10/29/14

Mommy Ootd

Hello lovelies,

It has been a long while since I last posted an ootd. As most of you will know, I recently had a baby and she literally takes up all of my time. Whenever my fiancé and I get to go out, it is typically with our little girl and most of the time are outings are to the grocery store or Target/ Wal-Mart for baby stuff.

When we do go out I still try to dress like me, because I don't want to lose my personality or style. I've always been a scarf lover and not only are scarves a fashion piece, but now they also serve as a functional item to cover me and my girl up if I have to nurse her while we're out. So, you will most always see me wearing a scarf now instead of a necklace (also because she grabs and pulls on everything, so necklaces and dangling earrings for a while).

Here is one of my latest outfits.

Chanel inspired tee - Ricki's
Blazer - H&M
Jeans - Smart Set
Scarf - Ricki's

Until next time....

xoxo
annpaige

10/17/14

Minimal Statement - Outfit

Hello lovelies,

Are you heading out to dinner after work, or do you need an outfit for an event? Here is the perfect look.

When shopping for a Fall wardrobe, there are some basics that every woman needs, including a classic white dress. The dress I chose for this look is a basic shift dress with an embellished collar, making your jewelry choices that much easier.

Another piece that we all need is a coloured blazer. A coloured blazer is great for every season and this Fall the colours are navy and burgundy. I chose a burgundy blazer for this look as the statement piece to give a more fashion forward look.

When wearing an outfit with a clothing item as the statement piece, tone everything else down by adding neutral pieces like I did with the purse and jewelry.

Shift dress - Dynamite
Blazer - Smart Set
Two toned pumps - Aldo 
Tote - Dynamite
Earrings - Aldo
Watch - Aldo 


  
Would you wear this look?



Until next time....

xoxo
annpaige

10/7/14

Classic layers

Hello lovelies,

Fall is all about layering different textures and patterns and when doing so I love to look great and also feel warm and cozy and I have the perfect outfit for that. Whether you are heading out to lunch or to work you can easily tweak this look to suit your needs.
When transitioning to Fall I love neutrals, because they make your look appear as of you spent a lot time getting ready, when really you just threw everything together last minute - at least that's usually my case.





A perfect polish for Fall if you don't want anything too dark or bold:
Nail Polish in Malala - Julep
An easy to wear top that goes with practically everything:
Printed sleeveless tunic - Dynamite
A statement piece that is so comfy and cozy:
Long open cardigan - Dynamite
Black jeans need no explanation:
Levi jeans - Aritzia     
A comfy and stlyish bootie that helps to pull the whole look together:
Disantis bootie - Aldo
A classic tote for any occasion:
Michael Kors Saffiano leather tote 
A scarf to add a touch of colour:
Scarf - Ardene
Would you wear this look?
What are your favourite go to pieces for fall?
xoxo
annpaige

10/5/14

DIY Ombré Hair - Brown and Platinum Blonde

Hello lovelies,
Having  a new baby doesn't give me much time to myself, let alone enough time to bleach and tone my roots in one night. With that being said I decided it was time for a change in the hair department. Ombré hair has been around for awhile and once done it is completely maintenance free - at least for a few months - and that is exactly what I need at the moment.
For as long as I can remember I have always done my hair myself (aside from my salon mistake when going blonde) and I prefer it that way. I get full control over my do. Below are the steps I took to achieve my new gradient "ombré" hair....


I bought a light golden brown dye -  Garnier #63 Light golden brown. I didn't want anything too dark. I wanted the colour to still be light and also to make an easier blend as my hair lightens towards my ends.


I also bought a Blonde hair dye - L'Oreal Excellence Creme in CC1 Soft Medium Ash Blonde. This was to darken some of the Blonde I already had.



Step 1:
I dyed my hair with the brown dye from my roots to just above my chin. I left the dye in for roughly 20 minutes.
Step 2:
I washed and blow dryed my hair.
Step 3:
Using the Blonde hair dye, I used a dye comb to place the dye over some of my existing blonde locks. I did this more sporaticly to give a natural and almost seamless appearance. I also used the blonde over some of the brown strands that I had just previously dyed to make them lighter.
I left the blonde dye in for about 20-30 minutes and then I washed and blow dryed my hair once again.
I left the ends of my hair platinum, so in total I have four colours in my hair.
That is it, those are all of the steps I took in achieving my new ombré hair. So easy, right?
I am so in love with my new hair and it looks a lot more natural than the platinum colour I had previously (although I loved that just as much). My new do is going to be a lot easier to maintain now too, which is just what I need being a new mom.
If you want to change your hair and try an ombré style,  I would highly suggest doing it yourself or get a friend to help you out. In total I only spent about $15 on hair dye, compared to the $200 that I would've spent in a salon.
I hope that this post helps any of you who want to try a similar hair style/colour to mine and if you have any questions or comments please leave them below!!!
xoxo
annpaige


Fall Trends - 2014

Hello lovelies,

The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing colours and everyone is dressing in layers. It is finally Fall!!!! There is something about the coolness in the air and the fresh crisp smell of Fall that I have always loved.
I have been on maternity leave for the past few months and to be honest, shopping is unfortunately not very high on my list at the moment. But, that doesn't mean that I am not furiously scouring my favourite stores online collections, because I totally am!!!

Here is the first outfit that I have put together with some of my fav pieces from my fav stores.

- Salinger Blouse from Sunday best - Aritzia $60
- Faux leather Perfecto Jacket -Dynamite $69.90             
- Guess jeans in silver $78.98 
- Sigiletto bootie - Aldo $99.98   

This would be the perfect look for an evening out to dinner or hitting the town with the girls!!

More outfits to come through out the week!! What Fall pieces are you loving right now?!?!

xoxo
annpaige


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