Winter Trends: Sparkle

Christmas is THIS WEEKEND….woohooo!!!! ❤  Hope you’ve been following our December long series!!!

What series? Well…

PPMeow! has teamed-up with StyleCassentials to 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.

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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. ❤

How I Got The Look: Sequins pencil skirt & purple bow-tie sweater, Forever21+; Black turtleneck, Mark’s Work Warehouse; Black booties, Payless

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.

Click here if you missed the FUR trend

 

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“Judy” visits Cabaret Vintage

Cabaret Vintage has been in the heart of West Queen West, Toronto for almost 20 years and has been named Best Vintage Clothing Store in Toronto by Now Magazine.  aboutimage1

This year however, the shop is moving its business to online sales only.  You’ll be happy to know that their vintage inspired options go up to a 2x sizing there – FYI!

While the storefront will remain operational until February, the ladies of the Toronto Vintage Society booked an hour of exclusive shopping-time with Tao (the delightful shop owner) to scoop up as many “one-of-a-kind” vintage finds as we could. 🙂

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The Ladies of The Toronto Vintage Society …wishing you a Happy New Year!

What I Wore:

I’ve been stalking this Tatyana Boutique dress (a common hobby of mine) and finally got it when it was super marked-down….

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The Outfit Deets: Faux fur purse, Aldo (click here); Bowtie belt, vintage; Maryjane heels, Nine West; The Judy Dress, Tatyana Boutique
This dress is very generously sized, the one below is a 2x (I usually fit into 3x/4x with Tatyana sizing).

Petite Plus, Meow wears Tatyana Boutique Judy Dress
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The neckline and shoulders of this dress is really what stole my heart. And its the perfect length…no hemming required for my petite frame.

I love it so much ❤

So much so, that I’ve actually wore this to the office the week before Xmas …  and received “compliments” which included very-vintage-y, as well as Elf-y :/

Le sigh…

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The Judy Dress – Tatyana Boutique

What I Bought:

“Exclusive shopping event”, they said.

“It’s only an hour”, they said.

“No harm in looking, right?” they said.

Sigh… I cannot be trusted.  My visit was suppose to be strictly for window-shopping purposes.  I thought I could totally control myself, as finding true vintage in my size is like finding a needle in a haystack.  I thought I was safe.  And still, this giant bag of delights followed me home. :/

12401817_10153372002979072_616759307154551090_oWhat was inside the shopping bad you’re wondering?

The following beauties…

Three pairs of elbow-length gloves….. one in perfect condition brown leather!! ❤

This brown hat sits on the head at a sharp angle, held on to the head with a hat-pin … I couldn’t put it down, and maybe kept it on my head whilst I shopped the store…. 🙂

And lastly, this gorgeous mink fur collar!!! ❤ ❤ ❤
10606136_10153372086904072_3303425766274552181_nIt was a splurge-o purchase….but just look at it!  I’m only human people!!!

And it’s given new life to older pieces in my closet already, like this cheapy wrap-dress from Old Navy that’s been in my closet for ages… 
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If you are interested in shopping at Cabaret, you can by appointment only before they move exclusucely to online sales.  Reach out to Tao, tell them I sent ya 🙂

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Outfit deets: Hat & scarf; JoeFresh; Coat, Forever21+; Purse, Aldo Accessories; Wedge booties, Aldo; Dress, Tatyana Boutique

Looks like we’ve finally gotten a snowy winter in Toronto.  Here’s the winterized me that day…post-shopping with a new hat & scarf set I got for Christmas.

Until next time…xo

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The Peplum Skirt

Hello friends….my apologies for being away so long from the blog.

December has been a busy one – and I haven’t been very good about documenting my outfits of the day. :/

I did however, manage to capture this one – a quick and easy combo I put together of black and navy.

 

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I’ve been trying to curb my unnecessary shopping – as Xmas expenses are taking over my wallet this month.

These are new-to-me pieces….

The top, necklace and leopard Keds was bought ON SALE for cheapy cheapy.

And the peplum skirt was found on a via online plus-size swap Facebook group (#win)!
IMG_0470Peplum is defined by The Free Dictionary as “a short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waistline of a jacket, blouse, or dress.”

The peplum design has been around forever and was a big fashion statement in the 1940s.  And if you’ve been following the blog, you already know I’ve got a soft spot for vintage fashions of that era.

But this peplum look has it suddenly made its way back into mainstream fashion for a few years now.

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It’s essentially a fashion optical illusion –  all geared towards making your waist look slimmer – to achieve that coveted hour-glass shape.

I’ve got a few peplum pieces in my wardrobe already, in dresses and tops.  (Click here, here, herehere and here.)

But this was my first peplum skirt!

IMG_0475What I really liked about this piece was that the peplum has a bit of a slant in both the back and fronts.  Giving this overall simple look, a bit more visual interest.

Also, the faux leather top has a fabric back, making it much more breathable and comfortably wearable all-day.IMG_0472


How I Got The Look:

Navy faux leather top, JoeFresh; Black peplum skirt, AdditionElle; Leopard printed Keds; Necklace, Forever21
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What do you think of the peplum trend?  How have you made it work?

Tell me about it in the comments section below 🙂

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