OOTD: Ruffle Sleeve Trend

Hi, lovelies! I hope you all are having a productive week. I am down 2/3 exams (my last one is December 15th), and I CANNOT wait to have my celebratory alcoholic drink when I finish the last one because boyyy, do I ever need one!! Aside from studying, I did arrange some time to see the new Christian Dior exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum. If you’ve been following me on Instagram and saw IG my stories, you know just how amazing it was! I was in sparkle heaven! I went with my friend, Courtney, who was the perfect date because not only does she also love a good dress overload, but she also understood the historical value of the exhibition. Nothing is worse for me than going to a Museum with someone who has no interest in history, so it was so nice to go with a friend who just GETS IT. The one thing I will say, is that the exhibit was a lot smaller than I expected. Still, it added intimacy which was a nice element as exhibits at the ROM tend to be larger and overcrowded.

What I Wore:

I am beyond obsessed with the ruffle sleeve trend right now! This shirt also comes in white.

The sparkly details are always my favourite part when getting ready.

SHOP THE LOOK:

Top and necklace: M Boutique // OTK Boots: Steve Madden ON SALE // Purse: Ted Baker

Let me know if you are loving or iffy about the ruffle trend in the comment section below! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I organized my emails and phone so mine was productive AF (also, this is what my Saturday nights have become haha). Enjoy the work week!!! 2 more weeks ’til, Christmas!

 

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OOTD: Faux Fur & Sequins

Being a full-time Student, working a part-time job, and committed to two internships – I don’t have the time to dress up and go out a lot these days. Mind you, even before I went back to school I never really went out much anyway. I’ve always been the most comfortable at home, probably wearing sequins, spilling pizza all over myself, on my couch watching Netflix. Perrrrfect night, if you ask me. However, I am so in my element when I get to dress up (hence the blog)! This look was a lot of fun for me to get ready for as it gave me an excuse to dress up, and put on eyeliner for the first time in months.  I have to say the best part about not being in the cosmetic industry anymore is not having to wear loads of makeup, especially on my eyes because I hate the feeling. How do you guys feel about eyeliner? I know too many beauty lovers who would disagree with me.

Fur is not a staple in my closet, but if I am wearing it please know that it is fake. I do not support fur. I do however support sequins, and I actually don’t think I’m wearing enough haha. Guys, I have SO many  sparkly and sequin outfits that I can’t wait to show you. But I’ll let you in on my obsession slowly 😉 I would wear this outfit to one of my work holiday parties or an opening at an art gallery. It’s elegant and fun, which are two elements I really resonate with in playing with my style. I find any heels from Le Chateau to be really comfortable for me, so I can easily strut in these to get errands done (went grocery shopping in this outfit. Yes, I’m THAT person).

There’s been a lot of talk about the weather – but in Toronto, it changes so rapidly that you really need to discuss it when your outfit choices rely on weather’s mood swings! Luckily it was warmer today, so I didn’t need to look like a psycho again taking photos in the cold. Can I also bring up again how much I hate taking photos in front of people?! Like, it’s the most awkward situation for me. And of course, my locations are always completely vacant and then when I start to shoot someone pops up to watch. I’m laughing about this as I’m thinking back, but I’m thinking I will get over this in time. If you have any tips for me as to how I should coordinate myself, comment and lemme know! I need all the help I can get…..

I hope you guys have a productive week! xx

Shop the Look:

Faux Fur Vest: Forever 21 // Black Basic Shirt: M Boutique // Sequin Skirt: Forever 21 // Ankle Boots: Le Chateau // Accessories: Aldo

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OOTD: Velvet Looks & Black Friday

So of course the moment I decide to return to focus on blog content, Toronto gets hit with negative degree weather. It’s late November, so I’m surprised at all about it but – couldn’t I have had this realization in August? As I’ve said before, I’m still learning as I go. I’ve never wanted to model or anything, so please always excuse the awkward posing. As a general rule, my face/hands/feet probably will never work together in a photo! To all you other bloggers reading this: do you also feel awkward AF taking photos? To make matters more uncomfortable, I had another duo watching me perform waiting for their turn to use the pink wall hahaha. If I didn’t LOVE this jacket I probably would’ve been at home writing essays (which I definitely should be doing), so at least fashion has allowed me to step out of my comfort zones in more ways than I can count!

 

Firstly, this jacket is WARM. Like, you could overheat in this jacket warm. Maybe it’s just me, though? I tend to always be warm (early menopause or good circulation? who knows…). Velvet is EVERYWHERE this season, so this is a great alternative to rock the trend without the purchase of a fancy velvet dress. Also, if you are one of those people who wear all black all the time, this black jacket works well because of the fabric, it won’t look like the same old black textures you normally would wear.

I purchased my jacket at M Boutique in Toronto. I love their stores (especially the Beaches location) and their brand image! If you’re in Toronto for Black Friday, they are going to have crazy amazing deals so make sure to check them out. Of course, the earlier you go the better!!

Mood Board:

velvet lookbook

Some Winter Inspiration

Here in Toronto, we have been beyond spoiled with the mild temperatures we’ve been feeling! It’s given me the chance to finally be able to wear this leopard and navy coat. Typically January is reserved for me to wear 10+ layers and look like a super unfashionable snowball so, smiles all around.

 

With the beautiful weather, I have been living out of these velvet OTK boots. They are so comfy and really on trend for the season.

// SHOP THE LOOK //

Boots: Designer Shoe Warehouse / Coat: French Connection Canada

Okay lovelies, I’m off to my next class. Be sure to continue to follow me on Instagram while I continue to learn all about Social Media! 🙂

A Sparkly Introduction

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Hi, lovelies! Welcome to my first ever blog post on The Sparkle Style. Let me start off by saying how excited I am to finally introduce TSS. I have wanted to create this blog for many years, and I decided 2017 was the year I would finally step out of my comfort zone and make it happen. My plan is for the blog to focus on self-love through beauty, style, and travel.

I thought that for my first blog post, and my first post for 2017, that I would shower my readers in all the sparkly magic that is NEW YEARS EVE. I am a sucker for anything drenched in sparkles AND/or sequins, which is why it makes perfect sense to introduce the blog to you guys with a New Years post.

I’m not a fan of large crowds, which is why I always opt to bring in the new year with my family. Dressing up to the nines with loved ones and sipping on wine (or knocking back tequila shots), is my favourite way to spend new years eve. I imagine a lot of blogs showcasing 2017 posts with much to say on resolutions, tips on being a better person, and inspirational reflections…..which is why I will not be talking about any of these things right now. It’s not that these things don’t matter (duh), I just don’t want to begin blogging with a generic post.

Because my priorities are spot on, I’d like to move on and bask in all the WHITE SWAN princess glory that is THIS dress:

I’ve had this little number tucked away for too long. Seeing how I haven’t yet become a famous figure skater, I thought I might as well take the dress out for a spin…

// SHOP THE LOOK //
Dress: French Connection (sold out) / Choker Necklace: M for Mendocino / Earrings and other accessories: Betsey Johnson

   So, that’s it. Post numero uno! What did you guys get up to on NYE? I look forward to meeting and getting to know my readers so please introduce yourself to me in the comments section below if you love merlot, free vacations, and laughing at your own jokes.

xo, Nikole

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