One of the newest trends is the corset waist–it started with belts but now it’s come to actually be a part of clothing like it is in this dress. Personally, I love it. I think it’s a great trend because it emphasized your waist and adds this really cool detail to your outfit that creates a fun look without you even trying.

If you’re not a fan of this trend because it reminds you too much of the corset dresses women used to be forced to wear that would nearly suffocate them, this time around the style is much more practical. This dress is a great example of that as the corset waist is actually elastic which means it’s extremely comfortable!

Now for how I styled this look. I thought it would be cute to do an all-white outfit so I went these white sneakers to add to the comfortable look. I didn’t add any extra accessories as I didn’t want to take away from the corset or the white look.

For my lip colour, I obviously had to do something other than white because I’m not into looking like a vampire. While I could have easily picked a nice pink or red, I decided to use the blank pallet of this outfit to explore further into my colour options and landed on this purple shade! This is a lipstick that I really love but can only wear sometimes as it’s definitely a harder colour to match. I do love it though as I love to take fashion risks and it’s so unique, so I was quite happy to have the chance to wear it for this outfit.

Before I end this post, I want to give you guys a couple challenges:

1 – Don’t be intimidated by the corset waist; it is in fact super comfortable and I promise you’ll feel great while wearing it!

2 – Like I did with my lip colour, don’t be afraid to take risks in your clothing (or make-up). Life is more fun when step out of the box 😉

Happy Wednesday loves!

Yours truly,
Fashionably Natalie


Dress: H&M / Shoes: H&M / Lipstick: NYX “Sway”





Leather jackets have come back in full force this year and I had been looking for the perfect one for months until I finally found this one at Zara! For this outfit I wanted to create a kind of edgy look so I paired it with this long T-shirt with slits on the sides–another new style that has risen to popularity recently and one which I am also super into. This one is especially great because of the writing on the shirt; it’s so relatable. I then added my pair of black and white stripped leggings for a fun addition of detail and my leather booties to match the jacket. The last thing the outfit needed was some colour, so I finished off the look by adding my bright red beanie.

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Yours truly,
Fashionably Natalie

Jacket: Zara / Top: Zara / Pants: H&M / Boots: H&M / Beanie: Forever21





I don’t know about you, but for me this year absolutely flew by–it feels as though last Christmas was just a few months ago, but it’s already here again! Not that I’m complaining though; Christmas is my absolute favourite time of the year and I would celebrate it all year if I could.

My favourite thing about this holiday is not the gifts, but just the special time that I get to spend with my family. And since I live far from home now, this year is especially special to me.

Because I love this holiday so much, I just had to make a blog post to show my Christmas spirit. In this post I am wearing this festive sweater I got from H&M last year with my favourite red skirt that is matched the red in my sweater and is perfect for the holiday. I added my favourite new black booties and black tights because it’s much cooler in New-Brunswick than it’s been in Toronto. And finally, I had to add my santa hat to finish off the Christmas look.

I’m wishing a very special Christmas (or holiday) to all of you ❤

Yours truly,

Fashionably Natalie

PS: special thanks to my little sister for taking the place of my regular photographer while my boyfriend is with his family

Sweater: H&M \ Skirt: Express \ Tights: H&M \ Booties: Zara



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We are now in the midst of fall and I don’t know about you, but my wardrobe lately has consists 99% of sweaters. If you ask me, comfy knits are the best part of the season–right alongside the wonderfully beautiful fall colours. In this blog post I am expressing my love for both.

Another huge part of fall is layering–layers are fantastic because they not only give you the much required extra warmth, but they can also add so much character to your outfit. As with this sweater for example, I layered my studded-collared blouse underneath so that it gives the sweater–that has more than enough colour already–just the amount of detail that it needs.

When creating an outfit with a bold colours, it’s always important to make sure there is an equal balance between colour and detail. For example, you would never want to pair this sweater with a pair of bright green pants. Of course, I could have gone with a more simple and neutral choice by adding black jeans with this sweater–however, as those who know my style know, I seldom go for the neutral look. So I instead paired my sweater combo with these wonderfully detailed pants.

For shoes, I went with my leather booties to give the outfit a full fall-look. And as for accessories, as the outfit was already so busy, I kept it simple with this black watch.

Happy Wednesday loves!

Yours truly,

Fashionably Natalie

Sweater: H&M / Studded-collared blouse: H&M / Pants: Forever 21 / Hat: Aldo Accessories / Booties: H&M / Watch: Bizou



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(Please excuse my ugly blue bra strap)


As my instagram followers already know, this weekend we visited a place that I got to check off my bucket list: Niagra Falls! The fun and dynamic streets filled with the most interesting boutiques and restaurants topped with the breathtaking view made the entire day an incredible experience.

In honour of the beauty of the falls, I wanted to dress up a little but still be comfortable as we were going to be walking around all day, so I found that this adorable bright red skirt was the perfect option. This style of skirt showed up in stores last spring and people have been loving it every since, for good reason–the elastic material makes it extremely comfortable, and extremely flattering as the material stays in place in the perfect curvy shape.

Assuming (correctly) that it would get warm walking around in the afternoon sun, I kept it simple and light with this black top–and also, because, what better combo is there than red and black??

For shoes, I wore my black leather booties that I am loving for this fall because they are not only adorable, but also very comfortable! Leather has been a fall staple for years now that I’ve always been a big fan of, and this year seems to be all about the leather booties and I’m totally crushing on it.

Finally, due to the lack of pockets to be found in the average dress or skirt and due to the surplus of things that girls tend to carry around (of course it’s absolutely necessary to bring the day’s lip colour)it’s hard for us to get away with not carrying a purse. However, having a heavy bag on the arm dragging you down all day–especially when the day involves a lot of walking–can be very exhausting. That’s why I love these little crossbody bags so much; it takes a huge weight off your shoulders, literally. This bag was a Christmas present from my sister last year and I love wearing it with a bold colour because it adds just the perfect amount of detail that the outfit needs.


Hope you all had a fantastic Wednesday!

Yours truly,

Fashionably Natalie




Top: H&M / Skirt: Express / Booties: H&M / Bag: NineWest / Sunglasses: Aldo Accessories





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First of all, happy first day of fall everyone!


There’s just something about the clean and fresh look of a white collared blouse that I am it loving for this fall season. I especially love this one for its fantastic studded collar; it adds the perfect little extra detail to a simple white blouse.

For this outfit, I kept it simple with these dark wash jeans. After I bought these I started to notice them everywhere; whether they are faded or not, just about everyone now owns a similar pair of black skinny jeans with just two tears on each of the knees. It seems to be a growing trend this fall.

Another big trend this season are high-waisted jeans. The high waisted skirts have been around for a while, the shorts fell back into the trends within the last couple years, and now the high-waisted jeans are back this season in full force–which is totally fine by me. For years, I had just about given up on jeans (until recently I literally only owned one pair). One of the main reasons for that was that I found them so uncomfortable as I would constantly have to be pulling them up and it was so difficult to move around in them. This new up-rise has me loving jeans again–I’ve even gone from owning one pair of jeans, to owning three (it’s slowly getting there). Whether you’re a jean-lover or not, if you haven’t gotten a pair yet I would definitely recommend it because they are so comfortable you will never want to go back to mid-rise jeans.

My vision for this outfit was a clean and polished, simple look with a pop of colour, therefor to avoid distractions I skipped the accessories for this one. For my pop of colour, I chose these pointy-heeled green pumps to give this look a very lady-like feel, and the green colour to represent the new season.


Until next time,

Fashionably Natalie


Blouse: H&M / Jeans: H&M / Shoes: JustFab






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Once again, summer seems to be ending just as it started. Though I will miss beach days terribly–especially in the coldest months of winter–I’ll admit that I am just about ready to welcome cozy knit sweaters, all things burgundy, and all the pumpkin spice one fall season can hold. Before I can trade in my summer brights for the dark fall shades however, I had to get it all out of my system with this one last incredibly bright outfit.

Those who know me know that I have never been afraid of colour–unlike many who prefer all things black, I have always been the opposite, instead always attracted to the bright colours. In this post, as a farewell to the summertime brights for this year, I let my bright-loving side go wild.

This skirt has been a favourite for me this summer as it is such a fun colour for the season and it’s an easy-wear so I could move around freely and quickly just throw it on when getting ready for last minute activities. It’s great because it can also be styled in many different ways–such as a bold day look as I did for this post, or it could be just as chic worn with a simple black top and heels for a night out.

For this outfit, I made a bold choice and paired the skirt with this almost-as-bright trendy mock turtleneck crop. In order to balance the two opposite colours together, I added these fun bright pink earrings to the outfit that matched my skirt perfectly. To complete the look, I opted for my quiet soft pink flats as the outfit itself was already so loud that a dramatic shoe would have been too much.

So there you have it! Now I have cleansed myself of all summer brights and I am ready to bring out my dark fall florals! Keep an eye out for that in my next blog post.

Yours truly,

Fashionably Natalie

Top: H&M / Skirt: Dynamite / Flats: Aldo / Earrings: H&M



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Happy Friday everyone!!

The pants that I am wearing in this blog post are a gem that I stumbled upon in Dynamite while I was actually in search for something else. What first drew my eye to them was their style; the dress-pants-like material mixed with the sweat-pant-like elastic bottom created the perfect pair of comfortable dress pants. Once I tried them on I had to buy them, and they’ve become one of the most comfortable pairs of pants in my wardrobe.

Items like these are my favourites and they are items that once found, I will almost always purchase because it can in fact be quite difficult to find clothing that are just as comfortable as they are stylish. The old term “Beauty is pain” is unfortunately often true, however, it is not always the case thanks to pieces such as these pants that allow you to feel as comfortable as you would in sweat pants while you are dressed up.

Another example of this are these shoes. Though they may not look it, they are in fact one of my most comfortable pairs of shoes. Of course they aren’t quite as comfortable as a pair of running shoes, but they’re one of few pairs of heels that I can walk around in for hours without my feet turning into one huge blister.

Another great thing about the pants is that the colour matches with many different shades; for this outfit, I decided to go bold and pair them with my bright yellow sleeveless top. The earrings were a necessary addition to this outfit in order to really bring the top and the bottom together and balance out the colours. Lastly, I decided to keep it bold and finish off the look by adding these blue and black ankle-strap heels that help to pull the look into a more “girly” direction, and the difference in shades of blues made for a fun unique look.

Wishing you all a great weekend!


Yours truly,

Fashionably Natalie


Top: H&M / Pants: Dynamite / Shoes: Massimo Dutti / Earrings: H&M / Bracelet: Aldo Accessories





Well, back to school has crept up on us once again and for most students including myself, this week marks the start of the new school year.

Every year, whether I was excited or dreading the first day back to school, the greatest and most crucial part was always the same for me: what to wear! A new year gives you the opportunity to be a completely different person through your style; it is your chance to show your classmates how you have evolved and grown during the summer through your clothes.

Every year I put a lot of pressure on the perfect back-to-school outfit, but this year, given that I was returning to school after two years and am in a fashion program, I had to make a good first impression so it was especially crucial that I find the absolute greatest outfit. Perhaps I put too much pressure on it however, because nothing ever seemed good enough–until I found this adorable little dress from Zara. I loved it for the colour as soon as I laid eyes on it, and something about the crisp white collar on it just made it seem like it was perfect for back to school in the fall.

Once my search for the perfect was finished at last, I then had to find the perfect shoes and accessories to go with the dress. I decided on my chunky white sandal heels as they matched the white collar and complimented the blue of the dress and because, well, it is still summer after all (especially here in TO where it is about a 1000 degrees every day).

Finally, I knew I wanted to keep the accessories simple and classic to achieve the look that I was aiming for, so I went with my black watch and pearl bracelets, then I added a half-bun to the look to make it just a little more trendy and voila! I had my perfect first day of school outfit.

I wish you all a terrific first week of school and a wonderful new school year! XO

Yours truly,

Fashionably Natalie

Dress: Zara / Shoes: JustFab / Watch & bracelets: Bizou / Backpack: Dakine



As most of my friends and family know, I recently moved to Toronto to attend school this fall. This is the city that I had been dreaming of being a part of for years and finally being here honestly does feel like a dream come true. Although I do love my hometown and miss my beloved friends and family terribly, it was unfortunately not a place where a fashion lover like myself could strive and therefore I ultimately had to move to be able to pursue my passion. As I have already said, it has been a great experience so far and just as good as I had imagined it would be if not better. So I want to share with you guys a few of the things that I have learned/noticed about my new city thus far:

Number one and one of the greatest observations–the people here are much nicer than I was told to anticipate. Being from a small town, we are all used a place where everyone knows everyone and we are people known for our kindness. It makes sense that the bigger the city is, the more distant people are and that can result in a “colder” society. However, apart from the few exceptions, the majority of people that I have met here have been incredibly kind and extremely helpful to us trying to get around this foreign city. It has definitely been a great welcoming. I mean, we are all Canadians after all, therefore it’s in our blood to be nice and say “sorry” excessively. 😉

On the other had, in my second observation I have realized that this city is in fact just as fast-paced as I was told to expect. While you would usually get laughed at for running anywhere in public in my hometown (as I did once when a man yelled after me “Run, Forrest, Run!” when I was once late for work), it’s different to see that in fact many people will run straight by you when they are late for something. Being downtown on a weekday when everyone is either trying to get to work or get home from work will make you realize that–and learn to get out of the way, fast.

Thirdly, there are so many things going on at all times and it’s amazing. Especially in the downtown area, you will find all kinds of people and street acts from energetic hip-hop dancers, to inspiring drum soloists, to mesmerizing saxophone players, and even to protests of people standing up for what they believe in. There’s a new kind of person at every corner you turn and it’s honestly one of Toronto’s greatest charms.

The funniest fourth observation are the birds. They are everywhere and they are fearless; they’re city birds. It’s so interesting to see how unafraid and unbothered they are of humans.

My fifth observation has to be about the weather. Of course I knew to expect weather warmer than NB, but I was definitely not prepared for just how hot it really is here. There have been about five days of heat warnings already since we’ve been here and it’s no lie. What makes it so unbearable is the humidity–it suffocates you and turns you into a pool of sweat. (I know, disgusting) Being a person who looks forward to summer year-round and is usually horrified at the first sight of the changing leaves, I never thought I’d say this but–I can’t wait for the fall weather.

Finally, my sixth observation and the most exciting to me is, of course, the fashion. Coming from a small town where wearing a fancy dress would reward you with weird looks from the locals, it is such a relief to at last be able to dress as boldly as I desire and to still fit in. The people here dress in a way that looks so easy and effortless yet completely put together and it’s inspiring. This has definitely been one of my favourite things about my new city so far.

As this was both mine and my boyfriend’s first time ever in this city, our first couple weeks here we spent being tourists and explored some of the most popular areas of Toronto, so below I have added photos from our visits and some of the outfits I wore. (Though all of these places were fantastic and well-worth seeing, my absolute favourite was the CN tower. If you have never been

1. The CN Tower

2. The Discovery Center

3. The Royal Ontario Museum

4. The Casa Loma Castle

And lastly, a picture of our beautiful new home!

So all in all, I really am completely in love with my new city and am so ecstatic to finally be here.

School starts this week and I can’t wait; stay posted for my first day of school outfit post!!

Yours truly,

Fashionably Natalie

Outfit #1 (CN Tower)–T-Shirt: H&M / Skirt: Dynamite / Necklace: Forever 21 / Hat: Aldo Accessories
Outfit #2 (Discovery Center)–Top: H&M / Skirt: H&M / Sandals: H&M / Sunglasses: Aldo Accessories
Outfit #3 (ROM)–Blouse: Forever 21 / Pants: Forever 21 / Sandals: H&M
Outfit #4 (Casa Loma)–Dress: Forever 21 / Shoes: Aldo / Sunglasses: Aldo Accessories
Outfit #5 (Home)–Romper: H&M / Sunglasses: Aldo Accessories / Shoes: Massimo Dutti