You can never go wrong with black and twinning is always winning in my books so naturally these looks are going to be our fall uniforms. I have decided to be a little less aggressive with the matching mommy and me looks recently, opted for complimentary looks that are not identical. Also, with our age and size difference, it’s much easier to pull off the less intentional matchy look to be honest.
We shot a bunch of photos for a recent Geox campaign and took a few extra images just for our personal files but they came out so darn cute, I thought they should live somewhere else other than my iPhone. Plus, so many of you have been asking where I got our outfits from, so I am linking everything right here for you guys.
Leather (both faux and real) are my actual obsession. I will collect them until the end of time and at the rate Maxwell is going, she will be doing the same damn thing. I picked up this one a year and a half ago from good ‘ole Zara and thankfully they have continued to bring it back over the last few seasons, so you can scoop this exact Zara faux leather jacket for $79. Maxwell’s leather moto jacket came from Joe Fresh and it’s only $35. In hindsight, I should have bought two extra in larger sizes for when she’s older. Y’all know like 70% of her wardrobe staples are pieces from there because of the affordable price point and quality. It does come in baby and toddler sizes in case you are crazy enough like me to want to put a 1 year old in a leather moto LOL!
As for our dresses…if you have a little one, I am sure you’re familiar with the brand Freshly Picked, who became popular for their newborn leather moccasins. Maxie had several pairs when she was teeny tiny but now the brand has expanded so much and now make leather bags, accessories and clothing for both kiddos and adults. I scooped up her Elbow Sleeve Baby Doll dress from there last year actually and made sure to get a larger size so she had tons of room to grow into it. You can find and shop my Wilfred New Button-Front Dress at Aritzia. FYI…It runs a bit small so you may want to head to a store to try on before purchasing.
The boots…the BOOTS. Cannot believe how many of you have DM’d about them, especially my shoes. Both from Geox and I know so many people are under the assumption that the brand doesn’t have fresh, up to date styles but trust me, do not sleep on them. While not all their styles may be a fit with my personal style, I always find something I love when I pass by their store or take a peek online. My Phaolae boots are killer…and I chose them because not only are they the perfect mix of a Doc Marten and Common Project boots, but they are are hella comfortable and also has a winterized lining that makes it perfect for Canadian winters. Maxie’s Kilwi lace-up high tops from the Geox baby collection. They are fully breathable, which is great because her little feet get so hot when she’s out and about and the patent leather upper makes it easy to dress up and down.
Sorry guys, if you were hoping for a shopping link for my YSL Small LouLou Bowling Bag you’re not going to find one today. It appears as though the back is completely sold out EVERYWHERE. I waited patiently for mine because it kept selling out but was lucky enough to scoop up the last one about 6 months ago and I have not seen it hit stores again since. I will be sure to update this post if I see if resurface online.
Breton stripes somehow always reminded me of French fashion, so when I found this chic little Hatch Collection dress, I immediately snatched it up for my recent trip to France. To be honest, I hadn’t realized exactly why I associated stripes with the capital of fashion but during my visit I learned that the Breton stripe originated in Bretagne (pronounced Brittany in English), a region in the North West coast of France. I just so happened to spend a couple days in one of it’s small towns, La Gacilly, with Yves Rocher. The original knitted Breton shirt with blue and white stripes was made for the French army and the stripe pattern is so closely linked to Bretagne, that their flag even contains the Breton stripe pattern.
While non-maternity fashion has dominated majority of my looks during my pregnancy, I have stumbled across some brands with pieces so great, that I couldn’t resist getting – and truthfully, if I didn’t tell you they were maternity, you would have no clue at all. If you’re expecting you NEED to check out Hatch Collection for their cult fave dresses, jumpsuits, tops, denim and swimwear. I picked up this Hatch 3/4 Dress from Ani & Wren here in Toronto.
The most important thing I put on every morning may not be what you think it is. I’m sure most women claim it’s their favourite lipstick, a supportive bra or moisturizer but for me it’s my antiperspirant. I have experimented with deodorants for years, struggling with their lack of sweat protection and until discovering Degree’s Dry Spray Antiperspirants just over a year ago when I got first got involved in their #BeTheMotion campaign. Engineered with Motionsense technology, it releases extra body odour protection the more you move (key on those long work days that end with a workout) and is formulated to provide 48 hour protection but didn’t really tackle the issue of those embarrassing and annoying white marks that too often get left behind on our favourite garments.
Degree Ultraclear Black + White Dry Spray Antiperspirant not only packs the power of coverage like it’s predecessor, but now also is designed to keep clothes looking new – so good riddance to nasty white marks on your go-to blacks and yellow stains on your favourite summer whites, all done with the subtle scent of rose, lily and fruit that lasts all day.
Photography by JessBaumung.com
Want to keep your blacks, black without your vibe being killed by white deodorant marks? Head to DegreeDeoderant.ca to learn more.
Who better to make outerwear for Canada’s four distinct seasons than Canadians? I am partnering up Canada Goose to showcase my fave pieces excellent for each season. After surviving more winters than I would like to admit here in Toronto, I’ve learned that the only way to make it through four months of sub arctic temperatures is to own a jacket from this company, who has been proudly manufacturing outerwear here in Canada since 1957.
Today is the first official day of spring, so that means I can confidently putt away my Trillium Parka and start wearing a jacket more appropriate for the change of weather. Although milder, it’s still not warm enough for a light shell so this army green bomber from the brand’s luxury Branta Collection, will be on repeat for a while. With quilted detailing and 675 fill power, the streamlined silhouette still yields a stylish look while still keeping me warm.
If you’ve ever owned a product from Canada Goose you are aware that the brand does not overlook any functional details. The pockets of this Aberdeen Bomber are lined with sueded tricot for extra warmth, the hood is equipped with a hidden drawcord making it adjustable (and can also be removed) and there is an extended sleeve with thumb holes to keep your hands warm on those colder days. My fave feature is the interior removable straps that allow the wearer to carry the jacket over their shoulder, similar to carrying a backpack, when they are not wearing the jacket.
Photography by Alexander Liang of Kenton Magazine
What I’m Wearing: Aberdeen Bomber c/0 Canada Goose // White T-Shirt by Alexander Wang // Denim c/o Rag & Bone // Boots by Zara
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