Autumn and Winter Essentials ft. Fjallraven Canada

Autumn and Winter Essentials ft. Fjallraven Canada

Winter is coming…

The days are getting cooler, the leaves are changing colour… All just a reminder that in about two months, we’re going to be thrown face first into the bitter Canadian winter. The nights are getting colder and darker and that means more cosy nights spent under a blanket binge watching Netflix *cough* Buffy *cough*! It also means the changing leaves, autumn Starbucks hot drink flavours, and vampy, berry lips! Today, I’ve partnered with Fjallraven Canada to show you some of my autumn and winter essentials!

Autumn and Winter Essentials ft. Fjallraven Canada

Fjallraven Greenland Winter Parka

First thing – a warm winter coat. I believe that a high quality, warm winter coat is something to invest in – especially if you live in a cooler climate like Canada! If you don’t layer accordingly, you’ll feel the cold winter air cutting through your jacket, which is not a nice feeling at all.  I’m here to share my secret – I absolutely looooove the Greenland Winter Parka* from Fjallraven! It checks off all the boxes in my winter jacket criteria.

  1. Must be water resistant (for wet autumn weather, and eventually snow).
  2. Fit well in the waist and arm length, and must be long enough to hit about mid thigh.
  3. Must be warm!
  4. Have a classic design that fits in well with the rest of my wardrobe.

I always prefer jackets with a longer fit, because 1) I’m tall, and 2) I don’t want a cold butt! Fjallraven jackets have a timeless designs, and there are lots of different styles to choose from ranging from lighter fall jackets to thick winter parkas.

 

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JACKET // FJALLRAVEN • SHIRT // TOPSHOP • JEANS // TOPSHOP

Autumn and Winter Essentials ft. Fjallraven Canada

How does the Fjallraven Greenland Winter Parka fit?

Buying a coat online can be daunting, especially when you are not able to try on the jacket beforehand. I did a lot of research on fitting, but not many people have written about the sizing of Fjallraven jackets. As you guys know, I’m a tall girl! (5ft11). I normally go for women’s large in jackets to accommodate the longer sleeve length. However, I read in reviews that Fjallraven jackets have a generous fit, and the sizing is a bit larger. This makes the jackets absolutely fantastic for layering, especially in the autumn and winter seasons! I would recommend going down a size from what you normally wear – I opted for the Women’s medium. As for the length, the jacket hits at about mid thigh.

Pockets! There are so many pockets and I looooove it!! This jacket features six! Yes, you heard me, SIX! There are two large buttoned breast pockets, two middle pockets for your hands, and two large buttoned pockets at the bottom. You can fit your purse essentials in the pockets and spare the effort of carrying around a bag all day.

The jacket has warm teddy-pile lining and is also a waterproof G-1000 Silent outer. You can find this jacket here. There is also a shorter version of the Greenland jacket here, and a lighter parka version here! If you’re looking for a warm jacket for autumn/winter, I highly recommend Fjallraven!

 

Keep your hands warm and toasty…

If you’re a true Canadian *wink wink* you probably already own a pair of these iconic mittens! Cold hands are the absolute worst, and these mittens from The Bay’s Canadian Olympic Collection will make sure your hands stay toasty all winter long with the cosy fleece lining. They’re currently on sale so be sure to pick up a pair here!

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Vampy, Berry Lips

One of my favourite autumn makeup trends is vampy, berry toned lips! I tend to sport nude or coral tones of my lips during the majority of the year, but the deeper reds and berry tones signal the start of the holiday season in my mind! I tend to cheat the whole dark lip trend by going with a medium mauve instead – I find that bold darker colours emphasize my small lips. Berry tones go hand in hand with sweater weather – wouldn’t you agree? I have a selection of my favourite lipsticks here that I think are perfect for this time of year!

The Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipsticks are some of my favourite formulas because they have incredible lasting power. My favourite autumn shades are Disorderly, Bawse, and Stepping Out (reviewed here!) I also fell in love with Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in Primrose, which is a muted, medium rosy mauve with subtle, warm undertones and a cream finish. I think this is a colour most people should own – it’s gorgeous and classic! Kat Von D’s Studded Lipstick in Lovecraft is a firm seasonal favourite – the matte formula is so comfortable on the lips. And of course I have to mention my favourite lip balm – the Malin and Goetz Mojito lip balm! This stuff seriously saves my lips during the cooler autumn and winter months.

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Holiday Treats and Festive Drinks

I’m not really a fan of the famed PSL – controversial, I know. I’m addicted to Starbucks, but for different reasons! I’m a huge fan of the Chai Tea Latte, both hot and iced versions! If you haven’t tried it, it’s a creamy latte with a little spice – perfect for warming yourself up on those chilly autumn days! One of my favourite drinks is more of a Christmas release, but when the time comes, ask for a Chestnut Praeline latte! It’s a mix of caramelized praelines, holiday spices, espresso, and rich, steamed milk! As for loose leaf teas, the Tealish Donuts and Dreidels mix tops the list. It’s a flavoured black tea with notes of chocolate and strawberries, and is best enjoyed with a dash of milk and sugar.

I also made a delicious gingerbread man recipe, which you can find here!

 

Autumn and Winter Essentials ft. Fjallraven Canada

What are your thoughts on the Fjallraven parkas? Favourite vampy / berry lip shade? What are some of your autumn and winter essentials? Drop me a comment down below!

*This post contains PR Samples. Thank you for loving the brands that support my blog!

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17 Comments

  1. October 27, 2016 / 11:25 am

    loving the lipstick shades

    • sachie
      October 27, 2016 / 4:40 pm

      What are your favourite autumn shades? 🙂

  2. October 27, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    I’m definitely going to try those liquid lipsticks. I’m definitely loving the colours.

    • sachie
      October 27, 2016 / 4:41 pm

      The Smashbox liquid lipsticks have such a fantastic formula – I highly recommend them!

    • sachie
      October 29, 2016 / 4:06 pm

      Thanks love! X

  3. October 29, 2016 / 1:42 am

    You are beautiful and I love that coat!

    • sachie
      October 29, 2016 / 4:05 pm

      Thanks love!! X

  4. October 29, 2016 / 2:59 am

    Love the way you styled the jacket – and of course berry lips are always a must this time of year!

    • sachie
      October 29, 2016 / 4:05 pm

      Thank you! Glad you liked it! X

  5. Annissa
    October 29, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    That parka looks warm and cozy! I love that it has so many pockets! It seems like I never have enough.

    • sachie
      October 29, 2016 / 4:07 pm

      Endless pockets are definitely a blessing! Beats having to fit a purse over a thick jacket haha.

  6. October 29, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    That coat is terrific. Don’t know this Canadian brand. Where I live a waterproof outer layer is really important in the Winter.
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  7. October 31, 2016 / 2:03 am

    Those lipstick shades are beautiful for the fall! P.s I love starbucks

    • sachie
      October 31, 2016 / 12:23 pm

      What’s your favourite holiday drink? 🙂

  8. October 31, 2016 / 10:45 am

    That jacket does look perfect! It seems really sturdy and effective without all the unsightly bulk of grandma’s winter coat. LOVE the beauty essentials as well. I ran out of my Caudalie elixir a month or so ago and am dying to buy some more. It’s the perfect setting spray and a wonderful pick me up.
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    • sachie
      October 31, 2016 / 12:24 pm

      The caudalie spray is the best! I love the scent, can’t wait to pick up another bottle during the Sephora sale this month 🙂

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