Day To Night Tulle Skirt From eShakti

When eShakti contacted me a few months ago to review an item from their new Spring line and I saw their tulle skirt, I immediately jumped at the chance!!!!! Ever since I saw SJP wear this gorgeous tulle skirt on Sex and The City, I’ve been in love. You know the one I’m talking about and if you don’t, here it is:

Carry Bradshaw Tulle Skirt

Even my husband was excited when I showed him a picture of the skirt. What I like about eShakti, is that they make all their clothes to fit you. You input your measurements and length of skirt you desire and voila, a made to order skirt. Mine arrived last week and I literally squealed from excitement!!!! I know exactly where I’m going to wear this gorgeous piece to. I’m going to see Wicked with a friend in June and this is the perfect skirt for it. Since Wednesdays are usually my feature one item different ways day, I thought I would feature this amazing skirt 2 ways: from day to night. Although this tulle skirt is quite fancy, it would be a great to wear to a ladies luncheon during the day or for a date night out for the evening. (I apologize, the skirt is in need of a good steam)

Tulle Skirt

Style it with a t-shirt, statement necklace and flats for a day time look

Tulle Skirt

Skirt (eshakti). T-Shirt & Cardigan (Gap). Flats (Tory Burch). Necklace (Stella & Dot). Purse (J Crew).

Style it with a coral sleeveless blouse, add a statement necklace, clutch and heels for an evening look

Tulle Skirt

Skirt (eshakti). Blouse & Necklace (J Crew). Heels (Aldo). Purse (Jacob).

Below are 2 great tulle skirts from eShakti:

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As you can see this tulle skirt would be an amazing addition to anyone’s closet. Dress it up or down and this skirt is absolutely stunning.

May this blog inspire you to purchase a tulle skirt. I promise you’ll feel like a princess. A pretty princess!!!!! :)

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Cropped Pants: Transitioning Your Wardrobe From Winter To Spring

Winter-Spring: Vodka Infused Lemonade

One of my favourite pairs of pants to wear in Spring are my cropped pants. They are perfect for that in-between weather and can easily be styled with anything from runners, to flats to heels. You can dress them up with a blazer and heels or wear them casually with runners and a cardigan. Cropped pants are a great way to transition your wardrobe from Winter to Spring. You can wear them with your sweaters and layer them with a button shirt and blazer. The combinations are endless. Below are some of my favourite ways to wear cropped pants:

Cropped Pants

Cropped Pants

Cropped Pants

Cropped Pants

Cropped Pants

Cropped Pants

Cropped Pants

Cropped Pants

Below are 3 great options for cropped pants:

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May this blog inspire you to add a pair of cropped pants to your wardrobe this Spring. Old Navy has some great options featured above for $30.

I was not compensated by Old Navy for this post. This is just my opinion and wanted to recommend a cute pant at a great price.

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Finally Some Sunshine!!!!!

This past weekend, Spring finally decided to not only make an appearance, but to hang around. It was a glorious weekend, filled with sunshine, birds chirping, flowers blossoming and me fighting off the worst head cold I had all Winter long!!!! Although I spent most of the weekend resting, I did manage to head to the park with my family to enjoy some much needed Vitamin D. Honestly I don’t know how you guys feel, but I’m a different person when the sun is shinning :) !!! Below are some pictures of our fun in the sun.

My son decided to dress himself, can you tell??? :)

Fun in the sun

Fun in the sun

While my husband builds a sand castle, my son decides to make a sand angel.

Fun in the sun

Fun in the sun

Fun in the sun

Fun in the sun

Fun in the sun

Hard life!!!!!!

Fun in the sun

Someone is a bit tired from all the fun :)

Fun in the sun

Tomorrow I return to a fashion post, I just couldn’t resist posting some pictures of us having some fun in the sun, finally!!!!!!

May this blog inspire you to get out and enjoy the sun. I even managed to get my Spring and Summer clothes out of my storage bins!!!!! It’s like rediscovering a new wardrobe :).

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Happy Monday Everyone!!!!!!

 

Finding Your Own Personal Style

Personal Style

My style has definitely evolved over the past 15 years or so. I went from the poor University student look of jeans and t-shirt to more fitted jeans and t-shirt look to a now more sophisticated (I hope) busy mom-on-the-go look of skinny jeans, blazer, t-shirt and a statement necklace. What I’ve learned over the years about personal style is that fashion is about you making it work for yourself, your body, your comfort level and your lifestyle.  Take animal print for example. It’s huge but I have yet to purchase anything in animal print because I’m not sure it’s my style. If I do decide to purchase something in an animal print, it will most likely be a scarf. Something simple and more to my style. So rather than buying something just for the sake of it being in style, I try to focus on whether or not it represents me!

When I first started this blog my main goal was to show other women and moms that just because you’re a mom it doesn’t mean you can’t dress well. It’s not about wearing the latest fashion, it’s about whatever you put on making you feel good, making you want to leave the house with a smile on your face and feeling proud of how you look. I want to inspire other moms to leave their yoga pants at home and to leave the house feeling pretty instead of frumpy!!! Yes it’s exhausting looking after your kids, your home, your family, working but it’s also important to take care of yourself and it doesn’t mean that you have to look like it.

After I had my son, I made a conscious effort to do my hair, put some make up on and leave the house not in my yoga pants. I felt like shit after having my son!!! I had a c-section, my boobs were sore, my everything was sore, I was exhausted beyond words, and if I would have left the house the way I felt, I would have looked like this:

Exhausted Mom

Instead I chose to put some effort into how I looked and what I wore and I felt better about myself. Yes I struggled with my new body just like any new mom, but I knew that if I made an effort to dress better, I would feel better and then be motivated to get myself back into shape.

So when you’re trying to figure out your personal style take your own life into account, be realistic about your style. For instance I read many blogs where the bloggers wear high heels all the time. Here’s where reality sets in: unless I’m going out, I don’t wear heels! It’s not realistic! In the Summer you may see me in wedges but other than that, my heels are for going out. This is what’s realistic for me: flats, runners and sandals. This is my every day footwear. It would be insane of me to pretend that wearing heels while chasing a toddler is realistic, it’s simple not!!

Where I get my inspiration is from a few celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Kate Middleton.

Jennifer Aniston

Kate Middleton

They represent my style and I like that these two stunning women exemplify women who know what works for them and what doesn’t and they don’t try to be something they are not. Kate has a more classic, preppy style and she dresses like that. You don’t see her wearing the latest craze, straight off of the runway, pretending to be something she is not. Jennifer Aniston is the same way. She has the more girl next door, casual feel to her and that’s how she dresses. Stick to a style that’s you and work with that. It doesn’t mean you can never wear the latest trend, but when you see it, try and see how it can work for you. The key to making it work for you is that you should wear the item, not the item wear you.

So ladies, the next time you see the latest trend in a magazine, before you go out and buy that must-have item, stop and think is this really me? What is my style? If you don’t know, take the time to figure it out. There are a lot of places to draw inspiration from: blogs, magazines, Pinterest, the mall, your friends. I’ll see something in a magazine and think hey I could do that. Then I go look in my closet and see how I can make it work for myself. Here are a few examples of how I’ve done that recently:

Style Swap

Style Swap

Style Swap

Style Swap

None of the above outfits are an exact replica because I made it my own, gave it my own style twist.

So ladies, what’s your personal style? Are you classic, preppy, casual or bohemian? A little bit of a mixture of all of them? Or neither of them? How has your personal style changed? What influences your personal style? Would love to hear your thoughts.

May this blog inspire you to find your own personal style and to have fun with it. Fashion is supposed to be fun, a good way to experiment with what works for you and what doesn’t.

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To Mix Prints Or To Not Mix Prints & Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up

So the title of my post may be a bit confusing, since I love mixing prints. I’m just not sure about mixing these 2 prints. I bought this window pane printed sweater in the Fall and I was looking at the different ways I could style it. I was planning on wearing it with printed pants, but the weather was totally not cooperating, so I opted on wearing them with my skinny jeans. I decided to take a picture and see what you guys think. Would you wear the window pane sweater with these printed pants?

The first few pictures are of how I actually wore the outfit.

Mixing Prints

Jacket (RW & Co.). Jeans (J Brand c/o Aritzia). Blouse & Necklace (J Crew). Sweater (Gap). Shoes (Tory Burch). Purse (Coach).

Mixing Prints

Mixing Prints

The next outfit is the one in question. Would you guys mix these 2 prints together?

Mixing Prints

Pants (Gap).

Which look do you like better?

Mixing Prints

Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up

It’s that time of the week for my link up. Thank you to all 92 of you fabulous ladies that linked up last week!!! :) If you are interested in co-hosting please email me at vodkainfusedlemonade@gmail.com. If you’ve already co-hosted and would like to again, don’t hesitate to email me.

My fabulous co-host this week is Whitney from Whitney Nic James

Whitney Nic James

 

Here are my favourite looks from last week:

Alice from Happiness at Mid-Life

Happiness at Mid-Life

Vale from Fashion & Cookies

Fashion & Cookies

Sierra from Life As A Waterleaf

Life as a Waterleaf

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Rain Boots From Joules: 3 Ways

Joules Rain Boots

I was recently contacted by a UK company called Joules, that is looking to expand in North America, primarily in the US. They offered me a pair of rain boots to review and feature on my blog. I was really excited to participate. When it comes to quality, it’s definitely worth spending more on a pair of rain boots. Take it from me, a few years ago, I bought a pair of rain boots for $50 and they didn’t even last me a season. I ended up wearing them 3 times and they managed to leak. Living here in Vancouver, I could not walk around with leaky rain boots. Needless to say, I’ve learned that spending more is definitely worth it.

Joules Rain Boots

 

Joules Rain Boots

My boots arrived a few weeks ago and they did not disappoint!!!!! I like that they fit nicely, not too big, but big enough to allow me to wear socks underneath them, they keep my feet warm, versatile and most importantly comfortable. I also love the stripe detailing on the back. Below are 3 different ways I styled these cute boots:

Joules Rain Boots

Style it with a boyfriend sweater, vest and scarf for a casual look

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Style them with skinny jeans, t-shirt, blazer and statement necklace for running errands

Joules Rain Boots

Boots (Joules).

Style it with a shift dress and cardigan for lunch with the girls

Joules Rain Boots

Boots (Joules).

Living in Vancouver having rain boots is a must!!!!! These will be the perfect addition to your shoe collection. The price point also makes this very comparable to other higher end rain boots.

May this blog inspire you to stop by Joules website and check out their amazing rain boots.

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Happy Hump Day Everyone!!!!!!

 

 

Transitioning Your Wardrobe From Winter To Spring: Dark To Bright

Winter-Spring: Vodka Infused Lemonade

We tend to migrate towards dark colours during Fall and Winter and when Spring and Summer come around, it’s the perfect opportunity to bring out your pastels and brights. An easy way to transition your Winter wardrobe to Spring is to infuse some colour into your outfit. It could be something simple as wearing bright pink rain boots, or a pastel cardigan or changing up your nail polish to a bright pink. Below are 4 easy ways to transition your wardrobe from Winter to Spring.

Change to a brightly coloured shoe/boot/flat

Rainboots: Vodka Infused Lemonade

Rainboots (Hunter & Joules).

Change to a pastel coloured cardigan

Cardigans: Vodka Infused Lemonade

Cardigan (Jacob & Gap).

Change to a pastel coloured blazer

Blazer: Vodka Vodka Infused Lemonade

Blazer (RW & Co. & Banana Republic).

Change your nailpolish to pastel

Nailpolish: Vodka Infused Lemonade

Below are great options for infusing some colour into your wardrobe:

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Hunter & Joules

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 Chelsea Psychic Garden/ Chasing Pavements/ Before He Cheats

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Blazers: Vodka Infused Lemonade

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May this blog inspire you to transition into Spring by adding some pastel colours into your wardrobe.

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Let’s Raise Awareness For Autism

Autism: Vodka Infused Lemonade

About a year ago, a good friend of mine’s son was diagnosed with Autism. Before his diagnosis, she had a feeling that something wasn’t right and thankfully because she listened to her instinct, her son was diagnosed and is getting the treatment that he needs. Before meeting my friend, I had never met a child with Autism. Honestly I wouldn’t have known he was autistic, if she didn’t tell me. He behaves better than my 5 year old :). I’m writing this post, not to tell my friend’s story, but to help bring awareness to this very misunderstood and underfunded disease.

In the Summer I read this amazing book called “The Spark“, by Kristine Barnett, which helped open my eyes to what Autism is all about. It showed me how these children are absolutely brilliant but they can’t communicate or express themselves, which then leads them to become frustrated. I wrote a post about it, click here to read about how much this book touched me and how being diagnosed with Autism is not a death sentence. We need to start looking at Autistic children as true gifts to us and to society. In Kristine’s book, she explains that her 15-year-old son is on track to win a Nobel Prize for his work in theoretical physics. She also recounts how her son had predicted Hurricane Katrina, just by examining weather charts and patterns. Imagine what a mind like this could do to help this world, to help society? Imagine that there are hundreds of thousands of children like my friend’s son and Kristine’s son, just waiting for their potential to be discovered!!!

A study just released some very alarming stats that 1 in 68 children in the US have Autism and Health Canada states that 1 in 150-160 are Autistic. Is this because we have better ways of testing children? Do we test them earlier? Do we have more environmental causes? No one really knows, but without further study and funding we will never know. We will also never know the full potential of these beautiful souls. The symbol for Autism is a puzzle piece, because the illness is a puzzle that has many sides and facets and that in order for scientists and researchers to put the pieces together, they need to better understand Autism and in order to do that, they need more funding!!!

 

Stella & Dot Autism Awareness: Vodka Infused Lemonade

The month of April is Autism awareness month and the company, Stella & Dot, is selling 4 fabulous items and the net proceeds go to helping support Autism Awareness. This is a 2-fold, win-win, situation. You get to add some great colour to your wardrobe and you get to support a great cause in the process.

I dedicate this post to my friend, her son and to all mother’s, children and families who are affected by Autism. I hope that someday soon we will no longer have a stigma attached to Autism and that every child will be able to get the help they need.

May this blog inspire you to help support research for Autism and to help breakdown the walls of stigma surrounding this illness.

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Tweed, Polka Dots, Stripes & Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday

So my uniform for the past few weeks has been layering a blazer over a top, adding a necklace, jeans and flats. The weather can’t seem to make up it’s mind!!! The past few days have been gorgeous, but they are calling for the rain to start up again :(. I’ve said this many, many times, it’s like I’m a broken record, but I love me a blazer. It’s a great way to dress up an outfit and to keep you warm, without having to wear a bulky winter coat. I wore this outfit on Monday.

Blazer: Vodka Infused Lemonade

Blazer & Top (Gap). Pants (RW & Co.). Necklace & Shoes (J Crew). Purse (Banana Republic).

Blazer: Vodka Infused Lemonade

So ladies, if all else fails when it comes to putting together an outfit, just throw on a blazer, add some jewelry and you’re set to go.

Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up

It’s that time of the week for my link up. I don’t know what you say to all of you fabulous fashionistas!?!?!?!?! I had 103 link ups last Thursday. You ladies rock!!!!!! :) What an amazing turnout. I hope to see all of you back this week. And to thank you all I’ve featured 7 ladies. If you are interested in co-hosting please email me at vodkainfusedlemonade@gmail.com. If you’ve already co-hosted and would like to again, don’t hesitate to email me.

My fabulous co-host this week is Pamela from Sequins and Sea Breezes

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Here are my favourite looks from last week:

Ellen from Everyday Fancy

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Lauren from Punky Little DYIer

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Amber from Avec Amber

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Lindsey from High Heels and Training

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Toni from Toni Everyday

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Whitney from Whitney a la Mode

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Fonda from Savvy Southern Chic

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Khakis 5 Ways

Before I get to my post, I just wanted to give a shout out to Alison from the Gap in Coquitlam Center. She recognized me in the mall a few weeks back. It felt a bit weird to be recognized. Do you guys feel weird? I’m always puzzled, afraid that they may not be a fan, but I have to remember not everyone will be.

I’ve never been a bit fan of khakis!! I think I still remember when the style was having front pleats on them and I can’t seem to get that image out of my mind, until these “feels-like-I’m-wearing-pyjamas” khakis. They are soft, fit well and like I said feel like I’m wearing pj’s!!!!! Khakis are the perfect transition piece to have in your wardrobe to take you into Spring. They are so versatile and come in a bunch of fabulous colours. One of my favourite ways to wear them is a t-shirt, cardigan and flats. You can also wear them with heels and blazer to dress it up or with a simple tee and runners for a casual mom-on-the-go look. Below are 5 great ways to wear these amazingly comfortable Khakis.

Khakis 5 Ways: Vodka Infused Lemonade

Style it with a button top, loafers and cobalt blazer for a pop of colour

Khakis 5 Ways: Vodka Infused Lemonade

Blazer (RW & Co.). Top & Khakis (Gap). Necklace & Loafers (J Crew).

Style it with a colourful tee, jeans jacket and flats

Khakis 5 Ways: Vodka Infused Lemonade

Top (J Crew). Khakis & Jean Jacket (Gap). Flats (Aldo).

Style with a striped tee, runners and cross body bag for a play date look

Khakis 5 Ways: Vodka Infused Lemonade

T-Shirt & Khakis (Gap). Purse & Runners (The Bay).

Style it with a tee, cardigan and flats for a preppy look

Khakis 5 Ways: Vodka Infused Lemonade

Cardigan, T-Shirt & Khakis (Gap). Flats (Aldo).

Style it with a blazer, button top and heels for a night out look

Khakis 5 Ways: Vodka Infused Lemonade

Blazer (RW & Co.). Blouse & Khakis (Gap). Heels (Aldo).

Below are 3 great options for a pair of comfy khakis:

Khakis 5 Ways: Vodka Infused Lemonade

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I’m looking forward to wearing these khakis this Spring. So versatile and definitely a must in every woman’s and busy mom’s wardrobe.

May this blog inspire you to purchase a pair of khakis and see all the different ways you can style them.

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Happy Hump Day Everyone!!!!!

 

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