Steal Her Style: Jeanne Damas

Hello friends!

Happy Tuesday and welcome back to my blog! Today I wanted to show a little appreciation for everyone’s favourite modern Parisian style muse, Jeanne Damas.

As soon as I stumbled across Jeanne, I fell in love with her classy, effortless style. Whenever I find a new fashion inspiration, I try to break down her look into common pieces that are easy to replicate. Lucky for us all, Jeanne, tends to mention in interviews how simple her style really is. In her words, she knows what works for her and she sticks with it.

Jeanne’s, style staples include: high-rise vintage style straight leg jeans, high-rise straight leg trousers, low-cut patterned blouses, silk button-downs, t-shirts, blazers, heeled booties, patterned summer dresses with sandals or espadrilles and of course, her signature red lip.

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Luckily for all of us, Jeanne relies heavily on her well-chosen basics. These become the staple of her wardrobe and allow her to mix and match, knowing that every piece she owns is not only flattering on her, but also completely cohesive with her coveted signature look.

Jeanne is all about balance. She mixes masculine and feminine. She wears a bold red lip with no other makeup. She wears an amazing evening dress with a loose messy bun. The undone nature of her look keeps her looking unbelievably stylish while also remaining completely effortless.

Though she’s widely regarded as a total muse and inspiration to women all over the world, Jeanne says that her style is largely not about clothing, but about confidence. She’s not after the perfect outfit, she’s much more concerned about feeling confident in herself, no matter what she wears.

xoxox, Caitlin

Plaid, plaid, plaid: Autumn 2018’s Most Popular Coat

Hi friends,

Today I’m here to share with you one of my very favourite Autumn trends this year: the plaid coat! I’m so excited about this piece because it’ll easily add some nice interest to a basic outfit. I look forward to wearing one with a black turtleneck, black skinny jeans and black booties for a sleek, chic look or with a white tee, blue jeans and sneakers for a cool daytime outfit. Check out my top affordable picks below:

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H&M ($129)

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Dynamite ($119.95)

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Zara ($299)

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H&M ($79.99)

Are you on board with this trend like I am?

xoxoxo, Caitlin

Easily Duped: Cami NYC

Hello friends,

If you tend to keep up with the hot camisole gossip these days, you’ve likely come across a little company called Cami NYC. These stunning (and highly coveted) tops are likely to run you anywhere from $100 to well over $200. They also happen to be 100% silk (gorgeous) and dry clean only (not gorgeous – for someone like me at least).

Luckily for those of us who don’t want to spend $200 for a top they’re likely to spill spaghetti sauce on, there is a multitude of less expensive options. Here are a few of my favourites:

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Cami NYC ($162)                          H&M ($19.99)

2.

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Cami NYC ($158)                        Express ($23.94)

3.

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 Cami NYC ($154)                           Forever 21 ($25)

I hope you’re loving these inexpensive options as much as I am.

xoxox, Caitlin

3 Easy Swaps To Make Your Wardrobe More COMFORTABLE

Hey friends,

This post is a little different, but I’ve recently had an interesting revelation that I think is worth sharing. I am a constant closet purger. I hate to be surrounded by stuff that I rarely use or that doesn’t make me happy, so I gladly (and continuously) edit my closet and donate what I don’t use or love.

Even though very much enjoy donating what I don’t use, I still have that emotional attachment to some things – as many of us do – and I find it difficult to let them go. This is especially true when I’ve spent a considerable amount of money on an item of clothing and that I just don’t end up wearing or liking as I had expected. It’s recently become increasingly evident to me that often times the reason why I’ll buy a beautiful (and expensive) piece and then not wear it is because its just not comfortable.

Here are my top offenders and easy swaps to make your closet a little comfier:

  1. Jeans that are too tight or too small. Walking around feeling like you’re going to spill our of your jeans or bust a seam at any moment is not fun (and don’t even get me started on sitting down!!). If you’re anything like me, you may occasionally be tempted to size down in a pair of skin tight jeans because feeling like you’ve dropped a size can feel amazing. HOWEVER, just because you can wiggle your way into a smaller pair doesn’t mean that’s the size you should be buying. Sizing down to the point where you’re not comfortable in your clothes can actually make you look bigger. You’ll not only be creating pinches and bulges that wouldn’t otherwise be there, but you’ll likely be pulling and adjusting your clothing all day trying to get comfortable. Moral of the story: buy a size that is comfortable on you and save yourself the money and the discomfort.
  2. Dresses and skirts that are too short. If you’re on the curvier side, I feel you girl. This can be so so frustrating! There is nothing worse than finding an adorable mini skirt only to discover that it covers little more than your underwear. As difficult as it can be, sometimes you just gotta let the cute skirt go.
  3. Too-high heels or generally uncomfortable shoes. We’ve all been there. Heels are so tempting to buy, but can be so difficult to wear. This is probably one of the most common mistakes I make in my wardrobe and I’ve recently decided that unless we’re talking about a block or a wedge, I’m keeping my heels under 4 inches. I know I won’t grab for them otherwise.

If you’re not comfortable in it, you won’t wear it. I’ve learned this one the hard way.

Thanks for reading friends!

xoxo, Caitlin

 

Currently Craving: Levi’s Wedgie Jeans

Happy Tuesday, friends!

I’m here today with a very important post. A post about the most flattering jeans for all the curvy (and aspiring curvy) girls out there. I, myself, am curvy AF and very difficult to shop for. So when these once-in-a-blue-moon little gems come along, its a very good day. Let me show you just what I’m talking about.

A couple of years ago, the classic denim brand, Levi’s, came out with arguably their most flattering fit ever. I’m sure you’ve heard of these magical jeans by now as they essentially took over the market with the likes of Kylie Jenner flaunting her pair on Instagram.

Fast forward a few years and Levi’s has expanded their line with more fits, styles and washes of these jeans than I’d know what to do with. Let me break it down for you.

This iconic fit features little to no stretch with a lived-in vintage feel, a high rise and a super flattering butt! Despite the name, these pants do not give you a wedgie, but rather lift and shape what you’ve got with some very sneaky seam and pocket placement for an ultra-perky booty. Sort of like a Brazilian butt lift… but with denim!

Here are their current styles:

Wedgie Icon: This is likely what you think of when you think of the Wedgie jean. The high rise, tapered leg and angled pockets make them super flattering.

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Wedgie Skinny: This pair is slightly slimmer through the legs and ankles with the same high rise and flattering booty as their classic counterparts.

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Wedgie Straight: As the name suggests, this fit features a streamlined leg with no taper from the knee to the ankle for a long, lean looking leg. The high rise and booty-sculpting action remain.

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Let me know, have you ever tried these magic jeans?

xoxoxo, Caitlin

Basics: Must-Haves To Make Dressing Simple – PT 4 PANTS

Hi Friends!

Long time no talk. Like.. really long time. I’m sorry. But, I’m excited to be here today to share with you my take on must have (non-jean) bottoms for super easy dressing! This is a category is one that took me a while to develop an appreciation for. Growing up, I was a jeans all the way kinda girl. But having gone through business school and a short stint in corporate finance, I was forced into the world of dressier pant options. Believe it or not, office wear can be some of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. Let me show you what I mean.

Meet the Jallade Pant by Aritzia. This is my all-time favourite pair of non-denim pants. “Why?” you might ask… Well, if you have an hourglass figure like me, you’ll likely know the struggle of finding a pair of office-appropriate pants that can accommodate hips, thighs, booty AND fit properly at the waist. As a girl who CANNOT wear anything low or mid-waisted, dressier pant options are few and far between.

These pants fit like a glove, flatter all the right places and come in countless high-quality colours and fabrics. At around $130 a pop, I can’t complain. They are shown here in the colour “sky captain”.

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As far as styling these babies goes, of course they will look unbelievable paired with a simple white button down and some nude heels. This rich deep blue colour (which I’m planning to purchase next) will look so crisp with a beautiful white top. However, It would also look amazing with a patterned blouse or a grey sweater with coordinating heels, pointed toe flats or loafers. The possibilities here really are endless.

To take these pants double-duty and wear them in a casual setting, pair them with a loose, tucked white tee, a classic jean jacket and a pair of white sneakers. Top off the easy look with a cute baseball cap. Another cute option could be a cream coloured cami worn with brown sandals for a summer date night look or a black turtleneck, black heeled booties and a black leather moto jacket for a winter date night look. Like I said, the possibilities are endless.

As I’ve probably mentioned before, I love to find amazing basic pieces that fit well and flatter my curves, then buy them in a bunch of different colours. I mix and match them with more stand-out, unique pieces to change up their look. Not only does this save you time and frustration from jumping from store to store, dressing room to dressing room trying on the entire mall, it allows you to feel confident in knowing that SOMETHING will always work out on those days when you feel you have nothing to wear. It happens to the best of us and these pants are my go-to.

Well friends… somehow I always go into these posts with the intention of writing something short and sweet. This time, I let my apparent passion for… Jallade pants? … get the better of me and I wrote you a short novel. Anyways, I hope his helped you. The moral of the story is.. buy these pants.

xoxoxoxoxoxo,

Caitlin

 

 

Easily DUPED: Summer Sandals at Target

Hellooooo you guys!

So.. I’m a shoe-a-holic. I try to keep it under control, but my goodness I can’t resist a cute (and preferably comfortable and affordable) shoe!!

I love to save when I buy trendy/seasonal shoes as styles change so quickly and its an easy way to make a more classic, basic wardrobe look trendy and current!

I was browsing the Target clothing section today and I was noticing that they have some of the BEST affordable summer sandals – I just had to share some of the amazing finds with you. A lot of these shoes are perfect dupes for styles from Steve Madden and Sam Edelman. They also happen to use manmade materials for anyone looking for vegan alternatives to these popular styles.

Ema High Block

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Accent Heeled Ankle Strap Sandal

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Sigma Bow Espadrille

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Myla Pumps

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Miriam Crossband Quilted Mules

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Michaela Pumps

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Emery Espadrille

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DV Knotted Heeled Pumps

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Holy cow that was a lot of shoes! I just couldn’t narrow it down! AAAANNND there’s still more up on the side that I LOVE. You have to go cheack it out!

xoxo, Caitlin