50’s Flashback Photoshoot

Sometimes life doesn’t work out exactly as planned, and sometimes, when it doesn’t, it means that better things are coming your way. Sometimes, you just have to let go, go with the flow, and know that everything will and does work out. Those last few words are a few that my fiancé repeats to me, and are things that he is really good at and what I really admire about him.

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Can we just take a moment to appreciate how this bouquet is pastel perfection!

So, when I had a shoot “perfectly” planned for us, and our shooting location shut down unexpectedly, it was on to plan b. The problem was, there was no plan b, a big no no on my part. I was so set on  this specific photo-shoot location, I planned my outfits around it, and thought everything was going to be just perfect. When Krenare, our photographer messaged me 10 minutes before we were supposed to meet telling me that news you could imagine my disappointment.  I really had to think quick on my feet and find somewhere that we could shoot indoors (the weather was not on our side that day).

Luckily, I had recently seen some pictures of the most adorable doughnut shop on Instagram, and it was the first thing that popped into my mind. So, on our way to meet with the photographer I called the doughnut shop (which was down the road from our initial spot) to make sure they were okay if we came in and took some pictures.  When they said yes, that panic was all of a sudden swept away with a huge feeling of relief.

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Now while I was upset that the initial location didn’t work out, and that the weather didn’t exactly cooperate with us for outdoor photos, I cannot believe how amazing and perfect the shots that we got turned out. It really goes to show you that things really do work out, and to not stress the small things.

The shoot location was so inspiring that it also was what helped me land on the theme for my birthday party this year. Every year, I plan a party, where everyone comes in costume, and I decorate and serve food and drinks according to the theme. After this shoot, I fell in love with the 1950’s so much so, that I have even been purchasing a lot of retro items of clothes–lucky for me, the retro theme hit stores HUGE, and came perfectly timed for my party (early birthday gift, I think so!) The pastels, the polka dots, the full swing skirts, I could just go on and on about how much I love all of it!

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It helped having an amazing and patient photographer and THE cutest retro doughnut shop to shoot at.

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I am so excited to share with you guys our little couples shoot, because really, no matter where the pictures were taken, it was always about love, and that would shine through wherever we went.

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This was my first time visiting Daddy O Doughnuts, and I can assure you it won’t be my last. I’m not a huge fan of doughnuts, or sweets in general really, so when I actually enjoyed my ‘Homer Simpson’ doughnut, you know it had to be good. My financé of course was happier than a kid in a candy store when he found out the new shooting location and that eating of doughnuts would be involved. It really was a win win for everyone involved.

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A special thank you to everyone who made this shoot so special, these are a few pictures that are a keepsake to remind me everyday why I love my fiancé, and how he’s helping shape me into a better person.

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Stay tuned for lots of behind the scenes and for highlights from my Retro/50’s Diner themed birthday party coming up in less than a week! You can follow along on my Instagram to see what I’m up to leading up to the day, and of course, lots of day of sneak peaks!

Location: Daddy O Dougnuts , Photographer: Krenare Ali, Makeup: Facetime With Daniela ,Makeup: Hair Addictz StudioFlowers: Blossom Moments

xoxo,

Staffordable

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Rock The Polka Dot

This week’s style edition puts a modern twist on a classic print! Continue reading to see how I styled this off-the-shoulder polka dot blouse.

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The feminine polka dot print has been around for decades, and became increasingly popular by fashion icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Kate Moss, the ever stylish and beautiful Princess Diana, and more recently Kate Middleton as a nod to her late mother-in-law.

When we take a look at the runways and street style during fashion week, there is no question that polka dots are BACK! So now it’s time to find pieces that best suit you, in a sophisticated (non-Mini-Mouse type of way)

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With it’s bold, fun and feminine undertones, polka dots are a sure way to have your style stand out and get noticed.

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The modern twist on this classic print is the popular off-the-shoulder trend. We’ve seen this trend develop over the last few years, and judging from the Spring/Summer 2018 styles, it’s here to stay for at least another season, if not longer.

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The key to styling such a loud print is to keep accessories minimal, and pair it with something solid if you’re not up to mixing prints. I’ve styled smaller  polka dots with floral prints before and I loved it! It’s all about colours, size of the print, and even texture. You’ll find out what works and what doesn’t for your personal style!

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The billowing sleeves add a touch of elegance and flair. Statement sleeves are another trend you totally need to get behind this season. FA5F5BDA-0A5B-4B9E-802D-F1D2FAFB0406

I love how fun and flirty the pairing of off-the-shoulder and a bold polka dot print is!

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This top is the perfect transition into Spring, and is light-weight to bring into summer with a pair of jean shorts or a skirt.

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You too can rock the dot!

Clothing c/o: Suzy Shier, Photography c/o: Kyle Benjamin Turner Photography, Makeup c/o: Facetime with Daniela, Hair c/o: Hair Addictz

xoxo,

Sara

 

How To Style Slogan/Band Tees

Slogan tees/ band tees, have been around forever, but they have increasingly become popular fashion pieces, and the days of them only being worn at concerts are over. Taking one look at the street style during fashion week, you will see this trend popping up everywhere, with tees paired on their own, or underneath a leather jacket or blazer.

I thought I would give the look a try, and I will definitely be styling my band tees like this more often. It’s a great way to add a little edgy style to your everyday look.

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These tees can be worn any season, paired with a jacket or blazer if its cool, or on its own with jeans or distressed denim shorts in the warmer months! Adding a leather element to this piece instantly amps up your rock and roll status!

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Pairing the slogan tee with a pair of black pants and pumps instantly amps up a casual look.

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Add polish to your easygoing tee look by adding a blazer.  I loved the pop of red that tied together the red slogan on the tee.

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If you’re not into the whole tee look, here’s the red, ruffle-sleeve blazer paired with just a plain black tank.

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Clothing- c/o: Suzy Shier

La-La-Lavender Land

Goodbye millennial pink, HELLO lavender. Okay…maybe not goodbye forever, but so long for now, because shades of purple are taking over in 2018! 

When Pantone announced  Ultra Violet as 2018’s colour of the year, we began seeing it, along with different swatches of purple popping up on Spring/Summer runways, decor, etc. I for one am loving every minute of it, it’s it’s such a refreshing shade for Spring! 

When Bench Canada asked me to partner up with them, and I saw these lovely lavender pieces, I knew I had to have them and style them! The soft fleece zip-up sweater and bouclé jacket were perfect for a chilly day in Montreal. I topped the look off with my favourite winter accessory (a pom-pom hat)– in the matching lavender shade to boot! 

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Head to toe lavender, I LOVE how this look came together! I’ve styled it 3 different ways to show you how versatile the pieces are! 

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The standing collar worked great as a neck warmer, and was perfect for the cold! I loved the asymmetrical zip, added a little different element to the jacket! It also has thumb holes on the cuffs (bonus WIN!)

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Don’t mind my big winter boots- it was cold, and snowy and we walked around ALL day!

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Not only perfect for outside, but it was the perfect coat to throw over inside this adorable café

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Safe to say I’ll be living in this sweater for the rest of Winter into Spring!

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When your sweater matches the sunset (SWOON!)

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I hope you enjoyed this look and hop on the purple bandwagon for Spring, you won’t be disappointed!

Clothing c/o Bench Canada: Jacket, Sweater , Pom Pom Hat (Similar).  Pants- Banana Republic, Sunglasses- Quay Australia 

Love Is In The Air

This past Sunday I met up with local photographer and blogger Krenare! She did an amazing job not only capturing my Valentine’s inspired outfit, but also caught some adorable moments with my fiancé I can now cherish forever. We initially planned on shooting inside Sweet Philosophy, but they unexpectedly had to close for a few days due to a family emergency. I can tell you however, it is even cuter inside than it is outside (if that’s even possible), and I definitely want to go back to get some shots!

The weather may not have been on our side that day for outdoor photos (welcome to Canadian winters), but we managed to get a small break in freezing rain for Krenare to do her magic! After all, love is all about making sacrifices right?!

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What girl wouldn’t swoon over a boy holding the most beautiful floral bouquet? A huge thank you to Blossom Moments Flowers for making dreams into a reality! Be sure to follow along with them on Instagram for the most beautiful bloom feed and inspiration!

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Grab your sweetheart, put on something red/pink and do a cute little photoshoot, you won’t regret it!

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Okay…so maybe I picked up this adorable scarf and thought it would be the perfect focal point for a shoot all about love! Either way, the outfit turned out almost as cute as the photos themselves!

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Sorry in advance to my fiancé, I’m painting our house and door pink!

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Windy, cold, freezing rain day= shrinking balloons…luckily we managed to get some good shots in!

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Photography: c/o  Krenare Ali  Floral Bouquet: c/o Blossom Moments Hair: c/o Hair Addictz Studio , Makeup: c/o: Facetime With Daniela , Pants: c/o: Suzy Shier , Scarf: H&M (similar)

xoxo, Staffordable

Fringe-Worthy Cardigan

Fringe is in, and it was love at  first sight when I saw this amazing piece!  However, my bank account didn’t quite like the price point so I waited a while until it went on sale after Christmas.

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This loop fringe cardigan is MAJORLY on sale right now so scoop it up while it lasts!

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Quickly scrolling through Instgram or Pinterest these days, you will see fringe just about everywhere.

This cardigan is the perfect piece to layer in the winter, and is warm enough to wear as a light jacket in the spring or fall.  I really like the neutral colour, but it’s a little different than just black or white, and allows the details to really stand out!

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This isn’t a regular cardigan, it’s a COOL cardigan!

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I kept the rest of my outfit simple and let the cardigan do all the talking for this look.

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I couldn’t help but add the black pom pom beret. I feel like it’s also fun so it was a nice compliment to the cardigan without being too flashy.

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Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

Staffordable

Show Your Stripes

Nothing like brightening up those brutally cold winter days with colourful outfits!

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I saw this sweater on a couple of Instagram accounts that I follow, and I loved the huge pop of colour that came with it! Lucky for me, when I decided to finally give in and buy it, it was marked down BIG TIME!

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With so many colours in the sweater the accessory combinations are really endless! I decided to pair it with a bright blue pom pom hat, and added just that much more colour, with cherry red Hunter boots!

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I paired it with a metallic silver bubble jacket over top. This style has come back HUGE and I’m so happy about it! I grew up wearing Gap bubble jackets, so wearing this one reminds me so much of my childhood! I found this one on sale for only $25, it’s actually extremely warm too! It comes in a variety of colours but I decided to go with a colour that wasn’t too out there, but wasn’t just plain black like my everyday winter jacket.

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My fiancé likes to call it my space man jacket, and asks when I’m going to the moon whenever I wear it lol!

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The sweater comes in two different styles, I opted for the one with all over sparkles (because sparkles are life) that, and it was the cheapest of the styles. The exact style I’m wearing is available here.

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I picked up my jacket on the sale rack in stores, it’s available online, but is showing  for full price.

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Pom pom hats have been super popular the past few years, so you can get them just about anywhere . This particular style I loved because of the bright blue, it really brings out my eyes! This was on sale last season from Obsessions Fashions .

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