How to Style: A Grey Coat

I’m not one to invest in something and wear it once. Nope, never been that kind of girl and honestly I don’t think I will ever be. If I am going to spend a larger amount of money on something, I want to ensure that I will be able to wear it 50, 100, maybe even 1000 times. Buying classic pieces, such as a grey coat will allow you to wear it again every year. I’ve had my camel coat for almost 3 years now and I can’t even begin to count how many times I’ve worn it.

Here are some of my favourite ways I’ve worn this jacket, the Aritzia Stedman Coat. Whether you’re dressing it up or keeping it casual, it’s perfect for all occasions.

PS: I’m going to put some options down below for more inexpensive or alternative options, as this one I believe is sold out at the moment!

Similar here, here, here & HERE (this one is basically the same for only $69 – such a steal)!

 

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Aldo Booties // Wilfred Isabelli Sweater 

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Ego Official Shoes // Joe Fresh Sweater Dress (ON SALE)!

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Wilfred Bella Pant (similar here)

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Coach Dinky // Urban Outfitters Twig Jeans // Schuh Shoes (similar here)

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Wilfred Bella Pant (similar here) // Black Turtleneck (similar here)

 

 

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January Favourites

With the first month of 2017 done and dusted, the new year brought in some new favourites. Those who know me know that I am a very routine person. I use the same products day in and day out because I know that what’s work best. Although this doesn’t stop me from trying new things, I tend to gravitate towards my usual suspects. This month, I’ve bought, been sent and tried out a few new products that I’ve been loving and wanted to share them with you all!

Side note… as I’m writing this, it is currently snowing… Which is definitely an UNfavourite of mine. Can we please be done with this freezing cold weather and have some sunshine please?!

1. Sudio Sweden Headphones 

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As pictured above: my love for all things rose gold, white and grey. These headphones are awesome because I can workout without having to worry about the cord, which can easily get tangled throughout my layers of clothing. I love that they stay in your ears, even if you’re running! Can we also talk about how cute they are…….

Use “discoverbella” at sudiosweden.com for 15% off your purchase!

2. Rebecca Minkoff Bag 

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This bag holds everything – from my water bottle to a full on meal, I’m good to go.

3. SOREL Winter Boots 

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Snow, snow, snow… need I say more? These boots are warm, waterproof and basically all I wear when the snow falls (there is still supposed to be more snow… ugh).

4. Marble Phone Case

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I am a true Apple girl. I seldom stray from my faithful leather Apple case however, this marble one is definitely an exception. Who else is obsessed with marble?!

What are your favourites for the month? Comment down below and let me know any products I should try out!

 

OOTD: Layered Sweaters

It’s been a chilly January in BC. With the holidays being over, I am more than done with the cold and ready for Spring – who is with me?!

In the meantime, I’ve decided to make the most of the situation by finding new ways to rock old sweaters. This chunky turtleneck is 2 years old and it still looks brand new. I decided to revamp it by wearing a long blouse under it to give it a layered look.

Fun Fact: I changed my shoes halfway through the shoot because my lovely photographer, Kiera, found the perfect photo angle for these new booties. Now that’s dedication.

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Leather Leggings // White Shirt (similar here) // Sweater  // Black Booties // Jacket (similar here)

New Year, New… Coat?

Happy 2016-errrm, 2017 everybody. Wow, it’s weird to type that. I’m that person who takes a month to get used to the writing the date of the new year.

To start the year off, here are two new staples I’ve gotten this past holiday season:

  1. This Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel
  2. This Babaton Stedman coat 

I am completely in love with both pieces. They are neutral (of course) and go with practically any outfit. The coat is super comfy and cozy and the bag is easy to wear. You can either wear it held, similar to what I did in the picture or sling it over your shoulder.

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Casual Holiday Look

Dressing for the Holidays can be stressful. If I don’t find a unique piece that I love, I tend to gravitate towards (you guessed it) black. It is such a staple for me that you really can’t go wrong. This look is perfect for a more casual party with friends or at work.

It was -5 degrees Celsius this day and I was freezing my buns off. Layer up with scarves, toques, jackets and gloves to make sure you stay warm! I also had leggings underneath my skirt rolled up for extra warmth but shhhh, nobody needs to know that.

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Jude Skirt // Johannes Sweater // Double Buckle Belt // Nour Sweater // Town Shoes Bootie (similar here & here)

Snow Day

Being Canadian, you would probably think I’m used to the cold, snowy weather, right? Wrong. Living in Vancouver, we rarely get a substantial amount of cold or snow. So when it hits, everyone (or at least I) kinda panic.

This outfit kept me surprisingly warm because the temperature rose to above freezing – yay! Of course, if the weather was colder I would’ve thrown a parka or bigger jacket on top.

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Leather leggings // Hunter boots // Plaid Scarf – similar here // Sweater

 

Mustard on the Beat

White, black and grey are definitely my colours. Or shades, if you want to get technical here. As of late I’ve been becoming increasingly (dare I say) tired of my all-neutral palette. Hey, I mean we all gotta change things up once in a while… but who am I kidding I could never get tired of neutrals.

Okay so technically this mustardy yellow is still a neutral but I’m trying to incorporate different colours into my wardrobe. What are some of your favourite Fall/Winter hues?

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H&M Fluffy Coat – similar here  // TopShop Jamie Jeans // Sam Edelman Booties – similar here // Double Buckle Belt // H&M Blouse – similar here (even comes with a cute choker!)

Watch Out!

My first gold watch! This truly is a milestone in my watch collection… All jokes aside, I’ve been wanting to add some more gold jewellery into my wardrobe for quite some time now. It just so happens that this is the perfect one.

Do you prefer silver, gold, or rose-gold jewellery? Let me know in the comments!

ALSO, Jord Watches has given me a giveaway in order for you guys to win a watch of your choice! It’s super easy to enter, all you need to do is fill out the form https://www.woodwatches.com/g/discoverbella. It could be the perfect Christmas present for yourself or a loved one – good luck!

My watch is the Frankie Ebony and Gold.

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Short Hair, Don’t Care.

Okay well maybe I care. Just a bit.

Last week, I took the plunge and cut my hair shorter than it’s been since I was a little girl. To be honest, I was terrified of cutting my hair short. It’s always been my security blanket; I feel the most comfortable with it being longer. However, the lob trend has been going strong for a few years now and I was itching to try it out. I’m having so much fun styling it – let me know if you would want to see a tutorial!

Do you prefer short or long hair on yourself? Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever had a lob!

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Trending: Off the Shoulder Tops

As probably most of you have seen, off the shoulder tops are a huge trend right now.

I especially love the white dress shirts with the ties at the sleeves! For those of you in a colder climate, you can definitely layer this piece with a vest or jacket/cardigan on top. I’ve also seen these in a sweater version which is super cute for the colder seasons!

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SheIn Blouse // Top Shop Jamie Jeans // Karl Lagerfeld Flats