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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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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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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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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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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!

SONY DSCHad to add a little color somewhere. Not the brightest of purples, but purple with polka-dots none-the-less ;)

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!

SONY DSCI finally bought an ear cuff! I’ve been wanting one for a while now, and after coming across this one, I knew I had to have it! I don’t really wear earrings anymore, except for the ones you always see there, so an ear cuff is the perfect accessory. They really add a lot of character to an outfit.

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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 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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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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Amazing Heel Deal

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Now, I know I mentioned in yesterdays post here that I would be featuring my newly purchased plaid shirt today, but I lied. Only a little, so hear me out. As I was sitting here writing my post for today, I couldn’t stop thinking about the multiple outfits I could put together using only one shirt. I then thought it best that instead of giving you one outfit, I’ll give you one a day, for a week! So starting Monday, I’ll be posting a new ‘Week of Style’ featuring the aforementioned plaid shirt :)

Until then, I’ve really been wanting to show you Realists these new heels I picked up for a ridiculous price. Long story short, I’ve been eyeing these Rachel Zoe heels from Winners since I first saw them hit the racks. Original price: $400, Winners: $200. Now, as much as I loved them I couldn’t just drop $200 on a pair of shoes right now. Let me cut to the chase, saw them on sale a couple of weeks ago for, *drum-roll* $40!! Yes, $40 for a pair of heels that was originally $400. Amazing, I know. And the last in my size! Obviously, we were meant to be ;)

I love finding great sales, I mean, who doesn’t. Would love to hear any amazing sales you’ve ever been so lucky to come across! Stay tuned Monday for the start of a ‘Week of Style; Plaid shirt’. Have a wonderful weekend, and stay classy!

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Top & Jeans: Zara, Shoes: Rachel Zoe, Sunglasses: Aldo, Watch: Fossil, Bracelet: Forever21, Rings: Cocktail-BCBG, Skinny-Aldo

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Drop-waist Flounce Dress

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I’m on and off when it comes to flounce skirts or dresses. When I first picked up this dress off the rack (on sale! Never hurts to try on something on sale), my cousin and I were both on the fence about it. That’s until I put it on.

I instantly fell in love with this little number. If you’ve been following me for a while now, you’ve probably noticed that I’d much rather choose shorts over a dress, but I couldn’t give this one up! The simplicity in this style can easily be transformed from a daytime movie ensemble to a night out for some yummy supper and drinks.

Here, I decided to pair together some slip-ons for a more “cool, daytime” vibe. I initially was planning on wearing Converse, but I was too lazy to tie any laces so I just stuck my feet in these instead :P And trust me when I say this dress looks great with some sick heels as well!! I’ve definitely tried it out ;)

What are your thoughts on flounce skirts/dresses?? Loving it or not so much? Comment below, I love to read what you all have to say! Stay classy, Realists!

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SONY DSCBesides the fact that I’m covered in goosebumps (*sigh* Summer really is leaving :( ), how cute are these nautical inspired bracelets? They came as a set, and considering how nautically obsessed I am (give me anything with blue and white stripes and I’m in love!), I had to pair it all together. I love purchasing bracelet sets like so because you can always change up your arm candy by wearing everything at once, or picking and choosing 1 or 2 at a time. Practicality ;)

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SONY DSCDress: Zara, Shoes: Keds, Bracelets: Aldo, Sunglasses: ZeroUV

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