So as Toni mentioned before, we got the opportunity to work with Toronto fashion and portrait photographer, Justin Aranha. Here are some basic outfits I wear throughout the week.
My first outfit was me getting in touch with my school girl side. I took this chance to wear my plaid skirt because it’s way too cold to be wearing that out right now 😦 The second photo is my typical work attire which consists of a long black long sleeve and pair of black dress pants (which happen to be my favourite at the moment because they remind me of Monica Geller and are maddd comfy). My last ensemble included army green dress pants and a black moto jacket, and was also what I wore when Toni and I went to a cafe later that afternoon 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and stay warm guys!
Skirt from Garage.
Maroon Crop Top from Forever 21.
Black Booties from JustFab.
Black Long Sleeve from Joe Fresh.
Black Dress Pants from Aritzia.
Belt from H&M.
Pointed Heels from Forever 21.
Moto Jacket from Dynamite.
Army Green Dress Pants from Zara.
Basic Taupe Shirt from H&M.
Pearl and Gold Necklace and Bracelet from my mama.
Hey guys! Hope you’re all having a great week so far. It’s Toni here again. Analisa and I had the pleasure of working with Toronto portrait and fashion photographer, Justin Aranha, a few days ago and wanted to share the photos he took with you 🙂 We each shot 3 outfits. I styled three simple Valentine’s Day inspired looks around this sleeveless, wine coloured dress. Analisa’s outfits will go up next week, be sure to come back then and take a look!
Now, Valentine’s Day can be kind of an iffy holiday. What often comes to mind is the commercial, romantic aspect of it but for some, it’s a day to dress up for drinks with the girls or even to look cute just ’cause. Nothing wrong with that. What I wanted to accomplish with this post was to address the fact that people sometimes overlook the versatility of their wardrobe pieces or underestimate the power of accessories, hair/makeup and miss out on solid outfits.
Whatever activity you’re dressing for or look you’re trying to achieve, don’t feel limited in your options or feel pressured to go out and drop paper on something brand new. Try going through what you already have and putting things together that you may never have considered before, even if it seems weird. Sometimes the weirdest seeming combos end up looking great and as long as you like it and are comfortable – or willing to endure the discomfort in the name of fashion lol, half kidding – then go for it! You might be pleasantly surprised.
Anyway, here are the looks. Hope they speak to you ❤
dress from H&M.
turtleneck from Bluenotes.
socks and booties from ASOS.
leather jacket from H&M.
maxi skirt from Urban Outfitters.
pumps from JustFab.
watch from Diesel.
necklace was a gift (thanks Lil!), handmade and bought in HK.
Here’s a typical Toni look for ya. This is the kind of thing I’d wear on days I want to look more dressy but with minimal time or effort.
I think the high-waisted A-line is among the most flattering and feminine styles for practically any body type. This one is a little short so to help keep my legs warm, I paired tights with these black, suede boots (long socks and booties would work, too). Since thigh-high anythings tend to have a bit of a provocative feel, I opted for the modesty of a long sleeve turtleneck – cropped, so I wouldn’t have to tuck it in and in a plain colour and pattern to emphasize the pleating in my skirt.
With such a neutral outfit, the coat choice was pretty much a free-for-all. I went with this one because I wanted to add lightness to counter my boots while sticking to the neutral colour palette, and also favoured a fur over the standard peacoat.
Super simple but something you could have real fun with by switching pieces out for a statement colour or pattern, or adding accessories. Whatever you feel like 🙂
Hope you all had a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!
skirt was my Mom’s in the ’80s.
top from Bluenotes.
tights from Dollarama, son.
boots from UrbanOG.
coat from Aritzia.
I’m usually not the type of person to wear many colours, but I woke up this morning desiring to experiment with my outfit. I ended up with a fuzzy pink coat thrown over a white tee and fitted black dress pants. I added a brown purse to contrast with the pink and wrapped a warmer pink toned scarf to keep warm, but felt it completed my outfit. This isn’t a typical outfit you’d catch me in, but I was definitely feeling confident in such a striking attire.
coat from M for Mendocino.
scarf and pants from H&M.
t-shirt from Esprit.
boots from JustFab.
purse from Michael Kors.
First things first, welcome to our blog!
Aside from being our very first, this post is sentimental for us because it was shot at our old elementary school. To return to the first place we established ourselves outside our home was pretty surreal. So much has changed and happened since we last ran around that playground. Being there reminded us of the days we were just vulnerable little kids sitting in those classrooms, anxiously anticipating every possibility the future could hold for us. It was humbling because in spite of how far we’ve come and how much we’ve grown since then, that’s how we’re feeling now, taking on this endeavour of starting a blog. The work and commitment required is daunting but we’re excited for what may come and are also just enjoying the ride. We hope you’ll come along with us on this adventure and are so glad you stopped by. Come back anytime 🙂 and stay warm out there!
jacket & boots from Zara
scarf from H&M
sweater by Vera Moda from M for Mendocino
pants from Forever 21
jacket from Zara
scarf from Forever21
gloves from Indigo (thanks Lil!)
boots from ASOS
sweater by Vera Moda from M for Mendocino
pants from H&M
Photos by Arthur Sollano, IG: @A12T.