Currently Living in: Loungewear!

I don’t know about you, but I cannot get enough of cozy loungewear right now!  It most likely has something to do with the freezing temperatures outside or the surprise snow we have been waking up to…. but I am finding on my days off, all I want to do is be lazy with my boys around the house!  As much as I love my party dresses, they are not really the most practical choice for sitting on the floor playing duplo or for snuggling with sticky fingered little babes… lol. I have been living in my powder pink joggers and cozy pullovers.

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Pink joggers & sequinned shark sweatshirt

My Pink Joggers // Shark Sweatshirt is old- Similar HERE & HERE

 

I have linked a bunch of other cute loungewear that I am loving right now:

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One. Black “Wine” Sweatshirt // Two. Cafe Societe Sweatshirt // Three. Layered Thermal Top // Four. Thermal Button Front Top // Five. Floral Joggers // Six. Cream Terry Cloth Pants // Seven. Floral Sweatshirt // Eight. Pompom Slipper // Nine. Reading Socks // Ten. Polka Dot Pj Set // Eleven. Fleece Pullover // Twelve. Camo Print Sweatsuit // Thirteen. Black 2pc Pj Set // Fourteen. Sherpa-Lined Moccasin Slippers

 

I love anything that is super cozy while still looking cute 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

 

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Floral Midi Dress

Happy Family Day everyone 🙂 Hope you are enjoying some quality time with your loved ones today!

We have had so much rain here in B.C these last few weeks.  The recent sunny days have been few and far between, but when the blue sky finally peeks through, it makes me so excited for Spring!  One of my favourite trends of this particular season is floral dresses.  I am currently obsessed with this gorgeous green midi dress!  I love the colour palette and elegant length.  I am always a sucker for super feminine dresses.

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Green Floral Midi Dress // Pink Block Heels

I have found a bunch of other similar midi dresses if this is a look you are loving for Spring as well :

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One. Magnolia Bloom Midi // Two. Pocketed Button Down Dress // Three. Mesh Dress with Liner // Four. Fit & Flare Floral // Five. Shirred Detail Floral Dress // Six. Shirred Cuff Keyhole Back

What trend are you most excited about for this Spring? I would love to chat in the comments below 🙂

 

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…  😉

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

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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

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

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

Fabulous Fall Accessories!

As the saying goes, accessories are necessities!  A beautiful accessory can literally make your entire outfit.  I totally appreciate pieces like a simple black saddle bag or a classic plaid scarf, but during this season there is a ton of room for being as bold as you want to!  Hats are huge for Fall 2017…  and not just the cute felt floppy hats like we have seen the last couple years, but also baker boy hats (my new obsession!) chic berets, pom-pom toques, page boys, felt fedoras in every colour and embellished headbands.  There are an abundance of fun Fall accessories to make a statement with.  Tons of vibrant colours, patterns and various textures.  I know it’s easy to stick to neutrals, but this year with your classic black coat why not try a pair of vibrant burgundy leather gloves or a leopard print scarf instead?  I am also a huge believer in belts.  They can often add a fun element to an understated outfit!  You will be seeing a ton of oversized buckles and thick, corset style belts this Fall.  Be bold and be confident with your accessories and you will be amazed at how many compliments you will get 🙂

I have linked a bunch of fabulous and really reasonably priced Fall accessories below:

 

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  1. Leather & Suede Gloves // 2. Wide Brim Fedora // 3. Foldover Crossbody Bag // 4. Tassel Fringe Earrings // 5. Tasseled Earrings // 6. Soft Tie Belt // 7. Leopard Print Scarf // 8. Perforated Black Belt // 9. Metallic Knit Headband // 10. Crossbody Saddle Bag // 11. Captain’s Hat // 12. Sunglasses // 13. Pompom Toque //  14. Gold Bow Belt //  15. Multistrand Necklace // 16. Burgundy Leather Gloves // 17. Gold Leaf Earrings // 18. Velvet Crossbody Bag // 19. Blue Wool Hat // 20. Color-Block Oversized Scarf

 

What are your favourite accessories for this Fall? I would love to hear from you in the comments below 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

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.

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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

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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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.

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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!

 

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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!

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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