I had so much fun shopping, chatting, and eating (way too many) sweet treats at the LOFT Grand Opening Event in Park Royal this weekend. It was great to hang out with all of you who came, the LOFT team, Veronika, Sarah, and Jen. My mom and dad came to shop too! LOFT had tons of new items in store so obviously I couldn't leave empty handed. I took home this gorgeous red dress after seeing it on Jen, a statement necklace, and the grey tee shown above. I'm so impressed with the great styles and prices at LOFT. I will definitely be back soon! A big thank you to LOFT for a great event, and many thanks to everyone who came!
Enjoy these site-wide sales at my favorite stores:
J. Crew - 30% off entire purchase with code HOLIDAY
J. Crew Factory - 50% off everything with code HOLIDAY50
Baublebar - 15% off two items (FRIDAY15) / 25% off three items (FRIDAY25) / 35% off four+ items (FRIDAY35)
Madewell - 25% off entire purchase with code FEAST25
GAP - 50% off entire purchase with code BLKFRIDAY
Piperlime - 25% off site wide and 40% off final sale with code GIFT
Anthropologie - 20% off entire purchase (no code necessary)
LOFT - 40% off entire purchase with code ENJOY
Ann Taylor - 40% off entire purchase with code TGIF
Tory Burch - Spend $300 - 20% off / $500 - 25% off / $750 - 30% off
Kate Spade Saturday - Spend $150 - get $50 back / Spend $300 - $100 back
DRESS - c/o LOFT (40% off everything with code ENJOY) | COAT - vintage | TIGHTS - similar | SHOES - Steven by Steve Madden (similar here & here) | CLUTCH - Saint Laurent | NECKLACE - Club Monaco (similar)
Hi everyone! I can't believe it's almost December! It's that time of year that's packed with company Christmas parties, afternoon tea get togethers with girlfriends, and holiday dinners. I don't officially start listening to Christmas music until Dec. 1st but I can't deny that I'm already in holiday spirits. I love that I get to dress up a little more than usual during the holidays. I like dresses that are feminine with pretty details and textures, in rich winter colours like purple, red, black (love this beaded style), gold and silver, and comfortable enough so I can sing and dance to Mariah Carey all night long. I'm wearing a LOFT jacquard knit dress in deep purple that fits all those requirements. I also love this shimmery black number that has the prettiest lace peekaboo back. To complete the look just add a statement necklace, sparkly earrings, and a stack of bracelets and you're all set!
VANCOUVER READERS, let's shop together! Join me and Veronika on Saturday Nov. 30th from 1-4pm at LOFT's new Vancouver store in the newly renovated Park Royal. Shop for yourself and check off your Christmas shopping list with their amazing selection of clothing (so easy to wear from meetings to date night), lounge wear, and accessories. I plan to get this embellished cardigan and this ridiculously soft sherpa collar jacket. Men - come shop for your wives and girlfriends! Check out this post for some of my picks. (p.s. their petite section is amazing)
DRESS - 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target (on sale!) | BAG - Blair Ritchey | SHOES - Christian Louboutin (similar for less) | CUFF - Damsel x Gorjana | RINGS - Damsel x Gorjana | WATCH - Daniel Wellington (also sold here) | LIPS - Burberry 'Primrose Hill Pink'
I love that this Phillip Lim for Target dress looks really edgy with its asymmetric faux-leather panels but is also conservative at the same time. It's a dress that I can take from day to night. I'd love to see what designer-Target collections come up next. My dream collaborations are Theory-Target, Tory Burch-Target (the Neiman Marcus collab was great but I want some clothes!), Vince-Target, Michael Kors-Target and Jenna Lyons-Target.
SHOP LEATHER PANEL DRESSES:
Photos by Jeremy Lim Photography
COAT - Emerson Fry (last worn here) | SHIRT - Emerson Fry c/o (also comes in black silk) | SKIRT - J. Crew | HEELS - similar | CLUTCH - Saint Laurent (loving this soon-to-be-released Emerson Fry clutch) | SUNGLASSES - Karen Walker | JEWELLERY - Damsel x Gorjana (check out Emerson Fry's stacking rings here) | WATCH - Daniel Wellington
I discovered Emerson Fry's line about two years ago, back when it was called EmersonMade, and it was one of those brands that I immediately loved and aspired to wear. It was out of my price range at the time but I knew that I would eventually have a growing collection of her pieces as I advanced in my life and career. I love her focus on quality, timelessness, and function, and I feel that she truly understands what real women feel great wearing in their busy lives. She described the woman that she designs for as a woman that has to "get out the door and feel polished and prepared enough, she's got to love what she's wearing enough each morning to then forget about what she's wearing and live her life. She's got a full life, a lot of responsibilities, goals and desires, a lot of things to acquire and accomplish." (source). I love it.
I'm not going to lie, I can list her entire fall collection from memory, and I bought the navy peacoat the day after it was released. It's beautiful and warm and random strangers come up to me to touch it. The menswear-inspired cufflink shirt has the coolest vintage cufflinks, and now I want to add cufflinks to all my dress shirts. Right now I have these gorgeous ankle boots and this cozy sweater in my shopping bag and I can't wait for the release of her new bag line.
Fun fact: I own chickens, and so do Emerson Fry and her husband!
Cashmere sweater - very similar / A-line skirt - ASOS / Clutch - Saint Laurent (similar leather clutch for $89 here) / Heels - Christian Louboutin (also comes in black) / Necklace - Gorjana / Watch - Daniel Wellington (also sold here) / Sunglasses - Karen Walker / Cuff - Damsel x Gorjana / Rings - Damsel x Gorjana
Lately I've been drawn to longer skirts like this A-line one and this pencil skirt. Longer skirts let me feel like I'm channeling a bit of Mad Men and keep my knees warm at the same time. I highly recommend it!
Shop the look below:
I'm always on the hunt for clothes that are pretty, classic, work appropriate, sized to fit my petite frame without requiring alterations, and of course, affordable. I was elated to discover LOFT's petite-friendly line of chic and work appropriate dresses over a year ago and I've been getting my LOFT orders shipped to Point Roberts ever since (you know what I'm talking about Vancouver readers!). Lucky for us, LOFT now ships to Canada and even better, LOFT is opening in Vancouver as part of Park Royal Centre's expansion on November 15th! I can't wait to shop fall dresses, cozy sweaters, and the perfect pair of dress pants in store.
LOFT'S GRAND OPENING EVENT ON NOVEMBER 30TH
Check out my favorite LOFT pieces for work and for play below. I love that can you dress those pieces up or down for both on and off duty. Which pieces are on top of your list to try on at the new LOFT store?