Monday, March 24, 2014

Straight Leg

Are we saying goodbye to the ultra-skinny leg and welcoming in a new legion denim leaders? I'm not sure if we're going that far, but I love the inspiration below on how to wear a straighter leg. Enjoy!


Monday, March 17, 2014

Je ne sais quoi

Jacket: Marni
Skirt: Marni
Top: Maiyet
Necklace, bracelet, ring set: Maison Martin Margiela

I'm always on the hunt for pieces that have a certain je ne sais quoi to them. When I see those pieces, I instinctively know, you know? It must be my weird connection to fashion... Or maybe I'm just crazy and that's what I'm sensing! In any case all these pieces have me drooling as I find there is something unique, but not obvious about each of them. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Get the Look for Less


You may have missed the boat on Elin Kling's Celine mules, but Zara has got you covered with these babies that will cost you a fraction of the price!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Dreaming of Pastels...

All Spring 2014 RTW: Prabal Gurung, Chanel, Peter Pilotto, Rebecca Taylor
Pastels are a huge trend for Spring/Summer 2014. Mint, the trendiest colour from a few seasons back now has to share the stage with its other pastel pals.
Wondering how to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe? Why not give it a try in the form of pointy-toe pumps? Manolo Blahnik has more than a few gorgeous options if you don't mind spending upwards of $600.00.  However, spending a lot on a trend that may not outlast your soles might not be the most sensible decision. Hence the option of these beautiful pastel pumps from Nine West that will keep you on trend without emptying your pockets!
Nine West Pastel Pumps: White, Mint, Pink
Manolo Blahnik Pastel Pumps 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Hi | Low

What girl wouldn't want every item in her closet to be a coveted designer piece? Maybe there are people who wouldn't lust for that kind of wardrobe, but if it were offered, I'm sure it wouldn't be turned down either. 

The hi-low concept is one I live by, if by no other choice. But when you get a great result, it's nice to know you didn't break the bank to achieve it. 
Tank top: Tibi
Sunglasses: Aldo
Cuff: Forever21
Boyfriend jeans: Joe Fresh
Mules: Zara

The Hi's of the outfit are the python Proenza Schouler clutch found at the Room at TheBay.com and the Tibi tank top found on ELuxe.ca. The clutch is a rich blue and definitely the element of the outfit that pops! Great quality and a classic style are important when investing in a bag.  This clutch offers both, and in an ultra-bold colour that stands out but isn't too trendy to find it collecting dust by next year.  I need not say too much about the striped tank, other than the sparkles take this wardrobe basic up a couple notches.  Wear it with denim shorts or a flared skirt. Versatility for the win!

I'm usually an ambassador of investing in shoes as well as bags, but in this case, Zara knocks the mule trend out of the park with these satin babies! And if the trend doesn't make it to next summer, you can take comfort in the fact you didn't spend all your pennies.  
While boyfriend jeans are here to stay, no need to spend too much dough.  Joe Fresh has got you covered and will leave you with plenty to spend on other trendy items like these cat-eye sunglasses from Aldo and the caged cuff from Forever21. 
Happy Shopping :D

Friday, March 7, 2014

H&M Spring 2014 Collection

The H&M Spring 2014 Collection is in stores today, so of course I ran to the Toronto Eaton Centre to check it out. Below are a few of the items I have chosen as my favourites due to their wearabilty and the extra details that make them pretty kick ass without being over the top. 
These suede skinny pants fit like a dream!
These rich leather and metal belts will instantly add a rocker-chic element to your outfit!
I don't think anybody could argue that this tassel embellished blazer is boring!
These shirts are perfect for the Summer! Even if it feels like it's a million years away...
This shirt transforms from flamenco-chic with a detachable ruffle collar to a gorgeous basic shirt with double cuff sleeves!
A fabulous non-basic basic. 
Who doesn't need one of these in their closet??
Get your Isabel Marant on with this ruffle skort! 
Perfect for day to day or on the beach!
I would have no use for a little bag like this but it was so cute. That's reason enough...right?

I had to go with the suede pants and the animal print t-shirt. I wanted to channel my inner Emmanuelle Alt and totally hit the mark with those two items! 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Channeling my inner Emmanuelle

Sandals: Aldo
Suede Pants, Top & Sunglasses: H&M Spring 2014 (In Stores Now)
Belt: Zara

Without a doubt, Emmanuelle Alt is one of my biggest fashion icons and someone whose style I often try to emulate.  When I went into H&M yesterday to check out the launch of the Spring 2014 collection, a few pieces immediately reminded of her zebra striped Balmain t-shirt and leather pants that I've spotted her wearing a couple times.  Since seeing her rock this outfit, I have kept my eye open for a top that was similar, and the one above, by H&M definitely did the trick.  The suede pants are really sexy, super chic and fit wonderfully.  I have a couple pairs of leather pants in my closet already, but I think the suede will make a lovely addition!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

One Skirt | Three Ways

The little black leather skirt 
Hit the Town:
Sandals: Zara
Bracelet: Saint Laurent 
Casual Cocktails:
Sweater: Rag & Bone
Bracelet: Saint Laurent
Girls Night Out
Sweater: H&M
Earrings: Vita Fede
Slingback pumps: Oscar De La Renta

 A black leather skirt is a hugely versatile and classic staple to have in your closet. The one featured is by Isabel Marant and costs a pretty penny. I, however, found mine at Value Village and it looks really similar.  If you're not familiar with VV, get familiar. It's a second hand shop and I think I bought it for about 8 bucks! Regardless of whether or not you spend a ton of money, a leather skirt may be a hefty investment, but a good investment will always pay you back in the end.