Fashion Trend: PEARLS

I’ve always been a girly girl, so naturally this season’s blush pink & pearl trend is right up my alley.

I found some #FabFinds at Winners this past week! Spring oxfords and slides decked out with oyster pearls and I’m in love.

#1 BABY PINK OXFORDS WITH OYSTER PEARL ACCENTS

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I went a half a size up in this shoe. They are SO comfortable. I walked all day in them and felt nothing. The brand is Pertini from Spain– great quality. 

#2 PINK & BLACK PEARL SLIDES

 A close up shot with a sweater I purchased @ Winners as well:

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Both shoes are Pertini from Spain. The slides are also extremely comfortable and have amazing detail on them!

 

The oxfords were $140.00 and the slides were $99.99, both before tax. I never cheap out on shoes…even though I didn’t break the bank with these pairs, you want to invest your money in shoes for comfort.

You can tell with these two pairs that they’re very well made which is important. Look for quality when shoe-shopping.

And pearls of course! This Spring fashion trend will dress up any outfit, and make casual shoes perfect for the office or a night out.

Spring cleaning your closet

Are florals and pastels tempting you and your credit card to run to the nearest mall and hit your favourite stores?

You are not alone!

Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time to clean your wardrobe and make room for new pieces to get emotionally attached to.

It took me almost 2 full days, but I FINALLY  have organized my closet. Even if that means squeezing as many hangers as I can on the clothing rack in my closet and squishing as much as I could into my armoire (heh), I have given my closet a brand new look.

Here are some of my tips to giving your closet a little TLC this spring season:

  1. You need music– before starting this big chore, get a good playlist going (TY Drake for releasing your new album this week)
  2. Make a “dump” pile that you will sell/donate to a charity– if you’re not using it, don’t be selfish…someone else who is less fortunate will get good use out of it.
  3.  If you haven’t worn it in a year, ditch it– don’t let attachment issues get in the way of letting your closet breath!
  4. Get creative! Organize your tank tops, shirts, blazers, pants, skirts & dresses by colour, length etc. (your morning routine will be a lot easier in the long run)
  5. Make your shelves look pretty– who said fashion pieces can’t be a part of your interior decorating? I chose to make a little art piece of my own with my purse collection. I used a few of my statement clutches as bedroom decor, and took organizing my purse shelf to a whole new level.

Once it’s done you will honestly feel AMAZING! I thought I’d never see the light in my closet, but after some sweat and a few cuts from hangers and sequins… I DID IT and you can too!

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Happy Spring cleaning lovers xo

Increasing your reach

Facebook is an American profit organization that has been around for close to 15 years.

In my opinion, Facebook as a social media site peeked about 7-10 years ago for Millennials. Since then the site has taken a back burner among other leading social media applications. Now, I see my aunts and uncles using Facebook more often than I use it.

Getting likes on Facebook can be quite difficult if you do not constantly share your business or personal page.

Over the years, Facebook has introduced different filters in order to de-clutter users’ news feeds. These filters make it even more difficult to ensure that content on your Facebook page is being seen.

Take Sam’s Shop for example.

How can Sam get his first 10,000 page likes? How long will this take?

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Photo from: https://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/facebook 

According to Jayson DeMers, a Contributor of Forbes, “There are now an estimated 40 million small businesses using Facebook to promote their brand and connect with their customers.”

How does a small shop like Sam compete with 40 million other businesses?

DeMers has some great tips to increase Facebook Page likes in his article “50 Free Ways To Increase Your Facebook Page Likes” and here are my top 7 favourite tips:

  1. Visual imagery use images to entice your audience, a picture really does paint a thousand words.
  2. Videos- images are great, but videos are even better… 15 second video clips on social media spread like wild fire.
  3. Variety- keep it interesting, people will unlike your page if you are not creative with your posts and post the same thing over and over.
  4. Use Facebook’s Page Plugin- share your Facebook information on other websites to increase your reach!
  5. Contests- people love winning free stuff, give them what they want!
  6. Tag other Pages in your post- the more people you involve in your posts, the further the post will go (don’t promote other pages, but incorporate them into your content).
  7. Engage- there is nothing worse than liking a page and then the page goes “dead”… give your followers what they want to see; reply to their comments, like their posts, tag them in photos/your content to personalize their Facebook connection with your business!

Getting likes on Facebook can take some time if you’re doing all the work yourself. Do not be afraid to invest into the social media sites!

The money you put forward in order to boost your page can give you long-term business connections that could make you more money than you invest!

Say Sam’s Shop invested $30.00 to promote his business. This promotion through Facebook could reach 3,000-6,000 people in the London community.

$30.00 for thousands of people to see his business and potentially purchase his merchandise.

Sam could get 10,000 likes before he knows it!

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Oscars 2017: Fashion Hits & Misses

That’s a wrap on awards season this year.

It was an Oscars night that everyone will remember for envelope mishaps. However, we can’t forget about the amazing looks (or questionable looks) celebrities rocked on the red carpet. Here are my picks for fashion hits and misses last night.

Fashion Hits

Taraji Henson- ultimate glam look

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THIS IS HOW A MOVIE STAR SHOULD LOOK.

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Jessica Biel- all gold everything

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Kirsten Dunst- classy Dior ( + the choker that gives me life)

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Alicia Vikander- lace beauty

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Fashion Misses

Dakota Johnson- love the Gucci, but not on her

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Olivia Culpo- the dress is amazing… but the hair needs to go

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Scarlett Johansson- too casual for the Oscars

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Halle Berry-you can do better Hal!

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BRUNCHIN’

How did I spend my long weekend weekend- with good food and better company.

To me, there is nothing better than an amazing brunch meal. If I could choose one meal of the day, 110x over I would choose breakfast.

Yesterday I ate at local restaurant that has a pretty tasty brunch menu. My family and I enjoyed the Spring weather in the dead of winter.

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I spent my Family Day with my cousins at my favourite brunch spot in Toronto: La Societe.

THIS PLACE IS THE BEST

The vibe is amazing. Marble tiles on the floor, stainless glass ceilings. The restaurant overlooks Yorkville, and on a sunny day, the dining room is perfectly lit with natural light.

Today I ordered the Parisian Ham Benedict– Dijon glazed ham, hollandaise, pommes Lyonnaise.

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“Bottomless Brunch” is their drink special. You can get an unlimited number of mimosas, Caesars and/or prosecco for $35.00 a person while eating a scrumptious meal.

This spot is a regular for me to satisfy my brunch cravings and I can’t wait to go back!

P.S. Their scones are everything.

Classy, elegant and delicious.

Dramatic sleeves, yes please!

The trend du jour is the statement sleeve.

This is something we saw towards the end of last year, but we are seeing dramatic sleeves everywhere we look in 2017.

Another trend from Spring/Summer of last year was the OTS- off the shoulder- that has transferred over into Fall/Winter even though it’s slightly chilly for cold shoulders.

I found the best of both worlds and I had to share:

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Gilbert OTS Ruffled Blouse- $88

I am IN LOVE with this blouse. It comes in both white and blue. I chose the blue for the pop of colour. Paired with a nice blue denim wash and a pointy heel it’s perfect for date night. If you want to go for a more casual look, a messy bun, ripped BF jeans and a bright boot would be super cute as well.

It’s sophisticated, yet fun.

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Purchased @ Mendocino Oakville

This is one of my many dramatic sleeves that are currently in my closet.

Stay tuned for more on adding ruffles and bell sleeves into your daily looks xx

The Vintage Mom Jean Fit Trend

The key to release your inner Beyonce is a nice fitted pair of jeans.

A recent denim fit that has helped my derriere is the mom jean.

This type of fit cinches your waist and gives you a more curvy look. With a straight cut around your ankles, a nice bootie paired with a mom jean is a great look.

The vintage fit denim trend has been gaining a lot of popularity over the past couple of years. Many fashion bloggers and celebrities rock the look including a personal favourite of mine, Kendall Jenner.

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So where can you find these bootylicious jeans?  Most people thrift mom jeans, however many denim brands have created their own versions of the mom fit trend so you can find this old trend brand new. I’m not that into thrifting but I have friends who have grabbed great Tommy jeans, vintage Guess jeans and even Levi’s.

My mom jean fits are from Zara and under $50.

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A few other brands that carry a mom jean for a little more mula are…

  1. Citizens of Humanity
  2. AG Jeans
  3. Cheap Monday
  4. FRAME Denim
  5. Alexander Wang

How do you wear this denim fit?

A crop is always a good option to pair with a mom jean. But, you don’t have to show your tummy to make these jeans look good. A loose knit crew neck creates an awesome look as well.

If you really want to go for a retro look, pair your mom jeans with a chunky turtle neck and/or classic button up and a leather jacket.

MOMica approves of these jeans!