Styling Dr.Marten Flora Boots X UJB Collab


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“Dr.Marten’s take on the chelsea boot is a win in my books.  The FLORA boot has that recognizable chunky sole we’ve grown to know and love with the Dr.Marten brand, matched with a sleek polished black leather upper.  This season, I’ve teamed up with Canadian online footwear retailer Union Jack Boots to show you how I like to style them for everyday wear!

A great boot for all around wear and tucking denim into, these have been a staple in my everyday outfits.  Styling with denim is an obvious choice and personally, I think they look great paired with anything from black skinnies to boyfriend jeans. The rubber sole is also perfect for daily wear, especially with the always changing Canadian weather.

As far as sizing and comfort go, I give these boots 8/10 for both.  Comfort isn’t something I really care about too much when it comes to footwear.  If it looks awesome but doesn’t feel the greatest, I’ll still wear it.  However, with the exception of the first couple wears, I haven’t experienced much discomfort which is always a pleasant surprise!  With any new leather boot or shoe though, it’s important to remember the material will be bit stiff at first.  Leather always needs time to expand and stretch in order to accommodate your foot shape.  I typically wear a 7/7.5 but since Doc’s are only offered in full sizes, I took my chances with a 7.  Luckily, they fit perfect and feel great, after wearing them consistently for over a month.

FLORA is offered on Union Jack’s website in a few other colours as well, one of which is a dark cherry red I’m obsessed with.  If you’re feeling more adventurous than me, I’d highly suggest it!  To view the entire Dr.Marten collection offered on Union Jack’s website, click here!

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boots: Dr.Marten (style: Flora), Union Jack Boots // mesh top: H&M // jeans: American Eagle (w DIY’d rips) // jacket: American Eagle

This post was sponsored by Union Jack Boots, but all opinions are 100% genuine!

Prepping for Fall: Styling Bodycon Dresses

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I’ve touched on the topic of tight clothing and styling body concious pieces, a few times previously.  So, it should be no surprise that I rarely wear tight bodycon dresses on their own.  Usually only wearing them in the summertime with either a vest or light jacket.  To work this type of dress into a cooler climate, I decided to drape a classic black trench overtop.  

What I like most, is the contrast between the tight, curve hugging dress and the flowy but refined jacket.  Another tip for styling a trench like this, especially if you’re wearing it inside, is to cuff the sleeves.  Having the sleeves at a 3/4 length helps keep everything from looking “too heavy”.  I typically style this type of dress with a strappy shoe but I really loved how it looked with these ankle boots.  They work really well with the jacket and adds subtle texture with the veau velours and embellished red/gold crest.

This is more so beauty related, but I’ve been loving the look of a messy bun and low messy pony.  It’s effortlessly chic and is perfect for day (or two) old hair.  I also find myself constantly reaching for glossy red and plum lipsticks lately.  Matte is usually a go to if I’m going out at night but I’m really into a glossy semi sheer pout for daytime.  I’m wearing Revlon’s Black Cherry lipstick, which has been a favourite of mine since forever.

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dress: American Apparel // jacket: H&M // boots: Christian Louboutin, style Collegissima 100mm // sunglasses: Aldo

Prepping for Fall: Styling Ripped Denim

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Ripped denim – we all know how versatile it is, but sometimes there’s that one pair more suited to warmer months.  For the second post in this styling series, I wanted to give tips on pairing “Summer” jeans to work them into a Fall wardrobe.  

There’s nothing I love more than light wash boyfriend jeans paired with a white oxford, tucked at the front.  It screams “I’m totally put together, but also laid back.”   I also figured for the most part, everyone would have a shirt somewhat like this.  Keeping things updated, I wore the shirt over top a statement necklace with the shirt unbuttoned lower than usual.  I liked how it added a subtle but noticeable peekaboo effect – so risque, I know.  The boots help tie the whole “preppy casual” look together and are perfect for Fall weather.  I chose these specific suede boots with the gold crest embellishment to add some texture and colour.  With a simplistic outfit like this, I always like adding something “differerent”.  Whether it’s a cool patterened boot, a bold lip or statement jewellery – pairing your “Summer” denim has never been easier!

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shirt: Forever 21 // jeans: American Eagle // boots: Christian Louboutin, style Collegissima 100mm // necklace & sunglasses: Aldo

Prepping for Fall: The Shirt Dress

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Weather in Toronto is still warm and sunny, but since we’re almost halfway into September, I’m convinced that Fall is here.  Whenever the seasons change, a lot of people will go out and do a huge shopping haul but it’s not always financially responsible.  Aside from money too, it really isn’t necessary which is why I wanted to do a small series of outfits to give tips on how to transition your Summer wardrobe into Fall.  I kept everything pretty simple and you can substitute whatever you currently have in your closet.  I tried to think of staple pieces that most people would have in some form too.

Today’s post features my beloved shirt dress which I’ve been wearing all Summer long.  To transition this from a summertime dress into Fall, I love to pair it with leather jacket, classic ankle boots and some statement jewelry to give the whole look a “cool” factor.  This dress was perfect on it’s own in the Summer since it’s light weight and looks great with sandals or heels, but when the cooler months come around, pairing it with a jacket can help keep you warm getting from point A to point B without sacrificing style.  I love how these boots look paired with the outfit because it ties in the leather up top and keeps the whole look classic.  Obviously, I wouldn’t be myself if I didn’t add a necklace and/or bracelet so this is really just an obvious choice for me.  Whether you were pairing this shirt dress with a vest, leather jacket or a cool printed bomber, it’s really just going to help elevate the whole look and keep you a little warmer too which never hurts.

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dress: Forever 21 // jacket: H&M // boots: Christian Louboutin, style: ADOX // accessories: Aldo