Sorry for the absence. Sometimes life just gets in the way! Anyhoo… the jeans — the trendy splatter paint. My husband said he could have done this on his own but I found them at TJ Maxx and they were such a steal that I couldn’t resist. I’ve never owned Paige Premium jeans before but they’re super soft. More please! I love the super cool zipper detail so I utilized the nonchalant “half-tuck” to show it off. To chic them up a little for nighttime a flowing black top from BCBG and black open toe booties did the trick. Yup. It’s that time of year again. Not my favourite as I prefer the chill of winter, but unavoidable nonetheless. My little Lubi was looking particularly dashing so he got to share the spotlight today. Isn’t he adorable?

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Half Tuck

BCBG Top

Trollbeads

Alex and Ani Bracelets

Jeans – Paige Premium (TJ Maxx – Similar Here)
Top – BCBG (Bloomingdale’s – Similar Here)
Open Toe Booties – Louise et Cie (Nordstrom – Similar)
Shades – Prada (Available Here)
Bracelets – Alex and Ani, Nomination, Trollbeads

Cheers!

 

Splatter

Sometimes you just end up in the right place at the right time. Wandering through Bloomingdale’s this past weekend I ran into the most charming young lady doing a trunk show with her amazing jewellery called Midori Line. Her specialty? Hand chains. Before last weekend I didn’t even know what that was, but I’m hooked! It’s a bracelet that gracefully extends from your wrist, down your hand and loops around your finger. It’s amazingly comfortable and really allows you to show off the details. I couldn’t wait to go home and style it with my outfit for the evening. This could be a perfect accessory for the upcoming festival season too. I can’t wait to connect with Sakura and explore more of her creations!

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Midori Line Hand Chain

Layered Necklaces

Free People Jeans

Free People Cardigan

Prada Chelsea Boots
Hand Chain – Midori Line
Charm Bracelets – Alex and Ani
Stainless Bracelets – Nomination
Bar Necklace – Arthur & Livingston
Diamond Bar & Clover Necklaces – Gifts from Mum & Dad
Cardigan – Free People
Tee Shirt – Free People
Jeans – Free People
Booties – Prada
Sunglasses – Ray Ban

Cheers!

Connections

So for this first day of spring we had a snow storm. Go figure. I wouldn’t have minded if I hadn’t had to go into New York for the day. What a mess! Oh well — the positive — I can still wear my favourite winter clothes. Oh how I’ll miss them.

I know people have a thing against Abercrombie & Fitch but they have some really nice pieces and the prices are so reasonable. I paired a soft classic white shirt with high waisted, faux leather leggings, booties and an oversized wrap. So simple, but so chic. I’ve always wanted to try the exposed black bra under a white shirt but never felt it appropriate. I finally decided that I didn’t care. Since my reconstruction post breast cancer I don’t actually need a bra for functional purposes so I’m obsessed with these little Calvin Klein bralettes. They look like a tank and they’re seamless and wireless so they don’t hurt.

Oh… one last thing. Can we talk about these Prada sunglasses? Fabulous doesn’t even begin to describe!

Dolce Vita Bootis

Abercrombie & Fitch Pants and Shirt

Forever 21 Wrap

Chic Simple

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Prada Sunglasses

White Shirt – Abercrombie & Fitch (Great Spring Option Here)
Faux Leather Leggings – Abercrombie & Fitch
Wrap – Forever 21 (Love this one!)
Bralette – Calvin Klein (Bloomingdale’s, Available Online Here)
Booties – Dolce Vita (Bloomingdale’s, Similar)
Sunglasses – Prada (Available Online Here)

Cheers!

Happy Spring… Not!

There’s something so nonchalant, and dare I say sexy, about wearing a shirt that looks like it’s from your husband’s closet. Unbuttoned as much as possible and not too neat for even more effect. Then pair it with a fab pair of coated skinnies and some amazing flat boots and you’ve got that “model off duty” look down pat. To add even more take an amazing artsy scarf and drape it over your shoulders without even thinking about where it falls. Easy, breezy.

Silence and Noise Shirt

Prada Chelsea Boots

Prada Sunglasses

AG Coated Pants

French Scarf

Button Down Shirt – Silence & Noise (Urban Outfitters, Similar)
Coated Pants – AG (Saks Fifth Avenue, Available Here)
Boots – Prada (Available Here)
Sunglasses – Prada (Available Here)
Scarf – From France Courtesy of Mum and Dad

Cheers!

Shirttails

Fringes are huge right now in the trend department. Were they ever out? Boho essential no? I love to spin around and watch them fly around. So silly. Like they weren’t enough fun on their own I wore the cardigan over this super fun Free People slip dress styled as a top over pants. There’s so much going on in this outfit! The florals, lace, fringes… Too much? Nah. Why? Because the consistent colour pallet gives it balance and softness.

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Free People Floral

NARS Makeup

Prada Boots

Cardigan – Abercrombie & Fitch – Super Sale!
Slip Dress – Free People (Bloomingdale’s)
Coated Pants – AG (Saks Fifth Avenue, Similar)
Boots – Prada (Saks Fifth Avenue, Old, Love These)
Special Guest Appearance by Lubi the Chihuahua wearing Martha Stewart for PetSmart

Cheers!

Fringe Benefits

Blanket Statement

You’ve all seen the hype around wearing blanket wraps. The monogrammed Burberry one in particular was super popular this season. On a less expensive note, however, there are so many options available that still look super cool and keep you nice and toasty. I found this one at the Zara sale. It’s so soft. I’ve thrown it over everything from jeans to a skirt and top. It’s also an amazing option when you want to be warm, but don’t want to lug a coat around.

Zara Blanket Scarf

Blanket Wrap

Cozy Chic Striped Scarf

Zara Sweater

Statement Necklace

Ash Boots

Blanket Scarf – Zara
Sweater – Zara (In White Here)
Pants – Helmut Lang (Neiman Marcus, Similar)
Boots – Ash (Saks Off Fifth, Can only find them here)
Sunglasses – Italia Independent
Necklace – A gift from a friend

Cheers!

Shaggy Baby

I admit it. I totally coveted this sweater from the day I saw it at Free People. I watched it, visited it, knew I absolutely had to have it. However, I never spend full price on anything, especially when it’s that expensive. It’s just a sweater. I could wait. And wait I did. Finally — 50% off! Woohoo! Mine! Since the sweater itself is such a statement I chose funky, but all black to wear with it so as not to overpower its awesomeness. Like it?

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Bootie

Ruched Joes Jeans

Shaggy Free People Sweater

Sweater Jacket – Free People
Black Faux Leather Top – ASTR (Nordstrom, Similar)
Black Coated, Ruched Pants – Joe’s Jeans (Neiman Marcus, Available Here)
Booties – Marc by Marc Jacobs (Bloomingdale’s, Similar)

Cheers!