Trend Alert: Embellished

We have been noticing a certain trend emerging – beautiful embellished wardrobe items have been making their way around the blogosphere.  We love a bit of sparkle!  Whether a subtle addition around a neckline or a fully embellished jacket – this is one trend that is sure to have you noticed.  Take a peek at a few of the pieces we have spotted recently…

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Viva Luxury

 
 

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Sincerely Jules

 
 

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Atlantic Pacific

 
 

Want to shop the look? Bloggers Closet has you covered…

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Black Kimono Jacket ($15)     |      Crew Neck Tee ($5)      |      Sequinned Sweater ($28)

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How To Wear: White Jeans

Cool, crisp and effortlessly chic: a pair of white jeans will be a welcome addition to your wardrobe this season. They come in all different shapes and sizes – slim, cropped, boyfriend, grunge. We suggest you try different styles until you find a pair that suits your shape, one that makes you look and feel fabulous! Team with a bright tee, a casual button down shirt or if you dare, try an all white ensemble to really make a statement. We’ve rounded up some inspiration on how to wear: white jeans…

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Native Fox

 
 

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Brooklyn Blonde

 
 

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Sincerely Jules

 
 

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Happily Grey

 
 

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Viva Luxury

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Color Me: Summer Bright

Summer is so close we can taste it. Sun-filled days, beach vacations and ice-creams will be here before we know it and we feel like dressing the part. Bright, vibrant patterns and florals always feel right for this time of year so we’ve rounded up a few of our bright and Summery favorites..

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Damsel in Dior

 
 

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A Little Dash of Darling

 
 

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Pink Peonies

 
 

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Viva Luxury

 
 

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Lovely Pepa

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Glam Girl: Alexandra Grant

Please meet our Glam Girl: Alexandra Grant, a 26 year-old who writes the beautiful Vancouver-based style blog To Vogue Or Bust.  Alexandra made the decision a few years ago to change her career path from something sensible and stable to something she was truly passionate about – fashion journalism.

We’re glad she did!  Her writing is eloquent and inspiring and we love seeing her incredible style played out in the outfits she shares with her readers.  Read on to discover more about Alexandra, her fashion inspirations, how her surroundings influence her style and her favorite beauty items…

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What motivated you to start your blog?
I was intending to go to law school after university because I felt as if it was a more “practical” path, even though my passions really lay in fashion and writing. I eventually decided it was more important to follow my passions than money, and the rest is history!

How does the city you live in inspire your day-to-day fashion?
Vancouver has so much natural beauty, so much so that I try to stay comfortable in my day-to-day in order to get the most out of the city, whether that’s walking the sea wall or going for a hike in the mountains!

Who are your style icons?
Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Casiraghi and Françoise Hardy.

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Name one piece every woman should have in her wardrobe and why?
A good pair of skinny jeans.

What items do you always carry in your handbag?
Lip products! Generally speaking, I’ll have about 8 options rattling around in my bag.

What is the best beauty trick you’ve ever learned?
Mastering highlighting has been my best beauty trick – it’s the perfect way of looking pulled-together without layering on tons of makeup. If I’m in a rush, I just do the top of my cheekbones, my brow bones, inner eye corners and a touch above my eyebrows!

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Tell us…what is something not many people know about you?
I was the most awkward person that could’ve ever possibly existed in high school. I played the French horn AND the classical guitar, had braces the whole time, went through my “baby fat” phase throughout and liked to hang out with my guidance counsellor a lot. It was a magical time.

What are your favourite prints or colors to mix? Do you have any tips?
I love stripes with anything, and am always drawn to a classic red-white-black combo.

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When you need a little pick-me-up, how do you add sparkle to your life and feel good?
Every weekend I go to Granville Island Market (down the sea wall from our apartment) and pick up fresh flowers and lots of fresh produce – I love eating well and nothing feels as abundant as having a bunch of healthy choices around. And when I really need it, I head downtown and do a little shopping!

How do you start your day? Do you have a morning routine?
I work full-time on top of the blog so I usually get up, have hot water with lemon, make my coffee and breakfast and then sit down to eat in front of my laptop (sad but true!). I’ll get all my social promotion set up for the blog, catch up on a couple of emails and then I head to the bathroom. I put on a thin clay mask and while that’s drying, I dry brush then wash it all off in the shower. I then apply coconut oil for my body and rose hip oil for my face, throw on some clothes, put on a touch of makeup and my hair usually air dries in that time!

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Must Have: Aviators

A pair of aviator sunglasses are an essential wardrobe item for any fashionista… especially as the temperature continues to rise.  They can take your look from drab to cool and casual just by slipping them on.   We like the classic black lens for its versatility, but we love the mirrored colored variety for injecting a playful edge, with a certain nod to the 80’s.  Know one thing – you can’t go wrong whichever style you choose…

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A Little Dash Of Darling

 
 

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Pink Peonies

 
 

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Style Elixir

 
 

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Song of Style

 
 

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Sincerely Jules

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Color Me: Green

Emerald, lime, forest  – the color green in all its hues is a beautiful one.  We love a full length emerald green as much as we do a subtle pop of green in the form of a sparkly bracelet.   There is something equally elegant and playful about the color green that makes it versatile and very wearable.  We’ve been scouring the blogosphere to share some of our favorite looks…

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Wendy’s Lookbook

 
 

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Viva Luxury

 
 

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Happily Grey

 
 

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Song of Style

 
 

Want to shop the look?  Here are some of our fav green beauties from Bloggers Closet…

 

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Lime Green Blouse  – $6  |  Olivia + Joy Satchel – $50

 

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Green Embellished Bangle  – $30  |  Emerald Forever 21 Dress – $9

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Beauty: Rosy Cheek

How is it that a rosy cheek, fresh faced look can be feminine and sexy at the same time?  We love the natural ‘I just woke up looking this good’ vibe this look portrays . Try opting for a cheek stain instead of a blush for that naturally flushed glow.  Take a peek at some of our favorite looks and products…

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Beauty High
Lucky Mag
Vogue 
InStyle
The Fashion Spot
Bobbi Brown

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Outfit Inspiration: Beach Day

With the temperature rising, we can’t help but feel like a beach day is in order. Such an activity calls for an outfit to match: bright, summery, and worthy of laying on the sand in the sun and catching up on the latest magazines.  Sounds like heaven, right!?  We’ve found a few outfits we’d love to be wearing at the beach this weekend…

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Song of Style

 
 

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Atlantic Pacific

 
 

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Tuula

 
 

Need some beach-worthy items in a hurry? Don’t worry, Bloggers Closet has you covered…

 

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Cute Yellow Dress  –  $15  | Kate Spade Sunglasses – $60

 
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Cute Polka Dot Tote – $7  |  Mustard Floral Sandals – $9

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Glam Girl: Krystin from Suburban Faux-Pas

We’re very excited for you to meet our Glam Girl: Krystin from Suburban Faux-Pas, a 27-year-old Toronto-based fashion blogger. A city girl at heart, Krystin’s look is colorful, glamorous and anything but boring!  We love her eclectic sense of style and ability to combine patterns and color – she always look incredibly chic while doing so.  Read on to discover more about Krystin, her style inspirations and best beauty tips…

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What motivated you to start your blog?
A city girl at heart, when my husband and I bought our house in the suburbs, I started the blog to prove that regardless of a postal code, style can prevail! (Yes, even in the suburbs!)

How does the city you live in inspire your day-to-day fashion?
Now that I live and work in the suburbs, it can be difficult to draw inspiration. I look to Pinterest, Tumblr, magazines, fashion blogs and street style when I’m in Toronto to remind me of what else is out there.

Who are your style icons?
While there are a handful of socialites, fashion bloggers and classic names I have always admired, my mom has always been a constant source of inspiration for me. She’s never afraid to take risks or shy away from colour and I love it!

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Name one piece every woman should have in her wardrobe and why?
Just one would be tough but I’d probably say a great pair of black pumps. They’re versatile, classic and can take most outfits up a notch.

What items do you always carry in your handbag?
Wallet, personal phone, work phone, business cards, gum, bobby pins, MAC lipstick, nail file, pen, notebook, keys, backup charger… I could go on ;)

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What is the best beauty trick you’ve ever learned?
If you dab white shimmer eye shadow above the middle of your top lip, you can make your lips seem fuller and more rounded.

Tell us…what is something not many people know about you?
I used to play drums in an all boy band!

What are your favourite prints or colors to mix? Do you have any tips?
There are few colours or patterns I shy away from :) Some personal favourite combos are pink and red, leopard print and yellow or bold stripes with an accent colour.

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When you need a little pick-me-up, how do you add sparkle to your life and feel good?
I’ve recently gotten into the habit of buying fresh flowers for our house. I love the fresh dose of color it breathes into the space!

How do you start your day? Do you have a morning routine?
I am definitely not a morning person! I must hit the snooze button 3 times before I actually get going and then I’m typically in a mad rush. Needless to say, my beauty routine is typically quite simple and relaxed during the work week. Oh and coffee is a MUST!

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Discover more about our Glam Girl: Krystin from Suburban Faux-Pas.

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Fringe Benefits

We’ve been noticing a trend emerging – the fringe is making its way back into the limelight and we have to admit we kinda like it.  A little bit bohemian and a little bit country – you can easily inject this trend into your current wardrobe by adding a fringed accessory such as a handbag or boot or you can keep your eye out for a vintage fringed jacket next time you are wandering through the flea market or your favorite thrift store.

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Viva Luxury

 
 

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LA by Diana

 
 

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Happily Grey

 
 

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Song of Style

 
 

Want to shop the trend? Look no further than Bloggers Closet for some fabulously fringed items…

 

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Aztec Fringed Cardi $10 | Yellow Fringed Bag $17

 

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Lucky Fringed Hobo $45 | Fringed Flat Boots $18

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