Sneakers

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

LBD X SNEAKERS

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The warm weather is upon us and what better way to kick-start it than in a little black dress. I paired my LBD with some black on black casual sneakers because I didn’t want to do the obvious and wear black pumps. Topped off the look with some cat ears just to add some fun to the look. Side note: Animal ears are a cute alternative to wearing a tiara. It’s fun and playful, yet you’re letting the world know that you’re still an adult.

For the past couple of years I’ve learnt that fashion rules are great and they should be used as a guide to help us polish and refine our own personal style. They shouldn’t be used as your end and be all on how you dress on a daily basis because sometimes mixing it up is so refreshing. The dress is from Sirens Fashion I purchased a couple of years ago and the sneakers are from a sportswear store in an outlet mall. The cat ears were purchased online from one of my go to places to purchase affordable items, Aliexpress. Ever since my closest girlfriend told me about this site, I’ve been hooked! I literally check this site regularly just to see which items I can purchase at a much cheaper price.

Photography by Ray Harripaul

Shop the look!

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 Black Crochet Lace Fit Flare Dress, $30
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Chuck Taylor All Star Leather, $65

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Black Lace Cat Ears, $1.72

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.

 

Pink Please!

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One of my favorite trends right now is the sneaker plus dress combo. In this look I paired a soft pink sheath dress with some easy slip-on sneakers. I initially purchased this dress last year to wear to a boat cruise – if this was me five years ago, that’s pretty much the only wear this dress would have received. These days I’m adopting the mantra that if I cannot wear an item both day and night, I won’t make the purchase. I’m trying to stay away from labeling my pieces as ‘occasion specific’ clothing and giving them as much wear as possible. I mean, of course some pieces will be purchased for specific occasions, but the point is not to limit that piece to one wear, one occasion.

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Photography by Marvin Morgan

Sirens sheath dress

Today’s Sportswear slip-on sneakers

Kick Start Spring!

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve always stuck to the usual when wearing sneakers. I would pair mines with the obvious sweats, shorts, track pants etc. But these days, I’ve been inspired by fellow bloggers and of course the new ‘sporty chic’ rise of fame to feel free to wear my sneakers with whatever I want. As a whole, I feel that fashion has become less strict and a tone of rules are being broken. Us ladies are not just restricted to wearing an evening dress at cocktail hour, sneakers at the gym, or swim suits at the beach. We are seeing more and more people breaking the rules and making that ‘occasion specific’ piece work any time of the day, month or year. With all this said, see my round up of 7 ways to look super chic in your sneakers this spring  and summer.

 

The girly-girl

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The athletic chick

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The business woman

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The lady

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The cool gal

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The rule breaker

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