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

 

 

The Duchess of Tutus

HELLO WILDFLOWERS!

Today I am finally introducing a new segment to the blog called FLASHBACK FRIDAYS where I will be sharing with you the history of my personal style and the questionable fashion choices I have made in the past.

With summer finally coming to an end and everyone bustling off to new adventures, whether in school, work or travels, I thought I’d dig up a memory that had marked my first adventure many years ago.

DATE: September 2010
LOCATION: London, England
THE BRIEF: Typical tourist roaming around Buckingham Palace, flaunting my stuff and wishing I were a Duchess of all things.

THE DIGS

  • Coat by Anthropologie: this probably has to be one of my all time favourite coats, one that I will always refuse to give up! I remember receiving this as a gift for Christmas one year and I was beyond hesitant on ever wearing it due to the fact that there is a tutu sewn into it. Yes, a tutu. I rarely wore it during my senior year of high school, embarrassed of the fact that I looked like some royal wannabe and high school was clearly no place for a tutu. England however, well that is exactly where you would want to be strutting one hell of a tutu coat.
  • Cashmere Scarf by Coach: still classic, obviously.
  • Black Leather Slouch Bag by Anthropologie: still rocking this bag to this day! Everyone has that one bag that they will never give up and will keep for years, this is my one bag that will never be tossed into the giveaway pile, ever. With its simplicity, it will never be out of style and will forever be a classic in my closet. The best thing about this bag is the leather has aged so well over the past six years, that it almost looks vintage. LOVE.
  • Black Jeans off a market in Italy (circa 2008): my number one go to pair of jeans in high school. These were the only jeans I ever wore and I was beyond obsessed with them….until I got too big to fit into them again. It may not look like it but I had to squeeze my way into those jeans by the time I moved away to England. I couldn’t even bend in those jeans, but I somehow managed to squeeze my way into them for a solid year! I finally had to say my goodbyes and leave them behind, mainly because my sister refused to put them into the suitcase. I was brought to tears never knowing when I’d ever find a great pair again.
  • Sparkly Black Flats in a quaint little shop in Italy (circa 2008): I will admit that they were probably by far the most hideous flats I have ever owned, but like most things I was in love with them at the time. At such a young age we can’t help but love things that are sparkly and give such a statement. Needless to say I wore those flats into the ground. They were practically destroyed by the time my year had ended in England. Again my sister had refused to let these bad boys into the suitcase and after much yelling she obviously won in the end. Thank god, but I think there was a part of me that had refused to part from them knowing they had come from Italy. It was a sentimental thing, but another excuse to visit Italy again and buy a much classier pair! Maybe this time I’ll just stick with the basics.

VERDICT: At the time I saw this look as a timeless and sophisticated piece that should be flaunted around BUCKINGHAM PALACE! I have no regrets on what I had worn that day and still believe that look today is timeless. Okay well maybe not the sparkly flats, but the other items will never leave my closet.

ADVICE: I firmly believe every women should own a great pair of fitting black jeans, a basic black bag and statement coat that can give your entire wardrobe a whole new meaning!

J

VOGUE Fashion’s Night Out

HELLO WILDFLOWERS!

As some of you may recall from my last post RUNWAYS & DONUTS, I babbled on about how there is always something going on in Sydney. Sometimes these things are just stumbled upon by accident and in the end we can’t help but smile from ear to ear, thrilled at the thought that we got so lucky to find something so exhilarating! That was me on Thursday evening at the VOGUE American Express Fashion’s Night Out event. An event that is held every year to mark the beginning of SPRING with an excuse to drink free champagne around DAVID JONES.

Now the fashion fanatic that I am, I was quite disappointed in myself for not knowing about this. For someone who is always on the lookout for such events, it is beyond me how I had managed to almost let this one slip by me. I was fortunate enough though to be walking around Pitt Street earlier that day and noticed an entire Vogue crew bustling away. Once I had received word on what was happening I knew instantly that I had to ditch all plans for that evening (dim sum and gin bars) and get in on this action….

6:30pm
I jolted out of work with the expression of freedom written across my face as I weaved in and out of the streets until I had approached the VOGUE balloon “gates”. An entrance that had left me with lots of smiles and an empty stomach, but who could think about food at an opportunity like this? No one.

6:45pm
The BODY SHOP was my first stop with its greenery archway and lots of clay masks to experiment with, but I couldn’t think about experimenting knowing there were hundreds of other booths just waiting to be awed at. I was like a child hyped up on candy, I couldn’t sit still and admire everything. I felt I only had time for quick glimpses if I was determined to see it all.

As I made my way through the booths, from bars to makeup tutorials to booming music I realized how underdressed I was. I was surrounded by such sophisticated, successful and beautiful women who walked around as if they owned this night. I was in awe of them. I came completely unprepared in my velvet high neck dress paired with my rocker pin jean jacket and basic beige flats. WHAT WAS I THINKING! This was after all VOGUE. You’d be crazy not to show up in your finest spring attire, but then I came to the realization that I am a fashion blogger after all and can run by my own rules.

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VOGUE NIGHT RULE: BE YOU!
Find a statement piece, add on some lipstick and own the night!

7:00pm
Luckily for me all stores along the strip were having 20% promo sales specifically for this event which made me feel a little less guilty about making splurging purchases on a broken bank account. The first store I had waltzed across was GENRAL PANTS CO. and I was easily lured in by the free give away of SMIRNOFF VODKA drinks. Now drinking with the determination of finding my statement piece was just beyond blissful and after rummaging through endless racks I finally saw it. It was the one thing I knew would make this grungy rock look complete and possibly a little classier. The CHILLI FELT HAT!  Needless to say I didn’t walk out with just that, but a vintage looking like 90’s cord skirt never hurt anybody.

7:30pm
Now with my statement piece and a touch-up of my go to nude lipstick I was ready to rock this night VOGUE STYLE. Now before I continue to bore you with every nitty gritty detail of this rad evening, here are some of the booths I had managed to see and experience:

  • Yves Saint Laurent: Promo? Free makeovers accompanied with a photoshoot of the new you and a goodie makeup bag filled with your retouch essentials for the night!
  • Brickworks Exclusive Cinema Bar: Rock out to some DJ tunes all while enjoying a glass of your favourite drink! Who knew you had to be a VIP to enter…sad days.
  • SAMSUNG Studio: Grab a stick of pink cotton candy and get photographed behind some rad neon lights.

8:00pm
After I had managed to soak my happiness in cotton candy and one too many selfies, I then began to make my way to the main attraction for the evening….DAVID JONES!

Now what I am about to share with you, I think it is safe to say that I was definitely not prepared for what was to come. Stepping into David Jones almost felt like walking into a dream, a dream that you did not want to wake up from. Every corner that you turned and every floor that you approached, there was something going on. The aisles were lined up with more champagne, wine, BLUE cotton candy, teas, walls of flowers, DONUTS (sadly they ran out by the time I got there…sad days)….you name it and it was there.

While indulging in all of this you could also pamper yourself in endless makeovers, manis, and samples. It was such an incredible experience and with so much going on you possibly could not do it all.

8:45pm
After finally surrendering to my stomach and being all champagne out, I felt it was time to say goodbye to this whimsical dream and call it a night. Now for those who know me I couldn’t possibly walk away from this evening without a little something to remember it by. Of course I had my statement piece which I felt had saved me from this evening, but sometimes we all just need that little something called VOGUE.

Now I originally had my heart set on a Vogue tee, but after discovering that David Jones was charging $130 a pop, I was faced with the choice between a basketball or a water bottle to commemorate this night. Seeing as I am no sports fanatic by any means, the decision was quite easy.

9:00pm
As I begin to step out out of the Vogue illuminating entrance and leave such an exhilarating night behind me, I was surprised to find myself bumping into a Vogue photographer who had eagerly asked to take a few snapshots of me. With a quizzical look on my face he began to explain how perfect I had looked under such lighting and to him I was absolutely radiant.

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So as I stood there under the illuminating lights trying to reminisce over this night and admire the compliment that I had just received, I realized right there and than that sometimes we may never discover our own beauty, but someone out there always will.

J

 

 

Hipster meets Mexicana

HELLO MY LITTLE WILDFLOWERS!

There isn’t much you know about me (yet), but one thing you need to know is that I do not have one defined style. I never have and probably never will.

My personal style is always changing. Always.

I dress for the days agenda.
I dress for the occasion.
I dress for the weather.
I dress for anything and everything.

I dress for me (usually).

It’s what keeps my wardrobe forever exciting and forever evolving.

Todays style?

 

Style: hipster (meets mexicana)
Occasion: bar shift at a total rad Mexican dig
Outfit: rocking the classic ROLLING STONES tee paired with…..worn out black jeans (always)
Kicks: Eytys
Accessories: artsy wired handband, SEPHORA matte red lipstick (forever always) and one hell of a quirky personality!
Signature: laughter & pigtails

J