j.crew signet bag
Since moving in to our 650 square ft apartment, my closet space has decreased substantially (to say the least). Over the last few years, I’ve made it a goal to own fewer things for the sake of living more simply… but now we’ve added a practical need for that into the mix. Having been spoiled with a three story home for most of my life, I’m just realizing now how beneficial it is to be thoughtful about every item we bring into the house. It’s been a great exercise in thinking through each piece I’m considering, to really try to ensure that the pieces that do make the cut are worn a lot. This J.Crew Signet crossbody from the brand’s new handbag line has definitely passed the test: I’ve worn it for no less than three weeks straight since adding it to my closet, and don’t see that changing anytime soon. Minimal, light, well made, and so roomy for its size, I love that the bag goes with everything and has a classic, timeless appeal.
j.crew signet bag
j.crew signet bag
j.crew signet bag
j.crew signet bag
j.crew signet bag
j.crew signet bag
Dress | Aritzia
Flats | Jenni Kayne
Bag | J.Crew Signet bag (c/o)
Sunglasses | Karen Walker
Lips | Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Bawse

Photography by Brian Chan

bridal hair inspiration
Happy Tuesday! I’m excited to share the last — and arguably my favourite — instalment of our three part floral bridal hair story today (see parts one and two here). This was definitely the most explicitly all-around “bridal” look we did, mostly because I’d actually planned to do my wedding day hair just like this and wanted it to be as true to the day as we could make it. I wore my wedding shoes for this outfit, along with a lace topper and skirt that loosely resembled the dress that was being custom made. The make up was similar to what I was envisioning for the real thing: a classic cat eye, lots of lashes, and a bold red lip. As for the florals, Michelle created an intricate comb out of hellebores, astrantia, silver brunia, and ruscus that perfectly complemented the simple low bun, and even provided a gorgeous bouquet for me to hold. Everything ended up coming together a little differently on my actual wedding day (photos soon!) but this look definitely got me excited as it was the first time I felt like a “bride”.

A big thank you to all of the talented women who worked together on this shoot with me – definitely one of my favourite blog shoots to date and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them too!
bridal hair inspiration
bridal hair inspiration
bridal hair inspiration
bridal hair inspiration
bridal hair inspiration
bridal hair inspiration
bridal hair inspiration
bridal hair inspiration
Hairpiece and Bouquet | Blossom and Vine Floral Co
Top | Park and Fifth Co
Skirt | Aritzia
Shoes | SHOEME.ca
Make up | Aislehair
Hair | Team Katie Elwood

Images by Christine Pienaar Photography