Summer Dreams

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Photography by Jonathan Tang

Boy has it been a long time coming. Sorry again for taking forever to post again. I’ve been finishing school, going on my grad trip and starting a new life in the working world. But now I’m back and ready to blog every week, so make sure to check back every Sunday for some notes on how I keep it street style chic with a pinch of charisma and leather (my fave!).

I know you’re going to think “Why are you posting a summer OOTD? Summer is way over! Get with the program woman!” Well… (1) These pictures are too good to waste (2) I really loved the print on this skirt, so I couldn’t wait a full year to show you (3) You can totally add a few items to the OOTD to make it fall appropriate (I’ll show you these pieces at the end of this post)

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First, let’s start with the skirt. I love how Topshop mixed the tones of blue with the bright orange so well in this pencil skirt. My favourite part of the skirt is actually the two black zippers at the bottom of the skirt. I mean if you really want to be scandalous these zippers aren’t decoration, you could actually pull them up, but since we’re refined ladies, it’s better to keep them zipped. As always with any short skirt, I always wear a pair of black gym shorts underneath so I don’t accidentally flash anybody and also for added warmth and comfort. (Don’t you just hate the feeling of your thighs chafing against each other? Or maybe it’s just me and my fat legs. #fatlife #whocares #mylegsmyproblem)

I paired this skirt with a black top that has zippers on the sleeves to continue the theme of zippers. Also I feel like the skirt has a lot going on already that a plain black or white top is the best option. Any basic black or white top from your closet will do.IMG_3481

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Just a small necklace or pendant would look nice with the plain top or you could keep it simple and have no accessories as the colourful shoes and skirt already do the trick.

This crossbody bag is my favourite bag this year and my go-to for all events. Not only is the colour and structure very soft and feminine, but the size is perfect to hold my DSLR and roam around the city. I brought this with me on my grad trip and it did not disappoint! 

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~PRODUCT DETAILS~

Black T-shirt with Zippers on Sleeves – Zara

Tropical Floral Print Skirt – Topshop (other loves here and here)

Bee’s Knees Necklace – Jewelmint

Narin Multi coloured Lace-up Sandals – Shoedazzle

Blue Mirrored Aviators – Smartset (similar here and here)

Mini City Office Crossbody Bag in Pewter Blue – Zara (similar here and here)

I’m so sad I couldn’t find the skirt online, but the purpose of my post is to tell you not to worry about having one loud and bright piece as long as you match it well.

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If you wanted to make this OOTD more fall appropriate, I would add three items to this look:

  1. Tights/ Over the Knee socks [like these from Topshop]
  2. Switch the sandals for Chelsea boots [like these from Sam Edelman]
  3. Wool coat [like this one from Zara]

That’s it for my Summer Dreams! Don’t forget to check back next Sunday for a new StyleStickynotes post!

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Autumn Blues

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My does time pass! I feel so bad for not blogging again after another long hiatus. I hope my readers will understand and keep supporting me as I go through this stressful period of finding my true colour. I think as I face the eminent phase to find my first job after graduation I keep pushing off everything and just watch dramas all day. However, I’ve rediscovered my joy and purpose in blogging, so I hope you will all stick by my side as I grow into the motivating, inspiring blogger I dreamed of becoming.

I have a full list of posts coming up, so be prepared to be updated by a weekly dose of StyleStickynotes!

 

Today’s OOTD was photographed by my good friend Jonathan Tang and shows the dark grunge of cold autumn whilst incorporating royal blues – a great jewel-toned hue that is a trendy fall colour. We also wanted to show you a taste of the downtown core of the small town of Waterloo where we go to school, so we went on a random adventure right after exams (excuse the horrible skin and panda eyes from the late-night cramming!)

A few things I’m going to miss about the summer – besides the fact that I didn’t even get a summer – are these reflective aviators I have on and being able to wear shorts and skirts everyday! Now that I’m stuck in an office everyday, I miss seeing the sun and feeling the warm summer breeze, but I’m thankful for the weekends where I can bask in some Vitamin D and wear whatever I want. HELLO leather, sneaker wedges and sheer tops!

I also love the bag here not just because it’s such a strong but neutral colour that fits with every outfit, but because it’s so light and big enough to carry all my needs around town. I can even fit my camera and laptop in there! Even though it’s so worn out from all the torture in NYC, it’s still my go-to everyday bag.

Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom for product details and links to where you could buy these fab pieces!

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~PRODUCT DETAILS~

Black Jersey Jacket with White Leather Sleeves  – H&M (Alternatives: here & here)

White “Mummy” Sheer Striped Sweater – Urban Outfitters

Black Pleated Faux Leather Skater Skirt – Aritzia (Similar: here)

Blue Crossbody Purse – Zara (A great alternative)

Blue Sneaker Wedges – Shoedazzle (Charge: $48.95)

Reflective Aviators – Dynamite (Similar here)

Bora Bora Necklace – Jewelmint ($19.99: here)

Now it’s time to prance around in this warm sunshine before the cold front returns!

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OOTD: Feeling Blue

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I recently found a $15 blazer at Dynamite, since I love blazers and $15 is such a big steal… I got it D: It’s like a sailor inspired blazer with white and blue vertical stripes. I would say this blazer is not the most flattering on all body shapes as the small stripes can make one look a tad wider. Even though vertical stripes should make you look elongated and very slim, small stripes can make you look wider by the mass of stripes, while thicker stripes will definitely elongate you. Small stripes are an inch or smaller, anything larger than 1-inch stripes will be a plus if you want to look slimmer. Also, this blazer uses lighter-weight fabric than normal blazers, so you don’t have to worry about baking like a rotisserie chicken during the summer.

I just chose clothes to wear and they ended up being all blue. Maybe it’s a sign I was feeling blue that day… Well let’s begin with the OOTD.

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Sailor Blazer: Dynamite $15 (originally $46.90)
Blue Lace top: Forever 21 (got it last year)
Blue Shorts: Bluenotes $15
White Sandal Wedges: ShoeDazzle $39.95 (see my ShoeDazzle post for details: https://stylestickynotes.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/haul-shoedazzle-aldo/)

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Blue Fashionista Sunglasses: Aldo (2 for $20 deal)

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What did you think? Are you going to get your sailor on and get yourself this blazer deal? Are you feeling blue?

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