Crop it, crop it crop it low girl

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Crop top for a night out? Why not. Keeping with my rule that it has to be paired with a longer separate, and going all black this time.

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This particular top has some killer back detail!

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Midi type skirts have been a favourite of mine for years because I’m tall, but this year they’re finally trendy! And you can see why. They’re so much fun to dance in.

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Skirt by Bettie Page, crop top from ShopNastyGal.com a few years back, Wayfarers by Ray Bans, bag by Louis Vuitton, sandals by TKees, black Puggle is my dear friend and a perfect accessory!

Jaws theme swimming

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I went to a pool party this weekend, and kept it simple with the Hawaiian Sunset print from J. Crew. The long sleeves on the popover were perfect for when the temperature cooled down in the evening.

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The little sunglasses necklace from Marc by Marc Jacobs was my favourite touch.

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Hat, shorts and top from J. Crew, bikini is so old I couldn’t even begin to guess…., necklace Marc by Marc Jacobs, sandals by TKees, Ray Ban Wayfarers.

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Bermuda shorts and tropical prints

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Despite the title of this post, this is a perfect outfit for work in the summer. Most offices and work places will allow a 10 inch Bermuda short, and of course a classic black blazer.

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Of course, not all workplaces may be so forgiving of a blouse with a print like this, but I’m lucky enough to work in a place that does! This is the “Vacationland” print blouse by J. Crew. And it’s almost enough to make me feel like I’m on vacay!

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Short and sweet. Blouse, Bermuda shorts and crystal necklace from J. Crew, watch by Daniel Wellington, blazer by Blend, sandals by TKees, Wayfarers by Ray Bans, bag by Alexander Wang.

Playdate

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A playsuit is my idea of a comfortable alternative to shorts and a tee shirt outfit for a casual night out. I wore this to a baseball game on Canada Day with a bunch of my coworkers.

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It was hot and sunny out, so a hat and large sunglasses were required. These are the Frankie’s by Quay Eyewear.

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This romper came with a ribbon tie, but I added my own belt for an extra pop.

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Romper by Kensie, belt is vintage Moschino, sunglasses by Quay, sweater from Loft 82 in Edmonton, Sweet Nothings necklace by In God We Trust NYC, bag by Kate Spade, flip flops by TKees, sun hat from J. Crew.

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A little bit of temporary patriotism!

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With the girls from work.

Hakuna Matata

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I love this Lion King tank top from Hot Topic, but I wasn’t really sure it was something I could work into my day to day wardrobe. I guess I had forgotten the golden rule of the season, a statement necklace is the solution for everything!

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I picked the J. Crew stone burst necklace, because the colours complement the shirt perfectly!

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The black maxi skirt is dressier than leggings or jeans, and is lovely for lunch with friends or an afternoon walk. A denim jacket is a great third piece, and in particular I like the texture on the front of this J. Crew one.

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How can you not love this top? I will say that it’s made from cheap fabric that’s prone to pilling, but I like that it was inexpensive because it’s not going to be a classic piece in my closet.

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Necklace and jacket from J. Crew, tank from Hot Topic, skirt from Loft 82 in Edmonton, sunglasses by Ray Bans, bag by Kate Spade, watch by Daniel Wellington.

Maybelline Nail Tattoos

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I came across these Maybelline Colorshow Nail Tattoos at the pharmacy the other day, and I figured I’d give them a try! They were easy to apply, and three days in they are holding up well.

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This is “The Financial District”. I’m looking forward to trying the other patterns!

Play!

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Playsuits are so trendy this year, but since it won’t really fit my work wardrobe, I didn’t want to spend a whole lot of money. I picked this one up at winners for less than $20.00.

I paired it with a sunhat and a nice leather bag to dress it up for a perfect weekend look!

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My “Sweet Nothings” necklace by In God We Trust is just the right finishing touch.

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Hat from J. Crew, playsuit from Winners, bag by Chanel, bangle Marc by Marc Jacobs, Prada Baroque sunglasses, sandals by TKees.

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ModCloth Weekly Wanelo Outfit Challenge

ModCloth Wanelo Outfit Challenge

 

This week I had the opportunity to participate in ModCloth’s weekly Wanelo Outfit Challenge. It’s a pretty cool way for them to reach out to bloggers all over the world and get their take on different pieces. This week’s featured piece is the Work to Play Dress in Navy, with the challenge to style it with up to seven other pieces from ModCloth’s site.

What a great little dress for work or the weekend. I kept the styling pretty simple with this one. Since it already has a sweet little Peter Pan collar and a belt, you don’t need a whole lot of jewelry to create a great look. To accompany it, I picked the Cambridge Satchel in mint. This structured bag is ideal for work, and it’s so lovely for in mint, matching the dress perfectly.

Like I said before, I don’t really think the dress needs a lot of accessories, but I always like a watch for a work outfit. For this outfit I picked the Olivia Burton Humming Home watch. I love the designs printed on these beauties. At least if I’m looking at my watch all day, it’s going to be pretty to look at!

For footwear I picked the Ready to Mingle Heel. I love the stacked look of the heel, it’s a nice offset to the sweetness of the dress, and the different coloured straps add visual appeal while bringing a bit of neutral colour to the bottom of the outfit.

Finally, I picked out the Boardwalk on the Wild Side sunglasses, which are really a work of art. These might be the coolest sunglasses I have ever seen. I love the idea of cateye glasses with this dress.

ModCloth probably has the most extensive selection of dresses of any website or store I can think of. I’m glad they picked the dress for this challenge. I don’t think it would have been nearly as easy to pick out just one dress!

The Neon Museum

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I’ve always wanted to go to the Neon Museum in Las Vegas, and I finally got the chance. I wore the Cove Floral Surf Dress from J. Crew, and a pair of Cheap Monday sunglasses. I think a lot of people are put off by the fabric of this dress because it’s so unconventional, but it was perfect for a hot day, because it doesn’t wrinkle!

Here are some of the other photos from the day.

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Travel style

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These days people are less content to fly in their yoga pants and Uggs. But just because you want to be stylish doesn’t mean you can’t be comfortable. A leather jacket and a stylish carry-on easily dress up a pair of jeans and a t shirt. Throw on a toque (or a beanie if you’re American!) to cover up early morning travel hair.

Jeans and tee by Marc by Marc Jacobs, toque by Neff, leather jacket by Mackage, Louis Vuitton Keepall 50.