A stylish and comfortable outfit for those days that are filled with running around and getting things done. Alternatively, you could hit the gym with this colour-coordinated activewear ensemble.
A stylish and comfortable outfit for those days that are filled with running around and getting things done. Alternatively, you could hit the gym with this colour-coordinated activewear ensemble.
I love to pair colourful pieces with white pants or shorts, as it really helps bring out the pigment and makes the garment look more saturated. Paired with all-white accessories for a bright and fresh Spring outfit.
Spring into the warmer season with bright colours and floral prints! Simple to style with an affordable dress, accessorized with real high quality jewelry and a designer bag.
Bring out your comfortable throwback-to-the-90s Adidas tracksuit and glam it up with designer shoes, bag, and jewelry. This is the easiest way of making your wardrobe seem high-end: use basic pieces that are affordable for the main part of your outfit and accessorize with designer goods.
Combine ultra-feminine hot pink with an edgy leather motorcycle jacket for a super fashionable look that is not too sweet and not too dark! Add in some accessorizing jewelry, and you have a complete outfit!
Transition your Winter attire into Spring wear by using lighter and brighter pieces. The key to this outfit is using basic pieces and making them look luxurious with high-end designer accessories, for example the Gucci belt and Gucci bag. It is an easy way to get the most out of your wardrobe and your budget!
The weather is slowly warming up and Spring/Summer 19 collections are being released. It is the perfect time to start transitioning your outfits for sunnier days! Styling your winter pieces in lighter tones is an easy way to do this. Having monochromatic tones helps to create a chic and elegant style!
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 week’s look is casually sporty. Perfect for the gym, a day filled with lectures or running lots of errands. The all-black and white colour palette makes your athletic gear look more expensive and stylish! For an added bonus, use code LILYBELF20 for 20% off your next Halifornia purchase!
Look stylish and warm this winter with real natural materials, such as alpaca wool and genuine leather. This pink-coloured coat is feminine and matches well with black monochrome accessories, perfect for these cold January days.
Simple, elegant, and super cozy for these cold Winter months. By playing on black and white tonalities, the accent is on the gold metallics of the accessories. The metal work on the Chanel belt is beautifully designed, and the Versace watch is absolutely gorgeous!
This outfit is stylish and practical for the colder January weather. This neutral look is accessorized with tan fur accents, however this can be switched for any other colour or textile. Enjoy the Winter season and stay warm!
Shop this look: Kenneth Cole NY blazer (oos; similar here) | Parasuco moto leggings (oos; similar here) | Expression OTK boots | Lauren by Ralph Lauren belt | Dynamite lace bodysuit (on sale!) | Melanie Lyne bracelet (oos; similar here)
Shop this look: Chanel Le Vernis 546 “Rouge Red” | Chanel Le Vernis 08 “Pirate” | Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Color 444 “Gabrielle” | Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour 99 “Pirate” | Chanel Le Crayon Lèvres Precision Lip Definer 57 “Rouge Profond”
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.
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!
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.
This look is perfect for Fall, with the double-breasted blazer and over-the-knee suede boots! It is a good mix of classy and edgy, especially with the moto-style leather leggings. The blush accents adds a hint of femininity to soften the overall look. Of course it can be interchanged with another colour, but as we all know, I am a pink kinda gal!
Plaid mini skirts are one of the most prominent fashion trends for Fall 2018! Paired with a beautiful oversized knit sweater that is super cozy for fall weather and brings out the camel undertones found in the skirt. Finishing the outfit with high-end designer items, such as the Gucci belt or the Chanel boy bag, really completes the look.
I have been loving the cardigan + cami combination lately. It is the perfect outfit idea to transition from Summer to Fall. By keeping this look monotone with black and white, more emphasis can be put on the orange cardigan. It is a great colour hue to add to your Fall wardrobe!
This is the perfect outfit to transition from summer to fall! The cami and cardigan layers are the perfect combination to overcome the warm September weather and the cool, air conditioned classrooms. The mom jeans and high end accessories help create a casual look that is still stylish and put together.
I love combining bodycon dresses with matching duster jackets. This is the perfect end-of-Summer outfit, great for transitioning into the cooler temperatures of Fall. Moreover, this light pink tone is one of the main colours in the Fall 2018 colour palette! To complete the look, I paired it with nude accessories to keep the focal point on the dress and duster combination. Wearing nude sandals helps to elongate the leg, since it gives the illusion that the shoes are just a continuation of the body. I finished the outfit with a delicate necklace to create a romantic and feminine vibe.
Romance is in the air with this summer outfit! Paired with blush accents, this look is feminine and elegant. Perfect for a candle-lit dinner with your sweetheart ❤
I love wearing athletic clothes to run errands and for those lazy days around the house. Of course being a pink kind of girl, I added those colourful accents to personalize this outfit. I actually wear a similar outfit very frequently, as seen below. I did use the same hat for both pictures today. Be sure to use my promo code, LILYBELF20 for 20% off your next Halifornia purchase!
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I have recently found this bag in another blogger’s outfit posts and absolutely LOVE IT! I was really inspired to incorporate it into an outfit. Also, I have been wearing a lot of sweaters recently due to lots of freezing AC and cooler summer nights. Thus, I combined my ideas and generated the above outfit! I love v-neck sweaters as they can be alternatively worn over one shoulder just to give a little something extra to the outfit. I would style this one tucked into the front of the jeans with the messenger bag worn across the body.
This look is the perfect summer office-to-night out outfit! The paperboy pant style is loose-fitting and cinches at the waist, hence is flattering on all body types! Mix and match with different style blouses, or even a cotton tee for a more casual look.
Get ready for a sunny day with these tan-coloured accessories. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
Canada Day is fast approaching! This holiday commemorates the enactment of the Constitutional Act since 1867. It is celebrated with numerous outdoor activities, such as barbecues, parades, and fireworks. Below I am sharing three outfit ideas for Canada Day. Enjoy!
This outfit is great for a day out in the sun! Whether you are watching a parade of floats go by, and enjoying a cold ice tea at a barbecue, this look and flirty yet comfortable. For additional ease, you can swap out the heels for flat sandals.
Perfect for a day at the beach! These cute sandals and ruffle bikini create a killer combination! Moreover, the Canada flag tote is a great way of showing patriotism!
This top is absolutely adorable! It can be so versatile, but my favourite combination is with white denim. Paired with nude sandals helps give the illusion of longer legs.
This look is casual and stylish, perfect for everyday errands. Beat the summer heat with these cute leather sandals and matching leather backpack.
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!
This outfit oozes femininity and elegance! I love the lace overlay on the pencil skirt and the bow and ruffle details on the blouse! This look can be worn to the office, to a cocktail party, or for an fancy night out. The nude colour for accessories helps bring out the navy and white contrast. Furthermore, the use of nude shoes helps to give the illusion on longer legs, thus is overall slimming.
Loving this monotone outfit with a touch of gingham and glamorous gold accents! Perfect for warm Spring days and can even be carried through for a night out on the town.
In this ensemble, mint is actually used as a neutral to bring attention to the dress. It can be further accessorized with a mint-coloured belt at the waist.
Brighten up the yellow tone with some white cut-off denim! Very cute and yet still practical for going about your day. Moreover, the nude heels give you added height and create the illusion of longer legs.
In this look, the silver detailing and white add emphasis to the mint green of the blouse. Using basic wardrobe pieces such as white sneakers and white cutoff makes this outfit easy to recreate and practical for everyday street style.
golThis outfit is very simple; using the dress as the main point of interest, and keeping everything else neutral. A nude shoe helps elongate the leg, especially in this case, in which the dress hits below the knee.
Pairing this off-the-shoulder mint blouse with white jeans brings out the colouration of the top. Furthermore, coordinating the gold accents on the jewelry and bag brings cohesiveness to the outfit.
This outfit is inspired by the pink blooms of spring. I love how the blush blouse coordinates so well with the nude accessories! Moreover, this bag is currently on my wishlist, it is just a matter of time now!
This outfit blends a pastel pink with a neutral white. Keeping everything else subdued, the pink cardigan is the attention-seeker. With the elongated cut and tied sleeves, it definitely creates a feminine and soft look.
Spring where are you?
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!
This elegant and charming outfit is very appropriate for cocktail or semi-formal events. Moreover, it can be dressed down by interchanging the heels for flat sandals and the clutch for a shoulder bag.
This outfit is great for the office; it is conservative yet still has a flare for fashion! Alternatively, this can worn more casually if you switch out the skirt for jeans. Also, I have recently purchased these Sam Edelman heels (in a different colour however), and they are by far the comfiest and most flattering shoes I have ever worn! Highly recommended!
So excited for spring!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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)
This outfit features three common neutral colours: navy blue, white, and nude. Even though this combination may seem simple, this look has a certain flare and embellishment, due to the pleated ruffles and bows found on the blouse. The waistband tie detailing also adds to the romantic tone of this ensemble.
Spring break is coming up soon and maybe you have a trip planned somewhere warm and sunny. However, packing can be time consuming and overwhelming, especially if this is your first trip to a tropical destination. Don’t worry, I’m here to help! Below I am sharing nine spring break essentials to make packing easy. Enjoy:)
1. Bathing Suit
If you are going anywhere near water, you definitely need a bathing suit! Instead of putting pressure on finding the perfect bikini, find something that makes you feel comfortable in your own skin and that you like! Have fun with colours and patterns, and explore different styles! The worst part of a vacation is if you buy something that looks good on the hanger but you hate how you look in it. Don’t waste your vacation time thinking “Do I look fat in this?” or continuously sucking in your tummy; you’ll end up hating it. I personally love wearing one piece swimsuits, but that is just me. If you feel good in a bikini, that is absolutely fine too! Walk onto the beach like you own it:)
2. Beach Bag
Nothing is worse than getting to the beach and having to carry everything in your hands. Having a beach bag is practical and stylish! So useful for keeping your sunscreen, sunglasses, cover-up, and phone all in one place, securely tucked away. I enjoy having a neutral beach bag, so that is matches with almost all swim suits and cover-ups. Furthermore, I prefer when it can be zipped up and has pockets, due to personal experience. The one I had was just one big pouch, with no fastener or pockets. Everything was jumbled together, and I ended up having a bag full of sand and sunscreen spilling all over my phone:( Since then I have definitely learned my lesson!
Strappy sandals with stiletto heels can be very cute, but so impractical for the beach. When you are getting out of the water, trying to fit wet feet into shoes is challenging. Also, heels tend to sink into the sand, making walking nearly impossible! I recommend flat, slip-on sandals, that can also be worn during the day when playing tourist. Moreover, again from personal experience, travel usually involves lots of walking, so having a flat sole will reduce the end-of-day foot pain.
Something I regret not having on my trip is a waterproof phone case. I did not get the chance to take pictures when snorkelling with turtles, and dropping your phone in the ocean when trying to take that perfect wave picture is not a pleasant experience. Instead, make sure to have a phone case that permits you to bring your phone everywhere! Capture every part of your trip with no regrets!
When travelling to sunny destinations, sunscreen is a must. The reality of sun damage and skin cancer is not amusing, but with the right precautions, can be avoided. I am allergic to most sunscreens, but not to Banana Boat. I especially love this particular recipe since it is waterproof and sweat proof, which is definitely necessary if swimming.
I do no know about you, but I very much dislike arriving to a location of sun and sand and being the only one that is pale. A good pre-vacation tan helps bring you get into the tropical mood sooner and all your time on the beach won’t be spent rotating every 15 minutes trying to get that perfect tan. Also, even though I tan quite easily, when I am not exposed to enough sun, I am naturally very pale. I almost look sick, so having self-tanner brings a lively glow to my general appearance. I have tried numerous self-tanners, and being that I work in chlorinated pools, I have had my share of failed products. However, I am absolutely in LOVE with St Tropez self-tanning mousse. It works like a charm and gives me the perfect colour. I prefer the mousse to the lotion since it is easier to apply and I feel like the saturation goes deeper into my skin. For application, I like to use the applicator mitt, which helps to spread it in consistent layers without any darker/lighter spots. I apply it after my night shower, and leave it overnight. When I wake-up, I take another shower. This is very important since it helps remove any excess product and seals the rest into your skin. Before discovering this trick, at the slightest drop of water the product would be removed and I would end up with white spots.
Definitely a must! So useful when going back and forth between the beach, lunch, the washroom, and general walking around. Just like with the beach bag, I prefer a neutral colour so that is coordinates with all my bathing suits.
Also an essential item, sunglasses bring style to an outfit and protect your eyes from the sun’s rays. There are various options, so play around with colour and shape. Find the ones that speak to you!
Great way of bringing shade to your face and protecting it from damaging sun rays. This is also an amusing accessory. Sunhats come in a huge range of styles, such as floppy hats, which happen to be my favourite. Something about them just says dolce vita (“sweet life” in Italian).
This look is all about playing up wardrobe basics. We are using a basic white t-shirt, black skinny jeans, nude patent pumps, and a black structured bag, all of which are found in almost all closets. For this particular look, I would wear the t-shirt in a half-tuck. The focal item of this outfit is the blazer; giving a twist to an ordinary workwear item with a pop of colour and an amusing cut.
This outfit resembles what I wear to school on a daily basis. The idea is using basic wardrobe pieces, such as a black leather tote, black booties, black jeans, and a wool coat, and combining them with a statement piece, which in this case is the pink blouse.