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Timeless Capsule Wardrobe: Bottoms

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White Denim

Now a days, white denim is just as a classic as blue denim. Usually worn during the Spring and Summer seasons, white denim helps bring out the saturation of coloured tops and accessories. Here are some links to shop: Hue | AG | Balmain

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Leather Pants

Leather pants originate back to the Native American tribes, and then were worn by the cowboys in Western America. Skipping forward to the 1950s, greasers were a huge fan of leather, which became a representation of teenage rebellion. They really came into fashion in the 1960s, inspired by rock n roll musicians, such as Eddie Cochran, Jim Morrison, and even Elvis Presley.  They progressed into 1970s fashion, and then into the  1980s where punk fashion became even more popular. Today, leather pants are still a major trend in the fashion industry, and have made a recent comeback in the past year. Here are some looks to shop: Topshop | Habitual | Good American

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Dark-Wash Denim

Denim originates from 19th century America, where the first pair manufactured was by a tailor called Jacob Davis. He then partnered with Levis Strauss & Co., making that the first company to mass produce denim pants. Today, denim is fully integrated into our fashion trends, and are now worn almost daily. Dark-wash denim is considered the more expensive and luxurious of all jeans, because of the amount of dye that goes into their production. Here are some links to shop: Articles of Society | Hudson Jeans | Paige

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Straight Leg Trousers

Mainly used for business attire, straight leg trousers are a staple in any wardrobe. They are very versatile, and add structure and class to an outfit. Here are some links to shop: Akris | BOSS | Karen Kane

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Pencil Skirt

Pencil skirts are, once again, more common in an office setting, however can be dressed up or down according to the occasion. Aside from the solid black, they come in multiple different colours and patterns. They are characterized by the tighter-fit, following the shape of the hips and legs, and narrowing at the knees. There are many pencil skirt lengths, some ending at the mid-thigh, above the knee, or below the knee. The longer the skirt, the tighter it gets as it progresses down. Here are some links to shop: Rachel Parcell | St. John Collection | Halogen

A-Line Skirt

This style of skirt is fitted at the waist and hips, and gradually gets wider towards the hem. This term actually originates from Christian Dior’s 1955 collection, which portrayed the most desired silhouette in Paris at that time. This shape of clothing can also be seen on other articles of clothing, such as dresses and coats. Here are some links to shop: Cece | Gucci | Ming Wang

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Timeless Capsule Wardrobe- Tops

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OOTD: Blazer Athleisure

Basic Cotton Tee

Having black and white cotton tees are some of the most basic wardrobe staples. They can be paired with almost anything, and are great for layering under sweaters, jackets, and blazers. These are very commonly sold and you do not need to spend a fortune to get a good quality tee. Moreover, buying from the men’s section can usually lead to better quality tees with thicker cotton, and they are usually a lot cheaper! Definitely worth checking out! Here are some links to shop: Caslon | Topshop | Theory

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OOTD: Shimmery Blue for Christmas

Blouse

Blouses are so versatile; they come in all cuts, styles, colours, and prints. When building your wardrobe, try to find classic styles that look and feel good. It can simply be a white blouse, but ornamented with a bow or gold buttons. Furthermore, I recommend silk, since it is not static and does not cling to your body. It falls nicely and does not wrinkle. Here are some links to shop: Valentino | Gucci | Akris Punto

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OOTD: Black & White Business

White Button Down Shirt

Along with a black blazer, a white button down shirt is a very important wardrobe essential. Especially useful in a business environment, they can also be worn countless of ways; paired with jeans, tied at the waist, or tucked into a skirt. Button down shirts can be found in various colours and cuts, and so find that fits your character! Here are some links to shop: Victoria Beckham | Lily Silk | Michael Kors

Breton Shirt

A breton shirt is characteristically known for its horizontal navy blue and white stripes. Originally worn by the French navy, it is now part of typical French style, brought to surface by Gabrielle Chanel in 1920s women’s fashion. Since both navy and white are neutral colours, this item may be paired with a diversity of jackets, blazers, vests, and so on. Here are some links to shop: French Connection | Saint James | Gap

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Favourites of Fall 2018 Fashion: Mustard Yellow

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1 Cece Ruffle Sleeve Pintuck Blouse

2 Topshop Corduroy Skirt

3 Vince Camuto Slouchy Turtleneck Sweater

4 Topshop Lexi Suede Loafers

5 Dynamite Off-the-Shoulder Tunic

6 Saint Laurent Kate Chain Wallet With Tassel In Grain De Poudre Embossed Leather

7 H&M V-Neck Wrap Dress

8 Brixton Ashland Fisherman Cap

9 Dolce & Gabbana Pump in Taormina Lace With Crystals

 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favourites

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

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

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

4 Vince Alora Mule in black pg 40

5 Sosken Double Breasted Plaid Coat pg 22

6 Topshop Long Open Front Cardi in rose pg 50

7 UGG Daelynn Boot in chestnut pg 52

8 Yves Saint Laurent Nude Edition Lip Set pg 64

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

10 SP Black Stretch Denim Miniskirt pg 10

11 Nike Blazer Low Essential Sneaker pg 54

12 Blondo Nova Waterproof Booties in mushroom suede pg 34

13 Lancôme The Best of Lancôme Mascara Set pg 66

14 Vince Camuto Smocked Neck Blouse in antique white pg 36

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

16 Brixton Fiddler Corduroy Baker Boy Cape in rose pg 22

17 Simplehuman Eight Inch Sensor Mirror with Brightness Control pg 62

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

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

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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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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!!!)