a girl wanders through italy in a red dress
Dress - Choies (also comes in white)
Sandals - Old Navy - old - Similar options HERE(on sale for $17.50) and HERE
Bag - Prada


a girl wanders through italy in a red dress
A girl wanders through tiny streets of Italy in red dress and Prada purse

Throwing it wayyy back to our trip to Italy (See my previous post from Italy HERE and HERE and HERE). Yup, still hoarding all our pretty pictures from our trip to Tropea. I still have a few more posts left from that trip. I've always had a bit of hoarding type personally (main shoes, clothes and candy) but didn't think I'd end up harding pictures!

a women walks through Italy in lace red midi dress at sunset with Prada purse
a women walks through tiny streets of old italy with loose blonde curls and red lace dress
bright red roasted chilli with red gingham print store front
lady wanders around small town italy in bright red lace midi dress and loose curls in her hair

I can't say enough good things about this dress from Choies. I knew it would be perfect for this trip as soon as I spotted it on website. I actually loved it so much that I couldn't decide what colour I wanted it in - so I bought it in both red and white! The white I ended up wearing to my engagement party in August and got a ton of compliments on it. However, I think the red is still my favourite. It is the perfect true bright red, not at all dull, which was something I was worried about when I initially ordered it. Being that it's SO inexpensive, I really didn't except the quality and colour to be as good as it is. 

a women admires the beautiful architecture around her in Italy, while wearing a red lace dress for date night
portrait of a women on vacation in Italy, wearing neutral makeup, pink lips and bright red lace dress
beautiful old world architecture in Italy

It's also a perfect shape for any body type because it sits perfectly at the waist. And I love the ankle length, it reminds me of a tea dress and makes me feel Oh so feminine!


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casual prada

Shirt - Vintage (Mens section)
Jeans - H&M + DIY ( Similar HERE)
Bag - Prada
Sunglasses - Raybans

This vintage mens button up has got to be one of my most worn items at the moment. I wear it over jeans, over skirts, as a cover up over a bikini. Endless options.  It works perfectly over my ripped up jeans in this outfit because camouflages my least favourite area of my body, my hips and thighs. The tiny green stripe was what initially drew me to it.  Anything with a stripe on it instantly feel preppy and casual. I would highly recommend checking out the mens dress shirt section of your local vintage shops if your in the market for an oversized button up shirt. There are a TON of them there and won't cost you more than $5 or $6!

ripped jeans
vintage button up
button up
Shirt - Vintage (Mens section)
Jeans - H&M + DIY ( Similar HERE)

I expressed my love for this top (and many other items) in a youtube video I did with my sister a little while back.  You can watch the video HERE!

Xo, Andrea




blogger happily demonstrates how to look cute while camping

Dress - (old) - Similar HERE (comes in black and white as well) and HERE
Button up - (old) - Similar HERE and HERE)
Shoes - Nike

I've mentioned here on the blog a few times that my family owns a little home away from home in the US that we often visit.  We call it "glamping" because it's full equipment with everything you could possibly need. I mean, a full kitchen, a flush toilet, two T.V's and an electric fireplace. It's hardly camping, haha.Never the less, we love being down there.  Nothing beats the fresh air and sitting by a campfire all night with a glass of wine in hand.  I'm so sad I won't get to visit again until December when I return from London for the holidays.

fashion blogger demonstrates how to style an inexpensive button down shirt
style blogger blows kisses and peace signs to camera

My lovely mom took these pictures for me on our walk over to our family friends site for dinner. I made sure to wear a loose fitting dress because I knew my uncle Pat was going all out with the food.  I gorged on BBQ chicken, salads, corn of the cob and loaded baked potatoes - SO good!

caucasian girl models how to style a casual summer outfit in the forest
I kept my beloved feminine vibe known by adding the button up shirt to define the waist a little bit, but I also made use of it at night to cover my shoulders. The Nike shoes are perfect for glamping as well.  They feel like I'm walking on marshmallows.  I use them for both the gym as well as with everyday outfits, I love them that much.

blonde style blogger models nike running shoes in the forest

Are you a camper (or glamper) or am I really showing my Canadian side by confessing my love for camping?

Let me a comment!

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Xo, Andrea




fall ankle boots
affordable ankle boots
forever21 ankle boots
fall ankle boots

Buy yours HERE from Forever21

If you follow along on snapchat (username : aandreaclare) you saw me hop around town to several different Forever21 stores on the hunt for these little boots.  There is something about the simple and sleek shape that had me at hello. They fit perfectly at the ankle (not too tight, not too loose) which makes them so flattering on the leg, and the slight point in the toe is exactly what I was looking for in a fall boot. 

I actually thought I was looking for something in suede this season, but completely jumped the boat when these bad boys caught my eye. And I must say, I'm more than happy I went with the faux leather look, I've been wearing them with everything!

They really can't be beat for under $50! But if your looking for something a little different, I've linked a few other affordable styles I love from Forever21 here:

I also really love all these options if your looking for something that might last more than a few seasons:

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Xo, Andrea
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