Favourite Street Styles

Hello Wildflowers!

I know it has been awhile since I have last shared with all of you my favourite street styles of the week! I am really trying to pick up my game here, but clearly I am slacking…..no surprise there really. I am slowly starting to come up with my New Years resolution list which includes being more active on Gypsy Eyes. Over the past few weeks I have saved several street styles that I have absolutely adored and have been obsessed with, but I have been so side tracked with a new job and everything else going on in my life that I haven’t been able to share these styles with you! Since there were so many to share with you and where to find those styles on the cheap, I thought I would only share my top three that I have so happened to rack up over these past few weeks.

STREET STYLE ONE – Adenorah in Cords and Furs

STREET STYLE TWO – Jacey DuprieJacey Duprie in Overalls and Classic Bell Sleeves

STREET STYLE THREE – Lydia in Oversized Sweater and Knee High Boots

For more of my favourite street styles check out my Pinterest page!

J

Inspiration Credits: Free People and Zara Canada
DISCLAIMER: I endeavour to always credit the correct original source of every image I use. If you think a credit may be incorrect, please contact me.

 

16 New Hits at Free People

Hello Wildflowers!

I know it has been awhile since I have last posted about the latest trends hitting our streets but I have been busy trying to find myself and figure out my career path these past few weeks (don’t worry you will all hear about it soon I’m sure).

I want to share with all of you my new favourite styles from FREE PEOPLE and how to rock them as your own! This is the brand that defines me and my very gypsy like soul and style!

1) Jumpsuits
One of the easiest styles to dress up or down, regardless of where you are going. Pair these jumpsuits with a baggy sweater, vintage rock tee, sheer lace long sleeve…the possibilities are endless!

2) Bell Sleeve Tops
I am absolutely in LOVE with this latest style that has graced us this year. I find it to be such a classic and elegant look regardless of how you decide to wear it. Dress it down with a pair of high waisted jeans or with one of the above jumpsuits. They also come in a wide range of colours!!!

3) Sweaters & Kimonos
Easy pairings with anything….jeans, dresses, tunics and not to mention an awesome way to wear a jumpsuit! Seriously, jumpsuits are the way to go.

4) Laces and Dresses
Need I say more about these looks? Super easy to dress up or down – thigh high boots, rocking sneakers…..you get the idea.

5) SHOES SHOES SHOES
Pair em with any of the above looks and you are slaying those streets as a walking gypsy goddess!

Happy Gypsy Soul Shopping!

J

 

Inspiration Credits: Free People
DISCLAIMER: I endeavour to always credit the correct original source of every image I use. If you think a credit may be incorrect, please contact me.

Christmas Parties & Sequins

Hello Wildflowers!

Tis’ the season for endless Christmas parties and everything sequins.

It is that time of year again where we find ourselves hitting the stores and discovering that new IT dress for the holidays. The time to start planning that big night out with your co-workers and getting extremely awkward after one too many drinks. Or throwing that extravagant Christmas party every year that leaves us promising to never do it again. As for me, seeing as I am still currently living that poor retail life where work Christmas parties just don’t exist in my world, I don’t have a legit excuse for forking over a dress. So with this I am currently having to live courageously through all of you and get excited for these must wear trends of the season! That is the one thing I love about Christmas parties (work related or not) is that it is a prime excuse to go over the top and leave your comfort zone. It is that time of year that you can wear something that you’d normally never find yourself wearing to work or even a night out with your girlfriends. It’s okay to be extra for that one night and jump into sequins, jumpsuits, sparkles, metallics, and anything that screams Christmas!

Happy  Shopping!

J

Inspiration Credits: Zara Canada, Free People, The Bay and Urban Outfitters
DISCLAIMER: I endeavour to always credit the correct original source of every image I use. If you think a credit may be incorrect, please contact me.

Hallow Costumes

Hallow Wildflowers!

With October coming to an end and Halloween just around the corner it is that time of year again for us all to have a mini panic attack over what to wear for a pointless night out. I for one have never really been one for Halloween. I mean I’ve never disliked it as a kid, I absolutely loved it and always got excited to see what costume my mom had decided for me to be for that year. She had always decided on who I was to be, which I guess led me to not liking the idea of Halloween as I got older. I had always just left it in her hands and never stressed about it. More times than not, my mom always found herself handing me something that I or my sisters had previously worn in the past. Throughout my entire childhood my mom had only ever bought me two brand new costumes. Everything else in between was made up on the fly. The only year I remember ever putting any effort into my costume was my first year of high school. In that year I went to a private school for the first time so Halloween was sort of a big deal. It meant that you did not have to wear your boring uniform and have a little fun with your outfit. That year I went as Daphne from Scoopy Doo. I remember seeing this costume at one of your typical Halloween party stores and wanting to buy it so badly, but I couldn’t justify the price for it. So I took a little trip to Value Village and managed to score myself a vintage pink dress, a lime green tee that I later cut up to use as a neck scarf and head piece, and some stellar purple flats for cheap. I even went as far as dying my hair orange for this, it was amazing! I wish I had taken a picture of myself from that day because that was probably the only time I ever got psyched about a Halloween costume idea. The years that followed after I never could bring myself to get motivated again and put my heart into finding a really cool costume. I always found myself rummaging through my closet trying to find something that could easily work last minute. I almost have to laugh thinking back on some of my costume ideas over the years….

As one can obviously see, these costume ideas clearly came out of my closet with no thought given. I was never one for spending money unless I knew I was going to use that piece again. This year I am completely stumped on what I’m going to wear and have no idea what I can use in my closet to make up something on the fly.

If you are currently stuck in my given situation with wanting to spend little to no money, but still want to have that creative costume idea then fear no more! I want to share with all of you some creative Halloween costume ideas that won’t break the bank, but will leave you wearing these styles again after this dreadful “holiday”.

BELLE TODAY
Dressing up at a princess is easy, especially if you want to make it current. Grab a tiara from your nearest dollar store, buy an elegant piece dress that fits into the colour scheme of the princess of your choosing and BAM! I’d pick a Princess that you most resemble or a colour that you know you will find yourself wearing again.

 

MISS HARRY POTTER
Need more clothes for work, but don’t know how to go about it with also needing a costume for the office? This costume will do it. Buy yourself a classy black skirt, a simple white blouse (if you do not already have one hanging in your closet) and vintage round “glasses” to complete this Halloween look! The bonus part is, glasses are the on-going trend at the moment! Go crazy!

 

BABY DOLL
The little black lace dress is my favourite style of all! This typical style is amazing because it can work for several unique costume ideas, such as a baby doll, candy skull or Wednesday Adams. All you need is some creative makeup, hair in braids, and a look that reads “I hate Halloween, leave me alone.”

 

AUDREY HEPBURN – BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S
This style is probably the most iconic and classic one of all, but can work so well if done right. Again, all one would need is a simple black dress, some vintage looking like pearls, a tiara, black sunnies and a pair of long silk gloves from the dollar store. EASY!

 

LUCY VAN PELT – CHARLIE BROWN
We all love that iconic sassy cartoon character, especially when it comes to Lucy Van Pelt.  If you’ve got the sass than anything is possible. Grab yourself a vintage like blue denim dress, classic brogues, blue ankle socks and a football to complete this look!

 

Happy Costume Hunting!

J

Inspiration Credits: Zara Canada
DISCLAIMER: I endeavour to always credit the correct original source of every image I use. If you think a credit may be incorrect, please contact me.

Fall Trends 2017

Hello Wildflowers!

With fall now in full swing, possibly minus us Torontonians due to lack of fall like weather, I would like to share with all of you this years trends and where to find them on the cheap aka Zara.

Why Zara?

Again, as previously mentioned, Zara is the most affordable and trendy clothing retail outlet out there! Not to mention that they are also located worldwide! Providing all fashion enthusiasts with the latest trends all year round. Anything and everything can be found here, you can turn their styles into your own. The possibilities are endless, always. My gypsy boho inspired personal style never fails when shopping at Zara. With working a minimum wage job, I know they will never disappoint when seeking an all new trend for cheap. This is why I always choose Zara and will always showcase their clothing on my blog.

In my latest post, Paris Fashion Week Street Styles, I had briefly mentioned the trends that were hitting the streets during fashion month. Every year fashion bloggers, enthusiasts, designers, celebrities, editors, and anyone with a fashion forward mind set the tone for what is to be expected for this season. They are the trends.

  1. TULLE EVERYTHING

The one thing I love about this trend is that you can practically pair anything with it, literally ANYTHING. This is where your personal style can kick in, make it YOU. With tulle being sheer and basic, one can easily dress it up or down. Pair it with a vintage rock tee, a groovy bra, ripped jeans, a slip dress, 70’s rockin’ booties or thigh high boots – the possibilities are endless. I love this look and I believe everyone should have a tulle piece hanging in their closet for this fall season.

2. 70’S STYLES BOOTIES AND KNEE HIGH BOOTS

3. PUFFY SLEEVES

4. PRINTED QUIRKY KNITS

5. GEOMETRIC STATEMENT BAGS

Now every season this is sort of a given, but this year it is all about the small geometric shaped like bags – bucket, round, square, etc. – this is the all new fad happening this fall, especially in bold and/or unique prints.

For more of this years fall fashion trends please check out my various Pinterest pages including Falling in Love with Fall and Street Styles!

Happy Fall Trending!

J

Inspiration Credits: Zara Canada
DISCLAIMER: I endeavour to always credit the correct original source of every image I use. If you think a credit may be incorrect, please contact us me.

Paris Fashion Week Street Styles

Hello Wildflowers!

Yet again another amazing Fashion Week has come to an end and possibly one of the most anticipating one of all – PARIS!

There were some amazing street styles captured last week from famous Vogue photographer Phil Oh. As I have mentioned previously, I have always been an admirer of the European style, particularly the French. They know how to dress outside the box and are never afraid to take those fashion risks. They set the tone for the season for all us fashion forward individuals. Over these past few weeks I have gathered the same styles being worn and will possibly be these seasons upcoming street style trends.

  1. Sheer tops and dresses
  2. Rockin’ 70’s style booties
  3. Big chunky knits and statement skirts
  4. Printed quirky knits
  5. Puffy sleeves

Of course though I will go more into this seasons trends and where to find them without breaking the bank in a new blog post soon! But for now, here are my top street style looks from Paris Fashion Week and where to find them on the cheap!

Street Style Look One: Little Black Tulle Dress

This style is great when paired with a vintage jean or leather jacket, fitted blazer or a bold baggy sweater – the possibilities are endless, be creative! Add that YOU to this style.

Street Style Look Two: Maxi Skirts & Baggy Printed Sweaters

Street Style Look Three: Long Coats & Midi Skirts

Street Style Look Four: Puffy Sleeve Dresses

Add that creative YOU piece to this style – high thigh boots, 70’s booties, little statement hand bag – again the possibilities are endless!

Street Style Look Five: Puffy Sleeve Blouses & Trousers

For more of my favourite street style looks from Paris Fashion Week please check out my Street Style Pinterest page!

 

Inspiration Credits: VOGUE Paris Fashion Week, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21 and Zara Canada
DISCLAIMER: I endeavour to always credit the correct original source of every image I use. If you think a credit may be incorrect, please contact us me.

London & Milan Fashion Week

Hello Wildflowers!

This past month there have been some stellar street styles from various fashion weeks across the globe. Last week I shared some of my favourite street styles from New York Fashion Week and where to find those styles on the cheap! This week I want to share with you my favourite street styles from London’s and Milan’s Fashion Week.

I have always been one for street styles and admiring variations of peoples personal styles, especially in different parts of the world. Europe is and always will be renowned for their street styles. I admire these women in how they always appear so effortless yet elegant and sophisticated as well in their styles. I want to be these women. I am always finding new ways to revamp my style and pull off the classic European street style look, but with a hint of my personal bohemian style as well. I need to add a little bit of me to these styles, as should everyone. These styles that I share with you and where to find them on the cheap will always incorporate the bohemian personal style that I have – I need to add my personal brand to these styles sort of speak, as should you.

Here are my TOP 5 street style looks from London’s and Milan’s Fashion Week – please click on the following links to navigate to my Pinterest page to see these looks!

Street Style One: Silk Kimonos & Floral Maxi’s

Street Style Two: Tulle Dress & Checkered Blazers

Street Style Three: High Boots & Baggy Sweaters

Street Style Four: Puffy Sleeves & Statement Midi Skirts

Street Style Five: Floral Prints and Retro Jean Jackets

For more of my favourite street style looks from the London and Milan Fashion Week please check out my Street Style Pinterest page!

 

Inspiration Credits: VOGUE London Fashion Week, VOGUE Milan Fashion Week and Zara Canada
DISCLAIMER: I endeavour to always credit the correct original source of every image I use. If you think a credit may be incorrect, please contact us me.

 

New York Fashion Week Street Styles

Hello Wildflowers!

Last week I started a new segment on my blog where I will be sharing all of my favourite looks and where to find them on the cheap!

With New York Fashion week now at an end I thought I would share some of my favourite street styles from that week and how you can revamp those looks to a whole new level without having to max out your credit cards (if you haven’t already!)

Here are my TOP 5 street style looks from the New York Fashion Week – please click on the following links to navigate to my Pinterest page to see these looks!

 

Street Style Look One: Mesh & Midi Dresses

Street Style Look Two: Printed Dresses & Statement Handbags

Street Style Look Three: Rock Tees & Bold Skirts

Street Style Look Four: Slogan Sweatshirts & Artsy Skirts

Street Style Look Five: Retro Denim Skirts & Puffy Sleeve Blouses

For more of my favourite street style looks from the New York Fashion Week please check out my Street Style Pinterest page!

Inspiration Credits: VOGUE New York Fashion Week and Zara Canada
DISCLAIMER: I endeavour to always credit the correct original source of every image I use. If you think a credit may be incorrect, please contact us me.

 

Palazzo & Chunky Knits

Hello Wildflowers!

Today I thought I’d start sharing some of my favourite fashion pieces from Instagram bloggers, street styles and fashion week runway collections, and where to find them on the cheap (aka Zara).

Let’s face it, with todays fast evolving fashion trends it is hard to keep up with them on the cheap. I am forever obsessing over the latest blogging trends and trying to find old pieces hanging in my closet to recreate these styles. With your affordable shops now, such as H&M, Zara and ASOS it is easy to recreate these trends. For me however, my poison will forever be Zara and for many reasons;

  1. Affordable (duh!)
  2. Styles are forever chic, classic, and timeless (if styled properly)
  3. Pieces that suit everyones personal style
  4. Consistently introducing new and variety of styles
  5. Good quality and will last for years (if taken care properly)

I know many of you will dispute on my last point, but I’ve never had a problem with their pieces so I’m sticking to it. I’ve never been one for H&M, but once in a blue moon if I find myself to stumble in there I will find a classic piece on the cheap and take it home with me. Those pieces will never last me though and I find myself tossing them after one season. With my current lifestyle I need affordable pieces, I wish I could invest the money into all, but sadly I can’t. This is what it’s like to live your twenties, forever fashionable and poor.

To kick start into fall I thought I would share one of my favourite Instagram posts from Free People – again, if their pieces were not pricey (to some they might not be) than I wouldn’t be here suggesting more affordable outlets. This particular post I was drawn to because I loved how effortless and chic the look was. I find September to be that ideal month where we can slowly weed out our summer floral prints, but are still acceptable to wear before winter hits us.  Also not to mention ideal to wear those light trousers that would have us freezing in the next upcoming months.

Top Tip: Have one piece be a statement – floral bottoms with a solid colour knit or vice versa with a pair of bold and sophisticated sneak

Inspiration Credits:  Instagram.com/FreePeople
DISCLAIMER: I endeavour to always credit the correct original source of every image I use. If you think a credit may be incorrect, please contact us me.

THE BEST OF 2016

HELLO WILDFLOWERS!

With 2016 slowly coming to an end I thought I’d share with you some of my personal favourite looks from this years biggest red carpet events! From the Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology Met Gala to the Cannes Film Festival that always has every fashionista wishing they could strut their stuff in such a magnificent place. There is no denying though that there is always a part of us that wishes we could become famous, even for a mere 15 minutes, just so we can walk along the red carpet in one of our all time favourite designer pieces (GUCCI all the way!). This is me dreaming again.

Twenty-sixteen was the year of shimmers, pantsuits and floral embroidery. All of my favourite things one could possibly wear on a red carpet. I can’t help but always admire the risk takers, the ones who manage to pull it off in such a timeless and elegant way. A way that would have me falling in love with it again in twenty years from now, but it was LADY GAGA that has stolen the show at this years red carpet events. She is beyond flawless, timeless and just all around beautiful in the pieces that she has worn. GAGA is my fashion women of the year and always will be my muse in all things.

THE YEAR OF 2016 – RED CARPET EDITION

Best Pantsuit Look: Jenna Lyons, Jennifer Konner and Lena Denham @ MET GALA

Best in Black: Emilia Clarke @ GOLDEN GLOBES

Best in White: Lady Gaga @ OSCARS

Best Fashion Duo: Beyoncé & Blue Ivy (obviously) @ MTV VMA’s

Best “Royalty” Look: Kate Bosworth @ MET GALA

Best & Biggest Fashion Risk Taker Look: Lady Gaga @ MET GALA

Please check out my Pinterest board The Best of 2016 to see more of my personal favourite looks!

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Photo by Kris Atomic

Let’s bring on 2017!!!

J