Best Friends Style Series: Amanda!

This is the third segment of my Best Friends Style Series.  My first post was about my gorgeous best friend Amber, which you can read HERE if you missed it.  A couple weeks ago, I wrote about my beautiful best friend Christine.  You can read about here style HERE.

Today I am featuring my amazing bestie Amanda.  Amanda is so naturally stunning, she could throw a belt on overtop of a garbage bag and we would all be running out to buy one!  Seriously, look at those cheekbones.  Not only is she beautiful, but she is one of the nicest and most hilarious people you will ever meet.  So even if you wanted to dislike her, because it seems so unfair for one person to be so perfect… you just can’t!  She is actually super modest and doesn’t even realize how lovely she always looks.  Her sense of style is understated and effortless!

Amanda’s Style Staples:

Pretty, printed pants

Flowy tops, nothing skin tight

Delicate, classic accessories

Well fitted clothes for her small frame

Gladiators, low wedges, sneakers

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Floral Pants & Gladiator Sandals

Cutest Floral Joggers

Amanda’s Favourite Stores:

Dynamite

Macy’s

Banana Republic

Old Navy

Gap

Black Lace Shirt

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Amanda is our natural beauty with no-fuss, effortless and simple style!  I like to refer to her style as “Everyday Envy” (she likes to refer to it as “Mom Style”…LOL!)  She never wears anything that is too loud or gets wrapped up in fleeting trends.  Her style is more classic with clean lines, a touch of fun and delicate details.  She is always perfectly dressed for every occasion.

I have rounded up a bunch of Amanda-style pieces below if you love her look and are wanting some inspiration:

 

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One. Druzy Drop Earrings // Two. Dress with Lace Back // Three. Suspended-Neck Swing Top // Four. Top With Lace Yoke // Five. Dark Blue Floral Shorts // Six. Suede Zip Crossbody Bag // Seven. Alpha Layered Necklace // Eight. Tie-Waist Floral Pants // Nine. Stripe Knot Strap Jumpsuit // Ten. Fit & Flare Cami Dress // Eleven. Botanical Dress with Ties // Twelve. Black Floral Shorts // Thirteen. Native Open Sided Flats // Fourteen. Braided T-Strap Sandals // Fifteen. Multicolour Ribbed Knit Tank // Sixteen. Eyelet Ruffle T-Shirt // Seventeen. Stripe Asymmetrical Peplum Tank // Eighteen. Jersey Top with Lace// Nineteen. Chuck Taylor Low Top

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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Bold Floral Dress!

Once in a while, an article of clothing comes along and I know without a shred of uncertainty that my life can simply no longer go on without it! This beautiful pink mix floral dress was one of them 😉 It is conservative in length but adds an element of fun with the open back and slit.  It is super feminine and flattering, which I always love.  In my desperation I made the mistake of paying full price, but lucky for you it is now on clearance!!! LOL

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Pink Floral Dress // Pink Block Heel // Purse

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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Best Friends Style Series: Christine!

I started a new series on my blog a couple weeks ago called ‘My Best Friends Style Series’. If you missed reading about my gorgeous bestie Amber you can do so here.

My best friend Christine is literally one of the most hilarious people I have ever met! People naturally gravitate towards her.  It is actually super annoying as I am constantly trying to defend my title as her bff… there is always someone who wants to take my place… LOL! Her sense of style completely matches her personality… classy and FUN!  Her wardrobe is a mix of classic and trendy pieces and she is always dressed completely on point for whatever the occassion.

Christine’s Style Staples:

Great Denim

Lots of stripes

Dresses that can transition from day to-night

Accessories: Fun Sunglasses, Delicate Jewelry

Trendy Tops: off the shoulder, tie sleeves, cold shoulder

off the shoulder striped blouse

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Christine’s Favourite Stores:

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Christine is our boss babe. She works in human resources by day, so her classy and professional style always carries over to her outside of work looks.  She is seriously the life of the party.  So a huge component of her personal style is work wear that can transition from the office to going out for dinner with a group of friends afterwards, with a quick shoe or accessory change.

I have rounded up a bunch of Christine-style pieces below if you love her look and are wanting some inspiration:

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One. Off-the-Shoulder Gingham Romper // Two. Bow Neck Floral Dress // Three. Tie Sleeve Blue Striped Dress // Four. Slide Sandals // Five. Denim Miniskirt // Six. Ruffle Sleeve Striped Top // Seven. Scalloped Block Heel // Eight. Asymmetrical Peplum Tank // Nine. Distressed Jeans // Ten. Moonstone Trillium Studs // Eleven. Stripe Tie Front Jumpsuit // Twelve. Floral Lavender Dress // Thirteen. Round Metal Sunglasses // Fourteen. Hexagonal Sunglasses // Fifteen. Seersucker Tie Waist Top // Sixteen. Shorts with Tie Belt // Seventeen. Two-Tone Cat Eye Sunglasses // Eighteen. Floppy Straw Hat

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

The Cutest Red Pants!

I think it is safe to say by now that I am a huge fan of colour!  I definitely went through a stage where I was trying to be a little more understated and a large portion of my closet was all black, but ultimately that just didn’t last. I can’t help but be drawn to bright, bold colours and super fun prints.  I had to stay true to myself and my own sense of style!  When I saw these pants I had to have them.  First and foremost, I am a dress lover. So I guess for me personally, if I am going to buy pants they aren’t going to be ordinary! I think these fall into the fun category… LOL

Red Stripe Leaf Wide Leg PantsRed Wide Leg PantsRed Tropical Leaf PantsRed Forever 21 Pants

They are super easy to dress up or down.  I decided to wear them with a simple tank and heels.  I’m 5 foot 7 inches and they were long enough to wear with a 4 inch heel.  I would say they are true to size or if you are in between, then size down!

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Red Wide-Leg Pants // Studded Heels // Tassel Earrings // Marbled Sunglasses

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Best Friends Style Series: Amber!

I started this blog because I wanted to be able to share what I love.  One of the things I hold nearest and dearest to my heart is my girlfriends! I am blessed to have a phenomenal group of women in my life.  They each have an amazing and very defined sense of style.  I thought it would be fun to start a new blog series featuring each of my girlfriends and their particular sense of fashion.  Talk about where they each love to shop, trends they like and share looks they are loving for Spring and Summer.  I pride myself on being completely authentic and hopefully very relatable to the every girl (like myself!)  I try to keep the clothing and items I link very reasonably priced… things that are actually affordable.  I figured what is more genuine then sharing my real friends and their everyday style.  I’m starting off this series with my gorgeous best friend Amber.  She is one of the absolute gems in my life.  She is as kind as she is beautiful and without a doubt, absolutely fabulous!

Amber’s Style Staples:

  • Coloured/ textured skinny pants & jeans
  • Fitted pencil skirts
  • Heels. Always
  • Blousy, flowy tanks & tops
  • Colours, patterns but absolutely no floral (trust me, I have tried!)
  • Accessories: Fabulous hats, earrings, rings the works.  This girl is always accessorized!

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Amber’s Favourite Stores:

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Amber is our colour queen. She is not afraid to dress brightly or stand out.  She knows what works for her and rarely strays from her trademark style.  I have rounded up a bunch of Amber-style pieces below if you love her look and need some inspiration!

 

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One. Short Sleeve Blouse // Two. Belted Drapy Trench // Three. Long Blazer // Four. Drop Stone Earrings // Five. Leopard Block Heel Sandal // Six. Striped Fitted Shorts // Seven. Straw Hat // Eight. Pencil Skirt // Flounce Sleeved Blouse // Nine. Ruffle Trim Pencil Dress // Ten. Boatneck Dress // Eleven. Twelve. Gold Openwork Drop Earrings // Thirteen. Blue Skinny Jeans // Fourteen. Open-Shoulder Blouse // Fifteen. Swing Tank // Sixteen. Knot Front Bodycon Ankle Dress // Seventeen. Platform Wedge // Eighteen. Tie Waist Trousers

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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Spotted: the cutest polka dots!

If you have ever seen my Instagram, you will know that I am a huge lover of polka dots! They are so cute and will never go out of style.  I always think this print has such a playful and retro vibe to them 🙂  I have a strong suspicion my Spring wardrobe might be accumulating a few more spots this season…. LOL!

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My: Knot Front Polka Dot Midi

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My: Black Polka Dot Dress

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My: Polka Dot Blouse

I have rounded up a bunch of the cutest polka dots for Spring and as always, they are all under $100 (most of them are under $50.00!)

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One. Pleated Scarf // Two. Faux Ruffled Wrap // Three. Cami Dress // Four. Flounced Dress// Five. Wide Leg Trousers // Six. Long Sleeveless Dress // Seven. Romper // Eight. Earrings // Nine. Calf Length Wrap Skirt // Ten. Sleeveless Jumpsuit // Eleven. Cold Shoulder Lace Hem Dress // Twelve. Wedge Sandals // Thirteen. Ruffle Wrap Dress

 

Which piece is your favourite? I would love to chat with any fellow polka dot lovers in the comments!

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

The Prettiest Pastels!

I absolutely love Springtime in Vancouver!  It is also probably my favourite season for fashion.  The cherry blossom trees are starting to bloom and they make the streets around where we live look absolutely gorgeous.  Everything just looks so refreshed 🙂  I have been loving these clear and sunny days as of late.

There are so many gorgeous pastels out for Spring right now! I love the soft neutrals and all of the lace that I have been seeing. It takes a lot of self-control for me to not buy every beautiful floral dress or delicate skirt that I see.  I may have gone a little overboard collaging the items below, but I absolutely adore all of these colours!

 

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One. Blossom Silk Skinny Scarf //  Two. Purple Pleated Blouse //  Three. Scalloped Lace Top //  Four. Pink Embroidered Pleated Scarf //  Five. Floral Dress //  Six. Pink Lace Dress // Seven. Pinstripe Wrap Dress //  Eight. Lavender Button Dress //  Nine. Floral Cold Shoulder Top //  Ten. Pink Ball Drop Earrings //  Eleven. Bow-Tie Slides //  Twelve. Lace Romper //  Thirteen. Mesh Ruffle Detail Dress //  Fourteen. Mint Distressed Jeans // Fifteen. Floral-Print Belt //  Sixteen. Violet Crossbody Bag //  Seventeen. Adorned Drop Earrings //  Eighteen. Lace Midi Dress //  Nineteen. Blue Block Heel

 

I hope that I have been able to help you refresh your wardrobe for this Spring!

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

The Cutest Spring Bags Under $50!

I am so excited for Spring that I can hardly stand it!! By the time March rolls around I am officially done with Winter! I will always be a sunshine over snow girl. I have had my fill of cozy sweaters and cute booties.. I am ready for all the floral print dresses (stay tuned for a future post on my favourites…).  In the meantime I have been perusing all of the fun purses that are starting to appear.  I absolutely love the brightly coloured leather and am thrilled to see that straw and raffia bags are still going to be HUGE again this year!

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Blue Gingham Dress // Straw Bag is old, similar HERE // Tassel Earrings

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I have rounded up a bunch of my favourite purses at the $50.00 and under price point if you were looking to get something fun for the upcoming season:

Spring bags Under $50

One. Floral Chain Strap Purse // Two. Yellow Crossbody Wristlet // Three. Raffia Cross Body Bag // Four. Rose Saddle Crossbody Bag // Five. Polka Dot City Bag // Six. Embroidered Crossbody Bag // Seven. Straw Clutch // Eight. Pom Pom Beach Bag // Nine. Black Floral Tote // Ten. Round Raffia Basket Bag // Eleven. Powder Pink Handbag // Twelve. Circular Crossbody Bag // Thirteen. Geometric Pastel Bag // Fourteen. Bucket Bag with Tassel // Fifteen. Wicker Handbag

 

What are your favourite trends for Spring? Do you love all of the wicker bags as much as I do? I would love to chat in the comments.

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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