WEEKEND WEAR: Leather & Plaid

To continue the leather theme from last weekend, I brought this favorite skirt of mine back out to play. It hasn't seen much play time since the Spring because even though its soft and thin, it's actually quite warm; warmer still when later paired with nylons. It has a great mix of references in it's tailoring which makes it more versatile...hard to get more versatile than a black skirt but the mix of athletic, rock and roll, and a dash of girly does the trick. I paired it with heels and then made it more casual with a baggy plaid shirt but you could do a heavy ankle boot and a beanie; maybe even a coat over the plaid as the Fall goes on. Either way, it's simple and definitely something you could go out in. Fight the fun fight weekend warriors! xo

| hat - Urban Outfitters | plaid shirt - Wilfred Free by Aritzia | tank - Wilfred by Aritzia | skirt - Nicholas the Label via Eluxe | bag - Rebecca Minkoff via Eluxe | heels - Aldo | watch - Coach |


WEEKEND WEAR : Leather & Leopard

Good morning Weekend Warriors! Time for some late breakfasts, extra coffee, and a little meandering of the places we love best. I am so happy it's finally time to bring my leather jackets back out (faux and real alike); they are easily my favorite single piece to pull an outfit together and make you feel a little B.A. When the temperature still rises during the day, I like to keep everything else in the outfit relatively light like this silk tee and cotton pants to keep looking schweet and not schweaty. Enjoy!

| hat - Urban Outfitters | jacket - Joe Fresh | sunglasses - Joe Fresh | tank - Wilfred by Aritzia | pants - TopShop Canada | bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs | boots - Target |


Almost Fall Overalls

Just a quick little Wednesday post and a late summer, warm weather opportunity to wear these overalls. OVERALL, they are the most comfortable (I wonder if it is possible for me to make one post without a pun?). I am wearing a long sleeve shirt and ankle boots and was comfortable but I think that if you have overalls that you loved this Summer, you could extend the use of them even further by putting tights or leggings underneath and a blazer or long cardigan over top. Basically the equivalent of making a favorite dress more seasonal but less fussy! Win-Win!

| overalls - by Eluxe | blouse - Talula by Aritzia | boots - Target | bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs | sunglasses - Joe Fresh | watch - Coach |


WEEKEND WEAR: Plaid & Pumpkins

One of my Fall fashion goals is not to immediately ditch my entire summer wardrobe, but to extend the use of those pieces into the fall by combining them in warmer ways. A striped dress looks less nautical and breezy when it's anchored (but still nautical puns) with a jacket and ankle boots. Mixing prints in like this GIANOMO plaid scarf also brings the outfit into the cooler weather. I  have to admit, I did put away my white purse though; the white after Labor Day rule won out on that piece.
I go to this farmer's market often as it is right by my house and I was pretty shocked (but happy) to see pumpkins already! I took quite a few small ones home to decorate my patio and will be back for more to start cooking with. Pumpkin everything. Sorry I'm not sorry! Have a great weekend everyone.

| scarf - Joe Fresh | sunglasses - Joe Fresh | denim jacket - Eluxe | bag - Rebecca Minkoff via Eluxe | dress - TNA by Aritzia | boots - Sam Edelman via ShopBop |


Winery Wandering

Welcome, September! I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend; I managed a bit of beach time but alas the swimming days are over for me as it gets cold at night now and the lake has reflected this. On Monday I went on a mad rampage around the house, putting away anything that looked overly tropical; this included clothing. Good night sweet pineapples and flamingos; until next year or barring some vacation I have yet to plan. There is plenty to look forward to though; September is my favorite month and everywhere you look in our community the evidence of harvest is abundant.
In the Okanagan, we host our annual wine festival last weekend in September to first weekend in October and lots of the wineries encourage the community to come out and be part of the harvest process from picking to stomping to bottling. This organic (Kalala Estate) winery is a favorite of my family's, and is about a 5 minute drive from my house. They pair their wines with traditional Indian cuisine that sort of blows my mind (mango chutney and samosas with a good glass). If you are in the area or traveling to B.C. this fall, the 2014 Fall Wine Fest Guide can be found here.

| hat - Urban Outfitters | sweater - Talula by Aritzia | shorts - Whyred | boots - Target | cuff - Joe Fresh | bag - Rebecca Minkoff via Eluxe.ca |