Sep 202017
 

I have been looking for a leather/faux leather midi skirt for a while and this one from Zara is perfect. This button front skirt is classic but in the faux leather it can be more. I always like more, I always want more.

Outfit Details – Skirt, Zara (similar here, here; similar idea here & here) || Top, Zara || Shoes, Banana Republic (US here; Black versions US here, Canada here, EU here)

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 September 20, 2017  Posted by on September 20, 2017 No Responses »
Sep 182017
 

If you follow me on Instagram (here) then you may have noticed I wore this sequins skirt to the opening night of Nordstrom at my local mall Sherway Gardens. Sequins is not forgiving. If the item is not cut properly or if it is too tight it shows off everything in the wrong way – exaggerating size and shape. This J.Crew sequins skirt is very flattering and makes for a great party skirt.

I decided to pair it with an understated crew neck sweater to make the skirt shine and become the main attraction. This created a sophisticated and understated look with sequins which is so hard to achieve and sounds silly even as I write it. I think I accomplished the look I was going for.

The colour is that perfect rose gold and doesn’t feel trendy.

Outfit Details: Skirt, J.Crew (here, tall here, here & here) I’ve included other retailer links because this skirt is selling out fast || Sweater, Zara (similar, here & here; short sleeve option here) || Shoes, Ferragamo (old but great options here, here, here & mid range here & here) || Clutch, Chanel

In case the skirt is sold out I have found great options in black, silver & green or silver.

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 September 18, 2017  Posted by on September 18, 2017 Tagged with: ,  No Responses »
Sep 152017
 

I love this twist front dress from Zara. Shirt dresses are hard for me to wear, the proportions are always off for me. This Zara dress fit perfectly and the colour is much richer in real life then in the photos. I paired yellow shoes with the stripes to add colour and makes it more interesting. The shoes are old from Banana Republic.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

 

 

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 September 15, 2017  Posted by on September 15, 2017 Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »
Sep 122017
 

I wore this green lace jumpsuit from Club Monaco (here, here & here) on Cityline last week. I love this jumpsuit. It’s the colour, a rich green and it’s lace. Green is also one of my favourite colours to pair with leopard print. I knew I would be wearing it with my leopard print pumps. I styled it with the jean jacket to make it a bit interesting. Plus I felt too exposed on air. lol.


What I also learned about this jumpsuit is that angles matter when taking photos in it. However, in a world full of photo shop it’s hard to see what’s real and what’s been altered. I look at my arm in the picture below and I wish it was thinner but then I have to check myself. I don’t want my daughter to feel like everything has to be thinner to be accepted or for it to be beautiful. I am not going to alter my appearance for more likes on social media. I will share my insecurities because we all have then. I will then get over my insecurity and show you how amazingly I styled this outfit. I WILL say I did a great job because I need to love myself and be my own champion.

I almost didn’t include this photo because of my arm. I wanted to share this with you because I know that there are lots of women who never feel beautiful or beautiful enough. I can’t champion you if I can’t be real with you.

 

Outfit Details – Jumpsuit, Club Monaco (here); Shoes, JCrew (old, like these); Jean Jacket, Gap (CA here, EU here, US here)

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 September 12, 2017  Posted by on September 12, 2017 No Responses »
Sep 112017
 

These pants are called Morning Glory Pants. I didn’t buy them for the name but I would have.

Outfit Details: Pants, Ann Taylor (Canada here, US here) || Top, Ann Taylor (Canada here, US here) || Shoes, Manolo Blahnik (similar here)

The weather might be cooling down but there is still lots of time to wear colour. I could have paired the pants with a white or black top, however, I thought the blue was a more interesting choice. I could have even paired these pants with a fuchsia pink top or even a bright orange. Blue pairs really well with these colour and the bright green does well with these hues as well.

Also for all my followers that are or want a reason to shop and have a great night out, I will be at Hudson’s Bay on Queen St. attending and answering all your fashion questions on this Thursday, September 17. All the information you need to know is below. Hope to see you there!!

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 September 11, 2017  Posted by on September 11, 2017 Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »
Sep 062017
 

You all know how much I love fashion and clothing. Now having said that I don’t have the easiest time finding clothes. I am a woman who is six feet tall. The average woman is 5’4″ and the average man is 5’9″. I am 8 inches taller then the average woman and 3 inches taller then the average man. I love my height but finding clothing can be difficult especially pants.

I’ve heard people say how models are tall. I am taller then most models. Well the clothing fits the models. It’s been pinned and altered for their bodies but clothing is made for women who are 5’4″ tall. Then some people will say they are always hemming pants – there is never an extra 2 let alone 4 inches for me to lengthen pants. You see my dilemma.

It’s my job to find clothing that fits my body but also help my readers and viewers find clothing that fits them. That’s why I’m so happy to partner with Reitmans for this post and introduce my tall followers to their Tall pants. A great selection of Tall Pants for work and for play.

I am wearing the Tall Original Comfort Straight Leg Jeans (here). This is a pull on pant with a thick band in a classic silhouette and is a dark denim (my favourite). This pant comes in sizes 24-38 Tall. That is AMAZING! Not just that it comes in tall but it comes in a great selection of sizes for tall. Reitman’s ENTIRE clothing collection comes in sizes 0-22 which is unusual to begin with but then add the fact that there is no Plus section and that’s almost unheard of. Reitmans made a decision to stop putting women in size boxes. If you want a specific top and you are a size 2, 10 or 20 all you have to do is ask for that top and you’ll find your size.

We still have sections in the store for Tall and Petite but I’m ok with that. Reitman’s also has a Petites and Ultra Petites pants.

Outfit from Reitmans – Pants, here; Top, here; Sweater, here; Scarf, here; Sunglasses here.

 

 September 6, 2017  Posted by on September 6, 2017 Tagged with: , ,  2 Responses »
Jul 202017
 

Outfit Details – Dress, LOFT (Canada here, US here) || Shoes, Ferragamo (old) || Handbag, Tory Burch (Canada here, US here)

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 July 20, 2017  Posted by on July 20, 2017 Comments Off on paisley print
Jul 172017
 

I’ve been blogging about my hair and colour journey this year with Sassoon (here). I started out with a really dark and rich brown in the winter and have ended it with great blonde highlights for the summer. I’ve grown my hair over the last year and like this past the shoulder length. Today is my final Sassoon blog post for this series, however, it’s not my final time at the salon.

Tricia, me & Tara showing off my latest Sassoon cut and colour.

My Instagram stories and Instagram feed are filled with my in salon experiences and results from all the changes. This last visit was about a touch up. I had my highlights done over a month ago and they still look great. My problem is that I am going on vacation for 6 weeks and don’t want the roots to be that drastic (I don’t care if that is a new trend, it’s not one I want to participate in).

My colourist, Tara, recommended that we just touch up the crown and have me Croatia ready for the summer. Now, because my hair journey has been all about colour I wanted to ask Tara some questions about colouring/highlighting your hair.

1.My hair tends to be______, what is a style solution for this?

Gorgeous & stylish (Iva: she really did say that, however, we had to get serious). You have blonde highlights and that means you bleach it. This causes your hair to be over-processed and dried out. That is the sacrifice you make for blonde hair.

The solution is treatments. This starts with an in salon treatment and is followed up with an at home mask after 1 or 2 weeks. This add moisture to my blonde hair. A great at home mask is the Nutritive by Kerastase.

2.What type of shampoo/conditioner do you recommend for my type of hair and why?

The Kerastase Chromatique line is great because it is specifically for colour treated hair, however, the entire product offering works with colour treated hair. So if you want to try another line you can.

3.What is one hair tip that you share with all clientele?

Blow drying, straightening, and curling wands all put heat on your hair.  If you are putting heat on your hair us a protectant! This gives your hair protection against all those tools you use.

4.Wht is the best way to protect colour?

This one is easy to say but hard for most people to do because the best way to protect colour is to stay out of the sun. It summer and we are outside constantly so wear a UV hat (Iva: which i do) which also protects your scalp and face. Plus look for hair styling products that have sunscreen in them.


Here I am all “Croatia Ready” with my new hair.

Now for the exciting news – Sassoon Toronto is providing one Sassoon Salon Makeover Voucher (valued at $300) to give away to one of my lucky followers! This is an Instagram giveaway and you will have to follow the Instagram link here to enter the contest. Good luck!

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 July 17, 2017  Posted by on July 17, 2017 Comments Off on Hair Care w/ Sassoon & a Giveaway
Jul 122017
 

The cold shoulder trend isn’t going anywhere. I love this dress and tops like it because I can wear a bra. Sometimes that’s all it takes.

Outfit Details: Dress, Cece (old, similar here, here & here) || Shoes, Ann Taylor (old, great options here & here) || Clutch, Channel.

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 July 12, 2017  Posted by on July 12, 2017 Comments Off on cold shoulder LBD
Jul 102017
 

It’s summer and that means blue and white stripes. Blue and white is one of my favourite colour combinations because your third colour can be almost anything. Today my added colour is red. Stripes & Red.

Now I am going to apologize about the top. It is sold out. I bought it in May and have been wearing it for months and am just now adding it to the blog. Yes bad blogger. I have scoured the internet and haven’t been able to find something similar.

Outfit Details – Top, Ann Taylor (sold out) || Pants, Ann Taylor (here) || Handbag, Gucci (old) || Shoes, Banana Republic (old) || Earrings, Ann Taylor (here)

Skirt, Ann Taylor (here)

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 July 10, 2017  Posted by on July 10, 2017 Comments Off on Stripes & Red