PICKING SOME APPLES

I’m kind of a fall fanatic, if you haven’t noticed. I love the smell of the crisp air when you walk out the door. I love watching the colours turn to golden yellows and deep hues of orange. However, one of the best things about the cool season is the activities. A few weeks ago, I pulled up my rubber boots and went on a mission to find the perfect apple. Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Details

Top: c/o PinkBlush / Jeans: Old Navy / Boots: Hunter

This autumn has been incredibly warm, so when I decided to go on my apple hunt, I didn’t have to consider too many layers. The day was brisk, with warm sunshine and just a hint of rain/wind. In my opinion, that is the perfect day to pick some apples, and then go cozy up by a fire with some apple crisp. I opted for a cozy, over-sized ivory knit top by PinkBlush.

Cozy has been pretty much my category of style for the entire season. It makes sense, right? I mean, when it starts to get chilly, it’s natural to want to curl up and not venture outside. However, when you have a cozy cute look on, you get that comfy feel and still look awesome.

It doesn’t take much (effort or cost) to put together a cute and comfortable look. Find your comfy sweater or knit shirt, and pair it with some jeans. Adding a pop of colour in your shoe (or boot) – especially if your sweater is a neutral shade – is always a good idea. I went with my red rain boots to really make this cozy look come alive.

Lastly, I added my over-sized denim jacket on top. It wasn’t initially going to be part of this apple picking ensemble, but I thought…better to have another layer just in case. Also, who doesn’t love a good ole’ Canadian tuxedo once in a while, right?

Happy Fall!

**Although this post was sponsored by Pink Blush, my review, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

My Fall Bucket List

There are many things about me that put me into that “basic” category. Whether that is a good thing, or a bad thing, I embrace all of these wonderful cliches. One of these happen to be this little fact: I. LOVE. FALL. Yup, that’s right! It is the season of blanket scarves, pumpkin spiced lattes, and changing leaves. That moment you walk out the door in late September and get a whiff of the crisp fall air…that is one of my favourite things. It gets me feeling all warm and cozy.

Lately, it has been nothing but heat, and honestly? I despise the hot weather. There is a point in September where you just want to put all of the maxis, shorts and summer dresses away. That fall clothing closet switch is extremely exciting for me (better than Christmas maybe?).

To change things up on the blog this morning, I am sharing my bucket list for this festive season! I also have a feeling that Fall may be a tad longer this year, which gives me plenty of time to check all of these boxes off!

For more fall inspo, check out my fall fashion board on Pinterest

What’s on your fall bucket list this season?

Keeping Cozy in Paisley Trim

It’s kind of bizarre that only three weeks ago, I sat here in front of my computer, shivering while wrapped in a blanket with a hot cup of tea sitting beside me. It was incredibly cold, and I was complaining and wishing for summer to return. Well…be careful what you wish for. It is probably the hottest it has been all summer – so hot that it was a must that I jump in the river to cool off yesterday (fact!). Nevertheless, I am here today bringing you a cute fall look. Hopefully I will get to wear it without sweating, in the next week or so!

Keeping Cozy in Paisley Trim - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

Keeping Cozy in Paisley Trim - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

Keeping Cozy in Paisley Trim - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

Keeping Cozy in Paisley Trim - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

Keeping Cozy in Paisley Trim - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

Keeping Cozy in Paisley Trim - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

Keeping Cozy in Paisley Trim - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

Keeping Cozy in Paisley Trim - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

Keeping Cozy in Paisley Trim - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

Keeping Cozy in Paisley Trim - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

Details 

Shirt: c/o Pink Blush / Leggings: Dynamite / Boots: Blundstone

Although I was hoping the hot weather would come back, I am kind of disappointed that fall hasn’t arrived yet! Fall is my favourite season, mainly because of all of my fall outfits. I need sweaters, cozy clothing, denim on denim and, well, more sweaters. All accompanied by a good ole’ Pumpkin Spiced Latte (I’m basic, I know!).

Cozy pieces are a staple for the fall season. However, I like my cozy pieces to look good as well and reflect my personal style. One of my favourite things to sport is fun and boisterous patterns. Patterns can be loud and overwhelming sometimes. So if you don’t want to go full out pattern head to toe, adding it through a certain detail of an item, makes for a good look.

I ordered this top from Pink Blush. Pink Blush has always given me the most comfortable and on trend pieces out there. I picked this knit blend top primarily because of the tone of grey, but also for the cute navy paisley detailed trim around the hem. This breaks my look up, and by pairing it with textured leather leggings, it makes for a cute, edgy and comfortable ensemble!

I almost always go a size up with Pink Blush. You may think I do this because sizing runs small, however sizing is very true to fit. I like these tops to be a tad over-sized and cozy as opposed to tight and tailored (that’s just me!).  You could easily pair this top with jeans and a third piece (such as a pea coat or overcoat for the cooler fall season).

Keep cozy this fall with Pink Blush!

**Although this post was sponsored by Pink Blush, my review, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

BLUSH INTERIOR

Happy Wednesday everybody! Can you believe it is already the middle of the week…it seems crazy that we are nearing the end of September. Personally, I am really excited because fall is my favourite season and I am super ready for summer to come to a close. Since September is kind of my own January, being that it is the beginning of the new school year, I have been looking into personal goals to set for myself.

One of these goals is to branch out with my blogging, and tackle another niche that I love, and jump outside of my comfort zone. To do that, I am going to tap into my Pinterest and show you what I have been pinning lately.

Here is the catch, however…I’m stepping away from fashion and diving into design and decor (shocking, I know). It isn’t my typical niche, but I can spend hours online looking at pretty living rooms, dreamy bedrooms and inspiring kitchens. In an effort to keep this short and sweet, I am focusing on living rooms today.

Mood: Living Room Inspiration

If you were to walk into my current living room right now, you definitely would find nothing in there that reflects this interior style, except my beautiful wide chest of drawers! Partially because I am a student, and partially because I currently live with six other students. A girl can dream though, right?
I am all about light, pretty, feminine things. Accent decor, cute quotes, floral prints, following trends like how recently they’re developing texture in contemporary rugs… that is what I am all about (or what I dream to be…). Blush tones, rose gold, leaf patterns – all I would include in a perfect dream of a living room. Future living room: designed!
Here are some of my inspirations when it comes to feminine living rooms:
You can find more of my interior and fashion inspiration by heading over to my Pinterest.

This post was inspired by Arhaus Furniture. Head over to their living room page to get some inspiration and design techniques!

All images were found through Pinterest and are not owned by me.

Suede and Lace

This past week was probably the coldest I have felt in a looong time. It’s almost like the calendar turned September 1 and summer took off forever. However, I woke up this morning to a warm, sunny day and I am delighted. I am confident that we don’t have to kiss summer good bye for good just yet!

Suede and Lace - Pearls and Polkadots

Suede and Lace - Pearls and Polkadots

Suede and Lace - Pearls and Polkadots

Suede and Lace - Pearls and Polkadots

Suede and Lace - Pearls and Polkadots

Suede and Lace - Pearls and Polkadots

Suede and Lace - Pearls and Polkadots

Suede and Lace - Pearls and Polkadots

Suede and Lace - Pearls and Polkadots

Details

Romper: c/o Du North Designs / Booties: Ralph Lauren / Jacket: Pink Blush

One of my favourite pieces to sport in the summer is the romper. Rompers are so easily to style, because similar to dresses, you don’t need much to make them look perfect! I am often rocking them with a third piece in the form of a jacket, cardigan, or open shirt for fun. However, the third piece is not an absolute must!

For this look, I went for a cool, dressed up vibe. This romper from Du North Designs is a casual, but dressy piece that is great for the transition between summer and fall. This is why I have paired it with warm brown tones in the suede jacket and leather booties. Although I pretty much live my life in flip flops, I like to sport the casual heel once and a while. Hence, the cognac coloured booties.

Fall is a great time to play with cool colours. In the summertime, it is all about the brights and the bolds. However, when we move into the fall season, that is when we start to see the cooler and darker tones come out (navy, maroon, brown tones, etc.). I love to play with fall tones, and navy/cognac is one of my favourite pairings.

When this romper came in the mail, I jumped for joy. Not only because I loved it, but I knew that I could take it through the early fall season and style it for much longer than other summer rompers. I also love it because of the lace detail – so precious and delicate (I’m a lace lover!).

So basically what I am saying is even though summer is coming to a close for the year, don’t fret! Hold off on moving your rompers to the back of your closet and take another glance. Transition them to your fall wardrobe and keep on styling!

Don’t say good bye to your rompers just yet!!

**Although this post was sponsored by Du North Designs Ltd.,  my review, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.