Friday, August 24, 2012

Spotlight On: That Staple Jewelry Item

I actually love these spotlights because it not only gives me the opportunity to tell you about some of my favorite bloggers but gives me the opportunity to interact with them! I LOVE these ladies' blogs, all for different reasons but still all in the same way. Not only do I appreciate the well-thought out content found in Kat's, With Love from Kat, Becky's Life, Style, Flash and Jillian's Nova Style, but love the fact that their blogs are also clean and aesthetically pleasing. In addition, I adore their style and taste and was curious to know what they considered their staple jewelry piece and thought you might like to know too. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

In My Closet: New From J.Crew

In my post from yesterday, I talked about my new found love for polka dots for fall 2012. Here is the J.Crew shirt I purchased. I cannot wait to pair it with my red J Brand jeans and animal print loafers from Nine West. Also pictured below is a 'purplish-blue' silk shirt from J.Crew. I am sure you all know which one. The picture doesn't do the colour justice! I cannot wait to wear the silk shirt tomorrow and the polka-dot shirt on casual Friday. Aren't J.Crew shirts just so much fun and easy to wear as well as to mix and match?

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Opinion: The Fall Statement Piece

Scarves, boots, knits, we know that fall is just around the corner, but what happens when we just don't want to accept that fact that the temperatures are going to drop?
1. Burberry Brit// 2. RED Valentino// 3. alice + olivia
I have some incredibly beautiful, smart, funny and stylish women in my life, but a lot of them have one thing in common: their stubborn denial that fall is approaching and that it is going to get cold. Because of this, they often miss the opportunity to get one key statement piece for the fall: the fall jacket. They say, why spend so much money on an item that is only going to be used for a couple of months and make them feel restricted like they do it winter? But what they fail to realize, is this is an item in their closet that can make a very clear fashion statement on a daily basis. No one is going to judge you for wearing the same jacket on a daily or regular basis. It's not like wearing the same shirt, pants or dress. So, I truly believe that sometimes the most underestimated fall statement piece is the fall jacket. I personally think it's a great investment and there are so many classic options with an edge out there that can be reused for years to come. How do you feel about the fall jacket? Is this something seek out every year?

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Inspiration: Lasting Players

{Balenciaga circa 1951}
Image Source: We heart Vintage
We all have our favorite designers, brands and labels. Some we cannot live without and others we cannot afford (trust me I know!) but at the end of the day, they inspire us and the way we dress. For example, the brands I cannot afford to buy a lot of, I will still try and draw inspiration form the line to find items that may make me feel the same way (please note I am absolutely not referring to kock-offs). But you get the point. The following are designers/fashion houses that have lasted almost a 100 years if not longer and have laid the foundation for thousands of designers that have followed. Their longevity and continued success is a testament to the brands innovation, quality and perseverance in an industry that can 'so easily forget'. These are some of my favorite What are yours?

{Halston circa 1977}
Image Source: Blog_Stylesight
{Giorgio Armani circa 1975}
Image Source: Burn After Sewing
{Vintage Diane Von Furstenberg modeling her own}
Image Source: Her Name Was Lola
{Vintage YSL circa 1967}
Image Source: Styliiista

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Spotlight On: Past Fall Favorites

This week I am going to introduce a new blog feature which will spotlight various bloggers and other trendsetters with one specific question in mind. This weeks spotlight: What is one past fall favorite you will carry into fall 2012 and why? I am so excited to introduce to you Bree from the The Urban Umbrella and Sooae from the The Haute Cookie. I read these two blogs religiously and I am so excited to spolight these beautiful ladies!

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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

In My Closet: Comfy Weekend

Lately, I have been purchasing a lot of comfort clothes like this Wilfred Free top from Aritzia. I loved it so much I decided to get the pink version as well. I also went to JCrew this weekend with the intention of buying some shirts for work. When the didn't have my size in any of my colours/styles, I decided I was not going to go home empty handed and therefore bought the Painter Boatneck Tee in Stripe, which you can purchase here. I basically wore these all long weekend with shorts, jeans and even a skirt. Just so comfy!

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

In My Closet: Work to Evening

Having to spend longer hours at work lately, including Friday's sometimes, it's been really important for me to put together looks that are work appropriate and can also be carried over to the evening when meeting with friends. Working downtown, it does not make sense for me to come home and change and then to head back downtown, so I really need outfits that are transitional from day to night. Here I have items purchased this year coupled with some old (but still loved) favorites!

{This lace top is perfect under a blazer for work or for an evening out with friends}
{Who would argue that these shoes don't work perfectly in any situation?}

{This Balenciaga clutch adds a pop of colour and has been a closet staple for years!}

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