Christmas is THIS WEEKEND….woohooo!!!! ❤ Hope you’ve been following our December long series!!!
What series? Well…
PPMeow! has teamed-up with StyleCassentialsto bring you another collaboration featuring some of the Winter Trends for 2016 Holiday Season!!!
Today’s we’re gonna show you how to make SPARKLE apart of your Winter wardrobe for holiday happens friends! 😉
I found this tri-coloured layered sequins pencil skirt on the Forever21+ website way back in November and ordered it right away.
Originally I was going to pair this skirt with a satin, off-one-shoulder top, creating an extra dramatic look. As great as a dramatic looks can be, I really didn’t have anywhere go this year that required an over-the-top look like that.
I really wanted to make use of this sparkle winter trend more than just a “special occasion” piece.
So I decided to pair it with a variety of warm winter sweaters to create more wearable looks.
I went with a light-weight, black turtle neck…with little button details on the sleeves and black booties.
Couldn’t you totally see yourself wearing this to a house-party…possibly even wear it all day at the office with afterwork cocktails on the agenda. 😉
If you wanted to amp up the sexy – ditch the turtleneck look – and go with a sweater that has a lower neckline and pop of colour! I especially love this purple sweater with bow-tie-neck, which basically makes me look like a sparkly present. ❤
Cassie went with this adorable shiny striped number with gingerbread doll purse and black booties! I love pink & purple hues in holiday wear! ❤
Head over to Style Cassentials for all the details on Cassie’s winter trend of sparkle in her outfit. Or her Instagram here. Or visit her Facebook page here.
Stay tuned as we got ONE MORE THURSDAY LEFT in December!!! See how we’ve put our own unique twists on popular Winter Trends this year.
We hope they are bring you some fashion inspiration to try yourself this month!
Did you have a favourite? Tell us in the comments below!
Last week’s post was about talked about incorporating GOLD into your Winter party wardrobe …. click here in case you missed it.
We’re at it today!!! PPMeow!has teamed-up with StyleCassentialsto bring you another collaboration featuring some of the Winter Trends for 2016 Holiday Season!!!
Today’s we’re gonna show you how to rock the Fur trend in your Winter wardrobe for a party or two. 😉
You may remember this dress – THE Valentina Dress, by Kiyonna. Click here to see what I mean.
It is one of my favourites to wear, but I wear it so rarely due to its boobalicious-curve-hugging nature…
I mean: HAPPY HOLIDAYS, indeed! Right? 😉
Buuuuuuuuuut, it’s not a dress that I can just bring out to family functions and holiday parties among the many married couples
Sooo by adding a fur collar not only tames the amount of cleavage on display, but it adds a wintery touch to your outfit.
I found this gorgeous fox fur collar at a vintage shop in Montreal earlier this year. It has come in handy many times so far to amp up a look, keep the girls at bay or even just take a plain outfit to the next level. Visit my Instagram to see what I mean.
Cassie styled an all-black-everything look, with leather and pleats pulling everything together with this great fur jacket!
Head over to Style Cassentials for all the details on Cassie’s winter trend of fur in her outfit. Or her Instagram here. Or visit her Facebook page here.
Stay tuned every THURSDAY, all December long, to see how we’ve put our own unique twists on popular Winter Trends this year.
We hope they bring you some fashion inspiration to try yourself this month!
Did you have a favourite? Tell us in the comments below!
This purple Valentina Dress is kinda perfect for making that special someone swoon. It comes black, white, mauve, navy and burgundy (which I have also)🙂
Whether you need a special dress for a cocktail function, be a fabulous guest at a wedding or just want that va-va-voom dress for a special night, Kiyonna will have a dress for you.
Want to save 20% off on Kiyonna order – click here friends!!!! 🙂
Here I am in all of my holy glory. Don’t worry – it was sacramental wine I was drinking 😉
I was apart of a fantastic costume theme – where 11 of us dressed as the cast of The Sound of Music. Complete with the Baroness, The Captain, Maria, all 7 Von Trapp children and of course the Rev. Mother …moi! 🙂
This wasn’t the first time I showed off my ‘nun-sense side’. Check out the below from my days of Halloween costuming in elementary school.
Happy to report we WON 1 place for the Best Dressed contest this year!!! Huge deal, considering this was my first attempt at sewing anything.
Special thanks to my mom for her sewing machine + help & guidance with laughs. 🙂
Stylish & Warm
Last week the temps dipped into the negatives which forced me to get all bundled up in winter outer wear.
I found this lovely shop on WQW called Pockets & Pearls with this gorgeous wool hat. The broad brim and tricolour of merlot-camel-navy …
The navy jacket is from Eloquii’s new petite line. The first time a coat has fit me properly in the shoulders and in the length of the arms. If you haven’t checked them out before – you should!!!!
I totally didn’t need it. It was a total impulse buy. But I managed to take it to the office on my first “casual Friday” #ootd in a long, long time.
It just so happened that I had the paw-fect earring set to match too! Click here to read more about these PAWs and how to get yourself a pair.There you have it friends. A few of my real life “outfit of the day” from last week.
Did you like ’em? Got a favourite? Let me know in the comments section below … always love hearing from you! xo
Hey, hey, hey….it’s Monday! And you know what that means – NEW BLOGPOST!
I’ve been battling my iPhone4s photo taking space… yes, it’s an old eff’ing phone…but it doesn’t have a cracked screen and I can’t bring myself to buy a new one just yet 😛
But I’m committed to recapping my outfits of the week (when I remember to take a snap) into a weekly blogpost for you in a fun series called: Last Week, Today.
I got to be a California Girl last week – check out all the fun things I did on Instagram!!!
And that’s when I got to go shopping at Unique Vintage in LA….who carry lovely reproduction pieces with sizes going all the way up to 4x!
Gatsby Glam is something I struggle with – so when I found this lovely on the sale rack, I had to try it on and hope for the best. It was a bit too small for me, but still lovely none the less. Pardon my lack of slip.
Whist in LA last week, I found this drappy black jumpsuit from a shop on Venice Beach. I really wasn’t sure it would work for me, but it was such a different shape than anything I’ve styled before, that I decided to bring it home with me 🙂
I made it “office appropriate” by pairing it with a hot pink blazer, wide belt and lace-up flats. You likee?
My last look from last week is this great Tatyana bicycle print dress with the greatest capped sleeves ever!
I wore it with the same wide belt I wore earlier that week with the drappy jumpsuit to tame the fun print for corporate life. 🙂
There you have it friends – what I wore last week – hope it provided some fashion inspiration for you to try yourself.
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Let me know which you liked best by leaving a comment below.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a comedy and musical, telling the story about sweethearts Janet and Brad, who stumble upon Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s bizarre abode.
This was a flick that my parents never allowed me to see. Maybe that’s why I love it so much!!! ❤
Sexual explicitness! Fresh & different songs! Susan Sarandon! Tim Curry! The outrageous hair + makeup +outfits!
For all these reasons, R.H.P.S. has always been a favourite of mine.
I’ve yet to go to a screening of this flick in full costume — so, when I heard this 1975 cult classic was recently remade by FOX and aired on TV last week. A screening party was in order.
Naturally I was ready to cringe, hiss and boo at the screen … but one thing was clear: it HAD to be watched, and in full dress-up too!
What I Wore
It was agreed that dress-up needed, but to exclude nips and be longer than one’s vajayjay 😛
I found this $10 tee from Black Market Vintage the day before … and worked my outfit magic by shopping my closet to make this look work:
Sorry for the indoor shots – but it was raining and I didn’t wanna get on my balcony.
Pretty tame for R.H.P.S…. I know…but still dope I think. Plus, I’m wearing fish net stockings. You can’t really tell from these photos, but I promise they’re there! 🙂
How I Got The Look:
Tuxedo jacket, HBCJessica Simpson (click here for other looks); Graphic R.H.P.S. tank, Black Market Vintage; Wine skirt, Reitmans; Mini top hat fascinator, BIGDeal consignment sale (click here for that); Fish nets stockings (old); Mary Jane shoes, Payless
And then of course excessive hair and make up was required 😉
I’m rubbish at big hair and eye shadow application … so this was as good as it was going to get for both!
I took a mini break from the blog last week and went on a road trip to Rochester, NY for a fun Lindyhop dance weekend called Slow Dance Soiree
Even with the CAD$ still being in the toilet … THIS was the look of my apartment AFTER the trip!!! 😮
YEP!!! Mama did some serious shopping this trip! So welcome to my Fall Shopping Haul Post – let me tell you what I found in my travels to NY State!
VILLAGE GATE MALL, ROCHESTER, NY
We took our own sweet time driving up to Rochester, NY … taking all the side roads to really see the city Friday afternoon on our drive up. My travel mate was on the hunt for a specific high-end liquor which lead us to a restaurant in the Village Gate Mall.
Naturally, if we’re in a mall… I’m gonna need to poke around to see if anything needed to be mine 🙂
Here’s what followed me home:
There was a little wee shop in a deep, far corner of this mall that had the cutest little things!!!
I’m so sad that I didn’t pickup a biz card to give them a shout out in this post. Sigh…
Across from this shop was a hair salon that was having a WIG SALE!!! Naturally, I had to try on every single one! 😀
I think I provided a source of entertainment to all the shopgirls and patrons as I pranced back and forth to get a glimpse of me in their mirrors.
Here’s the one I settled on…
I’m wayyyyy too chicken to actually cut my hair this short. But now I get the best of both worlds with this $10 wig – harnessing my inner Viola Davis and giving me that powerful How To Get Away With Murder look. 😉
FASHION OUTLETS OF NIAGARA FALLS, USA
I’ve been to the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, NY many times. And its sorta a hit-or-miss place for deals and fab finds. But since we’re driving by it anyways we HAD to stop in and see what was up. 😀
And here’s the results of that:
EVERYTHING at Nine West was 50% off!
These rang in at $45 … totally worth it even with the USD$/CAD$ exchange. Super comfortable. Super fashionable. Super practical being flats with rubber soles.
I see myself living in these shoes for all of Fall – bring on the rain and sleet! ❤
I dunno what it is, but the Payless stores in the States just seem to offer better selection and sizing.
So when I found it was BOGO days – Buy One, Get One – it made the purchasing decision easy!
Aren’t these the perfect booties?! I didn’t wanna go with black or brown…like everyone else.
So when I found these hunter green ones – it was love at first sight! $39!
I’m all about finding adorable flats these days – sadly pumps are no longer something I can comfortably wear all day – plus, flats allow you to be dance-ready always 😉
Ya’ll know I love me some Forever21+, but shop there as sparingly as possible to avoid looking like every other plus size girl getting her street-style on.
But these thin hi-low tank tunics in the perfect Fall colours of army green and wine red were only $14, how could I leave them on the rack?
And then I found this!!!!
Do I even wear sweatshirts? No! But that’s beside the point! Just look at the adorable puppies of all kinds on it!!!!
One of the main reasons for me stopping in on this outlet mall on the way home was to buy a new FALL purse.
I’ve been using the same cross-body MK purse since 2012 – It has only now started to look worn… which means replacement is necessary 🙂
Found this bad boy in the clearance section … which meant an additional 25% off – woot! woot!
I didn’t intending on buying TWO MK purses – but just look at this one!!!
Perfect size! Lots of visual interest + tassel! Bonus!
Netural enough to go with nearly everything, without being black. AND optional cross-body strap.
Both of these pursues rang in just a bit over $100 each. #winning
No cross-border shopping trip is complete without a stop into Target!
I didn’t find much that caught my eye in terms of clothes/accessories/shoes — but their home section was on fire!
Found some electric blankets (unphotographed) which helped kick-start my xmas shopping. And found these adorable mini globe string lights.
I’ve used one set to make my bedroom more romantic and will be saving the other to amp up my balcony next summer!
There you have it friends!! My Shopping Haul!!! All prices I’ve listed were in USD$ …. Soooo when you do the conversion to CAD$ they might not have been such “deals” anymore. But it doesn’t matter!!! I loved all my finds and they needed to be mine.
It’s been nearly 4 years since I’ve gotten my eyes checked. Way overdue, I know! I know! I’m not always good at adulting … I know this.
Typically work benefits are apart of your overall compensation and you’d be surprised at how many people don’t maximize them (click here for more on that). So make sure you don’t waste all that allocated money, hunni! 😉
Now, you could try on every pair of eyeglasses in the store to find out how each one looks, but narrowing down your choices in advance can save you a lot of time and aggravation. So that’s what I did – I scoped out the Hakim Optical website for my favourites – and then scheduled my eye exam + in-store visit.
It was the rainiest day ever in Toronto when I made my trip … so pardon my wet-rat hair and makeup less face, as I show you my short-list of spectacles I liked best:
According to The Vision Council, they’ve determined 3 points to consider when choosing eyeglass frames for your face shape. Click here to read more on that.
I took a different route and just picked out what I thought were cutest from the frames in the shop and then bombarded a few sweet people in my life with photos of my spectacled face, demanding their feedback immediately 😛
With all of my banked benefit dollars… I was able to buy 3 PAIRS. Here’s what I finally settled on …
The Grande … “An artistic version of one of the most popular new frame styles. For a true trendsetter.”
These bad boys come in speckled red, black and yellow.
I liked them so much over all the others that I opt’d for both Red & Black!!! 😀
These sunnies weren’t online. Just in-store only limited editions. AND they just stole my heart once I tried them on ❤
That gold trim across the tops and slight cat-eye point and giant shade coverage just made them perfection for lil’ ol’ me!
There you have it friends! In my old age… seems I’ve gotta start including glasses into my vanity and outfit posts.
So might as well make sure I pick fashionable ones. 😉
What do you think of my choices? Were there others you preferred? Let me know in the comment section below.