Hi Friends! Long time, no Blog!
Having 3 kids is no joke and has been keeping me very busy! Today I am going to be featuring a new business and local mom! Continue reading...
With Christmas around the corner, I wanted to share a local Canadian Mom (out of Burlington, ON) and business owner, Jen of Blush and Bows. Jen has two littles of her own under 3 ,a girl and a baby boy. Blush and Bows is Jen's company that she started this year at the end of her maternity leave. She sells all things hair accessories, headbands, scrunchies & hair clips all with a little sparkle. If you have been following me, you may have caught my stories last week reviewing all of the gorgeous goodies that Jen had sent me!
Hair accessories, clips, headbands and bows are so trendy right now. Think Blair & Serena from Gossip Girl 🙂. Before Jen started her company, she was a hair stylist and wardrobe stylist for over 15 years, so it is fitting that she started a company that goes hand in hand with that industry. Jen was so kind and sent me some really pretty pieces from her collection, she hand picks all of her items and makes quality a priority for her company. I can attest to this as the products that Jen sent me are all wonderful quality, they actually stay in your hair and are just beautiful.
As someone who has tried other hair products, I can say that Blush and Bows products are fantastic. If you need to buy a gift for someone, I would highly recommend buying from Blush and Bows, a headband or some hair clips, a scrunchie would all make great stocking stuffers.. If not, then buy something for yourself, with holiday parties around the corner, Blush and Bows hair clips and headbands will give your outfit that extra pop that it needs. Jen started Blush and Bows because she wanted to give women the confidence to look and feel their best- without a question, Blush and Bows does just that! Head to Jen's Instagram, & Facebook and order one of her stunning pieces. What's even more fabulous, is that Jen ships anywhere in Canada.
Like most people, I have some pet peeves or annoyances if you will. Some of them are (but not limited to): waiting in line, dishonesty, panty hose... the list continues. The focus of this particular pet peeve; dressing appropriately for the weather.
I get it, the stores are full of fall and winter clothes- boots, jeans, beautiful chunky knits, all things that I love! Just because it’s ‘fall season’ does not mean that you need to dress for it. I am a believer in dressing for the temps, not for the season. Until this weekend, it has been 30 degrees (86 F)….hot as you know what! It’s still been summer weather. The other day I was dressed for said weather, wearing jean shorts & a t-shirt, when someone told me I looked ‘summery’. Thank you, Captain obvious, although its September, its still summer! Would it be more appropriate for me to wear the snow pants that I saw at MEC the other day? !
My point to all of this- while maybe I look ‘summery’ (it’s still been summer weather), maybe you’re wanting to wear those OTK boots you’ve been dying to wear, don’t do it- you will look silly and to boot you’ll be sweating profusely! I fully believe for dressing for the weather, who cares what season it is in fashion, if we were to follow that I would be wearing a parka now and a bikini in March! This outfit that I am wearing is super comfortable and can be worn in the summer & into the fall months (when its actually cold). I really believe in transitional pieces, items that carry you from one season to the next and I believe this sweater is one of them.
Sweater: American Eagle, Shorts: A & F, Sandals: Old Navy
This dress is giving me all the feels...the colour, the style...love it all. Its a step away from my typical lace dresses, which I still really like. It's funny how we gravitate towards certain styles, materials, colours etc. I am actually wearing this dress to an event that we are going to tonight...head to my insta stories to see what we're up to!
Have a fabulous weekend...if you're not following me on Instagram...head to my acct @fancylittlemomma!
Dress: Eliza J
Long time, no speak…
The past few months in my house have been super busy, full of sickness (thanks daycare) and feels a little like a blur. Hopefully with this gorgeous weather that we’re experiencing, the sickness and lack of sleep (for now) is behind us! I cannot believe that June is here, which for me means a few things…I will be done work (I am a High School teacher) and will be off for the summer I also have so many events, birthdays & weddings to go to in the month of June!
With some more events, means having to think about what to wear to each of them. I am definitely guilty of wanting a new outfit or dress. This season I have seen and purchased some seriously swoon worthy dresses. Hope you love these two as much as I do!
Thanks for reading!
Stay Fancy, Tara
Happy Friday! I have been gone for a month from my Blog & socials as my kids and my family have been really sick and my focus first is always my family, plus I think I really needed a break myself. I figured I would hop back on with my Friday favourites series.
This Friday favourites feature is this super cute sweater dress from Reitmans! My mom bought me this plum sweater dress for Christmas. My mom always knows what styles, size and clothes that will fit me. And I always love what she picks! I chose this sweater dress as my Friday favourite because I think it’s a piece that every woman should have in her closet. Sweater dresses are trendy, but not too trendy and so diverse that you can style them in so many different ways. In these photos I just show cased the dress on its own with my favourite pair of OTK boots. In the other pics, I added a super cute toque and scarf and gave it a completely different look. What I love most about a sweater dress is how versatile they can be. They can be worn to work, out for dinner & also for a date night, you can dress them up or down and accessorize them any way you would like. We just got hit with another snow storm which means we will be wearing our sweater dresses, snow boots, toques & winter coats a little bit longer!
Thanks for continuing to follow & read my blog even though I have been absent! Hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Dress: Reitmans, OTK Boots: Call It Spring, Toque: Topshop, Scarf: American Eagle
Can you believe Christmas is two weeks away?! We are supposed to be getting quite a bit of snow where I live tonight, it looks so pretty, but its awful to drive in. Winter is really here! This is a cute/festive look that I wore a couple of weeks ago when the leaves were still around and it was 'warmer'. Every year around this time I like to add a festive or Christmas-y sweater to my collection. My mom bought me this one, it's from the Gap, but she found it at Winners...win win!
Hopefully you're more organized and done more Christmas shopping than I have...the countdown is on!
Jeans: The Gap (old), Sweater : The Gap (bought at Winners), Boots: The Bay, Hat: Joe Fresh
Buffalo Plaid is a trend that we see yearly when fall/winter rolls around. It usually comes in a few different colours, but the most popular would be this red & black combo. I never seem to get sick of this combo for everyday fall/winter wear and throughout the holiday season.
When I found this sweater, it was the last one at Old Navy and it was 50% off. Super cute, comfortable and perfect to throw on with leggings, jeans and even over a dress. My fabulous OTK boots I scored from The Bay for 40.00 (regular 110.00), and my toque is from Joe fresh.
Have you guys started your Christmas shopping? Even though I love clothes/fashion, I despise shopping- everything about it I dislike. I like online shopping, so I can sit at home, take my time and not worry about fighting to find a parking spot. I would just rather buy some gift cards or give cash and call it a day..at least then people can pick out whatever they want or like…
Who would rather give/receive an actual gift?
Happy Wednesday and Happy shopping!
Sweater: Old Navy (sold out online), Leggings: Suzy Shier, Boots: The Bay, Toque: Joe Fresh
I posted a photo last week on Instagram of this really pretty sweater/poncho. This time of the year is my favourite because I love sweaters! They are so versatile, can be paired with leggings, jeans, skirts and even sweats. This particular sweater my mom bought me from Giant Tiger- I know, I was surprised too! Not about the fact that it's trendy, but how great quality the sweater itself is. I plan to head there soon to see what other amazing finds I will see!
Sweater: Giant Tiger, Leggings: Aritzia, Boots: Michael Kors
If you caught my last post, I featured a gorgeous sweater dress from Tobi. I am obsessed with their website & the clothes I received from them. This post features my last two looks with Tobi. The first is this gorgeous Half Thought Sweater dress in rose, I absolutely love the colour and the cutouts/cold shoulder are super cute. Similar to my other sweater dress, this one is super soft and really comfortable. One of the things that I hate most is when I have a sweater that is really itchy and not comfortable...both of my Tobi sweater dresses are super soft!
The second look is definitely more edgy, featuring this Bare Bones Cold Shoulder Sweatshirt in black. It's an oversized distressed and destroyed black sweater and is seriously one of the most comfortable sweaters I own. In this look, I paired it with my distressed black denim and these Steve Madden blue velvet booties. I would pair it with leggings, regular jeans and probably another colour bottom.
If you haven't had a chance yet, head to Tobi's website to find something fabulous! I couldn't be more happy with what they sent me!
Half Thought Sweater dress: c/o Tobi, Bare Bones Cold Shoulder Sweatshirt, c/o Tobi, Blue Velvet Booties: Steve Madden (similar)
I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Tobi, their clothing is beautiful and so on trend! Tobi is an online-only women’s fashion boutique based in Los Angeles. With several million customers and 1.5M Facebook fans, they ship to over 150 countries worldwide (including Canada) and publish new arrivals weekly.
I was fortunate enough to be sent 3 pieces of clothing from Tobi. The first one is this Nikki Off the Shoulder dress in Blush. This sweater dress is not only stylish, but is super cozy, excellent quality and a great piece as we transition into winter. As a blogger I am asked to do collaborations with companies, and I can honestly say that Tobi’s clothing is one of the best that I have received! I definitely suggest you heading to their website to check out all of the amazing items that they have!
Stay tuned for my next piece tomorrow!
Sweater dress: c/o Tobi, Booties: Sears (old), Purse: Tory Burch
Although items were provided to me, all opinions are my own.