4.10.2014

Robson In Bloom GIVEAWAY




Zara Jacket
Club Monaco Romper
Aldo Pumps

I recently mentioned that I have been spending my clothing budget on pieces that I love and would want to wear more frequently.While a polka dot romper isn't exactly a practical purchase, I am so in love with it that I have already worn it a handful of times.
This jacket and these shoes on the other hand are just fun pops of colour that I've been using to brighten up my easy to wear basics. I also wore this yellow jacket with a floral skirt (the one I wore here) and blue blouse to a family dinner recently and so many people told me I looked like spring. Who doesn't love dressing like a season?
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Now is the moment you've been waiting for! You can enter to win a $100 gift card to the Robson Street Aldo! If you love shoes or want to update your spring shoe collection than this giveaway is for you! To enter,
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1) Follow @robsonstreet on Instagram
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2) Comment on this post with your instagram username and an email address where I can contact you .
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That's it!  Contest is on from Thursday April 10th until Thursday April 17th 4pm PST.  Contest is open to lower mainland residents only. (Or, Vancouver and it's surrounding areas. This gift card is to be used at the Robson Street Aldo location so in order to win you have to be able to get to Robson Street.)  Winner will be chosen at random and contacted shortly after.  Good luck!
PS, don't forget to check out how Alicia and Alex styled their Robson Street looks. Jen will be posting hers soon! You can also still enter Alex's Zara giveaway!

4.08.2014

details

Wearing: 
Old Navy T-Shirt
Piperlime Skirt
H&M rings
Oak & Fort Leaf ring
  
While I do love a good piece of statement jewelry, I often find myself enjoying the small dainty details in an outfit. 

4.07.2014

breaking habits


Wearing:
RW&Co Blazer (also worn here)
Zara Blouse
Club Monaco Skirt (available here)
Zara Pumps
Kate Spade Bag
photos taken by Viranlly

Whenever a new season begins I try to come up with a way to stop my excitement from getting the best of me. I love clothes and I love styling so a new season always feels like a fresh start and an opportunity to shop.

I've really had to work on breaking my bad habits. I get bored with my clothing easily, I really really enjoy shopping, and I put far too much value in new things. You would think that bad shopping habits are really trivial, but it has taken a long time for me to change. 

This spring I will be spending my clothing budget on fewer pieces that are higher quality. I've also been trying to buy pieces that I really love instead of buying a bunch of pieces that I like. I would always try to get as many pieces as I could with my budgeted amount but now I'm really trying to just focus on quality, even if I only walk away with a couple new items. None of these concepts are new but now I am trying to finally put them into practice. I'm also rewearing the clothes in my closet a lot more than I have in the past, and I always thought I was someone who rewore a lot before. One of the pieces I bought during our Robson Street shopping trip (which I will be posting this Thursday when I host my GIVEAWAY) has already been worn 5 times. It's really shown me what happens when I actually love the clothes in my closet.

I bought this Club Monaco skirt a few months ago with a gift card and I combined it with a few spring-y pieces I've had in my closet for a few years. I'm really looking forward to wearing different variations of this outfit (or, who am I kidding, this exact outfit) this spring.

Do you have any shopping habits that you're trying to change? Or have you changed any recently?

4.03.2014

tips for outfit planning



Wearing:
ShopRuche Blazer (see other ways I've styled this blazer here, here and here)
Zara Dress
Aldo Pumps
Kate Spade Bag

When I have plans right after work I usually try to be proactive (and prevent the panic in front of the closet while I'm rushing around) by mentally planning my outfit earlier in the day. Sometimes it works wonderfully but the rest of the time it's a horrible idea. The problem is that while I'm mentally sorting through my closet I get bored thinking about my own clothes. Once that happens, I start visualizing pieces that I don't actually own. I then start creating perfect outfits using items that I randomly saw on pinterest one time or pieces that I saw while browsing at a store once. By the time I get home and start actually trying to style my outfit, I am frustrated because that blazer I don't own would obviously look so much better with my white dress than the twelve hanging in front of me.

So here is my tip for planning an outfit. Don't plan your outfits using items of clothing you don't actually own.

You're welcome ;)