• Fashion,  Style

    Figure Flattering Jeans for Fall

      Best Jeans for Fall by jaemiesures featuring high-waisted jeans The worst feeling in the world is putting on jeans for the first time after summer. This year was no exception. As I get older comfort is my number one priority when it comes to my clothing choices. These are my top choices of flattering jeans to wear during the fall season. Levi’s High Waist Wedgie Jeans   These jeans are the perfect mix of comfort and structure. I love the high waist and the button fly. Mine are a slightly darker wash so they look great with booties and a cropped blouse or sweater. These look good on women with a butt or…

  • DIY,  Fashion,  Style

    Letting Go of Fast Fashion

    I have really been trying to stay goal oriented for the new year. I went to a spin class today, had a salad for dinner yesterday and I accidentally ordered a new jacket over lunch….oops…in my defence it was on sale! Anyhow, it is very tempting to sink back into the old habits and feel the societal pressure to ‘keep up with the Jones’.  Fast Fashion is something that I want to avoid for the new year. Fast fashion items are mass produced clothing that are cheaply made using cheap materials. They do not last and their production not only contributes to polluting the environment, but it also has a short…

  • Fashion,  Style

    Fall Fashion for the Work Day and the Weekend

      Fall Fashion 2016 by jaemiesures featuring a shoulder bag backpack   I was living in denial but I finally gave in and embraced the fall weather. I was hoping that if I continued to ignore the change in the weather perhaps it would help to delay the process. Although I am not crazy about the rain, I am excited for a few of the trends that I have seen in the stores. Last year I was obsessed with sweaters, and this year I can’t get enough of the bell sleeve. These are a few items that I picked up as my must haves for the fall season.  Bell sleeves are a trend…

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    Sweater Weather

      Sweater Weather by jaemiesures featuring long sleeve sweaters   The weather has been so wet and soggy, sweaters are really the only thing that offer comfort this time of year. Finding the right figure flattering sweater is a challenge, over-sized can look sloppy and chunky knit tends to be just completely unflattering. An additional challenge, is investing in items that are appropriate for the workplace and cute for the weekends as well. I have searched far and wide and found a few styles that I think are versatile and stylish.  Cropped Pullover I love cropped sweaters to wear to work with high-waist skirts and trousers. The are feminine and…

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    Outfits for the Holidays

      Holiday Outfits by jaemiesures featuring snowflake christmas ornaments New Years, Christmas parties, family gatherings, there are so many special occasions this time of year to dress up for. Each one requiring a slightly different look. Choosing the right outfit for the right occasion can be a toss-up especially if you are in unfamiliar territory. These are my recommendations for dressing the various events over the holiday season: Work Party Depending on the company, work parties can be hard to dress for. Some companies throw formal gathering and some companies tend to be low key. As boring as it is, the little black dress is perfect for a corporate gathering.…

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    Ugly Sweater Season! The Sweaters You Shouldn’t Live Without

    It is officially Christmas time, you know what that means? Ugly Sweater season! Okay, maybe that is not exactly what comes to mind, but Ugly Sweater Parties are what comes to mind, when I think of Christmas events. Hipsters have taken over the ugly sweater market, and it is no longer possible to score any gems at the local Salvation Army. I have spotted a few beauties around town. I wish I had multiple ugly sweater parties so I could wear them all..  Walmart has surprisingly embraced the ugly sweater, I am amazed at how many different styles and patterns they are offering for the Christmas season.  My own personal…

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    Must-Have Athletic Wear That is NOT from Lululemon

    Every time I go to the gym I can tell when Lulu has released a new tank top because every girl there is wearing it. I can’t deny that I do enjoy Lululemon but there are other athletic brands that go overlooked because of the saturated Lululemon market in Vancouver. There are a few brands that I have discovered and dare I say, I prefer their products over the beloved Lululemon.  Victoria Secret Sports Bras I have tried all of Lululemons bras on and I hate them. I have also tried majority of Nike sports bras on and they are just as terrible. I have some part of my boob region that ends up popping…

  • Fashion,  Style

    Commuter Bags

    Photo by Geoffrey Arduini I used to drive to work, which meant I used my car as a dumping ground. I could tote around, my morning smoothie, my lunch, my gym clothes, a yoga mat if necessary and at least two water bottles and three re-usable grocery bags. I would basically carry around my life in my vehicle. It was a nice luxury to be prepared for most situations.   Now that I transit to work, it has really shifted the way I have to plan my day. I don’t want to be lugging my life around, so I need a bag that is able to accommodate all my daily requirements without weighing a…

  • Fashion,  Style

    Must Have Fall Favorites

      Fall 2015 by jaemiesures featuring a pink top   The leaves are changing colour and it is time to start order hot beverages again. I have put away my flip flops and exchanged them for loafers and boots. With the changing season, comes changing trends. I love fall colours, burgundy, olive, charcoal, pewter, okay half of these are grey, but I am really into monochromatic colours for the fall. There are a few trends that I am more than ready to embrace for the fall season.   Culottes  I was on the fence about this trend when it was huge in the spring, but I have warmed up to it. Culottes are effortlessly fashionable.…

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    Reppin’ the One- Piece

    My Okanagan heart lives for the beach. I love water-sports, kayaking, paddle-boarding, you name it. There is nothing better than being out on the water on a hot summer day. Being a fairly busty and curvaceous girl, swimsuits have always been a struggle for me. I usually have to buy separates, and search for bathing suits that come in bra sizes. This summer one-pieces were in full force. These are not your grandmother’s bathing suits; cut-outs, plunging necklines, loud patterns, this is a trend that I can totally get into. One-pieces allow the right amount of coverage for me. Perfect for a water expedition, and comfortable to walk around in with a pair of shorts. The only downfall, trying…