Photo courtesy of Davina Choy Image by: Photo courtesy of Davina Choy
Who do you turn to for help with paint colours, decorating inspiration and the occasional crafternoon? This girl. These items are what she's been Pinning.
Air Mikafleur Design porcelain jellyfish planters, $35 to $40, oneofakindshow.com.
Duo prints wall art (unframed), $35 per pair, bellopop.etsy.com.
Canadian Living Meadow Lake collection square throw pillow, $45, bedbathandbeyond.ca.
Polka-dot clock, $20, hallmark.ca.
Jo Malone London Miniatures Candle Collection, $130, jomalone.ca.
Glitterville pineapple arrow ornament, $15, indigo.ca.
Seven-inch bowl, $46, brika.com.
Metallic pouf, $70, homesense.ca.
PrimnPaper paper succulents, $13, etsy.ca.
Fair Isle throw, $30, homesense.ca.
Canadian Living's web editor battles her upper arm fear and wears a sleeveless dress.
Photography by Carlyle Routh. Hair by Jukka/Davines/Plutino Group. Makeup by Jodi Urichuk/Bite Beauty/Plutino Group.
Have you ever flirted with the idea of trying a daring style but weren't quite sure how to pull it off? We found six women who were intrigued by a trend they usually avoid, then we gave them the support and style advice to help them make it their own. Here, Canadian Living's web editor, Jenny Tang, forgets her upper arm self-consciousness and ditches sleeves.
"The thought of showing off my arms, unless I'm running or at the gym, absolutely terrifies me," says Jenny. Her fitness game is strong, and she's got the lean, tones limbs to prove it; but, despite all that, Jenny, like many other women, feels self-conscious about exposing her arms.
Vest, $80, and dress, $40, winners.ca. Earrings, brooches and bracelet, bananarepublic.ca. Bag, coach.com.
Regardless of your shape or size, sleeveless tops and dresses require excellent fit. If they're too big, armholes can reveal undergarments; if they're too tight, they look awkward and uncomfortable. For Jenny, we picked a neoprene-like dress with a high neckline. We added structure, and a little more coverage, by topping it with a sleeveless vest dappled with brooches which add interest—and keep the focus away from the upper arms.
Shop the trend:
Sleeveless turtleneck, $50, express.com
Embellished dress, $49, joefresh.com
Peplum top, $90, rw-co.com
Flared dress, $119, bebe.com
Blouse, $20, uniqlo.com
Jewel flower blouse, $59, simons.ca
Sleeveless vest, $99, thebay.com
Jumpsuit, $46, zara.com
Sleeveless turtleneck, $79, guess.ca
Sabine dress, $165, aritzia.com
Photography by T. Merriman Image by: Photography by T. Merriman