One Cardigan Styled Three Ways

Good Morning everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start 🙂

I am all about versatility when it comes to fashion.  I love finding a dress I can utilize for multiple seasons, a great denim shirt that I can dress up or down, or in this case- a cardigan I can wear with all different styles of outfits! It is a great way to make your existing wardrobe stretch a little further 🙂 I am cardigan obsessed and this one that I am featuring is a current favourite. (The BP. brand from Nordstrom is awesome!) Not a colour I usually buy, but I am finding it to be super wearable with so many things in my closet! For today’s post I wanted to show how this one article of clothing could be worn with a few different styles of outfits.

 

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Beige Cardigan // Striped Blouse // Pencil Skirt // Backless Loafer

 

CASUAL WEEKEND STYLE:

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Beige Cardigan // Striped Top // Faux Leather Leggings // Leopard Slip on Sneakers

 

DRINKS WITH THE GIRLS:

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Beige Cardigan // Grey Long Sleeve Dress // Block Heel Sandals

 

I hope you all have a wonderful week 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

What to Wear this Valentine’s Day!

Anyone who knows me, knows that I get super excited by a good theme… and Valentine’s Day is no exception! I also love dressing in pink and red, so shopping for looks is always so much fun 🙂  I have rounded up a bunch of more reasonably priced items of clothing and accessories that would be perfect to wear this Valentine’s Day. Bring on the hearts, hugs and kisses!

 

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One. Quilted Heart Faux Leather Crossbody Bag // Two. Red High Neck Lace Dress // Three. Heart Elbow Patched Sweater // Four. Red Dress with Lace Yoke // Five. Faux Fur Heart Patch Pullover // Six. Bowknot Pleated Skirt // Seven. Pink Satin Midi Dress // Eight. Black & White Heart Print Sweater // Nine. Heart Wrap Bow Skirt // Ten. Blush Mid-Rise Pant // Eleven. Red Fringe Sandal // Twelve. Heart Square Earring Set // Thirteen. Embroidered Heart Print Top // Fourteen. Heart Embroidered Patches Jeans // Fifteen. Cold Shoulder Faux Wrap Dress // Sixteen. Heart Stud Earrings // Seventeen. MAC Red Lipstick // Eighteen. Converse Low Top Sneaker

 

There are so many cute heart themed pieces right now! Will you be dressing up this February 14th? Have a happy day of love, whatever your plans may be 🙂

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

 

 

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Leopard Love

We have had a few chilly weeks here in B.C this last little while.  So you know what that means… time to break out my collection of cute faux fur jackets… LOL!  This leopard print is one of the coats I get the most compliments on. It adds a bit of fun to even the plainest outfit.  I have worn mine with everything from plain black leggings and runners to a party dress and heels.

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In addition to being ridiculously fun, it is SO warm!  Also, it really is a style of jacket you are only going to need to purchase once in your life! I might be a bit of a shopper, but even I have a hard time justifying the need to buy more then one leopard print coat… LOL!

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Photo Credit: Alexis McGill Photography

My exact jacket is a few years old, but I have found a bunch of other similar ones if you need a fun new winter statement piece!

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One. ASOS Faux Fur // Two. Joe Fresh Leopard Print // Three. Via Spiga Faux Fur // Four. Zara Faux Fur // Five. Who What Wear Faux Fur // Six. Dorothy Perkins Faux Fur // Seven. Billabong Faux Fur // Eight. Talula Faux Fur // Nine. Chelsea28 Faux Fur

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

 

Instagram Outfits

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend 🙂 I am really behind with my Instagram outfits!  I have had so many messages about my over the knee boots and a few other items, so hopefully these links are helpful for some of you.  Most of these items are from the Fall, so the good news is, due to my tardiness, a lot of them are on sale/ clearance now!

Happy Shopping!

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Pink Knitted Open Coat // Jeans // Taupe OTK Boots

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My Heart Shirtdress is old, similar HERE // Faux Leather leggings // Heeled Loafers

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Striped Shirt // Sweater (this one is old from H&M, but I noticed Joe Fresh has a really cute open black sweater for a similar look HERE // Shiny Leggings // Studded Boots

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Turtleneck Sweater // Black Jeans // Leopard Runners

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Cable Knit Sweater // Plaid Scarf // Jeans (sold out) similar HERE // Peep Toe Boots // Tortoiseshell Glasses

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Felted Wool Hat // Cable Knit Sweater // Taupe OTK Boots // Jeans

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Cream Dress // Suede Ankle Boots // Tights (favourite!) Brewquet!

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Velvet Dress (fits snug, size up!) // Nude Heels

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2018: Ultra Violet!

If you have been reading my blog for the last little while, you will remember I did a week-long feature of the Pantone Institute’s predictions for the top ten colours of this past Fall 2017.  If you missed it, you can read it here.  Well, a new year is upon us, and The Pantone Colour Institute has chosen their colour of 2018… Ultra Violet!

“The Pantone Color of the Year 2018, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, is a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade. It communicates originality, ingenuity, and the visionary thinking we are seeking to create a meaningful direction for our future. Complex and contemplative, this creative, reflective and magical blue-based purple suggests the mysteries of the cosmos and the intrigue of what lies ahead in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination.”  (Description courtesy of the Pantone website.)

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(Image courtesy of the Pantone website)

I have always loved rich purple hues.  I find it to be luxurious and a colour that everyone can wear.  I have collected some articles of clothing and accessories in this gorgeous shade if you are wanting to introduce it into your existing wardrobe for 2018!

 

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One. Floral Envelope Clutch // Two. Strappy Heels // Three. Gathered Jersey Top // Four. Rib-Knit Sweater // Five. Woven Scarf // Six. One-Shoulder Ruffle Dress // Seven. Lace Fit and Flare Dress // Eight. Laser-Cut Tank // Nine. Ankle-Fit Herringbone Pant // Ten. Patterned Midi Dress // Eleven. Sequin Drop Hoop Earrings

 

I will be curious to see if we start seeing this predicted colour everywhere 🙂

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Fabulous (and affordable) New Years Eve dresses!

Good morning everyone!  I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas with you loved ones.  Ours was chaotic and crazy, but in the best possible way 🙂  Of course after Christmas comes New Years… and I don’t know about you, but I LOVE getting dressed up for New Years Eve!  There is always a part of me that thinks perhaps I am getting a bit too old to be wearing these Vegas inspired sequined dresses.. but then I choose to ignore that practical part of me and pick out the cutest one possible… LOL!

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Blue Sequin NYE dress

In my mind, NYE and sequins go together like peanut butter & jelly, but I have forced myself to be open to other fabulous options as well… 😉 I have found a handful of really pretty and reasonably priced dresses if you are still on the hunt for something fun to wear this New Years, or any other night that you want to shine!

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One. Strappy Gold Sequin // Two. Metallic Fit & Flare // Three. Powder Pink Sequin Dress // Four. Mock Neck Bell Sleeve Dress // Five. Pink Draped Jersey Dress // Six. Floral Foil Printed Mesh Dress // Seven. Metallic Twist Front Dress // Eight. Embellished Knit Dress // Nine. Gold Sequin T-Shirt Dress // Ten. Velvet & Lace Puff Sleeve Midi // Eleven. Copper & Black Sequin // Twelve. Black Lace Dress

 

I wish everyone a safe and happy New Years!  All the very best for 2018 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

The Perfect Christmas Dress!

I absolutely love this time of year.  Yes it can get a little hectic, but for the most part it is so much fun!  Lots of family outings, activities and celebrating with loved ones.  Ask any of my friends and they will tell you that I love to embrace a good theme.  Christmas is no exception!  I have owned my fair share of ugly Christmas sweaters and festive onesie pyjamas, but in my heart, I am a dress lover!  This is my very first holiday themed sweater dress!  As soon as I saw this cute snowman’s face, I knew that I had to have it… LOL!  But seriously, how fun is this dress for holiday get-togethers, parties and even to wear to work (with tights an a blazer for a more responsible look of course… haha!)

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It even comes with a striped scarf as the belt… so adorable!!

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My Snowman Sweater Dress // Over the Knee Boots

Of course I had to make a collection of a bunch of other fun Holiday themed dresses as well 🙂  The problem is choosing only one!!

 

Fun Christmas Dresses

 

One. Nutcracker Pom-Pom Sweater Dress // Two. Candy Cane Apron Sweater Dress // Three. Fireplace Sweater Dress // Four. Christmas Apron Sweater Dress // Five. Crushed Velvet Holiday Bow Dress // Six. Cold Shoulder Mrs. Clause Dress // Seven. Velvet Santa Print Dress // Eight. Fair Isle Gingerbread Man Sweater Dress // Nine. Faux Fur Collared Mrs. Clause Dress // Ten. Striped Elf Sweater Dress

 

Which one is your favourite? I think I might need to have the green velvet Santa faces as well…. 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

Holiday Gift Guide: For Him!

Happy Monday everyone 🙂 Last week I shared my Holiday Gift Guide for Her.  Today I have rounded up a bunch of great gifts for the men in your life!  As always, I have tried to limit my list to some more budget friendly suggestions.  I hope you had a chance to take advantage of all the recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, they were pretty amazing!  I definitely checked gifts for a lot of people off my list.  Happy shopping and I hope that I can be of some help with those often hard to buy for guys!

 

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One. Flat Cap // Two. Weekend Bag // Three. Rubberized Shave Set // Four. Skull & Crossbone Bow Tie // Five. Kiehl’s Essentials Collection // Six. Half Zip Pullover // Seven. Flannel Scarf // Eight. Quilted Gloves // Nine. Copper Mule Mug // Ten. North Face Beanie // Eleven. Patterned Socks // Twelve. Bose Bluetooth Speaker // Thirteen. Brewquet Craft Beer Bouquet // Fourteen. Steel-Mesh Watch // Fifteen. Corkcicle Canteen // Sixteen.  12-in-1 Multi-Tool // Seventeen. Faux Shearling Slippers

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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Holiday Gift Guide: For Her!

I cannot believe that it is practically December!  I absolutely love this time of year and always get ridiculously excited for Christmas.  I find it so much fun trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone of my list.  I am going to kick off my Holiday Gift Guides with some ideas for the ladies in your life.  I have limited this list to gifts that are all under $100.00.  A few of the things I actually own myself and a couple more of them are on my wish list!  Hope you love them all as much as I do 🙂

 

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One. Fringe Earrings // Two. Paperback Book // Three. Bow Scarf // Four. Floral Kimono Robe // Five. Stemless Wine Glass // Six. Pom Pom Slippers // Seven. Thermal Travel Mug // Eight. Soy Wax Candle // Nine. Monogram Mug // Ten. Rose Gold Lanterns // Eleven. Alpha Pendant // Twelve. Pom Pom Toque // Thirteen. Rose Gold Flatware // Fourteen. Tart Fave Colour Gift Set // Fifteen. Cable Knit Mittens

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

The Best Black Friday Sales!

 

I hope that all of my American friends had a wonderful time celebrating Thanksgiving!

Of course we all know that after Thanksgiving comes Black Friday (happy dance!!!) I have rounded up some of the best sales that will be happening… they are pretty incredible!!  So I will leave you with a list of stores and just say you are welcome…. and I am so sorry… LOL!

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Above: My entire outfit is on sale right now! Over the knee boots are Guess, jeans are H&M & pink coat is Chicwish!

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH– 50% off your purchase & $5 shipping

AMERICAN EAGLE– 40% off & free shipping

ANN TAYLOR– 50% off everything with code GOPINK

ASOS– 30% off your entire purchase with code EPIC30

BAUBLE BAR– 35% off your purchase with code VIP35

BANANA REPUBLIC– 50% off regular priced items & free shipping

BOOHOO– 50% off everything & free shipping

CHICWISH– take an extra 15% off your $70 purchase with code BLK15

EXPRESS– 50% off your order & free shipping

FOREVER 21– take an extra 30% off sale with code EXTRA30

GAP– 50% off your purchase with code GAPFRIDAY

GOODNIGHT MACAROON– 30% off your purchase with code BLACKFRIDAY2017

GUESS FACTORY– 30-60% off your purchase & $5 shipping

H&M– take 20% off your purchase & free shipping with code 1662

J. CREW– 40% off your purchase & free shipping with code THANKU 

J. CREW FACTORY– 50% off everything

JOE FRESH– 30% off your purchase with code BLACKFRIDAY17

KATE SPADE– 30% off with code GIVEJOY

LOFT– 50% off with code FRIYAY

MAC– 25% off your purchase with code MAC25

MADEWELL– 25% off with code DONTSTRESS

MACYS– 20% off & free shipping on $49+ with code HURRY

NORDSTROM– take an extra 20% off selected sale items & free shipping

OLD NAVY– 50% off your purchase & free shipping over $50

REBECCA MINKOFF– 25% off your $100+ order with code BLACK25/ take 30% off your $250+ order with code BLACK 30

REVOLVE– up to 50% off sale styles

SAM EDELMAN– 30% off with code SAMSGIVING

SHOP BOP– 20% off of $200+/ 25% off $500+/ 30% off $800+ with code MORE17

STEVE MADDEN– 20% off your purchase & free shipping with code BLACK

TOP SHOP– up tp 50% off & free shipping

TORY BURCH– 30% off your $250 purchase

URBAN OUTFITTERS– buy one, get one 50% off everything

WILDFOX– 40% off regular priced items with code ALLSMILES

ZARA– take 30% off your purchase

 

Happy Shopping  everyone 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx