The Cat Bow Tie…and Pink Hair

pink dress with fur stole and white fishnets

pink dress with fur stole and white fishnets

pink dress with fur stole and white fishnets

pink dress with fur stole and white fishnets

pink dress with fur stole and white fishnets
pink dress with fur stole and white fishnetsDress, H&M. Stole, Guess. Bow tie c/o Versum. Boots, BP c/o Nordstrom. Rings, Child of Wild.

One of the fun things about blogging is that at times it pushes ones creativity in experimenting with different things. As such, when Versum offered me a piece out of their bow tie collection and my eyes caught the cat bow tie. Getting over the initial thought of how would a girl wear a bow tie, it really didn’t matter anymore – because the cat bow tie had spoke to me. Meow. Well it spoke to the inner crazy cat lady in me. And aptly named ‘toronto’ – how could a cat loving girl who grew up in Toronto refuse? I also really like the fact that Versum is local (in Toronto) and the bow ties are handcrafted right here – making me feel like I was part of something special.

Given a bowtie is somewhat formal wear I tried to think of a fun – yet practical way a gal could wear one. Couldn’t think of a better way to style it than with pink…and of course as I write this I realize that I haven’t addressed the fact that I have pink hair in these photos. Well the truth is I didn’t go back to blonde by choice, so when I had an opportunity to participate in the L’Oreal Colorista campaign I jumped at the chance to try a pink shade. So that’s how the pink hair came about (more info on my Instagram). To complete the look I added some fun accessories: faux fur stole, white fishnets and burgundy velvet ankle boots. This feels like a perfect look for cocktails. So no better time to channel the inner crazy cat lady in me than now; with a pink dress and pink hair…and a cat bowtie. 

xo

Sweater Dress with OTK Boots and Biker Jacket

faux fur stole with biker jacket, otk boots and sweater dress

faux fur stole with biker jacket, otk boots and sweater dress

faux fur stole with biker jacket, otk boots and sweater dress

faux fur stole with biker jacket, otk boots and sweater dress

faux fur stole with biker jacket, otk boots and sweater dress
faux fur stole with biker jacket, otk boots and sweater dress

faux fur stole with biker jacket, otk boots and sweater dressJacket, Zara. Dress, Dex clothing. Faux fur stole, Guess. Boots, Town Shoes. Bag, Steven c/o Nordstrom.

Sweater dresses are my jam. All year round. I’ll wear a sweater dress with OTK socks in the summer time yet winter provides some more fun styling options: with OTK boots, leggings and ankle boots, over jeans, with sneakers…they can be worn so many different ways. Hands down the sweater dress has to be the most effortless (and weather appropriate) choice for winter dressing. Need I mention they are my go-to for those days when I opt to hit the snooze button one too many times and need to run out of the house for work in less than 20 minutes.

While I typically dress these down, having a faux fur stole as cute as this one sitting around in my closet made it difficult to do so inspiring me to play up the feminine side of things. But of course I couldn’t help but be my rebellious self and opted for a biker jacket instead of a classy button down coat.

What’s your favourite way of styling sweater dresses? I’d love to know! 

xo

Why I’m Digging the Ripped Jeans with Fishnets Trend

band tee ripped jeans fishnets
band tee ripped jeans fishnets

band tee ripped jeans fishnets
band tee ripped jeans fishnets

ripped jeans with fishnets and leopard heels
band tee ripped jeans fishnets
band tee ripped jeans fishnets
band tee ripped jeans fishnets Jacket, Zara. Iron Maiden concert tee. Jeans, Buffalo. Clutch, Steven c/o Nordstrom. Heels, Aldo. Fishnets, bebe. Rings, Child of Wild.

No word of a lie, I used to rock fishnets under bottoms with stilettos back in the day when it was such a foreign concept that I’d get sarcastic remarks like ‘are you wearing those underneath your pants for warmth?’  While I clearly wasn’t wearing hosiery with holes under my jeans for warmth, I enjoyed the subtle hint of fishnet that peeked through from the hem down the foot to the shoe. Although I must admit this trend does look a lot more edgier when worn with ripped jeans and is truly a look that no rocker babe can pass up. Worn here with one of my favourite band tees from Iron Maiden, a biker jacket, and leopard stilettos.

How do you feel about this trend? Are you wearing it? Would love to hear what you think.

xo