Organization and cleaning tips to take better care of your clothes
A book featuring amazing women writers talking about modern topics
Here are the pieces I find myself drawn to during the cold month. Think of it as a ‘capsule wardrobe’ base that you can then expand with trend pieces.
Today I’m coming at you with a lighthearted post because it’s Friday and I need a break from all the academic texts I’ve read or tried to write this week. I’ve never considered fall as a great season until recently. I used to think it was a dark, busy and depressing period, but then I realized it’s so much more than that. The Danes proved it to us two years when hygge became a trendy concept. It’s also the lead up to Christmas, which is exciting (and I’m sorry for talking about Christmas in September). Here are the things I love most about this season…
Coats & Knits
Fashion is better in fall and it’s for two reasons: layering and coats! I think coats are the best pieces of clothing, especially when they’re made of wool or cashmere (hello Filippa K coat of my dreams). I am also a huge fan of knits because they feel cozy and most of the time they are super soft. I’m excited to show you my favourite autumn looks soon on the blog…
Staying in is, in my opinion, the greatest luxury of modern times. I love staying at home on a weekend, wrapping myself in a blanket, and watching a classic movie like Notting Hill. I also like the feeling of wanting to stay inside because it’s too cold outside so you invite people for a home dinner (goodbye rooftop terraces).
Comfort Food & Warm Tea
And the best bit… comfort food! I love a good bowl of vegetable soup on a cold fall day, a cup of Earl Grey tea to start my day at work or a good roast dinner with family.
What are your favourite things about fall?
Blazer: Céline / Top: Aritzia / Trousers: Mango / Clutch: Saint Laurent / Necklace: Missoma / Bracelet: Maanestan
Two beautiful living autobiographies to add to your reading list!
My thoughts on Hedi Slimane’s new role as creative director of Céline
Discussing ways to reduce or consumption and becoming more sustainably-responsible when it comes to fashion.
A few things I’ve been reading in the past week, from novels to weekly columns to new blogs
My tips before starting your new BTS/BTW routine…
My favourite parts of this 8 year journey!
One thing I’ve learned over the years is that there is nothing like a Sunday pampering session to make you feel like a million bucks. Taking a bath, scrubbing your body, doing a face mask, applying nail polish, putting nice products in your hair, etc. Last Sunday I had the most amazing spa day with some new products and old favourites. I used a Soap & Glory bath bomb with their classic scent, and the mix of the bath bomb with my creams made the bathroom smell so good. I also felt so much more relaxed. It’s especially rewarding when you have a busy week and you take the time to pamper your body and evacuate anxiety from your mind and body. I truly think this has become an essential in my weekly routine. Taking a bath during a heat wave can be a bit tricky so I am super excited for fall so I can have a bath with warmer water and bubbles while drinking my favourite Earl Grey tea.
When you’re done with it, I suggest picking up a good book, watching a film or baking to make you feel even more relaxed. It’s the best way to disconnect from the online world! So her are some of my favourites for your Sunday spa session...
- & Other Stories Body Scrub (I use the now discontinued fragrance 'Belleville Bakery' but their coconut scent is also divine!
- Lierac's new Supra Radiance range, available as of this fall at Shopper's Drug Mart. I love the day cream and the exfoliating mask.
- Glossier Body Hero and Milky Jelly Cleanser to feel clean and moisturized on your face and body.
- And of course... Soap & Glory for the amazing scent of their bath products! I miss having these products available in Montreal so much!
A recent favourite… Charly Cox’s poetry book ‘She Must Be Mad’ discussing love, mental health, being an adult and our bodies
Why I love Scandinavian fashion & dream to attend Copenhagen Fashion Week
My go-to vacation look
Some content recommendations for the week…
Books help us escape, they train us to become more empathetic, they teach us how to write, they make us feel good, and ultimately, they offer important life lessons. By reading Caroline O'Donoghue's debut novel 'Promising Young Women', I felt all of the above.
When do you experience the joy of missing out vs the fear of missing out?
A few things I loved this month. From fashion to movies to podcasts to videos and more!
WET PAINT: Two short words I associate with creativity and art. I've made a conscious effort this summer to find different ways to express my creativity, whether it's through clothing, writing, making collages, etc. I've always considered myself super creative, and the giant box filled with all my drawings, dream house plans or paintings I've done between the ages of 10-15 is a testament of that. As I get older I rarely bring out my arts and crafts supplies for a DIY session but I'm always happy to embrace spontaneous acts of creativity on a regular basis.
Putting together an outfit is a great reflection of your mood and personal style. As often as I can, I'll try to find new combinations with the items I have in my wardrobe and try to mix colors and prints. I love this outfit because the bold pairing of pink and red just works so well! This outfit gave me confidence despite its very bright colors. Besides, colours make us happy right?
Recently, I've also gone back to a Mud Oven café and painted a shell-shaped box with glitters and pastel colors, I've tried to come up with stories on my commute to work to entertain myself and I've noted down on my phones a few words or things to research for inspiration for my next creative session.
How to you express your creativity on a regular basis?
T-shirt: Stine Goya / Trousers: COS / Shoes: Aldo / Necklace: Missoma x Lucy Williams / Bracelet: Maanestan / 'S' earring: Catbird / Bar earring: Mejuri
I filmed 1 second of my day, everyday, for a year! Here is the video!