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My Fall/Winter Style Wishlist for 2017

October 27, 2017

I’ve created a Fall and Winter wishlist/shopping guide for those of you who want to stop impulsive buying. I grew to love wishlists because they keep me focused on what I need to buy rather than what I want to spend my money on. My style tends to change from season to season, the wishlist includes key style items, skin products and accessories so that you have an idea of what you want to purchase during both the fall and winter. With a few major sales coming up, now is a great time to get your wishlist in order so you can snag a few pieces on sale and avoid buying random things that only look good because they’ve been discounted.

 

 

Currently Loving: Autumn Knits, Boots, Skincare & More!

 

 FALL/WINTER WISHLIST 

High-Neck Adjustable Bralette • Abercrombie & Fitch •

Logo Sherpa Hoodie • Abercrombie & Fitch •

Kiehl’s Since 1851 Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque • Kiehl’s •

Women’s Sam Edelman Hazel Pointy Toe Pump • Sam Edelman •

Women’s Bp. V-Neck Pullover • BP •

Women’s Blanknyc Life Changer Moto Jacket • Blank NYC •

Women’s Bp. Knit Beanie With Faux Fur Pompom – Black • BP •

Women’s Charles By Charles David Perfect Over The Knee Boot • Charles by Charles David •

Women’s Halogen Oliver Ankle Wrap Flat • Halogen •

Women’s Adidas Superstar Sneaker • adidas •

Junior Women’s Bp. Classic Leggings • BP •

Kiehl’s Since 1851 Daily Reviving Concentrate • Kiehl’s •

Bp. Tonal Stripe Foldover Clutch – Black • BP •

Women’s Blondo Liam Waterproof Bootie • Blondo •

Women’s Bp. Leopard Print Scarf • BP •

Charlotte Tilbury ‘Luxury Palette – The Dolce Vita’ Color-Coded Eyeshadow Palette – The Dolce Vita • Charlotte Tilbury •

Women’s Hunter ‘Tour’ Packable Rain Boot • Hunter •

Women’s Converse Chuck Taylor ‘Shoreline’ Sneaker • Converse •

Women’s Sam Edelman ‘Penny’ Boot • Sam Edelman •

Women’s Vince Camuto Karinta Block Heel Bootie • Vince Camuto •

Women’s Bp. Plaid Infinity Scarf • BP •

Women’s Bp. Moto Leggings • BP •

Women’s Levi’s Faux Leather Moto Jacket • Levi’s •

Women’s Kristin Cavallari Cambrie Loafer Flat • Kristin Cavallari •

Blank Denim Coated Skinny Jeans • Blank •

LEVI’S 501 Skinny. • Levi’s •

J.O.A. Side Slit Cable Front Sweater • J.o.a. •

Burberry – Balmoral Packaway Hooded Shell Trench Coat – Black • Burberry •

Gucci Icon Gucci Signature chain wallet • Gucci •

 

 Now of course, this is merely a wishlist for a reason. I made this list to keep myself organized and on track with certain key pieces that I need this fall and winter. Unfortunately, this list does add up and not everything on the list will make it’s way to my closet but over time and with a little help from Santa I will be able to snag a few of these items!

xo, Yvonne K.

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Top 10 Fall Must Haves | Style Diary

August 16, 2017

With Fall just around the corner, I wanted to round up some of my wardrobe essentials for the cozy season ahead! I love wearing all of these items throughout the Fall and I even find myself mixing and matching!

 

Cut Out Shoulder Tops

The first must-have item for fall is the cut out shoulder top: I simply adore these tops as they are both stylish and comfortable to wear! Check out my post all about this top here.

Slip Dress

You’ll be seeing more of the slip dress this fall! It’s so easy to wear, style and it comes with just the right amount of comfort.

Where to buy:

BCBGeneration

Hudson’s Bay

Maurices

Knitted Short Sleeved Top

You can wear this top on cooler Fall days as it can still be warm throughout the month of September.

Where to buy:

Dynamite

ASOS

Turtleneck Tank

Unsure of what to wear to the office? Try wearing this turtleneck kinit top with a skirt and knee high boots for a change this season!

Where to Buy:

Abercrombie & Fitch

Over the Knee Boots

Over the knee boots just might be my favourite shoe style this fall! You can wear them with sweater dresses, skirts, shorts or leggings! Check out my post about how I styled mine here.

Where to Buy:

Steve Madden

Call it Spring

 

Denim Jacket

Give me a denim jacket, a plain white tee and I’m all set for Fall! The denim jacket is the easiest style item that I own because I can simply wear it over a tank or a t-shirt and I’m out the door!

Where to Buy:

ASOS

Forever 21

Sleeveless or V Neck Jumpsuits

I love wearing jumpsuits during the Fall because they are easy to throw on and even easier to style.

Where to Buy:

Guess

ZARA

 

Ripped Boyfriend Jeans

Change up your style this Fall and buy some ripped boyfriend jeans; they’re the perfect amount of edgy and stylish!

Where to Buy:

H&M

Guess

Boohoo

Biker Jacket

Biker jackets are definitely in this Fall and luckily, I have rounded up a few stores you can purchase one from!

Where to Buy:

ASOS

Boohoo

Topshop

 

The Cape

You’ll want to add the cape to your top fall must haves because it’s perfect for a cool and crisp day. I wear them with everything! They are even great with shorts and a tee in the summer so you’ll be getting so much wear out of this item all year round!

Where to Buy:

ASOS

H&M

These are some of my Fall must haves that will be getting a lot of use this season. I prefer to buy items that I can mix, match and layer to coordinate the perfect outfit! What are your Fall must haves?

xo, Yvonne K.

 

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STYLE DIARY: THE FITTED DENIM DRESS

July 31, 2017

DENIM DRESS

I started my weekend off with a cute fitted denim dress that I’ve been hiding in my closet for months. The weather has been surprising lately: not too hot and humid but skies full of sun and a warm, cool breeze that hits you once in a while. Unfortunately this dress is no longer sold, but I’ve linked some similar styles for you below!

Also, say hello to my lace up chunky heels from Aldo! These go so well with my fitted denim dress! I had these buried in my closet as well! I have a habit of buying outfits and shoes and just forgetting to wear them. I purchased these heels on sale from Aldo and are no longer in stock but I’ve listed some similar styles below!


 

 

SHOP THE LOOK:

Fitted Denim Dress: Similar | Lace Up Chunky Heels: Similar

What are your plans this week? I have exciting news that I’ll be sharing with you this week and I’ll be working on new style posts for you so stay tuned!

I hope you all have an amazing week! I can’t wait to share my exciting news with you!

xo, Yvonne K.

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My Favourite Affordable Sunglasses for Summer 2017

June 22, 2017

Happy summer everyone! It’s safe to say that the summer has officially arrived and with that being said, you’ll be needing a new pair of sunglasses. A new pair of stylish sunglasses can certainly take your look to the next level. I thought it would be helpful if I shared some of my favourite picks just in time for summer 2017.


affordable sunglasses for summer 2017

If you’re like me and you’re shopping on a budget, I chose a variety of affordable styles and they are all under the $50 price range!


affordable sunglasses summer 2017

Brow Bar Round Sunglasses, Forever 21, $14.90 CAD

Classic Browline Sunglasses, Forever 21, $8.90 CAD

Gradient Aviator Sunglasses, Forever 21, $8.90 CAD

Mia Metal Heart Sunglasses, Urban Outfitters, $16 US

Jeepers Peepers Clear Lens Aviator in Gold Frame, ASOS, $29

Perverse Retro Style Red Cranberry Cosmopolitan Cat Eye Sunglasses, Unique Vintage, $58

Check out Free People’s site, they have a wide range of affordable yet stylish sunglasses for all face shapes!

Left to right: Ocean Drive Round Sunnies, $26 / Veneta Aviator, $33.50

Left to right: Don’t be Square Sunnies, $26.80 / Playing Hooky Clubmaster, $40.50

 

What are some of your favourite places to shop for affordable sunglasses? Comment below!

xo, Yvonne K.

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Summer Style: Off the Shoulder Tops

June 8, 2017

I wear off the shoulder tops so often I wanted to do a post today featuring some of my favourites. I love the off the shoulder trend because it works well for all body types.  I find myself grabbing an off the shoulder top if I want to look stylish and a bit sexy. These tops are everywhere right now so I decided to share one of my favourites that I’ve been wearing and absolutely loving!

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I wore this top on a mini vacation to Niagara Falls, Ontario and I absolutely loved how comfortable it was on me.

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Such a comfortable yet stylish look, I couldn’t help myself, I had to post this picture on my Instagram feed with #ootd. I love wearing red, yellow, white, black and navy blue tops because I find that they compliment  my skin tone and my hair colour. Not sure where to buy an off the shoulder top? Check out Forever 21’s affordable and stylish selection for some inspiration.

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I love nature so much and this was one of those moments that simply captured my attention.

Share some of your favourite off the shoulder tops with me by leaving a comment below 🙂

xo, Yvonne K.

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Rock ‘N Karma: A Clothing Store in Toronto Like No Other

March 28, 2017

I stumbled upon Rock ‘N Karma by chance as I was wandering Queen Street in search of a new pair of heels. At first glance, the Toronto based clothing store appears to look rather small from the outside but don’t be fooled. I was holding a cupcake in my hand and I wasn’t even going to try to go inside with it but I quickly changed my mind and thought, “why the hell not?”.


rock 'n karma clothing store

Rock ‘N Karma is a Canadian fashion label that is famed by their signature miracle fabric. The addictive fabric and slimming cuts are limitless and effortless. The collection features pieces that are painted & beaded couture blended into black, that easily move from day to evening.

 The sisters Naomi & Devorah – raised in Toronto, have drawn inspiration from multiple avenues, every season. It is all things innovative, chic, & everything in between.

rock 'n karma clothing

If you’re looking for a clothing store in Toronto that offers casual yet chic, colourful yet edgy, or comfortable yet elegant, then I guarantee that you will love Rock ‘N Karma.

rock 'n karma

A clothing store in Toronto that promotes Peace and love!

Rock 'n karma

I always tend to gravitate towards black outfits whether it’s springtime, summertime, or even around the house! Everyone loves wearing black because it’s not only slimming but black never runs out of style.

rock 'n karma

This was my favourite part about Rock ‘N Karma, the second level features amazing art pieces that will leave you feeling quite inspired to start your own fashion line.

rock 'n karma clothing

I don’t want to forget to mention how incredibly friendly the staff at this clothing store were! I took plenty of pictures for this blog post and they didn’t mind at all!

rock 'n karma clothing

I wanted to share Rock ‘N Karma with all of you because it is such a super cool place to shop and everything is custom made with love. If you’re ever wandering Queen Street like I did, make sure to take a peek inside of Rock ‘N Karma. The setup and store design has a modern edginess to it and I fell in love at first sight. It’s definitely not just any other clothing store in Toronto but a place to admire stunning art pieces and mingle with incredibly friendly staff members.

Exciting news:  you can view their collections online as well!

For more information or to contact Rock ‘N Karma, please visit their contact section on the website.

xo, Yvonne K.

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Festival Fashion 2017: Outfit Ideas

March 8, 2017

Festival season can be seriously tricky to dress for. You want to look cool and stylish but you do have to consider battling the elements as you never know if it will be sun or showers.

You don’t have to wear hot pants, nor do you have to wear one of those natty floral headbands!

Going to a festival doesn’t have to be tiring! It’s about making sure that fun is your priority and not what you look like. The perfect denim-cut offs; the suede jacket that will keep you warm when day turns to night; comfortable, but stylish footwear ideal for dancing; and the dress that will make you feel as carefree as an inebriated 70’s hippy – Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

Make sure you follow me on Snapchat @yvonne_sings to see some of my outfits I will be rocking all spring and summer long!

Shein is a brand I was introduced to when I was reading one of my favourite bloggers’ fashion posts. I browsed their online site and noticed they have so many cute clothes for a crazy affordable price. Everything is super cheap but surprisingly you won’t be disappointed by the quality.

They have some awesome promotions going on right now as well! Happy shopping 🙂

Festival Feels

Get $5 off over $55        CODE: WEN5
Get $15 off over $105      CODE: WEN15
Get $40 off over $200      CODE: WEN40

Check Out Some Items From the Spring Collection:

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Pink Rose Print Off The Shoulder Wrap Dress

ripped jeans shien

Black Ripped Skinny Ankle Jeans

Light Blue Slim Pockets Denim Pant

Off-The-Shoulder Bell Sleeve Top

Wine Red Oxblood Baggy Long Sleeve Floral Flowery Dress

Black Off The Shoulder Dip Hem Blouse

 

xo, Yvonne K.

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5 Style Trends to Watch Out For In 2017

January 22, 2017

Hey everyone! It’s a foggy day outside today and I am feeling the need to share some style tips with you! I’ve been on the lookout for fashion trends that are not going anywhere anytime soon!

As you may know, I love finding style inspiration on social media, magazines such as Vogue, Style Watch and Elle Canada and Elle U.S. If you are the type of person that has no clue what to wear all of the time, I would recommend picking up an issue of Vogue, re-create some of the styles you find and trust me, your creativity will shoot through the roof. Style is all about being unique and creative and sometimes it’s better to just, well, do it yourself or try visiting that local thrift shop that’s just around the corner. Fashion and what you wear shouldn’t be stressful, make it fun!

Khaki Skirts

Khakis are the new jeans for 2017. I tend to stay away from khaki pants but the skirts look so stylish. The runways were filled with khaki this year and they are not going anywhere for a long time. Moral of the story is: wear khaki in 2017!

Image Source: Pinterest

Phone Cases are the New Clutches

In today’s world, you don’t need more than your phone, debit or credit card and some lipgloss. Designers have taken note of the simplistic lifestyle that is becoming the norm. You will be seeing stylish phone cases instead of huge handbags in 2017.

Image Source: Pinterest.

Slogans on T-shirts

Brands are focusing on getting important messages across in 2017! With the current shape the U.S. government is in now, we will be seeing more and more slogans on t-shirts. Fashion is a statement whether it is a political one or a simple statement that is of comfort, it has the ability to highlight your identity and what you may stand for.

Image Source: Pinterest

80’s Inspired Fashion: Jean Skirts Paired with a Leather Jacket

2017 may be the time to revive some of the 80’s fashion pieces such as high tops and denim skirts. I love the leather jacket paired with a plain white tank top and a jean skirt! What a time to be alive 🙂

Image Source: Pinterest

Shoes: Mules are Back!

Believe it or not the mule shoe was big on the runways in 2016 and they’re back for 2017. All colours, shapes, textures will be in: flat mules, low block-heel mules, heeled mules, and even sneaker mules.

Image Source: Pinterest

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Velvet Choker Neck Top for the Holidays

December 24, 2016

Red Chocker Neck Top

I can’t believe the holidays are here! I finished all of my Christmas shopping this week and had some extra time to plan a few outfits to wear. This is one of my favourite velvet tops that I own. I found this beautiful top at Urban Planet and it is so comfortable to wear. If you want to purchase the exact same one, you can order it online from the Urban Planet site. It is also available in black and navy!

 

Outfit of the day red choker neck top

This velvet choker top is versatile since you can pair it with high rise pants or even a skirt if you wish. I can’t believe how comfortable this top is and looks so festive. Since it’s extremely cold outside, I threw on some black high waisted pants that I purchased from H&M. I love buying pants from H&M since they tend to last for such a long time! May I add that these pants are super comfy as well! As you can already tell, I am all about being comfortable during the holidays.

outfit of the day red choker neck top

What will you be wearing for the holidays? I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Love,

Yvonne K.

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10 Holiday Dresses Under $50

December 7, 2016

I am way too excited for the holidays this year! I’ve always left figuring out what to wear until the last minute but this year, I decided to prepare myself so that I don’t have to just settle for something that is in my closet. Let me share with you some of my favourite holiday dresses that can be purchased online. I know the feeling of wanting to look your best but not wanting to spend too much money.

Holiday Dresses Under $50

Shop my favourites below by clicking the image you like.

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