#shopyourmood | Dressing for my mood with Elle and Hudson's Bay

posted on: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

 This Fall Hudson's Bay and Elle Canada introduced a series of shop ready videos that included all of Fall 2014's best trends. The theme of each video was based on five different moods (happy, rebellious, powerful, relaxed, and romantic) which I thought was such a cool concept. I definitely dress for my mood, but not only that, I also dress to enhance or change my mood. For example, if I want my mood to lighten and I want to feel happy, I might pick garments with more colour or fun patterns, and if I want push my comfort zone and I might pick pieces that reflect a rebellious tone.  

Hudson's Bay at Chinook Centre recently celebrated their newly renovated location with a couple weekend events, so I thought this would be the perfect time to take some of my inspiration from the #shopyourmood videos and try out some looks. I was really inspired by the "Relaxed" mood video, so I went in search of comfy knits and cozy cardigans. I had so much fun trying on all of the new brands and I seriously have a sweater obsession, so I ended up putting together four different Fall looks. One common pieces between all looks was a pair of Ash ankle boots. Of course those had to come home with me!
Outfit #1
Theory t-shirt sweater dress
BB Dakota Cardigan
Ash Jalouse Taupe Suede Ankle Boot

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Outfit #2
Vince Sweater
Vince grey skinny jeans
Fossil Sydney Satchel
Ash Jalouse Taupe Suede Ankle Boot

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Outfit #3
Free People lace detail t-shirt
Maison Scotch oversized cardigan
7 For All Man Kind textured jean leggings
Ash Jalouse Taupe Suede Ankle Boot

Outfit #4
John & Jenn leopard print sweater
Rebecca Taylor faux leather pleated skirt
Ash Jalouse Taupe Suede Ankle Boot

I also have a post up on the  Elle Canada Blog, so please check that out and leave a comment! I would also love to hear which of these four looks you like best. Finally, How do you shop or dress for your mood?

xo Ashley

photos by Lorie Boychuk


  1. All your outfits are gorgeous, definitely my style! I especially love outfit 1 & 3, so lovely! x

    Beauty with charm

  2. What a fun post! I really do enjoy shopping at the Bay. Love your picks here- comfy and chic :)

  3. They are all amazing outfits and i love how you mixed textures but i think outfit 4 is my favourite!

  4. Thanks! I'm obsessed with the skirt in the last outfit!

  5. The Bay has really stepped it up lately! I've always like the Bay, but it's pretty amazing right now.

  6. Soooo obsessed! Of course I had to get them! <3

  7. Thanks so much! I just adored the detail in the Free People t-shirt from outfit 3.

  8. Really liking all of these looks. Love the cozy grey sweater and that pretty moon necklace. Also, what shade of polish is that? I love the colour.

  9. Hey Rebecca! The polish is Essie Urban Jungle. It was on sale at London Drugs last week!

  10. Amazing job Ashley! I'm particularly fond of outfit #2 and you KNOW I am incredibly jealous of those boots...sigh :P