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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Meet Iva - Blog Swap with One Chic Mom!

Today, I'd like you to meet Iva, who blogs over at One Chic Mom. 
I've been following Iva's blog for a few months now and love her effortless style. 
Hope you enjoy today's blog post and when you've read it, 
pop over to One Chic Mom to see what look I am featuring over there!

Hi everyone, I’m Iva (pronounced Eva) from One Chic Mom and I’m very excited that Avril and I are trading spaces for this blog swap. I am a stay at home mom who lives in Toronto with my husband Ivan (no not a typo) and our four children (some will say I’m brave others will say I’m crazy, you’re both right) who blogs about mom fashion in my spare time. My wardrobe is a mixed bag, like me; there are affordable pieces with splurge items sprinkled around. The one thing I know about myself is that when I put some effort into my appearance I automatically feel better  – and the outside world responds as well.

I’m putting my best foot, outfit and face forward for today’s post and featuring what I wore to TIFF – Toronto International Film Festival. I was lucky enough to be able to see a few movies and what I’ve noticed about moviegoers at this festival is they are putting their fashion on. 


I wanted to wear something fun and sparkly – the stars were in town – but I was taking the subway downtown and theatres tend to be cool so I knew I was wearing a blazer. I get cold easily. My colour scheme quickly became white, black and gold. Basic and easy, however, it is classic and fashionable.

Accessories simply became about the arm candy. With a sequinned tank I didn’t want to wear a necklace that would compete with it. People routinely ask me about mixing metallics – you can do it because they are neutrals. I tend to wear lots of gold, then I throw in a few pieces that are either silver or rose gold or a dark gun metal (like in the above picture) to break up the yellow.

This outfit could easily be worn out for dinner and drinks or out to a club…not that I remember clubbing but I’m pretty sure you can wear this…
Blazer – Cassis (old) (SIMILAR UK)
Tank – Joe Fresh (SIMILAR UK)
Denim – Second Skin Denim (SIMILAR UK)
Bracelets – Stella& Dot, Ann Taylor, The Bay
Shoes - Jimmy Choo

My every day style is not as flashy and if you follow me on my blog you’ll see that I’m much more casual in my every day. Hope I’ve inspired you next time you’re going out for a fun night.

Thank you Iva! Hope you enjoyed seeing a different face on the blog today. Don't forget to take a look at my One Chic Mom blog post - click on the link to go straight there.
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14 comments

  1. Love this post. Just came in from the school run and having my morning cup of Earl Grey to start up the engines and up pops a different face and a very pretty one at that (not saying that yours isn't pretty Avril - big spade, dig yourself out of that one, Sue).

    Lovely to meet you Eva and love your style. Am now following you on Blogloving. And lovely outfit without being overdone - I see too many blogs where everything is a little too try hard but this is simple style at it's best and ultimately wearable. Lovely.

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    1. And Avril - you look lovely on your complimentary post. Love your necklace and you were vamping it up weren't you, little lady? Now I know what to wear on a night out without losing myself in dresses and bling.

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  2. Two Yummy Mummys! You both look great ... it's amazing how a blazer and the right accessories can seriously add oomph to an outfit. Will be logging onto One Chic Mom from now on also. Thanks Avril for a 'two for the price of one'!!

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  3. LOVE her outfit! the sparkle top is soo fab!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  4. I follow Iva already and she always looks amazing! Love the sparkle top and blazer:)
    ~Anne xx

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  5. Iva you look fantastic as always! I love the blazer, the cut is beautiful! And is that a Stella & Dot renegade bracelet I see?

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  6. It was a pleasure to work with you Avril. You are right, everything looks great. Glad I was able to travel across the pond, next time I'd like to leave my house!

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  7. She really has a great style! Very polished and chic!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  8. Lovely blog swap. As I said on Iva's page , it's a nice chance to meet a new blogger I think you two are a nice swap with similar easy stylish looks . Nice to meet you Iva.

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  9. Iva is definitely a stylish woman, and I love her style! LOVE the sparkly top. This is a great outfit that can be worn to so many different functions and occasions!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  10. I love metallic's and I love the way Iva has mixed up the gold bangles, I wouldn't do that - before!

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  11. Love your outfit and your style Iva :)

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  12. it was a pleasure to check out your blog, lots of nice pics to.

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  13. A really nice flattering classy put together outfit im a sucker for blazers.well done iva love to see fashion from other countries.Hope you had a good night.

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I love reading your comments and will reply as soon as I can if you have a specific question. If for any reason, you are unable to leave a comment, just drop me an email at avril@alifetostyle.com or leave a comment on the A Life to Style Facebook Page! Thank you xx

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