Dress Up

It’s that perfect time of year again where every few days we get a burst of warmth and one can sport the perfect Fall outfit. For me, that means light silks and soft sheer layers ideally paired with hints of copper and rose gold, and maybe even a big floppy felt hat.

There’s something so magical about transitional weather- the promise of something new and exciting hangs in the air, and when the wind blows through the city just right, it can feel like anything is possible. I love combing through my wardrobe for forgotten pieces and pairing them with new treasures (like this charm bracelet by Troll Beads). It’s a time of rediscovery and reinvention, and I’m definitely into this new-and-old peachy autumn ensemble!

DSC_0989

DSC_0975

DSC_1004

DSC_1013

DSC_0976

Top by & Apparel, Shorts from Aritzia, Bracelet via Troll Beads, Shoes by Miista

This post was sponsored, but all opinions are my own. To inquire about sponsored posts, please send me an email at alyssa@randomactsofpastel.com

Dress Up

And so it begins- the dark and gloom of fall/winter is upon us, and though for the most part I stick to my typical light wardrobe colour scheme, even I embrace new textures and darker neutrals this time of year. As out of character for me as it seems, right now I can’t get enough of faux leather pants! I picked up this pair of skin-tight beauties at High Street Fashion Stores about a month ago, and ever since I was patiently waiting for the weather to cool off a bit. Funnily enough, I actually shot these pictures in the middle of an unexpected heat wave and basically cooked myself in the process. Gotta love transitional weather right?

DSC_0477

DSC_0547

DSC_0557

DSC_0577

DSC_0523

DSC_0533

DSC_0471

DSC_0513

Pants from High Street Fashion Stores, Top from Sylvie and Shimmy, Necklace from Cherry Pick, Shoes from LOFT, watch by Daniel Wellington, Phone case by Hello Harriet

Dress Up

I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to the way everyone hides inside in Toronto when it rains. Born and raised in Vancouver, I grew up loving just about everything about the rain, and unless I’m headed somewhere crazy important I can promise you’ll never see me seeking shelter under an umbrella. To get to the point, I don’t mind getting my feet wet, and a little rain can never keep me away from a cute cloudy day outfit.

I picked up this 60’s style peach frock from Honey awhile back, and I’ve been patiently waiting for the temperature outside to allow for thicker fabrics ever since. When it finally cooled off this past weekend I knew rain or shine, I had to give it a try, and so I spent the afternoon puddle jumping in front of peach walls- I mean really, what else was I to do?

DSC_0606

DSC_0636

DSC_0618

DSC_0582

DSC_0659

Dress via Honey, trench from Aritzia, bag by Theit, watch by Daniel Wellington, boots from Topshop, Sunnies by Karen Walker

Dress Up

In a completely random twist of fate a few weeks back I somehow found myself at the Vans sample sale here in Toronto, and upon learning that all of the shoes just happened to be my size, I knew I’d been brought there for a reason.

Even though I’m usually not super into animal prints, I found myself inexplicably drawn to a pair of leopard print Vans, and after comparing them with a few other much more typically RAOP pairs, I decided to take them home.

As strange as it sounds, these loud slip ons have managed to breathe new life into my wardrobe, providing a much needed pop of texture and fun to otherwise ordinary outfits. Though they seemed like a strange purchase at the time, I’m so glad I “adopted” them into my pastel life. I guess you never know when or how you’re going to surprise yourself!

IMG_3645

IMG_3660

IMG_3659

IMG_3664

IMG_3642

IMG_3678

Coat and Sweater from Aritzia, Backpack by Golden Ponies, Jeans from Wildfox Couture, Sunglasses by Ray Ban, Shoes by Vans