Monday, May 16, 2016

Styling Outfits for Spring

One of my favourite parts of fashion blogging is experimenting with clothes and putting together different outfit combinations. While this is usually done in the comfort of my own closet, I recently had the opportunity to style outfits in front of a LIVE audience!

Dress / Necklace (old from F21, similar) / Shoes (old from Target, similar) / c/o Bag

I worked with Bramalea City Center on their Spring Style Pop Party, where me and my fellow Style Squad members were given 15 minutes to present 3 Spring Trends - Romantic, Boho and Nautical. Styling under pressure was definitely an intense experience - we were in the middle of the mall with an audience watching us! But because it was doing something I LOVE, I enjoyed every moment of it.


Here are the looks I came up with: lots of blush pink and lace for the romantic look, patterns, layers and tassels for the boho look, and a tailoured navy and white outfit with a pop of red for the nautical look. It was interesting to see how we ALL put our own unique spins on the 3 trends - view all three of the outfits here.


I wore this lace dress to the event - I SO wish it came in white - it would be PERFECT for summer! The lace overlay design reminds me of the famous Self-Portrait Layered Dress (by the way - how dreamy is the Azaelea Dress? WANT!) Since I was wearing black during a day time event, I lightened up the effect by pairing it with blush pink accessories.

This pink bag is inspired by the Chloe Drew bag, and was sent to me by Romwe. It's a great option if you're looking for a fun summer bag, as it's only $24.99. Romwe is offering one of my readers a $50 giftcard - just register on their website, like their FB page and comment with your email address below - I'll be picking the winner on May 30. Alternatively, you can use code "RW-ellaprettyblog60" for 60% off your order.

UPDATE: Winner is Laurie W

If you plan on ordering, please keep in mind that their items ship from China - so shipping can take up to a month. Also - depending on your order size/where you live you might have to pay duty (that's happened to me 1/10th of the time, but I wanted to mention it.) In all honesty, items can be hit or miss depending on sizing/quality etc, so I can't speak for ALL the items on the site, but here are some pieces that I've tried, tested and found similar in quality to H&M, ZARA etc. (Black Midi Skirt, Floral Midi Skirt, Pink Bag, White Lace Blouse). And definitely use a measuring tape to make sure you're ordering the right size!

What is your favourite type of dress for summer? Mine is of course LACE! I'm on the hunt for a white midi length one!

41 comments:

  1. I can't resist a nautical-inspired striped dress. I have navy and white, red and white, black and white, long-sleeved, short-sleeved, sleeveless -- you name it!

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  2. Love this black lace dress! The fit and length are beautiful on you!

    And great job on styling under pressure! I'm not sure I could do that, I'd probably be sweating the entire time out of anxiety. Fabulous job!

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    1. Thank you - I love it when I find midi dresses, as I prefer my dresses to be that length :-) As to the under-pressure part - having 2 other blog friends participating helped make it more fun and less stressful LOL :-)

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  3. adore the black lace and yes a white lace would be perfect for summer, I'm on the hunt for one too and have seen a few interesting ones on ASOS.

    xo
    PinkSole

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    1. Oooh - will have to take a look at ASOS - thx for the suggestion <3

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  4. I love outfits with something sheer whether it be the sleeves or a trim.

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    1. Agreed - it's a nice touch to have subtle sheer parts :-)

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  5. What a gorgeous dress! Very versatile, too.

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    1. Thanks - you're right - it would work for many different occasions!

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  6. Your dress looks gorgeous! My favorite type of dress for summer is a creamy lace dress that is just above the knee. I would say it gives an elevated casual look.

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  8. absolutely beautiful! followed all of the steps and my email is
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    thank you!

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  9. First, your dress is beautiful! Second, what a cool event concept. It would definitely stress me out trying to style outfits in front of a live audience! You did so well and I love that you give sneak peeks of stuff like this on Snapchat! :)
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. Thanks Gina - it's one of those things that I didn't think I could do, until I tried LOL! So glad you liked the snaps <3

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  10. Beautiful dress!!
    I registered and follow them on facebook.

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  11. Registered & followed!! ebenz1006@gmail.com

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  12. A light weight summer dress would be my pick, not long or short.I do like the black lace dress for dressy occasions.

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    1. Love lightweight dresses when it's hot!

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  13. i like lacy dresses for summer

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  14. I love floral dresses.

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  15. I love white and pastel color dresses. I was at BCC last week:)

    Sara Rai
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  16. I like lace but any cotton a line dress is great and it's a bonus if it has pockets!
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  17. I love a feminine flowery print ;)
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  18. Great Scout , Marty My fave: white and pastel color dresses. . Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :)

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  19. Hey! Your dress is beautiful!boxea2003@yahoo.com

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  20. I always like the ensemble that you put together.
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  21. Great pictures!
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  22. Wonderful dress, OMG!
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  23. Great dress, I like that Romwe has several tshirt for everday wear
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  24. Very nice style dear, combo of black lace and pale pink is stunning.
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  25. I love the lace dress and that purse is divine (and you look great!). Pink and black will always be one of my favorite color combinations.

    My FB follow is under my pen name (Lily Halverson), if it matters.

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    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  26. Very pretty clothes. My FB is Laurie Wallace and my email is laurie144744@aol.com

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  27. Subscribed and liked - Gorgeous clothing! Thanks for the giveaway! :) pattoncontest@gmail.com

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  28. registered and liked on fb
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  29. registered and liked love your black dress

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