OOTD: Greyscaled Spring Look

When getting ready for the day I always check the weather to see how many layers I need to bundle up in. I am always cold so I need to make sure I am prepared by wearing a few layers in case the weather decides to change. 

If you know me in real life or follow my other social medias you can tell that I love a good black, white and grey look. I am drawn to wearing those colours and when getting ready for today I challenged myself to create an outfit that was greyscale but also varied in textures to make my outfit have more depth. 

I started with my go to favourite jeans from American Eagle. If you haven't tried these you need to seriously go out and get them! They are super soft and very forgiving with the stretch. I  definitely want to invest in other colours and washes! 

For shoes I went with my faux leather black booties from Call It Spring. The faux leather texture give more dimension to my legs and makes it look like I am not wearing a head to toe black suit. 

For a top I went with this silky black t-shirt buttonup from Forever21. This article has been in my closet for years and I still find I wear it enough to keep it around! This top has the perfect boxy cut that is right on my hip bones but not too tight where it looks sassy. This top is perfect to emphasis my legs and make them look longer! 

To add a bit more greyscale into this outfit I went with my black and white knit cardigan from Forever21. This baby helps keep me warm when we experience this awkward middle Spring weather. Its warm enough to wear alone but doesn't make me overheat with how light weight it is. There are few things I find in Forever21 that I love and this is one of them!

I cannot wait for the weather to warm up a bit and start wearing more spring attire...even though I will probably still be rocking the all black look. Let me know what type of OOTD you would like to see next!

-K

February Recap

Lace It Up - Forever21 Haul

I recently did a quick Forever21  shop online looking for something to add some spring life to my closet. 

Back in October I cleaned out my closet in hopes of having less clutter and more items I actually love. With that being said, I did get rid of a bunch of spring/summer clothing that have not been touch for over a year. I thought this would be a perfect time to add a few new items in my wardrobe that I will love. 

Before opening the package I told myself that if I did not 100% love the items on me then I would not keep it and therefore return the clothing. 

Here is a look at what I got;

 

Lace-Up Romper - Dusty Pink ($29.90) 

This romper is beautiful, I love the colour of it and how the sleeves have some lace on them. I do not like how tight the bottoms are.  when I am just standing or walking they fit fine but they feel a little bit too snug compared to how I like my rompers fitting. I like how it looks but not how it feels... you feel me? 

Lace-Up Fit & Flare Dress - Blush  ($37.90)

As you can tell this dress is very similar to the romper. I decided to get both items in hopes that I would fall in love with one more than the other and return the other one. 

I do love the sleeves on the romper more but I think this dress is easier to wear. I like the fit of the top better on the dress than the romper. 

 

Mesh-Paneled Bikini - White ($22.90 per piece)

 

I am obviously not going to try this on for the blog but I thought that a picture of it will be good enough. This white bikini is a perfect addition to my bikini collection. I did get rid of a few bikinis from last year and needs some new staple pieces that I would wear religiously. 

The only issue I have with this item is how high cut the bottoms are. If you look at the photo you can tell the back isn't much bigger than the front. I do love this bikini but I am still on the fence if I would like to keep it or return it. 

 

 

Sadly I am going to return the romper and possibly return the bathing suit as I am still on the fence about it. What do you think about these pieces? Do you love the lace-up and/or blush toned trends?

-K  

What I Wore 02.21.16

This weekend pretty laid back compared to the last. I had one event on Saturday night and the rest was filled with lounging around and drinking too much coffee! Here is a quick photo diary of what I wore this weekend. 

Saturday Day

Saturday day I had a few errands to run and then went over to my cousins place for moral support while she got her wedding trial make-up done. I decided to wear something casual and since the weather was beautiful out I took total advantage of not wearing my jacket in my car (I even rolled my window half way down! haha). 

Chambray top Target, Belt Forever21, Black skinny jeans American Eagle, Booties Call It Spring

Saturday Evening 

I got to be a part of the Welcome Home to Windsor event held for the Syrian refugee families that are now a part of our community. It was truly an amazing event to be a part of, I am so glad to be in a community with such a big heart. 

(Top Dynamite, Slacks H&M, Heels  Aldo , Trenchcoat Forever21)

This weekend made me feel a part of such an amazing community and proud to be a part of something bigger. Thank you to the World Water Operator Training Centre & the Syrian Canadian Council for putting on such a beautiful event. 

What were you up to this weekend? I would love to hear about it :) 

-K

 

 

What I Wore: An Outfit Diary

This past weekend I was away on a work trip for three nights and three days. I always find that I pack too many items for the trip (which I still ended up doing this time, but it wasn't as excessive as past times).

Here is a quick look at what I packed for my dressier outfits;

Black Blazer (Forever21), White Peplum top (Dynamite), black & gold belt (Forever21), Olive Sweater (Urban Outfitters), black skinnies (American Eagle), Statement Necklace (Forever21), Clutch (Love Culture), Black Aviators (RayBans), Black boots & Brown boots (Call It Spring), Black bomber (Forever21), Black distressed skinnies (Forever21), Striped dress (Forever21), Watch (Daniel Wellington), White Blouse (Forever21), Beige Sweater (H&M)

The Packing Process

I find that if I try on the outfits that I am wanting to bring and look in the mirror it will help me decide if this is the best option to go with or will I find something better that I would rather bring to wear. 

Once I am set on what outfits I am going to bring I always bring an extra sweater or dress incase I decide I want to wear something different that day You want to have the right amount of outfits but you also don't want to feel trapped in what you brought to wear.

Day One:

When we first got there we had some errands to run and a few things to do before we had to get ready for the night. I chose to wear my olive green sweater with my ripped skinnies and my converse shoes. This outfit was comfortable but also kept me warm in the cold weather. 

For the night it was more of a casual evening so I went with a denim shirt, statement necklace, same ripped skinnies & brown booties.

Face of the Day:

I kept my makeup simple with just a winged liner and some red lips.

This hotel was horribly dry and not only did my skin pay the price but my hair also became full of static. I find that this is a common issue in most hotels that are older and I always have to add oil or double up on conditioner to keep my hair from freaking out. My skin was okay for the first two days but after that I felt very dry and dull.  

 

Day Two: 

This night was the dressier of the two. Even though these nights are dressy we still needed to be about to walk around and do things in our outfits. This is why I am loving the skinnies/booties/blouse combo, it is soo easy to just throw on and not have to worry about how short a skirt is or how my feet will hurt after a few hours in heels. This is definitely my go to outfit combination! 

The Outfit:
I went with wearing my Black skinnies, black booties, white blouse and the same statement necklace from the night before.  (My necklace is from HRH Collection)

The more I packed for weekends away the more I find a certain style I feel comfortable in and what I enjoy wearing. Next weekend I have an event I am also going to so look forward to a new post next weekend about what I wore then! 

-K