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The Simple Upgrade Your Hat Needs: Summer Edition

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Good morning everyone! I haven't done a fashion "DIY" or any DIY on my blog in a while. I actually have so many fashion-related DIYs on my blog spreadsheet that I figured I should start on working through them. Like I said in a previous post (or at least I think I did), I mentioned how I wanted to have different types of fashion posts instead of just style guides. As much as I love them, I want to shake it up a bit.
   
Straw hats have been an on-going summer trend since last year and it's definitely a classic summer piece that will never go out of style. With that being said, there are a few ways of spicing up your hat (even if it's temporary) so that you can switch things up a bit. I had a similar post like this back in September but I thought a summer edition was appropriate with the beautiful weather Toronto has been having!

 

I put DIY in quotations, mainly because all you have to do for this is use body tape to stick on fake flowers that I got from the dollar store. I use this versus double sided scotch tape because it's flexible and can bend the tape better than scotch tape. As for the outfit, I wore a gingham romper that has a bow back. Gingham has been one of those trends that have been seen everywhere. I wore a pair of Converse Pro Leather since this day (which was actually yesterday), Carolina and I decided to have a picnic on the rocks by the lake. This picnic was actually so much fun even though it ended off with geese invading it...literally.
   
I love that the bow can be taken on and off this romper. I personally love bow details so I kept it on but there is a slit on the back of the romper where the ribbon goes. You could even add a plain black one instead of the gingham one provided if you wanted! I actually think that'd be super cute now that I realized that.
   
Outfit Details
Romper - SheIn
Hat - Mendocino
Shoes - Converse

Anyways, that is it for this week's post! I will actually have one up on Mondays (I know, if I usually post once a week it's a Monday, not Thursday!!) Also, hope you like that this outfit post was taken in a bit of a more lifestyle setting! Can't wait for you to see Monday's post where my graduation dress is featured :) Let me know what you think of the gingham trend in the comments!

Disclaimer: This post was in collaboration with SheIn

9-5 Style: Summer Lookbook

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Good morning everyone! Now that it's been freakishly warm in Toronto, I thought it'd be perfect to share a workwear summer lookbook. I'm trying to space out my workwear fashion posts because to be honest, I could have one all the time since I've been working full time the past couple of months!

A huge struggle for me during the summer is how to properly dress for the office because it can be really cold inside but the minute I walk outside, I'm sweating. I put together 3 looks that I've worn to work within the past week that I think are perfect for the season!

OUTFIT 1

I love how light and breezy this outfit is. I got the top from H&M for only $10 which is SUCH a good deal. I paired it with these straight leg dress pants from Dynamite to give the overall look a very feminine approach. To finish the look, I used a pair of rose gold sandals and accessorized with the typical Cherry Pick bracelet and Fossil watch combo.

Outfit Details
Top - H&M
Pants - Dynamite
Shoes - Aldo
Watch - Fossil
Bracelet - Cherry Pick
OUTFIT 2

A huge tip I recommend when it comes to summer workwear is to wear chiffon or satin blouses. They're extremely light and airy for the warm season. I love this floral print blouse I recently got at H&M. I paired it with a navy linen shorts I got from there last year. H&M is usually my go-to which is why there's probably at least one piece in each outfit featuring them.

Outfit Details
Blouse - H&M
Shorts - H&M
Shoes - Aldo

OUTFIT 3
For the last outfit, I'm not going to lie, it was a last minute outfit I put together early in the morning yesterday. I ended up being really happy with how it turned out after looking at the photos yesterday. I was telling one of my coworkers yesterday how the two pieces (the top and skirt) are my go-to pieces. You can always catch me wearing the top with any bottoms and the skirt with any top because they're black and white. It's so easy to match with anything in my closet so since I put those pieces together, I decided to add a scarf I got from Value Village. Literally, it was $2 and it's been a go-to accessory of mine ever since!

Outfit Details
Top - Zara (old)
Skirt - Zara (old)
Shoes - Zara
Scarf - Value Village // thrifted
Hope you enjoyed today's post! Which one was your favourite? Let me know in the comments below! :)

#OOTW: May 2017 | Shop My Instagram Outfits

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Good morning! I seriously can't handle how quick the year is going by. We're almost half way through 2017 and it's been incredible so far. So many things have been happening and time is just moving by too fast. I really enjoyed compiling the outfits from Instagram last month so I thought I'd do it again (and hopefully make it a monthly thing!)



OUTFIT 1

This day, I went out for a late lunch with one of my university friends. We went out to Figo which I've always wanted to try. I went simple and wore a white top from Boohoo, a bomber jacket and embroidered jeans (both from Simons). I love these jeans because there's also embroidery on the back pocket and a frayed hem! Monday's post was actually all about styling these jeans so be sure to read that here if you missed it :)

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Outfit Details
Top - Boohoo
Jeans - Simons
Jacket - Simons
Shoes - Converse

OUTFIT 2

You can tell when I went out after work because my outfit is bit more business casual. I love dressing up for work even though it's not required. 
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Outfit Details
Top - Boohoo

OUTFIT 3

This night, I actually stayed relatively close to home to get tacos and then ice cream right after with a high school friend! I went simple with the outfit by wearing a comfy thin sweater I got from H&M for $10 and paired it with my scalloped skirt from SheIn because the colour of it matched perfectly with the top.

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Outfit Details
Top - H&M
Skirt - SheIn

OUTFIT 4

This outfit is super exciting mainly because I shot my giveaway photo that I'm currently hosting on my Instagram (until tomorrow to be exact!). I mentioned in my last post how it's been a struggle to style them but it's been fun trying. For this outfit, I wore a dress shirt and bandana with simple boyfriend jeans.

Outfit Details
Top - H&M
Jeans - LEVIs
Bandana - Ardene
Shoes - Converse

OUTFIT 5

The last outfit is very simple because I threw on a romper. I actually have a white sleeveless blazer over it but because of the bow detail on the back, I took my outfit photo without it!


Outfit Details 
Romper - Zaful

What are you looking forward to this month? Personally, I'm excited to officially graduate from university next week!

1 Item, 3 Ways: Embroidered Jeans

Monday, June 5, 2017

Good morning everyone! It's finally a new month which means a new 1 Item, 3 Ways post. This is probably one of my favourite kinds of posts because I feel like with a lot of fashion bloggers these days, posts can be unrelatable when you see them wear an item once and then it's never on their account again. I always love to restyle items and it's pretty obvious if you look at my blog and Instagram. I bought the most amazing jeans from Simons recently and I had so many different outfit ideas, I figured the best way to show them on my blog is a 1 Item, 3 Ways post!
OUTFIT 1

For the first outfit, I wanted to match parts of the flowers by pairing it with a bold and bright top from Anthropologie that I got last year. I love the vibrant colours in it so I toned down the look by adding a beige trench coat from Zara

Outfit Details
Top - Anthropologie (old)
Jeans - Simons
Coat - Zara
Shoes - Aldo
OUTFIT 2

I wanted to add a more casual look so the jeans can stand out a bit more. I wore a Milena Karl's t-shirt that's part of the Influencer collection from Nak'd fashion! It says "Everyone's Sweetheart" and I think it's the cutest thing. I wore a neckerchief that I found at Value Village to tie the look together as well!

Outfit Details
Top - Nakd
Jeans - Simons
Coat - Zara
Shoes - Converse
OUTFIT 3

Last but not least, it's my favourite outfit in this post! I immediately had it planned the moment I got the jeans. I borrowed Mikayla's SheIn sweater because I thought the dusty rose would match better than the red one I have in this. Fun fact, Carolina, Mikayla and I have now worn this sweater so it's like the sisterhood of the travelling pants but a sweater haha. I thought the metallic heels from Aldo were the perfect touch for this look!

Outfit Details
Sweater - SheIn
Jeans - Simons
Shoes - Aldo 

$100 Outfit Challenge: Spring 2017 Edition

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Happy Thursday everyone! It's the first of June BUT it's also my best friend's, Carolina's birthday. I'm super stoked for this weekend because we are planning on going out for the night but also sleeping over at Mikayla's so it'll be like Blogging Weekend 3.0. Anyways, for today's post it's an outfit challenge. It's been months since my winter one so I'm excited to share this one today!


Whenever it's spring/summer, I feel like I always gravitate towards stripes--specifically, blue and white. I have a bunch of tops that are blue and white and it's just the perfect piece for this season. I absolutely adore this sleeveless one from SheIn for two reasons: the bow back and the peplum detail.


All the other ones I own are more like the typical dress shirt whereas the back detail is insanely adorable on this top. The 3 bows makes it super airy for the spring/summer so it's perfect for warm days. It was only $18 and I'm sure I'll get a bunch of use out of it.


I haven't bought anything peplum in so long but I love the slight peplum detail on it. I'm not a big fan of the overly peplum looks so I like how this one doesn't stick out too much.


As for the pants, I wore the same white lace up pants ($33) that I wore in my "Spring Essentials to Upgrade your Wardrobe" post! It adds more detail to the outfit versus plain white pants (which I'm not against at all, it's just the pair I own don't fit anymore haha)


I actually wasn't supposed to wear the watch and bracelet in this post but I forgot to take it off while I was shooting! Anyways, exclusing those items, here's the total:

Top ($18) + Pants ($33) + Shoes ($41) = $92


Outfit Details 
Top - SheIn 
Pants - SheIn 
Bracelet - Cherry Pick 
Watch - Fossil 
Shoes - Aldo

What trends are you loving this spring season? Let me know in the comments below! :)

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