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Outfit Ideas: What To Wear To A Holiday Dinner

Happy Holidays everyone!

It’s that time of the year again! This is the best time of the year to have an excuse to get all dolled up, with our hair did, nails did and everything did. We’re all so caught up in our own lives during the year so why not put on your very best when you visit the family. Yes I know what you’re thinking, we’re just going to eat and sit around anyways so why dress up. Dressing up just makes you feel good and when you feel good it shows and people notice. Not to mention how contagious it is. So go on and spread the good vibes and energy.

With Christmas just a day away I’ve pulled together three outfit ideas to get you through your dinner rounds this weekend. Whether you want to keep it comfy, glam or trendy, get style inspired and shop your favourite look below.

 

Ready to Rock

This is a great semi-casual look for the gals who want to be comfy, with some edge to it. Sweater dresses are super popular this season and they’re a quick go-to piece to make your dinner rounds this weekend.

 

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Glam Gal

This look is great for a dinner soirée where a dresscode is implied. Cocktails and o’dourves are served, music is playing and conversations are flowing. Even though you are covered up, this is a very sexy and sophisticated look. Leather is a sexy material, while red is a sexy colour. Put the two together and you have a match made in holiday fashion heaven.

 

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Cozy Chic

This is my version of the sweat pants and hoodie plus Uggs. It’s a cozy and comfortable look without looking like you just rolled out of bed. I chose I slightly oversized knit sweater in mustard, an a-line skirt and over-the-knee boots for a casual feel. StyleTip: Pairing a slightly oversized sweater with a dressy bottom will give the same effect.

 

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Leopard Is A Neutral

Happy Friday!

If you don’t know, then now you know! Leopard is a neutral – at least in my eyes. If you think about it, the colours in a leopard print are just black and variations of camel, but paired together they seem more threatening right! Breaking down the colours in a print this way makes it much easier to work with. For today’s look I used the black in the leopard print as my starting point. I wanted the skirt to be the centre of attention so my other pieces were black to let that happen. Always keeping my accessories to a minimum, I added just a statment belt for a hint of glam. Plated belts like these are not only a great way to cinch in your waist, but also a great way tie your whole look together for a clean and chic feel. I finished the look with my favourite pointed toe booties and a coat over the shoulders. The shades were actually a last minute touch because I tend to close my eyes alot in photos. This helped to get better shots quicker. This is a look I would wear over the holiday to dinner or a night out with the girls. 

Get style inspired and shop this look below.
  

 

 
  

  

  

 
  

  
  
Photography by Jae Lindo

 
 

Similar, Boohoo Bodysuit

 

Topshop Jacquard Animal Print Pelmet Skirt 
 

  
Similar, ASOS Oversized Coat

 

Similar, Aldo Ankle Boots

  

 H&M Waist Belt 

  

Similar, Sunglas Spot Oversized Flat Top Shades
 

Orange Crush

 

  

Photography by Shantel Rousseau

 

Happy Friday!

Orange may not be the new black in my wardrobe, but a bodysuit sure is! I mean, I have to give props to Kim K (and her stylist) for making this item popular again. If you were new to planet earth, you would think that she invented the darn thing with the way everyone is going crazy over it. Yeah I know, everyone is wearing it, but I’ve never been that person who complains that everyone is wearing the same thing or everyone looks the same etc. My thing is, if a trend works for you, wear the hell out of it and buy it in every colour and style.

This look is pretty simple with a H&M bodysuit as a pop of colour paired with white skinnies from the same brand (ripped the knees myself). I threw on a black leather jacket over my shoulder just to have a third piece to complete my look. My fashion goal is to become that woman with a very simple and minimalistic wardrobe, who buys everything in black, white and neutrals. Even though I’ve said it before that black is a happy colour, I just can’t give up colour all together, because sometimes you just need that one right pop of colour.

So tell me what is your fashion goal and share in the comments section. Plus get style inspired and shop this look below.

 

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Similar, H&M Ribbed Bodysuit

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Similar, H&M Ankle Jeans Super Skinny Fit

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Similar, Zara Leather Jacket

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Similar, Aldo Sandal Heels

Midriff Moment

 
  
  
  
  

  
 

  
  

  

 

  
Happy Friday!

I absolutely love a good ripped jeans, and these babies are no different. These are actually boyfriend jeans that I pulled up to make into a high waisted style (pinned in the back). Ripped jeans is a must in my wardrobe because they are supper comfortable, versatile and quick to style. And what goes better with a high waist than a crop top. Style tip: The best way to dress up your crop top is to make sure that the bottom covers your navel. I added the blazer to give the look some sophistication and structure. If you were wearing this look during day, sneakers would make the perfect pair. But in this case, I went for a look for the night so I paired it with heels instead. To finish the look I topped it off with a wide brim hat. If you are just figuring out your style, I suggest getting one of these. It is probably the single piece of item in your wardrobe that will instantly make you look style savvy. Get style inspired and shop the look below!

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Forever 21 Wide-Brim Wool hat

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American Apparel Cotton Spandex Crop Tank

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Oversized Open Front Blazer

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Forever 21 Distressed Boyfriend Jeans

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Faux Septum Ring

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Aldo Sandal Heels

Epic Weekend

  

 

  

  

  

  

  
 

Lately I love to dress up active wear. This look would be perfect if I happen to have a lunch plans with a girlfriend or a quick meeting before a workout session (if I worked out). Throwing some heels on with your gym wear makes for an easy transition from the patio to the gym. Forever 21 has a great affordable selection of active wear and these cropped leggings were a steal. The ‘Epic Weekend’ crop top were from H&M last summer, but it’s still a great simple piece to throw on. Tie any black sweater you have around your waist and finish off with some ankle strap heels. Get style inspired and shop the look below.

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Folded Waist Capri Leggings

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Crop Top

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Ultimate Easy Sweatshirt

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Ankle Strap Heels

White x Gray


Keeping with my neutral trend as of late, I’ve decided to go white and gray today. I’ve been obsessing over these tank dresses because of their simplicity and effortless style. I purchased mines from h&m ($6.99, cannot go wrong with that) and I have them in black, gray, hot link and highlighter yellow as well. Too bad they’re not online, but a similar style from Shop Chriss Zoe is equally as good. You will have to spend a few more bucks though. I paired mines with a light coat because otherwise it will just be another sexy mini dress right. The coat is from one of my favorite affordable stores Forever 21 and again it’s not online, but there’s a similar style you can shop below. My heels are another favorite in my wardrobe right now. These single sole strappy heels makes your legs look long and lean, just a great way to accentuate your legs. If you’re like me who has wide feet, they’re definitely not the most comfortable so make sure when you wear these heels you won’t be standing for too long. My tote was actually a freebie from The Bay – just one of those lucky days when you spend a certain amount. This has become my summer go-to bag, it’s been everywhere with me so far. Running errands, shopping, the beach, meetings etc. Get style inspired and shop this look below.

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White Tank Dress

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Gray Trench Coat

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Aldo Paules High-Heel Sandals

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Siena Tote Bag

RIPPED JEANS X HEELS

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Photography by Ray Harripaul

 

Loose is sexy too! I love pairing over-sized pieces with heels like I did here with this Adidas Number faux leather top and heels. Taken from one of my favorite quotes by Marilyn Monroe, I like my clothes to be tight enough to show that I’m a woman but loose enough to show that I’m a lady. I chose ripped jeans to add a little edge to the look. For the most part, I make all my own ripped jeans, or I will buy them a little ripped and then distress it a bit more. I finished the look by just holding a hat as an accessory instead of wearing it. I would wear this look to a concert, a night out with the girls or just running errands on the weekend.

 

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Adidas Number Faux Leather Front Tee, $30

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Topshop MOTO Washed Black Ripped Joni Jeans, $38

IBENAMA_90_RG_324Aldo Ibenama Heels, $70

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Actual Pain Black Leather Hats, $58

Totally Ripped

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I’m all for mixing and matching and looking a little undone at times; so in this look I left the top untucked, to give off a more laid back look. Pairing a classic piece like the blazer with ripped jeans is a mix match made in heaven. In this look there’s an equal balance between nudes and brights, and casual and classics. Instead of the classic white button up I decided to pair the blazer with a neon green sleeveless  one instead. Style tip: To take your look from the norm to the next level, choose classic pieces with a new spin on it. It can be anything from a different fabric, pattern or cut. This look is great for a casual Friday in a more creative office environment.

 

 

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Photography by Marvin Morgan

Blazer (oldie), Suzy Shier

Sleeveless button-up (oldie), Sirens

Ripped jeans (oldie), Bluenotes Jeans

Heels (oldie), Fergie

Clutch, Aldo

Shop some of my favorite pieces to get this look below!

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Leather Love

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This is such a relaxed look for me, perfect for the weekend. This is a look I would wear to an outdoor festival, concert or BBQ. Even though this look is head-to-toe neutral, I mixed it up with using different fabrics. In this look Im wearing a satin blazer, jersey knit t-shirt, leather shorts and wedge sneakers. What I love about jersey knit tees is that you can easily knot it to give your basic tee some excitement. A little secret, these leather shorts are actually leather trousers I cut into shorts. I didnt have leather shorts so I thought why not, its summer, you can never have enough shorts. The blazer was something I added last minute to this look, to kind of dress it up a bit. On the flip side, I then dressed it back down by tying it around my waist. Topped off the look with wedge sneakers; leather shorts and wedge sneakers just go well together. I love the versatility of this look.

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Photography by Marvin Morgan

Jersey T-shirt, Urban Outfitters; Similar H&M

Leather Shorts (vintage); Value Village

Blazer (oldie) Costa Blanca; Similar, Topshop

Wedge Sneakers (similar), Ardene

Shop some more of my favorite pieces to get this look below!

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Lady In Red

 

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It’s said that every woman should have a little black dress in her closet. I also think that every woman should have a little red dress on hand in her closet for that special date night or work function. They ‘re also perfect for holiday party season – I recall wearing a red dress last holiday season to every party I went to. Red is sexy, seductive, feminine and it pops – plus every woman looks great in it! This is personally one of my favorite dress styles, a fitted jersey dress. It’s tight enough to show you’re woman, but the fabric is loose enough to show you’re lady. This dress was purchased from one of my favorites H&M and I especially love the rouching on the dress. I think it was such a smart idea because as you know, after sitting for long periods your dress will crease. In this case, the rouching already gives that creasing effect and you won’t have to worry about a crushed dressed. The sandals are from Aldo which I purchased on sale last summer, also seen on Kelly Osbourne. Too bad the sandals are no longer in stock, but you can purchase a similar style here.

 

 

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Photography by Marvin Morgan

 

Jersey Dress, oldie; H&M

Platform Sandals, oldie on sale; Aldo

Shop some more of my favorite jersey dresses and white platforms to get a similar look below!

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