Friday, September 26, 2014

Passion For Fashion #72

Hello fashionable friends & welcome back to Passion For Fashion!
I have a teeny announcement to make today...
I will be stepping down from my hosting duties here for a little while.

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind! I have no idea how so many manage to keep up with EVERYTHING.  I've tried, but my blog & the linkup have taken a back seat.  With school back in full force and more responsibilities at work, I just don't seem to have any.free.time.

I promise I do still get dressed! I just don't have time to take pictures! Ha!

Rachel will be keeping things going, so be sure to stop by Rachel The Hat every Friday to link up! If I can, on days that I'm actually on the ball, I will post the linky here too!

I hope you understand! I know I'm not alone in feeling overwhelmed at times!

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Fashion is for everyone
Whether you're single in the city or a stay at home mom from the country...
we all have a passion for fashion!
Every Friday Rachel & I will be co-hosting a fashion free-for-all linkup!

Anything fashion goes!
Link up your outfit posts, a fashion recap, a fashion wishlist, get your kids or hubby in on the fun... if you've got a passion for fashion, this is the place to be!

Celebrate your style with us every Friday!
We'll be pinning our favorite looks to our Passion for Fashion boards on Pinterest!
You can find my board HERE

Best part, there are no rules!
We only ask that you link back to us via text link or button!


Lena B, Actually
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 Of course, it would be awesome if you would visit the other fashionistas that are linking up too!
Be you... Be an inspiration!  Style is everywhere!

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

#TBT : How to Rock Denim on Denim

 

I was not crazy about jumping on the denim on denim trend at first.  It made me really nervous.
Have you heard of the term ''Canadian Tuxedo?''
Basically it refers to an outfit that is denim on denim usually pairing jeans with a denim jacket - the biggest fashion faux pas ever,  or so I've always thought.  Plus, I'm Canadian and I didn't want to fuel the fire if my all-denim look came off looking cheap & trashy.

 

Truth is, denim on denim can work really well.
And this is how:

Choose pieces that compliment each other and avoid matchy-matchy denim.
I went with a chambray top & printed denim jeans.  The top was almost the exact color of the polka dot print of the pants.  My husband wasn't sure I would be able to pull off the look.  When he saw me pulling both pieces from my closet, I got the ''you're not really going to wear THAT with THAT are you?'' look.  I get that look a lot. *wink*

Mixing different fabrics, colors & textures is the best way to avoid the head-to-toe ''Canadian Tuxedo'' look.

Also, try to keep the overall look simple & sophisticated.
I layered a white cami underneath and wore simple brown booties.
I flipped up the collar of my shirt & rolled up my sleeves to be a little sassy.


 Once I pulled the outfit together, I got the thumbs up approval of my husband.
I told him I knew what I was doing! 

This trend can be carried over all seasons.  For warmer weather, try pairing a cute pair of colored denim shorts with a flowy tank & dark denim vest... In the winter why not try a chambray shirt tucked into a denim skirt.  Add a cute belt, maybe some funky tights and ta-da!

Of course, the best way to rock the denim-on-denim look is to be brave & confident!

Chambray Shirt: Giant Tiger
Polka Dot Rockstar Jeans: Old Navy
Booties: TOMS


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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

BuzzFeed Quizzes

Anyone else obsessed with BuzzFeed Quizzes?  I do them ALL the time... cuz, you know... it's important to know which cinematic canine sidekick should be my best friend (for the record, I got Einstein from  Back To The Future), or how antisocial I am (just a LITTLE!).

They're fun!  The best part is when the results actually do sound like you! Amazing.
So, today I dare you to take a few quizzes and share your results in the comments!




Share your results in the comments! Were they what you expected? Challenge your friends to play along!

Happy Hump Day!!

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