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100 Years of Men's Fashion in 3 Minutes

If you know me and you follow my blog, you'll know men's fashion is one of my obsessions. I sometimes walk into menswear stores simply to take a look at what they have because I find it interesting. I find myself flipping through men's fashion articles just as much as women's, if not more. Maybe it's because I love men and the way clothing looks on them. I can't wear an outfit the way a guy does simply because I'm shaped differently. When men put on clothing, there's a power and look behind it, that as a woman, I can't command in the same way.

Mode Studios recently created a video that lays out a century of men's fashion in 180 seconds and one of their PR reps just sent it over for me to take a look at. I thought it would be an awesome share considering I've found out that over the years, some of my most avid fashion followers are men.

Dora the Explorer Grown Up - Back Pack Included

I'M BACK! Okay I know I barely posted on Blogger through the winter but if you want to keep up to date with me, I post often on my Instagram account, @down_to_mars_girl, so you can follow me there for my fashion updates and things about my life.

This weekend the weather was phenomenal so I barely even needed the jacket I had on in the first few shots. What I'm wearing is pretty simple actually, it's the details of each item that make things pop. My favourite aspect of the whole outfit was the leather like sleeves of my sweater in a mesh pattern. The jacket I have on is ribbed in certain areas with shoulder padding and has studs embedded into it. The high waist pants I have on are of a thick sleek fabric with a sheen to it. The belt is made out of metal plates. OH, and don't you love my little bag? Reminds me of the 90s when we all pranced around with those mini back packs. I figure if Dora the Explorer grew up, this is what she'd wear but maybe I just think that b…

Winter Fashion: Pastels, Unicorns, and Cotton Candy

Okay, I've got a confession to make. These photos were actually taken in October by my friend, Jackie Suner. I know it took me three months to post these shots but the good thing is this outfit is still relevant to our Toronto winter considering it has been rather mild overall. Even in colder temperatures, the only tweaks you need to make to an outfit like this are to change the shoes and perhaps wear a heavier coat.

Winter and fall fashion are normally synonymous with dark colours but I love being able to bring some light and freshness to the season. I keep thinking of cotton candy and unicorns when I look at this outfit (which could explain why majority of the pictures from this shoot were actually of me running around and jumping off things). I'm happy that many retailers have sold more pastel pieces for this season, it's a refreshing change for our winter wardrobes. Plus, I feel like a bit of a kid and yet feminine in those colours all at the the same time.

Outfit Deta…