Aldo’s Fall Essential That’s Extra AF

Taking it easy in my silver Aldo Loreni Boots

I snuck away for the weekend with Ryan to my home away from home, Toronto. It was great. A weekend full of waking up in our cozy hotel room, nice and late, pondering what we should do over pancakes and coffee.


Loreni Boots – c/o Aldo | Cuddly jacket – Aritzia | Pink Tee – Aritzia | Distressed Mom Jeans – Garage Clothing | Necklaces (one and two )- c/o ALEX AND ANI

I wanted to just take it easy all weekend. Roam the Toronto streets, do a little shopping, sip a little wine and joke around with Ryan my bestie. No worrying about instagramming, promoting a post at “just the right time of day”, squeezing one more event into an already packed schedule. No wondering if cat-eyeliner and pink eyeshadow was a little too much for popping into Timbo’s. I was gonna do “me” with zero worries.

I have a pair of silver Loreni booties from Aldo that are EXTRA AF. And I mean it. I wear them out and they elicit lots of “Omigod. WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE?” and a few “Sick boots, babe.” and of course, my favourite “Nice astronaut boots!” I’ve been dying for the chance to properly shoot them, but you know…the 9-5 has been getting in the way.

Taking it easy in my silver Aldo Loreni Boots Taking it easy in my silver Aldo Loreni Boots

Now, I’m not one of those super organized IGers (which doesn’t help), who plans her outfits for days…searching for just the right location to shoot just the right picture. I’ve got enough on my plate to worry too much about getting enough millennial pink pieces to shoot, or finding just the right bouquet. Over the past few months, I’ve been learning to slow down, to live in the moment more and enjoy the present. It’s amazing what you can experience when you look up from your phone.

Taking it easy in my silver Aldo Loreni Boots

What am I smiling at? A friendly pigeon photobomber just outside of this frame.

Taking it easy in my silver Aldo Loreni Boots

Back to the boots though….When I got dressed that morning after pancakes, I said: “This is the day. I’m wearing my happy, silver boots with my normal outfit and I don’t care how ridiculously extra it is. This is me and my silver boots, peeps. Take it or leave it.”

The Hubs and I strolled through the Eaton Centre, popping in and out of stores. Salespeople oohed and ahhed over my Lorenis while simultaneously asking if they hurt. “Nope! Great, right?!”

Taking it easy in my silver Aldo Loreni Boots Taking it easy in my silver Aldo Loreni Boots Taking it easy in my silver Aldo Loreni Boots

We walked out of the mall into a beautiful little courtyard where I thought I better capture my carefree silver moment. As the husband snapped away, a guy walked by and yelled out “Nice astronaut boots!!” That made my day. I knew right then and there that my outfit was perfect, along with my new favourite shoes of the year.

*Thank you Aldo, for my gleaming platinum boots in exchange for my honest opinion.






    • Dominique
      November 15, 2017 / 11:12 am

      Thanks, Gorgeous. They are fun, aren’t they???

  1. Cheryl
    November 14, 2017 / 9:59 am

    I saw another vlogger with those and they are sooooo cute and different! Some trends make sense lol, this one does. Hey Dominique, would you please Vlog some more? I love the vlogs on relaxed hair maintenance and that’s how I found you – I know it’s hard to keep up and it’s a ton of work but I would love to see some video tutorials on the hair and fashion try-ons. Think about it 🙂

    Have a great day love!

    • Dominique
      November 15, 2017 / 11:12 am

      Hey Cheryl! I’m so sorry! I’m trying to vlog more, but I am short on time! I wish editing didn’t take so long! It’s so funny too because I absolutely love the Youtube channel. I keep promising to devote more time to it. I need to win the lottery so I can focus full-time on blogging/vlogging! LOL! I got some good video two weeks ago when I last relaxed my hair, so I have a vlog all waiting to publish. I also have a haul/try-on video lined up for this weekend. Stay tuned! xoxoxo

      • Cheryl
        November 15, 2017 / 11:35 am

        AWESOME! Holidays are approaching so take your time, I’ll wait and look forward to it over a short break …


  2. Cheryl
    November 14, 2017 / 10:25 am

    Oops! I should have read the entire blog first — I read that the 9-5 has been getting in the way … I completely understand that one. I still enjoy the blog tremendously. Nice work …

    • Dominique
      November 15, 2017 / 11:10 am

      You’re the best, Cheryl! Thanks for your understanding!

  3. November 14, 2017 / 10:32 am

    Um, those boots are amazing!!!!

    • Dominique
      November 15, 2017 / 11:09 am

      Thanks, Doll!

  4. November 14, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    I have had my eyes on those boots forever! In love with them! You look fantastic and so wonderful you got to spend some quality romantic time with Ryan!

    • Dominique
      November 15, 2017 / 11:09 am

      Get them, Debbie! They are on sale! LOL! Yeah – I really treasured this weekend. It was nice to just have some downtime with him and goof off!

    • Dominique
      November 15, 2017 / 11:08 am

      Thanks so much, Jessica! Me too. So many fun styles out now!

  5. November 15, 2017 / 1:47 am

    Those boots are amazing!! What a great statement pair of boots!

    Xo, Steph

    • Dominique
      November 15, 2017 / 11:07 am

      Thanks, Stephani! And best of all, they are actually not too hard on the feet!

  6. November 15, 2017 / 9:41 am

    Love that jacket so much and you look amazing. Love this outfit!

    • Dominique
      November 15, 2017 / 11:05 am

      You’re the best. Thank you! That jacket is so snuggly!

  7. Sarah
    November 16, 2017 / 1:14 am

    Those metallic boots are everything!

    • Dominique
      November 16, 2017 / 10:14 am

      It’s soooo cuddly and warm, Azanique! Sadly, that cream colour is sold out, but they offer it in a nice khaki/beige!

  8. November 16, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    I can totally relate to you! No time for outfit planning with the full time job! haha I’m lucky I squeeze in a few photos on the weekends. You look awesome in those killer boots. You should wear them whenever you feel like it! Just to make you smile.

    • Dominique
      November 20, 2017 / 2:37 pm

      Thanks, Mindy!

  9. November 21, 2017 / 10:13 am

    This coat is so chic and cozy! Love how you paired it with these boots. So cute!

    • Dominique
      November 21, 2017 / 2:17 pm

      Thank you! That coat is like wearing a teddy bear. So good! And those boots are my faves!!

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