Polka Dot Shift Dress 4 Ways

I bought this cute shift dress from J Crew a few seasons ago and I love how versatile it is. I can wear it during Winter paired over a turtleneck and boots and then in the Spring I can wear it with a cardigan and rain boots or style it simple with flats. A shift dress is a must in every woman’s closet. It’s flattering and can be dressed up or down. You can even pair them with converse runners for chasing after your kid :).

Polka Dot  Dress

Style it simple with flats and a statement necklace

Polka Dot  Dress

Dress (J Crew). Flats (Tory Burch). Necklace (Joe Fresh). Bracelets (Stella & Dot, The Bay). Watch (Michael Kors).

Style it with a blazer and boots

Polka Dot  Dress

Dress (J Crew). Blazer (RW & Co.). Boots (Browns). Necklace (Stella & Dot).

Style it with a cardigan, booties and tights

Polka Dot  Dress

Dress (J Crew). Cardigan (Jacob). Boots (Fergalicious). Necklace (Stella & Dot).

Style it with a pastel cardigan and rain boots

Polka Dot  Dress

Dress (J Crew). Cardigan (Gap). Boots (Joules). Necklace (Joe Fresh). Purse (J Crew).

Below are great options for a shift dress:

Shift Dress

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Shift Dress

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May this blog inspire you to purchase a great shift dress this Spring. You’ll see that it’s extremely versatile and you’ll get a lot of wear out of it.

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Transitioning Your Wardrobe From Winter To Spring Recap

Winter-Spring: Vodka Infused Lemonade

I’ve spent the last 4 weeks going over ways to help you transition your closet from Winter to Spring. I don’t know about you guys but Spring is sure taking it’s sweet time arriving here!!! Weather permitting, I’ve really tried to break away from my Winter garb and start infusing some fun Spring items into my outfits. In case you’ve missed it, here are 4 great ways to help transition your wardrobe from Winter to Spring:

1. Switch your winter coat to a bright trench coat

Trench Coat

2. Switch your knee high boots to booties

Boots

3. Switch from dark colours to bright colours

Joules Rainboots

Cardigan

Blazer

Sephora Nail Polish

4. Switch from long pants to cropped pants

Cropped Pants

May this blog inspire you to start transitioning your winter wardrobe of dark sweaters, long sleeves, boots and jeans to brighter, shorter and lighter clothes.

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Veronica Mars, The Movie

 

Veronica Mars The Movie

When I heard they were making a Veronica Mars movie, I was very happy, I was over-the-moon!!!!! I started watching the show half way through the first season, in 2004, and was hooked from the first sarcastic comment out of Veronica’s (Kristen Bell’s) mouth. In case you don’t know, the premise of the show is that she is a modern day Nancy Drew. I could relate to Veronica as I was a bit of a loner during school and sometimes still am. I enjoy my time at home. I am much more a home body than someone that likes to go out and party. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good party, but it has to be with the right people. What I liked and still like most about Veronica is that she isn’t afraid to be who she is. She doesn’t pretend to be someone she’s not (unless she’s undercover, investigating someone). She says what’s on her mind, she is authentic, doesn’t play games and she doesn’t put up with crap from anyone.

The series ended abruptly with a lot of loose ends. There were rumours that they were going to have Veronica join the FBI, they even alluded to that in the movie, but it never happened. I have to say I was quite upset the show ended. It was well written, witty, entertaining and fun to watch. So when I heard that they were making a movie, I was ecstatic!!!!!! Through Kickstarter, they were able to raise more than enough money to make the movie.

I watched it about 3 weeks ago and IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT!!!!! The same cast was back, the writers were the same, it seemed as though the only thing that changed was that 7 years had elapsed and everyone was older. The repartee was the same, and it really stayed true to the show. keeping it’s integrity. The movie is about how Veronica moves away from Neptune to New York, to start a new life, and gets pulled back to help Logan defend himself against a murder charge. One review I read is that this was a love letter to the fans and I couldn’t agree more. Not many made to movie tv shows keep the essence of the show and the Veronica Mars movie did. I loved every moment of it from the beginning to the end. By far my favourite part was when Veronica finally punches Madison St. Clair in the face. I cheered so loud I was afraid that I would wake my son up. I felt like she was punching all the Madison St. Clairs’ of the world for all of us. Now re-watching the series, Madison is a serious bitch, excuse my language, but she is. She reminds me of a few girls I went to Junior High with. It felt cathartic to have Veronica hit her, is that crazy???? :)

Anyways I could go on and on about this movie. I was not compensated at all to write this post, but when I like something I want to share it with the world. Veronica Mars, the movie, was exactly what I needed. It was a great way to end the series, or is it the end? They definitely left it open so that there could be another movie, but if there isn’t, they did wrap things up nicely. I only want them to do another one if they keep the integrity, the cast, the writing all the same. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.

The movie was released March 14 in selected theatres and also on Shaw VOD. Even if you’re not a fan, or didn’t watch the series, it’s definitely a movie worth watching.

May this blog inspire you to watch Veronica Mars, the movie.

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10 Year Anniversary

It’s been 10 years since I moved here to beautiful British Columbia. I can’t believe it!!! 10 years ago I packed up my life, drove 15 hrs and started a new life with my now husband. Little did I know that my husband was planning on proposing to me that night. I joke that he decided to propose to me that night because he knew I would be too exhausted to say no. I’m kidding. :) All joking aside, it’s been an interesting, amazing, emotional, life changing 10 years. Since moving here, I got my first job as an RN, did my specialty in Perinatal Nursing, work in LDR for the past 8 years, got married, bought a house and had a baby. If you would have told me 10 years ago that this is where I would, I’m not sure I’d believe it. When people say that time goes by quickly, it’s true. Below are pictures of our drive down to Vancouver and the potato my husband proposed to me with.

Moving

Moving

Moving

What?!?!?!?! Yes I know, what’s up with a potato? You read correctly, a potato!!! When we first starting dating and my husband told me he had a surprise for me, I would answer that I didn’t care what it was, it could be a potato for all I care, just as long as it has meaning. Well that little monkey took me literally and carved out a potato and inside it was my engagement ring. Fast forward 10 years and this August we will be celebrating our 9 year wedding anniversary.

Potato

Tonight, our friends kindly offered to watch our son and we are headed out for dinner, nothing fancy, but it doesn’t matter. I get to spend a few hours alone with my husband uninterrupted, am able to enjoy a cocktail or 2 and eat my food without someone nagging at me. My husband bought us a special bottle of red wine that we will enjoy once our son is in bed. I’d say it’s a good start to the Easter long weekend!!! :)

May this blog inspire you to celebrate your relationship milestones with that special person in your life. It’s important to reconnect with one another and remember why you got together in the first place.

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Happy Weekend and Easter Everyone!!!!!!

$200 Paypal Giveaway & Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up

I wanted to thank you all who read my post last week about mixing prints, you made it my most read post ever!!! Thank you so much!!!!! If you would like to check it out, click here to read it. The consensus was that most of you liked the mixing of the different prints.

Group Giveaway!

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Be sure to stop by and meet all of the ladies that helped make this group giveaway possible.

Group Giveaway Co-Hosts

Rhea et cetera / Sew Crafty Angel / Vodka Infused Lemonade / God’s Growing Garden

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Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up

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My fabulous co-host this week is Rhea from Rhea, Et Cetera

Rhea, Et Cetera

Here are my favourite looks from last week:

Amanda from A Good Hue

 A Good Hue

Zaz from Mama and More

Mama and More

Ellen from Everyday Fancy

Everyday Fancy

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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:

Tulle Skirt

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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:

Cropped Pants1/ 2/ 3 

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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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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