Style Inspiration: Anne Hathaway as "Jules" in The Intern

I am so excited to be announcing a new series on the blog today! Every few weeks I will be doing a "Style Inspiration" post in which I showcase a celebrity work appropriate outfit and my version of that outfit (with links of where to get the items of course!)

I wanted to start with this outfit from "The Intern". Have you seen the movie?! I actually really liked the movie (super cute) but more importantly I loved the fashion. Anne Hathaway's Character is Jules - the founder of an e-commerce fashion start-up. (Essentially it is a movie version of Sophia Amoruso's life). As such, the outfits are incredible. This was one of my favorite casual, but still chic, work looks. I love the layering and the unexpected pop of blue.






I hope you guys like this new Style Inspiration series! I am excited to bring you outfits similar to some of the best celebrity work looks- but without the celebrity price tag.

I hope you all had a great weekend and are heading in to your Monday ready to take on the work week. I will see you all back here on Wednesday!

Ps. photos are by the incredible AllyFotografy. You have to check out her work and hire her if you are in the Vancouver area. She is the sweetest eva (in addition to her mad photography skills)

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Blue Suede Dress

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Similar Dresses (1), (2), (3) // Boots (under $150!) // Similar Earrings

I scooped up this dress as soon as I saw it at Forever 21. This dress is a look alike of this gorgeous designer dress, which retails for over $3,000 (seriously!?). Unfortunately, it appears Forever 21 is already sold out of this exact dress but at least they have a number of really similar ones.

Lately I have been drawn to the simplicity of shift dresses or tunics with over the knee boots. It's like a fashion cleanse. These boots were such a good purchase - under $150 and I wear them almost every weekend (footwear overkill!?) 

It has been a busy work week for me, but I've been doing some travel planning for trips over the next 6 months so that's been really exciting. Can't wait to share all of the destinations with you all (...and outfits worn in said destinations, of course, haha).


Have a great weekend everyone and I will see you back here on Monday with an outfit post!

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Wednesday Wants - PINK


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Today is National Pink Shirt Day in support of anti-bullying. If you missed my post on this great cause, you can check it out here.

In honor of National Pink Shirt day I figured today's Wednesday Wants should be entirely made up of pink items, so here you have em! I hope everyone has a great day and that you get a chance to stand up against bullying, today & everyday. If you do rock a pink shirt today, please feel free to tag me in your tweets or instagram pics - I would LOVE to see them!

I will see you back here on Friday for an outfit post! Dont forget to follow me on instagram, twitterbloglovin'!


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Modern Classics

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Similar Button Downs: (1), (2), (3) // Pants // Heels c/o // Similar Handbag // Earrings c/o // Statement Rings
Sometimes you just need to shake up your wardrobe. I've been trying out different ways of wearing existing pieces lately, and really love the idea of wearing a classic button down dress shirt backwards. The embellishment on this shirt just makes it even better for this!

You all know that I am OBSESSIVE when it comes to my work footwear. (Remember my post on the best heels for work?) Well these Sole Society pumps have quickly become a favorite. I wore them for a 3 hour shopping trip with a friend a few weeks back and they never hurt! We probably walked a couple miles and my feet still felt fine. *amazing*. I love that the strap detailing gives more intrigue than a 'boring' work pump, but still looks entirely classic and professional. Shoe win.


I hope you all had a good weekend! I had such an amazing dance class on Saturday & squeezed in a fair amount of relaxation and time with the people most important to me, so my weekend was pretty darn great.

See you all back here on Wednesday! And if you need a Monday morning pick me up, go check out the picture I just posted on instagram. *heart melts* Have a great day!

 
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Top 5 Jewelry Trends for 2016 (plus a 15% off deal!)

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This week I've been focusing a lot on jewelry, which had me thinking about the trends in jewelry this year. As such, I decided that for today's post I would provide a list of the top 5 trends in jewelry for 2016! Be sure to scroll through my favorite 'picks' for each trend, and you'll see a discount for 15% off some items!

Top 5 Jewelry Trends for 2016

1. Statement Earrings:  

Statement Earrings were all the rage at New York Fashion Week this year. Everyone from Dolce & Gabbana, to Oscar De La Renta, to Gucci used statement earrings to complete their Spring/Summer looks.
Photo credit - Harpers Bazaar 

Some of my favorite statement earrings available right now are:
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One // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six


2. Chokers:  

It is no secret that the 90's have been back in style for some time now. This year, the 90's trend is extending into accessories, with chokers and amulet style necklaces making a big comeback. The 2016 chokers and amulets are all about the material - be that silks, or heavy metals. Below are my favorites:

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One // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six



 3. Body Chains:

These have been in style for the past year or so, but only now are they making an appearance as something to be worn not just to the beach or to a night club. The materials are also getting thicker and more bold - a far cry from the delicate gold chains we saw everywhere last summer. Below are my top picks:

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One // Two // Three // Four


4. Anklets:


Again with the 90's! I think this may be the trend I most excited about for this spring/summer. I loved wearing anklets in the 90's and feel nostalgic just thinking about getting to wear them again. Though I do think this time my choices will have less "ying-yangs" and half heart "BFF" charms haha. Below are my favorites:
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One // Two // Three // Four // Five // Six


5. Brooches:
 
I also really love this trend. Brooches always make me think of grace & class. I love that what has been seen as a 'grandma trend' is back in style. I will definitely be sporting brooches on my work looks this year. Below are my favorite brooches:
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 One // Two  // Three // Four // Five // Six

I hope you all have a great weekend ahead! In sticking with the simplicity theme thats been guiding my fashion choices lately, I'm going to try to have a relaxing weekend (a rarity for me). I hope to catch up on some work and start reading
a book I've been dying to read - A Discovery of Witches. Anyone read it?! What did you think?

See you all back here on Monday for another outfit post!
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Wednesday Wants

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I can't help but be in a Spring mood this week. It has been POURING rain here in Vancouver for 5 days straight, so I have been day dreaming about spring and planning some fun spring trips. These are all items I would *love* to have in my suitcase!

I hope you have all had a great week so far and are looking forward to spring as much as I am. See you back here on Friday!


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Pink Shirt Day

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Many of you have heard of the #PinkShirtDay anti-bullying campaign. This year Pink Shirt Day will be held on February 24th, where individuals across Canada will rock pink shirts to show their support for taking a stand against bullying.

For those of you who don't know, the roots of the Pink Shirt campaign stem from two high school boys who decided to wear pink shirts to school one day in support of a grade 9 boy who was being bullied for wearing pink. The idea struck a chord across the nation, and today the campaign raises money nationwide for great youth causes.

This year, London Drugs is the exclusive retailer of the Pink Day t-shirts that you can see the four of us wearing in these photos. These are the official Pink Day shirts, and the net proceeds of these shirts will go to the CKNW Orphan's Fund in support of Boys & Girls Clubs in local communities. If you do not have a London Drugs near you, you can order yours online, here.

I love the idea behind pink shirt day, and especially love this year's message focusing on kindness. I'd love to say that bullying ends with ones teenage years, but I think we are all to familiar with adult bullies that feel the need to belittle others or bring them down. What I have learned in recent years is that a little kindness in the working world goes a long way. Many people are unhappy, over-tired or over-stressed and spreading kindness can make a bullied person feel stronger, and a bully feel less inclined to lash out.

I hope you will all join me on February 24th in wearing a pink shirt and spreading some kindness.


On Britta: Shoes (I love them) // Similar Blazer // Similar Jeans 
On Me: Similar Shoes // Blazer // Jeans 
On Bree: Similar Jacket // Jeans // Similar Bag 
On Elizabeth: Blazer // Similar Skirt // Similar Boots

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Dress / Shirt

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 Dress // Shirt // Similar Heels (1),(2) // Similar Bracelet // Similar Earrings (1),(2)

I fell in love with this dress the moment I saw it. A-Line is always a flattering fit and I love the mixed media - the dress has both faux leather as well as the heavier knit. I knew I wanted to wear this dress for work - but didn't want to cover up the leather back by having to wear a blazer. What to do then to make the sleeveless style work appropriate?? Wear a white button down underneath!


Are you looking forward to Valentine's Day? I have a couple fun Galentine's Day & Valentine's Day activities that I am definitely looking forward to you. Do you celebrate "Galentine's Day"? Whether I am single or in a relationship I love Galentine's Day. I am blessed to have great female friends and I think it's important to celebrate with them/ shower them with love as well!


You can check out my post from this time last year HERE to read more about why I love Galentine's Day and why being single on Valentine's day does not have to suck!

Also, in case you are in the Valentine's day mood, here is my outfit photo from last year. Hope you like it!


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Similar: Shirt // Skirt (currently selling this actual skirt @LegalLeeBlondeCloset // Heels // Necklace // Lipstick (exact)
 
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