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OOTD: Pale Taupe

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Shop this look: RW&Co paperboy pants (out of season; similar here) | Dynamite lace bodysuit (oos; similar here) | Nine West heels (on sale!) | Ava & Aiden rings (similar here) | Aldo bag (oos; similar here)

A dressy yet casual way of styling a neutral-coloured pair of paperboy pants. I think this outfit is perfect during Summer for a dinner or a night out with friends. Alternatively, these pants can be styled with more conservative clothing for a business casual office look. I decided to keep the outfit relatively simple with not much accessorizing or variation in colours and to put the emphasis and focus on the shiny and jewelled snake bracelet. I like how it serves the same purpose as a typical gold bracelet, yet is so much more bold and definitely adds personality to the overall look.

Life update: I am keeping busy at work teaching leadership courses and guarding full-time down at the beach. I am very happy to be spending most of my time outdoors and to be getting lots of sun! If you have seen my IG stories lately, you know that the tan line game is real haha. #lifeguardproblems

Other than that, I am looking forward to my last year of my undergraduate degree. As much as I believe that school is important, I cannot wait to graduate this coming Spring! I am also looking at purchasing a new phone and my first car within the year, so be prepared for even more budgeting tips as my budget just got tighter….In all honesty, it is difficult being on a tight budget and paying for school out of pocket as I go through it. It may not seem like it right now, but the benefits for sure outweigh the cons. I will be graduating debt-free, which is such a big accomplishment in itself, but I have also learned so much about  managing my money appropriately and I have gained a new found appreciation for the value of money.

Have a lovely weekend, xox

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OOTD: Ardor

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Shop this look: Dynamite blouse (out of season; similar here) | Dynamite shorts (oos; similar here) | Aldo shoes (oos; similar here) | Aldo bag (oos; similar here) | Ava & Aiden rings (similar here) | Leopard print bracelet

A bright and colourful look to take on the Summer heat! Spice up your wardrobe with a hot pink blouse, or any colour of your choice, and be up to date with 2019’s neon fashion trend. Instead of purchasing something that will be out of style later and that you will not be able to reuse, try finding something that suits your body type, personal style and personality and that you will be able to mix with many items in your current wardrobe.

As much as I like more of a classic wardrobe with neutral tones, I find myself drawn to very saturated colours for the Summer. It makes me think of the Amalfi coast, with its vivid azure ocean and magenta-coloured flowers found throughout the towns.

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See some of my more colourful outfit ideas below:

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OOTD: Belted

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Shop this look: Lilysilk blouse (on sale!) | Kensie denim (similar here) | Sam Edelman heels | Ava & Aiden rings (similar here) | Zara belt (out of season) | Chanel wallet

A simple yet very chic outfit! Using basic pieces as the foundation of the look, and building it up with designer accessories and quality gold jewelry. Because I am using a very neutral colour palette of black and white, I decided to be bolder in my choice of belt. This gold chain and pearl belt from Zara is a total Chanel dupe that came into fashion in 2018.

 

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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: Printed

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Shop this look: Zara blouse | Kensie jeans (oos; similar here + on sale!) | Converse sneakers (oos; similar here) | Guess belt | Zara bag | Aldo medallion (oos; similar here) | Ava & Aiden rings (similar here) | Guess twisted metal cuff (David Yurman dupe!)

I am loving how casual, yet chic this outfit is! Using a pair of jeans and white sneakers is definitely the way to go when dressing down a blouse or a more attention-grabbing top. I would totally wear this for travelling or even for a day at school. It is functional and comfortable yet is still super stylish!

Happy Monday!

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OOTD: Sporty Tweed

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Shop this look: Karl Lagerfeld Paris tweed jacket (on sale!) | Kirkland Signature men’s tee | Kensie jeans (oos; similar here + on sale!) | Guess belt | Halifornia hat | Aldo medallion (oos; similar here) | Converse sneakers (oos; similar here) | Ava & Aiden rings (similar here)

I love the mix of high-end and athletic this outfit presents. When I first got this jacket, I never thought to style it in such a casual manner. After I got thinking, I wanted to experiment and see, and I really love the resulting look. It is super stylish but relaxed enough to actually get things done in the day. This could also be a great look for travel. Moreover, I love wearing baseball caps and I really appreciate how I can incorporate them into a chic outfit such as this.

Have a lovely weekend!

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OOTD: White Tee

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Shop this look: Kirkland Signature white tee | Zara leggings (out of season; similar here) | Zara bag | Melanie Lyne bracelet | Aldo medallion (oos; similar here) | Swarovski studs | Ava & Aiden rings (similar here) | Converse sneakers (oos; similar here)

A very casual and comfortable athleisure look. Perfect for running errands, going to the gym, or just wanting to have a relaxed day at home. I like taking these active-looking outfits and sprucing them up with jewelry and a nice bag to make them a bit more glamorous and feminine.

The day I shot this outfit, I also talked about men’s tees on my IG stories. Just to recap that conversation, men’s shirts are a lot better quality, with a thicker material that is not see-through and does not stretch, for a way better price! The one I am wearing comes in a pack of four for $20 at Costco! That comes to $5 a piece, which is an AMAZING deal!

Quick life update: I apologize for not being so active on my blog or IG lately; I have been SUPER busy!!! I have officially left the nest and spread my wings. After a lot of back and forth and after finding time between shifts, I have FINALLY moved into my very first apartment! There is still much to do, boxes to unpack, and things to buy however it is progressing bit by bit. It is a pretty big adjustment, however I am excited to be completely settled in!

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OOTD: Camellia

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Shop this look: Le Château sweater (on sale!) | Lauren Ralph Lauren Carrington Brigitte bag (oos) | RW&Co denim (oos; similar here) | Nine West heels (on sale!) | Ava & Aiden rings (similar here)

I have basically been living in white and pink combinations recently! Loving this palette for Spring though. I find the easiest way to make a large number of different outfits with a small selection of clothing is building the core of your outfit in neutral colours and adding one item of colour/print to make it unique from all the other outfit combinations. You have probably noticed a lot of white-based outfits recently, yet all the outfits differ from each other and have their own twist. I only have one pair of white denim and only one white camisole, which is more than enough to build that basic outfit from which you can then add something special.

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OOTD: Spotted

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Shop this look: Zara blouse | RW&Co denim (out of season; similar here) | Guess belt | Sam Edelman heels | Danier bag (oos; similar here) | Ava & Aiden rings (similar here) | Melanie Lyne crystal studded metal hinge bangle (Cartier dupe!) | Guess lion bracelet | Aldo medallion (oos; similar here)

I have always loved leopard print and I finally have a blouse in this print! I was so excited to finally be able to wear it! Styling this blouse with white denim brightens the overall outfit and lightens the look for Spring. Alternatively, I would wear this blouse with white or blue denim shorts in the Summer, and a black skirt or pants for the Fall and Winter.

Happy Monday, xox

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OOTD: Cherry Blossom

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Shop this look: Vince Camuto blazer (out of season; similar here) | RW&Co denim (oos; similar here) | Dynamite lace bodysuit | Nine West heels (on sale!) | Ava & Aiden rings (similar here) | Walmart aviators (oos; similar here) | Roots Canada watch (from 12 years ago)

A light and airy look perfect for the brighter and warmer days of Spring! By using neutral-coloured basics as the core of the look, it is easy to vary the outfit by using different jackets/blazers and accessories. This season, I am totally loving wearing my white lace bodysuit paired with my white denim jeans; they are definitely on repeat and will be seen quite often. All I have to do is interchange certain pieces, my shoes, and my handbag to get a whole new outfit.

Being a university student with a VERY limited budget, I cannot afford to continually buy new things or to make a new purchase when something else is on trend. By purchasing neutral and basic pieces, I can make many more different outfits with a smaller amount of clothes. Definitely looking at quality and structure of the garment helps to keep clothing longer and helps to elevate your personal style and elegance. As much as fast fashion is very tempting, it ends up costing you more long-term.

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OOTD: Dusty Pink

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Shop this look: Lilysilk blouse (buy 1 get 1 40%) | RW&Co denim (oos; similar here) | Dynamite lace bodysuit | Ivanka Trump heels (oos; similar here) | Ava & Aiden rings (similar here) | Guess twisted metal cuff (David Yurman dupe!) | Melanie Lyne crystal studded metal hinge bangle (Cartier dupe!)

I ordered this blouse sometime this year after seeing Sophie Shohet wearing it in one of her youtube videos. It is such an elegant blouse and I love the gold and pearl detailing on the collar. It is a classic cut yet is unique in its details. This piece can be dressed up or dressed down, whether it is for a dressy, casual, or business look.

That being said, I am definitely feeling the blush and white vibes this Spring, as seen with all the other blush and white outfits that are to come, and I hope you are too! Until next time, xox.

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OOTD: Cream & White Tweed

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Shop this look: Karl Lagerfeld Paris tweed blazer (out of season; similar here) | RW&Co denim (oos; similar here) | Lauren Ralph Lauren Carrington Brigitte bag (oos) | Dynamite lace bodysuit | Sam Edelman heels | Ava & Aiden rings (similar here)

I have used this tweed blazer for a couple different OOTD posts, and I keep finding new ways to style it. I definitely LOVE this blazer and it fits me like a glove! I was recently gifted a new Karl Lagerfeld Paris blazer and am excited to share it with you all! Outfit for that will be coming soon!

This outfit focuses on the play of cream and black, with white as a neutral base. These colours are of such French influence, as seen with Chanel. By using mainly neutral colours, so many different outfits can be made and each garment can be styled in various manners. As much as I love my pops of colour, I for sure appreciate a more classic and neutral-toned wardrobe. I feel like during the Summer I bring out very bright and saturated colours, which all remind me of the Amalfi coast and of numerous Italian designers (ex: Dolce & Gabbana). However, during the rest of the year, my main colours are neutral, such as black and white, which is more of the French style.

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OOTD: Marigold

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Shop this look: H&M sweater (out of season; similar here) | Chanel Fall 2017 limited edition bag | Dynamite leather pants (oos; similar here + on sale!) | Melanie Lyne screw and crystal bracelet (oos; similar here) | Guess crystal hinged rhinestone bracelet | Guess twisted magnetic bracelet | Sam Edelman heels | Dynamite bodysuit

This outfit is perfect for April weather, using both Winter and Spring pieces. Wearing colourful knitwear is an easy and affordable way to use your winter attire in Spring  and Summer outfits. I actually purchased this sweater in last summer on major sale, following my shopping technique of buying outside of the season. You can read all about that HERE.

On another note, I have decided to change my posting schedule from Monday-Friday to Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Basically I am just cutting out Wednesdays.

Happy Easter Monday, xox

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OOTD: Pink

Shop this look: Le Château sweater (on sale!) | Dynamite leather pants (out of season; similar here + on sale!) | Lady Hathaway coat (oos; similar here) | Danier bag (oos; similar here) | H&M booties (oos; similar here) | Guess bracelet

Loving this all pink & black look! It is feminine, edgy, and perfect for cold weather, all at once! This sweater is actually retailed as an over-the-shoulder sweater (as seen HERE), however I like to also wear it as a cowl-neck sweater. It is a great money-saving trick I use; I basically get two sweaters for the cost of one. Alternatively, this outfit can be recreated in a similar way with other colour combinations, once again using black as a neutral backdrop with coordinated accents of colour in the top and accessories.

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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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OOTD: Gold Glamour

Shop this look: Le Château sweater (oos; similar here) | Dynamite pants (oos; similar here) | Zara bag | Melanie Lyne crystal and screw bracelet (oos; similar here) | Sam Edelman heels | Guess bracelet

Last week I shared an OOTD with the same sparkly gold sweater as a festive look to celebrate NYE! Another way to style it is with leather pants, which meld glam and edge to get a fancy look that is full of character! This outfit focuses on just black and gold, with no other variations in tone. Paired with bold accessories, such as black chandelier earrings, a black leather Versace-inspired bag, and black leather heels, this look is will make you want to get your party on!

Happy New Year’s Eve loves!

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OOTD: Holiday Gold

Shop this look: Le Château sweater (oos; similar here) | H&M skirt (oos; similar here) | Melanie Lyne hinge bangle bracelet (oos; similar here) | Sam Edelman leopard heels

Such a festive outfit for New Years celebrations, especially with the sparkly gold sweater! I paired this top with a plain black pencil skirt, which can be found in most wardrobes. This makes it very convenient for an office to night out look; all you have to do is switch out your top! Moreover, animal print has been such a hit this year, so you will definitely look like the fashionista that you are with the leopard print heels. Although this outfit has a lot of character and is a little bit flashier than normal, it is elegant and cohesive. By staying within the same colour palette throughout (black and gold tones), the entire outfit flows very nicely. 

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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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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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OOTD: Tan Mini

Shop this look: Le Château sweater (on sale!) | Zara skirt (oos; similar here) | Expression OTK boots (25% off!) | Zara handbag

I am absolutely obsessed with this Fall look! It has been a favourite of mine for years, and this year I finally purchased a tan suede mini skirt and OTK black suede boots. If you look at my Fall Fashion Pinterest board, this type of outfit appears very frequently haha.

This is such a fashionable look, and it is super affordable to recreate. Both the sweater and the boots are on sale right now, and the other two pieces are both under $45 each. An easy trick to buy nice pieces at a great price is buying outside of the season. Usually, Autumn clothing will be sold at a discount during off-seasons (Winter/Spring/Summer). I actually purchased the sweater and skirt this past Summer for an incredible price, since they were from Fall 2017/Winter 2018 collection. This is a good strategy for pieces that are repetitive from year to year. For example, tan suede mini skirts are sold every single year; they are a Fall wardrobe staple. However, if you are interested in buying an item that is very unique and you know will be out of style soon, this money-saving hack might not be the best idea as it will most likely sell-out fast and will not be restocked.

Lastly, let’s talk about the handbag. I am ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE WITH IT. It is super stylish, and I am very satisfied with the quality. Also, it is a Versace look-alike, except instead of retailing for approximately $2000, it’s only $44.50. To add to its already awesome characteristics, it can be worn two ways; as a crossbody bag, or as a fanny pack, which we all know have been really in for the past two years. I honestly cannot express how happy I am to have received this bag (it was a gift from my mom, thanks mom❤️). All I can say is that it is very much on trend this season and it is going fast. So, if you have not gotten it yet, hurry!

As an end to this post, I just want to say thank you for all the love and support. It really means the world to me. Xox

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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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Inspiration Tuesday: Moto Blush

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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!

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Inspiration Tuesday: Plaid Mini

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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.

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Inspiration Tuesday: Black Details

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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.

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Inspiration Tuesday: Blush Duster

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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.

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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

See full outfit post HERE

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12 Sale Outfit Pieces to Wear This Summer!

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 Blouse (50% off!)

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Blouse (on sale now!) | Heels (on sale now!)

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Denim shorts (50% off!)

 

 

Sneakers (51% off!)

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Booties (75% off!) | Nail bracelet (use code LILYBELF25 for 25% off!)

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OOTD: Monochrome x Pink

Sneakers (51% off!) | Hat (use code LILYBELF20 for 20% off!)

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OOTD: Blush

Watch (use code LILY20 for 20% off!)

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Blouse (on sale!) | Arrow Bracelet & Leaf Bracelet (use code LILYBEFL25 for 25% off!)

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Inspiration Tuesday: Summer Nights in Blush

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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.

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Inspiration Tuesday: Red & White for Canada Day

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!

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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.

Outfit 2

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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!

Outfit 3

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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.

 

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OOTD: Blush

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Shop this look: Dynamite top (oos; similar here) | RW&Co denim | Ivanka Trump heels (oos; similar here) | Karl Lagerfeld bag | Riverdean watch

Happy Monday! I am starting off the week by sharing this outfit that I wore out to dinner a while back. I am absolutely loving the blush and rose gold tones of the look. Especially paired with the white denim, the colours really are more accentuated! I prefer wearing white denim more so than dark blue or black during the Spring/Summer since it makes the outfit light and airy and also makes a nice contrast to the brighter colours of my blouses and accessories. For this particular look, the focal point was definitely the blush accents, where as the rest of the outfit is monochromatic.

Moreover, I find accessories can really give a completed look to any outfit. It can be as simple as a silk scarf or stylish earrings. I especially love wearing a watch, as to create a sleek and smart look. They are so versatile and the different combinations of wristbands, dials, colours, and materials are endless! Recently, Riverdean reached out to me to partner with them, and I had not heard of them prior, but was excited to try out some of their products. I could not agree more with their philosophy: innovation fuelled with hard work and passion. It quickly fell in love with their watches, and now incorporate them in my daily outfits. With this partnership, I was given a discount code for my followers. Use promo code LILY20 for 20% off your next Riverdean purchase!

 

Until next time, xox!

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OOTD: Hot Pink Athleisure

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Shop this look: Adidas track jacket | RW&Co white jeans | Danier bag (oos; find similar here) | George aviators (find similar here)

This look is the ultimate chic-meets-athletic-meets-comfy. It can be dressed up or down with different accessories and shoes. I styled this outfit with my black leather bag and white sneakers, therefore is stylish yet casual enough for everyday activities. I paired this hot pink track jacket with white denim to really make the pigment pop, rather than with blue or black jeans.

Fashion · Inspiration Tuesday

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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OOTD: Zipper Collar

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Shop this look: Calvin Klein zipper blouse (oos; I can only find black)  | Kensie jeans (oos; find similar here) | Danier bag (oos; find similar here) | Ivanka Trump nude heels (oos; find similar here) | pearl studs

This outfit is one that I wear quite frequently. The white blouse paired with jeans is a classic combination and is fitting for almost all environments. I wear this from grocery shopping, to school, to social callings. It could be dressed down with white sneakers, or dressed up with heels, as seen in the above picture. Furthermore, I like this unique take on a typical white blouse. The gold zipper neckline is the accent of the blouse and adds a glamorous and edgy vibe to it. As for the sleeves, they can be worn down for a long-sleeve blouse or rolled up. In this case, I simply button up the sleeve tie and let them fall, as to create a loose and flowy look.

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OOTD: Leopard Pumps

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Shop this look: RW&Co blouse (oos; find similar here) | Kensie jeans (oos; find similar here) | Sam Edelman leopard heels | Polo Ralph Lauren belt (oos; find similar here) | Danier bag (oos; find similar here) | Melanie Lyne nail bracelet | Melanie Lyne screw and crystal bracelet | Civion leaf bracelet

I have worn various combinations of this outfit and love them all! This blouse is one of my favourites and is definitely a piece I wear often. I like to marry  different shoes and bags, which helps create new outfits ideas with a limited wardrobe. However, I still try to coordinate the colour of my bag, belt, and shoes, as to create cohesion throughout the entire look. In this case, my black leather bag is paired with my black belt, which pulls the black from the leopard print shoes. Speaking of, these Sam Edelman heels are the comfiest heels I have ever worn! I could last all day in these babies! The shoe model is called Hazel, and comes in numerous colours and print, some of which are on sale right now!

As for accessories, I coordinate my metallics, as I have previously mentioned in other outfit posts. For this particulate look, my metallic of choice was gold; from the bracelets, to earrings, to belt buckle, to the bag chain. I am that person that likes everything to match in order to create a sense of uniformity. I am especially loving my leaf bracelet, purchased from Civion, a jewelry company based in New York. Their products are really lovely and are so easy to pair with any outfit! Use promo code LILYBELF25 for 25% off your next Civion purchase!

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Fashion · Inspiration Tuesday

Inspiration Tuesday: Louboutin

Inspiration tuesday: lace elegance

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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.

 

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OOTD: Basic

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Shop this look: Segments merino wool top (oos; find similar here) | Kensie jeans (oos; find similar here) | Michael Kors tote bag | Aldo booties (on sale!) | Polo Ralph Lauren belt (oos; find similar here) | Civion nail bracelet | George aviators (find similar here)

I cannot say how many times I have worn this outfit without fail! It easy to put together, and can be done with almost any wardrobe! When broken down, it is just the combination of basic pieces everyone owns: black long sleeve top, blue jeans, black leather belt, brown booties, brown leather bag. As I have mentioned in an older post, I always try to coordinate my metallic accents, in which this case is gold. The gold matches across the belt buckle, metal details on my bag, trim on my aviators, and jewelry.

On another note, in a collaborating with Civion, a jewelry company based in New York, I have discovered some beautiful accessories that are really in for the season, as seen with the nail bracelet. Their pieces are a great addition to my wardrobe and really help play up and complete any outfit! Use my promo code LILYBELF25 for 25% off your next Civion purchase!


The trim of my mirror can be seen in most of the pictures above. Here is the link to buy my mirror.

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Instagram Recap: April 2018

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Happy Easter!

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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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Comfortable Road Trip Outfits

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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: 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!