15 Trendy Suede Items Under $50

Spring fashion is coming in quick, and one fabric we are seeing a lot this year is suede. It’s everywhere…literally. Every mannequin in the mall is sporting some type of trendy suede item and I am loving it. I never really pegged myself to be super into the boho chic, fringed, 60’s trend, but I am actually loving how versatile this fabric can really be.

15 Trendy Suede Items Under $50 - Pearls and Polkadots

1 Black Suede Button-Front Skirt2 Lace up Suede Maxi Dress3 Suede Shift DressSuede crop or Skater Skirt | 5 Fringed Suede Vest6 Grey Suede Crop Top7 Golden Suede Cropped Jacket8 Grey Fringed Suede Crop Top9 Suede Wrap Dress10 Military Green Suede Button-Front Skirt11 Red Suede Button-Front Skirt12 Long sleeve Suede Dress13 Burnt Orange Suede Button-Front Skirt14 Suede Skater Skirt15 Button-Front Suede Dress

For trends such as this, you don’t want to break the bank. Sure, you can go for the super high quality, expensive suede jacket. But, you’ll be out $200 when this trend drops off the face of the earth in a couple of months (as most trends do). As most of you know, I am all about saving money (student life!!), so places like H&M and Forever 21 are my best friends to get the latest and greatest for an amazing price.

Being the super saver that I am, but sticking with my shopaholic roots, I have found fifteen super cute and trendy suede items for UNDER $50!! Yes, you read right. I am loving suede right now and you can too at a great price!!

Have you jumped on this trend? What do you think? Let me know in the comments below…

#WishlistWednesday: The Dress of the Party!

#WISHLISTWEDNESDAYWe are nearing the end of December, and you know what that means…New Year’s Eve! The night that you say good bye to another year of great accomplishments…whatever they may be. Whether you are staying home, or going out for a big night on the town…you need to look great to ring in the big 2-0-1-6. I have spent my past New Year’s Eve at parties, cozying up with the pup at home and of course, the good ole’ low key intimate gathering watching the ball drop…but this year, it is time to live it up in the city…and for that, I am pulling out all of the stops!

So I might as well blog about it right? This week for #WishlistWednesday, I am going to show you the razzle-dazzling looks that are out there, waiting and pleading to be your date for NYE (and mine, of course!).

Sequined Bodycon Dress, Dynamite, $39.95 $18.00

This is my first pick. What other occasion can you rock a completely gold sequined dress and get away with it? Well, I mean, there is always room for a little sparkle in your life…but this dress is a showstopper, and the cutout in the back makes it even better! What I love most about this dress though, is how it is sexy, but not sleazy. There is a fine line…and this passes my test!

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Sequined Bodycon Dress

Camilla Sequined Bodycon Dress, The Bay$155.00 $108.50

Like the last one, this is equally as perfect for NYE. Bodycon can be your best friend your worst enemy. The trick with finding a great bodycon dress is finding the one that you don’t have to continuously pull down all night long. I try and look for the bodycon dress that has a length that hits my mid thigh – that way it usually will stay down on it’s own. This dress is perfect because it is the right length, the neckline is gorgeous and there is still a little sexy cut out on the side.

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Camilla Sequined Bodycon Dress

Sequined Jumpsuit, H&M, $59.99 $39.99

Now, this is not a dress. But rompers and jumpsuits are completely in this season. There is so much you could do with this sparkly jumpsuit. You could dress it up with jewelry, and pair it with a blazer. You could wear it alone with a hot pair of heels to go with it. Or you could add a sequined belt and some crazy bangles…the possibilities are endless. But either way, you are stealing the show with this look.

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Sequined Jumpsuit

Three amazing looks. It’s going to be tough to decide just exactly what I am going to rock this NYE. However, I know one thing – there will be sequins…lots of sequins. Got to look jazzed up on the last night of the year, right?

What are your NYE plans? Have you picked out the winning outfit yet? Let me know in the comments below…

Outfit Details: Nautical Preppy

One of my favourite parts of the summer season are the nautical styles that come out. Anything with a sea or nautical feel to it is good in my books. I love the colour scheme, the preppy style, and how it looks so perfect!! It is one of the categories that I constantly frequent on Pinterest. That is why, today, I am going to break down a very nautical look that I love and comes directly from my closet! I have tried to link similar items down below for your shopping needs!

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I picked up all of these pieces this year and they all come from reasonably priced stores. As a university student, I am always on the hunt for sales and amazing deals!

I have many nautical looks that I love to wear out during this season, but this one has got to be one of my favourites. I have a sweet spot for anchor print. Last year, I searched the province high and low for a navy blue blouse with white anchors (that was up to my standards). I was all about the navy blue background with the white anchors. Well, THIS YEAR, I went the opposite direction. I am obsessed with the white background with navy blue anchors! The white fabric has a very summery vibe to it!

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These navy blue sailor style shorts were made for me, I swear. They are so comfortable and fit me perfectly! I always keep my eye out for sailor style shorts because, surprisingly, they are pretty hard to find. I am pretty picky when it comes to this style – I love the gold buttons that are sewn in threes on the hip bone. Like the ones in this look. I found these at Winners. I only saw them there once, so I am extremely glad I didn’t put them back and purchase them another day (they definitely would have been gone…)

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I love deck shoes. Let me say that again…I love Sperry deck shoes. I picked these up last year on sale and everything about them is perfect. The mini nautical charm, the metallic blue – it ties the look up and I love it. Since these were from last year, I have linked some equally nautical Sperry deck shoes below.

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I pondered for a while over what bag to add to this look. I didn’t want to take anything away from printed polo or the sailor shorts. I really just wanted it to be a muted neutral for the outfit. I am currently on the hunt for a white tote, but haven’t found one yet, SO I went for this navy blue and white striped purse from Aldo. I love this bag, and it goes really well with the whole outfit.

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I am going to do some more nautical looks in the future, but for now, this is my favourite one!! Hopefully you all like the nautical look as much as I do!! Make sure you check out my most favourite nautical items (from this look included) that I have linked below.

Enjoy!

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H&M Looks of the Week: Summer Styles

H&MI love doing roundups of my favourite clothing stores, because it gives me a chance to pick my favourite pieces and put together some hypothetical ensembles for all of you readers! The last time I did one of these roundups, it was with J.Crew and I was rounding up some of my favourite pieces of the season. Well, this time, I am putting the spotlight on one of my favourite stores – H&M!! I love H&M because it carries so many different styles and the price point is..well…on point.

Using Polyvore, I pulled some of my favourite pieces from various H&M stores and put together three looks for you!

FullSizeRenderCool and Easy! This is a very simple look to coordinate. Really, all you need is a great pair of coloured shorts. I am particularly obsessed with this shade of orangey-red that we see in this pair of shorts. It is so bright, but not too bright that you are blinding people. This colour works in all pieces – tops, jewelry, sandals, etc…

When you wear such a bright colour like this, you have to be choosy of which colour you pair it with. Personally, when I wear a neon colour, I like to play the other pieces down in neutrals or whites, because it creates a focal point. In this case, the focal point would be the shorts. Notice that everything else in the outfit has kind of a neutral tone to it – that is why I have done the jewelry in gold, and the sandal in brown (with a hint of snake skin).

It’s sometimes black and white. I love colour, but sometimes, you have to play up the black and white combo. This outfit I put together is perfect for summer. I live by FullSizeRender_1the rule “no white after labour day” (it may sound silly, but it’s tradition), so you have to pull out the whites while you can. These white shorts are maybe a little edgy for me, but you could easily do this ensemble without the distressed white shorts (which I would).

My favourite part about this outfit is twofold: the crochet maxi cardi, and the accessories. First of all, the bow is adorable (and so suitable for this ensemble). The necklace is to die for, and that cardi is something that should already be in my wardrobe. I will say this as my final word about this outfit: whether you are tall or small, this outfit works (because I have played with the different lengths in the pieces).

Sweet and Summery. Well, this is the epitimy of summer, now, isn’t it? The pinkish-red dress is just the right length, and neckline for a sunny day. This dress really FullSizeRender_2doesn’t need anything but a pair of shoes and a cute clutch, but because I love the extra details, I threw in some extras!

You don’t want to upstage a bright dress like this. So if you are going to pair accessories with this dress, you need to be very careful. A long necklace wouldn’t look too right with this neckline, only because this dress is short. The combination between short and long wouldn’t jive well because there would be no continuation as the dress would cut off not too long after the necklace ends! That is why I chose this flower necklace in a vibrant shade of blue. Blue and pink mesh well together. The straw accessories (hat and bag) are very neutral and add a summery twist to it. Finally, a simple heel in a cream/white neutral compliments the two bright colours in the mix and don’t add anything wild. Overall, this look is perfect for summer and can even be dressed down if you take away the bright accessories, or even the heel!

Well, there you have it!! Three outfits assembled from H&M. You should be able to still find these styles in stores and I have linked the same or similar items down below, so you can find them in a few clicks so make sure you go and check them out!!

Which one is your favourite?? Tell me in the comments below!!

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#WishlistWednesday: All-white Accessories!

#WISHLISTWEDNESDAYSummer is in full swing, and that means, white should be your main colour. I live by the rule “no white after labor day”…and that’s only because it’s been hammered into my head from day one. My Mom was full of style and as children, my sister and I were always dressed to the nines…which meant we followed all of the classic rules.

However, I don’t live by this rule because I always have…I live by it because I truly believe white looks better on me in the summer. I don’t tan incredibly well (I am truly a pasty gal), but my skin does get a few shades darker, which obviously makes white better. Today, I want to break down some super-fab accessories in white for you that are out there (and like always, I will link some super cute accessories down below!).

So White Now Necklacemark. by Avon, $38.00

If you haven’t checked out mark. by Avon products…you are really missing out. My Mom sells Avon product, and with Avon, comes the mark. by Avon magalog, which sells product for the younger, hipper style! (Keep in mind, just because this is more of a younger style, doesn’t mean you have to be young to wear it!) I am in love with this necklace. You all know that I have a special place in my heart now for statement jewelry and this piece totally supports my love. This could be the focal point of your outfit, or it could compliment a brighter colour – it works both ways and in many more than you think!!

Straw Hat – Natural, H&M, $14.99

The things that I find at H&M are usually bang on, and this hat is definitely a winner. A while ago, I focused on hats for #WishlistWednesday and featured some beautiful hats from H&M, but this one is absolutely stunning and perfect for summer. The detail in it is so simple with the straw material and don’t even get me started on the wide nude bow band going around the base of the hat!! Wearing a light coloured hat in the summer is always a good choice because it will keep things cool, cute and breezy!!

Downtown Perforated Faux Leather Backpack, Deux Lux at Nordstrom, $131.32

Okay, so maybe you don’t want to pay a hundred dollars for a backpack…but to be honest, it’s always nice to have some kind of carry-on that you can throw on your back as opposed to an over the shoulder bag. The benefit of a backpack purse is that it carries more, and you don’t have to worry about physically carrying it, because it will be strapped to your back!! This one is amazing, and I would love to own it…which is why I am featuring it on this week’s wishlist! However, there are several less expensive versions, similar to this that I have linked below (in case you don’t want to spend that much).

So there you have it, my #WishlistWednesday post for the week! I’d like to say it’s getting harder to choose the items on my wishlist to share with you each Wednesday…but it really isn’t. I have so many items that I want in my closet, I think I would need another entire closet (or three) to house all of them!! That’s why we wish… There are so many types of accessories that I have on my master wishlist…but these are definitely the best (and summery) items to date! If only I was a millionaire…

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