New Year, New Site: CBB Has Moved!

New Year. New Site.

I’ve packed up and moved on to a new site with new posts! Make sure you check my new site marieleigh.com that’s where I’ll be posting from now on. Happy 2014!

Osheaga 2013 Fashion: Sneakers, Sandals & Boots!

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Osheaga 2013 Fashion: Sneakers, Sandals & Boots!

Alright ladies and gents, it’s that time of year again for us MTL music lovers…so let’s get cultured, dance and drink – it’s festival season in MONTREAL!

Jazzfest and Osheaga are among my faves and with Osheaga just around the corner CARTE BLANCHE BLOG is here to help with the very important issue of what to wear to such snap worthy events.

For my first post on Osheaga festival fashion let’s start at the bottom (no there will be no Drake pun…so sshh!)

To look towards the future of festival attire I’ll be taking a look back and drawing some inspiration from my favorite bloggers and their outfit posts to help build the perfect look. Now since this is an outdoor festival with walking from stage to stage it’s safe to say heels are out of the question. So for this fashion festival segment lets draw some inspiration from the men in our lives, a little masculine touch in our footwear can put a swag-like spring in our step! And without those pesky heels, which I do LOVE, getting stuck in the dirt we can keep up with those boys rushing to the front row.

Festival Fashion

Crazy For Dr.Martens

The perfect shoe for Osheaga (tried n tested) is Dr MARTENS! Masculine meets feminine (hello studs and fun colors). They’re the perfect pair to stomp the Osheaga ground, without worrying about dirtying them up…because that’s the point! An added bonus of the industrial boot: when in a huge crowd no need to worry about people stepping on your toes, trust that you’ll be well protected with these boots! Now as I’m sure you’ve realized from my previous posts I’m a big fan of the industrial trend and it seems to be transitioning from furniture and decor to the fashionable streets of Montreal! Red Doc Martens would look great with an all black ensemble adding a fun pop of color – making me feel girly and badass (which of course is the perfect combination!)

Love Love LOVE these Leyton Dr.Martens

Dr.Martens Leyton Leather Sneakers, 119.00 from Dr.Martens CANADA

My personal choice is the Leyton leather sneakers! I love the color and how they fit and look with jeans or a dress..and of course plaid.


Dr.Martens Industrial Boot, 154.99 from Dr.Martens INDUSTRIAL Canada

Bringing your beau along? You two can match your boots with a pair of industrial Dr. Marten boots for HIM.

These Montreal IN Fashion’s studded sneaker wedges are from Little Burgundy and they’re amazing!

Sneaker Wedge

Oh Isabel Marant, this shoe is more than just a one-season fashion fad: it’s perfect paired with leather pants, short shorts or lose fitting short summer dresses. They’re also perfect for strutting around stage to stage at Osheaga – you’ll always look picture perfect and having your feet thanking you by the end of the night. Super comfy super cute extremely festival proof!

Studded sneaker Wedge, £26.00 for you lovelies in the UK from ASOS

See by Chloe Sneakers, 375.00 US from Bloomingdales US.

The Boho Flow showing us how to creep fashionably

Just CREEP(ers)

Can I stop myself form referencing TLC….nope – just CREEP ladies! Stay comfy and stay tall, everyone wins here ladies! Take a cue form one of the most fashionable new bloggers on the scene. Love her and every look featured on BOHO FLOW, especially this ensemble featuring some gorgeous SUPERGA sneakers.

Some of my favourite Creepers:

Dr.Marten's Ramsey Creeper delights

Black + Cherry Red Dr. Martens Creepers , 169.99 from DR.MARTENS CANADA


Minimarket Creepers, 164.00 US from Shoescribe US

Hope this post has helped you sort out some ideas and outfits in your closet, stay tuned for the next post shorts vs summer dress vs maxi skirt!

Featured Bloggers:

Montreal IN Fashion
The Boho Flow
Oohlala Blog

Get Caught Up On Some CARTE BLANCHE BLOG Styled Posts

Shoot i styled during the summer. Shot at BOTABOTA in Old Montreal

Shop the shoot post http://marie-leigh.com/2011/12/shop-the-shoot-winter-warmth/

Suzy Shier styled review. http://marie-leigh.com/2011/07/double-take-suzy-shier/

Styled Rowenta promo shoot http://marie-leigh.com/2011/11/styled-rowenta-beautys-promo-ads/

Varsity Jackets & Leather Sleeves

With the season changing I’ve been going through some girly girl fashions of winters past to some tomboy mid season game changers.

Key pieces to have: varsity jacket, men’s watch, plaid (perfectly paired with anything high waisted) and anything with leather sleeves!

You can still be a girly girl with your accessories, but nothing makes me feel stronger and sexy than some leather detailing and a little sheer action in my outfits.

instagram: carteblanchestyle

Shoe Obessions

I am so finally happy to see that the snow is melting away with the weather is getting warmer! This of course means I’m one step closer to getting to strut around in some new summer footwear.

Nothing to add some fresh new life to an outfit than switching your boots for some sandals or colorful sneakers!

instagram: carteblanchestyle

Outfit Post/Peek: Night Out Samara’s Bday!

Leather Skirt: H&M. Tights: House of Holland (asos.com)

AMAZING dessert from MBRGR to end an amazing meal & celebrate Samara's bday!

 

 

 

 

 

It has been a while so I figure instead of a long winded post, I thought I’d share a few pics of a great night out celebrating my friend Samara’s birthday! We went to MBRGR which is an amazing resto on Drummond with gourmet custom burgers and sinfully delicious fry baskets ( sweet potatoes and fried onions). As for dessert… just look at the pic of the that cookie! There are no words … since my mouth is full of food I can’t really talk.

 

For this (rare) night out I threw on a black sheer top ( fave village find to date), faux leather skirt from H&M and House of Holland tights (current obession).

Enjoy the pics i ‘borrowed’ from tristankurtz instgram feed. Boy was all artistic that night snappin pics like a pro. Follow him on instgram asap.

Throwback: Backback vs Luggage Briefcase

A girl really can’t have too much baggage, if it means I get any of these beauties its definitely a case of the more the better. These deserve to be flaunted around, photographed and coveted by the masses! I’m on board with the throwback to the back pack… I even recall being OBSESSED with one girl’s Jasmine Disney backpack in kindergarten (it even have jewels all over)! While nowadays I do find myself leaning more towards quilted and alligator/croc skin (The Row’s exclusive backpack<3) instead of polyester and plastic (which still sounds pretty awesome), there is a new style that was seen ruling the runaways as well….the luggage inspired handbags.

I love the mini, medium and mega versions of this trend, while of course when thinking of luxe luggage Louis Vuitton comes to mind, but for me right now the one that I want is MCM. Take note if you haven’t already ladies and gents this brand has been making a major comback in the recent years. Thanks to hiphop fashion forward men and women and MTLs very own Corey Shapiro, helping feed the needs and dreams of the MCM obsessed.

These bags are for women and men alike so while you could buy that special gift for the man or woman in your life instead of yourself remember…sharing is caring. Well make sure to let them know that when you run out the door with ‘their’ gift.

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Season Strut: Getting Ready For Fall


Getting ready for fall with some great pieces I’m excited to wear this season! Vintage MCM (loovve MCM) handbag, H&M leather skirt & BCBGenration Booties.