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.
Martini Olive

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

The Perfect Lace Midi Dress

I’m going to start out by saying that you need to have this dress in your wardrobe!  It has been one of my very favourites this Summer.  So perfect with heels for a friend’s recent wedding and I also dressed it down with flat sandals for a dinner out with the girls.  By pairing it with my leather bomber it is easy to transition into the cooler weather we will be soon be undoubtedly having.  I am a huge fan of lace and midi length so naturally I fell in love with it at first sight 🙂

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This dress comes in six different colours and I want them all! I suppose that would be a little excessive though…. LOL!

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Lace Midi Dress // Block Heels // Ball Drop Earrings // Leather Jacket // Purse

 

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Shannon xx

Floral Maxi

This floral print maxi has been one of my more complimented dresses 🙂  I received so many messages when I posted it on my Instagram that I figured I should probably do a post and link it for anyone who is interested in adding it to their own wardrobe!  This dress is so fun, colourful and easy to wear!  (Self confessed colour lover right here…)  The waist is smocked with a tie so I find it to be a bit more flattering that way.  The best part? It is only $30!  Such a great Spring and Summer find!

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Floral Maxi Dress // Bow Slides // Tassel Earrings

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Dressy Floral Jogger Pants!

I have always been first and foremost a dress lover! Lately though, I have been loving all of the cute dressy joggers and paper bag pants that I am seeing everywhere.  I was immediately drawn to these floral print ones.  They are the softest material and so easy to wear.  Two of my coworkers actually went out and bought them the evening I wore them to work! I find that to be the biggest complement 🙂 The reason I started my blog was because I wanted to share things that I love and amazing deals that I find.  These prints pants are definitely fall into that category!

Floral Tie-Waist Pants

Cutest Office Outfit

Floral Joggers

White Sleeveless Blouse & Floral Pants

The Best Floral Joggers/ Pants

Sleeveless Blouse // Floral Tie Waist Pants // Light Pink Suede Heels 

They are the perfect pant for both Summer and Fall.  I plan to wear them in cooler temperatures with a cute slide or ankle boot paired with a sweater or blazer. I am seriously obsessed with these pants.  The best part is, they are under $50.00!  I found them so flattering that I also picked up a few other styles and prints which I will link below:

Blue High-Rise Pant // Mauve High Rise Jogger // Striped Olive Jogger // Red Cigarette Pant

 

What do you think? Are you loving this dressy jogger trend?

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

The Perfect Summer Date Night Dress

My poor husband rarely gets to see me dressed up.  By the time he gets home from work I have usually changed out of whatever cute outfit I wore to work that day and am back in my “playing with the kids friendly” joggers! So when we can steal an evening away from our babies I always love wearing something that isn’t going to get sticky peanut butter fingers or markers all over it… LOL! For a recent patio dinner out I wore this breezy white lace-up sundress.

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It is the perfect dress for these hot summer evenings.  I always love pairing white and turquoise together and these beaded earrings gave this outfit a fun pop of colour!  It is also a treat for me to bring out the wedges when I don’t have to worry about carrying anyone and rolling an ankle… LOL!

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White Lace-Up Tank Dress // Espadrille Wedges // Turquoise Beaded Earrings

I absolutely love Summer and sunshine! We have so many amazing restaurants where we live and I am slowly making my way through my “Must Eat at this Summer” list.  Would you be interested in reading about my favourite local spots? Leave me a message in the comments 🙂 Hope you all get to soak up some sunshine this week!

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Summer Shoes for the Every Girl!

I am absolutely obsessed with cute sandals right now.  My husband recently asked me “Do you think you have enough pairs of slides?” I can only assume this question was rhetorical… LOL!  I basically have 3 categories of Summer shoes that I am living in right now:

Slides– for everyday when I am out and about with my kids

Low Block Heels– a comfortable, yet dressier option of footwear for my office

Wedges– when I get to go out with my husband or girlfriends (who doesn’t love longer looking legs?!)

I thought it would be fun to round-up some of my favourite, reasonably priced footwear right now 🙂

SLIDES

Pear Embellished Slide Sandals

I am so obsessed with these pearl embellished slides that I should probably grab a back up pair! Here are a handful of other super cute slide sandals that I love:

Best Slide Sandals

One. Blush Suede Bows // Two. Metallic Band // Three. Blue Gingham Bow // Four. Red Ruffle Crossband //  Five. Leopard Bow-Tie // Six. Multi Coloured Bow // Seven. Geometric Cutout // Eight. Rainbow Fringe // Nine. Nude Embellished // Ten. Raffia Tassel // Eleven. White Studded // Twelve. Shimmering Crossover

 

BLOCK HEELS

Light Blue Block Heels

I have this low block heel in 3 colours! It is such an easy and comfortable shoe to wear. Here are some other cute ones on my wish list:

The Best Block Heels

 

One. Blue Twist // Two. Lavender Knotted // Three. Green Pom-Pom Lace-Up // Four. Cherry Ruffled // Five. White Three Strap // Six. Pearl Embellished // Seven. Navy and Light Blue Suede // Eight. Pink Ankle Wrap Strappy // Nine. Fuchsia Three Band // Ten. Orchid Pump // Eleven. Ankle Strap // Twelve. Blush Fringed

 

WEDGES

The perfect Wedge sandal

These are my go to wedges! The colour goes with everything and even though they are high, they are reasonably comfortable.  Here are some other wedges I am loving right now:

The Best Wedges

 

One. Two Band Espadrille // Two. Gingham Bow-Tie // Three. Light Pink Ruffled Edge // Four. Off-White Nubuck Leather  // Five. Fuchsia Suede // Six. Knotted Bow Suede // Seven. Grey Suede Strap // Eight. Cinched Panelling // Nine. Faded Denim Suede // Ten. Blush Leather Flatform // Eleven. Crisscross Fabric // Twelve. Black Flatform

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

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The 2018 Nordstrom anniversary sale- Early Access!

I apologize in advance if you are not someone who cares about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I’m sure your social media has completely been invaded over the past little while and you are quite sick of hearing bloggers gush about it.  If this is the case, please skip reading this post… because I am so excited about this sale and couldn’t wait to share my picks!!!  Early access shopping began this week and because I am a Nordstrom card holder, myself and other cardholders got easy access to the sale.  The sale will be open to the public July 20- August 5.

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What is the sale so amazing?

Unlike most sales which mark down older merchandise, it is NEW Fall items that are discounted during this sale and then return to regular price at the end of the sale on August 5. The brands featured are some of my favourites, such as B.P, Free People, Top Shop, Sam Edelman, Tory Burch etc. Not just the no name, unheard of ones.

My advice:

Have a strategy. Figure out what the holes in your upcoming Fall wardrobe are. A new pair of perfect jeans? A cute bootie that will be an absolute staple? Cozy cardigans and sweaters for when the temperature chills? Make a list ahead of time. Otherwise the deals can be overwhelming!

If there is something you  love, make sure you keeping checking back…. Nordstrom will often for restock or add additional inventory 🙂  Don’t get discouraged if it says the item is sold out.  It’s not over until it’s over… The sale runs until August 5th.

Checkout! If  you have managed to score an item that you want, complete your purchase!  Nordstrom has super easy & hassle free returns if you change your mind later.  Last year I played it too slow and went back to look for more… by the time I went back to actually checkout a few of my favourites had sold out!

Here is a roundup of items from this year’s sale that I am loving! I have tried to keep my choices to more reasonably priced items. (Although I still have my eye on you adorable Ted Baker floral tote….) There is so many more fabulous pieces, I just couldn’t cram anymore on here LOL!

 

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One. Halogen Leopard Mule // Two. Leith Nik Block Heel Pump // Three. B.P. Brice Notched Bootie // Four. Sam Edelman Maurine Bootie // Five. Lucky Brand Yabba Wedge Bootie // Six. Sam Edelman Orlane Sandal // Seven. B.P. Twist Front Sweater // Eight. B.P. Plaited Drop Shoulder Sweater // Nine. Free People Found My Friend Sweater // Ten. Topshop Colorblock Knit Pullover // Eleven. B.P. Varsity Stripe Sweater // Twelve. Vince Camuto Smocked Neck Blouse // Thirteen. B.P. Balloon Sleeve Sweater // Fourteen. Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater // Fifteen. Topshop Long Open Front Cardi // Sixteen. B.P Oversized Waffle Stitch Cardigan // Seventeen. Leith Sleek Knit Midi Dress // Eighteen. Treasure & Bond Pleated Mini Dress // Nineteen. Eliza J Fringe Hem A-Line Dress // Twenty. Ribbed Body-Con Minidress // Twenty One. Alo High Waist Airbrush Midi Leggings // Twenty Two. STS Blue Emma High Waisted Ankle Skinny Jeans //  Twenty Three. Leith Tie Front Pant

 

And before my friends (and Mama!) start messaging me in absolute horror and disgust, NO I did not purchase all of these items… LOL! This is more of a wish list, only a handful of these items are currently en route to my closet 😉

I will be back to update with more favourites from the sale when it becomes public.  Happy shopping friends!

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

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The Cutest Striped Jumpsuits!

Happy Monday everyone 🙂  I posted this jumpsuit on my Instagram a few weeks ago and got so many messages about it! I bought it when we were in Maui a couple of months ago because I had tried to pack my suitcase super light and quickly bored with everything I had brought… LOL! Does this happen to anyone else? I loved the colours and the cut out and knot details.  It is super easy to wear and can be dressed down like I am in these pictures or easily dressed up with a pair of heels.

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Tie Front Jumpsuit with a cutout

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Tie Front Jumpsuit // Bow Espadrille Sandals

I have linked a few other striped jumpsuits that I am loving for this Summer and they are all under $100!

The cutest striped jumpsuits

 

One. Wide Leg Jumpsuit // Two. Smocked Neck Jumpsuit // Three. Tank Jumpsuit // Four. Tie Waist Jumpsuit // Five. Ruffle Hem Jumpsuit // Six. Wrap Style Jumpsuit // Seven. Strapless Jumpsuit // Eight. Cami Jumpsuit // Nine. Retro Cropped Jumpsuit // Ten. Smocked Bodice Jumpsuit

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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The Upcoming 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Why is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (NSALE) so amazing?

Unlike most sales which mark down older merchandise, it is NEW Fall items that are discounted during this sale and then the items return to regular price at the end of the sale in August.  The deals are incredible and the brands that are featured are some of my favourites, not just the less popular ones.  I usually treat myself to one item I have been obsessing about and then stock up on my Fall & Winter essentials: cute jeans, ankle boots, long cardigans, fun sweaters and dresses.

These were my picks from the Anniversary Sale last year and this was honestly one of the most fun posts for me to write:

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Popular items sell out ridiculously fast! I missed out on a lot last year so I quickly got myself a Nordstrom credit card to make sure I had early access this year!  The application process was simple, the card has no annual fee and tons of other benefits. There is still time to apply and get early access to the sale!

Important Dates to remember for this sale:

July 11, Level 4 card members get to pre-shop the sale in stores only.

July 17-19, all cardholders get to shop Early Access in Nordstrom Canada stores.

July 20-August 5, our biggest sale of the year opens to the public.

July 12-19, all card members get to shop Early Access in stores and online.

July 20-August 5, biggest sale of the year opens to the public.

Prices go back up August 6.

 

Here is a preview of some of the items I am loving from this years sale:

 

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I will of course be back to post and link my picks once the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale actually begins, but in the meantime, you can browse the catalogue HERE!  It is going to be SO GOOD!

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Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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