I will be the first to admit that I can be particularly difficult to shop for. I have extremely vivid ideas of the things I need in my life and what I don't, the quality and functionality of these items, and of course their aesthetic appeal. Sounding a little hard to please eh? 

Knowing this about myself, and having met a couple of the same breed, I have put together the Holiday Gift Guide For The Modern Woman. Classic, fun and purposeful gift ideas, including a few sophisticated upgrades of things we already own- intended to please even the most difficult to shop for.  

1. Arnan Fisherman's Sweater- $50

2. The Transport Weekender- $298

3. Darling Magazine, single issue- $20, three pack- $55

4. Zip Leather Gloves- $63.78

5. Geo Stands, set of three- $60

6. Spotted Clutch- $130

7. Sugar Lip Polish- $26

8. High Low Belt- $40

9. Cashmere Scarf and Hat Set, Tan- $174.30

10. Herringbone Striped Planter- $29.99

11. Parsley Seed Cleaning Mask- $39

12. New Balance 410, Burgundy- $60

13. Soma Water Filter- $60

14. Passport Brown Leather w/ Copper- $61.09

15. Long Distance 1.0 Gold Watch- $365.74

16. Copper Hangers, set of five- $14.24

17. Rope Trivet- $28

18. Danica Necklace- $52

19. Parfum Botanique NO. 7- $46

20. Bralette- $19.20

21. Notebook- $9

22. Boy Short- $19.20









This winter is off to a cold start, and consequently I find myself lusting for an entirely new wardrobe consisting of a whole lot of knitwear. Thankfully the turtleneck is having a huge comeback this W14/15, offering us one more reason to crawl into wool.

And if there is anyone winning the turtleneck game (owning the style and rocking it)- it's FIGTNY. With a natural affinity for sweaters of any kind, this woman effortlessly makes a garment often not seen as cool, cool. These beautiful pictures from her blog are part of her OUTFITS series. 

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I found myself in a rabbit hole of cozy knits yesterday, and discovered the beauty of them being shot in black and white. The nature of black and white allows us to see the garments more graphically, and emphasizes the contrasting shapes and textures that make a beautiful knit, well, beautiful.


It's that time of year here in Canada- when temperatures begin to dip, we are digging out warmer shoes and boots, reminding ourselves of what toques and scarves we bought last season and getting familiar, once again, with the heavier coats in our closet. And for those of you finding your winter closet isn't meeting all your needs, don't fret. I've gathered an array of inspiration from the streets of a few fashion meccas: London, Paris and New York. 

Below, women owning the winter coat in different styles, colours and textures- in everything but black. 



1. 2. april robb 3. 4. Rock and Fiocc