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Angels Inspired: Looks for Winter

Monday, November 30, 2015
In the spirit of the Victoria Secret Fashion Show premiering on TV, I thought I'd take some winter looks from some of the angels to make some inspired looks. We mostly see these models on the Victoria Secret runway but off the runway, they have killer style. My personal favourite is the newest angel, Taylor Marie Hill. I absolutely love how she still maintains her youth but at the same time, can look sophisticated. Her outfits always look chic and they seem like the comfiest outfit in the world! I also love how she can be seen wearing the same item in a different way. The thing I dislike about some celebrities is that they're rarely seen wearing the same item twice so I love how Taylor re-wears items. While I was looking for winter outfits from the current VS angels, I actually couldn't come across as many as I thought I would. It's as if most angels stick to warmer climates!


Outfit Details
  • Coat - H&M (alternative)
  • Boots - H&M (alternative)
  • Scarf - ASOS (alternative)
  • Outfit Details
  • Coat - Forever 21
  • Boots - Artica
  • Sweater - Forever 21
  • Pants - Forever 21
  • Hat - Forever 21

    Outfit Details
  • Coat - Forever 21
  • Boots - Steve Madden
  • Scarf - Forever 21
  • Hat - Forever 21
  • Outfit Details
  • Coat - Forever 21
  • Boots - Sorels
  • Sweater - Forever 21
  • Pants - Uniqlo
  • STYLE STEAL: Bethany Mota

    Friday, November 27, 2015
    Every time I'm on the Zara website, I can't help but notice how similar a sweater is to the one Bethany Mota wore to her DWTS rehearsal on Halloween (oh how time flies). Hers is from Urban Outfitters and was pretty much sold out quickly! I decided to do a style steal post on it since her style has been changing a lot compared to her old videos (which I'm totally for). The sweater is still available in store even if it's sold out on the website! On a side note, I'm totally loving style steal posts more than I thought I would! I keep finding all of these things and just want to show it to someone. If you enjoy these kinds of posts, be sure to say so in the comments :) Also, what's your favourite outfit Beth has worn?
    Outfit Details
  • Sweater - Zara
  • Jeans - Hollister
  • Holiday Gift Guide (under $50)

    Thursday, November 26, 2015
    Tis the season! Christmas is my favourite holiday to celebrate and I absolutely love buying gifts but being a student and working part-time only, it gets pretty difficult finding great and thoughtful gifts but also affordable ones. I originally was going to write a post with no limit but then I thought, most people are probably like me, struggling finding amazing gifts without hurting their bank account too much; it's always hard when you want to purchase multiple gifts for that special someone but not being able to afford it. So, alongside to showing what is out there and affordable in stores, I thought this gift guide could also encompass another important thing: some tips on how to save money. Click the image if you want to be redirected to the original website!

    1) Storage - Makeup, Jewelry, Accessories, etc.

  • I don't know about you but I'm one of those people who has a lot of jewelry and knows that I need a better way of storing things but can't seem to bring myself to invest in a good storage unit for my stuff. Also, I can never seem to justify a $30 purchase on a cosmetics bag, even if I need one. I think buying something for people to store their stuff will end up paying off because they will be able to get so much use out of it. There's been a lot of favourites I've come across recently so here are a few:
  • 2) Makeup: Value Sets

  • Even if you have to go inexpensive for Christmas gifts, it doesn't mean you can't find something they'll love, even if it's small. There are so many value sets/deals that you can get during the holiday season. Sephora is always great for value sets if you wanted high end brands but I know I wouldn't mind receiving a bunch of NYX or drugstore products either. I'm hardly at Sephora to purchase items because of the price but I also wait until there's a sale at the drugstore for products as well. Getting a few little things like that will pay off in the long run, especially if the person you're buying a gift for is interested in makeup!
  • 3) Gift Sets: Body Products/Relaxation

  • Honestly, I'm not much of a Bath and Body Works (B&BW) person nor do I ever take baths so Lush products are not something I would get any use of but I would be lying if I said I didn't like all the scents at B&BW or looking at the pictures that Lush bath bombs make. Body products like these can become pricey because for some products, they're one-use (like bath bombs). I always appreciate gifts but I could safely say that getting small items like B&BW body wash and lotion, something you wouldn't normally have a justified reason for purchasing it is always my favourite kinds of gifts.
  • 4) Winter Apparel

  • If you're someone who lives in a cold climate like I do then winter apparel is probably something you need to keep warm. I remember not bothering on investing in a hat or earmuffs for the longest time (I actually only started wearing a winter hat this year). For me, even though I needed to keep warm, winter apparel is always expensive for good quality items so if someone is like me and too stubborn to purchase winter apparel like a simple hat or scarf, they will definitely thank you! ALSO, Express has more affordable winter apparel that's currently on sale. I just put Roots Canada because I love that brand and would 100% recommend it.
  • 5) Polaroid Film

  • Good ol' polaroids! I remember using my Instax 7s in high school and hating it when I have to buy more film. Since there's only 10 and you usually get a box of 2 packs, 20 images can go buy really fast. I love all the new kinds of films that have come out at Urban Outfitters recently! They're not the typical white bordered polaroid but it's more modern and fun. I'll always love the classic but you can never go wrong with buying polaroid film with someone who has an Instax camera.
  • 6) Prepaid Credit Cards

  • There's always that person where you really don't know what to get them. I know cash and gift cards are always great but I personally would recommend prepaid credit cards, especially for teenagers. I know when I was a teenager (that's so weird to say!), I never knew about prepaid credit cards so even though for most of high school I couldn't order anything online, which I wanted to do for the longest time, I would've loved receiving a prepaid credit card! Even though cash and the prepaid credit card could have the same value, some people don't know of their existence so giving the ability to order online for teenagers is a great option! Visa and Mastercard both provide prepaid credit cards with different denominations.

  • 1) Don't forget about Cyber Monday! Sometimes it's even better than Black Friday (or even the deals before Black Friday)
  • 2) Shop at places that allow you to combine coupons and store promotions (for instance Express does (when it's not a store wide promotion) this so I always end up saving a lot!)
  • 3) Always ask if they have free gift boxes
  • 4) Always ask for a gift receipt
  • 5) Don't forget to have fun!
  • Top 5 Holiday Wear Picks + Outfits

    Monday, November 23, 2015
    So many holiday shops have been released and I am all for it. There are a lot of metallics, sparkles and embellishments which is right up my alley when I choose holiday wear. I decided to curate my top 5 picks that I've spotted and with expensive and affordable options and also have a couple of holiday outfit ideas at the end of it.

    1) Metallic, Embellished and/or Lace Dresses & Jumpsuits

  • I'm not even go into how perfect these three kinds of dresses and jumpsuits are for the holiday.
  • (1) H&M | (2) ASOS | (3) ASOS | (4) H&M | (5) Forever 21 | (6) Dynamite

    2) Embellished Clutches

  • I love embellished clutches. They look so elegant and they are 100% a statement piece; especially if you wear it with a white ensemble. They're quite pricey but here are my favourites I've come across:
  • (1) Aldo | (2) Charming Charlie | (3) Aldo| (4) New Look | (5) New Look | (6) Aldo

    3) 2-Piece Sets

  • I don't think I'll ever get tired of two-piece sets. They're extremely versatile and one of my favourite things to buy. I love that it doesn't have to necessarily be a "top and skirt" combo but it could also be different kinds of combinations like matching culottes and sleeveless blazer. With the holidays coming up, the weather may not be the most friendly thing so I decided to add a bunch of different 2-piece sets that can go with different climates depending on your area. I also love how you don't have to wear both pieces at the same time but you can easily transform the outfit by wearing it in a variety of ways.
  • (1) Missguided Top & Bottom | (2) ASOS Top & Bottom | (3) Missguided Top & Bottom| (4) Forever21 Top & Bottom | (5) Missguided Top & Bottom | (6) Zara Top & Bottom

    4) Turtlenecks/High Neck Tops

  • Turtlenecks have been a trend for a while now. I remember being in elementary school and being extremely embarrassed about a thin mustard coloured turtleneck that my mom would make me wear as thermal and I would always wear another sweater on top of it. I absolutely hated turtlenecks because I always felt like choking. I saw the other variations of them (that being bigger turtle necks and not tight around the neck) and started to love them. It kept my neck extra warm in the winter (which was the biggest bonus for me). I never really saw turtlenecks as being a versatile piece in your wardrobe but you actually can pair it with many items like culottes, skirts, etc. Instead of posting pretty much the same turtleneck in different colours, I picked different styles that I love the turtleneck look on.
  • (1) Zara | (2) Forever 21 | (3) Zara| (4) Forever 21 | (5) Zara | (6) H&M

    5) Festive Christmas Sweaters

  • Not all of us wear fancy clothing for the holidays. Usually, I wear a pretty dolled up outfit for Christmas Eve and by Christmas Day, I'm in a comfy sweater or just my pajamas. Ranging from silky pajamas to ugly Christmas sweaters, I got you all covered with my favourite cozy festive wear!
  • (1) Forever 21 | (2) Boohoo | (3) Victoria Secret| (4) Bethany Mota Collection at Aeropostale | (5) Victoria Secret | (6) H&M

    Now for my favourite part, OUTFIT IDEAS!

    Outfit 1
  • I love the look all white, all black or a combination of white and black for the holidays. Add a bold lip colour like MAC's Ruby Woo and you're set for your holiday event!
  • Outfit Details
  • Coat - ASOS (alternative)
  • Jumpsuit - Dynamite
  • Shoes - New Look
  • Clutch - Call it Spring
  • Outfit 2
  • I absolutely love beaded tops and totally fell in love with this one from Forever 21. You can easily pair it with some white pants and a warm coat and you're good to go! I also love the slogan hat from Zara and if you pair it with white trainers, it makes the outfit more casual yet put together and festive!
  • Outfit Details
  • Top - Forever 21 (other embellished tops: 1, 2)
  • Pants - Topshop
  • Coat - H&M
  • Hat - Zara
  • Hope you enjoyed this post! If you'd like me to post a holiday lookbook of outfits that I come up with from my own closet, then let me know in the comments below and I can start working on that :)

    STYLE STEAL: Kendall Jenner

    Monday, November 9, 2015
    To be completely honest, I never planned on doing a Style Steal post for Kendall Jenner. It's not that I don't like her style or anything but I never planned on doing one this soon. There have been items of hers that I've been searching for and there's this one particular striped dress that I came across that I absolutely loved and even posted on The Hunt because I loved it that much. I knew it'd be extremely expensive but I thought I'd give it a chance anyways since she does wear affordable items sometimes. As I was searching the web for a future post (that I was currently working on), I stumbled across something SO similar and I was like "Okay, I need to post this immediately" which is what I'm doing now! Although the items I found are actually a two piece set, you can definitely pull it off as a dress. This matching set is from AX Paris and it's currently on sale. Even though it's a two-piece and the arm length isn't the same, this is definitely a pretty good style steal considering the colours and stripes are practically identical. Hope you enjoyed this quick little post that I ended up doing. If you want me to do more style steals on Kendall's outfits, let me know in the comments below! Also, let me know who your fashion inspiration is. I would love to see other people's style :)

    PS: Click the image of the matching set to redirect you to the item!

    UPDATED (Dec. 5/15) - Sifting through New Look and found a top that looks identical to Kendall's dress! Unfortunately, they don't have a skirt to match with it but I thought it was still a great thing to share and it most likely would go along with the skirt from AX Paris I showed above!

    STYLE STEAL: Dior's Reflected Sunglasses

    Thursday, November 5, 2015
    Dior has been killing it at the sunglasses game. I absolutely love their reflective sunglasses but they are WAY too expensive. I don't think I would invest that much money into a pair of sunglasses even if I was able to afford it. I'm totally okay with sticking with my $10-15 kind of sunglasses. Dior's eyewear collection was released and they're gorgeous but since most of us aren't lucky enough to be able to purchase a pair, I found pretty much the exact same thing at M for Mendocino! M for Mendocino is a Toronto brand but because they have a variety of brands, these pairs that look identical to the "Reflected" Sunglasses could be a different brand. For all you Canadians, definitely check out M for Mendocino if you're looking for a pair of these kinds of sunglasses! They're $18 so compared to the $600 pair at Dior, this is definitely a steal! I purchased the silver pair but when I went to the store, they also had a gold pair.

    Hope you enjoy this find! I had to post something about it considering it was the most identical and affordable pair of sunglasses to Dior's! I also have a post on the ever so popular, "So Real" sunglasses. Check it out here if you'd like to read it!

    What's your favourite kind of sunglasses shape? Let me know in the comments below and where you like to buy your sunglasses.


    Fall Favourites 2015

    Monday, November 2, 2015
    I feel so terrible for not being able to post since midterms have started! I'm still drowning in school work and midterms but since it's night (that I'm writing this) and I can no longer focus on studying, I thought I'd write a small post on my fall favourites of this year. There's always different trends that I look forward to for certain times of the year but I also discover so many other trends that I start to like. I don't think it's a necessity to follow trends but I do look at it for inspiration and then wear whatever I feel like whether it's in style or not. I like to think that my style has evolved over the years and looking at trends is definitely something I like to do to improve my style. Here are some of the few things I've discovered/have been loving this season:

  • I've always been a fan of big, chunky scarves because of their warmth. I remember wearing a bandana kind of scarf around my neck like a flight attendant in high school a couple of times but always felt limited to the clothing items I can wear with it. After seeing skinny scarves on the runway and different bloggers and celebrities wear it, it has changed my mind and definitely seems like a versatile piece.
  • Shop some of my favourite skinny scarves here:

  • Even though I don't tend to wear apparel with slits in it, I still love it. My favourite so far are side slit sweaters because it doesn't make you look drowned in layers but also keeps the functionality of being warm. I love how with side slit sweaters, you can play around with the look you want to achieve. You're able to show off some skin if you wanted or even emphasize the detailing on your bottoms (ex. embellished belts).
  • Shop some of my favourite side slit sweaters here:

  • I am totally for the faux fur vest trend but what I've noticed this year (compared to last), are two-toned faux fur vest or even just multi-coloured fur vests (like this one). I personally think that two-toned faux fur vests are beautiful and makes it become a statement piece in your outfit.
  • Shop my current faux fur vest picks:

  • I haven't noticed this particular item on a lot of people but it's something I've noticed become increasingly popular among stores. I absolutely love how having an embellished or different colour plated heel can transform the shoe and make it totally chic; it's also a subtle but show-stopping way statement item. There are so many boots out there that practically all look identical so make a statement with your shoes by having a decorated heel. Embellishments or gold-plated heels will definitely make people take a second look!
  • Shop these gorgeous shoes below:

    Comment down below what your favourite fall trends were this year! I would love to learn what fashion items you've been loving this season

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