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

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Belts & Sunnies

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I can’t help it. I’m such a typical mom when it comes to taking pictures of my girls and wanting to show them off. As hard as I try not to, because, you know, those people can get a little “too much” with it, I couldn’t not take any pictures yesterday to post about them today.

Once again, I had nothing to do with whatever fashion choices they made that day. It’s all whatever their little brains wanted them to put together, Mardi Gras beads and all. They’re clearly too cool for daycare ;)

Seriously, as much as we all complain that the weekends always come to an end and we have to begin all over again on Monday, days go by so fast!! It’s Wednesday already! Happy hump day, and stay classy!

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Older cutie: Romper: Gap, Belt: H&M, Sunglasses: Children’s Place, Shoes: Winners

Younger cutie: Top: Joe Fresh, Shorts: Wal-Mart, Shoes: Disney, Sunglasses & Belt: Children’s Place

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Skinnies & Stripes

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My number one go-to outfit that can really work at almost any occasion has to be skinnies and a loose top. Going out to lunch, supper, friend’s house, movies, shopping, the list goes on and on! As long as your pants fit and you’ve got no muffin-top going on, this ensemble is crazy comfy!

Here, I paired one of my all-time favorite skinnies along with a striped casual-dress shirt. Simple together, but add in some killer heels and a chunky gold bracelet, and you’ve got a sleek and cool outfit without even trying. Pair this outfit with some Converse and you’ve got yourself a comfy-chic outfit to stroll the markets in. I’m telling you, skinnies and a loose top = endless possibilities!

What’s your go-to outfit that never fails you? I’d love to hear about them! Have a great day, Realists, and stay classy!

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Top: Zara, Jeans: Rag&Bone, Shoes & Cuff: BCBG, Sunglasses: ZeroUV

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Maxi Skirt

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Wow. I’ve been gone for long. I know I said I would keep up with posts while I was away, but obviously things didn’t work out and I was just too busy (and having tons of fun) to post. Forgive me, Realists! I’m now back and won’t be leaving you again (at least not that I know of :P). I hope you all had a great last week and Monday!

I first saw this skirt on a friend of mine about a week and a half ago, and really fell in love with it. The fabric is such a soft cotton and the slit makes it that much sexier. While shopping in Toronto, I luckily came across the exact same skirt! Tried it on, and bought it instantly. It’s really one of those perfect, simple maxi skirts. Are you a fan of maxi skirts? Have any that stand out more than others (i.e. slits, patterns, fabric, etc.)? Do tell!

Have a wonderful Tuesday, Realists, and stay classy!

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Top: Zara, Skirt: Brandy Melville, Shoes: Aldo, Sunglasses: ZeroUV

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Pop of Pink

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As much as I’m not a fan of pink (I can count on one hand using only 3 fingers the amount of pink pieces I own), I’m so in love with these pink suede heels. I think it’s the metal heel that drew me to them to begin with. That, and the hubby chose them out ;)

Last night we had a family supper, and to compliment the overall neutralness of my outfit, I paired together these heels. As I was sitting there debating between these pink heels and my red ankle strap heels (here & here) I obviously went with the pink. A pointy toed heel elongates your legs, and I was in the mood for some “elongating” ;)

Friday has come again! The weekend is here! Hope you all have a great Friday and weekend. Stay classy!

SONY DSCJust picked up this shirt from Zara (I swear, slowly my whole wardrobe will be only Zara!) and I’m loving it! So soft and the fit is amazing!

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ZeroUV Sunnies

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It’s Thursday!! The days are passing by so quickly, I feel like I’m doing nothing, when in fact, I’m doing so much! We’re leaving Saturday for our week-long family reunion to Toronto and the check list of “Things-to-do” is getting checked off, all the while getting longer.

To get some time alone, yesterday the hubby and I decided to go watch a movie since we’ll be filled with family fun as of tonight (having some cousins stay over until Saturday). We ended up deciding on World War ZIt was gooooood, but maybe not as good as I expected? I love Brad Pitt, and he does a fine job as usual, I just felt the story line was a little, off. I’ve yet to read the book, but I would love to now after seeing the movie and hearing the reviews. Apparently, says people, the only thing the movie and book have in common is the title and the zombies. Have any of you read the book? Or have you seen the movie? What were your thoughts?

Now, to the outfit. I recently purchased my first pairs of sunglasses from ZeroUV, and I’m so satisfied! I won’t lie and say that I wasn’t scared about how the quality would be, considering the huge bulk of their frames are only $9.99! But I must say I am pleasantly surprised at how well they’re holding up! I know it’s only been days since I’ve had them, but I can already tell that they’ll hold on a lot better than a lot of my other “cheaper” frames. They look great, they feel great, and best of all, they’re priced great!!! The ones I’m wearing here are a pair of cat-eye ones I picked up. I absolutely love them!! They’re a unique frame that can really compliment so many types of styles. I’ll definitely be ordering from there again soon ;) (really digging these ones here!)

Now, excuse me as I must go hem some pants!! Have a wonderful Thursday and stay classy!

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A Week of Style; Satin Cargo Trousers – Day 5

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Here we are! Day 5 of our first Week of Style! I have to admit, when I first tried on these trousers, I almost wasn’t sure about them and actually considered returning them. After putting together these 5 summertime outfits, I’m so happy I didn’t go through with it! As much as I can wait for colder weather, I can’t wait to style these pants for fall!

So let’s recap; Day 1 was with a graphic tee, day 2 was crop top, day 3 was night out, day 4 was edgy, and it all ended with a clean and simple daytime outfit! There are so many other pieces I could’ve thrown together with these pants, but I’m definitely liking the ones I posted up.

So, please, your thoughts! Did you enjoy following me day by day and seeing the many ways that we can style satin cargo trousers? Would you like to see more? Maybe there’s an item of clothing out there that you’re not 100% on how to put it together and would like to see my view. As I mentioned on our first day, I’ll be leaving for Toronto next Saturday for a week and was planning on putting together another one, so let me know what you guys thought!

I hope that I’ve been able to inspire you, even if only a teensie bit. At least I did my job ;) Have a wonderful Friday and an amazing weekend! Stay classy, Realists!DSC01263 DSC01273 DSC01277 DSC01306 DSC01315Top: Jcrew, Pants: Zara, Shoes: Aldo, Sunglasses: Carrera

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A Week of Style; Satin Cargo Trousers – Day 3

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As my uncle put it, today’s way of styling our satin cargo trousers would be a “night on the town” look. You’ve got the leopard print heels, the red clutch, a silk blue top, and some sparkly sunglasses.

I actually am quite fond of this look. It’s feminine with that touch of edge from the trousers. This is something I would wear out to a nice supper or drinks with the ladies.

I have a confession. I’ve had this top for yeeeaaarrrrssss, and I think I can count on one hand the amount of times I’ve worn it… Horrible!! I’m not a huge fan of turtle-necks (I’m quite claustrophobic so I’m usually turned off by them), but I think because this is silk, it deterred me away from that closed up feeling. After seeing how it looked paired with these pants, I’m going to be looking for more bottoms I could pair it with. Make sure I get my money’s worth :P Are you guys fans of turtle-necks? Do tell!

Once again, we’ve made it the middle of the week. How time flies! Have a wonderful hump-day and stay classy!

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Gladiator Heels

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Yesterday I wrote about my navy blue dress I wore out in the morning here, and today, my lunch outfit from the same day!

The hubby invited me out for lunch that day, so I took advantage of it and made sure to pull out some heels. I’ve been meaning to wear these for a while now, since I’ve yet to wear them this summer, and worked my outfit around them. I felt this skater skirt worked great with it because the flirty-ness of the skirt toned down the edgy-ness of the shoes. Had I worn these with something tighter, it would give off a whole different look. A more “night-time” look ;)

You’ve seen this skirt previously here styled for a late winter/early spring day, and here is a variation of how you can style it for summer!

Do you own any gladiator sandals? Better yet, how do you feel about this trend? I love to know!! Have a wonderful day and stay classy!

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A Simple Sunday

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After spending all day Saturday soaking up the sun on the beach, we felt that Sunday should be a chill one relaxing at home during the early day until my family came over for some supper and board games (a little Sunday tradition!). The only moment we had to step out of the house was to head on over to the grocery store for some food shopping. That [luckily] did not require me to get too dressy.

I find this t-shirt to be perfect! From the fit to the fabric, it’s definitely one of my fav’s! I received this as a gift a little over a year ago from one of the hubby’s cousins. I actually told her to buy it for me so that I could pay her back, but as sneaky as she is, turned it into a Christmas gift. Rebecca, thanks again for this awesome tee! Still wearing it and loving it! :)

I feel like most of my posts lately have been of me in shorts. I have mentioned many times that I do love a great pair of shorts, but I thought I’d give you something different by pairing the tee with a skirt. You’ve seen it before here, but I find the t-shirt gives it a different look. A little bit of a sportier vibe. I should’ve/would’ve paired this all with a pair of Converse, but my sandals were already by the door waiting for me. Next time! ;)

Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, and stay classy!

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