Fashion

Back to Work for Fall

     

Top sold out – similar here, here, here and here | Pants here | Bag no longer in green – white and black here
Shoes old – similar here | Earrings here | Watch here | Bracelets here and here

Going Back To Work…

This week I went back to work! Those of you that follow along on Instagram are probably aware that I took a little bit of a break. I returned to my full time job this week after two months away. I am not ready to share exactly why I was off for those two months yet, but I will hopefully be able to soon!

I also would like to acknowledge how nervous I was about returning to my job. I have only been with the organization since March of this year. Returning to work after two months felt like I was starting all over again. However, I have a team of some pretty amazing people who accepted me back without a second thought or even skipping a beat!

In the end I am so happy I am to be back in the swing of things. I am ready to get back to posting regularly. Hopefully, you all keep following along!

Check out my last outfit post here. Check out my work beauty routine here.
Fashion

How to Style One Top Two Ways

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Outfit 1: Top here | Pants old – same but new colour here  and other here| Bag here | Shoes (old) – similar here | Earrings here
Outfit 2: Jeans here (wearing long inseam so I could cuff them) | Shoes (old) – similar here (on sale!!) | Sunglasses here

Today I thought I’d share with you how I wear one top two ways!

One for work everyday, and another for casual Friday or weekend. I looove this top! I think it is a perfect piece to transition into fall with the colours and the long sleeves. However, still has some great details with cold shoulder and ruffles. For work, I like to wear coloured pants all the time, and these burgundy ones went so well with this top! Accessories wise, I wanted to keep the focus on the top so I kept them neutral.

Hope you all have a great long weekend ahead!

Check out my last weekend’s look here. Check out my work beauty routine here.
Fashion

My Weekend Style

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Sweater Top sold out – similar here on sale! | Jeans here (I really like the different inseam options)| Flats (old) – similar here

Happy weekend! Just wanted to share a quick look for running around doing errands.

Please ignore look on my face in some of these pics, I was learning to embrace the wind!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Fashion

My Picks for the ShopStyle Private Sale

Major News!

ShopStyle is hosting a private sale this week with some fabulous retailers with discounts ranging from 20% to 30%!!!* The sale is running from August 23rd to August 27th!

This is a great time to invest in some pieces for your fall work wardrobe. Yes it is August I know, and where you live may still be warm. However, as we all know winter will come! Check out the promo codes and my top picks for my favourite places below.

Club Monaco – CODE: SHOPSTYLE20

 

Club Monaco is one of those stores where I do find that the quality of the items means I am willing spend just that little bit more. I know I will get the cost per wear out of the items because they will last over several seasons.
There was definitely a theme to my choices here. White tops, with great details, to be matched with skirts that are right on trend for fall. My top pick is definitely this skirt. The colour is amazing!

BCBGeneration – CODE: SHOPSTYLE20OFF

BCBG has some great items that you can wear now and easily transition to your fall wardrobe or even your winter wardrobe. For all of the sleeveless tops I have linked, I would add a blazer or a nice cardigan for the office to be more appropriate. Check out this rose coloured skirt, it is the perfect length to be worn with sandals, pumps or boots for the winter! I have definitely already added it to my shopping cart!

Other Retailers in the Sale

YOOX – 20% off – CODE: YOOXSHOPSTYLE (To much to choose from on this site! Click the link to check it all out.)

FAME & PARTNERS – 25% off – CODE: SHOPSTYLE25 (Already thinking about Christmas party dresses)

EQUIPMENT – 20% off – CODE: SHOPSTYLE20 (click the link for a great work top!)

BANDIER – 20% off – CODE: SHOPSTYLE20 (linked to the cutest cardigan for keeping at your desk during those cold months)

WALA SWIM – 30% off – CODE: SHOPSTYLE30 (cutest swimwear for that winter vacation)

GENUINE PEOPLE – 20% off – CODE: SHOPSTYLE20 (the most gorgeous dress for transitioning seasons!)

REBECCA TAYLOR – 20% off – CODE: SHOPSTYLERT (this whole outfit for the office – amazing!)

JOIE – 20% off – CODE: SHOPSTYLE20 (great basic, black blazer)

PARKER – 20% off – CODE: SHOPSTYLEPK (a great top to wear with a coloured blazer to work through fall and winter)

NA-KD – 22% off – CODE: SHOPSTYLEUS22 (so many cute and affordable items to check out!)

FRANK & OAK – 20% off – CODE: SHOPSTYLE20 (my new favourite off-duty sweatshirt!)

BODEN – 20% off – CODE: SSYL (all I need to say is ruffled cardigan, but even more it is the perfect pink)

Have a great time shopping everyone!

***Exclusions apply. Promo codes only valid on full-price items for Club Monaco, NA-KD, Rebecca Taylor, and Parker. For Genuine People, codes are valid on select items. Code excludes Ultracor New Arrivals at Bandier.

Advice, Fashion

The Power of Habit

 

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Top here | Skirt (old) – similar here and here | Wedge Shoes (old) – similar here | Watch here | Earrings here and here | Purse here

One of my favourite things to do on my commute for work has been to read a book and listen to music to pass the time. This started in University when I realized I could use this time to do all my textbook readings. In these last couple of years, on my way to and from work, reading some self-improvement and business minded books has helped me fill this time. Nowadays, I have become addicted to podcasts as I drive to work, but I will leave that for another post. Today I wanted to share with you one of most recent reads that I really enjoyed…

We all have habits that we both rely on and get stuck on every day. One habit I have is that when I get to work every day is to check my calendar and prepare my priority list for the day which helps with my productivity for the day. On the other hand, a bad one is my addiction to Starbucks coffee every morning (ahem… yes I know basic), which is expensive and not always the most healthy. Some habits are great and some are a part of being human and the difficulty we as humans have with handling change. Right now I am in the process of trying to break my Starbucks habit and maybe some other bad habits I have picked up over the course of my career.

In The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, the author uses numerous individual and business examples to show how you can achieve success by focusing on those daily patterns and habits that make up our lives. The first step in this is to understand how to change your bad habits and form good ones in their place. The author then goes through a simple, yet for me, life changing process for how you can change your habits and replace them with better ones.

While I am still working on changing that expensive and not always healthy Starbucks habit, this book has shown me that you can follow a method to change your habits. Once I have kicked this one habit, I hope to move on and apply this process to other habits in the future. You know… maybe like a regular workout routine…

Are there any books that have inspired you lately? Let me know in the comments, I would love to find some new reading material!