Big Statement… Little Trench Coat

 

It’s Time to put some Spring into your Style!!!!

Spring means it’s time for a lighter coat and you can’t go wrong with a classic trench coat.

But who needs something boring like black or beige?

Step into the rainbow and grab a bold and bright colour instead!

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Style Inspiration | The Perfect Dress

The Perfect Dress

Anyone that knows me, knows that I LOVE dresses. They are the perfect option for busy moms because they are so easy and when you get a blank slate like a sheath dress you give yourself the option of building hundreds of looks from that one simple and flattering dress. So you’re saving money…and closet space!

One of my new favourites is the “Lead by Example” Dress from Modcloth.

It’s the perfect dress because it has universally flattering features like pretty cap sleeves, sweeping neckline and a gentle A line hem that doesn’t hug your bottom too tight.

Here’s how I would wear it:

Lead by Example Dress, Cobalt Sheath Dress

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Cobalt is such a great shade of blue. It’s bright and  beautiful on every hair & skin colour. I love making it a little edgy by pairing with  both black and brown accents.

And hello…can we talk about the fish net wedge? Delish.

Of course, that’s not the only way to wear this shade. Check out some other super cute ideas below:

Teal and Yellow

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Coral & Cream

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Sky Blue and Camel

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Which look is your favourite?

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Winter Frocks | How to Stay Girly in the Winter

 

What to Wear to Work in the Winter

Dresses are the best, but it can be difficult to transition all of your dresses into the colder seasons. Sometimes a good pair of opaque tights can do the trick but sometimes the print or fabric just doesn’t translate.

Never fear! You have options!

Winter Frocks

I’ve been hesitant in the past to invest in wool skirts or dresses because it’s clear that they’ll never be options in the spring & summer months. If at all possible I try to choose wardrobe items that translate to 2/3 scenarios (work, casual, fancy) and at  3/4 seasons if possible.

It’s all about the cost : per wear ratio  ($100 dress, worn 5 times a year = $20 per wear)

Winter skirts and dresses can have a little higher cost:wear ratio but they do have their good points:

  1. They’ll keep you warm
  2. You keep your girliness – since winter dresses and skirts are generally fitted, they are inherently feminine so you don’t need to look like a marshmallow at all times of the day. Who ever wants to look like a marshmallow?

Here’s my latest Winter Frock purchase from RW&Co. (unfortunately, I just purchased the dress but it seems like it may only be available in stores, not online)  :

Winter Dresses for Work

Dress: RW&Co. | Tights: Thyme Maternity (they are the best!) | Shoes: Fergalicious via The Bay

peter pan collars, gems

 

Winter Dresses with embellishments

Blonde pixie hair cut

Things to Remember about Winter Dresses and Skirts

Scratchiness.

Wool clothing can be extremely cozy and flattering but it can also be VERY uncomfortable if you pick a piece that is unlined. Remember to take a good look at the pieces you are thinking about buying and make sure they are high enough quality to have lining as part of the garment.

You May Need to Add Interest

As you may have guessed, many options for winter dresses and skirts come in black, grey and don’t forget…..black AND grey. So to keep things interesting, try picking something with:

  • a little sparkle in the fabric
  • embellishment (like the jewels on my collar above)
  • a neckline that would cooperate with a necklace or other accessories you own.

Hope you find what you are looking for!

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Winter Frocks Elsewhere on the Web:

 

Beauty Find! Joe Fresh Nail Polish

Ok…this is for all those moms out there with barely any time for themselves, even less extra cash and who mangle their hands and nails by washing them 20x a day.

Joe Fresh Nail Polish

Joe Fresh Nail Polish, gold, tangerine, organge sorbet, robin's egg

Joe Fresh Nail Polish $4 each or $10 for 3

First of all, if I was single, with no kids or chores to do and living on the planet Mars… I’d find a way to mess up my nails before they were dry. It’s in my DNA. So  … you  can understand why a lightning fast drying nail polish is essential for me. That’s just one of the reasons why I rarely paint my nails anymore  but here are 3 reasons why this polish is going to make me start…

Reason #1 – Wicked fast drying time. A super thin a durable matte formula allows it to dry super fast…so fast you can start the second coat once you are done your other hand.

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Robin’s Egg Blue

Reason #2 – THEY ARE SO CHEAP!
Do you know any other nail polish that sells for $4 each or 3 for 10? One OPI is at least $10. Now you can not only paint you nails but paint them any colour you want without spending the kids’ lunch money.

Here are 3 shades I picked up that are perfect for Spring:

Joe Fresh nail polish, Spring colours

Orange Sorbet

Gold Nail polish for work

Topaz

Lavender nail polish for work. nail art

Lilac

And Reason #3 – it lasts! It really lasts!

This is day 3 of my manicure after washing 3 three sink loads of dishes without gloves, pealing things of walls, washing my hands about a million times (hello poopy diapers):

Blue nail polish for work

3 days later

Now that REALLY matters.

As a mom, I feel like..why even bother painting my nails if a day (or maybe 2) later they look banged up and chipped? It’s not worth it. So this makes a huge difference for me.

So if you have any sense…you’ll treat yourself with these next time you are ‘grocery’ shopping for ‘the family’ at Superstore.

Tee hee…

What are you waiting for? Go now!

 

Erin