Choker Sweaters

Friday, December 8, 2017

Old Navy flats (similar)
Black stretch pants (similar)

Choker sweaters - the name sounds kind of awkward, doesn't it? This trend is one that actually grew on me, and I was hesitant to purchase a choker top mainly due to the fact that I am more often than not, wearing a scarf when it it is below 70degrees outside (which would hide the choker part of the top). However, I came to realize that a choker sweater does inevitably sort of serve as a scarf in the sense that it does keep your neck warm. From that point on, I fell in love with the trend.

I paired this look with black pants (surprise?), my favorite pom pom flats (similar), and my newest obsession - my Gucci Marmont bag.

What do you think of choker tops/sweaters?

Comfy Camel-Colored Sweater

Monday, December 4, 2017

Happy Monday! This sweater is so incredibly cozy that I could not resist but to share. It comes in one-size, but I would say that it fits anyone from size XS to M thanks to the tie waist. I think that I will be purchasing it in other colors very soon, since it has been my comfy go-to sweater these past few weeks. You can dress it up with heels, or dress is down with comfy pants and flats. 

In other new, you guyssss, my house is finally ready-ish to move in. We are only done the lower level (#renovationtimelineroblems), but I am so excited to move in and to finally put up my Christmas tree! I can't wait to share every step of the way with you all!

What do you think of this look?

Vegas Roundup

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Nine West flats (similar)
black tote (similar)
L&C ankle pants (similar)
H&M earrings (similar)

We had such a great time in Vegas this past weekend! My mom and I visited to see my friend Lauren Howe, Miss Universe Canada 2017, compete in the Miss Universe pageant. We had front row tickets which was an amazing experience in itself, and best of all she made it to the top 10! 

We stayed at the Bellagio hotel, which we have stayed at before, and ate at some fabulous restaurants such as Lago and Yellowtail, among others. We had a wonderful time strolling along the Las Vegas Strip, with coffee or wine continuously in hand (haha, when in Vegas). My style of visiting Vegas pretty much includes a high emphasis on food and wandering, and to suit this style of travel, relatively comfy but cute clothing (see links above and photos below).

I'd love to hear about your favourite spots in Las Vegas!

Red Coat + Canadian Black Friday

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Aldo heels (similar)

A cute red coat can easily be deemed as a staple in one's winter wardrobe. With the holidays in mind, and simply the fact that red is a power color, a red coat will definitely be worn on repeat this time of year. Not to mention, red goes super well with black, my go-to color for the winter season. 

I paired this look with my favorite Burberry scarf - a staple in any fall wardrobe - my favorite Aldo d'orsay heels (similar), some black pants (surprise, surprise) , and this versatile camisole

Black Friday for us Canadians can often be tricky - we want to shop all the deals, yet hate the hassle of having to pay taxes/duties on certain orders and wait 2 weeks for our order to even reach us. Who wants to pay $30 of taxes/duties on an <$100 purchase? Not me! For this reason, I gathered a few Black Friday sales that are Canadian-friendly when it comes to shipping and listed them below. Although there are a bunch more awesome sales out there, I wanted to only feature the stores that I genuinely shop at online on the regular and items that I will be taking advantage of purchasing.

Old Navy - 50% off entire purchase. Stock up on basics!
Banana Republic - 50% off all merchandise. Take advantage of cashmere and wool sweaters*
The Gap - 50% everything. Stock up on outerwear!
Roots - 30% off entire store. Stock up on those winter sweaters!
The Bay - up to 50% off clothing. Stock up on cashmere and shoes!
Nike - 30% off using BF30_CA. Stock up on the cutest sports bras!
Forever 21 - up to 70% off. Stock up on party attire!
H&M - up to 60%. Stock up on blouses!

What do you think of this look? What Black Friday sales will you be shopping?

Ruffle-Hem Sweater

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Nine West booties (similar)

I was on the fence about ordering this sweater, but I am so happy that I did since it fits so well! I love the ruffle-hem and the collar. It comes in several colors, and for reference I am wearing a size medium since I like all of my sweaters looser fitting. It isn't quite peplum, however the ruffle hem gives it that extra feminine vibe all the while remaining a cozy and moveable sweater.

I paired the outfit with my favorite casual jeans of the season (which I own several pairs of) from joe-fresh, my old Nine West booties (similar) and my favorite Louis Vuitton bag. I am getting the vibe lately that you all love casual outfits rather than dressy, so I'm trying my best to feature more of these as often as possible. This works out in my favor as well, since it is much easier to feature what I am actually wearing that day or the day prior. I have also noticed that you all love Christmas/the holiday season, so I am definitely taking a mental note of this all the while planning out my posts for the next few weeks.

I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday! I am seriously losing track of the days of the week. This is sort of a good thing as I cannot wait for Friday because, #1 my mother and I might brace Black Friday sales before boarding our flight to Vegas, and #2 because we are one step closer to seeing my friend being crowned Miss Universe (you hear it here first, folks).

What do you think of this look?

Casual Holiday Outfit

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Holiday colored blanket scarves, oh how I love you! This outfit is seriously an absolute must-have for a casual holiday look - cute and comfy. I pulled out some basics from my fall closet, such as this ruffle mock neck top and faux-suede skirt, and paired it with a new blanket scarf and these pom pom flats to give it a holiday vibe. 

Blanket scarves are a must in your fall-winter wardrobe, and choosing one with a little bit of red and/or green, is the perfect way to get a little festive without spending $$$. Did I mention that they are incredibly comfy? I can honestly picture myself wearing this scarf during my holiday travels simply because I can legitimately turn it into a blanket if I want to take a nap - it's all about practicality, folks.

Did I also mention how I am obsessed (actually) with the pom-pom shoe trend?! I could not receive my package soon enough to wear these beauties. This will probably be a trend that I will continue to wear from years to come, such as what I have done with leopard print, since I think that the pom-pom adds that extra flare to your basic and otherwise boring flats. 

Speaking about the holidays, I am getting super excited for Christmas! My house is still not move-in ready, so for the meantime I will be helping my mother decorate hers. I also have a few fun ideas of posts to do within the next few weeks. In addition, I still have more holiday looks to share  as we approach Christmas. 

What do you think of this look?

How To Style Leopard Print

Thursday, November 16, 2017

If you know me, you know that I have been wearing leopard print for YEARS. I was that girl in high school wearing the leopard print flats daily (noteworthy to state that they were not "in style" at the time), as a way to "break away" from the strict uniform guidelines. Not much has changed since those days, as I do proudly wear leopard print flats what feels like every other day.

I have learned a thing or two about wearing leopard print over the years, and so for this post I thought I would share with you my secret. The secret to styling leopard print fashionably is quite simple, and I apologize if you were looking to read a long-winded post on this. In order to style leopard print effectively and actually look good wearing it, is to keep the remainder of your outfit simple. Most of the time it is safe to say that you should wear neutrals to balance out the leopard print, however you can wear a bold pop of color so long as it is only one item, and the remainder of the outfit remains neutral. For example, with reference to this this look in particular, this coat not only looks great with an all black classic look, but could also work with a pop of purple (such as in the form of a scarf), so long as the remainder of the outfit remained in the neutral beige/black tone family. In order to give this look a more "stylish" and 2017 vibe, I paired it with chunky heels, tassel earrings and my Gucci Marmont bag - note that all of these are in the same color family. 

The main thing to keep in mind is that your leopard print item needs to be the main focus in the entire outfit - the "masterpiece", if you will. Drawing the eye to too many different colors and textures would clash and cause for the outfit to look "cheap" regardless of the price-tag. Keep to the rule of only wearing one other bold item apart from the leopard print, and you are sure to be styling a very chic look. 

What are you thoughts on how-to style leopard print?