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July 30, 2015

Floor Lengths

This may sound crazy but even with the hot temperatures that comes with summer I'm really into pieces with length lately. This floor length sheer blouse I scooped up from Forever 21, it's super lightweight and quickly turned this casual look into something just a little bit more special. Not sure how to wear it? Well guess what, you can actually put it over anything from leggings to jeans or over short shorts like these to feel a little more covered up. These suuuuuper short shorts I got from American Eagle probably 3 or 4 years ago and comfort level isn't really there anymore now that I'm 30. So with this blouse I was able to bust them out with a little more ease! To break up the whites with this very simple outfit I've added a necklace and belt to polish it all off. I may be a lot more causal now but I still can't help but to accessorize now and again. Also included in this look are my Le Chateau shoe picks for July. These sandals are super comfortable and also available with a black strap instead of white if you prefer AND they are now on sale!! Hope everyone is enjoying their summer, I sure am!! xx

Blouse: Forever21 (I wish) | Necklace: Aldo | Shorts: American Eagle | Belt: Figue | Sandals & Purse: Le Chateau

Photographer / Tania Martinez

 

July 27, 2015

Torn Denim

Gestuz White Jeans, 7 For All Mankind Chambray, Aritzia Halter tank, Pour La Victoire Pumps, Brave Leather belt
Guys! I think summer has actually arrived. I mean, we are a week away from August so it better have. The colours going on in todays look are so refreshing for this time of year. Some of you may like more vibrant colours but wearing stark white is bright in it's own way and I love it especially toned down with these soft blues. This halter I'm pretty obsessed with. For starters it's my favourite neckline. I find it so flattering and there's something about exposed shoulders that I find so sexy. Is that weird? K, and does everyone remember when we were younger and everything was smocked? I totally forgot about it after all this time so when I came across this top it instantly took me back to my childhood days! I haven't found the perfect high waisted bottoms to go with this top just yet but in the meantime I'm pairing it with my favourite white torn denim and a chambray that you will see can be worn any which way with this outfit! What I find really pulled the entire look together was simply this belt. I actually think people don't utilize the power of a belt enough. It can be such a completing accessory case in point!

Three Ways to Wear your Chambray
1. As a shirt. Buttoned or unbuttoned. Tucked or untucked
2. Tied up to shorten length
3. Wrapped around waist
Gestuz White Jeans, 7 For All Mankind Chambray, Aritzia Halter tank, Pour La Victoire Pumps, Brave Leather beltGestuz White Jeans, 7 For All Mankind Chambray, Aritzia Halter tank, Pour La Victoire Pumps, Brave Leather belt
Gestuz White Jeans, 7 For All Mankind Chambray, Aritzia Halter tank, Pour La Victoire Pumps, Brave Leather belt
Gestuz White Jeans, 7 For All Mankind Chambray, Aritzia Halter tank, Pour La Victoire Pumps, Brave Leather belt
Gestuz White Jeans, 7 For All Mankind Chambray, Aritzia Halter tank, Pour La Victoire Pumps, Brave Leather belt
Gestuz White Jeans, 7 For All Mankind Chambray, Aritzia Halter tank, Pour La Victoire Pumps, Brave Leather belt
Gestuz White Jeans, 7 For All Mankind Chambray, Aritzia Halter tank, Pour La Victoire Pumps, Brave Leather belt
Gestuz White Jeans, 7 For All Mankind Chambray, Aritzia Halter tank, Pour La Victoire Pumps, Brave Leather belt
Tank: Aritzia | Shirt: 7 For All Mankind | Belt: Brave | Jeans: Gestuz | Shoes: Pour La Victoire

Photographer / Tania Martinez

 

July 24, 2015

Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo

Dry Shampoo
Hey guys! I'm back with another product I'm loving right now and I even whipped up a youtube video for you guys to see it in action. I've been a dry shampoo addict for quite some time now so when Moroccan Oil launched their version I had to try it! It's easy to go with baby powder, which is what I started with but for starters the white residue made it quite obvious and also if others caught smell of it and knew this trick I would be busted. I've experimented with a few different dry shampoos and it's Batiste from the drugstore that has been my go-to. That is until now. Moroccan Oils Dry Shampoo goes beyond covering up the grease and actually works as a hair treatment. All of this is found in the video below but for us blondes the spray has a violet undertone that helps balance brassiness therefore preserving the vibrancy of our bright tones. For you brunettes it won't leave a white residue and will actually maintain the richness and dimensions of your dark tones. Since I'm always outside and it being summer it also protects against UV damage. We wear sunglasses to protect our eyes, sunscreen to protect our skin yet we don't really think about the need to protect our hair which we should and this product does exactly that. This dry shampoo doesn't leave a powder residue like many can, it gives you quite a bit of volume and as you would expect it smells amazing! So check out the video below to see the effects it had on my hair as well you can scroll down a bit further for before and after pics. 

The pictures below took a matter of 30 seconds from taking the dirty to clean pics. There was a lot of grease and sweat from laying out in the sun and with such little time it looked like I was ready to hit up an event or something. Whether you just don't want to have to clean and style your hair everyday or you are looking to maintain a great blow out or curl for a couple days then dry shampoo is your best friend!
You can snag a can here if you like what you see!
Dry Shampoo
 

July 16, 2015

One Teaspoon Denim

White Moto Vest, Oliver People's Aviators, Aldo Hinshaw sandals
There is no doubt that mega ripped ANYTHING is trending hard right now and One Teaspoon is definitely a brand that comes to mind for the perfect pieces. I will admit it took me time to adjust to the brand, I guess you can say I am particular with my rips. These shorts, the super popular One Teaspoon bandits, are meant to not look perfect. If you look closely one side has raw, fringed edges where the other side is rolled up and I couldn't get past it at first. Now I love them so much I really can't stop integrating them into my outfits on those hot sunny days. They are super short which is why I prefer to style them with longer lengths and/or more coverage up top to balance it out. This moto style vest caught my eye the second I stepped foot into Mendocino. I'm so into moto style leather jackets so this vest was a nice fresh twist for summer and obviously having options for how to wear it is a bonus. When the chiffon is attached it looks amazing styled with my pleather leggings but once that section is zipped off it becomes a vest you can really style with just about anything. Such a good score!
White Moto Vest, Oliver People's Aviators, Aldo Hinshaw sandals
White Moto Vest, Oliver People's Aviators, Aldo Hinshaw sandals
White Moto Vest, Oliver People's Aviators, Aldo Hinshaw sandals
White Moto Vest, Oliver People's Aviators, Aldo Hinshaw sandals
White Moto Vest, Oliver People's Aviators, Aldo Hinshaw sandals
White Moto Vest, Oliver People's Aviators, Aldo Hinshaw sandals
White Moto Vest, Oliver People's Aviators, Aldo Hinshaw sandals
White Moto Vest, Oliver People's Aviators, Aldo Hinshaw sandals
Crop: American Apparel | Vest: Mendocino | Shorts: One Teaspoon via Aritzia | Necklace: Bird of a Feather | Sandals: Aldo

Photographer / Tania Martinez