Knit Choker Sweater w/ Zaful

Winter weather makes me want to cozy up in a sweater and pajamas and drink hot cocoa. However, that is not always in the cards for my day to day routine. In order to keep the comfy vibes alive, I stock my closet with cozy knits and comfy sweats. Keeping those cozy vibes alive this season is a priority of mine, but just because they are sweaters, doesn’t mean they can’t have an edge to them…

Knit Choker Sweater w/ Zaful

Knit Choker Sweater w/ Zaful

Knit Choker Sweater w/ Zaful

Knit Choker Sweater w/ Zaful

Knit Choker Sweater w/ Zaful

Knit Choker Sweater w/ Zaful

Knit Choker Sweater w/ Zaful

Knit Choker Sweater w/ Zaful

Knit Choker Sweater w/ Zaful

Details

Sweater: c/o Zaful / Pants: Lulu Lemon (Studio Pants) / Faux Fur Crossbody: mark. by Avon

I like mixing things up and this sweater certainly accomplishes that. Chokers are right in style this year, so that feature really jumped out at me when selecting this piece. The great thing about this piece is that it can be worn in several looks (I may have to style it again for you guys).

I found this sweater at Zaful, who I have worked with before. I am addicted to their clothing. They give great quality pieces and they have affordable pricing – which is perfect for my student shopper lifestyle. I always know that I am going to find the perfect piece for a look that I am styling.

This look is super casual, but I decided to pair this choker knit sweater with a pair of studio track pants, my favourite black boots (not pictured) and a faux fur crossbody bag. The studio pants dress the sweater down and the faux fur bag is a nice touch to spice up the look. This outfit is the perfect, most simple combo to throw together when you are heading out to run some errands.

If I were to dress this piece up (and I have already), I would pair it with a textured bottom. Denim or leather would go nicely. Some classic bangles on the wrists would give the look some arm candy that the outfit needs. Finally, black heeled ankle booties would be my go-to. However, you really could take this piece and run with it in terms of outfit options.

Dressed up or down, this piece is stunning and definitely a must-have. As are most of the items that Zaful can offer you right now. Head over and check out their latest collection and look forward to my up and coming wishlist that I will be publishing in the next month.

What are you waiting for?

**Although this post was sponsored by Zaful,  my review, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

Staying Loyal w/ LOYAL to a TEE

This week is a pretty exciting one for me! That is because it is the first week of my second practicum! I get to spend the next six weeks teaching the most amazing group of students, and I could not be happier. Another thing to get excited about? The snow is melting away! However, it’s not quite time to put the winter clothes away yet…

Staying Loyal w/ LOYAL to a TEE - Pearls and Polkadots

Staying Loyal w/ LOYAL to a TEE - Pearls and Polkadots

Staying Loyal w/ LOYAL to a TEE - Pearls and Polkadots

Staying Loyal w/ LOYAL to a TEE - Pearls and Polkadots

Staying Loyal w/ LOYAL to a TEE - Pearls and Polkadots

Staying Loyal w/ LOYAL to a TEE - Pearls and Polkadots

Staying Loyal w/ LOYAL to a TEE - Pearls and Polkadots

Staying Loyal w/ LOYAL to a TEE - Pearls and Polkadots

Staying Loyal w/ LOYAL to a TEE - Pearls and Polkadots

Staying Loyal w/ LOYAL to a TEE - Pearls and Polkadots

Staying Loyal w/ LOYAL to a TEE - Pearls and Polkadots

Details

Jacket: Levi’s / Crew Neck: c/o LOYAL to a TEE / Leggings: Dynamite / Boots: Blundstone / Hat: c/o LOYAL to a TEE

Being from the “6” makes Toronto a big part of my life. My entire family grew up there, and majority of my family still lives there. Being able to sport a brand that encompasses how I truly feel about the city is amazing. LOYAL to a TEE is my go-to for hometown wear, and why not? It’s comfy, cozy and super in trend.

When I received this awesome crew neck and toque in the mail, I had an instant flash of inspiration in my head. Me spending a casual day in the city, sporting my trendy items was the perfect way to bring you this awesome OOTD, and so I am sharing with you today, my classic low-key look.

One of the best pieces I have ever purchased is my over-sized denim jacket. I picked it up at a thrift shop, barely used – but it is Levi’s brand. A denim third piece is always a good item to stock in your closet for those casual days. To spice this look up a bit, I wore faux leather leggings, just to give the look an extra bit of edge.

Of course the focus of this entire look is dual-focus, in the crew neck and the toque. LOYAL to a TEE is a brand that i have come to know and love in the past year. The quality is impeccable and the designs are simple and chic. There is so much variety in their brand. It is never hard to find something you love!

Staying loyal to your hometown is easy with this extremely loyal brand!

**Although this post was sponsored by LOYAL to a TEE,  my review, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

Getting comfy this Valentine’s Day w/ Skechers

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! I don’t know about you guys, but I am pretty sick of winter at this point. It seems like it is going on and on and on! The only benefit of this snowy season is that comfort comes first in the majority of my looks.

Getting comfy this Valentine's Day w/ Skechers - Pearls and Polkadots

Getting comfy this Valentine's Day w/ Skechers - Pearls and Polkadots

Getting comfy this Valentine's Day w/ Skechers - Pearls and Polkadots

Getting comfy this Valentine's Day w/ Skechers - Pearls and Polkadots

Getting comfy this Valentine's Day w/ Skechers - Pearls and Polkadots

Getting comfy this Valentine's Day w/ Skechers - Pearls and Polkadots

Getting comfy this Valentine's Day w/ Skechers - Pearls and Polkadots

Getting comfy this Valentine's Day w/ Skechers - Pearls and Polkadots

Getting comfy this Valentine's Day w/ Skechers - Pearls and Polkadots

Getting comfy this Valentine's Day w/ Skechers - Pearls and Polkadots

Details

Sweater: Winners / Jeans: Forever 21 / Shoes: c/o Skechers

Some of the best outfits that I wear are made up of simple pieces that can easily be thrown together. A simple knit, a pair of jeans and a great pair of kicks make for a comfy and casual outfit for any occasion. Running shoes are great for the gym, but supporting your feet in and out of the gym is important, which is why these are my new go-to shoes.

Skechers Galaxies are the perfect pair of shoes. Being that it is February, I ordered them in Burgandy/Pink – how festive am I? My favourite thing about these kicks is the memory foam sole. That makes them comfortable and more importantly, there was no “break-in” period. They arrived in the mail and were instantly a perfect fit!

I decided to style them with a comfy, casual, dressed down vibe for this look. This over-sized knit sweater is one of the warmest things I own, and a perfect colour match to these runners. This is a super simple outfit to put together, and is perfect for lounging, running errands, or even a low-key casual date (being that it is V-Day)!

Skechers is a brand that I respect and have grown up with. I remember wearing itty-bitty baby runners from Skechers, so this collaboration is a bit nostalgic for me. Quality is what I look for in a good pair of running shoes and these are definitely worth investing in. It also doesn’t hurt that these shoes are super sexy!

Air on the side of comfort this Valentine’s Day!

**Although this post was sponsored by Skechers,  my review, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

Cozy Cardi Style w/ Zaful

As we transition into cooler temps, it’s good to stock up on some thick and cozy cardigans to lounge in. We are getting closer and closer to Christmas, and that means lots of holiday shopping at hustling and bustling malls. I love to shop, but when you are amongst the crowds…it can get a little heated. Which is why I opt for a thick cardi over a puffy winter parka.

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Details

Cardigan: c/o Zaful / Jeans: American Eagle / Top: Lord & Taylor / Boots: mark. by Avon / Bag: Kate Spade New York

I cannot pass up cozy clothing, especially when the piece is cozy and professional. When I am in a classroom all day teaching children, I want to be cozy but I also want to look professional, and this is the perfect piece for that. I wear this item regularly.

Zaful is a brand that I recently discovered. I love my online shopping – especially when I get great quality pieces at an affordable price. Putting yourself through school is not cheap…especially when you are a broke student who also loves to shop. Zaful is one of the places that I check for essentials.

I paired this long grey cardi with some patch cropped jeans, combat boots and a simple white long sleeve underneath. To top it all off, I added my classic black handbag. Comfy and casual is key for the cooler season, but not only is this comfy and casual, it’s simple. Being able to throw together a simple look in five minutes is perfect for running around on the weekends, and boy was this a breeze.

If you did want to dress it up, I would recommend adding some bling. A cute statement necklace, or a classic pair of pumps would spruce this look up if you were heading to a more casual day event. The possibilities are endless.

Whether I am running errands in the mall on the weekends, or working nine hour days in the classroom, this cardigan suits my comfort level. Do yourself a favor and take a peek at their latest collection…you will be shopping in no time!

Shopping made easy with only a few clicks!

**Although this post was sponsored by Zaful,  my review, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

Long Style w/ Make Me Chic

There is nothing I love more than a good long cardigan, however I had never thought to try a long shirt. Pairing a longer shirt, for a more casual outfit, with a pair of jeans and a statement third piece is the formula I have been sticking to as of late. I have never loved anything more!

Details

Long Shirt: c/o Make Me Chic / Jeans: Old Navy / Fur Vest: Winners / Leather Cap: Garage / Shoes: Converse

Trendy doesn’t have to be dressy – evidently by this super casual look I have going on here. When I first picked out this shirt, I thought I would style it as a dress. Technically, it is sold as a dress by Make Me Chic. However, when it arrived, we got a gust of cold air and I decided that it was a tad too chilly to go bare legs for this look.

So instead of stashing it away for another season, I put my thinking cap on (my leather thinking cap), and decided to pile on the layers. By putting a shorter piece on top of the long shirt, it didn’t make me look like I was playing dress up in bigger clothing.

Make Me Chic is one of my go-to places to grab pieces for an affordable price! They never disappoint and most importantly, their pieces can be re-purposed for multiple seasons. They house a variety of trendy pieces that will make you want to shop till’ you drop!

If you want the trends, start shopping with Make Me Chic. You will not be disappointed.

Taking styles from season to season!

**Although this post was sponsored by Make Me Chic,  my review, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.