June 24, 2015

Space 46 Boutique Tulle Skirt












Even if your style is not defined by all things girlie there must have been a point in your life you wanted to feel like a modern day princess. Even Carrie Bradshaw wore a tulle skirt at the opening credits of Sex and the city. For the past year there has been an up rise of the tulle skirt. Even though I am more prone to investing in classic items instead of the latest trend, I decided I need a tulle skirt in my closet, asap! Finding a tulle skirt in an actual store is nearly impossible, but then I came across the online store Space 46 Boutique and that marked the end of my struggle.*I apologize in advance for the quality of the photos. I had a minor issue with my camera and had to improvise by using my iPhone instead. 

I purchased this beautiful The Spring Dots Tulle Skirt from Space 46 Boutique  (similar, mine quickly got sold out) in creme and I absolutely adore it. It is not an over the top tulle skirt per say, but it certainly feels like it when I wear it. Quality of the material is great, stitching is impeccable and skirt is also true to size. I am always hesitant to purchase items from online, but the skirt fits well at my waist.

A tulle skirt is one of those things you desperately want to have in your closet, but once you have it you just don’t know what to do with it. It is key that you deviate away from the cliché that you have to wear your tulle skirt for a fancy event.  Dress the skirt down by pairing it with a t-shirt just like I did, or a flannel shirt is always a good way to tone down anything that is ultra-feminine. You can easily even add a cardi or a leather jacket on top and instantly you can take this tulle galore skirt to work. Instead of adding a fabric flower sash like I did, you can also add an everyday belt to make the skirt more casual. This way your tulle skirt is not held captivate in your closet until the next time you attend a wedding. 

Top: J.Crew | Skirt: similar  | Clutch: Aldo (similar) Bracelet: Aldo | Sunglasses: Celine | Heels: J.Crew | Flower Sash: Similar | Hat: Vince Camuto 


Let me know if you have any more questions about ordering from Space 46 Boutique.
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June 10, 2015

Dress Code: What to wear to a Bridal Shower

Wedding season is fast approaching, for some of you it has already began. Bridal showers, bachelorettes, weddings so many events to attend, but what does one wear? Even though fashion rules should not be imposed as everyone has their own fashion sense, there is definitely an etiquette all guests must follow when it comes to attending these events. Let's not see this as changing our styling preferences but rather as trying to please the bride during her special events. Also, outshining the bride should not be on your to do list, neither should your outfit be the talk of the event, and I mean in a bad away. Sharing with you today the colours you should stay away from for a bridal shower and what to wear. 

What not to wear


All White.
The bride may or may not wear white during her events, but the colour white has always been associated with brides. You may love white but this one time make a sacrifice and put that dress/skirt away. 
Black.
Classic, but you are not attending a funeral. Are you? Save the LBD for the bachelerotte instead.

Red.
As for red, it seems too much of a harsh colour for such a lovely event. Some think red is associated with being promiscuous, red is the colour of passion. Are we overthinking this bridal shower code and what to wear to a bridal shower? Maybe, but if you are attending a bridal shower where attendees are an older generation just go by code.

What to wear:

Especially in the summertime you want to wear colours that will brighten up the room. I highly suggest wearing pastels, flowy dresses, party skirts. Anything that will create a beautiful aesthetic. Some brides don't care what you wear but I think it is nice to have a unified colour palette that is appealing to the eyes. Of course these are only guidelines and it is important to preserve your own style. Just keep in mind these suggestions as a guide.

Solid Pastels


                                                               Printed Inspiration


Last month, I attended a bridal shower for a wedding which I am a bridesmaid for. This is what I wore. Now see what I mean about darker shades.Something about this outfit is just not right. I was supposed to wear a blush coloured belt with this but of course when I need something in my closet I can't find it. So I went with my only other choice-black. I like the outfit, but I think it would have looked much nicer with a softer shade. All my attention is drawn to the black belt.


Happy Showers Everyone! I'd love to hear what you wear to bridal showers!

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June 9, 2015

maxi movement

You don't have to attend a formal event in order to wear a maxi dress. The variety of maxi dresses is endless. From jersey to chiffon materials, this is one staple item that your closet needs. Many girls think you must have the right body type for a maxi dress, but I could not disagree more. Maxi dresses are for everyone. It all depends on how you style it and what print you choose. Maxi dresses are so versatile and can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion you are dressing for. You can add a cardigan, a jean jacket, you can even wear a t-shirt on top and instantly turn your maxi dress to a maxi skirt.





I love wearing this grey chiffon dress. It is so incredibly light weight, perfect for those hot summer days (which I am still waiting to come) and it can easily be worn during the day or be dressed up with heels for an evening date sans cardigan.



I know, I know. I have this bad habit of becoming obsessed with an item. I wear it over and over again, and then I kind of stop using it. This is the case with these pink suede flats. Same with my grey tote purse. Does anyone else have this habit? You would assume as a blogger, I would use different items for each photoshoot, eek but my flaneurs why stop using something when you love it? 



Dress: Marshalls | Cardigan: Dex | Flats: Old Navy | Necklace: Aldo | Purse: Elegance Paris | Sunglasses: Paul Smith

My only warning about maxi dresses is to stay away from overwhelming prints. If it is a print that you love but are not sure, I would suggest wearing a cardigan on top to create a balance. Also, many   women gravitate towards wearing black because it is supposed to be slimming. Ok, I know black is flattering, but why are you sacrificing the joy of wearing beautiful florals or pastels? You look beautiful regardless!


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