If I could live in one style of shoe for the rest of my life, sneakers would most definitely be at the top of my list. But not just any old sneaker… they must be versatile, trendy and of course last me a while. I’m prone to dragging my heels when I walk, and I’ve got the evidence to prove it. With that said, the heel is always the first thing to go, which then results in having to throw out the actual shoe. And let me tell you, it’s not easy.

Investing in a quality sneaker is key not only for long- lasting shoes, but for long-lasting feet as well. Considering we’re spending our entire lives on our feet, comfort and quality are crucial aspects in prolonging their life span.

I got my first pair of Native Shoes, the Apollo Mocs, over a year and a half ago, and I’m happy to say they’re still intact. They’ve become my go-to shoe for absolutely everything, from class to working out to travel. However, these Mercury Liteknits are slowly taking over. The lightweight material makes you feel like you’re walking on clouds all day long, and the sleek design and powder blue shade compliments just about anything you wear.

Wearing: Native Shoes Mercury Liteknits in Air BlueForever 21 JacketSimilar Leggings

The Mercury Liteknits are the newest edition to Native Shoes’ ever-growing collection. They’ve got more stretch with a new intertwined 3D elasticized knit, and are even lighter in weight than their previous styles. The inspiration behind these gems? Clouds.

 

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So I know it’s been awhile since I’ve last posted here, and some of you have been wondering where I’ve gone. Well, aside from travelling in the summer, I was also taking summer school courses and doubled my semester in September. It’s definitely been time consuming, to say the least, and I’ve been hardcore slacking on the blog. But the plus side is I’ve got plenty of outfit and travel photos lined up and (almost) ready to go. 😉

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This sleeveless burnt orange sweater (official name “autumn red”) is a recent purchase from Guess, and loved it so much I went back and got it in black! It’s the perfect cut for fall layering under jackets and cardigans, and will definitely keep you warm in the upcoming colder months. Pairing it with a black bomber, black knee high boots, blue jeans and black aviators kept my look casual and season- appropriate. And the orange and black just so happened to go with today’s occasion, Halloween.

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I’ve linked below the exact top I’m wearing in both “black” and “autumn red.”

top: Guess | bomber jacket: Zara | jeans: RW&CO | boots: Just Fab | sunnies: Amazon

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Last semester I took an art class, and man… my perspective changed on everything. Shout out to my wonderful prof who allowed me to see art through a new set of eyes. From the little details, to the meaning behind every piece, it became like a mystery to be solved, only for it to be a different outcome for each person. It was cool being able to share different opinions and to see what others were observing from the same work of art.

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Along with the permanent collections, I had the chance to see the J.M.W Turner: Painting Set Free exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), which was housed at the museum for three months. My favourite paintings from him include “Sunrise, with a Boat between Headlands” and “Snow Storm.”

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Wearing one of my all time favourite looks (I’m sure some people think I probably have only one shirt and one pair of pants in my closet from the amount of times I’ve worn them) I paired my favourite joggers with a simple long sleeve top. I love these little grey booties, the heel is the perfect height comfort wise and they bring together so many outfits. Finishing off the look, I matched my grey floppy hat with my Guess cross body bag.

Photos were taken by Rita Roque. Check her out here.

coat: Forever 21 (similar) | top: RW&CO (here) (similar) | bottoms: Forever 21 (similar) (similar) | hat: RW&CO (similar) | shoes: Aldo | bag: Guess (similar)

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