crystal clear

Sep 30, 2015

dress Forever 21 (similar here & here)/coat Anthropologie /
flats Zara (similar here)
c/o amethyst geode necklace Uncommon Goods

Jewelry can make or break an outfit so it's something I always put a little thought into when getting dressed. The right necklace or stack of rings can make plainer pieces look that much more polished, or put on too many pieces of jewelry and it takes away from an outfit. There's a fine line between too much and too little when it comes to accessories and I always try to be mindful of that.

This past weekend was Jay's sister's wedding shower and as much as I love to pile on the jewelry I knew I wanted to wear this dress (it's one of my faves) with something pretty and understated to compliment it. I ended up wearing this amethyst geode necklace from Uncommon Goods because it's beautiful and I'm a sucker for anything involving a crystal. Naturally it was my number one choice.

There are lots of unique, beautiful pieces on the Uncommon Goods website, with plenty of bracelets and rings right up my alley! I've linked some of my other favorites below, all of them have a bit of a boho vibe, which is not surprising. My birthday is next month and I wouldn't complain if any of these made their way to me!

Canadian Tuxedo Take 2

Sep 28, 2015

lace-up sandals Free People/A-line skirt Zara (similar)
star print shirt, star necklace, crystal necklace Forever 21
belt Thrifted/sunglasses Le Chateau

I don't know why wearing denim on denim is labelled the Canadian tuxedo because it's never been a thing here, like ever! People dress up for formal events - if you showed up at a non country-themed wedding you would be dressed inappropriately!  Regardless of where the term originated from, in the fashion blogging world any outfit that consists of denim on denim is automatically called the Canadian tuxedo. but it's usually jeans and a denim button up.  I like this variation of denim on denim, it's a lot but not too much.

give you the slip

Sep 21, 2015

eyelash lace sweater dress Forever 21/ shoes Zara/beanie Forever 21/
slip Free People/jacket Tulle (similar)/ fringed purse FCUK (similar)

Sweater dresses have never been my thing, but they're so cozy and warm they'd be a great winter wardrobe staple. I've avoided sweater dresses for the longest time because they're so clingy - any lump or bump is instantly on display, not something you really want. After having two kids back to back this is something I am very aware of!

The search for a decent slip to wear under clothing began a few months ago and I had no luck - so many were ridiculously priced or they looked like they belonged in my great grandma's closet. Spanx were a little too intense for me, I just wanted something lightweight AND comfortable to wear. 

I finally found a decent selection on the Free People website and ended up going with the seamless mini in ivory. It is soooo soft and comfortable, it exceeded my expectations! I'm going to order it in black too to wear under darker clothing and possibly this one for anything with a bit of a lower neckline. Wearing a slip as a base layer under stuff makes a huge difference and how it looks, plus it's an extra layer of warmth in the cooler weather!

style spotlight: dancing with flying colors

Sep 17, 2015


One of the great things about instagram is how easy it is to stumble across amazing style bloggers. Recently I discovered Ashley from Dancing with Flying Colors' instagram account and immediately loved her laid-back, relatable bohemian outfits. Her signature style of colorful printed pieces with lots of layered jewelry makes for a pretty and inspiring feed. Set against the back-drop of California beaches, Ashley's un-done, slightly modern yet hippie-infused fashion choices channel the infamous vibe the state is known for.

morning light

Sep 16, 2015

And just like that it was fall. Cooler mornings and evenings, sweltering sun-soaked afternoons. Jackets are now necessary when leaving the house in the morning. Pumpkin Spice flavor showing up everywhere. I don't like pumpkin spice anything so I don't get excited when it starts showing up at the end of every summer. Especially when my favorite donut is temporarily replaced with the seasonal pumpkin spice one! Winter (and all the fun holidays that come with it) is right around the corner. 

How perfect is this jacket? I have literally been looking for a faux brown leather jacket for years, nice looking ones are hard to find. Faux brown leather can look cheap and plasticy more often than faux black leather making it difficult to find a decent one. As soon as I saw this quilted bomber jacket I knew, it was perfect! It's a boxy cut but it works because it hits at just the right place. It's a great layering piece and the quality is excellent for fake leather. Now my only problem is trying not to wear it every day.

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