Spring 2016 Forecast

“Oh… the weather outside is frightful… but the fire is so delightful….” Oh sorry, was I singing Christmas carols? It’s been freaking cold and snowy here lately and even tho the groundhog predicted an early spring, the snowbank outside my house says it’ll be awhile before we can put away our winter stuff.

Oh well, ever the optimist that spring will arrive, I have put together a list of items that I’m sure will be on your “to-buy” list:

I am totally loving this romantic top mixed with a distressed denim skirt. Both pieces would be a great investment for a spring wardrobe.

Polka-dot top and boyfriend jeans: perfect combo!

Floral + kimono = yes please!

More florals, pastels and white. Perfect for work, brunch and all occasions in between!

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Images: mattandnat.com

And what goes better with florals and denim than a new vegan purse from Matt and Nat in a punchy-pastel colour? I seriously want them all!

So, to recap: still boyfriend jeans, more lace, pastels and florals… this looks like a season where I will want to buy EVERYTHING! lol

What pieces are you looking forward to for spring? Happy Shopping!

Fashion Friday – Oct 2

While it was still above-average temps for fall, it still felt time to pull out my tights and heavier jacket for Fashion Friday.

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Dress – Ricki’s

Jacket – Danier Leather

Shoes – Sam and Libby [brand no longer available in Canada]

Tights – American Apparel

Necklace – Melanie Lyne

As you can see, I am still wearing florals and intend to wear some floral even through winter. How do you feel about florals year-round? Happy Shopping

Elle by RW&Co Limited Edition Collection

I’m not a huge RW & Co fan but I can not get enough of this collection. Pastels, bold black and white graphic prints in breezy dresses for all your summer activities. Wow, I definitely need one or two of these:

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Shop the entire collection here. Also, enter their Facebook contest to win $200 giftcard (contest closes May 4th).

Which one(s) do you love? Or would you pass on the whole collection? Happy Shopping.

All photos are courtesy of RW&Co.com

Top 5 Items You Need for Spring 2015 Now

“What do I buy to update my wardrobe for spring?” my best friend pleaded with me to tell her over text the other night. “It’s not easy, you know.” Ya, I do know. So here’s five things to make it easier.

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REITMANS The Faux Leather Moto Jacket $85, reitmans.ca

1. Pastel pleather jacket – I can’t imagine this trend being around forever but I love it so much I will definitely indulge. Don’t bother on buying leather, it’s unlikely this is an item you will be keeping for your daughter to wear when it’s vintage. Just buy it and rock it all of 2015!

Joefreshbfjeans2. boyfriend jeans: these make a good contrast beside the florals and pastels that are on trend for this season. Don’t forget to cuff them and wear them with your favourite heels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOE FRESH Distressed Boyfriend Jean, $49 joefresh.ca

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H&M Denim Jacket, $30 hm.com/ca

3. denim jacket: more denim is on point this season and can be worn with just about anything from dressing down a beautiful summer dresses to pairing with any of the “festival look” items available this season.

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GUESS Floral Logo Tank Top, $49 thebay.com

4. floral top: I know I did two posts on this already (here and here) but I love florals so much I could talk about them forever. Just buy some already!

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VINCE CAMUTO Vamelia Dress Mule, $175 thebay.com 

5. The Mule is everywhere this season. Pick your poison (dressy, heeled, flat, pointed-toe, casual or toe-less) and rock ’em with everything you own.

Easy-peasy. Okay, so it wasn’t but hopefully this will get your started on ways to update your wardrobe for Spring 2015. Which one is your favourite? Happy Shopping!

Spring showers bring spring flowers

Hey party people! I hope it’s thawing and warming up out there for all of you. The weather is getting nicer around here and all that awful white stuff is slowly slipping away down the drains. And you know what that means – Florals! I am a huge fan of this pattern genre and I am looking forward to incorporating them into my outfit each and every day.

Here’s some of my favs.

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These two gorgeous blouses are from Joe Fresh

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This cute cropped cami is from Dynamite

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This floral romper is from Out of the Blue on Osborne

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These gorgeous heels are from Aldo

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I bought this cute sweatshirt from Urban Planet. Love pairing it with jeans and my leather bomber jacket from Joe Fresh.

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These sunglasses from Toms have a pretty daisy motif.

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This dress from Club Monaco has an unexpected cutout in the back making it appear as two pieces. Interesting!

What are your favourite floral pieces? Are you already wearing them or keeping them for warmer temps? Happy Shopping!

Totally Random Friday – March 7

So, I’m pretty proud of myself this week. Not only did I post three times, I’ve actually been posting in the morning so you could read them during the day. Like, this post, you’ll actually be able to read it on Friday, March 7th as opposed to being posted in the evening and read on Saturday. Okay, I’ll try not to wrench my arm patting myself on the back. Lol

This week was pretty busy. Did some shopping on Saturday, both with a client and then with my daughter. Sadly, shopping is the only exercise she gets when it has been as cold as it has. Definitely looking forward to the warmer weather and maybe some tobogganing and walks.

Here are a few things I bought or found this week:

Here are the three pieces I purchased from Peter Pilotto for Target:

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Long sleeve T-shirt for a client

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This dress actually ended up going back. While I loved the print, I didn’t find the cut very flattering.

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And this geometric shell.  (pants from Banana Republic, jacket from Rickis, shoes Nine West and necklace from ParaMix)

Sarah Stevenson is the next designer to do a designer capsule collection at Target. Here are a few of my favourite looks.

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She says she is heavily influenced by florals. Could I have found my new designer soul-mate?? Collection is unveiled March 23rd. See the whole thing here.

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Found this black lace Joe Fresh t-shirt when I ran into Superstore to get diapers. Love being able to buy clothing with my groceries!

catchingfireAnybody else pumped to buy Catching Fire today? I have to say that while I loved the first movie, the second one truly blew me away. I can’t wait to see the third and fourth movies (based on the third book) coming out in Nov 2014 and Nov 2015 respectively.

 

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For my birthday (yes, that was over six weeks ago) my husband purchased the Ellie Goulding album Halcyon Days. I am totally loving it. In fact, all three of us have become pretty big Ellie fans. My daughter stops what she is doing and starts dancing when she hears Lights, Burn, or I Need Your Love (we are also Calvin Harris fans). And I loop the album (it’s pretty big) when I’m blogging and it’s mellow enough for evening but upbeat enough to keep me grooving while I search for links and upload pictures.

How was your week? Are you enjoying the warmer temps and the snow dump? What did you buy? Leave me a comment. Happy Shopping!