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OOTD: Parisian

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Shop this look: Karl Lagerfeld Paris blouse (out of season; similar here) | Kensie denim (similar here) | Sam Edelman heels | Calvin Klein denim jacket (similar here) | Lauren Ralph Lauren scarf (oos; similar here) | Danier bag (oos; similar here) | Ava & Aiden rings (similar here) | Gold bracelet & earring set from Spain | Chanel sunglasses

A classic black and white look that will never go out of style! Even though it is a monotone outfit, there are numerous feminine touches that create its charm; the lace collar, the detailed buttons, the dainty gold jewelry and the silk scarf on the handle of the bag.

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OOTD: Denim & Leather

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Shop this look: Calvin Klein Jeans denim jacket (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 bracelet | Sam Edelman heels

A stylish yet casual look perfect for school or running errands. This outfit focuses on being able to take basic pieces that can be found in almost all wardrobes, and styling them with luxurious accessories. You can usually find your typical black pants+tee+denim jacket outfit almost everywhere, but here I have glamourized it for a more high-street fashion look. Using real jewelry and designer accessories such as a Chanel brooch, luxurious leather bag, and black heels can really take your outfit to the next level.

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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: Wrap-Around Denim

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Shop this look: Parasuco denim jacket (oos; similar here) | Calvin Klein Jeans tee (oos; similar here) | Calvin Klein jeggings (oos; similar here) | Michael Kors bag (“luggage” colour is oos + on sale!) | Aldo booties (oos; different colour here) | Melanie Lyne screw and crystal bracelet | Civion arrow bracelet (use code LILYBELF25 for 25% off!)

This is such an easy outfit to put together, and it is seen everywhere for Fall! It is a great way to bring your wardrobe basics into one outfit: white tee, black denim, denim jacket. I finished off the look with brown accents, to bring out Fall colours and tones, and to warm it up a bit. Conversely, I could have worn white sneakers and a black leather tote instead, it really is personal preference, however both alternatives would look good.

I find this type of outfit very convenient for university. It is comfortable enough to get through a long day of classes, and is perfect for varying temperatures (ex: air-conditioned classroom and warm outdoors). Not only does the jacket act as a great layering piece, but also helps to cinch the waist, creating an hourglass shape.

Take care loves, xox

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OOTD: Striped

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Shop this look: Calvin Klein Jeans denim jacket (exclusively sold at Costco in-store; find similar here) | Company Ellen Tracy striped cami (oos; find similar here) | Polo Ralph Lauren belt (oos; find similar here) | RW&Co white jeans | Civion nail bracelet | George aviators (find similar here)

I am loving how simple this outfit is! Perfect for warmer spring weather with a basic cotton cami paired with a denim jacket. I am not going to lie, I have been basically living in this jacket; it is so easy to style and is super comfortable!

I have recently been collaborating with Civion, a small jewelry company based in New York. I find their pieces perfect to revive my wardrobe just in time for the warmer weather, and have fallen in love with their nail bracelet! It is definitely a major trend this year! Use the promo code LILYBELF25 for 25% off your next Civion purchase!

For this look, my inspiration did not come from other outfits or even clothing for that matter, but rather a certain hairstyle. If you follow Missy Sue on social media, you would know she is absolutely darling when it comes to hairstyles, and thus is what initially sparked the idea to put this outfit together.

Have an amazing weekend!

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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!

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OOTD: Denim on Denim

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Shop this look: Parasuco cropped denim jacket (oos; find similar here) | Dynamite blouse (oos; find similar here) | Kensie jeans (oos; find similar here)

Major 80s vibe with the denim on denim! I dressed up this look with a black blouse with leather appliqué. It is subtle yet brings it all together really nicely! This outfit can also be worn in a very casual manner, by simply swapping out the blouse for a tee or tank top. For shoes and accessories, I would pair it with a black leather cross body bag (ex: here & here) and black ankle booties (ex: here & here). For a more laid back look, I would wear white sneakers (definitely my go-to comfy shoes!).

Have an amazing day filled with sunshine!

 

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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!

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Fashion Finds: Jackets & Blazers

Butterfly Sleeve Ponte Blazer, Blue, hi-res

Melanie Lyne Butterfly Sleeve Ponte Blazer (on sale now!)

Faux Suede Zip Detail Jacket, Pink, hi-res

Laura Faux Suede Zip Detail Jacket

ZIP FRONT MODERN BOMBER - 72244

Danier Zip Front Modern Bomber

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Balmain Double Breasted Wool Blazer in white

Main Image - Madewell Jean Jacket (Pinter Wash)

Madewell Jean Jacket

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Via Spiga Double Breasted Trench Coat (33% off!)

Polo Ralph Lauren Knit Cotton Blazer (use code FAMILY for 30% off!)

Ralph Lauren Collection Apparel Fillmore Checked Jacket

Polo Ralph Lauren Cotton-Wool Admiral Jacket (50% off + use code FAMILY for 30% off!)

JAZZ JACKET

Nanette Lepore Jazz Jacket in white

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Zara Faux Suede Biker Jacket in black

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Zara Tweed Blazer with Trims

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What’s In My Shopping Cart

Hello everyone! There are currently numerous end-of-winter/spring sales going on, and so I thought I would share with you some items that I am currently craving or that I have in my shopping cart. A winter to spring transition can sometimes be a little challenging, so now is the best time get it done! I know my spring wardrobe definitely needs updating! Enjoy!

Butterfly Sleeve Ponte Blazer, Blue, hi-res

Melanie Lyne Butterfly Sleeve Ponte Blazer

Topshop MOTO Oversized Denim Jacket

Le Château Crêpe de Chine V-Neck Blouse in Pink

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Zara Puff Sleeve Shirt

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Zara Pleated Linen Top

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Zara Poplin Shirt with Ribbed Placket

Calvin Klein Iconic Logo T-Shirt (50% off now!!!)

Calvin Klein Mandarin Collar Exposed Zip Roll-Up Sleeve Top in Black (50% off now!!!)

Solid Cami Blouse

RW&Co Solid Cami Blouse in Black

Dynamite Satin Cami with Lace

Dynamite Satin Cami with Lace

Cami with Adjustable Straps

RW&Co Cami with Adjustable Straps in Snow White

These polyester camisoles are so very practical. They are great for layering under sheer blouses, and are thin enough to wear underneath a cardigan or blazer.

Dynamite Belted Wrap Front Maxi Dress

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Zara Faux Leather Mini Skirt

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Zara Mid-Rise Basic Mini Skirt

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Zara Faux Suede Mini Skirt

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Zara Jogging Trousers with Side Stripes

DKNY Large Leather Shopper Tote (on sale now!!!)

I always opt for tote bags so that I can use them for school. They are large enough that I can fit my Mac and other school books.

Sam Edelman Hazel Pointed Toe Heel in Black Leather

My order has just arrived today, and they are definitely the COMFIEST heels I have ever worn. I also have these in Sand Leopard Brahma. Best heels ever!!!

Nine West Mana Leather Stiletto Sandals in Peach

Aldo Myly in Bone Suede

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Kate Spade New York Calfskin Leather Belt in Black

Main Image - Ray-Ban Standard Original 58mm Aviator Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Standard Original 58mm Aviator Sunglasses in Brown

Aldo Moano in Milk (on sale now!!!)