Casual Transition

Is it true? Is fall really around the corner? Am I the only one looking forward to rich hues and cozy wraps? I certainly hope not. While I wish it was actually a cool enough evening to need this wrap it so wasn’t. I still have a hard time posting “normal” casual outfits. Real people wear tanks and jeans though so why not? My latest saga? Fibromyalgia. I’m in pain and there’s no way I can even think about a heel or a wedge or anything of the sort right now. If you have to wear flats they may as well be Gucci right? The drivers are so comfortable and soft. Highly recommend!

Free People Wrap

Free People Jeans

Free People Tank

Casual Free People Outfit

Gucci Loafers

Lubi on Steps

Wrap – Free People
Tank – Free People
Bralette – Free People
Jeans – Free People
Loafers – Gucci
Sunglasses – Ray Ban
Lubi the Chihuahua

Cheers!

Happy Spring… Not!

Happy Spring… Not!

So for this first day of spring we had a snow storm. Go figure. I wouldn’t have minded if I hadn’t had to go into New York for the day. What a mess! Oh well — the positive — I can still wear my favourite winter clothes. Oh how I’ll miss them.

I know people have a thing against Abercrombie & Fitch but they have some really nice pieces and the prices are so reasonable. I paired a soft classic white shirt with high waisted, faux leather leggings, booties and an oversized wrap. So simple, but so chic. I’ve always wanted to try the exposed black bra under a white shirt but never felt it appropriate. I finally decided that I didn’t care. Since my reconstruction post breast cancer I don’t actually need a bra for functional purposes so I’m obsessed with these little Calvin Klein bralettes. They look like a tank and they’re seamless and wireless so they don’t hurt.

Oh… one last thing. Can we talk about these Prada sunglasses? Fabulous doesn’t even begin to describe!

Dolce Vita Bootis

Abercrombie & Fitch Pants and Shirt

Forever 21 Wrap

Chic Simple

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Prada Sunglasses

White Shirt – Abercrombie & Fitch (Great Spring Option Here)
Faux Leather Leggings – Abercrombie & Fitch
Wrap – Forever 21 (Love this one!)
Bralette – Calvin Klein (Bloomingdale’s, Available Online Here)
Booties – Dolce Vita (Bloomingdale’s, Similar)
Sunglasses – Prada (Available Online Here)

Cheers!

Blanket Statement

Blanket Statement

You’ve all seen the hype around wearing blanket wraps. The monogrammed Burberry one in particular was super popular this season. On a less expensive note, however, there are so many options available that still look super cool and keep you nice and toasty. I found this one at the Zara sale. It’s so soft. I’ve thrown it over everything from jeans to a skirt and top. It’s also an amazing option when you want to be warm, but don’t want to lug a coat around.

Zara Blanket Scarf

Blanket Wrap

Cozy Chic Striped Scarf

Zara Sweater

Statement Necklace

Ash Boots

Blanket Scarf – Zara
Sweater – Zara (In White Here)
Pants – Helmut Lang (Neiman Marcus, Similar)
Boots – Ash (Saks Off Fifth, Can only find them here)
Sunglasses – Italia Independent
Necklace – A gift from a friend

Cheers!

It’s A Wrap

Literally! Anything scarf, scarf related, wrap, etc. just screams chic in my book. You can take an ordinary outfit and completely change the vibe with one simple accessory. While there is a huge price range when in comes to scarves you really don’t need to spend a fortune to achieve the goal. This baby is from Forever 21 and cost a whopping $8.90. Hence, I bought 4 in different colours. Even my mum was taken by it. While there are a plethora of videos out there on how to tie or style a scarf sometimes the nonchalant approach says more. Just throw it over your shoulders. There’s something to be said for the “I didn’t try too hard” look. Give it a shot!

Forever 21 Scarf Wrap

Long Black Wrap

Grey Blouse

Prada Chelsea Boots

Natural Waves

Lubi

Lubi in Martha Stewart

Scarf/Wrap – Forever 21
Oversize Blouse – Trouve (Nordstrom, Similar)
Skinny Jeans – Abercrombie & Fitch
Boots – Prada (Neiman Marcus Last Call, Similar)
Lubi’s Sweater – Martha Stewart (Pet Smart, Love this little one!)

Il Mantello

Il Mantello – Italian for a cloak, mantle, coat, casing, blanket, wrap. I remember asking my mum years ago to bring one back from Italy. She had one and I loved it and she always referred to it as a mantello. After all, mantello sounds much classier than blanket right? I’m so glad they’re all the rage this season. I was eagerly awaiting cool temperatures to whip it out. The rest of my outfit was inspired by a story on WHOWHATWEAR.COM called The It-Girl Secret to Looking Taller & Leaner. How did I do? I honestly don’t care about being short. Not a big deal to me. I do love a good layering technique though! This is also great way to wear a cropped top or sweater without bearing skin.

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Mantello

Layers

Sweater Over Dress

Mantello – A Gift (Like this one)
Sweater – Free People (Bloomingdale’s, old, Like this one)
Dress Worn as Top – June & Hudson (Nordstrom, NLA Like this one)
Black Jeans – 7 For All Mankind (Bloomingdale’s)
Booties – Jeffrey Campbell (Bloomingdale’s, Last Year, Love These)
Sunglasses – Ray-Ban (Available Here)

Cheers!