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My takes on fashion trends


Grown-up Work Outfits

Are you looking for some work outfits? Here are a few that I found on

ASOS Pencil Dress in Print Check With Ruched Side


ASOS Tulip Dress In Crepe C$88.60

I’m not sure about the yellow but they have a similar dress in black.

Ted Baker Erolla Midi Dress with Embellished Neckline C$356.51

When the yellow works.

Whistles Exclusive to Asos Jersey Dress C$147.67

I would wear other shoes but this is nice.

ASOS PETITE Mini Sexy Pencil Dress C$73.83

Extremely sexy but not that great for work.

ASOS TALL Midi Dress With Obi Belt C$84.38


I just love dresses like these.

ASOS Pencil Dress With Asymmetric Ruffle C$101.26

Super classy!




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Lookbook Looks April 2014

I haven’t done these posts in a while. I’ve moved to a more classic look. In other words, I am getting old and the gold-glitzy stuff isn’t going to cut it anymore. I am in a professional setting now so I gotta “look the part”.

I found three little gems on Lookbook. Here are some bloggers who fit my new style.

The last one isn’t really work appropriate but…I like it!






Sandra Bullock

Oscars: My Thoughts and the Best Dressed

Let me start off by saying that I never watch these awards show in their entirety. I’ve said this countless times in countless posts. Awards are never my thing. It gets long, I get anxious or tired or both. Most of all, I just secretly hate the fact that I am not part of the experience. Well…that’s until Twitter came along. But even then, it gets long and there’s only so much snarky tweets that can get you through four hours.

The host this year was Ellen Degeneres who successfully made the event more than it actually was. There was a selfie, there was pizza and there was Ellen. She’s not a bad host…I’m just a terrible viewer.

Let’s cut to the chase and talk about the dresses that stole the night.

Courtesy of Red Carpet Fashion Awards

Can I just say that I find this woman ravishing! Well I shall! She is a beautiful women. That dress though…I just didn’t like it. It’s not so much the cut of the dress, it’s the colour. I just find the colour incredibly flashy on her. It doesn’t complement her beautiful rich skin tone at all.

The cut is great, it’s a beautiful and flowy dress but the colour is just awful.

Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Everything about this dress and Jada is just beautiful. What a beautifully wrapped dress.

Naomi Watts
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Naomi aimed for a classy look. I love her red lipstick.

Kate Hudson
Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Amazing! She went for the old hollywood look with her hair. I love everything about this dress.

Jennifer lawrence
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Simple but chic! Tell me, how did you manage to trip on this dress though?

Angelina Jolie
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It’s one of those dresses that doesn’t impose itself on you. It doesn’t have much to it besides the sparkles. It’s a beautiful dress!

Sandra Bullock
Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

This is my second favourite dress. I love a dress that wraps itself on a woman. This one is that dress! Sandra looked amazing.

Amy Adams
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She stole the whole show. That colour is beautiful. I’m happy she went with something rich and vibrant. Good pick Amy.

Charlize Theron
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She looked like a siren didn’t she? This was a very good look for Charlize Theron. She looked like a mermaid and above all, the dress was completely strapless (although you see a bit of plastic at the top). It was a hit.

And then there was Camila. You see…sometimes you don’t need to show some skin to stand out.

Those were my picks for the night! What about you? Who do you think was the best-dressed?


Why Your At Home Blowout Isn’t Working


Great tips!

Originally posted on Beauty High:

how to blow dry hair at home

Getting that perfect, fresh from the salon blowout while at home has always been a struggle. It’s never as shiny or as bouncy, no matter how hard we try. While on the quest to figure out how our talented hairstylists manage to turn our lackluster hair into shampoo ad-worthy locks, we found out some reasons why our at home blowout just isn’t giving us the results we want. Below, eight tips for getting your at home blowout perfect.

Not washing out all of your conditioner: Leaving conditioner in your hair will leave residue that will ultimately weigh down your hair and ruin your blowout.

Using a terrycloth towel to remove excess water: Try using an old t-shirt to remove excess water from your hair. The smoothness and softness of the t-shirt compared the the towel will help minimize frizz, making your hair smoother and silkier.

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Contouring for an Oblong Face

Full disclosure: I have an oblong face and I find it incredibly painful to contour it. Sometimes, I feel like I look like a horse. Despite what the pins (on pinterest) may say, there are different ways to contour for each face to produce the same results: chiseled cheekbones and a smaller nose.

Here’s how to contour for an oblong face shape. Thanks Maskcara for this amazing post.

Courtesy of

You can find contour tips for all faces on her website.


A Class on How to Walk in Heels

You need to learn how to walk in heels. PERIOD, Wearing heels has a powerful effect on your body. I can’t explain it. It’s like you own and command a room…effortlessly.

English: A pair of high heeled shoe with 12cm ...
English: A pair of high heeled shoe with 12cm stiletto heels. Category:Shoes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When you slap on a nice pair of heels, every time you take a step forward, your hips sway as if to say “hey everyone, I’m worth it!” As someone who wears heels every day, I like how heels straighten my posture and lets me effortlessly sashay from one place to another.

I’m one of the lucky girls who was taught how to walk in heels by the lady herself: my mother. She insisted that practice makes perfect and she was right.

For those who can’t afford “Charm School”, there’s a class just for you.

According to the New York Post, “The hourlong class is a group workshop that teaches women…how to master uneven sidewalks, surprise subway grates and Kryptonite cobblestones that send stiletto-clad ladies flying.” Seriously. At $50 a class, Chu promises to fix common problems he sees women commit such as “falling down into subways,” by encouraging women to do calf and ankle stretches and offering a lesson on the three tenets of good posture: engaged abs, relaxed hips and knees, and straight-back shoulders.

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So ladies, what do you think?

Bowie Suede Wedge Sneaker, Black

Sneaker Wedge…They Grow on You

I must admit, I hated sneaker wedges. I didn’t get it. It’s a sneaker with a wedge? Why would you want both? It can’t be classy since it’s a sneaker but it can’t be casual because there’s a wedge.  I couldn’t understand why anyone would want any until I saw a fashionable (and cute might I add) French girl wearing a pair that looked like this:

Ash Bowie Suede Wedge Sneaker, Black
Bowie Suede Wedge Sneaker, Black

Why did it work on her? Let’s just say, French women happen to have curves at the right places. Top that with a cute face and a long top and you got yourself a casual outfit. She wore them with jeggings that weren’t too tight-fitting with a nice long top that she topped off with a jean jacket. Kind of like this:

Like that…but the shoes were black and she wasn’t wearing a leather jacket.

They’re growing on me but my scrawny little legs wouldn’t be able to handle the wedge. Here’s another pair that you sneaker-wedge fans might like.

Alex 3-Tone Sneaker, Neutral Pattern

Not convinced? Check out pinterest looks for sneaker wedges:




Chambray LOVE.


I know this post is about Chambray but I just love those floral skirts and pants. Enjoy!

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With the weather being a tad bit rainy and cooler than usual..all I can think about is wearing a shirt and some pants. But good thing for fashion blogs and all the lovely followers that I follow on Pinterest – they keep me inspired.

Here were my attempts: 1, 2, 3.

How have you worn the chambray?

Happy Wednesday, I am off to see the lovely fur babies I volunteer for!


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Strapless Maxi Dress
 Reg: $428.00     Sale: $300.00

Summer Swag of the Day

Summer is just a few weeks away and I’m already stocking up my closet. If a good find makes its way in my inbox, I swear to spread the love.  Here’s the steal and deal for today.

I told you guys how much I love Maxis. Here’s one that I would love to get my hands on.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Strapless Maxi Dress  Reg: $428.00     Sale: $300.00
Strapless Maxi Dress
Reg: $428.00 Sale: $300.00

If you got anything to share, send me a quick message.

I seriously have a shopping problem.