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OOTD: Amethyst

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Shop this look: Babaton sweater (out of season; similar here) | Dynamite pants (oos; similar here + on sale!) | Karl Lagerfeld Paris bag (oos; similar here) | Nine West heels (on sale!) | brooch from Italy | Ava & Aiden rings (similar here)

Its rather cold this Spring and so I am back to wearing knitwear. This sweater was actually borrowed from my grandmother; she is very fashionable and is always looking at the latest trends. I guess I can say that fashionistas run in the family haha. I also just bought these white heels on major sale at Saks Fifth Avenue! I have always wanted white pointed-toe heels and have had my eyes on THESE for some time now. When I saw these equally good ones on sale, I could not resist.

In terms of the outfit itself, I wanted to combine feminine aspects with an edgier vibe. The soft lilac colour and dainty jewelry add a very delicate and pretty ambiance to the outfit. However, the boxy cut of the sweater gives it a looser fit and does not define the waist and curves as much. The skinny leather pants help to balance out the looseness by hugging the legs and adding a moto or rocker look.

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Timeless Capsule Wardrobe: Dresses

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Little Black Dress

This style of dress originates from Coco Chanel and Jean Patou in the 1920s, where the aim was to create a dress that affordable, versatile, neutral in colour, and appealing to the majority of the market. Its many uses include business wear, cocktail dress for lunches and dinners, and even can be dressed up for special occasions for a more glam or ornamented look. Here are some links to shop: Eliza J | Michael Kors | Dress the Population

 

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OOTD: Marigold

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Shop this look: H&M sweater (out of season; similar here) | Chanel Fall 2017 limited edition bag | Dynamite leather pants (oos; similar here + on sale!) | Melanie Lyne screw and crystal bracelet (oos; similar here) | Guess crystal hinged rhinestone bracelet | Guess twisted magnetic bracelet | Sam Edelman heels | Dynamite bodysuit

This outfit is perfect for April weather, using both Winter and Spring pieces. Wearing colourful knitwear is an easy and affordable way to use your winter attire in Spring  and Summer outfits. I actually purchased this sweater in last summer on major sale, following my shopping technique of buying outside of the season. You can read all about that HERE.

On another note, I have decided to change my posting schedule from Monday-Friday to Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Basically I am just cutting out Wednesdays.

Happy Easter Monday, xox

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Timeless Capsule Wardrobe: Bottoms

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White Denim

Now a days, white denim is just as a classic as blue denim. Usually worn during the Spring and Summer seasons, white denim helps bring out the saturation of coloured tops and accessories. Here are some links to shop: Hue | AG | Balmain

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Leather Pants

Leather pants originate back to the Native American tribes, and then were worn by the cowboys in Western America. Skipping forward to the 1950s, greasers were a huge fan of leather, which became a representation of teenage rebellion. They really came into fashion in the 1960s, inspired by rock n roll musicians, such as Eddie Cochran, Jim Morrison, and even Elvis Presley.  They progressed into 1970s fashion, and then into the  1980s where punk fashion became even more popular. Today, leather pants are still a major trend in the fashion industry, and have made a recent comeback in the past year. Here are some looks to shop: Topshop | Habitual | Good American

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Dark-Wash Denim

Denim originates from 19th century America, where the first pair manufactured was by a tailor called Jacob Davis. He then partnered with Levis Strauss & Co., making that the first company to mass produce denim pants. Today, denim is fully integrated into our fashion trends, and are now worn almost daily. Dark-wash denim is considered the more expensive and luxurious of all jeans, because of the amount of dye that goes into their production. Here are some links to shop: Articles of Society | Hudson Jeans | Paige

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Straight Leg Trousers

Mainly used for business attire, straight leg trousers are a staple in any wardrobe. They are very versatile, and add structure and class to an outfit. Here are some links to shop: Akris | BOSS | Karen Kane

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Pencil Skirt

Pencil skirts are, once again, more common in an office setting, however can be dressed up or down according to the occasion. Aside from the solid black, they come in multiple different colours and patterns. They are characterized by the tighter-fit, following the shape of the hips and legs, and narrowing at the knees. There are many pencil skirt lengths, some ending at the mid-thigh, above the knee, or below the knee. The longer the skirt, the tighter it gets as it progresses down. Here are some links to shop: Rachel Parcell | St. John Collection | Halogen

A-Line Skirt

This style of skirt is fitted at the waist and hips, and gradually gets wider towards the hem. This term actually originates from Christian Dior’s 1955 collection, which portrayed the most desired silhouette in Paris at that time. This shape of clothing can also be seen on other articles of clothing, such as dresses and coats. Here are some links to shop: Cece | Gucci | Ming Wang

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Budget-Friendly Easter Dresses

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Zara Belted Knit Dress – $49.90

Image 1 of FLORAL PRINT DRESS from Zara

Zara Floral Print Dress – $49.90

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Zara Contrasting Lace Dress – $45.90

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Zara Wrinkled Dress – $49.90

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Zara Belted Denim Dress in pale pink – $49.90

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Zara Floral Print Dress – $79.90

Image 1 of LINEN DRESS from Zara

Zara Linen Dress – $49.90

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Zara Belted Dress With Pockets – $49.90

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Zara Buttoned Dress – $49.90

Cotton button-down shirtdress with sash

RW&Co Cotton Button-Down Shirtdress With Sash – $89.90

Denim shirtdress

RW&Co Denim Shirtdress in light denim – $89.90

ASTR THE LABEL Lace Midi Dress, Main, color, LILAC

ASTR the Label Lace Midi Dress – $124.79 + 9 other colours

ALL IN FAVOR Isabella Wrap Dress, Main, color, YELLOW FLORAL

All in Favour Isabella Wrap Dress – $68.70

ELIZA J Lace Fit & Flare Dress, Main, color, BLUSH

Eliza J Lace Fit & Flare Dress – on sale for $131.77

VINCE CAMUTO Blossoms Tiered Ruffle Midi Dress, Main, color, FRESH LILAC

Vince Camuto Blossoms Tiered Ruffle Midi Dress – on sale for $133.76

VINCE CAMUTO Kors Crepe Shift Dress, Main, color, LILAC

Vince Camuto Kors Crepe Shift Dress – on sale for $82.70

SPEECHLESS Scuba Skater Dress, Main, color, DUSTY ROSE

Speechless Scuba Skater Dress – $82.72

LULUS Lace Cocktail Dress, Main, color, BLUSH

Lulus Lace Cocktail Dress – $124.79

BB DAKOTA Cara High Neck Lace Cocktail Dress, Main, color, LAVENDER

BB Dakota Cara High Neck Lace Cocktail Dress – $137.40

Dynamite Linen Cami Dress – $54.95

Dynamite Square Neck Cami Dress – $54.95

Dynamite Wrap Maxi Dress – $59.95

Dynamite Cami Fit & Flare Dress – $44.95

Dynamite Sleeveless Shirt Dress – $44.95

Dynamite Sleeveless Shirt Dress – $44.95

Dynamite Bodycon Dress With Front Twist – $49.95

Dynamite Maxi Cami Dress – on sale for $25

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Zara Spring Favourites

Spring will be upon us soon and so will the warmer and sunnier days. It is time to put the coats and boots away and to bring out bright and light clothing! Even though I will not be going out and buying these items, it is still nice to browse and to see which trends are more prominent for this new season. Below, I am sharing my favourite Spring pieces from Zara.

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Tuxedo Jacket

I would style this with denim shorts, heels, and a lace cami bodysuit or a band tee for a more casual look.

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Dark Khaki Duster Coat

Style with white denim and white heels, or light-coloured trousers and wedges for an airy yet sophisticated look.

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Lingerie-Style Top in white

Definitely an essential piece to any wardrobe. Very versatile for numerous outfit combinations and occasions!

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Shirt With Pockets in coral

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Shirt With Pockets in pink

Pink- and coral-coloured blouses are probably my favourite items to wear during the Spring. Brighter and more saturated colours bring out one’s skin tone in a lively manner. My favourite way to style a top such as this is with white denim, to really bring out the colour.

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Buttoned Blazer in pink

Definitely love pink blazers, considering I own a pink blazer and it is one of my most worn pieces for Spring. Can be worn casually with a white tee and denim shorts, or as a set for the office.

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Halter Top Dress

I love wearing bold-coloured maxi dresses, especially for late-night dinners during the Summer or for tropical vacations.

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Striped Printed Shirt

Major nautical vibe with this shirt! Style with white skinny jeans and heels, white loose trousers and wedges, or even white cotton shorts and sandals. The white bottoms help make the blue of the shirt more saturated and more appealing to the eyes.

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Animal Print Triangular Swimsuit

Nothing gets you ready for Summer like a cute bathing suit!