Monday, May 27, 2013

CURRENTLY OBSESSED: NAUTICAL CHIC

A striped tee is an essential staple for every wardrobe. It can be dressed up or down and can easily be layered beneath a blazer or jacket. Here are some of the ones I've had my eye on recently: 



Bailey 44 Seahorse Top in Turquoise (I ordered this one as well)

Sunday, May 26, 2013

MY WEEK & WEEKEND

Top - L: Outfit snapshot #1 - 3.1 Phillip Lim leather ruffle jacket, Theory blouse, 7 For All Mankind jeans, Cole Haan pumps. R: A snapshot of my arm candy - Maya Brenner initial bracelet, Cartier, Hermes. Bottom - L: Kingsley and I with our matching red shoes (Chucks and Chanel). R: Outfit snapshot #2 - Club Monaco tee, Talula jacket, Current/Elliot jeans, Steve Madden loafers

Top - L: Kingsley doing yoga. R: The best salad in Toronto! The lobster chop-chop at Cafe Boulud at the Four SeasonsBottom - L: I had the best service experience at Sephora! I wanted to pick up the Satin Lip Pencil in Palais Royal and they threw in a great sample of their Larger Than Life lipgloss in Gold Digger (Palais Royal didn't work out for me but it's another example of why I love Sephora). R: Trying Coconut Grove tea at David's Tea. Also loving having my red nails back! I'm wearing OPI Gel in Malaga (my staple). 

Kingsley started Sport Ball this weekend with Mia and Alexa. Seeing them run around after the ball was adorable! After Sport Ball we went to Starbucks for a steamed milk - LOL. Kingsley's wearing a Ralph Lauren sweatshirt, GAP sweatpants and Adidas runners. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

SALE ALERT: eLUXE

eLuxe is having a sale this weekend so if you're on the hunt for a great Smythe blazer, a new purse or just a great striped tee you should take advantage of the savings. Plus they have free shipping for orders over $100 and free returns. Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

STYLE SPOTLIGHT: CAREY MULLIGAN IN CANNES

Carey Mulligan has been in Cannes to support The Great Gatsby and she has brought some serious A-game to the red carpet. I am obsessed with Carey's platinum blonde hair right now and love how effortless and chic she looks in every outfit. 
Carey wore Dior to the red carpet premiere of The Great Gatsby. I love the soft petal colour of this gown and it's perfectly paired with a red lip and her platinum hair. 

Carey stunned again in Vionnet for the premiere of Inside Liewyn Davis. This dress is perfection! Everything about it is amazing - the white/black combo, the cut-out on the chest, the fold detailing on top and the slit in the front. I'm obsessed with this dress on her!

Carey wore Balenciaga to the photo call for The Great Gatsby. Her top is beyond! So perfect. 

Photos: Huffington Post/Getty Images

Monday, May 20, 2013

MY WEEK & WEEKEND

It was a long weekend in Canada and it was so nice to have the extra day! We had a busy weekend but it was a lot of fun! I really needed the extra day and it was so nice to have some extra family time. Here are some snapshots of what we got up to:
Top - L: Saturday morning yoga class at Downward Dog. Top - R: I picked my newest Chanel flats up from the shoe doctor (Kaner's in Yorkville). 

Bottom - L: Outfit snapshot - Zara Blazer, Stylemint tee, 7 For All Mankind jeans and Chanel flats. Bottom - R: Stylemint tee, Citizens of Humanity jeans and Chanel flats. 

We went for dinner at Milagro's on Saturday night and it was delicious! Nothing makes me happier than a bowl of melted cheese and fish tacos...LOL

Top: After dinner on Saturday night we went out for ice cream. Kingsley is wearing a Tommy Hilfiger shirt.

Bottom: We stayed up to watch fireworks in our neighbourhood on Sunday night. As soon as they started Kingsley wanted to go home... They were too loud for him. Next time we'll need to bring him some proper headphones to block out the noise. 

We spent Victoria Day hiking and having a picnic with the Cherry Pie Twins crew. It was such a fun morning. The only downside was there were so many bugs and mosquito's out! By the time we made it to the waterfall, we couldn't take the bugs anymore and started to head back. We had our picnic back at the beginning of the trail close to the car. LOL. Next time we will definitely remember to bring bug spray! 

I have a shocking confession to make... I can't ride a bike. It's so embarrassing and I really need to learn. So my boys went for a bike ride tonight and I walked behind them (sadly). At least I got to take some cute pics.

I hope everyone else had a great long weekend too! xoxo

Saturday, May 18, 2013

STYLE SPOTLIGHT: KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN'S 'MOMMY' STYLE

As a mom to a very busy toddler, I really like how Kourtney focuses on fashionable outfits that are comfortable and good for running around after her little ones. She always looks pulled together and stylish but also practical. I find that I focus on my work/grown-up style a lot but often neglect the style basics I need to look fashionable when I'm chasing around after Kingsley. Here is some casual Mommy style inspiration:

Seeing this photo of Kourtney Kardashian makes me want to run out and buy white jeans (seriously, how long have I been talking about doing this... I need to buy a pair). Kourtney is wearing a Rails shirt, Rue jeans, Balenciaga flats and Dita sunglasses. Mason is wearing Mini and Maximus tank and shorts and Nike sneakers (cuteness).

Kourtney is wearing a Myne sweater, Hudson jeans (LOVE these), Balenciaga flats and Tom Ford sunglasses. Mason is wearing a GAP t-shirt, Zara pants and Nike sneakers. Penelope is wearing a Marc Jacobs dress, Ralph Lauren sweater and baby Bloch ballet flats. 

Kourtney is wearing a Love Sam jacket, Monrow t-shirt, Citizens of Humanity jeans, Jean Michel Cazabat pumps, Celine bag and Benjamin sunglasses. I really like the easiness of a plain white tee and colourful blazer. This outfit could quickly become toddler appropriate if the pumps were swapped with flats.  

Photos: Celebuzz

Thursday, May 16, 2013

STYLE SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE KIDMAN

Cannes has started and the dress porn is already amazing! Nicole Kidman is on the jury at Cannes this year which means she'll be on the red carpet every day during the festival. She's definitely started things off on a great note!

Nicole wearing a floral Dior dress that is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I love that she paired the dress with neon pink heels too. Everything about this look is exquisite. 

Nicole wearing a black Alexander McQueen and purple pumps. I love this dress so much! The detailing on the neckline and sleeves makes it so much more than a little black dress. 

Photos: Getty Images and WENN

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

WHAT'S IN MY BAG - GUEST EDITION

The latest edition of What's In My Bag is from one of my very stylish colleagues - Denise. She's recently moved from a large bag to a small cross body bag and has an interesting perspective on the switch. Enjoy!

What's In My Bag: Denise
I've been tired of carrying around a medium to large sized bag and decided to make the switch over to a tiny cross body purse...and I'm loving it! This bag holds barely anything (which yes I recognize is usually a con when looking to purchase a handbag)... but it's the best feature because it makes it impossible to squirrel away earrings, glosses, receipts, sunglasses, etc etc etc which I always have a habit of doing. The simplicity has benefited me in many ways, primarily in my relationship... I never make my BF wait while I hunt for my keys anymore!

My Bag: Marc By Marc Jacobs $285 available at Holt Renfrew {similar}
What I carry: This day, because I was going out straight after work:
- MAC Pro Longwear's long lasting eye liner in black ice
- Revlon Colour Stay Ultimate Suede in red couture
- Excel Gum
- Leather ruffled coin purse to hold my Amex card, ID and cash
- Not shown, my Blackberry (which I have purely for work reasons)

Dream Bag: Gucci Soho Disco Bag $895

Monday, May 13, 2013

MY WEEK & WEEKEND - EXTENDED EDITION

The last few weeks have been so busy! Plus, I'm having some technical difficulties with my computer so I've been awful about posting the last few weeks. Sorry! Here's a recap of what I've been up to so far this month:

We celebrated Kingsley's 3rd birthday the other week with a really fun construction-themed party. We went a little crazy with all of the fun decorations but the kids loved it and Kingsley had an amazing time. I still can't believe he's 3! 

Some shots of Kingsley at his party. His cake and cupcakes were from Nothing Sweeter Than You. The cake was adorable and so delicious! I also had Rachel Beau from The Party Agency come out and do the entertainment for the party and organize all of the activities. I wasn't sure if it would be too much for his age group but the kids LOVED them! Seeing them decorate their foam hard hats, do the limbo and have a dance off was adorable. Rachel got all of the kids super excited and even took care of the loot bags for me! She was amazing!

Kingsley's outfit details: Ralph Lauren Polo shirt {similar}, Gap jeans {similar} and Adidas runners {similar}. 

TOP - L: I had my hair cut on Saturday. I can't wait to grow my hair back but I'm trying to own this shorter length - LOL. R: The 'after' of my haircut. I'm wearing my Celine Audrey sunglasses in these photos.

BOTTOM - L: I switched up my normal red polish and went light for my latest mani (which is a huge change for me - lol). I'm wearing Shellac's Romantique. R: Going out for dinner with my boys post-haircut. And yes, Kingsley is playing a bugle. 

TOP - L: I had a work event last week and we all ended up wearing nude shoes. I guess we're all on trend ;-) I was wearing Cole Haan's Chelsea pump which are one of my favourite pumps because they're really comfortable. R: Outfit snapshot #1 - Smythe blazer, TNA tank, 7 For All Mankind jeans, Cole Haan pumps {similar}.

BOTTOM - L: Outfit snapshot #2 -  3.1 Phillip Lim leather jacket, Club Monaco tee, Citizens of Humanity jeans and Tory Burch flats. R: Kingsley received a skateboard for his birthday and has been obsessed with it ever since. He's already asking for ramps... I have a serious daredevil on my hands!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

CURRENTLY OBSESSED: J. CREW GLAM

I have a serious problem when it comes to J. Crew's statement necklaces. They get me every season!  J. Crew can always be counted on for stand out unique pieces that take the term 'statement' necklace to another level. Here are a few of my new favourites: 




Tuesday, May 7, 2013

MET GALA 2013: THE BEST

Yesterday was the Met Gala and it did NOT disappoint - there's so much to talk about (good, bad and boring)! The theme was Punk and I have to be honest, there were a lot of let downs (hello, Gwyneth in Valentino) but here are some of the looks that stood out the most and were (most importantly) on theme: 

TOP: Sienna Miller in Burberry, Anne Hathaway in Valentino, Rooney Mara in Givenchy, Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles and a Philip Treacy headpiece, Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga.
BOTTOM: Dakota Fanning in Rodarte, Gisele in Anthony Vaccarello, Lily Collins in Moschino and Madonna in Givenchy.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

BELLE SPOTLIGHT: MAY BEAUTY WISH LIST

1. ORIGINS GINZING REFRESHING EYE CREAM: Jordana recently tried this eye cream and is a big fan. Containing a complex of caffeine from coffee bean, Panax ginseng, magnolia extract and natural optic brighteners to rapidly reduce dark circles, bags, puffiness and refresh tired eyes.
2. OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS - LIP TAR in Narcussis: Jordana tried this recently and was raving about it. Despite telling me that I have to be on a beauty ban, she also told me that I definitely need to buy this - LOL. It comes in 40+ shades and claims to have the longevity of a lipstick and the easy application of a gloss. Lisa Eldridge used Hush recently in a Baby Bardot makeup video and it's peaked my interest even more!
3. DERMALOGICA DAILY MICROFOLIANT: This is Dermalogica's hero product and it's an amazingly gentle rice-based exfoliant. It micro-exfoliates dead skin cells instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter. Plus it doesn't have any artificial fragrances or colours. 
4. AESOP DAMASCAN ROSE OIL: This is another cult favourite I've heard a lot about but haven't tried. It's a deeply nourishing moisturizing treatment for dry and distressed skin. Concentrated, vitamin-rich treatment oil, it contains a blend of ten precious plant extracts including rose petal and neroli blossom, chosen for their hydrating properties.
5. LIVING PROOF AMP2 INSTANT TEXTURE VOLUMIZER: This is another recommendation from Jordana. She swears by this line. It's a hair texturizer that amplifies volume with flexible hold. Perfect for creating an imperfect look, this brings instant life and volume to hair. 
6. ARMANI EYES TO KILL MASCARA: People who've tried this mascara always rave about it. I'm pretty dedicated to my Benefit They're Real Mascara but I want to give this one a try.
7. CHANEL LES BEIGES: This is Chanel's newest beauty launch and it's getting a lot of buzz. Inspired by the outdoorsy lifestyle led by Coco Chanel - catching the sun on the beaches of the Cote d'Azur - Les Beiges is a feather-light formula that gives an outdoorsy gleam without concealing natural radiance. It's a powder and bronzer in one that's designed to give a natural sun-kissed look. Sign me up!
8. CLARINS BEAUTY FLASH BALM: I've read about this product recently and heard it's a miracle product that moisturizes, brightens and tightens so skin looks rested and relaxed (sounds amazing right?!). This is Clarins most popular product with one selling every twenty minutes worldwide.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

STYLE SPOTLIGHT: CAREY MULLIGAN

I expected Carey Mulligan to wear Prada to the premiere of The Great Gatsby but instead she opted for a stunning red Lanvin dress and Tiffany & Co jewellery. She looked so chic and effortless! I can't wait to see what else she wears as the publicity for the film picks up steam. 

Photo: Style.com 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

STYLE SPOTLIGHT: GREAT GATSBY STYLE

Is everyone else as excited to see The Great Gatsby as I am? It looks so unbelievably glamourous and I can't wait to see all of the costumes that were designed by Miuccia Prada and costume designer Catherine Martin, based on past Prada and Miu Miu collections. The Prada store in Soho was transformed last night for the opening of a special exhibition of selected costumes from the upcoming film. I love the roaring 20s inspiration for the film and the costumes look spectacular. 
Carey Mulligan wore a black long-sleeved Prada embroidered dress to the event last night that was from Prada's Fall 2008 collection. The dress has a ruffled detail cascading from her shoulder to the hem of the dress on one side. I really, really LOVE this dress and the way Carey is wearing it! I can't wait to see what she wears at Cannes, where they're premiering the film, and on all of the red carpets promoting the film. I have a feeling it's going to be serious dress porn!

 Four of Miuccia Prada's sketches for The Great Gatsby

Some stills from the film showcasing the glamourous Prada designs

Pieces from the Miuccia Prada and Catherine Martin collaboration on display in the Prada store

Carey Mulligan and Isla Fisher. The detailing on Carey's dress is exquisit!

Photos: Warner Bros / Vogue.com 
 

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