Thursday, April 28, 2016

Blue and Jean

Wearing a blue bodycon dress, jean shirt, flatform slides and crossbody bag.

The combination of blue and jean go surprisingly well in today’s casual outfit.

I didn’t realize how much I love the colour blue until I started blogging. Looking back I see just how many blue items I own and how much I love wearing them. This outfit is one of my “go to” looks that I brought with me on my Palm Beach trip last month. This blue bodycon dress is so versatile though I usually wear it for casual day occasions and pair it with a jean shirt and flatform slides. I really love how the blue colour of the dress and the wash of this jean shirt complement each other. What do you think of this outfit? Would you pair the colour blue and jean together? Is there a colour that you didn’t realize you wear all the time until you looked back at outfit photos?

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Spring Stripes and Plaid

Wearing pastel striped dress, green sweater, statement necklace and holding pastel plaid bag.

A pastel striped dress paired with a plaid bag creates a fun Spring outfit.

These photos were taken over the weekend when I wasn’t feeling to well due to allergies. As I was editing them I noticed my face is quite puffy, and a quote from a blog that I read last night popped into my head, “fashion is more about attitude than the clothes.” And that is so true. The outfit here usually looks amazing when I’m feeling normal, but because I wasn’t feeling to swift it didn’t look good in many of the photos. It was also a bit chilly out so I added a sweater under the dress and then topped it with a statement necklace to further bring out the colours. What do you think of this outfit? Do you think fashion is an attitude rather than the actual clothing?

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Feathers for Spring

Wearing a pink feather collar with a pink short sleeve puff sleeve top, beige skirt, beige rockstud heels and holding a beige purse.

Feathers add a bit of fun to this Spring outfit.

A few weeks ago as I was attempting to clean out my closet when I came across this feather collar that I purchased from H&M a few years back. I decided to try it on and I just happened to be wearing this puff sleeve top at that time. To my surprised they looked perfect together! Now I normally would wear this collar in the fall with a black sweater. However, it looked so good with this top I thought why not try wearing it during the warmer months. The colour is also one of this Spring’s Pantone colours “Rose Quartz,” so I figured it would work. I paired the feather collar and top with a neutral skirt, bag and heels. What do you think of this outfit? Would you wear feathers for Spring?

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Denim and Black

Wearing denim jacket, white tee, black pleated mini skirt and black mary janes with a black crossbody bag.

Today I’ve styled a denim jacket with a simple white tee and black pleated mini skirt.

I should have titled this post what to wear when you feel horrible. I’ve had a migraine and dizziness the past few days due to allergies. When I first experienced this I thought it was something serious and even had to wear a heart monitor, but the Dr. said it was just allergies. I thought there is no way this can be just allergies, but when it went away and happened again the next two years at the same time I realized that must be true. So today I thought I’d show you one of my go to outfits when I’m not feeling very well. What do you think of this outfit? Do you try to dress up a bit when you’re feeling under the weather? Do you battle allergies?

Monday, April 18, 2016

Colourful Stripes and Polka Dot Wedges

To add a bit of Spring into my outfit this past weekend I wore a colourful striped tank top.

It was cold in the morning and hot in the afternoon so I added a simple white jacket for our morning adventures. We went to the local farmer’s market which sells everything from herbs and soaps to trees and gardening tools. My husband was in search of a tree to replace an old Japanese Maple that had died over the winter. He’s like Mr. Miyagi when it comes to gardening. I however can only keep a cactus alive. Unfortunately the tree selection at the market was horrible, but I did find a unique hanging plant that I had to have. It’s buds look like mini Chinese lanterns, and I’ve added a photo of it below. Have you ever seen a plant like this, or found a unique plant in the past? Do you like gardening? I don’t, but I love having plants and flowers around.

Friday, April 15, 2016

How to Style Fur Pom Pom Shoes

Here are two fun ways to style fur pom pom shoes.

These fur pom pom shoes are one of my favourite pairs of winter shoes. Since there is still a cold chill in the air I figured I could get away with wearing them a few more times. Here are two ways to style these fun shoes. The first look is perfect for a day time lunch or shopping trip, while the second outfit is a bit more casual and great for running errands around town. What do you think of these looks? Do you think it’s too late to wear these shoes? (I know I should pack them away, but I just love them!) Are you looking forward to the Spring/Summer pom pom shoes? (I can’t wait to find a coloured pair with heels!)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Double Layered Turtleneck and Lace Ups

Layering a sleeveless turtleneck over a long sleeve turtleneck is perfect for today's outfit.

This ruffled skirt and white turtleneck is one of my “go to” outfits. Today however I decided to experiment and add a sleeveless brown turtleneck sweater on top creating a double layered turtleneck. I was surprised at how well it looked. I paired this with these brown lace up sandals seen in my last post. I’ve had these for years and purchased them way before lace up’s were “in.” What do you think of this outfit? Do you like the double layered turtleneck look? Is it something you would wear? Have you ever purchased an item way before it was popular?

Monday, April 11, 2016

Cold Weather Bell Sleeves Outfit

Wearing wool bell sleeve tie front long cardigan with white turtleneck and skinny jeans and lace up sandals.

Bell sleeve tops are one of my favourite trends this season,

and since it is cold and windy this bright Spring day I figured I’d wear this wool bell sleeved cardigan that I’ve had forever. The weather here has been crazy. Over the weekend it went from 80F to 30F. So to keep warm I paired the cardigan with a turtleneck and skinny jeans. Though instead of closed toe shoes, I let my feet freeze in lace up sandals simply because I needed some touch of Spring. What do you think of this outfit? Do you like the bell sleeve trend? Have you ever worn something and suffered just because it looked cute?

Friday, April 8, 2016

DIY Flower Choker + Jeans Outfit

Wearing black velvet choker with a large blue flower in the center. Black top and beige open cardigan with jeans. Black sunglasses on head.

Today I’m wearing a choker necklace that I made from a vintage flower brooch.

To create the choker I took a black velvet choker (seen in my previous post) and pinned a large vintage brooch in the center. You can create the same look using any brooch and a simple piece of elastic velvet ribbon from a craft store. Just make sure that the velvet is elastic, otherwise it will either have to be tied really tight or it will be too loose around the neck. This idea came from a SITC episode in which Carrie wears a large flower choker. Of course she paired it with an over the top outfit, but for my everyday look I chose to wear a black puffy sleeve top and jeans. And since it is so cold and windy today (hence the looks on my face in the outside photos) I added a thick wool cardigan on top. What do you think of this outfit? Do you like the flower choker look? Would you wear a large choker necklace?

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

How to Style Bright Pink for Work

Wearing bright pink pencil skirt, white button down and blue suede jacket. Photo cut off at knee length.

Bright pink is one of my favourite colours and today I’m showing how to style it for an office setting.

It’s been a while since I’ve left the corporate world and at that time my wardrobe consisted of two colours - black and grey. Perfectly appropriate for the office, but fashionably boring in my now updated opinion. I would have never chose a pink piece back then, but today I would wear pink in my outfit everyday. So for this office friendly outfit I paired a bright pink skirt with a white button down and a blue suede jacket. For the accessories I added a bright pink purse, pink accented jewelry, and lace heels. The bright colour works in this outfit because it is a structured piece that is paired with lighter tones and other modest structured pieces making it office appropriate. What do you think of this outfit? Would you wear this to work in a professional environment? Do you like wearing pink?

Monday, April 4, 2016

Standard Errand Uniform

Sweater + Jeans + A Blazer has become my standard errand running outfit for the last few months.

This outfit I wear to do the grocery shopping and run most of my errands.  Though the type of shoes, sweater, and fit of the blazer may change from time to time, essentially the look is the same.  And yes I do wear heels almost always, even to the grocery store (Why?? because I am so short I can barley reach the top shelf without them.)