Can you believe we’re almost at the end of summer? It’s been ridiculously hot in Calgary – I’m so ready for fall! Fall is my favourite season.. I love layering and cozy knits.
I’ve been extremely into culottes this year. I remember when they first started popping up, I thought to myself, “I could never wear that”! However, that quickly changed when I decided to keep the first pair I got from dynamite in a dress-pant material. I started venturing into culottes made in other fabrics and prints, which you’ll most definitely see me style throughout the next couple months! They are the perfect transition pant into fall; it can be worn to work and tied into your office attire, or be dressed casually for the weekend or a date night!
Velvet cami – Ardenes / Striped culottes – Sears / Black strappy heels – Sears / Hat – Joe Fresh / Necklace – eBay
This is the perfect date night/girls night out outfit. It’s put together, there’s a bunch of textures, it’s fun, and the necklace packs a HUGE punch! Ya’ll know I love looking good on a budget; who doesn’t? I got these strappy heels and culottes on sale at Sears during their huge sale about a month or two ago. These pair of heels have a sturdy, chunky heel, making it super easy to walk in (note: I am not a heels type of girl – I always struggle)! It also features a turn-lock clasp on the ankle strap, adding a touch of elegance to them. The striped culottes instantly dresses up the look regardless of what you decide to wear for a top.
This velvet lace cami I picked up from Ardene’s was SEVEN DOLLARS. I shit you not. Easily one of my most bang-for-buck purchases ever… I even picked up another one in a bigger size to layer over other pieces!
I was also able to finally get my hands on a wide brimmed, wool hat from Joe Fresh. They were having an end-of-season sale and I found this hat for $20 tucked away somewhere on a shelf. Wide brimmed hats are so easy to match with outfits and make them look that much more sophisticated!
As September slowly creeps up on us, and our move in date lurks around the corner, I can’t help but feel a little anxious about being away from home. I’ve developed a deep appreciation for my relationship with my parents and cherish the time I get to spend with them. I’m so grateful to have fantastic, polar opposite parents who’ve given me a vast perspective on life and two brothers who always make the effort to go by my room in the evening to talk about our day. I’m feeling emotional as I write this, and I can’t imagine how I’m going to be like moving day!
Photos by Christopher Nguyen
Until next time!