wide leg palazzo pants


So this is one of those trends that I wasn't sure someone with my body type, short and curvy, could pull off. Trends can be so tricky, but you have to try. So I gave them a try and I really like them! I definitely have to wear these pants with a tight fitting top or else you just lose me in there. So I paired it with this adorable pale pink sleeveless turtleneck bodysuit.

I was thinking that I probably have to wear them with heels, but I don't think that's necessarily true. I think as long as the top is fitted, they could be worn with adorable flats or even white sneakers. Since navy is a neutral (and a staple in any closet), I will definitely be wearing this into the fall. I think it will actually look really good with booties and a heavier top. Of course, I say this in theory; could be a disaster! I guess we'll wait and see.




the basic t-shirt and jeans


I have a confession to make; t-shirt and jeans are my ultimate go-to, most rotated outfit in my closet. They're certainly what I get the most use out of. I know jeans aren't for some people, but they're definitely for this girl right here. I think my relationship with jeans is that once I find a pair that truly fits properly, I'm obsessed! I'm short and I'm stacked in the derriere; this isn't the easiest body type to dress, particularly when it comes to denim. There's the 'fits well on my hips and bum, huge gap in the back.' The 'okay this fits but gives no stretch. I literally can't sit in these.' Or simply the defeated 'nothing fits right!' Trust me, I get it. Shopping for jeans can be daunting.

I think after a few years of having a legitimate collection, I have a few tips for other ladies who may encounter the same issues as me. Here's my little guide!

# 1. Stretch is Best!
This is maybe the most important rule for me. Unless I'm buying boyfriend jeans, I have no chance unless they're stretchy. That said, avoid the super cheap fabrics that can be see through. That's not a look anyone should be sporting anywhere. And an extra tip, if you find an elastic waistband, winner! If its a wide elastic waistband, the waistband gives a little control on the top. Who can't benefit form that?

# 2. Move Around! 
While in the fitting room, I always do a few moves to make sure that once I'm out of the store and moving about, these jeans will actually work. So sit on the little bench. Do a squat. Do a lunge. See how it moves with your body, or doesn't move with your body. It gives you some real insight.

# 3. What Size?
Don't be obsessed with the sizes. Who cares about sizes. All that matters is fit. So if you're two sizes up at this store, so be it. Fit is far more important than that little number in the tag. And besides, who but you is going to see that number? Don't be discouraged by it. I find with jeans I can bounce around in sizes quite a bit. I don't worry about it anymore as long as the waist fits, the hips, the booty, the thighs.

# 4. To Hem or Not to Hem?
Being petite on top of having curves is like double the trouble. I used to get pants hemmed all the time. But for the past few years, I just can't be bothered. If you're lazy like me, not to worry! Simply adopt the folded cuff look. I fold almost all my jeans like I do here. It sort of adds another layer/texture so an outfit. And it costs no extra money!

# 5. No Limit!
My last tip would be not to limit where you shop for jeans. All stores have a variety of styles. I would say to at least go in and feel the material. From there, decide weather or not you'd like to try it on. But don't walk past a store and assume their jeans are off limit because you think they only flatter a particular body type. And if you just don't have the time. Ask a sales associate if they carry what you're looking for. This will probably even save you time!





This outfit post and my last outfit post both consists of super feminine looks with a ruffle detail. I've been drawn to these pieces this summer. They elevate an otherwise simple dress, skirt or top. I absolutely love this particular skirt. It's so easy to style and so light and airy. I want to try it out with a white t-shirt, my Stan Smith sneakers and a tight ponytail. I think that would look so fresh (and so clean, clean). 

You can't really tell in these photos, but these sandals are a beautiful pale, pale pink with a gold block heel. They're so comfortable! We'll see how long they last. They are from Primark, which isn't exactly known for their quality. I won't hate on Primark though; I always stop by when were in London just because they have cute trendy things that no one else will have once I'm back home in Toronto. We don't have Primark here, so it's always a win for me!

Speaking of London, I'll probably share a photo diary from our trip. It was our first time travelling with baby Julien. It was such a different vacation... well trip. Definitely shouldn't be calling it a vacation. But it was really fun. That will be coming up in the next few weeks. 

H&M top / Bershka skirt / Primark sandals / Ted Baker bag



sunshine dress


Hi lovelies! It's been so long, I know. Oh how life has changed since baby arrived. I thought I was busy before Julien but boy was I wrong! He's already seven moths! He's incredibly active; he's crawling and pulling himself up on anything to stand up. He walks around in his crib holding on to the railing and just giggles the entire time. It's a lot of fun to watch him go through all the stages. As all the moms out there know, it's also a lot of work to keep up with them. 

This summer has flown by way too quickly! I can't believe it's already August. I bought this dress at MONKI in London and I couldn't believe I hadn't worn it yet. It's the epitome of an easy summer dress, which means I'll be wearing it a ton over the next few weeks. There's only a little bit of the season left. I don't typically like colours on the brighter side like this, but the ruffle detail got me. It's just so cute! Clings to all the right places, and loose in all the right places! 



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