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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

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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

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Fashion Finds: Tote Bags

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Lauren Ralph Lauren Large Canvas Market Tote in natural (on sale now!!!)

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Lauren Ralph Lauren Saffiano Leather Tote in brown (on sale now!!!)

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Coach Turnlock Leather Tote in black

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Calvin Klein Chain-Strap Metallic Tote in pink

Vince Camuto Leila Saffiano Leather Tote in snow white (on sale now!)

Calvin Klein Naomi Leather Tote in navy (on sale now!!!)

Karl Lagerfeld Paris Toby Pebble Leather Tote in black

DKNY Large Leather Shopper Tote in egg nog (on sale now!!!)

Malibu Woven Straw Tote

Michael Kors Malibu Woven Straw Tote in nat/opticwht

Jet Set Large Top-Zip Saffiano Leather Tote

Michael Kors Jet Set Large Top-Zip Saffiano Leather Tote in luggage

I own this bag and it is one of my favourites!

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Saint Laurent Small Sac De Jour Croc Embossed Leather Tote in black

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Saint Laurent Large LouLou Matelassé Leather Tote in nero/nero

Main Image - Balmain Renaissance Leather Tote

Balmain Renaissance Leather Tote in noir

Main Image - Burberry Medium Banner House Check & Brogue Calfskin Tote

Burberry Medium Banner House Check & Brogue Calfskin Tote in white/black

Main Image - Salvatore Ferragamo Quilted Gancio Leather Tote

Salvatore Ferragamo Quilted Gancio Leather Tote in black

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Salvatore Ferragamo Saffiano Leather Tote in new bisque macaron

Main Image - Nancy Gonzalez Erica Linen & Crocodile Tote

Nancy Gonzalez Erica Linen & Crocodile Tote in white

Gucci Ophidia GG Medium Top Handle Bag in GG supreme

Gucci GG Marmont Small Top Handle Bag in hibiscus red leather

Chanel Large Shopping Bag, Calfskin & Gold-Tone Metal in black

Prada Dual calf leather bag BLACK/ASTRAL BLUE Prada

Prada Dual Calf Leather Bag in black/ astral blue

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Christian Louboutin Cabata Tote Bag White Calfskin

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Lauren Ralph Lauren Perforated Elizabeth Tote in black/gold

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Rebecca Minkoff Florence Tote

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Tory Burch Fleming Triple Compartment Tote in black

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25 Inspiring Fashion Quotes

I have always loved fashion, and have always appreciated seeing a quote that encourages me to achieve my goals. Down below I am sharing with you 25 fashion quotes that have inspired me:

“Fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well” ~ Vivienne Westwood

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous” ~ Coco Chanel

“Fashions fade, style is eternal” ~ Yves Saint Laurent

“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades” ~Audrey Hepburn

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak” ~Rachel Zoe

“Fashion is an instant language” ~Miuccia Prada

“The joy of dressing is an art” ~John Galliano

“Well have you seen my closet? Fashion is art, and culture, and history, and everything I love combined” ~Blair Waldorf

“You can never be overdressed or overeducated” ~Oscar Wilde

“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it” ~Edith Head

“Personal style comes from within. It’s when the woman, her individuality and spirit, come through. She uses clothes to express who she is and how she feels” ~Donna Karan

“Style is personality. It’s having the ability to look at things beyond fashion and the self-confidence to transform even the simplest thing into something special. It is a natural quality you cannot learn and there are no rules to follow” ~Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana

“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions” ~Coco Chanel

“Buy less, choose well & make it last” ~Vivienne Westwood

“Fashion has always been a repetition of ideas, but what makes it new is the way you put it together” ~Carolina Herrera

“Dressing is a way of life” ~Yves Saint Laurent

“In a wonderful world of trends, I want to remain a classic” ~Iman

“Don’t let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big” ~Anonymous

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance” ~Coco Chanel

“Fashion is about something that comes from within you” ~Ralph Lauren

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” ~Leonardo da Vinci

“A woman carries her clothes, but it’s a shoe that carries a woman” ~Christian Louboutin

“I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes” ~Oprah Winfrey

“Dressing well is a form of good manners” ~Tom Ford

“Shoes tranform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally” ~Christian Louboutin