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OOTD: Pinky

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Shop this look: H&M sweater (out of season; similar here) | Parasuco moto leggings (oos; similar here) | Kirkland Signature boots (total Ugg dupe!) | Danier bag (oos; similar here) | Guess crystal hinged rhinestone bracelet | Guess twisted metal bracelet (total David Yurman dupe!) | Aldo medallion (on sale!)

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.

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OOTD: Black & White Business

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Shop this look: Lily Silk blouse | Dynamite pants (oos; similar here + on sale!) | Chanel Fall 2017 limited edition bag | Sam Edelman heels | Costco diamond heart necklace | Costco akoya pearl studs | Guess bracelet | Melanie Lyne hinge bangle bracelet (oos; similar here)

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.

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Inspiration Tuesday: Blue Christmas

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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.

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OOTD: Shimmery Blue for Christmas

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.

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2018 Christmas Gift Guide

2018 Christmas Gift Guide

1 Melanie Lyne Floral Crystal Pin

2 Melanie Lyne Faceted Crystal Bracelet

3 Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Pirate

4 Balmain Double-Breasted Wool Blazer in black

5 Costco Marquise Cut Diamond Earrings

6 La Vie En Rose Flannel PJ Set (nutcracker print)

7 La Vie En Rose Flannel PJ Set (champagne print)

8 La Vie En Rose Flannel PJ Set (checkered print)

9 Lily Silk Bow-Tie Neck Silk Blouse in white (on sale!)

10 Tory Burch Brooke High Knee Boot (33% off!)

11 Guess Crystal Hinged Rhinestone Bangle

12 Guess Twisted Magnetic Bracelet

13 Guess Twisted Metal Cuff

14 Sam Edelman Hazel Pointed Toe Heel in dark cherry patent

15 Gucci GG Marmont Velvet Small Shoulder Bag

16 Zara Tuxedo Style Blazer

17 Lily Silk Sleek Puff Sleeve Silk Blouse (25% off!)

18 Aldo Froredia Over the Knee Boots in black

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OOTD: Cable Knit + Button Down

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!

 

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Inspiration Tuesday: Autumnal Grey & Black

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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!

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Inspiration Tuesday: Neutrals

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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.

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Inspiration Tuesday: Burgundies and Browns

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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.

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OOTD: Blazer Athleisure

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Shop this look: Kenneth Cole NY blazer (oos; similar here + 25% off!) | Zara leggings | US Polo Association men’s tee | Calvin Klein Cindy tote | Costco pearl earrings

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!

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OOTD: Navy & Pink

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Shop this look: Laura blouse (oos; similar here + on sale!) | RW&Co blazer (oos; similar here) | RW&Co denim (on sale!) | Danier bag (oos; similar here) | Guess belt (oos; similar here) | Melanie Lyne screw and crystal bracelet | Costco pearl earrings

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).

 

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OOTD: Ballerina Pink

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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.

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OOTD: Grey Cable Knit

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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.

 

Have a happy Monday!

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Inspiration Tuesday: Tropical Goddess

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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!

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Instagram Recap: April 2018

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Inspiration Tuesday- Blushing Blossoms

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Shop this look: Karl Lagerfeld Gayness blush bag (oos; could only find used blush bag here & here; new black version & new taupe version) | Dalia sweater (oos; find similar here) | George pink aviators | Kensie jeans (oos; find similar here)

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OOTD: Barbie

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Shop this look: Dynamite leopard blouse (oos; find similar here) | Kensie jeans (oos; find similar here) | H&M suede booties (oos; find similar here) | Danier shoulder bag (oos; find similar here)

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Inspiration Tuesday- Pretty in Pink

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Shop this look: RW&Co ruffle blouse (oos; find similar here) | Dynamite pants with leather band (oos; find similar here) | Aldo booties (oos; find similar here)

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OOTD ft. Calvin Klein

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OOTD: Oversized Blazer

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Shop this look: Karl Lagerfeld blouse (oos; find similar here) | Chanel bag (Fall 2017 limited edition) | RW&Co jeans | Costco pearl necklace

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Inspiration Tuesday- In Mint Condition

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OOTD: Boyfriend Denim

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Shop this look: Zara blouse (oos; find similar here) | Zara pants (oos; find similar here) | Forever 21 bag (oos; find similar here)

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OOTD: Navy & White Fila

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Inspiration Tuesday- Nautical Navy

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OOTD: Denim on Denim

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OOTD: Boyfriend Denim

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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!

Fashion · Inspiration Tuesday

Inspiration Tuesday- Blue Butterfly Sleeve Blazer

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!

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Valentine’s Day Outfit Inspirations

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!

Outfit 1

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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.

Outfit 2

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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.

Outfit 3

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This outfit is a unique take of a typical Valentine’s day outfit. The red jumpsuit is a statement piece, bringing to surface an edgier glam look. Paired with a red lip, this radiates with empowerment.

Featured image: photo credit to the pretty pink studio. Her work is gorgeous, she is so talented!