Spring Transitioning

I swear I remember it being a lot warmer this time last year (but I may be wrong!). Anyway, it may still be cold outside, but I am in full Spring transitioning mode 🙂 This year I really noticed I’ve been playing with a lot more print and color than I am used to, and I kind of love it! However, I do think it’s important to invest in your foundational pieces (aka. your classic basics) before layering on seasonal interest pieces!

Basics for your Spring wardrobe:

  • a light, drapey spring jacket
  • cropped denim
  • a shirt dress – that can be worn as a shirt, dress, or over piece
  • a light and long skirt of some sort (pleated, wrap, structured etc.)
  • a neutral toned mule or slide

Trendy add-ons for your Spring wardrobe:

  • an off-the-shoulder blouse
  • an elegant silky matching set – “pajama dressing” is the new look (also the comfiest)
  • a sleek bomber
  • cropped wide-legged denim or a jean with a high-low hem
  • a embroidered piece (ie. jacket, blouse, t-shirt, jean, loafer, bootie etc.)

Also on another note, I have been SO exhausted lately… I mean I like to keep busy most of the time, but I’m feeling like I may need a “me” day soon. I was also thinking how fast time has gone by in the last year – I mean, we got married almost 8 months ago!! Now we get to head on our delayed honeymoon to the Amalfi Coast in less than a month and a half ❤

xo

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What I’m Wearing:

Vachel Blouse – Wilfred (see other interesting tops here, here, here, and here)

Lawson Trench Coat – Babaton

Le Anchorage – FRAME (similar ones here, here, here, and here)

Tan Mule – Zara (similar ones here and here)

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What I’m Wearing:

Talence Blouse – Wilfred

Girlfriend High-Rise Jean – BDG ***I diy cut these myself afterwards***

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What I’m Wearing:

Glen Dress – Babaton

Richelieu Pant – Wilfred (similar one here, and here)

Nude Mule – L’intervalle (similar one here, here, and here)

Polished Steel/White Face with Rose Gold – The Horse AU

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What I’m Wearing:

Damien Blouse – Babaton

Jude Skirt – Babaton

Poussin Bomber – Wilfred

THE COAST – Spring Fashion Issue

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In case you missed it, a few weeks ago I had a fantastic opportunity to shoot for the Spring Fashion Issue for The Coast. It was so much fun and I got to share some of my fashion philosophies and favorite trends for this season (I’ll share more below!).

You can access the digital copy issue (through PressReader) here.

The Coast is a locally owned and free newspaper that covers anything and everything Halifax, from fashion to culture and events, food, current news and more! The cover was shot by Meghan T. Whitton and makeup by Emily A. Moore – you can see more of their work on contact info via the links at the bottom of this post!

During the interview, I was able to reflect on how Lovebyelle started, and speak to working within the fashion industry in a number of roles. I also spoke about a few of my current favorite designers: AKG, Maggie MacCormick, and Sarah Sears (and I am wearing pieces from all three favorites in the photos). Here are snippets from the article below:

Her Fashion Philosophy – “Don’t be afraid to try styles that you would never think of. It’s the things you’d never think of pairing together that look the best,” says Yeung, who says that though she’s had a lifelong interest in fashion, she never pictured making a career of it. “I always say, do what you like. Your style is an expression of your personality. If I want to wear white in winter I will. I don’t go by fashion rules, I do what I want.”

Her Favorite Springs Trends – “Right now, I’m all about curating my outfits with a peek of neutral suede piece – ’70s inspired suede is back in with the A-line skirts, cropped jackets and fun boxy dresses.” says Yeung of what she’ll be pulling from her closet this season. A forever fan of monochromatic dressing, she’s also digging lightweight denim, whether it’s wide-leg pants, a pencil skirt or a kimono jacket. And for a touch of romance – the exposed shoulder top. “Try my favourite style – the off-the shoulder blouse, paired with an airy culotte.”

What I’m Wearing: The Artist Dress – AKG // The Pencil Crop – Maggie MacCormick // Criss Cross Ring, Loop Bangles, Piya Choker, Finger Tipper Ring – Sarah Sears

Links & Info

THE COAST: Website // Twitter // Facebook // Instagram 

PHOTOGRAPHY – Meghan Tansey Whitton: Website // Instagram

HAIR & MAKEUP – Emily Moore: Instagram

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Spring Looks

I always love Spring and Fall (more-so Fall) because you have the option of wearing layers or having none at all. It’s also a great time to try out your separates in different combinations to refreshen your Spring looks! Here are three different types of looks I’ll be sporting this season (with the dressier, casual, and everything in-between):

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A neutral drapey trench is a must have this season with it’s versatility – you can basically add it onto any outfit whether you’re heading to work, to travel, or any event. While we’re at it, I added on a nude suede skirt which is trending for Spring fashion. 70’s inspired suede pieces are back, but with an elevated feel!

What I’m Wearing: Lawson Trench Coat from Babaton at Aritzia / Nathaniel Sweater from Babaton at Aritzia / Hopper Skirt from Babaton at Aritzia / Avery Trainers from Senso / Lovesome One Sunglasses at Gentle Monster

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If you haven’t noticed yet, I am obsessed with SENSO footwear! Lately, I have been living in these Avery trainers because they look great and feel comfortable especially when I’m on my feet most of the day (huge win!). I also love this leather choker by local designer Sarah Sears. This was my first piece from her latest collection and I have to say I am hooked, and cannot wait to see what she has in store 🙂

What I’m Wearing: Moto Inspired Jacket by Wilfred at Aritzia (similar one here and here) / Metrocles Dress by Community at Aritzia / Low Rise Crop by J Brand / Piya Choker by Sarah Sears (find it here and here in Brass, Silver, or Oxidized Silver)

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I have to say wide legged pants and culottes are probably my favorite kind of bottoms – they are very comfortable, and they look fantastic! A lot of people always ask me whether they are too short for a wider leg and I always tell them it’s not necessarily their height – it’s pairing it with the right footwear and sometimes finding the right length of pant that comfortable suits them.

What I’m Wearing: Palmier Sweater by Wilfred at Aritzia / Eckhardt Pant by Babaton at Aritzia / White Loafer by Shellys London (similar one here and here) / Saxon Watch by Larsson & Jennings

Sunny Days, Chambray & Watercolor Skirts

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To continue with my obsession with pretty pastels/my love of all skirts and skorts, I pulled out my Stylestalker watercolor print skirt to match the pretty weather on a sunny day last week! I find Halifax weather is so unpredictable as it is constantly fluctuating throughout the week, so I try to dress up for summer whenever I get the chance. Also for summer, I am loving clogs and wedges as they look great and are easy to walk around in! If you’re not an every day heel-wearer, I would recommend upgrading to a wedge before going for the pumps. Especially with work, you don’t want to look like you’re struggling in your shoes near the end of the day, and for the office jobs, I would recommend bringing your heels to work and wearing flats during transit! At least for summer you’re not stuck wearing mismatched winter boots, and can throw on a pretty sandal on your way to work!

What I’m Wearing: Watercolor Skirt – Stylestalker, Brown Strappy Wedge – Aldo, Double Strap Belt – H&M, Chambray Button Up – Mendocino, Camila Sunglasses – Michael Kors, Cream & Gold Clutch – Vintage

xo

Spring Pastels

I can’t believe it’s been over a month since my last blog post! Things have been crazy for me with a new work transition and flying back and forth from Toronto to Halifax! I have been loving the runways rocking light pastels and white bottoms for Spring, so I thought I would show you two of my everyday favorites. Here I am wearing one of the most comfortable sleeveless blouses from Aritzia, and it has the back slit which I am a huge fan of! Having a more slender body type, I like to buy clothes that work well with my figure, and I find that the pieces from Aritzia tend to fit me almost 100% of the time. I guess that’s why I frequent it so much! Also, high waist pants (or jeans like above) are a great way to elongate your legs. Although white jeans can get dirty easily, they are essential to your wardrobe, like a little black dress is (in my opinion of course)! It adds a fresh take on those everyday blues and it naturally draws attention to your outfit. And while we’re talking about pieces that may not be as functional but are definitely worth investing in, I added my gorgeous clutch to finish off the outfit from 9September on http://www.etsy.com. I absolutely love the quality of the bag and it came with the option of having a detachable wrist strap and cross-body chain! It’s the perfect little clutch to transition into the summer months!

What I’m Wearing:

Wilfred Pyramides Blouse – Aritzia

White Avedon Ankle – Citizens of Humanity

Large Clear Transparent Clutch – 9September on Etsy 

xoxo

Spring Ready

Some of my favorite pieces from Aritzia and Michael Kors! I am so ready for spring!

Getting Festival Ready With Splurge: Day 3

Day 3 of my collaboration with online boutique, Splurge, brings you more festival inspiration with graphics, cropped tops, and tees. Although each look featured a graphic top, the accessories you choose can change the whole dynamic of the outfit. If you check out Day 1 and Day 2, one is more retro-vintage inspired and the other more urban. For day 3, I paired the Nixe tee with a delicate head band and a matching ring-bracelet. Absolutely love the way the look paired with the environment and picture end result! Since music festivals are usually more than a day long, why not try different styles especially when it’s the best place to let loose and experiment with your outfits! Look out for more styles of festival inspired looks coming soon!

What I’m Wearing:

Gold Harem Bracelet With White Pearls – Splurge ($14.00)

Adjustable Gold & Pearl Headpiece – Splurge ($12.00)

Twerkin for a Birkin Muscle Tank – Splurge ($39.00 – on sale for $19.50)

*Special thanks to Alicia at Urban30 Blow Dry Bar for my fabulous beach hair and blow dry experience (post coming soon)!

Getting Festival Ready With Splurge: Day 2

For day 2 and day 3 (tomorrow) of my collaboration with Splurge, I brought you more festival outfits with inspiration taken from graphics and crop tops. Now there are countless options for festival wear, and my other favorite is going more towards the romantic bohemian and free vibe (which I will post about in a couple of weeks!). A couple things you might want to focus on (other than being in style) is being comfortable and having pieces that are versatile. For example, I love wearing bralettes (like above) because it’s not restricting and it adds a nice touch with the tank! I also paired the Nixe tank and denim shorts with a leather sleeved bomber jacket wrapped around my waist. It adds more detail and if you get chilly, you can wear it as well! I always like finishing my outfits with details and accessories, and I’m loving the addition of the body chain to my outfit!

If you’re not familiar with the online boutique: Splurge, read more about them and other local brands on my previous festival look post: Getting Festival Ready With Splurge Day 1  . Check out my links below for details on my outfit!

What it your favorite look so far?

xoxo

Textured Metal Cuff – Splurge ($12.00 – on sale for $6.00)

Silver Rhinestone Body Chain – Splurge ($16.00 – on sale for $8.00)

Nixe is Dead Black Crop Top – Splurge ($28.00 – on sale for $16.00)

*Special thanks to Alicia at Urban30 Blow Dry Bar for my fabulous do and blow dry experience (post coming soon)!