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HOW TO TRANSITION INTO FALL

ZARA COAT (similar) | WHITE TEE | JEANS | CHLOE BAG | BOOTS | RINGS ( 1, 2 )

For the most part, my wardrobe contains everyday essentials that can be mixed and matched throughout each season. These are what I like to call transitional, versatile pieces. Many of you may have noticed I talk a lot about versatility here on Sweet As Fiction, perhaps a little too much, but I’ve always believed that having this particular quality makes each piece that much more special. Fashion is an investment and keeping practicality in mind while shopping will take your closet from trendy to timeless in the long run. As we move into a new season, I’ve put together a few tips on how to transition into fall appropriately:

LAYER:
When you live in a city where it’s cold for half of the year, you learn that layering is such a necessity. To avoid adding bulk within your layers, add pieces that are made with thinner materials; wool or cotton are my favourites to layer with.
INTRODUCE COLOUR:
Neutrals are my go-to for almost any occasion, but I love switching things up and adding colour too. That said, it never hurts to add a pop of colour to your overall outfit to tie it all together. Think a beautiful scarf or a statement bag.
WHEN IN DOUBT, ADD BOOTS:
From moto to over-the-knee, boots are the preferred go-to footwear throughout fall, which is partially why it’s one of my favourite seasons. You can literally find a boot for any occasion, which makes it such a great closet essential.

What are your favourite transitional pieces for fall? Do share below! xoxo

Thank you to Call it Spring for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

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BEAUTY FAVOURITES

Rounding up this month’s beauty favourites and they’re the best yet! Lately with the weather changing by day, I’ve been turning to products to help restore my skin’s appearance, all the while testing out some new ones that are perfect for fall. As much as I love using my favourites, it’s nice to switch things up and introduce new products into my beauty regime. Here are ones that are lust-worthy mentions:

ELIZABETH ARDEN DAILY YOUTH RESTORING EYE SERUM: 
When it comes to skincare, I usually focus on two things: prevention and maintenance. I don’t think I realized just how much my schedule affected my skin up until the last couple of months. Eventually I started noticing bags were showing up around my eyes along with minor puffiness. I’ve been using this nightly restoring serum to bring back that fresh glow and it’s worked wonders! What I love most about this serum is that it’s fragrance free; perfect for anyone with sensitive skin and helps minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles so you wake up looking fresh.
ELIZABETH ARDEN PLUMP UP LIP LINER:
I am slightly obsessed with the formula on this one. It goes on smooth and has an easy applicator tip that helps to blend in the colour seamlessly after lining or filling in your lips. The colour I am currently wearing is “Vintage Pink” which is the perfect shade for fall.
ELIZABETH ARDEN PLUSH UP LIP GELATO: 
This is an ideal lipstick to have in your bag for a quick touchup on the go and I love wearing this one everyday. It’s formula will make your lips feel incredibly soft as it’s infused with shea butter, vitamin A, E and rosemary extract which provides moisture while protecting your lips for hours; something I look for when wearing any coloured lip!
ELIZABETH ARDEN COOL GLOW CHEEK TINT:
This latest cheek tint from Elizabeth Arden has completely changed my opinion on gel blushes! It’s super easy to apply and blends seamlessly to create the perfectly dewy look on your cheeks. What I love most is how compact it is, making it so easy take with you on-the-go!
VIVA LA JUICY GLACE EAU DE PARFUM SPRAY: 
Something about this fragrance has truly inspired me and my personal style. #ViveOnIce is described for the girl that can turn an ordinary day into something fabulous! This fragrance instantly embodies that; made of fresh mandarin, frosted casis leaves and lush pear sorbet, once it’s settled in, you can really smell base notes of vanilla and sandalwood which leaves a warmer scent that can be worn year round. The bottle is very similar to it’s predecessor adding a lovely touch with the pink feathered wrap and gemstone cap.

Thank you Elizabeth Arden for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
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BAG & SHOE LOVER

CROSSBODY BAG | HEELS | CAT EYE SUNNIES | BLACK BAG | NUDE HEELS AVIATORS PIERCE BAG | P. SCHOULER BAG | SNEAKER | BACKPACK

When it comes to style, many of you have asked what I love splurging on. There are certainly so many things to choose from, but if I had to pick my top two, I would definitely say shoes and handbags. Style is an investment. What you wear and how you wear it tells the world who you are; essentially this is your style signature. When you add that great investment piece, your outfit becomes that much more elevated, adding an extra je ne sais pas vibe.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve always dreamt of owning a collection of designer pieces; always coveting Chanel & Dior. There’s just something about owning a piece from these designers; it’s a feeling of gaining a status quo or sometimes it’s about showing your appreciation for high end fashion and wearing it proudly as your signature go-to piece. I truly believe that splurging on the right designer piece is one of the main essentials of building your forever wardrobe.
With my designer collection growing, I’m always on the lookout for new places to shop to make that investment purchase. Forzieri is amazing for that! They carry such an extensive amount of items from designers from all over; you can definitely get lost for hours browsing through their collections.
To help you find some amazing designer goods, I’ve rounded up some of my lust-worthy favourites that can take you from summer to fall seamlessly. J.W Anderson has won me over this past while and I’ve been eyeing this bag as my next investment piece. It would look perfect paired with these sunnies and heels.
For a limited time until August 18th, USE CODE SAF10 to receive 10% off full priced items. No minimum spend required; cannot be combined with other offers.
What about you, what do you splurge on as an investment? Do share below. xoxo

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