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I know I said that this was my new favourite outfit, but the above look of a knit dress and combat boots comes in a very close second. We shot this a little while ago (hence the no snow and no freezing wind :|), but these boots have been a lifesaver in any kind of weather. They’re super comfortable and I love how they look with cropped jeans as well.

I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve chatted about life and what’s going on with me, so I thought I would give you guys an update. The biggest news is that Andrew and I got engaged! I will be doing a full engagement post with all the details, so if you have any specific questions, let me know. I just got back from Vancouver (where I’m originally from) and it was so nice to see my family and friends, especially with the engagement announcement. I love living in Toronto, but it will be hard to do wedding stuff with my family and best friends so far away.

We are not planning on getting married next year, so we’re not going crazy with planning (yet). Honestly, wedding planning totally intimidates me (am I alone in this?!). I am not a traditional bride in the sense that I never really dreamt about my perfect wedding or wedding dress… at least until I met Andrew (awwwwww), and until my friends started to get married. I know I want something simple, chic, and FUN. If you have any wedding tips at all, whether small or big, I would be eternally grateful. I will be documenting our planning (and probably some planning struggles) on the blog, so stay tuned for that!

PS I did a round-up of my favourite Black Friday sales (which includes the above knit dress + combat boots – see below)… I find Black Friday/Cyber Monday overwhelming so I wanted to break it down for you in a more manageable way 🙂

3.1 Phillip Lim knit dress | LD Tuttle combat boots (both on sale! Use code GOBIG16)



  1. 11.24.2016 / 11:26 am

    This dress is absolutely incredible! In love!x

    • August Diaries
      11.24.2016 / 4:30 pm

      Thanks Laura!

      xx Jill

  2. Hannah
    11.24.2016 / 12:44 pm

    The Reformation wedding dresses would look stunning on you! So simple and chic. I just bought one too!

    • August Diaries
      11.24.2016 / 4:32 pm

      Oh great call, I will have to check them out! Thanks love!

      xx Jill

    • August Diaries
      11.24.2016 / 4:31 pm

      Thanks Sheila! I actually love combat boots paired with dresses… kind of a masculine/feminine thing 🙂

      xx Jill

  3. 11.24.2016 / 4:22 pm

    First of all, this dress is amazing, and you look gorgeous!! About weddings, I’ve been to a lot of weddings this last two years because I’m a camerawoman and film weddings. I have seen a lot of good ideas, things that were good ideas but went wrong, and really bad ideas. My advice is: do what you want and enjoy. I’m not a typical bride too, and I know I’m going to have to fight when the moment comes hahaha. Have a nice day!

    • August Diaries
      11.24.2016 / 4:33 pm

      Thank you! And such great advice… I’ve really been hearing that from people. It can be easy to get caught up!

      xx Jill

  4. Katie
    11.24.2016 / 9:25 pm

    Check out – it will reassure you that you are not alone in this whole wedding planning thing, and make you feel better about not being a “traditional” bride! Good luck! x

    • August Diaries
      11.26.2016 / 9:32 am

      Thank you Katie, that’s so helpful! Will definitely check it out 🙂

      xx Jill

  5. Lynette
    11.24.2016 / 10:42 pm

    Another great outfit! Love all the ideas and inspiration.

    Congratulations again on your engagement. Patiently anticipating your engagement post or possibly video…


    • August Diaries
      11.27.2016 / 8:14 pm

      Thanks Lynette! That’s a great idea 🙂

      xx Jill

  6. zoe
    11.24.2016 / 11:58 pm

    what size celine bag did you buy? (small, med or large version)

    • August Diaries
      11.25.2016 / 5:38 pm

      It’s a medium 🙂

      xx Jill

  7. 12.03.2016 / 2:52 am

    Congratulations! That is exciting! I am not such a big wedding girl either, I can imagine the dress, but other than that, I’d keep things pretty low key and non traditional. They just cost so much, that intimidates me! Looking forward to reading more of your story about it all.

    xx Jenelle

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