Instagram Round Up: Photos from the Week v3

INSTAGRAM ROUNDUPI’m almost free…I can taste the Thanksgiving turkey and mashed potatoes! Only one week to go before the mid term recess and I am itching for freedom. This week brought a massive paper and assignments galore, which is why I am so happy to kick back for a week beginning one week from today! I hope to bring you a great series that week, so make sure you check more for all of the fun things that will be going on!

Just in case you haven’t been on my insta-feed lately, here are the last six posts that appeared on @mystyyle this week! This week was definitely full of transition for the Fall season. It has finally gotten cold, and I could not be happier!! Crazy, right? I get to wear leather jackets, boots and scarves…and most importantly…SWEATERS! It’s about time!!

Oct-2     Oct-1

Sept-30      Sept-29

Sept-28      Sept-27

I don’t even think I can bear to wear flats anymore because my toes get cold, which is nuts because only a week ago I was wearing a tank top! I said last week that I hoped it would be a post full of Fall weeks, and although this week hasn’t been completely full of Fall looks…we can see that we are definitely getting to that point. This week is going to be packed full of fun and planning for future Pearls and Polkadots things to come, so watch out!!

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

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Pinterest Finds of the Week: Way, way back…

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By far, the most popular board that I have on Pinterest is my “Dream Closet” board. It is where I pin all the fab styles that I find, the looks that inspire me and the clothing that I must have…but today I am going way back into the archives of this board and taking a look at what I pinned over a week ago. I love doing this because this board of mine seems to move in trends. There may be a grouping of pins that are all focused on hot pink dresses, or a grouping of pins that are totally dedicated the nautical themed outfits…it really shows how I was thinking that particular day and I find that incredibly entertaining!

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Alright, here we go… 

I pinned this a long time ago. I still love it though. Coloured jeans are a favourite and in the Fall weather, they are a good way to keep the bright colours alive. What drew me into this look was the simplicity of it. She doesn’t look like she’s trying hard at all, and honestly probably just threw it on (not literally). What takes the look up a notch is the bling around her neck and the heels. Although this look would be great without the jewelry and the snazzy footwear, it just kicks it up that little step, which I think looks casually glamorous!

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I love it. I love it. I love it. How many times more could I say it? The leather, the olive, the cognac booties…absolutely stunning. This is such a great look for Fall as well. I love the colour olive (duh) and I also am having a huge thing for black leather right now. What is interesting about this leather look though is the jacket. I am on the fence about whether it is a jacket or a leather vest. Either is fabulous, but I am leaning towards the leather vest with a black sweater underneath. I think this looks so cozy but so cute at the same time! I would love to replicate this look!!

I can't tell if those are sleeves or gloves, either way its adorable!!:

This is the look that made me fall in love with herringbone. Although this is not true herringbone because it is the puffer vest from J.Crew Factory, it doesn’t matter. Herringbone patterns are so in trend and the way that it is worn in the look below is one of my favourites. Layers are great for the colder seasons and how this look has been styled is really emphasizing the chilly but comfy look. Scarf, flannel, herringbone puffer vest, and then the fedora is the cherry on top!

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I only picked three today because I want to leave some to review for next week and the following weeks after that…but these are three of my most favourites. How do I know that? Because I have tried to re-pin them about ten times since I originally pinned them, but run into the “Pssst…I think you have already pinned this to this board” error…you know that one? Yup. Guilty.

Current pin count on this Dream Board? 1000+… so head on over and take a look. I am sure you are bound to find something you like there!

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Announcement: I have now linked my Dream Closet to my Facebook page! Now you can see it all in once place!

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September: Looking Back

IMG_6047First month of my graduate year down, seven more to go! September seems to have gone by incredibly slowly. Maybe it’s the papers on papers and upcoming midterms that are coming up (sigh). This month was great for my casual side of style (with a side of dressy). I haven’t gone full on hoodie and jeans yet, but I have tried to keep super comfy for sitting in two hours lectures and studying my mind away.

Let’s take a look… 

This was my homecoming look (top left hand corner) and is probably my favourite look of the month. It isn’t fashion forward, it isn’t super dressed up, but it represents one of the best days of this month! What is better than spending the entire day cheering your team on to a victory with your best friends and relishing in your last homecoming of university? Nothing. Nothing is better than that!

This is my typical campus look (top right hand corner) because it can be thrown together so easily. Jeans, casual tee and flats. The perfect combination! What I love about this top is the leather details on the sleeve. Unfortunately, you cannot see the sleeve details in the picture above, but it is a nice compliment to the grey, thin material of the top. Side note: this coffee thermos is the cutest I have gotten yet and perfectly describes a typical Monday morning…but first, coffee.

I get a lot of inspiration for my looks from Pinterest. I see something, I try and replicate it and there we go. This third look is a great example of that (bottom left hand corner). This was the very first time I wore my Modcloth skirt and how cute does it look with the chambray? I love how well the chambray plays off the stripes in the skirt. Patterned skirts are my favourite!

The last look (bottom right hand corner) is a look I literally threw together in five minutes. This pink top is so airy and fun and perfect for summer. I am surely going to miss it while I stash it away for the winter months. Light jeans are really coming back into style it seems, and I am right on board. I love dark jeans, but I am really feeling the light jean trend right now! The wedges kicks it up a notch and really made the look complete!

September was a great month! Looking back is always fun to do, and the best part is I get to see which were my favourites and remember the days that go along with each outfit I posted! October is going to be packed full of midterms, but with the October, also comes Thanksgiving!! So there’s the positive…

What is your favourite look? Let me know in the comments below! I would love to see your outfit roundups, so leave a link and I will go and take a look!!

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#WishlistWednesday: Plaid Accessories

#WISHLISTWEDNESDAYI really love the plaid pattern and really anything that it comes in. There have been several new plaid trends in the past year, and one of them that I am loving is plaid accessories. Whether it is red, green or black with grey hues, it is absolutely marvelous and I am excited to show you the fabulous accessories that I have found for you! Bags, gloves, and scarves – the whole lot is here today.

Similar to my “Booties, booties, booties” post that I released a couple of weeks ago, I am going to show you three groupings of plaid accessories and only the best that I have chosen to talk about! Plaid is such a staple in the Fall, whether you wear it in a flannel shirt, pants or even in an accessory. I love working with plaid accessories because they put the right spin on your outfit and take it to the next level! Most people associate plaid with Christmas, but I associate with the entire Fall and Winter season! Since the season is quickly approaching, why not break out the plaid accessories?

The Plaid Bag. Whether it comes in a tote, handbag or clutch, plaid is in for this season. Personally, I am in love with the red plaid bag on the right. I like the structure and the colour scheme…pretty much the entire bag (to be honest!!). These three gorgeous bags I picked are from (left to right) Kate Spade New York, Lauren Ralph Lauren, and Tory Burch and they are all linked for your shopping enjoyment!

          

Being that plaid is a pattern that you can mix with so many great colour schemes, in a bag, it can also be the focal point of your outfit. Pair that red plaid bag with a black neutral background, then BAM! There’s a statement. If you want to go fore more of a neutral plaid pattern, then the middle and far right bag are the bags to do so. The colour schemes aren’t so harsh and have more colours to pick up in an outfit. Plus, the blue clutch is adorable!!

The Plaid Glove. Gloves are probably my favourite Fall accessory. I have a nice pair of cognac leather ones that I got from my Grandmother last year. They keep me so warm in the winter time, plus mittens are often too inconvenient (or at least, for me). Gloves are a great accessory to step up your look. These three pairs of gloves I picked are from (left to right) Coach, Vivienne Westwood, and Halogen and they are all linked as well!

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I like to mix up my glove wear between leather and cotton, depending on what kind of day it is. If I know that I am going to be using my hands a lot or carrying a lot of things, I go for cotton because it is easier fabric to move your fingers around in. However, if we are talking about style, than I always pick leather over anything else. Like I said, my favourite pair of gloves are cognac leather, but these three that I have picked out are right in trend. The variations of plaid (red, neutral and blue) are perfect for the Fall and Winter seasons and will keep you toasty warm.

The Plaid Scarf. Everyone loves a good blanket scarf, but these aren’t the only types of plaid scarves there are! Plaid scarves are probably the most common accessory you will find in my closet, only because they are so easy and quick to style. These three scarves that I picked are from (left to right) Style & Co., Lord & Taylor, and Garage and they are all linked as well!

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You have the classic Burberry scarf that is probably the most attractive type of plaid out there (personally, one of my favourite patterns), the red plaid scarf and then the infamous blanket scarf. I own a couple of blanket scarves and they are probably the best types of scarves out there (I could go on and on about them…really)! I really love the red plaid scarves for the Fall/Winter seasons because they are so festive and really step your look up (especially in the Winter).

So that’s all I have to say on plaid accessories. They are really great to have, and even if you only have the scarf…work it! I have to say, the pattern is super fun to style and accessorize, and as we transition more into the Winter season, you will see a lot of plaid come out in trend. All of the items I mentioned are linked up here and down below…I have also included a few other links below to items that I love but did not feature! Enjoy!

What is the best plaid item you have ever seen? Do you own any plaid treasures? Let me know in the comments below!!

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Transition your Wardrobe: Summer Dresses

TRANSITIONINGAlthough we all love the Fall season, it is sad to say good bye to Summer. The hot, burning sun is gone, the cool Summer breezes are history and until next year, your best bet is to stash those Summer pieces away, right? Well, just hang on one second. There are a few select pieces that you can use in the Fall season that you may not think of. Today, I am going to show you some examples of transitioning your Summer dresses so you can hold on to that last little glimpse of the Summer season.

With the right accessories, you won’t have to say goodbye to your cute little sun dresses that you thought were only for Summer! I am going to show you by using these simple tips, you will keep the Summer looks alive, with a Fall twist.

Work that Utility Vest. The utility vest is probably the easiest way to dress up a summer dress. Take a look at this super cute black and white thin stripe t-shirt dress (left). This is a really cute Summer look…so why would you want to toss it in the back of your closet, until the hot summer rays rain down again? You wouldn’t. Now, take a look at how she transitioned this dress into Fall wear (right). The khaki utility vest brings in the Fall tones, completely transitioning the outfit into a different season (yes, it is that easy…)

Short Sleeve Stripes Dress. Throw on cute little sneakers or flip flops and it's a casual day at the beach:):      Striped dress + utility vest

Recycle those Florals! Floral is often seen as a “Summer-only” pattern. For a while, I totally agreed with that statement, however this season, we are seeing a lot more patterns come into play for the Fall. I have been seeing florals recycled into Fall outfits (which I have to admit, is not so bad). Now, the two photos below are different dresses/patterns (obviously), but I would like to point out, just because the bright colours (left) are typically styled for Summer, doesn’t mean you couldn’t transition this type of bright pattern like the darker outfit shown (right). Fall doesn’t have to be dark tones across the board…we need a little bright colour in our lives!! How she layered with the belt, knit infinity, cardigan and (especially) the tights are an excellent way to transition your cute Summer sundress.

Floral Rose Dress. Pink Cardigan. Teen Fashion. By-Iheartfashion14 →follow←:      Scarf and Tights with cute dress. Great fall ...:

Don’t put that LBD away. I always love to find a way to keep wearing the little black dress (or six) that I own. First of all, black pretty much flies in any season (never put away the black). Again, this is a great example of layering. I wouldn’t say that you had to layer the little black dress if you wanted to wear it out…but if you want to keep cozy and go for that true, Fall look…then pay attention to this lady with the puppy (right). She has accessorized with an oversized cardi (love!), and wine accessories (my love for wine is strong…). This is one look to replicate for the Fall, for sure. As an added bonus, the high knee socks top this look off.

Love this dress! Check out some similar ones from Southern Elle Style http://www.shopsouthernelle.com/blogfeed/the-4-types-of-lbds-you-should-own:      I would like this outfit a million times better if the model took her socks off:

Those are my three best ways to transition Summer dresses. I would have loved to show you my rendition of these outfits (and I probably soon will)…but between essays, papers and volunteer work…there just wasn’t enough time to prep it for you. Perhaps I will come out with a part two of this post (hmmm, the wheels are turning!).

How do you transition your dresses? Do you step out in your Summer florals in the Fall? Let me know in the comments below!!

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