Polka Dots and Pearls

 

 

I’m noticing two major trends that seem to be in for Spring this year, polka dots and pearls! I found the cutest outfit at Suzy Shier this week. This adorable polka dot t-shirt is comfy and cute. The ruffled sides give it a feminine flair. I paired it with these pearl trimmed skinny jeans . To break up the black and white colour I added a red belt and a pair of red tassel earrings. If you don’t live in Canada but would still like to get this look I’ve added some similar pieces here ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Sheer Embroidered Sweatshirt

I’m back ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

Blue Sparkle Dress

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,ย  Suzy Shier to bring you guys some great holiday party outfit ideas ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.ย  If you don’t have a prestige card you can get one in-store or online.

I hope you enjoyed my Holiday Style series ๐Ÿ™‚ Special thanks to Suzy Shier for letting me play dress up in all these gorgeous outfits!

Black Halter Jumpsuit

 

 

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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!ย  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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

 

 

Burgundy Lace Dress

 

 

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 laceย  detail automatically givesย  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 ttheย  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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ Who doesn’t love a great deal!

Pink Wrap Coat

I don’t know if you noticed but I kind of have a thing for pink. As Audrey Hepburn put it “I believe in pink”. I found this adorable blush pink wrap coat that is just right for the colder weather we’re having lately. November is in with a vengeance and with it comes colder, damper weather. This warm and cozy coat from Suzy Shier is perfect for the cold November days ahead.

This coat isย  so soft and comes with an ultra chic satin lining, matching the exterior colour. The belt around the waist allows you to adjust it for size so you can control how loosely or tightly you want the coat to fit. I also love the longer length of the coat as it offers more warmth and protection from the cold November winds we’ve been experiencing. The best part about this coat is that it’s only $59.99! Can you believe it?! I don’t think I could find a better deal anywhere else. If pink is not your colour the coat also comes in black, grey and cream. I paired this coat with my new favourite Burberry scarf and this super cute hat by Lilliput Hats which I found at Unique Accessories.

If you do decide to pick up this coat or any other item at Suzy Shier make sure you sign up for their prestige card which entitles you to 10% off every purchase including sale items. I can honestly say the prestige card is one of the best loyalty programs out there. The card is valid for a year and costs $25, however you definitely make up for this fee and more in the savings you earn throughout the year ๐Ÿ™‚

Chanel Inspired Blazer

 

Coco Chanel was the epitome of style and glamour when it came to fashion, so it’s no surprise that the label which bares her name and legacy is still the gold standard in the fashion world. The Chanel label was famous for its classic looks and of course the Chanel suit. Although Chanel is lovely it also comes with a hefty price tag which is sometimes a little hard to justify. You can however find some really great pieces which are Chanel inspired.

I found this great Chanel inspired blazer at Suzy Shier. It has the typical Chanel suit style with the tweed look and the pockets on the sides with a gold trim on the border. The grey colour is also versatile as you can dress it up or down. I chose to pair this blazer with a basic white t-shirt and skinny jeans also from Suzy Shier.ย  This blazer is definitely a class piece to add to your wardrobe. You can dress it up by pairing it with a work dress or a dressy blouse. Isn’t it nice to be inspired by such an iconic designer ๐Ÿ˜‰

Burberry Inspired Duster

It’s Fall and with the strange weather we’ve been having here in Ottawa it’s been hard to keep up with what to wear every day. I came across this Burberry inspired duster from Suzy Shier that is just perfect for Fall weekends. I recently wore it on a trip to Gatineau Park to see the beautiful autumn leaves as they change colour. It was about 15 degrees that day and this piece was just right for the weather.

I love the camel colour of the exterior and the Burberry inspired print on the interior. There’s also a hood at the back if you’re feeling extra chilly. You can choose to dress this sweater down by pairing it with jeans and a tank top like I did or opt for a more formal look and pair it with coated jeggings or black pants. The best part is it’s a fraction of the price of an actual Burberry piece. Sometimes it’s nice just to be inspired ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

 

 

Red Power Suit

Nothing makes you feel more motivated at the office than wearing a great power suit. Although work wear may sometimes be labeled as boring adhering to your company’s dress code doesn’t mean you have to skimp on colour. I find a lot of work wear whether it be dresses, skirts or pants tends to come in the stereotypical boring I mean boardroom colours – black and grey. That’s why I was so excited when I spotted this fabulous red blazer at Suzy Shier. I was happy to find that there was a pair of matching pants. Suzy Shier is very reasonably priced when it comes to work wear and often has promotions that offer the pants free when you buy the blazer or vice versa. Promotion or not I was extremely pleased with the cut and fit of both the pants and the blazer. Suzy Shier does offer work wear in the traditional colours but I was happy to see some variation as well. I often shop there for my work wear and get a lot of complements and questions about where I got my clothes. Suzy also has a great sales and their 40% off the entire store sale is something I look forward to. If you live in Canada I would recommend checking them out, you never know what you’ll find.

I paired this red hot suit with a classic white short sleeved blouse and these super cute Siriano for Payless black and white pumps. The bag is a Louis Vuitton I invested in a few years ago. It’s a great bag for work as it’s structured and sturdy with reinforced handles. I also use the LV Neverfull MM which is another great tote for work – it literally never gets full. I can honestly say you get your money’s worth with Louis Vuitton bags. I’ve had my Neverfull for about 7 years now and it’s still going strong.

A Touch of Blush Pink

Fall is in finally in full swing, and while the usual autumn colours can still be found in stores there’s a new colour that’s totally trending right now – blush pink! Although blush pink or pastel pink is typically associated with Spring and early Summer it’s been a big player in the Fall Fashion scene this year. Blush pink can be found just about everywhere in sweaters, skirts, scarves and even pleather jackets and skirts. Pink is one of my favourite colours so I’m definitely loving this trend.

Here’s how I added a touch of pink to my Fall wardrobe:

I picked up this open front fall coat from Suzy Shier which also comes in grey. If you’re looking for a bit more warmth you can opt for this belted wrap coat which comes in a variety of different colours including blush pink. I paired my coat with this rose coloured Burberry scarf which can be found at Nordstrom. Although the coat cost considerably less than the scarf when you put them together no one can tell the difference. I decided to invest in the cashmere scarf as it is a high quality item with staying power. I still have my first Burberry scarf which I purchased 12 years ago and it’s in great shape. With Burberry you certainly get what you pay for. Maintaining the blush pink trend I also picked up this cute dolman sleeve sweater and this midi length ballerina inspired skirt from, you guessed it, Suzy Shier.