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Midi Skirt Moment

Happy Friday!

Having a midi skirt moment and it feels so good! Much like the bodysuit trend (now a basic piece for me) the midi skirt is becoming a new basic piece i’m stocking up on. Yes I know everyone is wearing it after Kim K popularized it, but my style mantra if you try a trend and if it works for you, get it in every colour. Don’t let that mentality about not wanting to wear what everyone else is wearing discourage you. It’s all about having the confidence and not worry so much about what someone else is doing or wearing. My only pet peeve with this piece is that because the material is usually cotton, you will be pulling it down quite often. Queue double-sided tape to the rescue, to keep that hem down! I only started using double-sided tape a few days ago and I must say it is a fashion life saver.

From my previous post I mentioned that I’m obsessing over neutrals and I’ve pretty much got it down right on how to match them. Here I’m wearing a combination of nude, gray and black. I paired my midi skirt with a turtleneck bodysuit from Sirens Fashion. My ankle booties are from Spring and the gray waterfall collarless coat is from Forever 21. I purchased the coat this past Spring, but I don’t see it in stores anymore. Not to worry, I found  a similar style below from Missguided below. This a simple look I would wear to the office or even to an event. I would most definitely switch to some pumps for the office and some strappy heels for the night.

Hope this look gets you style inspired for the weekend. Also shop the look below.

 

 

  Photography by Shantel Rousseau

 Similar, Long Sleeve Turtleneck Bodysuit

Forever 21 Heather Pencil Skirt

 

Similar, Missguided Belted Waterfall Coat

 

Similar, Aldo Pointed Toe Ankle Booties 

Neutrals Are Always A Good Idea

Happy Friday!

 

My obsession with neutrals has quickly grown and it probably won’t stop anytime soon. This got me thinking about my own personal style a bit more. As much as I may follow certain rules (that I share with you guys) to help guide me with figuring out your own personal, I realize I‘m that person who cannot just sum up my personal style in a few words. My style is not strictly sporty street wear, classic glam, minimalist, rocker chic etc. I usually get dressed based on my mood, whether I just bought something new, the occasion etc. For me I wouldn’t be true to me if I stuck with just one way of dressing. That’s why you may see one month I’m into an all black theme, another month I’m into street wear, then another I’m doing the classic minimalist looks. I like to switch it up and be a chameleon when it comes to fashion and the older I get I try not to take it too serious restricting myself to one way of dressing. However, I do have certain key pieces I have in multiple colours and style that I know works for me and my body type. These are the pieces that help build my wardrobe and are the backbone for my personal style.

 

This week I’m matching neutrals, wearing camel, white, gray and nude. Remember when colour blocking was a thing? The colour blocking rule was matching colours sitting directly across from each other on the colour wheel (see below). Even though I think that all neutrals match well together, I thought I would create a neutral colour wheel below. This is just a cheat sheet to help you match your neutrals together, by pairing colours directly across from each other on the wheel. For example you can pair camel and khaki which are two colours sitting directly across from each other on my colour wheel below. I took my look a bit further by pairing four of the colours on the left side of the wheel. My tip: if you want to wear multiple neutrals, go for it because almost any neutral colour can be paired together.

 

 

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My coat is from H&M and it was just one of those right place at the right time kind of moments because it was on sale for just forty bucks. I saw it and tried it on, but I then left the store without it. Within minutes I returned to make my purchase. I just couldn’t stop thinking about it and how I’m going to miss out on a good buy. My long-sleeved cotton top is form Sirens Fashion and my gray mini skirt is from Forever 21. These gladiators heels I’ve only worn twice before and this was two summers ago. Even though I don’t wear them a lot, they are a great go-to gladiator heels whenever I want to add some dramatic effect to an outfit. This nude style is currently not in stock, but they do have it in black as well over at Lola Shoetique.

Hope you get style inspired to change things up from time to time. Also let me know if this neutral colour wheel helps.

 

 

 

Photography by Shantel Rousseau

 

Similar, H&M Pile Coat


Similar, Missguided Jersey Long Sleeve Bodysuit

 

Forever 21 Marled Mini Skirt

 

Lola Shoetique Robyn Gladiator Heels

Black, White & Gray

  

 

  

  

  

  

  
 

 

Happy Friday!

That time I purchased my first white boyfriend button-up was such an awesome experience. For years I’ve read about how every woman should own one, it’s one of the most essential items in our wardrobe etcetera etcetera. I was just like ‘yeah whatever!’ it can’t be that big of a deal right! Well boy was I wrong (covers eyes). It really is one of those items that can go with almost anything in your wardrobe. For me, I feel polished, neat and put together when I have it on. It’s a staple item to have for the office, but it also works so well with your everyday pieces like denim and leather. For this look I paired mines with leather pants, wide brim hat and a gray  waterfall collarless coat, all from Forever 21 (can you tell by now that I love this store?). My ankles booties are from Sirens Fashion and although they may not be the best of quality, they are pretty darn comfortable. I have pointed toe ankle booties from Spring and they just aren’t meant for commuting which is pretty disappointing seeing that was the reason I bought them. Until I find my perfect pair these will just have to do. My boyfriend button-up shirt is Vero Moda from Mendocino. I actually was not looking for it at the time. It was one of those shopping moments when you are walking by a store and you see those sale signs so you pop in to ‘take a look’ but end up leaving with something. It fits great and it turned out to be a great buy and I have no regrets!

Get inspired and shop this look below!

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Similar, ASOS Boyfriend White Shirt

 

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Similar, Missguided Waterfall Collarless coat

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Forever 21 Faux Leather Pants

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Similar, H&M Platform Ankle Boots

Black and White Makes Everything Right!

 

 

 

Photography by Shantel Rousseau 

Happy Friday!
If I had to choose a pairing to wear for the rest of my life, it definitely would be black and white. This also includes home decor, but that’s another blog story. Black and white just makes everything look so chic and so right. It’s easy, simple, sophisticated and still effective. It can look a bit serious at times, but I like to think of it as a more mature way of styling and decorating. Pretty much everytime I come across an item I always check to see if they have it in black or white or both. If they do, you bet I’m buying it in both colours. My must-have items to buy in both black and white are:

1. Tops: V-neck t-shirts; turtlenecks, silk blouses; crewneck long sleeve tops; tank tops, blazers, sweaters.

2. Bottoms: Skinny jeans, mini skirts; jeans shorts.

3. Shoes: Sneakers; pumps, sandal heels; sandal flats.

Style Tip-If you have no clue on how to define your own personal style, I suggest to start out choosing black and white pieces. Then slowly incorporate some colour if colour is your jam. I started out styling this look as all black, but instead of colour I used this black and white brick print cardigan from Forever 21 as my ‘pop of colour’. For me, wearing a black and white print or pattern can be used to elevate an all black look. I think of it as my statement piece like I would a necklace or watch. My turtleneck and jeans (DIY knee rips) are from Sirens Fashion. My ankle boots are from Topshop and I added the gold chain in front to resemble the Givenchy ankle boots. I topped off my look with my go-to wide brim hat from Forever 21.

Get style inspired and shop this look below!
 

 

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Similar, Missguided Long Sleeve Turtleneck Bodysuit

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Similar, Boohoo Claire Shawl Collar Aztec Cardigan

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Topshop MOTO Black Ripped Jamie Jeans

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Forever 21 Wide Brim Hat

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Similar, Forever 21Chained Faux Leather Booties

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

Don’t Grow Up, It’s A Trap!

It’s that time of the year when you have to accept that hey you are getting older. You have those moments when you look in the mirror and you see your parents looking back at you. Things don’t bother you as much as they used to and you know today what you didn’t know yesterday. You’re wiser and not the same person you were a year ago, or even yesterday for that matter. Birthdays are a time to celebrate all that you’ve accomplished thus far, in the time you’ve spent on this earth. You reminisce on the good times and the bad times – where you are in your life and where you want to be. It’s also a great time to evaluate who you have in your life and who you want to keep in it going forward. The best people to have in your life are the ones who will be around for all your most important life events and help celebrate with you. I’ve learned that even though we are getting older, never let go of your youth because there’s no good reason to act your age. I mean, just because you’re an adult with responsibilities, married, kids etc. doesn’t mean you have to completely erase all the fun out of your life. Enjoy every minute of it and live every minute of it!

So if you’re reading this and it’s your birthday, go out there and have yourself a ball on your day!

“Don’t grow up, it’s a trap.” -Jettie Woodruff.

 

 

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Photography by Marvin Morgan

Dress, Fashion Crimes

Heels, Sirens

Shop a similar look below!

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Cozy Camo

Feeling a bit peachy in my oversized blazer for today’s look. Naturally we tend to wear warmer tones for Fall and put aside the brights until next season. Afterall, nothing says Fall like warmer earth tones, right! If you’re all for dressing for Fall to the T, a great way to incorporate some colour into your wardrobe is to go for powder dusted pieces, pieces that are pale versions of bright colours and anything that is slightly muted in colour. You can always incorporate your brights through your winter warm accessories, like your scarves, mitts and toques. Pairing this peach blazer with camo skinnies gave this look a slight grungy edge, which I then brought the girly side back by topping the look off with some barely there heels. Underneath the blazer I’m wearing an off-white light-weight sweater with a lace layering on the front. This gave the look some texture and layering.

 

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Photography by Marvin Morgan

Oversized blazer, Costa Blanca

Off-white sweater, Forever21

Camo skinnies, oldie from Stitches

Barely there heels, Sirens

Watch, luvvi9

Shop similar pieces below to get the look.

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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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Girly Girl

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As of late I’ve been loving the idea of pairing girly and boyish pieces together.

In this look I’m wearing a blush pink top with a peplum detail and statement necklace on top. I then balanced the look with some baggy shorts rolled up at the hem. I finished the look with some casual strappy nude heels; I kept the colours neutral with only a pop of colour.

 

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 Photography by Marvin Morgan

Peplum top; Forever 21 / Similar; Forever 21

Necklace, similar; HM

Baggy shorts; Black Market

Strappy heels, old; Sirens / Similar; Spring

Shop some more of my favorite peplum tops, baggies and sandals to get a similar look below!

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Crop Stuff

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Lately, this has been one of my favorite looks to wear when I go out. It’s feminine enough to show off your curves, and it also shows just the right amount of skin to remind the world that you’re also a lady. The crop top is still a huge trend – a great basic piece to have in your wardrobe to mix and match with dressy and casual pieces. Here I paired my striped piece with a satin pencil skirt and ankle strap heels all from Sirens. Kept my accessories to a minimum, all in gold and finished with a patent clutch.

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Photography by Marvin Morgan

Sirens crop top

Sirens satin pencil skirt

Sirens ankle strap heels

Value Village patent clutch

Ardene belt

Black Market bracelet

Forever 21 watch

Urban Planet snake bracelet