Casual Friday OOTD!

Canadian Shoppers: Similar jacket / Similar Top / Belt / Jeans / Booties / Bag / Necklaces here and here / Watch – use code ‘MELISSAASHBURN’ for 15% off! /

US Shoppers: Similar jacket / Similar Top / Belt / Jeans / Booties / Bag / Necklaces here and here / Watch

Hey guys,

I hope everyone had a good week! Todays OOTD is a casual everyday look. I’m loving that belts are back because they really finish off this type of outfit and give it that ‘pulled together’ feel. I just picked up this pair of my favourite denim and they’re sooo flattering! I love a good high waist pair of black jeans, it’s so easy to dress them up or down for any occasion.

I think I mentioned last Friday that Peter and I were going out for a sushi date…well, it was AMAZING! I had been craving sushi for weeks. It was so good that we are going for sushi again today lol! Is anyone else as obsessed as I am? Also, we just started watching Game Of Thrones and we can’t figure out why we waited so long, its sooo good! We’re only on the 4th episode and already hooked!

Top Trends for Spring 2018!

Hey guys,

Sorry for the late upload today…these collages took a lot longer to make then I had anticipated lol! I wanted to give you the low down on all the trends coming up for Spring/Summer 2018! I can’t wait for the weather to get warmer so I can start sporting some of these trends. I get so anxious waiting for spring to get here because with the 5 months of cold weather we get in Canada, its so nice to finally brighten up my wardrobe again and wear some lighter layers.

Colour Trends


Shop Details Here

Panton’s colour of the year is Ultra Violet, so expect to see a ton of purple shades in stores come spring! Also I love dressing in pastels – especially pink – when the weather warms up so Im loving that this is still a trend for 2018.

Clothing Trends

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Trench coats are said to be HUGE this year. I’ve had my eye on the trench above for about a year now…maybe this a sign I need to buy it already haha! Also, I’m excited to try out the slip dress trend. Not sure if I can pull it off, but we will soon find out!

Pattern Trends

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I’m loving the feminine patters this year with all the florals and polkadots, these two are going to be on major repeat for me come spring!

A Weekend Ready OOTD!

Canadian readers: Sweater (on Major sale) / Jeans / Similar belt / Boots / Bag / Watch

US readers: Sweater / Jeans / Similar Belt / Boots / Bag / Watch

Happy Friday guys!

I realized today that I’ve been linking all my outfit details to mostly Canadian sites (since I’m Canadian) and seeing as so many of my readers are coming from the US, I decided I would start linking to both US & Canadian sites just to makes things seamless for everyone. Todays OOTD is a warm and cozy outfit, perfect for the weekend! It’s supposed to be another mild weekend here, which means I can finally leave my huge parka at home and wear thick knit sweaters instead. I picked up this cable knit sweater last week on major sale, I think it was $28 after all the discounts!? (extra 50% off with code GAPFIFTY) I sized up to a Medium for a roomier fit. Also I was so in love with my black OTK boots from this post, I ordered them in the Cognac colour too…they are such a steal for only $65!

In other news, I went to the gym everyday this week(Yay for small accomplishments!!) I’m super sore, but it feels good. Peter and I are taking blog pictures today and then going for sushi tonight and I’m sooo excited, I’ve been craving it all week!

 

 

 

Michael Kors Sloan Bag Review!

Good morning guys!

As promised, today I’m reviewing my new Michael Kors Sloan Bag. The last bag review I did is my most viewed post of all time so I figured why not start making this type of post a regular occurrence when I get a new bag! I purchased the Sloan a few weeks before Christmas so I’ve been carrying it for a little over a month now, with that being said I feel like I have a handle on how the bag carries and what the pros and cons of it are.

Bag Details

  • 100% Lamb Leather
  • Gold-Tone Hardware
  •  11″W X 6.75″H X 3.5″D
  • Adjustable Strap: 12″-20.75″
  • Exterior Details: Back Snap Pocket (runs across the entire back of the bag and is perfect for your phone!)
  • Interior Details: Back Zip Pocket, 4 Front Slit Pockets, Center Zip Compartment

Pros

  • I love the look of the bag, it has the essence of a designer bag (think Chanel Boy bag) but at a much more affordable price point
  • The built in organization is amazing, the large pocket across the back is great for your phone and secures with a magnetic button. The inside is divided into two sections by a zippered middle pocket(great for lipsticks) which makes it easy to find everything inside the bag. *I like to use another zippered pouch inside the bag to fit all my other essentials like hand sanitizer, moisturizer, pens, Kleenex, hair brush ect. I do this to make things extra organized but also to protect the bag incase something leaks
  • The size is perfect for all my everyday essentials
  • Its super convient that the chain strap can be a long cross body, or a arm/shoulder bag in the matter of seconds
  • Elevates any outfit

Cons 

  • The lambs leather is buttery soft and so gorgeous, but its also extremely delicate so if your rough on your bags then I wouldn’t suggest this one. The leather gets damaged easily, I bashed mine against a door frame while walking through it and now the leather in that area is gone(its a very small area but still worth noting). I’m gentle on my bags and don’t tend to carry them for more then 6 months/a year so I’m not too worried about it, but if your investing in this bag and are planning on carrying it daily for years to come then you will have to baby it!
  • I wish it was just a tiny bit bigger, height wise. I like to take my iPad Pro with me when I’m out but I can’t when I carry this bag. Also the extra height would make it so much easier to button when my keys and sunglasses are in my purse on top of everything else, I can make them fit but its a little difficult to button when the bag is packed full.
  • Also when the bag is full and in use its difficult to get the front clasp open to get into to the bag. The bag has to be lifted up(weight taken off it) in order for the clasp to open…I hope this point makes sense, its kind of hard to explain in writing lol!

Bag (available in stores!) / Tech wallet / Floral pouch is old BR – another cute option here / Similar notebook / Perfume /All outfit details in this post /

The Final Verdict

Overall I love this bag, I think its worth the money if your a bag lover like myself and take care of them. Its the perfect grab and go size and fits all my essentials, it compliments any outfit and I don’t have to worry about colour transfer(from my clothing onto the bag) because its black! If your tempted by the blush pink version(like I was) just keep that in mind because with leather this soft the colour transfer is going to be brutal on lighter shades! I love the look of this bag so much I’m actually considering buying the smaller version in red for spring!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I’ll see you Friday 🙂