Tuesday, February 18, 2014

CURRENTLY OBSESSED: SMYTHE

Smythe posted photos of their Spring 2014 collection on Facebook last week and there are so many things that I want! I can barely pick my favourites because there are so many great blazers. If I had to pick, I think the College Blazer, Spring Crossover Blazer and Gilet Blazer are my favourites but they're all pretty amazing. Here are my top picks from the collection: 

Dinner Jacket in Metallic Rose

Mini Tails in Black

College Blazer in Black
Spring Crossover Blazer in Awning Stripe (I need this blazer in my life!)

Gilet Blazer in Optic White

Spring Watch Jacket in Surplus Green

Boy Blazer in Flamingo

Military Jacket in Black Fade

Pagoda Blazer in Black Viper

One Button Blazer in Metallic Herringbone with Black Leather Patches

Photos: Smythe

Monday, February 17, 2014

CURRENTLY OBSESSED: ELODIE K EVIL EYE BRACELET

I've been on the hunt for an evil eye bracelet for a while and I fell in love with this Elodie K Evil Eye bracelet after seeing Danielle from We Wore What wearing it on Instagram. It comes in white, yellow and pink gold and would look great alone or as part of a stack. 

Here's the inspiration pic from We Wore What

I ordered the bracelet in yellow gold and it's just as cute in person as it is in pics. Here's how I've styled it - with my Cartier Love Bracelet and Maya Brenner Initial Bracelet

Thursday, February 13, 2014

STYLE SPOTLIGHT: MIROSLAVA DUMA

Miroslava Duma has been at NYFW looking fabulous. I love everything about her look - the demin, the stripes, the fur collar and topping it all off the navy Hermes Kelly bag!

Photo: Vogue Paris

Monday, February 10, 2014

A FASHIONABLE FAMILY

Photo: Twitter, @womensweardaily

Victoria Beckham showed her latest collection at NYFW and the entire Beckham clan came out to support her. They have to be the most stylish (and good looking) family around. The boys are all getting so big and I love how they all have very distinctive styles of their own. Also, there are no words for how adorable Harper Seven is. BTW - is it crazy that I'm envious of her shoes? LOL

Photo: Harpers Bazaar 

Brooklyn has some serious hair styling happening here. He's going to be one to watch in the next few years. Also, I'm pretty sure Romeo is wearing burgundy Doc Martins - LOVE! 

Photo: via E! OnlineREUTERS/Eric Thayer

Here they are taking a family snapshot. They are seriously too cute! And yes, that's Anna Wintour photo-bombing their pic - LOL.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

THINGS EVERY FASHIONABLE WOMAN SHOULD HAVE BY 30

Harpers Bazaar published a great article on the Things Every Fashionable Woman Should Have By 30. The article proposes that while your 20s are for style, career and love experimentation, a woman entering her 30s should have pieces that represent her. Their list includes: 
  1. A Classic Shoe
  2. A Great Suit
  3. A Signature Flower
  4. A Beautiful Timepiece
  5. A Go-To Lip Colour
  6. A Personal Scent
  7. Jewellry You Never Take Off
  8. Original Art You Love
  9. A Forever Bag
  10. A Killer Winter Coat
What do you think about the list? I definitely subscribe to the theory that it's better to invest in quality pieces that will stand the test of time. I also agree that it's important to have a few signature pieces or a scent that helps define your style. Here's my take on the importance of the elements on the list (and how my closet stacks up): 

  1. A Classic Shoe: I completely agree with this one. Whether you're a flats or a heels girl, you can never go wrong with investing in a classic shoe that will stand the test of time. The important thing is to take care of them. I always take my expensive shoes to the shoe maker as soon as I buy them and have a rubber sole put on the bottom to protect the shoe from wear-and-tear. This helps increase the life of your shoes dramatically (especially with delicate flats - like Chanel - or heels without a platform - like Louboutins). 
  2. A Great Suit: This is probably an area where I could step it up. While I've invested in good suits (Theory is usually my go-to suit brand), I definitely prioritize shoes and purses when it comes to spending money on investment pieces. 
  3. A Signature Flower: Although I love a number of flowers and would probably say Peonies are my favourites, I don't know how important a 'signature' flower is overall. This is one of the items on the list I think could be dropped off. 
  4. A Beautiful Timepiece: I completely agree with this one. A beautiful, well-made watch will last you a lifetime. And if you go with a classic, it'll never go out of style. 
  5. A Go-To Lip Colour: I don't know how essential this one really is. While it's good to have a signature colour that works for you, you also don't want your look to become dated. I would say my go-to lip colour is a light pink/nude lip for during the day and a red or fuchsia lip for a night out but I also try to switch things up and try new colours every once in a while. 
  6. A Personal Scent: This is probably a questionable one for a lot of people but I agree with it since I've been wearing the same scent for as long as I can remember. As soon as I tried Stella it became my signature fragrance and I always get compliments on it. When you find something that works for you stick with it.  
  7. Jewellry You Never Take Off: This is an important one. While it's great to play around with statement pieces and trendy jewellery, it's also nice to have signature pieces that you always wear. The one piece of jewellery that I wear 24-7 is my Cartier Love bracelet. It can only be taken off with a screw driver so it's really a piece that I NEVER take off. I also wear my rings (both my wedding rings and the stackable eternity bands I wear on my right hand) pretty much all the time as well.  
  8. Original Art You Love: My DH and I like to invest in art for occasions like Valentine's Day or birthdays because it's something we'll always have and brings so much colour into our home. 
  9. A Forever Bag: This is at the top of the list for me. I always try to invest in bags that are timeless and will never go out of style. The Birkin is obviously at the very top of my dream/wish-list but the Chanel classic flap is another bag that will always be a classic and the epitome of chic. 
  10. A Killer Winter Coat: This is a good one. I'd add having a classic Trench to this list as well but having a stand out, great quality Winter coat is a must. Over the years, I've invested in a few statement coats in great colours or unusual cuts and despite how many years have passed since I bought them, I always get a lot of compliments. A great coat just stands out. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

BELLE SPOTLIGHT: WINTER GLOW

I think we can all agree this has been the WORST Winter EVER!!!! It's been so unbelievably cold and despite getting away over the holidays, I'm already wishing for another vacation. Since I'm not going to get away again anytime soon, I thought I'd do a post on some great products to help you achieve a winter glow. In addition to all of the bronze, I threw in two new products from the NARS New Edition line to add a touch of pink for a healthy glow.

1. TOO FACED MILK CHOCOLATE SOLEIL BRONZER // 2. STILA ALL OVER SHIMMER LIQUID LUMINIZER in Bronze Shimmer // 3. HOURGLASS AMBIENT LIGHTING POWDER in Radiant Light // 4. BENEFIT COSMETICS SUN BEAM HIGHLIGHTER // 5. CHANEL ILLUSION D'OMBRE LONG WEAR LUMINOUS EYESHADOW in Emerveille // 6. NARS FINAL CUT SATIN LIP PENCIL in Villa Lante (sold exclusively at Holt's in Canada) // 7. NARS FINAL CUT BLUSH in New Attitude (sold exclusively at Holt's in Canada) // 8. STILA EYESHADOW TRIO in Warm
 

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