bought it in Paris in 1982 and after wearing it with love for years she decided to hand it down to me so it would have another loving home. . Navy shaggy coat Vintage (similar here & here) . Navy wide leg pants Zara (similar here & here) . White sneakers Adidas Stan Smith (or here or similar here)

On The Eve of Something

This was my “what I would wear if I were to do something fancy on NYE” look, so it’s absolutely fictional as my actual NYE was an intimate dinner with close friends including me falling asleep on the couch at 2 a.m. while the guests were still present. In all fairness I was jet lagged, which already became a lifestyle for me going so much back and forth between Montreal and Turkey, but this time I was more tired than ever. It’s actually a pretty accurate picture of the year ahead for me; dreaming of wearing pretty stuff but ending up in jeans and t-shirts, eating like cows, having fun with friends and not partying at all. Hold on to your hat 2016, here I come. . Brown mouton fur coat Vintage (similar here & here) . White mini dress Zara (similar here & here) . Black suede over-knee lowland boots Stuart Weitzman (or here or similar here)

Best of 2015

Have you ever had one of those years where it felt like it lasted a lifetime, like almost everything you remember doing happened in just the last 365 days? 2015 has been like that for me in terms of my career, I feel like I started my blog this year and it just evolved and developed even though it’s been 6 years already. This was the year I got featured as the it-girl on Vogue Turkey’s February issue, the year I was one of the instagram users to follow on Cosmopolitan Turkey’s September issue, the year I was on The Main MTL, Flare Mag, multiple posts of NY Mag The Cut, Blue is in Fashion This Year and other websites & blogs, the year I got thousands of repins on Pinterest, the year I raised my Instagram followers from 3k to almost 30k – which was the biggest accomplishment of all on my end. I’m usually a pessimist and I undermine everything I ever do so please bear with  me as I humbly brag for …

Layer Cake

I’m normally not a fur vest girl, not at all, but I imagined wearing this outfit the minute I saw this oversized grey sleeveless coat. Turning it into the long hem of a short jacket was really intriguing for winter time and besides disproportional layers are always my thing. Bonus point: wearing thigh-high boots without looking sexy or weird (being 5’3, they are hip-high boots for me). . Grey faux fur vest Vintage (similar here & here) . Camel twill jacket H&M (similar here & here) . Black suede over-knee boots Stuart Weitzman (or here or similar here & here) . Black leather crossbody ps11 classic mini bag Proenza Schouler

Code White

When people are so set on their favorite colors I get a tiny bit jealous since I can never decide between grey, black and white (not just clothes) but lately I’m leaning a bit more towards the latter. Whenever I can’t seem to pair an item with something I throw in a white top and it’s resolved (and no matter what I’m wearing I always, always need a white piece) or there HAS to be something white in my instagram photos, my walls and sheets always have to be white, most beautiful sights in the world always include something white (snow, foggy air etc) so today I’m celebrating the charm of white and all (one million) of its shades. . Off white faux fur teddy coat Vintage (similar here & here) . Black sweater with knot front Front Row Shop . White boyfriend jeans Helmut Lang (similar here & here) . Taupe suede booties Prada (similar here & here)

Herringbone Love

When I bought this coat and put it together with the rest of my outerwear in what used to be a coat closet but now can only be referred to as a pile of wool and faux fur, I instantly realized that 1 out of 5 items are herringbone. Not black but not entirely grey either, subtly printed and smoothly transitions from day to night & business to casual; I don’t regret buying any of them. We are in love and not hiding it from anyone. . Herringbone coat Zara (similar here & here) . Cropped jeans Topshop (similar here & here) . Black leather high heel booties Asos (similar here & here) . Black trio crossbody bag Céline

Crop Till You Drop

Drop crotch bottoms are like having a tattoo, you don’t remember how you used to live before they came into your life and you just can’t get enough. One after the other and another and later on nothing can compare. You don’t feel good and comfortable in anything else so it simultaneously uplifts and destroys your life. I now know why all my ancestors wore harem pants for centuries. . Black leather jacket Mango (similar here & here) . Beige wool poncho Asos (similar here & here) . Black drop crotch shorts Etsy (similar here & here) . Brown knee high boots Zara (similar here & here)