Above are the 12 pieces I wore for the Fall10x10. When doing the winter 10x10 ill have to better plan each item as to not go over again, regardless these challenges are always fun and I have met so many awesome people along the way!
Above are the 12 pieces I wore for the Fall10x10. When doing the winter 10x10 ill have to better plan each item as to not go over again, regardless these challenges are always fun and I have met so many awesome people along the way!
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Yummie began with the idea that women deserve to be comfortable, look good, and feel confident-every day.
I know I'm not alone when I say this, summer is a season that allows you to throw on outfits with minimal thought and minimal layering. There's nothing better than throwing on a dress or romper and heading out of the house sans jacket in hand, with that said leaves the uncertainty of being comfortable. The thin and often clingy fabrics of summer sometimes need a little support so you can feel your most confident- enter shape wear. Shape wear isn't new, but this year I've collaborated with Yummie based out of New York to show you some shape wear pieces I'm incorporating into my summer wardrobe.
Created for every day wear these two pieces can be worn separately or in a set for the perfect amount of support, no constraining fabrics or the feeling of being squeezed too tightly. I would wear the bra as a sports bra, under t-shirts or a tank top, or even as a top paired with high waisted pants, skirts, or shorts. You could even use it as a bathing suit top for a day at the beach.
The thong has a band at the top allowing for a tighter, smoother tummy without making you feel as if you can't breathe. I'm always self conscious about this area when wearing certain clothing so this piece is a blessing for me, I have so many white dresses and pants that show even the slightest seam but wearing these creates the illusion that you're not wearing anything underneath, you just have perfect smooth hips.
Not pictured on: Ultralight Seamless Shaping Short in Frappe
The same effect as the thong but the short gives a barrier between your legs that prevents chafing, theres nothing worse than hiking and having that burning skin feeling. I would wear these under shorts while exercising, under dresses, skirts, or rompers. The back is quite see through and they are very sexy on.
This colour is what dreams are made of, and of course this shape wear body suit can be worn under dresses and rompers, the straps are also adjustable so you can wear it criss crossed or as shown.
One thing I really loved while shopping online for these pieces was the level of compression you can choose from, I went with subtle compression to allow for total comfort but you can also opt for a tighter fit, whichever you prefer.
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Its been a long time since my last post. Its right to think that "bloggers" should really keep on with their work even when they don't feel like it. However, I don't actually get paid for this so the drive to be consistently consistent is blurred with who really cares if I miss a month, or two? Well, I care... and now here we are just shy of three months later. I was wearing a winter outfit in my last post and there was snow on the ground, and no makeup on my face. Looking at that I wonder if I was even really into it at the time. My vision has shifted, my age and anxieties have set in a little deeper and this age of creating an online business from a blog seems outdated. Yes, people definitely make money from blogging but if you really look into it those people have been working hard on their brand for over 5 years. In reality it should take that long, maybe even longer to achieve success. I see so many tips and tricks online on how to make your blog a success, and a lot of them lack the time aspect. Guys, you have to work for years on it before you see ANYTHING. Thats with any business. Anyways, this is about where I've been, and why. I haven't given up, I've merely been searching for where I want to go next. And no, this isn't another "I've figured it all out, and now I'm gonna start working hard and be successful". So here we go....
I just finished the last year of my undergraduate degree, and it didn't exactly finish how id hoped. Instead of finishing with the rest of my '18 class and walking the stage this week, I will be doing so in October. Turns out, I took a bunch of English classes during the first two years of my degree that didn't actually count towards my degree. But hey, they were good classes, with top notch professors, and invaluable writing and analyzing text experience. *Rolls eyes. I am now three weeks away from completing a Spring class, and following that will need to complete one more 1/2 credit online and then voila! Hello degree and goodbye static student life. Its a bit annoying to not be finished now, and I guess all of that mixed with taking 10 classes over the last 8 months made me feel totally uninspired, sad, and seriously depressed.
Looking at perfectly curated photos online of people's lives just didn't do anything for me anymore, I wanted and was looking for more.
I came across a blogger named Caroline Joy who I talked about in a previous declutter/minimalist closet post who was the first person to inspire me in a long time. She did so by writing about having a simple life, doing things daily that most people do and that really spoke to me. Rather than gorgeous tanned models in Rome on a Yacht, or the most perfect expensive makeup look every day I really loved her down-to-earth relatable approach. That blog post of mine was one of my top favourites to date.
The reason Im telling you this is because it stems from taking a few months off to figure out where I want to go with WSS, and why I wasn't feeling inspired or excited AT ALL to create content. It's SO SO hard to continue on with something when your life feels like shit, but it feels even worse to be creating content the doesn't speak to you. Yes I like fashion, and beauty. But guys thats surface level shit. I care MORE about other things in life. Real issues such as depression, not fitting in anymore, feeling underachieved, feminism, sustainability, and so on... random topics all over the place. But why can't I talk about these things on my blog? because its fashion and beauty based? Yes. thats exactly why.
Well, now I'm going to because it keeps me fuelled and it matters. The last 5 months of my life have been really, really hard. I need to make changes that I'm too afraid to make, finding what really makes you happy is the key to personal, inner success. And as I age, and become more educated and aware I'm finding happiness in so many small, simple places. A cup of diner coffee on a familiar road, in a familiar part of town. Old books at the used book store, saying something really nice to someone once a day, actually trying to get to know people and open up, starting a second job because the one you've had for the last 4 years is starting to feel wrong. These are things I'm currently working on, the anxiety that fills my veins and nerves almost every day is being challenged when normally it would be subsided by not doing the action that triggers it. Don't take the easy way out, take the hard route because it builds you emotionally and physically.
Brands shift and change consistently, they adapt to culture and environment, and even personal tastes. They grow and learn from mistakes, and successes. WSS is always going to talk about fashion and beauty but I've added a little tab under categories where ill be incorporating more life into the blog, whether it be a favourite wine choice of the week or finding finding happiness after what seems like months of sadness. There have been so many things I've wanted to share with you over the years but always felt constrained, I hope you click on that category and enjoy more from WSS.
Its 2018, and if you haven't noticed yet blogging is very over saturated, and sometimes it feels like a hopeless endeavour to get noticed by followers and brands. You can plan an array of content, purchase products, spend hours looking for the perfect location, finding the best lighting, learning poses and which outfits/styles/colours suit you best, rearranging products for flatlays all while taking a million photos, and spending hours editing them. Writing, SEO, configuring optimization efforts, self promotion, engagement, all of that comes later after the photos and writing are finally ready and take MORE time than anything else. Then after all of that work to have no views. or very low views on a post can hurt. Lets, be honest. Of course all good things take time but there are common mistakes people make, that I have made, that can deter you from growing right off the bat. Again, I have made many mistakes over the years and although that is totally fine, I want to share some of the practices I wish I knew and did when I started my blog. These practices are tried and tested, I now implement all of them and have seen a noticeable difference.
The work doesn't end when you publish a post, you don't get to hit that button and watch readers pour in, likes increase, and comments galore. As Britney Spears put it best you need to work, work, work. All of the time, every single day on all platforms you use. I never did this, mainly because back then I didn't need to AS much. Algorithms weren't a thing when I launched my blog, so using platforms like Instagram as a promotional tool was very effective and lets be honest I was SO nervous about putting content out there I didn't really feel comfortable promoting it. Sure I got hits, interested readers and a bit of engagement but it could have been so much better had I worked every day to promote it. Even if you don't post anything, still promote your blog and your brand. Its never ending, it really is. But totally worth it.
I did this a lot, I worried SO much about having the perfect blog template, design, logo, and colour scheme that it overshadowed everything else. I found myself never satisfied with how my blog looked and constantly revamped it, I switched from WordPress to SquareSpace and even changed my blog name. I do regret doing that as I often miss my old blog name. For some reason I thought it would make me more inspired to create content, and ultimately gain more readers. I didn't give my old blog enough time to grow, instead of changing everything I should have continued to create content regardless of how 'popular' I thought my blog was. My method essentially restarted my search engine ranking, over a year of content GONE off of the Internet and ultimately I started over. Mistake! I do miss some of that content, it showcased how far I have come and was in a way an online diary of memories. If you feel the need to constantly change everything you've done hoping it will fix whatever problem you think your blog has, don't do it. Be persistent and consistent because search engines recognize that, and so do your readers, and eventually after a lot of hard work it will pay off.
A lot of people do this, and while it is okay if you have a decent amount of followers it will only make you frustrated. Instagram is a platform of its own (obviously), but try and get people to visit your blog via other methods such as Pinterest or search engines like Google. Your blog is yours, Instagram is not. So if the app one day (heaven forbid) decides to plummet you still have YOUR blog, and all of your readers (THEY are the important ones). In short Instagram is another ball game, don't create images and content according to it but make content according to your blog. It's okay to publish images on your blog and not instagram, because most of the time less edited, more real images into your life. That's what blogging is, thats what makes it fun. People seem to forget, myself included that blogging is done through your website not Instagram. Instagram 'bloggers' aren't exactly bloggers. They're paid according to brand partnerships made in accordance with an Instagram post, so if you want to make money sole through Instagram try focusing on just Instagram. A blog is very different. On a side note, Pinterest is the #1 platform for getting traffic to your site, here is a simple list of easy and efficient ways to use Pinterest to get blog traffic. If you look at the analytics for your site you will see where the traffic is coming from, utilize the platform with the highest number of visitors directed to your site. Instagram for me is very low therefore I should have been implementing Google and Pinterest more from the start, but since Instagram is so popular thats where I put most of my effort, and now with the algorithm it is next to impossible to reach an audience. So think of alternative ways of getting traffic to your site, and in return your Instagram will most likely grow as most readers will look for your socials if they like your blog.
I don't make much money, as a full time student working part time minimum wage this is clear. I used my earned money and spent it on the blog (clothes, makeup, skincare, props, anything that was needed to create content) Heres the thing, there was no NOI !! But thats okay, because thats how it goes when you start out. Blogs need to gain momentum through search engines etc and you have to put money into something to see any return. However, buying new clothes (albeit not expensive) and new products just to blog them is simply not smart. Okay, if you really need the products thats one thing, but think about YOUR place in life at that moment and reach an audience that relates to it- trust me THEY ARE OUT THERE! One of the best things I did was minimize my closet and spending, I feel so refreshed to have LESS and honestly it has inspired me to write more content. And you know what, Im still getting the same amount of feedback and engagement, if not more because now I'm passionate about what I'm doing. According to Statistica in 2018 Instagram boosted 800 million, that means you have an audience... you just need to find them and that takes time and work. So, how does having less give you more to write about? Well, having less often means having more. You now have items you truly care about, that have meaning and you're less stressed about keeping up with trends because you have a wardrobe full of items you love. What a horrible feeling it was to spend hard earned money on a low quality shirt just to take one photo of it, and feeling defeated when the post didn't get well received. Don't buy that designer handbag just to appeal to people who aren't really in your tribe, and probably never will be. Don't try to impress anyone doing things that aren't really you, that don't really make you feel good. I now put my money into things that give back, I have a subscription to Lightroom, I have bought filter packs through Etsy and AColourstory, invested in new lenses, and boosted Instagram posts for a fraction of the cost of a new outfit or beauty product. When you start growing more, then buy accordingly, otherwise blog about what you have because girl... people love it.
This final point might sound cliche but when I first started I blogged about what I thought was popular, doooon't do that. Blog about what sets your soul on fire. For me, its simplicity. Being a student teaches you simplicity, and over the years I have truly learned how to be somewhat of a minimalist and am happier than ever. Quality products for less, brands that STAND for SOMETHING, local, simple, slow, all of that good stuff. That's where I am in life currently, and if you try and blog about whats popular chances are you might not truly care about that topic and get bored, feel discouraged, and give up.
I hope these insights help you in some way, I'm not an expert but these points are quite common through my chats with other bloggers, and reading others posts about their blogging journey. So I decided to summarize them in hopes new bloggers can avoid spending $300 on a new bag, or turning their phone off after posting. I don't know what course blogging is going to take in the future but I do hope it becomes more diversified. I hope it becomes easier to build a community, and I hope if you ever start a blog or if you already have one that you don't make these simple mistakes.
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A Modest Closet
My attempt at simplicity
I have been meaning to do this for awhile now, and given my week off it seemed like the perfect time to tackle my overflowing closet. Now, if you follow me on Instagram you would have already seen through Insta stories what the situation looked like prior to the declutter, so you know it was a hot mess. If you don't, I can assure you it was a hot mess. The back of my closet has always been a place I ignored, you can't see it whilst looking straight on so I figured its the perfect hiding place for every piece of clothing that I didn't love. Fast forward a few years it became a cluttered mess dating back to my early twenties, a change had to be made.
Five overflowing garbage bags later I was well on my way to a more minimal closet, first things first though the clothes within those garbage bags can't simply be thrown away or shoved into a donate bin. You really need to think about where you dispose of your unwanted clothing because where do you think they're going? Its wonderful want to help people less fortunate than yourself, or give a thrift store a bunch of new merch, but the reality is a lot of the time those thrift stores don't need your donation and your clothes don't end up where you think they do.
Read more about that here as I'm not an expert, but I have been doing my research:
Consumer culture is creating a huge issue when it comes to disposing of what we don't want anymore, third world countries are suffering, your neighbourhood thrift store is suffering, and your clothing quality is suffering. Fast fashion is contributing to a global crisis (as we all know and have known this for EVER) and so many of us ignore it-myself included. But as I get older the need to have the latest trend or to do "hauls" is diminishing. Rater, the inspiration to create a small wardrobe full of pieces I adore is increasing. I have been thrifting lately, and have had a lot of success and the point is the pieces I have found won't be going anywhere for a LONG time. i.e.. I bought core items, a black coat (never goes out of style) denim jeans (also never goes out of style) and a blazer (completely classic).
1. I have friends/ family/ kids who I am giving pieces to
2. My local women's shelter which I know ALWAYS needs donations as I recently went to a fundraiser for the organization and that was one key takeaway
3. Sell online (through Depop)
4. Give thrift stores items they NEED, most thrift stores will tell you what they are low on if you ask
5. Pack the rest up for future kids/ friends kids/ re-purposing
1. Stick to a colour theme, if you have all neutrals for example you won't feel the need to buy new very often because your items will always match, and pair well together
2. Only buy what you actually wear. Try and avoid that super unique piece you might wear to a party one day, or a piece that would be perfect for one event and then your left wondering when you'll ever wear it again
3. Do clothing swaps with friends. This might be difficult if you don't live close to friends or you're a different size. But, in some instances it might actually be useful
4. Purchase solid colour items! You are much less likely to get sick of solid colours than crazy patterns (unless you always wear crazy patterns, then girl do your thing)
5. Pick classic styles and make sure the pieces fit you well. A lot of the time especially with fast fashion items don't fit all that great, leaving you hating how they look on you resulting in its disposal
6. Purchase more expensive items. This might sound insane but its true, if you purchase $40 jeans they most likely aren't made very well and you'll want a new pair in no time. Whereas, purchasing $100 Levis means better quality made to last. A lot of people can definitely argue this point as I'm sure there are decent quality items purchased for cheaper, but in the end better quality a lot of the time means it will be more expensive. I would rather invest in good quality pieces and have less of them than buy more quantity in lesser quality. It might take you longer to save up to invest and you might want a new pair of jeans STAT, but it will be worth the wait
In essence, I cleaned out my closet and left the essentials to combat fast fashion, make my choices better choices, and make it SO much easier to get dressed every day. I know this isn't the end of my declutter as it is definitely a process, and something that needs to be an implementation-evaluation learning curve. But I already love how empty my closet looks, and can visualize outfits already which was never a possibility before.
I am SO inspired by bloggers like Caroline of Un-Fancy.com who kill the minimalist game and have the most amazing capsule wardrobe. Check out this post on her tips to decluttering, she even partnered in creating an app that helps you outfit plan! Total inspo.
If you have any tips for me or bloggers you know who are killing the minimal wardrobe game, please comment and let me know!
And as always, thank you for stopping by!
Heres a short video just explaining what I've been up to over the last 10 years! Hope you enjoy, and as always leave me a comment below if you'd like to know anything else.
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My Photography Journey
Over the past two years my blog has slowly developed from random every day inspirations with no real direction, to a more curated focused approach. Today, WSS is headed in a good direction as I begin to seriously feel the momentum of content creation. More specifically though, as a total beginner in the photography world I feel comfortable now more than ever behind and in front of the camera. That is to say my photography skills have also slowly developed, and while I am absolutely NOT a professional I have learned a few things along the way. In this post I want to share with you what Ive learned, the tools I've used, and where I plan on going with my photography in the future.
Now I know a lot of people think 'just because you have a camera doesn't make you a photographer' and I totally get that! I am not a photographer, I am a University student utilizing a hobby in her spare time that helps fuel a creative side school simply does not provide. For some reason, a lot of bloggers are super quiet about their photography, who shoots them, what apps they use, and how they edit. Im assuming this is to remain separate and unique from the over saturated field, and while I feel I am unique in my own way I have used others to learn, prosper, and accumulate information within the wide field of photography.
Disclamer: While everyone has their own style when taking photos, and their own preferred style when viewing photos it is important to understand why someone shoots the way they do. For me, I like minimalist styling, with muted tones and one dominant colour (lately its been red). I like photos to be cohesive and not too 'how did they achieve that', I suppose I like to figure them out when I view them. Therefore I take my photos quite casually, and utilize what surrounds me at that moment.
I started my blog two years ago using the Samsung NX3000 camera with the kit lens. Although I grew out of the camera quickly I found it took really good quality photos, had wifi for instant photo transfer and had a really useful screen for selfies. Sadly, Samsung discontinued their line of cameras so I wasn't able to upgrade the lens leaving me with no choice but to purchase a new camera. At the beginning my photos were quite basic, had no special qualities and were rather flat. I also had my mom take all of my photos, and as she has no idea what to do with a camera she was sort of pressing buttons and hoping for the best. I was fine with that. I simply wanted to capture an outfit within the frame, and didn't care about the background, lighting, depth of field, or angles. Everything was bright, flat, and monochromatic. I look shadows out of mostly everything because I wanted to be able to see every little detail. My goal for the first year therefore was to simply take photos, learn how to pose and become comfortable in front of the camera and build up content for my blog, so it didn't matter a great deal to me if the photos were basic- I just wanted to get started.
After the first year I was comfortable posing in front of the camera and really wanted to improve my images, by learning more about photography using a DSLR. I was also becoming more interested in product photography, mainly because I enjoy not being the subject and being able to be creative and experiment. At this point blogging was becoming saturated oand people were coming into the game with amazing equipment, unlike me! I was on a student budget and was moving to Sweden for school, so I wanted something portable, affordable, and with more features. I purchased the Nikon D5300 and have been using it ever since, one year to date. I love this camera, the kit lens is surprisingly powerful and the controls are SUPER easy to use as they show you exactly what adjustments you are making. There is a flip screen for the perfect selfie and it is quite light, I used this camera while travelling around Europe and took some amazing photos with it. I have to say though, the Nikon D5300 is a starter DSLR, so if you want to advance your skills you will need to either purchase a better more expensive lens or upgrade the body.
From here I want to develop my editing skills so I eventually purchased Lightroom and haven't looked back since, Lightroom is everything, from the ability to easily edit photos in batches, to changing colours to shadows to hues it is definitely my favourite editing app on the market. With that said, Im not sure purchasing Lightroom from the start is the best idea, Im glad that I took the time to understand lighting and composition before learning how to really edit.
I now use a preset purchased through Etsy and edit my photos the same way every time. For social media I usually batch edit photos I'm currently loving. and then upload them throughout the week to Instagram, and to Instagram stories. I don't use any editing apps on my phone other than 'unfold' to add text and borders to photos for stories. If you like my photos and were wondering how I edit them I hope you found this post helpful, and if you weren't wondering well hey I shared with you anyway! My blog has been a slow and somewhat long journey, but i'm really happy with where I am today. I feel more confident in creating content I love, while staying true to what you guys want to see. My photography is FAR from perfect, and if you feel the same CONTINUE ON! In the future I hope to learn how to play with shadows and colours on a more advanced level, but for now, I am focusing on lifestyle photography and setting up subjects in the frame on a more artistic level whether it be a product, or a person.
You've seen wool tweed blazers everywhere lately, from houndstooth to shetland tweed- long to short. Jumping on the tweed blazer bandwagon was as natural to me as making a coffee in the morning, I LOVE classic British style and vividly remember my Dad wearing so many of these blazers while growing up. I always attributed them to class, sophistication, and importance. While the style has shifted over the years we now wear tweed blazers as a casual as can be, I am wearing them with jeans after all. Trends are vicariously inept to high markups, which both frustrates and intrigues me at the same time. I want something more if the pice tag is upppp there-silly I KNOW! Any who, I knew without a doubt this style would be all over thrift stores as SO many men have outgrown the classic jacket just in time for us fashion savvy individuals to realize they have made a come back- back onto our radar and out of the closet of many men who don't even realize what they're giving up. THANK YOU to them because.. well this jacket is DIVINE.
While I LOVE buying new things I have found thrifting to be much more worth while lately, Im trying to look in out of the ordinary places at random times to find good stuff because its definitely hit or miss. But because so many trends are coming back around, there is likely to be some version of it at a thrift shop. Plus saving money is a HUGE bonus!
All Photos taken by: Christina of Style Apotheca, edits by me
As 2017 comes to an end I'm reflecting on the experiences I've had throughout the year, the people I've met, and the accomplishments I've achieved. From moving to another country for 6 months and travelling to places I never thought possible, to returning home and finishing half of my last year of University- with marks I never thought possible. I left my twenties and began a new chapter into what I hope to be some of the most life changing years yet. With that said, 2017 was a good year. One of growth and immense improvement in personal strength, and as I continue to strive toward growth I have many goals for 2018. Most of which revolve around personal strength, personal growth, and inner peace. What is important to me however, is to make attainable goals that lead to larger overall goals. Rather than making it a goal to hit the gym every single day (I know that won't happen), I will choose to make an attainable goal of becoming physically and mentally stronger each week through activities I actually enjoy- such as hiking or reading. Small steps leading to big results, kind of like the compound effect.
Before any goal becomes implemented we must, of course, say goodbye to 2017 and celebrate a new year and essentially a new us. I have had this dress for years and it remains one of my favourites for the holidays, its from TopShop and fits like an absolute glove. I always pair it with a red lip, and this year decided on Bite Beauty High Pigment Lip Pencil in shade Tannin, as well as a Joe Fresh nail lacquer in shade Cabernet.
& Other Stories Fragrance | Forever21 Gold Stacking Rings | YSL Beauty Lipstick | Michael Kors Rose Gold Bangles | H&M Lip Butter
1. Be more compassionate and understanding toward others
2. Improve physical and mental strength
3. Read more!
4. Prepare more meals at home
5. Plan for the week ahead, every week
6. Create mood boards to stay inspired
7. Eat better, more whole foods
8. Be grateful, and write down what you're grateful for
9. Create small goals for yourself every single week
10. Build What She Styled and foster relationships through blogging
Happy New Year! Im so excited for what 2018 has in store for What She Styled. Thank you so much for following along, I love and appreciate all of you! Have a safe and happy New Year. xx
Hey Guys! This is my first YouTube video! Bare with me in terms of lighting and editing, its definitely a learning process. This is my go-to daily makeup but I added a shimmery shadow on the lid, a simple cat eye, and a bold lip using some of my favourite products as well as new ones.
Starting in the New Year ill be uploading short style/ beauty/ life videos like this one, so subscribe if you'd like to see more! and I hope you enjoy them. Videos are a better way to showcase products, without the need to perfectly edit and style them through photos. Im hoping this will shift the blog onto a new lifestyle path, where everything is less curated and more in-the-moment.
Theres nothing quite like finding the perfect wool coat in the most unexpected place.I have been on the hunt for a black peacoat for months, but everything I came across was either poorly made or above my price range. I decided to check a thrift store in my town on the way home from grocery shopping one day, and by some stroke of luck I found this amazing wool/cashmere blend full length beauty in the mens section, tucked in between a green fur coat and a brown rain jacket. Its true what they say, thrift stores are 100% hit or miss, and most of the time the miss wins.
Made in Ireland for cold, damp weather, its no wonder Ive remained cozy as the weather begins to drop below negative here in Canada. Reaching my ankles I have never worn such a long coat before and won't be going back any time soon, I feel so chic as it flows when I walk. Paired with the Wilfred Gasperin Rectangle scarf, there's no doubt ill be staying warm all winter.
Wearing: Thrifted Coat | Vagabond Shoes | Rudsak Gloves | Wilfred Scarf | Lindex Sweater | Levis Jeans
Photos taken by: Christina of Style Apotheca
The holidays are officially upon us! I'ts currently snowing and I've added dairy free eggnog into my coffee-life is good. I am the MOST basic when it comes to Christmas, and you know what- it's fantastic. This time of year always has me inspired to add a little sparkle and shine into my wardrobe, and this year I chose this gorgeous red coat to sport around while gift shopping. I mean, its perfect isn't it?! A vibrant red that I can't get enough of, and the length is perfect, as I usually wear shorter coats this change has got me hooked. But above all other attributes and benefits ascribed to the most amazing red coat, it happens to belong to my favourite person on planet earth. My mum! She bought this coat when I couldn't yet walk, and I have memories of her wearing it around the holidays with a white silk scarf. Her arm linked to my dads. It has sat in the back of our coat closet until recently, and wearing it is like wearing happiness- a brief moment into the past when the most beautiful person you could think of wore the most beautiful red coat during the most beautiful time of the year.
All Photography By: Christina of Style Apotheca, check out her blog she is one of my biggest inspirations.
Its that time of year again where our need for shopping is easily justified. With all of the amazing deals going on I managed to shop via my couch with a cup of tea and my cat, snag a few thoughtfully curated pieces and feel pretty good about my purchases. Unfortunately, I never managed to cross anything off my list for others. That will come soon enough, with that in mind I ill be posting a few gift guides on the blog in the next two weeks-so look out for those! In the meantime, Here is a list of cardigans I'm currently loving. Some are on sale, some are not.
My third and final collaboration piece with Tobi is this blush coloured plunging neckline Tee Dress, I opted to wear it tucked in at the front because of the temperature, and I really liked how it looked billowed over a pair of black baggy pants. I'm always on the hunt for a good neckline and this one is fairly extreme, I picture wearing it more for a night out with heeled boots and a really good lace bra. You could layer the tee with a came underneath or a chunky sweater over top if you're going for a more practical modest look. or wear as is when you want to add sexy detail to an otherwise blasé outfit.
Photography for this post by: Christina of Style Apotheca