“Manila Grace”

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


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

Grey Day

The week promises to be cool and rainy in Montreal, so it’s not time yet to store away our coats! I love this one because it has a timeless classic cut, and it goes perfectly with this long scarf which falls almost precisely to the hem of the coat! I accessorized it with pieces I like a lot: my quilted rain boots, my transparent umbrella, my felt/leather bag and my python belt. And it probably immediately caught your eye: today I dare for the first time to wear red lipstick on my blog! When it’s grey outside, I really love to play with colorful little details, and red lips instantly add punch!


Coat: Manila Grace (sold out… similar), Scarf: Sarah Pacini (sold out… similar), Top: Joie, Jeans: Paige, Belt: Club Monaco (sold out… similar), Boots: Marccain (sold out… similar), Bag: Cantin.

Raw Umber Color

It took me a long time to take the plunge and get this coat. Actually, I immediately loved its cut and its raw umber color. But I hesitated, as this color is pretty hard to wear… Particularly because it doesn’t flatter the complexion. The trick is simple: to wear this coat with a scarf! This way, the vibrant color no longer clashes with the skin tone, and it’s possible to create multiple color combinations. Here, I opted for a light blue/green scarf, but this coat is really pretty with fuchsia and multicolored prints as well. It’s definitely worth it to follow your intuition!


Coat: Manila Grace (sold out… similar), Sweater: Club Monaco (sold out… similar), Top: Club Monaco (sold out… similar), Scarf: Gap (sold out… also adore this style), Jeans: Paige, Boots: Sarah Pacini (sold out… similar), Bag: DVF (sold out… similar).

November Stripes

When it’s cold outside, I love having fun with my coats and styling them in different ways. By pulling my sleeves back, it’s easy to add an original touch to a simple black coat. Also, let me introduce you to my first pair of rain boots ever! It took me some time to find the perfect pair because I have flat feet and I like coziness when it comes to shoes. This pair is perfect for me, especially the parts that cover the calves because they are flexible and ideal for long walks in the rain!


Coat: Manila Grace (sold out… similar), Cardigan: Des petits hauts (sold out… similar), Tee: Tiger of Sweden (sold out… similar), Scarf (similar), Jeans: G-Star (sold out… similar), Beanie: Autumn Cashmere (sold out… similar), Boots: Marccain (sold oud… similar).

Black and White

I always feel elegant when I am wearing black and white. But to avoid being too classic, I like to wear small elements that add a twist: a leather collar, a wide and asymmetrical pant, a small bag with golden accents. What do you think?


Sweater: Lord & Taylor (sold out… similar), Top: Alice + Olivia (sold out… similar), Pants: Cameo (sold out… similar), Coat: Manila Grace (sold out… similar), Bag: Zac Posen (sold out… similar), Shoes: Michael Kors, Ring: Banana Republic.