Pastels and Pearls

You’re probably wondering why I’m still wearing a cardigan in the middle of spring, on a 30°C day. I’ll admit, while I was feeling quite warm standing here on my front porch, I am always cold when I’m sitting at my desk at work. Fortunately for me (*insert sarcastic eye roll here*), I get to sit directly underneath an air conditioning vent, which means that it constantly feels like winter for me between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm on weekdays. I guess it does have a slight advantage, though, in that I don’t have to pack away all of my cardigans and jackets for the warmer months. I get to show my favourite ones off all year round!

I am constantly being drawn to pastel colours in the spring. This outfit’s inspiration came from my manicure – the pastel blue really made me want to create an all pastel outfit. I am a firm believer in colourful clothing, and that the colours you wear can affect your own mood, and the mood of those around you. I am always trying out new combinations, like this one, in the hopes that I will spark an opinion or an emotion in someone else.

This dress is one of my favourites for colder weather. I wasn’t quite ready to retire it to the back of my closet until I had gotten at least one more wear out if it before summer comes around. The pearl detailing on the collar is too adorable, and the pleats are absolute perfection. The dress is made from the kind of material that doesn’t crinkle, so it is perfect for a receptionist like me, who spends most of her day sitting.

Roxy was once again all too happy to feature in my photos. That dog is just way to gorgeous and clever for her own good! She actually thinks she’s a human being. It’s adorable. Anyway, enough about my little Jack Russell, and more about me! I’ve been doing some serious planning today, and I’ve decided to make a series of hair styling tutorial videos. I’ll be showing you how to achieve a variety of different looks using a ceramic flat iron – those things are extremely versatile, and it really is sad that there are some girls out there who don’t know how to use one to it’s full extent! I’m determined to make videos that are easy to follow and very much user friendly. I’m super excited to get them up on here over the next month!

In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for a follow up manicure tutorial, on how to touch up chips and hide imperfections. Happy Monday!

Dress – Forever 21 (old)
Cardigan – Forever 21
Belt – Forever 21
Pumps – Target
Rings – Pandora (same)

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