ALPINE VIBES

As we near the end of December, I look back at this wonderful 2017, and think…wow. I have had so many great experiences, and met so many amazing people! I have also found some killer pieces to add to my closet! Bright colours, fun patterns, and cozy everything. However, where you have bright colours and fun patterns…there is always a difficult piece to style…

ALPINE VIBES - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

ALPINE VIBES - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

ALPINE VIBES - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

ALPINE VIBES - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

ALPINE VIBES - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

ALPINE VIBES - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

ALPINE VIBES - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

ALPINE VIBES - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

ALPINE VIBES - Pearls and Polkadots: a style blog

Details

Sweater: Joe Fresh / Vest: Winners / Leggings: c/0 Du North Designs Ltd. / Boots: American Eagle / Coat: Roots

Du North Designs has become my regular hub for cute and fun leggings. These patterned leggings that I am sporting today are probably the most out there thing that I own (at least, for now). I say that with the utmost sincerity, because this pattern is eye-catching for sure. Most people would take a look and think…where, how, why? I think they are so much fun and such a change of pace. So here is how I made these wild leggings fit with my regular wardrobe…

When I first looked at them, I didn’t know how I would style them for a styled look. They are super cozy, and perfect for lounging around the house, running errands, or even sitting in classes all day long. However, I wanted to make them POP! After countless minutes of running around my room, going through everything I own…I finally looked at the colours.

There are so many colours in these leggings, but there are some super dominant colours as well. Blues, maroon, a bit of orange. So I finally thought, sweater on top (because we already have cozy style going), and maybe a third piece on top of that! Perfect – grey cozy sweater, and then I had this maroon vest to pair on top. I really like this combo because the top half of the look doesn’t take away from the fun pattern in the leggings, but it also doesn’t clash with it either!

Now, due to the unbelievably cold weather, I didn’t make it through shooting this outfit without some warmth from my big winter coat. However, after I got back into my cozy bed to edit, I realized…the winter jacket takes the look to the next level! Immediately I got ski slope, alpine vibes and wished I had photographed more shots styled with the coat.

It really doesn’t take much to make a crazy piece look great. Pull out the colours and make sure you keep that difficult item as the main focus of the styled look. You may get an ultra cute, ski bunny look without even knowing it (haha or maybe that’s just me!)

All of my fun leggings come from Du North Designs Ltd.Start styling with them today and take your closet to the fun patterned level!

**Although this post was sponsored by Du North Designs Ltd., my review, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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!

Suede and Lace

This past week was probably the coldest I have felt in a looong time. It’s almost like the calendar turned September 1 and summer took off forever. However, I woke up this morning to a warm, sunny day and I am delighted. I am confident that we don’t have to kiss summer good bye for good just yet!

Suede and Lace - Pearls and Polkadots

Suede and Lace - Pearls and Polkadots

Suede and Lace - Pearls and Polkadots

Suede and Lace - Pearls and Polkadots

Suede and Lace - Pearls and Polkadots

Suede and Lace - Pearls and Polkadots

Suede and Lace - Pearls and Polkadots

Suede and Lace - Pearls and Polkadots

Suede and Lace - Pearls and Polkadots

Details

Romper: c/o Du North Designs / Booties: Ralph Lauren / Jacket: Pink Blush

One of my favourite pieces to sport in the summer is the romper. Rompers are so easily to style, because similar to dresses, you don’t need much to make them look perfect! I am often rocking them with a third piece in the form of a jacket, cardigan, or open shirt for fun. However, the third piece is not an absolute must!

For this look, I went for a cool, dressed up vibe. This romper from Du North Designs is a casual, but dressy piece that is great for the transition between summer and fall. This is why I have paired it with warm brown tones in the suede jacket and leather booties. Although I pretty much live my life in flip flops, I like to sport the casual heel once and a while. Hence, the cognac coloured booties.

Fall is a great time to play with cool colours. In the summertime, it is all about the brights and the bolds. However, when we move into the fall season, that is when we start to see the cooler and darker tones come out (navy, maroon, brown tones, etc.). I love to play with fall tones, and navy/cognac is one of my favourite pairings.

When this romper came in the mail, I jumped for joy. Not only because I loved it, but I knew that I could take it through the early fall season and style it for much longer than other summer rompers. I also love it because of the lace detail – so precious and delicate (I’m a lace lover!).

So basically what I am saying is even though summer is coming to a close for the year, don’t fret! Hold off on moving your rompers to the back of your closet and take another glance. Transition them to your fall wardrobe and keep on styling!

Don’t say good bye to your rompers just yet!!

**Although this post was sponsored by Du North Designs Ltd.,  my review, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

 

Romping Around

It feels like summer is just zooming by! How is it almost the middle of July!? Although it isn’t my favourite season, summer is such a special season. It’s a time to break out the cute pieces, spend days by the water and feel the wind through your hair! Which is exactly what I did this past weekend in Tobermory, Ontario.

Romping Around - Pearls and Polkadots

Romping Around - Pearls and Polkadots

Romping Around - Pearls and Polkadots

Romping Around - Pearls and Polkadots

Romping Around - Pearls and Polkadots

Romping Around - Pearls and Polkadots

Romping Around - Pearls and Polkadots

Romping Around - Pearls and Polkadots

Romping Around - Pearls and Polkadots

Romping Around - Pearls and Polkadots

Details

Romper: c/o Du North Designs Ltd. 

The simpler, the better. Fashion shouldn’t be work. That’s why I will pick a romper over any piece in my closet – especially when I’m feeling extra lazy. I’m just jumping on the romper bandwagon, and this has to be one of my faves.

Just like a dress, it is such an easy item to style. Even more so, it makes for a great summertime look because it takes no thought to make it look amazing! I love printed rompers especially because they’re extra cute and they add detail into your look (which is always nice).

I love supporting Canadian brands, and Du North Designs Ltd. is one of my favourites. They have just recently started adding a lot more items to their website, including printed rompers! Leggings are their specialty, but I have to say, their rompers are cute, in style, and a great price! I definitely recommend giving them a look, because I guarantee that you will find more than one thing you love!

On a separate note, this past weekend, I traveled to Tobermory, Ontario and it opened to my eyes to how beautiful good ole’ Ontario actually is! The further North you travel, the more beautiful it gets. I feel so fortunate to have seen the gorgeous beaches and cliffs of this small little fisher’s town. Definitely a must-see Canadian spot!!

Explore patterned fashion with Du North Designs Ltd. and join me on the romper bandwagon! (Also, this black elephant romper I am wearing now is **on sale** – even better!)

Romp around with Du North Designs!

**Although this post was sponsored by Du North Designs Ltd.,  my review, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Camo Style

Lately I have really been jumping on the leggings train. I am finding they are the most comfortable option for when you are running errands or lounging around! However, now that we are heading into the brightest season of them all, I am diving into patterns. I like my patterns bright, dark, big, small – really anything that will give my outfits some life.

Designs

Shirt: Hello Grace / Leggings: c/o Du North Designs Ltd. / Shoes: Converse

Although bright floral is the summer go-to…it’s nice to switch it up and take a chance on the darker patterns as well. I have been completely obsessed with camouflage this season!! Camo bodysuits, tights, jackets – you name it, I love it!

Du North Designs is a great online boutique that I love to go to to find unique patterned tights! The variety in what you can get is outstanding, and guaranteed there will be a pair that you fall in love with. These camo leggings are my favourite lounging item right now. Particularly because they are soft, comfortable and a great item to dress up or down.

The great thing about patterned leggings is that you can make them look awesome in an evening look, or a casual look! I decided to go with a more casual look, pairing these leggings with an off the shoulder, over sized, statement tee and chucks. However, I dress these leggings up frequently by pairing them with a dark top and a leather moto jacket!

Du North Designs is always my go-to for getting fun, new patterned things. They ship amazingly quick and are a Canadian company (which I love). I highly recommend heading over to their website to start shopping.

Start your patterned leggings journey now!

**Although this post was sponsored by Du North Designs Ltd.,  my review, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.