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Currently Craving: Summer 2017 Accessories

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Accessories are where I have most of my fun. As you can tell from the name I wear loads of black and that’s not wrong. I try to mix it up here and there but the accessories departments is  where I shine, sparkle, fringe-out, fluff (all of the above). I really like to keep it interesting as much as I can, and what is true to my style. My all black attire usually works as my blank canvas and from there the options are endless to add on all the pizazz. If you want to attempt adding more colour or more fashion-forward, interesting statement pieces start with your accessories; they’re basically a gateway drug!

1)Dream Gucci bag
2)Song of Style for Gentle Monsters rose gold sunnies
3)Leah Alexandra ‘Frida’ ring via Gild the Lily 
4) TOPSHOP fishnet socks
5)The most perfect Nannacay Joana beach tote via Revolve
6)Angora backless flats from Style Nanda-need I say more?
7)Sparkly burnt orange socks via Urban Outfitters to amp up my shoe game
8)Zara denim scarf because denim is life and I’ve yet to own a denim scarf
9)Jenny Bird dangly gold hoops because I want to start wearing more earrings
10)Principle Goods emerald studs-birthstone, that’s all folks via Zane
11)Quay marbled sunnies-yes I’m obsessed with sunglasses, get over it.
12)Silver thigh highs cause we’re going all out via Style Nanda– dopest Korean brand
13)Clean cut, sleek Mackage ‘Keeley’ side bag
14)Karen Walker ‘Helter Skelter’ Tort sunnies-DUHHHH

 

Fave moments captured from 2016

 

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Soon i’ll be popping up a reflection post on my 2016 but for now here are some of the happiest moments because of course they were documented. For those of you that actually ever READ my blog, I love you and I thank you. And I promise 2017 I will be paying much more attention to my baby as well as possibly covering ground on Youtube; I just have to get the fear of hearing my own voice out of my head.

Toodles ya’ll- Happy New Year!

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The middle finger goes to 2016-you kinda sucked a bit.

Style File: Mary-Kate and Ashley

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MK and Ashley Olsen have always been on the top of my go-to Google when I need some inspiration and I’ve torn my closet open with clothes and shoes all over. Sometimes it’s easy to get dressed, I know exactly what I want to wear what shoes, lipstick etc; and then sometimes it takes me forever and I don’t even want to leave the house. I find, warning TMI, when I’m about to get my period I absolutely can NOT find anything to wear. I’m sure that’s a pretty typical symptom for most of my fellow ladies.

Anywho, MK and Ashley have an ease to their style, I’m sure comes from the helping fact that they have a bagillion dollars, they never look like they have to try very hard. They always have the best accessories, I am more obsessed with shoes and bags then anything, and they’re never the designer accessories you see sprawled across people magazine that “all the stars are wearing”. These are women of fashion and true style. They find classic pieces with forever life behind them. I have always been intrigued by the pieces they choose. Basics that are worn in interesting ways alongside one-time wear pieces including outrageous prints, emroidery and more. Since Google was a thing I’ve been image searching these two and before Google I have a bunch of scrapbooks I made over the years as a pre-teen that I can’t part with. It’s always fun to look back here and there to see what I was inspired by. Who is your fashion inspiration? What images do you Google when you’re in a rut?

Budget Buying

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This outfit essentially screams me. Denim, ankle boots and a quirky printed button-up shirt thrown in to spice things up (when I’m not normally dressed in all black). The real reason this outfit screams LAYLA LANE, is because this entire outfit cost me less than $25. I have had a bit of luck over the years finding hidden gems in sale sections, at thrift stores, discount department store, and in vintage boutiques. I think it’s really due to the fact that I have the patience to actually sift through everything and being tiny doesn’t hurt either. My family and friends are always shocked to see what I manage to spend compared to how many goodies I bring home. To me it’s a calming experience, where others get overwhelmed shopping in that sort of environment. Feed me and caffeinate me and I could sift all day.

Here are the details: this shirt, originally from Joe Fresh, I found in the racks at Common Sort in Parkdale (my fave buy/sell shop) for $8.00. The skirt I found on sale for $12.00 after I posted it here, and the boots I got at Value Village unworn for 3 friggin BUCKS (somehow the day I went all shoes were 50% off)…luck?

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