Saturday, November 1, 2014

Fall Outfits, Fashion Week and Self-Esteem

October has been SUCH a hectic month - FULL of blog events and activities, yet not enough blog posts - so I wanted to share some of the things that have kept me busy this month!

With Janelle, Elaine & Dee

First up was World Mastercard Fashion Week - I spent a fun day attending 3 shows while also getting the chance to go backstage and check out the hair and makeup looks on the models. Read about my favourite pieces (MAJOR style inspiration) here - and also enter to win a model-worthy 5-piece set of Redken products!


I had a fashion emergency before the show and ended up trying on some FAKE nails (not my usual look!) and was surprised by how much I enjoyed wearing them - read my review here!


Aside from fashion week, I had the opportunity to get involved with the Dove Self-Esteem project - I moderated a one-hour workshop for mothers and daughters on how to encourage healthy self-esteem and body confidence. Can you spot me in my pink jacket at the front of the room?


It had been nearly a decade since I had to "present" in front of such a large group - I felt a bit nervous before the event...but as it turned out - it was a lovely and comfortable experience. I was in a room of mothers and daughters - and we all wanted the same thing - to learn how to help our daughters feel their best.


Here's a post I wrote about my own struggles with self-esteem (yes, those are photos from my childhood up there!). My post includes links to a self-esteem resource page which has been SO helpful. I've passed the resource page on to my kids' school - and they're planning on using some of the materials in the classroom!

Jacket: WHBM (similar), Necklace: Pink Lovebird (10% off with code ELLA10), Bag: LV Neverfull (similar), Shoes: F21 (similar)

Here's the outfit I wore for the workshop - pink is my happy color and makes me feel my best :-)

Shirt: Old Navy, Scarf: H&M, Boots: Old Navy (this year's version),  Bag: LV Neverfull (similar)

I've also been incorporating some darker fall colours into my wardrobe.

Sweater: Old Navy (similar), Vest: Express (similar), Jeans: GAPBag: LV Neverfull (similar), Shoes: Old Navy

As well as my fur vest...

Scarf: F21 (similar), Sweater: H&M, Boots: Old Navy (this year's version)

And lots of scarves...

Jacket: ZARA (similar), Scarf: F21 (identical), Boots: Old Navy (this year's version), Bag: LV Neverfull (similar)

Including my plaid blanket scarf!

Shirt: H&M (similar), Skirt: Smart Set (similar 1, 2, 3), Bag: Marc Jacobs (similar 1, 2), Booties: Old Navy (similar)

For evening events, I've been pairing mini skirts with opaque tights and black booties.

Shirt: LOFT, Skirt: J.Crew Factory (similar), Bag: Marc Jacobs (similar 1, 2), Booties: Old Navy (similar), Necklace: Pink Lovebird (10% off with code ELLA10)

It's a fun (AND WARM!!!) combination!

Shirt: Old Navy, Skirt: Smart Set (similar 1, 2, 3), Bag: Balenciaga, Boots: Old Navy (this year's version)

For my fashion week outfit - I stepped slightly out of my comfort zone and pattern-mixed with TWO plaid prints!

Ok...I think this post has gotten really long, so I'll stop here - I feel much more caught up now! I'll be updating soon with a shopping haul featuring some of my favourite recent purchases - including a pink fall coat.

Have you ever struggled with self-esteem? 

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Linking up with More Pieces of Me and On the Daily Express.

8 comments:

  1. Love the outfit pics, the bag is to die fooooor! <3 Major envy there! Great cause as well with the self esteem! Well done you! x
    Harriet | Pearl & Peach

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    1. Thanks Harriet - I've definitely been using my neverfull a lot this month! And the self-esteem project was such an exciting one to get involved with - because I learned so much myself :-)

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  2. What a fun recap of your events and activities over the past month! I had missed a couple of your YMC posts so it was fun to go check those out. The fake nails one was especially interesting! And as always, I loved your outfit recap. So many pretty, polished outfits that are realistic and stylish at the same time. :)
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. Thanks Gina - it felt so satisfying to get all caught up - there had been so many things I wanted to share on my blog! The fake nails really surprised me - I never thought I'd use them, and now I see that they're actually good to have on hand - and so easy to wear!

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  3. What a cool opportunity! Great job with the pattern mixing!

    Lindsey
    Thrift and Shout

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  4. What a fun event! I love your pink jacket, too! So many cute looks in this one pot : )
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  5. Talking about self-esteem is so important with girls and Dove has done such a great job with their campaign. I really like your pink jacket, especially layered with the darker pink shirt! What a great combo!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  6. Great recap of your week! Cant wait to read your in depth posts! Wonderful blog!

    http://vievelle.blogspot.ca/

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