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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)

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SONY DSCTop: Joe Fresh, Pants: Vero Moda, Shoes: TOPSHOP, Sunglasses: ZeroUV

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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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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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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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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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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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Camo & Red

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Wow, it’s been awhile I’ve been off! I’ve been so busy this past week, it’s nice to be back in the game! Hope you all didn’t miss me too much ;)

Yesterday was Labour Day, (yay to long weekends!) so we took the opportunity of a day off to spend some time downtown followed by taking the girls to their first movie at the movie theatre. How happy they were :)

It’s now September, which unfortunately means summer’s coming to an end :( On the plus side, we get to now start putting together fall outfits which are always fun! As much as I love 25+ degree weather, I love dressing for fall. Booties and scarves, blazers and colorful tights, so many amazing fall pieces to play around with. My outfit here isn’t “fall-fall” per see, but it’s a transition for me with the pants (I try to never wear pants during the summer).

I love camo and red, something about this print and color combo that always makes me happy, so I obviously had to pair my camo jeans with some red heels. Tie it all together with a simple white tee, and you’ve got a great ensemble that can be pulled off without even trying.

Realists, I hope you all had a lovely week, and if you had the day off yesterday, I hope you took advantage of it ;) Stay Classy!

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SONY DSCNo, this is not a crotch shot :P I finally bought some new rings to add to my collection!! Loving knuckle rings!

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SONY DSCTop & Shoes: Zara, Pants: Gap, Sunglasses: ZeroUV, Bracelet & Rings: Aldo, Watch: Fossil

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Diamond Cut-out Shirt

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Welcome back to the real world, Realists, as it is once again Monday! A fresh new start to another week. I’m hoping you all had a great weekend!

Yesterday was a pretty chill day as we didn’t have too much going on. Pick up the girls from the in-laws, enjoy some yummy home-made pho, and head on back home for a little “Funday Sunday” with my family (Funday Sunday = boardgames, food, drinks, and more food). I could’ve easily thrown on some Converse and out the door I go, but I thought “Meh, why not!” and decided to pull out these ankle-strap heels of mine to add a little more character to an otherwise simple outfit.

I fell in love with this top the second I saw it. I’m all for a simple, white tee, but, a simple white tee with  diamond cut-outs in the back? Yes, please! All me right there ;) And you can always spice up this top some more by adding a great statement necklace like this one here or here (I love both of these).

Open-back shirts, are they a yes or no for you? Do tell! Have a wonderful Monday, and stay classy!

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Top: Nastygal, Shorts: Banana Republic, Shoes: Steve Madden, Sunglasses: ZeroUV

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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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