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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The Thrifty Six in Leather and Leatherette

Third Monday of the month and here we are with our Thrifty Six Styling Fun!

You know you’ve scored big when you find a mint-condition- never been worn- Danier leather jumper this adorable!  Found it at my local charity store and paid 9$ for it.  WHAAAT?  Yep- tags and all!  The leather is as soft as butter and it most probably goes with any, and every top I own.  Like we’ve said before- style is everything, but so is quality!  Paired it with another little thrifted gem- I’m crazy about lime green (another animal print!).  This top is sheer and also a huge trend for this year.   Wondering if I’ll be getting a lot of wear from this little black dress?  Let me tell you that I wear this one already too often- and almost all year round!   Oh the styling possibilities!

And now let’s see what my gorgeous Thrifty Six Sistas styled up!

Grace of Graceful Rags

“I originally envisioned an edgy outfit for this theme, but given my limited supply of thrifted leather goods, I had to take a very different, old fashioned approach. This green leather purse belonged to my grandma and was a gift for my 16th birthday, including matching shoes and gloves. The heels are much too high for my walking abilities, but the purse was the perfect addition to this gorgeous dress—and I love that it matches the railings! My sparkly bracelet is also thrifted through an antique shop on Etsy.”

Emma of Style Splash

“I stopped buying leather after going vegan three years ago and now only buy faux leather. I try to ensure my purchases are sustainable, as faux leather can be bad for the environment. There are some amazing brands that use recycled materials and no animal derivatives at all in their products. This Matt and Nat bag, which I bought on eBay, is certified vegan, and the lining is made out of recycled plastic bottles! My ankle boots are also preloved – I bought them from a charity shop just before Christmas but I don’t think they’d been worn.”

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

I found this brown leather jacket at Salvation Army a few years ago and it was too snug in the shoulders for a long time. After losing some weight, it now fits and I do love the edginess of it with its broken-in look. My faux leather cow print tote bag is a more recent thrifty find and this is the first time I have styled it. I kept the rest of my outfit simple with skinny jeans, a black turtleneck, and a really old pair of tall brown leather boots. 

Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style

Only after I bought this antique blue super soft leather blazer I realised that I had to take it to the dry cleaners to wash before I wanted to wear it. And somehow I never wore it after it returned. Only to show this outfit years ago. Thrifted leather and shoes are not my thing, although this is such a gorgeous blazer! I really should get over it!

Jane of Preloved-Vintage-Handmade

Roberto Cavalli my hero!…

I’ve always been a devoted fan of Roberto Cavalli and I believe this awesome leather jacket is the absolute zenith of his creative achievements!

It’s a true classic with just enough edge to satisfy the modern aesthetic.  It exudes urban relevance, it’s chic, streetwise and “kinda’ badass”

It’s all of this yet somehow it’s timeless…

A vintage piece that could’ve been made yesterday or 50 years ago – truly inspirational, so glad I own it!

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This was so fun! Hope you’ll join us again on every third Monday of each month for more Thrifted Styling Goodness!

The Thrifters:

Welcome to The Thrifty Six. We are 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! 

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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 Link Up & Zodiac Fashion: CAPRICORN

Hey everybody it’s been awhile! Happy to be back hosting the linkup! I thought I’d kick off this new January with the…

Zodiac sign of the month: CAPRICORN!

Capricorn Ladies are it- they don’t have to prove it to anyone. This girl is an Alpha babe and she’s got it all under control. Same goes for her styling- she’s got her look nailed solid. You can bet Capricorn has got a closet to envy- or is certainly working on getting one that’s got her stamp of approval. One thing is for sure, no matter the size of her closet- everything is functionally organized (think: work clothes, party clothes, loungewear…you get the picture). As for her style; depending on ‘where-what-when’, Capricorn will dazzle and emanate a sense of bold confidence and charm. They own it.

Here are a few Capricorn ladies who mean business- and it’s written all over their style. Magnets.

Alright! So let’s see if I can pull this one off. Gonna muster all my self confidence and own it- here goes Capricorn Babes- I want some of this too!

That was fun!

And now it’s time for our Fabulous Friday’s LINK UP Party- Please Join!!

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

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

Thoughts on ‘Chic’ and ‘Elegant’: Fashion Quotes to Live By

“Chic is no longer synonymous with elegance…The new fashion is unconstrained, bold, solid and realist.” By…. 

I’ll reveal the author a bit later- and you’ll understand why.  But at face value, how relevant is this quote?

All is in the word ‘elegance’.    If elegance is a behaviour, reflecting grace, poise and so on- than I think you the statement is false- because you can’t be chic without elegance!  Now- if elegance refers to the quality and allure of the clothing you are wearing then I agree: you don’t need elegance to be chic!

For purposes of this quote, I’m pretty sure fashion wanted to rid itself of clothing that were both stuffy, restrictive and referring to class status.  BECAUSE the quote was written by Vogue pre -WW2!! ” Chic is no longer synonymous with elegance…The new fashion is unconstrained, bold, solid and realist.” By Vogue 1936

So back then, there was a need to break away from the stuffiness and class distinctions.  Fashion was going through so many cultural changes- and – it was also the upcoming of Hollywood.

Today, we can certainly be chic without any stuffiness or class distinctions.  You can be chic in a tee-shirt and jeans- style is everything.  And that’s what’s key- it’s all about style over fashion.  As for elegance- it’s all in the style, poise and mannerism.  That my Darlings,  never goes out of style!

In today’s LOTD- I find this cute loungewear look quite chic, bold, unconstrained and realistic- just like the quote! Velvet yoga pants and this divine Bellelily Tee Shirt! I love Blondie! It definitely is all about chic style!  😊

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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

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

Fashion- Related Books: Reviews

Fashion- Related Books: Reviews

I’ve had the pleasure- and I really mean pleasure, of devouring some really good fashion books as of late. Let me get right down to it:

Iris Apfel- my dearest all time favourite icon has a book out: IRIS APFEL accidental icon- Musings of a Geriatric Starlet

Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon by [Iris Apfel]

This book is absolutely delicious. True to Iris style, the book is as colourful and entertaining visually as it is to read. Do not confuse this one as a mere coffee table book (I mean it’s gorgeous enough to be that)- but it’s way more. This is a delightful read into Iri’s life with some preciously detailed moments – both of her personal and business life. I honestly couldn’t put this one down. So many passages that had me discovering new things about Iris and I can’t rave enough about the nostalgia it stirred within me. It made me long for glitsy New York times. I love this woman’s spirit and her no-nonsense way of looking at things. Delightful!

I highly recommend this to all unique fashionistas with a flare for originality- and to everyone else out there- because she is incredibly real, fun, pragmatic and ever- so relatable!!!

Next one of my list: Bill Cunningham: Fashion Climbing

Could not put this down! Cunningham, the genius force behind the columns! More than a street fashion photographer and fashion reporter, Bill set the trends and pace for fashion. Everyone wanted to be photographed by him! But before that, what was his story? Oh this is so much fun to read!! Hat designer and creator firstly as well as store visual merchandiser- Bill talks about how all that fanned out for him. He writes such a humorous memoir filled with incredible details of fun and mischief. So down to earth and ready to take chances out of any situation- his life is so colourful and amazing. He brings in society, politics, disco- he pulls this altogether as we take a ride into his world. More than a fun read, you will adore the sense of history and be drawn right into his life. You will love this!! A real love affair with fashion.

This one makes me so happy!!! Fashion Quotes- Stylish Wit & Catwalk Wisdom

You’ve seen me use a quote from this one last week in my post: Be Unique…Fashion Quotes I Will Fashionably Live By This little gem is not only delightful, but also so enlightening- especially when you consider the eras the quotes were written in. Different perspectives on fashion depending on the times makes these more than just mere quotes. If you dig deeper and put it in context, the meanings can be totally re-interpreted, depending on one’s own perspectives. This is probably why quotes are meant to live forever as they are so adaptable (for the most part..and if not- well how interesting is that?!). Fascinating little book which I’ll not only read for the fun of it- but I actually have a whole series based around it! Anyone who loves fashion will for sure relate to this! Love it!

The next three books are more professional in nature- but no less engaging and interesting for anyone with a flare and love for both history and fashion.

Dr. Ingrid Mida’s: The Dress Detective: A Practical Guide to Object-Based Research in Fashion

There is so much that can be learned from history through the study of fashion apparel. How people lived, fought and loved, are only a few of the things that can be discovered by looking deeply into what may seem to be but an ordinary dress of the past. Dr. Mida proves how effective minute research in this area can be both beneficial to uncovering a multitude of clues that draw you right to the depths of the most intimate part of a person’s life. True detective work, with all the steps involved in really looking and ‘seeing’, to ultimately discovering. Prior to this book, I had never stopped to think of how such details (or the research method) in pursuit of these, could lead to the vast possibilities of revealing the most incredible discoveries!

This book will be of utmost value to anyone who loves both fashion history and apparel- it brings a different dimension to the way we look and appreciate what people of the past actually wore. It helps bring the human aspect even closer, rendering history all the more fascinating. I’m definitely incorporating parts of this book into my teaching of fashion history. But there’s also pure pleasure in reading and discovering all the goodies in this book, just for the fun and interest of it all.

Next: Do you love both Fashion and Art? If so, you’re going to love Dr. Mida’s, Reading Fashion in Art

I’m not sure if fashion junkies are alone in noting that everything in fashion is paralleled by, or submersed into, art? If you have never really pondered on that, I suggest you start observing – And – what better way than doing so than by referring to this magnificent book! Truly an awakening on how to really appreciate works of art and their defining of culture and society through art and fashion. Two realms that seemed independent of each other are truly intertwined. This book’s analogy certainly helps give us clarity and better understanding of people and their lives specifically by reading fashion in art. I truly enjoyed the spark this book lit up for me- from one chapter to the next. Not only is Reading Fashion in Art visually splendid, the way it is analyzed and broken up for us to truly appreciate and understand the contents and the relevance of such a study, is what did it for me. I shall for sure use this one in my History of Fashion Courses. But not only that! I can only imagine how all this info will surely entice many conversations for fashion lovers alike.

Next: For all you fashion up-cyclists out there, here’s a twist on things; why not try some upbeat mending!

Mend! by Kate Sekules is a book like no other. No seriously, I really didn’t know what to expect, other than a guide to get me started on Visual Mending (or VM as she calls it). Instead, I got so much more than that! I learned about the history- of mending and stitching and the people behind it- creators too. This was so insightful, because believe me when I tell you that such historical information is incredibly hard to find – or for the most part- nonexistent. All this detailed info written in such a fun, easy-to-read manner, had me devouring this book in 2 days. Obviously the book will stick around me for more than that, since now I can’t wait to get started with the stitching practice part!

You all know me to be crazy about transforming and DIY’ing all my clothes and that which I thrift- so it’s no lie that this is just feeding my addiction like nothing else these days. My Mom was an Invisible weaver (mender) and through her I learned this almost-lost art. Now I’m thrilled to apply more VM to beautify and personalize my craft. Will also be using this book in the workshops I give at school. I’m so motivated- what a terrific book!

What books have you been reading lately?

#Confessionoftheday: I’m totally addicted to fashion books- of any sort. Seriously I want to own them all. Whether it’s for reading pleasure; teaching source; decorating; cutting up for projects; antique collecting. I always have a reason- and honestly- I’m not looking for a cure!

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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

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

Be Unique…Fashion Quotes I Will Fashionably Live By

Happy 2021 and welcome to my first installment of Designer Quotes I Will Fashionably Live by! I’ve decided that for 2021 I would start posting some designer quotes I love and quill some thoughts about these, here on my real estate:)

Because I’m a fashion addict and truly love what I do in this field; from Styling, to Teaching, to DIY’s- I thought this is just a natural development into how we think and feel within the whole fashion concept and- dare I say- world! So join along with me and leave me your comments and thoughts on these musings of mine. Should be fun!

The quotes are all taken from this new little gem of mine (which I just can’t live without- it’s my new fashion partner in crime lol!): Fashion Quotes- Stylish Wit & Catwalk Wisdom

TODAY’S QUOTE: “You weren’t mass-produced, so be unique”, by Manolo Blahnik

This spoke to me immediately. I thought about fast fashion. How there’s not much uniqueness in clothes that are mass produced. And yet, the problem is not only the clothes per se that cause the clone effect…it’s actually the styling! Instead of buying more, why not just get more creative with what we already own?

Manolo is on point when he says we need to be unique. That is the only way to enjoy fashion, creativity and originality.

Be unique my friends! Try looking at clothes in a different way and leave your comfort zone. What’s the worst that can happen? (I’m sure there’s a great quote in my little book for this!).

To go with this post I decided to style up a jacket which can seem pretty difficult to match. The usual and easiest way would be with plain black- but you know I’d never settle with that! The best way to keep the look unique is to pair it up with something that’s just as wild on its own but with a color that would tie the two together.

And that’s just what I did by pairing this flowered jacket with a polkadot dress (ironically, there’s black in both;) Proves that you really can wear a loud jacket on repeat! All you have to do is give it an even louder match. Both looks ae pretty unique- and it feels right- it’s me!

So when in doubt-be unique! Add an accessory; wear it backwards; tuck; mend; add a layer…do what you need to do to change a look and make it interesting and fun again.

#confessionoftheday: Guilty as charged for having fallen for the mass-produced clone effect…nowadays though- it’s a conscious decision to feel like “Me” when I wear anything at all. I try as much as possible to rewear and refashion. I wear what feels good- feels right.

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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

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

The Thrifty Six are Red-y for the Holidays!

Can’t believe Christmas is almost here! It’s been quite the year- but fortunately we’ve found all kinds of ways to cope, distract and dare I say…thrive! We are so resilient, aren’t we Darlings? And it’s time for the Thrifty Six!

Welcome to The Thrifty Six. We are 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! 

And here we are with such an appropriate theme for Christmas: Red!

I had such a blast putting together this gorgeous thrifted ensemble. There’s nothing I love more than an easy right off the rack outfit that says: Ready to Go! I paired it with my all time favourite sequin vest…and then opted for the two- different-coloured booties! A true mish-mash that speaks originality- just like I love!

So, to be honest here, the booties were not thrifted. I just own 2 pairs of booties in 2 different colours! I thought if I don’t mix them up now- when? Perfect opportunity! As well, don’t think the outfit looked exactly like this when I got it a few seasons back at my local charity store. Nope! The hems were slit and had strings to tie up in a bow and the leg parts were lined all the way to the bottom. As well, the sleeves were also slit all the way down. I cut and sewed and in no time, this is what I got. Loving it now!

Goes to prove how versatile it is to buy second hand. You can find, for very little cost to you, something that has huge potential to tailor it to your own liking. I love doing that. And if something goes wrong along the way…oh well! This one could not have cost me more than a latte at Starbucks! And at least I gave it a chance. I saved it from the landfill!!

And now, please check out what my beautiful Thrifty Six Diva Sistas are Styling today!

Emma of Style Splash

“I came across this gorgeous red military style jacket on eBay recently. I was the only bidder so I managed to snag it for the starting price of £5! The quality is fantastic, much better than I’d anticipated. I teamed it with a zebra print mini skirt and long black boots to make the red really stand out.”

Grace of Graceful Rags

“It was my turn to pick the theme this month, and I immediately knew I wanted to feature this red thrifted BCBG dress that I purchased for only $1! As I started adding accessories, I realized this old fashioned purse (which was more expensive than the dress – $6!) and this gorgeous sparkly necklace were both thrifted as well. While not the most practical holiday outfit for 2020, it’s always fun and uplifting to play a little dress up.”

Jane of Preloved-Vintage-Handmade

“I’m Little Red Riding Hood…lost in the forest on my way to grandmother’s house…only kidding – it’s me, Jane! Red’s the theme for the Thrifty Six December style focus and I’m taking it to the max! This is an authentic Scandinavian, pure wool maxi skirt, I’ve teamed it with a chunky pillarbox red sweater and a quirky vermilion beret. The accent colour is tan, a great contrast to the red and it picks up the orangey stitch detail in the skirt. Dressed head to toe in red I feel totally empowered! – I don’t often wear this colour but now I’m tempted to become a ‘Scarlet Woman’!!!”

Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style

“Nothing I am wearing here is pre loved. When this photo was taken, about 5 years ago, I wasn’t into pre loved. But……Castor was pre loved!! We bought him, that sounds weird, we were so lucky to call him ours, also weird but alla, from a breeder. Who, of course otherwise we wouldn’t have ended up at her place, loved her cats to pieces. So this is my pre loved ‘item’! Castor! Yeah right, but he is not red, I hear you say. No indeed, I am a bit cheating this month. But he does wear a red Santa jacket which I got from a friend years ago. So a pre loved cat with a hand me down jacket!”

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

red plaid blazer, tartan blazer, cropped denim, holiday outfit, thrifted style, fashion over 40, pattern mixing, graphic tee, Shelbee on the Edge

“I recently found this red tartan blazer at my local Thrifty Shopper and it was so perfect for the holiday season that I just couldn’t resist it. Although I had absolutely no reason for purchasing it other than I thought it was so cute…until Grace called Red for this month’s theme! My Harley Davidson tank top, my jeans, and a few of my pearl strands were also preloved items purchased a few years ago. Everything else was shopped from my closet. This combination was inspired by a Gwen Stefani outfit that she was wearing recently on The Voice!”

The Thrifters:

We will be back in 2021 with another pre loved theme!

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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

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

Fabulous Friday’s Styling Linkup!

I can’t believe this will be the last Fabulous Friday Linkup Party for this year- but I’ll be back in January Absolutely! It’s been quite busy around here. I’m now done with final corrections -and my students did great! I’m so proud of them considering these crazy times…motivation is not always there- so Kudos to them!

Meanwhile I’ve been styling up quite a few looks and have participated in a few fun challenges this week! I’m doing #12days of sequins with @sabrinasikora…so here are my looks so far:

And of course another #hodge podge styling challenge with Audrey: Office Gucci look!!

Channeling the retro vibe of holiday office parties in the 90s with the new Gucci Gift campaign.The Office Party

OMG I adore Gucci and all the funkiest of looks- so I had a blast dressing up here:)

Cannot get enough of GUCCI!!!

And then…I treated myself to this beauty of a necklace!!! It’s designed by Katherine Karambelas– all created by hand, in Italy, by top artisans/jewelers. To. Die. For. Katherine Karambelas is a Montreal Designer. Her one-of-a-kind- original collections are sold worldwide. Watch these 2 short video clips and tell me this is not absolutely exquisite!!

What have you ladies been styling this week?

This week I’m picking two FAVOURITE LINKUP DIVAS!!

The first Gorgeous Fashion Diva is: Darlene of Aquamarina

How to Style Sweatpants for the Holidays

AND: Laura of I do DeClaire

pink moto jacket, white turtleneck tunic, taupe booties, distressed jeans

COME JOIN THE PARTY AND LINK UP ALL YOUR FAVOURITE POSTS!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!Click here to enter!!!

******PLEASE NOTE: Confessions of a Montreal Styling Diva will be back on January 8th!!!*****

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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

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

SAGITTARIUS Fashion Styling- ZODIAC Fashionphile Edition!

Last Zodiac of the year is by far the last girl on the list- no way! The Sagittarius girl is always the life of the party. This easy-going gal is so much fun to be around; her personality makes it that everyone wants to be around her. Fun, sassy- yet strong-minded and loyal; everyone wants a Sag girl on their team.

So how does this sign dress to suit her moods? Don’t pin her down. This one is as versatile as they come. What is today’s classy business suit is tomorrow’s all-out clubbing attire. You never know what you’re gonna get. Check out these celebs and see what I mean:

When it comes to Sagittarius women, versatility is the name of the game. The only predictable thing here is that you just never know what they will surprise you with!

Let’s see if I succeeded in nailing the look- All you Sagittarius girls out there- let me know!

Are you a Sagittarius? Would you dress as one?

Stay tuned next month for Exhibit: Capricorn Babe!

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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

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

Fabulous Friday’s Linkup Party…Because We All Really Need Some Diversion

I am so very ready for the weekend. The beginning of the week started out with me needing so much sleep time and rest! I don’t know why I’ve been feeling so drained these days. But there’s nothing like a cute little styling up won’t help cure. Here I am with this colorful little dress and booties bright. Styling up a cute outfit helps improve your mood- and that’s a fact (remember my Dopamine Dressing post?). Much needed this week was color, patterns and more color (even when styling black).

And then Wednesday came along. Don’t you love Wednesdays? So here is a bit of sparkle- which you know I adore. Remember how I told you I refuse to call anything loungewear anymore? Well, here’s my fancy laid back- at home- look; shimmer, sparkle and all! Perfect diversion to reality: Did you know Montreal had an emergency code alert buzzing through all our phones and Tv’s? Yes- you heard that right. An Alert to remind us of the accrued policing and fines for anyone daring to get together for Christmas. And, that my friends, warranted a threat alert…Ok…So this is where we’re at. Moving along! This picker-upper could not have come at a better time!

Even though I’m doing my Holiday contract work for Chanel ( Thursday to Saturday), I still get that weekend vibe. I have to admit that going in goggled up and masked isn’t the easiest thing…but I’m getting used to it. But after taking this Before and After Shift pics…wow- I look drained (must be the lack of oxygen behind that mask lollll! What do you think??

Left: Just about to start my shift. Right: Just about to close. From fresh to drained!

So now- I’m obviously ready for the Partyyyy! It’s time for FABULOUS FRIDAY’S LINKUP!!

My FAVOURITE FASHION DIVA from the Linkup is…

Ashley of Le Stylo Rouge!!!

Holiday Outfit Idea: Cozy Sweater and a Silky Slip Dress. | LSR
This Slip look and Sweater is just divine!!!

My FAVOURITE READ of the Linkup is by,

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge: 4 Elements to Consider When Creating YOur Next Outfit

Shelbee is so creative in her styling! She gives some excellent tips and guidelines- go read!

YOU COULD BE MY NEXT FEATURE!

COME JOIN THE PARTY AND LINK UP ALL YOUR FAVOURITE POSTS!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE LINKUP PARTY!!!

*********************************************************************************************************

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

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

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