Wedding Ceremony Attire

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Good morning/evening, Realists!! We meet again! I hope you all had as lovely a weekend as I did and are ready to commence a new week.

This past Saturday, a good friend of mine got married to her best friend, and I couldn’t be happier for the lovely couple. It was a memorable day that started out by watching the two lovebirds become officially husband and wife. Weddings always get me all choked up.

If you’ve been following my blog for a while now, you’ve probably noticed that I hardly ever wear necklaces. This little metal collar necklace has been sitting in my drawer of jewelry for close to two months now. Every time I would try to pair it with an outfit, I always felt like it just wasn’t looking the way I thought it would. Once again, I tried it on, and I LOVED it! I had to have been crazy the other times I’ve tried it and thought it just was never going to work. I think it’s time for me to pick up my necklace game and continue to search for a few new standout pieces. Realists, how do you feel about your necklace collection? More simple, or more statement? Maybe just not at all? Comment below, I love to know how you feel about this jewelry piece.

Now it’s back to the grind, everyone! Enjoy your Monday and stay classy.

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SONY DSCBlazer, Clutch & Necklace: Zara, Dress: BCBG, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Rings: Aldo & TopShop, Sunglasses: ZeroUV

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Oversized Coats

I’ve mentioned it in a previous post, and I’ll say it again. One of my favorite fall trends this year has to be oversized coats. Although I’ve yet to purchase one, I can’t get over how much I love this silhouette. I can see a coat of this style paired with a dress for a night out, some skinny jeans for a casual day look, and even a pair of loose fitting trousers for a more androgynous look.

Sure, we’ve all seen these gorgeous coats walk down the runways from multiple high-end designers, but it doesn’t mean you have to spend a ton to look the part. Here you’ve got a gorgeous, yet clearly a little pricey, Stella McCartney oversized tweed blazer for $1,945. OR, you can pick up a similar coat, Cooper and Strollbrand Oversized Biker Coat on special for $312.08, and there are definitely even more affordable ones out there.

How do you feel about this fall trend? Comment below and let me know! I’ve put together a few pieces for your viewing pleasure :)

Have a wonderful day and stay classy!

Oversized Coats
Topshop double breasted pea coat, $195 / Emporio Armani coat, $710 / Mango coat, $155 / 3.1 Phillip Lim oversized boyfriend coat, $1,130 / Boutique gray jacket, $310 / Jacquemus royal blue coat, $740 / Carven coat, $2,460 / Giambattista Valli coat, $2,895 / Topshop coat, $120

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3.1 Phillip Lim for Target

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Target has finally opened up in Montreal, which means it now only takes me 5 minutes to get to one, rather than taking a little over an hour as well as having to cross the border. If you’re a fan of Target, than you can feel the happiness I, as well as many other Montrealers, have with this new addition to our city.

The 3.1 Phillip Lim collection for Target had launched a couple of days before the stores opened up here, which made it even more exciting. As much as I didn’t want to attend a grand opening of Target, I did want to try and snag anything left of the collection. Luckily, I went on the 2nd day (I know, still sounds crazy), but really not that bad!! All the cashes were opened, which made the line go pretty quick, and I luckily found 2 shirts to add to my closet. Today, shirt #1. A blue, sheer back tank, that instantly called my name. The loose fit and long back are two characteristics I love most in a top, and for $20, you can’t go wrong!

Realists, did any of you take a chance to look at the 3.1 Phillip Lim collection for Target? Any purchases made?

Happy hump day and stay classy!

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SONY DSCHere you can really see the contrast between the cotton front and mesh back. Also, how cute is that bow ring? Found it on the 2-for-1 wall at Aldo :)

SONY DSCTop: 3.1 Phillip LIm for Target, Pants: J.Brand, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, Sunglasses: ZeroUV, Rings: Aldo, Bracelet: Forever21

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Printed Silk Trousers

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This past weekend, we celebrated my older daughter’s 4th birthday with our close friends. I honestly can’t believe that it’s been 4 years already. Seriously, once kids are involved in your life, time really flies faster than you can imagine.

Right now, Montreal is going through what we call an “Indian Summer“. Unfortunately, our summer this year was not consistent, and fall came sooner than hoped for, but now we’ve been having days full of some much needed heat, and none of us Montrealers are complaining. So I took the opportunity to wear these silk printed trousers before it begins to get too cold once again.

I fell in love with the print once I first saw them online, which means straight to my online shopping cart they went! I won’t lie and say that I knew they would look perfect on me, because I didn’t, which is why I always say it never hurts to try stuff on. You might love it, or you might hate it, but without trying something on you’ve been debating with in your head, you’ll always regret it later on.

Ever end up buying something you thought you’d hate when seeing it at first glance?? I’ve gone through that a couple of times myself. Comment below and tell me all about it! Have an excellent day and stay classy!

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SONY DSCHow awesome is this cake!! Since our older munchkin’s 1st birthday, we’ve always had a friend of ours make their cakes, and we’ve never been let down!! She’s amazing at what she does, and not to mention, really sweet :) Check out some of her past and present works of art at winkle.ca. They really do taste as good as they look :P

SONY DSCWhen accessorizing a bold print, like these pants, you can either play safe and choose a neutral shoe, or do as I did and go all out with a bright color, or even better, a contrasting print. I had to add my pink heels.

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SONY DSCAnother ear cuff from my hopefully expanding collection. I unfortunately didn’t have any great shots of the whole piece, but it was studs like this contouring the whole ear. Really a statement piece.

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SONY DSCTop: Joe Fresh, Pants: Zara, Heels: Sam Edelman, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelet & Ear Cuff: Aldo

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What I wish I was wearing…

Realists, I’m still alive and kickin’! And trust me, I haven’t forgotten about all you lovelies out there. I mentioned several posts ago that I started working at TopShop, and this past week, my schedule has been all over the place. I even had to cancel my much needed hair appointment I mentioned about here :(. Just trying to get everything in order and on schedule, but ’tis a new week and  I’ll be sure to bring posts daily!

As a result of no time, no pictures have been taken. So for now, I give to you an outfit I would love to be wearing right now. The Balmain leather pants I posted are perfection, and I’ve been in love with those Anine Bing booties since I first laid eyes on them. How do you feel about a fall outfit like so? Something you can see yourself in, or have you already put this together?

Monday is here and a new week has begun! Have a wonderful one, and stay classy!

What I wish I was wearing...
River Island chunky chain necklace, $20 / Ray-Ban sunglasses. $220 / Paul Smith jacket, $1300 / Balmain snap pants, $4,080 / Club Monaco t shirt. $56 / Anine Bing ankle booties, $720 / Celine Trapeze Handbag

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Ankle Booties

Fall is here and taking over any little heat we thought we had left. Time to put away our opened-toe shoes and pull out our socks again because we gotta keep our little toes warm.

There’s so many ways to keep our feet warm and stylish when it comes to fall fashion. You’ve got knee boots, over-the-knee boots, sneakers, combat boots, etc., but one trend being seen alongside all that’s been mentioned is the ankle boot. This type of footwear keeps your feet warm, all the while still staying on current fashion with showing a little ankle.

I myself have many pairs of shoes, but I must say, most of them are pretty much only summer-friendly. I’m currently shopping around for a great fall boot within my budget. One comfortable enough for everyday, and of course, one with a high heel ;)

Realists, have you invested in any ankle booties this fall? Or are you like myself and still shopping around? Below, I’ve posted up a few styles, with and without heels, to help give you some inspiration. Now, start shopping!!

Have a great Monday and stay classy.

Ankle Booties
Sergio Rossi ankle booties, $940 / Modcloth Laced up ankle boots, $46 / Rag & Bone heel booties, $510 / Sam Edelman beige suede boots, $165 / MICHAEL Michael Kors heel booties, $200 / Topshop ankle booties, $78 / H&M ankle booties, $41 / Report boots, $72 / Acne Studios ankle booties, $575

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Charcoal & Leather

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Ladies & Gents, I’ve officially come to accept the already known fact that summer is certainly over. As sad as I am, because who doesn’t love to bask in the sun with some booty shorts when that Jay-Z song is on, fall fashion is, without fail, one of the most perfect seasons to dress for. I’ve mentioned previously, and I’ll mention it again; you’ve got stylish booties, perfect bottoms (and by bottoms I mean pants, get your minds out of the gutter), amazingly-comfy oversized sweaters, and a huge trend this season (which I can’t wait to find one I like and pick it up), androgynous styled coats. Bring it on, fall. I’ve got this.

I picked up this blazer along with my many other items I recently purchased a few months ago from a Zara sale. I fell in love with it online, and even more in love once I put it on. I love the combination of the dark heathered charcoal body, accompanied by the faux-leather sleeves and under-collar. It’s edge meets class, something I really love.

I really am a huge fan of blazers, and blazers pretty much paired with anything. So here, I paired this lovely one with some boyfriend jeans and my high-top chucks. An outfit you can really do anything in, except maybe attend a wedding, I’m not down with the “jeans to weddings” thing. Go to school, shop around, grab a bite, hang out, etc, etc.

Tell me, Realists, do you love blazers as much as I do? I hope you really don’t mind looking at them because trust me when I say you’ll be seeing a nice variety up on the blog during fall ;) Have a great day, and stay classy!

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SONY DSCThat faux-leather detailing, love it! And of course, my new favorite piece of jewelry, the ear cuff ;) On another note, I really need to get my hair done! September 26th can’t come any faster!

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SONY DSCBlazer: Zara, Top: H&M, Jeans: True Religion, Shoes: Converse, Ear Cuff: Aldo, Sunglasses: ZeroUV

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Birthday Supper

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Hello fellow Realists! Hoping you all had a splendid weekend and getting back to the real world yesterday wasn’t too hard for you :)

This past Sunday was my birthday (woohoo), but since the hubby was out of town, he took me out for a nice supper this past Thursday. After wanting to take me to this restaurant for a while now, he made reservations at Le Filet, an outstanding restaurant that really lived up to everything I’ve heard. Honestly, if you came up to me and told me that this would be my last supper, I’d be cool with it! I would then proceed with licking my plates clean, because frankly, if it wasn’t such a classy place, I would’ve probably done that on Thursday ;) We’ve eaten at some great restaurants throughout the years, but the food here was really top notch, and the service? Excellent! You really do get what you pay for.

As for the outfit, I knew I had to pull out the floral shirt I once wore here (paired with shorts and floral heels), and it definitely had to be paired with my much loved leopard heels. Mixing prints is always fun, and leopard is being considered a neutral because of the abundance of prints it can be paired with. You can never go wrong with a little leopard in your life ;)

I’m off to continue with my fall cleaning!! Have a great Tuesday, Realists, and stay classy!

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SONY DSCTop: Zara, Pants: Rag & Bone,  Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Ear Cuff & Rings: Aldo, Watch: Fossil

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Week of Style; Plaid Shirt – Day 4

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Here we are, day 4 of our ‘Week of Style; Plaid Shirt’.

For today’s look, I pulled out these high-waisted, flared jeans, that have been sitting in my closet for, wow, a while now. I was going through all my clothes, trying on items left and right, figuring out whether I wanted to keep or donate. These pants were one of the “unsure” items, but after trying them on, I remembered why I bought them in the first place. Bought many years back, and they still look good today. As much as I fall in love with items that are in style at the moment, I also wear whatever I want. I will always have a soft spot for flared jeans, especially ones like these that are high-waisted AND flared.

While trying on my jeans, from the corner of my eye, I noticed my plaid shirt lying there. Instantly, I knew that they had to be worn together. I also love pairing wedges with flares, so I did just that.

The weather was not really working on our end. Raindrops were slowly starting to fall down from the cloud-filled sky, and i had little girls in the background asking me when we were going to be done. I’ll be the first to tell you these are not the greatest pictures, but you get the point :P

As for tomorrow, I will not be posting anything because I’ll be busy with some stuff at my new job. Yes, I recently got hired at Top Shop and have to go in early tomorrow to fill out papers and such. I’m super excited to be working there because I LOVE Top Shop!  Which means, today’s the final day of our ‘Week of Style; Plaid Shirt’. I hope you’re all inspired with my previous outfits here, here, and here, and of course todays, and are making your ways to malls around to pick up your own version of a plaid shirt. You won’t regret it ;)

We shall meet again on Monday! Have a great weekend and stay classy!

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SONY DSCShirt: Joe Fresh, Pants: Guess, Shoes: Michael Kors

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Week of Style; Plaid Shirt – Day 3

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For some reason, todays weather has decided to shoot up to +28 degrees. Trust me, I’m not complaining, but I will be honest with you and say that it was a little warm while I was taking the pictures with my shirt, and I did remove it after they were done.

I’ve paired my plaid shirt with pants my last two posts here and here, so I then went on to put it together with my maxi skirt. This outfit would be great for weather that’s just warm enough for a slit on your skirt, but still cool enough for a long sleeved shirt. And, as I’ve mentioned previously, you can always tie the shirt around your waist when it starts to get a little too warm.

My last two posts were quite neutral, so I brought in some colors today by adding a lime green tank with my red heels. I know you’re probably getting sick of seeing them, but when you just feel so comfortable in a pair of shoes, you can’t help but want to pair it with everything in your wardrobe.

Mid-week once again, the weekend is near! Stay classy!

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SONY DSCPlaid Shirt: Joe Fresh, Tank: J.Crew, Skirt: Brandy Melville, Shoes: Zara, Sunglasses: ZeroUV, Rings & Bracelet: Aldo, Watch: Fossil

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