How to style a Pair of Oxfords

How to Style Oxford Shoes 10 Looks One Pair of Shoes via #livelovesara

Oxfords have been around forever with their menswear inspired roots but the last couple of years have become a fashion staple in many women’s wardrobes. They are extremely versatile and be taken from casual, to workwear, to dressy with ease. I love the look of oxfords, I don’t have a pair though. The closest I have come was with a pair of 3-hole oxford style Dr. Marten’s. I still love Doc Marten’s and totally regret getting rid of them all.

I received an email from someone who has this pair of Cole Haan black oxfords and she is stuck in a style rut with them. She asked me if I could put together some outfit ideas to give her some inspiration on how to pair them with a range of different looks. I put together 10 outfits that cover many different styles and occasions with examples of causal to dressy and everything in between. Oxfords are easy to wear if you don’t over think it. They add a fun touch to a super feminine outfit, but also a casual coolness to leather and jeans.

When it comes to pulling off a look, as long as you feel good in it, and confident you can wear anything. Below are the 10 outfit ideas I put together using the above Cole Haan Oxfords as the shoe.

You can find some other outfit ideas on Pinterest here.

Happy New Year Guys! See you next week. A Vancouver packing list is on the agenda.

Links for the Outfits are below.

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How to Style Oxford Shoes 10 Looks One Pair of Shoes via #livelovesara

Outfit 1 – Striped Shirt • Uniqlo | Jeans • H&M | Jacket • Mango | Purse • Matt & Nat |
Outfit 2 – Sweater • H&M |  Wide Leg Pants • H&M | Black Purse • Elle & Jae Gypset |
Outfit 3 – Wrap Top • H&M | Waxed Jeans • H&M | Snakeskin Clutch • Topshop |
Outfit 4 – White Blouse • H&M | Blazer • H&M | Jeans • H&M | Colour Block Purse • Neiman Marcus |
Outfit 5 – White T-shirt • J.Crew | Boyfriend Jeans • Madewell | Cardigan • H&M | Cabernet Bag • Madewell |
Outfit 6 – Grey Cardigan • Uniqlo | Black Pants • H&M | Hat • Iris & Ink | Crossbody • Dune |
Outfit 7 – Striped Dress • Knot Sisters | Sunglasses • Nordstrom | Cognac Purse • Neiman Marcus |
Outfit 8 – Wrap Shirt • Topshop | Skirt • H&M | Velvet Clutch • Asos |
Outfit 9 – Navy Sweater • H&M | Jacket • Mango | Jeans • H&M | Scarf • Roxy | Two Tone Purse • Farfetch |
Outfit 10 – White T-shirt • J.Crew | Waxed Jeans • H&M | Blazer • H&M | Pink Clutch • Asos |

What I Wore This Week

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

What I Wore This Week #wiw #ootd #livelovesara

Outfit 1 – Distressed Sweater • Zara | Jeans • Gap | Boots • DSW (similar) | Purse • Zara
Outfit 2 – Sweater • Zara | Jeans • H&M
Outfit 3 – T-shirt • Brandy Melville | Blazer • H&M (similar) | Jeans • Gap | Boots • DSW (similar)
Outfit 4 – Blouse • H&M (similar) | Jeans • Gap | Purse • Zara
Outfit 5 – Peasant Blouse • H&M super old (similar) | Jeans • H&M (similar)
Outfit 6 – Kimono Shirt • Zara | Jeans • Zara | Boots • DSW (similar) | Purse • Zara

Well, Christmas is over and a lot of stuff happened this weekend. First and foremost my Aunt Lynda (my mother’s older sister) passed away after 4 years of rapidly declining from the complications of diabetes. It was expected and she welcomed it, but it truly doesn’t make it easier does it?

On Tom’s last day of work last week he was hit by a car. He is fine but it shows you how quick something can happen. He was at a gas station filling up his work truck and went in to pay. He then walked out in to the brightly lit overhang (it was night-time but it was really bright there) and as soon as he stepped out of the door a woman drove past and somehow managed to simultaneously run over his foot and hit him so he ended up rolling on the front hood. She then had the audacity to blame him because he was wearing black although it was like daylight under there. Needless to say there were witnesses who gave Tom their cards if he wanted to press charges and needed witnesses. He went back to work where the on site medic looked him over and he was fine. Not even a broken toe.

As I was typing this I just aw that George Michael passed away. Please let 2017 be better than 2016.

Take care of yourselves friends.

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What I Wore This Week

What I wore #wiw #ootd #whatiwore #livelovesara

What I wore #wiw #ootd #whatiwore #livelovesara

What I wore #wiw #ootd #whatiwore #livelovesara

What I wore #wiw #ootd #whatiwore #livelovesara

What I wore #wiw #ootd #whatiwore #livelovesara

What I wore #wiw #ootd #whatiwore #livelovesara

Outfit 1 – Dress • H&M (similar) | Blazer • H&M (similar)Purse • Zara | Boots • DSW
Outfit 2 – White Blouse • Zara (similar) | Jeans • H&M | Boots • DSW | Watch • Guess
Outfit 3 – Sweater • ZaraJeans • ZaraCoat • Zara (similar) | Shoes • Adidas | Purse • Zara (similar) |
Beanie • (similar)
Outfit 4 – Sweater • ZaraPurse • Zara | Jeans • H&M
Outfit 5 – Sweater • ZaraJacket • Zara | Jeans • H&M (similar) | Shoes • Adidas | Watch • Daniel Wellington
Outfit 6 – Cardigan • Zara | Pants • H&M | Shoes • Adidas | Hat • Thrifted (similar)

It’s so effing cold today I am sitting here in my slippers and housecoat over the top of my sweater with the heat cranked to 78°. For some reason the heat seems like it is being sucked outside as soon as it comes out of the vent. I don’t know what happened in the last year but the insulation in here seems to have gone to shit. Either that or I am not remembering last winter correctly. The apartment that we lived in 2 places ago was so cold. We literally had to hang curtains over open doorways to try to keep the heat in the rooms. I slept in a beanie and my hydro was $600 a month in the winter. I’m thinking that if you pay that much your house should be like an oven. I tapped danced out the door when we moved from there. Talk about a place with poor insulation.

I finished wrapping finally. There are still 3 things that haven’t arrived in the mail so I hope that they get pushed through in the influx of trying to get as much Christmas mail out as possible, and weren’t lost instead. I also bought some Christmas sacs to keep the wrapped gifts in because I didn’t want the kids manhandling them and “accidentally” ripping the wrapping paper, but I made the mistake of letting them empty one bag and put them under the tree. Now I am getting 20 questions about each gift and a million guesses. It’s non stop. Thank god it’s less than a week away because I think they would have figured them all out if they had longer. Too much Sherlock ;)

I just started watching a show called  Speechless. It’s really quite funny, and great how they brought humour to a sensitive subject. I’m super picky with what I watch, but I really like this one.

I am working on a warm weather destination packing list this week. I have had to wear my winter boots too many times this past week and I need some escapism. I have a feeling this is going to be a long winter.

Is it snowy and cold wear you are?

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Happy Holidays with Daniel Wellington

Sheffield watch Classic Black in Rose Gold by Daniel Wellington #dwforeveryone #danielwellington

Sheffield watch Classic Black in Rose Gold by Daniel Wellington #dwforeveryone #danielwellington

Sheffield watch Classic Black in Rose Gold by Daniel Wellington #dwforeveryone #danielwellington

Sheffield watch Classic Black in Rose Gold by Daniel Wellington #dwforeveryone #danielwellington

Sheffield watch Classic Black in Rose Gold by Daniel Wellington #dwforeveryone #danielwellington

 

People that know me know that I don’t wear very much jewellery. I usually try to keep it pretty simple and with some small gold hoops, my wedding rings, and a watch. I think I got in to that habit when I had kids and they yanked on everything. I realized it’s more me and it has stuck even as they passed those stages. I always make sure to wear a watch though and I have been known to make everyone turn back to go and get it when I forgot to put one on because I feel naked without it.

I was recently contacted by Daniel Wellington who are a relatively new Swedish company, and they asked me if I would be interested in one of their watches. My first thought was, “um, yeah I LOVE watches.”,  so I accepted and selected a watch from their stock. I chose the Sheffield Classic Black in rose gold with a 36mm face. I love that it has a clean, minimalistic, classic design that will go everything and will never go out of style. They also offer watch + cuff bundles as well as a watch + band bundles at a discounted price.

If you are ordering for Christmas make sure to order before December 19th to get it on time. They are offering free gift wrapping, free shipping, and free returns on each purchase. These are beautiful watches that would work for all tastes with their #dwforeveryone style.

This was the perfect Christmas present for me and I am very excited to integrate it in to my wardrobe and daily outfit posts. If you use the code “LIVELOVESARA” you will get 15% off (It can also be combined with other discounts)  up until January 30, 2017.

Go check out #danielwellington to see all the styles for men and women.

Happy Holidays!

 

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What I Wore This Week

Outfit 1 – Leather Jacket • Zara | Tie Sweatshirt • Zara (similar) | Jeans • H&M | Boots • Frye | Purse • Zara |
Outfit 2 – SweaterJacketPurse • Zara
Outfit 3 – Jacket • Zara | Cardigan • Zara | Jeans • H&M  | Shoes • Adidas | Purse • Zara
Outfit 4 – Army Jacket • Thrifted (similar) | Striped shirt • Everlane | Jeans • H&M
Outfit 5 – Coat • Zara (similar) | Floral shirt • H&M (similar) | Jeans • H&M | Boots • DSW (similar)

Well, it looks like the predictions are true and we will be getting a lot more snow than last years low amount because it is currently snowing an assload. I’m so glad I went out and bought the girls their snow boots last week, and while I did we stopped at Value Village and I found a pair of Sorels for $25 in my size that looked like they were never worn. That’s a pretty good score since I was prepared to fork over the $150+ that they are.

Merle’s birthday is this week and she wants to go to either the Ontario Science Centre or the Royal Ontario Museum for the day which is fine with me since it’s been a while since we have been to either. Last time we went to the museum she was so little that she ran into the glass of a display when she got super excited. It knocked her flat on her ass which was both hilarious and sad at the same time. At least it will be a weekday when we go so the crowds should be minimal. I hate it when the crowds are so thick you almost get ushered through it by the mobs of people.

I spent 4 hours wrapping presents the other night and I’m still not done but I ran out of paper. I also realized how much I actually suck at wrapping. I’m really not very good at it and several of them are patched with various pieces of paper when I cut the wrong size. I’m still waiting for 5 things to arrive in the mail though and I hope to shit they arrive on time. I don’t know how people wait until the last-minute and not need anxiety meds ;)

I think my Ancestry DNA kit will arrive this week so I look forward to posting about that later. I hope you have a great week!

Do you suck at wrapping presents too? I even tried that Japanese gift wrapping trick but I still failed. 

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