Trends Im looking Forward To This Spring

With every new season, it brings new trends, different prints, and stores flooded with different colour palettes. Spring is all about florals and pastels… but theres so much more to it!

Here’s what I’m looking forward to this spring;

Colour

If you’re anything like me, most of my closet is black. Which I don’t usually mind as black goes with everything… and I wear black all year round. But theres something about spring that makes me want to ditch the black and play with colour… For my base colours this spring ill be focusing on 3 colours (so far)

Baby Blue

Shop them here
First Dress
Second Dress
Third Dress

Blush pink

I picked this shirt up from winners last summer, But here’s something similar 

White

get it here

Trench Coats

Im also loving my trench coats from Calvin Klein. Last year I bought it in two colours, black and beige. Naturally I’ve worn the black to within an inch of its life, but the beige hasn’t got much wear. Toronto springs are surprisingly chillier than I expected, so I’m still wearing coats. This spring I am inspired by the new combos I can create using it!
 

Ill be teaming these outfits with different coloured accessories. These range from coloured handbags, to shoes, and even playing a little with eyeshadows and lipsticks.


Textures

Ruffles & Lace
Okay so I really mostly mean ruffles. Ruffles and lace. Ruffles are everywhere this season and I’m LOVING it! They are so fun, flirty and feminine. There are so many different styles and ways to wear ruffles theres a piece out there for everyone. Lace is something that I enjoy wearing in every season, so I have a few pieces that I can style up differently throughout the year.
Lace
 This blush pink top has lace going down both sleeves, so I tick off two boxes with this piece.

Here are my favourite ruffle pieces that I’ve come across

 get it here


get it here


get it here

 

Off the shoulder tops
The next trend I’m seeing a lot of and loving is off the shoulder tops! These tops look so fun and easy to look put together. Cannot wait for me pieces to come in the mail. I’ll be sure to post a try on post when I get my hands on them so check back here next week.


You can get them both here White top, Peach dress, The floral shirt

I realize that this post is all tops, and that’s just because I usually wear the same pants throughout the year. I have a nice selection of jeans to choose form every morning and that is usually my go to. Oh and of course leggings… However, if you’re looking for more ways to incorporate these trends into your wardrobe do it with your pants! Pants comes in all sorts of colours, and I’m sure there are some out there with a little ruffle or cute floral print. Ill post links below of what I’m thinking.

Skirts & Dresses
Skirts are also going to be my go to when the weather warms up a little more. I love a good casual pencil skirt, I have them in a jersey type fabric in a bunch of different colours. I also love a leather skirt dressed down, and of course my maxi skirts.

This tulle skirt


A little obsessed with this dress


And this one

Other Items

Light wash jeans
Ripped jeans with floral detail
Skirt
Pink Jeans

To see the best places for you to shop online, check out my post here.

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5 Shoes In My Dream Shoe Collection

Okay lets talk shoes. I love shoes, I love how they can totally change your outfit, either by toning it down, or bringing it up a notch or two.. I especially love designer shoes, the unique designs and that they add an extra pep to your step. As a taller girl, 5’10, I’ve stayed away from heels and just naturally gravitated towards flats.  So be forewarned, this post will not include any heels. Lets get into it. These are the designer shoes I would love to have in my collection, and I’m sure you would too.

1. Chanel Espadrilles

I cannot say how much I love/want these shoes. Every review I’ve read says that they are super comfy and easy to wear. Also, from what I’ve seen they are made well and will last if taken care of. I would probably get the classic beige with black toe colouring, just because I already have a lot of black footwear, and these seem just as easy to style up. Pair them up with leather pants, any demin of your choice, or even a summery dress. They just work.
Get them here 

2. Valentino Rockstud Leather Pointed Toe Flats

While walking through Nordstrom years ago with a friend and I saw these, and I practically ran towards them. They are drop dead gorgeous. I love them with every inch of my soul. There’s something so perfect about them. Now there are two different styles to the rockstud flats, and I want them both. In every colour possible. But, If I had to narrow it down, It would be between three… I know not that narrowed down by much… but I can’t help myself. These would be perfect to pair with spring floral dresses, or dressed down with distressed jeans.
Pink Flats above

The other two pairs I’m dreaming about;

Leather Rocketed Ballerina Flats                           Rockstud Leather Pointed Toe

 

3. Chanel Ballet Flats

Simple but elegant. These I could pair with jeans and a plain tee and still feel like a queen. Something about wearing Chanel makes you feel put together… I love the little bow on the front, it gives them a little dash of femininity. These would get so much wear in my collection.
View Similar here (If I find these I’ll post the link)

4. Crystal Louboutins

These are stunning, and would be my go to shoes for dressier occasions. They are the perfect mate for a little black dress. Even just on a day where I’m all over town and want to look my absolute best. I love the sparkle to them, and they would give my plain outfits a little extra magic. I’ve heard Louboutin’s are insanely uncomfortable… but these are too gorgeous to pass up.
Shop them here

5. Viv flat by Tory Burch

Just a basic designed flat, but they did it so well! These would be perfect for walking around the market, or a coffee date with a friend. I have recently fallen in love with the pointed toe style, and while I have a similar style of shoe in the my collection already, they are not high end or nude. So clearly I need to get these!
Viv Flats

Okay I lied. #6 Is the Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Flat Collection

Yes, I said collection. I want these flats in every colour they make. They are gorgeous and elegant. From what I’ve heard, they are the comfiest shoes you will ever put on your feet. At first when I saw these, I wasn’t too sure about the broach on the front. I’m not usually into super blingy shoes, and I wasn’t sure if this would be too much for me. But nope, I love it. These shoes feel so proper and elegant, but so versatile at the same time. I’ve seen these paired with evening dresses, little black dresses on dinner dates, and even running errands in distressed jeans.
Pick your colour here

 

Let me know in the comments below if you have any of these in your collection, or  if I missed your dream shoe!

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10 of the Best Canadian Approved Online Clothing Sites

 

If you’re a Canadian, and you’re anything like me, you love to online shop. This can be tricky if you watch youtube clothing hauls, or read other blogs and see all their amazing pieces. You’ll click on the stores link, fall in love with a dress or a shirt, go to check out and realize they don’t ship to Canada. Or even worse, they do, but shipping prices are more than the dress you want. It’s the absolute worst.

Easy solution? Check out these 10 stores that DO ship to Canada, and won’t break the bank for shipping.

 

ASOS


This is a UK based online store with just about everything you could ever imagine when it comes to style and trends. They have everything from low prices clothing, to high street and some high end items. You can spend hours browsing all the unique and stylish clothing on this site, and it won’t be hard to fill up your cart! You may even find a style you love that you hadn’t considered before. The carry a bunch of different sizing options, petite, tall, plus size and even maternity. With free shipping over $45 to Canada, you can’t go wrong. They also have amazing customer service and returns are made easy. Best part of the site is the #AsSeenOnMe where you can see other Instagramers styling their outfits found on ASOS.
www.asos.com

Misguided

$6 shipping. Amazing. If you want to improve your Instagram street style then this is the place to shop. I pretty much want everything from this site, and with their super reasonable prices, Im not stuck debating between two equally cute tops- you just buy both!
www.missguidedus.com

Boohoo

I first found out about this site form youtube! I was pleasantly surprised at all the cute items. Under the different headers, mens and women, there are a bunch of categories. SO if you’re looking for something specific you can find it super quickly! With Shipping to Canada for just $11. Plus they have huge sales and offer to pay the duties and taxes on your order. Nothing better than receiving your order and knowing you don’t owe money!
https://ca.boohoo.com

Lulu’s

This is my go to store when it comes to rompers and maxi dresses. They have the absolute cutes styles and prints I have ever seen. Super trendy and airy pieces that make my closet sing. These items all come with a size guide so you can be sure you find the right fit. An added bonus is that all items come with other customer reviews, so you can see their rating and impressions of the garment! This has been super helpful for me when decided to order something. They have a 10% off coupon when you enter the site and give your email, plus they have upon codes throughout the year, most of which will include free shipping over a certain amount. Standard shipping without a coupon is $12usd = $16.51 to Canada.
https://www.lulus.com

Roadtrip

The cutest little boutique located in downtown Ottawa. Pictures below are from when I shopped there last summer! By far the best organized store I’ve ever been in! They have an online store too and carry the cutest brands. Their style selections are always 100% on trend, plus they always have killer classic styles. With styles for men and women, this should be your go to store, especially with free shipping over $99 in Canada. For all my US friends, they offer free shipping to you too, at $250+, or the standard fee of $25. Not too bad for the cute pieces you’ll find!
http://www.roadtripclothing.com .  

Hudson’s Bay

Yay for a Canadian company! This online store carries pretty much everything form home to clothing. One stop shopping at its finest. For clothing, it has high street to higher end options, and they hold sales frequently enough to find your dream outfit at a dream price. For shipping costs, they have a tier program, starting at $5.95 for orders under $50, $7.95 for orders under $75,, and free shipping for orders over $99.
http://www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/thebay

Zara

I have to admit, I have a love hate relationship with this site. Sometimes I find pieces that I absolutely love and I fill my cart up, and other times I scroll a lot and find nothing. The items that I do get I absolutely love and fit perfectly, so I guess it’s a fair trade. Call it “research” for my closet if you will. One of my favourite features of this site is that you can reserve in store, so for those of us who live near a Zara location you can go and pick your items up. This is a super handy feature in times when you can’t/don’t want to wait for shipping. They also offer free shipping over $50 and free returns, so you can basically shop with no worries.
https://www.zara.com/ca/

Nordstrom

One of the biggest department stores in malls today, and an equally large website. With hundreds of different brands and styles to choose from, they have something for everyone. Men and women can shop here, they are pretty easy going on returns and even have in house tailoring (perfect if your body isn’t the shape of a mannequin). They offer multiple shipping options, including buy online and pickup in store, reserve and try on in store, or $9.95 for shipping to Canada.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/canada-department-stores

Singer22 

This site is unlike any another. You can actually shop picks made by celebrities! How cool is that? How it works is you click on the drop down menu and pick a celebrity, there you will find pictures of them wearing certain clothing items. If you love it, you can buy it! Star style has never been more accessible. They host sales for every occasion possible and often send out codes to use at checkout. Shipping to Canada is $29.95 USD = $41.21, so the most expensive of this entire list. BUT if you’re dying to get your hands on some celeb street style pieces, this is the place to shop. Maybe worthwhile for one haul a year?
https://www.singer22.com

Net-A-Porter

This is a New York based site for all your high end clothing needs,wants and dreams. Their pages are covered with high end designers, and gorgeous pieces you will fall in love with. They have handbags shoes, dresses and jewelry. Dress yourself in designer pieces with just a few clicks and a credit card number. The site has 24/7 customer service that can answer any question you have. They only offer express shipping as an option for Canada, which is good in a sense because you’ll get your items in 2-3 days, is does cost $20 usd= $27.51cad. They provide order tacking on your items, and even allow you to change your delivery day/time to ensure you’re there to collect your parcel. This is an amazing service because this keeps your items safe from thieves who like to steal off peoples porches. Considering all the items here are high end and therefore expensive; rest easy and shop with peace of mind.
https://www.net-a-porter.com

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