#FlashbackFriday: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

How is everyone feeling today? Anyone go super crazy? St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday! All the green, the fun times with friends, and the crazy adventures that you embark on all while celebrating the Irish culture. St, Pat’s is such a happy day! Green can be a tricky colour to rock (it’s not my fave), but when it comes to the lucky day, it’s a necessity.

#FlashbackFriday: Happy St. Patrick's Day! - Pearls and Polkadots

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Last year, I showed you my favourite green items on the market for you to purchase for any weekend celebrations that you were having for St. Pat’s! Most of these items are not available anymore (being that it is a year later), but here are some fun items out there right now in case you want to stock up for next year:

#FlashbackFriday: Happy St. Patrick's Day! - Pearls and Polkadots

Kate Spade Dress | H&M Ribbed SkirtLe Chateau Heels | H&M Sheer Dress |  J.Crew Long Sleeve


On March 18, 2016, I showed you all of my favourite green items. Green can be a hard colour to find. Which is why I try to take the search away from you and give you all the pieces you need right here on Pearls and Polkadots! After touching it up last year’s post up a bit…voila:

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Give “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!” a little read and I will see you next week, bringing you some of my favourite threads, showing you how to style some suede and more outfit inspo!

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!

#FlasbackFriday: Style Icon Kate Middleton

I have been really on the ball these days! Not only have I gotten my posts finished early, I have planned out the next couple of weeks and packed it full of some great reads! Just in time for essay season! I have been going through my old posts (to spark more ideas, of course) in order to update them, sort them into my new, re-designed categories, and overall make Pearls and Polkadots more consistent!

#FlasbackFriday: Style Icon Kate Middleton - Pearls and Polkadots

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Your Royal Highness…or Duchess…

Kate Middleton has always been a style icon of mine. I love all of her outfits, the colours she wears and how she glows wherever she goes! She is truly an icon, and I admire her so much. Which is why, one year ago on March 12, 2015, I wrote about a few of her looks, and showed you exactly how to replicate them! This week, I touched the post up, and here it is:

Style Icon: Kate Middleton

Give “Style Icon: Kate Middleton” a little read and I will see you next week where I will be sharing some more fun looks and activities YOU can do this season!

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!

#FlashbackFriday: Spring Colours

It seems to be that whenever the seasons change, I fall in love with the upcoming season! When we were transitioning into Winter, I couldn’t wait to pull on my Winter boots! Well, Spring is around the corner and that means floral dresses, and only the cutest of outfits! I cannot wait to see that snow melt away so that I can break out all my cute shoes and Spring wear!

#FlashbackFridays: Spring Colours - Pearls and Polkadots

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COLOURS, COLOURS, COLOURS!

Flashing back to last March, the weather was pretty much the same. We were covered in snow, wishing it would melt away! To brighten my spirits and hope for the Spring season to come sooner, I made a pact to wear the brightest of colours! On March 5, 2016, I wrote a post highlighting my favourite Spring colour palettes in order to send out Spring vibes…of course, after touching it up, here we go:

Spring Colours

Give “Spring Colours” a little read and I will see you next week where I will be prepping for Spring, planning new looks and bringing you some great reads!

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!

#FlashbackFridays: The Oscars 2015

We’re flashing back in a different way this week. Instead of me digging up ANOTHER 2015 post for you that I have revamped…I am going to flash all the way back to the red carpet at the Oscars in 2015 – one whole year ago. I love seeing style change from year to year and seeing what is popular and what has faded! Recently I revisited the red carpet of the People’s Choice Awards and I loved making the comparison! However, today, you are going to get a reminder of what slayed…and what didn’t before you fill out your fashion ballot this Sunday!!

THE BEST

REESE WITHERSPOON

I simply love Reese Witherspoon. Not only is she a fellow blogger, she is someone to look up to, style wise. She always brings it and I admire how classic she keeps it. Last year, she graced the red carpet with a black and white floor length gown by Tom Ford. This dress is a statement of its own with the simple black detail. How she accessorized is great too because there is nothing that steals attention away from the main piece…this beautiful gown.

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Jennifer Aniston

I have always been a huge Rachel fan and copying her style ever since (go 90’s fashion!!). Jen always looks fantastic and I can’t help but love this neutral gown by Versace. My favourite part is how simple the look is – barely any jewellery, relaxed hair and her make up is neutral to go along with it. My jaw literally dropped when I saw her, she is just so naturally gorgeous! Definitely a win for Jen!

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Rosamund Pike

Stunning. That’s all I have to say. Red on the red carpet is a fabulous idea. Although neutrals were really in last year (and still are for that matter), Rosamund looked absolutely gorgeous in this custom-made gown by Riccardo Tisci (Givency Haute Couture). The detail of the roses on the gown are beautiful and like most of the women on the carpet, Rosamund kept the accessories to a minimum. I have to give a shout out to those ruby-red shoes by Givency – they are fabulous.

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THE WORST

Nicole Kidman

Nothing about this look worked for me. I actually really do love the initial colour of this LV gown…but why add this red-orange sash around the waist? To me, these two colours used in the gown clash…and not in the best way. I expected Nic to come out in a jaw-dropping, dazzling, Oscar-worthy winner of a dress…but it didn’t happen.

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Laura Bailey

From the wide stripes, to the lace overlay, to the dark circles around Laura’s eyes…it all was a mess to me. First of all, this Chanel Couture dress is not actually too bad…given the right accessories, make up and shoes. The type of shoe chosen here is odd considering that this is a red carpet event and they don’t really match the type of dress whatsoever. The hair would be cute, but not with this overall look that Laura is portraying…and the dark circles around her eyes never work in my opinion – natural is key when it comes to make up…

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Solange Knowles

Red is a number one carpet colour for me – I love it. However, I don’t know if I love it on Solange. I think the colour itself looks pretty amazing on her…but so much of it at once is a little too much. I can’t really tell if this is supposed to be a jumper or a gown? Whatever it is…it’s not flattering. She could have picked a much better gown that would have killed. That’s all I have to say…

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The Oscars is going to be one to remember this year (isn’t it always?) and as a fashionista myself, I care more about the fashion than the awards ceremony…although I do hope Leo wins this year. These are definitely my best and worst picks of the 2015 Oscars red carpet. Hopefully Nicole, Laura and Solange choose a bit better this year…we shall see…

What do you think of my picks? Was I spot on or did I miss someone? Let me know in the comments below…

We changed up #FlashbackFriday…but that’s okay…I’ll be back next week with more fun reads!

#FLASHBACKFRIDAYS: ‘Boot’iful Winter Boots that you will love!

This week has been the coldest week of the entire year. I’m no joking – it got so cold that a cold warning was issued throughout the city. It was too cold for my furry puppy to go out in the backyard – that is freezing. What did this mean on the wardrobe front? Boots, parka, knit scarves…and less emphasis on the style aspect.

#FLASHBACKFRIDAYS: 'Boot'iful Winter Boots that you will love!

The Cold Never Bothered me anyway!

(kind of…)

Digging through last year’s posts, I rustled up a little post on Winter boots and since it has been the coldest week of the snowy season, I thought it would be appropriate to relaunch that to all my fellow Winter buddies! I wrote this post on February 17, 2015 in order to emphasize how Winter boots can be warm and stylish! After touching it up, and adding a few more graphics…here it is:

‘Boot’iful Winter Boots that you will love!

Give “’Boot’iful Winter Boots that you will love!” a little read and I will see you next week where I will be hard at work, back at school and unfortunately…without my beloved cable TV (and during Oscar season, boo!)!

Have a lovely weekend!