SUBTLE STATEMENTS

HAT | MESH TANK | SHORTS | YSL BAG | RING
You don’t see a lot of over accessorizing here on Sweet as Fiction. Simplicity has always been my go-to for almost any occasion as it’s the most timeless way to make a statement without looking too overbearing. That being said, I’ve been working on including some more subtle, yet classic pieces to my wardrobe because when worn the right way, these can be a stylish additions to any look.
Take this hat, for example. I’ve seen it pretty much everywhere throughout the summer and never thought this particular style would work for me. Once I brought it home and incorporated it into some of my favourite looks, I fell head over heels! In fact, I’ve been tempted to add more of it in every colour imaginable (love this), but practicality first! I’ve always believed in investing in pieces that can be worn multiple ways and this is definitely one that can be incorporated for different occasions; travel, summer and everything in between! I just love that.
How do you incorporate statement accessories into your everyday? Do share below! xoxo

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BEAUTY FAVOURITES

Rounding up this month’s beauty favourites and they’re the best yet! Lately with the weather changing by day, I’ve been turning to products to help restore my skin’s appearance, all the while testing out some new ones that are perfect for fall. As much as I love using my favourites, it’s nice to switch things up and introduce new products into my beauty regime. Here are ones that are lust-worthy mentions:

ELIZABETH ARDEN DAILY YOUTH RESTORING EYE SERUM: 
When it comes to skincare, I usually focus on two things: prevention and maintenance. I don’t think I realized just how much my schedule affected my skin up until the last couple of months. Eventually I started noticing bags were showing up around my eyes along with minor puffiness. I’ve been using this nightly restoring serum to bring back that fresh glow and it’s worked wonders! What I love most about this serum is that it’s fragrance free; perfect for anyone with sensitive skin and helps minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles so you wake up looking fresh.
ELIZABETH ARDEN PLUMP UP LIP LINER:
I am slightly obsessed with the formula on this one. It goes on smooth and has an easy applicator tip that helps to blend in the colour seamlessly after lining or filling in your lips. The colour I am currently wearing is “Vintage Pink” which is the perfect shade for fall.
ELIZABETH ARDEN PLUSH UP LIP GELATO: 
This is an ideal lipstick to have in your bag for a quick touchup on the go and I love wearing this one everyday. It’s formula will make your lips feel incredibly soft as it’s infused with shea butter, vitamin A, E and rosemary extract which provides moisture while protecting your lips for hours; something I look for when wearing any coloured lip!
ELIZABETH ARDEN COOL GLOW CHEEK TINT:
This latest cheek tint from Elizabeth Arden has completely changed my opinion on gel blushes! It’s super easy to apply and blends seamlessly to create the perfectly dewy look on your cheeks. What I love most is how compact it is, making it so easy take with you on-the-go!
VIVA LA JUICY GLACE EAU DE PARFUM SPRAY: 
Something about this fragrance has truly inspired me and my personal style. #ViveOnIce is described for the girl that can turn an ordinary day into something fabulous! This fragrance instantly embodies that; made of fresh mandarin, frosted casis leaves and lush pear sorbet, once it’s settled in, you can really smell base notes of vanilla and sandalwood which leaves a warmer scent that can be worn year round. The bottle is very similar to it’s predecessor adding a lovely touch with the pink feathered wrap and gemstone cap.

Thank you Elizabeth Arden for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
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EASY BREEZY STRIPES

ZARA TANK | SHORTS (similar) | CROSSBODY BAG | HEELS

If you’ve been following my blog for awhile now you know that I am no stranger to mixing casual with the classic on a daily basis. Though in general, my looks can vary from laid-back to dressy, I normally pick my outfits based on my mood. There are days when you’ll see me adding sky high heels with the most casual of outfits to kind of mix it up a bit. Today’s look is no exception; very much a mix of casual and classic pieces all around.

This bag has been a favourite addition of mine since the beginning of the season and will continue to be a hot commodity moving into fall. What about you guys, what items do you have on rotation? Sharing more of my favourites below. xoxo 

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