Winter Uniform

I can see the light at the end of the long snowy tunnel. Winter is almost over, and I am more than thrilled. I am a winter-lover, appreciative of the pretty crystal like scenery outside my window each morning. However, when the calendar flips to March, and the snow turns to slush…I’m over it. It’s time for spring flowers and showers, and everything that comes with the season before summer!

Details

Sweater: Joe Fresh / Vest: c/o Shein / Jeans: Urban Planet / Shoes: Blundstone

One of the positive things about winter is the sweater weather that accompanies it. I love pulling on a cozy turtle neck, or fluffy vest to keep me toasty while hustling and bustling around in the snow. Sweaters are the most basic pieces of clothing to style, and so I try to follow a rule when I am coordinating a sweater weather look: add a third piece.

Today, my third piece rule features a fabulous furry item I got from my favourite little online shop, Shein. Shein has become my go-to spot for picking up cute, and inexpensive pieces. I have a bit of a shopping addiction (as most of you know), and so it can get quite expensive when I am buying item after item. I’m not kidding, you can get an entire outfit on Shein for under $30 (maybe even more during high sale times!).

This look is only featuring one stylish item from Shein, and that is this puffy white faux-fur vest. It is just the third piece that takes this outfit to the next level. Black jeans and a knit sweater is a common outfit choice for me. However, adding this third piece gives this look some depth. Plus, I get to blend in with the snow (haha!). It’s cozy and furry (just how I like it!).

I love wacky pieces like this one because it isn’t something you might wear every day. However, when you do…you feel like a snow princess! I always wear this vest dressed down, but you could use it as a third piece in a dressed up ensemble as well – the options are endless!

Head over to Shein now to check out their spring collection – you won’t regret it!

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

 

Perfectly Pearly

It’s been a busy year thus far! I have had to put blogging on the back burner, but I am coming back strong. I am on the home stretch in finishing my two year teaching certificate and am currently in placement right now. It has definitely been a long two years. However, in just a few short months, I will officially be a certified elementary school teacher (wow that feels good to say!). Woohoo!

Perfectly Pearly - Pearls and Polkadots

Perfectly Pearly - Pearls and Polkadots

Perfectly Pearly - Pearls and Polkadots

Perfectly Pearly - Pearls and Polkadots

Perfectly Pearly - Pearls and Polkadots

Perfectly Pearly - Pearls and Polkadots

Perfectly Pearly - Pearls and Polkadots

Perfectly Pearly - Pearls and Polkadots

Perfectly Pearly - Pearls and Polkadots

Details

Sweater: c/o Shein / Jeans: Urban Planet / Boots: L.L. Bean / Hat: Zaful

When it comes to my personal style, I am all over the place. I love styling my outfits after celebrities, but I also love that ultra-classic and conservative look sometimes as well. It’s good to mix things up with your wardrobe, depending on your mood. Sometimes I feel like being uber-casual (well, most of the time…). However, sometimes I like to dress it up and look snazzy.

It’s always a bonus to find a piece that can be dressed up or dressed down. A piece that is comfy, but also has a bit of flare as well. That’s exactly what popped into my head when I saw this gorgeous knit from Shein. There are a bunch of similar styles bopping around on the internet, but this one was my favourite and I will tell you why. The pearls are an obvious obsession for me, but the sleeves were the draw for selecting this item.

Ruffles aren’t my usual go-to…but these ruffle sleeves absolutely make the sweater stand out. I love them – they are probably the most fun pair of sleeves I own (Can sleeves be fun? They sure can…). Because this ruffled sweater is such a stand out piece, I really made it the focus of my dressed down ensemble. To keep in tune with the casual vibe, I chose jeans, my winter boots and a cute hat to go along with the piece. You could absolutely dress this piece up if you wanted to with some stylish dress pants, or even a short skirt of some kind!!

I get a lot of questions about smaller online boutique brands. Are they safe to order from? Do the clothes fit true to size? Do you receive the items quickly? I am a big supporter of small online boutiques. Most of my most favourite and unique pieces come from online shops like Shein. Shein is one online shop that I love to order from – the prices are affordable, the styles are current and the shipping is relatively quick. I received my items in roughly three weeks! Not bad, if you ask me!

Shein has so many current and stylish pieces in shop right now, and the best thing is that they are always marking items down! It’s a great little secret that I am sharing with the world. Go get your trend on with Shein and upgrade your closet – you won’t regret it!

Here’s a pearl of wisdom: Shop Shein!

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…

Romping in Palm Leaf Print w/ Shein

Blue skies, days by the pool and of course the hot Florida sun brought many opportunities to sport some cute summer fashion this season. I have to say that living in a place where you are surrounded by palm trees can cause a palm leaf addiction…

Romping in Palm Leaf Print w/ Shein - Pearls and Polkadots

Romping in Palm Leaf Print w/ Shein - Pearls and Polkadots

Romping in Palm Leaf Print w/ Shein - Pearls and Polkadots

Romping in Palm Leaf Print w/ Shein - Pearls and Polkadots

Romping in Palm Leaf Print w/ Shein - Pearls and Polkadots

Romping in Palm Leaf Print w/ Shein - Pearls and Polkadots

Romping in Palm Leaf Print w/ Shein - Pearls and Polkadots

Thanks to Shein, I was sporting this cute little palm leaf number on most of my days off. Rompers are my new obsession. They are ultra cute and so practical. It can get super exhausting to be sporting the casual day dress – especially when you are having fun in the sun (and sweating bullets).

Similar to a dress, a romper is probably the easiest look to style. Especially when it’s a casual summer romper, like this one. All you really need is a cute pair of shoes and minimal accessories and you are set!

I chose to go the minimalist route with this look. The palm leaf print on the romper is summery enough to be the focal point of the look. With a cute pair of flippies and a stellar pair of sunnies…your look is complete!

Perfect for a day in Key West (a.k.a. my new favourite town).

Photo Credit: Annie from Fab Inc Blog

Rompers are taking over the world, so jump on board!

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