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Notion Sixty-Three: Falling for Fall

The season has officially changed and I consciously noticed it today while driving along a tree lined road en route to my parents house. The tree tops were blushing the slightest shade of orange, some of them being a wee bit more bashful than  others.

I love fall and all that it brings. The only downside for me is knowing that it is far too short in Canada. Soon the polar vortex will coast its way in and make most of us have a sudden urge to flee or hibernate.

That being said we do have those few blissful weeks to wear sweaters and chic jackets, without feeling like maybe if we do not walk fast enough to the nearest place of refuge we may risk frostbite.

Here are a few of my personal favourites for fall this season.

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I know there has been a fair bit of it in previous years but lately I have taken a major fancy to all types of (faux) fur. Although a fur jacket is a bit much for early autumn I would opt for a fur vest. It is so versatile and makes you feel like some sort of tribeswoman from empires long past. (Okay that is just me). Either way, it spices up any outfit and makes you stand out from a crowd without trying too hard. I really have my eye on one from H&M, although I am on a strict budget at the moment and as reasonably priced as it is, I have to wait a little!

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I am CRAZY for desert boot inspired wedges! I fondly remember owning the classic (non wedge) style in bright purple when I was about 5 years old. The one pictured is made by TOMS but I saw an absolutely gorgeous pair yesterday for a fraction of the price at WINNERS. They would go quite well with a pair of skinny jeans or cuffed boyfriend pants. Let’s not forget to mention, I felt like I could walk miles in them, they are so comfortable!

 

 

 

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So I had to include that versatile autumn staple, the knit beanie. I purchased a couple from Urban Outfitters some years back and they have since gone missing with all of my moving around. I finally purchased another this year and I love it to bits. It is a way that I can express my inner artiste even when I am simply pairing it with a leather jacket.

 

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Now we can never forget one of the BEST parts of the fall wardrobe; chunky knit sweaters! Throw one on and it is instant cozy. Enough said.

 

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Last but not least the “Pumpkin Spice Latte” from Starbucks is something that I look forward to every September. The second the temperature drops a few degrees my body subconsciously yearns for it. Even if you are not a coffee drinker it is like pumpkin pie in a cup. I cannot say enough! This year I have been ordering decaf to get the taste, but not the caffeine buzz, especially when I order later at night.

 

These are just a few of the things I love about this time of year. I could go on and on, but if I did so…it just might be over when I’m done. It is time to hook my Homebody-Yorkshire-Terrier up to a leash and take a nice long walk with my camera.

 

*All photos are the property of their sources and not from my own collection. They have been posted merely for the purpose of being visual examples.

 

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Joanna

 

 

 

 

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Notion Fifty-Eight

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Are you a Fierce Fashionista? Well if so, this print was inspired by Style Guru’s and risk takers like yourself! This print can be found and purchased here. Happy Friday my Lovelies!

 

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Joanna

Notion Forty-Six: Shop the Shoot

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of being photographed by the talented Ana of Propholio. I needed someone who could convey my vision for something whimsical, lighthearted, fashionable and fun. I think she captured it PERFECTLY!

If you would like to replicate some of the looks from my shoot, here is the breakdown. Enjoy!

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Dress: Forever21

Headband: Free People

Shoes: Borrowed from friend – ROMANIA, aren’t they spectacular?

Makeup: Cindy using Nars & Marc Jacobs products (Try the Marc Jacobs bronzer, it’s amazing!)

 

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Dress: Joe Fresh

Watch: Blair Glitz, Michael Kors

Belt: RW & Co.

Shoes: Borrowed, Unknown

Makeup: Cindy using Nars & Marc Jacobs products

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Skirt: Borrowed from friend, TALIZE! Originally from Korea. A similar one can be purchased at Anthropologie.

Shirt: H & M

Necklace: Shamelessly Sparkly, they carry the most gorgeous statement necklaces at reasonable prices! I shopped online at http://www.shamelesslysparkly.com

Shoes: Borrowed, Unknown

Makeup: Cindy using Nars & Marc Jacobs products

Notion Twenty-Seven

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I hadn’t unpacked my luggage for a couple of weeks–left over from a weekend trip I took with two of my best friends to a resort in Horse Shoe Valley in Northern Ontario. The other day Bandit decided to take a nap in it…I woke him up from his little slumber cave that seemed to be working perfectly for him. That was it! I did not need any more hints. My open suitcase had become a permanent fixture in our bedroom and it was about time for me to put it all away.

Notion Twenty-Three: Our Photo Shoot With Juicebox Studio

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blog6Sunday afternoon we had a lovely photo session with Juicebox Studio (Photographer David Todor). It was the perfect autumn day and we all had so much fun. I made sure to wear my warm “grandpa sweater” as I call it. Oh Canada! Please bless us with just a few more of these beautiful weekends before the frost, and hibernation, sets in?