My Tan Picks!

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There are so many shades of tan and they have different names that it can sometimes get confusing. A while back, I picked eight of my most favourite camel coloured pieces. Some may say that tan and camel are the same – camel is a shade of tan…so yes, those people would be right. What about cognac? The colour that I am always bringing up? Well, I guess you could say that cognac and tan are pretty much the same colour.

Either way…tan is a great colour and is part of a great colour family!!

Tan is a really great neutral and worn the right way, with the right complimentary colours, is such a prime look (especially in the Fall). One of the reasons I love it so much is because it is warm. You don’t feel cold when you look at the colour tan (does that make sense??). This is the main reason it is such a Fall colour! I am going to show you two things today:

1) My choice tan looks. 

2) Where you can find some great tan items. 

Tan pants are pretty much a staple in your closet, whether you or male or female actually. I love tan pants in general. They are so preppy and such a great alternative to jeans or dress pants! I find the colour, while acting as a neutral, also completely spruces up the look!! If you are looking for a great pair of tan pants (as an added bonus, because it is not in my picks…hehe), try Old Navy. They usually have a great selection of coloured pants – I picked a tan pair last year and I looove them!! Anyway (getting back to business), I love how she has paired it with the pattern on top, with the solid scarf. This makes for a very nice, casual look!

The perfect neutral outfit- camel skinnies, stripes and a black scarf!:

Another great way to wear tan is on top. Whether you are going for a solid tan top, or just a cardi…you really can’t go wrong either way. How she has styled the colour in this look is an excellent example of making the colour a neutral. By pairing it with a muted green, and having a plain white tee under the cardigan, nothing is really popping out…except the scarf. The scarf is definitely the focal point here, being it is full leopard (so cute…)! Neutral tones, earth tones, whatever you wish to call it…she is wearing them well.

Keep it casual in cargo skinnies, an oversized cardigan and leopard scarf.:

So this is borderline tan, but I would still say it is in the tan family. Wearing tan in a skirt is really unique and steps up your fashion game in my opinion. I love getting the chance to wear skirts, and it’s skirts in the neutral Fall colours that are in season. This would be a perfect Fall look. Not to mention, you could also throw a jacket on there and step the look up even more, or even just upgrade the look for a colder day! This is totally my style!

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The items that I showed in the three outfit reviews, are unfortunately not linked below. However, I have linked the items I picked out for my banner (which are all available in-store right now – just use the links below!!). My top three items of my tan picks are:

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These three were not hard to pick as the top three, let me just say that! I currently don’t own a watch that I absolutely love since my last one’s band wore out (it was leopard print too…), which is why I have my eye on a Kate Spade watch. This is my favourite of hers…but if we are talking tan watches…this is the one. L.L.Bean boots are amazing. I have mine on order right now so hopefully they make it here before the first snow fall (crossing my fingers!). These tan ones are my favourite though because of how they go with everything…literally everything. Joe Fresh has really stepped up their fashion game lately, and that is where these pants are from. I may just have to grab them when they go on sale!

That’s a wrap – my tan picks! Go and take a look at these cute, cute pieces that I love or go find your own because this colour is everywhere! Tan is mainly a neutral, but the best neutral there is, in my opinion. It is one colour that I keep around all year! Let me know what you like to wear with tan in the comments below…or how you wear tan itself!!

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#WishlistWednesday: Lace those Boots Up!

-POP (2)It’s getting crazy…there are too many things that I like and want. My closet can’t hold it all, but I love online window shopping. Now that we’re fully into the Fall season, boots are all I am searching for. I keep seeing these lace up booties everywhere, so I searched them up and found a few that I am dying to own. Now, personally…I may not get over the fact that I actually need to lace all of those laces, but they still are really cute.

Lace up booties, while some of them have insulation so you can wear them in the Winter, are mainly for Fall. Most of these boots could not hold up in the snow, and are purely for fashion (in my opinion), so I would not recommend wearing any of my choices in the depths of Winter. However, that should not prevent you from checking these picks out because they are certainly on my radar!!

Rampage Jeliana Lace Up Combat Booties, Rampage at Macy’s, $49.99

It’s boots like these that make me wish Macy’s was in Canada. They are so pretty and such a great price. There three things about these booties that caught my eye. First, the knit cuff at the top of the boot. That is beautiful and adds great detail to the boot. Second, the brown colour of the boot. I am such a fan of brown boots, and this is the perfect shade – not too dark, not too light. Third, the heel is the perfect height. Combat boots typically do not have heels, but this little one is great.

Troopa Boots, Steve Madden, $69.99

You can never go wrong with Steve Madden! I love these trooper boots, mainly because of how high the boot reaches on the calf. These boots are a little less “combat” looking (do you know what I mean?) and they are a little bit softer. The colour is rich and beautiful…and most importantly, they look really comfortable!!

Okeya Lace up Booties, Nine West, $149.00

These are interesting. The lace holes are offset which creates a cool look and I honestly haven’t seen anything like it! These are different from the traditional combat looking lace up boot, and that is because this is a wedge. Wedges are so comfortable, so I imagine these wouldn’t be too uncomfortable! I also want to point out the tab at the back of the neck of the boot. This will allow you to easy slip off the boot (provided that the laces are done up loose enough…)

Well there you go. Lace up booties seem to be everywhere, and these are some of my favourites! Of course, there are some black ones that are out there that are really nice, but they looked a little too combat for me (someday I might have to define what that means…) so I went for the brown. Plus, I feel that brown goes with a lot more of my Fall wardrobe!!

How do you like your boots? Do you go for laces? Let me know in the comments below!

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Gold Jewelry: Why is gold the better choice?

I’m a huge fan of gold. Who isn’t? When used the right way in anything, it is the perfect accent. Gold is the perfect accent colour. We have seen the colour gold on many runways in the past, worn in all different kinds of ways. It can be the colour of the dress, or it can be in a gold necklace…or maybe the make up reflects the golden accent. However gold is used, it is used often.

The photos shown above are from the runway looks in Summer 2014. This is only a small sample of how we have seen gold been worn (Note: the photo compilation above is not mine, source). What I want to talk to you about today is gold jewelry used as an accent. Whether it is a designer necklace or a personalized name necklace, if it is gold, it just adds something special to any outfit. With this being said, we do all have our preference, so if gold isn’t for you, then silver it is! First, I will show you some of my favourite pieces that are on sale right now. Next, I am going to show you some ways and looks to incorporate those gold accents!

What is gold jewelry? This sounds like a simple question, but I wanted to define what I mean here…because there are different classifications (that I have come up with myself) under the umbrella, “gold jewelry”. First, you have your solid gold, all gold jewelry (the colour, not the metal), similar to like a gold name necklace for example. No colour or different accents (pinks, reds, etc.) included…just the gold. Then you have the jewelry that includes gold as an accent, or the hardware is gold.

So now that we have that cleared up? Let me show you my very favourites! All of these images are linked, so if you see something you like, you can grab it for yourself!!

The necklaces above are my top three “all-gold” statement pieces that I am swooning over right now. Each image is linked in case you love them as much as I do, but (from left to right) they are from Purple Peridot, Forever 21 and Charming Charlie.

The necklaces above are my top three “gold hardware” statement pieces that I looove right now. Each image is linked in case you love them as much as I do, but (from left to right) they are from Bauble Bar, Purple Peridot, and J.Crew Factory. I want to point out the middle piece (above) in particular. This is something I have seen all over Instagram, and it is styled so, so well! Which is why I wanted to give it extra attention!

Okay now on to the style tips…

You wouldn’t style gold jewelry any different than you would style silver jewelry or copper jewelry…but there are some looks I have grabbed from Pinterest for you, so that you can see what I mean. Keep in mind that gold jewelry includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings…the whole category!! I chose to feature necklaces above because that is mainly the type of jewelry that I wear…

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You can see that gold is worn with all colour schemes, all occasions…which is why I love the colour. Silver jewelry is reserved for elegant, special occasions. However gold is for all around the clock! I love the accent and I think it really adds that step of sparkle that most people need in their looks.

So why is gold the better choice? You may not see why I love it yet, so let me give you a few reasons. First, it never goes out of style. You will never have to go get new jewelry because suddenly the world hates gold and will banish it forever. Second, it warms up your look. Warming up your look keeps it alive. Having warm tones will top your look off and make it the best it can be. Third, it’s just the right amount of flashy! Flashy is good. You may not think so, but just the right amount of sparkle is perfect for anyone’s look!!

There you go…it will always be in style, warm and flashy…recipe for success, right?

Do you agree? Do you like gold jewelry or are you more of a silver person? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to check out the links below for some other great pieces that are out there right now…

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Outfit Details: Cozy for Fall

Now that Fall is in full swing, I have switched out my wardrobe permanently! It is the season of mini skirts, tights, sweaters, jeans, boots, and scarves – all the coziest of my wardrobe any way. In this look, I was going for comfortable in Fall, with, of course the chic look as well. These cozy items are some of my Fall favorites and make the perfect look for these chilly October days.

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One the important items to keep at the front of your closet this season is your comfortable cardigans. This cardigan is one I picked up from Winners. You know when you see something and envision it with other pieces in your wardrobe? Well that’s exactly what this cardigan was. I really like the camel colour and it is softer than you can believe.

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The maroon pants are actually from last season at Old Navy. Pixie pants are my favourite, because they fit my short little legs and they are always a perfect fit! I selected this pair particularly because of the maroon colour. Dark reds are very in this season, so this was an easy choice.

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I don’t wear this too much because it has got a full zipper that goes up the back and that is super tricky to do on your own! However it is so, so pretty on! It is from mark. by Avon in last year’s collection. It’s a high low style which is always an added bonus. I wanted a neutral top to not overshadow the maroon accents, which is why I went with a neutral cream. Simply beautiful.

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Accessories are always important, but in this case, they are more of the focal point. This is my newest add to my hat collection and is oh-so-adorable for the Fall season! I got this from Winners as well (shocker!!). I really like felt hats because they can be worn in the Summer and in the Fall. It’s the perfect transition accessory. This necklace that I am wearing is one from the mark. by Avon collection and it is beautiful on!

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Last but not least, my booties. My favourite pair of ankle booties! They are a great shade of camel and perfect for the Fall season! The colour picks up on the colour in my cardigan and even can act as a semi-neutral in the look! I also love to boost my look with a great pair of heels because it makes my legs look longer! (Please excuse the growing weeds…that’s what happens when you pick an abandoned location, I guess).

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Fun little fact, I shot this look with my sister at the end of August. So you can imagine that it wasn’t the coolest day! Now that Fall is here, chilly weather has arrived, I can wear all of these lovely pieces and strut away!

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Inside My Mind: Personal Goals v12

BLOGGER (2)As the first true week of Fall comes to an end, I am hyped to kick October into gear! Apple picking, carving pumpkins and baking pies is all coming up soon as Thanksgiving approaches and with Thanksgiving comes Thanksgiving fashion! One week ago, I was wearing summer dresses, and now I am transitioning those summer dresses with tights, cardigans and booties! This week brought a lot of assignments, but I knocked them out of the park and this weekend has been the perfect time to kick back and relax!

Last time, I set one goal for myself (in addition to one other goal I had on the list):

1. Learn Bloglovin’. Believe it or not, I am still working on this one. I have made a lot of progress. I claimed my blog, I poked around the site a bit, but I can’t really figure it out because I haven’t really dedicated the time yet. So in the next couple of weeks, I am going to try and make it what I want it to be.

2. Look into a linkup party and begin to plan mine. This one just did not go. Too many things going on, but we’ll keep this one up here because it’s something that I definitely want for Pearls and Polkadots.

This week, I have no goals goal to add to my list. This will be the last week before I go home for the Thanksgiving break, and I am going to be a tad busy! So I want to focus on these two goals so I can get things rolling!!

I hope to add more goals to my list in the coming weeks, but we have to see what I can handle! There are some exciting things planned for the future that you will see in the next couple of months including new partnerships, great series and plenty more outfit details!! I am super excited to share it with you!!

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