Jessica Alba is a modern mama who's style I admire. I especially like this green blazer she sported earlier this year. You can get the look too, at a price point you can afford!
One Look, Two Prices; inspired by Jessica Alba


 
 
One way to beat the heat and still look stylish is to incorporate a sleeveless blouse into your wardrobe. The beauty of this top is that it can easily be layered under a jacket without alot of bulk and fabric. Also when you go without a jacket it still comes off as classy enough and not too casual.
The Sleeveless Blouse from Low to High


 
 
I have just started out as a Stella & Dot Stylist. And at the Trunk Shows I have had I noticed that while most people are in love with all the bold statement necklaces the first thing I hear (after wow I love this) is “How do I wear it?”
A by product of being big, bold and sometimes colourful, the statement necklace can come off as being intimidating to style. 
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Pictures via Pinterest (stylespotting.com, theyallhateus.com, cupcakesandcashmere.com)

Realistically a statement necklace can just be thrown on, just like anything else. But if you are looking to put a bit more thought into it 
here are some tips:

1. Keep your top, blouse or dress simple. A colourful statement necklace is almost like a pattern all its own. The most sure-fire way to have your necklace pop is to pair it with a plain white tee or blouse. 

2  Statement necklaces made of metals or crystals are more neutral (the colours aren’t going to clash with anything) so you can pair them with prints, stripes, or try a tone on tone look. 

3.  Keep the neckline of your top or dress unadorned. That means no lattice work, beading or details that might already be mistaken for a statement necklace.

4.  Just like mixing prints, you can wear a bold necklace with a bold top. If you are wearing colourful beads or semiprecious stones, pick a necklace that is made of colours that are already seen in the print. 
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Images via Pinterest (brillmagazine.com, anewfoundtreasure.com, dailymail.co.uk)
 
 
Jane
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I am one of those people who wears sunglasses all the time. I wear then every time I go outside and unless it is super gloomy I am wearing shades. And so I have multiple pairs that I change up with my outfit, with my mood and with the seasons. One style that I would love to get this next time is an oversized cat eye pair a la Nicole Ritchie's House of Harlow. But the pair that I wear the most are my Aviators. One thing we do at our house is get out sunglasses filled with our perscription lenses. Not only is this easier on our eyes when we are driving but easier on our wallets too. It means we can afford expensive styles while covered by our health plan. Still that doesn't discourage me from picking up some trendier styles that I am more likely to tire of quickly for cheap. I save my big spending for classic frames. What shades are you rocking for summer?
summer shades I want to wear


 
 
Jane
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It is unseasonably warm in Canada this year, but I am loving the temperate temperatures we are enjoying right now. It does mean that I am wearing shorts and skirts already this year as the temperatures hit 20+ degrees regularly. This has me thinking about my perfect trasnition weather wardrobe as we move to the warmer Spring months and into Summer. Personally I like a mid to longish short as the days of me wearing short shorts are long over. I am liking the resurgence of the jean short and might have to get my hands on a pair or DIY an old pair of denim. In these later Spring months I like to layer. Pair 3/4 length sleeved blouses and tops with shorts or bring a nautical striped sweater along for a warmer layer. A cute sandal is a must. For shorts I am all about these flat styles. Every year I think about the perfect hat to get me through the hottest parts of the day. LOVE this panama style. And of course a great pair of shades. I keep accessories minimal as they are just an extra layer!! How do you style for the Spring Summer transition?
Spring to Summer


 
 
Jane
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Peplum is one of those trends that you are seeing everywhere these days. But it's one that I would want to know that I could get multiple looks out of before I invested. Personally I like the look of peplum tops better than say a peplum skirt and I think it is a much more versitle way to play with the trend. Here is one peplum top and two different looks. While both are still feminine, one is more casual while one is more office appropriate.
one top, two looks


 
 
Jane
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I am one of those people that you might think melts in the rain. I really hate getting wet and so I always try to dress appropriately for the rain. My essentials are a coat that keeps me dry, preferably with a hood. Rain boots and a pair of denim that fits inside, save the flares for when it's dry. A great umbrella, I want of the the bubble styles! How do you try to keep dry or do you love to jump in the puddles?
April Showers


 
 

Jane
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With the super warm weather we had a few weeks ago we were spoiled into thinking it was further in the season than it really is. Still I have given up wearing my winter coat in favour of spring layers. 

Still I always need to remind myself how to wear spring and summer dresses and skirts when it is still only 10 degrees out. This is how I would wear a floral dress now and later. 
 
 
Jane
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I have been lusting after the neon rhinestone necklaces that are popular with the style blogger set ever since I first layed eyes on them a few months ago. Dannijo (featured in the inpiration set below) are too expensive and getting your hands on a Spike the Punch necklace is next to impossible. 

But I recently found a Painted Rhinestone necklace DIY I want to try. It looks incredibly easy; all you need is some Sharpie markers (for the sort of see through coloured rhinestones) and some spray paint (for the opaque coloured rhinestones). Would you try this look yourself? 
 
 
I am constantly inspired by Jessica Alba's mommy style. She has mastered looking casual but not sloppy. You would never catch her in sweats at the park! Get her look with high and low priced options. My favourite are the super sweet polka dot jeans.
Get the Look Jessica Alba

White tee
$87 - coggles.com

VPL cocoon cardigan
$495 - lagarconne.com

T by Alexander Wang muscle tee
€74 - youheshe.com

Current/Elliott cropped jeans
€240 - montaignemarket.com

TOMS flat shoes
£40 - houseoffraser.co.uk

Storksak quilted bag
$105 - nordstrom.com

Black scarve
$15 - target.com

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Jane

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