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!
Mx

'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!
Mx

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!
Mx

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

gauzy goodness


{Jen's Pirate Booty Chiapas Top (special order, 7 colours);
Brixton Dalila Hat (sold out, love this one);

Hope everyone had a great long weekend!  I'm still fighting an ear infection and now I have a cold.  But that would never stop me from going out for ice cream!  The weather was perfect so we headed to the park after so that the kids could play and we could enjoy the summer breeze that we rarely get.  I wore this Jen's Pirate Booty Chiapas Top I purchased at Planet Blue in Boca Raton.  I'm obsessed with Jen's Pirate Booty (raved about the brand last September here - NSFW).  I've also been eyeing this one-shoulder style top.  It's just dreamy fabric.  The details are so pretty.  I paired this beautiful top with a pair of One Teaspoon cutoffs that I also purchased at Planet Blue.  I've collected my share of One Teaspoon Bandits, but I had to have these high-waisted Bonitas.  They are super comfortable!  For those that are in fall fashion mode, this top would of course look great with a pair of jeans and booties.

On our trip to Florida a few weeks back, we stopped in Boca Raton on our way to Miami (specifically Planet Blue in Mizner Park, below).  It's one of the cutest places to shop and I can't wait to go back!  I love Florida (as most do) and I'm devastated and praying for those affected (or will be affected) by the hurricane.

UPDATE: I'm selling this Jen's Pirate Booty top, along with other great items from my closet, and I will be donating 10% of my sales to those affected by the hurricanes.  Shop my items on Poshmark here: https://poshmark.com/closet/marikascloset
Mx

Friday, September 1, 2017

friday find: the oversized (embroidered) jean jacket

 


Happy Friday and happy first day of September!  Today's find is this Madewell oversized jean jacket with beautiful embroidery to celebrate the countdown to fall (my favourite season for fashion).  Fall is when you start pulling out those jackets and it's safe to say that everyone loves a jean jacket.  This Madewell one is definitely not your standard denim jacket.  The embroidery on this jacket is stunning and takes a denim-on-denim look to a whole new level.  Don't need a new denim jacket?  You can get the same beautiful embroidery on a pair of high-rise slim boyfriend jeans or a denim shirt.

I've been fighting an ear infection and allergies (puffy eye and cheek), but I'm hoping to be back next week with a new outfit post.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Happy shopping!
Mx

Friday, August 25, 2017

friday find: my boyfriend's tee



Happy Friday! Today's find is an 'effortless take on a borrowed-from-the-boys V-neck tee featuring a relaxed, oversized fit.'  This Free People My Boyfriend's Tee comes in 11 colours and, if you are like me and have a hard time deciding on a colour, it's 50% off (for a very limited time) so you basically get another colour for free!

Happy shopping!
Mx

Friday, August 18, 2017

friday find: pearls




Happy Friday!  I was in Florida this past week visiting Orlando, Palm Beach and Miami!  It was such a great trip, especially Palm Beach, a place I've never been to.  I am already booking our next trip!  I tried taking pictures of my outfits but I was dying in the heat (I don't know how bloggers do it and look so chic and not sweaty ha!) so unfortunately I won't have those to show you, but I will wear those outfits in the near future I'm sure and will post them soon.  Anyway, today's find is something I found while shopping in Disney Springs: these amazing Free People Pearl Crop Straight Leg Jeans.  They are full length on me, but fit great.  I love embellishments on denim.  They make wearing a pair of jeans that much more fun!  Plus, they look fancy but you don't feel fancy (i.e., uncomfortable).  I preferred the fit of these Free People straight-leg jeans, but Anthropologie also makes a similar pair of jeans embellished with pearls in a relaxed boyfriend fit.

Happy shopping!
Mx