Fashion

Timeless Capsule Wardrobe: Shoes

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Black Leather Boots

Black boots are essential to any closet, especially when living in a four-season country! There are so many different styles, cuts, colours, and heel height options to shop, so when it comes time to find the ones for you, there are so many choices! Here are some links to shop: Charles David | Valentino Garavani | Christian Louboutin

Leather Riding Boots

This style of boot comes from English riding designs, specifically those of field boots, dress boots and hunt boots. Field boots were traditionally worn by military officers ranked “field officers” and are characterized by their black colour and lacing at the upper front part of the boot, which offered more flexibility. Dress boots are similar to field boots, however they do not have any lacing and are more structured. They are also mainly black in colour and some are cut extra high on the outside of the knee for added style. Lastly, hunt boots, which are traditionally worn for fox hunting, are much the same as dress boots, however they have a cuff at the top of the boot. Here are some links to shop: Lauren Ralph Lauren | Frye | Tory Burch

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Sandals

Sandals are perfect for warmer-weather seasons as they leave almost the entire foot exposed. There are 23 different types of sandals, all of which alternate materials, cuts, and colours. There are numerous ways one can style sandals, and they can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion. Here are some links to shop: Christian Louboutin | Saint Laurent | Chloé

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Black Heels

If I could choose only one shoe to have, it would be a black heel. This is definitely the most classic shoe that has ever existed, and can be styled into virtually any outfit. Since this shoe will most likely be your most-worn one, it is important to prioritize quality and comfort. Paying a higher price for a shoe that will last you much longer saves time, money, and energy. Here are some links to shop: Versace | Christian Louboutin | Prada

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Nude Heels (or White Heels)

Nude- or white-coloured heels are almost just as much of a classic as black heels. These are more typically worn during warmer seasons with lighter-coloured outfits. Here are some links to shop: Saint Laurent | Sam Edelman | Manolo Blahnik

Black Flats

Another great classic and a perfect alternative to heels, but with added comfort. This style of shoe is inspired by a ballet shoe and consists of a little or no heel. Just like heels, flats can be styled in multiple outfits, no matter the occasion. Here are some links to shop:  Salvatore Ferragamo |Tory Burch | Taryn Rose Collection

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White Sneakers

White sneakers are my go-to casual shoe! They really bring an athletic vibe to the outfit and are super comfortable! Sneakers became part of pop culture back in the 1970’s; hip hopers would wear mainly Nike, Puma and Adidas, while rockers would wear primarily Converse and Macbeth. In recent years, the white sneaker has made a come-back, especially with last year’s dad-sneaker trend. Here are some links to shop: Prada | Valentino Garavani | Adidas

Fashion · Inspiration Tuesday

Inspiration Tuesday: Black, White & Pink Athletic

Inspiration Tuesday: Black, White & Pink Athletic

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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!

OOTD: Monochrome x Pink

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Fashion · Money Saving Tips

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favourites

nordstrom anniversary sale favourites

1 Trouvé Rib Funnel Neck Sweater in tan portobello heather pg 2

2 Nordstrom Chevron 29-Inch & 20-Inch Spinner Luggage Set in pink hero pg 42

3 Kwiat 1.50ct tw Diamond & Platinum Stud Earrings pg 28

4 Vince Alora Mule in black pg 40

5 Sosken Double Breasted Plaid Coat pg 22

6 Topshop Long Open Front Cardi in rose pg 50

7 UGG Daelynn Boot in chestnut pg 52

8 Yves Saint Laurent Nude Edition Lip Set pg 64

9 Alo Block High Waist Mesh Insert Leggings in black pg 58

10 SP Black Stretch Denim Miniskirt pg 10

11 Nike Blazer Low Essential Sneaker pg 54

12 Blondo Nova Waterproof Booties in mushroom suede pg 34

13 Lancôme The Best of Lancôme Mascara Set pg 66

14 Vince Camuto Smocked Neck Blouse in antique white pg 36

15 Badgley Mischka Double Face Wool Blend Wrap Front Coat in camel pg 8

16 Brixton Fiddler Corduroy Baker Boy Cape in rose pg 22

17 Simplehuman Eight Inch Sensor Mirror with Brightness Control pg 62

18 Rag & Bone 63mm Polarized Aviator Sunglasses in light gold pg 22

Unfortunately, I am unable to add links to the specific items, so here is a link to the catalogue. I have also stated the page numbers for ease in search.

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