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Balmy and Beautiful

28 Dec

Hello Glamourites,

I know for me I always want to be stylishly dressed whenever I leave the house but that can be difficult during the winter months when the temperature drops. I’ve compiled some outfit ideas that you can take inspiration from to keep warm and still look fashionable! It’s been a fairly warm Christmas where I have been but I have a feeling after New Years we’ll be in for some cold days ahead…I’m definitely not looking forward to that. Personally I wish it was summer all year, guess I gotta move to Hawaii if I ever hope to get that. Hope you all are having a fun and relaxing holiday xx Glamour Planner

A sweater such as this, made of wool or polyester is the best type of fabric to go with for winter as it keeps the moisture out and the warm air in. You may assume cotton is another smart choice to go with, think again, it is an extremely absorbent material and will soak up all the moisture around you. Pick a unique colour as it will stand out and add some personality to an otherwise typical grandma sweater. balmy_sweater

LAYERS. One of the most efficient ways to dress I find. With my temperature issues, too cold when outside and overheating once inside it is easy to shed a layer or two depending on how hot/cold it is. Plus you can mix and match all sorts of colours and patterns making for an exciting outfit!

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Purchasing a signature winter coat can be all you need to spice up an outfit if you are out walking the streets running errands. A colour like this plum burgundy is a beautiful shade for the dull days of winter.

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A fur vest of any type is an excellent addition to an outfit as it creates an instant elegance that is effortless and keeps your core body warm and cozy through the day!

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My ABSOLUTE favourite winter accessory/secret is scarfs. I have a huge plaid scarf with about 5 different colours that goes with anything and everything I’m wearing and when I open it up it’s as large as a blanket. Having that around my neck it just about doesn’t matter what else I have on I will be sure to be toasty warm!

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Skipping to Summer Style

29 May

Hi Glamourites,

I don’t know about you but I am more than ready for every day to be filled with hot sun, sand between my toes, and  a cold drink in my hand. Bring on summer! We have had a day or two of sunshine but I’m ready for Spring to pass along the torch to Summer! In saying that, I was hoping to do a wardrobe update and add some summer dresses. On a hot summer day or evening it’s so easy to slip on a dress and always looks very put together and cute! Here are some of my favourites – check them out xx Glamour Planner

The perfect beach dress to throw in your bag to use after a day at the beach!
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During summer it’s fun to add bright colours to your closet – somehow it makes you feel energized.

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Love the asymmetrical hemline used here along with the abstract pattern.

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You can never go wrong with a little white dress anywhere and anytime in summer! The back scoop and lace adds a beautiful effect.

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The flare on this dress makes any afternoon more exciting!

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Has Spring Sprung Yet?

11 Mar

Hello Glamourites,

Clearly I have been MIA the past month…probably wallowing in my winter depression! In my opinion, it stayed WAY over its welcome; it’s March already mr. weather. On that note, I have obviously been looking  into spring trends and outfit inspirations to keep me calm. Check out the pictures below for the Spring 2014 trend insights taken from the Paris runway during Fashion Week. Hope everyone is having a great week xx Glamour Planner

The wide-leg pant is back! They are easy to wear and ultra-chic; billowy wide-leg trousers are making a come back on  the spring runways and streets.Springwideleg

All heights can wear these pants, not just the 6 foot models. If you are shorter look for slimmer on the flare and appropriate high waisted length. Springwideleg2

Contrast collar button downs are the new essential. Inspired by men’s dress shirt bringing in contrasting colours, textures or patterns, it’s a simple way to spice up your work outfit.  Springbuttondown

How adorable are the Tea-length skirts, somewhere between the length of maxi and midi (just below the knee). This length works perfect for any spring afternoon! 
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The ladylike hemline can be as modern as the midi depending what you pair it with, could be a cropped top which will accentuate your height!

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The last inspiration for today is the introduction of the tuxedo trouser with a mix of the athletic pant making this sporty and comfy but still looking smart and sophisticated. Also try a streamlined silhouette in a unexpected white or reverse tuxedo. 

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Winter Warm

23 Jan

Hi Glamourites,

Well here in Toronto the temperatures have dropped in the extreme negatives making it very unpleasant whenever you must go outside. This makes it hard when putting an outfit together as I have discovered it can be tricky to look fashionable but still staying warm! Here are some pictures I have put together of outfits that look stylish but won’t let you freeze in the cold weather. Of course most of these you will still need a heavy jacket…but you get the idea.  xx Glamour Planner

I love this because sweater dresses are extremely comfortable {and reasonable} while being good source of heat but by spicing it up with a statement belt you turn this into chic. Warm|black

Who says you can’t wear white in the winter? It can definitely be pulled off, the oversized long sweater works here because the colour dresses it up while still being comfy and warm. Warm|white

 

Possibly my only favourite thing of cold weather…SCARVES. There are a million and one options with different patterns, shapes and colours for everyone’s personal style. Warm|scarf

 

This is an adorable look for a date perhaps, skirt is keeping it girly while the baggy sweater is staying casual and high socks {again} for not freezing. Warm|skirt

 

Fancy lunch date, no problem. Short sweater dress with some high heel boots and statement necklace, done. Warm|dress

Pumpkin Season

9 Oct

Hello Galmourites,

Now almost being the middle of October we know that pumpkin time is just around the corner….aka HALLOWEEN. Okay so I have to admit I’m actually not a huge Halloween fan but I LOVE Christmas and I know that once Halloween has past we are very close to the winter holidays! None-the-less I still enjoy the festivities such as pumpkin carving. Every year I want to try a new innovative design but always go back to the classic knife cutting technique. Here are some examples of pumpkin designs you can try out this year using different materials. xx Glamour Planner

This is a great use for all those spare buttons your collect over the year. Glue them to the pumpkin to make a word or design.  pumpkinbuttons

Painting your pumpkin is fun as you can create your own theme with what colours you use or patterns. pumpkinblackandwhite

This is one idea I do want to try this year, take any type of patterned lace or pantyhose and wrap the pumpkin. pumpkinlace

For last minute pumpkin decorating take metallic decals or stickers and place on the pumpkin.
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If you are displaying several pumpkins, place mini lights or candles inside to line your walkway or porch for a pretty effect.
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Fall Fierce

29 Sep

Hi Glamourites,

I suppose that is now the end of September and soon to be October I must accept the fact that fall is here to stay, however much I may miss the glorious days of summer…. To get into fall wardrobe apparel we make a statement with it and pull out some fierce outfits. I am now of course just itching to go shopping to get excited about the chilly days ahead. Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and enjoy some of my fashion inspiration pics xx Glamour Planner

I am totally in love with this scarf, looks beyond soft and perfect for keeping warm when the cool breeze comes.
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This earring and necklace set just scream fierce to me, awesome for dressing up jeans or setting off a dress neckline. FallFierceJews

Legging I find are perfect for being able to keep your outfit exciting and unique and still keeping warm. FallFierceLeggings

This combo: tee, gold belt, plum skirt + leather = fierce. FallFierce

I will be investing in many vests this fall, a great way to add personality and another dimension to your outfit. FallFierceDenim

Wall Glam

22 Sep

Hi Glamourites,

Hope everyone had a relaxing and fun weekend, I know I did! When creating a design or looking at a home I love for there to be that extra little extra spark to the room. I find this to be easily achieved by using wallpaper. With the large selection of choices that are available now you can do almost anything imaginable for your taste or preference! It is also a quick fix to a room if you are wanting to spruce it up or a do it yourself project. Here are some room’s that the focus and life comes from the wallpaper. xx Glamour Planner

How amazingly awesome is this wallpaper! Of course being in the right room and vibe you are wanting to create.wallpapertropical

Although this is a very neutral space it is perfect how the wallpaper adds dimension with the large pattern.
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This organic style splatter is a perfect background when you want something interesting but not too bold to take away from the other furniture or objects in the room. wallpaperorganic

Pick your favourite city or map and make it into wallpaper for a feature wall!
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If you are looking for something to make a statement, this would be it. I would keep this to just a portion of the room considering the busyness in the paper. wallpapergold

Make it Unique

11 Aug

Hello Glamourites,

It has been a busy, busy week as I have been volunteering at a kid’s camp – lots of fun but very tiring. I am home now and ready to get back to writing some posts! I know people are always trying to come up with the next big trend or most unique aspect to their wedding. Here are some creative ideas (I thought) that are a little out of the norm and are fairly easy as well. Tell me your latest wedding inspiration xx Glamour Planner

Well first of all, this little boy is adorable, and how easy would it be make this heart-shaped chalkboard sign and write a simple phrase like this. Too cute to handle.
MakeitUnique|signFor guests or wedding party gifts you can create a little book that flips through a 10-30 second video clip from the wedding. You can get this done at many wedsites such as http://www.flipclips.com/
MakeitUnique|bookI couldn’t resist posting this dress train as the detailing, the buttons and the pattern of the lace is just gorgeous and one-of-a-kind.
MakeitUnique|dresstrainWe girls know how much we love our shoes so why not make them the focus of some of the pictures? This adds for a touch of mystery in the photo and also allows you to show off your great heels.
MakeitUnique|shoesSilhouette shots have been and will always be classic. Stunning and dramatic.
MakeitUnique|silhoueteeA little advice from me; a dream and a purpose are key.
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