Tomboy Chic + A Day Spent at the West Edmonton Mall

Tomboy Chic Outfit, Black Wool Coat & Leather Baseball CapBlack Leather Baseball Cap, Black Wool Coat, Black Turtleneck Top, Black Leather Backpack

Aritzia Leather Baseball Cap, Aritzia Black Wool Coat, Black Poloneck Top, Hudson Jeans Wax Coated Krista Skinny Jeans, Black Studded Ankle Boots, Mackage Backpack

Wearing

Black Wool Coat c/o West Edmonton Mall – Here

Leather Baseball Cap c/o West Edmonton Mall – Here

Poloneck Top – Similar Here

Wax Coated Skinny Jeans – Here

Studded Ankle Boots – Similar Here

Leather Backpack – Similar Here

Good Morning everyone, I hope you are all well! Today’s post is going to be a bit of a different one, instead of posting my little blurb about the outfit I will actually be discussing my experience Black Friday shopping at the West Edmonton Mall as well as why it is the place to shop, eat, play and hangout!

For those of you who don’t know, I am not an Alberta native. I am actually from the Toronto area and moved out west with my family about nine years ago. When we first moved here the West Edmonton Mall was a new and exciting place to visit and explore, I would practically go every weekend! Not only does it feature an abundance of stores to shop at, ( whether you are into fashion, gaming, beauty or sports the mall has it all ) but it also features a fully operating water park complete with a wave pool and multiple water slides, an amusement park full of daring roller coasters, an ice skating rink, multiple restaurants and even a few hotels!

For those who have never visited here are a few key things that are an absolute must do!

  1. At either end of the mall are two iconic Canadian department stores: Simons & The Hudsons Bay! These are a definite must if you are visiting from outside of Canada, Simons has the best sweaters and The Bay is just quintessentially Canadian! It wouldn’t be right if you didn’t at least pop in!
  2. Parking can be a bit tricky, especially around the holidays, my tip would be to come early and to follow @official_WEM on Twitter to stay up to date on the best parking spots!
  3. Hungry? The West Edmonton Mall features two food courts filled with your fast food favorites, a Tim Hortons on the second floor by the Ice Rink as well as different coffee shops across the mall! Want something a little fancier? Check out Bourbon Street on the first level, it features a wide variety of restaurants, including an amazing steakhouse Mr.Mikes, who is very accommodating to us plant based people!

Of course the mall is home to some amazing stores, including all of my favorites: Aritzia, Garage, Urban Outfitters and Forever 21. So when the West Edmonton Mall asked if I would like to be a part of a Snapchat/Instagram takeover with a few other Edmonton bloggers I of course said YES! They challenged us to go a full day ( over 12hrs!! ) at the mall, shopping, eating and of course scoping out those Black Friday deals all while taking over there social media. Of course this was no challenge at all! The deals were amazing and I was able to pick up some gorgeous pieces ( such as this beautiful black wool coat as well as my bad ass bomber jacket from this post HERE! ), they treated us to an amazing lunch at Mr.Mikes on Bourbon Street as well as dinner at L2 by the Ciniplex theaters. There are plenty of places along the mall to take a rest and grab a snack, and you can pop on over to the Apple Store to charge your phone ( which of course I had to… cause I’m always on my phone. ha. ).

The day was filled with good food, good laughs and good friends, I am so thankful that I had this experience and that I was able to share it with all of you. Thank you West Edmonton Mall for everything!

Joy xx.

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*This post is in partnership with The West Edmonton Mall. All pictures & opinions are my own*

 

Embroidered Bomber Jacket & Combat Boots

Embroidered Bomber Jacket & Combat BootsBlack Down Filled Bomber Jacket, Chloe Faye Dupe Bag, Wax Coated Skinny Jeans, Combat Boots

Tiger Embroidered Black Bomber Jacket, Down Filled Bomber Jacket, Chloe Faye, Chloe Faye Dupe Bag, Wax Coated Skinny Jeans, Combat Boots

Wearing

Embroidered Bomber Jacket c/o West Edmonton MallHere

Wax Coated Skinny Jeans – Here

Combat Boots c/o Thursday Boots – Here

Black Loop Bag c/o West Edmonton Mall Here

This jacket is what dreams are made of! Not only is it incredibly cool ( I mean it has an embroidered tiger on the back ) but it is extremely warm because it is down filled! Trying to be fashionable and warm in one outfit can be very hard to attain, but this jacket is the solution to that problem. And can we just talk about those Combat Boots for a moment? They have traction!!! Someone that doesn’t live in a snowy/icy city won’t understand, but to all of my northern readers you know how important good traction on boots is ( and you also know how difficult it is to find a fashionable pair ) so I was extremely pleased with these beautiful shoes from Thursday Boots.

Last but not least, lets discuss that beautiful handbag! For those who don’t know I am absolutely in love with the Chloe Faye bags, but I just cannot justify spending that kind of money on a purse! So when I went shopping at the West Edmonton Mall on black friday, I stumbled upon this beautiful look-a-like from Roots Canada ( at 30% off!!! ) and I knew I just had to have it!

What did you pick up during the sales this weekend?

Joy xx.

 

 

A Grey Scarf & Striped Shirt

Grey Wool Pea Coat, Grey and White Striped Sweater, High Waisted Blue Skinny Jeans, White Sneakers, Grey Scarf, Studded Crossbody Bag1 Madison Wool Coat, Oak & Fort Grey Wool Scarf, Bluenotes Striped Sweater, Mackage Studded Rubie

Winter Outfit, Fashion, Grey Wool Scarf, Grey Wool Coat, Striped Sweater, Citizens of Humanity, Koio Collective, White Sneakers

Wearing

Grey Wool Pea coat – Here

Striped Sweater c/o Bluenotes – Here

High Waisted Skinny Jeans – Here

Grey Scarf – Similar Here

Crossbody Bag with Studded Detailing – Similar Here

White Sneakers c/o Koio Collective – Here

Sometimes basics are best!

Sticking to a monochromatic color scheme I paired my Grey Wool Pea Coat with a simple Grey and White Striped Sweater and of course my Citizens of Humanity Rocket Crop Skinny Jeans  ( *disclaimer* I do own more than one pair of jeans….I just really like this pair ). To add a little something-something to a rather plain outfit I accessorized the look with my beautiful Mackage Studded Crossbody Bag and completed my outfit with a pair of White Sneakers from Koio Collective and a ultra chic yet simple Oversize Grey Scarf.

Joy xx.

Plaid Coat & Leather Skirt

black and white plaid coat & leather skirtblack scarf, plaid coat, black knit, leather skirt, studded crossbody bag

black scarf, black and white plaid coat, rib knit black sweater, faux leather black skirt, white adidas superstars, mackage studded rubie

Wearing

Plaid Coat – Similar Here

Black Knit Sweater – Similar Here

Faux Leather Skirt – Similar Here

Mackage Crossbody Bag – Similar Here

Black Scarf – Similar Here

White Adidas Superstars – Here

The season for bare legs has long since gone, so going without tights was probable not the best idea but let’s be honest…when has fashion ever been practical?

Wearing this gorgeous Black & Grey Plaid Coat with a cozy Black Knit Sweater and a Faux Leather Skirt with zipper detailing, completing the outfit with my stunning Mackage Crossbody Bag, a pair of White Adidas Superstars and a simple Black Scarf!

Joy xx.

Shearling Moto Jacket & Graphic T-Shirt

Shearling Moto Jacket & Graphic T-ShirtDynamite Sherpa Jacket, Givenchy Printed Graphic T-Shirt, High Waist Skinny Jeans, Studded Crossbody Bag, White Sneakers

Sherpa Jacket, Graphic T-Shirt, High Waist Skinny Jeans, White Sneakers

Wearing

Shearling Moto Jacket – Here

“Givenchy” Printed T-Shirt c/o GraFixDesignsLLC – Here

High Waist Skinny Jeans – Here

White Sneakers c/o Koio Collective – Here

Studded Cross-body Bag – Similar Here

I am a firm believer that one could never have too many jackets.

Styling this gorgeous Sherpa Moto Jacket with a basic “Givenchy” Graphic T-Shirt and my go-to pair of High Waisted Skinny Jeans. Of course no outfit of mine would be complete with my Mackage Studded Rubie Cross-Body or a pair of White Sneakers.

Joy xx.

 

 

Hiking Boots & Hoodie

Hiking Boots & HoodieGivenchy Hoodie, Camel Coat, Black Skinny Jeans, Black Hiking Boots, Black Mini Studded Crossbody Bag

Black Hoodie, Camel Wool Coat, Black Wax Coated Skinny Jeans, Mackage Studded Crossbody Bag, Black Hiking Boots

Wearing

Camel Coat – Similar here

“Givenchy” Hoodie c/o GraFixDesignsLLC- Here

Wax Coated Jeans – Here

Black Hiking Boots c/o Bluenotes – Here

Studded Crossbody Bag – Similar Here

Snowy Monday mornings call for Hiking Boots & cozy layers. I styled my gorgeous Camel Colored Wool Coat with a warm and cozy Black “Givenchy” Printed Hoodie and a pair of Wax Coated Skinny Jeans. I completed the outfit with a small Studded Cross-body Bag.

Joy xx.

 

Bomber Jacket & Bobble Hat

Quilted Bomber Jacket & Bobble HatBlack Bobble Hat Beanie, Pom Pom Hat, Toque, Beanie, Quilted Bomber Jacket, Black Bomber Jacket, Turtleneck, Cropped Turtleneck, Mock Neck, High Waist Skinny Jeans

Bobble Hat, Bomber Jacket, Mock Neck Crop Top, Citizens of Humanity Rocket Crop Skinny Jeans

Wearing

Quilted Bomber Jacket – Similar Here

Black Cropped Turtleneck – Here

High Waist Skinny Jeans – Here

Bobble Hat – Here

A cute and casual outfit on this beautiful ( although cold ) Friday morning! Styling a Bobble Hat ( that I make and sell on Etsy! Shop it HERE! ) with a Quilted Bomber Jacket and a Cropped Turtleneck Sweater, completing the look with my basic Citizens of Humanity Rocket Crop Skinny Jeans!

Happy Weekend!

Joy xx.