otk boots
One thing I’m often asked by friends is what kinds of pieces I think are worth splurging on. While I’ve definitely learned to spend way less on clothing and shoes than I used to, I definitely believe that it’s smart to invest in higher quality basics that will last rather than replacing each season. A black leather, flat, over-the-knee pair of boots is about as classic as it gets for fall, and these ones from DUO are pretty amazing: not only is the leather quality beautiful, but they also come in different calf widths – ensuring a perfect fit that will be a wardrobe workhorse for years to come.
her waise choice boots
sweater dress and boots
her waise choice fall
saint laurent bag

Boots: Duo (c/o) | Dress: Cos | Scarf: Joe Fresh (c/o) | Sunglasses: Celine | Bag: Saint Laurent (borrowed from Jenny) | Watch: Daniel Wellington

Photos by Jenny Liu

Favourite New Skincare Products

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One of first signs that tell me the seasons are changing is when my skin begins to go crazy. I used to have no idea why it reacted so aversely during the winter months, but after a few years of trial and error I’ve been able to figure out that the root cause for me is usually dryness and lack of consistency with my skincare routine. With that being said, here are a few new (and old) products that I’m starting to use now and looking forward to continue using through the colder months!
clarisonic review
The Clarisonic is the best thing I’ve come across for a thorough cleansing, especially on the days that I wear make up. This cleanser from fresh is a no-nonsense, gentle yet effective cleanser that goes perfectly with the Mia.
Although I do like the taste of coffee, I try to avoid consuming caffeine as much as I can because my body doesn’t react very well to it. Topically, though, my skin loves the effects! These two Black Tea products provide firming and cooling; the eye cream is an especially good pick-me-up after night of less-than-decent sleep!
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Last year I discovered facial oils and have never looked back: they add a rich moisture that seems to absorb so much better into my skin than moisturizers do and have been able to calm my skin in a unique way. I haven’t yet met a face oil I didn’t like, and these two will be in the lineup all winter long.


Do you have any current favourite skincare products as we approach the winter? I’d love to hear about them!

Clarisonic Mia | Soy Face Cleanser | Black Tea Mask | Black Tea Eye Concentrate | Tsubaki Beauty Oil | Seaberry Face Oil

All products in this post are available at Sephora. If you’re in Vancouver, be sure to check out the much-anticipated Robson Street opening on October 31st!