Fashion

OOTD: Printed

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Shop this look: Zara blouse | Kensie jeans (oos; similar here + on sale!) | Converse sneakers (oos; similar here) | Guess belt | Zara bag | Aldo medallion (oos; similar here) | Ava & Aiden rings (similar here) | Guess twisted metal cuff (David Yurman dupe!)

I am loving how casual, yet chic this outfit is! Using a pair of jeans and white sneakers is definitely the way to go when dressing down a blouse or a more attention-grabbing top. I would totally wear this for travelling or even for a day at school. It is functional and comfortable yet is still super stylish!

Happy Monday!

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OOTD: Sporty Tweed

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Shop this look: Karl Lagerfeld Paris tweed jacket (on sale!) | Kirkland Signature men’s tee | Kensie jeans (oos; similar here + on sale!) | Guess belt | Halifornia hat | Aldo medallion (oos; similar here) | Converse sneakers (oos; similar here) | Ava & Aiden rings (similar here)

I love the mix of high-end and athletic this outfit presents. When I first got this jacket, I never thought to style it in such a casual manner. After I got thinking, I wanted to experiment and see, and I really love the resulting look. It is super stylish but relaxed enough to actually get things done in the day. This could also be a great look for travel. Moreover, I love wearing baseball caps and I really appreciate how I can incorporate them into a chic outfit such as this.

Have a lovely weekend!

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OOTD: White Tee

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Shop this look: Kirkland Signature white tee | Zara leggings (out of season; similar here) | Zara bag | Melanie Lyne bracelet | Aldo medallion (oos; similar here) | Swarovski studs | Ava & Aiden rings (similar here) | Converse sneakers (oos; similar here)

A very casual and comfortable athleisure look. Perfect for running errands, going to the gym, or just wanting to have a relaxed day at home. I like taking these active-looking outfits and sprucing them up with jewelry and a nice bag to make them a bit more glamorous and feminine.

The day I shot this outfit, I also talked about men’s tees on my IG stories. Just to recap that conversation, men’s shirts are a lot better quality, with a thicker material that is not see-through and does not stretch, for a way better price! The one I am wearing comes in a pack of four for $20 at Costco! That comes to $5 a piece, which is an AMAZING deal!

Quick life update: I apologize for not being so active on my blog or IG lately; I have been SUPER busy!!! I have officially left the nest and spread my wings. After a lot of back and forth and after finding time between shifts, I have FINALLY moved into my very first apartment! There is still much to do, boxes to unpack, and things to buy however it is progressing bit by bit. It is a pretty big adjustment, however I am excited to be completely settled in!

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Timeless Capsule Wardrobe: Shoes

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Black Leather Boots

Black boots are essential to any closet, especially when living in a four-season country! There are so many different styles, cuts, colours, and heel height options to shop, so when it comes time to find the ones for you, there are so many choices! Here are some links to shop: Charles David | Valentino Garavani | Christian Louboutin

Leather Riding Boots

This style of boot comes from English riding designs, specifically those of field boots, dress boots and hunt boots. Field boots were traditionally worn by military officers ranked “field officers” and are characterized by their black colour and lacing at the upper front part of the boot, which offered more flexibility. Dress boots are similar to field boots, however they do not have any lacing and are more structured. They are also mainly black in colour and some are cut extra high on the outside of the knee for added style. Lastly, hunt boots, which are traditionally worn for fox hunting, are much the same as dress boots, however they have a cuff at the top of the boot. Here are some links to shop: Lauren Ralph Lauren | Frye | Tory Burch

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Sandals

Sandals are perfect for warmer-weather seasons as they leave almost the entire foot exposed. There are 23 different types of sandals, all of which alternate materials, cuts, and colours. There are numerous ways one can style sandals, and they can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion. Here are some links to shop: Christian Louboutin | Saint Laurent | Chloé

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Black Heels

If I could choose only one shoe to have, it would be a black heel. This is definitely the most classic shoe that has ever existed, and can be styled into virtually any outfit. Since this shoe will most likely be your most-worn one, it is important to prioritize quality and comfort. Paying a higher price for a shoe that will last you much longer saves time, money, and energy. Here are some links to shop: Versace | Christian Louboutin | Prada

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Nude Heels (or White Heels)

Nude- or white-coloured heels are almost just as much of a classic as black heels. These are more typically worn during warmer seasons with lighter-coloured outfits. Here are some links to shop: Saint Laurent | Sam Edelman | Manolo Blahnik

Black Flats

Another great classic and a perfect alternative to heels, but with added comfort. This style of shoe is inspired by a ballet shoe and consists of a little or no heel. Just like heels, flats can be styled in multiple outfits, no matter the occasion. Here are some links to shop:  Salvatore Ferragamo |Tory Burch | Taryn Rose Collection

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White Sneakers

White sneakers are my go-to casual shoe! They really bring an athletic vibe to the outfit and are super comfortable! Sneakers became part of pop culture back in the 1970’s; hip hopers would wear mainly Nike, Puma and Adidas, while rockers would wear primarily Converse and Macbeth. In recent years, the white sneaker has made a come-back, especially with last year’s dad-sneaker trend. Here are some links to shop: Prada | Valentino Garavani | Adidas

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OOTD: Edgy Blazer

Shop this look: Keneth Cole NY blazer (out of season; similar here) | Halifornia shirt (use code LILYBELF20 for 20% off!) | 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 | Converse sneakers (oos; similar here)

This outfit is really easy to style, using basic pieces found in most wardrobes: white sneakers, black skinny pants, white graphic tee, neutral blazer, and a black leather shoulder bag. Even though each item has its own individual style, putting them together creates a unique and fashionable look. The leather pants give off an edgy rocker character, the white sneakers are more hipster, the blazer creates a business look, and the black leather Chanel shoulder bag gives it classiness and elegance.

This is the type of outfit I wear to school most often; it is neither too fancy nor too basic. It is the perfect balance for that stylishly easy look. Moreover, it is the kind of outfit that can be worn almost year-round! As I am writing this post, it is currently -22 degrees Celsius, so I am gearing more towards a winter jacket, boots, a hat, and mittens.  Brrr! It is so cold, but at least we got some great snowfall! Ideal weather for hitting the slopes! That aside, it is the perfect outfit for Fall, during those cold-morning, hot afternoon days, and is great for transitioning from Winter to Spring.

Happy Monday loves ❤

Fashion

OOTD: Side Stripe Pants

Shop this look: Calvin Klein Jeans denim jacket (oos; similar here) | Zara leggings | Converse sneakers (oos; similar here) | Calvin Klein Cindy tote

This look is perfect for those busy days that you are on the go. I like the athleisure vibes from combining the leggings with the denim jacket- both athletic and casual looking. Since the look is busy with the light blue denim colour and the red stripe on the pants, I decided to wear a simple black shirt that would just blend in, tucked into the waistband of my leggings to further define my waist line.

This outfit can alternatively be worn with a black leather crossbody bag (as seen HERE). However, since I was headed to school, I wore a large tote bag, so that I could fit all of my school supplies and my Mac.

I am going to finish this post with a question for you: What kind of looks do you want to see next? Let me know in the comments or comment on my latest IG picture 🙂

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OOTD: Pink Blazer

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Shop this look: Vince Camuto blazer (oos; similar here) | Calvin Klein Jeans tee (oos; similar here) | Parasuco moto leggings (exclusively at Costco; similar here) | Converse sneakers (oos; similar here) | Calvin Klein Cindy tote

This is one of my all-time favourite looks! I am always wearing it on repeat! It can be casually worn or for a business environment, depending on how it accessorized and with what kind of pants. For example, I sometimes wear this look with leggings for a more casual look, or it can be dressed up with black cigarette-style pants for a more formal look.

My favourite part of this outfit is the pink blazer! It definitely adds a twist to a classic black (or neutral colour) blazer. I am personally a pink kind of gal, but any variation of colour would work as well.

Moreover, it is hard to see in the pictures, but my leggings actually have a seem detail on the thighs. These moto-style leggings help to dress up the outfit, rather than having plain black leggings.

 

Fashion · Money Saving Tips

12 Sale Outfit Pieces to Wear This Summer!

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 Blouse (50% off!)

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Blouse (on sale now!) | Heels (on sale now!)

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Denim shorts (50% off!)

 

 

Sneakers (51% off!)

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OOTD: Basic

Booties (75% off!) | Nail bracelet (use code LILYBELF25 for 25% off!)

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OOTD: Monochrome x Pink

Sneakers (51% off!) | Hat (use code LILYBELF20 for 20% off!)

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OOTD: Blush

Watch (use code LILY20 for 20% off!)

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Infinity necklace (use code LILYBELF25 for 25% off!)

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Blouse (on sale!) | Arrow Bracelet & Leaf Bracelet (use code LILYBEFL25 for 25% off!)

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Huge Spring Roundup

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Chanel Bag

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Denim

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 Blouse (50% off!)

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Blouse (on sale now!) |  Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum

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Denim shorts (25% off!)

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Bag | Pearl earrings

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Jeans | Bag

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Kenneth Cole NY oversized blazer | Pearl earrings

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Bag

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Jeans | Bag | Booties (on sale now!!!)

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Denim | Sneakers (51% off)

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Jeans | Nail bracelet (use code LILYBELF25 for 25% off!)

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Bag | Booties (on sale!) | Nail bracelet (use code LILYBELF25 for 25% off!)

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ShoesLeaf bracelet (use code LILYBELF25 for 25% off!)

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Sneakers (51% off)

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Denim overalls (50% off!) | Sneakers (51% off)

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Blouse in black | Pearl studs

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Track jacket |  Jeans

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Hat (use code LILYBELF20 for 20% off!) | Sneakers (51% off) |  Sippy cup

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Blouse in taupe pinkDenim | Wedges (tan; black; fuschia options) | Nail bracelet | Leaf bracelet (use code LILYBELF25 for 25% off!)

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Denim | Bag | Watch (use code LILY20 for 20% off!)

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Denim | Infinity necklace (use code LILYBELF25 for 25% off!)

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OOTD: Monochrome x Pink

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Shop this look: US Polo Association white shirt |  Head leggings (oos; similar here) | Halifornia hat | Converse sneakers (white & silver version here) | Danier bag (oos; find similar here) | H&M sippy cup

I have been sporting this look quite a lot recently. I love how comfortable a basic t-shirt and leggings are, and everyone loves the athletic style. I like to coordinate the colours, usually keeping everything neutral with an accent colour or statement piece. In this case, everything is monochrome, with an added touch of pink from my nails and the sippy cup. Moreover, I have been wearing a lot more baseball caps for day-to-day outfits. I think that they are fun to style and help protect my face and eyes from the harsh rays of the sun. I am really loving this particular hat, as it can be worn with so many different combinations of outfits and is super comfy! If interest in buying one, use promo code LILYBELF20 for 20% off your next Halifornia purchase!

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Insta Recaps

Instagram Recap: May 2018

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Inspiration Tuesday- Minty

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Shop this look: Zara blouse (oos; find similar here) | Melanie Lyne pants (oos; find similar here) | Converse sneakers (oos; find similar here)

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Inspiration Tuesday- Daffodil

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My Trip in Old Québec

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Inspiration Tuesday- Teal Trimmings

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Shop this look: American Eagle denim overalls | Aldo sunglasses (oos; find similar here) | Karl Lagerfeld bag ( oos; find similar here) | Converse sneakers (oos; find similar here)

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OOTD: Striped

Inspiration Tuesday: Black x Gold

Inspiration Tuesday: Black x Gold

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OOTD: Basic

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Fashion · Travel

Comfortable Road Trip Outfits

Hello everyone! I am very soon going to go visit family in Québec and I am so excited! Since it will be approximately a six hour drive, I like to dress comfortably yet still stylish. Even though I do sleep most of the way and let my brother drive (LOL), I still like to look put together for when we stop and for when we are greeted when we arrive. Below I am sharing a couple of cute and comfy outfits perfect for a road trip!

Look 1

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1. Fila hoodie

2. Polo Ralph Lauren baseball cap

3. Gucci bag

4. Adidas sneakers

5. Mondetta leggings

When I travel, I like to wear lose fitting clothing that are not restricting and pinching. Leggings would be my top choice for bottoms as they are stretchy and also do not require a belt (which is quite uncomfortable for long car rides). This overall look is focused around the Fila hoodie, tying in the white, red, and navy hues with the other items. I love being able to wear athletic wear outside of the gym, and can easily be combined with higher end items to create an athleisure style, such as with the Gucci bag and Polo Ralph Lauren baseball cap.

 

Look 2

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This look is a little more polished and leans towards a more business casual style. I have actually worn this exact outfit for a 4 hour train ride + 3 hour car ride and it is quite comfortable. Having a loose tee with an oversize blazer gave me the ease of movement I wanted and warmth against the AC. As for the bag, I find traveling with just a shoulder bag challenging, since I cannot fit all of my necessities. Using a satchel or tote bag lets me carry around a book or my Mac so that I may still be productive. If I am not the one driving, I will usually complete homework or study my textbooks.

 

Look 3

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1. Saski Collection sports bra

2. Saski Collction leggings

3. Topshop denim jacket

4. Ray-Ban aviators

5. Adidas sneakers

This look is very athletic and super comfortable. I wanted to stray from the typical black leggings, and loved the idea of an (almost) all white look. The oversized denim jacket ties everything together by making the outfit a little more conservative, and also because it is practical for staying warm. This is something I would definitely wear! Moreover, my absolute favourite accessory is a pair of aviator sunglasses! I never leave the house without a pair since my eyes are sensitive to the sunlight and I feel like it completes the look.

 

Have a fabulous day, xoxo!

Fashion

My Go-To Outfit Formula for School

Trying to get dressed in the morning can be challenging. We are not all blessed as Cher in Clueless, with her outfit generator, therefore trying to put an outfit together in a limited time frame usually results in 1) a not-so-flaterring outfit combination, 2) sweatpants and a messy bun, 3) being late, or 4) losing sleep (I know how precious of a commodity this is in university :/). Over the years, my natural style has resulted in me repeating the same style of outfit with different pieces ever day; I like to call this my outfit formula. It is very simple to use and can result in numerous different outfits; blouse + jeans + coordinating bag and shoes. Simple. Done. Nothing special or complicated, and always results in a flattering outfit. Below are some examples of my last looks following this concept:

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Shop this look: Zara blouse (oos; find similar here) | Chanel bag (Fall 2017 limited edition; find similar here) | Ivanka Trump heels (oos; find similar here) | Kensie jeans (oos; find similar here)

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Shop this look: Dynamite blouse (oos; find similar here) | Kensie jeans (oos; find similar here) | Aldo tote (oos; find similar here)

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Shop this look: Melanie Lyne blouse (this colour (coral) no longer available; other colours on sale now!; magenta colour) | Kensie jeans (oos; similar here) | Tommy Hilfiger cardigan (oos; find similar here)

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Shop this look: Danier leather jacket | Kensie jeans (oos; find similar here) | RW&Co blouse (oos; find similar here) | Guess belt (oos; find similar here)

During the colder days, I like to pair my outfits with a jacket or cardigan!

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Shop this look: RW&Co blouse (oos; find similar here) | Kensie jeans (oos; find similar here) | Sam Edelman leopard heels | Aldo sunglasses (oos; find similar here)

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Shop this look: Dynamite blouse (oos; find similar here) | Calvin Klein jeans (oos; find similar here) | Tommy Hilfiger cardigan (oos; find similar here)

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Shop this look: RW&Co blouse (oos; find similar here) | Kensie jeans (oos; find similar here) | Guess belt (oos; find similar here) | Aldo clutch (oos; find similar here) | Ardene bracelet (oos; find similar here)

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Shop this look: RW&Co blouse (oos; find similar here) | RW&Co jeans

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Shop this look: RW&Co blouse (oos; find similar here) | American Eagle denim (oos; find similar here) | Converse sneakers (oos; find similar here)

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Shop this look: Le Château  blouse (on sale now!) | Dynamite jeans | Aldo sunglasses (oos; find similar here) | Karl Lagerfeld bag ( oos; find similar here)

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Shop this look: Laura blouse (oos; find similar here) | Dynamite jeans

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Shop this look: Le Château blouse (on sale now!) | American Eagle denim (oos; find similar here) | Aldo sandals (oos; find similar here) | Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum

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Shop this look: Dynamite blouse (oos; find similar here) | American Eagle denim | Aldo clutch (oos; find similar here) | Ardene bracelet (oos; find similar here)

Alternatively, during warmer days, I will wear shorts instead of jeans. Still makes for great outfits!

Although there are numerous different outfits, there are not that many individual pieces; they are just reused a lot in different outfit combinations. So many more combinations can be made with these items of clothing; the possibilities are endless!

Insta Recaps

Instagram Recap: February 2018

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So excited for spring!

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Inspiration Tuesday: Pink x Black

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Parisian Glam Room Decor Inspiration

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Inspiration Tuesday- Rose

Inspiration Tuesday- Rose

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Shop this look: Elizabeth Arden lipstick (holiday special edition; find similar here) | Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum

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Shop this look: Vince Camuto blazer (oos; find similar here) | Calvin Klein tee (oos; find similar here) | Calvin Klein denim | Danier bag (oos; find similar here) | Converse sneakers (oos; find similar here) | Roots Canada watch (oos; find similar here)

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Spring Break Essentials

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Shop this look: Chanel bag (Fall 2017 limited edition; find similar here) | RW&Co blouse (oos; find similar here) | Zara joggers

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Inspiration Tuesday- Romantic Ruffles

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Shop this look: Zara blouse (oos; find similar here) | Chanel bag (Fall 2017 limited edition; find similar here) | Ivanka Trump heels (oos; find similar here) | Kensie jeans (oos; find similar here)

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