Spring Blush

With all this snow we have been getting, I am wishing for Spring. Around this time of year, I like to brighten up my wardrobe and pull out some fun colours hoping that spring will grace us with her presence. It seems as if the snow is never going to melt away, but I am hopeful that we are going to see spring some time soon!

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Blouse: c/o Pink BlushJeans: Urban Planet

Mauve is a soft, neutral colour.  I consider it to be in the “blush pink” family. It goes with pretty much any colour and is absolutely the perfect colour base for a spring outfit. Blush emulates pink, but isn’t as vibrant and in your face – stunning for this time of year. I picked this blouse up at my favourite feminine online boutique, Pink Blush. I always look to Pink Blush for cute, feminine pieces that I can add to my closet. Especially around this time of year when I am looking to brighten up my wardrobe!

My favourite look for this tie front blouse is pairing it with jeans on the bottom. Anyone who knows me, know I love to use jeans as the basis of my outfits. A good pair of jeans is a staple in any woman’s wardrobe – no matter the season. However, there are so many different ways you could style this tie front blouse. You can dress it up by adding a fun patterned skirt on the bottom, or even with some lighter pastel or white pants on the bottom for summer!

I like to add third pieces on top of outfits generally as well. When we think about how many months we spend layering in Canada, it’s nice to always keep a third piece in mind when looking at a basic outfit like this one. I chose to add a fun textured “teddy coat”. It’s also a neutral coloured piece, which means it won’t take away from the blouse itself…and gives the whole look another dimension. Always add the third piece! I tend to wrap myself up in sweaters in this cold weather, but having fun blouses that you can transition from winter to spring, is key in keeping your wardrobe consistent!

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

Fall Chenille

It’s my favourite time of year and we are in complete full swing. Despite the gloomy rain, I pretty much love everything about the fall season. This year, I have been consumed with school. I am no longer a student and am now a full blown teacher – hard to believe, eh? There is nothing I love more, than a comfy sweater to spend those long school days in and this year, I am LOVING chenille fabric.

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Sweater: c/o Pink Blush  / Jeans: Urban Planet / Shoes: Converse

Chenille is a soft, velvet-like fabric. It has an amazing feel, is super cozy and PERFECT for these chilly fall days we are having. I got this at my favourite women’s online boutique, Pink Blush. I can almost guarantee you will find a gorgeous piece for any season in their boutique. My closet is certainly stocked full of chic items (thank you Pink Blush!). 

My go-to look for this sweater is accompanying it with jeans on the bottom. I think that jeans are a great fall piece to have (and every woman should have a favourite pair of jeans in their closet ready to go). There are many other ways you could style this sweater. You can style it with a cute fall skirt, or even with some darker pants to really make the colour POP in the sweater. Another way I wear this chenille is with a third piece on top of the sweater along with the jeans.

Having a third piece to any outfit takes your look up a notch, because it adds another element. My typical third piece is a vest in the fall because it gives the look texture and I love the layered look! However, you could do a cute jacket or scarf as well (great opportunity to pattern mix with the scarf!). There are so many ways you can style a fall sweater…which is exactly what I love about sweaters in general. Also, I can get across enough that this fabric is SO SOFT!

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

 

Winter Transition

I would like to say that I am happy that fall is over, because Christmas is right around the corner. However, I am not quite ready to say farewell to my favourite season. We had our first snow fall on Friday, but the snow didn’t stick around. It melted within the same day, and it was back to wet leaves, clearly the end of my beloved fall season. There are no more leaves on the trees, and no snow on the ground…winter transition.

Winter Transition - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Transition - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Transition - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Transition - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Transition - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Transition - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Transition - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Transition - Pearls and Polkadots

Winter Transition - Pearls and Polkadots

 

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Coat: Fairweather / Top: c/o Zaful / Pants: GAP / Boots: Blundstone

I have been up to my ears in school lately, as I just started my third placement in a Grade 1 classroom – teaching, planning and all of that fun stuff! It’s such a fun end to the first semester, but it makes me realize how quickly this year is passing me by. I mean, Christmas is literally right around the corner!!

For this very long winter transition, it is best to stick to neutrals. I would love to start wearing my Christmas sweaters with snowflake themes, and cozy reindeer patterns…but it just doesn’t feel right without snow. Besides, snow goes best with those types of looks. So, I keep it neutral, and this look is such a styled neutral look.

I love playing with textures, and this textured suede coat is one of my favourites. This beautiful camel-caramel colour goes well with a lot of neutral tones, but what I love doing best is pairing it with a neutral pattern. That’s where this top comes in as the perfect piece to pair with. When I saw this top, I almost instantly added it to my cart. Zaful has come out with such a fashion forward and practical new collection, this top being part of it. It is such a perfect piece and even better, it has a little flare in the tie up side.

Obviously, there are many ways you could dress this top up, but I like it best with a casual look like this one. You could easily switch out the classic black pants with a pair of jeans. Or you could switch the boots out for heels. It depends on how dressed up you want to be. Personally, I live in my black boots (you can get pretty tired of chasing around Grade 1’s in heels).

When you have a neutral top like this featuring a little pattern, the possibilities are endless!

Cheers!

Last Minute Guide for your NYE style!

Wait a moment…is it December 30th already? You betcha! The month has flown by, Christmas has ended (ugh!) and the magical night that is New Year’s Eve is right around the corner – a.k.a. tomorrow. You may be totally prepared (like I am for onceor you may be freaking out on your way to the mall to find that perfect look for your big bash!

Well fear no more – I am here to give you some quick style tips so that you can look (and feel!) dazzling as you enter the big 2-0-1-6! I am going to show you how to put a look together with just five simple steps. 

STEP ONE

When I am assembling a look, I begin with the statement piece and style every other item around that. The statement piece could be a necklace, a pair of cute shoes, or a chic dress. On NYE, you will want to make your statement the outfit (dress, skirt/top, etc.)! These lovely ladies below put the focus on their NYE dress…

Get this dress on @Emilio Foster or see more #dress #short_black_dress:

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gold and nude sparkly loose fitting sleeveless dress + nude strappy heels. 'Champagne Kisses' Dress:

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Burgundy | Fall 2015 Trends | Formal Attire | Formal Dresses | Eiseman Style:

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STEP TWO

Tights or no tights?  I always wear tights when I go out this time of year because it is usually freezing. Tights can be anywhere from nylons (nude colour) to cute fashion tights in navy or black!

party dresses - http://www.mysexystyles.com/collections/dresses:

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I like the unexpected sequins. Would be cute dressed down too.:

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Tip: Wearing tights will lengthen the life of your shoes

(less friction from your heel against the material of the skin).

STEP THREE

Shoes, shoes, shoes! Open toe – go for it. Closed toe – go for it. All bets are off! I definitely recommend matching your shoes to your dress. However, if the dress is a crazy colour, in many cases black goes perfectly. The fancier, the better!

Golden Plain Sequin Elastic Waist Long Leggings - Leggings - Bottoms:

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nude + rainbow glitter heels. business in the front, party in the back?:

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STEP FOUR

Add a little bling! I love jewelry as much as the next girl, and I definitely recommend it for NYE! However, it is not a must. Keep in mind, if you have a super sparkly (sequined) dress, you will want to make sure the jewelry doesn’t get lost! I recommend piling on some arm candy, and a snazzy pair of earrings!

Glamour and Brilliance in your New Year`s Eve Outfit http://pinmakeuptips.com/glamour-and-brilliance-in-your-new-years-eve-outfit/:

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Holiday Sparkle:

Annabelle / Viva Luxury

Party on the arm. #whbm #celebratebeautifully:

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STEP FIVE

Keeping it clutch with a matching clutch is the final step of putting your look together! Matching is definitely not necessary, but pulling out like colours in your outfit’s scheme is a great idea! Got gold sequins? Try a bronze toned clutch to soften the sparkle! If you can’t find a suitable colour…just like the shoes…turn to black!

Gold sequin clutches and a navy clutch for Natalie:

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It had been drizzling on and off for a few days in Paris during PFW but thankfully it cleared up (for a bit) during the day of the …:

Aimee / Song of Style

Sparkling sequined skirt with black sweater and gold clutch & Stella & Dot Gold Renegade Bracelet $59 http://www.stelladot.com/denikaclay:

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VOILA! OUTFIT COMPLETE!

Coming up with a look can be hard, but on New Year’s Eve, all you have to do is stay in your comfort zone! Remember these five simple steps (with the second, of course, being optional) and you will be set to go!

Ready, set, shop!

42 Party Looks to Try this Season…

42December is the month to try the greatest of party looks out. There are Christmas parties, work parties, NYE parties…which means style needs to come out! I see this time of the year as a time to be daring, beautiful and rock whatever you want to! Tulle, sequins, glitter…the works are brought for this season and it is awesome! As Pinterest is my favourite procrastination tool when studying for finals, today I am bringing you a whopping 50 party looks YOU need to try this season! 

TULLE

@jilliandillon THIS is what I want to wear to the wedding...in periwinkle or navy with silver shoes. ;):

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NEW YEAR EVE OUTFIT grown up tutu #style:

Sara / Collage Vintage

Holiday outfit idea: new years perhaps?:

Delmy / Fashion Bananas

Wendy / Wendy’s Lookbook 

Tulle is such a great fashion risk for a party look! Not only can you dress it up, you can also dress it down and make it look less ballerina and more chic! Who says you can’t rock a tutu in public? If I can get my hands on one of these…then I would rock it hard!

SHORTS (WITH/WITHOUT TIGHTS)

Black jacket white blosue sequin silver shorts black tights heels street fashion new years eve fashion:

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Dinner Date... by A spoonful of Style => Click to see what she wears:

Jade / A Spoonful of Style

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Shorts and tights are a great way to keep it casual, while dressing it up. I love this trend because it gives you the best of both worlds! Plus, sometimes, you just don’t want to put your cute pair of shorts away for the Winter! Why not rock em’ out for the end of the year?

SEQUINS

<plaid + sequins for work christmas party> tie a ribbon bow around your collar to dress up a shirt for a holiday outfit:

Jean / Extra Petite

Sequins are a holiday staple, and this season we love them on billowing midi skirts. #sequins #party #outfits:

Ashley / Side Smile Style

11 cool girl new year's eve outfit ideas - leather biker jacket, black heels + gold sequin pants:

Ester / Mi Armario En Ruinas

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Emily / The Sweetest Thing

Sequin blazer going to get one i have a ugly black dress that i need to spice up:

Alexandra / Lovely Pepa 

sequins and plaid. clothes from Lulus:

The Girls with Glasses / Babble 

Barefoot Blonde - Sequin Skirt:

Amber / Barefoot Blonde

Sequins and glitter are great to liven up the party outfit! I also love to accent my outfit with sequin pieces…they certainly make a statement and for the holidays…it is the number one choice in my eyes! You aren’t going to wear a gold sequin mini skirt to work, right?

LEATHER ON THE BOTTOM

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Jessica / Hapa Time

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Alana / Alana Marie Style

Peplum top + Skinny leather pants + neutral pump... I love it!:

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Jessica / Hapa Time

Leather on the bottom makes for a great look and I love how casual and dressy they can look! If you want to rock the full leather pants, then leather leggings are a great option – especially for a holiday party!

LITTLE BLACK DRESS

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Grace / A Southern Drawl 

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Helena / Brooklyn Blonde

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asos black dress

Jean / Extra Petite

Everybody knows that the LBD is an absolute essential in a lady’s closet. When the holiday season comes around, it’s always good to have your trusty LBD hanging there ready to be wined and dined. You really can never go wrong with a look like this – why? It’s cute, simple and effortless all in one neat little package!

COZY

NYE Ready in black, sequin track pants + blush pink sweater w/ black bowtie on www.forallthingslovely.com:

Megan / For All Things Lovely

Southern Curls & Pearls: Holiday Party Outfit...:

Caitlin / Southern Curls & Pearls 

30 + Fun and Flirty Holiday Party Outfits - This Silly Girl's Life:

Rach / Pink Peonies

Winter:

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Holiday parties come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes they call for a cozy blanket scarf over a five inch pair of glittery heels! These cozy looks are perfect if you are staying in with friends or going to an intimate gathering. Still dripping with style, but style in comfort!

RED, RED, RED!

Tibi Silk Faille Skirt from Pink Peonies:

Rach / Pink Peonies

Bethany / B Soup

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What to wear to a holiday party:

Caitlin / Southern Curls & Pearls 

Red is probably one of the best holiday colours out there. There is nothing shy about the colour red and how it is used in the looks above is exactly how you should rock it this holiday season! Whether you are sporting the LRD (Little Red Dress) or using it as a complimentary colour…all is well in the colour red!

 VELVET

Slip into this velvet dress for any holiday occasion and look absolutely stunning!:

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sparkly + velvet:

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Red Velvet Xmas <3 (by Imogen De Souza) http://lookbook.nu/look/4385239-Red-Velvet-Xmas-3:

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Velvet is such a great fabric – the texture is a real statement and you can do so much to compliment your look with it. Pair it with tights, put a tunic underneath for a more business casual look, or dress it up with some jewels and sparkle and you have a dazzling New Year’s Eve look!

PLAID

Office party? Meet the parents? Christmas Eve service? Here's your perfect outfit.:

Sarah Lynn / Love by Lynn

thigh high socks, knee high socks, topshop skirt, holiday outfits, holiday party outfit, holiday outfit ideas // grace wainwright from a southern drawl

Grace / A Southern Drawl

Courtney / What Courtney Wore

Lots of good choices for teens adn moms too! 55+ Fall Outfit Ideas, super cute clothing inspiration for fall!:

Rach / Pink Peonies

Wonderland Skirt:

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Plaid is always a great option. Patterns are fun and fun to try and mix – especially for a fun night out with friends! I love tartan shirts, shorts, skirts and dresses…they are a great option and I love how they look in the holiday season.


Hopefully you were able to get a few ideas from this post. I’d like to thank all of the lovely ladies who make these outfits happen! I love all of these lady bloggers so much and their style – which needs to be shared! All links are available underneath each picture so head over to their platforms and check them out!

What do you have coming up this season? Any crazy party plans? Let me know in the comments below…