Friday, October 13, 2017

friday find: soft-sleeved sweater

Happy Friday!  Anthropologie is having a 'Happy Harvest Event' where you can save up to 25% off on fall items!  One of the items I've been eyeing from Anthropologie (& is currently sitting in my shopping cart, along with about 25 other things that I'm trying to narrow down) is this beautiful soft-sleeved sweater by Knitted & Knotted.  I'm a sucker for a cozy sweater and you can't get much cozier than a sweater with fuzzy, soft sleeves.  I always look for unique pieces and this sweater not only has different textures, but also has my favourite feature: a statement sleeve.  Plus, it's ivory and I love my 'winter whites' so this sweater checks of another box.  And this sweater is also under $100 (not including the discount)!  So not only does this sweater check off 1 box, but it checks off 5!

Cozy: check. 
Ivory: check. 
Textures: check.
Statement sleeve. check.
Budget-friendly: check.

I'm also loving this, this and this sweater, all with statement sleeves.

Happy shopping!

Friday, October 6, 2017

friday find: checked top

Happy Friday!  There is so much goodness out there for fall, I want everything.  I am currently obsessing over this ZARA checked top.  The embroidery is so beautiful!  Sadly, it's still hot in the South and this top would be too warm to wear here.  Well, I could wear it in the morning because we're starting to have cool mornings, but then I'd have to take it off for the afternoon.  It's a whole thing.  But I can't wait to stock up on all things checked.  ZARA always has great checked pieces.  I also love this embroidered tunic, this oversized checked dress (that probably only a few could pull off, but I'm obsessed), this embroidered checked shirt (the back is stunning!!) and this checked dress with floral embroidery.

Happy shopping!

Friday, September 29, 2017

friday find: faux fur jacket

Happy Friday!  It has been deathly hot here this week.  Living in Myrtle Beach was so great because you would just cool off at the beach, but now that we live upstate I've been hibernating as if it's winter in Canada.  But I've been keeping busy with Shopbop's 'Event of the Season' (ends today!), where you can save up to 25% off your entire order!!  Even though it's so hot here in the South, I can't help but drool over all of the jackets for fall.  Today's find is this gorgeous MOTHER faux fur jacket.  I love the colour.  I love that it can be worn casually with jeans, as seen here, or thrown on top of a pretty dress and booties.

Happy shopping!

Friday, September 22, 2017

friday find: floral dress for fall

Happy Friday and happy first day of fall!!  I love fall so much.  The beautiful colours everywhere, the cooler weather (although it's getting hotter in the South) and, of course, fall fashion.  I think most fashion girls will agree that fall fashion is the best fashion.  In the summer you can wear a dress, but that's basically it.  In the fall, you can create so many unique looks by taking that dress and adding layers.  Are you a denim jacket kind of girl, or a leather jacket kind of girl?  My favourite layering piece is an oversized cardigan.  Do you like wearing moto boots that add edge to a feminine floral dress, or prefer slouchy boots for that soft boho look (my preference).  Today's find is this gorgeous Madewell Sézane Daphna Floral Dress, which is the perfect floral dress for fall.  Pair it with sandals to over-the-knee boots as the weather gets cooler and it becomes a different look each time you wear it.  When it gets really cold you can layer a turtleneck underneath and add opaque tights.  The options are endless!

Happy shopping and happy layering!

Friday, September 15, 2017

friday find: velvet love (crossbody)

You are going to see velvet everywhere for fall and I am so happy about it because I love love love velvet.  I want everything, from velvet leggings to velvet jumpsuits to velvet shoes to velvet hats.  I mean it, I want velvet everything.  If you're hesitating about this trend, the best way to ease into it is with an accessory.  I give you this beautiful Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody in blue velvet.  It could work for an evening out, work, or casually with jeans and a tee (which would be my preference because then the velvet would pop!).  See my blog post here where I paired a (similar coloured) velvet top with denim. 

Happy shopping!

'I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable.'  - George Costanza

Thursday, September 14, 2017

pink gingham

7 For All Mankind Slim Illusion Skinny Jeans (old, similar);
Brixton Dalila Hat (sold out, love this one);

I am obsessing over Petersyn (also here) lately.  I would literally buy every piece, but the pieces are not the most budget-friendly.  (Of course, this top is now on sale!)  As much as I love every piece, this gorgeous top was calling my name: it's pink, off-the-shoulder, gingham and has statement sleeves.  I actually bought this top before we left Myrtle Beach, but it's been too hot to wear it so I've been waiting for cooler weather.  I initially thought of pairing this beautiful pink gingham top with white jeans and gladiator sandals but, since I'm in fall mode, I paired it with dark skinny jeans and booties.

I'm also obsessing over the plaid version for fall!

Happy shopping!

Friday, September 8, 2017

friday find: collared cardigan

A cardigan is the perfect layering piece when the weather starts to shift.  It's nice enough for the office, but also perfectly cozy for the weekends.  You throw it on when you get chilly and easily slip it off when you get too warm.  I love this Anthropologie Collared Cardigan.  First, I love that it's ivory because I love my 'winter whites'.  I really love the oversized fit and the fuller sleeves, which also have a different texture which makes it more unique.  I love how it's paired with denim on denim here, a style I love.  Because of the oversized fit of this cardigan, it would pair well with a white blouse for work.  (Bonus: a blouse with similar style sleeves won't get squished as they would in a fitted sleeved cardigan.)  Just add a pair of dress pants or a skirt. 

I've styled an oversized cardigan many times on the blog.  I paired a similar cardigan with a silk cami and black jeans on the blog here.  I styled an oversized cardigan with a floral dress and over-the-knee boots on the blog here.  I styled an oversized cardigan with a slip dress, over-the-knee socks and booties on the blog here.  And I styled that same cardigan with a tee and midi skirt here.  If I had to choose one must-have item for fall, it would definitely be an oversized cardigan.

Happy layering!