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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Obsession: Menswear Inspired Trend

Okay. I am loving this menswear inspired trend going on lately. Which has just made me think, "Why haven't I made a board for that yet?" Yes, I am a pinterest addict. But that is besides the point. Okay. Menswear. Back on track. I'm loving this trend. I think it just looks so sharp. This coat I picked up at H&M a while back for super cheap. A good place to look for a coat similar to this would be your local charity shop! Trust me. It is an amazing place to score things like coats and jackets. Another menswear inspired trend I'm loving is the men's inspired shoe. But that's a whole other post! I almost forgot to mention this great sweater I picked up the other week. Not going to lie, I've been practically living in it. I love the hem on this sweater and the contrasting blue detailing, and the dropped sleeves. Ahh I could go on - But I won't.  

Sweater: J.Crew
Scarf: H&M

If you're not into the idea of thrift shopping for one of these coats, here are a few other options for you!

Trend: Menswear Inspired Winter Coats

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Winter Coats: The brighter the better

Hey Hey. Going off of my last post, I've decided to find a bunch of  fantastic winter coats in great colours you have to take a look at.  I hope you seriously consider adding a bright coloured coat to your closet this season. It'll make you so much happier. Imaaaagine if you saw more people wearing coats like these this season. I know I would be overjoyed!

JCrew | Double-cloth Patch-Pocket Cocoon Coat

ASOS | Coat in Trapeze with Faux Fur Collar

Zara | Zipped Boucle Coat

ASOS | Studio 4 London Slouch Coat in Fluffy Degrade Mohair

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Holiday Outfit Fun : Coloured Coats

Alright alright. Time to bust out those sequins, rhinestones and jewel tones. It's that time of year again. Despite this amazing all black trend that has been going on, I'm still trying to wear some colour. Because tis the season.  It just makes me happier, what can I say. I am seriously affected by colour. Last year it was my mission to get a bright coloured coat. It all started when I saw this girl in an amazing bright green coat. In a sea of dark winter wear this girl stood out from the crowd and just looked incredible. It was honestly a joyous sight. So I set out to get a brightly coloured winter coat. I honestly think everyone needs to add one to their wardrobe this season. Everyone also needs a holiday dress (or two).  I love my holiday dress. The print is an amazing faux sequin. All the joy and happiness of a sequin dress without the scratchiness of sequins! I paired the dress with my bright blue coat and metallic shoes, and the rest is history. I love holiday fashion. I mean how could you not?

Similar Items:

Coat: This from Zara
Dress: This or This from ModCloth

Thursday, 4 December 2014

70s Inspired: Fur Scarves and Wide Leg Jeans

Oh yes. It's begun again. Fur weather. Last year I was so excited to see glimpses of these fur scarves. Now they're everywhere. But I'm not going to lie, I kind of love it. Sure I loved being part of the inner circle, but any revival of a 70s trend, I am all for. I mean come on. What a glorious decade for fashion. I know so many women that are intimidated by the wide leg jean. Sure it can be a little scary, but people were scared of the skinny jean and now everyone is wearing them.  Wide leg jeans can make legs look just as long as skinny jeans too - if not longer! If you pair them with a short jacket, then it makes the top half of you look smaller, thus the rest of you is all leg! I feel a need to make these a staple in every woman's closet. I know this is a crazy pipe dream, but a girl can dream can't she? And I know I had a very similar post to this a few months ago, but I can't help feeling passionate about the topic. Join me in my crusade to revive the wide leg pant!

Similar Items:

Jeans: Gap (not super wide leg, however super lovely)
Jacket:  Uniqlo
Sweater: Joe Fresh
Scarf: Joe Fresh

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Necessity: Long Knit Cardi

Alright. It's getting colder out there. Therefore, more layering is necessary. And I mean a lot more. I've recently added this long knit cardigan to my wardrobe. It was one of the best decisions I've made in a long time - wardrobe wise. At first I was skeptical. It looked a bit, I don't know, too boho perhaps? Not that boho is a bad thing. But after buying it I realized I can wear it with so many things. This outfit if just one of the more casual everyday options. I can pair this thing with a skirt and blouse combo too. It's because of it's length I think, that it can go with so much. You definitely won't have that too long too short problem with this thing. You know what I mean when you pair a cardigan with a dress or skirt that's just slightly longer than the waist line. Yeah. You won't have to deal with that. Plus, you'll look super comfy chic.  You know that sweater that Jocelyn wore in Jane Austin Book club? You'll feel just as comfy as she looked. We all know we we're pining over that sweater. At least I know I was.  Actually, let's face it. I still want that sweater. If you find anything that resembles that sweater online, please send me the link.

And for your reference that's the cardigan I want. Nay. Need. Jocelyn is 3rd from the left. 

Similar Items:

Sweater:  same just in different colour from H&M 
Jeans: Old Navy
Shirt: Banana Republic
Scarf: H&M
Boots: ASOS

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Texture Mixing : With Eva

Okay. Well. Today Eva and I headed to the beach. Because we're crazy. I have no other explanation. It was freezing.  Anyway,  I am loving this outfit. Eva is exploring this fur trend that's been happening lately. The sweater courtesy of her sister's closet, is amazing. This outfit plays with some serious colour mixing. The necklace with the pop of yellow against that blue was just so smart. I love a good blue and yellow combo. It just makes for such a sharp outfit. On top of the great colours going on, this outfit has so much texture mixing happening as well. The soft fluffy jacket contrasting the cold metal necklace, is perhaps my most favourite part of this outfit.

Similar items:

Top: This or This from Asos
Shoes: These or These from Zara
Jacket: This or This from Zara
Necklace: This from Forever21

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

New and Old : Clothing Mashup

And I'm back.  After a two week hiatus I'm back with some new digs. I think the past two weeks were spent doing a closet overhaul. Looking though my clothes, seeing what was was still worth wearing. You know, your regular bedroom fashion show. This skirt made the cut. I mean, how could it not. I bought it I think almost four years ago now, and I still love it. However, not going to lie, it was buried far away in my closet. So just when you think you have nothing to wear, do a closet overhaul and see what gems you'll find.  But just before I start to sound super preachy about recycling and reusing, the scarf is new. There, I admitted it. Because girls be shopping.

Similar Items

Skirt: JCrew Factory
Sweater: JCrew Factory

*Scarf: I cant find this scarf online for you. But I can guarantee you can find it in store at H&M. I've seen them everywhere

Thursday, 6 November 2014

All Black Outfit: Texture Mixing Galore

Alright. I know usually I'm drawn to bright colours and crazy prints. However, I'm loving these all black outfits lately. I must admit they look super chic. But I think there is a way in doing it so that there is still some visual interest going on with all of the black pieces.  That's why this outfit is look so amazing. I mean from the waxed finish on the jeans to the quilted mittens, there is just so much great texture mixing going on!

Scarf | She made. So go learn to knit. Or you could buy something like this on Etsy
Bag | Asos
Shoes (similar) | Asos
Coat (similar) |  DKNY
Jeans (similar) |  Gap
Gloves (similar) |  Asos

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Get Happy: With Colour

Okay. So. Clocks went back this weekend. Meaning more darkness. Ugh. And even though I am being attracted by these all black outfits lately (as you can see on my pinterest page) I don't think that's something I can really do- at least not everyday.  I need bright colours to cope with the darkness we're now facing. Eva totally gets it. She's bringing bright pops of green and orange to her outfits on these now dark and gloomy days.

Similar Items :

Jacket | Joe Fresh
Skirt | Joe Fresh
Bag | ASOS
Boots | Hudson's Bay
Head Wrap | Etsy
Gloves | Kate Spade

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Oh Beautiful Scarf Weather

Okay. I know. This is very monochromatic of me.  That's why I tossed the scarf in to make things a little interesting. I don't know if you're like me when, you're wearing a scarf and you'll constantly re-tie it to see which way looks best. And then you'll move it around here and there just to get it perfect. Yeah well, that's what happened in this blog shoot.  A scarf worn every which way. I kind of love the casual way in the first picture, where its just tossed over my shoulder. I may go for that look more often. A girl has to think about her outfit in these minute details right?

The scarf on feature is from Forever21, from years ago. So granted I cannot just link you to that scarf. However here are a couple that are just as good.

Joe Fresh- Nordic Knit Circle Scarf
H&M- Checked Scarf
Topshop- Oversized Striped Tape Edge Blanket Scarf ( I kind of need this scarf. Nope. Definitely do.)

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Knit Happy: Cozy Central

Hey. I'm focusing on knitwear today. Large knit sweaters, socks, scarves - these babies are all classic fall essentials.

Here are just a few of the knitted wares I'm coveting this season.

Knit Happy: Cozy Overload