A Classy Work Dress

I’m loving everything Maeve this spring!! They just cannot do wrong it seems.

A Classy Work Dress

As soon as I saw this hanging in-store I knew I needed it. My similar Maeve dress is one of my favourite go-to’s and this is just a tad bit nicer, given it has a little more detail.

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It might not pick up in the photos, but the centre panelling is a dark navy blue colour that is just beautiful. I love wearing this dress by itself, but it also looks phenomenal with a waist belt.

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My boyfriend bought the lovely necklace and earrings for me while he was in Europe in December. This is possibly my favourite ring… I picked it up in-store on sale back in December and have been loving it ever since!!!  The stone reminds me of the Arkenstone from the Hobbit : D !!  The creamy white colours of the jewelry go absolutely perfectly with this dress!

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The last part of this outfit is my FAVOURITE new thing!!!  An adorable watch that I’m just 110% in love with.  Since it’s black, it goes with most anything but those adorable polka dots just get me all sorts of compliments!!  Plus it’s a great price for such a lovely little watch : )

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Have a great weekend everyone!! : ) It’s supposed to be beautiful weather so go get your tan on!


Dress: pelota shirtdress (maeve)
Belt: lissome corset belt (hensler)
Sandals: napier sandals (naya)


As always, click on the photos to see the pieces on Anthropologie’s website! : )

A Romantic Miami Getaway!!

Hello Lovelies!

Today is an extra special post!!  I was contacted by the gorgeous travel guru, Kendra Thornton last week about creating her an outfit for a romantic trip to Miami with her hubby. Instead of creating one outfit, I created two outfits for one day!

Miami-Bound Kendra Thornton !!

The Gorgeous, Miami-Bound Kendra Thornton !!

I planned her day to begin poolside at their stunning hotel, the Delano. I chose the most gorgeous cut-away, structured swimsuit to highlight her petite figure and paired it with a flowing cover-up that’ll be a standout piece on the pool deck.

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The Delano Hotel Pool

I wanted to create an outfit that would make her standout, but also not look overdone. Subtly sexy and alluring, but also classy and put-together.  I want her to turn heads for all the right reasons!

A Lovely Afternoon

After the day in the sun, Kendra will enjoy an afternoon in the spa, courtesy of her wonderful husband… a girl has to be pampered after a long morning of sipping cocktails in a lounge chair by the pool!

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After a day in the sun with her man, I planned an outfit for dinner and drinks at the restaurant in the hotel. No colour looks better paired with tanned skin than coral pinks, so I chose this lovely and light dress. Pair it with some glamorous and sparkly accessories for the perfect evening sipping on fine wines.

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This dress could easily be used to dance the night away at any of the clubs down South Beach.  Nothing is better than dancing the night away with your man in the heat of Miami!!


A huge thank you to Kendra Thornton for inviting me to participate in this challenge!!!  I hope I’ve helped inspire some outfits for you!  Have an amazing trip with your husband : ) make the most of your time together!


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Everyday Attire

My job has me out of office about 50% of the time, which is fantastic! I’m always out checking out newly install landscapes, so sometimes wearing my business attire is not the best of ideas. I end up in some pretty muddy and dusty situations that I’d really rather not put my ‘dry-clean only’s into.

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A few times a week, I pass on the dress and heels for an outfit like this. It’s still acceptable in the office, as it’s not frumpy casual. I can always count on Pilcro jeans for a classy and clean look, plus this Maeve blouse is one of my favourites. Once I leave the office, I’d tie the front of the blouse (still classy, these are high waited jeans), toss my hair in a ponytail, and throw on my sunglasses. Then nothing is blowing around while I’m trying to focus on work.

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Hope everyone is having a fabulous and stylish spring!! Any suggestions for classy yet comfortable clothes for my site visits at work would be awesome!


Top:  ada tank (maeve)
Jeans:  superscript high-rise jeans (pilcro)
Boots:  town shoes
Watch:  prep pattern watch (geneva)

Click any photo to see the pieces on Anthropologie’s website!  : )

Gorgeous Statement!

Ok so some people would call wearing floral jewelry ‘cheesy’ given I work with plants everyday… but I prefer to call it ADORABLE.

Gorgeous Statement!

This is my new favourite statement necklace !! It’s called the ‘gilded gerbera’… it’s certainly not gerbera flowers, but it’s definitely beautiful. The soft blue & gold colours pair together so nicely and look good with a lot more than you’d expect!

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I love a good statement necklace & I’m so happy to add this one to my collection : )


Necklace: gilded gerbera bib necklace
Top: splitback tee (bordeaux)

Click on the photos to see the pieces on Anthropologie’s website! : )

Birthday Dinner Dress

Birthday Dinner Dress

Happy Spring Friends!!

For my 22nd birthday this past week, my family and I went out to a west coast restaurant on Whyte Ave. The food was OK, but my dress was fantastic!  As previously mentioned in Emi’s Haul, I fell in love with this zip-front dress when she bought it.  The fabric almost feels foamy it’s so soft, and the pockets are made out of this fantastic stretchy material.  It is too comfortable to be such a fitted dress.

I paired it with a basic pair of leather sandals that I just received from my Anthropologie online shopping a few weeks ago : ) I’m so happy with them! I always have great luck with Anthro’s shoes, they always arrive in the perfect size & they’re always super comfortable.

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I highly recommend anyone looking for a great basic to go to your local Anthro and try on this dress! You won’t be disappointed! : )


Dress:  tonnelle dress (leifsdottir)
Sandals:  napier sandals (naya)
Purse: fossil
Necklace: no longer in stock : (


As always, click the photo to see the dress at Anthropologie!  : )

1 Blouse, 3 Ways

Making one piece work in many scenarios helps justify the cost and increase the size of your wardrobe without spending money. I believe that it is worth spending extra to purchase quality clothing that will look better for longer than many of the inexpensive pieces from H&M or XXI. Finding a top like this that works both casually and at the office is a fantastic little discovery!!

1 Blouse, 3 Ways

Look 1

The first look I did with this blouse was a casual spring day outfit. It’s very comfortable and easy to wear. This outfit is perfect for any spring day!

Look 2

Look 2

The second look is a great outfit for a chilly spring night. It’s also very casual, comfortable & wearable. Accessorizing with bright colour keeps the outfit fun & summery!

Look 3

Look 3

The third look I created with this top is an outfit for work. Paired with a blazer, dress pants, and a fun necklace; this outfit stands out more than the typical, muted, workplace outfit.

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Top: laymen top (sam & lavi)

Shorts: stet roll-up shorts (pilcro)

Belt: metallic skinny belt
Necklace: marmalade fringe necklace
Sandals: anthropologie 2 summers ago

Pants: serif legging jeans (pilcro)
Scarf: sun-dipped scarf
Shoes: covered bridge shooties (farylrobin)

Blazer: aritzia
Pants: banana republic
Necklace: mayura necklace
Heels: town shoes

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Click the photo to see the blouse on Anthropologie!

Wear to Work

Wear to Work

Here’s one of my go-to work outfits. I prefer a dress or a skirt to dress pants. I like to feel comfortable during my 8 hours at the office!

Style Tip: toss a few quick curls & add a necklace to your outfit to dress it up. This outfit without the necklace & curls would be much less dressy.

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Dress:  liban shawl dress (maeve)

Necklace:  mayura necklace

Shoes:  covered bridge shooties (farylrobin)

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Click here to see my earlier post about these shoes!

Click the photo to see the dress on Anthropologie!