Jun 132017
 

Ann Taylor Maxi Skirt

I love a beautiful maxi skirt, but then again I love everything that fits me well and makes me feel pretty. I don’t care, I like to feel pretty, and this skirt makes me feel pretty. I’ve already worn it on Cityline and I’m showing you how to style it two different ways. Which one do you prefer?

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Outfit Details – Maxi Skirt, Ann Taylor (here, black version here, pants here) || One Shoulder Top, Ann Taylor (here) || Off White Top (here) || Sandals, Ann Taylor (here)

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 June 13, 2017  Posted by on June 13, 2017 Tagged with: , ,  1 Response »
Jun 122017
 

I truly enjoy working with and wearing Canadian fashion. There’s always a sense of pride when I walk around in great Canadian clothes. Today’s post features a young and I would say new Canadian brand – Grayes. Grayes has been around for about a year and the brand focuses of career wear for women. Simple and classic pieces that can be mixed and matched with your current wardrobe.

Grayes challenged me to select two pieces and create five different looks for the five working days of the week. Look 1 is above and features the two items I selected were The Blazer Dress:

 

and The Flare Pant:

This flare pant also has an extra inch/inch and a quarter length so great for tall girls as well.

 

Look 2 – Features the Flare Pant and is paired with a soft white blazer (here) and a blush blouse (old but similar here and here). Work appropriate and transitions well for after work events.

 

Look 3 : I wanted to pair these light wool pants for a simple but dressy after work look – and show the versatility of these pants. I paired it with the Reiss off the shoulder top (here). It’s dressy enough for a great date night or a fun night out with friends.

 

Look 4: Featuring the Blazer Dress as a blazer and paired for a casual day out with a white tank (old, similar here), jeans and a pair of heels. I ordered a size 6 in the Blazer Dress, it can be worn with a thin top or a tank. I wanted it closer to my body and that means no thick sweaters under the blazer for me.

 

Look 5 : I am wearing The Blazer Dress as a dress this time. Please remember I am six feet tall and this dress won’t be as short on many other women.

I hope you liked how I styled my #5daysofgrayes. Which is your favourite look?

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 June 12, 2017  Posted by on June 12, 2017 Comments Off on Grayes – Canadian Workwear
Jun 082017
 

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Shopping for jeans is difficult, finding the perfect white distressed jeans is like finding the unicorn of jeans. Behold my Unicorn Jeans from Mark’s found here. They are true to size. I selected one size up and I wish I hadn’t, there is a lot of stretch and you don’t want them to get too big or baggy. I also love them because they don’t show anything! I have been living in these jeans.

If you have been following my blog or any of my social media channels you know that I’ve been partnering with Mark’s on video content. I love working with this brand and introducing it to new consumers and styling it in a way that surprises and delights women across Canada.

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It is hard to find a button down shirt when you are fuller chested. This one from Alfred Sung is nicely fitted and perfect for work or play.

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Please know that this is NOT a sponsored post. I love these items of clothing and I wear them happily. Plus I keep on getting stopped and women are asking me where I got my jeans so I thought another post wouldn’t be such a bad idea.

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Outfit Details: White Distressed Jeans, Mark’s (here) || Striped Shirt, Mark’s (here) || Sandals, Ann Taylor (here) || Handbag, Mulberry (here).

 

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 June 8, 2017  Posted by on June 8, 2017 Comments Off on Stripes & White Distressed Jeans
Jun 082017
 

Red pants and stripes

I am going to apologize right now. There will be a lot of cold shoulder, off the shoulder, peek a boo shoulder, whatever they want to call it looks on this blog for the foreseeable future. Especially now that it’s summer. I used to love strapless anything. It doesn’t work for me anymore, but this, this works. It works every single time because all of us have great shoulders.

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Outfit Details – Top, Ann Taylor (here) || Pants Alice & Olivia (limited size here, black option here, similar options in different colours here, here , here & here)|| Please know that these pants come very long and run small.

 June 8, 2017  Posted by on June 8, 2017 Comments Off on Red pants and stripes
Jun 042017
 

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My hair journey has taken another turn with Sassoon Toronto. With this new year I went back to my roots and darkened my hair as close to my natural colour as possible. I love dark hair for the winter months, plus my hair needed a break from the bleach highlights that helped me become a blonde. I knew I would go back to blonde and decided that this last appointment was a good a time as any.

My colourist Tara talked me through my various options when going blonde and then she told me her plan – warm blonde highlights, a half head with lighter blonde highlights around my crown. A great change for the summer months but in keeping with the warm brunette tones I had selected with my last visit. I have a great respect for colourists and hair stylists – when they tell me what they think I go with their advice. It’s their job to know.

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When I was finished getting my highlights I received a repair hair treatment. With the use of styling appliances, a build up of styling products and over processing can result in damaged hair. Over processing, the use of styling appliances, and buildup from styling products can result in damaged hair. The Sassoon repair treatment fortifies the hair fiber, with significant improvement in strength and resilience from roots to ends, protecting it from future damage.

I was ecstatic with the colour Tara had selected and the final step was to get my hair cut by Wesley. He had laryngitis so I read my book and he concentrated on my hair. I love the cut I received last time, long layers that show off those easy curls, and Wesley trimmed it a bit and kept those long easy layers. The result was another great great experience at Sassoon Toronto.

I have been JOKINGLY called Becky and this Becky was happy.

Blouse – Banana Republic (here); Jeans – Banana Republic (not available in Canada, limited in US).

 June 4, 2017  Posted by on June 4, 2017 Comments Off on It’s only hair – this time it’s blonde
May 312017
 

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A one shoulder top is all the rage for this summer.

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Outfit Details – Top, Banana Republic (sold out but different pattern here; great options here, here, here and something different here) || Jeans, Banana Republic (here, light wash here) || Shoes, Banana Republic (old, but some options here, here, here and here) || Handbag, D&G (here)

 May 31, 2017  Posted by on May 31, 2017 Comments Off on Feeling Blue
May 252017
 

Black Pencil Skirt

A black pencil skirt and a white button down. A classic or some would say basic outfit. It’s an easy choice for every woman. This fringed pencil skirt and sleeve detailed blouse is anything but basic. These silhouettes have classic elements and are updated with texture and volume – creating a classic twist. It’s an easy update to every wardrobe. You don’t have to do both pieces but together they make for an interesting combination.

The last time I wore this skirt I added a wide belt to the outfit. Just something else to try.

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Classic

Classic Twist

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Outfit Details – Skirt, Banana Republic (here) || Blouse, Banana Republic (here) || Shoes, Manolo Blahnik (here, similar here & here)

 May 25, 2017  Posted by on May 25, 2017 Tagged with: , ,  1 Response »
May 222017
 

Girlfriend Jeans

This is the perfect jacket for me. It is impeccably tailored, can be dressed up and down and is a classic silhouette. That’s the thing about Reiss, they have great jackets. Oh and blazers. I love their blazers.

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Pearl Embellished Girlfriend Jeans

Yes, these are pearl embellished jeans!

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Boyfriend Jeans

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Outfit Details – Jacket, Reiss (here); Jeans, Banana Republic (here & here); Shoes, Manolo Blahnik (here, similar here & here); Handbag, Chanel.

 May 22, 2017  Posted by on May 22, 2017 Comments Off on The Perfect Jacket – Reiss, Rebecca
May 112017
 

I love the month of May! It’s my birthday month and it’s also Mother’s Day. Celebrating all mother’s makes me happy – mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and sisters. The list can be long and filled with love, support and wonderful memories.

My latest video features a few of my favourite pieces from Mark’s that would be great gifts for Mom or a great gift for yourself.

I’ve included all the links here from my favourite items and what I’m wearing. I hope you enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed finding the perfect items.

What I’m wearing:
SUNG Alfred Sung Off The Shoulder Top (no link available)
SUNG Alfred Sung Thick Rope Necklace – http://bit.ly/2r1js1a
DH3 Mia Mid-Rise 4 Way Stretch Skinny Jeans – http://bit.ly/2q6PqK7

Featured items:
SUNG Alfred Sung Small Post Hoop Crystal Earrings – http://bit.ly/2pylhBK
Denver Hayes Janelle Floral Saddlebag – http://bit.ly/2pAat77
SUNG Alfred Sung Sleeveless Tiered Tank Top – http://bit.ly/2q4jhoc
SUNG Alfred Sung Sleeveless Chevron Tunic Tank Top – http://bit.ly/2r3iyCg
SUNG Alfred Sung Floral Overlay Tank Top – http://bit.ly/2q4mhRL
SUNG Alfred Sung Quilted Peacoat – http://bit.ly/2qt4JzQ

Enjoy!

 May 11, 2017  Posted by on May 11, 2017 Comments Off on Mother’s Day Gifts from Mark’s