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

Faux Fur: A Hibernating Bloggers Best Friend

topshop pom toque with guess fur scarf
topshop pom pom hat with guess fur scarf
topshop pom pom hat with guess fur scarf
topshop pom pom hat with guess fur scarf
topshop pom pom hat with guess fur scarf
topshop pom pom hat with guess fur scarf
topshop pom pom hat with guess fur scarfJacket, Blank NYC c/o Nordstrom. Jeans, Hollister. Pom pom hat, Topshop. Scarf, Guess. Turtleneck, H&M. Boots, Dollhouse.

I tend to go into hibernation mode in the wintertime…surfacing rarely for food or the odd necessity. Case in point the day we took these photos, we had been on a 3+ day hibernation stint when we finally decided to venture out for coffee.

Seeing as how it was freezing out all I wanted to do was bundle myself up in something soft, fluffy, and warm so I opted to give these new faux fur goodies a try. To be honest…this wasn’t the way I had envisioned debuting these beauties and part of me was kicking myself in the ass for dropping the ball on styling these in a cuter way before the deep freeze. But blame it on the hibernation I suppose!

Nevertheless my boring outfit consisting of boyfriend jeans and chunky turtleneck needed a pick me upper and the faux fur accessories brought some life into the mix. Not sure if it was the obnoxiously oversized pom pom hat or the slightly-over-the-top fur stole, but the pieces added some fun textures to the look. It’s definitely nothing glamorous but truly represents a hibernating blogger’s ootd for a coffee run in between cozy snuggle sessions.

What are some of your favourite things to do in the winter?

xo

How to Dress Up Track Pants

Dress up your track pants with a pair of chic heels
Biker jacket with track pants
Dress up your track pants with a pair of chic heels
Dress up your track pants with a pair of chic heels
How to dress up track pants
Track pants with heels
How to dress up track pants
How to dress up track pantsJacket, Zara. Turtleneck, H&M. Track pants, Roots. Bag, Rebecca Minkoff. Heels, Lulus. Sunnies, Gucci.

I’ve come to love juxtaposition in fashion. Maybe it’s the Gemini in me that yearns for extreme opposites to blend together in harmony – yet as I type this I can’t help but realize just how much my zodiac sign has impacted my life. Fashion aside, my two favourite types of music are soca and heavy metal – two extreme opposites. So I guess it’s no wonder that I wanted to pair a chic yet edgy biker jacket with trackpants and a pair of elegant heels. But I love the contrasting mixture no different than Metallica following up a Destra Garcia song. When going for this look, if that ‘off the runway kinda vibe’ is what you’re after then pair your track pants with a very elegant, somewhat statement heel. A feminine bag will compliment the look as well.

A benefit of this look is the effortless transition from day to night. You can easily wear this look to run errands during the day, and for night just add strappy sandals or dainty pumps. Anyone else out there who seems to be drawn to opposites?

Happy weekend!

Intrepid






Jacket, Gentle Fawn. Dress, H&M. Flats, Zara. Bag, Marc Jacobs. Sunnies, Gucci. Ring, Samantha Wills.

Had my eye on this chambray Gentle Fawn jacket for some time now, and then couldn’t be happier when it arrived to perfectly timed Spring weather (amidst some colder days).  Love the way this jacket served as a statement piece when paired against a simple white summer dress. Completed the look with neutral accessories, lace up flats, and gold-toned bohemian jewelry.

Enjoy your week xo

The Pussy Bow Blouse







Blouse, vintage (similar below). Cape, Winners. Skirt, H&M. Stockings, Garage. Booties, Dollhouse. Purse, Rebecca Minkoff. Headband (here).

Never have been a huge celebrator of Valentines Day due to the belief that love should be celebrated every day. Although it is nice to have an excuse for an extra special night with your loved one. If you are celebrating V-Day, whether with your boo or besties, I’ve put together a look of what I would wear to go out that night. I tend to prefer pinks over reds, and so I’ve revived this vintage fuschia pink pussy bow silk blouse, styled with lace and flower print stockings. I kept the skirt to a minimalistic black mini so as not to detract from the detailing of the blouse or hosiery. And of course I had to layer a chunky knit cape to offset the delicates of the silk blouse, and added a statement knit headband to throw everything together. Hope you like the look, and find your own way to celebrate love in style.

xo