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: All Black Everything…To A Wedding?

Style Sunday: All Black Everything…To A Wedding?

Hey y’all

This summer I had a few weddings to attend- one of which being one of my best friends wedding. She didn’t have traditional bridesmaids, just her sister, which gave me an opportunity to show up and support her in style!

Our collective group of friends wanted to show up in solidarity and kind of  have a collective theme with our outfits. But with us living all over North America ( Canada, NYC, Alabama, Florida) it would virtually be impossible  to colour co-ordinate – so we decided on black. We would all be able to pick a dress in our own style and not worry about shades being off. 🙂

I had originally had wanted to get a dress made but my seamstress had an emergency that put that option on hold. So there began the STRUGGLE of trying to find a dress to fit the vision I had for myself.

Finally, it was the last store I went into, Le Chateau, that I found the perfect dress for me. Here it is:

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It looks pretty simple at first glance, but here are the details about the dress and how I styled it:

This dress is an off the shoulder lace gown that boasts a stunning front slit.  The bodice underneath is a polyester/ spandex mix which made it super comfortable. (click link)

I kept my jewelry to a minimum. Just some feather earrings with gold hardware detailing. I purchased these at Forever 21. I added a simple silver ring and that was it for jewelry.

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I got a little fun with my shoes and bag.  I found this cute clear bag with Asian inspired insert also at Forever 21. It’s a couple of years old so I couldn’t find a link for it.

Forever 21 Clear Turn Lock Clutch & Pouch

My shoes I found them randomly on a last minute trip to the mall at the store Call it Spring. They were bright and colourful and just the right splash of colour to make my black dress pop. These shoes retailed for $64.99 Canadian Dollars ( clink link)

I kept  my nails neutral and was blessed to have my face SLAYED by the one and only Nikki Arthur from eminent allure beauty 🙂 She’s done my face for several events and I would absolutely recommend her for your needs if you are ever in the GTA ( Greater Toronto Area) Instagram:@eminentallure

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There you have it. The final look!

And my girls slayed as well…. WAKANDA FOREVER LOL

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Have an amazingly stylish Sunday!
Till Next Time remember…
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xoxo
©justlovethemanyway

Style Sunday: The One With The Lavender Dress…

Style Sunday: The One With The Lavender Dress…

Hey guys,

Now that the winter is over and the beautiful weather is here where I live, it’s time to bring back this series. Clothing is just so much more fun when it’s not hidden under mountains of layers!

The dress I’m featuring today is a dress I bought to wear to a wedding. As usual, I waited to the very last minute to find a dress… and of course just my luck I was having the hardest time. The wedding was a simple and elegant garden ceremony, so I needed a dress to reflect that. I also was singing at this wedding, so I especially wanted something functional and not intrusive.

Enter, the Lavender dress. Purple is my favourite colour but I don’t usually gravitate towards it in the lighter hue. However, when I saw this dress on the rack, I just had to try it on; and plus the price was RIGHT ( LOL :))

The dress has 3/4 length sleeves and is knee length with a ruffled hem. Now this dress came with a belt, but I got rid of it as I found it looked a little juvenile and made the dress a little more casual than I would have liked . Here it is down below:

 

Instead for a little more mature flare, I paired this dress with nude open toe heeled sandals  with gold embellishments. I wore extremely bold earrings in the same lavender hued fringe and gold metal hardware that I found at Forever 21, as well as a plain gold chain choker necklace.

Makeup Details: 
Face:
Nars Foundation in the shade “Khartoum”
Nars Concealer in the shade  “Truffle”
Eyes:
Mac Loose Pigment in the shade “Rich Purple” as well as the NAKED Heat palette in in the shades ” Ashes” and “Low Blow”
Sephora Collection 12 Hr wear eye liner In the shade “Matte Black”. ( this is a liquid liner)
Lips:
MAC lip liner in the shade ” Chestnut” with Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick. in the colour ” L.U.V”

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That’s all for today folks!
Have a fabulously stylish day!
xoxo
©justlovethemanyway