Fall Ponchos!

I am really loving ponchos (also referred to as capes or wraps) for Fall!  Such a fun and cozy alternative to simply throwing on a sweater.  They give you that layer of extra warmth, while still looking very chic!  These wraps can have a bit of a vintage or rustic feel to them which I love!  Ponchos are super easy to style and you can wear them over practically anything: jeans, leggings, dresses.  If this is a new trend to you, grab one in a neutral colour that goes with everything.  You will be surprised by how much use you will actually get out of it 🙂  I get more compliments whenever I wear this plaid one below.

Cute Plaid PonchoFun Fall Plaid Poncho

My exact plaid poncho is from last Fall but I have found a bunch of other really cute, reasonably priced ones if it a look you are interested in trying this look:

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One. Black Plaid Poncho  //  Two. Blue Buffalo Wrap  //  Three. Plaid Poncho //  Four. Buffalo Plaid Cape //  Five. Plaid Poncho //  Six. Grey Multi Plaid Cape  //  Seven. Jacquard Cape  //  Eight. Reversible Poncho  //  Nine. Fringe Black Wrap  //  Ten. Plaid Toggle Wrap //  Eleven. Blue Fringe Wrap

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Happy Thanksgiving! (& the Best Friends and Family Sales)

This weekend we celebrate Thanksgiving here in Canada.  With everything going on in our world right now, I am feeling extra thankful for the health and safety of my loved ones.  For me personally, it makes me feel awful that it often takes a tragic event for me to appreciate how truly fortunate I am.  This weekend I will be spending quality time with my sweet family.  I will remind myself not to sweat the small stuff and to feel grateful for those little things I tend to take for granted!  I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving, full of lots of love and laughter!

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On a lighter note, long weekends also mean great shopping!  I wanted to share some of the best sales happening right now :

LOFT– 40% off with code FALLFEST

OLD NAVY– Until October 7/17 save 25% your order with code: BONUS

LORD & TAYLOR– Until October 9/17 get up to 40% off shoes & boots and up to 50% off clothing with code COLUMBUS

MACY’SUntil October 9/17 take 20% off with code STYLE

BLOOMIGDALE’S– Until October 9/ 17 25% off select items using code FRIENDS

SAKSUntil October 8/ 17 Up to 25% off

NORDSTROM RACK– Now until October 9/17 take an extra 25% off clearance!

REBECCA TAYLOR– Until October 11/17 take 25% off your purchase with code 25FAMILY

FOREVER 21– 21% off a $50+ purchase with code F21FRIENDS

URBAN OUTFITTERS– Take an extra 30% off sale items

ANTHROPOLOGIE– Take an extra 40% off sale items

 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone and thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Midi Coats

It is no secret that I love midi length everything!  I find it to be such a flattering and functional length for clothing.  The midi coat was popular last Fall but I feel like is going to be much more mainstream this year.  This length of coat falls just below your knees, basically mid calf, which makes sense as to why it’s called midi length.  I find it has almost a bit of a retro feel and can easily be dressed up or down.  I tend to wear a lot of tunics and long sweaters in the fall, so I like this length of jacket because then my clothing isn’t hanging out the bottom of my coat (and it keeps your bottom warm in the chilly months.. lol!)

 

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I have rounded up a bunch of fun, reasonably priced midi length jackets if you were looking to add one to your Fall wardrobe:

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  1. Leopard Wool-Blend Coat  //  2. Red Wool Coat  //  3. Camel Midi Coat  //  4. Mustard Yellow Midi Coat  //  5. Olive Double-Breasted Coat  //  6. Ecru Contrast Fabric Hem  //  7. Beige Wool-Blend Coat  //  8. Pink Faux Suede Trench  //  9. Floral Satin Trench  //  10.  Dark Blue Textured Midi  //  11. Light Gray Felted Coat  //  12. Pink Shawl Collar

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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Instagram Outfits

Happy Monday everyone!  Starting this week out with a dose of affordable fashion 🙂  I have done another roundup of some of my Instagram outfits that I have received the most inquiries about.  A few of the items are old or sold out, so in those cases I have linked some very similar articles.  Happy shopping… I love sharing a good deal when I find one!

Cute Rainbow dress

Rainbow Dress  //  Ankle Strap Heels  //  Studded Clutch is old, similar HERE

Green Crochet Lace dress

Crochet-Lace Shift Dress  //  Ankle boots  //  Crossbody Bag

Purple Lace dress

Me: Layered Lace Dress  //  Block Heels  // Light Pink Clutch is sold out, similar HERE

Tiered Pinstripe Dress

Tiered Pinstripe Dress  //  Ankle Strap Heels

Shirt Dress, Long Cardigan & ankle boots

Heart Shirt dress is old out, plain black HERE  //  Long Cardigan  //  Ankle Boots  //  Purse

Grey Floral Ruffle sleeved dress

Ruffle-Sleeve Dress  //  Skinny Leopard Belt  //  Nude Patent Heels  //  Leopard Clutch is old, similar HERE

Green Lace Top, Ripped jeans

Distressed Jeans  //  Lace Blouse  //  Ankle Strap Heels

Black & white skirt, Lace top

Lace Trim Top  //  Black & White Skirt is old, similar HERE  //  Suede Ankle Boots  //  Purse

Casual Outfit - leopard scarf, Pink sweater, Black ripped jeans

Black Skinny Jeans  //  Pink Sweater is sold out, V-neck version HERE  //  Black Sneakers  //  Leopard Scarf is old, similar HERE

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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The Five Styles of Boots You Need For This Fall!

It goes without saying that one of my favourite parts of Fall is the fashion.  I love cozy cardigans and sweaters over leggings or distressed denim with a fun scarf and a great pair of boots.  Fabulous boots can make your entire outfit.  In fact, I sometimes outfit plan around my footwear… lol!  There are no shortage of amazing boots right now and it can be a little overwhelming if you are shoe obsessed like myself!  I have managed to narrow it down to five styles I feel you are going to be seeing a ton of this Fall:

Over the Knee Boots

I purchased a couple great pairs of OTK boots last year so I am thrilled to see they are still everywhere again this year!  This style of boot has been updated so it is a little less Pretty Woman and much more elegant and chic now!  So many different heel heights and fabrics to choose from to keep your look casual or to dress it up.

Over The Knee Boots

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Lace Up Utility Boots

The chunky block heel and platform on some of these combat style of boots give them a bit of a dressier look.  These boots are super cute and definitely have a bit of edginess to them.  I personally think it would be fun to pair this more utility style of footwear with something super feminine!

 

laceup utility boots

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Studded Buckle Booties

I love the details on these moto inspired booties!  The low heel makes them really easy to wear and the studding and buckles add a really fun element to the otherwise plain black.  They would look super cute with jeans or a little leather skirt!

Studded Buckled Booties

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Floral and Embroidered Ankle Boots

Keeping with the flowered embroidery trend that was everywhere this year, floral has continued into Fall footwear.  There are so many adorable embroidered or floral booties for sale right now.  Definitely a statement piece and I absolutely love them!  I do not own a pair yet, but will definitely be putting them at the top of my wish list!

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Slouchy

80’s and 90’s Fashion has been making a huge comeback for the last couple years so it was only a matter of time until slouch boots showed up again! (I used to own the sweetest pair of white leather one in school… lol!)  The boots I have been noticing this year have a more subtle slouch then the ones that I once wore though!

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What do you think of these different boot styles for Fall 2017?  I cannot wait to try them out 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

A Wardrobe Staple: Shirt Dresses!

I cannot resist a cute shirt dress!  One of the things that is appealing to me is the fact I can look a little dressed up while feeling super comfortable at the same time.  I always think of shirt dresses as one of the perfect transition pieces to take me from Summer to Fall.  The weather still is warm enough for bare legs but not quite hot enough for bare shoulders.  When I’m running around with the kids I will wear one with a cute pair of slides or ballet flats and then throw it on with a pair of ankle boots when I can slow my pace to a walk… lol!  Shirt dresses look really stylish on their own, or I also love them as a layering piece under a long cardigan with some over the knee boots.  Definitely a look I will be wearing a ton this Fall!

Sunny Daytime Shirt dress Look
Sunny Daytime Shirt dress Look
Cooler Evening Look
Cooler Evening Look

 

I have linked some other shirt dresses that I love below :

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One. Grey Floral  *  Two. Dark Wash Twill  *  Three. Blue & White Striped  *  Four. Red Plaid Knotted  *  Five. Belted Floral  *  Six. Thornberry Tiered Sleeve  *  Seven. Teal Floral Piped  *  Eight. Plum Plaid  *  Nine. Stripe Front Tie  *  Ten. Black & White Dots

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

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Fall 2017 Fashion Trends For Him

When the weather starts to cool, the nights get darker a bit earlier and my children start to crunch the leaves on the ground, it all means one thing… Fall is inevitable!  I am a summer lover and am always sad to see it end, but one of the things I do love about Fall is the clothing (and Pumpkin Spice everything!!!)  I sometimes feel like the men get a bit ripped off when it comes to fashion, as us women have so much variety in our wardrobes.  This Fall may be the exception though… the clothing for men is looking pretty fun!  Below I have summarized a few of the trends I believe you are going to be noticing in men’s fashion this Fall.  Now it is up to you guys to see how adventurous you are feeling 🙂

Quilted Coats:

This isn’t a new trend but will still be going strong for this Fall.  I think we will notice more colourful options as opposed to the standard black and grey.  Such a warm and stylish option for outerwear!

Quilted.jpgOne: Black Diamond Quilted Jacket *   Two: Burgundy Quilted Jacket *  Three: Midnight Blue Quilted Jacket

Fur Collared Jackets:

I love the look of faux fur or shearling on the coat collar!  Adds some interest and texture to the jackets.

FurOne: Flight Jacket with Faux Fur Collar  * Two: Olive Faux Shearling Jacket  * Three: Faux Shearling Camel Jacket

Graphic Sweaters:

Graphic shirts have been everywhere this year.  The graphic T-shirts from Spring & Summer will continue and be transitioning into fun knitwear for the cooler months.

graphicsweaterOne: Parachute Sweater *  Two: Alien Sweater *  Three: Motel Sweater

Turtleneck Sweaters:

Again turtlencks are not a new Fall trend, but this year the collars are a bit thicker and more exaggerated than some past years.  A cold weather classic.

TurtleneckSweaterOne: Wool-Blend Turtleneck * Two: Cotton-Blend Turtleneck * Three: Chunky Knit Turtleneck

90’s inspired:

Retro has been huge the last couple of seasons.  This year is no exception and 90’s style sweatshirts are popping up everywhere!

90sInspiredOne: Vintage Fila * Two: Tommy Hilfiger Crew Neck * Three: Adidas Original

Corduroy:

Not just the usual shirts and pants, but entire tailored, corduroy suits will be making an appearance this season.

cordsOne: Pigment Dyed Shirt *  Two: Modern Fit Pants * Three: Corduroy Blazer

Foliage Colours: 

Clothing this Fall will be coloured the same as the leaves falling from the trees.  Lots of camel, moss & olive-green and bright orange will be huge this year.

FoliageOne: Thermal Crew-Neck *  Two: Olive Chino * Three: Camel V-Neck Sweater

Silk Shirts:

A continuation of the vibrant prints from this summer will be continuing into Fall. (Think Bruno Mars 24K Magic!)  You can add a pop of interest with the collar sticking out from underneath a sweater or worn with a basic suit.

silkshirtOne: Tropical Foliage * Two: Scalloped Seashells * Three: Polka Dot

What do you think of these Fall 2017 trends for men?  I think that they are pretty interesting! Some classic and others a bit more out there.  Looking forward to seeing if my predictions come true!

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Instagram Outfits

Happy Friday everyone! I have received a ton of messages about some Instagram outfits again, so I have done another quick roundup to make it easy if you need any of these articles in your life too… lol! An added bonus is that lots of the articles are now on sale with all the end of Summer sales 🙂  I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend!

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Tank * Print Midi Skirt * My Purse is old, similar style HEREHERE

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You need these shoes in your life! PINK Embellished Satin Slip on Sneakers also available in BLACK

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I bought my Blue & White Striped blouse at a boutique in Arizona, but have linked other cute ones HEREHERE & HERE* White Jeans * Straw Bag * Floral Heels

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Palm Leaf Dress * Gold Sandals

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Fedora * Sunglasses are sold out, similar HERE & HERE * Waikiki Swell Bottle * Straw Bag * Bathing Suit * Book

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Pyjamas similar HERE & HERE

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Ruffled Dress * Wedges * My Purse is old, similar style HERE & HERE

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Henley Tank * Printed Midi Skirt * Black Slides * Purse

Happy Shopping!

Shannon xx

 

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The Cutest Ankle Boots Under $100!

One of my favourite parts about Fall is the clothing!  I love long, cozy cardigans and all of the beautiful ankle boots that I get to start wearing!  In preparation for the season, I have rounded up what I consider to be my favourites so far for this Fall.  This was not easy, there are SO MANY cute styles, fabrics and prints to choose from.  I have kept this particular list to my choices for under $100.00.  I hope you love them as much as I do.  Happy shopping :))

 

The cutest ankle boots- All under $100!

  1. Blush Velvet  //  2.  Strappy Suede  //  3.  Perforated Suede //  4. Perforated Peep Toe  //  5.  Heel Fringed  //  6.  Oxblood Suede  //  7.  Block Heel  //  8.  Double Zip  //  9.  Western Chic  //  10.  Light Grey Suede  //  11.  Steel Grey Suede  //  12.  Brown Perforated  //  13.  Deep-V Perforated  //  14.  Beige Suede  //  15.  Black Elastic  //  16.  Strappy Studded

 

These are just the tip of the iceberg! I’m sure as we get closer to the cooler months I will find a bunch of other cute ones.  Don’t worry, I will keep you posted 😉

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

 

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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

Striped midi dress, panama hat, wedges

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

denim overall dress, eyelet top

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

Striped tunic, soft leggings

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

Soft pink midi dress

Pink Midi Dress  //  Heels  //  Watch

pink off the shoulder dress, bow slides

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

Blue & white striped maxi dress

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

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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