Thursday, March 31, 2016

How to Style a Choker

Wearing black choker with black and coloured striped sleeveless top and black pants.

Here are two easy ways to style a simple black choker.

I'm loving the choker trend and wanted to share my two favourite ways to style it. For the first outfit I paired my black velvet choker with a striped sleeveless top, black lightweight suede look pants, blue fishnet socks and black mary janes. This is a fun casual, yet classy look. The second outfit is dressier and perfect for going out. I paired the choker with a silk t-shirt, ruffled skirt, novelty bag, and nude rockstud heels. What do you think of these outfits? Do you like the choker trend? Have you worn one lately?

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Spring Florals and Ladybug Pins

Wearing a bright yellow cardigan with 2 ladybug pins and a floral pin, tucked into a green floral print skirt. Holding a bright yellow clutch and wearing pink bow sandals and a white watch.

Today I wore a cheery Spring floral outfit to try to change the bad luck I’ve been having lately.

…and it did! The weather was beautiful, and I finally got out for my birthday dinner. Plus my sweet sister sent me this amazing Pegasus pool float that I’ve wanted forever. I didn’t expect any gifts as we usually exchange simple food items. So I was really shocked and delighted to receive this. I’ll put it in a post once I figure out how to blow it up…it’s about 8 ft long. As for my outfit I paired this Spring floral skirt with bright yellow for a happy energy vibe. For extra luck I added two ladybug pins and one of my grandmother’s floral pins. What do you think of this outfit? Have you ever dressed up just to change your luck and bring in good energy? Did it work for you?

Monday, March 28, 2016

How to Style a Print Skirt

Sitting on a settee wearing a floppy straw hat, black tank top, with a black cardigan around neck, white poofy skirt with black and yellow floral print, and black rockstud heels.

This floral print skirt is one of the day to night pieces that I packed for Spring break.

For both day and night I paired this print skirt with a simple black sleeveless top, a light weight cardigan and black rockstud heels. Then for the daytime outfit I added this fun floppy hat. What do you think of this outfit? Do you like wearing print skirts? Are you a fan of floppy hats?

Thursday, March 24, 2016

What to Wear for Easter Brunch

Wearing a line dress with pink bodice and pink and white striped skirt. Short strand of white pearls, beige heels, a beige floppy hat and a yellow clutch.

Easter is this Sunday and I wanted to share some outfit ideas to wear for an Easter brunch.

The above photo is actually from Easter 2013 when it was very warm and sunny. This year however Easter Sunday is predicted to be cold and rainy. So with the crazy weather we’ve been having I figured I’d show Easter brunch outfit ideas for different weather situations. I'm not actually sure what we will be doing this year since Easter is so early and my birthday is on Monday, but I hope to at least eat lots of good food (that I don't cook.) If you celebrate Easter, are you doing anything fun this year? Do you have an outfit already picked out?

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

How to Wear a Skirt Over a Skirt

Wearing a blue sleeveless top, blue and pink necklace, blue flowy skirt with a pink full skirt on top and silver sandals.

Today I’m wearing a pink full skirt on top of a blue flowy skirt. 

As I was shopping my closet in search of something "new" to wear for Easter, I decided to try something radical by placing a skirt on top of another skirt. I’ve seen the trend with the skirt over the pants before, but never really found a combination that looked decent on me. So I was very surprised that the skirt over the skirt looked (in my opinion) amazing! The base outfit is a simple two piece sleeveless set in serenity blue which is pictured towards the bottom of this post, and I simply added a full pink skirt on top of this set. What do you think of this look? Would you ever wear a skirt over a skirt? Have you tried the skirt over pants trend?

Sunday, March 20, 2016

How to Wear a Spring Scarf

Top half of body wearing a beige zip up sweater, blue scarf tied around neck, and blue cross body bag.

For the first day of Spring I added colour to this  monochrome outfit by wearing a Spring hued scarf.

I also added a blue crossbody, which to my surprise matched the scarf perfectly. This scarf was my grandmothers. She had several colourful scarfs that she would wear to match her outfits. I’ve held on to most of them and am excited to see that they are back in style. This is a small square scarf that I rolled like a bandana and then wrapped it around my neck and tied it at the end. What do you think of this outfit? Do like wearing scarves? Have you ever held on to an item or items knowing that they will one day come back in style?

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Green Ruffles for St. Patrick’s Day

Dressed in white shorts with a green sleeveless ruffeled top and white sunglasses. Photo shot in front of trees by a lake.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I originally planned to wear a green sweater and skirt outfit for St. Patrick's day, but the weather has been so warm I had to find something more appropriate. So I pulled out this green ruffle top that I’ve had for years and paired it with white shorts and white sunglasses. What do you think of this outfit? Do you have any fun plans for St. Patrick’s Day?

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

How to Style a Printed Dress for Day and Night

Wearing a printed dress, black belt, black crossbody bag, black sunglasses, and black flatform shoes. Standing in front of a mirrored wall.

A simple change of shoes takes this printed dress outfit from day to night.

Here I’m wearing the dress I packed for Palm Beach. It’s a light weight flowy dress which can be styled easily for both daytime shopping and nighttime dinner and drinks. To start I cinched the waist with a black belt and then added a black crossbody bag. For the daytime outfit I added black and white flatforms and for the nighttime look I simply changed the shoes to rockstud heels. It’s the easiest outfit transition ever! What do you think of these looks? Have you ever completely changed an outfit just by changing the shoes?

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Matchy Matchy Blue

Wearing a blue sweater and jeans that match the blue decor of the hotel bathroom.

The decor matches my outfit exactly.

Today we arrived in Palm Beach and as soon as we got into our hotel room I realized that my outfit matched the decor, especially the bathroom. Now we’ve stayed here a ton of times before, but they recently renovated and re decorated all the rooms. I had no idea it would be blue and did not plan this at all. The hotel I’m in is the “Eau Palm Beach,” which use to be the Ritz a few years ago. Even when it changed names the decor never changed. But I am happily surprised since I love all things matchy matchy. Have you ever worn an outfit and suddenly realized you matched your surroundings? Do like things to be matchy matchy? Are you on vacation at the moment?

Thursday, March 10, 2016

What to Pack for Spring Break

Accessories laid out on a white ottoman. Straw hat with black bow, blue mirrored sunglasses, black crossbody bag with chain strap, pink and navy palm print bikini and black belt with gold buckel.

It’s spring break time and I’m packing for my trip.

I'm heading to Palm Beach, Fl for a last minute Spring vacation and I thought I’d share my tips on what to pack. I only take one carryon bag which means packing light. This can be quite difficult, but I've come up with a packing plan.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Fur Vest & Skinny Jeans

Wearing camel turtleneck with white fur vest and crossbody small orange leather tooled bag, skinny jeans and tortoise heels.

Are Skinny Jeans Bad for your Health?

For someone who used to not like jeans, I find myself wearing them more and more. I've read several articles that state skinny jeans are out style and that they are even bad for your health. Apparently if they are too tight they can cause nerve and muscle damage! Who knew?? The skinny jeans in this outfit are so comfortable I feel like I’m wearing yoga pants. It’s mainly because they have a bit of stretch to them. So I'm hoping they're not going to cut off my circulation anytime soon. To complete this outfit I added a camel coloured turtleneck, a white fur vest, and a colourful tooled leather purse that I picked up at Epcot in FL years ago. I think it gives this outfit a slight 70’s vibe. What do you think? Do you like wearing skinny jeans? Do you think they are bad for your health?

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Hat Day

Wearing a black round hat with a brown blazer, black sweater, jeans and black boots.

It’s not often that I wear a hat.

When I do it’s usually because it’s raining, windy, or my hair is just not cooperating. Today is no exception. It’s windy and my hair decided to frizz this morning. So instead of fighting it I planned my outfit around this hat. I decided to pair it with a brown blazer with ruffle trim, a black sweater, jeans, and black boots. To my surprise it came out quite nice. What do you think of this outfit? Do you ever have days when you feel like you just need to wear a hat?

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Lavender and Blue Jeans

Wearing long lavender mohair cardigan with a white turtleneck under and jeans. Gold glitter mary janes and holding a small baguette camel purse.

Believe it or not there was a time when I would never wear an outfit like this.

My entire wardrobe consisted of almost all black pieces, no light colours, and hardly any jeans. That’s when I was working in NYC. Then I moved to the south, got married, and everything changed, including my wardrobe. It is now full of colour, texture, and happy memories. These jeans are very vintage Levis that I used to wear when my husband and I were first dating (over 10 yrs ago.) I pulled them out today and was excited to see that they still fit. I paired them with a white turtleneck, a lavander mohair cardigan last seen here, and my favourite gold glitter mary janes.
What do you think of this look? Do you have items that you haven’t worn in over 10 years? Are there pieces in your closet that hold happy memories?

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Casual Metallics

Wearing cuffed jeans, a white turtleneck, a silver metallic circle cardigan with a black belt with gold buckle. Carrying a silver rectangular clutch with chain detail around it. And black mary janes.

As a maximalist at heart I would wear ruffles, fur, and metallics everyday if I could.

But for my husband’s sake, and since I'm usually running errands and going to the grocery store, I try to tone it down a bit. So for todays outfit I took two shiny metallic pieces, a silver metallic circle cardigan and a metallic chain trimmed clutch, and toned them down by pairing them with cuffed jeans and a simple white turtleneck. What do you think of this casual metallic look? Are you more of a maximalist or minimalist when it comes to style?