Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Falling For You

Hey so I'm back, with some fall photos! I don't have any close-ups, but if you like anything I'm wearing, I'd be happy to let you know. The leaves were beautiful yellows, and oranges which inspired me to incorporate them into the shoot. I know it’s not very seasonally appropriate right now (Christmas is in less than 2 weeks) but I thought I'd throw these up anyway. Enjoy!

Check out the look: I wore a patterned dress from American eagle that was a little bohemian, added a military olive jacket from H&M, gray tights, cat eye sunglasses from Le Chateau and brown American Eagle booties.

Style Tips: Mix tones; earth colors look great in fall. You can be casual and still look cute for a nice walk in the park!

falling leaves.

With Love,


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Lime Green

So I know I've been MIA for the past couple of weeks, only because I've been very busy with so many things. I'm training for management at my job, and just got back from a trip to Toronto for my cousins wedding (some pics will be up soon).I just don't want you to think I am abandoning you guys! I'm back, and will try not to have too many gaps in between posts. Right now I'm still working on a Fall Look-book, trying to combine my drawings with other inspirational pictures of trends, outfits, and fashion pieces. In the meantime, enjoy my new outfit post!

Check out the look: I paired my lime green ruffled top with black jeggins and nude pumps, I added some interest with an edgy fringe purse!

Style Tips: This is a great date look, and can definitely be altered to suit your style. If you don't dig the lime green colour, try coral or raspberry. Stick with a neutral shoe, and pick out some quirky accessories. Don't go over the top, keep it light and fun.

[Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger] top and the necklace is from a Boutique in Toronto

Watch from [Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger]

[Le Chateau] Purse

Shoes [BCBG] from Winners

Hope you all had a fashion forward weekend,

With Love,


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Getting Sporty

Family Weekend!

My dad came down from Toronto this weekend and we decided to play badminton and soccer at the park today. We obviously had a blast! This is my little sister Kendra's athletic outfit.

The Look: Shes wearing an all black ensemble, with a bright pink crop top from Bluenotes, her Nike running shoes match perfectly. Shes definitely ready for some action!

Style Tips: I always say give a monochromatic look a pop of color, even when it comes to sports wear. Keep it simple of course, and don't wear anything you have to tug and pull at.


Hope you had a fashionable weekend!

With Love,


Friday, August 5, 2011

Lace, Black and Grey

Yet another shoot; as per usual I stand in front of a beautiful backdrop! I took these pictures on top of a grassy hill near my house. Notice my last post was white? I swear I didn't plan this!

Check out the look: I paired an all black ensemble (cotton pants and tank top), added a lace tie up top from Banana Republic (thrift store find), with a pair of suede grey strap sandals with a snake skin detail on the heel. Funky!

Style Tips: Even though I shot this during the day, it's definitely an evening look for summer. It's okay to go all black, and don't worry it's only considered a rut if it's all you wear. Add a pair of interesting heels with a pop of color, or cool detailing. Like I always say be confident and add some gold jewelry to give the look a more expensive feel!

[Call it Spring] Ring and clutch wallet

[Guess] necklace

Shoes from the [The Bay]

[Tommy Hilfiger] purse and [Dollar Store] sunglasses


Have a fashionable Friday!

With Love,


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Things from Turkey!

I can't get enough of these great gifts I got from Turkey, I couldn't wait to show you guys!

Check out the look: A laid back easy vibe, where I paired a short cream dress with a knee length white crochet slip underneath. I added a white and celery green patterned scarf for an eclectic feel. Did you know that Turkey is in the middle of Europe and Asia? How cool!

Style tips: If you layer dresses, make sure the cut lengths flatter your body when you try them on, this is so you don't end up looking bulky in some areas. Please don't be afraid to experiment with tones and textures. Here I did cream and white, with thick crochet and light polyester.

Earrings + Istanbul Notebook

Flower Necklace + Bobble Bracelet
Costa Blanca Studded Clogs

With Love,


(P.S. Fall 2011 Lookbook coming soon!)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Keep it or Scrap it?: Anne Hathaway in Paris

Not only do I hate everything that's going on with the shear slip, but I am so displeased that she paired more shear with SHEAR black tights. And now that I think about it, there's practically nothing she could pair with that dress (or skirt, I just can't completely tell) to make it look decent. All you did Anne was make me think; Morticia Addams had a lovechild with Madonna! Why can't there be more stylish love children outfit combination's? Like Johnny Depp and Nicole Richie? Or Kate Bosworth and Rachel Bilson? Yes, that would be nice...What do you think about Anne's look? Keep it or scrap it?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

4 Belts You Should Own

1. The waist cinching belt

Think of this belt as a shapeless dress or top saver. It’s important to own what you ACTUALLY need in your wardrobe, not just the things you like buying. I know ladies; we are all culprits of buying lots of cute patterned tops and no plain ones. It helps to make a list of basics that you know that you need to own. You don’t need to break the bank and buy them all at once, just keep it with you, and pull it out the next time you go shopping. It really doesn’t matter WHAT your style is, a great and simple medium sized waist belt will really come in handy!

Tommy Hilfiger $59.99

2. The Skinny Belt

Ah yes, the skinny belt. A great wardrobe staple that makes any outfit look put together! Like the waist cinching belt, this is a versatile piece that can be worn with all types of pants. If you pick the right belt, you can actually use this as a waist cincher as well! You can add it to a pair of high waist flared jeans for a chic 70’s look, or throw it on a pair of black cigarette pants. This type of belt can actually slim you down as well!

The Gap $29.99

3. The Leather Brown Belt

The leather brown belt can be woven, or distressed. It looks great with a floral top or a white t-shirt. This is an especially essential piece if you have a laid back or bohemian style.

Banana Republic $49.50

4. The Black Belt

A simple black belt is a MUST. If you wear belts, then this is a belt you need to own. You can wear this belt with almost anything in your wardrobe, and its okay, if you only own this type, because this is the most flattering and versatile belt you can have. You can choose one with a gold or silver buckle detailing; just make sure it’s simple and sleek. Like everything, you can splurge or save, depending on your shopping style.

Banana republic $49.50

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Runway Inspired: Bold Stripes

There are two things I am completely in love with this summer: bold stripes and bold colour. Whether you are rocking a classic black and white or a vibrant orange and yellow, stripes are just effortless and simple. Here are some vital tips, when it comes to those lines of glory!

1. Yes, we all know stripes across the body can make you look wider. This is definitely not just a myth; it's important to choose the right stripes for the right body. If you carry alot of weight on your upper half, I don't suggest medium sized stripes, especially if the garment is a tight fit. Try smaller thinner, or even more subtle stripes. Pick the right material; a cotton that flows away from the body and doesn't cling is perfect.

2. Don't go TOO trendy all over. Just to be clear stripes are also a trend this season, so its vital to pair this look with classic and simple pieces. A fitted blazer over black and white stripes looks sophisticated and works perfectly for the office. White or dark denim are also excellent options that will keep this look classy. Let the focal point BE the stripes (and your pretty face of course!).

3.Add Colour! Don't be afraid to have fun and add a splash of bold colour to this look. A bright purple or orange accessory can really make it summer appropriate! I added a coral belt :).

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pure Genious: The Black and White Skirt

I bought this skirt online a couple weeks ago. I was scouting stores, online shops, and even thrift stores, for a tight fitted black and white skirt. I had originally seen this skirt while taking a stroll in the downtown market; a girl had a gorgeous black and white skirt on in a restaurant, and upon further investigation I noticed it was a Hollister or an Abercrombie skirt (I couldn't tell the difference in logo's). I checked these stores online page, and nadda; nothing. I decided I needed to just do a broader search on Ebay. I picked it up for $17.99 (minus shipping costs), and I couldn't be more pleased when I got it in the mail a couple of days ago! So here's the look, my way of styling it, and a few pieces that you can add or not add, depending on your taste. It's simple; be you, and rock it however you want, enjoy!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Thrift Store Week Day One: The Maxi Skirt

I found this fabulous rose gold maxi skirt while perusing the aisles of Salvation Army. I love to frequent thrift stores because I think it brings a sense of style empowerment that you can only embrace when digging through other people's stuff. It's a treasure hunt for the bold! It's not for everyone, but if you've never tried it; Go ahead! Let loose and let your creative juices flow!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fashion Find Friday: The Espadrille Wedge!

Check out these two espadrille wedges, the spring and summer trend that should also be a shoe collection staple. When I look at magazines, I can't help but frown when I come across a beautiful pair of shoes that cost about a month's worth of rent! The upside? There's almost always a doppelganger version at your local shoe store!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pure Genious: one floral romper, two ways

I tried out this causal but chic trend, and found two ways to pull it off. My first reaction to the floral romper when I saw it was one of uneasiness. A few questions popped into my head; will it be flattering? Will I wear it? and is it worth it? These were tough questions, that could only be satisfied by trying it on. I found it not only flattering, but I pictured the versatility instantly in the mirror, the price? Only $24.50!