Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Coveting & Considering

 Reissued Chloe Suzanna Boots!
Source: {Holt Renfrew}

These iconic, Chole studded-ankle boots have been reissued and are now available at Holt Renfrew in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. Unfortunately, Holt Renfrew ceased their on-line shopping several years ago. I'm minutes away from Holt's, but for those that are not, hopefully they will relaunch the online shopping feature again. So for now, you have to pick them up brick and motor style in Canada!
Source: {the-habit.com}
Source: 1.{Tumblr}, 2.{Holt Renfew}

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Coveting & Considering


Although Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons, I don't like to 'jump the gun' with proceeding seasonal clothes. However, I can't help but allow this global warming's cover up of Winter transport me into Spring.....pre-mature as it may be! Lately, I am really into updating current basics - see this post here. There are a lot of inspiring trends this season (and carried over from last season), but I don't want to overwhelm my closet {and wallet} with these 'for the moment' trends.


Wish List
       1. J Crew - Blythe Silk Blouse
       2. Lanvin - Ankle Strap Sandals
       3. Balenciaga - Balenciaga Paris Perfume
       4. Maje - Grey Jaw Jeans



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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Inspiration

{...Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair!}
Vanity Fair's March 2012 Issue
Source: {Vanity Fair}

I wait for this special issue to hit the stands every year! I think VF did a wonderful job of using these fresh, young, modern rising stars to depict old Hollywood glam. The soft colour pallet and graceful poses are classic, yet the cover still looks refreshing to me.

What do you think of the cover this year?
Source: {Vanity Fair}

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

The T.Dot Scene: Balzacs

{My favorite coffee place at the Distillery District in Toronto}
Today my day started off with a trip with my sister and two cousins (who are like my sisters) to Balzac's, a trendy coffee place in the Distillery district. Their toasted almond latte was like heaven in a bowl. They are mostly known for their coffee but the pastries, especially the the ginger molasses cookie deserves andhonorable mention.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Beautiful Things Pinboard

...My {beautiful} picks from Pinterest....Pearls!

I wore my pearls today after so long. It made me realize how much beauty there is in simple, classic pieces that will never go out of style.
Source: {Pinterest}

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

In My Closet: Favorite Bags From My Collection

Yesterday my mom asked me if there were any bags/purses/totes that I would be willing to part with in order to give to some of my younger cousins. She knows I have too many and some I don't think I'll ever use again. Well, this inspired me to do a post about the top 5 bags I would never be able to part with. All for different reasons. There are many that I love and would never part with regardless of how often I use, or don't use them. But the following are ones which I not only use regularly, but I think will  be in my closet forever. Number 2, is technically three bags, but I'm going to group them together.

{1. My Black Balenciaga. Never goes out of style}

{2. My Chenel bags, loved equally! I can wear this with a ripped t-shirt and still feel like a million bucks}

{3. Foley and Corina. Easy, no hassle wear and a great colour!}

{4. Versatile Prada bag, bought in 2010. Love the fact that it also serves as a satchel}

{5. Balenciaga Clutch, bought a while ago but perfect for when I need a pop of colour}

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Coveting & Considering

These are some of my favorite picks from Kate Spades new collection!

{Source: katespade.com}
{I personally think you're a 'Kate Spade' girl if}:

1. From time to time you still send hand written notes to your loved ones 
2. You appreciate the subtle 'prettiness' in things
3. You still fancy a good ole' bow tie
4. You love your boyfriend/husband dearly BUT nothing gets in the way of you and your girls!
5. Pink has always been your 'new' black

I'll admit, I've always been into the rocker-chic look (I know this term is so overused) and black has always my new black BUT there is something about Kate Spade that makes me want to abandon everything I think I know about myself and embrace the Kate Spade in me!

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Coveting & Considering

My wish list this week is pretty simple. The current state of my nude Michael Kors pumps, {require} me to by another pair of nudes. Stuart Weitzman's are perfect for classic, effortless shoes at a reasonable price. I also haven't purchased a clutch in a while, and this Balenciaga would satisfy this need for sure!
Also, there is nothing better then a knit blazer/cardigan! You will look chic, put together and classic in addition to being comfortable!

     1. Balenciaga - Giant Envelop Gold Hamilton
     2. Stuart Weitzman - Nologoswoon Pumps
     3. Reiss - Joss Nude Knit Tuxedo Cardigan

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Beautiful Things Pinboard

...My {beautiful} picks from Pinterest...
...all things British

I find  the British so fascinating as they are so similar to North America, yet so different...I also like how their style is so effortless {sigh}
Source: {Pinterest}

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Coveting & Considering

Zara has always been my go to store for when I want to look stylish on a budget (like many women I'm sure)

These are my favorite items that are new this week at zara.com!
Source: {zara.com}


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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Istanbul FW'12 Fashion Week FW'12

I'm so obsessed with international designers that I normally would not have been exposed to. I really wanted to explore Istanbul Fashion Week, because I know someone personally who got to attend some of the shows (I'm still waiting for the pictures).

These were some of my favorite catwalk moments....I did notice a lot of "chest" baring clothing. I know Turkey is a "liberal" and more "Western" of the Islamic nations, but I was still shocked. I didn't even think this was a trend anywhere else because I didn't see this look on any other international runway as much as I did here (explore the site, you'll see what I mean).

Overall, there were some great looks, but no magical fashion-inspiring moments for me. I couldn't understand what the designers were trying to say or for some designers, what their point of view was {that makes no sense to you perhaps, but makes sense in my head}

{SİMAY BÜLBÜL FW'12}
Source: {Istanbul Fashion Week 2012}

{GAMZE SARAÇOĞLU FW'12}
Source: {Istanbul Fashion Week 2012}
Source: {Istanbul Fashion Week 2012}


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Friday, February 17, 2012

Beautiful Things Pinboard

...even though it's Friday, I'm feeling a bit down today.

But there is nothing like a yummy cupcake to make me feel better and jump start the long weekend!Thanks to my sister, who got me a cupcake from the local cupcake shop!
Source {Pinterest}

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Coveting & Considering

Source {http://www.sandro-paris.com}
This is my go to brand for dresses, cute embelished tees and overall if I am going for a rough/chic look with a touch of femininity!

Here are some of my favorite picks off the Paris site
Source {Sandro Paris}


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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Beautiful Things Pinboard

Dreaming of great cheese, baguettes and amazing style

PARIS...

Where I wish I was...oh la la

Source: Pinterest


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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Coveting & Considering New Basics

Yes, I love my Chanel Classic bag in black lamb skin, but this beautiful Chanel bag (exclusive to Ballagio in Las Vegas) can also double as a "basic". There are not many things I can't see it working perfectly with... and it's different. Most people won't have it....{sigh}... I love exclusivity! These other basic items, among all the crazy bright colours and crazy {but loveable} prints that are adorning our runways are *updates* to current closet staples. Who says basics have to stagnent?
3.1 Phillip Lim Wrap Dress, $550
Zara Leather Boots, $100
Sandro Sandro Blazer, $485
Lanvin Simple Combo Belt, $165
Tom Ford Sunglasses , $380
Chanel {Exclusive to Ballagio Las Vegas}



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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week FW'12

I tried not to read any of the reviews thus far regarding MB F'12 fashion week so I wouldn't be influenced by what I really like. Here are some of my favorite collections. Diane Von Furstenberg manges to inpress me season after season. No wonder it's always my first stop in NYC.
What were some of your favorites this season?









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Monday, February 13, 2012

Five Great Ideas

...Five great ideas for your winter wardrobe

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Personal Collection: TopShop Dress

So, as most people who know me would tell you, I fear too much colour! However the last year or so, I've been playing a lot with colour. For example last week I bought the Alexander McQueen Scull scarf in red!!

I was at the Top Shop boutique at the Bay and found this dress on sale. They only had one left and it's a few sizes too big (I'll have to do some hemming) but other then that....strangely, I like it. I wouldn't normally go for this print or colour combo, but it looks better on...trust me!

I have some really cool ideas on how to style this dress. So stay tuned for that!

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Inspiration...Stella + Thandie

Thandie Newton at the premiere of ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ in London on February 7th
Picture sourced from: Stella McCartney
Ahh...well this is perfection! I love moments like this one here where a designer and the person wearing their clothes make magic. Thandie Newton seriously looks good in anything but she looks particularly stunning in this dress. I feel like Stella McCartney makes clothes that are made for strong, independent women, who also like to show their feminine side, while remaining classy.

This is also the vibe I get from Thandie Newton. She inspires me for sure because that's the type of women I am (well at least I think so and have been told).

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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Coveting & Considering

I honestly believe that I would not be where I am today without the strong female presence in my life. 
My girlfriends make me who I am and without them I would not have gotten through some the roughest patches in my life. Too bad there aren't days/holidays that celebrate that relationship in such a dynamic way like Valentines Day. That is why for me V-day is about love for all. Not just my boyfriend/fiancée etc. But all the people that I cannot live without!

Here are some amazing gift ideas for those strong, courages women in your lives!

Madwell wallet, Judith Leiber purses
I just bought this bracelet fot my sister and cousin and will be getting the set below for my bffs!
Links of London friendship bracelet, Keils LOVE set


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Monday, February 06, 2012

Coveting & Considering

I'll admit, I'm a bit scarf obsessed! Most of my scarves are a darker hue, which is why I would love to add this lovely Vivienne Westwood scarf to my collection. As for the other two items - who wouldn't want those? <Big sigh>

Prada - Saffiano Calf Leather Tote, $2,100
Michael Kors - Pave Dome Ring, $125
Vivienne Westowood - Printed Woven Scarf, $275

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Sunday, February 05, 2012

Stockholm Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week AW'12

I'm not sure how I feel about the shows at the Stockholm Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. There were some great moments, like the Rodebjer show.  Most of the collections had a 'read-to-wear' vibe. Don't get me wrong. I love contemporary fashion and clothes that any women would look good in however I didn't feel any 'magic' with these clothes the way I did with the Copenhagen show (see post below). The colour pallet (which I like) was overall a bit more muted the the Copenhagen fashions.

Here is a sample of a few designers and a few pieces showcased:

Okay,  so l did like this collection. Everything here seems to be ready-to-wear. I imagine pairing that yellow skit a hundred different ways.



This collection is a nod to the flapper-era, feminine and playful yet strong at the same time.

This collection had a very adroygynous feel to it. I was less- thrilled with this collection.


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Coveting & Considering, Maje

I'm just so fascinated by French Contemporary designers and glad they are making their way to North America. Although I must warn you the French site is much better then the US site and offers better options....


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Friday, February 03, 2012

Copenhagen AW'12 Fashion Week

I love fashion weeks all around the globe. I hope to attend some shows 
during Toronto Fashion week this year, but for now I will be viewing all the
other fashion weeks in different parts of the world- trying to discover 
new designers! I didn't realize how many talented designers there are there and who appeal to my aesthetic/style of dressing.

Copenhagen Fashion Week runs from Feb 1- Feb 5 this year and 
so far I am loving the following collections:

                               {Spon Diogo AW'12}
Spon Diogo AW'12 Fashion Week
I am totally crazy about the colour pallet (shocker!). I also love rocker-chic, feminine-with an edge look. The short in the front, long in the back skirt is really in right now and looks like it will be for AW'12 also.


                                 {Edith & Ella AW'12}
Judith
I guess, bright hues are also a hit for AW'12. I' not crazy about animal print. I think it has to be done very tastefully, and the red animal print dress in this collection is amazing.
                                
                                 
                           {Karen by Simonsen AW'12} 
Untitled #9
Probably my favourite of all the collections during this fashion-week!

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