Instagram Outfits

I’ve had quite a few messages asking about various outfits I have been wearing in my Instagram photos.  I though it would be fun to do a quick roundup and provide some direct links to my clothing and accessories.  If there is one thing I love more than finding a good deal, it is sharing it!  Happy shopping friends 🙂

 

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Sleeveless Blouse (on super clearance now!) //  Black Jeans //  My exact glasses are no longer available in Turquoise but HERE in red & HERE in fuchsia & similar turquoise ones HERE

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Striped Midi Dress  //  Espadrille Wedges (now on sale!) similar HERE & HERE //  Panama Hat (on clearance!) also available in black //  My purse is no longer available, but I have found fun, similar ones HERE & HERE

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Eyelet Top  //  My exact Overall Dress is sold out, similar HERE, HERE & HERE //  Strappy Sandals are old, similar HERE  //  Sunglasses

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Striped Shirt  //  Leggings  //  Running Shoes  // Watch (men’s stolen from my husband!)

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Pink Midi Dress  //  Heels  //  Watch

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My exact dress is sold out, similar HERE & a black version HERE  //  Pink Bow Slides  //  Beaded Earrings

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Blue Striped Dress  //  Gold Sandals  // Lipstick (my colour is Radiant Orchard)

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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Dark Floral Dresses

Happy Monday everyone!  Starting this week off by talking about one of my favourite purchases from this summer, this black floral maxi dress.  I have always thought of floral prints to be traditionally an exclusive of Spring and Summer,  but as of late I have noticed darker floral prints seem to be appearing more and more.  This is a trend I can definitely jump on board with!  I adore floral print anything, so the idea of being able to continue wearing it into the upcoming cooler seasons definitely excites me!  I find with the dark background it can give the print a bit of edginess while still looking feminine.  I wore this dress all summer with sandals and open toed heels, but now plan to switch it up for Fall with a cute pair of ankle boots and a cozy cardigan.

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My outfit details:  Dress  //  Shoes  similar here  //  Straw Bag  //  Sunglasses

 

I have linked a few other reasonably priced dark floral dresses that I love and think are really pretty if it is a look you would like to incorporate as well:

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  1. Rip Curl Floral Maxi  //  2.  Blue Sheer Floral Midi  //  3.  F21 Floral Maxi dress  //  4.  Lush Floral Cold Shoulder  //  5.  UO Off the Shoulder Smocked  //  6.  Lulus Floral Print dress  //  7.  Nordstrom Strappy Back Maxi  //  8.  Zara Long Floral Print dress  //  9.  F21 Floral Wrap Maxi

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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Colour Predictions for Fall 2017

One thing that stands out vividly in my memory from when I took my Fashion Forecasting program was Pantone’s colour predictions. 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.  Below are the colours they have chosen for Fall 2017.

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(Image courtesy of the Pantone website)

I personally feel the forecasted colour palette is absolutely gorgeous!  Ballet slipper is a continuation of the beautiful blush colour that I was crushing on all summer.  I love to dress colourfully so I am excited to see shades like Grenadine, Shaded Spruce and Marina in the lineup.  Brown tones do not look great on me due to my colouring so I tend to gravitate more towards the grays as far as neutrals.  That being said, Butterum and Autumn Maple are still very attractive colours for those who are fortunate enough to wear them.

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 each day this week so make sure you check back 🙂

 

PANTONE 17-1558 Grenadine

“A powerful, evocative, dynamic red, Grenadine is a confident and self-assured attention-getter.” (Description courtesy of the Pantone website.)

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  1. Drop Earrings  // 2. Long Cardigan  // 3. Wrap dress  // 4. Blazer  // 5. Boatneck Sweater  // 6. Trousers  //   7. Kate Spade Tote  // 8. Loafer

 

PANTONE 19-1725 Tawny Port

“Taking the Red family to new depths, Tawny Port is elegant, sophisticated, and tasteful.” (Description courtesy of the Pantone website.)

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  1. Dress  // 2. Rib-knit Cardigan  // 3. Sweatshirt Dress  // 4.  Nylon Kate Spade Tote  // 5.  Cold Shoulder Sweater//  6.  Wool Blend Coat  // 7. Hooded Parka  // 8. Sateen Knee High Boot

 

I will be back tomorrow with my finds for the next two colours: Ballet Slipper and Butterum!

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

My New Staple: Backpacks!

Back in the Spring I had to fly with our two boys on my own (then 2 1/2 years and 6 months).  I was extremely nervous about how I was going to juggle everything, being as I am a mother with only two arms and unfortunately in this circumstance, not an octopus!  I decided to buy a cute little backpack to use instead of my diaper bag so that I had one less thing I needed to worry about carrying.  It worked out awesome! I could hold my older son’s hand on one side and carry my baby in the other arm, without the diaper bag constantly slipping off my shoulder.  I used it as my purse the entire time we were away and now I actually use it when I am out and about without the kids all the time.

Backpacks are so cute and they are available in all colours, styles and price ranges.  I have rounded up a collection of various priced mini backpacks, including a few that I am probably going to be purchasing (lol) to a couple that I wish were hanging in my closet!

Mini Blush backpack- H&M

 

My backpack (sold out in pink but still available in black)

 

Mini Backpacks

1. Ted Baker London Mini Jarvis Leather Backpack | Nordstrom

2. Canvas Blue Stripe- Merona

3. Aldo Midnight Black Embroidered

4. Matt & Nat ‘Brave’ Faux Leather

5. MARC JACOBS Mini Biker Backpack (Nordstrom Exclusive) | Nordstrom

6. Rebecca Minkoff Medium Julian Metallic 

7. Alonte Midnight Black Women’s Handbags | ALDO Canada

8. Tommy Bahama Siesta Key Backpack | Nordstrom

9. Rhea Large Leather Backpack | Michael Kors

10. Kate Spade Back to School

11. Faux Leather Fringe Backpack

12. Matt & Nat Fabi Vintage

13. Retreat Backpack | Herschel Supply Company

14. Matt & Nat Lawrence Loom

15. Matt & Nat Mumbai Dwell

16. Sole Society Faux Leather Backpack | Nordstrom

17. Amici Accessories Ring Handle Backpack | Nordstrom

18. Original Hunter Nylon Mini

19. Faux Leather Forever 21

20. Under One Sky White & Black Target

What do you think about this little backpack trend?  I would love to hear any of your comments.

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

A Trend That I am Loving: Embroidery

Looking back I have been fascinated by fashion as long as I can remember.  When I was a teenager, I used to buy embroidery thread and stitch flowers onto the back pockets of my jeans or the collar of a shirt.  I guess I just liked to fancy it up a bit… I always thought it looked so cute!  Too bad I didn’t hold onto my customized garments because my friends, embroidery is back big time!  I guess it was only matter of time because floral prints are always so popular.  What could be sweeter then a tiny patch of flowers embroidered onto a breezy sundress? Well look no farther because I have rounded up a bunch of adorable embroidered items for you to choose from! As cute as I thought my homemade jeans were, the Zara ones that I have found below could probably fill the void… ;))

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One. Peasant top  //  Two. Navy striped blouse  //  Three. Light blue blouse  //  Four. Chambray Dress  //  Five. Dotted mesh top  //  Six.  Lace fit & flare dress  //   Seven. Yellow skirt  //  Eight. Double layer dress  //  Nine. Drop waist dress //  Ten. Tulle dress  //  Eleven. Navy maxi dress  // Twelve. Jeans  //  Thirteen. Jean skirt  //  Fourteen. Black skirt  //  Fifteen. Off the shoulder dress //  Sixteen. Clutch  //  Seventeen. Espadrille 

What do you think? Are you loving this trend as much as I am?

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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Blushing

This soft, baby pink is one of my favourite colours to wear right now.  To be honest I love most shades of pink, I’m not discriminatory… lol.  Lately though, I have noticed this pretty blush colour starting to creep into my closet more and more!  This particular skirt is so easy to wear.  It is light weight, breezy and super feminine.  The price is nice too :))  I have linked my particular outfit below as well as few other great items in this pretty pink if you are looking to add some blush to your summer lineup!

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My outfit details:

Blush Button Up Skirt  similar here  //  Cream Button Tank // Slide Sandals

 

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One.  Lipstick //  Two.  Earrings  //  Three.  Ruffled hem top //  Four.  T-Shirt dress //  Five.  Knot front dress  //  Six.  Ruffle hem Dress //  Seven.  Cross body purse  //  Eight.  Off the shoulder dress //  Nine.  Bathing suit //  Ten.  Deconstructed midi skirt  //  Eleven.  Strappy sundress //  Twelve.  Tie waist trousers //  Thirteen.  Romper //  Fourteen.  Linen shirt with bows //  Fifteen.  Wide-brim hat  //  Sixteen.  Scalloped shorts // Seventeen.  Slide sandals //  Eighteen.  Linen skirt //  Nineteen.  Shorts //  Twenty.  Velvet skirt //

I love this colour so much and I can guarantee you are going to be seeing it a ton this Fall as well.  It is soft enough that it is easy to coordinate with the cooler tones of next season… the tans, blues, browns and greys… so gorgeous!

Stay tuned, I am already working on that post…

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- For Him!

When the Nordstrom Anniversary early access sale began last week I did a roundup of my favourite finds for women.  Tomorrow the sale opens to the public, so I felt it was only fair to share some of the amazing finds for men!  I haven’t included any of the suits on my list, only because there are too many to choose from.  That being said, if you are a man in need of an awesome new suit, this is the time to pick one up… the deals are smoking!  As with the women’s sale, it was so hard to narrow it down, so here are a few of my favourite finds for men:

Happy Shopping!

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One. Textured sweater // Two. Woven zip jacket //  Three. Horizontal stripe shirt //  Four. Check twill shirt //  Five. Black boot //  Six. Herschel duffel bag //  Seven. North Face raincoat //  Eight. Splatter print shirt //  Nine. Nike fleece hoodie //  Ten. Lacoste polo // Eleven. Knit hoodie // Twelve. Waffle knit henley //  Thirteen. Quilted jacket // Fourteen. Plaid western shirt // Fifteen. Full zip fleece jacket //  Sixteen. Brown leather boot // Seventeen. Nike free running shoe //  Eighteen. Straight leg jeans //  Nineteen. Grey Slim fit pants // Twenty. Levi’s slim fit jeans // Twenty one. Nike fleece jogger //  Twenty two. Tan leather belt // Twenty three. Skagen mesh strap watch

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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Blue Asymmetrical Skirt

One of my favourite recent purchases is this asymmetrical striped skirt.  I love this bright blue for Spring and Summer.  This particular skirt is super versatile in that I can fancy it up with a sleeveless blouse and cute heels when I want to feel a bit dressier, or wear it with a simple tank top and flip flops for a more casual vibe.  The latter is literally my summer uniform this year.  I love to throw on a cute midi skirt, light weight tank and sandals. It lets me feel a little bit dressed up while still being practical enough to play with my kids.

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Blue Striped Midi

I love the layered ruffles on this particular skirt.

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My Outfit Details:

Bow Tie Waist Layered Ruffle Skirt // Sleeveless H&M blouse- sold out- similar here & here  // My shoes are Nine West & no longer available but a couple other styles are available here, here & here  // Sunglasses

I have linked some other similar and fun blue midi skirts of various price points:

 

 

1. Tiered Frill Hem // 2. High Waist Light Blue Flounce //  3. Wayf Quinn Ruffle

4. Jules Menswear Tanya Taylor // 5. Chelsea28 Ruffle // 6. Moon River Ruffle Layered

7. Melinda Midi Waterfall // 8. Stripes Patched A-Line // 9. Opening Ceremony Cody Stripe

10. Stripe and Embroidered // 11. JOA Wrap Style Pencil

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Pics!

Today is a very exciting day in the world of online shopping… the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (early access) starts today until July 20.  To gain early access you have to be a Nordstrom card holder.  This AH-MAZING sale opens to the public from July 21- August 6.  The deals are incredible.  It is the perfect time to shop for your upcoming fall wardrobe.  (Disclaimer: In no way am I trying to wish summer away.. just planning for the inevitable cooler temperatures!)  If you’re not familiar with the anniversary sale, it is NEW fall merchandise that is discounted during this sale & then the items return to the regular prices 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 lusting after (last year I picked up these gorgeous Tory Burch riding boots) & then stock up on my Fall & Winter essentials: jeans, ankle boots, comfy Tees & long cardigans.  I have rounded up a bunch of my favourite pics below.  There is SO much more, but I had to stop because I could only fit so many on the page…. :))

Happy shopping!

 

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One. Drop earrings  //  Two. Tory Burch ballerina flats  //  Three. Statement earrings  //  Four. Patchwork cardigan  //  Five. Side slit tee //  Six.  Mule loafers //  Seven. Lightweight cardigan  //  Eight. Faux leather leggings  //  Nine. Blush midi dress  //  Ten.  Long sleeved Tee  //  Eleven. Bell sleeve sweater //  Twelve. Velvet pumps //  Thirteen. Midi wrap dress  //  Fourteen. Bell sleeve top //  Fifteen. Gauze shirtdress //  Sixteen. Black jeans  //  Seventeen. Velvet wrap dress //  Eighteen.  Skinny jeans  //  Nineteen.  Blanket scarf  //  Twenty.  Ankle booties  //  Twenty one. Crossbody bag  //  Twenty two. Leopard slide loafers 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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A Day at the Cidery!

Cider TastingMy girlfriends and I are always looking for fun restaurants and activities for when we get to steal a couple of hours away from our beloved children.  A few weeks ago one of them suggested we should go cider tasting sometime.  I didn’t even realize that there was a local cidery where we could do that… I love cider, so imagine my excitement!  Turns out that I am not super out of the loop…. the Cidery only opened their doors in May 2016 and I have been pretty tied up the last few years having babies… lol.  Well wouldn’t you know, the stars aligned for us and we were able to both have a few hours free on a beautiful Sunday morning.  We decided this would be the perfect opportunity to make a trip to the  Fraser Valley Cider Company!  The moment we walked in I knew that I was in love.  The tasting room was full of rustic charm and so many cute details.  The tasting was a good deal as well… only $4.00 or waived if you purchased a bottle (which obviously we did!)  The staff was so lovely and knowledgeable and the ciders were seriously delicious.  We decided to order a charcuterie plate and a bottle of the Rosy (a raspberry infused cider) and sat outside in the picnic area to enjoy it.  An added bonus is that everything they offer to eat and drink is locally sourced… as I love to shop local & support small businesses!Cider Tasting RoomCider Tasting RoomStyle Files TastingStyle Files TastingStyle Files Cider TastingStyle Files Cider Tasting

We both loved the ciders we tasted and had such an awesome time there.  If you are looking for something fun to do one weekend (they are currently only open Friday, Saturday, Sunday) I definitely recommend a trip to the Fraser Valley Cider Company!  My husband had asked me to bring him home a bottle of my favourite… I couldn’t decide so I had to buy one of each… lol.  With the exception of the sold out Elderflower Cider… they were just in the middle of brewing a new batch.  Guess I will have to make another trip back soon…..  ;))

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My Outift Details:

Linen Sundress // Sandals similar here // Sunglasses // Bar Pendant Necklace

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx