Summers Cutest Fabric: Eyelet

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I love how feminine and flirty an eyelet piece is.  Plus who doesn’t like a little ventilation on a hot summer day.  This summer, there is no shortage of eyelet pieces from dresses to tops, shorts and even shoes.  Although I am not sold on the eyelet shoe.   Here are a few of my favourite eyelet pieces.

1. White Off the Shoulder Top.  American Eagle Outfitters.

This little top is on sale for only $20.  And if comes in a yellow stripe as well.  I love pairing something so feminine with a more edgy piece, like leather shorts or a pair of denim cutoffs amd booties.

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2. Striped Tee with Eyelet Peplum.  The Bay.

I love how this basic tee, gets a little upgrade with the simple addition of an eyelet peplum.  Also, its on sale right now for $40.

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3. Yellow Striped Off the Shoulder Top.  American Eagle Outfitters.

Also comes in white.

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4.White Ruffle Sleeve Tank.  Zara,

I love the ruffle sleeve and the scalloped hem.  So cute. And its only $40.

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5. And it comes in black.  Zara.

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6. Eyelet Shirt.  Zara

I love the little embroidered flowers. So feminine, light and breezy.

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7. White Midi Dress. Nordstrom.

Right now this is 50% off, making it only $63.  What!  This would be the cutest day date dress, or even a for a bride to be at her shower or rehearsal dinner.

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8.  Embroidered Shorts and Matching Top.  Zara.

These are separates.  They look perfect together, but each would look great on their own as well.

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Happy Shopping

 mandi

 

The It Bag: The Straw Crossbody. And a Few Other Gems.

I am loving this seasons’ straw bags.  The crossbody, the bucket bag, the tote, all the shapes and colours.  So cute.  I want them all.  But since I can’t have them all, and really don’t need them all, I am sharing with you.  Someone should have them.

Here are some of my favourite bags, all under $100.

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Half Moon Crossbody.  Banana Republic.

This one is a little more pricey, but Banana Republic does go on sale for 40% off, so keep an eye out.

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Three Ways to Wear A Shirtdress

The shirtdress has become a wardrobe staple for me.  Not only is it comfortable and flattering but it’s a really versatile piece.  And because of its versatility its also a great piece to pack.  I have been trying to become a more efficient packer (still a work in progress) so I am always on the hunt for pieces that can be worn multiple ways.  To say that I am overpacker is an understatement.  Anyhow, back to the shirt dress….

Here are three different ways to style your shirtdress.  Plus I have included some of my favourite spring shirtdresses if you are looking to add one to your wardrobe.

One: Add a Belt

I typically replace the self tie fabric belt that comes with the shirtdress with a belt I already have.  I love the look of a chunky leather belt paired with neutral mules for a more casual look.  And you can see how a simple belt switch changes the look – the red belt totally dresses it up especially if you add a pair of a heels.

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Currently Crushing On: All Things Tropical

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Maybe its because I am dying for a sunny beach vacation but I am so crushing on all things bright and tropical.

Oversized floral prints, bright colours, breezy fabrics. It all makes me so happy.  Here are a few of the pieces I am crushing on.

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Shop Spring’s Cutest Shirtdresses

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The shirtdress is a wardrobe staple for me in the spring/summer.  If I’m not wearing denim shorts on the weekend, you can find me in a shirtdress.  It’s so easy to wear and it’s versatile.  Sure you can wear it on its own, but you can also belt it, add a jacket or wear it open as a flowy layer.

Shop my favourite shirtdresses for spring/summer below.  Most under $50 and a few under $100.

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Favourite Sunnies Under $30

So I may have a bit of an obsession with sunglasses.  I have more than 20 pairs sitting at my front entrance way (must find a good way to organize).  And they aren’t all new.  Some of them are 5+ years old.  For me they are like finding the right pair of shoes for an outfit, they really help complete the look.  So I like options. Which is why I never spend more than $30 on a pair.  In fact usually they are less than $20.

So if you are on the hunt for a new pair of sunnies, or two, here are a few of my favourite pairs with links to shop. I broke the list out into three categories:  cat eye, round frame and statement.

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Not Your Basic Tee

This season there are so many tees with feminine details like ruffles, frills, knots, embroidery, beading, fringe……….  

And since I am at home alot I tend to live in tees.  And basics are fine but they can tend to get a little boring.  Just because you are at home doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with fashion.  I love a good ruffle hem tee like this one I picked up from Winners for only $35.  Its such a flattering shape, looks great with denim and can totally be dressed up for the office. I also love pairing my ruffle tees with a flowy vest or kimono.

 

Here are a few of my favourite feminine tees.  As usual, all under $50.

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Shoe Diaries: Cap Toe Block Heels

My shoe wardrobe has really evolved in the last couple years. 4 inch heels used to be my normal but I just need more practical options these days.  And these block heels are perfectly practical plus they are super cute.   Also, they are only $45.

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Here are a couple looks I put together for these shoes.  All the items are under $50 and can be shopped online (free shipping with min spend and free returns).

 

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Look 1: Dressed Up Denim

Not only does the low block heel make these shoes super wearable, but they are also really versatile.  They are a little unexpected with denim but I love the look.  They look great with a pair of distressed girlfriend jeans too.

1. Distressed Denim Cut-offs.  American Eagle.

2. Black and White Bow Top.  Zara.

3. Black Heart Sunnies.  Aldo.

4. Half Moon Tote.  Zara

5. Pointed Cap Toe Block Heels. Zara.

 

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Look 2:  Office Chic

These shoes make me miss my office job.  And they are comfortable enough that you don’t need to take an extra pair of walking shoes with you in your handbag to do a lunch run.  These shoes are sort of prim and proper so I like the rest of the outfit to be a little more edgy.

1. Paper Bag Waist Cropped Trousers.  TopShop at The Bay.

2. Twist Detail Tee.  Zara ($10)

3. Layered Necklace.  Aldo (only $!5).

4. Raffia Crossbody Bag.  Zara.

5. Pointed Cap Toe Block Heels. Zara.

 

Happy Shopping

 mandi

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Spring Handbags Under $50

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I don’t usually get excited about bags to be honest.  Or at least I haven’t in a few years.  I think it’s because I got too caught up in being all practical – needing a bag to fit EVERYTHING I might possible need for myself and my kid.  But this Spring there are just way too many cute bags to be practical.

All of a sudden I find myself obsessed with bags.  Mini cross body, straw totes, geometric shapes, bright colours, pom poms, Love them all.  However, they aren’t going to fit everything I may, or may not, need in a day.  But I have decided that’s okay.  I can stash a diaper bag in the car just in case and carry a super cute bag for myself.

Here are a few of my favourite bags right now.  And as always they are pretty affordable, most of them are less than $50.

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Bow Belt Shorts

Is it short weather yet???  I am dying to start wearing shorts.  And when I am not wearing denim cut offs, these cute bow belted/paper bag waisted shorts will be my go to.  And you wouldn’t think it but the fit on these shorts is so flattering.  Here are four of my favourite pairs 

Printed Linen

The print on these is amazing – its beachy, feminine and fun.  And you wouldn’t think it but this waist line is so flattering.

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