November Inspiration ’16

Hey friends! We’re fast approaching the end of the month, so I’m back with nothing other than another Inspiration post. I’m sorry I haven’t mixed things up in a while. I’ve wanted to focus on my blog and create some new content but with working in retail and it being the holiday season, I’ve been exhausted. This past Black Friday weekend really wore me down – and it wasn’t even that busy! I did work all three days of Black Friday weekend, and in between I took a road trip to my hometown, so I really just needed some rest. If you work in retail and understand how busy and tiring it is, comment below! How did your Black Friday go?

Anyways, I’ll stay on track here. So today’s post is my inspiration for the month of November. You guys know how these work. If you haven’t visited my blog before (welcome!!), I post a series of pictures that have inspired/influenced my style for every month. For November, I’ve been loving sweaters, teddy bear coats, mom jeans, more fishnets, lots of colour, slip dresses layered over t-shirts, and “nibbled” tees (I’ll explain in a bit). Oh, and of course the Olsen twins. I’m definitely still loving them. Just to update you all, I still haven’t found the perfect croc textured bag for me. If you’ve seen one that you think I might like, bless your soul. Please share it in the comment section below!!! xx

To get into more detail, I’ve just been loving being cozy and looking stylish while I’m at it. I bought this teddy bear-esque coat from THE GAP and I’m absolutely in love with it (check it out on Instagram!). I could fall asleep on the bus wearing it. It’s THAT cozy. I’ve also been loving bright colours, or just anything that’s not black or grey. Winter is a “blah” time for most people. I think black is definitely a go to colour for this season, but I like colour! Colour makes me happy. For example, on days that need brightening, I’ve been gravitating towards my hot pink trousers. “Nibbled” tees are these lightly distressed t-shirts that we sell at Topshop. I’ve bought one in almost every colour. They go with everything and I love the fit & shape of them! At one point I thought they were called “moth-bitten” tees. You can probably Google them with either name! I might actually do a blog post on them and how I’ve been styling them.

As always, to better understand what I’ve been rambling about. Take a look at the inspiration photos below!

There you have it! November’s Inspiration. I can’t believe it’s almost December! Where has the year gone? AHH. Christmas is in like 3 weeks and I’ve bought one Christmas present. I hope you’re all ahead of the game and not like me!

Until next time,

  • A ❤

Style Stalking: The Olsen Twins

Hi guys! I don’t know what happened, but I saw this photo of one of the Olsen twins on Tumblr.. and it just triggered this huge obsession. I have always thought the Olsen twins were fashion icons, but this photo (it wasn’t even THAT great of an outfit) just inspired me. I can’t explain it. I was just really digging the look, so then I googled and looked at more Olsen looks. I think I spent a good hour just stalking their style and trying to find an affordable croc textured tote bag lol. I can’t believe I never gave them more of my attention. I can’t believe I forgot about them!! I love their style. I love how sophisticated their looks are. They’re SO CHIC. Mary-Kate and Ashley are two very classy ladies, and I adore them. Their outfits look so effortless. I also can’t believe how easy their looks are to recreate. A few key things when it comes to the Olsen twins’ style: black, croc textured bags, loafers, anything oversized, and more black. They like scarves and clothing pieces that drape/have no shape. I know I said that I was trying to steer away from black, but they’ve really sold me on simple black pieces (like skinny jeans, cigarette trousers, long overcoats, and sweaters). They have the best monochromatic/neutral/tonal looks. I think most of their wardrobe is either white, black, or grey. These twins also know how to play with texture – they’re fashion pros! While stalking, I also browsed their website “Elizabeth and James”, and I would kill to have a piece of their collection. Preferably one of their croc leather bags because they certainly have a strong purse/bag game – and this is coming from the ultimate bag lady herself. Below are photos that I saved while I went crazy googling the Olsen twins.

Do you get what I’m saying about the croc leather bags?!! I hope I don’t sound like a lunatic while I rant about the Olsen twins lol. Hopefully, there’s a few of you who agree with me? If not, at least this gave you a good laugh.

Have a happy Friday, everyone!

  • A ❤

January ’16 Inspiration

Hey friends! I’m back with a monthly inspiration post! I hope you don’t mind but I enjoyed monthly inspiration posts last year, so I think I’m just going to keep them going. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll notice that during the month of January my inspiration has not changed much. During the colder months, I definitely prefer layering (in the most fashionable way possible). This month I’ve also noticed that I was gravitating more towards my trousers/dress pants. I have this favourite pair of navy pinstripe trousers and I’m pretty sure I wore them the most. As you can see in the pictures, I’ve preferred looser clothing – the “oversized” look. I think this look makes it easier to layer stuff underneath so that I’m warmer. I usually layer with turtlenecks (ya’ll know how much I LOVE turtlenecks!!). Another trend I’ve been keeping up with this month is the “white sneaker” trend. Definitely been pairing them with the trousers and my high-waisted mom jeans throughout the month. Although all these pieces that I’ve been loving are more on the masculine side, I’ve been making sure to wear more feminine accessories. A good pair of earrings usually does the trick!

 

That’s all I have for this month’s inspiration! I hope this post made your Monday a little bit better, and hopefully I’ll have another post for you all sometime soon xx

Until then,

  • A ❤

 

December Inspiration

I was inspired this month by the oversized look (as per usual), and embellishments/glitzy things for the holidays. I still have a huge obsession with all things chunky and knitted. I’ve also been all about that dark lip, interesting footwear, and I really REALLY want a full ribbed/knit/sweater outfit, top and pants, the whole she-bang (like the picture below). I think I saw Selena Gomez wearing one from Zara???? Anywaaays. Like always, these are pictures I took from Tumblr. I take no credit for any of them, they’re just pictures that I’ve been loving/going to for inspiration!

Enjoy!

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