Let me start off by saying that wearing these jeans on a day where the weather was like -100 degrees, was a horrible idea. I do it for the fashion and I’m sure many of you can relate..lol (especially my fellow Toronto/NYC bloggers).
Lately, I’ve been liking the idea of wearing oversized layers, and it helps when the weather is extremely cold. It’s fun to mix up patterns, fabrics and textures to create a look with depth. I’ve worn this tank and sweater combo before, with leather leggings, but this time I wanted a more grunge/loose/casual style. And what bottoms came to mind? BOYFRIEND JEANS.. DUH!! The bagginess of the jeans and the size of the rips played into the style I was going for. I had to throw on a hat or else I think my head was going to freeze off so I hope you like my ‘salt and pepper’ matching.. ha..ha…
TBH, I am in love with this look. The texture of the sweater mixed with the pattern of the flannel is my favourite. I could probably wear layers like this almost everyday. When I am getting dressed in the morning I sometimes have to remind myself that I have already worn the button-down and sweater combination three times this week already. Maybe that was an exaggeration but I think you get the point. I think when you find a style you love, you want to wear it all the time. The good thing is, these obsessions are usually not long-lived because there are so many other styles to be obsessed with.
Enough rambling and on to the important stuff. If you saw my latest video, you saw I love these new shiny leggings, they are superrrrrrrr comfortable and you can dress them preppy (like I did here) or dress them up for a night out. I am wearing my leather ankle booties because of the gold zipper to add some more detail to my outfit. I had to eventually put my jacket on because it was so hard to pose for photos in the freezing cold weather. I wish I could have a jacket to wear for every outfit so that I could take pics with it on. For now, I’ll keep dreaming and suffer through the cold. Lastly, I recently bought the matte lipstick ‘Stunner’ by Mac x Nasty Gal and this colour is the red lipstick of everyone’s dreams.
Sweater: Dynamite | Flannel: Express | Leggings: Garage | Boots: Aldo | Parka: Dynamite | Sunglasses: Aldo
I think I am starting to become a believer in the ‘casual Friday’ phenomenon that has hit the world by storm for the past however many years. Especially since I start my day at 7am and don’t get home until late afternoon, making me want to dress comfy and casual. So I’m saying to myself “Wow Lilly, you are such a hypocrite for saying this” and “Are you sure you want to do this?”. I always wanted to think that there shouldn’t be one day out of the week where you ditch your style instincts and basically wear your PJ’s out. Right?
I have always believed that you shouldn’t sacrifice style for comfort. Lets be real, sweatpants and a hoodie is not ‘your style’ and they will never be ‘a style’. These days, you can find fashion that screams your name and is still comfy, wow, what a world we live in! I wanted to show you some basic pieces you can style to create that ‘casual Friday’ vibe but still look put together and that you didn’t wake up 5 minutes before you had to leave (even if you did). The amazing thing about the items I chose is that you can mix and match them together. I hope you like this post and that it inspires your next casual Friday outfit! As always let me know what you think and visit my social media page to follow me on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
Here are a few ‘casual Friday’ outfit ideas:
- Vneck tee, black skinnys, sweater wrapped around waist, sneakers, watch
- Tank (bralette layered under), button-down (unbuttoned), cargo pants, timberlands, blanket scarf
- Sweater (button-down underneath), jogger pants, ankle boots, rings
- Vneck tee (tucked in), skirt, button-down wrapped around waist, converse
I’m back with another holiday party outfit idea! Just incase you didn’t read the title, lol. If you saw Idea 1, you read that comfy and cozy are two words that basically mean the holidays, Idea 2 is following the trend. Christmas is even closer now and if you still don’t know what to wear to Christmas dinner or to any holiday dinner/party, here is some inspiration! Once again, I LOVE feedback, so let me know what you think in the comments and what you love to wear for holiday parties.
This sweater is SOOOOOO comfy, I literally have worn it like everyday since I have bought it (shhhhh, don’t tell). I love the idea of pairing a warm, oversized sweater with a skirt because it dresses up the look but you can still be super comfy. You can also pair your fav sweater with a skater or circle skirt. Add your own style to this look by adding your fav jewelry, a cool hairstyle, a statement lip colour and more.
I have had this skirt for a couple of years now, the colour is so rich and perfect for the holidays. It has faux leather panels on the front and back which I love and adds some more texture to the look. If the weather is pretty cold you can definitely add tights to your outfit, sheer or opaque would look great.
I opted for a comfier shoe option, because who likes standing around in four inch heels all night long? Not me! Plus, shades of grey are super trendy this winter season and the colour will go with almost anything. The menswear, oxford type shoe is one of my favourite styles, I find they make your outfit look more well put together.
PS… once again, mind the quality of the pictures and focus on the outfit!! I am taking photos with my iPhone because there always seems to be some mysterious spot on my camera lens and the pictures turn out even worse on there. But don’t worry, there will be a new camera in the mix after Christmas!!
I am so excited to finally own a wool fedora! I have been eyeing this hat for a long time now and I am soooo happy to own it. There are a billion and one ways to style this hat and today, I went casual. Since I was off work today, I just had some errands to run so I wanted a casual and comfy outfit.
Black jeans and a tee is my go-to casual outfit. I went with leaving my tee untucked for that baggy, oversized look. And I mean it’s Monday, so it’s a lazy day. I wanted my hat to be the statement piece of the outfit so I went with dark colours that didn’t draw a lot of attention.
I am currently loving the nail polish colour ‘wicked’ by Essie. It such a rich, deep colour; perfect for the Holidays.
Hat: Express | Jeans: Express | Tee: Express | Coat: Express | Boots: Call It Spring | Bag: Call It Spring
If you have seen my latest Current Obsession post, I am IN LOVE with cowl/turtle necks this season. They are so comfy and cozy for the lazy days and you can even dress them up over top of a mini skirt. Of course, I had to buy this one when I saw it, in multiple colours; pink and black. The black is the first colour I was set on, obv, but I wanted to change it up and try out a lighter colour, the pink is so feminine and classy.
I paired my sweater with ripped denim because I wanted the look to be very casual. Plus, the colour of the denim and the pink go so well together. Going along with the femininity of the sweater, I wore a red lip to finish the look.
I havn’t worn these boots in forever! And now I know why, my poor little toes get so squished. Sad face. I couldn’t help but wear them because the sparkles are just right for the holiday season and the ankle bootie looks great with cuffed jeans.
Sweater: Express | Jeans: Express | Shoes: Call It Spring (90% sure, lol) | Lipstick: Covergirl Smoochies 220
So, I have decided that I want to start taking pictures of my everyday outfits. No longer do I want to just style a really cool outfit just for a blog post. I want to be able to show you guys what I am wearing everyday; whether it be to school, work, downtown or out at night. Of course, I don’t have a professional photographer (yet) who follows me around just to snap the best pics of my outfit so the pictures will not be the best quality.
Here is a few pics of my outfit from yesterday for class, it was super cold and very snowy outside so I did have to resort to wearing the Uggs. I am wearing them with confidence and that is what it’s all about! If you know me, I love tucking in my shirts. I always finds it adds a little edge to your look and it is my signature style. I tucked in my sweater on the side to show the zipper detailing on my leggings. Hope you enjoy!
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(faux) Leather leggings: Express