SKIRTING AROUND THE SEASON: MY FAV FALL SKIRTS

Ohhhh fall how I love thee. Layers, textures, fabrics, coats and COZY ON COZY. Summer, you are fun and warm and all, but fall has my heart. This self proclaimed #textureslut is moving my fall obsession from my typical "can't have enough coats" to "can't wear enough skirts". I used to really avoid wearing skirts in the colder months because a) IT IS FREEZING and b) winter bod, but since over the knee boots came back a few years back and as long as live, so will my ability to rock a mini in the snow. I am loving all the textures and fabrics of skirts this season - leathers, metallics, sequins, anything goes, just add a chunky sweater and boots! 

Here are my fav skirts RN and where you can shop similar styles! 

1. SPARKLY SEQUINS

I love the glitz and the glam of a sequin skirt. I actually have always owned one, whether they were on trend or not! The best thing about sequins is that they don't have to always read F-A-N-C-Y. I paired mine with a talkative t-shirt to dress it down and a pair of black ankle boots (PS #nobraclub for life). Now that it is getting even chillier, I will be swapping my t-shirt out for a cozy knit!

Shop a similar style: http://ow.ly/CQpE30guI3e

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2. MEGA METALLIC 

It's all about shining this season. Fall/Holiday always brings a bout a little sparkle, but this year I am going all out with the metallics. I love the ruching on this skirt because you can tie it up higher if you'd like a more mini skirt vibe, and let it down if you'd like something more knee length. I got this from from Guess, and it is ON SALE RN - 50% off! Linked below. 

Shop this skirt: http://ow.ly/GaIL30goOj8

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4. LEATHER WEATHER

Leather - what else is new, amiright? But I love the rich burgundy, bordeaux and warm berry hues we are seeing this season - such a nice change up from classic black leather! We are also seeing these colours in leather jackets as well, and you know I love a good matchy matchy... Shop the Free People version of this skirt via ASOS below!

Shop a similar style: http://ow.ly/1u5w30goNHe

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3. RADIANT RED

If we are keeping it 100, I didn't own anything red prior to this red faux leather piece from Zara. I am such a neutrals, pinks, and softer tones kind of lady 90% of the time, and I always found red to be a bit harsh and rather aggressive with my cold-weather skin tone. This is one of those times in life I admit to being WRONG and living a lie. Red rules. And now it is time to make up for lost time, aka fill my wardrobe with variations of this hue until death do us part. 

Shop a similar style: http://ow.ly/wxm630goNTr

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4. Daytime Denim 

Denim skirts are no longer a thing of the sweet, sweet summer. We are seeing tons of variations of this infamous go-to: asymmetrical, distressed, raw rems, high-waisted.  The best part? Denim is incredibly, undeniably versatile. Wear your skirt with a blouse, a long-sleeve and sneakers, or a chic body suit. Or be like me and pair it with an over-sized sweater and glitter boots and call it a day!

Shop a similar style: http://ow.ly/8DUQ30guNyg

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MY BACHELOR CANADA COLLAB WITH BORO IT

So as most of you know if you have been tuning in to The Bachelor Canada Wednesdays on W Network, each week we get all dolled up, throw on a dress we think we look bangin' in and hope to get that rose. I have had a lot of girls asking me where I got my outfits I have worn on the show, and since we had to bring all our own dresses and I am not a millionaire, naturally some of my dresses are older/no longer available in stores. So if you are feelin' my Bachelor Canada looks and want to rock them yourself, I will be lending my date (where applicable) and rose ceremony dresses each week I am part of this season to Boro It. These dresses automatically became a special part of my journey and I hope that they can be a part of something special for you too! I am going to link them in my story on Instagram each week, and I will add the current Boro It links below, but first let me tell you a little bit about Boro it. 

I met Natalie and Chris, the founders of Boro It right before leaving for the show when we were discussing a blogger collab. Natalie and I stepped out for a coffee and let me tell you, this woman is the BOMB. She is so passionate about what she does. It makes you want to be around her all the time. Since I have been back from the show Natalie and the Boro It team have gone above and beyond at every opportunity to help me find the perfect look for events and parties. I have started to feel so at home there! Like if I am engaged at the end of The Bachelor, Nat will be at my wedding for real. Renting a dress is a transaction that can take place anywhere, but it is the experience I value the most - and they bring it. The mantra and mission at Boro It is "rent the outfit, own the moment" - fucking brilliant. As a woman and blogger with an overflowing condo and an inability to say goodbye to ANYTHING, I NEED this type of place in my life. They deliver, pick up, dry clean, and you only pay if it fits! You can shop pieces form other Toronto fashionistas as well as local fashion bloggers. I also love that you can lend them pieces you don't wear anymore but can't part with, make money off those rentals, and then get them back when you're freaking out like "OMG IT'S TRENDING AGAIN". All I can say is, thank G for Boro It. I love you guys. 

LINKS TO MY DRESSES FROM THE BACHELOR CURRENTLY IN THE BORO IT CLOSET:

I am going to update this list and re-link each week!

Episode 2 Date Dress: 

https://boroit.ca/product/chelsea-tie-lace/

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Episode 2 Rose Ceremony Dress: 

https://boroit.ca/product/maddy-k-cape-dress/

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*This post is not an ad or sponsored, simply wanting to share my experience with an amazing organization!*

C O M I N G | S O O N : TALKAHOLMIK CROPS AND TEES

As some of you may already know, I have been wanting to take a stab at a little side project/side hustle for some time now. I am so excited that come fall I will be doing just that! I am launching a small collection of embroidered crop tops and t-shirts called TALKAHOLMIK that will relate to the SHOPAHOLMIK brand. I have always loved a good talkative top because they are fun and add a little extra personality and flavour to your basics!

I am introducing TALKAHOLMIK this fall and starting with five embroidered "phrases" on quality cotton tops, three of which I have already shared with you on Instagram. As a Toronto girl, my signature crop that will forever be available will be the TORONTO LOVE CROP with "four to the five to the 6ix" embroidered across the center. It is super casual and can be worn with your favorite jeans or cut-offs in the summer time, and can double as a work out top for the gym in colder months! 

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Outside of my signature TORONTO LOVE CROP, I am going to release small themed collections of tops throughout the year. It is totally exciting to have a project that is all your own, and I want to use my creative freedom to build a label that is reflective of my #currentmood - which is my mantra for everyday dressing on SHOPAHOLMIK (YOU DO YOU BOO). My first mini collection will be fun and witty phrases related to the influencer world, and I will flow from there! What to expect in general? Beautiful embroidery work, pink, black, white, and grey color palettes, quality fabrics and phrases that will put a smile on your face. 

I can't wait to share the entire first collection with you guys, as well as the SURPRISE collection that will be coming in November as part of a special project I completed earlier in the summer. STAY TUNED!

 

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