Sunday, December 29, 2013

All Saints + Theatre

All Saints Dress, Dee Dee, personal style, swarovski cuff
I loved this dress from All Saints when I first saw it in the flagship store in Seattle - so much so that I was willing to pay about $350 Canadian for it. I think I can safely say it was my first real designer purchase (of my own).

Sunday Baking ~ Gerbeaud


Gerbeaud is one of my favourite desserts, originating from Hungary. It's a cross between cookie and cake – layers of jam and walnuts sandwiched between multiple layers of cookie dough. The dessert is famous in Hungary, and Cafe Gerbeaud is the place to go if you want to get it (or any other dessert, seriously, they're one of the best cafes in the country).

Friday, December 20, 2013


sweater, gap, j brand, enzo angiolini, zara, french chic

A knit is all you need for winter, and I'm obsessed with them this year. I feel like knit pieces automatically give you that cozy feel I love when the weather gets cold, bonus points if they hang and drape nicely (I have a really hard time finding ones that do).

I'm also super picky about the materials my clothing are made of. I'm not a fan of polyester or acrylic at all, and try to stay away from them as much as possible (all though natural materials blended with them are fine by me, as long as it's more natural than plastic). The unfortunate part — all those 100% acrylic sweaters are super soft and seem to drape and flow better than natural fibres. To me, acrylic means plastic, and that means that after a few washes, that softness goes away and it starts to feel a bit plastic-y. I have heard that some acrylic knits don't do this, and are actually good quality. Does anyone know about this, or am I doomed to cashmere if I want anything to drape well?

Friday, December 13, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide 2013

The holidays are upon us and I haven't even started shopping, minus my sister since she actually told me what she wanted this year. Does anyone else have indecisive friends and family who say, "Oh, I don't know," or, "Anything is fine," or, "You don't need to get me anything?"
So helpful, right? 

Here's a couple ideas to hopefully give you some inspiration for those less than helpful friends and family.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mori Girl

Vianni, japanese fashion, mori girl

Hello everyone! Happy Wednesday. I'm still posting some older photos I took a few days before our giant snow storm. Mother Nature is cruel and I can no longer get away with bare legs. However, on the slightly warmer days (after last week, -15°C now feels like summer), I can get away with this dress and thigh high socks.

Monday, December 9, 2013

School Uniform

Rag & Bone, Aritzia, Talula, Danier, Pashli, Michael Kors

Hello again and happy Monday. Sorry for the super long hiatus this time.
Today is officially the last day of class, which means I'll actually have time to blog again! Thank god, because it's addicting and I missed it. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Winter Boho

Anthropologie, Rag & Bone, H&M, Tiffany & Co, Sam Edelman

Hello winter! Sorry for the short hiatus, it's been a stupidly busy week at school, and I didn't have time to take any photos. It's finally started to taper off, no more term projects due in mid-November at least.

As I've mentioned before, jeans aren't my usual style, but I wanted to try something new this winter. I think I'm finally starting to find my denim style - it's really just a spinoff of my everyday lazy-day style at school (leggings and a knit dress). I'll always love skinny jeans (I don't really own any other denim styles, haven't gone that far - YET!) and I'm loving oversized and flowing tops to go with. This ranger hat makes the perfect boho look with a flowing blouse and tight coated jeans.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November Wishlist

November Wish List

November is rolling in, and my money is rolling out. Here's what I'm mulling over this month.
But seriously, check out these Hudson jeans. Such a must have! 
What do you guys want this month? 

BOOTS Stuart Weitzman RING Anarchy Street KNIT SWEATER Gap JEANS Hudson Jeans SKIRT Free People JACKET Anthropologie BOOK Gone Girl

Monday, November 4, 2013

Winter is Coming

Phillip Lim, Target, Joe's Jeans, Danier, Pashli

Hi everyone, happy Monday! I told you I'd be wearing jeans more often.... mostly because I bought this  Phillip Lim for Target sweater. I've slowly becoming more and more obsessed with sweaters and jeans. It's the ultimate chic and warm outfit for winter. And hey, a girl needs a change from skirts and dresses from time to time.

Friday, November 1, 2013


Fall Fashion, Sam Edelman, Lucca, Botkier, Joe's Jeans
Last set of photos with some gorgeous fall colours! These were originally meant to be posted a week ago... when I could still get away going out like this. I'm missing these warm beautiful days so much - you can't leave the house without an ultra-thick sweater at the very least, or a full on parka. Dressing for the weather here sucks.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Missing Fall

Guess, American Apparel, Aldo, Korean Fashion

 Hi everyone! It snowed here over the weekend, but I still have a few snowless pictures to post.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween in Your Closet: Katniss Everdeen

Katnis Everdeen Inspired Costume, Hunger Games, halloween, Danier, leather jacket, american apparel, Rag & Bone, circle scarf

Hi everyone! Halloween is in less than a week, and I have another inspired costume for you - Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween in Your Closet: Amy Pond

Halloween Amy Pond Doctor Who

Happy Friday everyone! There's less than a week before Halloween and I haven't bothered to buy a costume. So.... what's a girl to do? Better yet, what's a girl who blogs about the clothes in her closet to do? 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ranger Hat and Thigh Highs

thigh high socks, Anthropologie, Sam Edelman, lucca, Asos

Hi everyone, happy Wednesday!

Thigh high socks are a great autumn staple, as I previously mentioned. Pairing them with a pair of black boots or pumps are my makeshift thigh high boots, as I haven't found the perfect pair. I have this internal fight between quality over quantity or price, and  I'm torn between shelling out the big bucks for a nice leather pair, or grabbing something more affordable. I know that if I'm going to wear them often, a quality pair is definitely my go-to despite the price, but how often would I really wear thigh high boots? What do you guys think - do you prefer to buy quality or would you rather go for the cheaper price tag in hope of buying other items?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Five Ways to Transition to Fall

Fall to Summer, Trench Coat, Layering

Hey everyone!
 As someone who tends to wear only skirts and dresses, it can be a bit difficult to make the transition from summer to fall, let alone winter. However, over the years, I've gotten it down to an art (for me at least), and without totally overhauling my wardrobe. That, and I've probably just grown immune to the Calgary cold - I''m crazy enough to be in bare legs until the end of October at least. When there is snow on the ground and it doesn't melt by afternoon, I'll officially relent to the gods of cold weather.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Boyfriend Jeans for Fall

Boyfriend Jeans, Fall Fashion, Michael Kors, H&M, Zara, gap, asos

Okay, pseudo boyfriend jeans. I have this issue, where I can't find the perfect pair, as none of them seem to fit right! I always end up with something that is far too large, or too tight. And by too large, I don't mean the whole boyfriend wears these too large, I mean one size will fit like regular jeans, and the next size up will be falling off me. I can't seem to win, so compromise it is!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Idle Days in Lace and Leather

Summer to Fall Fashion, Leather Jacket, Autumn Fashion, Danier, Steve Madden, Forever21, lace and leather

As the weather gets cooler, I've begun to transition from my summer wardrobe to my fall version. There's frost on the ground in the morning, but by noon, it's still warm enough to get away with skirts and bare legs. What's a girl to do?  Layer up of course.
 To be perfectly honest, I make very few changes as the chill rolls in - I just add a few different staple items to my summer wardrobe. Read on for a few of my tips (I'll have a whole post with my favourite transitional items next week).

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Cropped in Autumn

Crop Top, Autumn Fashion, zara, urban outfitters, asos
Pictures taken by Krystal Northey

Who's crazy enough to wear a crop top in the crisp fall weather? Me. I definitely got a few weird looks wearing this to the park today. With the leaves changing . colour, crop tops aren't the most practical thing to be wearing, and needless to say, I got a few stares and cheers.

Crop Top, Autumn Fashion, zara, urban outfitters, asos
I bought this top about a week ago on sale at Urban Outfitters. I couldn't resist the snake print (I'm obsessed) on it, and immediately thought of how well it would pair with this bright blue skirt. I think the key to wearing crop tops is to pair it with something high-waisted. 

Crop Top, Autumn Fashion, zara, urban outfitters, asos
To make this outfit a bit more modest, I added a navy blazer. It looks surprisingly professional, and if I ever work in a creative (rather than corporate) industry, this would definitely be a go-to outfit for me.

Crop Top, Autumn Fashion, zara, urban outfitters, asos
Sorry for the not so great quality of the photos. Krystal and I were playing around with a telephoto lens in semi-low light and screwed up the ISO.

Top: Urban Outfitters top (Similar here), Dynamite blazer (Old) (Similar here)
Bottom: ASOS skirt
Bag: Korea
Shoes: Zara (Old)

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope all of you Canadian readers enjoy the long weekend.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Autumn Leaves

Fall Fashion

Autumn is one of my favourite seasons. Beautiful colours, crisp weather perfect for layers, and all the baking and tea I can handle (because baking in the middle of summer makes the house very hot)!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Last Days of Summer

RIP summer. The warm days are over, as sad as that is. These photos were from a week ago, when Calgary was still having a bit of an Indian summer.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2014

Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2014
Photo Courtesy of
I recently stumbled upon a few photos of the Rick Owens Spring/Summer 2014 show via the Sartorialist as I don't normally follow Owens during Paris Fashion Week. The photos I looked at didn't look like a regular fashion show, but illustrated a lot of movement, contemporary models, and some fierce (and I don't mean Tyra Bank fierce) expressions. 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Capitol Couture - Hunger Games Inspired Fashion for Net-A-Porter

Hunger Games Catching Fire Capitol Couture

The fashion of the Hunger Game's Capitol is about to make its way here in reality. Net-A-Porter paired up with Trish Summerville to design a new clothing line reminiscent of the eccentric and extravagant fashion the Capitol citizens are known for.

Move over Cinna, we have Trish Summerville!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Lace and Denim

Remember my Seattle trip where I drowned my sorrows at the All Saints store? This little lace number is one of the two dresses I bought. It's super versatile and I can wear it anywhere, at any time, for anything. Basically, it's my new love.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Back To School Basics

It's been nearly three weeks since I went back to school, and time is passing amazingly quickly. This semester is going to be over very soon I think, but perhaps it's because I'm so swamped with homework. I tend to have a standard uniform for school - something comfy and chic at the same time. While the weather isn't quite cool enough for my standard sweater dress and leggings ensemble, I'm still wearing skirts galore.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sunday Brunch

Some old shots of what I wore to brunch with a friend during the summer.
I love Sunday brunch with my girl friends. It's an awesome way to relax during school and catch up with everyone. It also gives me a chance to wear some of the dressier clothes in my closet. On this particular day, my friend and I tried out a new place called Monki. Their hashbrowns are to die for! Normally we tend to go wherever our cravings take us, whether it be pancakes or dim sum. I can't wait to try out some of the other brunches and patios on 17th Ave. though.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Blue Skies

 Finally got around to wearing this electric blue skirt today in order to adopt two new rabbits. You can check them out on my instagram, they're super cute! 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Vancouver and Seattle Photo Diary

I've been on a road trip for the past week. I left for Vancouver to visit some friends, and eat a ton of food. My family pretty much only goes to Vancouver to eat amazing sushi and xiu long bao (soup dumplings). I really recommend Shanghai River in Richmond for xiu long bao. If you want to see all the photos from Vancouver (most are of food, so I won't post them here, check out my instagram @ahrieru

You can check out the Seattle portion below, and what I wore for a day full of travel and shopping.

Monday, August 19, 2013

France at Global Fest 2013

 Hello summer! I swear it's just the sun making me this pale. Globalfest has finally started and I headed down today to see France's show. It's the first time France has competed in the fireworks competition, and they did wonderfully! Check out below to see a few of the fireworks, the different cultural pavilions, and my outfit.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Korean Inspired

 Hi everyone. Sorry about the short hiatus, it's been a bit of a hectic week with work and life. I did manage to drop by Zara (okay, I always drop by Zara because I work beside it), and pick up a few new pieces that I'm loving at the moment. One was this lovely blouse, and the other was a ruffled pencil skirt, which I can't wait to feature. I have no idea where I'll wear though. It's a bit too business-y for school, but I'm sure I'll manage something. 
There's a ton of new tops and skirts I want still.... Ugh, I'm going broke thanks to Zara...

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sundresses and Sunday Baking

I couldn't ignore the beautiful weather earlier in the afternoon. Sun was shining, birds were singing, etc, etc. It's been a hectic weekend for me, as I had two parties to attend and bake for Saturday night, along with brunch this morning.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Take Two

Yea! Take two for the floral blazer. In reality, I was just cold enough to wear jeans and wanted something to jazz them up a bit. Ankle zippers are no longer enough it seems.

Aline Weber for Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2013 Campaign

Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2013 Campaign
Photo Credit: Fashion Gone Rogue
Love the Rebecca Minkoff fall 2013 campaign. The bags are gorgeous (I'm loving the iridescent blue) and the lines! Oh God, the lines! Everything is so clean, yet feminine, bags, clothes, what have you! I can't get enough.
Eat your heart out.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Sun Showers

Hope you all had a good long weekend (or those of you who live in Canada)!
Since the majority of my friends seemed to have gone camping this weekend, I decided to wear another super easy outfit that I'd have taken with me had I been travelling. Not camping though, I don't camp, and so far, no one has been able to convince me otherwise. 

 I'll do a full post on what I pack travelling when I actually travel again, but here's a few tips. Small purses are best and wallets are best. You don't want to carry around a lot that might be pick-pocketed. I'm also a big believer in travelling light, so this little purse fits easily in a carry-on bag (I usually use a much larger purse in rder to have variety). This one also has a chain strap, you a pick-pocket won't be able to cut your purse away from you.
 Don't forget to pick clothes that are easy to layer in order to adjust to the different temperatures and weather

 I love asymmetrical pieces. This top is from Korea and so easy to pair with shorts or a mini skirt. I wear it all the time! It's chiffon, so it's definitely a suitable piece to travel with as it's light, folds super tiny, and is easy to layer.

 Having fun by myself (thank goodness, considering mini skirts aren't really playground friendly).

 I'm in love with the idea of midi rings... except that they have a tendency to fall off of me no matter what. I just ball my hands in fists to prevent that. All good, right?

And an outtake for you all. Can you guess why?

Top: Shirt from Korea
Bottom: H&M skirt
Accessories: Fossil sunglasses, Aldo sandals, Urban Outfitters midi ring, CoutuKitsch necklace
Bag: Spring

Sunday, August 4, 2013

A Few of My Favourite Things

This is a culmination of all the things I wanted for the past year. Black wedge booties. Check. Botkier Lucy. Check. Michael Kors watch. Check. Lace. Check.
I love how all my favourite pieces just manage to come together. I guess that's what's great about liking relatively basic pieces.
What are your guys' favourite tried and true pieces?

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Rain Rain Go Away

Calgary weather, you're such a pain. One minute you're perfectly sunny, the next, and I'm soaked. Oh well, that's what umbrellas and trench coats are for.

Friday, August 2, 2013

August Wishings

Photo Credit:

It's nearly that time of year... school is about to start in a month. I wasn't pleased that I spent my entire summer in Calgary either. I haven't for a solid three years. Oh well, at least I'll be able to visit Vancouver and Seattle right before heading to school.
So here's a list of things needed to prepare me sartorially for what will hopefully be an easy semester. Anything else I should pick up while I'm travelling?
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