Dress and Jacket: Forever 21, Shoes: Louboutin
Our Christmas Eve day consisted of going to this old, old house that was over 150 years old to take some updated family portraits. And it was beyond awesome.
The house had about 20 different rooms..each room was so insanely different and was decked with some crazy ass wallpaper that was worn in and magical. There were definitely some stories that have gone on in that house...that's forsure. In one of the rooms, we found children's lamps dangling from the ceiling. It was cool....and creepy.
We had a perfect christmas eve and I hope the holiday was just as perfect for each of you!
Skirt: Jacob, Top: Zara, Jacket: Danier
I love pieces that sit in my closet for years, untouched ....yet I know that I will 100% wear them again. This skirt is one of those pieces. I wore it years ago but even after I had my time with it, I could never part with it. I let it sit in my closet since and now, i's back to being loved again.
I am currently getting ready for a big trip to Asia ( Hong kong and Bali!!) and I can't wait to bust out this skirt while I am there. It's so perfect for extremely hot weather- so lose and breezy. And man it's hot over there ( 38 degrees F). CANNOT WAIT!
I know in the land of hardcore nailpolish fanatics this colour is old news and not relatively exciting but in my world ( the semi nailpolish fanatic's world) this is exciting. I got the Deborah Lippman "What Happens in Vegas" shade as a belated birthday gift aka the nail polish that Lady Gaga sported on the cover of Vanity Fair. Yay!
Not sure how a colour this calm and cool can include the word 'Vegas' but if Vegas looked like this, I'd probably go back more often.
Dress: Macy's. Shoes: Forever 21, Purse: BCBG, Foxtail: Gifted
I am not a great person to shop with...unless you have the same shopping style as me.
This includes: In and out of each store. Knowing what your looking for and if it's not there...hasta la vista. Changeroom missions are quick. Can circle a store once to know if you like anything.
This shopping style does not include Macy's ( for those of you not familiar with Macy's, its a massive department store in the US) which I refer to as "THE BLACK HOLE"
There is just so much going on, so many racks crammed into one small area, it's always so packed , i always feel like i am dying of heat exhaustion in there and everyone I have gone in there with tends to spend at least 2 hours in there. Basically, I've just never had a great experience in there.
However, I was asked ( forced) to accompany my mom into one of the Macy's while we were shopping in Buffalo last week and I found this cream dress while waiting for her .....and ate up my words that I would never buy anything from Macy's.
Boots: Cougar Boots
I suffer from S.A.D -seasonal affective disorder ( ok I haven't' actually been diagnosed but I am one step away from placing a bucket of sand in my room and a heat lamp to make me feel like summer is near). Due to this, I tend to be a TAD dramatic when I have to go outside in below 0 temperatures. Gloves, scarfs, and now my new Cougar boots help make the walk from my house to my car a little easier (relax-i also walk from my car into work for all those city people cursing me right now).
Anyways, I am especially glad I got these booties to keep me warm as my feet are always the coldest! They are super warm, cozy...and not to mention, safe-Heels, ice and snow are not a great mix.
If you live in a place where winter is around for more than 2 months, I'd highly suggest.
Thanks Cougar for sending them over!
Shorts: Aritzia, Blouse: Jacob, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Rings: Forever 21 & Low Luv, Ears: Made by a friend, Nailpolish: Joe Fresh
Some people wear tiaras for their birthdays but my friends and I, who had a joint birthday party for all of the babies born in november, decided it would be best to wear chanel inspired animal ears. And naturally, I got right into character. Perhaps a litttle too much ( these pictures were from the beginning of the night and by 2am, I was still doing the exact same poses...or at least I found out in the morning that I was. I wont even mention the bunny noises that were also being made. haha it as my birthday? I was allowed? ...Yeah ill stick with that)
I've been wanting to buy a pair of leather shorts for a while and since it was my birthday, I figured these ones were the perfect "happy birthday to myself" present.
I was quite happy with them..but not as happy as celebrating my birthday with some very fabulous and cool people xx
Shorts: Express Shirt: Me to We Style, Shoes: Sam Edelmen, Purse: Asos, Jacket: Espirit
I spy with my little eye: Africa
At first glance, its a little difficult to see but look closely ( I make you work on this blog!) and you can see a print of it on my shirt
This lovely shirt is cool for two reasons
1. It's from Me to We Style-a new line of products that are manufactured ethically.....everything is domestically produced and is made in a sweatshop free environment. Basically, I felt like I was doing something good when I was wearing it.
2. Me to We Style is brought to you by Me to We, charity partner of Free the Children ( one of my favourite charities run by Craig Kielburger-a seriously amazing young guy that created this charity when he was a teenager). The charity supports development projects in rural and impoverished areas across the world). 50% of all the proceeds from all the clothing bought go to this cause and that alone is great. My friend works there and I have seen the photos from their journeys to the villages they go to and it is truly inspiring.
They have a great line of shirts, scarfs and my favourite thing out of the whole line-the jewelry.
Check it out here:
Jacket: H&M, Sweater: Alexander Wang, Bag: BCBG, Skirt: Forever 21, Foxtail: Gift, Ring: Forever 21, Bracelets: Lub Lub by LS, Boots: Christian Louboutin
This sweater is insanely versatile. I have thrown it on to go out so many times and have thrown it on to lounge around the house just as often. I got it at a sample sale in New York a few years ago and I've never looked back.
I wish I could have worn this sweater this weekend to strictly chill in but instead I had a double birthday celebration to attend! The party was actually really fun...but now, I currently am wearing this sweater again....at home...with tea...recovering.
Pink Cobra Fashion Film Summer 2011
(via the katie girls)
Toronto Fashion Week ( aka Toronto Fashion WEAK) may not be the best thing Toronto is known for..but thats not to say that there is not an obscene amount of talented designers in the city.
One of them being Tania Martins behind the line, Pink Cobra. I am obsessing over pretty much all of her pieces from her new Spring 2011 Collection (favourites include the high waisted leather shorts and the over sized turquoise blouse).......and I am even obsessing over the pieces I know I CAN"T wear (pastel pink cut out crop top).
Check out the video to see all the amazing pieces.
Dress: Max Azria, Purse: Nine West, Ring: Speech
A few of my favourite things at the moment are in these photos: my creamish/white dress that I seem to slip on for every event that I have had to go to over the last 2 months, my new Speech ring that can double as a serious weapon and classic red nailpolish.
One of my favourite holidays-HALLOWEEN!...and no it's not just because I have a legitimate excuse to eat chocolate 24/7.
I love getting dressed up, i love haunted houses and i love pumpkins! This year I decided to be poison ivy...although a lot of people thought I was "Eve" and my dad thought I was a plant.
I made my entire costume and here's how:
-Corset and skirt purchased at Zeller's
-Frilly lace tutu thing at the end of the skirt-cut from an old dance costume then dyed with colour dye from the dollar store ( PICTURE 1)
-Frilly lace tutu thing (now green) sewn onto the end of the beige skirt (PICTURE 2)
-All the rhinestones, flowers, headband pieces were from the dollar store and i used my material glue from Michael's to glue each of the rhinestones on and create the headband.
-Nailpolish: China Glaze's Emerald Sparkle with dollar store rhinestones.
Several rage attacks later and VOILA!
......and then on my second night, I decided last minute to be Heidi Montag Post- Surgery.
Dress: H&M, Hat: Shotwell, Shoes: Value Village, Purse: BCBG, Foxtail: Gift
There are certain memories from when you were little that you really remember. Your first time on a bike, playing with your barbies, birthday parties at chuckie cheese....and getting your first pair of doc martens. The last memory...I remember much more vividly than the rest.
I remember an older girl in my split class had a maroon pair of Doc Martens and I thought they were just the coolest things. My mom and I looked everywhere for them...and couldn't find them in my size-like so many 'cool' things that I wanted when i was growing up. Man does it ever suck being a borderline smurf and being the shortest and smallest person in your grade. You are really limited. Thankfully my mom and I discovered the best loop hole ever.. that made finding all the cool things like Belbottom jeans and Surf style wind breakers much easier--The Kid's Department.
They were my favourite shoes for a long time...until I finally grew and size 4 did not cut it anymore.
A few weeks ago, however, I scored a pair of Doc Marten Inspired boots. Adult size. Although, they are not official doc's, they make me feel me nostalgic ( a feeling I always like), a little taller ( i'm still short) and ....badass.
Shorts: Express, Top: Iros, Sweater: BCBG, Shoes: Native store in Calgary
I thought I was over Moccasins. I had bought a pair at Topshop a few years ago and wore them so many times since then that I couldn't even look at them anymore and swore I would never wear them..or any sort of Moccasins again. Then I saw these little booties at a native store I stumbled upon in Calgary. And I couldn't resist getting another pair.
Lesson learned: never say never.