Off The Grid

Monday, September 30, 2013 27 0

H&M Peplum Top, Gap Grid Windowpane pants, Chanel Jumbo, Jimmy Choo Sandals

H&M Peplum Top, Gap Grid Windowpane pants, Chanel Jumbo, Jimmy Choo Sandals

H&M Peplum Top, Gap Grid Windowpane pants, Chanel Jumbo, Jimmy Choo Sandals

H&M Peplum Top, Gap Grid Windowpane pants, Chanel Jumbo, Jimmy Choo Sandals

Top: H&M. Pants: Gap. Necklace: Ily Couture. Sunglasses: Gucci. Shoes: Jimmy Choo (similar in glitter). Handbag: Chanel.

 

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

 

Last week I shared my love for one of Fall’s hottest trends, the grid print.  Today I’m wearing a pair of Gap grid printed pants, which are one of my favorite pairs of printed pants I’ve ever purchased.  I was fearful that the large pattern would make my lower half look even larger, but I think the dark navy color helps balance out the over-sized windowpane print.

 

Cheers to a great start to everyone’s week!

 

 

 

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On Trend: Black & White Grid Print

Thursday, September 26, 2013 17 0

Fall 2014 Trends: Black & White Grid Print

Top Row:  Gap Pants (on sale!) //  French Connection Top  //  Old Navy Dress

Middle Row:  Forever 21 To  //  ASOS Skirt  //  Dorothy Perkins Scarf

Bottom Row:  French Connection Dress  //  Kate Spade Scarf  //  ASOS Skirt

 

I’m a big fan of graphic prints.  I don’t think I’ve ever met a stripe or polka dot that I didn’t like.  It’s therefore expected that black and white grid print, a huge trend for Fall 2014, would be right up my alley.  I’ve recently purchased an Old Navy dress (you can see it in my post “NYC Gridlock”), and a great pair of Gap cropped pants (in navy).  A windowpane print pair of black & white pumps, and a check patterned silk blouse are also on my wish list.

 

Today, I’m honoured to be guest posting for the super sweet Amy from Leopard and Lillies as she makes her big move from Dubai to San Francisco.  I’m wearing my Gap grid print cropped pants in my guest post, so if you’re interested in checking them out, please head over to Leopard and Lillies.  Are you loving this print as much as I am?  Have you purchased anything grid print this season?  Please do share!

 

 

 

What’s the Skinny?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 32 0

Old Navy Floral Jeans, Chanel Jumbo, Zara Striped Peplum, Nine West Relevent Bow Kitten HeelsOld Navy Floral Jeans, Chanel Jumbo, Zara Striped Peplum, Nine West Relevent Bow Kitten Heels

Old Navy Floral Jeans, Chanel Jumbo, Zara Striped Peplum, Nine West Relevent Bow Kitten Heels

Old Navy Floral Jeans, Chanel Jumbo, Zara Striped Peplum, Nine West Relevent Bow Kitten Heels

Old Navy Floral Jeans, Chanel Jumbo, Zara Striped Peplum, Nine West Relevent Bow Kitten Heels

Jeans: Old Navy (c/o). Jacket: Zara (old) (similar top). Shoes: Nine West. Necklace: Blush Shop (c/o). Handbag: Chanel. Sunglasses: Gucci. Rings: Shopbop, Stella & Dot.

 

It’s funny how our personal style changes over the years.  Several years ago, I wouldn’t have been caught dead in skinny jeans.  I’m a curvy girl, and after trying on a couple of pairs of skinnies, I quickly decided that the shape and cut did not flatter my figure.  I was “anti-skinny”.  Fast forward a few years to 2010, and it was nearly impossible to find anything but skinny jeans in stores.  Flares and boot cuts were hard to find, and somehow felt dated.  I had no choice but to conquer my “skinny” fear and squeeze my lady curves into another pair of skinnies.

 

I soon realized that depending on the brand, cut of the top half of the jeans and the weight of the denim, that skinnies could actually flatter my curvy shape.  Fast forward a few more years to 2013, and now I feel that skinnies are the style that flatter my figure the most!  Go figure.

 

I’m especially loving my Old Navy skinnies, and find that their cuts and shapes look really great on women with curves.  Plus, the price is awesome!  All of Old Navy’s skinny jeans are currently on sale until October 2, with prices starting at only $19!  Crazy!  They have so many fabulous prints, colours and textures.  I was immediately drawn to this fabulous floral pair I’m wearing, and I just love the subtle blue-on-blue print.

 

P.S. Today is the last day to enter the giveaway to win a stunning Ily Couture necklace.  Click here to enter.

 

P.P.S. I’m linking up with Lauren from Style Elixir for her weekly Style Sessions link up.

 

 

 

 

Please note this post was sponsored by Old Navy, however all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.  I personally selected the merchandise I’m wearing and featuring.  I only partner with brands that I firmly believe in, that represent my personal style and that I would fully recommend.