15 Ways to Look & Feel Put Together

15 Ways to Look & Feel Put Together

We all have those days that we just feel blah, but thankfully there are a few tricks that can actually help us look and feel put together. They’re easy, quick and pretty simple I think!

Whether it’s your mood or appearance, these tips will help you to look your best, and then hopefully feel your best! Keep reading to find out what they are…

  1. Wash your hair. Everyone knows that a freshly washed head of hair makes the world of a difference in your appearance!
  2. Wear black. No matter what the occasion, wearing black makes you look put together! If you’re not into black though, you can certainly wear a different monochrome outfit 😛
  3. Use a lint roller. Lint-free clothing screams “I’ve got this”. It’s a quick clothing fix so why not do it before you run out the door!
  4. Put on some mascara. If you’re looking tired, mascara can do wonders for your face. A natural makeup look really makes a difference!
  5. Shave. This is pretty self-explanatory… who doesn’t feel awesome after they shave their legs?!
  6. Be mindful of your eating throughout the day. Eat good, feel good.
  7. Wake up early. Ever since I started waking up early everyday I’ve seen a huge difference in my mood throughout the day. Waking up early gets you on the right track for the day and you’ll feel good 🙂
  8. Put on some perfume. Spray some on, thank me later.
  9. Write out a to-do list. Stay on track with your productivity and feel good about what you’re doing throughout the day!
  10. Listen to some up-beat music. Nothing is better than a little dance sesh!
  11. Chew some gum. Does this really need an explanation? What beats fresh breath?
  12. Do a five minute breathing meditation. Feeling blah? A quick meditation will immediately refresh your mind.
  13. Get dressed as soon as you wake up. Take action as soon as you jump out of bed!
  14. Have a 30 minute workout. A workout has been proven to increase positivity and productivity.
  15. Put on a pair of earrings. Going out but still feeling blah? Throw on a pair of earrings or other jewellery. Usually when you look good, you feel good.

If you have any other tips on how to look and feel put together, feel free to share them below!

xoxo,

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How to Wear a Beret With Short Hair

How to Wear a Beret With Short Hair

I’ve heard a lot of women complain about not being able to wear berets because of their short hair. Now that I’ve chopped mine off and had the chance to try on a few hats, I’ve figured out what the best ways are to wear a beret with short locks.

The problem that usually arises when hats are tried on with short hair is the ears sticking out! Fortunately there are ways around this little annoyance 😉 Keep reading to find out how you can prevent elf ears in your beret!

#1 Behind the Ear

One of the chicest ways to wear a beret is with one side of hair behind your ear. This allows you to pull the beret a little lower down on the other side, thus covering your other ear!

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#2 Slouched to One Side

If you don’t want to expose your ears, try styling the beret off to the side! You’ll be warm and stylish 🙂

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#3 Pulled Back

This may not work for super short bobs, but if you’re able to pull your hair back into a little ponytail or bun, do it! This is a really sleek look and makes the beret very easy to put on!

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How do you style your beret?

xoxo,

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5 Ways to Pose for the ‘Gram

5 Ways to Pose for the ‘Gram

Are you stuck for poses? Seeking inspiration for your weekly Instagram photos? Look no further, here are five different poses that you can use for your #OOTDs 😉

#1 Look Back At It

This is a great pose for showing off the backside of your outfit or any heels that you might be wearing!

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#2 The Walk By

Show a little attitude by doing a walk by photo! You can capture this on an iPhone or a professional camera by completing a burst photo of you walking.

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#3 The Knee Pop

This pose looks great close up or far away. I personally love using this pose for a details shot.

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#4 Look Afar

So you don’t want to look straight into the camera huh…why don’t you try looking away! Your photo will turn out with a laid-back and effortless look.

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#5 Hand to Hip

This pose is a little more flirty and goes great with a smile. I love this pose while wearing a dress or skirt because it helps to flare out the bottom a little bit!

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What’s your favourite pose? 🙂

xoxo,

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5 Last Minute Halloween Costumes | 2018

5 Last Minute Halloween Costumes | 2018

Is anybody ever truly ready for Halloween? I feel like it creeps up on me every year! Get the pun? 😉 For real though, thinking of a costume is pretty challenging and they can get quite expensive too. Today I’ve rounded up some easy costumes that you can re-create out of your very own closet.

#1 Blair Waldorf – Gossip Girl

Whether it’s a party dress or a preppy school outfit, Blair is super easy to dress as! Here’s what you’ll need for a preppy school look:

  • navy blue mini pencil skirt
  • classic white button up shirt (long sleeve or quarter sleeve)
  • pop of colour (headband or handbag)
  • knee high navy socks
  • flats

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#2 Cher – Clueless

Ironically most of the pieces that Cher wore in her movie Clueless are now on trend! Here’s what you”ll need:

  • yellow plaid jacket
  • matching yellow plaid skirt
  • white t-shirt or sweater
  • yellow cardigan
  • white knee high socks
  • flats (black or silver)

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#3 Rachel – Friends

This is one of my favourite costume ideas because I haven’t seen it done by a lot of people and Rachel is one of the easiest characters to re-create. She really dressed quite normal in the show Friends so you’ll definitely have her pieces laying around your closet. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • denim overalls (preferably shorts but pants will do)
  • navy or black blazer
  • striped t-shirt
  • white keds or vans

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#4 Holly Golightly – Breakfast at Tiffanys

A classic indeed and so simple to dress up as! This is the perfect costume for a Halloween party because it’s so fancy! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • black high-neck, floor length dress
  • pearl necklace
  • sparkly earrings
  • mini tiara
  • black flats or heels
  • long black gloves
  • large black cat-eye sunglasses

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#5 Regina George – Mean Girls

So you could be the star of the show and dress as Regina, or you could do this whole Mean Girls costume as a group! Here’s what you’ll need for Regina:

  • pink mini skirt
  • pink cardigan
  • white camisole (if you really want to go all out, write “A Little Bit Dramatic” in pink on your shirt)
  • pink high heels

** feel free to dress like her, just don’t be a mean girl! 🙂

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What are you dressing up as this year?

xoxo,

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The Teddy Coat Trend

The Teddy Coat Trend

It was huge last year and it’s sticking around again, the teddy coat trend is here to STAY people! There are hundreds of options out there, so I’ve done the dirty work and picked out the best teddy coats for you to shop. I’m all for a quality but affordable coat, so most of these options fall under both of those categories.

Happy shopping!


Gap Long Teddy Coat

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H&M Short Pile Coat

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H&M Long Pile Coat

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H&M Faux Fur Jacket

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H&M Dark Brown Faux Fur Coat

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Babaton The Teddy Coat

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Big Collar Teddy Coat

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xoxo,

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3 Staple Boots for Autumn

3 Staple Boots for Autumn

One of the main reasons that I love Autumn is all of the boots! Boots pair well with just about everything, especially if you’re picking versatile styles in neutral shades. They’re basically the only form of shoe that I wear during the fall season because it’s constantly raining here in Vancouver.

From ankle to knee, there’s a boot out there to fit everyone’s style and today I’m sharing which ones I’m currently obsessing over. They’re easy to style, comfy (once broken in of course) and timeless.

#1 ALDO Wiema Boot

You can NEVER go wrong with a black leather pointed toe boot, IMO. This pair in particular is the perfect style and height, ending just a couple of inches above the ankle. They were uncomfortable at first but after a few times out in them they hit a great comfort level! Shop here.

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#2 ALDO Piralia Boot

If you’re looking for a brown boot this season, this is the pair! The chunkier heel makes them easy to walk in and the medium brown shade is definitely an IT colour this Autumn. Shop here.

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#3 Le Chateau Pointy Toe Ankle Boot

White shoes will always be a staple for me and I find myself wearing these white boots almost every week. With a short kitten heel they actually feel quite comfortable and lengthen the wear-time. These ones go with any outfit too 😉 Shop here.

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What’s your go-to boot this season?

xoxo,

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My September Favourites

My September Favourites

As September is already coming to an end I thought I’d share what some of my favourite products were this month. From shoes to makeup, these are the items that I was constantly using and loving!

I really started to bring out my fall wardrobe this month, AKA LOTS OF BROWNS. I was also obsessing over pointed toe shoes, micro sunnies and some amazing hair care. Keep reading to find out all the deets on these pretty little things!


Cognac ALDO Mules

These mules have been a STAR in my wardrobe this month. I received them as a gift from ALDO in the summer and honestly only started loving them now because of their colour. They’re a wonderful fit, easy to walk in and match just about everything in my wardrobe. Find them here.

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H&M Straight Cut Jacket

I picked up this gorgeous jacket from the H&M fall 2018 collection and have been LIVING in it, I swear. The colours are subtle with a hint of cognac, so obviously I paired them with the mules mentioned above! It’s also loose enough to fit a hoodie under and great for a casual outfit. Find it here.

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Glen Check Collar Coat

I love a good coat and my bestie and I were so lucky to have been gifted this gorgeous one from Le Château! It’s not too light, not too heavy and the perfect checked pattern. The colours make it extremely versatile too! Find it here.

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White Pointed Toe Ankle Boot

Half of my shoe collection is white, let’s be honest here. So it’s no surprise that these chic boots made their way into 70% of my outfits this month! I purchased mine last year from Payless Shoe Source so they’re no longer available, but you can find a similar pair here.

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Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil

When this hair oil by Negin Mirsalehi first came out I could not bring myself to spend $84USD on it, so I waited until a smaller version was available. Let me tell you right now, I think it’s worth it. There are very few hair oils that actually work on my fine hair and this is one of them. It smells delicious, feels luxurious and doesn’t leave my hair greasy in the morning or after application on dry hair. The travel size was $45USD and you can find it here.

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Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask

You’ve already heard me rave about the product here, but I wasn’t lying when I said it was worth the hype! I use it EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT! You can shop it here.

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Bon Look Stellar Sunglasses

As soon as I laid eyes on this pair of sunnies, I fell in love. I’m so happy I got to take them home with me! Shop them here.

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What products were you loving this month?

xoxo,

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Fall 2018 Fashion Trends

Fall 2018 Fashion Trends

It’s almost fall so I thought it was good timing to go over this year’s fall fashion trends! This is one of my favourite posts to write and research for because I get to go over everything that was seen on the fashion runways as well as the street style of bloggers, influencers and celebrities attending these shows! This year we’re really seeing a mix of everything. From pink suits to kira-kira shimmer inspired outfits and prairie style dresses to clueless plaid, these trends are definitely for everyone! So let’s get right into it, shall we?

Trend #1 – HOT PINK!

I’ve never seen so many pink suits! They’re HUGE in store trends right now, especially Zara and Topshop, and they’re also hot on the runway. We saw them a lot on the Spring and Summer runways and we’re seeing them come out again for fall. I’m not mad about it, how about you? I’m actually considering buying a matching pink pant suit for fall… 😉

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Trend #2 – Clueless Plaid

If you’re going to wear plaid, you might as well go all out and wear some colour too! This year the bright coloured plaid (inspired by movie Clueless) is making a huge comeback. Matching sets of this vibrant pattern can be found in almost every trendy store, and certainly on the city streets being worn by your local bloggers and influencers.

Trend #3 – Leopard or Cheetah Print

If you asked me to decipher between the two of them when looking at a pattern, I really wouldn’t know the difference. However, whatever it actually is, animal print is IN this fall. Not only are we seeing neutral animal print though, designers are bringing out colourful, even neon, prints!

Trend #4 – Colourful Eyewear

We’ve gone through the tiny sunglasses trend, and now we’re on to coloured lenses. Tinted lenses are the latest and greatest accessory, and I personally think they really add something to a plain outfit!

Trend #5 – Blazer Dresses

I think this has been a trend for a few months already, as I’ve been seeing it again and again on the gram, but it’s definitely going to continue to be a hit during the fall months. They’re super easy to style too! Throw on an oversized blazer, wrap a belt around your waist, pair it with some sock boot heels and you can call it a day!

Trend #6 – Latex & Plastic

It’s a pretty convenient trend if you ask me – said the blogger from rainy Vancouver. During New York fashion week we saw more patent pieces than ever on the runway! Patent skirts, pants, dresses and coats are all the rave for fall, AND they’re waterproof, how handy!

Trend #7 – Brown

I feel as if this colour already naturally makes its way into our autumn wardrobes, but NYFW has just confirmed it. All shades of brown are in this season, so grab the cutest pieces you can find in this colour now before they’re all gone!

Trend #8 – Tweed

It was here last year for fall and winter, and now its back. Who are we kidding though, doesn’t everyone love a good tweed blazer? It’s the perfect balance between chic and cozy! You’re going to be seeing a lot of tweed blazer and skirt sets and jackets this season.

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What do you think is going to be ON TREND this fall?

xoxo,

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Paris Outfit Look Book

Paris Outfit Look Book

As many of you know, I traveled to Paris for the very first time this summer, so obviously I had to plan out my entire wardrobe from head to toe! Paris has been on the top of my travel bucket list for years so when I finally booked flights with my best friend I immediately went into excited planning mode. And when I say planning, I mean over-planning, but that’s just me naturally 🙂 So today I’m sharing what I wore in Paris and where you can find the pieces too! All of the items I wore will be linked below the images, happy shopping!

Day 1 – Exploring St. Germain

On our very first day in Paris we both arrived at the airport early in the morning (around 9am) so we had a full day ahead of us! I went for a girly but casual look with sneakers, a ruffled dress and straw bag. Boy, it was hot out! But this little number kept me cool because it was a really light material.

Blue Ruffled Dress

White Platform Sneakers

Straw Bag

Day 2 – Breakfast at Ladurée, Arc de Triomphe & Shopping

Our second day in Paris was a little better planned out than the first because we weren’t as tired and had a better idea of what we wanted to do. We started the day off with breakfast at Ladurée on the Champs-Élysées, walked over to the Arc de Triomphe for some photos and then spent the rest of the day shopping! I went with a floral print and heels on this day because I wanted to feel extra pretty for breakfast!

Floral Dress

White Kitten Heels

Day 3 – Galeries Lafayette & Eiffel Tower Picnic

Our last full day in Paris was spent doing more shopping (obvs) and ended off with a lovely picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower. I’ve never seen a bigger or more beautiful mall than Galeries Lafayette! Every level had tons of stores and you could say we went a little crazy in there 😉 Our picnic started off a bit rough because we weren’t in an ideal spot, but once we moved and found a better location to set up we didn’t want to leave! I did an outfit change between these activities, so look below to see the details!

White Tie Top (I can’t find this top so here’s a look alike)

Denim Skirt (This is also just a similar skirt because I bought mine a year ago!)

White Eyelet Dress

Although we didn’t spend much time in Paris, I was able to get a feel for the culture and style of the city. It was just as I expected and I can’t wait to visit again! Have you been to Paris? Share your favourite Paris activities/attractions or tourist spots below!

xoxo,

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My Favourite Summer Looks

My Favourite Summer Looks

Every season brings a wave of new looks and this summer I’ve been seeing some of my favourite looks of all time! No joke. The trends that have surfaced this summer can be worn in their own unique ways, they’re not too over the top and are all affordable!

Below are my five favourite styles of the summer featuring some of the bloggers on IG that inspire me the most! Swipe over each photo for their Instagram handles! 🙂

Chunky Sneakers & Dresses

Pairing chunky sneakers with a mini dress have turned out to be one of the hottest looks this season. Who would’ve thought that these two completely opposite items could compliment each other?! If you’re not up for the full on chunky foot then you can try out platform sneakers instead.

Blazers & Shorts

This look brings a whole new vibe to shorts AND blazers! I personally love an oversized pair of shorts with a light boyfriend styled blazer.

Two Piece Sets

There’s nothing easier to pair than a matching set, am I right? 😉 Whether it’s monochromatic or floral, two pieces have proven to be an it item this summer.

Smocked Tops & Denim

This trend brings me back to the times when I would wear smocked dresses all summer long as a little girl. Smocked tops pair really well with denim which makes them super easy to style! They’re also usually one of the pieces that actually help keep you cool when it’s hot!

Tie Tops & Puff Sleeves

I love this tie top trend so much that I bought two of them in almost the exact same style! LOL. One is eyelet and the other is solid white 😉 I personally like this type of top in white because it can be worn in so many different outfits. Denim shorts, jeans and skirts all pair really well with tie tops.

Which one is your favourite trend of the summer?

xoxo,

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