Spring Coats under $75

Raise your hand if you’re having some coat troubles this time of year? ME! I so badly want to retire my winter coat but I know the minute I do this…there will be that one last snowstorm of the season. So in the meantime what to wear when one day is 8 degrees and the next day is a raining 1 degree. Here’s a list of amazing, cute, good quality jackets…THAT ARE UNDER 50 DOLLARS! Guarantee there’s a coat for every broke girl.

I tried to find coats in stores that are easy to order online from with great shipping and return policies. But also if online ordering is not up your alley these coats can be found in stores that are in big city Canadian malls. Happy Shopping.

JELLY JACKETS

Why cover up such a great outfit with a coat? This one’s perfect, you can show off your cute sweater while being very protected from the rain. I have seen these everywhere on all different price scales so here are some that are within everyone’s budget.

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From Joe Fresh $39
Hooded Clear Vinyl Jacket
FOREVER 21 $49.90

TRENCH COAT

This is a coat staple. Perfect for spring…and fall. Perfect with flats, cute runners, can be dressed up and dressed down. SO chic so versatile. Also who doesn’t want to feel like a detective 😉

Dex – HBC – $62.30
The detailing is so cute and different I just had to include it.

VERO MODA – $55.30 ON SALE!
Jackets as a pop of colour is SO spring 2019!

DENIM JACKETS

Frayed-detail Denim Jacket - Denim blue - | H&M CA 1
The wash in the denim and the frayed detail is so fresh and summery. A timeless staple that everyone needs honestly for all seasons.
H&M $49.99
Daisy Patched Denim Jacket
THIS IS SO CUTE! Bring on the may flowers… so fun and perfect for spring but also perfect for fall. I’m not psychic but I see a lot of use out of this jacket.
Forever21 $44.90

LEATHER JACKETS

Faux Fur-collar Biker Jacket
This is a little out of the budget but the detailing on the jacket gives it the high end vibe. The gold zippers and stitching on the arms and shoulders are very timeless and chic.
H&M $79.99
This jacket is so sleek and classy but can still add that bad a** babe vibe.
Dynamite $59.95

TEDDY BEAR JACKETS

S0 comfy and such a great transitional jacket. This teddy jacket has more of the bomber look which is great for casual nights out.
Garage ON SALE $24.00
Stone Borg Jacket  image 1
The length, collar and tortoiseshell buttons take this teddy bear jacket up a notch on the casual to dressy scale. A couple dollars out of the price range but the details are worth it.

Pretty Little Things $77

GIRL BOSS COATS

Short Coat - Black - Ladies | H&M CA 3
Elegant and still warm for wind breaking dasy, perfect for the boss babes.
H&M $69.99
How classy and elegant is this little wrap jacket for those warmer spring days? The price is great! Just keep in mind that it may not last longer than a season just looking at the fabric and the finishing in the pictures, but for this season she is CHHIICC.
ROMWE $12.95

Stay warm! Stay fun! Stay fresh!

Happy Shopping!

XOX

Jac

Spring Shoe Trends

Spring is in the air! With new spring fashion comes new spring shoes!! Check out some of our favourite shoe trends for spring and where you can get them!

Mules

Mules have been in the spotlight for a few years now and they’re not going anywhere!

https://www.aldoshoes.com/ca/en/women/footwear/mules/Asirari-Black/p/61015804-97
Image 2 of BLUE COLLECTION LEATHER MULES from Zara
https://www.zara.com/ca/en/blue-collection-leather-mules-p11238001.html?v1=7929633&v2=1180430

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https://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/shoes-430/jackson-monochrome-mid-mules-8612309
https://www.callitspring.com/ca/en/women/footwear/heels/Rabisha/p/11830469

Strappy shoes

Taking it back to the early 2000’s, these comfy, strappy, sandals and heels are all in.

Image 1 of VINYL SANDALS WITH METHACRYLATE HEEL from Zara
https://www.zara.com/ca/en/vinyl-sandals-with-methacrylate-heel-p12316001.html?v1=7968037&v2=1180430
Image 1 of MID-HEIGHT HEELED ELASTIC STRAP SANDALS from Zara
https://www.zara.com/ca/en/mid-height-heeled-elastic-strap-sandals-p12326001.html?v1=8559786&v2=1180335
https://www.aldoshoes.com/ca/en/Celodia-Cognac/p/61065860-28
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https://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/shoes-430/wide-fit-selina-mustard-tortoiseshell-heel-sandals-8598855

Western boots

Taking it to the wild West, cowboy/western inspired boots will be everywhere on the streets this season.

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https://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/shoes-430/howdie-western-boots-8452598
Image 2 of HEELED LEATHER COWBOY BOOTS from Zara
https://www.zara.com/ca/en/heeled-leather-cowboy-boots-p12114001.html?v1=8178552&v2=1180540

White boots

Keep your winter whites for spring!! White boots are super cute and super trendy.

https://www.aldoshoes.com/ca/en/women/footwear/boots/Brilasen-Beige%2FTaupe/p/53553530-32
https://www.aldoshoes.com/ca/en/women/footwear/boots/Dreliwia-White%2FCream/p/60390063-70
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https://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/shoes-430/wide-fit-brink-white-heeled-point-boots-8613222
Image of Jeffrey Campbell Jeffery Campbell Candle Knee High Boot
https://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/product/2832614/jeffrey-campbell-jeffery-campbell-candle-knee-high-boot?color=IVORY

Snake skin (faux of course)

We’ve been seeing it on shirts, skirts, dresses, belts, bags…and also shoes!!

https://www.aldoshoes.com/ca/en/women/footwear/mules/Sangwen-Beige%2FTaupe/p/59995081-30
Image 1 of HEELED ANIMAL PRINT ANKLE BOOTS from Zara
https://www.zara.com/ca/en/heeled-animal-print-ankle-boots-p13123001.html?v1=8158008&v2=1180430
Image 2 of ANIMAL PRINT HEELED LEATHER BOOTS from Zara
https://www.zara.com/ca/en/animal-print-heeled-leather-boots-p12000001.html?v1=7888193&v2=1180540

Simple sneakers

Although the ugly sneaker trend is far from over, a simple sneak is coming back into the forefront.

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https://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/shoes-430/cola-white-lace-up-trainers-8538768
https://www.vans.com/shop/mens-womens-white-footwear/suede-canvas-old-skool-true-white#hero=0

https://www.converse.ca/chuck-taylor-all-star-high-top-carryover.html

Kitten heels

Gone are the sky high stilettos, and in are the comfy, cute, tiny kitten heels.

Image 2 of FLORAL HEELS from Zara
https://www.zara.com/ca/en/floral-heels-p12216301.html?v1=8317524&v2=1180430
Image of Pelle Moda Oasis Suede Pointed Toe Slingback Kitten Heel
https://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/product/2780645/pelle-moda-oasis-suede-pointed-toe-slingback-kitten-heel?color=MIDNIGHT
Image 1 of ROUND HEELED LEATHER SANDALS from Zara
https://www.zara.com/ca/en/round-heeled-leather-sandals-p11366001.html?v1=7888320&v2=1180335

Enjoy your shoe shopping! Love always, Nic.

Spring trends for under $100

It is officially spring! And although it may not feel super warm outside yet, I spend this time trying to summon the heat with my wardrobe. I love spring for the staples of white sneakers, pale pinks, and florals (groundbreaking…). This year we saw a ton of trends on the run way that will be popping up all over our social media feeds soon, so I decided to highlight some of my favourite and where you can get them without spending a fortune !

1.       Yellows!

Yellow is a super popping colour this year (as is lavender, but I prefer yellow). Whether its deep, pale, rich etc this colour is bright, sunshiny, and everywhere. Where it in a skirt, in a shirt, or a pair of jeans or dress pants! Below are some of my faves.

https://www.zara.com/ca/en/pleated-skirt-p03067151.html?v1=12506730&v2=1180424Tee

https://www.everlane.com/products/womens-ctn-raglan-tee-paleyellow?collection=womens-tees

https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/en-ca/shop/uo-ava-polka-dot-cowl-neck-slip-dress?category=dresses&color=072&type=REGULAR

2.       Hair clips and head bands

Pearled, rhinestone, suede, you name it! Your old school Blair Waldorf headbands are back, along with decorated hair clips, which I think are pretty and add to any outfit.

https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/en-ca/shop/clarissa-padded-headband?category=headbands-hair-ties&color=061&type=REGULAR

https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/en-ca/shop/rhinestone-flip-clip-hair-set?category=headbands-hair-ties&color=068&type=REGULAR

3.       Suits

Either crayon-box coloured suits or neutral suits, these ensembles are fabulous. Not only are the super duper on trend, but they are perfect for the office, and are now being worn casually! Pair them with a heel, a flat, or a sneaker!

http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/clothing-427/suits-co-ords-4062329/jacket-and-pelmet-skirt-suit-8517890?bundle=true

https://www.zara.com/ca/en/blazer-with-pockets-p02125691.html?v1=8369107&v2=1180452

http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/clothing-427/suits-co-ords-4062329/smart-suit-8488806?bundle=true

4.       The Stick of Butter look

This look was pretty popular in winter too but it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere. The stick of butter looks refers to wearing an outfit made up entirely of neutrals, like a…you guessed it…stick of butter! Wear this in the suit form or in a more casual attire. To go along with this, the cargo trend is huge!

https://www.zara.com/ca/en/cargo-jogging-pants-p05039027.html?v1=8707655&v2=1180429

https://www.everlane.com/products/womens-wide-leg-chino-stone?collection=womens-bottoms

5.       Strappy heels

We are back to the year 2000. Little strappy sandal heels are everywhere and I am here for it. On the cooler days, you can wear these with some trendy socks, and as it gets warmer they are perfect just as they are.

http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/shoes-430/darla-strap-mules-8501054

https://www.zara.com/ca/en/mid-height-heeled-elastic-strap-sandals-p12326001.html?v1=7887743&v2=1180335

Those are my top 5 this season but there are lots of other trends I am enjoying! Snake skin, mules, white leather boots (have some I want to wear with every outfit.

Love always, Nic

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