Thursday, July 24, 2014

Warby Parker's Introduces the Beacon Collection




Wearer of (prescription) glasses and lover of sunglasses I am excited to share with all of my Amanda's Fashion Spot readers the newest, limited-edition eyeglass and sunglass collection from Warby Parker entitled, the Beacon Collection which is inspired by those unplanned, unforgettable and completely fun, seemingly endless nights. Warby Parker creates vintage-inspired, high-quality prescription eyewear and sunglasses at an affordable price with a pair of glasses being distributed to someone in need for every pair sold. 

Over the past few years, eyewear has become more than a necessity for some and a fashion statement for all. With frames and lenses that come in a variety of shades and shapes, deciding which pair to put on when you are getting dressed in the morning is easy peasy.  

For a peak at some of my favourite eyeglass and sunglass styles from the Beacon Collection that launches today as well as pictures from the campaign, scroll down below!

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This eyeglass style with its round frame is the McKee in Whiskey Tortoise. I adore the always fashionable tortoise shade of the frames as they add a chic touch to every outfit. The round shape of the eyeglasses are fun and a great style to wear when you are in the mood for a memorable night.

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Source: Warby Parker
These square-shaped style sunglasses with curves are called the Ingram. The Revolver Black colour adds a classic touch to your outfit for a night of careless amusement.

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Source: Warby Parker
These translucent eyeglasses are another McKee style now in Moonstone. These eyeglasses are quirky and will complement an outfit consisting of trendy items such as, crop tops, holographic accessories and colourful tie dye prints.  

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Source: Warby Parker
When the sun starts to rise and the nighttime fun starts to wind down, it's time to slap on those sunnies. This is another Ingram style this time coming in Tiger Tortoise. The combination of blue lenses and tortoise shell make for a look that is both funky and chic. What better accessory to wear when capping off a wild night?

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Source: Warby Parker
These lemon coloured Nancy sunglasses remind me of the large glamorous sunglasses that have been worn by the likes of Jackie O and Twiggy. The bright colour makes the morning after a crazy all-nighter a little bit more merry and cheery.


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What do you think of Warby Parker's limited edition Beacon Collection? Will you be picking up a pair? Let me know in the comments below, Facebook and Twitter! Also, don't forget to check out Amanda's Fashion Spot on Pinterest and Instagram!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

#Shorts for #AFSpotSummerStyle


The summer is in full swing and so is #AFSPOTSummerStyle, Amanda's Fashion Spot's social media campaign that is sharing the five style staples that are essential for every women's fashion wardrobe. #AFSPOTSummerStyle includes shorts, anything white, a chic and comfy maxi dress, a swimsuit coverup and a hat. Every two weeks pay attention to Amanda's Fashion Spot's on FacebookTwitter Pinterest and Instagram where I will be featuring each of #AFSPOTSummerStyle staples. The last two weeks I shared the first summer style staple, shorts! No other fashion item quite says summer the same way that a stylish pair of shorts do. Once the temperature is scorching and the sun is shining, it's time to raise those pant hems, highlight your legs and sport some shorts - it's second nature!  These days those knickers come in such a wide range of cuts, colours and fabrications that it makes them easy to wear with anything from a basic T-shirt, a silk blouse or an animal print blazer. Scroll down to see some of my outfits featuring #AFSPOTSummerStyle #shorts and visit the looks below for similar styles.

Starting tomorrow I will be sharing the second #AFSPOTSummerStyle staple: white! Stay tuned to Amanda's Fashion Spot social media for different ways on how to wear white.

Have you shared how you wear #AFSPOTSummerStyle yet? If not, all you have to do is take a picture of yourself wearing either shorts, anything white, a chic and comfy maxi dress, a swimsuit coverup or a straw hat and share the photo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest using the hashtag #AFSPOTSummerStyle. When I spot your photo, I will share it on the Amanda's Fashion Spot social media.







Share how you wear #AFSPOTSummerStyle style on Facebook and Twitter! Also, don't forget to check out Amanda's Fashion Spot on Pinterest and Instagram!

Enjoy!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Style Crush, Style Staples: Olivia Palermo

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Some people just have a knack for certain things. Patti LaBelle was undoubtedly born to sing, Steve Jobs knew exactly how to make computers user-friendly and, William Shakespeare told stories like no other. When it comes to style, Olivia Palermo is right up there with those who have a natural born talent. Ever since her appearance on The City where we saw her working at Diane Von Furstenberg and ELLE magazine in her eclectic-glam outfits that were always accentuated by a striking statement necklace, she has remained on the style radar of magazines and websites far and wide. Never one to fall off the best-dressed list, Olivia's style influence has recently been solidified with an exclusive design collaboration with Westward Leaning . The newlywed recently wore a look to her wedding that consisted of a cream cashmere sweater adorned with ostrich feathers, white shorts and a tulle skirt decorated with floral details all designed by Carolina Herrera. Olivia's bridal gown may not have been traditional but then again nothing that she wears ever is conventional.

Scroll down below to see some of the former reality star's style staples!

The White Skirt

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When Olivia wears a white skirt she doesn't just wear it, she owns it and gravitates toward atypical silhouettes, I might add. Instead of a classic pencil skirt, she wears a tulip skirt. Rather than an A-Line cut, she slips on a pleated style. The white skirt is a versatile fashion piece for Olivia as she wears it with more than just the average simple shirt. Alternatively, she goes for a printed button-up blouse which takes the piece from simple to fashion forward.  

The Distressed Jean 
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As we all know, distressed denim is one hot and edgy fashion trend that is taking street style by storm. In true Olivia Palermo fashion (pun intended), when she wears distressed denim she makes it look like the perfect blend between eclectic and chic. Wearing the shredded bottoms with structured pieces such as a slightly undone denim button-up blouse and a cream blazer helps the ripped jeans achieve an air of sophistication that Olivia pulls off flawlessly.

The Statement Accessories 
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If there is one thing that Olivia knows how to wear it is a statement necklace! Whether the outfit is neutral big, bold or colourful she still manages to make a statement necklace work. The style of statement necklace that Olivia wears has no bounds whether it features metal pieces, colourful stones or chains anything goes! And here's a little fashion tip from me to you: if you are a little shy about going out of your style comfort zone, wearing a statement necklace is an effective and easy to do it. 

Graphic Prints
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Graphic prints have the ability to make the simplest of fashion items a little bit more interesting by injecting those basics with personality. When said graphic prints are are worn together it packs an even greater fashion punch. Olivia is no fashion wallflower and from a style standpoint she has enough personality to fill the room, as she is no stranger to wearing graphic prints. In each of these looks, Olivia makes it work by pairing opposing prints together that still complement each other.

The Standout Shorts 


It's shorts season and Olivia sure knows how to make a statement with the summer style staple. Much like the rest of her wardrobe choices, Olivia does not wear just any shorts she instead goes for shorts with a little je ne sais quoi. The pink metallic shorts for example, take the everyday fashion piece from casual to evening appropriate. The animal print pair show that shorts can be more than just a casual summer must have that can be fashion-forward too.



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Thursday, July 3, 2014

#AFSPOTSummerStyle: Amanda's Fashion Spot Summer Style Staples

Hands down there are certain things that evoke the warm feeling of summer. Bright, sunshiny skies, hot temperatures and spending the day at the beach while sipping iced tea. These summer staples are what gets us in the mood for some fun in the sun (while wearing sunscreen, of course). Aside from the two months of heat that we have, there are also summer style staples that we can finally wear! Rompers, denim shorts, lightweight tank tops and, let's not forget our Birkenstocks! No matter what the trends may be there are certain classic, style staple items that every girl needs in her summer season wardrobe. For Amanda's Fashion Spot that means shorts, anything white, an uber comfy maxi dress, a bathing suit cover up and a hat. Regardless on how you choose to spend your summer, these five style staples will keep your summer fashion points way up and easily mix and match with your more trendy summer fashion items.


Starting today and ending Friday, August 29th, Amanda's Fashion Spot will be sharing photos each week on how to wear Amanda's Fashion Spot's five summer style staples all across Amanda's Fashion Spot's social media with all of the looks modelled by yours truly! So if you don't already, be sure to follow, like, pin and, tweet Amanda's Fashion Spot on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Use the hashtag #AFSPOTSummerStyle to keep up-to-date with all of my summer style tips and photos! If you would like to get in on the action, share with me how you would wear Amanda's Fashion Spot Summer Style Staples which are the aforementioned shorts, anything white, an uber comfy maxi dress, a bathing suit cover up and a hat, on FacebookTwitterPinterest and Instagram and I will re-post it!

It is time to ride the fashion wave and wear Amanda's Fashion Spot's Summer Style Staples #AFSPOTSummerStyle.



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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Canada Day!

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Happy Canada Day with Style!

Tomorrow is a big day, ladies and gentlemen! Tomorrow is the day that our nation gets to celebrate the day that the British North American colonies joined together and collectively became the nation that we call Canada. Some of you may be gathering with friends and family on the big day or you may be spending a relaxing day at the beach and later watching the fireworks, whatever you find yourself doing you need something to wear! But what to wear on our nation's day? To reveal your answer first consider the weather, the summer heat has arrived so you know you are going to wear something summery. Canada's colours are red and white and as someone that loves a little festivity when dressing for an occasion, I suggest incorporating these colours into your summer outfit. Now that you have two things narrowed down, all you have left to do to complete your outfit is to find some summer clothing or accessories in red and white to incorporate into your overall look. Scroll down below for inspiration!

1. The Arm Party
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An arm party is always fun especially on celebratory Canada Day! When wearing a collection of beaded and charmed bracelets such as the Alex and Ani pair above, add them to an outfit that is a little undone. A loose-fitting white button-down blouse similar to this one with rolled-up distressed jean shorts like these ones work perfectly with an arm party because both looks are laid-back and carefree. If you are attending a BBQ or house party, an outfit like this is a viable option.

2. The Statement Necklace
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What better day to make a statement than on Canada's Day? If a modern and chic look is what you plan on wearing on Canada's birthday, then accessorize with a statement necklace. A red woven and chained statement necklace such as the above by Brika, shows the Canadian love while meeting your style quota at the same time. I recommend wearing this necklace with a white short-sleeved blouse similar to this, relaxed pants or skinny jeans like these and some nice summer sandals.

3. The Elegant Watch
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A simple white Michael Kors watch from WATCH IT! like the one above, is just what you need for your Canada Day ensemble. The sleek and sophisticated design works nicely with a bright red printed silk romper like this one from Yumi Kim or this one. The red and white colour combo spells "I love Canada" and "I love summer style" all at the same time.

4. The Summer Shorts 
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Who wears short shorts? You will be wearing short shorts if you pick up this floral printed pair from GUESS in time for Canada Day. The tiny print adds femininity to the summer staple which is why I suggest wearing it with a red blouse . The soft layers and crossed neckline are a dainty touch that complements the relaxed shorts.

5. The Relaxed Shoe
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Whether you are jumping on your friend's trampoline at a backyard house party or relaxing by the lake at the cottage on Canada Day, comfort is key. These burgundy fringed booties from Manitobah Mukluks are sure to keep those tootsies cozy while enjoying Canada's big day. For your Canada Day outfit, play off the fringe on the shoes and carry a fringed handbag. You will need something to carry all of your daily needs and this way you will be on top of the spring trends and coordinated.



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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Off to the Races: Queen's Plate Fashion

On July 6th it's time to up the fashion, put on your best Sunday hat, saddle up and watch the horse races at the Queen's Plate which was founded in 1860 by the Sir Casimir Gzowski and Thomas Patteson who requested that Queen Victoria grant a plate for the horse races in Toronto. The request was granted and the Queen's Plate was established as "the sport of royalty"when the daughter of Queen Victoria, Princess Louise agreed to attend the horse races. Those who attend the horse races are focussed on more than just galloping horses in the racetracks. Once people can peel their eyes away from the horses, all of the attention is on the fashion. There are certain style staples that make an outfit perfect for a day with the horses that would work especially well for the Queen's Plate. Scroll down below to see the looks!

The Exaggerated Hat
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You know what they say, go big or go home! When it comes to wearing a hat to the horse races, sometimes you just have to go big. Although there are many variations of appropriate hats to wear when seeing the equines compete, a colourful wide brim hat, like this one is the most obvious and fun option. A large hat is a sure way to standout and get into to the spirt of the day. If your are the type who likes to make a grandiose fashion statement, then some chic and grand headgear is sure to make a style impact. For the rest of your outfit, a neutral shift dress and accessories such as a bracelet like this one or a stylish watch are all that you need to complete the look. When wearing such a large hat, you don't want to wear a competing piece and instead keep the hat as your outfit anchor.

The Floral Dress
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There is something about a floral printed dress that seems ideal for an event such as the Queen's Plate. A floral printed dress is ladylike, summer appropriate and fresh which works seamlessly with the the exciting day event. Attending a formal event during the day includes wearing the right shoes and  nude pumps are an awesome choice as they evoke the same feelings as a floral printed dress and look good with everything. However if you are in a daring mood, you could always try a pink pump, printed pump or even a very current colour blocked pump to wear with your outfit. The colour of the shoe you wear all depends on the colours on your dress. A fascinator is a standout and ladylike option that is sure to pair nicely with a floral printed dress.

The Handbag
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No outfit is complete without a handbag especially an outfit that is worn to watch the horses go at it on the racetrack! Considering the feminine nature of an outfit worn at the Queen's Plate, a smaller handbag for all of your daily essentials is a safe bet. For your handbag, you may go the root of Lupita N'Yongo and match your handbag to your dress or you could go with a neutral handbag to compliment your dress or go with a handbag in a contrasting colour. The sky's the limit in terms of colour but I suggest sticking to a more ladylike handbag. A wide brim hat keeps within the tradition of horse race fashion.

The Monochromatic Look
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When in doubt, wear matching colours! A monochromatic outfit consisting of one solid colour is a simple and effective way to standout in the horse match crowd. Now wearing a monochromatic look does not mean that you cannot add a few different colours to your outfit. Case in point, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton breaks up her monochromatic look with by carrying a black clutch handbag to compliment her blue dress  and matching fascinator. Adding a complimenting colour to a monochromatic outfit helps create interest in your look while not veering too far away from the solidarity of the outfit.

The No Hat Look
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Although wearing a fascinator or ginormous hat are style staples for the horse races, if you find yourself unable to find one in time to attend the Queen's Plate I recommend wearing a beautiful, summery maxi dress. In the photo above, Alessandra Ambrosio is wearing a printed maxi dress and stylish belt that may go against the grain in terms of horse race style, but it is still a look that elegantly and appropriate.





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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Denim Overalls: To Wear or Not to Wear?

Denim has certainly come a long way from its days as a workwear staple for labourers and mechanics, with variations of the once casual everyday pant making its way into our wardobes. Last fall in particular, we saw black and white patterns, abstract prints and shredded jeans making waves in the denim world and now this summer season it is all about the denim overall! That's right, overalls! No longer are the jeans suspender hybrid reserved for kids under the age of 10 but overalls are now fashionable for ladies of all ages. Case in point, the always adorable Sarah Jessica Parker and style aficiando Olivia Palermo have been spotted wearing overalls. Overalls have also made a splash in the fashion blogoshpere being worn by stylishly succesful bloggers such as Danielle Bernstein from WeWoreWhat and Chiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad. Despite the warm welcome that overalls have received in the fashion world, I am still on the fence about whether or not I should give the trend a try.

This summer I have decided to take a hands-on role in my garden, so I thought I would invest in a pair of some denim overalls but after looking at the way the likes of Hilary Duff and Annabel Fleur of the fashion blog, VivaLuxury are wearing the farmer style staple, I started to look at overalls in a whole new way. Below are five different stylish ways to wear denim overalls that in no way resemble what someone would wear while schlepping around in the dirt but I am still the verdict is still out on my decision to upgrade denim overalls to everyday style status. I suppose I will have to try them out first hand. In the meantime, I will have to ooh and ahh at the way these fashionable gals have styled their denim overalls. Scroll down below to check out the looks for yourself!

The Denim Short Overall Look
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One way to try out the denim overall trend is to get shorty and the wear the shorts version! Denim short overalls are an easy way to ease yourself into the trend and perfect for a hot summer day. If you plan on giving shortveralls a whirl, one way to wear them is with a printed t-shirt such as the one above, to help play up the fun factor and casualness of shortveralls. For your accessories, aviators or cat-eye sunglasses are chic options to shield your eyes and an everyday handbag such as this one is just right to wear with shortveralls.

The Casual Chic Overall Look
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Who knew that denim overalls could look so chic? With a skinny leg, glamorous accessories and sassy heels, I suppose that anything can look chic. Style star and top blogger, Annabel Fleur shows us how to transform overalls into a fashion-forward look. How do you achieve that? Number one, look for a pair of skinny overalls. Overalls can sometimes look bulky due to all of the fabric, so streamlining the look with a skinny cut is your best bet. Number two, keeping up with the classic style of overalls wear them with a striped long-sleeved shirt. Number three, choose accessories that make a statement like this colour blocked clutch , statement necklace and metallic pumps.

The Carefree Denim Overall Look
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Sometimes you just have to give in and embrace what life gives you! If the more traditional overall style is what you prefer, prevent baggy overalls from looking frumpy and dumpy by wearing them with a perfect summer loose-fitting blouse, which adds a nice contrast to the structured denim fabric. When adding accessories to the look, simple, slightly masculine jewelry is the way to go as it keeps the look within the classic, rough and tumble zone but it adds a dash of style.

The Fitted Denim Overall Look

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As we all can now see, overalls have a plethora of styles that can be worn and adorned so it should be of no surprise that the latest style that I am writing about is fitted overalls. More feminine and sexy than their baggy sister, fitted overalls look best with a sleek and fitted tank top a la Hilary Duff. Low-heeled booties and rounded tortoise shell sunglasses keep this outfit cool and modern with the chain link shoulder bag boosting the attractiveness of the overall look, no pun intended.

The Flirty Denim Overall Look
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When heading out to meet prospective dates, I bet overalls weren't your first wardrobe choice but when showing just the right amount of skin in a subtle way overalls quickly rise to the top! Distressed overalls spell carefree and with the addition of a cropped top and chic sunglasses, the whole look is flirty! Oxford shoes are a preppy style staple that give this flirty denim overall look a girl next door feel.





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