The One Item that Turns Any Outfit into a Cool One

When it comes to style, it doesn’t come down to having all of the trendiest pieces in your closet. But rather, having staple items that can turn any look into a cool one. I love to put together looks that are comfortable & have an instant street/cool vibe.

After doing some major Spring cleaning of my closet this past week and narrowing down on my core items, I realized that there was one item that always stays true, no matter what the season.

What is that you may ask? My trusty old pair of Dr. Martens.

Last Christmas I asked for a pair of Dr. Martens and my mom was laughing because she said she used to wear these when she was my age. I love how style comes around full circle!

The best part about these boots is that they literally look good with any everyday, casual outfit. Whether it might be mom jeans, skinny jeans, dresses or shorts, these boots turn any look into an instantly cool one.

I’m going to dive into how to style your Dr. Martens for Spring/Summer, Which style of Dr. Martens to buy, and where to buy Dr. Martens, all happening below!

Here are some ways you can wear Dr. Martens for Spring/Summer:

Paired with shorts:

Dr. Martens look amazing with biker shorts and/or jean shorts! Throw on a pair of Docs with either kind of shorts and an oversized tee/sweatshirt and you have an instantly cool street-style look.

Paired with a dress:

I love how Docs look paired with a mini dress! Especially if you aren’t typically a dress person (like myself), the boots give it a more casual & comfortable look for the Spring/Summer.

Paired with jeans:

Probably the most go-to option, you can never go wrong with a pair of your fav jeans and Doc’s. Whether they are a skinny jean, mom/boyfriend jean, they will look super cool and stylish with every kind of jean. Tuck a t-shirt into your jeans and you are good to go!

Paired with a skirt:

To get more creative, I absolutely love the look of Doc’s with a longline skirt. Especially with animal print skirts! This combo is instantly cool & comfortable for the Spring/Summer season.

What style of Dr. Martens to go for:

My absolute favourite style are the Jadon Boots. They have a thicker sole and are typically the style you will see most blogger’s wearing! Although they take a little bit to work in, they will last you for years, never scuff, and literally will get you through every season.

Where to buy the Dr. Marten Jadon Boots:

The Jadon boots have been a tough style to find lately with their recent popularity. But, I was able to dig up some places that they are currently available for you guys!

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Do you guys already own a pair of Doc’s? If not, have I convinced you to get a pair? 😉

LMK in the comments below!

– Nat xx

Selling The Purse That Started My Blogging Career on MCouture

When I got my first designer purse, it was the most amazing feeling ever. For all of you girls out there who love fashion and can relate to this feeling, you totally know what I mean (basically a fashion dream come true!). The bag ended up having the most significance in my career as a blogger and now I am selling it…

I got the purse for my 21st birthday as a gift from my boyfriend, and let me tell you, I didn’t even pick it out or give him any hints. He picked it out 100% and that is when you know you 100% picked the right guy!


It is the Alexander Wang Prisma Crossbody Bag. It was the most perfect choice because it had the right amount of edge to it, yet versatile enough that I could wear it on the daily. These types of pieces are exactly what kind of style I like (minimal with a bit of edge). But, now I am listing it on MCouture to sell!

You guys can shop the bag here: http://bit.ly/2J2fz5b

When I first heard of MCouture, it made me super excited because I was kind of itching to upgrade to a new purse as a new step into my career as a blogger (more on that in a few). MCouture is a Canadian website for you to shop pre-loved luxury products. They make it super easy to sell your beloved designer pieces, knowing it will go into the right hands! So, I decided to sell the bag as I have got a ton of use from it & whenever it sells, I will go on the hunt for a new bag!

P.S. MCouture also has a ton of bags I already have my eye on (*dreams of a Chanel*).

I feel a mix of emotions letting go of it because it has so much significance! When I first got it, it was when I had just started my blog, Pop of Black. As a way to kickstart my blogging career, having a new purse that I had fallen in love with and was so special, really gave me some of the confidence and motivation to get out on the street and take some outfit photos while wearing it. It really did define my overall style when you look back at a lot of my posts on instagram from about a year ago.

Now that I have taken my career to another level, as a full-time job almost a year later, I feel like it is time to get a new purse-baby to kickstart a new chapter in my work!

If you guys have any suggestions for what bag I should upgrade to, comment below! xx

This post was sponsored by MCouture, but all views are 100% honest and my own. 

Cozy Everyday Winter Looks: Mini Lookbook

Introducing my new series – #minilookbook! These will be 10-20 second videos exclusive to my instagram account (yay!!). I have been wanting to create something like this for a while now, so I decided, why not now? It will be fun to have different themes each month & to highlight some of my fav pieces! For the first #minilookbook, I am featuring two cozy everyday winter looks.

Hope you guys enjoy! See below all of the links to each outfit which you can shop directly. xx

Outfit 1:

Levi’s Sherpa Trucker Jacket
Jean Machine Grey Knit Turtleneck
Custard Knit Beanie
Over the Knee Suede Boots (Shop Similar)

Outfit 2:

Faux Fur Oversized Hoodie
Faux Leather Leggings
Black & White Sneakers
Cat Eye Sunglasses 

 

The Lazy Girl’s Black Friday Sale Guide

It is that time of year again, where our credit cards get maxed out because we just can’t contain ourselves shopping all of the cute things on sale. I don’t know about you guys, but when it comes to Black Friday I usually get super overwhelmed knowing what sales are even happening and lazy to research them all. So, I saved you guys some time and created a Black Friday sale guide that has ALL of the sales, codes and date info happening on your favourite online shopping destinations. And let me tell you, there are some BOMB sales happening!

Black Friday Shopping Guide

Also, to help you get started, I created a YouTube video with all my favourite fashion pieces & links to shop (including the pieces in this outfit above!) for you guys to watch out for while Black Friday shopping! You can check it out here.

Urban Planet: 40% off online & storewide

ZARA: 30% off EVERYTHING (Starting Nov. 23rd at 8pm)

Topshop: Up to 50% select styles & Free Worldwide Shipping (Until Nov. 27th)

Ardene: Up to 50% off & Free Shipping

Shopbop: 75% off sale items, up to 30% off regular priced items
Code: MORE17 (Until Nov. 26th)

NAKD: 30% off all regular priced items
Code: BLACKWEEK

BOOHOO: 60% off EVERYTHING
Code: BOOM (Until 11:59pm Nov.23rd)

Glamorous: 30% off EVERYTHING
Code: BLACK30

Missy Empire: 30% off EVERYTHING
Code: LIT (Ends Nov. 24th)

REVOLVE:  Up to 50% off & Free international shipping of orders over $100

ASOS: 30% off EVERYTHING & Free shipping to Canada
Code: EPIC30

MISSGUIDED: 50% off EVERYTHING excluding sale items and Carli Bybel x Missguided collection (Ends Nov. 26th)

Urban Outfitters: Buy one get one 50% off EVERYTHING & Free worldwide shipping of orders over $50! (In stores & online- ends at 7am ET online Nov. 25th)

Pretty Little Thing: Pre Black Friday (Ends Nov. 23rd 11:59pm) Up to 50% off EVERYTHING & Free Shipping

Lulus: Up to 90% off EVERYTHING!
Code: BestFriday

ROMWE: Up to 90% off and Free Shipping of orders over $69 US/ $89 CDN

Hope you guys enjoyed my lazy girl Black Friday sale Guide! Happy shopping xx

MUST HAVE PURCHASES FOR BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY

This week I have created a video to help get you guys prepped for the madness that is Black Friday & Cyber Monday! I compiled some of my must have purchases for Black Friday & Cyber Monday. Basically, some of my favourite items from the past couple months, which you guys have shown lots of love on my instagram #ootd’s as well.

I hope this can help inspire some of your purchases this week while also getting some amazing deals on them!

P.S. you can find links to all of the items that I have shown in the bio of the video so you can check for sales on each of them!

Enjoy xx