Wrapping Up in Olive Green

The Christmas season is upon us! You wouldn’t be able to tell from my Instagram, but I am so into Christmas right now!! Christmas is always a bit different when living away at school. You can’t really get into decorating, and baking and all of the other fun Christmas festivities. Why? There are so many other things that take priority! For me, it has been my third practicum in Grade 1!!

Wrapping Up in Olive Green - Pearls and Polkadots

Wrapping Up in Olive Green - Pearls and Polkadots

Wrapping Up in Olive Green - Pearls and Polkadots

Wrapping Up in Olive Green - Pearls and Polkadots

Wrapping Up in Olive Green - Pearls and Polkadots

Wrapping Up in Olive Green - Pearls and Polkadots

Wrapping Up in Olive Green - Pearls and Polkadots

Wrapping Up in Olive Green - Pearls and Polkadots

Wrapping Up in Olive Green - Pearls and Polkadots

Wrapping Up in Olive Green - Pearls and Polkadots

Details

Dress: c/o Zaful / Boots: Guess / Necklace: Icing

My days have been filled with teaching my students how to write, marking upon marking, and pure exhaustion. I have loved every minute of it. I have one more practicum in the new year and then I am a certified teacher! Wow! I can’t believe two years is going by so quickly. The past month has been packed full of craziness, but now that it is all coming to a close, I am ready to jump into the Christmas season with two feet!

Baking, going to the Toronto Christmas market, getting my Christmas shopping done – all activities that I will be quickly getting into. It’s one of my favourite times of year (being that I looove the holidays), but the only thing I am currently missing? Snow. I WISH there was a thick white blanket on the earth right now…the weather has just been too warm (and when I say warm…I mean 0 degrees).

One bonus to not having foot after foot of snow? I get to sport this cute little number still. Taking pieces and transitioning them to different seasons is one of my favourite things to do. I decided to style this wrap dress from Zaful on its own. If it were super duper cold, I would layer with tights, and maybe a faux fur vest. However, it’s so cute, I didn’t want to cover it up in layers.

This dress is so comfortable and it’s definitely an easy piece to style. The only thing I wish I had done, was ordered one size up. The fit is good, but I like things to be a little bigger – more room to move. This dress is a little short with the cut at the front. I will probably wear it with tights from now on (partly because of the weather, also because it is short).

There are so many cute pieces on Zaful right now, it’s hard containing myself!!

Cheers to the Christmas season approaching!

Winter Transition

I would like to say that I am happy that fall is over, because Christmas is right around the corner. However, I am not quite ready to say farewell to my favourite season. We had our first snow fall on Friday, but the snow didn’t stick around. It melted within the same day, and it was back to wet leaves, clearly the end of my beloved fall season. There are no more leaves on the trees, and no snow on the ground…winter transition.

Winter Transition - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Transition - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Transition - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Transition - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Transition - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Transition - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Transition - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Transition - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Transition - Pearls and Polkadots

 

Details

Coat: Fairweather / Top: c/o Zaful / Pants: GAP / Boots: Blundstone

I have been up to my ears in school lately, as I just started my third placement in a Grade 1 classroom – teaching, planning and all of that fun stuff! It’s such a fun end to the first semester, but it makes me realize how quickly this year is passing me by. I mean, Christmas is literally right around the corner!!

For this very long winter transition, it is best to stick to neutrals. I would love to start wearing my Christmas sweaters with snowflake themes, and cozy reindeer patterns…but it just doesn’t feel right without snow. Besides, snow goes best with those types of looks. So, I keep it neutral, and this look is such a styled neutral look.

I love playing with textures, and this textured suede coat is one of my favourites. This beautiful camel-caramel colour goes well with a lot of neutral tones, but what I love doing best is pairing it with a neutral pattern. That’s where this top comes in as the perfect piece to pair with. When I saw this top, I almost instantly added it to my cart. Zaful has come out with such a fashion forward and practical new collection, this top being part of it. It is such a perfect piece and even better, it has a little flare in the tie up side.

Obviously, there are many ways you could dress this top up, but I like it best with a casual look like this one. You could easily switch out the classic black pants with a pair of jeans. Or you could switch the boots out for heels. It depends on how dressed up you want to be. Personally, I live in my black boots (you can get pretty tired of chasing around Grade 1’s in heels).

When you have a neutral top like this featuring a little pattern, the possibilities are endless!

Cheers!

Pops of Colour

There are a number of things I love about fashion. How it truly expresses your personality. The way pieces fit perfectly together. The way trends take over the fashion universe and how everyone embraces a trend in a unique way. All of these little details are the reasons fashion and clothing design warm my heart.

Pops of Colour - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

Pops of Colour - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

Pops of Colour - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

Pops of Colour - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

Pops of Colour - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

Pops of Colour - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

Pops of Colour - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

Pops of Colour - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

Pops of Colour - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

Details

Dress: c/o Du North Designs Ltd. / Cardigan: H&M / Boots: Just Fab / Scarf: White Feather

So why am I going on and on about my love for fashion? Well, I see this piece I am styling today as one of my fashion “risks”. You may be thinking why. Why is a simple, mustard yellow shift dress taking a risk? Well, for one, the colour, the cut, and the style – not really my usual go-to.

However, what I love most about this dress is the pop it presents in a look. How it catches peoples’ eye when you are walking down the street. You can dress it up with another fun colour (hot pink, I would suggest). Or you can keep it casual with an oversized cardigan and warm blanket scarf (like I did here).

This pocket dress from Du North was super simple to style. For a cozy fall look (because my main style quality this season has been cozy), throw on this shift dress, a comfortable blanket scarf to keep you warm and of course a long, dark cardigan. You really don’t need a third piece for this ensemble to look great, but a third piece is always a good idea. I particularly picked a blanket scarf that followed an orange-yellow colour scheme. This draws the bright colour out, but also balances out the bright yellow.

Cheers!

Camo Obsession

It is finally cool and crisp outside. We have said good bye to the sweltering weather, and hello to crunching leaves, seeing your breath in the cool air, and brisk fall mornings. I am pretty much jumping up and down, because fall is my favourite season, and that also means Christmas is right around the corner (yay!!). 

Details

Dress: c/o Zaful / Cardigan: Zaful / Boots: Just Fab

There are many trends that I like to embrace. However, the trend of camouflage is probably my favourite one. I could have camo everything, if I could…and I almost do. New to my camo style family is my short sleevedZaful camouflage dress. It was the perfect number to sport out on a cool, fall walk.

Now, I recognize that wearing the dress on it’s own may not provide quite the amount of warmth you need on a typical fall day. That is why I paired it with a thick and cozy cardigan (also from Zaful), some warm high-knee socks and my riding boots over top. You could easily add some form of tights underneath the dress if the temperatures were super low.

Camouflage is such a casual print to incorporate into your style. The hues of green combined together to make this simple print really add a lot of character to your look. You can add this print into your look in something as simple as a ball cap. It’s cute, it’s easy and affordable (considering camo is all over the place right now).

It’s easy to get a cute and simple look – just look to Zaful!

**Although this post was sponsored by Zaful, my review, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

PICKING SOME APPLES

I’m kind of a fall fanatic, if you haven’t noticed. I love the smell of the crisp air when you walk out the door. I love watching the colours turn to golden yellows and deep hues of orange. However, one of the best things about the cool season is the activities. A few weeks ago, I pulled up my rubber boots and went on a mission to find the perfect apple. Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Picking some Apples - Pearls and Polkadots

Details

Top: c/o PinkBlush / Jeans: Old Navy / Boots: Hunter

This autumn has been incredibly warm, so when I decided to go on my apple hunt, I didn’t have to consider too many layers. The day was brisk, with warm sunshine and just a hint of rain/wind. In my opinion, that is the perfect day to pick some apples, and then go cozy up by a fire with some apple crisp. I opted for a cozy, over-sized ivory knit top by PinkBlush.

Cozy has been pretty much my category of style for the entire season. It makes sense, right? I mean, when it starts to get chilly, it’s natural to want to curl up and not venture outside. However, when you have a cozy cute look on, you get that comfy feel and still look awesome.

It doesn’t take much (effort or cost) to put together a cute and comfortable look. Find your comfy sweater or knit shirt, and pair it with some jeans. Adding a pop of colour in your shoe (or boot) – especially if your sweater is a neutral shade – is always a good idea. I went with my red rain boots to really make this cozy look come alive.

Lastly, I added my over-sized denim jacket on top. It wasn’t initially going to be part of this apple picking ensemble, but I thought…better to have another layer just in case. Also, who doesn’t love a good ole’ Canadian tuxedo once in a while, right?

Happy Fall!

**Although this post was sponsored by Pink Blush, my review, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.