Style Sunday: Boohoo x Wedding Season Part II

Style Sunday:  Boohoo x Wedding Season Part II

Hey loves!

So wedding season continued for me right into the fall season. I once again looked at Boohoo to find me something spectacular to wear. I had no clear vision in my mind as to what I was looking for, however, I did know I wanted the dress to have long sleeves as the weather in Canada where I live is totally unpredictable during the autumn season.

I came across a few options that seemed like they would suffice but I wasn’t blown away. Then I came across this beauty: ( link down below)

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https://ca.boohoo.com/off-the-shoulder-wrap-thigh-split-maxi-dress/DZZ10497-148-24.html

It was a very plain dress, but I think that’s why it was so appealing to me!  This dress would give me the ability to style from scratch with no limitations.
The colour was totally out of my comfort zone but I thought to myself, “Why not try something new?” and so I did… I ordered it and anxiously awaited its arrival.

So that wonderful day came where I came home and my Boohoo package was there. I ripped open the package to try on my dress and… I ABSOLUTELY HATED IT! I thought it was so ugly on me (in my opinion) when I put it on. The blue colour just appeared more muted than I had imagined it to be and that threw me off. I felt like it was more suited to a “mature” woman ( like something a classy lady in her 50’s would wear). I was this close to sending it back, but I got a few opinions from a few fashionable ladies who gave me the green light! So back to the drawing board, I went to find the perfect accessories to make this outfit come alive. Here’s what I came up with:

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The dress is an off the shoulder dress which allowed me to pair it with a statement necklace. This necklace had blue and silver embellishments which I feel complimented the navy dress nicely. This piece was purchased from Aldo accessories years ago but here is something similar: ( not the same colours, but the same style)

https://www.aldoshoes.com/ca/en/women/accessories/jewelry/necklaces/Arvan-Teal/p/12761296  Retails for $40.00 ( CND)
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I also added some teardrop silver earrings. I could have gotten away with not wearing earrings, but who doesn’t love a little extra bling? I was gifted the pair a wore from a friend, but here is a pair I think would be just amazing with this dress as well:

https://www.amazon.com/Silver-Crystal-Rhinestone-Teardrop-Earrings/dp/B00E3XV44G
These retail for only $ 8.99!(USD)

Silver Crystal Rhinestone Teardrop Pear Shaped Dangle Earrings Tipped with Round Shape

On my arm was just my everyday Pandora charm bracelet. I also finished off the look with some basic silver sparkly peep-toe slingback pumps that I also purchased years ago from Call it Spring. These shoes are also unavailable ( sorry guys lol)  Here are some that would work just fine:

https://www.callitspring.com/ca/en/Unenasa/p/11830428
These retail for $38.49 (CND)

I styled my hair big and curly and went a little more extra with my makeup to add a little extra spice to my outfit.

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Skin:  Too Faced Comfort Matte Foundation in the shade Cocoa
Eyes: MAC loose pigment in Deep Purple
Eyeliner: Maybelline Lash Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Eyeliner
Lashes: Unknown
Lips: Mac Chestnut lipliner and Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita

So there you have it! Boohoo wins again!!

Til my next style moment,

Cheers!
xoxo

©justlovethemanyway

**This post is not in any way sponsored or in affiliation with Boohoo**

Style Sunday: Fashion Nova X Bridal Party…

Style Sunday: Fashion Nova X Bridal Party…

Hey y’all!

Now if you guys have been following me for awhile, you know I have been a  million and   one bridal parties. If you’ve ever been in one you know it’s usually accompanied by visits to a bridal salon to try on a number of dresses. However, in this last wedding I was a participant in, the brides vision was easily captured by a dress she found on the popular  clothing website Fashion Nova.

Now I must admit, I was a little nervous about : 1: Ordering a dress online that I had never seen in person and 2. Ordering a fancy dress from Fashion Nova  with whom I was more familiar with their night wear and jeans.

I was absolutely pleasantly surprised! Here’s the dress we wore: ( not in this colour of course )

Captivate The Night Ruffle Gown - Ivory

This was a very popular dress this summer it appears as my size was sold out immediately. I usually wear a US size 10-12( depending on the style of dress and fabric) In this dress based on the size chart, I would fit comfortably in a Medium or a Large with slight alterations.  I needed up having to get a 1X and getting it custom altered to fit me body. Once that was done I was in LOVE with it!

This dress has no zippers or buttons that can often be troublesome in bridal wear. I literally stepped into it and shimmied it up and I was ready to go. This dress is made from 95% Polyester material and 5% spandex. The spandex really makes this piece comfortable to wear, especially if you have to wear it all day. The ruffles on this dress are absolutely perfect to camouflage any trouble areas you may feel you have. ( I know my tummy is a little rounder than I like these days lol! So the ruffles were perfect for me)  Although this dress is an off the shoulder style, it sits so lovely on the shoulders without slipping.

The colour of this wedding was purple, so we got this dress in a rich violet colour. Here is how it looked on me:

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We paired this dress with beautiful rose gold sparkly block heels. This shoes were lace up, open toed with a lucite front strap. I couldn’t find the exact ones on the Fashion Nova website, but here are some ones that I like as well and would pair with this dress as well in the same price point:

Precious Heeled Sandal - Rose Gold

Would I suggest looking at Fashion Nova for special occasion dresses? Yes absolutely! This dress retailed for $92.71 Canadian and these shoes in particular retailed for $ 39.73 which gave me this whole bridal look for $132.44 Canadian! That’s remarkable ! I will post the links to these products down below.

 

Captivate The Night Ruffle Gown – Ivory

Precious Heeled Sandal – Rose Gold

 

Check back next week for my Labour Day Winery visit Outfit!

Till Next Time!
xoxo

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©justlovethemanyway

 ( I am not sponsored by Fashion Nova . All opinions are solely my own and all items were purchased with my own money ) 

Style Sunday: Boohoo x Wedding Season…

Style Sunday: Boohoo x Wedding Season…

Hi guys!

I took a much needed hiatus from the blog world.l I just wanted to enjoy my extremely busy summer without the constraints of deadlines and computer screens! I had the opportunity to attend quite a few weddings this summer season. I’d like to share with you what I wore to these events with outfits I found on the popular retail site Boohoo!

Boohoo is an affordable fashion site that caters to needs of men and women of all sizes. It offers a variety of style options ranging from extremely casual to fancy attire.

Today I’m going to showcase two dresses I purchased. At first glance, the dresses seemed very casual ( based on the material).  But once they were accessorized and I dolled myself up they became real showstoppers!

Look One: The Red Dress…

I purchased the dress actually way back in March to wear to another event but I went another direction. I was able to pull it out for a beautiful wedding in July.

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This dress is a polyester blend dress. It is an off the shoulder piece that has a front tie, balloon sleeves and is midi length. This dress was the perfect, lightweight material and length for quite a warm summer day.

I pair this dress with silver jewelry. Teardrop bling earrings ( that were gifted to me by a friend) a silver pandora charm bracelet and a jewel and crystal statement necklace from Aldo Accessories. I added silver peep-toe heels from Call it Spring.

I kept my makeup very neutral as the dress was such a bold colour.

I purchased this dress for the amazingly low price of $33.00! ( Canadian currency) I loved this outfit and I hope the opportunity presents itself where I can wear this dress again!

https://ca.boohoo.com/off-the-shoulder-wrap-midi-bodycon-dress/DZZ56895.html?color=157

( PS: All of us ladies wearing red  WAS NOT PLANNED! LOL. Great minds think alike I guess! 🙂

 

 

 

Look 2: The Yellow Dress

Anyone who knows me, knows my favourite colour is purple. However, my favourite colour to wear is…. you guessed it… yellow !

I had another wedding to attend this summer. This time it was in Montreal , Quebec which is about a 6-7 hour drive from where I live. The vision that I had in my head was that I wanted to look like sunshine. This was the wedding of my very good friend aka my “nephew” and his beautiful bride. I wanted a dress to really support the joy I was anticipating to feel on their special day! I smile every single time I see yellow , so yellow was the only option for me 😉

Once again I went to Boohoo to try and make my vision a reality.  I found exactly what I was looking for!

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This dress is the same type of material as the first dress; a polyester blend. This dress is also an off the shoulder piece.  It is a wrap style dress, which I loved because it was very  forgiving in the mid-section area. What also drew me to this piece was the front split. It just added a nice flair to the otherwise very simple piece.

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To to take this dress to the next level, I paired it with some yellow statement earrings from Forever 21. I added some gold bangles and kept my gold nameplate necklace on. The earrings were already so bold that I didn’t want to make myself look too busy.

I added some lucite cinderella slipper heels  from Fashion Nova. ( I don’t know If I can ever wear these again! They were so painful!) I also added a piece of kente cloth material that I used as a shawl in the day and a headwrap at the after party! 🙂   I also addded a clear purse with a pink insert from Forever 21 to complete the look.

This dress also retailed for only $33.00!
https://ca.boohoo.com/off-the-shoulder-wrap-skirt-midi-dress/DZZ21500.html?color=174

Would I reccomend Boohoo? Absolutely! I would defintely suggest you check it out if you are looking for a beautiful  budget friendly piece!

That’s it for summer wedding looks!   Come back next week and see my summer bridesmaid look !

Til next time….

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Style Sunday: Tees and Red Pumps…

Style Sunday: Tees and Red Pumps…

Hey y’all!

This is an outfit I wore a few months back to Good Friday services at my church. I loved this tee from the moment I laid eyes on it on the Hillsong website. Its message stood out to me as it is truly what I think the world needs right now! Check out how I styled it down below!

 

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Tee: Hillsong Store ( It’s no longer available on the Hillsong.ca website but it may be on the international site still.)  Purchased it on sale for $20 ( CAD)

Black pencil skirt: Long time purchase from Forever 21 for approx. $11 ( CAD) in the link there is a similar one in the current collection which retals for $12.90 (CAD)

 Red mules:  Purchased at Callitspring . Curretly retailing for  $54.98 but i got them on sale when I was in Cali for approx. $40 (CAD)

Red Quilted Blazer: This blazer is about 13 years old! i purchased at a store that is no longer in business. Price unknown.

Have a blessed Sunday and remember…

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xoxo

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Style Sunday: 2 Winter Outfits I’ve Been Loving…

Style Sunday: 2 Winter Outfits I’ve Been Loving…

Hey loves!

It’s been awhile since I posted a Style Sunday post because honestly my fall/winter outfits this season have been pretty basic ! (lol) Here are two outfits I liked enough to share with you! These outfits feature some colour blocking and some mixed textures. Enjoy!

 

Olive Green and Burgundy Colour Blocking

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Olive Green Skirt: Forever 21
White T-shirt: Forever 21
Burgundy Cardigan: Dynamite
Nude Pumps: Forever 21
Earrings: Unknown

Not a colour combination I have ever explored before but I  must say I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it! I kept my jewelry very minimal ( as I have as of late) with my nameplate necklace and some gold and pearl dangly earrings !

Grey  Knit Skirt and a Yellow Sweater

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Mustard Yellow Top: Forever 21
Grey Knit Skirt: Joe Fresh
Grey Shoes: Sirens ( I think) they are over 15 years old!

This was a very warm and cozy outfit. Perfect for a Canadian winter’s day!  Again, for jewlery I kept it simple with just my nameplate necklace. As well I kept my makeup very neutral.

That’s it for today folks!
Have a stylish Sunday and remember…

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xoxo
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Style Sunday: Striped Pants and Fall Colours…

Style Sunday: Striped Pants and Fall Colours…

Hey y’all!

Quick style post today. Just wanted to quickly share this fall outfit I threw together today. It is COLD here where I live and I needed an outfit that was functional, warm and comfortable as I needed to wear it to church and to an event today.

Let’s start with the pants. I found them at Forever 21 ( surprise surprise lol) These pants  are a polyester blend, high waisted pant. Extremely comfortable and warm. These pants were a little on the pricey side for me ( y’all know I’m a bargain shopper)  at $24.90 but I do believe these will be a staple piece in my fall wardrobe so I’m sure I’ll get my money’s worth! 🙂

I paired the pants with a white cold shoulder blouse that I believe I purchased at a store called Sirens a year or so ago. I can’t remember what the retail price was but I do believe it was between $10-$15 dollars.

To finish off the look,  I added a Burgundy felt hat and camel colour tie -up mule shoes, both from Aldo Shoes.

To keep me warm, I wore my dark camel coloured double breasted pea coat. I purchased this coat from H&M and it retails for $69.99. This is one item I didn’t mind spending a little more on as it is an everyday piece.

I kept my makeup simple nude lips( Kat Von D “Sanctuary”), Naked Heat Palette (shades “Ember” “Scorched” and “Low Blow”)  on my eyes with my Fenty Beauty black eyeliner.  (Flyliner) I set my face with Ben Nye Powder in the shade “Chestnut” and that’s it!

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I’m liking the 70’s inspired pieces that are coming out this season!  I must admit I wasn’t feeling it at first, but once I took some time to put some pieces together, I’m finally feeling a vibe! Looking forward to sharing some more pieces with you in the coming weeks!

What is  your fall style leaning towards this year? I think I’m gonna be hobo chic 🙂

Till next time…

xoxo
©justlovethemanyway

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Style Sunday: 6 Fall Fashion Must Haves…

Style Sunday:  6 Fall Fashion Must Haves…

Hey guys!

Fall has arrived here in Canada and has brought its brisk and chilly temperatures with it!  This means that I needed to do a much needed inventory of my closets. Lately, I’ve been trying to minimize my closet which got me to thinking about what I considered to be my most essential Fall fashion must haves! I thought I’d share what I’d be reaching for the most this season!

  1. Black Leggings: These are my most reached for item! So comfortable and are easily styled so many different ways.  I have been reaching for pairs from Garage Clothing and  ones from Aritzia 
Garage Clothing: High Rise French Terry Leggings $19.95 Photo ©garage clothing
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Aritzia Equator Legging: $22.00 Photo courtesy of ©Aritzia

2. Oversized Denim Jacket : I found one in New York a last month and have been obsessed ever since! When it’s not freezing enough for a puffy coat or jacket, I just reach for this jacket. Here’s a link to a similar one 

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Oversized denim jacket : Boohoo $ 41.00 photo courtesy of ©boohoo.ca

3. Blanket Scarves: These are the perfect things to add to any outfit. Practical and fashionable. Most of mine, I actually thrifted from my moms closet! The others I have found from places like Forever 21, Ardene and Garage Clothing, to name a few. Here’s a link to one you may like. 

Garage Clothing: Plaid Blanket Scarf $12.00 photo courtesy of ©garage clothing

4.  Chunky Heeled Booties: Comfort is key for me this season, which is why I constantly reach for a more thick heeled shoe. I have been loving this pair from Old Navy. I loved them so much I picked them up in black and olive green! Old Navy comes in clutch with the 40% off and super cash! I managed to pick these up for $23.00 each!

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Old Navy $49.00 original price photo courtesy of ©Old Navy

5. Cold Shoulder Tops/ Sweaters: There is something really appealing to me about an open shoulder! A tasteful way to show some skin especially in the workplace (lol) Here is a link to a style I have been loving.

 

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Cold Shoulder Sweater $24.90 photo courtesy of ©Forever 21

6. Loafers: I have been loving loafers lately. Call me a granny ,but these are some comfortable and practical shoes and they are coming out with some styles that are pretty fashionable these days. Last year I picked up two pairs of velvet loafers from forever 21 on the sale rack for… wait for it… $6.00 a piece!! Hooray for clearance shopping! Those are no longer in stock so here is a link to similar ones.

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Loafer Forever 21 $22.99 photo courtesy of ©Forever 21 

That’s it for today folks! Have a wonderfully stylish week!!
xoxo