My Little Black Dress For Any Day Or Evening Out

Jun 21, 2017

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It’s almost the beginning of summer and let me tell you, I can’t wait. I’ve had about enough of the gloomy weather. Our April showers seem to be extended until June. Isn’t something about the sun that just automatically makes you smile. Well, whether rain or shine, I have the perfect black dress that is perfect in any undecided weather.  The combined faux leather bottom and t-shirt tie-dye top gives me the option to dress it up (with a scrappy heel) or add something a bit more casual (personally, I’d throw on a pair of all black converse and be done with it). Instead I opted for something in-between. I paired it with my favourite black ankle-bootie with a heel.

Asymmetric Combination Dress // Zara

Black High Heeled Bootie // Zara

Hat // H&M

 

Like I said, if I could, I would pair all my outfits with converse

 

Love,

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How To Change That One Room In Your Home On A Budget

Jun 19, 2017

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It’s here! Summer that is. And there’s no better way to bring that summer feeling right into your home by brightening up your space. I’m always on the look out for unique and affordable home decor to add to my living space. And most importantly item’s that won’t break my bank account. With a few dollars, a little time and a bit of an imagination, you can add the finishing touches to any space in your home by shopping at the most unlikely places.

 vintage suitcases | Value Village

1. Thrift Stores

Thrift stores are great and not just for clothing, either. You never really know what you’ll find there. The trick with thrifting is to make regular visits, since their stock is forever changing. I once found an authentic L. V. bag, donated to Value Village for an in-store fundraiser. Luckily, I was the one to take it home. At most thrift stores, prices are fairly reasonable and if you have a good eye, you can easily find pieces to compliment your space for less than a few dollars. Take some time and visit your local thrift stores like Habitat For Humanity Restore and Salvation Army to see what they have to offer.

 Girl In The Garage | two previously scratched tables beautifully hand painted

2. Yard Sales, Garage Sales

Always keep your eyes and ears open for yard and garage sales in your area, which usually happen on the weekends.   Yard sale pricing is usually much cheaper than thrift stores and quite often you can negotiate a much better deal with the host of the sale. Especially, when you’re buying more than one item!

3.  Ebay, Craigslist, Kijiji (Online Shopping)

Most people don’t realize it but online sites like Ebay, Craigslist and Kijiji are sure ways to find some really good home furnishing deals. Good sellers have multiple, clear images and detailed descriptions to help sell their items.  I always start with setting my price at the lowest price-point using their advanced search tools options and then increase my prices from there. I’ve lucked out and scored a solid real wood headboard and dressing table for $200.00 in one day.

Shhhhh! A little secret. Check regularly and type in the word FREE. You never know what you will find for the price of gas.

 

Love,

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A Few of My Favourite Things

Apr 5, 2017

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I know the official day of chocolate, flowers and gift-giving is over. But there’s alway’s a reason to say I love you, right? If you’re every stumped on what to get for that special someone, here’s a few of my favourite personal gifts that would make the ideal present for the one you love.

HOME: my compact size Sunbeam humidifier (top photo) works great to minimize the dry air in any small to medium size room. Honestly, it was the funky red colour that caught my attention. It may be small but the cool mist will last for several hours.

PERFUME: most women love perfume and I’m one for sweet smelling fragrances. You can’t go wrong with Clinique ~ Happy and Yves Saint Laurent ~ Paris. You only need just a touch (according to my grandmother) and the fragrance will stay with you throughout the evening or that special night out.

Another favourite of mine from the Clinique Happy collection is their Sugared Petal and Berry Blush Gelato body cremes another soft but sweet smelling fragrance great for those casual dates.

ACCESSORIES: I often get complimented on my red Adidas sports watch. It goes well with any casual outfit when I’m out with friends or just out and about running my errands. The best part is, it’s waterproof!

And last but definitely not least, what woman wouldn’t love anything from Tiffany & Co.? I’m a little protective of this piece, so I don’t wear it everyday but I’m sure you could find a reason to.

What’s your favourite gift?

Happy shopping!

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From Summer To Fall

Sep 19, 2016

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Jumpsuit (Asos) // Shoes (BCBG Generation)

Fall is right around the corner and soon enough we will see a slew of sweaters, coats, boots and all the things that tell us old man winter is on his way. But we still have a few days until summer is officially over, so I plan to enjoy it!

I love fashion. I regret not pursuing fashion professionally. I actually thought I would be a fashion designer or a singer when I was little. But according to my friends and family, I shouldn’t quit my day job…apparently singing is not quite my forte.  So, I’m grateful I can play dress up and have fun with style, colour and clothing right here on the blog.

I’m pretty simple with my style. I’m often told I’m conservative. I’m not quite sure to be honest. I just like what I like. One thing is for sure, simplicity and comfort are two key ingredients in anything I wear.

I picked up this ASOS jumper for an evening out with some friends. And I couldn’t help but notice the deep burgundy colour screams fall but the sexy side cutouts still say summer fun. Who doesn’t like an outfit you can wear from one season to the next?

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A Brand New Look & A T-shirt To Go With It

Sep 5, 2016

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Welcome back, welcome back, welcome backkkk! I couldn’t find any other words to say “hello and welcome back” to the new and improved iamwhatshot brand. I’ve been hard at work with a number of mini projects but my IAWH digital home is and will always be my first love.

What’s new? Nothing much, other than a simple new website and endless lifestyle tidbits I can’t wait to share with you. But I’m most excited about our new merchandise. The IAWH online store is now open for business with classic t-shirts available in gray and black. I’m truly ecstatic! I know, you can’t really tell from the photo’s. But trust me I’m excited.

Of course, I couldn’t wait to flaunt the classic women’s t-shirt in the recent mini photo shoot.

Who says you can’t be comfy and casual with a little sass?

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T-shirt // IAWH Women’s Classic Logo Tee (Medium)

Pencil Skirt // H&M (similar)

Black Wool Hat (when your hair isn’t cooperating) // H&M (similar)

Vintage Frames // Black Market

Chain Belt // Garage Sale

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So read, comment, share and shop a little. And don’t forget to share your IAWH style with us.

Twitter // @iamwhatshot

Instagram // @iamwhatshot

Facebook // @iamwhatshot

Style Hashtag // #iamwhatshotSTYLE

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