Fashion · Money Saving Tips

Favourite Items From Aritzia Sale!

DEXTER PANT - Cropped dress pant with side stripe

Babaton Dexter Pant in Lillooet/Espace

Original price: $148

Sale price: $73.99

ADIDAS TIGHTS - Mid-rise, workout leggings

Adidas Tights in black

Original price: $50

Sale price: $24.99

TREFOIL TIGHT - Mid-rise, workout leggings

Adidas Trefoil Tight in black

Original price: $50

Sale price: $30

THE YOKO SHORT - Fitted Denim Cut-Off Shorts

Denim Forum The Yoko Short in black

Original price: $88

Sale price: $80

GÉLAS SHORT - High-Waisted Paperbag Shorts

Wilfred Gélas Short in classic navy

Original price: $98

Sale price: $58

3-STRIPES LEGGING - Mid-rise workout legging

Adidas 3-Stripes Legging in black

Original price: $45

Sale price: $30

LOIRET CORSET - Sweetheart Neckline Corset Top

Wilfred Loiret Corset in oak

Original price: $85

Sale price: $50

SARIAH TOP - Cropped, linen bustier top

Wilfred Sariah Top in tawny orange

Original price: $78

Sale price: $38.99

THE NIAH WESTERN - Button-down denim shirt

Denim Forum The Niah Western in tequila a go-go

Original price: $98

Sale price: $48.99

THE PERFECT HOODIE - Classic pullover hoodie

TNA The Perfect Hoodie in rose frost

Original price: $70

Sale price: $48

ESSAMBA TUBE TOP - Cropped, knit tube top

Babaton Essamba Tube Top in white

Original price: $48

Sale price: $40

ESSAMBA TUBE TOP - Cropped, knit tube top

Babaton Essamba Tube Top in lillooet

Original price: $48

Sale price: $40

CROPPED HOODIE

Adidas Cropped Hoodie in black

Original price: $80

Sale price: $55

SUPERSTAR TRACK TOP - Classic track jacket

Adidas Superstar Track Top in black

Original price: $95

Sale price: $47.50

CUT OFF DENIM SKIRT

Wilfred Free Cut Off Denim Skirt in medium wash

Original price: $80

Sale price: $55

HAMPTONS STRAW HAT - Wide-brim straw hat

Auxiliary Hamptons Straw Hat in natural

Original price: $38

Sale price: $30

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Timeless Capsule Wardrobe Series

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Welcome back! I have decided to introduce a new mini-series to my blog: the Timeless Capsule Wardrobe. It has been a long-time coming, so I am excited to finally be sharing it with you all.

As you know, I am currently in university and am living the life of a broke student 😦 My reality involves working 30+ hour weeks to be able to pay for school out-of-pocket as I go. My goal is to avoid student loans in order to graduate debt-free. It is doable, however it is challenging and takes great discipline in order to maintain a tight budget.

Unfortunately, as much as I love fashion and beauty, I do not have the funds to afford all the luxuries that I desire. Therefore, when shopping, my philosophy is putting more money towards one item with high quality that I know will last me a long time. I am not a fan of fast-fashion; buying multiple cheap clothing items of low quality that do not last long. You might get a couple of wears out of them before having to purchase a whole new item once again. This shopping mentality not only exhausts your money, but also your time. Time that could be spent at your job working and making more money (increasing your cash inflow), instead of spending more money (increasing your cash outflow).

With that in mind, I have chosen a few items that I find every wardrobe needs, but that create a variety of timeless outfits. The whole point of a capsule wardrobe is to exploit as many different outfit combinations with a select number of clothing items. The trick is to buy neutral pieces that can alternate well with each other.

Every week, I will be posting a continuation of this series, focusing on a certain type of clothing item. First one to come will be about coats, jackets, and blazers. Stay tuned!

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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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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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Fashion Find: Light-Wash Denim

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Zara Authentic Denim Pinafore Dress

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Off-White Front Pocket Dungarees

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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!

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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: Navy & White Fila

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This outfit combines chic with sport. The sweater is super comfortable (great for those lazy days), and looks even better paired with white denim, which makes the navy pop. I styled this look with a brown leather bag and shoes, which gives it a nautical vibe.

I have actually worn this outfit numerous times for midterms and final exams, as it is really easy to assemble, but still looks put together! I wore my favourite booties, as seen below. Alternatively, this outfit would look great with white sneakers too!

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Enjoy:)

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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

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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

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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 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

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Ray-Ban Standard Original 58mm Aviator Sunglasses in Brown

Aldo Moano in Milk (on sale now!!!)

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Fashion Finds: High Heels

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Hazel Pointed Toe Heel in Bright White Leather (on sale now!)

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Hazel Pointed Toe Heel in Sand Leopard Brahma

 

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Hazel Pointed Toe Heel in Navy Denim

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Fiolla in Pink Misc (on sale now!)

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Tilley in Bordeaux (on sale now!)

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Yaro Ankle Strap Sandal in Classic Nude Leather

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Michael Kors Ashby Flex Pump in Pink (on sale now!)

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Imagine Vince Camuto Olive Black Velvet Pumps

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Kain Velvet Pumps in Wine

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Gianvito Rossi Pink Satin 105 Pumps

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Christian Louboutin Pink Suede Decoltish 100 Pumps

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Aquazzura Red Suede Love Tassel 110 Pumps

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Manolo Blahnik Velvet Logia Bow 110 Pumps

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Jimmy Choo Shocking Pink Romy 100 Pumps

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Pigalle 85 Nude Patent Leather Pumps

The best for last 🙂