STATEMENT SHORTS: YAY OR NAY?

Bonjour!

Before I jump into today’s article, I would just like to mention that I absolutely love splurging on statement pieces but when it comes to shorts or very seasonal pieces, I usually pass. So that being said, this article will be about statement shorts being a yay or nay, and where to essentially buy the affordable ones.

Topshop is one of my favorite places to shop when I need something that’s going to be unique and out of the ordinary. Topshop is great for pieces of clothing that’ll make not only yourself but others say ‘Wow where did you get those…’ Now in terms of shorts they have ah-mazing choices like these ones:

Although they’re not the most ‘summer appropriate’ pair of shorts, they are definitely the most versatile that I have to show you guys today. They would look so sick for a night out with a pair of nude platform sandals or wedges, with a white bodysuit – omg. And my favorite thing about these shorts is that they’re little round silver balls, instead of studs. For some reason I don’t like the look of studs, I find it looks over dated, but these little embellishments make it look cute and unique. Other than that they’re quite affordable for statement shorts.

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Now these are living proof that high-waisted shorts with a tie around the waist is a MUST for anyone’s closet. I’m not crazy about the colour, but I’m almost certain that I would get over it because they’re just so perfect. I also know for a fact that this design of short is flattering on any body type because of the cinched waist, and will give you the appearance of long legs with the vertical lines. Also very affordable.

Zara, aka my favorite clothing store for literally EVERYTHING. Overall their clothing is very affordable, whether it’s Winter or Spring, you can always find simple or really edgy pieces for a good price. As for statement shorts, they have a huge variety on sale right now but these really stood out to me the most:

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These shorts are perfect for the summer season, or any sunny destination. They have that tropical vibe that would look great with tanned skin and cute black slides. It seems to be a pattern with this post, but these shorts also have a cinched waist, that look great on everyone (as I already mentioned). Another thing I really enjoy with these shorts is the colour palette chosen for this pattern; the darker tones compliment each other and would be so much easier to style since you have a variety of colours.

H&M is another favorite of mine. It’s the middle ground between Forever 21 and Zara, in my opinion. Really good basics, and eye-catching pieces for a great price as well. You would probably see me just as often in H&M than you would in Zara to be honest. When it comes to statement shorts and just shorts in general, there was a huge selection but this pair stood out to me the most:

The first thing that caught my eye about this pair of shorts was the scalloped detailing; it’s so delicate yet the drawstring adds that casual look to it. Perfect for a day at the beach or running errands. I don’t normally gravitate towards purples but since it’s a pastel I would definitely grab it to style cute summer fits with it. Another plus is that they’re super affordable just like the rest of their collections.

To conclude this article, statement shorts are a solid YAY for me. As long as you find a good quality to good price ratio then it’s definitely worth it for the spring/summer seasons. I would love to know, in the comments below, which statement clothing do you purchase the most?

Until next time xxx

Caro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO STYLE: A BLAZER

Bonjour!

Today this article is going to be about my styling looks I love to achieve with blazers. This particular one is navy blue with cream pin stripes, which isn’t your usual classic black blazer but, I figured it would be good to change things up a bit (this probably isn’t going to be the last you see of blazers on this blog anyway). When I initially got this blazer I wasn’t exactly sure how I was going to style it, which resulted to me not gravitating towards it as much. But once I gave it a chance and tried it with different tops and accessories, I really fell in love with it. Its material isn’t too thick nor too thin, meaning I can wear it during any season, all depending on when and where. Here are the looks that I came up with for this HTS (how to style) :

LOOK #1: GREASE VIBES

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This look was quite fun to put together as you can tell from the title (I even did a little Sandy dance during the shoot). But all joking aside, I found that this beige handkerchief and white off-the-shoulder top really balanced out the rest of the pieces that were all super dark. And finally, I went for a classic black mule to give it a spring-y feel and of course to be as comfortable as possible.

LOOK  #2: CASUAL

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First things first, I’ve never had such a comfortable pair of pants like these ones. The material is to die for and the colour is a cool-toned beige which really lets me style them easily. I really liked the soft contrast of navy blue on beige, it made me think of a casual dinner during the spring look or even during a cooler summer night. I decided to go for for dainty and simple gold jewelry to not over power the simplicity of this outfit.

LOOK #3: OFFICE FIT 

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Loved putting this outfit together as well because, I’ve recently been trying to find more office suitable outfits so there’s that, and I also wanted to create more spring and summer appropriate outfits with this body con skirt from bcbg. I felt like the texture of the skirt tied in super well with the stripes of the blazer, as well as the touch of colour in the sandals. I didn’t want the outfit to get any dressier so I stuck with a plain black t-shirt, which I eventually tied into a knot in the front of the shirt to create a “girlier” effect.

What’s your favourite way of wearing a blazer? I would love to know in the comments below!!

Until next time xxx

Caro

Thrift Shop Finds

There’s nothing better (in my opinion) than getting really nice pieces of clothing for such a little price. I was never too fawned of shopping at thrift stores because I was always so worried about what people would think if I was wearing a t-shirt or a pair of pants that only cost me 5.00$. But as I grow older and see how expensive some pieces of clothing can be, I take advantage of the fact that thrift shops even exist at all. And the important thing isn’t the amount you spend but rather how you style the piece(s) of clothing. I don’t go thrifting often seeing as we don’t have that many in Montreal, but when I do I make sure to grab as many valuable pieces as possible. Here are the items I got while thrifting a little while ago, and will most likely do a part 2 of more thrift shop finds in the near future:

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Although the material of this top is very uncomfortable, the gold shimmer it has makes this top super cute and easy to dress up. I love the fact that I have the choice of dressing up a t-shirt (which is usually a bit difficult). Tucked in to a pair of pants with a gold accented belt would be my choice of a dressier outfit, and I kept it casual in this picture by tying it in the front and throwing on a pair of comfy leggings.

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I was actually pretty lucky to have found this Naked & Famous light wash, denim button-down at Village des Valeurs because, as I researched the value of this particular top, it goes for 150$ US on their website. So I really scored with this one, and plus it fits oversized which is my favourite kind of fit. I have other denim button-downs but not like this one, it almost has the faintest shade of purple (which is impossible to tell on the picture but hey).

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This turtle neck is such a staple for any season, but especially for fall. I would love to know what brand it is but unfortunately it doesn’t have a single tag inside. Besides that, the colour is so beautiful because it’s a very dark burnt orange but also has the slightest  shade of brown so it appears darker in person, which contrasts my skin tone very well. Another thing I like about this turtleneck is that the neck portion is very long, which lets me play around with the way I want it to sit on my neck (all scrunched up or folded over like I did here).

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I am just over the moon about these pants; I’ve never seen any pant with stripes this thin so I find them quite unique and fun. If I had to change something about them, I would lengthen them just one more inch, but other than that, they’re really comfortable as well. I’m very obsessed with high-waisted anything, so the fact that these pants are high- waisted made me purchase them that much more. I would probably wear a white sleeveless button-down and tie the front into a knot, and chuck on a pair of white sneakers like I had on in this picture, for a cute spring/summer look.

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And lastly, I purchased these faux suede cropped pants, which are the coolest things ever. I can’t wait to style these when the weather warms up a bit because for right now it’s still a little too chilly for my ankles to be that exposed (mtl problems). They’re also high-waisted which just makes my life that much better and easier. As for styling them, I will probably wear a pointed-toe heel since they’re cropped and have a more chic material to them.

As I mentioned in the beginning I will most likely make a part two of my thrift shop finds, just to give myself an excuse to go thrifting again hehe.

Until next time xxx

Caro

HOW TO STYLE: A Plain Jane Blouse

When it comes to finding versatile clothing, I’m always the first one to suggest different options with only piece of clothing. Being able to rewear a piece of clothing a number of times without actually repeating an outfit, is a solid yes for me. It’s fascinating, in my opinion, to dress something down with a certain pair of pants or shoes, and dressing something up with fleeky makeup and/or nice jewelry. In my wardrobe you’ll mainly see comfortable loose clothing and a various assortment of pants, which is why I decided to find my favorite most versatile blouse and show you the different ways that I style it.

1. Dressed-Down

This look is one of favorites to run errands in because you look like you just rolled out of bed but still put together at the same time. As for accessories, I went for a baseball cap that would tie in well with my joggers, and also to give a sporty-er look to this outfit. When I’ll actually wear this outfit out, I will most likely throw on a pair of Uggs or for the warmer weather, a pair of cute slides.

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Joggers: H&M
White Button-Down: Zara Basic
Grey Baseball Cap: Aldo

2. Dressed-Up

This outfit isn’t usually what I would gravitate to, unless I had an important school meeting or presentation, but for the sake of this article I decided to integrate a classy outfit to the mix. And since I don’t dress up that often, I opted for a navy more casual dress pant, and silver jewelry to compliment the blue. The only thing I wasn’t sure about,  is that these pants are mid-rise and I’m a high-waisted type of jean person. But, turns out they’re just as comfortable and cute, they just sit lower on the body is all.

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Bracelets: Tiffany Co. and Lole
Silver earrings: Garage
Pants: Old Navy

 

3. Casual 

This look would be perfect to wear to a casual dinner or even school, seeing as it’s nice and simple. I tucked the front in because whenever I do so to any shirt, it accentuates my waist and gives my outfit a bit more dimension. The blue of the jeans is a perfect mix between dark wash and light wash, which is why I thought it gave a subtle contrast against the stark white blouse. I paired this outfit with my patent leather booties from Zara, because the frayed hem looks better with a pointed toe boot rather than a rounded toe boot (in my opinion). Finished it off with a vintage looking belt, that I literally cannot stop wearing.

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Handkerchief: Aldo
Belt: Simons
Jeans: H&M

Loved working on this article, and can’t wait to do many more like this one soon.
Until next time xxx

Caro

 

INTRO TO THE BLOGGER WORLD

Expressing myself has always been an issue for me ever since I was young; either I cared about what people would say about me or I just followed others in order not to get judged. That’s not what I’m about anymore. I’m about expressing what I want and when I want (respectfully of course) all while inspiring others to do so to break the stigma of discrimination and disrespect. Unfortunately, judgement will always be around to remind us that some people will never want to see happiness in themselves or others, but I’ll try my damn hardest to ignore it.

Although this blog is mainly going to consist of fashion and beauty related subjects, you’ll also see content that revolves around food, fitness, books, and other lifestyle related things. I was going to continue the blog that I had already started about 2 years back but, it doesn’t really match my personality anymore or the person that I am today, which is why I’m turning over a new leaf and starting fresh.

Until next time xxx

Caro