7.25.2014

Mesh Stripes

Muse Apparel Mesh Striped Dress
Muse Apparel Mesh Striped Dress
Muse Apparel Mesh Striped Dress
Muse Apparel Mesh Striped Dress
Muse Apparel Mesh Striped Dress
Muse Apparel Mesh Striped Dress
Muse Apparel Mesh Striped Dress
Dress: c/o Muse Apparel, Shoes: Vince Camuto, Bag: Coach, Necklace: Forever21, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelet: c/o Shlomit Ofir

An outfit post on a Friday? I know, not my usual routine, but I didn't get to post yesterday so I wanted to leave you with another outfit post before the weekend! Given that I wear a lot of black and a lot of stripes, it's no surprise that I was drawn to this dress by Muse Apparel. But what makes it so different from anything else I own is this gorgeous mesh overlay. It's such a fun detail, and makes this otherwise fairly basic fit & flare dress a stand out piece! In. Love.

HAPPY FRIDAY! Ahh, I am so glad it's the weekend. It's going to be super sunny and nice, and we have two weddings to attend/balance on Saturday! There's little I love more than getting dressed up, drinking wine and dancing with my fella, so it should be a wonderful weekend.


7.23.2014

5 Tips for Shopping Online



It's pretty often that, in person, I'll get asked where I've bought something and more often than not, my answer is "online". Living in a small-ish city on the east coast of Canada, shopping is very limited. I do a lot of my shopping online, as the selection is endless and you can find unique pieces that not everyone else is going to have. 

It's something that I've feel I've gotten pretty good at over time, and I know a lot of people find online shopping a little intimidating, so here are some tips that will help make the process a whole lot easier!

1. Know Your Measurements - Knowing your actual measurements is essential to your online shopping success. Some sites will give you exact measurements of the garments and others will give you a general size guide. Please remember that size guides are just that - guides. A lot of online shops carry many different brands, so the sizing isn't going to be exactly the same across the board.

2. Be Honest With Yourself - If there's something that always tends to give you some difficulty when you're out shopping or trying clothes on, be honest with yourself about it. Do you have a larger chest that usually leaves blouses gaping, or find that fitted dresses are difficult to fit over your hips compared to your waist? Unless you're willing to take the risk, avoid ordering items that give you a hard time online, and go shopping for those in person instead!

3. Read The Reviews - Reviews can be a great source of information. It can give you a better idea of overall fit, quality, and likeliness to the photos. However, don't just look at the star rating. Some reviews are really poorly done and will give a dress 1 out 5 stars because the dress is navy and they thought it was black - even though the description says it's black. There's nothing wrong with the dress, the buyer just didn't read the description carefully. Which brings me to my next point...

4. Read The Descriptions Carefully - Descriptions often hold vital information. The fabric the item is made of, the color, whether it's sheer, has stretch, etc etc. Read this carefully to make sure you know what you're getting.

6. Understand The Shipping Policy - So you find the perfect item, and go to check out, only to discover it costs $40 to ship it to your country. Or worse, that they don't ship to your country at all! Before you dive too deeply into an online shop, check out their shipping costs and whether they ship to your country.

Looking for some great online shops? Check out Zara, ASOS, Shopbop, J.Crew, Modcloth, Sosie and Anthropologie! (I've ordered from all but Anthro personally and all have great Canadian shipping rates!)

And be sure to check out my giveaway with a brand new online shop for your chance to win a dress of your choice!

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7.22.2014

Win 3 Dresses From Millie Meno!

Coral Swing Dress with Bow Back
Coral Swing Dress with Bow Back
Coral Swing Dress with Bow Back
Coral Swing Dress with Bow Back
Coral Swing Dress with Bow Back
Coral Swing Dress with Bow Back
Coral Swing Dress with Bow Back
Dress: c/o Millie Meno, Shoes: Zara, Necklace: H&M, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff c/o Eluxe, Sunglasses: c/o Sunglass Warehouse


Who doesn't love summer dresses?! Today I am teaming up with an adorable Canadian shop called Millie Meno to give THREE of you your choice of dress from their shop! 

I'm wearing their Mako dress, which I am totally in love with - it was the perfect choice for this super hot day! If you know me at all, you know that simple & feminine are what I strive for and this dress is just that! It's swingy and airy and I got a lot of random stranger compliments on this day, which is always a good sign! ;) 

To enter just follow the steps on the rafflecopter below - like us both on facebook & leave a comment on this blog post with which dress you'd choose if you won & you're good to go! Don't forget to check out the bonus entries as well. Good luck!!