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Hello, Yellow!

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Hello everyone!

It’s been a looong time since I last posted, so I’m here to give you a little life update.

1. I got a cat! We rehomed him a few months ago. We named him Lupin after Remus Lupin from Harry Potter. He loves to follow us around the house and play with his tunnels. He is the first real pet I’ve ever had, and honestly the adjustment hasn’t been as difficult as I thought it would be. If you check my Insta Stories you will see him make quite a few appearances. It turns out I’m kind of a cat lady.

2. I got, and recovered from, severe cystic acne. I think this one deserves its own post, so I won’t go into too many details right now. But this is one of the reasons I’ve been a bit AWOL.

3. I started taking more time for myself. For the past three and a half years I’ve worked two jobs. I really enjoyed them both, but it also meant that I was working seven days a week. I finally reached the realization that this just wasn’t sustainable for me and my happiness, so I decided to leave my second job and spend more time with my family. I now have time to run errands, exercise, read, and get enough sleep.

4. I cut my hair! I’ve had long hair for the past ten years, and I really did love it. But after it took me almost an hour just to wash and brush my hair one day (I didn’t even brush it), I knew I was absolutely ready to make a big change. I cut off over a foot of hair and I haven’t looked back since. My morning routine is so much easier and I no longer have to worry about setting aside enough time to wash my hair.

I think that’s it for updates!

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This yellow sweater is an absolute gem! Yellow is my happy colour. Every time I wear it I feel like I can take on anything. This sweater is particularly fantastic because it’s comfortable and it’s from a company that values sustainable, high quality fabrics. I’ve purchased a few items from them and they’ve all exceeded my expectations. This is not sponsored, by the way, I just really love their products. The yellow colour is sold out, but I’ve linked the same sweater in lilac.

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Thank you so much for reading! Let me know what topics you would like to see me cover in the comments.

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Embroidered Denim

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One of my favourite trends for spring and summer is embroidered denim. The embroidery instantly elevates your basic outfit and turns it into something a little more unique. I absolutely love this pair of Pilcro jeans from Anthropologie. They are so comfortable! I love to pair them with a basic tee and Converse sneakers when I’m running errands or going out with friends.

P.S. If you are looking for a pair of skinny jeans as opposed to the boyfriend cut that I’m wearing, I would recommend this pair from Free People. And if you’re interested in trying the trend, but don’t want to break your budget, you could try this vest from Forever 21.

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Sincerely,

Kaylin J.

Outfitting with StyleWe

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With the weather getting colder layers have become absolutely essential. I recently had the opportunity to shop with StyleWe. It was my first time visiting their website and I was impressed with the vast selection of items. The sizing on the website is different than usual Canadian and U.S. sizing, but the website posts convenient size converters with each item, so it’s easy to find out which size you should be ordering. My items arrived quickly and I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of each piece. StyleWe also had excellent customer service, making sure that my package was delivered successfully.

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The first piece that I ordered was this super cozy sweater. It’s a wool blend sweater, but it is so soft and not itchy at all. I styled this piece with a classic chambray top, distressed jeggings, fringe booties, and a choker. I love the comfort and simplicity of this outfit. It’s perfect for a day out with friends, or a casual night at the movies.

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You can shop this sweater here for under $50.

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The second piece I ordered was this incredible jacket. I cannot begin to explain how much I love this layer. It fits perfectly and the colours are so vibrant. It’s very well-made and it’s something that I’ll be able to wear for years. I styled this piece with a tulle skirt (that my mom made for me), a graphic tee, red booties, and a fun lip.

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You can buy this jacket here for less than $50.

Sincerely,

Kaylin J.

 

Sweater: https://www.stylewe.com/product/camel-casual-wool-blend-geometric-cape-67316.html

Jacket: https://www.stylewe.com/product/black-abstract-3-4-sleeve-polyester-embroidered-cropped-jacket-19368.html

Site: https://www.stylewe.com/

 

 

My Fall Outfits

Here in Alberta, fall is quickly coming to an end. I’ve decided to celebrate the end of my favourite fashion season by sharing a few of my fall outfits. A few of the items that I’m wearing are no longer available, but I’ve linked similar pieces.

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scarf, ringcardigan, dress, clogs, flowers

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hat, bracelet, necklace, jacket, top, leggings, boots

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bow, fur, necklace, dress, boots

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Sincerely,

Kaylin J.

Little Dress on the Prairie

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I am so incredibly thrilled that it’s finally summer. Summer has always been my favourite season, but now that I have summers off it’s even more spectacular. I’m planning on spending the next couple of months lounging around in dresses and knocking a few books off of my to be read pile.

This dress is perfect for summer. It’s flowy, light, and it makes me feel like Laura Ingalls. I’ve paired it with a few of my old favourites and a couple of jewelry items from local shops. I can’t wait to lounge around in this outfit a read. Let me know which books you’ll be reading this summer!

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Sincerely,

Pretty in Pattern

Fifties Flair

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I am so excited to talk to you about my experience shopping with http://www.eshakti.com. While browsing eShakti’s selection of dresses, I fell head over heels for this 1950’s inspired frock. I absolutely love the fit and flare style and the gorgeous hue. What really impressed me about eShakti was that nearly every element of this dress was customizable. I was able to have the dress tailored to my exact measurements and I adjusted the length to hit at my knee. I was also given the option to change the sleeves and eliminate the pockets on the dress. I chose to keep those two elements the same. The dress arrived really quickly and I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the garment. I would definitely order from eShakti again!

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Sincerely,

Pretty in Pattern

The Old and the New

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earrings, necklace, shawl, dress, bag, shoes

This outfit is all about incorporating the old with the new. I purchased these earrings, necklace, and shawl over a year ago, and I have been wearing them on repeat ever since. The items I have linked are not exact, but they are very similar to the pieces I am wearing. I purchased this bag a few months back and I have used it almost every day since. I love that it can hold everything that I need to tote to and from work while making me feel like a modern day Mary Poppins. This dress and these shoes are newer additions to my closet, but I love that they fit in so well with my existing wardrobe.

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Sincerely,

Pretty in Pattern