FASHION FRIDAY — Girlie Floral OOTD 🌸

Hello lovelies & happy Friday! Today I’m showing off a fun girlie floral OOTD that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day.

As you guys have probably guessed from my nails, I love floral. All things floral! Which naturally means, I tend to have a large collection of floral in my closet — where else do you think I get all the inspiration for my nails? So come Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, it’s a pattern I love to wear.

Thrifted O’Neill Brand Floral Peplum Tank. Light Pink Stitches Cardigan. Dark Levi’s slimming skinny jean. Claire’s bow headwrap — Similar Item Here. Not Pictured: Ardene Knee High Black Studded Boots.

I’m wearing my absolute favourite jeans of all time, the Slimming Skinny Jeans from Levi that which I gushed about in my post all about my 5 Go To Items.  I know I already said it, but they really are the best pair of jeans I’ve ever owned. & after 2 years, they still look absolutely brand new!

A floral shirt is always a good idea in my eyes, but I love that this one is peplum style because it shows off the areas I love (my shoulders/collarbone area) while camouflaging the areas I’m a little more self conscious about (my post-baby stomach). I thrifted it this Summer, but I’m a floral anytime kind of girl, so I love that throwing a cardigan over top makes it so verstitle.

This would be a look I could most definitely see myself wearing for a Valentine’s date night with my husband, just because not only is it comfortable, it makes me feel cute.

What do you think about this girlie floral OOTD? Do you have a favourite pattern you love to wear, or are you more of a solids all over person? Let me know down in the comments below!

FASHION FRIDAY — Jeans & T-shirt OOTD

Hello lovelies & happy Friday. Today I’ve got another OOTD post for you!

While I’d love to say that every time I leave the house I feel put together & channel my inner fashion blogger, most of the time if I’m going out for a reason — groceries, coffee run, etc– I tend to go for simplicity over high fashion. But that’s not to say I don’t want to look & feel cute! So one of my favourite looks to pull together for those errand kind of days is a jeans & t-shirt & cardigan combo.

Vintage Suzuki t-shirt. Black DYI ripped skinny jeans {Ardene — similar pair here}. Grey oversized knit Cardigan {Garage}. Not pictured: Black studded knee high boots {Ardene}

So true story: this tee has been in my possession since my University days (circa 2005}, when I used to channel Mary Kate Olsen during the mid to late 2000s. Originally it was my Father’s, & I’m not exactly sure how it came to be in my possession, but I’m going to assume it had something to do with shrinking in the dryer. Haha.

Suffice to say, it’s well lived in & well loved.

What do you think about this outfit of the day? What’s your favourite clothing item to grab for a quick & cute everyday outfit? Let me know down in the comments below!

FASHION FRIDAY — Coffee Shop OOTD

Hello lovelies & happy Friday! Also happy second edition of my new feature, Fashion Friday.

I was so happy to see people embracing my new content direction as this is something I’ve really been debating doing for a few years now, but was honestly scared to start. I have so many fun ideas I can’t wait to share with you guys coming up! & please don’t hesitate to share anything you’d like to see me cover. I’m really hoping for this Friday feature to be a really approachable look at Fashion, & a lot of what I share is you going to be me delving into my own closet & the items I own & love. I have this sentimental attachment to clothing (& the memories associated) that I hope you guys will enjoy reading about as much as I love writing about.

First up though, how about a good old fashioned outfit of the day!

Moneau Pineapple Summer Dress. Danier black turtleneck sweater. Not Pictured: Black tights. Nine West Deep green knee high boots.

Okay, so I love dresses. Like REALLY love dresses. From May to October, you can rarely catch me wearing pants. But being that it’s the middle of January in Canada, it’s not so easy for me to just throw on a dress. However, lately when I’m not in the mood for another day of jeans & sweaters, I’ve really been into laying long sleeves & thinner sweaters under my favourite dresses (along with a pair of tights, or two.) It quite honestly is the easiest way to take a Summer dress you love, & winterize it.

This Danier turtleneck has been in my collection a very, very long time (like 2009-ish) & I had completely forgotten how cute it looks under spaghetti strap dresses (& even tanks) like this. This outfit was my Family Coffee Date OOTD, & it made me feel so cute & so put together when I went out. My only complaint? I wish I had a cute little belt to empahsize my waist (this dress is a little bit big on me) but I just found a couple of my favourite cincher belts (including a black one that would be perfect with this look) that I’ll be able to pull out next time.

What do you think about this look? Do you find ways to Winterize your favourite fashion items so that you can wear them all year long? Let me know your secrets down in the comments below!

FASHION FRIDAY — My 5 Go To Items (Right Now)

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Hey lovelies! Yep, I promise you’re in the right place. Like I mentioned before, I’ve been thinking of branching out for blog & expanding my content. A long, long time ago, I used to share OOTD on my old blog, & it was so much fun because it encouraged me to get dressed up more. Also, I just really really like clothes & fashion & dressing up. So I thought it would be fun to share some fashion content on here as well with what I’m dubbing “Fashion Fridays”.

I thought I would start off this week with my five go-to items (right now). I have a pretty extensive wardrobe that I’ve collected over the years, but I do tend to have a kind of uniform I adopt for those days where I just can’t bother to put a lot effort into getting dressed, but still want to look & feel cute. Some of these items are out of stock or a couple years old, so if I can’t link the exact item, I will link items similar.

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Splatter Nails with @xromapolishandvinyls!

Happy Monday everyone! 

I was recently sent some nail vinyls to play with from @xromapishandvinyls & as soon as they arrived I couldn’t wait to pull them out & start creating. You know how much I LOVE my nail vinyls, & Xroma Polish and Vinyls have a ton of awesome creative designs available on their site

First design I grabbed to play around with was the splat stencils! 

For this manicure, I used:

  • Base Coat: Perfect Formula Pink Gel Coat
  • Top Coat: Cutex Quick Dry Top Coat
  • Essie Butler Please
  • ACO by Ardene Ice Mist
  • Quo by ORLY mini unnamed pink
  • Quo by ORLY mini unnamed mint 
  • Xroma Polish and Vinyls Splat Stencil 
  • Small dotting tool 

Isn’t this pattern so much fun?! I’m sure I’m not the only person who loves splatter nails but hates the clean up. Plus even with filling in my splats individually, this manicure was easy & surprisingly quick to do! 

These were so much fun to do & even more fun to wear! They even matched my OOTD. I’d definite recommend checking out Xroma Polish And Vinyls site yourself, & all the amazing patterns available. They ship world wide from Australia, & mine arrived super quick! I think it took only 6 business days & I live on the other side of the world in Canada so I though that was really impressive. 

What do you think of this manicure? Let me know in the comments below! 

Aztec inspired chevron moons. 

I’ve been trying to wear older polishes in my stash a little more lately. Sometimes I forget I own certain polishes I’ve had for a while (like 4+ years Haha.) I guess that’s what happens when your polish is quickly approaching the 1000s. 

When I first started growing my stash, Essence was my go to. Their Color & Go line was one of my favourites, and I still adore (almost) all of their polishes with all of my heart. My base is Essence Color and Go Luxury Secret, a dark metallic grey which I picked up when Essence first showed up at Shoppers Drug Mart with their cute little mini round bottles. 

  
The polishes I used for this manicure were:

  • Essence Color & Go Luxury Secret
  • China Glaze Dune Our Thing 
  • Milani Nail Art with precision brush (in black) 
  • Essie Good to Go
  • Kiss Perfect Design tip Guides (chevrons) 
  • Small sized dotting toll

 
  

This design turned out very tribal/Aztec and I dig it. I also adore how well China Glazs Dune Our Thing really pops against Luxury Secret. Pink and dark grey are just such a fantastic combo together. 

What do you think of this Color combo and design? What are some of your favourite forgotten polish favourites? 

Let me know in the comments below!

And just for fun, here’s my OOTD and NOTD. Cosy blush sweater is from Ardene, black Jeggings are Garage and black combat boots are also Ardene. I love when my nails and my outfit compliment each other so well by accident!) 

 
Have a lovely Tuesday! 💗