13 April 2012

Style Peek: striped scarf + black maxi + coffee cardi

Happy Friday! I couldn't be more happy that the weekend is here...there's definitely been a few ups and downs lately. Ups = lovely Easter dinner with family, hosting girl's night full of laughs and talks, some fun new items for summer, counting down to our honeymoon in Florida (3 weeks - yay!). Downs = getting rear-ended and having to go the doctor twice for relief for my neck and back...okay - that was the only down! How are you doing?

Winnipeg's weather has been up and down all spring so this was my first maxi dressing of the season back when it was HOT! I picked it up in the fall at H&M during my trip to Calgary. Don't laugh - I know it's more of a midi on me! I paired it with a cropped coffee cardi, brightly coloured scarf and thin red belt. It's a little bulky overall, I think I would streamline the look a little next time. Thoughts?

black maxi dress - H&M
coffee cardigan - Gap (old)
striped scarf - Joe Fresh
red belt - AE.com

I have cool news for you thrifty ladies out there - Winnipeg is having it's first ever Swap Team event! Take off your Clothes (in support of Kid's Help Phone) is happening Saturday, April 21st from 11am-4pm at the Delta Winnipeg. You simply bag and tag your clothes, drop them off before April 15th and attend the event! You'll get exchange coupons for your donations so you can pick up great swapped items!

For full info on the event visit their web page here! You can also RSVP on their Facebook event page here! Happy swapping!

04 April 2012

Style Peek: hearts bubble top + black cardi + straight jeans

Wondering why I look so happy in that photo? Probably because I'm in love with curvy styles available from UK online retailers! Why or why can't you find gorgeous, modern, affordable clothes in curvy sizes this side of the pond?? It's unjust. I refuse to be matronly - my new life mantra!

This heart print bubble top was one of my first Dorothy Perkins purchases and I think it's so sweet. Many would advise against a bubble for the 'already bubbly' but I don't care - it's so comfy and the print makes my heart swoon!

heart print top - Dorothy Perkins (buy here)
straight jeans - AE (buy here)
black cardigan - Gap (old)
rose necklace - Etsy
black leather flats - Aldo (buy similar)

Have you done any online shopping from the UK? What has your experience been?

03 April 2012

Style Peek: colourful striped dress + navy cardi + brown woven belt

The almost-daily arrival of new spring and summer dresses in my fave stores making me more and more excited about the warm season ahead. I picked up this multi-coloured striped dress at the Gap and lingered long and hard over a blue on blue stripe (safe!) and this pink/orange/navy palette (brave!). I chose to go with my instict and take a chance...I'm so glad I did - it makes me happy when I wear it. To start I anchored it with navy and brown leather accessories...maybe next time I'll go bright on bright??

striped dress - Gap (buy here)
navy cardigan - Gap (buy here)
brown leather woven belt - AE (buy here)
brown leather flats - Aldo (buy similar)

Hope you're all having a lovely week friends!