August 30, 2015

Tropical Florals






Dress, Garage. Ring, Samantha Wills. Flash Tattoos, Child of Wild.

I picked this dress up a few weeks ago after I randomly stopped into Garage while grabbing smoothies at the mall. The bold floral-with-a-tropical twist print got me, along with the back cutouts and double sided slits. The length was a potential challenge as I am pretty short, but I managed to get away with a mid-size heel with about 2mm clearance to spare. I'm really bad when it comes to wearing new things, I intend to wear them right away, but somehow it just doesn't work out. For instance, I also picked up a white playsuit along with this dress, and it's still waiting. Hopefully it makes the season.

Thanks for stopping by, wishing you a happy day!

August 26, 2015

Mermaid


One Teaspoon cutout bikini

Child of Wild Antalya Coin Collar and Anklet

Child of Wild Antalya Coin Collar

Child of Wild Antalya Coin Collar

Child of Wild Antalya Coin Collar, Flash Tattoos and Jewelry

one teaspoon cutout bikini

Child of Wild Antalya Coin Collar

Child of Wild Antalya Coin Collar


Child of Wild Antalya Coin Collar

Child of Wild Antalya Coin Collar

Bikini, One Teaspoon (Nasty Gal). Jewelry & Flash Tats, Child of Wild. Sunnies, Foster Grant.

If you follow my Instagram you may have seen some of these photos already; they are from a road trip we took up to the Bruce Peninsula a few days ago. I apologize for the monotony of this One Teaspoon bikini, but I absolutely love it and I can't stop wearing it. Although this is the first time that I have worn it as the intended bikini. Styled with all Child of Wild jewelry.

xo

August 20, 2015

Modern Victorian







Top, Winners. Bralette, Nasty Gal. Skirt, Asos. Heels (here). Purse, Marc Jacobs. Necklace, c/o Happiness Boutique. Sunnies, (here). 

One of the easiest ways to glam up a simple/casual outfit is to put a statement piece on it. For this look, I was inspired by the nouveau Victorian looks as seen on the FW 15/16 runways, as well as this pretty flower bouquet statement necklace from Happiness Boutique. The beautifully crafted flower pieces that adorn this necklace work well with the lace detailing of the top, while the gold and beige hues compliment the neutral colour scheme. And speaking of Fall, this look could easily transition into your Fall wardrobe by simply pairing it with a longer maxi skirt.

How does wearing this necklace make me feel? Happy. And happiness is exactly what the Happiness Boutique delivers straight to your door in the form of a very cute package! When I first checked them out online I found an abundance of ultra feminine dresses and tops, amongst a vast selection of necklaces, earrings, and other jeweled details - and their playsuits are fab! Not only does Happiness Boutique offer free shipping, but they also have a customer reward program. Oh, and about the shipping; the necklace arrived before I even had a chance to head over to my mailbox to check on it. I swear it must have teleported or something. Check out their site for your own bit of happiness when you get a chance.

Enjoy your day! xo

August 17, 2015

Fall Winter 2015/2016 Trends

While it's hard to think of summer coming to an end soon, one can't help but look forward to newly emerging trends for the Fall/Winter 2015/16 lineup. I remember in my past life (when I worked retail for women's fashion) it was usually around this time that we would start setting up our Fall merchandise. This was always bittersweet for me. As exciting as it was to unravel and style new merchandise, we had to sport the latest looks and wearing a chunky knit turtleneck (even though it was sleeveless) with August's heat in full swing was not always glamorous. Alas, this season brings with it an easy transition to Autumn with lingerie-style, beautifully adorned lace, and nouveau Victorian pieces that are ready to wear off the runways, even in August.

The trends that fascinated me most were: carwash pleats, patchwork, fur accents, nouveau victorian, high OTK boots, and statement pieces like earring and brooches. Below are some highlights of my faves.

Alberta Ferretti and Altuzarra found a way to turn boring turtlenecks into beautifully crafted pieces of artwork with their bold lace detailing incorporated subtly into elegant lingerie-style dresses and slip gowns.


Of note are the very high OTK boots with oh-so impressive Victorian-style ruffles and detailing along the top.

Pleats were all over the runways, but Valentino and Oscar De La Renta stole the show for me with the carwash pleat.


Tom Ford never disappoints me, and I am in awe by the creativity behind his patchwork. He nailed the mixture of fabrics and textures with this denim and leopard duo.



ChloƩ had a more carefree take on the patchwork trend.

Fur accents by Tom Ford and Giambattista Valli.


Last but not least, beautifully adorned lace and slip dresses for lingerie as outwear by Dolce & Gabbana and Narcisco Rodriguez.



Enjoy your day! xo

August 14, 2015

Harem Pants

H&M Coral Slouchy Pants

H&M Coral Slouchy Pants

H&M Coral Slouchy Pants

Samantha Wills Boysenberry Moon Ring

Lulus coral alligator purse


Lace cami, (old). Pants, H&M. Shoes, Nine West. Purse, Lulus. Necklace, The Bay. Sunnies, Foster Grant (Rexall).

Wore this to our fave sushi joint the other night. I bought these harem pants from H&M ages ago but have never worn them. I guess as much as I adored them on the hanger, I was a bit, well, nervous to wear such a bold style and colour. But I finally forced myself to do it and I couldn't be happier with how they looked. I was fortunate enough to score some coral accessories earlier this season which were the perfect compliment to these slouchy pants.