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BABES IN BANFF

Paresa Kouhestani

Hi Everyone!

It’s been awhile, right? Sorry for being so MIA, but sometimes life just takes over! I recently went on a trip to Banff, Canada and it was kind of amazing. I can’t remember the last time I had such a good and drama free vacation. I’ve recently posted my travel guide for Banff which you can view HERE, but I also wanted to share some of the outfits I wore.

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September in Banff means cold, chilly, rainy and even snowy days! I was very excited for this because I LOVE the cold! Fall in DC doesn’t hit until October/November and I was getting more and more excited about the possibility of snow while we were in Canada. Since I was expecting cold weather, I wanted to get thin thermal layers that weren’t too bulky, so it would make hiking easier and that I could easily layer. Some of you know, my go to color is black. It’s easy to wash, goes with everything and it’s always in season. Most of what I brought was black, but they are things that I ALWAYS wear because I can. These are pieces I know I can count on and I always keep in my closet.

DAY 1

Our first day at Lake Louise, and hiking the Plain of Six Glaciers, was overcast and there was a possible chance of rain all day. I decided to go with a Columbia thermal I bought for ski season, Zella leggings, this J. Crew puffer vest and my BCBG rain coat. I had heard from a couple friends that I should bring actual hiking boots, but I didn’t want to invest in hiking shoes so I just brought my Nike’s and it was totally fine! This worked out really well because when we first started walking I was thinking I didn’t wear enough layers because I was freezing. Once we started the Plain of Six Glaciers hike, since it’s mostly steep go up, it really warmed us up and it was easy to loose the light layers and carry.

-SHOP THE LOOK-
thermal: Columbia (similar here) // leggings: Zella // puffer vest: J. Crew (runs large, order 1 size down) // rain jacket: BCBG (older, similar here) // shoes: Nike (older, similar here)

DAY 2

Our second day we went to the gorgeous Moraine Lake and I decided to go with this waffle pattern thermal I got at Costco (yes, THAT Costco, but it was only $12!), Zella leggings, a J. Crew puffer vest, my BCBG rain coat AND my short puffer jacket. It was very cold that morning and I needed all the layers I could get! Once we got in the canoes, I shed the rain coat because the rowing was giving me a good workout, but it’s always better to be too hot and able to take layers off, then it is to be freezing and not have anything warmer, right?

-SHOP THE LOOK-
thermal: Costco // leggings: Zella // puffer vest: J. Crew (runs large, order 1 size down) // jacket: Andrew Marc (older, similar here) // shoes: Nike (older, similar here)

DAY 3

Our final day was sunnier and better weather at Johnston Canyone so I decided to fore-go all the layers and stick to this amazing new thermal from Uniqlo, Zella leggings and my rain jacket.

-SHOP THE LOOK-
sweater: Uniqlo // leggings: Zella // puffer vest: J. Crew (runs large, order 1 size down) // rain jacket: BCBG (older, similar here // shoes: Nike (older, similar here)


Have any of you been to Banff or plan to? Comment below and let me know other amazing places you’d recommend! Don’t forget to follow me on Insta!

AUTUMN IN GEORGETOWN

Paresa Kouhestani

Hey darlings! Sorry for the sudden absence, but I'm still here! It's been a crazy couple of months since last checking in! I made the big move from Colorado to Washington, D.C. and am totally loving it! I have a lot of family here and this is a city that I love! It's not as crazy busy and dirty as NYC, but still has big city vibes. Not to mention such good shopping, eats and fashion scenes! The menswear game I see on the metro every morning is strong-- I love it! 

I usually take a blogging break during the summer mainly because there's so much going on, but also because summer just isn't my season. I have very pale skin (#obviously) and sunburn so easily! Not to mention I cannot stand heat and humidity. I usually don't update my wardrobe over the summer, because I don't really care to. I would much rather put that money towards a Fall and Winter wardrobe-anyone else feel that way?

top: Nordstrom // leggings: Zella // trench vest: Amazon // boots: Zara  //
handbag: Longchamp

I've decided to try and bring more colors into my wardrobe. We will see how far I actually get because most of my wish lists still include most black and gray items, but I'm getting there! I found this extra long maroon sleeveless trench vest and loved it! It's great for those Fall days when it's not super cold, but you still want something warm(ish). I paired it with my favorite long-sleeve top (I have this in 5 colors!) and my must-have high-waist leggings! If you don't own a pair of high-waist leggings, you aren't living your best life! They are legit amazing and oh-so flattering. I also found these ah-mazing booties from Zara. That's another great thing I love about being on the East Coast--I'm close to Zara again (#bless)!  The shape of the heel is different and giving me retro vibes and they are so affordable! Enjoy the look and keep an eye on the blog for DC travel posts and more!

-Paresa xx

top: Nordstrom // leggings: Zella // trench vest: Amazon // boots: Zara  //
handbag: Longchamp

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Know any good places to eat in DC? Comment below with your recs!


Burberry Wednesdays

Paresa Kouhestani

Hello darlings! Hope you're all doing so well! It's been a rough week, am I right?! Not only with the (disappointing) election, but last week I spent Tuesday morning in the ER with kidney stones, UGHHH! Anyone who has experienced this excruciating pain will understand how horrible it is to have kidney stones! Not fun at all!! 

On the bright side, it's one week until Thanksgiving AND Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is released on Netflix the day after Thanksgiving! I know what I'll be doing Black Friday! In today's look, I put together five basic transitional pieces to move from your Fall wardrobe to your Winter wardrobe. The center piece is my first ever high-end designer purchase-- this gorgeous Burberry wool coat!

Yes, I love fashion and I do like to invest in good pieces, as long as I know I will get a lot of wear, but I also shop at H&M, Zara and other discount stores. It's important to note that you MUST research before you decide to invest in anything high-end designer. Whether that's searching online to see which retailer has the best price, how the sizing works, reading customer reviews, and looking at other designers to see how they compare. I've gone six months to three years just researching and monitoring products that I wanted to buy. I checked stores and websites at least once a week to see if the price changed or if new colors were introduced. Trust me, it's worth it to buy investment pieces, but you MUST research and make sure the product is returnable!

The other transitional pieces I styled are...

  • A Lightweight Turtleneck--perfect for layering and always a great go-to staple!
  • Black Skinnies--OBVI!
  • Casual Black Booties--these Zara booties are AH-MAZING!! The heel isn't too high and I could legit wear them ALL DAY. Did I mention, they are UNDER $25!!
  • Statement Sunnies--always a great way to add color or spice up a look!

What pieces have you invested in?! More importantly, are you going to be watching Gilmore Girls on Black Friday too?? 

-Paresa xx

coat: Burberry (similar found here and here, cheaper found here and here) // turtleneck: Topshop // jeans: Topshop // booties: Zara (UNDER $25!!) // sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana