I’m back 🙂 As you all know I was away during the holidays and enjoying the sunshine in Sri Lanka, but now I’m back to Winter in Ottawa! And boy is it cold!!!
Cold weather always makes me want to bundle up and it’s often a challenge to stay stylish and warm at the same time! That’s why I’m so thrilled to have come across this cute embroidered sweatshirt from Suzy Shier. Who said sweatshirts had to be frumpy?! This sweatshirt is so comfy and stylish. It’s got a bit of a cropped style to it and sits just above the waist of your pants. The sheer yoke and embroidery give it more of a formal flair and you could definitely wear this to work on jeans or dress down days. This piece is great as it blends the winter florals trend with a cozy casual look 🙂
As you probably know I’ve been on vacation for the past two weeks so I’ve been a little slow with my posts. I’m totally loving the tropical weather here in Sri Lanka especially since there’s been a deep freeze in Ottawa lately. I thought I’d share some of my vacay style outfits with you since some of you may be planning a winter getaway to a tropical paradise.
When packing for this trip I wanted to add some tropical flair to my outfits.
Here’s what I’ve been wearing 🙂
Fairy Top – Chichwish |Jeans- Suzy Shier |Bag- Cult Gaia
Lace detail top – Suzy Shier | Soft Shorts – Dynamite
Hi-Low Skirt – Dynamite | Ballerina Top – Garage
Dress – Express (I’ve linked to a similar dress since this is no longer available)| Shoes – Schutz | Bag- Cult Gaia
‘Tis the holiday season and you know what that means – holiday parties! I found this super chic pencil skirt and crop top combo at Dynamite that’s just perfect for all the upcoming holiday events. Although these items are sold separately they make the perfect pair 🙂 The lace pencil skirt fits true to size and has a sheer bottom which is so lovely. You can pair this skirt with a feminine blouse, body suit or crop top. I chose to pair it with the matching crop top. I added some accessories from Suzy Shier to complete the look. My shoes are from Steve Madden and they’re super comfortable. This outfit will make you feel flirty and feminine and it’s a great choice for drinks with a girls or a date night.
Nothing says holiday style like a little bling! I found this cute sequin mini skirt at Forever 21 and I’m just thrilled about it! This skirt is perfect for a holiday party, New Year’s Eve perhaps? I like the diamond patterning on the skirt and the frill at the bottom gives it that extra bit of flirtyness and femininity. The rose gold colour of the sequins are a nice balance with the black outline of the diamonds and add a more neutral tone to this flashy number.
I paired this skirt with a body suit that I also picked up at Forever 21. The body suit has just a hint of shimmer when the light hits it and adds to the festive flair of the outfit. I decided to go with black opaque tights to balance out all the bling in this outfit, however you could wear sheer black tights with the skirt as well. This is outfit is perfect if you’re looking to add some sparkle to your holiday wardrobe 🙂
Bring on the bling! As you probably noticed I’ve been featuring some of my holiday party looks in the past couple of weeks. I’ve teamed up with one of my favourite Canadian brands, Suzy Shier to bring you guys some great holiday party outfit ideas 🙂 Wrapping up my holiday style posts is this beautiful blue sparkle dress.
This dress is form fitting and figure hugging. The draping in the front gives it more of a feminine flair and ofcourse I love the sparkle! Imaging lighting up the dance floor in this dress on new year’s eve?! You’ll certainly be the belle of the ball. The best part about this dress is that it’s just $45 regular price! I can’t imagine a better deal. If you are a prestige card member you can save an additional 10% off this already amazing price. If you don’t have a prestige card you can get one in-store or online.
I hope you enjoyed my Holiday Style series 🙂 Special thanks to Suzy Shier for letting me play dress up in all these gorgeous outfits!
How’s your holiday party shopping going? I got another great outfit at Suzy Shier! I found this form fitting black halter jumpsuit that is the ideal mix of sophisticated and chic. The high neck accentuates the shoulders and the sheer detail in the front gives it just a hint of flirtyness. The best part about this jumpsuit is that it’s so comfy! Comfort is hard to come by when it comes to party clothes but this outfit is an exception 😉
To accessorize I chose to add some sparkle! I re-purposed a beaded scarf I picked up at Suzy as a belt to break up the black of the jumpsuit. You can still find the scarf in store! I also added a sparkly silver clutch to add a bit more glitter and glam. You can also find the purse in-store. I’d say it’s worth the visit 😉
Have you started shopping for your holiday outfits yet? I have! I’ve got a few Christmas parties and business events coming up so I’ve decided to stock up on some party wear. I found this elegant burgundy lace dress at Suzy Shier that is just perfect for a Christmas party.
The lace detail automatically gives the dress a touch of elegance and class. The deep burgundy colour is just perfect for the holiday season and adds a festive touch. The black banding around the bottom of the dress gives it just a hint of sheer. This dress is the perfect mix of demure and daring. I paired the dress with opaque black tights and black heels but you could do a bare leg if you’re more daring.
To accessorize I picked up this cute black clutch purse with a pearl clasp. I must say I am loving tthe accessories at Suzy Shier and their holiday collection. As always Suzy Shier offers great clothes at an even better price. The dress retails for just $55! Suzy has been known to have 40% off sales so keep your eyes open for the next one and you could pick up the dress for even less 😉 Who doesn’t love a great deal!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas truly is my favourite time of year. I love all the family gatherings, the lights, the cooking and of course the holiday fashion! This year I’m noticing the velvet trend with many retailers showcasing it in their holiday collections. Dynamite launched a few of their holiday items a couple of weeks ago and I picked up this cute and comfy black velvet romper.
The velvet adds a touch of elegance and class to go along with the chic deep black colour. The romper is strapless but comes with attachable straps if you need a little more support or just want to change up the the look. I paired it with this off-white long blazer that I got at Dynamite a few years ago, however you can still find a similar white blazer in store. For the legs I decided to go with a patterned tights as it’s getting a bit colder here in Ottawa. If you’re lucky enough to live in a warmer climate you could opt for a bare leg with this piece. Opaque black or coloured tights would also work or you could go for the bare leg illusion and pair it with some flesh coloured tights. The best thing about this romper is that it’s not strictly a seasonal piece, it can be worn year round in lieu of a little black dress perhaps? 😉
I am totally loving the floral trend this fall. I’m a huge girly so I love anything to do with flowers and floral print. How cute is this floral maxi blazer? This is truly a statement piece that will make you stand out in the crowd. The blazer has ties at the waist that allow you to adjust the fit and can be worn as an over piece or a dress. I decided to wear it as an over piece and had the ties at the back. You can also wear it as a wrap dress that ties on the side
I picked up this blazer at Dynamite. It’s available in 2 colours – the burgundy which I’m wearing and a black floral print. The black option is a little different in that it has pockets and a longer collar. Both colours have a ties and slits down the side. Which one would you choose?
Remembrance Day is coming up this Saturday and I’ve found the perfect fascinator for the occasion. I recently teamed up with Unique Accessories to show off some of their fabulous fall fascinators.
This gorgeous grey and black fascinator with red flowers is so fitting for remembrance day. The grey colour and black netting is reminiscent of trenches and barbed wire and the red pop of colour is symbolic of the blood that was shed during the world wars. The flowers also look a little like poppies, the international symbol for remembrance and veterans.
The hat itself is a one of a kind creation by Lilliput hats.This famous Canadian company is known as the milliner to the stars whose creations have graced the heads of celebrities such as Celin Dion, Whoopi Goldberg and Rachael McAdams to name a few. Lilliput hats was also the hat maker of choice of the late great Gord Downie . The front man for the band The Tragically Hip was known for the ornate hats he donned during concerts. It was such an honour to wear a piece made by such a well respected milliner. Although Lilliput itself is located in Toronto, Ottawans can choose from a wide selection of their products at Unique Accessories which is located in the Carlingwood Shopping Centre.