Fashion

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: 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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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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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

Fashion · Money Saving Tips

Shopbop Sale Favourites

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5. Soia & Kyo Brit Jacket

6. Ray-Ban Classic Mirror Aviators

7. Stuart Weitzman Nearlynude Sandals

8. Mackage Lucille Leather Skirt

Fashion · Money Saving Tips

My Favourite Shopping App!

Hello dears! Before we get started with today’s post, I just wanted to apologize for the lack of content recently. I have been SUPER busy with midterms, work, and just life in general. More to come about that later.

For the past couple of months, I have been using the Shoptagr program on my browser. It is a browser application with which you save items (basically a massive wishlist!). It organizes your products, and notifies you when they goes on sale, are about to sell out, or are back in stock. Moreover, they provide you with coupon codes that are not widely known to the public! I used to bookmark items in a wishlist folder, and would have to manually check every couple of days for sales. Using Shoptagr saves me so much time in my busy life, and is so much more convenient and efficient.

Here’s a sneak peak to a few of my wishlist items.

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This post is not sponsored in any way, I thought I would just share it with you since it has changed my life for the better!

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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: Black & Cream

Shop this look: Karl Lagerfeld tweed blazer | Dynamite lace bodysuit (on sale!) | Dynamite pants (oos; similar here + on sale!) | Sam Edelman heels | Chanel 2017 Limited Edition bag | Chanel sunglasses

This look is simple and classy, yet subtle. Using classic pieces, this outfit is easy to recreate with alternative styles of tweed jackets and classic leather handbags. The luxury lies in the details: the gold buttons, the shimmer thread occasionally woven through the tweed material, and the coordinated colour palette of black and cream.

Fashion · Money Saving Tips

OOTD: Black and Camel Luxe

Shop this look: Danier coat (oos; similar here + on sale!) | Chanel Fall 2017 limited edition bag | Karl Lagerfeld Paris silk scarf (oos; similar here + on sale!) | Chanel brooch | Zara cap | Sam Edelman leopard heels

This outfit is definitely a classic when it comes to Fall and Winter fashion! I received this coat as an early Christmas present, and love it! I have been looking for the perfect one for years, and am so happy I finally have a camel-coloured wool coat! I had a few questions about why I would spend (in this case why Santa 😉 would spend) so much money one a single coat, when I could just get a one for less. Here is the answer: I believe in buying higher quality clothing items for more, that I can wear for 10+ years. As much as I appreciate budget-friendly stores, like Zara for example, continuously buying clothes that are of lower quality and are less expensive ends up costing you more in the long run. Not only is this a huge waste of money, but it is a waste of time (going out shopping and looking for replacement clothes) and it is not ecologically friendly. Clothing that you buy for a reduced priced that are cheap can only be worn a limited number of time before they stretch, fade, and unstitch, and end up in the garbage.

Obviously, being a university student is expensive, and I do not have that much money that I can spend for shopping and fashion. The way I approach shopping is by buying very infrequently and purchasing higher quality items that will last longer. I think I go shopping maybe three times a year, excluding when I find something at Costco. With Costco, they can have some pretty good items, even low-end designer items such as Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, for AMAZING prices! When I see something, I cannot wait and come back later, as it usually sells out within a few days. When I do go shopping, I do a lot of window shopping and do not usually end up buying anything in stores. I try on pieces that I like, and those that are a success, I add them as a bookmark or add them to my Shoptagr app. When I see that item go on sale, and if I still want it, only then will I make a purchase. As for sales, if it is only 15% off, I do not purchase it. 15% covers the taxes you would be paying for the item, hence does not actually get you a discount on the item price. Therefore, I only take advantage of a sale when it is 20% off or more. I also have a great strategy for online shopping to avoid shipping fees and how to get really good discounts, as seen HERE.

Going back to the coat, it cost Santa* approximately $300, including tax, on sale. I intend on keeping my coat for at least 10 years, so the item cost per year is $30. A similar style coat at Zara goes for $150, and would probably only last me at most 4 years, so the item cost per year is $37.5. It may not look like a huge monetary difference, but it adds up. Moreover, after 4 years, I would have to go look for another coat, wasting time, energy, and more money. Not necessarily money on the coat itself, but gas money or shipping fees, and salary money you would be making if you were at work instead of being busy shopping.

Hope this gives you an insight as to how I shop and proves to be useful for you as well. Enjoy you weekend ❤

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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. 

Fashion · Money Saving Tips

Boxing Day Sales To Shop!

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Danier– up to 70% off

Melanie Lyne– 20% off + free shipping

Laura– 20% off + free shipping

Fashion · Inspiration Tuesday

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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OOTD: Shimmery Blue for Christmas

Shop this look: Peter Nygard Collection blouse (oos; similar here) | Dynamite pants (oos; similar here + on sale!) | Guess bracelet | Sam Edelman heels | Costco pearl necklace

This look is very elegant and glamorous for Christmas, without being in-your-face or tacky. I love the combination of the feminine blouse with the edgier leather pants; it creates a good balance between the two. Not overly sweet but not completely rocker either. Styled with a nice pair of black high heels and a pearl necklace, this outfit is perfect for Christmas parties with the family, midnight mass (worn with a black coat), or even work parties.

Christmas Gift Guide · Fashion

2018 Christmas Gift Guide

2018 Christmas Gift Guide

1 Melanie Lyne Floral Crystal Pin

2 Melanie Lyne Faceted Crystal Bracelet

3 Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Pirate

4 Balmain Double-Breasted Wool Blazer in black

5 Costco Marquise Cut Diamond Earrings

6 La Vie En Rose Flannel PJ Set (nutcracker print)

7 La Vie En Rose Flannel PJ Set (champagne print)

8 La Vie En Rose Flannel PJ Set (checkered print)

9 Lily Silk Bow-Tie Neck Silk Blouse in white (on sale!)

10 Tory Burch Brooke High Knee Boot (33% off!)

11 Guess Crystal Hinged Rhinestone Bangle

12 Guess Twisted Magnetic Bracelet

13 Guess Twisted Metal Cuff

14 Sam Edelman Hazel Pointed Toe Heel in dark cherry patent

15 Gucci GG Marmont Velvet Small Shoulder Bag

16 Zara Tuxedo Style Blazer

17 Lily Silk Sleek Puff Sleeve Silk Blouse (25% off!)

18 Aldo Froredia Over the Knee Boots in black

Fashion · Inspiration Tuesday

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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Favourites of Fall 2018 Fashion: Leopard Print

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1 Zara Leopard Print Jacquard Coat

2 Gucci Leopard Print Modal Silk Shawl

3 Christian Louboutin Panettone Wallet

4 1901 Cotton Voile Blouse

5 Gucci Leopard Princetown Pony Mules

6 Sam Edelman Hazel Pointed Toe Heel in Sand Leopard Brahma

7 Frame Denim Leopard Print Button Down Silk Blouse

8 Zara Lingerie-Style Leopard Print Top

9 Gucci Leopard Sylvie Mini Pony Tote Bag

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Fashion · Money Saving Tips

Labour Day Sales!

Melanie Lyne – 20% off + free shipping

Laura – 20% off + free shipping

RW&Co – 40% off tops + free shipping

Dynamite – online only 25% off + free shipping over $40

Le Château – up to 80% off + $25 off when you spend $150

Danier – free shipping over $100

American Eagle – 25 to 60% off

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H&M – up to 30% off + free shipping

Aldo – 40% off 2nd item

Sam Edelman – up to 50% off: use code BUYSUMMER20

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Aritzia – free shipping

 

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OOTD: Little Black Dress

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Shop this look: H&M dress (oos; similar here) | Sam Edelman heels (on sale!) | Danier bag (oos; similar here)

This outfit is simple to put together, yet is super stylish! By using a monotone palette and by coordinating metallics, it makes the whole ensemble seem more luxurious and expensive than what it actually is. I purchased the dress from H&M over three years ago for approximately $50. It has served so well, and I have worn it for so many diverse occasions; graduation, dinner, lunch date and everyday errands. Owning a little black dress as such is a very practical investment piece, and can be easily dressed up or down according to the occasion. I really like how there are drawstrings at the waist to help bring out an hourglass figure. Alternatively, it could be cinched using a waist belt.

By keeping to a neutral colour palette with solid prints, I can draw more attention to the only printed item: my leopard print heels! They are currently on sale for 20% off and are totally a worthwhile purchase! They are DEFINITELY the most comfortable high heels I own.

Have a nice days my lovelies!

Fashion · Inspiration Tuesday

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.

Insta Recaps

Instagram Recap: July 2018

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Shop this look: Riverdean watch (use code LILY20 for 20% off!)

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Instagram ootd: off-the-shoulder gingham

Shop this look: Dynamite top (on sale!) | RW&Co denim | Sam Edelman heels | Danier bag (oos; similar here) | Melanie Lyne crystal and screw bracelet (on sale!) | Civion arrow bracelet (use code LILYBELF25 for 25% off!) | Civion leaf bracelet (use code LILYBEFL25 for 25% off!)

See full outfit post HERE

inspiration tuesday: paperbag pants

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nordstrom anniversary sale favourites

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inspiration tuesday: summer nights in blush

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Shop this look: RW&Co skirt (oos; denim option here) | Segments merino wool shirt | Sam Edelman heels | Danier bag (oos; similar here) | Civion leaf bracelet (use code LILYBELF25 for 25% off!) | Civion arrow bracelet (use code LILYBELF25 for 25% off!) | Melanie Lyne crystal and screw bracelet (on sale!)

See full outfit post HERE

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Shop this look: Riverdean watch (use code LILY20 for 20% off!)

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Shop this look: Le Château blouse (on sale now!) | American Eagle festival shorts (oos; similar here –> on sale!) | Aldo heels (oos; similar here) |  Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum

Inspiration Tuesday: Black, White & Pink Athletic

See full outfit post HERE

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Shop this look: Danier leather jacket | Laura blouse (oos; similar here) | RW&Co jeans | Aldo heels (oos; similar here)

Inspiration Tuesday: Romance d'été

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OOTD: Business Casual

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Shop this look: RW&Co skirt (oos; denim option here) | Segments merino wool shirt | Sam Edelman heels | Danier bag (oos; similar here) | Civion leaf bracelet (use code LILYBELF25 for 25% off!) | Civion arrow bracelet (use code LILYBELF25 for 25% off!) | Melanie Lyne crystal and screw bracelet (on sale!)

This business casual look is perfect for a more put together lunch or a weekend at the office. By using basic pieces, this outfit is easy to put together and can be recreated with many variations of such items. When styling my outfits, I like to colour coordinate the clothing, all being neutrals with one accent piece. In this case, my neutral is black, with the focal point being the skirt. It features a tied-up belt and double slits (both front and back). Even though it is a neutral colour, these little details ornament the outfit and give it a personal touch.

I kept the accessories very minimal, making use of black again for my bag and heels. I opted for simple jewelry, as seen with the gold dangle earrings and gold stacked bracelets.

Have a nice day, xox

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OOTD: Off-the-Shoulder Gingham

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Shop this look: Dynamite top (on sale!) | RW&Co denim | Sam Edelman heels | Danier bag (oos; similar here) | Melanie Lyne crystal and screw bracelet (on sale!) | Civion arrow bracelet (use code LILYBELF25 for 25% off!) | Civion leaf bracelet (use code LILYBEFL25 for 25% off!)

I am LOVING my new off-the-shoulder top! I have always wanted a black and white gingham blouse, and I have finally found the one, and it fits me perfectly! I honestly could not be happier! I carried the monochrome colours throughout the whole outfit, using white denim to make the blouse the focal point. Accented with gold jewelry, this outfit oozes stylish sophistication and glamour. I finalized this look with a black leather shoulder and black leather pumps. These Sam Edelman heels are SUPER comfortable, probably the comfiest heels I have ever worn. They come in numerous colours and are a very worthwhile purchase.

Enjoy the sunny weather dears!

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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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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 Finds: Sandals

Michael Kors Kami T-Strap in beige

Michael Kors Simone Mid Sandal in beige

Michael Kors Berkley Lock Sandal in tan

Michael Kors Berkley Wedge in blue

Álvaro Blue Ariana feather and leather sandals

Álvaro Blue Ariana Feather and Leather Sandals

Gianvito Rossi white 105 frill leather sandals

Gianvito Rossi White 105 Frill Leather Sandals

Miu Miu Metallic flat sandals with crystals

Miu Miu Metallic Flat Sandals with Crystals

Versace black Medusa Medal 110 leather sandals

Versace Black Medusa Medal 110 Leather Sandals

Aquazzura Metallic Moon ray 85 Sandals

Aquazzura Metallic Moon Ray 85 Sandals

Aquazzura Red Sofia 105 Suede sandals

Aquazzura Red Sofia 105 Suede Sandals

Gianvito Rossi frayed denim Kiki 105 sandals

Gianvito Rossi Frayed Denim Kiki 105 Sandals

Aquazzura Gold Nadja 110 Leather Sandals

Aquazzura Gold Nadja 110 Leather Sandals

Aquazzura White Flora Satin sandals

Aquazzura White Flora Satin Sandals

Giuseppe Zanotti Design Gold Cruel 130 Leather sandals

Giuseppe Zanotti Design Gold Cruel 130 Leather Sandals

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Polo Ralph Lauren Kierra Bullion Calfskin Sandal

Chanel Mules, Calfskin & Grosgain in ercru & black

Chanel Sandals, Lamé Lambskin in gold

Chanel Sandals, Lambskin & Calfskin in dark gold & black

Chanel Sandals, Calfskin in black

Chanel Mules, Fabric & Goatskin in white & black

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Steve Madden Kandi Loafer Slides in blackSam Edelman Aly Ankle Strap Heel in black suede

Sam Edelman Patti Ankle Strap Sandal in sand leopard brahma

Louise Et Cie Korella in black/ soft cow pat

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Fashion · Insta Recaps

Instagram Recap: March 2018

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OOTD: Cream Tweed Blazer

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Inspiration Tuesday- Navy and White

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Spring where are you?

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Inspiration Tuesday- Wineberry for Work

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Inspiration Tuesday- Pastel Purple for Easter

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Shop this look: Karl Lagerfeld blouse (oos; find similar here) | linen pants (oos; find similar here) | Chanel brooch

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OOTD: Pink Sleeveless Blouse

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OOTD: Leopard Print Detail

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Fashion · Inspiration Tuesday

Inspiration Tuesday- Blue Butterfly Sleeve Blazer

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!

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My Go-To Outfit Formula for School

Trying to get dressed in the morning can be challenging. We are not all blessed as Cher in Clueless, with her outfit generator, therefore trying to put an outfit together in a limited time frame usually results in 1) a not-so-flaterring outfit combination, 2) sweatpants and a messy bun, 3) being late, or 4) losing sleep (I know how precious of a commodity this is in university :/). Over the years, my natural style has resulted in me repeating the same style of outfit with different pieces ever day; I like to call this my outfit formula. It is very simple to use and can result in numerous different outfits; blouse + jeans + coordinating bag and shoes. Simple. Done. Nothing special or complicated, and always results in a flattering outfit. Below are some examples of my last looks following this concept:

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Shop this look: Zara blouse (oos; find similar here) | Chanel bag (Fall 2017 limited edition; find similar here) | Ivanka Trump heels (oos; find similar here) | Kensie jeans (oos; find similar here)

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Shop this look: Dynamite blouse (oos; find similar here) | Kensie jeans (oos; find similar here) | Aldo tote (oos; find similar here)

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Shop this look: Melanie Lyne blouse (this colour (coral) no longer available; other colours on sale now!; magenta colour) | Kensie jeans (oos; similar here) | Tommy Hilfiger cardigan (oos; find similar here)

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Shop this look: Danier leather jacket | Kensie jeans (oos; find similar here) | RW&Co blouse (oos; find similar here) | Guess belt (oos; find similar here)

During the colder days, I like to pair my outfits with a jacket or cardigan!

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Shop this look: RW&Co blouse (oos; find similar here) | Kensie jeans (oos; find similar here) | Sam Edelman leopard heels | Aldo sunglasses (oos; find similar here)

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Shop this look: Dynamite blouse (oos; find similar here) | Calvin Klein jeans (oos; find similar here) | Tommy Hilfiger cardigan (oos; find similar here)

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Shop this look: RW&Co blouse (oos; find similar here) | Kensie jeans (oos; find similar here) | Guess belt (oos; find similar here) | Aldo clutch (oos; find similar here) | Ardene bracelet (oos; find similar here)

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Shop this look: RW&Co blouse (oos; find similar here) | RW&Co jeans

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Shop this look: RW&Co blouse (oos; find similar here) | American Eagle denim (oos; find similar here) | Converse sneakers (oos; find similar here)

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Shop this look: Le Château  blouse (on sale now!) | Dynamite jeans | Aldo sunglasses (oos; find similar here) | Karl Lagerfeld bag ( oos; find similar here)

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Shop this look: Laura blouse (oos; find similar here) | Dynamite jeans

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Shop this look: Le Château blouse (on sale now!) | American Eagle denim (oos; find similar here) | Aldo sandals (oos; find similar here) | Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum

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Shop this look: Dynamite blouse (oos; find similar here) | American Eagle denim | Aldo clutch (oos; find similar here) | Ardene bracelet (oos; find similar here)

Alternatively, during warmer days, I will wear shorts instead of jeans. Still makes for great outfits!

Although there are numerous different outfits, there are not that many individual pieces; they are just reused a lot in different outfit combinations. So many more combinations can be made with these items of clothing; the possibilities are endless!

Fashion · Inspiration Tuesday

Inspiration Tuesday- Wineberry for Work

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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!

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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

Dynamite Satin Cami with Lace

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 Faux Leather Mini Skirt

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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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Valentine’s Day Outfit Inspirations

Valentine’s day is fast approaching and is the cause for many celebrations. February was orignally a day for celebrating the numerous Saint Valentines in the Catholic church. Now, it represents a day of love and romance. Below are three outfits inspired by Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!

Outfit 1

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In this outfit, the focus is on the red blouse. This look is great the office, and can easily be worn for dinner also. For the office, you might have a larger tote, which can be traded for a clutch and shoulder bag for dinner.

Outfit 2

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This ensemble can be worn for a semi-formal occasion, or an event that requires dressier     attire. This cocktail dress ornamented with lace is flattering an any figure, and emanates elegance. Using nude a bag and shoes brings our attention to the dress.

Outfit 3

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This outfit is a unique take of a typical Valentine’s day outfit. The red jumpsuit is a statement piece, bringing to surface an edgier glam look. Paired with a red lip, this radiates with empowerment.

Featured image: photo credit to the pretty pink studio. Her work is gorgeous, she is so talented!

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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 🙂

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Fashion Finds: Boots and Booties

Hello again! One fashion item that I crave all-year around (especially now with all the fabulous sales going on) are shoes! They are an easy way to spice up an outfit, or to give a hint of personality.

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Calvin Klein Cailey Booties

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Portman Leather Riding Boots in Whiskey Leather (on sale!)

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Nine West Carrara Knee High Pointy Toe Boot in Black Fabric

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Louise et Cie Yuma Genuine Rabbit Fur Bootie in Black Suede

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Louise et Cie Yuma Genuine Rabbit Fur Bootie in Gravel Suede

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Louise et Cie Yuma Genuine Rabbit Fur Bootie in Mulch Luxe Suede

I really could not decide which one I liked best so I included them all<3

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Coach Sutton Riding Boots in Saddle Leather

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Michael Kors Remi Bootie in Black Suede (on sale now!)

I love the fur pompoms!

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Vince Camuto Prini Leather Riding Boots

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Tory Burch Sofia Buckled Riding Boots

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Alexandre Birman Lora Genuine Rabbit Fur Bootie

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Francesco Russo Over the Knee Boot

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Stuart Weitzman Hiline Over the Knee Boot in Topo Suede