A lovely Summer look for those warm and sunny days! This type of outfit works for any dress, so have choosing different colours and prints! All the white accessories really help to tie the outfit together and brings attention to the white buttons on the dress.
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.
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!
A sweet look to warm up your winter days. It has been cold lately, and I cannot wait for Spring and the warmer weather it brings. This look is really easy to recreate and can be worn with any style and colour of knit sweater combined with black leggings. It is hard to see in the pictures, however these leggings actually have diagonal seams running along the legs. It gives it a moto style, making the outfit edgier and balances out the sweetness of all the pink tones.
Also, I just want to apologize for my lack of content last week. It was my school reading week (basically my spring break) and decided to take time off of blogging to focus on work.
This look makes me think of a ‘Business Barbie’! Own the office with this structured yet feminine dress paired with luxurious gold & nude accessories. Add a pair of large sunnies and be the girl boss that you are!
Valentine’s Day is coming up soon! Be ready in red with this beautiful velvet dress and be dashingly draped in diamonds. Whether its for a romantic night out, or hanging out with the girls for Galentine’s day, this look is sure to break a few hearts!
This outfit is your typical street-style office wear look. A white blouse slightly tucked into skinny black pants and black stiletto heels, with a top knot to finish the look. A classic blouse paired with the leather pants is one of my favourite looks, and I have been sporting this so much recently, as it blends classic and feminine style with an edgier look. I especially like this silk blouse, as it is made from natural fibers (thus is not static and glides over my skin) and it is not see through. When purchasing this however, the sizing guide is very confusing and inaccurate, as with the size the models are wearing. I found that if you are bigger in the bust and shoulder areas, definitely size up. In my case, I usually purchase size medium for tops, however I ended up sizing up to a large.
For a more festive outfit, I would let my hair down in curls, and swap out the bag and jewelry for a glittery clutch and bold jewelry. Something along the lines of chunky black earrings and a huge fashionable gemstone ring.
This is something I would also wear for school, but would dress it down to make it more casual. I would wear white sneakers instead of heels and a black leather tote rather than the shoulder bag so that I am able to carry my MacBook and all my other school supplies.
This look is perfect for a Christmas celebration with friends and family! It is really festive, with a touch of blue velvet and diamonds that sparkle like winter frosting. “Ladies of New York, frost yourselves!” – who knows where this line comes from? (It is a really funny movie. If you know it, let me know in the comments section below). If you live somewhere with a bit of a chill, throw a black fur coat over your shoulders for added warmth and style.
Shop this look: Peter Nygard Collection blouse (oos; similar here) | Dynamite pants (oos; similar here + on sale!) | Guess bracelet | Sam Edelman heels | Costco pearl necklace
This look is very elegant and glamorous for Christmas, without being in-your-face or tacky. I love the combination of the feminine blouse with the edgier leather pants; it creates a good balance between the two. Not overly sweet but not completely rocker either. Styled with a nice pair of black high heels and a pearl necklace, this outfit is perfect for Christmas parties with the family, midnight mass (worn with a black coat), or even work parties.
This look is perfect for the upcoming holiday season, especially with a festive touch of red! It can be worn from day to night, as an office look to dinner or a Christmas party. The occasions in which this outfit can be worn are endless!
This type of outfit is so trendy for Fall, and is great to transition into the cooler Winter season! The leather pants give an edgy look to the luxurious classic style of the wool coat, black leather heels, designer bag, and gold jewelry.
Fall 2018 is known for blazer dress, nautical caps, over the knee boots, and belt bags. Put them all together and you get a very stylish, preppy, and feminine look! Finish off the outfit with gold accents, and you are good to go!
Shop this look: Tommy Hilfiger shirt (sold exclusively at Costco; similar here) | Zara button down | Kensie jeans (oos; similar here) | Guess belt (different colour here) | Aldo bag (oos; similar here) | Chanel brooch | pearl earrings
I am loving this look for Fall! It is so preppy and put together, yet can be so casually styled, as seen above with a basic pair of skinny jeans. Conversely, this look could be worn with dress pants or a pencil skirt for a business-style outfit appropriate for the office. I paired this ensemble with pearl accents, as seen by the Chanel brooch, ring, and earrings. Lastly, I decided to wear my burgundy tote, as to give a pop of autumnal colour. In addition, this look is very easy to recreate. Essentially, you could wear any colour cable knit sweater over any colour button down, paired with any bag. The combinations are endless! Let your inner fashionista shine through!
This outfit is very luxurious, using brands like Max Mara and Dior. It is elegant in the way that quality items are being used, and that it is uniform, mainly using black. The sweater, mini skirt, and over the knee boots combination is very on trend this fall and is perfect for the chillier Autumn days!
This look is ideal for a fancy dinner date or a formal function. The little black dress is elegant and feminine with the lace detail and ruffle sleeve. Paired with diamond jewelry and suede pumps, this look portrays timeless beauty.
I am obsessed with this look! If I had an unlimited budget, I would be dressed in this manner EVERY DAY! Using neutral colours really creates an elegant and sleek outfit, and the high quality accessories make it look polished. Although this outfit is very expensive, investing in high quality items, fabrics, and brands ends up costing less in the long run. You will never have to repurchase the item, as they will last you a life time.
I am loving these colour tonalities for Fall! The burgundy poncho is the focal point of the outfit, keeping the other items in neutral shades of black and brown. Also, Fall is the time to bring out your leather riding boots! They are comfortable, warm, durable, and super fashionable! Especially this pair with both brown and black leather, they are very versatile and can be styled endlessly.
These red-striped leggings were a huge trend last year, and continue to be this Fall season. They bring an athletic vibe to the whole outfit, and can easily be dressed up or dressed down. I decided to keep my overall outfit in the shades of black, white, and grey, so as to bring more emphasis on the only colour: red.
Moreover, lately I have been loving men’s white tees. They are super comfortable and tend to be cheaper than women’s tee. To style it more femininely, I tied a knot to remove some of the bulkiness and looseness of the shirt. Alternatively, you could do a front tuck to achieve the same result. This helps to cinch and define the waist, especially for a look like this one, in which the blazer is more oversized. Similarly to the shirt, I rolled the sleeves of the blazer to make it fit in a more flattering manner. I find when styling over-sized clothing, you want to tighten some part of it, so that the looseness and bulkiness looks intentional. Otherwise, if the garment is left alone, it just looks like you are wearing the wrong-sized clothing.
Hope you enjoyed this post and some of these styling tips! Have a lovely week!
I love wearing blazers for Fall! They are the perfect layering item and are so versatile! They are also great for transitioning an office-type outfit for an evening or after-hours look. I decided to wear white denim to make the pink and navy colours stand out more, two colours that compliment each other very well. Even though I wore this outfit for school, it can easily be worn for a business-casual environment as well, such as an office (if such workplace permits business-casual attire).
Shop this look: Laura blouse (oos; similar here) | RW&Co denim (on sale!) | Michael Kors tote (“luggage” colour is no longer available; other colours on sale!) | Civion infinity necklace (use code LILYBELF25 for 25% off!) | Costco pearl earrings
I wore this outfit last week, when the weather was in the 30’s. Overall, it was an unusually hot week for September. Not your typical fall outfit, but a good end-of-Summer outfit for warmer locations. I love pairing coloured tops with white denim, to really bring out the saturation and to make it POP. I always try to coordinate my hardware, and so with this look I went with silver tones. I also always coordinate my shoes and bag, this case matching my brown leather sandals to my brown leather tote.
Shop this look: Tommy Hilfiger shirt (sold exclusively at Costco; similar here + on sale!) | Kensie jeans (oos; similar here) | Chanel sunglasses | Michael Kors bag (colour “luggage” is no longer available; other colours on sale!) | Aldo booties (oos; similar here) | Melanie Lyne screw and crystal bracelet
This is a very simple and stylish look to put together for Fall. I kept to basic pieces and added a luxury accessory: Chanel sunglasses <3. I was so happy that my mom let me borrow them, since I am still in university and budgeting is my best friend. I would never be able to afford these as of this moment. I finished the outfit with brown leather booties, belt, and bag, brining in some warm tones. I like to coordinate these particular items since it creates cohesiveness throughout the outfit.
I found this dress while doing some online shopping for new summer dresses and instantly fell in love! The colour is so vibrant and emanates a hot and breezy tropical summer night. Paired with the gold accessories really brings the pink tones to life and creates a goddess-like aura. This is definitely one jaw-dropping dining out outfit!
Shop this look: Calvin Klein Jeans boyfriend denim jacket via Costco (in stores only; find similar here) | Calvin Klein Jeans t-shirt (oos; find similar here) | Kensie jeans (oos; find similar here) | Calvin Klein tote bag
Totally feeling the early 2000s vibes with this outfit! I recently purchased this denim jacket and instantly fell in love with it! To get an oversized, boyfriend effect, I went up a few sizes. The rolled-up sleeves are for practicality but also add to the laid-back look. For the remainder of the outfit, I decided to opt for a black and white palette, including black skinny jeans, a white tee, white sneakers, and a black leather tote. In the future, I am definitely looking forward to styling my denim jacket with a light-wash or white denim.
This outfit style is comfortable and casual, and can be worn for many everyday activities. Particularly, I wore this outfit to one of my final exams. It is fast and easy to put together as to not take away any studying time. One trick I have developed over the years to get dressed efficiently in the morning is to either plan your outfit the night before or put it together in your mind while doing hair and makeup. Getting dressed is usually the last step in my morning routine, as to not get any makeup or hair products on the clothing.
Hope your day is filled with sunshine and love, xox!
Hello all! For those of you who do not know, I absolutely LOVE online shopping, especially online browsing. Recently, I came upon this butterfly sleep Ponte blazer and was immediately smitten. The deep blue embellished with the pleated sleeves truly delighted me! Below, I am sharing an outfit idea with this blazer as the focal point. Enjoy!
Valentine’s day is fast approaching and is the cause for many celebrations. February was orignally a day for celebrating the numerous Saint Valentines in the Catholic church. Now, it represents a day of love and romance. Below are three outfits inspired by Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!
In this outfit, the focus is on the red blouse. This look is great the office, and can easily be worn for dinner also. For the office, you might have a larger tote, which can be traded for a clutch and shoulder bag for dinner.
This ensemble can be worn for a semi-formal occasion, or an event that requires dressier attire. This cocktail dress ornamented with lace is flattering an any figure, and emanates elegance. Using nude a bag and shoes brings our attention to the dress.