Planning Your Autumn Wardrobe, Style File Friday

Autumn seems a long way off in the middle of July but the retail landscape is anywhere from one to three months ahead of the rest of us! I love the colder weather of autumn and winter, and the clothing that accompanies it. However, to make the most of my wardrobe and the season, I start planning one to two months ahead what I plan on generally wearing for the season- it gives me the time I need to find or purchase anything I need, and time to clear out what I won’t be wearing! This post will help you highlight how to identify what you have for your autumn wardrobe, what you need, and what you can get rid of!

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Lilly Pulitzer Cori Dress Review, Style File Friday

I’ve got a fairly conservative style of dress, in regards to colour and print. I’m slowly learning to take more risks, branch out, and not take my clothing so seriously. It doesn’t mean that I’m not going to avoid the neon pinks and yellows, but animals and multiple colours!! I’m hoping that these reviews will help at least a few people- I find that Lilly can be hit and miss with pieces and there aren’t always a ton of reviews available. So, without further adieu, my newest piece of summer clothing…

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New Balance and Lululemon, Style File Friday

My hope for Style File Friday is that it is a place for me to share my favourite style and beauty recommendations while also sharing the stories and backgrounds that go along with them. I love knowing how someone came to find and love a piece, and that makes a big difference when I’m looking for recommendations myself. (Let me know if you like this approach.) Onto the goods!……

My charge to back to being in shape is going pretty well, all in all! I know that a lot of people don’t want to invest in gym clothing and equipment (shoes) until they’ve reached a certain goal, but I find that I am far more motivated to hit the pavement and keep moving if I’ve got something new to wear. I have a few new pieces right now that are motivating me to get to the gym and to my yoga mat and put the time in that I should!

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Brighton Crossbody, Style File Friday

If you are anything like me, or live anywhere like Winnipeg, you may be slightly hard on your handbags. My holy grail handbags are doing well, but my other bags get beat up after a while. With how cold Winnipeg is (-45°C in the winter, anyone??) and being on the go a lot of the time, I seem to go through purses faster than I would like. However, I recently received the perfect crossbody for me, and it’s more durable than I think most cars are these days. If you need something to stand up to unknown forces, read on!

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Longchamp Le Pliage Review, Style File Friday

If you remember my Style To-Do List from April, you will recall that I had a Longchamp tote on it! Because I travel as much as I do, I knew that it would be solid investment (that I have been eyeing up for years). Everyone swears by them but I debated for the better part of two years if it would be worth it to invest that much in a simple canvas tote bag. I finally decided to go through it as that much time spent thinking on it has to mean something. Now that I’ve spent some time with it, I’m sharing my thoughts and review!

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Michael Kors Daisy Moc, Style File Friday

I have been on the hunt for a comfortable but practical pair of flats for work for months now. I am very particular about ballet flats (they are near impossible to find a comfortable pair for under $130 USD) and I am hesitant to buy any shoes that I can’t try on. (Winnipeg is not the most wonderful place in the world for shoe shopping. Or any shopping…) Miracle of miracles, I finally found a pair while shopping in Seattle!! The Daisy Moc (Michael by Michael Kors) is perfect for what I need, and I’m pretty excited that I finally can step up my shoe game at work!

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Lilly Pulitzer Popover, Style File Friday

If you happened to read my SS17 Style To-Do List, you will recall that my list is actually quite short- just three things! I’ve acquired the first item on my list, a Lilly Pulitzer popover. It took a bit of Facebook re-sale board stalking, but I was able to get a print that I love at a wonderful price, and I’m wearing it as I sit at the airport and wait for my flight (so far, so good on the warmth). Today is going to be a review of the popover and my recommendations!

Lilly Pulitzer Popover Review,Style File Friday

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Lilly Pulitzer Windward Dress, Style File Friday

Continuing on in my spring and summer theme for clothing, I’m sharing a light and fun dress that I was able to find for a fantastic price! The Windward Dress is a casual, cotton dress from Lilly Pulitzer that I bought for less than half of the retail price with patience and luck. I’m still working on branching out from my wardrobe of many, many solid neutrals (and stripes that are essentially a neutral…), so Lilly is a perfect infusion of fun and pattern. Although Sea Ruffles (this pattern) is monochromatic, the light blue and white is not at all present in my wardrobe! Look at me, branching out like an adult. This is the story of how I actually found the dress, and my review and thoughts of it!

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Style File Friday, Lululemon Basics

 

My relationship with Lululemon has been slightly fraught. Prices are slowly rising while sheer leggings and rolling hems can be an issue. However, there are still a few different pieces that I still reach for and I recommend no matter what. I grabbed both of these in a new colour when I was in Banff (you can always branch out.) Somehow I’ve been a Lululemon customer for twelve years (TWELVE??? Where has the time gone?) and I’ve tried a wide range of products, it’s time I share my Lulu brand knowledge with all of you!

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Style File Friday, 5 Tips for Resale Boards

Resell boards are pretty popular nowadays- they are a great way to buy affordable and hard-to-find items that you might otherwise not be to. You can find them for pretty much every brand and geographic location, if you are willing to spend a little time poking around. However, there rules and methods to using each board and it’s not always as straightforward as it seems. I am here to help and pass on my experience! This post is going to focus on Facebook resell groups because they are accessible to anyone who has Facebook.

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