Fall Fashion Preview at Vincent: I’m presenting styling tips, trends, must haves & more

Fall is in the air, and the crisp cool breeze reminds us that it’s time to switch things up in our wardrobe. Although a complete overhaul is not in the cards, sometimes a few key pieces are all you need to make the best of your wardrobe and for your collection to feel new and exciting again.

On September 19, I’ll be hosting a free Fall Fashion Preview at Vincent on Preston from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. I’ll be sharing my tricks and tips on styling and highlighting the must-have pieces to add to your wardrobe this season. R.S.V.P. NOW! Spaces are limited.

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Nailing your Paris Fashion Week street style look with local Ottawa boutiques

Paris Fashion Week just wrapped up and has left me reminiscing on my one-and-only Euro trip. Almost 8 years ago, my husband and I spent one week in Paris over New Years and had a wonderful time freezing our buns off touring the streets and indulging to our hearts content! He even proposed to me on New Years eve in a dingy bar with a mock ring, where I immediately told him to get off the dirty floor and was revolted by the ring he picked out… hahaha. One thing I will never forget is accidentally going to noted fashion photographer, Patrick Demarchelier’s photography exhibit in the Petit Palais. Oh yes, I also remember being super flattered when folks assumed I was a local (nailed it! all black everything is always a safe look in Paris!)


This post is not so much about visiting Paris or how to be Parisian, but mostly about how to nail your Paris Fashion Week street style look, while supporting local businesses in Ottawa!

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This pic tho… my sis nailed it with her iphone 6!

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Is anyone else super confused about this warm fall weather we’ve been having? I bought this Flippa K dress at Viens Avec Moi this summer and ironically it hasn’t been cool enough for me to wear it! My purse is a consignment treasure from AMH Style. My necklace is from Canadian designer Biko, purchased at  Vincent. My Dior glasses are borrowed from Merivale Optometric. My bracelet is from Ottawa designer Jenny Bird from Magpie Jewellery, and new symphony booties were gifted from Geox Rideau Centre! If you do the math, that’s 5 out of 6 local item ratio, or 83% local.


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My new Geox booties are life!
Modeling my Dior sunglasses from Merivale Optometric – I wish these were mine! If you’re looking for new shades, join me at their upcoming shopping event “Les Parisiens Ladies Night” on Oct 27 from 4-8. Merivale Optometric is offering major discounts on Dior and Caroline Abrams eyewear and will be making a donation with every purchase to the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind .



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Casually sitting on the steps and owning my rbf … hahaha

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I bought this Flippa K dress at Vienz Avec Moi this summer. I love it! I know I will get lots of wear out of it.

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Proutfit: One blouse- Four ways


Do you remember this Ganni blouse I bought at Vincent a few month ago? Well, I am still in love with it and wear it all the time. Work, night out, casual… it doesn’t matter, this blouse is the bomb diggity.

F0898-166-1I have never owned such a versatile piece of clothing. It has great texture and a range of soft colours that go well with everything from denim to pale pink skirts and white lace shorts.

I rarely know what to pair with this blouse, because it inspires so many ideas. So, I had to create this post and show you how you can style one blouse, 4 ways! Enjoy!

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