4 Fall Layering Combos To Recreate Now

October 17, 2016

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Layering.  This is just one of many reasons why I freaking love autumn.  All the possible combinations of stacking your favourite clothing pieces on top of each other while still trying to maintain a relatively flattering silhouette.  So much cozy styling fun!  Since I’ve been cooped up at home and Pinning all day long, I saved some inspiration from my Simple + Chic // Outfits To Recreate board.  This is my favourite way to bookmark looks that I want to wear at some point and can be quite a saviour in those “what the heck am I going to wear?!” moments!  Are we following each other on Pinterest?  If not, we should be!

Below are a few unique ways to layer pieces that you might even already have in your closet!  I’m definitely going to be giving these a try this season.

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Oh, Mickey

October 13, 2016

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The first big fall storm is rolling into town and I am kind of looking forward to curling up and listening to the wind and rain outside.  We’re apparently to get three different storms, which is thanks to the remnants of a cyclone or something dramatic.  Sounds pretty darn cozy to me!

I still have to get my winter coats out of storage at my parent’s house (I may or may not use my childhood bedroom as a free storage locker – sorry mom!) so I’m crossing my fingers that temperatures don’t dip TOO much.  Speaking of items in storage, I’ve finalized a date for that clothing sale I mentioned, so if you’re in Vancouver, pencil in some shopping for October 29th/30th!  It’ll be in Gastown and there will be a few of us selling our gently loved items, so there’s be tons of size range and selection.  More details soon!

For now, you can shop the look below:

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Test The Water

October 12, 2016

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Have I ever told you the story of how I discovered Simple Skincare?  I was in a local drug store on a mission for a new face moisturizer.  The only person in the cosmetics department was there in association with quite a high end makeup brand and when I posed the question, she, of course, showed me what that particular company had to offer.  I looked down at the price tag and decided to just be blunt.  “Do you have anything that’s kind to skin, but at a lower price point?” I asked her.  She smiled kindly and guided me to a green and white display an aisle over.  “I’d recommend Simple Skincare,” she said, scanning the rest of the shelf, “and…that’s pretty much it.” she concluded.

For her to have such a high opinion of the brand gave me a ton of confidence in my purchase and to this day, their face moisturizer is what I use daily.  Their products seem to really work well with my skin because I also use their cleansing wipes to remove my makeup everyday.  Somehow, their formula removes all of the product from my face, without irritating or drying the skin.  They’re also gentle enough that I don’t get a ton of lash breakage (which is a HUGE problem for me when removing makeup) or any breakouts.  A little trick, I find that I get the best results when I add moisture to the micellar makeup remover wipes with some warm water (though it’s not necessarily needed).  Seriously, cannot recommend them enough!

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Easily Persueded

October 11, 2016

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There’s a lovely little story behind this suede jacket.  I was hopped up on cold meds, sweating and dizzy, navigating my way through the basement level Nordstrom Rack in Seattle.  Wandering the aisles, I stumbled upon this jacket and somehow mustered the strength to try it on.  A while later, Adam found me and payed for our items. My mind was so cloudy, that I actually forgot about the purchase until three days later.  It was a wonderful surprise, though.  Good to know that despite how out of it I was, I still managed to stay on track with my fall shopping must-haves.  Priorities = in order!


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