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Outfits for Leggings


FINE, the weather is cooling off. I’ll finally admit it. UGH but all this pumpkin spice talk has me in a fall frenzy and I thought we would discuss what everyone is thinking…… how can we wear leggings without looking OVERLY basic?

We’re all thinking it!

Leggings are SO PERFECT FOR FALL. Especially on days when you just can’t with pants. Plus maybe we’re still in the midst of shedding a couple unwanted summer lbs and we just want to be comfortable. 

So let’s all dig our leggings out from the back of the closet.


Outfits for Leggings // Tips + Tricks: 

Note: Leggings actually go with SO many different shoe/top combinations. Play around with it.


If you reeaaallllyyy want to wear a top that doesn’t totally cover your bottom, pick up a pair of simple black jeggings or skinny jeans. Zara and Rich & Skinny have super comfy ones.

x Buy Non-Athletic Leggings.
Okay so you don’t neeeeeeed to but I highly suggest buying a pair of non-lululemon, adidas, nike, reebok, etc. leggings. I LOVE my TNA leggings from Aritzia. There are subtle differences that will pull your outfit together. It’s difficult to mesh workout vibes with night-out-on-the-town vibes for a sophisticated trendy look. It’s all in the details people.

x Think Monochrome.
Okay notice the bottoms in my collage below are virtually all black? Leggings is when we want to think monochrome ie: one solid color. Especially if you’re a whole 5 feet tall like me. Monochrome will create a uniform show stopping impression.

x Dresses.
YES! Okay so since you have leggings, don’t go TOO LONG with the dress. It could look a little sack-like AKA unflattering. Plus, like, why leggings instead of tights then? Go a little shorter and pair with a heeled bootie OR thigh high black boots. 


Now for the shoes….

x Booties.
IF you don’t want to match your leggings + shoes you can get away with a neutral color bootie {taupe, brown etc.}. Try to match your top to either your leggings {think monochrome again} OR your booties. It’ll look more pulled together.
Also, mid calf booties are super cute as a casual look. Pair with jeggings and a turtleneck. {ps I have those studded Michael Kor boots and I die for them}.

x Stilettos.
This is where the NON-athletic leggings, or jeggings, come is super handy. Pair with pumps. I LOVE a pointed toe, same color pump for this look. It tricks the eye and you are SO ready for a night out. Pair with a top that covers your butt.

x Thigh Highs.
I LOVE THIGH HIGHS. If you’re tall, I envy you. Go out and buy some black knee/thigh high boots. SO trendy. If you’re shorter, AGAIN think monochrome, you can still get away with it. It’ll create a sophisticated look.


Outfits For Leggings


Outfits for Leggings // spark{le}




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I am loving my daily makeup situation right now.

Plus, it’s super effing fast.

like 5 mins fast.



x Makeup Forever HD foundation

I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS FOUNDATION. It is insane. Blends flawlessly and smooths any imperfections. HIGHLY recommend this one.

x Makeup Forever Full Coverage Concealer

I’ve been using this concealer for MONTHS and it’s hands down the best. It also does NOT crease and covers anything and everything. 



x The Balm Bronzer in Bahama Mama

YES!! Okay so it took me forever to find the best bronzer. Usually they are all so orange, UGH. This one is perfectly cool so it won’t make you look like an early halloween decoration.

x Watts Up Highlighter by Benefit

BEST. The perfect light gold shimmer. Not too pink, not too yellow. And it stays put. 

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x Sephora Collection eye pencil in Flirting Game

LOVE. This eyeliner is so so so good. It’s taupe and shimmery. I just apply it on my bottom and upper lash lines and smudge. Not too intense especially for day time.

x Modelco Powerlash 

I got this one in my BirchBox beauty box, so volumizing.

x Brow Zings by Benefit

Okay so this is from forever ago, Benefit has changed the look but it’s the same product. I used to use this ALL the time and recently went back to using the brow powder for my day makeup look. At night I might do a more intense brow with Makeup Forever Aqua Brow.




x Rose Salve by C.O. Bigelow

Quick and easy, AND also super moisturizing. I LOVE this salve, I apply it in the day and at night. So good. You can get it from Bath & Body Works.



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Okay people get shoppin’, I mean it is Saturday.


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Oh hello hello missy

SO IT’S NYFW TIME AGAIN AND I’M SO OBSESSED. Doesn’t it seem like NYFW comes so quickly? Not complaining.

I LOVE watching A listers push the style envelope. BY THE WAY did you see Kim Kardashian in that totally see through baby blue bustier? UMMM…. totally crazy.

But seriously, NYFW sparks the style transition from summer to fall and it’s addicting. I’m going to share my fav NYFW moments so far and tips on how you can keep up on the latest trends.

OKAY fav moments so far:


+ OH em gee. Desigual killed the runway theme this year. They actually recreated real life snapchat filters onto the models. It was EVERYTHING. Dog nose, fairy crown, bee, I could go on. But just take a look for yourself.


{photo from Us Magazine}


Yeezy Season 4 

+ Okay so not FAV, but more SHOCKING moment. I am actually cringing while writing this. So our self proclaimed genius Mr. West has had some said and done some shocking things in the past. BUT this takes the cake. 

Kanye had his guests be ready 1.5 hours prior to the show and sent them in buses to an undisclosed location which was Roosevelt Island. In the BLISTERING heat the guests sat watching an army of nude clad models stand like statues. One after another models were collapsing from the scorching sun. On top of that, the models who WERE walking were required to do so in malfunctioning heels AKA falling, tripping all over the damn runway. One model threw her heels off mid walk {you go girl}. Guests were LITERALLY wondering if they should call paramedics. They felt disgusted that they were complicit in watching this inhumane fashion show.

{photo from here}


Read up more on it here or basically just google Yeezy season 4 and it’s cringeworthy review will pop up.


Anyways let’s move on.


So most of us aren’t actually in New York City. But that does not have to stop us from pretending we are.

I’ve got the whole NYFW schedule here for you and MAKE SURE you’re following on social media!!!



OBBBBBVI. I love their stories and features. It keeps me in the know. Plus follow a ton of fashion bloggers/celebs. They’ve got all the BTS action. 


I LOVE PERISCOPE FOR FASHION WEEK. It’s LIVE STREAMING of your fav fashion shows!!! just search any of your fav designers or the ones from the schedule you wanna see. Also a ton of models, celebs and even brands are on there. I have a FULL list of people I follow here


Follow NYFW and FashionWeekNYC and check out these hashtags:
+ #NYFW #NYFW4All #NYFWLive #NYFW2016


NYFW App along with the Fashion Week App for live streams, Live replays, tweets, IG photos and also SHOP THE DESIGNERS


Follow NYFW and NYTimesFashion and basically any/every fashion blogger + celeb. 



NYFW just kicked off but if you want a full recap once it’s over just lemme know. 



PS. Last years NYFW post is here if you wanna take a looksie :)

PPS. With all these new trends I’m needing a closet declutter session. Step by step –> here.


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Ted Baker x Chinook Centre Grand Opening Party

Morning lovely

How are we?! September long already?!…  UGGGHHHHVHBV

Whatever, I’m still going to eat ice cream for dinner. 

Also omg have you all been keeping up on this PSL madness?! It’s kind of hilarious/super hilarious.

“Stop premature pumpkin spicing” has now gone totally viral


I promise not to share my fav fall Starbucks recipe until the leaves have totally fallen. So please don’t premature PSL spam me. 




Who loves Ted Baker? Everyone right? 

Calgary listen up. 

I was recently invited to Ted Baker London’s official Chinook Centre kick off party. 

UM the store is so sick. 

Like SO COOL. 

Ted, you did good. 

Some 411 for my bffs:

Ted is LOVING his florals lately. 

I’m sure a lot of you know I’m not a huge floral fan. I don’t know why. But I actually like big print florals, done right. Aka what Ted has done.

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The MENS. Omg. I am loving all of the men’s pieces. Ted Baker duffels and briefcases are going to be hot items for Christmas this year. Get your letters to Santa in STAT boys.

The clothing pieces are also unreal. I lovelovelove them. Have a look yourself.


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Aaaaaaaand all the rest:


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My personal favs:

• The grey duffel. #NEED.

• The white long sleeve high neck dress with black piping

• The LUCEAL white floral blouse with sheer sleeves. YES! They have a dress in this style too that is so cute. 



x Ted Baker florals are to DIE FOR.

x Ted Baker men’s line is on fleek this season.

x Ted Baker London Chinook Centre location is now open. 


You’re all caught up now. Take your time this AM & then head over to pick up your favs.



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