20 Holiday Outfit Essentials…

Sometimes, it can be difficult to pick out what to wear…or better yet, difficult to find the motivation to pick out what to wear, when it’s cold, miserable and snowy outside. The holiday season is a time to look bundled and stylish! It’s essential to look fabulous during this festive season, and with a few essentials…you can do just that! I have compiled 20 holiday outfit essentials so that dressing yourself up for the holidays won’t be so tough!

Holiday Essentials - Pearls and Polkadots

Wool Coat | 2 LBD | 3 Plaid Flannel | 4 Bow Gloves | 5 Leopard Beanie | 6 White Blouse | 7 Fur Vest | 8 Ugly Christmas Sweater | 9 Red Midi Skirt | 10 Black Clutch | 11 Long Gloves | 12 Red Tartan Scarf | 13 Black Pumps | 14 Statement Necklace | 15 Bean Boots | 16 Red Tote | 17 Leopard Booties | 18 Riding Boots | 19 Metallic Flats | 20 Moccasins 

With these twenty items, you will be cozy, stylish and festive this holiday season!

How do I style them? 

A lot of these pieces can be paired together. Take the red midi skirt, pair it with the black pumps, white blouse and white wool overcoat and you have yourself a perfect look for Christmas dinner, Sunday service or even those holiday photos with the family!

Stay tuned…

I will be posting some combos using these items and a few more of my favourite holiday staples! In the meantime, if you are looking to put together some looks for the holiday season…check out my post last month: 3 outfits you need this holiday season … that should tide you over until I release this stellar outfit combo post!

Happy Holidays and a happy Tuesday everybody…

Lace + Leather

Happy Monday everyone! There aren’t too many Mondays that I am smiling ear to ear, but today I get to release this post, which makes me very happy!! Last month, I released my first collaboration with Diana from DPhotography and today I am releasing my second collaboration! We had so much fun taking these photos, bounding around town, on fire escapes and in back ally ways…enjoy!

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

Lace and Leather - Pearls and PolkadotsLace and Leather - Pearls and PolkadotsLately I have had an obsession for leather. Leather is such an interesting material and when paired together, it really makes a bold statement. This season, there was a lot of leather seen on the runway, in the magazines, and pretty much everywhere…which is what inspired me to put this fab look together!!

Every girl should own one leather or faux leather jacket. Leather is such a great material to accessorize with and when worn in a jacket, it can look really sharp. Moto jackets are my absolute favourite, mainly because of all of the detail in the zippers and pockets. This particular jacket is from Dynamite Clothing. I have had it for a while and it is one of my very favourite go-to pieces in my closet.

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

Crop tops are always a great thing to have – you can get them everywhere it seems and this one is one of my favourites. It is black, lace and perfect. I personally like to layer over a crop top, and use the crop as more of a backdrop to a look. With this particular outfit, the lace acted as a background to the leather, which is why I haven’t made it stand out too drastically!

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

This leather skirt was such an impulse buy…and one of many that I do not regret in the least! This skirt is so cute and the perfect trendy piece to jazz up your wardrobe. Pencil skirts are coming back, along with the midi-skirt trend, and I am stoked about it!! I love a good mini, but pencil and midi skirts really accentuate your curves! Which is never a bad thing!!

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

These shoes are great. I ordered them from the Avon catalogue last year from their “Comfort Plus” line…and they are. They are extremely comfortable! The peep toe is such a cute detail as well. What I love most about these shoes is how I can wear them in most seasons. I will wear them in the winter, but not if I know that I will be trekking through snow, that is. For obvious reasons!

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

With such a bold look, I wanted jewelry that was really simple. So I opted for a simple double-v patterned statement necklace that I got from the mark.Avon catalogue last year. The “v” pattern fits perfectly with the neck line, and the gold detail is perfect for the overall black look.

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

Lace and Leather - Pearls and Polkadots

DETAILS

Jacket: Dynamite (similar here and here) / Crop Top: Garage (similar here) / Skirt: Winners (similar here and here)/ Shoes: Avon (similar here) / Necklace: mark. by Avon (unavailable)

This look was one of my favourites to style and shoot. I usually don’t go for a look this edgy, but when I saw this skirt, I could not resist!! Make sure you check out DPhotography for a look at more of Diana’s beautiful shots. Whenever I pick something out to wear, I make sure it reflects who I am, what I love and what I stand for. I mean, you have to dress the way you want, right? Thanks again to Diana, DPhotography!

Happy Monday!

Instagram Roundup: One month to freedom…

I can’t believe the semester is almost over! Classes wrap up next week, which means finals are approaching. I cannot wait to get this month over with so that I can go home, watch Christmas movies and spend time with family! Fortunately, we don’t have cable at my student house…which is actually a good thing since I would get nothing done for the next month with all of the Christmas programs on TV right now!

It’s gotten significantly colder this week as we near the end of November…except for Wednesday, when it surprisingly warmed up! At this point, I am in winter mood and that means sweaters!

One more month and then I am home free…and home on Christmas break! Thank goodness!

Instagram Roundup: One month to Freedom...      Instagram Roundup: One month to Freedom...

Instagram Roundup: One month to Freedom...      Instagram Roundup: One month to Freedom...

Instagram Roundup: One month to Freedom...

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Instagram Roundup: Stress-Free Week…

This certainly has not been one of my busy weeks. Between post planning and planning for upcoming essays…it has been rather relaxing and full of marathons of Scandal (I love that show). Overall, it has been a stress free week, which is why I am happily writing this post and eager to get to show you the outfits that I wore around!

The usual sweater + scarf motif worked well in this on again, off again cool weather. If you can believe it, I even missed an outfit day (Wednesday) because I was too into Netflix, to get up and take a shot of whatever I wore that day. It’s always a shame when that happens…I guess that is what you get when you are living completely free of stress for a day…

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stress free week      stress free week

stress free week      stress free week

I can almost sense the snow that is right around the corner…and I am hoping it delays until my winter boots come in because otherwise I will be sporting (and ruining) my best pair of riding boots with thick socks…and of course, who willingly wants to do that to their shoes? (No woman I know…)

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Instagram Roundup: Oddly warm weather…

This has been a stressful week – between essays, classes and projects due…I am glad that it has come to an end and I am COMPLETELY free this weekend! This weekend is about Netflix and chill relaxation…in every sense of the phrase. I am planning on a lot of Scandal watching and sleeping…as lazy as that sounds! It’s pretty much my last weekend of relaxation as we quickly slip into finals season…I can’t even think about it!

This week was not cold either – I don’t know what is up lately with this weather…does the sky know that it is November!? We have had weather between 10 and 15 degrees (Celsius), which is not usually the case! I am not complaining, in fact I am enjoying this perfect sweater weather and this week’s outfits were full of sweaters and boots – just the way I like it!

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Instagram Roundup: Oddly warm weather     Instagram Roundup: Oddly warm weather

Instagram Roundup: Oddly warm weather     Instagram Roundup: Oddly warm weather

Leather, sweaters and cute booties? Not a bad week at all! Of course, we cannot go a week without the classic blanket scarf as well. Blanket scarves are my addiction right now – I can never have enough. They are so cozy and warm and make a great pillow when you get tired (interesting idea? Use them outside of fashion? Yup!)

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