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!

 

Pretty Pastel Clothing

 

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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