Sunflower Child

Every woman/girl has a mellow sunflower spirit in them. I decided to show mine in the art of fashion. This sunflower outfit shows a fun care free woman finding herself in the flowers that surrounds her.

She wears an off the shoulder blue pinstripe top with puffy sleeves from Marshalls. She then wears a white denim skirt that is both fashionably chic and carefree with the ridged cut off denim detailing at the bottom of the skirt still giving that ‘carefree’ vibe. Shoes? This outfit has none, just the shoes you are born with. What better way to complete this hippy outfit with the natural touch of bare feet. However, a great alternative would be white gladiator sandals ( there are a few at Just Fab, Aldo and  Call it Spring). I then added my staple rose gold sunglasses from Spring

There you have it! You have completed your flower child outfit. I really enjoy creating a story behind some of my looks. It just makes it that much more exciting when you wear an outfit. Remember to keep you sunflower child spirit burning.

 

Outfit details

  • Skirt- Dynamite
  • Top- Marshalls
  • Sunglasses- Call it spring

Spring OOTD- Sunday Best

Sometimes I will say a Sunday best outfit does make me feel like I am Audrey Hepburn. All I am missing is some tea, scones and some girlfriends to chat with on a lovely Sunday spring morning. 

I decided that for this fun look I had to add this tulle skirt from Simons. The gliter skirt screams Spring. I then added this high neck black body suit from Zara along with another vintage piece from my mom’s closet, beige blazer. With the different textures, the chiffon sleeves and the soft silk like cotton for the rest of the bodysuit gives the outfit more dimension while complimenting the girly fun tulle skirt. I then added the cute clutch from Forever 21 to give this outfit a bit of spice. What better way to add spice to an outfit than with the color red. 

For the shoes, I kept my staple Just Fab nude heels and added the Call it Spring rose gold sunglasses that plays as a nude in this outfit as the colors are either dark or bright and bold like the red satchel bag. 

There you have it! Another great outfit brought to you by this chicas. You can wear this for tea with the girls, night out at a nice Parisian restaurant or to a theater show ( why not be the show as well 😉 ). 

 

Outfit Details

  • Body Suit- Zara
  • Jacket- Vintage
  • Skirt- Simons
  • Shoes- Just Fab
  • Bag- Forever 21

Spring OOTD- Green Floral Jacket

The best part about spring is being able to layer on jackets and duster coats with the weather being not to warm and not too cold. I have had this vintage jacket in my closet for a couple years now waiting to style it. It is a vintage piece brought to you by my mom. One of the best parts about adding vintage to your wardrobe, it forces you to be more creative and think outside the box of mainstream fashion.

I decided to pair this bold green floral jacket with a textured cream blouse from Aritzia. The color is neutral enough to allow the coat to still be the show of the outfit, however, adds more detail and eye appealing depth to the overall outfit. I then added a white denim skirt that I bought ages ago from dynamite. I am pretty sure I saw the exact on in H &M as well. For shoes, does anyone know what I paired them with? My nude Just Fab heels? Suprised? probably not but this just goes to show that you want to find a piece you can wear with literally everything in your closet. Versatility is key my loves. Lastly, I added my Kate Spade purse that compliments not only the shoes but the shade of this beautiful blouse as well. There you have it a cute outfit that is simple yet chic and creative.

 

Outfit Details

  • Jacket- Vintage
  • Skirt- Dynamite
  • Blouse- Aritzia
  • Bag- Kate Spade
  • Shoes- Just Fab

Ottawa Tulip Festival Inspired OOTD

With Tulip Festival starting at the perfect time, Mothers Day weekend, what better way to celebrate than with a floral print to match their floral time of year. I decided to bring that fun crochet white top from Marshalls and pair it with these fun floral pants from River Island that I got a few years ago. Since the pants are the star of the show, you really want to play it down by adding a neutral color top and simple accessories. I added my usual Alex and Anni bracket and my Kate Spade bag that really never goes wrong (like honestly). Now you are ready to look at beautiful flowers, take cute pictures with your friends and find a cute place to eat after a day of flower hunting. Hope you enjoy this Mothers Day Weekend!!! 

 

Outfit details

  • Pants- River Island
  • Top- Marshalls
  • Bag- Kate Spade
  • Braclet- Alex and Anni

Embroidery Take Two- Casual Tuesdays

This top ismy staple for the spring and summer season. I decided to bring this great sheer embroidery top out of the closet but this time casual. I paired these ripped distress straight jeans from Guess with this top. To keep the top tasteful and feasible for the day time, I added this navy blue crop top from Dynamite. The blue color gives a great contrast against the black sheer top. I then added, yes you guessed it, my nude pumps from Just Fab because can you go wrong with nude heels? Now you are ready to walk the runway of life looking fierce and unstoppable.

 

Outfit Details

  • Sheer top- Zara
  • Crop top- Dynamite
  • Jean- Guess
  • Shoes- Just fab

Hope you enjoyed this Tuesdays post!! See you on friday!! 

Boho Festival Meet Chic

Any of you going to festivals this year? Maybe are thinking of going to one? Or you just really like the looks from Coachella and just want some boho in your life? This dress screams festival and with a great tailored jacket, it makes it chic as well.

 

 Photography by @pedrodecimus
Photography by @pedrodecimus

Outfit details

  • Dress- Forever 21
  • Jacket- Simons
  • Shoes- Just Fab
  • Bracklet- Alex and Anni

I decided to pair this crochet plunging floral dress from Forever 21 with this brown suede (how luxury right?) coat. I really like the floral boho theme especially with all the festivals around the corner however for someone who may want to wear this outfit to a girls night out, date or family and friends gathering adding the brown jacket really brings it together while adding the texture of suede as well. Also, the crochet in the front allow you to have the peak a boo effect without being too revealing 

 

 Photography by @pedrodecimus
Photography by @pedrodecimus
 Photography by @pedrodecimus
Photography by @pedrodecimus

Self Growth- How to Not Limit Yourself

We all do it and if you are reading this say you don’t you are most likely lying. It is natural for us to doubt ourselves especially in situations that we are not used too, however it is better to be aware of it and push through the inner fears that we may have towards limitation in our life ( whether they are mental or/and physical). 

So here are some tips on how you can work towards the best version of yourself while overcoming those limitations:

1. Balance

One of the hardest and sometimes neglected ingredients to ensuring you do not limit yourself isbalance. Ever felt like everything is falling apart in your life and you are continuously rolling down a hill hoping for it to stop? Yes? Well, it’s normal. Why it happens you ask? Lack of balance. Without the mental balance of ensuring that you allow your brain to have 30minutes to an hour a day to clear your mind (ex: meditation, listening to your favorite tunes, coloring in those cute adult coloring books) you allow external stresses and thought to continuously occupy your mind. Also making sure you have physical balance in your life such as going for a walk, hitting the gym, yoga or doing an activity you have never done before like paint night. Sometimes the reason why you are rolling down that hill is simply because you are letting yourself get lost in what is around rather then focusing on what is within you.

 

2. Change

No one likes change. Humans love being in a routine. Though without change you can not grow. It is uncomfortable, sometimes seems impossible and sometimes can be a risk. Though when you do decide to change for the best, it is the most self-fulfilling and liberating experience anyone can do. Find something in your life that you feel you are not benefiting from or is stagnant and change it. Usually making a change can be the best decision you have ever made. Remember, to FAIL means the first attempt in learning and during change you must be prepared to learn alot of things before coming to a solution.

 

3. Risk

Life is a continuous game of poker. Sometimes you will win and sometimes you will lose. Funny enough you win more than you lose when you decide to go with your gut and put everything on the line. In other words, take a risk. By everything being on the line, I don’t mean quit your job and decide to join the circus. By everything being on the line I mean use the tools you have currently, regardless if you are in a bad or good situation ( no bad situations just better ones), and take a risk that will let you grow. A great example is going into a profession such as singing which is a ‘make it or break’ it industry. Use the tools you have and make your play by play plan and do it. The last step is the most important, JUST DO IT (great line Nike). It is one thing to plan and it’s another thing to actually put those plans into action. Again, remember, to fail means first attempt in learning and while taking a risk get prepared to fall a few times and get back up again.

 

4. Motivation

The first 20 minutes of your morning determines your mood, energy, optimism and efficiency for the day. An individual’s most impressional time is the first minutes in the morning that you wake up. Instead of looking at your Instagram why not switch it to a 5-minute journal, motivational TedTalk or 10-minute meditation session. Use the first minutes of your day to prepare yourself for any limitations that can come your way (then you can check that Instagram feed). Down bellow is one of the most inspirational individuals that has motivated me to take steps forward in my life, Tony Robbins. Why not start your day with some uplifting words of wisdom and watch this amazing Ted Talk. 

 

Those are my main pointers to limiting yourself. What are yours? Let me know I would love to learn and try your tactics too. 

Spring Trend 2017- Floral and Lace

I LOVE FLORAL! It is one of those patterns that you can wear for 2 our of the 4 seasons, Spring and Summer. There’s also something about wearing floral that just makes you feel like you should be at a garden tea party.

This Friday I decided to pair this simple delicate white lace crochet top from Marshalls with a pink and blue ( complimentary colors) skirt that I found from Simons. With a pattern so bold you want to stay with a neutral or one block color top so the outfit is not overwhelming rather complimentary. I then added this outfit with nude pumps to keep the outfit clean and classy. AND Voilà!!!! You are ready for that tea party, start your week in style at the office or get that cute date.

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Photography by @pedrodecimus

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Photography by @pedrodecimus

Outfit details

  • Top- Marshalls
  • Skirt- Simons
  • Shoes- Just Fab
  • Bag- Kate Spade
  • Braclette- Alex and Anni

OOTD- Beige and Pink Go Hand in Hand

It’s important to feel good inside and outside (of course) though sometimes we have those days where we would rather wear out pajamas for the day then waking up and strutting your runway of the day to day tasks in style. This outfit is effortless however stylish. 

I started with the pink silk blouse to give the outfit a luxe and polished look. With the top being pink and off the shoulder, you are hitting two trends with one stone for the spring and summer season. I then added a pair of comfortable dress pants. the structure gives an office friendly feel to it while the cotton texture allows you to think that maybe you really didn’t take off those pajamas this morning. Lastly, the bag. I swear when I say accessories can change your whole perspective of what occasion, how much effort you have put in your outfit or how much effort it looks like you put on your outfit. I will be going into more detail as far as how accessories can change your fashion game to a whole new level, but for now, you are ready to hit the office or go on a cute lunch date with your girls or maybe even that cute guy you’ve been talking to for weeks.

 Photography by @pedrodecimus
Photography by @pedrodecimus
 Photography by @pedrodecimus
Photography by @pedrodecimus
 Photography by @pedrodecimus
Photography by @pedrodecimus

Outfit Details

  • Top- Marshalls
  • Pants- H&M
  • Shoes- Just Fab
  • Bag- The Bay

Hope you enjoyed this Tuesdays look! Stay stylish chicas

Take Embroidery for a Night Out of Town

Embroidery is one of the most iconic and popular trends for Spring 2017. Though remember, it’s not about the trend, it’s about how you style it and make it your own.

This outfit is inspired by a few celebrities that brought this trend to light such as Kylie Jenner, Demi Rose and Iskra Lawrence. You can wear a black body suit and this sheer embroidery dress on top. If you want to change this night look into a day look, you can always add some skinny cut off jeans and statement flats or muhles with a bralette or keep the body suit. Remember it’s all about how you style it and make it your own rather than copying another fashionista’s style. Most importantly, feeling great and confident in what you are wearing.

 Photography by @pedrodecimus
Photography by @pedrodecimus
 Photography by @pedrodecimus
Photography by @pedrodecimus
 Photography by @pedrodecimus
Photography by @pedrodecimus
 Photography by @pedrodecimus
Photography by @pedrodecimus

Outfit Details

  • Dress- Zara
  • Body Suit- Zara
  • Boots- Shoe Company
  • Hat- Forever 21

Hope you enjoyed the post!!