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Cupcakes and Cashmere – Octer.com

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of being photographed for Krowd Magazine’s Krowd Street Style feature. It’s always an honour to work with this polished glossy, so I jumped at the chance when they contacted me. You can check out the feature here, and check out the rest of the site – it’s gorgeous. I was also blessed to be photographed by the talented Arnold Hamisi. Check out this young photographer’s instagram at @giftedvisions. I hope to become half as talented as Arnold is when it comes to photography.

Cupcakes and Cashmere - Octer.com
“Good things just keep happening.” – Unknown

I normally stress out hard in the days leading up to these types of photoshoots as sometimes, I’m not even sure what is appropriate dress for an “influencer”. Should I stick to my ladylike roots or should I wear what seems to be the the standard blogger uniform of perfectly distressed this and that, covetable delicate jewelry, statement sunnies worth more than my car, etc, etc.?

While nervously perusing the options in my closet, wringing my hands and contemplating spending my savings on a whole new wardrobe, I decided finally to stick to what makes me feel beautiful: a light, airy dress. I packed away my beloved Levi’s and reached for my Cupcakes and Cashmere dress – a total score that I found on the Nordstrom website during the blowout #NSale.


Finding this dress was a bit of a miracle too, one bestowed upon me by the awesome Octer website. Octer is my new shopping obsession as it makes shopping a total breeze. Serving as an aggregator for several of my fave sites such as Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Liberty of London and more, this British-bred mobile shopping site compiles clothing, accessories, homewares, etc. into a very easily shoppable experience.

I logged on, clicked on the “Dresses & Skirts” section and was provided with more dress options than my little heart could manage. Like any great shopping site, you can filter your options into many different categories such as skirt length, colour, occassion, fit, material…you name it.

Cupcakes and Cashmere - Octer.com

Cupcakes and Cashmere Dress – Octer | Shoes – Zara (similar here) | Elsa Peretti Bone Cuff – Tiffany & Co. | Bracelets 1 & 2– Alex & Ani | Maise Bag – Kate Spade | Pearl Earrings – Birks (similar here)

After happily wading through tons of gorgeous options on the Octer site, I finally settled on this super girly and pretty, ice-blue Cupcakes and Cashmere dress…and I have been wearing it on repeat. I LOVE IT. I also snagged a gorgeous Diptyque candle, but more on that to come in a future blog post.

Want a hassle free mobile/online shopping experience? Like shopping on sites that pretty much do all the work for you? Head on over to www.octer.com and get your shop on! Be sure to check out Octer’s pretty Instagram account too (@octershop).

*Photography courtesy of Krowd Magazine. Photographer: Arnold Hamisi (@giftedvisions)

Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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    • Dominique
      August 26, 2016 / 1:36 pm

      Thank you so much, Taylor! This dress is now a favourite!

  1. August 26, 2016 / 11:57 am

    Congrats for the feature! I love the silver accent you gave to this outfit with the shoes!

    • Dominique
      August 26, 2016 / 12:07 pm

      Thank you so much! I love those shoes. My husband calls them my “astronaut shoes”. LOL!

  2. August 26, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    Aw, I love this dress! It was a good choice πŸ™‚ And congratulations on the feature!

    • Dominique
      August 26, 2016 / 12:45 pm

      Thank you, Isabel! I’m super flattered and excited!

  3. August 26, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    This dress looks amazing on you! I love the color. These pictures look amazing, too!

    • Dominique
      August 26, 2016 / 1:56 pm

      Thank you so much!!! xoxoxo

  4. August 26, 2016 / 3:21 pm

    Spending your whole life savings on a new wardrobe – LOL! Been there!!!! Love the dress πŸ™‚

    • Dominique
      August 28, 2016 / 7:28 pm

      Haha! Thanks, Chloe! xoxoxo

  5. August 26, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    The entire outfit is very well balanced and fits you well. Love the colours and the dress πŸ™‚ And cool blog btw! X

    • Dominique
      August 28, 2016 / 7:28 pm

      Thank you, Nicole! The dress is really vibrant in person. So happy I got it!

  6. August 26, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Beautiful! You look lovely and the dress is fabulous. Sweet and soft yet sophisticated πŸ™‚

  7. August 26, 2016 / 11:56 pm

    Love this look! Cupcakes and Cashmere everything is where it’s at and this dress looks absolutely amazing on you. You’re now the second person to mention Octer so clearly I need to check them out ASAP. Though that might be a tick dangerous for my wallet.

    Congrats on an amazing shoot!


  8. August 27, 2016 / 1:14 am

    So awesome! Congrats! You look gorgeous!

  9. August 27, 2016 / 6:32 am

    Congrats!! I am loving that dress too!!

    • Dominique
      August 28, 2016 / 7:26 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m obsessed with that dress! Such a goodie!

  10. August 28, 2016 / 12:47 am

    Congrats, darling! You look amazing, as per usual. Continue to push forward in your greatness.

    • Dominique
      August 28, 2016 / 7:26 pm

      Really nice of you. Thanks so much for your support!

  11. August 31, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    You look Beyond amazing Dominique! This dress and colour were just made for you, and I am really glad you get to pick that dress at the #NSale ! You have a great eye for style and you are definitely in my style radar (in the best possible way of course πŸ™‚
    Kisses and see you on insta! <3

    • Dominique
      August 31, 2016 / 1:11 pm

      Awww Stella. Thank you for your kind words! Your IG profile is one of my favourites…in fact, it’s one of the only ones I check religiously. I wish we lived closer…I bet we’d hit it off! Thank you for all of your style inspiration! xoxoxox

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