In my MOM’s closet 

Ladies… Do you remember those days of being a little girl and putting on your mom’s heels and watching her get ready?? We looked up to her mothers womanhood of glamour and beauty & and couldn’t wait to do the same when we grew up! As a kid I’d always raid my mom’s closet, going through her dresses, hats, and shoes, not that I was going anywhere and not that she didn’t get annoyed but I loved to dress up. And some things really don’t change. Because every time I visit my mothers house I always take a peek of what’s in her closet. I just can’t help myself. If it wasn’t for my moms closet I wouldn’t be the doll of fashion that I am today. 

How to put it all together 

So how do you make an outfit? It really just happens by pairing things all together. You start with a for sure piece that you’ve already decided on such as the black skater girl dress in the second photo. And then accessories come into the picture such as a skull purse, a skull bandana, leather bracelets, leather jacket, distressed jewellery, red lipstick, voluminous messy hair, you name it! All of these things make an outfit. It’s important to decide on your theme of the day and add onto that idea. Be creative, see what goes together and really just have fun with it! After all, it is fashion. If you like it, wear it! 

Good times bad times

My time at the boutique has come to an end for my coop program. I was offered a job at Andie’s where I can further my experience and develop new learning opportunities. I am very excited to join in the summer and continue to work in such a great business. The thing I love most about Andy’s is the variety of clothing it has for a variety of ages. Grandmothers will come in with her granddaughter and both will come out satisfied with a new outfit for their closet. The store is amazing for any of occasion and any event that you have, without a doubt and our help you walk out of the store with a smile. 

The skirf…

So this bottom piece may or may not be a scarf. Honestly i’ll truly never know but what would it matter especially when I have two different ways and possibly more to wear this scirf. (yes I made this up) I found this at the bay where apparently I live at and indulge in! It was located in a section of hanging skirts which encouraged me to try on this stunning navy blue and bedazzled bottom. After trying on the scarf or skirt and falling in love, especially with the price, a score of $30!! I came across the matching hat which further brought me to the conclusion that this could in fact be a circle scarf. This only inspires me to play up more of my clothing in creative ways and wear them without the basic conforming of clothing. At this point, I’m thinking why not wear a button down shirt backwards I mean what if that’s cute you never know until you try! Style tip: have fun and be creative with you clothing!! 

Going classic

Accessorizing with pearls is always a classic move that never fails to impress or play up an outfit. The old Hollywood aesthetic will likely never go out of style due to the sweet, simple and elegant look. To go classy and casual you can pair a pearl necklace with a two piece denim outfit. Or add this quick grab accessory to any fancy outfit to create an eye catching element.

Well, if the shoe fits.. rock them!

With prom around the corner it was time to find the perfect shoes. These but dazzled babies were purchased at Spring shoe store for $50 with a added bonus of 30% off! Wooh, sale! After looking and looking and slowly getting rid of options I finally found the perfect shoe to match my stunning rose gold prom dress. (that btw I can’t wait to post about once I do the big reveal) I was looking for crystals or something rose gold itself and of course something within budget! So? Style tip: When shopping it’s important to remember that you can satisfy your “expensive” taste and your wallet. It is tricky but it is possible. Seriously, I’m broke and will never spend more than what I think is worth but I do believe I have a gift for great finds.

 Too much or Not enough??

Any outfit can go from dull to glam in the matter of seconds. In the photo above is a below the knee length dress with a touch of sequin. Sold at Andie’s boutique! Whether you’re having a date night, attending a wedding, or even grocery shopping, you name it! You can rock this gown.  

Let’s start simple. How can we play this dress down? A lot of people at the boutique have fallen in love with this dress and often wear them to weddings. The questions and complaints are always the same, “how much wear will I get out of the dress?” Well to make the piece more casual, the idea should be to draw attention away from the most eye catching or fancy part. That would be the sequins in this case! You can do this by adding a belt around the waist line, a cute thin brown belt would add a different effect to the dress by playing simple. A look I’m dying to try with this dress to play it down is a blue denim jacket paired with rounded sunglasses that are Ozzy Osborne inspired, and a pair of black vans. Who’s with me?!! Ugh, so cute! To make an outfit  glamorous it’s important to keep in mind that simple can be more. Focussing on trying to do too much can overwhelm an outfit and result in a tacky look. The dress itself is enough as is! Trying a few rings and maybe a diamond chocker would create the glam look you’re going for without becoming a bling freak. 

A pop of pattern 

Adding a fun Texter or pattern can create such a luck to any piece of clothing. When considering a pattern, notice it’s slimming or filling qualities as well as if it makes you appear shorter or taller. Picking out the right outfit has a lot to do with the pattern! Each and every body type is different which is why the style tip of the day is to focus on what suits you best! Next time you’re out shopping consider what you would like to change or emphasize about your body shape and go from there!

For floral sake

What a blouse! This style piece was the first thing that caught my eye when the new orders in store arrived! A side note about myself, Im involved in a program at Andie’s boutique! Where I came across an exciting top. Such beautiful colour and detail go into the makings of this ready to wear blouse, easily paired with dark distressed denim jeans and white sandals or a fringe brown booty. For a fun and classy office look you can wear black dress pants or a dark pencil skirt along with a black fitted blazer. If you wanna add a little more fun to your look try paring this blouse with navy blue or camo green bottoms. 

Breakfast at Andie’s…

Wear this during day or night and always win! Spring dresses have finally just come in! White wedges or a pair of your favourite black heels will help to pull together the look you’re trying to achieve. Perhaps you can add an exciting element to the outfit by pairing it with bright coloured shoes. Such as a red, yellow or fuscia heel. The effect would be amazing to try out leading into summer. To make the outfit even more fun and if the event is right, add a huge (almost obnoxious) hat that the loveliest luxurious of ladies would wear to the horse races.  This little black dress with an eye catch pop of colour and intriguing patter create the perfect spring attire. You can find this unique piece at Andie’s Boutique in Uptown Waterloo.