One Tribe Apparel

Anyone noticed how much I love kimonos? Or anything BOHO chic? When One Tribe Apparel sent me this kimono I was psyched! First of all, their story is great. Second of all — kimono! They also donate part of their proceeds to help the Elephant Nature Park. How cool is that? Besides all the above, the kimono is so pretty. The vibrant colours and peacock pattern on mine even dressed up jeans enough for me to wear them to work! I love peacocks! I would wear this over a bathing suit or to give a pop to a simple tee or slip dress too. I’m tellin’ ya, these things come in handy. Stop on over to One Tribe Apparel and check out all the amazing things they have besides kimonos too!

Kimono – One Tribe Apparel
Jeans – Hudson Kids
Top – Free People (Sold out. Try this.)
Sandals – Birkenstock
Sunglasses – Oliver Peoples

Cheers!

Elevated Basic

Jeans and a tee. Basic right? But there are so many different iterations! Jeans — blue, white, black? Tee — the possibilities are endless. I always find myself trying to be that graphic tee person and I never think it looks right. I do love a good v-neck though. Finding a good t-shirt doesn’t mean spending a lot of money. Latest plain tee obsession? Target! Mossimo v-neck at 3 for $20 is a total no brainer. They wash well and they’re super soft. Can’t beat it. For evening it’s so easy to take something as easy as this, throw on a kimono, change from sneakers to shoes (or not) and off you go. Elevate basic! Oh… Lubi found a friend on our pre-supper walk. How cute are they?

T-shirtJeansKimono — Sunglasses
Hair by Sparks Hair Design
Lubi the Chihuahua with his new Labradoodle friend Pasha

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Pole Dancing

So this top made me feel part ballerina, part Madonna circa 1980 something. Either way — so much fun! I styled it with uneven hem, ripped knee jeans. Both are trends that are very on point (pun kind of intended) and somehow work together perfectly. Mixing too many trends in one outfit can completely backfire. You never want to look like you’re trying too hard to accomplish it all at once and trends should only be considered if they actually work for you. Trying to pull off a trend that’s out of your comfort zone will just leave you with buyer’s remorse as you gaze at a closet full of “why did I buy this?” items. It’s better to leave the house feeling confident than in an outfit that makes you self-conscious and fidgety. For me it’s edgy BOHO. (Closet full of Free People anyone?) Skinny bottoms and oversized tops are basics in my world styled in different ways to fit the mood or occasion. People ask me why I don’t show off how small I am with form-fitting clothes. The answer? It’s just not me. What are your go to outfits?

Top – Free People On Sale!
Jeans – Free People
Flatform Sandals – Lockeed (Similar)
Sunglasses – MO Eyewear
Bracelet – Swarovski

Cheers!

Boudoir

Pyjama dressing has become a thing of late and I’m kinda loving it. What could be better than being able to wear pjs out of the house? Styling something silky or fancy with ripped jeans has always appealed and it’s much more interesting than going all one way or the other. It was hot so I used the pyjama shirt as my jacket for the evening in case it got chilly. In the restaurant, however, it was cami all the way! Camisoles are so versatile. Wear them with a shrunken tee under if you want to be less revealing, on their own for a night out, or with a cardigan, blazer or shirt over for warmth or style. You can dress them up or down for day or night. Everyone should own one! Oh… I can’t stop wearing these shoes! I swear I own more than one pair!

Shirt (Other Colour)
Camisole (Similar)
Jeans
Shoes
Sunglasses (Locals get them from me!)
Necklace & Bracelet

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Cheap Trick

Sometimes it’s just too hot to wear clothes. Let the hibernation begin. See ya in October! OK. So I have to leave the house at some point but what to wear? Little dresses that don’t touch me. Being that I’m not a fan of summer heat, in case you couldn’t tell, I’m not into spending tons of money on my hot weather wardrobe. This dress is from Forever 21 and though I don’t shop there often, sometimes for an easy summer number it works. The trick to shopping at inexpensive places like that? No brights or pastels. Black and white and some other dark colours will always look more expensive. Pairing your budget friendly outfit with a nice pair of shoes, some cool jewellery and an awesome pair of sunglasses will elevate the look and make you feel like a million bucks. Give it a shot!

Double Layer Dress – Forever 21 (Similar)
Shoes – Gucci
Sunglasses – Max Mara (Locals can buy them from Park Eye Center!)
Watch – Apple
Necklace and Bracelet – Gifts from Mum and Dad

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Puffy Shirt

Remember the Puffy Shirt episode? Of course you do! With statement sleeves and ruffles being all the rage it pops into my head all too often. Hope I pulled it off better than Seinfeld!

I found this blouse on super sale at Anthropologie last week. It’s so airy that even inside for dinner I wasn’t crazy hot. Phew. I usually am. I briefly toyed with the idea of not wearing a tank top underneath. Think I could pull it off? I’m a wimp sometimes when it comes to showing too much skin. Not sure why. Pairing something so feminine and flirty with ripped up jeans is so much fun. There’s something about that combo that has always appealed to me. I’m not into fussy prim and proper. I like a little edginess to my outfits. BTW… you’ll be seeing these shoes a lot. They’re trendy and pretty and so comfortable! Oh… we just planted our garden. Nice huh?

Blouse – Anthropologie
Jeans – Free People
Shoes – Gucci
Sunglasses – Fendi (Similar)
Necklace & Bracelet – Walter Bauman

Cheers!

Spring Chill

Not gonna lie. I love a chilly spring day especially after the rest of the week was in the 90s. Yucky. Love the prospect of wearing a chunky spring sweater and an awesome pair of jeans and I’m embracing it fully while I still can without melting. I managed to incorporate a few trends into this outfit without it looking like I was trying too hard. Never look like you’re trying too hard! I half-tucked my chunky sweater with cool sleeves into my moto jeans to show off the zipper details. Check out the ripped knee and distressed bottoms. Cool right? If you’re looking for the most comfortable jeans ever give DL1961 a shot. I swear they’re as comfortable as leggings! Last but not least — mules. Any shoe you can remove in a matter of seconds is a winner in my book! I own these in 3 colours! Shhhhhh! Oh! Don’t forget to accessorize girlies! Jewellery and sunglasses make an outfit!

Sweater – Free People
Jeans – DL1961
Shoes – French Connection (not available)
Sunglasses – Fendi

Cheers!