It’s in Your Jeans

Growing up, I wore leggings and sweatpants often…that still hasn’t changed. I’m still not a huge fan of jeans. I find most are very stiff and I prefer those that have a worn-in feeling. Over the years, I’ve found my favourite brands and know what style works for me. I have a very athletic build thanks to years of playing field hockey, swimming, softball and kickboxing. I don’t really have curves at all. My thighs and calves are muscular and my bum is fairly flat. Just picture a rectangular shaped body with perky boobs. I’m not very confident in my skin, so I hope in the next two months that will change (hoping I stick to my healthy eating and fitness plan).

My go-to jean brands are: J Brand, Hudson and Habitual. I like to wear mid-rise jeans as they are more flattering than low-rise for my body type.

Here is my jean wish-list for spring/summer.

J Brand Aidan in Lakespur

J Brand Aidan

I love the boyfriend jean and how amazing they look when rolled up and paired with crisp white shoes or with loafers.

J Brand MidRise Rail in Shadow

J Brand Rail Mid-Rise

I love a bold black, mid-rise jean. They can be dressed up with black booties, pointed-toed pumps or dressed down with flats or flip-flops.

Habitual Grace High Rise Skinny Stretch Jeans

Habitual Grace High Rise Skinny Stretch Jeans

I adore this colour. It’s a must have for spring. It’s feminine and dispenses a refreshing vibe.

Habitual High Rise Jeans

Habitual ‘Sublime Grace’ High Rise Jeans

Can’t go wrong with these deep black jeans. I even love the shoes they’re paired with.

Hudson Bennett Jeans

Hudson Tilda Mid-Rise Straight

I love mid-rise jeans and especially these straight-leg ones.

Hudson MidRise Skinny White

Hudson Gia Mid-Rise Skinny

White pants are timeless. White jeans, from one of my favourite brands, a must-have.

If you check out the Bay on Queen Street or at Yorkdale, they’ve got a clearance on a variety of designer brand jeans. I just bought my first pair of 7 for all mankind jeans for $50! (They were additional 50% off of the lowest ticketed price!)

What are your go-to jean brands? Any recommendations?


In the Trenches

I’m looking for my first trench coat. Every year I look for one, but never find the perfect one. In my opinion, trench coats are a must-have in every closet. They’re timeless pieces. Help me find one!

Forever 21 Trench Coat

Forever 21 Ripstop Trench Coat $29.80

J Crew Collection Icon Trench

J Crew Collection Icon Trench Coat $276 (on sale!)

I also found these:

Banana Republic Classic Trench $240

Club Monaco Ginna Trench $298

Gap Trench Coat $128

Coach Classic Long Trench $498

My two favourites are the J. Crew Collection Icon Trench Coat and the Coach Classic Long Trench, but they’re a little out of my budget.

Which one would you buy?

Step into Spring

I have quite the shoe collection. From sandals to running shoes I own about 50 pairs. I have already made my first wish list for the spring/summer shoe season. There is still snow on the ground in Toronto, but I’m hoping the warmer weather is right around the corner..

dolce vita Gull Leather Smoking Slippers

Dolce Vita Gull Leather Smoking Slipper $100
Michael Kors Dami Wedge $128

Michael by Michael Kors Dami Wedge

 Rosegold Live Wooden Wedge 

Rosegold Live Wooden Wedge $138

Sam Edelman Sutton Wedge

Sam Edelman Sutton Wedge $150

 Senso Sadie Leather Sandal

Senso Sadie $175

 Toms CMONT Suede Wedge

Toms CMONT Suede Wedge $99

 Toms Swedge

Toms Swedge (burlap straps) $80

What’s on your shoe wish list for spring?