Do these 3 tricks to transition your look from winter to spring

3 tricks to transition your look from winter to spring

Are you tired of wearing the same old boring clothes that you have been wearing all winter? Me too! The mild weather we have been experiencing the last few days makes me feel like there is hope for heat. As we all know, Spring can be a tricky season to savour. As soon as the weather warms up, we all seem to ditch the parka and dive right into summer clothes. I know, it’s a Canadian thing. But this year, I am challenging myself (and you!) to carpe this moment and make this season last. For your amusement, I put this post together to help you easily transition your look from Winter to Spring, with only 3 simple tricks.

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LLBD: Add a little more LEATHER to your Little Black Dress

Leather is hot. It was hot last year, and it’s still going strong this fall/winter. It’s the perfect way to add edge to a feminine outfit. I am so glad I invested when I had the chance, I think I have 4 skirts and 3 pairs of pants in some form of faux leather, but I want more. Here is the thing though… what about the LLBD- little leather black dress? I don’t have one of those! In fact, I think I’m obsessed and it may have something to do with this little number I saw on SmitheryStyle.com.  It was infiltrating my dreams, I want one so bad!

Whether it’s this  Westly Vegan Leather Dress or the ones I have picked out for you below, consider how much wear you will get out of it! Layer a cozy sweater or cardigan over it, wear a turtleneck or blouse  underneath, the combination possibilities are endless. Have I convinced you yet, that this sexy thang is a must in your closet?!

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Look no further for the ultimate little leather black dress- your secret weapon this season! Check out a few options I have picked out for you… yes, these come in an XL!

Lauren Ralph Lauren Zip-Front Long Sleeve Dress • $161.25
Imnyc Isaac Mizrahi Faux Leather Trim A-Line Dress • $89.40
Lauren Ralph Lauren Jersey Shirtdress • $134.25
Lauren Ralph Lauren Faux-Leather Sheath Dress • $147.75
LUXURY FASHION Short dresses • $64.20
Sarin Mathews Women Faux Leather Bodycon pencil Party Midi Clubwear Dress Medium • $24.99
Jada Dress • $213
Carmakoma Plus Size Faux leather dress • $115.33
Blanc Noir Faux Leather Fit & Flare Dress • Blanc Noir • $46.77
Junarose Faux Leather Shift Dress • Junarose • $121.72
Apart Plus Size A-line faux leather mesh dress • Apart • $164.76
Bar III Contrast Faux-Leather Fit & Flare Dress, Only at Macy’s • Bar III • $84.19
Calvin Klein Mock Neck Ribbed Dress with Faux Leather • $89.99
Guess Rosalynn Lace-Detailed Faux Leather Dress • $110.60
Joe Fresh Women’s Flared Mixed Media Dress, Black (Size M) • Joe Fresh • $49

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Festive Fashion: Black and Red Holiday Looks

screen-shot-2015-12-08-at-10-14-54-pm In my post last week, I mentioned that I was featured in Ottawa Family Living magazine. As you know, print is always limited to space, unlike a blog, so my fashion outfits didn’t quite make the cut. I guess they wanted to keep the smart answers over the pretty pictures. That’s a win for any blonde girl! haha.

Just as I said in my article, my go-to this season, is Leather! Here are three easy looks that offer comfort, style and versatility!

Each look offers a different way to play up on leather:

  1. Leggings  (similar in size L/XL)
  2. Moto Jacket (similar in size L/XL)
  3. Skirt (similar in size L/XL)
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Pleather leggings, oversized red sweater (H&M), black ankle booties (Nine West), black tassel purse (Aritzia). Easy, comfortable and very accessible.
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Red dress (H&M), black leather moto jacket (Danier), black bag (Danier) and closed pumps (Calvin Klein). You can add black tights to this look to warm it up a bit. This is good for any casual Holiday party or night out.
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Pretty in plaid! I love mixing odd combinations together! Plaid shirt (Old Navy), Skirt (Bailey 44), blue suede pumps (Nine West), clutch (Rudsak)

These are, once again, brought to you by the ever-talented Kristy Chapman Photography.

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PR Event: New Rudsak store opens in Carrefour Laval in Montreal

PR Event Rudsak store opening Laval Montreal Chantal Sarkisian Chantsy Mode XLusive Canadian Fashion Blog Blogger Ottawa Toronto RockRudsak Emily Haines MetricI was very excited to be invited to the PR event held by Rudsak to launch their new store in Carrefour Laval in North Montreal on September 9, 2015. Rudsak is a Canadian brand of luxury leather goods, launched by creative visionary Evik Asatoorian in 1994.

I dragged my sister for the 2 hour car ride from Ottawa and spent a lovely 24 hrs in Montreal (more on that later!).

Rudsak partnered with Emily Haines of Metric. Emily customized four leather jackets that were raffled off at all new Rudsak store openings across Canada: Carrefour Laval (Montreal), St-Catherine store (Montreal), Eaton Centre (Toronto) and Market mall (Calgary). You can follow the campaign under #RockRudsak on Twitter and Instagram.

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Terrible shot of Emily Haines greeting the guests of the event.
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Literally an “apparition” of Metric’s Emily Haines, as promised. She only took a few photos with guests and left after about 30 minutes into the event. Here she is posing with LouLou Magazine.
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Most gorgeous and delicious charcuterie and cheese board display by Buonanotte catering (http://traiteurbuonanotte.com)
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Everyone got a key to unlock a birdcage. The winning key received the special edition Leather Jacket customized by Emily Haines of Metric. Ironically, the first key tested was the winner!
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I have been looking for tassel key chains for a while now… my prayers have been answered!
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One of four Rudsak Leather Jacket customized by Emily Haines.
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One of four Rudsak Leather Jacket customized by Emily Haines.
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The cutest baby bomber jacket!

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À propos de RUDSAK

RUDSAK a été créée en 1994 à Montréal, au Canada, par Evik Asatoorian, chef visionnaire et créatif. RUDSAK est une marque niche de cuir de luxe qui offre son riche héritage local, son savoir-faire et son esthétique audacieuse au client qui recherche une connexion et désire s’approprier le mode de vie du rebelle cool et authentique. Les collections exclusives de RUDSAK comprennent des sacs à main, des chaussures et des vêtements ainsi que des vêtements d’extérieur, qui sont vendus exclusivement à travers un réseau national de boutiques, RUDSAK.com et un groupe exclusif de détaillants en Amérique du Nord.

Instagram : @RUDSAK Twitter : @RUDSAKCANADA Facebook : RUDSAK

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