Monday, September 29, 2014

Mountain Lake


I got to spend this past weekend at one of my favourite places in the world. Mountain Lake in Minden is where my best friends cottage is, and I love it there. My best friends Alex and Beverley who are sisters, have been my best friends since we were in grade 1. I consider them more like my second set of sisters. Every summer growing up we were always there together, and it was the greatest place. They have a main cottage (which you will see below) where the adults sleep, and then a houseboat, where we would sleep. To make things even better they have their cousins house next door, so there was always something to do and always people to hang out with. I truly consider their family, my family. 

Ever since late high school its been hard to make it up there, with all our different schedules. I was so fortunate to head up there, on truly one of the most gorgeous weekends ever. The fall leaves are all out, which makes for the most breathtaking scenery. I dressed for fall weather, but we ended up spending most of our time in our bikinis paddle boarding. 

Main cottage.


Here are some random shots of the weekend. 
Make sure to check out the latest photos on my Instagram @sydhoff3

Coat : Gap
Jeans : Mavi
Hat : Lids 
Sweater : (Value Village)

Sunglasses : SmartBuyGlasses (RayBan) 
Glasses : Ray Ban

-Sydney xo

Monday, September 22, 2014


Here is my look for today!

Sunglasses : SmartBuyGlasses
Jeans : Urban Outfitters 
Coat : Jacob
Loafers : Kelsi Dagger
Beanie : Chanel
Bag : Aldo
Watch : Daniel Wellington 
Sweater : (Value Village)

-Sydney xo

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Plaid Poncho

Here is my look for today!

Ponchos and plaid really represent fall for me, so obviously I was head over heels in love when I picked this beautiful Pink Martini poncho out for my staple fall fashion pieces. I thought I would make this very preppy poncho a little edgier by pairing them with my Mavi biker pants and of course my new Ray Ban aviators from SmartBuyGlasses.  I've been wanting Ray Ban aviators for a while now, but never knew what colour I should buy. I decided the black on black would look super sleek and with upcoming fall/winter, these would look rocking with my outfits. I'm so happy SmartBuyGlasses sent me these bad boys, because they have already become my go to sunglasses for everything. SmartBuyGlasses has literally any pair of sunglasses or glasses you would ever want. I already have a wish list that is way too long to admit, which I hope to be ordering soon. Not only is this website a one stop shop for any glasses you are looking for, but you can't beat the prices. Such amazing prices and the quality is fantastic. 

Sunglasses : SmartBuyGlasses (RayBan) 
Pants : Mavi
Watch : Daniel Wellington 
Flats : Chinese Laundry 
Bag : Chanel

Lipstick : MAC - Riri Woo

-Sydney xo

Monday, September 15, 2014

Rainy Weekend

Here is my look for today!

I was in Ottawa visiting some friends over the weekend and when we woke up Saturday we realized how awful the weather was. Full fledge fall happened overnight. It was so cold, rainy and windy none of us felt like getting fancy with our outfits. We decided to run to the mall to do some shopping, and I personally just wanted to be as comfy as I could be. This oversized sweater not only screams fall, but its so warm and cozy. I borrowed my friends Hunter boots and topped off my non styled hair with a baseball cap and was geared for the rainy day ahead.
I ended up having a blast in Ottawa and of course we indulged in some wine Saturday night and then had the most delicious breakfast the next morning. Its always so nice to visit my friends, and for some reason all of my friends decided to move out to Ottawa for work, although I'm pretty sure they would all prefer to be in Toronto. Regardless, I think Ottawa is beautiful and my friends live along the cutest street with stunning older homes and oversized trees. (Where these photos are taken) I hope to visit soon, but its back to work for me. Stayed tuned for more fall outfits this week.

Leggings : American Apparel 
Boots : Hunter Boots 
Baseball Cap : Lids 
Leather Jacket : Buffalo David Bitton
Bag : Aldo

-Sydney xo

Friday, September 12, 2014

Tweed Blazer

Here is my look for today!

I absolutely love blazers of any sort, but come fall I love a classy tweed blazer with any outfit. I decided to just go all out with colour in this outfit, and pair quite the colour combo with this vibrant green dress from Pink Martini Collection. This dress would also be fantastic in the summer and you can coordinate numerous pieces with this dress. I'm also super excited to put a pair of biker pants with this tweed blazer and completely change the look. I just love all the possibilities when it comes to fall fashion!!!

Necklace : Lia Sophia
Heels : Steve Madden
Blazer : (Value Village)
Bag : (Value Village)

-Sydney xo

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wild Native Jacket

Here is my look for today!

It's no surprise I'm loving vegan leather lately,  I instantly like a piece of clothing more when it has any type of faux leather in it. I fell in love with this jacket instantly and knew this was going to be a staple for me this fall. It has that cozy, chic, fall look to it, with an edginess from the faux leather sleeves. I've already worn this jacket numerous times since receiving it, and I find myself grabbing this jacket over my staple Buffalo leather jacket. This jacket is almost an entire outfit alone, because you can barely see your shirt underneath it, so its definitely a fantastic grab and go coat, and you instantly look put together and stylish. Lately, I've been rocking a ton of different jeans and pants and because of the neutral colours in this coat, it goes with everything!! I highly recommend this coat. 

Coat : Pink Martini 
Jeans : Mavi (Bootlegger) (Ripped Myself)
Bag : Aldo
Flats : Aldo
Blouse : Jacob

Lipstick : MAC - Heroine mixed with Guerlain KissKiss 523

-Sydney xo

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Cargo Pants

Here is my look for today!

I've been wanting cargo style pants for a while now and when Bootlegger asked me to pick a few pieces from their new fall collection, I knew these pants were a definite winner!! I decided to go with more of a casual outfit with these pants, which most people would do, but I tried them on with my black stilettos and black boyfriend blazer and they also looked pretty badass. That will be for another outfit post. 

Pants : Bootlegger 
Sunglasses : Sunglass Hut (Spy Optic) 
Sweater : Sheinside 
Jacket : Buffalo David Bitton
Boots : (Value Village)
Purse : (Value Village)

Lipstick : MAC - Heroine mixed with Guerlain KissKiss 523

-Sydney xo

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Little Things

I use to make "The Little Things" post or a "5 Things" post once a week, and suddenly stopped for some reason. I've decided to bring them back and let you see 5 little things I'm loving each week. After all, the little things are the most important things.

1. The new Porter Magazine, fresh blueberries from the market, flowers from my garden and Your Tea

2. My boyfriend and I just so happen to receive new watches on the same day. My new Daniel Wellington watch and his new Breitling watch.

3. Spending my rainy Saturday morning in an oversized sweater from Pink Martini, comfy socks and drinking lots of coffee.

4. Taking advantage of the last few warm evenings by spending it on my balcony with great food and family. (Wine, mussels and fruit)

5. Grabbing a green smoothie from one of my favourite restaurants just down the street, Rawlicious.

-Sydney xo