May 28, 2017

How to Style: A White Dress

It seems like the warm weather is playing a game of hide and seek here in Ottawa. One day it's sunny and 30 degrees, (Celsius) the next it's 15 degrees and raining. It makes getting dressed everyday kind of challenging but on Mother's Day I was determined to look summer-y for brunch at my sister's place. I purchased this Vero Moda dress last summer whilst on vacation in Montreal. It is light and airy with a bit of texture to the fabric and has a beautiful open-back with triangular cutout details.

The jacket is a textured zip-up, collarless blazer from Mango; I really love the fit and pleated shoulders on this lined, super comfortable jacket. My shoes are from Asos and are just a simple, medium-height black pump with a slightly rounded toe. The handbag I chose is my tri-colored Marc Jacobs bag, which can also be worn cross-body. This bag ties the look together nicely as it incorporates two of the colors already shown in my look. All of the jewellery I am wearing is from Stella & Dot.

White can be a challenging color to keep clean (I'm definitely on my guard when I wear it!)  but it gives you almost limitless outfit pairing possibilities. You can wear an all white look, a look with white and beige, white and black or white with one or two colors mixed in; it is incredibly versatile and it looks great on every skintone.  If the dress you choose is fitted, I recommend pairing it with a loose or flowy jacket, whereas if you decide to wear a more loose-fitting dress, you might want to go for a fitted blazer; proportions matter. 

**Please note that this is not a sponsored post and all the items shown in this look were purchase with my own funds. I have included similar items below should you wish to "shop the look". Please note that I do receive a small commission on any items purchase through this link and I appreciate your support as I continue to pursue my dream job!

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May 23, 2017

Your Style: Are You a Single-Statement or a Head to Toe Kind of Fashionista?

Hello Friends! Please allow me to introduce this amazing guest post by fellow fashion blogger Sophia Smith. Enjoy!

If fashion is your passion, and you absolutely adore dressing up and showing your fabulous combos to the world – welcome to the club! Today we’re going to talk about two style authorities, two different ways of showing that you really mean business when it comes to fashion. Stay with us and find out if you’re a single statement or head-to-toe kind of fashionista, and learn how to come up with the ultimate fashionable combo this season. Enjoy!

One fabulous piece to rule them all vs. Go big or go home

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No matter which kind of a girl you are when it comes to fashion, one thing is certain – accessories matter more than you can possibly think! If, on the one hand, you don’t like owning too much clothes, the best way to come up with different yet really unique outfits is to introduce interesting jewellery and other accessories, like shoes and bags. This is one of the best methods if you love simplicity spiced up with some fabulous pieces.

On the other hand, if your motto is ‘go big or go home’, we’re sure that modesty definitely isn’t your thing. Statement, eccentric dressing is probably what you absolutely adore, and we can’t blame you for that – head-to-toe statement style is beyond gorgeous! Of course, we don’t say that you should go grocery shopping in such an outfit – there’s a time and a place for this kind of style.

Accessorizing as the key step towards the ultimate trendy outfit

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As already stated, accessories really have the power to transform literally any outfit – even the dullest one. Many fashionistas out there are all about matching everything in order to achieve the ultimate stylish look. That’s exactly why we can see so many girls who love picking one print and applying it to everything – from a wrist watch and a belt, to a bag and a pair of shoes. Floral and animal prints are always a good option, as well as stripes.

Of course, there are so many possible choices brought to us by the most prominent fashion houses, such as Moschino. This brand never fails to surprise us with their outstanding pieces. On the other hand, if you’re more of a single statement kind of gal, you probably always opt for one eye-catching detail that rules the whole combo. Many fashion-forward girls choose their shoes as a central part of their outfit for a good reason – a nice pair can be a real game changer. You can always get fabulous shoes online if you’re interested in good deals and some authentic models not many other girls will have.

Don’t be a slave to fashion – make it a cool game to play

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A true fashionista will never surf street style blogs in order to copy exactly the same outfit someone has already worn – no matter how cool that combo is. Of course, these can serve as a great source of inspiration, particularly when you’re in a rush, but there’s no need for you to be a slave of fashion and rock the same outfit just because it’s so popular. Instead, upgrade your own outfits with some statement jewelry, a stylish pair of shoes, or a beautiful bag, and you’re going to see that fashion is all about playing and matching the unmatchable. 

Trust us – no one needs to be a copycat when there are so many fabulous pieces available – both high-end and street style. Once you realize that, you’ll be able to come up with a fabulous combo everyone else will want to copy! As you can see, it really doesn’t matter if you’re a single statement or head-to –toe kind of fashionista, as long as you’re doing it right. Of course, you should always give your best to be unique and authentic, because that what counts when it comes to fashion. Just be yourself and you’re going to make it!

Author BIO:

Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty and style blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends and graphic design projects. Sophia writes mostly in fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She has contributed to a number of publications including: LA Fashion, Viva Glam Magazine, Just Haves, How to Simplify and Carousel.

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