Bon Voyage 2014

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What a year  2014 has been!  I’ve spent most of it discovering who I am as a woman,  which sounds simple but hasn’t been an easy journey.  The end isn’t near, I’ve still got so many layers to pull back and embrace. 

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This New Year’s Eve I’m playing it low key but for the sake of this blog I put together this formal yet fun look. This jumpsuit is a pleasant surprise with the dramatic low back and slightly flared cut pant. I added in colour with my blue suede shoes and some tribal elements with my clutch from  H&M. The clutch has some rose gold trim so I accessorized with rose gold chandelier earrings.

I didn’t go overboard with the makeup,  some gold eyeshadow and a pop of pink lipstick. 

I hope you ring in 2015 with the ones you love; I’ll see you in the new year with more looks and more dimensions to this blog!

Jumpsuit – Sirens
Heels – Jessica Simpson
Clutch – H&M
Earrings – Clair’s

12+ Looks of Christmas: Black & White Furry Fun

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Pulling off a bold hat such as this Vintage White Fox Fur Pill Box Hat takes not only confidence but an understated holiday outfit. I was inspired by the 60’s and went for a mod-style black and white striped dress, graphic fishnets and black platform heels. This is definitely a festively glam party look that had my 3 style elements: fun, classic and sexy!

80s Custom White Fox Fur Pill Box Hat – Click to Purchase!

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 80s Custom White Fox Fur Pill Box Hat – Hot Mama Vintage
Dress – Dynamite Clothing
Heels – Sirens
Earrings – H&M
Fishnets – Dollarama

 

12+ Looks of Christmas: Little Drummer Fashionista

These looks are getting more and more fun to shoot, I hope you’re enjoying them and getting inspired for your holiday looks this Christmas. Today’s look is a holiday office look; a basic turtleneck and pencil skirt topped off with this amazing red-orange evening jacket that’s available at Hot Mama Vintage. It’s thick fabric and rope buttons look so luxe, it can dress up any outfit for any occasion!

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80’s Jaeger Evening Jacket w/ Rope Embroidered Buttons

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Jaeger Burnt-Orange Evening Jacket – Hot Mama Vintage
Crop Turtleneck – Sirens
Skirt – Costa Blanca
Heels – Old Navy
Earrings – Forever21

12+ Looks of Christmas: Holiday Fly Girl

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I couldn’t resist picking up this Velvet Paisley Peplum Jacket not only for its decadent texture and design but also for its slightly peplum frame.  This mid 80’s peice has great gold piping trim around the collar and across the sweetheart bustline that beautifully accentuates the bust.

I kept the look 80’s corporate fly girl with a matching green pencil skirt and able chain pumps to add some attitude to this holiday look.  For an everyday look,  to go out lunch with the ladies,  I’d throw this over a very tank,  some jeans and accessorize with a chain chocker and metallic flats.  The key to a successful closet is one filed with items that can transition from day to night looks flawlessly.

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Velvet Paisley Jacket –  Hot Mama Vintage
Skirt –  Forever 21
Heels –  Urban Planet

12+ Looks of Christmas:

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I couldn’t resist picking up this Velvet Paisley Peplum Jacket not only for its decadent texture and design but also for its slightly peplum frame.  This mid 80’s peice has great gold piping trim around the collar and across the sweetheart bustline that beautifully accentuates the bust.

I kept the look 80’s corporate fly girl with a matching green pencil skirt and able chain pumps to add some attitude to this holiday look.  For an everyday look,  to go out lunch with the ladies,  I’d throw this over a very tank,  some jeans and accessorize with a chain chocker and metallic flats.  The key to a successful closet is one filed with items that can transition from day to night looks flawlessly. 

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Velvet Paisley Jacket –  Hot Mama Vintage
Skirt –  Forever 21
Heels –  Urban Planet

12+ Looks of Christmas:

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I couldn’t resist picking up this Velvet Paisley Peplum Jacket not only for its decadent texture and design but also for its slightly peplum frame.  This mid 80’s peice has great gold piping trim around the collar and across the sweetheart bustline that beautifully accentuates the bust.

I kept the look 80’s corporate fly girl with a matching green pencil skirt and able chain pumps to add some attitude to this holiday look.  For an everyday look,  to go out lunch with the ladies,  I’d throw this over a very tank,  some jeans and accessorize with a chain chocker and metallic flats.  The key to a successful closet is one filed with items that can transition from day to night looks flawlessly. 

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Velvet Paisley Jacket –  Hot Mama Vintage
Skirt –  Forever 21
Heels –  Urban Planet

12+ Looks of Christmas: Joy to the Peplum

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This holiday look features this grey and black knit jacket with a perfectly peplum silhouette. I love peplum anything because it compliments women with curves and also creates curves for those lacking hips that wish they were born with them. It’s made out of wool which is a plus for keeping fashionable yet warm this holiday season. I kept accessories simple with a silver cocktail ring & hoop earrings; a grey bag completed the monochromatic winter look. To add some holiday cheer, I added a bright pink lip and a high bun.

Vintage Knit Jacket – Hot Mama Vintage

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Vintage Black & Grey Knit Peplum Blazer – Hot Mama Vintage
Skirt – Costa Blanca
Heels – Aldo
Purse – Forever 21

12+ Looks of Christmas: Hallelujah Houndstooth

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With only 19 days left in 2014, it’s more important than ever to dot your i’s and cross your t’s with any issues that are weighing on your conscience. I’ve learned that making amends with any people of situations that you’re not at peace with is a crucial part of personal progression. I plan to do my work and I hope you do too.  Whether I know you or not – I sincerely want us all to live to our full potentials!

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Back to the fashion!  Today’s look features an 80’s Houndstooth Wool Jacket, another piece from my online vintage store Hot Mama Vintage. It’s a great item that can be worn with jeans and a light knit sweater and boots or dressed up like I did with these plum skater hem dress and peep toe booties. I accessorized with my favourite studded oversized clutch and green jewel drop earrings to add a bit of my personality to the look.

Have a great weekend fashion lovers –  get that holiday shopping done,  only  12 days left to right the crowds or do some online shopping in your pj’s.

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Houndstooth Wool Jacket –  Hot Mama Vintage
Dress –  H&M
Booties –  Winners
Studded Clutch –  Sirens
Earrings –  Ardene

12+ Looks of Christmas: Flirty & Gold

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This is a fun and flirty holiday look I’d wear for a girl’s night out. The Gold Lame Paisley Jacket is for sale on Hot Mama Vintage – it’s actually a suit that I split up (the matching skirt is available here) but both the skirt and jacket are available! This print is so bold and fun and is a great addition of glitter for any outfit. I paired the jacket with a flirty black dress, nude heels and a fringe back to add some movement and to the whole boho-chic look.

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Gold Paisley Lame Jacket – Hot Mama Vintage
Dress – Forever21
Bag – Sirens
Heels – Lola Shoetique
Earrings – Suzy Shier

12+ Looks of Christmas: Black Christmas

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I must have been a hippy or gypsy in my past life because I always gravitate towards graphic prints, beads, fringe, any way to add texture to an outfit it a must for my style. I let the Hobnobber Graphic Maxi Skirt from Hot Mama Vintage be the vocal point of this look with a little competition from my favourite beaded clutch. I kept the accessories bold and Afrocentric with a cuff and earrings I’ve had for years. I’d wear this look out to dinner or to see a play, which I’ve been meaning to do this Christmas since I saw Creole Ballet last year.

Vintage Hobnobber Graphic Print Maxi Skirt

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Hobnobber Graphic Print Maxi Skirt – Hot Mama Vintage
Turtleneck  – Sirens
Blazer – Costa Blanca
Flats, Bracelet, Earrings – Ardene
Clutch – Aldo