Colour Predictions for Fall 2018 Part 2

At the end of last week I started my segment on Pantone’s Fashion Colour Trend Report predictions for Fall 2018.  I touched on two beautiful colours: Red Pear and Valiant Poppy.  Today I will be sharing my finds for the next two predicted shades: Nebulas Blue and Ceylon Yellow.

Pantone 2018

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PANTONE 18-4048 Nebulas Blue

“Reminiscent of twilight, a thoughtful, starry-eyed blue.”
 Description courtesy of the Pantone Website.
NEBULAS BLUE

PANTONE 15-0850 Ceylon Yellow

“Savory and spicy yellow adds an exotic touch.”
Description courtesy of the Pantone Website.
CEYLON YELLOW

 

See you later in the week for Martini Olive and Russet Orange!

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Colour Predictions for Fall 2018

One of my very favourite posts from last year was the series I did on Pantone’s Fashion Colour Trend report for Fall.  If you missed it, you can read about it here.  Essentially, the Pantone Institute will predict their top 10 colours for fashion in the upcoming season, based on what is seen at New York Fashion Week. The Pantone Fashion Colour Trend Report is in my mind one of the best sources of inspiration for the upcoming season’s  colour trends.  Below are the gorgeous colours they have chosen for Fall 2018.

Pantone 2018

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I actually love this particular palette of colours. I previously posted about my obsession of all things lavender, or in this case, Crocus Petal.  Red Pear and Quetzal Green are definitely colours that are going to be dominant in my Fall lineup. I love their richness.  I personally have a hard time wearing shades like Ceylon Yellow, Martini Olive and Russet Orange because of my skin tone, but I think they are still super fun and look forward to seeing them on others this season.  Ultra Violet was actually Pantone’s Colour of the year which I previously blogged about here.  Nebulas Blue and Limelight are both super pretty and I appreciate how vibrant they are!  Overall I think the Pantone Institute has chosen a lovely selection of colours!

I have collected some articles of clothing and accessories in all of these colours if you are wanting to introduce any of them into your existing wardrobe for this Fall!  I will be posting two of the colour trends per post throughout the next few weeks, so make sure you check back!

 

PANTONE 19-1536 Red Pear

“Deliciously deep red, whose luscious depth entices.”
Description courtesy of the Pantone website.
RedPear!!

PANTONE 18-1549 Valiant Poppy

“Brave and outgoing red shade effusive in its allure.”

Description courtesy of the Pantone website.)

 

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I will be back later in the week with my finds for the next two colours: Nebulas Blue and Ceylon Yellow.

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Cranberry Apple Moscow Mules!

 

Cranberry Apple Moscow Mules

 

Back in the summer I posted a delicious drink called the Kentucky Mule.  This new beverage has been modified to give it a bit more of a Fall feel!  We have a fridge full of apples from our U-Pick adventures and a bunch of fresh cranberries so I figured why not play around and make a yummy Autumn version of this cocktail!?  Introducing the Cranberry Apple Moscow Mule 🙂

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 Ginger beer
  • 4 oz. Vodka
  • 1/4 cup of Cranberry or Cranberry Apple juice
  • Ice
  • Fresh apples, cranberries & lime for garnish

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Directions:

Fill mule mug (or glass) with ice

Add vodka & your choice of cranberry juice

Pour in your favourite ginger beer

Squeeze fresh lime juice & mix

Garnish with fresh apples & cranberries

Enjoy!

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Not only are these Moscow Mules delicious, but the red and green make it a perfect Christmas cocktail!

Do you have any favourite Fall & Winter cocktails to share? I would love to hear about them!

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Fabulous Fall Accessories!

As the saying goes, accessories are necessities!  A beautiful accessory can literally make your entire outfit.  I totally appreciate pieces like a simple black saddle bag or a classic plaid scarf, but during this season there is a ton of room for being as bold as you want to!  Hats are huge for Fall 2017…  and not just the cute felt floppy hats like we have seen the last couple years, but also baker boy hats (my new obsession!) chic berets, pom-pom toques, page boys, felt fedoras in every colour and embellished headbands.  There are an abundance of fun Fall accessories to make a statement with.  Tons of vibrant colours, patterns and various textures.  I know it’s easy to stick to neutrals, but this year with your classic black coat why not try a pair of vibrant burgundy leather gloves or a leopard print scarf instead?  I am also a huge believer in belts.  They can often add a fun element to an understated outfit!  You will be seeing a ton of oversized buckles and thick, corset style belts this Fall.  Be bold and be confident with your accessories and you will be amazed at how many compliments you will get 🙂

I have linked a bunch of fabulous and really reasonably priced Fall accessories below:

 

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  1. Leather & Suede Gloves // 2. Wide Brim Fedora // 3. Foldover Crossbody Bag // 4. Tassel Fringe Earrings // 5. Tasseled Earrings // 6. Soft Tie Belt // 7. Leopard Print Scarf // 8. Perforated Black Belt // 9. Metallic Knit Headband // 10. Crossbody Saddle Bag // 11. Captain’s Hat // 12. Sunglasses // 13. Pompom Toque //  14. Gold Bow Belt //  15. Multistrand Necklace // 16. Burgundy Leather Gloves // 17. Gold Leaf Earrings // 18. Velvet Crossbody Bag // 19. Blue Wool Hat // 20. Color-Block Oversized Scarf

 

What are your favourite accessories for this Fall? I would love to hear from you in the comments below 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

Instagram Outfits

I hope that everyone is having a great week so far!

I am doing a big Instagram outfit roundup today as it has been a while since my last one 🙂  I have provided the links to some of the more popular “start of Fall” outfits that I have worn.  Happy shopping!

 

Cute Overalls

Similar Lace Top  //  Denim Overalls

Fun Fall outfit

Striped Cardigan  //  White T-shirt //  Black Jeans  //  Braided Belt  //  Suede Boots

Black & Red Floral Dress

My Black & Red Floral Dress is sold out online (I did see it in the store still though!)  I have linked the midi version HERE & the pleated skirt HERE //  OTK Boots  //  Black Tights  (my favourite these are a staple!)

Cute Hunter boot outfit

Cardigan  //  Striped Shirt  //  Light Jeans  //  Hunter Boots

Black & White polka dot dress

Polka Dot Dress  (mine was from Zara a couple of months ago.  I find their clothes sell out SO fast! My exact is no longer available, I’ve linked a couple other cute ones HERE // HERE & HERE  //  Suede Ankle Boots (I wear these ALL the time!)  //  Black Tights

Midi cardigan, denim shirt, mules

Long Cardigan black version HERE //  Denim Shirt  //  Black Leggings  //  Mule Loafers

Baker Boy hat & studded ankle boots

Luitenant Hat  //  Shiny Leggings  //  Studded Booties

Fall floral dress with peep toed booties

Floral Print Dress  (it is actually dark green but looks navy/ black in this picture) //  Peep-Toed Booties (20% off right now)

striped shirt & dressy joggers

Striped Shirt (I own this is almost every colour you will LOVE it!) //  Black Jogger Pants  //  Black Pumps //  Purse

Cozy beige poncho

My Cream Poncho is from last year, but I have linked a cute, similar one HERE  //  Striped Turtleneck  //  Jeans  //  Boots

Black & White checked coat

Black & White Checkered Coat  //  Cream Sweater  //  Jeans  //  OTK Boots

Loafer Heels

Loafer Heel Pumps  //  Leather Leggings

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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Fall Ponchos!

I am really loving ponchos (also referred to as capes or wraps) for Fall!  Such a fun and cozy alternative to simply throwing on a sweater.  They give you that layer of extra warmth, while still looking very chic!  These wraps can have a bit of a vintage or rustic feel to them which I love!  Ponchos are super easy to style and you can wear them over practically anything: jeans, leggings, dresses.  If this is a new trend to you, grab one in a neutral colour that goes with everything.  You will be surprised by how much use you will actually get out of it 🙂  I get more compliments whenever I wear this plaid one below.

Cute Plaid PonchoFun Fall Plaid Poncho

My exact plaid poncho is from last Fall but I have found a bunch of other really cute, reasonably priced ones if it a look you are interested in trying this look:

Ponchos

One. Black Plaid Poncho  //  Two. Blue Buffalo Wrap  //  Three. Plaid Poncho //  Four. Buffalo Plaid Cape //  Five. Plaid Poncho //  Six. Grey Multi Plaid Cape  //  Seven. Jacquard Cape  //  Eight. Reversible Poncho  //  Nine. Fringe Black Wrap  //  Ten. Plaid Toggle Wrap //  Eleven. Blue Fringe Wrap

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

A Visit to the Pumpkin Patch!

I absolutely love taking our kids to the Pumpkin Patch!  We  probably go at least 5 or 6 times every year.  Our first trip this year was to the Port Kells Nursery.  This is one of my favourite patches to visit, as there is so much for the kids to do there besides just picking out their pumpkins.  Another great part is that it is totally free to go to, with the exception of taking a hayride.  The charge for this is $5.00 (under 3 years is free) which the nursery will redeem towards the purchase of a pumpkin or plants.  We easily spend a couple of hours each time we visit.  A bonus feature of this particular nursery is that a few of the attractions are inside, because lets face it, Fall in B.C. usually involves a decent amount of rain… lol!  I only discovered this nursery a couple of years ago, so I wanted to share it in case you live in the area and are looking for somewhere new and fun to try 🙂

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My sweet boys in the adorable pumpkin toques my talented mom made them 🙂

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Choosing pumpkins from the patch

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The Indoor Hay Maze

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Feeding the chickens!

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Indoor Sandbox

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Lots of diggers and shovels to play with! (Behind him is the bunnies & goats.)

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Entrance to the little (also indoor) Haunted House

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Indoor Ball Toss

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Pumpkin Patch

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My eldest son’s favourite part… a bunch of tractors for him to climb on and “drive” 😉

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Outfit Details: My marl shawl cardigan is sold out at H&M but I’ve linked a cozy one HERE & HERE & HERE  //  my striped turtleneck is from last year but I have linked a similar one HERE  & HERE  //  Jeans  //  Boots

There is also an outdoor corn maze, pig pen, little café inside to grab a snack at and I have seen face painting on the weekends!  No shortage of things to keep the kids entertained 🙂  What are your favourite family friendly activities for Fall?  I am always welcoming suggestions!

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Midi Coats

It is no secret that I love midi length everything!  I find it to be such a flattering and functional length for clothing.  The midi coat was popular last Fall but I feel like is going to be much more mainstream this year.  This length of coat falls just below your knees, basically mid calf, which makes sense as to why it’s called midi length.  I find it has almost a bit of a retro feel and can easily be dressed up or down.  I tend to wear a lot of tunics and long sweaters in the fall, so I like this length of jacket because then my clothing isn’t hanging out the bottom of my coat (and it keeps your bottom warm in the chilly months.. lol!)

 

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I have rounded up a bunch of fun, reasonably priced midi length jackets if you were looking to add one to your Fall wardrobe:

Midi Coat

  1. Leopard Wool-Blend Coat  //  2. Red Wool Coat  //  3. Camel Midi Coat  //  4. Mustard Yellow Midi Coat  //  5. Olive Double-Breasted Coat  //  6. Ecru Contrast Fabric Hem  //  7. Beige Wool-Blend Coat  //  8. Pink Faux Suede Trench  //  9. Floral Satin Trench  //  10.  Dark Blue Textured Midi  //  11. Light Gray Felted Coat  //  12. Pink Shawl Collar

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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The Five Styles of Boots You Need For This Fall!

It goes without saying that one of my favourite parts of Fall is the fashion.  I love cozy cardigans and sweaters over leggings or distressed denim with a fun scarf and a great pair of boots.  Fabulous boots can make your entire outfit.  In fact, I sometimes outfit plan around my footwear… lol!  There are no shortage of amazing boots right now and it can be a little overwhelming if you are shoe obsessed like myself!  I have managed to narrow it down to five styles I feel you are going to be seeing a ton of this Fall:

Over the Knee Boots

I purchased a couple great pairs of OTK boots last year so I am thrilled to see they are still everywhere again this year!  This style of boot has been updated so it is a little less Pretty Woman and much more elegant and chic now!  So many different heel heights and fabrics to choose from to keep your look casual or to dress it up.

Over The Knee Boots

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Lace Up Utility Boots

The chunky block heel and platform on some of these combat style of boots give them a bit of a dressier look.  These boots are super cute and definitely have a bit of edginess to them.  I personally think it would be fun to pair this more utility style of footwear with something super feminine!

 

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Studded Buckle Booties

I love the details on these moto inspired booties!  The low heel makes them really easy to wear and the studding and buckles add a really fun element to the otherwise plain black.  They would look super cute with jeans or a little leather skirt!

Studded Buckled Booties

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Floral and Embroidered Ankle Boots

Keeping with the flowered embroidery trend that was everywhere this year, floral has continued into Fall footwear.  There are so many adorable embroidered or floral booties for sale right now.  Definitely a statement piece and I absolutely love them!  I do not own a pair yet, but will definitely be putting them at the top of my wish list!

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Slouchy

80’s and 90’s Fashion has been making a huge comeback for the last couple years so it was only a matter of time until slouch boots showed up again! (I used to own the sweetest pair of white leather one in school… lol!)  The boots I have been noticing this year have a more subtle slouch then the ones that I once wore though!

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What do you think of these different boot styles for Fall 2017?  I cannot wait to try them out 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

A Wardrobe Staple: Shirt Dresses!

I cannot resist a cute shirt dress!  One of the things that is appealing to me is the fact I can look a little dressed up while feeling super comfortable at the same time.  I always think of shirt dresses as one of the perfect transition pieces to take me from Summer to Fall.  The weather still is warm enough for bare legs but not quite hot enough for bare shoulders.  When I’m running around with the kids I will wear one with a cute pair of slides or ballet flats and then throw it on with a pair of ankle boots when I can slow my pace to a walk… lol!  Shirt dresses look really stylish on their own, or I also love them as a layering piece under a long cardigan with some over the knee boots.  Definitely a look I will be wearing a ton this Fall!

Sunny Daytime Shirt dress Look
Sunny Daytime Shirt dress Look
Cooler Evening Look
Cooler Evening Look

 

I have linked some other shirt dresses that I love below :

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One. Grey Floral  *  Two. Dark Wash Twill  *  Three. Blue & White Striped  *  Four. Red Plaid Knotted  *  Five. Belted Floral  *  Six. Thornberry Tiered Sleeve  *  Seven. Teal Floral Piped  *  Eight. Plum Plaid  *  Nine. Stripe Front Tie  *  Ten. Black & White Dots

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

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