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3 Basic Dresses for Summer

I freaking love summer for so many reasons, one of those reasons are of course dresses. I don’t know about you but I hardly ever wear capris or even shorts for that matter. The fact that I am short myself and a little on the curvy side, I have a hard time finding shorts that look and feel good, and the same goes for capris (they tend to make me look shorter unless I’m wearing heels).

So basically my wardrobe in the summer consists of dresses. I have A LOT of dresses. Dresses for almost every occasion and the key is you really only need a few that you can do a lot with. In this post I will show you 3 dresses for 3 occasions that will surely get you through your summer.

  1. The first being a maxi dress. There is a lot you can do with a maxi. Dress it up or down, flats or heels, there are really no rules.
  2. The second is the classic “little black dress”. However, for summer you want to keep it simple and not elegant, even if you’re going to a function at night.
  3. The third is a wrap dress. This type of dress looks good on EVERYBODY.

Check out the different accessories paired with each type to get the full effect. If you stick to these basic rules you can mix and match to create even more styles. A little really goes a long way.

3 Basic Dresses for Summer


August’s {video} Birchbox Review 2013

It’s time for another Birchbox video! Take a look at what has come in my August 2013 box! After the video you will find a list of all the products in my box!

In August’s box:

Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Cleanser

Coastal Scents Eye Shadow

KMS California Freeshape Hot Flex Spray

ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick

ShowStoppers Designer Fashion Tape


What Do I Pack? Have Fun and Travel Light

The battle between looking fashionable and traveling is always such a nightmare. The biggest question we get is “how can I look great without packing a lot?” It’s something I’ve been fighting with since I started traveling. You can often find solutions, such as wearing pants twice or my personal favorite, black leggings (that go with anything). However if you are a bit tired of leggings, and lets face it we all get sick of the same thing, let me introduce designer Diane Kroe.

Diane Kroe is a Toronto based designer that has one thing on the brain, making fashion more travel friendly. Her line of distinct fashion and travel friendly clothes will make you want to burn those leggings.

Diane opened her own retail location in Toronto –“Diane Kroe” – and was named “Best Designer Boutique” for eight consecutive years by The North Toronto Post. Diane subsequently sold the store and launched her “Travel Collection” in 2008. The success of the line led to designing collections for leading resorts, spas and hotels across Canada.

Her collection consists of items that can be worn multiple ways. It varies from all in one dresses, to all in one tops, resort dresses, bubble dresses, cross tops, and wrap tops. Are you drooling yet??



If you’re traveling or just looking for some new style for the upcoming warmer months then head on over to Diane Kroe to purchase some fabulous fashion and travel friendly pieces.



As you can see there are many options when it comes to Diane Kroe–you won’t be sorry! Stay tuned for an awesome giveaway coming soon!




Road Trip Style Warrior: What To Wear On The Road

Ok so this might just be one of the GREATEST collections I’ve put together thus far-I may even be splurging a bit to grab some of these fantastic items!

It’s no secret that road trips are my favorite form of travel-I’ve written several posts about how much I do indeed love them.

However this will be the first time that I bring you up close and personal with some serious MUST have items when on the road.

We all know some basics are hats, accessories, sneakers; ya know the usual. Lets take it one step further and showcase this AMAZING collection.

Don’t say I didn’t warn  you!

Oh and by the way I managed to keep each item under $50

Lets talk about HATS: I seriously love a good retro style hat

Shoes are a must right? Ok so keep some different ones handy; running shoes, flip-flops, CHUCKS

Books are a must; especially those about road trips or just filled with useless fun facts

Dry Shampoo is one of the best inventions and quite possibly the best invention for travel–try some out!

Accessories should be kept simple; you’ll want to mix and match scarves and jewelry

A mix of comfy clothes and something semi-nice is always recommended  too

Ok so there you go! Get to shopping and to road tripping!


Road Trip Style Warrior

Graphic t shirt
$20 – delias.com

Scoop neck tank
18 CAD – eluxe.ca

Victoria’s Secret cropped pants
$39 – victoriassecret.com

Blonde + Blonde ripped jeans
£30 – bankfashion.co.uk

Converse shoes
$45 – delias.com

Havaianas gold flip flops
£15 – fashionunion.com

Saucony white shoes
$45 – dsw.com

Canvas tote
$20 – etsy.com

Madewell indian jewelry
$14 – madewell.com

Brimmed hat
$30 – crooksncastles.com

Lulu Guinness red umbrella
$50 – luluguinness.com

H M scarve
£6.99 – hm.com

Lipsy bow belt
£10 – lipsy.co.uk

Philosophy body cleanser
£14 – debenhams.com

Philosophy beauty product
$18 – lordandtaylor.com

Tigi hair
€27 – nelly.com

Fashion Travel Must-Haves Under $50

With two upcoming trips I wouldn’t be a Fashionista if I hadn’t thought about what I plan on packing. Yes these trips are still weeks away, but hey I’m a planner.  I find it best to buy a few things that you can get multiple trips out of.

-I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if your going to buy two new things for upcoming trips PLEASE make  it a blazer and a fedora style hat. I promise you will not be disappointed

-Everyone know that packing sunblock and sunglasses are a must so see if you like my picks for these items

-Accessories are another must–you can change-up any outfit with scarves, jewelry, and handbags

While staying on budget of $50 per item you will find great deals that will most definitely get you through the bulk of your summer travel plans.

Fashion Travel Must-Haves Under $50

H m jacket
£25 – hm.com

Beach tote bag
$28 – modcloth.com

Heart ring
£3 – riverisland.com

Oasis lace hat
$27 – oasis-stores.com

Mango polka dot scarve
£18 – mango.com

H&m sunglasses
£4.99 – hm.com

BareMinerals lip gloss
$18 – macys.com

Sun care
$16 – swell.com

Victoria s Secret beauty product
$18 – victoriassecret.com