Ultra Violet Picks of 2018

Happy May everyone! It feels like I blinked and spring arrived. Just kidding, it has actually been the longest winter ever. The warm weather has finally arrived! Which means, the little shopper in me has come our of hibernation! I am constantly looking for new trends, fun deals and great new pieces to add to my closet.

If you haven’t heard the news, Pantone named ‘Ultra Violet’ as their colour of the year! Purple is taking it’s stance, and boy are we ever seeing it in fashion lately. I am always a fan of purple. Not everyone is a fan of this vibrant colour! Well, take a look at these pieces I found – it will be hard to resist purple after you see these ultra cute pieces…

Tops

These tops I have chosen are a mix between casual and professional. I carefully selected different shades of violet from pastel to concentrated. These are definitely my ‘top’ picks for the season when it comes to Pantone’s ‘Colour of the Year’. From Banana Republic to Garage, there is something in this lookbook for everyone…

Dresses

It’s time to put away the sweaters and stock your closet full of those cute springy dresses. I selected these few pieces to really carry that violet vibe all through the season! Each of these dresses add fun, sophistication and trendy fashion into your closet.

 

Jackets

Jackets aren’t necessarily the first thing we think of when the weather starts to warm up. However, when the sun goes down, it can get chilly. What says “spring night out” better than this fun lilac moto jacket? It is as pastel as they come, but definitely a trendy piece worth adding to your closet this season!

 

Shoes and Accessories

If you are new to trying colours like this one, and you don’t want to go bold right out of the gate…these are the items for you. Adding pops of colour to your outfit is always a good idea, but especially when you are trying a new colour you aren’t used to. These pops of violet is perfect for the colour newcomer!

 

Caught the spring shopping bug yet? Don’t worry, I caught it a long time ago. At least the side effects are cute clothes and great style, right? Stay tuned for more fun shop-able posts!

Happy styling!

Spring Picks

It’s been a while since I went on the hunt for some good spring clothing! Now that I am wrapping up my final year of school (yay!!), I’ve turned to the online shops to hunt down some pieces. I love looking all over the place for fun new items for my spring and summer wardrobe. This time, I am really looking everywhere. More specifically, I am looking to the online boutiques, the stores, the whole sale retailers – you name it, I’m looking.

These pieces just scream SPRING to me. In my eyes, spring is a time to test those fun patterns, play around and just have fun with your style. We have been knee deep in winter for such a long time, it’s time to put the sweaters away and bring out those cute rompers, jumpers and dresses!

This season, I am really loving a few of the in style trends. One of those trends is off the shoulder tops. They were in last year as well, but this year they are really coming in again strong. Simplistic, delicate and light, this style is perfect for a dressed up or dressed down look. I will definitely be rocking my OTS tops this season.

I am also really loving patterns. Do they ever really go out of style in the spring season? I don’t think so. However, this year we are seeing more fine print patterns – especially with embroidered pieces. Floral patterns are such a fun way to introduce spring, and personally, my favourite way to brighten up my look. And really, who can go wrong with a good gingham or polka dot pattern?

Another trend that I have always been for are pastels. Pastels are just the be all and end all of spring to me. I am such a pink-lover and pastel pink is my weakness. If I could have everything pastel pink…seriously, I would. However, other pastels go really well with overall spring looks!

Those are just some of my picks this spring. I am hoping to bring you more in the coming weeks as my shopping addiction takes over my life (oops!).

Happy Spring Shopping!

BIKINI SEASON

The season that everybody awaits is almost here. Summer is coming in strong and quickly, but are you as prepared as you need to be? Last year, I went on a massive hunt to find the best swimsuits I could for my move to Florida. However, I shied away from the bikini because…well, many ladies would understand why.

This year, however, I am breaking out a new look and I am on another hunt. Except this time, I am hunting down the perfect bikini. These days, finding a swimsuit is as easy as clicking a button…and well, that’s exactly what you have to do! Although, sometimes it can be hard to find a trusted site that will deliver exactly what you see.

Zaful has been my handy style site for about 6 months now, and I have been overjoyed with the products I have received. That is why I have done a little couch shopping this evening, and ultimately put together a wishlist for this upcoming bikini season. Now, I should warn you…I have not tested out the product. This is sight unseen. In no way have I actually tried the stocked collection that Zaful is offering – buyer beware.

Okay, hold on…it seems as if some monokinis and one pieces snuck their way onto this wishlist. I guess I will leave them because they are super cute (my favourite? Probably this palm print one piece). You really can’t have too many swimsuits, can you?

It will only be a matter a time before I get my hands on one of these amazing pieces…so in that case stay tuned

Peace out!

Fall Picks with Shein

Fall has arrived everyone! You know what that means? Fall fashion. Being that it is my all-time favourite season, I get a little fall-dazed and crazed with my hunt for the perfect threads. With fall fashion comes super short-lived trends and although you could invest a ton in great clothing…don’t waste it on something that’s going to go right out of style.

Shein is one of my frequently visited online boutiques for trendy fashion. So today I have decided to raid their new arrivals and showcase some of my fave items.

Fall picks with Shein - Pearls and Polkadots

All of these styles can be found at Shein

This season is full of earth tones, textures and statement pieces. I absolutely love military green, suede ball caps and textured leather and knits. All of these amazing trends can be found in the Shein boutique. Below, I assembled some favourite combos of mine that are all made up from Shein’s collection!

Comfy and Casual

One of my favourite trends right now is the baseball cap. I deem it to be essential this fall season. The main benefit of sporting a cap is you don’t have to try so hard on your hair – perfect for your second day, ladies! Oversized knits are a big thing in my wardrobe right now too – the longer the cardi, the better!!

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Suede Ball Cap | Grey Overcoat | Ripped Skinny Jeans | White Kicks

Living on the Edge

Is it the 1990s? Nope! The choker has just been recycled and I couldn’t be happier! The black, velvet choker has become a necessity in every lady’s wardrobe. I also am really loving black skinny jeans with rips in the knees. Versatile and hot, they are a must-buy this season.

Fall picks with Shein - Pearls and Polkadots

Velvet Choker | Graphic Tee | Black Ripped Skinnies | Black Ankle Boots

Printed Perfection

I am pretty much obsessed with camouflage these days. This camo jacket is the perfect statement piece to really step out in style. Paired with some ripped skinnies and some white kicks, you are strutting in style. To top it off, the layered choker is another trendy piece that we are seeing a lot of these days…obsessed.

Fall picks with Shein - Pearls and Polkadots

Layered Choker | Camo Jacket | Ripped Skinny Jeans | White Kicks

Sweater Weather with a Little Leather 

Two of my favourite textures: suede and leather. I currently do not own a pair of leather pants, but I want them pretty badly. I love the texture and the edgy look that goes along with it. Plus, I love pairing suede and leather together – throw in a long knit and you are right in trend.

Fall picks with Shein - Pearls and Polkadots

Suede Ball Cap | Velvet Choker | Long Sweater | Leather Pants | Black Ankle Boots

Pops of Pink

Just because it’s the fall season, does not mean you have to bog down your wardrobe with olive greens, blacks and gray tones. Pops of colour are still very important, which is why I have included this pink backpack. It provides that little pop of colour your fall wardrobe needs!

Fall picks with Shein - Pearls and Polkadots

Olive Green Long Cardi | Graphic Tee | Black Ripped Skinnies | Pink Backpack

The Colder Shoulder

I haven’t been a fan of the cold shoulder top,  but I figured out that the tighter the arms, the better the look. Which is why I picked this cute grey cold shoulder top. I paired it with the leather pants to add texture, and topped it off with some black ankle boots to add some length in the leg.

Fall picks with Shein - Pearls and Polkadots

Grey Cold Shoulder Top | Leather Pants | Black Ankle Boots

Classic Threads 

Being the preppy gal that I am, I love a good collared piece. I paired this classic styled top with some ripped skinny jeans. Again, to lengthen the leg, I paired the look with black ankle boots (if you haven’t noticed, I love booties). You can also add a simple shoulder tote or a cross body for practicality!

Fall picks with Shein - Pearls and Polkadots

Striped Layered Collared Shirt | Ripped Skinny Jeans | Black Ankle Boots


When looking for trendy fashion at an affordable price, you can’t go wrong with Shein. However, I like to mention that if you are going to order, go one size up if you are North American. Overseas brands can generate smaller sizes, so definitely keep that in mind!

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE FALL COLLECTION? WHICH PIECE IS YOUR FAVOURITE? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW…

Flying Away in Style

The day has finally come. I am boarding the plane and taking off to Florida!! I have been counting down the days and here it is…time to go. This is marking the beginning of my travelling escapades since I haven’t really been anywhere, so (if you can’t tell) I am super excited.

Flying Away in Style - Pearls and Polkadots

1 JOE Fresh Black V-Neck2 H&M Denim Jacket3 Nike Jogger Pants4 H&M Straw Fedora5 Keds Polka Dot Sneaks

The upside? I am taking off in something super comfy!! I like putting comfort first for travel, which is why I have opted for a casual tee, some jogger pants and some comfy jogger shoes. Although comfort is my priority when dressing for travel, I like to throw a bit of style in there too!

I decided to layer the look with a denim jacket so that if it gets chilly, I’m warm and if I get hot, I can peel it off and stash it in my carry-on. Comfy shoes is a must and sneakers are the best to travel in when looking for comfort first.

I am so excited to share this journey with you..which is why I am introducing a brand new feature on Pearls and Polkadots: the “Photo Journey” page. I will be posting a running page of photos with a story or caption to go along with it to keep you all updated on the sights I see, the adventures I take, and of course…the Florida style!

Bon Voyage!