So many outfits, so little time, what can I do? I have more outfit stories than I can keep up with, so I apologize for not updating my blog in the last 2 weeks. I have heard it from many of you and I know you have been waiting. I have been totally bagged all week. I blame it on the time change, the grey weather and the anticipation of spring. Am I the only one who was feeling a little like it was tough to get the day started this week? Add a few social events on top of that and by Thursday, I was done like dinner…well not my dinner cause I don’t cook, but you get the point.
Saturday night was celebrating 2 birthdays at the same time. I am blessed to have amazing friends who have been my friends for many years. The years just fly by and there’s nothing more fun than looking at old pics and still being together after all these years.
The hair was shorter but I was in the middle then, and am still the glue that holds us together, and I love it that way! Never take your friends for granted. Love and appreciate them every day.
Chokers are back and of course I have been dying to find the right choker and style it the right way. I got 2 chokers at www.zara.com for $25.00 last week. This one had little sparkly flowers for fun detail. The other one is basic black. I love this white cape…and yes I am a sucker for capes. I have one in black, a rust colour and this white one. It is a staple in my closet.
I got dressed in 25 minutes (a record for me, hence the hair up), as I was rushing out the door to meet my friends and managed to pull together this total look, which I think came together rather nicely. My off the shoulder black top flowed nicely with the cape, from www.mendocino.ca. Off the shoulder tops are even bigger than last season and I so adore them. They look great on everyone and nobody knows if you are feeling like you are having a fat day! Shoulders never retain water! My distressed jeans were glammed up with my black bow shoes and my fave piece is my mom’s vintage little bag. I think this bag was from her honeymoon and these tiny things have come back this season in a big way! It’s enough to carry keys, phone, a lipstick and a credit card. Thanks Mom!
On Sunday night, totally exhausted from the night before and trying to stay awake with the time change, I went to see my fave hair queen stylist, Heba, for a quick but much needed blow out. I know, she rocks doesn’t she?
If you follow my posts, you know how much I love a good collar. It dresses up a work outfit easily and effortlessly. It says I am ready for business but yet I rock! This collar dress is from www.forever21.com, from a few years ago. I fished it out from the back of my closet and instead of wearing it with pumps, I flipped on my mod style white boots, for a different look altogether.
Some days at work, are, let’s face it easier than others. Some days require more solid thinking and drafting than others. Whatever thoughts occupy your mind during the work day, be sure to surround yourself in great style…it helps with the smart thinking, I swear! You can see my zebra print pillow in the back,,,,,and my www.swarovski.com pen…hmmmm..okay I owe it to you to show you pics of my office very soon. I know you will love it. Let me add that to my TO DO list next week.
I was fortunate to be invited to the press pre-public opening launch party of www.simons.ca. Simons is a department store institution in Quebec. It has been around for over a hundred years, and while it has opened it up out west, we thank Simons for coming to Ontario, finally. They opened up last week at the Square One Shopping Mall in Mississauga and it’s worth the drive from downtown. As you would expect from a Simons store, the store is beautiful. spacious and bright. Simon carries a mix of their own private label as well as luxury brands and house wears.
I came home with the BEST for a new post), a fabulous shower curtain and bathroom accessories. Now I don’t have to wait for my trips to Montreal to stock up at my fave Canadian department store.
And then there was St. Patrick’s day.
The strangest thing about this outfit was that I didn’t even intend on wearing green. It just happened organically. The fashion Gods and my fashion angles must have guided me to this outfit. I swear I didn’t realize I was in green until I arrived home, ready for my outfit pic of the day.
How is this for a little inspiration ?
You can always count on Iris Apfel to motivate and your inspire your style journey, if you need that kind of thing. At the age of 94, Iris has a signed a new contract with www.blueillusion.com, a french retailer, hoping to gain some North American market share. Iris is living proof that “Style has no Age” so please remember that the next time you catch yourself thinking you’re too old, or you’re a mommy etc…..always be styling! NO EXCUSES guys and dolls!
If you follow me and read my IG posts and my blog, you will recall that www.pantone.com picked these 2 colours as the colours of 2016, rose quartz and serenity. I have been loving these colours and determined to mix these 2 soft palettes together, however I was hoping that I could experiment with spring wear and not still be wearing winter furs in mid-March. It’d s good thing I can have fun with furs and hats and all that fun stuff….or I would not have a sunny disposition!
It’s all about the taupe lips this season. This beauty craze has taken off like crazy. At first I wasn’t too sure I could marry this colour but a little experimenting and I am hooked. This colour is also otherwise known as greige. We have seen this colour on nails but believe it or not, my lips are loving it! The fun part is that you can create your very own shade. Here I took a barely there nude lipstick and applied In Stone matte shade by www.maccosmetics.ca and got tons of compliments on it.
The trick with wearing these colours is to ensure that you wear them in a matte texture, and brighten up your complexion with a bit of bronzer and contouring so you don’t look washed out. I couldn’t believe that I could actually pull off this shade and I know that you can too. Just play around and mix your colours and you too will find the perfect shade for your beautiful complexion…then let me know how you did.
Hope you have are enjoying the rest of the weekend!
Stay Beautiful on the Inside and Out! xoxo