Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Work Wear - Spring Edition

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forever 21, asos
When I last checked in I was in the midst of job hunting & struggling with it.
Happily the hunt is over & I found something fabulous that I am totally suited for!
I plan on telling & showing you exactly what I will be up to but for now let's just talk about my priority - a new work wardrobe.
I'm looking for simple, classy & comfortable but still want my clothes to reflect my style.
Have you given my thought to what your personal style is?
Is it consistent? On trend?

srping tops

I suppose I lean towards the flamboyant style - colours, patterns & large funky accessories.
I am not afraid to try interesting pairings like contrasting bright colours or polka dots
 with animal print.

spring dresses
asos, Torrid, asos, asos, forever 21

I love dresses. Short shifts & tunic with leggings are my favorite comfy yet chic style.
Paired with a little cardigan & lots of fabulous accessories.
Mint Accessories
all accessories from mod cloth except heart bracelet from Torrid
 I'd love to hear about your style! Send me a tweet, check me out on Facebook
 or leave a comment below!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

New Me

I've had to take a major shopping hiatus since I am currently career hunting so my wardrobe is getting a mix & match work out but I can't help dreaming about a closet revolution! A new me, a new look.

I'm thinking of florals for spring.

Great fits and perfect cuts.

Fabulous bold patterns.

A love affair with the bow.

And lastly I think I'd love to try out a pair of patterned jeans like these ones!

*All of these beautiful pieces I discovered on the Dorothy Perkins website which carries regular and plus sizes

Friday, February 15, 2013

Teal You're Mine

It is my favorite colour. If colour could be considered a noun, teal would be my happy place.

marble ring from Butcher's Daughter.
I'm on the job hunt these days so I'll admit there have been numerous pajama days writing cover letters and searching job boards but it also leaves the time to put together fabulous combos I haven't thought of before.  I love this sheer top from Forever 21+ and have worn it with black or white tank tops underneath as well as rocked it with a black strapless bra for a night of dancing once!
Cardigan from Reitman's, blouse Forever 21+

Necklace from local & online boutique Silver Daisy Designs

Thursday, February 14, 2013

My Funny Valentine

A special Valentine's wish to all my readers!
May love in any and all of it's forms find you today.

We Love Color tights
Darling Dilemma necklace

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Taken from my Instagram; DarlingDilemma

Oh what a long hiatus!
If you are anything like me you have almost no interest in an excuse, only a desire to get back into the swing of things.

Recently my husband & I went on our first ever vacation together. It only took 12 years but it was fabulous all the same.  Since I have been staring at snow and sleet, ice and grey skies for a few days, I think it is only appropriate that I start back in Cuba, with some sunny shots.


Besides the sun, sand and surf it was pretty exciting to pack for our first tropical vacation and I was a bit obsessive about it.  I dragged the suitcase out a month before our expedition and left it open.  Every time I thought of something I wanted to bring, or came across something to buy I just added it to the suitcase. So here are some snapshots of my favorite vacation wear items;

One of my Walmart scores for this trip - my beach hat for $10!

Polka dot halter top from Heartbreak Boutique (necklace from my Etsy shop Darling Dilemma)

A bargain shopping find for $15!
My other successful Walmart find, the $30 swimsuit

And finally this fantastic cover up from Pennington's & some new shades!

It was a pretty fantastic first vacation and now that we have caught the travel bug the only question is, Where next?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A Real Heartbreaker

Ever walk in a shop and feel a sense of excitement, a buzzing?

It's rare, right?

Heartbreak Boutique in uptown Saint John has that excitement and gives me a serious buzz.
I don't know if it is all the fun patterns...

The variety in sizes...

Or owner, Pam's huge smile and giddy excitement over her own shop!

Located at 80 Princess Street, the boutique is the latest gal to join the uptown in-crowd but with her own distinctive style and flare!  Heartbreak, like owner Pam, has a serious crush on the retro styles of the pin up girls and rockabilly stars.

My favorite items are the dresses without a doubt but Heartbreak also has fantastic tee's & cardigans, as well as men's clothes and lots of fun accessories!

Pam tells me that there are more plus sized items coming in all the time, so if you haven't been in yet, or haven't visited recently put it on your to-do list!

Heartbreak Boutique
80 Princess St, Saint John.

Monday thru Wednesday - 10 to 5:30
Thursday & Friday - 10 to 7:30
Saturday - 10 to 4

*side note: Heartbreak Boutique is also THE spot to get your derby gear.. skates, pads, helmets and all the etc. are available in shop and to order plus as a bonus you can visit the Rollerball trophy!

Friday, August 3, 2012

For the love of... OOTD

Are you familiar with my love of polka dots?
It never wanes.

Case in point - I purchased 3! polka dot tops in the last two weeks.
Oh and how about the polka dot Cherry Velvet dress earlier this week???
It is so rare to find polka dotted perfection, at least I find it so in plus size, so I'm a little bit giddy with my recent purchases.

Today's polka dot contribution comes from Heartbreak Boutique in uptown Saint John. They carry a variety of sizes and recently brought in these super cute polka dot retro halter tops.

Photo taken in the cute dressing room of Heartbreak Boutique!

I love the classic pin-up shape this top gives me. I had a good day in this outfit, loving my curves & feeling fabulously sexy!

Skirt from Forever 21+, is super well fitted, stretchy & a steal at only $11.80!! I'm thinking I
should snatch it up in other colors for work wear this fall!

I kept my accessories simple but with my favorites...