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.

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(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.
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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.

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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.
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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

Lovely in Lavender

I am going to pause my obsession of all things blush for just a moment to talk about another colour that I am completely crushing on right now.  I cannot get enough of lavender!  I feel like we are going to be seeing so much of this gorgeous colour everywhere! There are so many pretty sundresses, handbags are beautiful garments for Summer right now, but I am predicting that it is going to be huge for Fall and Winter as well. Think cozy oversized sweaters, suede boots and blanket scarves! (Not that I am wishing these sunny months away at all! I am first and foremost a sunshine lover.)

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Lavender Dresses

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I have rounded up a bunch of reasonable priced items in the fabulous colour if you are loving all things lavender right now as well!

 

Lavender Clothing

 

One. Scalloped Faux Leather Tote // Two. Mohair-Blend Sweater // Three. Oversize Cardigan // Four. Suede Pointed Toe Pump // Five. Embroidered Drop Waist Dress // Six. Lace Midi Dress // Seven. Puff Sleeve Fit & Flare Dress // Eight. Faux Fur Teddy Bear Coat // Nine. Block Heels // Ten. Fringe Drop Earrings // Eleven. Ruched Body-Con Tank Dress // Twelve. High Waist Leggings // Thirteen. Thermal Top

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Instagram Outfits

Good morning friends! Today I have a HUGE  roundup of some of the more popular outfits I have worn on Instagram lately 🙂 We are still settling into our new home so my free time has been bit limitedover here and I am a little behind on sharing these.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend & happy shopping!

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Striped Paperbag Shorts // Espadrille Wedges // Beaded Earrings

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Ball Drop Earrings // Fit & Flared Plaid Dress // Block Heels

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Striped Button Front Dress // Bow Espadrilles

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Striped Maxi Dress // Tassel Flap Clutch

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Lace Pencil Skirt // Heels

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Polka Dot Ruffle Dress // Straw Purse // Ankle Strap Heels

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Striped Maxi Skirt // Gold Sandals // Ribbed Tank

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Striped Sundress // Espadrille Wedges

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Striped Swing Dress // Straw Purse // Black Espadrille Slides

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Striped Midi Dress // Gold Sandals

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Striped Ruffle Midi Dress // Leopard Slides

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Pink Lace Tank // Blue Belted Pants // Blush Tote

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Belted Denim Midi Dress // Leopard Slides

 

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

 

Thank you for reading!

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

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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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