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My Little Pony

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As I showed on a sneak peek in my previous post here, I finally got my hair did. It’s my first time experiencing with pastel colors, so I must admit that I wasn’t too fond of it at the beginning. I’m so used to bright colors that the pastel chalkness going on in my hair was throwing me off. I’m happy to say about 2 weeks and many compliments later, I am absolutely in love with it!!! It’s a very different look from what I’m used to, and again as I mentioned previously, it’s nice to get out of your box at times and try new things :)

Have you recently stepped out of your box and tried something new? Comment below, you know I love to read what all you Realists have to say! Have an awesome day and stay classy!

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SONY DSCBlazer: H&M for Fashion Star, Bodysuit: American Apparel, Pants: Levis, Shoes: TOPSHOP, Sunglasses: Diesel

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Week of Style; Plaid Shirt – Day 1

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Happy Monday, Realists! Hope you all had a great and fulfilling weekend :) As mentioned on Friday’s post here, today is the 1st of day of a new ‘Week of Style’ featuring a plaid shirt.

As I was strolling through my local Maxi, I slowly walked by (as I always do) the Joe Fresh section of the store. Browsing through, looking for a specific dress I just previously saw on a commercial, I then proceeded to catch eyes with this wonderful plaid shirt. First in blue, and then black. I quickly ran over, touched it, and knew it had to go into my shopping cart. Best part? $19! It’s so hard nowadays to come across decent looking clothing, made out of comfortable fabric, for a reasonable price. Joe Fresh really hit all the marks with this one.

I immediately wore it that same day (I usually wash my clothing first, but was really itching to wear it right away) with some skinny jeans and flats for a casual outfit to the mall. The 1st way I wanted to show you how I would dress this shirt is by bringing up the style a notch and adding a nice watch, some bracelets, and a pair of high heels. Still quite casual, but adding heels to an outfit always make it that much more interesting. I also threw on some dark pink lipstick to bring a little color to the whole ensemble. Not a lipstick girl, but still feel like brightening up your outfit a bit?? I always love adding some colored heels to tie it all together. They for sure know how to make an outfit that much more interesting.

Keep reading for the remainder of the week to find out a few more ways on how I would style a plaid shirt. Have a wonderful Monday, and stay classy!

SONY DSCLipstick: Revlon Colorstay #275 Lush Orchid (Click to enlarge and see the color a little more)

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SONY DSCLove these heels. Super comfy and just the right height ;)

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SONY DSCTop: Joe Fresh, Jeans: J Brand, Heels: Zara, Sunglasses: Diesel

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Romper & Converse

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98…99…100!! Realists, I’ve made it to my 100th post! To those following since the beginning, thanks for sticking with me! And to all new followers, hope you’re enjoying yourselves ;)

Do you ever get those moments where you just feel like nothing in your closet will do? Not one article of clothing will help bring out your personality, but rather, hide it? That was me yesterday. I just felt like there was nothing hanging or folded that was going to make me happy. I’m in the process of revamping my wardrobe (I’ve been in a non-shopping rut for about 4-5 years because of being pregnant back-to-back and not fitting into anything) to how I feel today, so I have clothing that I feel good in, just wasn’t “feeling” it. Outfit change after outfit change just to go have lunch and then go grocery shopping *sigh*.

Finally! I settled on this romper that you’ve seen featured here, but as a night-time outfit. Today I show you how you can take an outfit that was worn for a night out clubbing in Vegas, to a run-around, grocery shopping ensemble. Seriously, Converse make any outfit day-time appropriate.

Do you ever go through days/nights like the one I went through yesterday? How do you usually get out of it? Would love to hear your tips and tricks.

Have a wonderful day and stay classy!

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Romper: Nastygal, Shoes: Converse, Sunglasses: Diesel

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A Week of Style; Satin Cargo Trousers – Day 1

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Hello there fellow Realists!! The weekend is done (boo) and a new week has started! I’m hoping you all had a lovely weekend!

This week I’ll be starting something new on the blog; A Week of Style. The hubby will be gone all week for work, so I’ll unfortunately have no one to snap some photos of me. Luckily, this came to mind! Why not take pictures of 5 different outfits so I have something to post up? I mentioned in a previous post about the sales going on at Zara, and the many pieces I bought, so for this whole week, I’ll be featuring the satin cargo trousers I purchased on there and the many ways it can be styled!

First up, I decided to continue on with my talk about graphic shirts here and pair the pants with none other than just that! My brother bought this shirt for my because he thought it was very “me”. Which, I cannot lie, it is! I LOVE Dr. Seuss! I beg my kids daily if I can read his books before bedtime, sometimes I win, and well, you get it. I’m not going to lie, I was never a big fan of the “Cool Story, Bro!” shirts, but I find this one so unique and witty with The Cat in the Hat. I did, however, cut the sleeves off and made it into a muscle tee. Now it’s perfect! He insisted that it better make it’s way onto the blog, so Adam, this one’s for you ;)

I could’ve easily paired this whole outfit with some sneakers. That’s most likely what a lot of people would think as well, but I was set on mixing it up and adding in some heels. Of course, as I mentioned here, these red heels have made their way back onto the blog in such a short amount of time!! I can’t reiterate enough how much I LOVE them!! They’re super comfy, a simple yet lovely design, and they’re red!! A sexy color that always knows how to make an outfit pop!

Voila! Day 1 of my first Week of Style! What do you think? Like the idea? I’ll be leaving for Toronto in 2 weeks and am planning on putting together another one, so I’d love to hear your feedback! Have a lovely Monday, and stay classy!

9343530425_2d751b8544_oI also decided to try out the whole 90’s tie-your-shirt-around-your-waist trend. I’m diggin’ it!9343544547_1230fbbee3_o 9346326878_097309c3e3_o 9346314076_6d2204d908_o 9346330442_d780e5f6de_o 9346338582_bebf6dc61e_oTop: Target c/o my wonderful little bro, Sweater: Lucky 7, Pants & Shoes: Zara, Sunglasses: Diesel

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Draw-string Shorts

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Realists, I’m finally feeling a little more like myself and my coughing attacks are now only coming seldom at night (not that that’s a great thing, but at least I’m not scaring people off during the day). The weather is also finally continuing to feel more and more like summer, which is an added bonus to my feeling better!

As I’ve mentioned previously here, I do love my shorts, and these draw-string shorts are one of my favorites. The material is so soft and comfy, and I love the looseness of them. A great pair of shorts like this looks awesome paired with a tighter, tucked in top, or a looser top as I’m wearing here. We all know how versatility is key, and these shorts fit right in that category!

Guess what? It’s Friday!!! Hope you all have a lovely day and an awesome weekend!! Be safe and stay classy!

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Red, White & Blue

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If you’ve been following me for a while now, you would know that I’m far from American, but I do have family, friends & readers who are, so I thought I would put together a little 4th of July outfit to help celebrate!

If I were taking part in this national holiday, this is an outfit that represents the country, without being too literal. You can always be passionate about what you’re dressing for, it’s just always good to keep in mind not to be “crazy” ;)

To all my fellow Americans, have an enjoyable 4th of July, and to all my Realists, stay classy!

P.s. Please don’t mind all the scratches and bruises. Those are all the after-effects from the race ;)

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White Jeans

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White jeans…oh how I hate to love them. They look so clean and crisp the second you put them on, but then you have to cross your fingers (and toes) that they still look as good when you get home later that day. Having kids doesn’t make it any easier, but I say “Screw it! I don’t care” and continue to wear them!

They’re a really good contrast to the blue jean, especially during the spring/summer seasons. And pairing white jeans with anything is great because it always makes your other pieces stand out more. If you’ve yet to give white jeans a try, just do it! One piece of advice, make sure you always carry around a Tide-to-go stick ;)

Happy hump day, Realists! Enjoy the rest of it and stay classy!

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Wedged Espadrilles

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Happy Monday! Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

This past Saturday, we went to go visit the hubby’s parents after not seeing them for close to a year. They have a second home in Vietnam and now spend a lot of time there. Since it was a pretty casual outing, I kept my outfit simple with this pair of high-waisted shorts (that are one of my favorites!) coupled with a simple grey tank.

As for footwear, I’m sporting these super comfy wedged espadrilles. If you’re looking for height, as well as that needed comfy factor, wedges are the way to go! Much easier to walk around in than heels because of the one sole. Best part about wedges? No fear of getting stuck in side-walk cracks ;) Also, this summer, espadrilles are trending, so I would definitely suggest snagging yourself a pair!

Enjoy the rest of your Monday, Realists, and stay classy!

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Movie Night

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Last night, the hubby and I had the pleasure of going out to watch a movie. We decided on watching The Great Gatsby, and let me tell you, what a FANTASTIC movie!! From the choice of songs to the style of filming, and of course, one of my favorite periods of time, The Roaring Twenties!!! Also, who doesn’t love a movie with Leonardo DiCaprio? One of my favorite actors out there. But all in all, an amazing film that I would suggest to anyone, and one that has made its way onto my favorite movie list!

Besides the awesome feature, I had to dress up to go there (Oh, how wonderful it would be if we could just walk around naked all the time!). We haven’t had a date in a while, so I chose to dress up, without actually dressing up.

A simple outfit turned interesting with just a choice of heels and some added jewellery. I’ve been dying to have an excuse to wear these heels again (the last time I wore them was here), so this was the perfect chance! A nice pair of comfy trousers, a simple, bright colored pullover, spiced up with some sexy heels and fancy bracelets! My kind of outfit ;)

Hope you all had a lovely hump-day yesterday! The weekend’s just around the corner. Stay classy!

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Black & Blue

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As I’ve mentioned in a previous post here, Monday’s & Tuesday’s I’m usually at my parents house for supper. It’s great because I get to see my family (Tuesday’s are usually when all my siblings round up), the girls get to see their grandparents, aunts and uncle, and I get to lay back a little and watch everyone want to take care of the them ;) (it’s like a mini-vacation every time!)

I may be only going to my parent’s house, but it doesn’t mean that I can’t throw on a pair of heels to compliment my outfit. A simple black tank and some blue shorts. An ensemble that I could’ve easily just ran out with in a pair of flats, but I decided that I was in the mood for some heels.

You’ve seen these heels paired here with some skinnies and a 3/4 top, and now, shorts and a tank! Oh how I love versatility!

Enjoy your day, realists, and stay classy!

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