Saturday, November 19, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Vacation Dreaming


This past summer, Brian and I went on a little weekend vacation up north to Tobermory. It was absolutely breaking-taking and we can't wait to go back!
I thought I'd share these pictures with you and show you how beautiful Canada can be. I look forward to exploring many more hidden jewels in my own backyard :)

Singing sands; unlike Tobermory the water was very warm!

The best fish and chips I have EVER had! Caught that same morning, Georgian Bay white fish!

Brian and I are also planning a trip to Europe this summer (Portugal, Spain, France, Monaco and maybe Italy). However, both of us are in the process of getting new jobs (exciting!) so hopefully we can still go on vacation!

Another post coming up soon!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Falling into Fall


I am not usually a fan of cold weather but as the seasons change I can't help but feel a sense of renewal. I love the rich colors of fall but I especially love the smells as I walk down the street. The smells of that chill in the air and of wood burning; it can't be beat.

After a Sunday Brunch, my sister and I did a little shopping and stopped by the park to take a little walk and take in the sights and smells of fall.

This was the perfect time to bring out some of my fall purchases (more of those later)
I'm wearing:
T. Babaton Burgundy Silk Blouse
Mendocino Leopard Belt
Jacob Black Skinnies
Max de Carlo Flats
Michael Kors Watch
Ray Bans

Up next: Fall Purchases, Must-have Fall Essentials and Fall Outfit Ideas


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I become alive in the sunshine....


Today has probably been one of the best days of the year so far for me! The weather in Toronto had been so crappy lately and we finally had some sunshine. I decided to have a little picnic with my boyfriend and everything was so beautiful, I instantly felt so happy as the sunshine was shining on my skin.

The trees have started blossoming and I has super excited to come home and see that my shoulders were a little red...... summer is close!!!

We stopped by the Cheese Boutique and picked up some awesome cheeses, prosciutto, figs, lemonade and a baguette and we were good to go. One of the simplest and best meals that I've had with my favourite person in the world!

I'm wearing:
Zara Blazer
H&M Nude Tank
Alexander Wang Sweats
Steve Madden Silver Brogues
Chanel Purse and Sunglasses 

AND here is a sneak peak of my next post... My Room!! I know it's taking me forever but it's hard to get things done working 40 hours a week but nonetheless it's coming soon!!

Have a great week,


Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Flowers


I am finally done school (for now that is) and looking forward to devoting a little more time to this blog. I spent my Easter with some family while I was in the middle of exams so I thought I would share my outfit with you :)

I'm wearing:
Mexx Button Down Shirt
Malene Birger Tuxedo Pants
Ruthie Davis Mary Janes
Michael Kors Watch

I found these beautiful Ruthie Davis Mary Janes on Bay for $150 (a steal!) and I was excited. I was even more excited when I found another pair of Ruthie Davis Patent Leather Booties too! ( I will debut them later) They are actually very comfy but the only drawback is that the heels are 5 inches so they are a bit hard to walk in so I'm gonna have to train my feet to walk in these puppies. 

I will have a post coming up all about shoes and just what your shoe repairman can do for you!



Monday, February 21, 2011

"Where do trends come from?"


With Fall/Winter 2011 fashion weeks coming to a close around the world, I thought I'd share this article that I found about trends and how they come about. Enjoy!

"Every runway season, designers across the world show similar colors, fabrics and silhouettes that become known as the trends of the moment. For autumn/winter ’10, for example, the collections were one big blur of beige, while spring/summer ’11 was all breezy, diaphanous dresses. How is it that so many creative visions align?

Designers purchase their fabrics from mills, which show new collections twice a year at fairs such as Premiere Vision in Paris and Pitti Filati in Florence. The fabrics that are highlighted usually end up on the runways. “The fabric mills show colors, yarns and proportions to all the designers,” explains Kevin Carrigan, Global Creative Director of Calvin Klein. “From these fabric fairs, designers begin to decipher the major global trends of the season with each house interpreting the inspiration in it’s own way and putting their spin on the fashion zeitgeist,” he explains.

The colors that the fabrics come in are often influenced by a handful of color trend services such as Peclers Paris and Nelly Rodi whoconsult with the fabric mills. These companies hold seminars and create concept books that predict trends up to six years in advance.

Once a collection is shown, there is a whole copy-cat cycle where designers will mimic what they see being done by fashion leaders such as Miuccia Prada, Marc Jacobs, Alber Elbaz and Phoebe Philo among others. Thus, as was made famous by Meryl Streep’s tirade in “The Devil Wears Prada,” a color like Cerulean Blue can travel from the catwalks of Paris to a Casual Corner near you after the course of a few years.
To trend or not to trend? 

Whether or not the fashion world’s trend cycle is good for creativity, is a source of debate. “The rapid dissemination of information via the Internet, social media, and streamed live fashion shows facilitates the instant travel of trends,” says Tamara Albu, Director of the A.A.S. Fashion Design Program at Parsons School of Fashion in New York. “For many designers who struggle to stay competitive, getting their hints from such sources, processing them as quickly as they can, and translating them into their own collections often results in redundancy and lack of trust in their own self expression,” she adds.
-Louis Monoyudis"
Source: Metro News

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Anniversary Brunch


Brian and I just celebrated our 3 year anniversary but as we are in the middle of midterms, it's hard to really celebrate. We will be going a little vacation as soon as school is done but in the meantime, we decided a little brunch would be a good way to celebrate.

I'm wearing:
Talula Babaton Wool Coat
Miss Sixty Black Turtleneck
Club Monaco Skirt
Trasparenze Lace-detail tights
Bloch Patent Leather Flats

We went to a place called Bar One and it was aAMAZING!!! Not only were the prices very reasonable (nothing over $12 for brunch) but the food was out of this world! I had Ovo Buco ("egg in a whole") and Brian had Roast Beef Benito and we split them both!

A few days ago, we also explored our city a little bit. We took a little walk to Brookfield Place, which is beautiful and I never even knew it existed! It's so amazing all the hidden gems you can find in your city. So, this summer I will make it my mission to explore as much of my city as I possibly can! I will post about all the places I go and put up my own city guide at the end of it. Unfortunately, this will have to wait until the weather gets better and I'm done school. For now, I'll just share some pictures. I took these with my phone and the pictures don't do the place justice but it's still beautiful nonetheless.

Coming up next: Shoe Philosophy

Have a great long weekend,


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

V Day

I hope you all enjoyed you Valentine's Day, even if you don't have a significant other. If you don't have a significant other, this day is the perfect to love yourself and indulge. Be it a shopping trip, getting your nails done or a full out spa day and you don't have to buy a present for someone else. It's okay to be a little selfish sometimes, because if you don't love yourself.... who will?

However, if you do have a significant other... I would first like to mention that you don't have to do something overly sappy and spend a lot of money... going for a simple walk in the park and spending time with your loved ones is a perfect alternative to me. The only thing that I dislike about this day is that it's become so superficial but that's the way society works sometimes. Don't set great expectations because you might end up being disappointed which is the opposite of how you want to feel on Valentine's Day.

I, of course, am a hopeless romantic and love all the cheesy stuff. Brian and I will be celebrating Valentine's Day and our 3 year anniversary a little later since we are super busy with school and of course, it had to fall on a Monday this year. I did get some nice flowers though.

I did celebrate with one of my friends and made her a little dinner because her significant other is unfortunately out of the country. It was a quiet evening filled with Prosceco (my new favourite drink) and heart shaped pasta.

I hope all of you enjoyed this day but remember, you don't need a special day to tell someone you love them. It is the spontaneous and daily acts that really make the difference.

Wishing you a lovely day,