Instagram Outfits

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend 🙂 I am starting this week out with a roundup of some of my more popular Fall and Winter Instagram outfits.  A couple of my favourite items have sold out, so in these cases I have tried to link something similar.  Happy shopping!

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Turtleneck // Plaid Vest // Faux Leather Leggings // Tall Rainboots

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Chunky Knit Sweater Mint

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Cream Knit Cardigan // Flannel Shirt // Boots

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Red Floral Dress // Tie Belt // OTK Boots

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Captain’s Hat // Lace Up Sweater // Exact Top Shop coat is sold out, similar HERE // Faux Leather Leggings // Short Rainboots

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Pink Toque // Pink Shawl Coat // Shiny Leggings // Studded Boots

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Faux Fur Pom Pom Beanie // Woven Scarf // Tassel Trimmed Cardigan

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Turtleneck // Pinafore Dress // Suede Ankle Boots

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Ivory Sherpa Coat // Velvet Ankle Boots (sold out) similar HERE & HERE

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Pink Toque // Cable Knit Sweater // Sorel Boots

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Denim Shirt Dress // Rib Knit Cardigan // Studded Boots

 

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Colour Block Sweater // Leggings // Riding Boots

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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High, Medium & Low Priced Dresses!

I consider myself to be a bit of a deal finder.  Whenever my girlfriends are looking for a specific item they want, I take great pride in being able to search it out and find it for them at a smoking deal!  I definitely own some investment pieces, and have so much appreciation for good quality and luxury items, but I am also a sucker for a bargain!  I have been obsessed with velvet this year and am making a conscious effort not to go overboard with this particular trend.  I had been seeing these gorgeous velvet wrap dresses everywhere and after losing the internal struggle with the more practical version of myself, I came to the conclusion that I needed one hanging in my closet… LOL!  I decided to shop around to see if I could find an option I liked at a lower price point.  Well, it was a successful mission so I decided I should share some of my various priced finds with you guys 🙂

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My grey velvet wrap dress HERE (such a steal!!) How cute is the gathering at the shoulders?!

Photo Credit: Alexis McGill Photography

Here are some of the other velvet wrap dresses I came across if we are like-minded and it is an item you were thinking your closet was missing as well…  😉

HIGH:

 

Ruby Velvet Maxi // Pink Plum & Black Wrap Dress // Smokey Velvet Maxi

MEDIUM:

 

Holly Velvet Wrap Dress // Red Wrap Maxi Dress // Rose Velvet Maxi

LOW:

 

Golden Yellow Wrap Dress // Burgundy Velvet Twist Front // Dark Grey Velvet Wrap

 

What do you think? I felt my $30 grey wrap dress was just as cute as the $230 version!

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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:

Cardigan, block heels, Sequin purse

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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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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 Coziest Coats for the Cold!

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I am sure that I’m not alone in my love for cozy coats.  This year, I have been seeing the cutest Teddy Bear coats and fun faux fur jackets!  What a perfect solution for staying warm as the temperature drops, while still looking stylish 🙂  Coats this year are a real statement piece.  Be bold and step a little out of your comfort zone.  I was a bit hesitant about my cream sherpa coat when I first saw it, but decided to give it a try.  I am absolutely in love and have gotten more compliments than any coat I have owned before!

I have rounded up a bunch of cute, chic and cuddly coats if this is a look that you are loving too!

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My Ivory Sherpa Coat

 

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One. Fuzzy Ombre Faux Fur // Two. Black Plush Faux Fur // Three. Smoked Pink Faux Fur // Four. Textured Coat with Hood // Five. Dusty Rose Faux Fur // Six. Faux Leopard Fur // Seven. Sand Soft Faux-Fur // Eight. Chalk Pink Oversize Faux-Fur // Nine. Stripe Oversize Faux-Fur // Ten. Faux Fur with Multicoloured Stripes

 

Do you have a favourite? I would love to chat in the comments below 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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Fall Trends: Velvet

I have to confess, I have been slow to get on board with the velvet trend.  In fact, I flat-out ignored it last year and secretly hoped it would go away… lol!  I don’t know what it is about this Fall, but I am finding myself totally drawn to it now.  Do I dare say I’m “crushing” on velvet?!? (Ha ha, see what I did there?)  My first velvet purchase this year was a simple black dress to subtly try out the trend.  I am completely hooked… I love it all now!  Velvet booties, clutches and all of the beautiful colours and styles it is available in!  I just even recently purchased my six-year-old the cutest little velvet dress to match me… lol!

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My Velvet Dress (Also available in Green, Red & Floral Print) under $20!!

 

I have rounded up a few more reasonably priced velvet articles if it is a trend you are loving too!

 

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One. Crystal Button Bootie // Two. Bell Sleeve Top // Three. Pleated Velvet Skirt // Four. Tie Sleeve Top // Five. Long Jacket Dress // Six. Ruched Wrap Dress // Seven. Smocked Babydoll Dress // Eight. Drawstring Dress // Nine. Pull-On Velvet Skirt // Ten. Velvet Shoulder Bag // Eleven. Lace Long Sleeve Dress // Twelve. Fitted Mock Neck Dress // Thirteen. Stacked Heel Pump

 

What are your thoughts on seeing velvet everywhere? I would love to chat in the comments below 🙂

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx