Monday, June 20, 2016

Now Trending: The Cold Shoulder Top


The off-the-shoulder top has been dubbed the "cold shoulder trend" by every magazine and fashion publication as of late, and it's the perfect flirty way to show of some skin this summer! I partnered up with online shopping site Romwe, and since I haven't worn off-shoulder tops in years, I wanted to give one a try again! I found this really cute one in blue and white that made me think of lounging on the cliffs of Santorini, Greece. Have I ever been before? No, I wish, but I created an outfit of what I imagine I would wear there, if ever given the opportunity! One can only dream...

Linen is one of my favourite summer fabrics - it has a very luxurious yet laidback quality to it (although the wrinkling is always a bit annoying). PS. You don't need to spend a ton to get linen, either. I got these for dirt cheap (like $10) at Ross Dress for Less a couple of years ago. The Romwe off-the-shoulder top works really well with the laidback style too! And the best part? If you don't usually like off-the-shoulder tops because they keep sliding down, this one is a great option: the elastic is just tight enough to keep everything in place, and if you need a bit of extra assurance, it actually has shoulder straps too! I actually found the top stayed up so well on it's own, I may just cut off the shoulder straps so that the shoulders are completely bare.

Have you given this trend a try yet?










Shirt - Romwe | Sunglasses - Target | Pants - (via Ross Dress for Less) | Sandals - Just Fab



Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta

Monday, June 13, 2016

Graphic Print Blouses are the new Statement Piece


Graphic print blouses are kind of my jam right now. Did you see the insanely adorable macaron blouse I snatched here? And now there's this super cute lipstick blouse I picked up from SheIn! I'm not much a fan of button-up blouses; they're usually too stiff, bland and ill-fitting, so a fun graphic print like this, is a nice alternative. And no pulling around the buttons?? Yes, please! That's thanks to the boyfriend fit. Plus, I love half-tucking it in for a laid back look. Especially when the shirt has a nice silky texture to it like this one, it just drapes so perfectly!

Boyfriend jeans will always be a staple in my wardrobe - their versatility is just so great. You could easily wear this blouse with a nice skirt or dress pants, but I think it also works to pair it with ripped boyfriend jeans and some stilettos. Mix the casual and the dressy together for something a bit more interesting.












Blouse - c/o SheIn | Sunglasses - Simons | Jeans - American Eagle (thrifted via Salvation Army) | Heels - Aldo (thrifted via Salvation Army)



Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

How to Wear Sequins in Summer


Well we had another blast of summer heat this past weekend in Vancouver, and man was that every great to have after the showers and thunderstorms the week previous. Time to hit the beach! Even for this pale, pale gal (don't worry, sunscreen is always in my bag!).

I've been dying to wear this maxi sequin skirt that I bought on sale at Maccs a while back. I actually was lusting after it when it was originally selling for $119, and clamoured to get my hands on it when it finally went on sale for a staggering $19!! (PS. it's still on sale right now if you want this gorgeous skirt too).

I wanted to challenge myself to style it in a casual way though, contrary to what you would usually think of when styling a full length sequin skirt. So lo and behold, my sequin "mermaid" outfit! By wearing sandals rather than heels, and half-tucking a slouched casual shirt, this skirt went from night-out-only attire, to a glam yet casual day ensemble. The key thing too, is not caring what anyone else thinks. There are no real rules and barriers in fashion: only the ones we create in our heads. Sequins at the beach?? Why not!









Shirt -  Vero Moda (thrifted via Salvation Army) | Bracelet - c/o Nobis & Grey | Skirt - Maccs (on sale!!) | Sandals - thrifted via Value Village


Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta




Monday, May 30, 2016

Casual Summer Style: Converse Sneakers & Dresses


My Converse sneakers have become a staple in my spring & summer wardrobe - and not just with jeans and a tee! While I love wearing cute heels with my dresses, the reality is that most of the time I need a more comfortable option. And it just so happens that my Converse sneakers look super cute with dresses too.

I'm actually working on procuring a pair of Stan Smith's right now, because I think they'd be equally cute with jeans or dresses, but in the meantime I'm happy with pairing everything from shirt-dresses to flirty, frilly dresses with my Converse. Most people have the regular Chuck Taylor All Star Classic, but I find them just a tad too chunky on me when wearing them with dresses, so I prefer the slightly slimmer Chuck Taylor All Star Dainty.

The best part? They transition well from one season to the next, so you'll be able to wear them all summer long, and straight into fall!









Dress - Banana Republic (thrifted via Salvation Army) | Sunglasses - Target | Necklace - c/o Nobis & Grey | Purse - JustFab | Shoes - Converse (similar)


Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Covergirl's Katy Kat Matte Lipstick Review: My Favourite New Matte Lipstick


This girl loves a good matte lipstick. I know not everyone is on the same page as me, though. A lot of people hate the dryness that usually comes along with matte lipsticks, and I don't blame them! So when I heard Covergirl had partnered with Katy Perry to create Katy Kat Matte, a collection of highly pigmented and moisturizing demi-matte lipsticks, I thought "I need to give these a try"! Maybe they'll be the perfect solution for those who don't like the dryness of regular matte lipsticks.

I think they really nailed it on this formula. I tried the shades Coral Cat and Magenta Minx, and they have a slightly less mattifying texture when compared to my other matte lipsticks, which means my lips were left far more moisturized than usual. I was relieved that the matte texture wasn't abandoned completely though. They are still far more matte than any of my satin lipsticks.

While there are also some more crazy colours in the collection, like Perry Panther (black) and Cosmo Kitty (purple), I am totally in love with Coral Kat and Magenta Minx. They're the perfect pink and orange shades to go with my summer outfits. You know I'm all about bright pops of colour this time of year!

What do you think? Would these make you want to give matte lipsticks a try? You can find them at drugstores in North America, including London Drugs!










Covergirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Coral Cat 




Covergirl Katy Kat Matte Lipstick in Magenta Minx


Happy Styling!

~ Britta

Monday, May 23, 2016

Chapters Spring Preview


Chapters Indigo might actually be one of my favourite stores of all time. Disclaimer: I'm no bookworm. It's all about the home d├ęcor and the adorable stationary for me. And I seriously can't get enough of it. I am in Chapters an awful lot...whether it's for a birthday gift, or just to peruse their selection of Kate Spade for the millionth time.

So of course, when a whole new collection of goodies launches for Spring, you know where to find me! I now feel like my whole apartment needs a revamp, and I have some serious patio envy for anyone who has space for a patio set and a BBQ. You'll see what I mean when you see the adorable patio drink sets and pitcher below...

For those of you who haven't explored Chapters in a while, they also have a perfectly curated collection of stylish items like purses, scarves, wallets and more. If pretty florals are your jam, your going to love their Spring collection. I think their floral scarf would be the perfect accessory to an all-white Spring outfit!




Possibly my favourite table in Chapters! Black, white, and Parisian-inspired!



If I had a patio....I don't think I could have resisted any of this!



Stripes and florals: love the combo!




Tiny ice cream cones from la glace! I want to do this at home.



This whole collection embodies west coast style to a T!






Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta



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