Monday, January 28, 2013

In My Closet: Downtown Shopping

Balenciaga Bag, Foever 21 Blazer, J. Crew Tee, Zara Pants

Downtown Toronto is a wonder-world of everything anyone could ask for. From great shopping, to sight-seeing, to trendy areas, to places where the hipsters can hang out. This is an outfit I wore over the weekend, shopping with a friend, followed by dinner at Lobster Rock on Ossignton, which I will post about on Thursday! This bag has remained a constant fixture in my closet after many years!

Still one of my favorite bags after 7 years!

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Inspiration: The look of Freja Beha Erichsen

Mo&Co Spring/Summer 2013 campaign via
Freja Beha, is a 25 year old Danish model whose style and collaborations are extremely desirable. Not only is she beautiful, but she has a cool, down-to-earth vibe. If you follow my blog, you are well aware that I am one of those people that covet the 'trendy-but-classic-but-with a rock chic twist' kind of look. I'm a bit more 'classic' then Freja, but she inspires me to get some more statement pieces to add to my closet.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

In My Closet: In the Club

Club Monaco Scarf (similar here)

Okay, so the title of the post is a bit misleading. The 'club' actually refers to Club Monaco- one of my favorite stores and a Canadian creation! Yes, before Ralph Lauren acquired this brand, it was operated solely in Toronto, Canada. This store, is my go-to when I don't want too think to hard about what's classy, work appropriate - yet trendy. It's typically a 'safe-bet'. When I saw this scarf, I instantly fell in love. I originally went in to purchase #5 from yesterday's Coveting & Considering post but alas, this one won me over and it was on sale!

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Monday, January 21, 2013

In My Closet: Out With The Girls

 Prada Booties, Aritzia Pink Shirt, Forever 21 Faux Fur Vest, House of Harlow (Special Edition) Necklace (similar & cheaper here), Micheal Kors Watch, Target Bracelets, Zara Stretch Pants

The theme of this outfit is: 'Out With the Girls'. This is something I might wear if I was meeting some friends on Friday night- if we were to go get some dinner at a trendy (but not too formal spot) followed by some live music at a lounge (again trendy but not formal). In my opinion, this outfit reads: I like to have fun, dress up but still be comfortable. I could be wrong! Let me know what you think and how you would make this look better. (I'm aware that I left out the all important handbag!)

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

New Prada Favorite

Prada Saffiano Lux Tote Bag in Graphite (similar here)
In this post here, I mentioned that I made some Prada purchases during my trip to Chicago. This bag was a last minute acquisition. After a long day at the Art Institute of Chicago + Bulls game (yes, I am a huge basketball fan!), we still made time for some shopping before we headed back to our hotel. I wanted another "Neutral" bedsides beige or black and thought it would be nice to add some grey to my collection.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Inspiration: Shows That Made Me Re-Think My Wardrobe!

{1. Sex & the City - I'm not sure anything needs to be said!}

I think at one time or another we have all dreamed about being the matriarch (or the spoiled daughter) of a  wealthy tycoon, or having unlimited spending accounts in NYC or how about having a famous fashion-designer mom? Chances are, most of us won't live out that fantasy but we can most certainly watch others play it out for us. I like many, like a wide variety of TV shows, from Dexter to CSI to Survivor. But some of the shows (past and present) that have remained a permanent fixture in my mind are ones that I can relate to on a stylistic level. Here are some the shows over the years that I have drawn inspiration from and still do!

{2. Dynasty. Some of the clothes would be considered out there, but overall this show was a fixture of any fashionista in the 80's and many still draw inspiration from it today...I'd wear most of what is in this picture}

{3. When SATC ended, it left a fashion void on TV, until Gossip Girl stole our fashion hearts}

{4. Love or hate this show, or the women in it, you cannot deny this was a style source for many of us}

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

In My Closet: New Mini Prada

Prada Saffiano Crossbody Chain Wallet

During my recent trip to Chicago, I promised myself that this trip would be less about shopping and more about sight-seeing, living the life of a foodie and just relaxing. But alas, I couldn't help but shop (just a little). I purchased a few items from Prada, including this cute mini chain purse, that I hear that there are only a handful of in the states. I love this because I can wear it during the day or night and the chain is removal, transforming it into a clutch. Love my new purchase!

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