“Black”


A Gust of Spring

Did you feel the spring wind last week end? I definitely did, as you can see in the pictures!

An oversized scarf and a wool coat are still appropriate even if the mercury is rising! But to add a spring note to your outfit, just opt for a subtle flower print…

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Coat (similar), Shirt, Pants (similar) and Scarf: The Kooples, Bag: Loeffler Randall (this blue version is on sale!), Boots: Apostrophe (similar here, afordable version here).


Black Lace

This top is amazing!

I have to say that I’m not always a big fan of lace… I think that very often, the pattern isn’t very fine and the fiber quality isn’t really the best. Lace is like any other fabric. There are different grades of quality and for someone with a good eye, this is noticeable. But in this case, I assure you that the quality is there!

With a top like this one, you can simply pair it with black pants and pumps, and with some delicate gold jewelry. You’ll look amazing!

Photo credit: Samuel Laflamme

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Top: The Kooples (similar here, also love this dress), Pants: The Kooples (similar here), Boots: Loeffler Randall (similar here), Clutch: DVF (similar here), Jewelry: Tiffany Kunz.


Sweet November

November is full of lovely colors! And this year, we have been lucky to have mild temperatures, which has encouraged to go for walks instead of sipping hot beverages in a coffee shop!

Lately, I have been wearing this camisole adorned with a fine and delicate lace. It’s a very practical basic to have in one’s wardrobe because this kind of detail enhances every look. You can pair it with a high waisted skirt or jeans, or under a plunging neckline sweater or a cardigan. The effect is always tasteful!

Because it’s fall and I love to be cozy and warm, I chose this chunky knit cardigan. This season, you can find many different styles to choose from in boutiques! There is something for every taste. I opted for this one because I love its collar and its length, which are easier to style for work. Just add a pretty brooch to pin the cardigan’s collar. It instantly looks even more sophisticated!

Photo credit: Samuel Laflamme

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Cardigan: The Kooples, Top: The Kooples, Jeans: Cos (similar), Boots: J Shoes, Ring: Sarah Pacini (similar).


Sophisticated Women

Do not judge a book by its cover, but…

It’s kind of strange to think that clothes can make us feel completely different! Every time I wear this outfit, I feel like a women. Not in terms of femininity, especially with this androgynous look… but in the way that I really feel like myself. In my opinion, being a women (or a men) is being authentic. It’s to truly know who we are and to be connected with one’s inner self. And this is how these clothes make me feel! Maybe because I’m simple yet sophisticated!

What do you think, do you feel this way sometimes?

Photo credit: Samuel Laflamme

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Coat: Manila Grace (similar), Shirt: Rag & Bone, Pants: Vince, Shoes: Club Monaco, Bag: Loeffler Randall, Ring: Sarah Pacini (sold out).


Texturized

I have had this sweater since last year, and it quickly became my favorite! It’s loose-fit cut and big mesh create a breathable pocket of warmth. The ultimate in comfort! I like to wear it with this skirt. I think that mixing different textured pieces is a really quick and easy way to have an original look, even if it’s all black. Very practical!

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Sweater: Helmut Lang, Skirt: Iro, Sneakers: Senso, Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (different color here).


Déjà Vu

Here are two pieces that I previously showed you here and here. They are versatile items so I wanted to style them differently to give you some new ideas.

The blouse is definitely perfect worn with a high waisted bottom because it drapes beatifully to the waistline. The plunging neckline and sheer silk back are suggestive. That’s why I balanced the look with classic culotte pants. By revealing only a small amount of skin and adding very few accessories, it’s possible to be elegant and seductive at the same time.

Culotte pants and high-heeled sandals are a wonderful combination. The heels lengthen the legs and give an impression of lightness, despite the flared cut of the pants that can sometimes seem heavy.

I love when my clothes are versatile and can be mixed in many different ways!

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Blouse: Helmut Lang, Pants: Bailey 44, Shoes: Loeffler Randall, Bag: Mackage, Bracelet: Sarah Pacini (also love this one).


By the River

This place by the Saint-Lawrence river on l’Île-des-Soeurs is a well-kept secret! I love to go there at sunset to clear my mind and center myself.

It was also the perfect place to take a few pictures of this splendid dress. The fabric is definitely surprising as the weave seems rough, but as soon as you touch it, you realize how soft and breathable it is.

By belting at the waistline, it enhances the curves of the silhouette. But I prefer to wear it in its simplest form. I’m more comfortable that way and I love to wear casual looks in the summer! The straight cut is currently en vogue in New York and I think we’ll be seeing it more here soon!

You will find this dress and belt at Les Étoffes.

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Dress: Apiece Apart (not available online, similar here), Belt: A Détacher (not available online, also love this one), Shoes: Vince (similar), Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar).


Versatility

I love clothes that you can wear many ways! This dress is a perfect example. It remains pretty with both heels and sneakers. Cendrine, from the Des vertes et des pas mûres boutique, even suggested that I wear it as a tunic with white pants. Sounds good!

I also had so much fun playing with the belt! Because it’s lined with white cotton, which is really easy to place in many ways and create different black and white compositions, the dress’s neckline, back, sleeves and hem are enhanced. I could even wear the belt as a headband or around my neck like a delicate scarf.

Which look do you prefer? The boxy version with sneakers or the more feminine one with heels?

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Dress: Cotélac, Shoes: Fly London (similar), Sneakers: Senso.


Almost All Black

I really am a fan of black! I would say that 30% of my wardrobe is made up of black pieces. In boutiques, when I come across something black, I try to resist the temptation to buy it by thinking of all the pretty pieces I already have.

I absolutely love everything about this top: its feminine cut, lace plastron and fabric. Its thick silk makes it wrinkle free and lint resistant–the perfect piece for the girl who has a white cat, like me! Unfortunately, this blouse is no longer available, as I have had it for some time; however, you can take a look at the selection I made below if you are still looking for the perfect black blouse.

On the other hand, this pant is still available and is definitely worth the investment! If you have already owned a coated pant, you know that their coating doesn’t stand up to many washings–but this one does! I wash it inside out in a regular cold water cycle and let it dry flat… and it’s still like new!

To lighten the look, I opted for a pair of nude pumps over black shoes. They lengthen the silhouette and create a fresher spring look because the beautiful weather is finally here!

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Blouse: DVF (sold out), Pants: AG, Shoes: Loeffler Randall (sold out… similar), Bag: Mackage.


Japanese Inspiration

This blouse makes me think of Tokyo… Or perhaps, a contemporary and urban version of the traditional Japanese kimono. The blouse’s shoulder shape is a subtle variation of the kamishimo (the warrior’s outfit), the unique wrapping belt suggests a Geisha’s obi and the heavy 100% silk fabric enhances the blouse’s elaborate cut. An absolutely original concept piece!

Psst! You can find it at 25% off at Chance boutique!

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Blouse: Iro, Pants: AG, Boots: Loeffler Randall, Bracelet: Christine Bijoux (sold out… also love this style).