Stampede Style

Stampede Style
During stampede time I always remember to “keep it simple, simply, simple” – last year mother mother played the coke stage on july 15th… I was totally planning on going and then the whole.. broke my pelvis and had to go to the hospital thing happened instead.  It just kinda hit me that its been a year since then, so much has changed !
My love for these brands has stood the test of time, however!
An absolute summer essential is the little white dress, this free people one is beautiful and takes it up a notch with the colorful detailing at the waist, perfect for stampede! It pairs perfectly with accessories from Aldo (a brand I consistently love) for either a fun day at the grounds  or a night out on the town!
I don’t wear a lot of makeup (seriously, keep it simple) but I consider a few of products essential. My beauty go-to brand is Clinique, I love both the chubby stick lip balm and high impact lipstick.  (I have them both and sometimes double them as a blush!)  I also swear by the dramatically different moisturizing lotion and the high impact mascara.  Keep your eyes open for when they have free gift promos to stock up on purse sized staples, perfect for on the go! Plus you always get a cute makeup bag!
Which way would you wear it? Day or Night?
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camouflage & coral

blush tones and camoflage on city style country smile

||  coral burnout tee  by element  ||  bralet by free people  ||  camo denim by g21  || aviators by ardenes  || shoes by le chateau  || bag by co-lab  || feather necklace by silla designs  ||

Camouflage jeans have been on my must-buy list for ages, I mentioned before here that I was searching for the perfect pair.  Camo is one of those prints I come back to every few years and right now I am having a major moment with it.  I was in Walmart a couple weeks ago getting my chocolate fix for cheap and spotted these… I actually couldn’t believe it.  I had tried on a current elliot pair and here these were- fitting better for exponentially cheaper ($200 CE v. $20 G21).

I also mentioned my latest love affair with coral (and over-sized tops) here – this burnout tee from element fits the bill perfectly.  The blush tone looks so lovely against tan skin, layered over a sweet lace bralet for an effortless and comfortable look.  An over-sized tee is absolutely essential for summer, just grab one a couple sizes up from your usual – the color of this one was too perfect to resist, so it didn’t matter that they only had medium left.  I love the burnout and the little pocket detail – element is one of my favourite brands for basic tee’s and hoodies.

I kept everything pretty simple here- sometimes the best outfits are the easiest!  Simple gold jewelry and nude accessories let the camo stay in the spotlight. (Even though that’s exactly the opposite of camo’s original purpose!)  I find it interesting how much of my favourite women’s fashion is based off of typically manly things- the military, the navy, the boyfriend jeans or blazer.  Boys just get all the fun!   Fortunately with this whole equality thing, now girls can jack their style and rock it better than any boy I know!

Hope you girls (and boys) have a wonderful weekend! Happy Friday!

xo, aiyanajane

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Beetlejuice Blazer

I bought this blazer right before I started my weight loss journey, as a result I wore it once before it was too big for me! Today it was actually warm enough to go without a coat here in Calgary, so I layered a hoodie underneath to stay warm and make up for the loose fit! My bestie and I were going to get some new fishies (I had a casualty, sadly) I didn’t know what to wear and she loves this blazer (she’s the one who started calling it my “beetlejuice blazer”) so I wore it.  When I started layering the hoodie under the blazer she said “I dont think you can do that” , to which I replied “I can do whatever I want!”  since today marks day one of trying to wear everything I own, so I’m gonna have to be creative!! I hope you like!

XO, a

the beetlejuice blazer on citystylecountrysmile.com

 

WHAT I WORE

 *  lace bra – free people  *  blazer, tank, scarf, sunnies & shoes – le chateau  *  cross body bag – mat and nat via karmaloop *  leather panel leggings – romeo & juliet couture via Winners  *  sweater – billabong *

we didn’t even get the fish, they seemed sickly 😦 another day i suppose!