Month: January 2014

10 Denim Looks To Try Right Now!

The one clothing trend that will never go of style is denim. And I’m not just talking about your everyday blue jeans because these days denim is seen in every style, shape and length. I’m currently going through a denim faze where I’m religiously seeking out new ways to wear my denims to incorporate into my own personal style. One of the greatest things about denim is that it is so versatile – dress it up, dress it down, wear it tight, wear it loose, it’s totally up to you! It’s also something that can be worn all year round and anyone and their mom can wear this trend. I’ve rounded 10 denim outfit ideas for you to try right now. Whether you’re into skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans, flared legs, jumpers or denim jackets, I’m sure there’s a look for you.

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5 Ways To Wear A White Button-up


Surprisingly this is one item I currently do not have in my closet- yes sad I know! Hence this post is as much of a help to me as it is to you. I mean I’ve had about two white button-ups in my wardrobe at one point, but the fits were just not right. With white button-ups you will find that the fit is pretty much the key to pulling this look off. As my dressing motto goes ‘loose is sexy too’ I do believe on the other hand that a loose fitting one is always good to have around too. As I’m currently on the hunt for my perfect white button-up, see my picks below for 6 ways to wear yours.


This is a classic way to pull off the white button-up look. You can never go wrong with pairing yours with skinny jeans and a blazer. I mean anyone can pull this look off, anyone! This look is more on the masculine side, so leaving  a few buttons undone is totally okay!


This is a great look for Mondays at the office or a major event. Choose a standout skirt with a bold print as the button-up will balance the look. To keep the look preppy as above, button your shirt all the way up and place a bold statement necklace, then end with pointed-toe pumps.


Let it all hang loose! This is a great way to pull off that ‘I didn’t think about this look too much’ kinda vibe. Paired with a flared mini and flats adds to that low-key day look.


This look is giving us sexy and classy all at the same damn time! The button-up paired with this leather maxi is a perfect contrast, then ending off with low heels tones this look down just enough. Sleek that hair back and voila!


This ‘no-pants’ look may not be for everyone, but hey if you’ve got it, flaunt those legs. I feel that you can always get away with showing more legs than cleavage anyways. The key to pulling this look off is to: button-up the shirt enough so that your girls are covered, keep the heels to a low-medium height and leave accessories to a minimum. If you’re an accessories kinda girl, keep the colors neutral because you want the focus to be on the dress.

6 Ways To Wear A Leather Jacket


No doubt about it, the leather jacket is a wardrobe staple and one item anyone can rock. It’s versatile and can dress up or dress down an outfit – whether at the office, out running errands or out for the night. These days, the leather jacket is frequently seen in color and that can add some pop and tone that tough look down a bit. So whether your style is the classic, crop or color, there’s a leather jacket out there to fit anyone’s style. See below some of my favorite looks put together by some oh so stylish ladies.


A leather jacket paired with a white shirt and jeans is a solid classic look. See how she leaves one part of her shirt hanging, this is a great to make your outfit look effortless.


A quick and easy way to pulling off the leather jacket is to simply wear a matching top and bottom. She went a bit further here taking some risks, adding some metallic to this look.


This is look is perfect for casual Fridays at the office. A good rule to keep in mind when wearing two colors in your outfit is to pair complementary color with each other. Sporting teams are a great place to see this rule play out.

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If it’s the complete rocker chic look you’re going for – this look is it! Leather jacket, leather pants, leather bag and leather booties and you’re good to go.


Yes it’s okay to wear a leather jacket in the summer, I promise! Cutoffs plus an oversize basic tee and open-toes with your leather jacket thrown over the shoulder. Try it!


A full patterned skirt is the perfect pairing for a crop leather jacket. Because there’s a balance with the femininity of the skirt and the toughness of the jacket, finished off with pumps, it works. This is something you can definitely wear to an event or dinner date.



It’s safe to say that denim is the one fabric that every person has in their closet. It’s one of the most worn materials out there, coming in an endless slew of styles, shapes, sizes and colour. Ripped denim  is nothing new to the fashion world, but for some reason this trend has been on the forefront of every stylish person’s wardrobe s recently. Walk into any major retailer today and you will definitely see ripped jeans hanging on the racks. Whether you’re shelling out the bucks to snatch yourself the latest pair or DIYing your old pairs, you’re sure to get your wears worth. See below some of my favourite looks put together by some oh so stylish ladies.


Dress up your ripped jeans with a peplum top in a dressy fabric, finishing off with funky pumps.


Mix your prints to add some spice to a casual look.


A neutral crisp button-down, plus a pointed-toe pump, with a light washed ripped jeans creates chemistry in your look.


Layers over ripped jeans and finishing off with flats is put together without trying too hard.


Not sure how to wear ripped white jeans? Try wearing an all white look like this stylish lady did.


A structured blazer and sequin heels are a great way to take ripped jeans into the night.


An over-sized sweater is a great way to play with proportions, as seen here paired with some ripped skinny jeans.


This look is great for the weekend. These ripped short shorts paired with pointed-toe flats balances this look very well.


You can never go wrong with pairing your ripped jeans with some kicks.


Borrow from the boyfriends is everywhere in this look.


Contrast works oh so well in this look: From over-sized blazer over basic tee, to ripped skinnies hanging just above pointed heels and finishing off with an envelope style clutch.


Not sure what to wear? Start with black and white, then add colour. In this case, ripped jeans stole the show.


There is  a lot happening in this look, but for some reason, it works! If you’re not totally into this entire look, try just a basic sweater over your ripped jeans and finish off with an over-sized coat.


A ripped denim pencil skirt paired with a button-up is a great spin on the classic pencil skirt look. A great way to bring your 9-5 wear into the weekend.


The key to pulling this look off is to ensure your waist fits and the leg is loose. Pair these baggy ripped jeans with a fitted top to balance the look.

DIY – Removing Additional Straps On Strappy Heels

I’ve always been one to cut-up, fold, remove or add a little something-something to older pieces in my closet. One of my lastest mini projects was removing the front straps from my Jessica Simpson strappy sandal heels. I mean these heels were love at first sight when I first puchased them last Spring. But immediately after the first wear I realized they were not the most comfortable heels. My toes were bunching up on the side, and seeing with my wide feet, it was like fighting for the main spot in the middle for my poor babies. Clearly these were not made for the ladies with slim feet, right! I was extremely dissappointed because they’re pretty simple in style and pop in their colours so I was looking forward to wearing them all summer. Well, finally the ligh bulb went off and I thought, of course, remove on of the straps to give my toes some more room. And voila! These heels now fit like a glove and my toes have breathing room. I can’t wait to rock them this summer!

DIY instructions: As shown below, I simply cut the front straps off both heels. This now allow my toes to move around comfortably.