Monday, September 18, 2017

How to Wear Overalls and Look Chic

Overalls have made a major comeback this year (hello, 90's trends), but I've been hesitant to jump on the trend for fear of looking like a hillbilly! Let's be honest, overalls aren't always the most flattering, and usually I would imagine wearing them while painting or something non-glamorous. But I thought I'd give them a shot, and I'm actually quite happy with the results! Turns out, you actually can make a pair of overalls look pretty chic.

Especially for Fall, I thought going with a pair of blackoverall would probably best, instead of a lighter blue wash.Those tend to look more casual and would be better for Spring or Summer. These Ripped Rolled Denim Dungarees from SheIn are perfect. I ordered a Large because I had an inkling the Medium might be tight on my legs. A good decision! They fit great. The mid-section isn't too long though, so they're definitely best for those who are petite to mid-height, not tall.

My must-haves for any chic outfit are black and white. So I chose a black and white stripe shirt (similar), black bow flats, and my oversized cat-eye sunglasses (similar) to add to this look. It's already feeling pretty Parisian so far! By the way, aren't these bow flats cute?? They're such a great deal - just 30 bucks from H&M. Then I added a nice bold red lip, this amazingly creamy Teeez Cosmetics Material Girl Lipstick in Tainted Love, and topped off the outfit with some classic accessories from Nobis & Grey.

Once the weather is a little cooler, I think these overalls will also look really cute with a graphic sweatshirt. So you'll likely see that here on the blog in the near future.

If you were iffy on trying the overalls trend before, I hope you're a little more inspired to try them now!

Shirt - Simons (similar) | Overalls - c/o SheIn | Sunglasses - (similar) | Earrings - c/o Nobis & Grey | Bracelet - c/o Nobis & Grey | Shoes - H&M

Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall Makeup for Green & Hazel Eyes: Deep Wine Red

Shocker, I put away my cat-eye liner for this makeup look today! After surfing through Pinterest for some Fall beauty inspiration (see this post from last week for my Fall beauty inspiration board), I got hooked on the idea of doing a monochromatic makeup look, featuring a deep wine shade. After all, as soon as I've bid farewell to summer, I get pretty excited about delving back into my supply of rich, deep makeup shades. You'll want to try out this particular makeup look especially if you have green or hazel eyes, as I think the wine colour really compliments them.

So I did some digging through my eyeshadow palettes and collection of lipsticks to find some matching deep wine shades to feature here. I ended up settling on my NYX Perfect Filter Shadow Palette in Rustic Antique (you could also use this NYX Ultimate Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette), and my NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams in Madrid and Rome.

The great thing about this look is that it isn't at all complicated. If you're not a big eyeshadow person, this look is easy enough. I just packed on 3 pigments from the palette (top second left, bottom right, and bottom second right) over top of each other, from lightest to darkest. Then just blend, blend, blend! Make sure to use a clean brush to do your blending around the edges. It's as simple as that. If you want to make the eyeshadow extra pigmented, spray your brush with a little makeup setting spray like I did, before dipping into the shadow.

I also added a bit of shimmer by putting some Makeup Revolution Baked Highlighter in Golden Lights to the inside corners of my eyes. It has the most gorgeous golden glimmer to it! Then I just applied a bit of black liner to my waterline, and then added a few coats of my La Roche Posay Respectissime Volume Mascara to both top and bottom lashes. If you have sensitive eyes, you've got to this this mascara! Even if you don't have sensitive eyes, you'll love that it gives awesome volume and length to your lashes. Finally, for the lips, I blended together the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams in Madrid and Rome because I like the combination of the deep mauve with wine red. And that's it! If you give the look a try, make sure to share some pics!

Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta

Monday, September 11, 2017

Styling Tips: Mixing Prints This Fall

As soon as the leaves begin to turn, the first print to emerge eagerly from my wardrobe is lots and lots of plaid! To get a bit more adventurous today though, I've added two my prints to this fall look: tortoise and leopard. Browns, reds and blues go nicely together, so while it may seem a bit ambitious to wear 3 prints at once, it's really just about matching the colours of the prints with each other.

I built the outfit around this sweet SheIn Belted Checkered Shell Top. I was surprised that the belted bow actually is separate from the top - and it takes a bit of fiddling to get it just right - but once it's on, I love how it looks! Plus, since it's separate, you could totally also use it as a hair bandana, or as a belt on any other shirt. Pretty versatile, and did I mention it's only $16??

As for accessorizing, that's where you can start to have fun with some more prints! My leopard heels are a favourite for fall, and I wear my tortoise glasses from Clearly (similar ones here) all the time at work. If you're in need of a new pair of glasses, theirs are super affordable. The yellow/browns in these glasses and the high heels both match quite well, while also complimenting the blue and red in the top. You could also opt for a leopard belt or clutch - but maybe stick to just two other printed items max. I'm a gold accessories girl, so I've also added a gold bangle and earrings from Nobis & Grey to tie everything together. And that's it!

What's your favourite print to wear this time of year?

Shirt - c/o SheIn | Glasses - c/o Clearly (similar) | Pants - Zara (thrifted) | Heels - ShoeCult (via NastyGal, similar) | Bracelet - c/o Nobis & Grey | Earrings - c/o Nobis & Grey | Purse - Richmond Night Market (similar)

Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Fall Beauty I Can't Wait to Try

I'm very grateful that, living in Vancouver, we have all 4 seasons. From food to fashion and beauty, I always enjoy the transition from season to season. When Summer turns to Fall, I yearn for the transition from white wine to red wine, Summer clothes to Fall clothes, and of course Summer makeup to Fall makeup. Today's post is all about the Fall beauty looks and products I'm most excited to dive into wearing this season!

First, let's take a look as some of the gorgeous Fall beauty looks that will be inspiring my makeup choices. After a full Summer season of wearing bright lipsticks, one of the most exciting part of Fall makeup for me is the switch to dark, vampy lipsticks! I also love switching up regular nude lipsticks for more mauvey shades. As for eye makeup, I'm ready to start playing with some deep smokey eyes and dramatic graphic liners. Just like with lipsticks, it's time to put away the bright corals and pinks and change them up with deeper shades like navy and red. One Fall trend I'll also be adding to my fall routine: metallics, for both eyes and lips. Take a peek at all the inspiring Fall looks below, and then keep on scrolling to see some Fall makeup products you'll want to get your manicured hands on!

(Left to right, top to bottom)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Fall Lipsticks

Fall Eye Makeup

Fall Nail Polishes

Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A Fashionista's Dream: Daily Grand $50,000 Shopping Spree

If you've been following Vancouver Vogue for a while now, you know I love to share great fashion deals with you. After all, dressing well doesn't have to cost a fortune. Thrifting is one way to do that...another is to win yourself a shopping spree! If you live in British Columbia, keep your eyes trained right here, because I have some VERY important info on how you could win a $50,000 shopping spree!

So here's the deal: Daily Grand is a national lottery game that offers two unique top prizes: $1,000 a day for life, and $25,000 a year for life (and in case you're wondering, they actually mean for the rest of your life!). That would be pretty grand, wouldn't it?

Now here's where you want to listen up, fashionistas! BCLC wants to give people who are 19 years and older a chance to imagine and experience living grand with a $50,000 Daily Grand Shopping Spree Contest. If you win the contest, you'll have four hours at Metropolis at Metrotown mall to spend that 50 grand on October 28th. My mind is already racing with all the things I would buy!! It just so happens fall is coming up, so I know my fall wardrobe would be 100% covered.

I know you want to get in on this fabulousness, so here's where you can enter for a chance to win this crazy massive shopping spree: Make sure to get those entries in by October 1st!

But even if you don't win the grand prize, don't despair, because Metrotown shoppers like yourself will also have a chance to win secondary prizes on October 28th at Metrotown (which includes four $5,000 gift cards!!). Even $5,000 would go a long way to nailing your new fall wardrobe.

Stay tuned, because I'll have another blog post coming up in October where I'll be sharing what I would buy on a small shopping spree. I'll talk shopping strategy, and when and where to choose between quantity vs. quality – that way you’ll be all set strategy-wise for your own shopping spree if you win!

Can you even imagine having $50,000 to spend on a shopping spree?? What would be the first thing you would buy?

Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by BCLC

Monday, September 4, 2017

Fall Fashion Trend: The Statement Sleeve

I'm sure you've heard of statement earrings, statement necklaces and even statement bags, but how about statement sleeves? This spring, we started to see an influx of styles that centered around shirt sleeves: bell sleeves, ruffled sleeves, tied sleeves...the list goes on. It was hard to go a block on the street this summer without seeing them. And now it looks like this statement sleeve trend is going full steam ahead into Fall!

This SheIn Lantern Sleeve Belted Back Crop Top is definitely a statement piece. The billowy sleeves are eye-catching, meanwhile two straps wind around the waist, tying in a bow around the back. The shirt is a crop top, but I like how you can adjust the straps to cover more or less of your waist. At $24 US, this shirt doesn't break the bank, either. I was a little concerned about the sizing, but Medium ended up being a perfect fit.

The way the billowy sleeves end just above the wrist, they also nicely showcase any jewelry you're wearing. These gold accessories from Nobis & Grey were on heavy rotation in my wardrobe during summer, but will also look great with my camel-coloured outfits this Fall. I find gold to be a very "rich" colour, and I prefer wearing it with greens, browns and deep blues especially.

Of course, if these sleeves seem a bit too ambitious for you at first, there are plenty other styles you can try that are a little bit more subdued. I've linked up a few below for you to check out!

Blouse - c/o SheIn | Pants - Babaton via Value Village | Ring - c/o Nobis & Grey | Lancea Bangle - c/o Nobis & Grey | Lappa Bangle - c/o Nobis & Grey | Necklace - c/o Nobis & Grey | Purse - Florence Leather Market | Heels - Shoe Cult (via Nasty Gal) |

Shop this look:

Other statement sleeves:

Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta

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