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A Canadian Girl's Guide to Looking Like a Londoner

I think one of my favourite things about London last week was just looking at people.  You could of parked me on a bench in Trafalgar Square and I would have happily spend my time observing people.  One of the most notable observations about fashion was what women were wearing.  I say it was notable because a good 8/10 ladies were dressed in the same manner and it had me wishing I had packed differently.  Here I was glad in denim, my bomber jacket et my adidas Superstars when clearly the trendy thing to wear was menswear inspired trenches, denim and loafer/oxford/men-inspired shoes.  I absolutely loved the look, loved is so much that I went and found myself Virginia, an lilac coloured trench which will be the perfect addition to my wardrobe for the upcoming spring. Which weirdly is happening in February?  I found some other great options for the style at a couple of my favourite Canadian shops : Simons, The Bay and Aritzia.

1 Buffalo Plaid \ 2 Pea Coat \ 3 Baby Blue \ 4 Black Trench

The second thing you would need to add to your wardrobe to complete this trend is a fun menswear inspired shoe: an oxford, a loafer or a slip on.  This is something I still have to work on in my personal collection :).  I say collection because it makes me feel better about all the shoes in my closet.  Yikes.


Here's me in my attempt to "London" up my look a bit.  Can't wait to wear Virginia around soon!favourite Winter trends look!
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  1. So cute! Oh Virginia you are beaut that is for sure. Thanks for the tips.

  2. Living on Cloud Nine21 February, 2017 22:48

    I am still swooning over the color that Coat! Isn't people watching the best!

  3. I immediately was drawn to the baby blue coat and then I saw it also came in pink! ARGH, I must not spend $, I must not spend $.....Hahaha. I just don't know if I can pull off loafers but you totally can, because you are you.

  4. I just love the color of your new coat! And your take on dressing like a Londoner! You've inspired me to do something similar when I go to France, Switzerland and Italy in April :)

  5. Those metallic shoes are so cool. Definitely a must for spring -xo


  6. Good thing a have a few boyfriend blazers on order, I can look like a Londoner to!

  7. I love you tied in your trip to this post and the jacket color is so pretty! Love the shoe choices.

  8. That coat was such a great purchase for you! And I'm kind of feeling like an old lady about how much I LOVE those pink loafers.

    Shelly||The Queen in Between

  9. Oh my gosh I want that gorgeous coat! It's so fun to see the fashion in other places and bring it home. I shop for clothing as a souvenir of places I've been. It's a great excuse to shop! ;)

  10. I used to wear loafers all the time. Need to get another pair. I really love the pink ones!

  11. Ya know, I don't own loafers anymore, but I do have a great buffalo plaid coat!

  12. Mes Voyages à Paris22 February, 2017 19:59

    Nice post darling!
    Mónica Sors

  13. People watching is the best! I love all of these menswear inspired shoes, especially those metallic oxfords!

    Doused In Pink

  14. Virginia is so pretty. And I love the menswear loafer look, but I have yet to find a pair that fits my wideish feet. Those black and white ones are getting all the heart eyes from me.

  15. I love that baby blue one too. And I definitely found loafers at the Bay this weekend.

  16. I just bought a similar pair but they're more nude...we'll see how it works.

  17. I have wideish feet too and just found a perfect pair.

  18. I have a pair of menswear oxfords that I forget to wear. But this weekend I will brak them out and break them in and think of you! Isn't people watching an interesting activity? I used to like watching folks at the airport. Lots of potential stories there. Virginia is blessed to have gone home with you. You will make her look even better than she would look on her own. A match made in heaven.


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