Blazer

Sequin x Leather

  

  
Photography by Shantel Rousseau

Happy Friday!
 

Who says you can’t wear sequins during the day! Well, growing up we were all told to save those ‘special’ pieces for only ‘special occasions’. You know, your birthday, a wedding, Christmas party, New Years Eve etc. In the last couple of years I’ve had to ask myself why am I saving these special pieces for just a one-time wear. My motto now is ‘if you’ve got it, wear it!’ I mean why have items sitting there collecting dust when you purchased it to wear it. I sure was guilty of this because I’ve actually had this blazer for a while now, but only worn it a couple of times. It’s a great stand-alone piece that I can also just throw on with a t-shirt and jeans, no accessories needed. For cocktail hour I can also throw it over a fitted mini dress and go! If you’re not a heels gal and you have a lot of walking to do during your day, I suggest switching the heels in for some white sneakers instead. I’m also wearing my bodysuit of the moment from Missguided with leather pants from Forever 21. The bag I purchased from Value Village years ago, but it’s nice to see that this style is coming around again and in stores now. Get style inspired and shop the look below!

 

 

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Similar, Free People Sequin Blazer

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Missguided Sleeveless Bodysuit

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Forever 21 Faux Leather Pants

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Similar, ASOS HINT Heeled Sandals

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Forever 21 Quilted Faux Leather Crossbody Bag

Black x White

 

 


Happy Friday all!

I like to dress my short shorts up with heels and a blazer because it’s a great way to take my look from day to night. This is a look I would wear on a date or out for drinks with friends on a Friday. I love a black and white palette too because it’s clean and fuss free. These leather shorts were actually leather trousers I cut into shorts and folded over at the waist. Get style inspired and shop the look below.

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Petite Tailored Blazer

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Petite Ribbed High Neck Top

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Leather Shorts

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High Heel Sandals

10 Items Every Woman Should Own Before 30

As the clock ticks down to the day I turn 30 (not fretting or anything) I’m becoming more of the woman I want to be. Not only emotionally and intellectually, but also when it comes to my personal style. I’m taking more risks, but also being mindful of what is appropriate for every part of my life. Knowing what works for me and what does not work for me. What I should splurge on versus what I can save on. Where and when to buy certain items. Over the past year and half I’ve really been sticking to the ‘less is more’ mindset when it comes to my wardrobe. If I purchase something new I remove something from my closet so that it’s not cluttered with pieces I no longer wear anymore. Editing and maintaining your wardrobe should not be something you do only at the start of Spring, but on a regular basis. Along with editing your wardrobe, you should also have key pieces that are considered your ‘go-to’ timeless items that will help build any look you want. These are the pieces that will help create your style uniform. The ones that will come in handy for that very important meeting, interview, first date or dinner party. I’ve rounded up my top 10 pieces every woman (and me) should own before 30.

 

Suited Up

From time to time I like to dress like the boys and today’s look I went for the pantsuit. Here I’m wearing trousers with a crop blazer and a sleeveless top with girl details. I topped off the look with some ankle booties, with my trousers folded at the bottom to show off the booties. Get style inspired and see some of my favourite pieces below to shop the look.

 

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Photography by Marvin Morgan

Blazer, Suzy Shier

Trousers, Suzy Shier

Top, Spoof

Ankle Booties, Spring

Shop the look below.

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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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Blazer Babe

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Is it summer yet? There is just something about when the weather gets warmer – my mood is a lot more up beat, I notice that people are definitely more cheerful and for me personally its way easier to pick outfits out. Lately I’m getting into having flowers in my place, for now I go faux, but definitely will go the real deal soon. It is true what they say about flowers, it does lift  your spirits and put you into a much better mood. To kick-start this season I had to pull out one of my favourite pieces to rock when the weather gets warmer. Denim cutoffs are a must for me for the warmer weather. It’s a classic piece that you can pretty much pair with anything for a casually cool summer afternoon. in this look I paired mines with a white tee, blazer and nude pumps.

 

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 Photography by Marvin Morgan

Sirens baby blue blazer

Sirens white tee with lace detailing at the back

Black Market Levi’s vintage cutoffs

Forever 21 nude pumps