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Green Slacks Ft. Pleather

Hi everyone!

This is another post from ages ago back in the fall. It’s about time I got around to it. I have soooo much stuff to post but hopefully I get caught up soon enough! I’ll try to mix up some new stuff and old stuff. Once again I’d like to thank my dear friend Talieson Jones (Instagram: @Instantclassik) for putting up with me during these shoots!  Information on the brands of the clothing can be found below. Enjoy! Muaaaah!

(Top: RW & Co, Pants: H&M, Bag: Aldo, Shoes: Spring, Sunglasses: I have no idea... Talieson where'd you get these?)

(Top: RW & Co, Pants: H&M, Bag: Aldo, Shoes: Spring, Sunglasses: I have no idea… Talieson where’d you get these?)

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I have no idea what’s going on here I think I was losing my balance hahaha

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Thanks for reading,

Charmaine xx

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VENI VIDI VICI

Today was so beautiful and sunny outside (which is very rare for Nova Scotia in the Spring) that Alyssa and I decided we couldn’t stay in. So being the crazed shopaholics we are, we decided  to go to Dartmouth Crossing to check out the outlet shops. We did some walking around and popped into some stores. Here’s what I wore today:

 

Shirt: Jawbreaking - Necklace: Ardene - Leggings: Winners - Bag: Etsy - Shoes: Spring - Sunglasses: Ardene

Shirt: Jawbreaking – Necklace: Ardene – Leggings: Winners – Bag: Etsy – Shoes: Spring – Sunglasses: Ardene

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The sun and the camera make my hair look really red…. but it’s really not it’s like this faded brownish weird color (I’ll fix that soon)

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The shirt I am wearing is one of my favorite shirts I own. It’s from Jawbreaking which is an online boutique founded by a girl named Aly (who designs all the clothes and it’s awesome) which is becoming extremely popular. Anyways, the reason I bought this shirt was because Louis Tomlinson (from One Direction, duh) owned the exact same one and a voice in my head told me “you have to own that”… so I bought it and it is soooo soft, the nicest material. Also I dig the slogan “I came, I saw, I conquered”. Epic.

For those who are wondering about the bag, the one I own is a fake replica of the Celine Micro Luggage Tote. I am 100% obsessed with the real version but unfortunately the real one ranges from $2000-4000… and that’s just not happening. Although my replica is pretty convincing, the real tote has the Celine logo on it and is smooth leather. Here’s what the real bag looks like:

Celine Micro Luggage Tote

Celine Micro Luggage Tote

 

Thanks for reading,

Charmaine xx

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Favorites: April 2014

This post is pretty straight-forward, today I am going to share with you a few of my favorite things this month. I got this idea from several Youtubers (I.e. Tanya Burr, Zoe Sugg etc.), who discuss their favorite things each month so I figured I would jump on the bandwagon… but not in video-form (clearly).  Some of them you may have seen previously in my other posts and others things I will be sharing may seem completely random. I’ll make more of these blogs every month of every couple of months… Enjoy!

1. Food

As some of you may know I am tea-obsessed! I drink one cup of regular (orange pekoe) tea every morning followed by one cup of green tea in the afternoon and one in the evening. So yes, the first ‘favorite’ of mine is Yorkshire Tea in Orange Pekoe flavor. Yorkshire tea is very very popular in the UK and is one of the best teas that I have ever had, it’s not too strong but it’s very flavorful. In Canada you can’t find it in many stores unless it’s like a unique store with products from all over the world or something…. I got my box of Yorkshire Tea at Pete’s Frootique which is a unique grocery store here in Nova Scotia. The next food-like item is a box of lemon wafers. I’ve never really seen lemon wafer sticks before, I mean I’ve seen vanilla, chocolate and strawberry…. but who hasn’t? So these ones caught my eye and I had to buy them. They are actually really good, very lemon-y (I love lemon flavors), and they are gluten-free so they are good for you. I found them in the organic food section at my local Sobeys.

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2. Body

For body, I have been loving the Soap & Glory’s Sugar Crush Body Buttercream. I have discussed this product very thoroughly in one of my previous posts. So to learn more about this product click here.

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3. Shoes

For shoes, lately I have been going back and forth between two different shoes. One of them is a Michael Kors Boot which I actually found at a really cool vintage store for only $45, so it was a steal! Especially because they were in great shape and they fit me like a glove! The other shoe is little black booties which I got from Spring. I love them because they work really well with leggings and also with the pants I wear to work.

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4. Accessories

Both of these accessories I have literally just purchased yesterday but I am SO in love with them both. I was at Spring yesterday sorting out getting a pair of shoes shipped to my house when I looked over and immediately fell in love with this coral bag. The reason I fell in love with it I think is because it mimics the same style as the Celine Micro Luggage Tote and I am so obsessed with it (although the coral one is smaller). I also just bought a black bag that is a faux Celine Micro Luggage Tote (because there was no way I was going to pay $3000 for the real one! (also I can’t afford it…)). but I really wanted one in color. So that’s why I bought the coral one. The other accessory I am in love with is this tiffany blue statement necklace, it’s soo cute! I have yet to wear it (hence the tag).

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5. Make-up

The first make-up product I am loving is the famous Bourjois boxed bronzer. There was a lot of hype about this product on many beauty Youtube channels and beauty blogs so I thought I’d give it a go. When I bought it I thought the box was so cute and it looked like chocolate so that was just awesome. The bronzer itself even smells amazing (not like chocolate… but it smells very good). This product isn’t very pigmented but it’s great if you’re going for a more natural look and just need a little bit of life put back into your face. The next product I’m going to share with you guys is also a bronzer, but also a blush! It’s the E.L.F contouring blush and bronzer in “Antigua”. This was given to me by my best friend Alyssa, so I can’t say I actually purchased this product from the ELF website but she say’s they have great products that work great for a cheap price. I LOVE this blusher and bronzer. They are both very pigmented so just a little product can go a long way and the bronzer is great for contouring. I definitely recommend this product. The next make up product is lip balm, which I heard a lot about through Youtube again. I’ve heard a lot of people rave about how great this stuff is for your lips and how quickly it cures chapped and dry lips, so  obviously it was a must-try. It’s the Nivea Lip Butters. From reading plenty of reviews I really wanted to try the Caramel Lip Butter, however they didn’t have any of those at all at Wal-Mart so I settled for the Raspberry-kind. I love this stuff, it smells really good and it makes your lips so so smooth. I think everyone should be replacing their regular lip balms and trying this stuff out! They also have it in Vanilla and Macadamia Nut (but I haven’t tried that kind yet). The last product I kind of bought on a whim but I am really glad I did buy it, it’s the Rimmel BB Cream in matte. Now I can honestly say that it’s not really mattifying but it gives a really natural-look (which I love). It has great coverage and is really light. At first when you take some out of the tube it seems as though it is a bit runny, but once you put it on your face it sinks right in. The best part is that it does give a bit more of a matte effect than other foundations such as the True Match foundation (which is probably why they decided to label it as mattifying, even though I personally would have said it gave a natural-matteish look)

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6. Random

So this is the little section where I’m just gonna tell you guys a few of my favorite things that wouldn’t necessarily get their own category. So for this month I have two things I have been loving. One of them is gum, which is self-explanatory, I can’t really say much about it except that it’s Dentyne Ice Midnight Mint in the purple package. There is just something about this gum that makes it very unique to me… it’s not just your standard mint flavor and I love it! The next product is the nail polish that I have probably mentioned more than once in my posts! It’s the Essie Tart Deco color (a coral color). I love this nail polish because well.. it’s coral and I love coral and it lasts very long on my nails and doesn’t chip easily. I think I have actually been wearing this nail polish all month!

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7.  Music and TV

For TV I haven’t really had the time to watch any shows (which kinda sucks) so I’m just going to say Modern Family has been a constant favorite because really it’s the only show I have made time for keeping up with lately. This is one of my favorite shows and I love it soooo soo much, it’s so funny and it makes me very happy so I advise that all of you go watch it after you finish reading this! For music albums I have been obsessed with Ingrid Michaelson lately! I have recently just discovered her and I am completely obsessed with her new album Lights Out, she has a great voice and I love every single one of her songs I can’t even pick a favorite one… but if I had to I would say they were “Afterlife” and “One Night Town”. As for favorite songs at the moment I would say Sondre Lerche’s cover of Beyonce’s “Countdown”, his voice is amazing and I love the way he covered her song. O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D. You can listen to his cover here.

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Well that has been my favorites for this month! I know I didn’t cover many things but I will try to have more favorites next month or the month after that!! Thank you so much for reading, feel free to share some of your monthly favorites with me too!!

 

Adios,

Charmaine xx

 

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Pleather Pants

Hello everyone!
So about 2 weeks ago I made the bold decision to purchase the now ever-so-popular ‘pleather’ pants. I was a bit skeptical at first once the lady asked me if I needed a change room with the pants in hand, but once I tried them on I loved them… so of course they had to be purchased. The ones I bought were from a store called Pseudio, they are stretchy, high-waisted and comfortable (bonus, I know!). I bought it as a last minute outfit piece that I was going to wear that night downtown. After I wore them that night, I was a little worried the only use for them would be to hit the town, but just recently I’ve discovered several ways in which these lovely pants/leggings/things can be worn. Now what kind of person would I be if I didn’t share these ways with you?.. a terrible one! So I sorted out 5 different outfit options which include the pleather pants, for 5 different occasions. If you are interested in knowing the ways in which these pants can be worn, or if you just feel the need to read on or just look at the pictures, then feel free! Enjoy 🙂

1. A Night On The Town
The following outfit was put together with the idea of going out downtown, whether it’s hitting the club with your friends, or going for a couple of drinks. This outfit is chic, comfortable, and everybody looks good in black, so you are sure to look awesome. I am a major fan of the crop top, and this one is a little different and unique, so I love it. If you are not a fan of crop tops then just a black t-shirt or tank-top tucked into the pants would still look great.  I paired this look with a watch, no earrings or no necklaces. If I were to choose a bag for this outfit I would definitely go with a bright statement clutch. I kept my make-up simple but the eyeshadow a little dark to resemble the outfit, and plum colored lips. For shoes, personally I would choose to wear a black strappy sandal (not too high, maybe about 2 inches).

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Top: Garage – Lipstick: Wet n’ Wild’s Sugar Plum Fairy in 908C – Watch: sammydress.com

 

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2. A Little Rock N’ Roll

The next outfit is Rock N’ Roll inspired. If you’re in a funky mood (or whatever mood you would be in wearing a rock-ish outfit), then this outfit is perfect. This is a good outfit to wear if you’re going to a concert,  if you’re just heading to the mall with some pals, or just going to school. I paired a cut-off sleeve band shirt with the pants, a gold and black triangle necklace (the jewelry isn’t necessarily needed, but it adds extra umph in my opinion), and a nude lip (this look isn’t supposed to look fancy, so I kept it simple). I love this top, especially for Summer, it goes great with anything really, and it’s sort of short so I guess it’s crop-top-y. For shoes I would pair this outfit with black combat boots or a chunky heel, also in black.

Shirt: Forever 21 - Necklace: Ardene - Lipstick: Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Nude Delight 700

Shirt: Forever 21 – Necklace: Ardene – Lipstick: Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick’s Nude Delight in 700

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3.  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button-Up

This next outfit is an outfit for everyday wear. It is casual, and fun and can be worn for walking around the city, running errands,  going to school… practically anything really. It’s not too fancy, and not too… slouchy and boring. This outfit consists of a bright colorful collared cotton button up (that was a tongue-twister), layered underneath a jean button-up shirt. Of course you can choose whether or not you want to button up the jean-shirt, but I chose not to because I wanted to expose the bright coral color of the shirt I had on underneath. For jewelry I have a dainty 3 chained necklace with a tiger pendant attached… Personally I would have went for an overall dainty necklace with a smaller pendant but unfortunately I didn’t have one with me! I chose to not wear any other jewelry because I believe this outfit is supposed to look a little more effortless. For hair, I chose the half-up half-down look with straight hair (even though I didn’t straighten it… oops), however my second choice would have been anything with a braid in it (a braided crown or a simple braid would look nice). For accessories, I chose to wear a tiny brown satchel with tiny jewels on it, my second option would have been a solid colored leather tote.  As far as footwear goes for this outfit, I would wear a pair of black flats, knee-high rider boots (no heel) or a wedged heel.

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Jean Shirt: American Eagle – Coral Button Up: Ardene – Necklace: Ardene – Brown Satchel: Aldo – Lipstick: Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balms in Tease (130) and Coquette (110)

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This picture must have been taken after I decided to do something to my hair……..

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4. Edgy and Black

This next look I love, it was inspired for almost any occasion. This outfit can be worn going out for drinks with friends but too lazy to bring a coat for coat check, for shopping, to the movies, going for a walk downtown etc… see any occasion! I like how the fabric of the pants contrast with the fabric of the sweater, which makes this look comfortable, fun and again very chic. This outfit consists of a baggy sweater which is made up of 100% acrylic fabric which is sooooo soft, with a giant number 12 on it (which doesn’t stand for anything… I don’t know why they chose the number 12, I guess it looks cool or something) and it is super comfy, not itchy at all which is awesome. The accessories for this outfit is a faux black leather satchel and a thick gold chain which adds a little bling and dimension to the outfit (a fun, colorful ring would also look amazing with this outfit). I chose a red lip for this outfit to add a pop of color, but of course I think any color would look awesome (it would depend where you were going or what you were doing). As far as shoes go, for this outfit I would choose little black booties, or cheetah print heels to add a fun pattern.

Sweater: Forever 21 - Gold Chain: Aldo - Black Satchel: A boutique called Twig - Lipstick: Revlon's Super Lustrous' Cherry Blossom in 028

Sweater: Forever 21 – Gold Chain: Aldo – Black Satchel: A boutique called Twig – Lipstick: Revlon’s Super Lustrous’ Cherry Blossom in 028

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5. O Holy – Sweater

So this is my final look for the pleather pants extravaganza. This is one of my favorite looks because it’s a little more creative and a little more fun. Essentially this look was created because the sweater had holes in it and is a bit see-through and I was looking for something to wear underneath it. Now normally I would choose to wear a solid black tank-top or something, but this looks so much more exciting to me! Rather than a black or solid undershirt, I paired this thick blue hole-y sweater with a fun button-up patterned shirt underneath. The button-up shirt I have on underneath is a very pale shade of pink and has several colorful flowers on it (very Spring-y!) 100% polyester and is therefore very sheer and thin, so you don’t need to worry about it frumping and bunching up underneath the thick sweater. I buttoned up the collared shirt all the way up to the collar to expose the collar. I like that this sweater has a wider neck-hole (I don’t even know what the correct term is but I’m gonna call it a neck-hole for now) because it shows off the under shirt quite well. I also like the contrast of the two fabrics together, because if they were both of the same fabric… it would look a little strange. I decided to tie my hair up for this look in a loose pony tail with loose wavy curls in order to expose the collar, and I also decided not to wear any jewelry with this look (although a dainty ring would have looked cute). For shoes I can only see myself wearing little black booties honestly. And finally I chose the bright pale pink lipstick because the color wasn’t too dark and too bold, and it matched the brightness of the button-up.

 

Sweater: American Eagle - Button up shirt: Ardene - Lipstick: Revlon's Super Lustrous' Primrose in 668

Sweater: American Eagle – Button up shirt: Ardene – Lipstick: Revlon’s Super Lustrous’ Primrose in 668

 

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Well I hope you found some of these outfits inspiring or helpful in any way. It’s a lot of fun for me to share my fashion knowledge and ideas with you guys! There will definitely be more posts like this in the future. Thanks for reading 🙂

 

Adios,

Charmaine xx

 

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About my blog

Originally, I made a Tumblr account so that I could write and blab about my random thoughts on there. However, I found it more of a place to post pictures and to keep up with trends and so on and so forth. Yes, I know people can blog on there too, but for some reason I couldn’t find myself to change my Tumblr from mainly just pictures to words.

I feel like I should have started blogging a long time ago… I mean, I write in my journal, but in there I’m just writing for myself… for nobody else to see. Basically I want other people to see what I write and be able to relate to it or simply just enjoy it.

I plan to blog about my everyday life experiences, thoughts, fashion, beauty… basically anything and everything that comes to mind (which is a lot). Lately I find myself so caught up in different things that my mind is just a pile of jumbled mush. I like to write because it allows me to get all the randomness out of my head, and actually gives me a chance to think. I may blog twice a day, once a day, once a week, or every couple weeks; how often I blog, and how much I blog will be completely randomized. I’m not going to guarantee I will blog every day because even though I want to, sometimes my days can be quite busy (but I’ll try my best)!!

 

Adios,
Charmaine xx

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