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Accessorizing can be the easiest way to instantly take an outfit from drab to fab. I love playing around with new jewelry to try to spice up an outfit, and I’m so excited to announce that I’m one of Pearls for Girls’ newest ambassadors! Over the next 6 months I’m going to be sharing some of their newest pieces, some of my fave pieces, and I might even have a few little treats for you along the way.

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Pearls for Girls combines Swedish design with high level craftsmanship for a line that’s natural, stylish and affordable. I really love the fact that all of the pieces in the line are made from natural materials – think freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones and crystals. This also means that the pieces have unique characteristics to them, since the natural materials will all have variations.

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Up first I wanted to share a few gorgeous pieces from the core Pearls for Girls collection. The Olivia bracelets ($41) are classic, and can be easily paired with many different outfits. I love the gorgeous shine the rhinestones give off, making them sure to dazzle. Available in three different tones – silver, gold and rose gold hues – there’s one available to suit your mood. I’m personally more of a gold/rose gold fan – I think these tones work a little better with my skin tone – but I really like throwing on different combinations of these for a mixed metals look.

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What do you think of the Olivia bracelets?

 


Disclaimer: This post may contain samples sent for editorial consideration, but as always, opinions are 100% my own! xo

 

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I was recently introduced to ça va de soi, a Montreal-based knitwear line. Since 1972, founders Antoine Nasri & Odile Bougain (along with their family) have been bringing luxurious, high quality knits to the fashion scene. With carefully selected fibers from around the world, they’ve created a line of not-so-basic basics that combine the best of quality with comfort, for items that are breathable, long lasting and able to be worn throughout any season. I’ve pulled together some of my favourite items to take you through the summer – and beyond.

1. Cozy up around the campfire with the Debbie 3/4 sleeve Jacquard Sweater. I adore the pattern and this sweater will be sure to keep you warm without getting too hot while sitting around the fire on a gorgeous summer night.

2. You can never be wedding season ready without a fab wrap scarf. The Orane Summer Scarf is beyond soft and perfect for covering up during the ceremony or afterwards when you talk a walk to cool down. This scarf may be a bit of an investment, but the “perfect cotton” it’s made of will never pill, fade or lose its sheen.

3. A great crop top can really survive throughout the year depending on how you pair it, but is especially in style in the summer. This Mireille crop fits perfect with a bit of stretch and a little discreet support for your girls, making it the ultimate beach and festival ready top.

4. There’s nothing worse than heading to the office or a fun night out during the summer looking great and having your clothes become a wrinkled mess after fighting through the heat to get there. This Delfine skirt is form fitting, lightweight and wrinkle-free, so you always look completely put together. I’m obsessed with the crochet detail!

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In case you haven’t noticed, I’m all about refreshing your look for the season.  That being said, I’m also a big fan of doing this on a budget.  Walmart makes it easy to get a whole new look when you want to save, and challenged myself and other bloggers to put together a look for less!

I took a look at their spring lookbook (which you can view here) and loved the section on “how to make an impact!” I set out to my local Walmart with this inspiration in mind and started browsing the racks, armed with a $100 gift card.

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My main goal was to put together a complete look from head to get me spring/summer ready. I started off by looking for a killer outfit to work off of and quickly found this amazing black and white striped maxi dress for only $16! It fits so nicely and is unbelievable comfortable.  From there it was onto accessories.  I wanted to play off of the lookbook theme I’d seen early and looked for fun pops of colour to add in to my look.  I came across these fun, bright pink flip flops for $9 and these fab neon sunglasses for $9 – how amazing are the flamingos inside the arms?? Of course, I needed a purse to finish off the outfit and fell in love with this bucket bag for $16.

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Now that the outfit portion was complete, I had to ramp up my beauty bag for the warmer weather.  For me, warm weather makeup and beauty is all about looking and feeling fresh while being effortless. A bb cream, like this CoverGirl CGSmoothers version ($8.97) moisturizes and evens out the skintone while being light, and the NYC Sun’n’Bronze Powder ($4.97) adds a gorgeous glow on top of this. A little colour on my lids with the L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche quad in Rose Nude ($9.96) and a swipe of Maybelline’s Lash Sensational Mascara in Very Black ($5.96) – the waterproof version – gives a pretty rose look that won’t budge through pool parties. A little Maybelline Baby Lips Crystal in Crystal Kiss ($3.46) gives lips a bit of shine and moisture, and Wet’n’Wild Wild Shine polish in Tickled Pink ($1.57) is the perfect pale pink. All that’s left is to run some got2b Smooth Operator Smoothing Lustre Lotion ($4.47) through my hair to help smooth and defrizz.

All in all, I think I managed to pull together a fantastic head to toe spring & summer look for a total of $99.85 (after tax) – an amazing deal! What’s your favourite look from the Look Book?

 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada, as part of the #LooksForLess Shopping Challenge. In exchange this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.

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Well, here we go again… It’s time for another Target designer collection – and this one I’m beyond excited for.  Last night, it was announced that the next limited edition collection will be Lilly Pulitzer for Target.  Cue beachy, resort wear and bright, bold prints.

“Style isn’t just about what you wear, it’s about how you live” – Lilly Pulitzer

Known for her iconic prints, which originated as she created her individualistic shift dresses which she wore working at her lemonade stand (Jackie Kennedy was a fan), Pulitzer was one of the pioneers of American resort wear.

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This fun collection is anything but boring, and boasts an astounding 250 pieces ranging from apparel, accessories & shoes to outdoor entertaining accessories & travel essentials.  My only issue?  It comes out after my trip to Florida next month – I’ve already spotted a few pieces from the collection that I wish I could take along with me… For example, the adorbs starfish sandals below.

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This limited edition offering features 15 new prints which were created exclusively by Lilly Pulitzer artists for Target.  I’m already drooling over all the bright, fun and completely eye-catching items (those umbrellas – oh em gee.) and can guarantee I’ll be out the door first thing in the morning on April 19th (launch date) to get to my local Target.  And since it comes out the day before my birthday, I don’t have to feel guilty about buying everything… Right?

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The Lilly Pulitzer for Target collection will be available in stores in the U.S. and Canada along with Target.com on April 19th.  I’ll be sure to share photos from the line when I have them.  Are you excited for this collection?

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As some of you may know, I’m getting ready to make the move to Toronto in the spring.  While it’s still a little ways away (April), I’ve been totally distracted with thoughts of what I’m going to do with my space.  I haven’t even found a place yet but I’ve definitely been doing a little preparatory designing in my head.

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When it comes to decorating my space to make it my own, one of the things that I’ve become obsessed with lately to add a little flair is prints.  There are so many different options available and it’s nearly impossible to not find something that will fit in with your home and style.

 

I’ve recently come across a new site which is going to be the perfect pal for my inner decorator come move in time.  Minted, an online stationary store.  The really neat thing about this online store, which sells a variety of printed items including prints, stationary & invites (many of which is customizable), is that everything comes from a global community of artists, making everything so unique.

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Naturally, I headed straight to the art collection to take a look at the prints and to scope out what would fit nicely into my future apartment.  I was so happy to see such a wide variety of prints available, ranging from geometric shapes to photos to beautiful typography for starters.

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I was definitely drawn to some of the more geometric patterns and the gold foil art, as these have so much character and would easily add a ton of flair to any room – especially my future office.  I also have a bit of an obsession with foxes, and the Swift Fox print instantly caught my eye.  I’ve got a few of these ready in my cart waiting for me to make my final decision.

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I’ve also taken a peek through some of Minted’s other offerings and I must say I’m sold.  I’ve got my eye on a few different business card designs right now – perfect timing seeing as I just ran out of my current cards!

Have you taken a look at Minted?  I would love to hear what some of your favourite designs are – it might give me a little inspiration 😉

 

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