Instagram Roundup: Home for the weekend…

I am so happy to be home this weekend. When you go away to school and live on your own, it can feel a little distant from your family. Lately, I have really missed cable, my dog, and my parents…and most of all? Home cooked food. I do my own cooking…but I am not good…at all (trust me, don’t eat my food…). So I am really happy to just relax in the comfort of my parents’ family room.

This week, it was shockingly warm. It felt more like September weather than November weather, which is mind blowing because this time last year, I’m pretty sure it was snowing. I am actually pretty stoked about the warmer weather (and lack of snow…knock on wood) because my winter boots haven’t arrived from L.L. Bean yet…they got back ordered (disappointing, I know…).

Instagram Roundup: Home for the weekend...     Instagram Roundup: Home for the weekend...

Instagram Roundup: Home for the weekend...     Instagram Roundup: Home for the weekend...

Instagram Roundup: Home for the weekend...      Instagram Roundup: Home for the weekend...

I thought Fall fashion was the fashion right now…but with this weather flip, it seems as if it’s more like Summer/Fall fashion. Regardless of the 20 degree weather, I am still rocking the sweaters and vests because well, it is still November…

If you aren’t following me already, head over to Instagram now, @mystyyle and check it out for yourself!

Instagram Roundup: Happy Halloween…

HAPPY HALLOWEEN everybody – I am so glad that last week was my week of presentations and midterms, because this week I have been able to relax right up until this great Halloween day! A couple of nights ago, my friends and I dressed up as minions and went out for a night of fun (and memory making, of course). Last night, I went and terrified myself to death by seeing Paranormal Activity (the last one)…and let me just say, it was of course, terrifying!!

Tonight, I am headed to my friend’s party and STILL have not come up with a single costume idea…I may have to tap into my ideas from a couple of days ago that I published here on Pearls and Polkadots! However, today, I am not going to talk about Halloween costumes…I want to look back at the last six posts of Instagram (@mystyyle)!!

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Instagram Roundup: Happy Halloween...     Instagram Roundup: Happy Halloween...

Instagram Roundup: Happy Halloween...     Instagram Roundup: Happy Halloween...

Fall/Winter fashion is my fave! Which is why I am diving right into the season right now for this chilly Fall week. Now if only we could get the sunny-cold weather, and not the rainy-cold weather…that would be nice.

If you aren’t following me already, head over to Instagram now, @mystyyle and check it out for yourself!

Instagram Round Up: Nothing like sweater weather…

Well, after the toughest week of my semester yet, I am happy to say I finally have a night off from studying. Between two midterms and a seminar presentation, I have been pulling 14 hour days on campus and not going to bed earlier than 2AM…well now I can breathe and take some time to look back at all of these lovely Fall outfits I sported this week (heads up – sweater weather is here!).

Sweaters, coats, vests and boots – oh how I love this style season! I have an obsession right now with really huge knit scarves and a good cozy sweater, so you will be seeing a lot more of those in my fashion future!!

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Sweater Weather - Pearls and Polkadots     Sweater Weather - Pearls and Polkadots

Sweater Weather - Pearls and Polkadots     Sweater Weather - Pearls and Polkadots

So there we go, one week, six new outfits…I love looking back and seeing the catalogue that is my closet. I am going to cut this post short today, go to a football game, and enjoy my Saturday because come Sunday, it’s back to the books!

If you aren’t following me already, head over to Instagram now, @mystyyle and check it out for yourself

Instagram Round Up: Happy Thanksgiving!

This week has just flown by. I have eaten turkey, romped around in a forest full of changing leaves, cuddled up with my puppy and best of all, had a Princess Diaries movie marathon (highlight!). I didn’t get any studying done…but I will be back at school soon enough to do that…so I’m not worried! I am also starting to get the hang of my new camera, which I am excited about since I am not savy when it comes to this thing…

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

Thanksgiving is one of my favourite holidays because I get to see family, spend time eating great food and most importantly, cuddle with my adorable pup!

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Instagram Roundup: Happy Thanksgiving!     Instagram Roundup: Happy Thanksgiving!

I think it’s safe to say…it’s time to put the flats away (I know…that rhymed). I wore flats for a Fall shoot a couple of days ago and it was not the best choice. My little toes were way too cold! I do love my flats, but during the Fall season…boots are the way to go!

If you aren’t following me already, head over to Instagram now, @mystyyle and check it out for yourself

Outfit Details: Wrapped in a Scarf

of detailsThe day after Thanksgiving is always really relaxed and packed full of movie ‘marathon-ing’ and turkey leftovers. However today, everything re-opens and it’s time to have some fun! My week off from school is going to be full of doing fun, Fall things! Apple picking, going to the farmer’s market, and baking galore are only a few things on my list!

Today, I continue my latest series “A Thanksgiving Series of details!” by Pearls and Polkadots. Yesterday, I showed you my 2015 Thanksgiving look, which was a mix between dressy and casual, and today I want to show you my second look! There will be five outfits this week in total, so make sure you return to get the details on each look that I will be releasing!

Today’s Look: Striped long sleeve top, dark blue jeans, cognac ankle boots, blanket scarf, leopard print skinny belt, and red cross body clutch!

The weather has been so beautiful lately, which is like a mix between Summer and Fall! I am loving it! However, the long sleeve was a necessity because of the cool Fall breeze that was blowing around! I found this black and white Kate Spade Saturday striped long sleeve at Winners, if you can believe it! They are beginning to stock Kate Spade product more and more (and I am so grateful)! I love to mix patterns, and two patterns that I love wearing together are plaid and stripes.

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I chose to go dark in the colour of my jeans because it doesn’t take away from the focus of the outfit, which is more in the top half of the look. The dark blue jeans are more of a neutral in this outfit than anything, however, they also seem to pick up some of the darker shades in the plaid blanket scarf. These jeans are from American Eagle Outfitters, and I have had them for a while but their jeans are really great!

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These are probably my favourite pair of ankle boots! I got them on sale last year on Boxing Day from The Bay. They are Ralph Lauren and pretty much go with anything. Cognac coloured boots are my favourite because they are so warm looking. The colour is so rich and pretty that it can pick up the warm tones in any look. I chose this pair for this look because they pick up the tan in the scarf!

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Blanket scarves are one of my favourite things about Fall! The plaid, the texture, the look…it’s all there and I love how throwing one on can transform your look. Adding that last piece is perfect! In fact, this look puts the focus completely on the scarf because it is the focal point of the look. There are so many ways you can wear a blanket scarf and in this look, I decided to belt it. I picked up the scarf last year from Garage Clothing, but you can pretty much find this scarf anywhere.

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Stripes, plaid and leopard print is the perfect recipe for a Fall outfit. Leopard print accessories are always a good idea and in this case, it’s an excellent idea. The tan in the leopard draws out the tan in the blanket scarf and the gold buckle acts as a gold detail overall. Belting your blanket scarf is only one of many wears you can wear it and for Fall, it is such a great one!

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There is nothing better than a little red cross body clutch, and this one is a dream. The detail on the bag is perfect and the colour goes with the red colour in the scarf! Little cross bodies like this one are perfect for an outing in the Fall because there is just enough space to store the things you need!

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Well, those are the details of my second Thanksgiving look of the series! This outfit was so much fun to assemble and after looking at belted blanket scarf looks on Pinterest the past few weeks, it was great to get out and try and make it my own. This look is rather casual for a Thanksgiving dinner, but I would totally rock this for Thanksgiving festivities…maybe preparation of the dinner? Who knows! It screams Fall and is one of my favourites…

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