Fabulous Friday’s Linkup- Designer Styling Inspo!

What do you do when you run out of styling ideas? Well you’ve heard enough about my ‘shop in your closet’ lectures…but sometimes fresh look ideas just don’t come. Best tip I can give you is to check out what the pros are doing! By that I mean check out the runways- your favourite designers and get inspired! Something will jump at you and chances are you probably have something that sparks your imagination right in…you guessed it…your closet!

My inspiration this week came from a past runway of Dolce and Gabbana:

When I saw all that gorgeous colourful patchwork, I just knew I had to find something similar to style up. And then I remembered having these two amazing vintage 70’s quilted jackets!

And it’s REVERSIBLE! Check out the next pic!

And here’s the other jacket:

They obviously aren’t the exact replica of the Dolce and Gabbana looks…but just enough for me to get that vibe!

And now onto MY FAVOURITE FASHION DIVA from last week’s linkup: Chrissy from Granola and Grace!

And for MY FAVOURITE READ from last week’s Linkup was by Nicole of High Latitude Style for her post on Black History Month: Five Incredible Women You Should Know

Josephine Baker in her famous banana skirt performance

Now it’s time for the FABULOUS FRIDAY LINKUP PARTY! COME JOIN ME!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

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I love this blogging community so much! And I know how much goes into writing every single post, every single week. It’s a dedication thing. And- we wouldn’t do it if we didn’t love it. So we put our everything in it! Please take the time to check out these wonderful bloggers and what they have to say. It’s good for everyone:)

(Click on the Links below to see where I go read, comment and link up every week!)

MONDAY LINKS

The Ageless Style Link Up-  The first Monday of every month

Glass of Glam

My Glittery Heart

Away From the Blue

Robin LaMonte

Fashion Trends and Friends

Ask Suzanne Bell

Fashion Fairy Dust

Beauty By Miss L

A Stylish Fit

TUESDAY LINKS:

Links a la Mode

I Do De Claire

Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Walking in Memphis in High Heels and The Fashion Canvas

Shelbee on the Edge

Style Splash

Jenerally Informed

Not Dressed as Lamb

WEDNESDAY LINKS:

Jersey Girl Texan Heart

Living on Cloud Nine

Rosy Outlook

Seeking Sunshine

Straight A Style Blog

Granola and Grace

The Queen in Between

Coast to Coast

This Blonde Shopping Bag

Is This Mutton

Mix and Match Mama

My Purple World – Oh My Heartsie Girl

THURSDAY LINKS:

A Labour of Life

High Latitude Style

Doused in Pink and Curly Crafty Mom

Good Random Fun

Mummabstylish

Thursday Moda by Elegance & Mommyhood

My Bijou Life Online 1-Creative Compulsions AND 2-Traffic Jam

North West Mountain Living

FRIDAY Links:

I also do a Link Party every Friday! Confessions of a Montreal Styling Diva

Sharing a Journey

Shelbee on the Edge

Nancy’s Fashion Style

Lizzie in Lace

Momfessionals.com

Traffic Jam Weekend

Saturday

Fine Whatever Blog

Fabulous Friday’s Linkup in Dopamine Stylish Tights…

Yes, me again talking about Dopamine Styling!! It’s just that I’ve had my share of a fun-filled styling week that made the time fly! Am I ready for the weekend? Why yes I am! Today I’m styling up the cutest tights by Malka Chic. This company is so fantastic because they actually make tights that fit all sizes- and- accommodate in their unique styling too. Never seen anything like these. I think my colourful tights look awesome styled up with some mixed print and faux-fur (and leather shorts of course!). This look is giving me all the dopamine I need for the weekend to begin.

Do you wear funky print tights? I love these!!

Onto my FAVOURITE FASHION DIVA from the LINKUP PARTY! Carrie from A Stylish Fit!

She put together so many fabulous looks- divine!!

My FAVOURITE READ from last week’s LINKUP by: RAMA of Chez-Rama.com

From Fashion Blogger to Digital Media Marketer: Expectation Versus Reality

AND NOW are you READY to LINKUP with ME?? It’s PARTY TIME!!!!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!CLICK HERE TO ENTER

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I love this blogging community so much! And I know how much goes into writing every single post, every single week. It’s a dedication thing. And- we wouldn’t do it if we didn’t love it. So we put our everything in it! Please take the time to check out these wonderful bloggers and what they have to say. It’s good for everyone:)

(Click on the Links below to see where I go read, comment and link up every week!)

MONDAY LINKS

The Ageless Style Link Up-  The first Monday of every month

Glass of Glam

My Glittery Heart

Away From the Blue

Robin LaMonte

Fashion Trends and Friends

Ask Suzanne Bell

Fashion Fairy Dust

Beauty By Miss L

A Stylish Fit

TUESDAY LINKS:

Links a la Mode

I Do De Claire

Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Walking in Memphis in High Heels and The Fashion Canvas

Shelbee on the Edge

Style Splash

Jenerally Informed

Not Dressed as Lamb

WEDNESDAY LINKS:

Jersey Girl Texan Heart

Living on Cloud Nine

Rosy Outlook

Seeking Sunshine

Straight A Style Blog

Granola and Grace

The Queen in Between

Coast to Coast

This Blonde Shopping Bag

Is This Mutton

Mix and Match Mama

My Purple World – Oh My Heartsie Girl

THURSDAY LINKS:

A Labour of Life

High Latitude Style

Doused in Pink and Curly Crafty Mom

Good Random Fun

Mummabstylish

Thursday Moda by Elegance & Mommyhood

My Bijou Life Online 1-Creative Compulsions AND 2-Traffic Jam

North West Mountain Living

FRIDAY Links:

I also do a Link Party every Friday! Confessions of a Montreal Styling Diva

Sharing a Journey

Shelbee on the Edge

Nancy’s Fashion Style

Lizzie in Lace

Momfessionals.com

Traffic Jam Weekend

Saturday

Fine Whatever Blog

DIY: Turn a Top into a Skirt and More!

It’s no lie that for me, styling and upcycling have everything to do with fashion and the love of clothing. I’ve never seen an outfit that I didn’t think twice about re-styling, re-wearing , re-vamping or…upcycling! Case in point with this adorable blouse (that I’m basically over with as is)– So…Time for a DIY!

Basically, just start off by cutting the sleeves, by rendering the top into a short sleeve top. You’ll be using these sleeves later as a cute detachable accessory for any other top you’d like to zsuzs up!

Then turn in those sleeves and sew them up to make pockets! Basicall the skirt is done…except that I decided to add two faux fur pieces I had on hand. They’re black- so I thought how cute would it be to just add them over the pocket slits! Gives it a cool western look I find. Just another conversation piece lol! And Voila!!

And here are those sleeves!! Once they were cut, all I had to do was give them a quick hem- that’s it! Basically, the elastic was already part of these- and- that’s all you really need to hold the sleeves up. Bam!

Here is the video clip for more details. You can see my whole process! And that includes glimpses of my new (vintage) sewing machine lol!!

I love doing this type of stuff and am actually considering giving workshops on upcycling wardrobes and creating new pieces with what’s left over, at my college when this pandemic thing finally let’s up.

Should I??

Anywayssss, this was SUPER EASY to do!! If you decide to give it a try, let me know!!

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I love this blogging community so much! And I know how much goes into writing every single post, every single week. It’s a dedication thing. And- we wouldn’t do it if we didn’t love it. So we put our everything in it! Please take the time to check out these wonderful bloggers and what they have to say. It’s good for everyone:)

(Click on the Links below to see where I go read, comment and link up every week!)

MONDAY LINKS

The Ageless Style Link Up-  The first Monday of every month

Glass of Glam

My Glittery Heart

Away From the Blue

Robin LaMonte

Fashion Trends and Friends

Ask Suzanne Bell

Fashion Fairy Dust

Beauty By Miss L

TUESDAY LINKS:

Links a la Mode

I Do De Claire

Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Walking in Memphis in High Heels and The Fashion Canvas

Shelbee on the Edge

Style Splash

Jenerally Informed

Not Dressed as Lamb

WEDNESDAY LINKS:

Jersey Girl Texan Heart

Living on Cloud Nine

Rosy Outlook

Seeking Sunshine

Straight A Style Blog

Granola and Grace

The Queen in Between

Coast to Coast

This Blonde Shopping Bag

Is This Mutton

Mix and Match Mama

My Purple World – Oh My Heartsie Girl

THURSDAY LINKS:

A Labour of Life

High Latitude Style

Doused in Pink and Curly Crafty Mom

Good Random Fun

Mummabstylish

Thursday Moda by Elegance & Mommyhood

My Bijou Life Online 1-Creative Compulsions AND 2-Traffic Jam

North West Mountain Living

FRIDAY Links:

I also do a Link Party every Friday! Confessions of a Montreal Styling Diva

Sharing a Journey

Shelbee on the Edge

Nancy’s Fashion Style

Lizzie in Lace

Momfessionals.com

Traffic Jam Weekend

Saturday

Fine Whatever Blog

The Thrifty Six and a Suit Story…

When it comes to shopping, there’s nothing that comes quite close to the thrill of the vintage hunt. The adrenaline involved can be quite intoxicating to put it mildly. For me there’s nothing better than finding an epic piece. I love an era prior to the 90’s- and if it suits me and gives me all the joyous feelings, that’s it, I’m a goner.

I found this gem of a suit in the tiniest of shop holes in Old Montreal, maybe ten years ago? Never went back- life !

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I just happened to be in that part of town for a show later that evening. I’ve been told that the place doesn’t exist anymore- all I know is that I fell upon it by accident. The period hats in the window caught my attention, and I just had to walk in. Lo and behold, there she was, bold and beautiful. I had to have her. As I checked the seams to see if there was any room for alterations if needed, I saw the label hanging by a thread: Dolce & Gabbana. She was mine forever, all 20$ worth. Looking just a bit lonely and tired, aged like perfect wine- all she really needed was a little pampering: Dry cleaning and minor alterations- Boom!”

I haven’t worn this suit much, but of the few times, I’ve always gotten raving compliments. I find it incredibly versatile too- worn casual or dressed up, this suit lives up to its expectations. I love the colors and the wool blend!

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Do you love vintage? Have you ever been delightedly surprised by a find? Let me know!

Meanwhile, let’s look at some of my Thrifty Six Sistas incredible looks:

The Thrifty Six is a group of international fashion influencers who meet once a month in our little space on the internet to share our thrifty outfits. On the third Monday of every month, we will all share an outfit based on a theme that features preloved wardrobe pieces. Shopping and reselling preloved clothing is so much better for the environment and you can find some of the best fashions in thrift or charity shops. The Thrifty Six are here to inspire you to shop second hand! 

The Thrifters:

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“I have lots of preloved jackets but I didn’t have any suits, so I instantly started looking on eBay, which is where I found this Marks & Spencer skirt and jacket. It turns out it’s actually quite difficult to find a preloved suit online that’s guaranteed to fit. In the end I managed to buy these separately and matched the pattern by inspecting the photos very closely! It took a bit of research but it paid off in the end!”

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“Since I’m away at college right now, my wardrobe options are very limited – I decided to take this month’s suit theme as the perfect opportunity to try online thrifting for the first time! I snagged this Chanel-esque skirt suit from Poshmark, originally from Anne Taylor, for just $40. The skirt doesn’t fit quite right but the blazer is fab!”

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“A chance to share my pretty little treasure…

Everything about this suit is perfect, the beautiful indigo colour, the styling, the condition, the quality and the buttons are nothing less than exquisite!

When an eBay search brings up a vintage treasure like this, you just buy it and you buy it quick!

It’s a true vintage, 100% wool, French designer piece and I paid under £5 for it – such a shame it doesn’t fit…

It’s just a little too tight to wear to the office but not too tight for a quick photo shoot.  So when the Thrifty Six chose suits as the style focus for February, I was absolutely delighted!

At last, a chance to share my pretty little treasure!

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“This suit attracted me because I love houndstooth, or Pied de Poule as we say here,. And I loved the jacket with the short sleeves and the huge buttons. But I now tried this suit twice, with different colors and heels and flats, and it is just not me. I think it is because the skirt is to short, it’s not my Style. So I am going to sell it. Shall I keep the jacket though??”

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“When Nancy announced the theme, I realized that I did not own any suits at all, thrifted or not. We live in an era where casual is what we do best and I have long since rid my closet of suits. But I will use any excuse to go on a thrifting adventure, so off I went to look for suits and I came home with 3 different ones. This vintage Jones New York suit was just $10. I loved the pleated skirt so much which I imagine I will wear more often than the blazer. But the color was a selling point for me as well. It is an interesting shade of olivey taupe and I just love it paired with black and red.”

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I love this blogging community so much! And I know how much goes into writing every single post, every single week. It’s a dedication thing. And- we wouldn’t do it if we didn’t love it. So we put our everything in it! Please take the time to check out these wonderful bloggers and what they have to say. It’s good for everyone:)

(Click on the Links below to see where I go read, comment and link up every week!)

MONDAY LINKS

The Ageless Style Link Up-  The first Monday of every month

Glass of Glam

My Glittery Heart

Away From the Blue

Robin LaMonte

Fashion Trends and Friends

Ask Suzanne Bell

Fashion Fairy Dust

Beauty By Miss L

TUESDAY LINKS:

Links a la Mode

I Do De Claire

Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Walking in Memphis in High Heels and The Fashion Canvas

Shelbee on the Edge

Style Splash

Jenerally Informed

Not Dressed as Lamb

WEDNESDAY LINKS:

Jersey Girl Texan Heart

Living on Cloud Nine

Rosy Outlook

Seeking Sunshine

Straight A Style Blog

Granola and Grace

The Queen in Between

Coast to Coast

This Blonde Shopping Bag

Is This Mutton

Mix and Match Mama

My Purple World – Oh My Heartsie Girl

THURSDAY LINKS:

A Labour of Life

High Latitude Style

Doused in Pink and Curly Crafty Mom

Good Random Fun

Mummabstylish

Thursday Moda by Elegance & Mommyhood

My Bijou Life Online 1-Creative Compulsions AND 2-Traffic Jam

North West Mountain Living

FRIDAY Links:

I also do a Link Party every Friday! Confessions of a Montreal Styling Diva

Sharing a Journey

Shelbee on the Edge

Nancy’s Fashion Style

Lizzie in Lace

Momfessionals.com

Traffic Jam Weekend

Saturday

Fine Whatever Blog

Fabulous Friday Linkup- AQUARIUS Zodiac Fashion & Year of the Ox

So much happening this month! Not only Valentines, but it’s also Aquarius’ season AND it’s Chinese New Year; with the Ox’s time to shine!

Let’s start with Aquarius fashion. Aquarius girls dance to their own tune. They’re eons ahead of the rest of us when it comes to life and fashion alike. Truly committed to make a difference in the world, for it to be a better place for everyone (and that includes fashion!). Truly a go-getter and in terms of styling (because this is what this blog is mostly about), Aquarius ladies are trend setters. First to show off new styles and could care less about breaking the rules. Ever-changing and eccentric…they keep us guessing as to what will be their next brave, bold move! Eccentric, original and always onto bigger and better projects, these fashion stars actually set the pace and bar for the rest of us!

Let’s look at some of these Aquarius celebrity fashion gurus:

You cannot pin-point their style- that’s the thing with Aquarius girls…You just never know what you’re gonna get!!

Is anyone celebrating Chinese New Year? Our China town here in Montreal is usually bustling with amazing festivities- but not this year; we’re still in sort of lockdown and a serious 8pm curfew. In any case, Happy New Year to all celebrating- especially the Ox- it’s their year! In case you want to know, you are under the Chinese sign of the Ox if you were born on these years: 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021. The Ox is supposed to be hard working, very determined and loyal.

And here is my very favourite Fashionable celebrity Oxen, Lisa Ling- love her!

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Ok! So here I go…This zodiac sign was so incredibly fun to style up! Especially because I just had to keep thinking: Original. And you know how much I love Original! Plus…I’m a Leo with my moon in Aquarius- if that counts for anything!! And, born in 1961- I’m also an Ox! Let’s see how lucky my year will be!!

Here’s me again wearing that fabulous white oversized belted cropped blouse by Oh So Honey– This time to make even more original and “Aquarius-wanna-be”, I layered it with this cute faux fur vest:

So, how did I do? Are you an Aquarius girl- do you want to dress like one? Or are you born under the year of the Ox? Let me know!

And about this cute snatched waist blouse, you can get 15% off on any item on the Oh So Honey site when you use my code: LUCY15OFF. AND- that’s not all! Oh So Honey is having an extra 10% off for pre orders until February 19th. RUN!

You can see more styling of this white blouse and a “white Styling Tip” if you go to my Instagram Post HERE

Now it’s time for my FAVOURITE FASHION DIVA from last week’s LINKUP... Here she is: Darlene with her Red and Pink looks! Giving us all the Valentine vibes we need (such a #dopaminestyling feel!!)

Pink and Red Outfits for February--or Anytime!

MY FAVOURITE READ from last week’s LINKUP is by: Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish for her Favourite Wine Picks for Valentines – So timely!!

Now it’s that time again…COME LINK UP with me!!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!CLICK HERE TO ENTER

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I love this blogging community so much! And I know how much goes into writing every single post, every single week. It’s a dedication thing. And- we wouldn’t do it if we didn’t love it. So we put our everything in it! Please take the time to check out these wonderful bloggers and what they have to say. It’s good for everyone:)

(Click on the Links below to see where I go read, comment and link up every week!)

MONDAY LINKS

The Ageless Style Link Up-  The first Monday of every month

Glass of Glam

My Glittery Heart

Away From the Blue

Robin LaMonte

Fashion Trends and Friends

Ask Suzanne Bell

Fashion Fairy Dust

Beauty By Miss L

TUESDAY LINKS:

Links a la Mode

I Do De Claire

Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Walking in Memphis in High Heels and The Fashion Canvas

Shelbee on the Edge

Style Splash

Jenerally Informed

Not Dressed as Lamb

WEDNESDAY LINKS:

Jersey Girl Texan Heart

Living on Cloud Nine

Rosy Outlook

Seeking Sunshine

Straight A Style Blog

Granola and Grace

The Queen in Between

Coast to Coast

This Blonde Shopping Bag

Is This Mutton

Mix and Match Mama

My Purple World – Oh My Heartsie Girl

THURSDAY LINKS:

A Labour of Life

High Latitude Style

Doused in Pink and Curly Crafty Mom

Good Random Fun

Mummabstylish

Thursday Moda by Elegance & Mommyhood

My Bijou Life Online 1-Creative Compulsions AND 2-Traffic Jam

North West Mountain Living

FRIDAY Links:

I also do a Link Party every Friday! Confessions of a Montreal Styling Diva

Sharing a Journey

Shelbee on the Edge

Nancy’s Fashion Style

Lizzie in Lace

Momfessionals.com

Traffic Jam Weekend

Saturday

Fine Whatever Blog

Dopamine Styling – Because Dressing Should Feel Good! (Part 2)

Do you wear what trends dictate? Do you wear only what you think is appropriate for your age- occupation- status (fill in the blanks)?

Sometimes all that is actually necessary…but it doesn’t mean that even so, you can’t enjoy it! When you love how you look (no matter the circumstance), you naturally start to feel and behave in a more positive way. And, if that brings you joy, then it becomes an all-around feel good thing.

So this being the ‘Love and Feel-Good Month’, lemme ask you: Does what you wear make you feel good? It should. And I’ll go as far as saying, if it doesn’t, then make it happen! This is essential for both, how you feel and emanate, as well as, how others perceive your energy. (Read Part 1 HERE)

Loving all that sparkles! (Read Part 1 HERE)

If you’re not a paid model, who’s just showcasing whatever is pinned on you, then there’s no reason for you to not make the right ‘fun and happy’ choices when it comes to your styling. Keep this in mind when shopping!

Too often we dress for the part, regardless of how it makes us feel, without questioning if any of it brings us any joy. That will show in our appearance. Wearing something ‘just because…wtv reason’ doesn’t work in the long run. It’s not conducive to achieving and growing into your own style- something that really feels like you wanna feel is you.

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I’ve been working for awhile now on incorporating looks, colors, fabrics, cuts and styles- into my wardrobe; making ‘happy- feel good’, my primary objective. It might sound very basic and logical, but it’s not always as clear cut as that! You have to give it a try and see what I mean.

Pick out one item from your wardrobe that you absolutely love, and ask yourself what it is that makes you smile and wanna wear it? Then, hang onto that feeling and see if you get that with another of your pieces. Keep going with that exercise, and you’ll soon find out there’s a pattern. It could be the color, the style, or maybe the compliments you got…

Because I’m fascinated with this topic – which I will be exploring in more depth- I’ve come up with a fitting Hashtag: #dopaminestyling. I will be adding it to all my blog posts. This also means that I will be making a conscious effort to ONLY style up that which brings me joy!

Let’s START THIS CHALLENGE!!!

To start off what will be an on-going-challenge- I would like it if this week you would pull out pieces of your wardrobe that bring out that dopamine feeling! Then, Please join me in including #dopaminestyling within your Instagram post and Tag Me @lucybertoldi. I will then add you to my INsta stories. As well, I’ll showcase you all in a follow up blog post! I can then turn this into a series!

This is a vintage Muff-handbag from the 40’s! it’s truly divine

Here’s a clip about me talking about Dopamine Styling and why I wanna do this!

So here’s to #Dopaminestyling my Lovies! Flaunting red and wild print, mixed with some vintage fur and some cool shades…just because ‘Dressing should feel Good’!

I made those fur cuffs!!

#Confessionoftheday: My easiest go-to-dopamine booster is red- and if you just can’t get away from black or white; mix in some red for some instantaneous bold, beautiful and powerful energy. But more important, it’s especially magnetically cheerful!!

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I love this blogging community so much! And I know how much goes into writing every single post, every single week. It’s a dedication thing. And- we wouldn’t do it if we didn’t love it. So we put our everything in it! Please take the time to check out these wonderful bloggers and what they have to say. It’s good for everyone:)

(Click on the Links below to see where I go read, comment and link up every week!)

MONDAY LINKS

The Ageless Style Link Up-  The first Monday of every month

Glass of Glam

My Glittery Heart

Away From the Blue

Robin LaMonte

Fashion Trends and Friends

Ask Suzanne Bell

Fashion Fairy Dust

Beauty By Miss L

TUESDAY LINKS:

Links a la Mode

I Do De Claire

Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Walking in Memphis in High Heels and The Fashion Canvas

Shelbee on the Edge

Style Splash

Jenerally Informed

Not Dressed as Lamb

WEDNESDAY LINKS:

Jersey Girl Texan Heart

Living on Cloud Nine

Rosy Outlook

Seeking Sunshine

Straight A Style Blog

Granola and Grace

The Queen in Between

Coast to Coast

This Blonde Shopping Bag

Is This Mutton

Mix and Match Mama

My Purple World – Oh My Heartsie Girl

THURSDAY LINKS:

A Labour of Life

High Latitude Style

Doused in Pink and Curly Crafty Mom

Good Random Fun

Mummabstylish

Thursday Moda by Elegance & Mommyhood

My Bijou Life Online 1-Creative Compulsions AND 2-Traffic Jam

North West Mountain Living

FRIDAY Links:

I also do a Link Party every Friday! Confessions of a Montreal Styling Diva

Sharing a Journey

Shelbee on the Edge

Nancy’s Fashion Style

Lizzie in Lace

Momfessionals.com

Traffic Jam Weekend

Saturday

Fine Whatever Blog

Fabulous Friday’s First February Linkup!

Say that 3 times fast! The love month is here and that gives us plenty of reasons to brighten up our style! So many things did happen in January, that honestly, even if we’re in a lockdown- I just never had a moment of rest. In some ways, I guess you can say that’s a good thing!

My #Fauxshow challenge is over and it was a huge success- participation was amazing!! I’m actually thinking of doing it again next January. Here are some of my own photos of me taking part:

And then…Here comes February! Started off with by upcycling a jumpsuit into 3 fun, fashionable pieces! Here they are:

VOILA!!!

Here’s the whole process, if you’d like to watch (about 2 min):

And some news! I’m Super happy about my new collaboration with the Oh So Honey brand, based in the UK. Today I’m styling up this super cute, Collared Polka Dot Balloon Sleeved Blouse. Such a gorgeous fit- and not only super stylish, but also incredibly soft and comfortable too. I can see myself styling it up in so many ways.

I can’t get over the cute stuff on OH SO HONEY– Their prices are also incredible! Luxury, fit, style- AND an affordable price. PLUS you can use my discount for 15% OFF: LUCY15OFF This collab is a dream- so happy to style this off for you!

If you don’t know this brand yet- go check them out! You won’t be disappointed: OH SO HONEY – And, remember to use my CODE to get 15% OFF: LUCY15OFF – They’re giving an extra 10% off for pre-orders from now until Februrary 19th too!

WAIT THERE’S MORE!!! If you head over to my post on Instagram, you can click to ENTER the Oh So Honey GIVEAWAY Bundle worth $250!!! Runs until February 19th.

Now moving right along to my FAVOURITE FASHION DIVA OF THE LINKUP: Michelle of MY BIJOU LIFE ONLINE

the drama of red and black
Such a February Babe- don’t ya think? And check out those booties!!!

My FAVOURITE READ from the LINKUP: By Gail of IS THIS MUTTON for her post: FRIDAY FAVOURITES: TV, PODCASTS, BOOKS – JANUARY EDITION

Such an eclectic choice- I’m going for this all the way!!

And now my Lovies… TIME TO PARTAYYY!!!

Come LINKUP as many blog posts as you wish- the Party is On!!!

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE FABULOUS FRIDAY’S LINKUP PARTY!!!!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

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I love this blogging community so much! And I know how much goes into writing every single post, every single week. It’s a dedication thing. And- we wouldn’t do it if we didn’t love it. So we put our everything in it! Please take the time to check out these wonderful bloggers and what they have to say. It’s good for everyone:)

(Click on the Links below to see where I go read, comment and link up every week!)

MONDAY LINKS

The Ageless Style Link Up-  The first Monday of every month

Glass of Glam

My Glittery Heart

Away From the Blue

Robin LaMonte

Fashion Trends and Friends

Ask Suzanne Bell

Fashion Fairy Dust

Beauty By Miss L

TUESDAY LINKS:

Links a la Mode

I Do De Claire

Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Walking in Memphis in High Heels and The Fashion Canvas

Shelbee on the Edge

Style Splash

Jenerally Informed

Not Dressed as Lamb

WEDNESDAY LINKS:

Jersey Girl Texan Heart

Living on Cloud Nine

Rosy Outlook

Seeking Sunshine

Straight A Style Blog

Granola and Grace

The Queen in Between

Coast to Coast

This Blonde Shopping Bag

Is This Mutton

Mix and Match Mama

My Purple World – Oh My Heartsie Girl

THURSDAY LINKS:

A Labour of Life

High Latitude Style

Doused in Pink and Curly Crafty Mom

Good Random Fun

Mummabstylish

Thursday Moda by Elegance & Mommyhood

My Bijou Life Online 1-Creative Compulsions AND 2-Traffic Jam

North West Mountain Living

FRIDAY Links:

I also do a Link Party every Friday! Confessions of a Montreal Styling Diva

Sharing a Journey

Shelbee on the Edge

Nancy’s Fashion Style

Lizzie in Lace

Momfessionals.com

Traffic Jam Weekend

Saturday

Fine Whatever Blog

About Colour: Fashion Quotes to Live By: Dior…

“Black and white might be sufficient. But why deprive yourself of colour?” Christian Dior.

I couldn’t agree more! Both can be elegant, bold, chic, sleek and gorgeous. And, as for black…it can be: Super Addictive. That’s right- when you start wearing black, you also start believing it fixes every single little defect by camouflaging it all; as well as giving all sorts of other magical benefits. I get that. And it’s absolutely correct. However, black also has the power to control you. It can lead you to believing that no other colour, print or pattern can fulfill the black-look of perfection.

The Legacy of the Little Black Dress - Little Black Dress Designers

So, if you’re ok with living your life in a completely black wardrobe, it’s my opinion that you are seriously missing out. Let’s start with the little ‘black lie’ of always looking your best in black (even if you live in Dior). Firstly, I hope you really love makeup, because black against the face gives absolutely no reflection of healthy glow. You’re gonna need makeup to brighten and liven you up. Hair? Your mane should also be impeccable at all times. As for clothes, those too should be impeccable: no wrinkling, no fading allowed. Sharp and crisp- that’s the deal with black…lest you want to dull the magical black look into a boring dark charcoal.

Almost the exact and total opposite is true of white. That might be a good thing when it comes to giving you a glow…but white without a speck of makeup can be sooo boring and just as draining. You must liven it up!!

Wedding makeup: 15 beauty tips every bride should know | The Independent |  The Independent

But let me be completely honest here: I LOVE Black and White. I really do. However…I’m nuts for colour too!

That being said, if black- and /or white- is a total must, but you can see how draining it’s beginning to look on you; cross on over and give colour a try. Start slowly. Maybe choose a black base (or white) garment with a light print of colour. Or add a bright accessory that breaks the monochrome. If you dare to, why not start with a wild- print scarf, vest, or even shoes?! Simple right? Adding a little colour in your life can also boost your mood (it’s actually a proven thing: Dopamine dressing!!)

And then there’s that thing I keep recommending you to do: Get a little inspiration through Instagram, Pinterest, and join some styling challenges (Instagram is full of them!). Let me show you what I’m wearing for this #wearitwednesday…

The challenge called for mixing pink and red…Can you believe it…I hardly have any pink!! And then of course I pulled out my Eva Varro pink skirt which does have both red and pink on its reversible side! And there just as I thought nothing might work, it all came together.

Ladies, wear your colours! You’re gonna feel sooo good- I promise! I’m sticking to Dior’s quote- in my life, it makes perfect sense. What about in yours?

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I love this blogging community so much! And I know how much goes into writing every single post, every single week. It’s a dedication thing. And- we wouldn’t do it if we didn’t love it. So we put our everything in it! Please take the time to check out these wonderful bloggers and what they have to say. It’s good for everyone:)

(Click on the Links below to see where I go read, comment and link up every week!)

MONDAY LINKS

The Ageless Style Link Up-  The first Monday of every month

Glass of Glam

Mutton Style

Pocket Full of Polka Dots

My Glittery Heart

Not Dead Yet Style

Away From the Blue

Robin LaMonte

Fashion Trends and Friends

Ask Suzanne Bell

Fashion Fairy Dust

Beauty By Miss L

TUESDAY LINKS:

Links a la Mode

I Do De Claire

Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Walking in Memphis in High Heels and The Fashion Canvas

Shelbee on the Edge

Style Splash

Jenerally Informed

Not Dressed as Lamb

WEDNESDAY LINKS:

Jersey Girl Texan Heart

Living on Cloud Nine

Rosy Outlook

Seeking Sunshine

Straight A Style Blog

Granola and Grace

The Queen in Between

Coast to Coast

This Blonde Shopping Bag

Is This Mutton

Mix and Match Mama

Pastries Pumps and Pi

My Purple World – Oh My Heartsie Girl

THURSDAY LINKS:

A Labour of Life

High Latitude Style

Doused in Pink and Curly Crafty Mom

Good Random Fun

Mummabstylish

Thursday Moda by Elegance & Mommyhood

My Bijou Life Online 1-Creative Compulsions AND 2-Traffic Jam

North West Mountain Living

FRIDAY Links:

I also do a Link Party every Friday! Confessions of a Montreal Styling Diva

Sharing a Journey

Shelbee on the Edge

Nancy’s Fashion Style

Lizzie in Lace

Momfessionals.com

Traffic Jam Weekend

Fabulous Fridays Linkup & Challenges Continue!

It’s been a fabulous month of January so far (well not in curfews and lockdowns) but certainly in styling challenges! My #Fauxshow Challenge ends this weekend and I hope you’ll be joining me in styling anything in faux-fur, or vintage- thrifted-hand-me-down fur- I mean it- anything at all! Just post a pic on Insta and tag me @lucybertoldi and I’ll be sure to add you to my stories.

Plus as of Monday, I’ve also joined #TrendsInYourCloset – which I love- because all it requires is for me to dive into my closet!! This challenge comes up every season and is hosted by @annazzon (who’s also my cohost in my faux fur challenge) and @imanorbyah. As well, I joined another that comes up quite regularly is #thriftedchicstylechallenge. It’s been a busy styling week lol!

So let me show you what I’ve styled up for all these challenges:

Faux- fur Vest
More faux and vintage fur
Plaid
Fuzzy faux fur and scarves for Trends in Your Closet
My gorgeous vintage Hermes scarf
Fringe and scarf for Trends in Your Closet
Checkerboard pattern and faux fur
Don’t I look much better when I smile? Some said I should try a natural pose…This is as unnatural as can be for me!!! Your thoughts?

Stay tuned next week for the final pics of these fun challenges…as well look out for my post on Dopamine Styling- wrote about this before- but now …I’m gonna make it a thing!!

Moving right along to what this party is all about!! Here’s my FAVOURITE FASHION DIVA from last week’s Linkup: Alison from Midlife and Beyond: Am I Too Old for Dungarees?

I think she looks perfect!!

My FAVOURITE READ from last week’s Linkup Party: Nicole from High Latitude Style : Learn About the exciting History of Hats

dancer wearing a flapper style sequin cap
You all know that Fashion History is ma thang– so I loved this post!!

It’s now TIME FOR THE LINK UP my Beautiful Friends!!!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

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I love this blogging community so much! And I know how much goes into writing every single post, every single week. It’s a dedication thing. And- we wouldn’t do it if we didn’t love it. So we put our everything in it! Please take the time to check out these wonderful bloggers and what they have to say. It’s good for everyone:)

(Click on the Links below to see where I go read, comment and link up every week!)

MONDAY LINKS

The Ageless Style Link Up-  The first Monday of every month

Glass of Glam

Mutton Style

Pocket Full of Polka Dots

My Glittery Heart

Not Dead Yet Style

Away From the Blue

Robin LaMonte

Fashion Trends and Friends

Ask Suzanne Bell

Fashion Fairy Dust

Beauty By Miss L

TUESDAY LINKS:

Links a la Mode

I Do De Claire

Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Walking in Memphis in High Heels and The Fashion Canvas

Shelbee on the Edge

Style Splash

Jenerally Informed

Not Dressed as Lamb

WEDNESDAY LINKS:

Jersey Girl Texan Heart

Living on Cloud Nine

Rosy Outlook

Seeking Sunshine

Straight A Style Blog

Granola and Grace

The Queen in Between

Coast to Coast

This Blonde Shopping Bag

Is This Mutton

Mix and Match Mama

Pastries Pumps and Pi

My Purple World – Oh My Heartsie Girl

THURSDAY LINKS:

A Labour of Life

High Latitude Style

Doused in Pink and Curly Crafty Mom

Good Random Fun

Mummabstylish

Thursday Moda by Elegance & Mommyhood

My Bijou Life Online 1-Creative Compulsions AND 2-Traffic Jam

North West Mountain Living

FRIDAY Links:

I also do a Link Party every Friday! Confessions of a Montreal Styling Diva

Sharing a Journey

Shelbee on the Edge

Nancy’s Fashion Style

Lizzie in Lace

Momfessionals.com

Traffic Jam Weekend

Fabulous Friday’s Link-up- Faux Fur Styling Challenge!

Hey Lovies- hope you’re doing great! Have I mentioned that I started a challenge for January?! It’s on every weekend in January: FAUXSHOW Challenge. Basically, you post a pic of yourself in: a faux fur piece/; a vintage fur; second-hand/ gifted fur or faux fur, or brand new faux fur. We all have something in faux fur I believe (even mitts or cuffs, or part of a scarf or winter hat with pom pom!), If so please come join us- I have 2 Co-hosts on Instagram:

Anna from Annazzon and Brenda from The Chic City Girl ,

and from: The Chic City Girl Blog:

Here are some of my #FAUXSHOW Challenge looks so far:

Hope you’ll join me for the next two weekends, as of tomorrow! Post your pics on Insta and tag me!

As well, I was so honored to be on Brenda’s Talk is Chic on her IGTV. We chit-chatted all things fashion. It was so fun and uplifting. If you’ve never seen any of her interviews, I strongly recommend you check her out. Brenda is the most genuine and kindest person- and- extremely fashion savvy!!

This is what I wore for #wearitwednesday : Favourite jeans! These you’ve seen a million times before- but I still love’em!!

You will also get to read my book review (not sure how fast I can finish this one- I’m overloaded with reading!!)- hopefully soon! This Was Hollywood, by Carla Valderrama

If you haven’t read my post for the Thrifty Six on Monday, Here’s the Link to that!

If it’s a DIY you’re into– Check out this short video clip showing you how I remedy the strangling turtle neck effect lol!!!

And HOW EXCITING…I was featured in the Links a la Mode Round Up for my post: Fashion – Related Books: Reviews !!!

This post was featured on Links à la Mode fashion roundup by Independent Fashion Bloggers.

More fashion articles:

WHAT A FUN WEEK!!

And NOW!! Onto My FAVOURITE FASHION DIVA OF THE WEEK (from the LINKUP PARTY)!

A Neutral But Not Boring NYE Outfit. | LSR
Ashley from Le Stylo Rouge! I mean how good are these sequined joggers?! WANT.

My FAVOURITE READ from the Link-up Party was by Gail of Is This Mutton

A fur collar brocade jacket in green and blue is paired with a blue velvet skirt and green snakeskin boots for style blogger Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton

It’s now TIME FOR THE LINK UP my Beautiful Friends!!!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!CLICK HERE TO ENTER

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I love this blogging community so much! And I know how much goes into writing every single post, every single week. It’s a dedication thing. And- we wouldn’t do it if we didn’t love it. So we put our everything in it! Please take the time to check out these wonderful bloggers and what they have to say. It’s good for everyone:)

(Click on the Links below to see where I go read, comment and link up every week!)

MONDAY LINKS

The Ageless Style Link Up-  The first Monday of every month

Glass of Glam

Mutton Style

Pocket Full of Polka Dots

My Glittery Heart

Not Dead Yet Style

Away From the Blue

Robin LaMonte

Fashion Trends and Friends

Ask Suzanne Bell

Fashion Fairy Dust

Beauty By Miss L

TUESDAY LINKS:

Links a la Mode

I Do De Claire

Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Walking in Memphis in High Heels and The Fashion Canvas

Shelbee on the Edge

Style Splash

Jenerally Informed

Not Dressed as Lamb

WEDNESDAY LINKS:

Jersey Girl Texan Heart

Living on Cloud Nine

Rosy Outlook

Seeking Sunshine

Straight A Style Blog

Granola and Grace

The Queen in Between

Coast to Coast

This Blonde Shopping Bag

Is This Mutton

Mix and Match Mama

Pastries Pumps and Pi

My Purple World – Oh My Heartsie Girl

THURSDAY LINKS:

A Labour of Life

High Latitude Style

Doused in Pink and Curly Crafty Mom

Good Random Fun

Mummabstylish

Thursday Moda by Elegance & Mommyhood

My Bijou Life Online 1-Creative Compulsions AND 2-Traffic Jam

North West Mountain Living

FRIDAY Links:

I also do a Link Party every Friday! Confessions of a Montreal Styling Diva

Sharing a Journey

Shelbee on the Edge

Nancy’s Fashion Style

Lizzie in Lace

Momfessionals.com

Traffic Jam Weekend

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