Simple Date Night Outfit – Spring 2019

Hello everyone and welcome back to The Selfish Column. I hope the month of May brought more flowers than showers. I am here in Calgary trying to figure out what to wear each day to fit the weather…(only Calgarians understand this struggle SMH). Gear up for June though, cause it’s pretty much here which means its halfway through the year. Reevaluate those goals if need be or pat yourself on the shoulder if the checklist is getting smaller.

Now, let’s get to this month’s topic!!!

This post is all about a cute simple date night outfit made with things that you can find in your closet or in the mall this season. As many of you know I’m a huge foodie and wine person, so going out and trying new things is one of my favourite activities. The outfit I put together is accessible and can be found at any of your local retailers.  All tags and links are provided on the photos. Just click the photo and it will take you directly to the site.

H&M Canada Black Skinny High Jeans 

Zara Canada Printed Shirt. Mixed print. Wrap closure with self-tie. 
Zara Canada High Heel Mules With Methacryla 

Medium Watches The Debut Black/ Gold Mesh (currently on sale)

To achieve my makeup look I shared a few of the basics below. Links are also available.

Primer: Fenty Pro FILT’R

Concealer: LA Girl Pro Concealer- In the Colour Fawn

Foundation: MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF – In Colour NC55

Contour/Highlighter: NYX 3 Step to Sculpt Face Sculpting Palette- In Deep Tone

Lip Colour: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – In The Colour Kitten Heels.

Eyeshadow: Sephora Pro Editorial 2.0 Palette

Eye Lashes: Ardell 103 Black

Hair: Conair Canada Tourmaline Ceramic 1-Inch To Curling Wand

Hope you enjoy the look and find it simple but yet stylish. As always thank you for getting this far on the blog. Until next time selfish readers.

~S.C~

My Experience With Conair Digital Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Iron Hair Straightener

Hello everyone!!! Welcome back to The Selfish Column. Spring is finally here!!! I thought why not kick off the month of May with the latest hairstyling product that’s new to the market and super easy to use.  

As a girl who wears wigs and hair extensions often, I tend to get a little protective of my investments. I want to ensure the longevity of my wigs and extensions with limited damage. So, I have decided to add the Conair, 1” LCD Touch Screen Digital Tourmaline Ceramic Straightener into my get ready routine. Since 6 AM is my wakeup call *sigh* I need all the sleep I can get, and this straightener has saved me so much time in the last week.  

• New SMARTSCREEN Digital Touch Display

My relationship with Conair started when I was a young girl searching for my style identity. I remember being thirteen years old and looking for an affordable curler and straightener that would make my mother’s budget happy. Conair was the perfect brand at the time and their products stood the test of time in my household. As a consumer, I am always looking for longevity and quality when spending my money. I have flat irons and hair straighteners from Conair that have lasted almost a decade in my collection.   

Let’s talk about tourmaline ceramic and how it affects hair and hairstyling. Tourmaline prevents static and reduces frizz for silky and shiny hair. Three days after straightening the hair, it was still able to maintain the same style with little to no upkeep. Also, if you have watched my recent Instagram Stories you would have come across a post of me discussing that same result.   

The design also has a clip at the back to close the Straightener when you’re not using it. How GREAT IS THAT?!!!! 

• 9 precision digital heat settings

After reading this and or watching the video on my Instagram page @nancynywala, what are your thoughts on the new Tourmalines Ceramic hair straightener? Do you see yourself adding this to your collection? If so, what are some styling tips you can share? Leave your ideas in the comment section.   

As always thank you for getting this far on The Selfish Column.  

~S.C~ 

Spring Fashion Meets Business Style

Hello Everyone and welcome back to The Selfish Column. I wanted to come back with a quick style post for your viewing. Hope you love this simple but yet chic look I put together with my friends at Espy Boutique. All details are listed below.

Top: Yaya

Pants: BB Dakota

Coat: Ichi Fashion

Heels: Kate Spade New York

As mentioned above all these items can be found at Espy Boutique right here in Calgary in the heart of Inglewood.  Check out their social page @espyexperience for all the new trends.

Until next time Selfish Readers.

~S.C~

Battle of The Prints

Hello everyone and welcome back to The Selfish Column. It’s the last month of the year so let’s make it count!. This post is all about the fashion wave that took over social media this Fall/Winter season. By reading the title you can kind of have an idea on what this trend is all about… Prints Baaaabaaay!!!. I’m not going to lie though the snake prints that was all over my timeline has been giving me LIFE. I am seriously obsessed with all the fun ways all these fashionista have been putting their looks together. I took a page from the many fabulous people online and came up with my take on this trend. As per usual I kept it cute, simple and affordable for my everyday women out there. I know those bills are catching up right before New Years ladies.

Enjoy the looks and let me know how you would style your prints. These outfits are probably what I am considering for New Years Eve.

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“For the love of cake”

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Boots: Zara Canada

Dress: Zara Canada

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Dress: H&M Canada

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Boots: H&M Canada

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Green Purse: Zara Canada

As always thank you for getting this far on the post. I hope you all enjoyed the photos and was inspired to create your own outfits with animal prints.

 

~S.C~

Cabo Vacation Lookbook: Outfits Ideas

 

Hey everyone and welcome back to The Selfish Column.  I would say happy spring but if you live in Calgary you know there is no spring in sight. But luckily I was able to experience some sun during my Cabo vacation.

Last month I and a group of some amazing women went to Cabo San Lucas to celebrate my girl’s bachelorette and let me tell you, things went a bit wild- – –  But I have to say it’s a girl’s trip dream come true.

What I’m most proud of when it comes to my outfits are how affordable they were. As you all know, The selfish Column is always here to save you a buck or two and that will NEVER change. I hope you enjoyed my first ever lookbook because I enjoyed creating this and can’t wait to see how all of you respond to it.

Now let’s get to business, THE FASHION.  These looks were just a snippet of what I wore on the trip and hopefully, it inspires you on your next vacation.

Mexico Dress
Dress From Forever21 $24.90 CAD

Mexico Dress 2
As a girl that love her blacks and whites and all the natural colors this print definitely allowed me to still be comfortable.

Mexico Pant 3
Top: Forever21 $24.90CAD

Mexico Pants
Did you really go on vacation if you didn’t wear white jeans pants?. These Pants are last summer’s look from H$M Canada.

Mexico Pants 2
Heels are a classic summer look from Call it Spring. I bought these about a year ago and can’t remember the price but rest assured they were on Sale.

Jump Suit 2
This jumpsuit was perfect for the beach, loose and comfy.

Jump Suit
Jumpin’ Jumpin’ Jumpin’   Jumpsuit: Forever21 $24.90CAD            Sandals: Forver21 $17.90CAD

Lemon Pants 2
I took risks this time around, and I feel confident about my decision.  I found that I actually look good in patterns and my skin tone pops when the suns around.

Lemon Pants
Top: Forever21 $22.90        Lemon Jeans: Forever21 $30.90CAD

Lemon Pants 3
The Real Housewives of Atlanta vibes with all the shade!!!!

Mexico All White 3
Purse: Forever21 $15.00CAD (Sale)          Top: Forver21 $20.90CAD

Mexico All White 2
White Sandals: Forever21 $17.90CAD                       Sunglasses: Forever21 $10.43CAD (Sale)

Bathing Suit 3
Believe it or not, I have a bag of Swim Wear pieces that I take to every vacation I hit up. I haven’t changed them or purchased a new suit in about four years. Maybe this year I should start shopping, LOL. To keep it fresh I mix and match my bottoms with different color tops.

Bathing Suit
Bathing Suit Full Piece: HM Canada

Bathing Suit 2
In the sea but never lost at the shore

 

Most of my items are from Forever 21 Canada; yes I am an adult and I still shop there, and no I am not ashamed of it. (Plus these pieces are freaking cuteeeeeeee.)

As always thank you for stopping by The Selfish Column… until next time selfish readers.

 

~S.C~

 

All Black And Strapped Up

 

Hello everyone and welcome back to The Selfish Column. I really hope everyone had a great weekend. I spent the weekend working on future blog posts and organizing my school life.

This week I am coming to you guys with a new look that I absolutely love! This outfit is giving me a sexy Morticia Addams vibe, and I’m here for ALL IT— Bring on the dark side.  I can wear this look to so many events without the feeling of outfit repeat hanging over me. The different pieces make for an easy style change with things you already have in your closet. This is something you can wear to a business event or a night out with the girls (of course the button have to be up for work events). I want you guys think business in the front and party in the back analogy, only this time the party is taking a front row seat with this eye catching bralette.

Let me know how you would incorporate these three pieces into your wardrobe.

As always the details are listed below. Like, share, and comment if you love this post.

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Outfit Details:

Top: Zara

Bralette: Express

Skirt: Aritzia

Heels: Aldo

~S.C~

White After Labour Day?

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Hi everyone and welcome back to The Selfish Column. Hope everyone had great weekend doing whatever it is they love. Mine was pretty standard for the most part. I did a little bit of shopping, editing and went to one of my girlfriend’s birthday dinner. All and all it was a delightful weekend.

The outfit seen a above was quite simple to put together. As many of you all know by now I am the queen of lazy looks. I love to put pieces together that don’t need much to standout. When I first purchased this white dress I  was a little hesitant because I wasn’t sure where I can wear it. After bringing it home I started to play around with the belt hook on the dress and quickly learned it can be worn in many ways. For example if you want to have a more conservative look, all you had to do is tighten the belt hook. If a sexier look is what you’re going for just loosen the belt hook and maybe go bra less if you are brave enough. Just tape those bad boys down to avoid some unwanted attention… (if you know what I mean).  Another great way to wear this piece is abandoning the the dress idea and use it as a sleeveless vest. Hope you liked these tips, and enjoyed my look today. On Wednesday I will be writing about fun life hacks, hope to see you all back here.

Outfit Details:

Dress: H&M

Shoes: Nine West

 

~S.C~

 

 

 

 

 

LBD – Simple Styling

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Hi there my selfish readers, hope you all had an amazing weekend. My weekend consisted of wine, girl talk, and work.  The look above I put together with the idea of a simple date night on the mind.   The floral patterns on the blazer pieced the look together without overshadowing the lace pattern on the dress. Speaking of the of this LBD, I had this in my closets for months but never got around to wearing it.  Let me know your thoughts on it and how you would style it if it was your dress. Thanks for stopping by!

Outfit Details:

Blazer: Dynamite

Dress: ASOS

Shoes: Express

Bracelet: H&M

(This is actually a necklace that I wrapped as a hand chain)

 

 

~S.C~

Casual Weekend Look-Lazy Girl Edition

It’s the weekend, and were talking about casual fashion looks today on the blog. This current look was inspired by Californian men style. I stepped out of my comfort zone and accessorized more than usual without losing the concept.  Think boyfriend clothes meets date night. Hope you all enjoy this look as much as I did.:)

As always,the details for my look is provided below (after the pictures). You would be surprise how easily accesibles these pieces were for purchase. Enjoy Loves 🙂

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Shirt- H&M Women:

This button up shirt has become a staple piece in my closet this summer. What I love the most about it is that I am able to mix it and match it with different pant bottoms as well as skirts and shorts.

Boyfriend Jeans- Garage: 

These Jeans are very comfy and currently trending. Prior to the summer season I went on a hunt for the perfect boyfriend jeans, only to be shit out of luck. Luckily for me I found these and purchased them in two different denim washes. I would recommend going a size bigger to give it that loose fitted style.

Heels: Call it Spring:

These are a 3 inch wedge heel that give a twist to the normal booties. The cut out on it allows you to bring the look right into fall, and might I add they are comfy as hell. I wore them for 6 hours straight with no issues this past week.

Necklace: Aldo

What can I say, I caved in to the choker trend. I honestly am quite content with this choker. Just the other day I was able to come up with four different ways to wear this accessory.

Ring: H&M

What can I say? I love rings. 🙂

 

 

~S.C~

 

 

Summer Look- Jeans and Turtle Neck

Details Below about where I purchased this outfit.

I can’t express how much I love these Jeans. This is the second time I paired these jeans for an outfit look on this blog. This Turtle Neck top is legit EVERYTHING, I live in a city where I can wear this in the summer without sweating to death (some days). I can wait for fall weather to see what I can do with this top. 🙂

Hope you all have a great week.. Let me know how the new site looks and your thoughts on this post.  As always see you all next time.

 

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Outfit Details:

Top: Zara

Jeans: Zara

Heels: Kate Spade

 

 

~S.C~