Fall Favourites Under $50!

I am loving all of the colours and trends of Fall 2018.  I previously blogged about my love of leopard and all things colour blocked.  Today I have rounded up a bunch of my favourite Fall clothing and accessories all in the under $50 range!

Fall Favourites under $50

 

One. Beaded Drop Earrings // Two. Leopard Sweater // Three. Shoulder Bag // Four. Plaid Shirt // Five. High-Rise Black Jeans // Six. Over the Knee Boots // Seven. Oversized Turtleneck Sweater // Eight. Fluffy Cardigan // Nine. Leopard Scarf // Ten. Denim Girlfriend Jeans // Eleven. Dark Green Sweater // Twelve. Pompom Beret // Thirteen. Felted Wool Hat // Fourteen. Black Bootie // Fifteen. Pink and Yellow Plaid Scarf

 

I own about half of the items on this list and I guess I could call the other half my wish list! LOL

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Colour Predictions for Fall 2018 Part 5

For the last few weeks I have been writing about the Pantone Institute’s Fashion Colour Trend Report predictions for Fall 2018.  I have covered the first eight colours so far: Red Pear and Valiant PoppyNebulas Blue and Ceylon Yellow, Martini Olive and Russet Orange and Ultra Violet and Crocus Petal.  Today I’ve got the last two forecasted shades: Limelight and Quetzal Green.  This has been such a fun segment for me to write as I always get so excited to see what the colour trends are going to be 🙂

Pantone 2018 Fall Colours

(Image courtesy of the Pantone website)

 

PANTONE 12-0740 Limelight

“Animated and effervescent, a pungent yellow-green becomes the center of attention.”

Description courtesy of the Pantone website.

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One. Off the Shoulder Top // Two. Roll Tab Sleeve Shirt // Three. ‘Somewhere Sunny’ Sweatshirt // Four. Ruffle Tank Top // Five. Tie Cuff Top // Six. Lace Dress // Seven. Skinny Jeans // Eight. Pleated Maxi Dress

 

PANTONE 18-5025 Quetzal Green

“A deep elegant blue-green hue suggestive of rich plumage.”

Description courtesy of the Pantone website.

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One. Open-shoulder Blouse // Two. Mohair Blend Sweater // Three. Tassel Earrings // Four. Checkered Shirt // Five. Off-the-shoulder Blouse // Six. Handbag //Seven. Satin Camisole // Eight. Long-sleeved Blouse

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Colour Predictions for Fall 2018 Part 4

Over the last couple weeks I have been discussing the Pantone’s Fashion Colour Trend Report predictions for Fall 2018.  I have covered six colours so far: Red Pear and Valiant PoppyNebulas Blue and Ceylon Yellow and Martini Olive and Russet Orange. Today I will be sharing fashion finds for the next two predicted shades: Ultra Violet and Crocus Petal.  I think both of these purple hues are absolutely gorgeous!

Pantone 2018 Fall Colours

(Image courtesy of the Pantone website)

 

PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet

“Inventive and imaginative Ultra Violet lights the way for what is yet to come.”

Description courtesy of the Pantone website.

Ultra Violet

One. Woven Scarf // Two. Double Breasted Coat // Three. Beaded Fringe Earrings // Four. V-Neck T-Shirt // Five. Lace Dress // Six. High-Waisted Capri Leggings // Seven. Roll Neck Sweater // Eight. Fleece Pullover // Nine. Rubber Boot

 

 

PANTONE 15-3520 Crocus Petal

“A cultivated and refined hue adds a light and airy spring-like feeling demand.”

Description courtesy of the Pantone website.

Crocus Petal

One. Puff-Sleeved Blouse // Two. Striped Sweater // Three. Denim Jacket // Four. Wrap Waist Dress // Five. Scallop Camisole // Six. Layered Flounce Dress // Seven. Layered Mesh Skirt // Eight. Twist Front Pullover // Nine. Tassel Drop Earrings // Ten. Cold Shoulder Jumper // Eleven. Blouse // Twelve. Ballet Flat // Thirteen. V-Neck Sweater

 

I will be back next week with the final instalment, and last two colours in this Pantone series!

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Colour Predictions for Fall 2018 Part 3

Last week I started my segment on Pantone’s Fashion Colour Trend Report predictions for Fall 2018.  I have discussed four colours so far: Red Pear and Valiant Poppy and Nebulas Blue and Ceylon Yellow.  Today I will be sharing fashion finds for the next two predicted shades: Martini Olive and Russet Orange.  These are probably my least two favourite of the colours only because they are the least flattering on my own personal skin tone… so selfish I know! LOL.  They would of course be gorgeous on anyone with a darker complexion than my own.

Pantone 2018 Fall Colours

(Image courtesy of the Pantone website)

 

PANTONE 18-0625 Martini Olive

“Smooth, sophisticated and urbane green adds depth to the Fall/Winter 2018 palette.”
Description courtesy of the Pantone website.
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One. Creped Jersey Top // Two. Fine-Kind Sweater // Three. Suede Shift Dress // Four. Mock-Neck Sweater // Five. Creped Pants // Six. Skinny Jeans // Seven. Handbag // Eight. Ankle Boot // Nine. Asymmetric Skirt // Ten. Button Front Strappy Dress // Eleven. Moto Leggings // Twelve. Shoulder Bag

 

 

PANTONE 16-1255 Russet Orange

“This forest floor orange speaks to earthen warmth.”
Description courtesy of the Pantone website.

 

Russet Orange

 

One. Floral Blouse // Two. Long Sleeve Ribbed Tee // Three. Mock Neck Sweater // Four. Tie Knot Tee // Five. Floral Wrap Skirt // Six. Sleeveless Ruffle-Trim Dress // Seven. Polka Dot Midi Dress // Eight. Twist Front Dress // Nine. Tassel Scarf // Ten. Patterned Skirt // Eleven. High Waist Pants // Twelve. Ruffled Tank Top // Thirteen. Rain Boot

 

I will be back next week with my finds for the next two predicted colours: Ultra Violet and Crocus Petal.

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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

(Image courtesy of the Pantone website)

 

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

(Image courtesy of the Pantone website)

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.
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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