Office Jewelry

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Similar Dresses (1), (2) // Heels // Handbag (my favorite for work) // Jewelry c/o

Today I am teaming up with Vancouver based jewelry company Nobis & Grey to talk about jewelry for your work day. While I have done many posts on LegalLee Blonde talking about tips for what to wear to work (here), great colour combinations for office attire (here & here), and even my go-to court outfit (here); I realized i have yet to talk about accessorizing your office wear.  

A lot of people are afraid to wear jewelry with professional outfits, and I think that is unnecessary! Young professionals especially, seem to want to accessorize their outfits and bring their personal style into their office wear. Jewelry done well can absolutely compliment a professional look.

With today's look I wanted to show that you CAN wear a lot of jewelry (I am wearing SIX different pieces here!) and still keep your look professional, if you consider certain tips. My tips on selecting jewelry for your office wear are:

1) Colors
For the office, stick with metal, crystal or one color. This is not the place to bust out your blue, pink, and yellow statement necklace or your neon tassel bracelets.

2) Material
While mixed metal can be a pretty look in your accessories, my general rule for the office is to wear all rose gold, all gold or all silver. This keeps the jewelry from competing with one another and allows you to wear more, while still remaining classic and office appropriate.

3) The rule of two
Two places. That's where you should have jewelery for work. Ie. bracelets and rings, as I have done here, or rings and necklace, etc. I, personally, don't count simple earrings in the rule of two, but if you are going with a dangling statement earring then I would say to stick only to one other jewelry location. As I am wearing a lot of jewelry here, I decided to stick to rings and bracelets.

4) Functionality
Do you spend a lot of time at computer? If so, let's be real, charm bracelets or other loose bracelets are going to drive you legitimately insane. Better to stick with cuffs, like the ones I am wearing here, that will not interfere with your day-to-day lifestyle.

Nobis & Grey is a really interesting company because they have a great balance between fun, bright jewelry pieces and simple, office appropriate ones. They are in the midst of re-vamping their website (hence why I didn't directly link each item I am wearing) so stay tuned for that!


I am excited to announce that LegalLee Blonde readers can get 30% off at Nobis & Grey with the below discount code. Happy shopping!
 

 

High Five for Friday #5

Happy Friday! This week I am doing another High Five for Friday recap of 5 great things from my week. Here goes:
1) Rooftop Dinner
Last Sunday night my friend Natalia & I spent some time relaxing at the beach (always a win in my books). Then went and got Thai take out for dinner. Natalia's building has a rooftop with some of the most ridiculously gorgeous views of the Ocean so we took our thai food and ate dinner on the roof in the sunshine. It was so much fun and the perfect relaxing way to start off another week!


2) Mail Day!
I am like a kid at Christmas when things I have ordered online finally arrive. This week I got a target shipment and I am in love with everything I got!

3) World's Shortest trip to the U.S.A.

On Tuesday I went to Point Roberts, Washington for the first time. I recently got a mailbox there (something apparently so many Canadians living closer to the border do; who knew!?) and so I went to pick up the above mentioned target order. I was in the U.S. for all of 30 minutes but I had SO MUCH FUN. I am so weird but I just could not get over the fact that within 50 minutes of leaving my apartment I was in a different country!! I actually had so much fun driving over the border, and Point Roberts is actually a cute little town! I drove around the ocean front for a while before heading back across the border and snapped a couple pretty pics.

 
 Sunglasses. Similar: here
 



4) Dance Rehearsals I have a big dance show tonight (ahh!) and so this week has been filled with dance rehearsals. I think I have danced for a minimum hour and half every day this week.

5) Family Time

My mom arrived from Toronto last night and is staying for a week to help me get all moved in to my new place. I am so excited to have her here (she has a great eye for decorating and I could really use her help!) plus I am excited to just spend some time walking along the sea wall and catching up.

Ps. since my mom arrived last night I don't have any pics to represent this "great moment from my week" so here is a pic of my mom from a blog post I did on her here)
 

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Happy Wednesday everyone! You'll notice some home decor items in this week's wants (how gorgeous are those pineapple jars?!) because home decor is taking over my brain this week as I plan to move in to my new condo on Saturday!! Eek!

Hope you are all having a great week so far! It's been a tiring one for me, but I just discovered lavender latte's and they are so good! I have been drinking them all week!


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Stripes

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Romper: Forever 21. Also love the striped ones here & here
Wedges: Aldo
Wristlet:
Michael Kors
Bracelet:
Old. Similar: here

This striped romper has been such a staple for me these past few weeks. Since i have been spending so much time at the beach lately, this has become a go to outfit as it is easy to throw on top of a bathing suit and looked 'polished' enough to go run post-beach errands! Rompers are great for busy summer days, and I definitely recommend having a couple in your closet.

Hope you all had a great weekend! This was my last weekend in my current apartment (before moving to my new condo!) so I tried to make the most of the area I live in / enjoy the area around my apartment!

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Vegas - Do's and Dont's

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I can't believe it has already been a month since my girls trip to Vegas!! It was the best trip of my life so far - even better than The Yacht Week last summer which was pretty darn amazing. With this trip it just seemed that at every turn Vegas managed to out-Vegas itself - everything was bigger, louder & crazier than I could have imagined. For today's post I thought I'd give you a mini recap of my trip (according to my iPhone).

We arrived in Vegas Friday evening and went straight to check in to our hotel. We stayed at the Monte Carlo, which was perfect. We wanted to be right on the strip - and near all the hotels we wanted to go to (since literally going to a club in the hotel right next door can be a 20 min walk since the hotels are so massive!). Monte Carlo is a bit older (so fit within our price range!) but still had the central location.


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** I couldn't resist snapping a pic of our "shoe collection". The 4 of us girls went CARRY ON on this trip and still managed to produce this many shoes. We are basically packing ninjas**


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**Outside our hotel**


As soon as we checked in we got our butts to OMNIA night club at Caesars Palace. OMNIA was a really interesting club. We got taken straight to one of the booths on the top level and spent the night partying there. The actual club is on multi-levels with this big moving chandelier type thing in the middle. Armin Van Buuren was playing the night we went and he was great!

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** OMNIA night club** 

Now, the best part of Vegas, in my opinion, are the day parties. Don't get me wrong, the nightclubs are amazing, but I have been to many cities around the world with great nightclubs. What made Vegas unique was the day parties. On Saturday we went to Wet Republic at the MGM Grand. After what was a giant unorganized mess of a "line" trying to get in, the actual pool party was really great. We spent some time in a booth by the main pool, and then the rest of the day in cabana a bit higher up, which was away from the DJ but had it's own mini-pool! Basically a hot tub, but filled with cold water. This cabana set up was probably my favourite of all them. Calvin Harris was the DJ and he was really great.
 
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**Outfits: my swimsuit: here, similar body chains: here, here and here **

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Saturday night we saw the Cirque du Soleil show "Zumanity". ... Funny story, we actually slept through the 7pm show that we had tickets for (... a little too much fun at Wet Republic I guess!) and woke up in a panic at 8pm. Luckily, we went to the box office and they were SO kind and just gave us tickets to the 10pm show instead. The show was really interesting and had some incredible acrobats. I highly recommend it!

After Cirque we went to Hakkasan night club (back at the MGM Grand). This was actually my least favourite night club - it felt very cramped - basically like every night club here in North America. However, Tiesto was DJ'ing and he was absolutely amazing!! Definitely my favourite DJ set from the trip!

Sunday, we went to Encore Beach Club. Again, I absolutely loved the day pool party scene; far more "me" than the club scene I guess. David Guetta DJ'd and he was pretty good. I really liked this club since we spent a lot of time bouncing around between different cabanas.

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 ** Encore Beach Club**
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 ** Outfit: Swimsuit, very similar: here, Statement necklace, similar: here and here, Sunglasses, similar: here. On Lauren: Swimsuit, similar: here, Sunglasses, here **

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review-of-different-vegas-pool-parties-day-clubSunday night we went to XS - which has a "Sunday night swim" so the club is set up outside around the pool. It was awesome to be night clubbing but in the fresh, cool air!! Zed, who I had never heard of before, was the DJ. He was a bit too electronic / techno-y for my taste, but it was still fun. The Sunday Night swim at XS was definitely my favourite part of the Vegas trip and I definitely recommend going to this if you are there on a Sunday!


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** XS Sunday Night Swim**

Monday, our last day, we just explored the strip! Checked out as many hotel lobbies as we could and even did a bit of gambling! I only play Roulette, but I had SO much fun doing that. I am not much of a gambler as I was only willing to part with $5 for gambling purposes, LOL, but I turned that $5 into $27 so I was deliriously happy!

Overall, the trip was unreal. I laughed more than I ever thought possible, drank a ton, danced even more. 



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Some random thoughts & tips if you are heading to Vegas:

1) DON'T bother buying/bringing sunscreen - the pool party clubs have sunscreen in all the cabanas.. and if you/your friends aren't placed in a cabana, I am also told that you can just go to the lost and found and they will give you a lost sunscreen.

2) DO bring your most glam outfits. It is absolutely normal to wear heels and a statement necklace with your bikini while at the pool parties.

3) DON'T plan on more than one club per night. It is just not do-able given how far away the clubs are from each other

4) DO hashtag "vegas" or "lasvegasclub" or other similar things on a social media post when you arrive. Recruiters for the clubs search these and will leave info on different clubs (and how to get on their guest list) on the photo. This is great if you are a Vegas first-timer and don't know any of the recruiters. Trust me, you need a recruiter to get you in the clubs, otherwise you are looking at lineups an hour or longer!

5) DON'T miss out on the pool parties! I swear they are better than the nightclubs!

6) DO take a day to walk the strip going in to a bunch of the hotels lobbies/casinos just to check them out. They truly are stunning. My "must sees" are: Caesar's Palace, the Venetian, Paris, Aria, & Cosmopolitan. 


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Wednesday Wants - Black & White

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Striped Dress (under $15!!)
Scarf (love the pom pom detailing!)

Happy Wednesday readers! Maybe its been the overload of bright things I have been interested in lately, but this week I have found myself completely drawn to all things black and white. The clean crisp look of black and white is often forgotten in the summer months, but I still love it! 

I have had a busy week so far - my schedule has been full of dance rehearsals as I have a big dance show at the end of the month. I hope your week has been going well too! If you need a little chuckle just look at how bad the photoshopping of the striped dress image is... no human arm should look like that!! I almost didn't include it simply because of that image; but I love the dress so I guess we are stuck with this freaky looking picture ha.

Also, just a reminder that I made a LegalLee Blonde Facebook page this weekend, and would love if you could "like" it here


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Lace

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Dress: Mod Cloth (old). Similar: here and here
Purse:
Marley Lilly (it's an affordable option if you've been loving this Kate Spade one!)
Heels:
Red Dress Boutique. I am LOVING these as well
Necklace: 
Kendra Scott 
Nail Polish:
Essie "Fiji"

I know, I know, I have an obsession with white dresses haha. I've shown so many on the blog lately, but I love that each one "feels" so different totally based on the different accessories. I love the classic combination of white and blue and based this outfit off that... with a pop of floral to brighten it up.

It was such a great weekend here in Vancouver. I spent so much time just walking around enjoying the sunshine! I also wandered into a boutique furniture/home decor place and finally found a couch for my new apartment! Slowly but surely I am getting ready for my big move at the end of this month.

This weekend I also (finally) made a LegalLee Blonde facebook page! I would love, love, love if you guys could go and "like" it here. Have a great Monday everyone!  


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