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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 DSCHow awesome is my, as a co-worker put it, my “My Little Pony” hair?? A nice mix of pastel purple, turquoise and coral. Click on the pic to zoom in and see it even better :)

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

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Lace Playsuit

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Afternoon/evening, fellow Realists! Happy Tuesday!

As you can see, it’s been a little bit of a challenge to be able to post as frequently as I used to. Having to balance family, our house, and now my new job, I’m still working on getting it all together so that I can get back to writing daily posts, or at least 4 days/week ;)

Since it’s official that there’s no turning back to warm weather for the next few months, adding tights/stockings to summer favorites are pretty much the best way to make your items fall friendly. When I first saw this playsuit make its way into the store, I instantly had a connection to it. Funny thing, I thought it was a dress at first, and after finding out it was actually a romper (if you’ve been following me for a while now, you can understand my love for shorts), I needed it even more. It’s interesting because this is actually not a piece I would usually see myself in, but it’s always nice to try on new pieces and step out of your box of comfort :)

What tips do you have on transitioning your summer favorites fall/winter friendly? Stay warm, Realists, and stay classy!

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SONY DSCI FINALLY made it to the salon to do my hair. Stay tuned for full colors next post ;)

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SONY DSCI know this is probably a “photographers mistake”, but clearly we are no professional photographers, I kinda really like the way this photo came out :P

Playsuit & Shoes: TOPSHOP, Tights: Joe Fresh, Watch: Michael Kors

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Chuck Bass

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Happy Tuesday, Realists! Hope you all had a great Halloween and a wonderful weekend. I’m a huge lover of Halloween and everything spooky that comes along with it. I unfortunately didn’t take too many shots of my outfits this year, but I do have a few that I’ll be putting together for your enjoyment ;)

Until those pictures come, today I have for you an outfit I wore this past Friday. Every Friday at work, we have something called “Fashion Friday”. There’s a theme for the day, and we all participate in showing our version of said theme. A couple of past examples would be prints and leather. This past Friday was one that I honestly wasn’t too excited about at first, but then came around to loving it. We had to channel a celebrity’s style. A friend and I at work decided to take another route and channel a TV couple on a hit show; Gossip Girl.

Yes, we did the couple that everyone must adore if having watched that show, Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf. I, of course, could not pass up the opportunity to channel my inner Chuck Bass, and let me tell you, I had tons of fun sporting this throughout my work shift (other than the fact that I was getting quite hot under all those lights in a long sleeve shirt & blazer).

Is there a certain celebrity that you just love to get fashion influence from? And most importantly, were you as huge a fan of Gossip Girl as I was? Comment below and let me know! Stay classy!

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SONY DSCMy first time wearing a bow-tie, and I’m hoping it’s not my last! So much fun to wear one.

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1392024_1413844462179674_392074266_nChuck and Blair <3

Blazer & Pants: Zara, Shirt: Mango, Shoes: Aldo, Bow-tie: Topman

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Chunky Knits

The cold is definitely here, so enter the oversize, chunky sweaters. A fall/winter staple for anyone who has to endure the ever-so-cold temperatures of 10 degrees and lower.

Chunky knits are definitely something I need (or want, however you look at it) that I need to stock up on this fall/winter. They’re a great investment, and look great paired with almost anything in your wardrobe. Skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans, skirts, dresses, the list goes on and on. I also love that because of the wide array of textures and fabrics chunky sweaters come in, they can be dressed up or down depending on your mood or occasion.

Thoughts on chunky knits? Do you own a few, or are shopping for a few? Here are several styles that fit the perfect chunky sweater category.

Stay classy, Realists!

Chunky Knits
Balenciaga sweater, $1,125 / Theory sweater, $350 / Vanessa Bruno chunky knit sweater, $535 / Topshop sweater, $88 / Long sleeve shirt , $24 / STELLA McCARTNEY sweater, $1,060 / Proenza Schouler ombre top , $805 / Peter Jensen chunky cable sweater , $360 / Steven Alan long sleeve sweater, $360

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Silk Trousers & Lace-up Boots

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I’ve mentioned it before, but once again, blue (anything but a too dark navy) and black are one of my favorite color combos to put together. What are one of your preferred color combinations? Do tell!

Have a wonderful hump day and stay classy!

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SONY DSCBlazer, pants & shoes: TOPSHOP, Top: Zara, Watch: Fossil, Rings: Aldo & TOPSHOP

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Plaid, Leather & Booties

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Wow. What a bad blogger I’ve been. I don’t even know how I’ve stayed away for a little over 2 weeks, and I apologize. My days have been so hectic with starting my new job, along with my family life. I am back, though!! And better than ever ;) BUT, and an unfortunate but, due to our lovely Montreal weather, *insert sarcasm here*, outfit photos will have to begin being taken indoors. Yes, I know the lighting and scenery is clearly better outdoors, but I would rather a blank wall to accompany my outfit rather then a cold :P I’ll try to get as many pictures out of the house as I can, but for the meantime, please enjoy my grey wall.

As I’ve mentioned previously, I’ve been hunting for perfect booties that would fit my style, as well as my wallet. I was thrilled when I came across these booties while setting up the shoe stock room. They’re perfect, as they can be worn with a dress or jeans, and the heel is high enough for some height, and low enough to be worn at work.

Are you a fan of fall fashion, or do you long for the days of shorts & ice cream? Do tell!! Have an enjoyable day and stay classy!

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SONY DSCYes, another plaid shirt to go with the one I featured on my week of style here (and here, here, here :P)

SONY DSCThe gold plate on these heels is what really caught my eye. I’ve always mentioned how much I love simple items with that added touch, and these booties fall right into that category.

SONY DSCTop: Joe Fresh, Pants: Vero Moda, Shoes: 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!

SONY DSCThe birthday girl making a wish and blowing out her candles :)

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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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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