Fall Chenille

It’s my favourite time of year and we are in complete full swing. Despite the gloomy rain, I pretty much love everything about the fall season. This year, I have been consumed with school. I am no longer a student and am now a full blown teacher – hard to believe, eh? There is nothing I love more, than a comfy sweater to spend those long school days in and this year, I am LOVING chenille fabric.

Details

Sweater: c/o Pink Blush  / Jeans: Urban Planet / Shoes: Converse

Chenille is a soft, velvet-like fabric. It has an amazing feel, is super cozy and PERFECT for these chilly fall days we are having. I got this at my favourite women’s online boutique, Pink Blush. I can almost guarantee you will find a gorgeous piece for any season in their boutique. My closet is certainly stocked full of chic items (thank you Pink Blush!). 

My go-to look for this sweater is accompanying it with jeans on the bottom. I think that jeans are a great fall piece to have (and every woman should have a favourite pair of jeans in their closet ready to go). There are many other ways you could style this sweater. You can style it with a cute fall skirt, or even with some darker pants to really make the colour POP in the sweater. Another way I wear this chenille is with a third piece on top of the sweater along with the jeans.

Having a third piece to any outfit takes your look up a notch, because it adds another element. My typical third piece is a vest in the fall because it gives the look texture and I love the layered look! However, you could do a cute jacket or scarf as well (great opportunity to pattern mix with the scarf!). There are so many ways you can style a fall sweater…which is exactly what I love about sweaters in general. Also, I can get across enough that this fabric is SO SOFT!

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

 

Fun on the Farm

It’s been a hot summer, and I am more than ready for the weather to cool down! There’s something about the smell of fall hanging in the air and the crisp winds starting to pick up that puts a smile on my face. Fall is my favourite season and time of year and I love going to the farm to kick off the season! However, just because the temperatures drop, doesn’t mean you pack the dresses away!

Fun on the Farm - Pearls and Polkadots

Fun on the Farm - Pearls and Polkadots

Fun on the Farm - Pearls and Polkadots

Fun on the Farm - Pearls and Polkadots

Fun on the Farm - Pearls and Polkadots

Fun on the Farm - Pearls and Polkadots

Fun on the Farm - Pearls and Polkadots

Fun on the Farm - Pearls and Polkadots

Fun on the Farm - Pearls and Polkadots

Details

Dress: c/o Pink Blush / Jacket: Old Navy / Shoes: Skechers / Purse: Thrifted

In fact, this is the perfect time of year to transition some of your summer staples to the cooler season! This grey wrap midi-dress is one of my new favourite dresses. I picked it up at Pink Blush and I cannot get enough of it! It is the simplest piece to style and extremely comfortable. As many of you know, Pink Blush is my favourite online boutique to pick up key pieces for my wardrobe! It is super si

mple to fill your cart with amazing finds and I am never disappointed!

I have already styled this dress a couple of ways, but today I wanted to show you my favourite way. Everybody knows that a good jean jacket is pretty much necessary to have in one’s wardrobe. I, personally, have three and I cycle them in and out of outfits as needed. For this look, I decided to pair it with my white denim jacket to give it a summer-fall transition feel.

White is such a tricky colour to style around this time of year. Sometimes it works for the cooler seasons, but it is primarily a summer colour. However, pairing it with other fall toned pieces creates the perfect September ensemble! I think that this wrap dress contrasts the white denim, all in all creating a very fun September look!

Last, but not least, I went for a more casual shoe. First of all, I was spending my morning at the farmer’s market and also running a few errands. Second of all, it’s a cute casual and comfortable look while still maintaining an element of flare! You can definitely jazz this ensemble up with a pair of low kitten heels or even wedges!

Fall is quickly approaching and I can’t contain my excitement! If you need me, I’ll be sipping my pumpkin spice latte, wrapped in a blanket scarf, shopping for pumpkins!

Happy Fall!

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

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!!). 

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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.