Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween everyone! As is the case with most holidays, I love Halloween because of it's spirit. It's a just for fun holiday. Let's be honest, what's not fun about costumes and chocolate! Also, scary movie marathons... my fave. 

I've tried to fill my week with a bit of Halloween festive-ness, especially since I didn't go to any costume parties last weekend. On Monday I had a scary movie night with my cousin - a tradition of ours - and last night, I went to a SUPER SPOOKY haunted house that's set up nearby with some girl friends. Last night did it for me. That house was SCARY! And so much fun. Today at work I'm a little bit dressed up (why not) and am ready for some serious Halloween candy!!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom

I don't know about you, but I'm of the mind that most of us definitely over-complicate things... we lose focus and forget about the little things, the simple things. That's why I love this quote so much. Keep it simple.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Looks of the Week

Yesterday I had all my favourite looks of the week all ready and set to share with you today, but then Vogue had to have a luncheon which turned out some amazing celebrity style, THEREFORE this post is a two parter: My original picks as well as looks from the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund event...

First up, the originals. It's no secret I'm not really a fan of Miley (and that's putting it delicately) but wow, if she starts sporting more classic looks like this, all that could change. I thought she looked fantastic and kudos to that! Reese Witherspoon just looks elegant, fun, and obviously super stylish. I love Calvin Klein Collection for the clean lines and classic silhouette - this dress is no exception. Both Sandra Bullock and Camila McConaughey are wearing stunning dresses that are simple but with some subtle/sext interest via either the lace or cutout neckline.

Miley Cyrus, Marc Jacobs, red carpet, fashionReese Witherspoon, Calvin Klein Collection, fashion
Sandra Bullock, DSquared2, fashionCamila McConaughey, Max Mara, fashion

And now for yesterday's looks from the luncheon. Good 'ol fashion in L.A. - still showing hints of the summer style which in my part of the world, is long gone... 

Camilla Belle, Ralph Lauren, VogueDiane Kruger, Cushine et Ochs, Vogue
Victoria Beckham, VogueJessica Pare, Vogue
 Who's got your fave look this week? 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Holy Holograms!

Last winter during NYFW, the Milly show (watching the show via online stream and through pictures) really took my breath away. There were some sweet fabrics. By sweet fabrics I'm talking about hologram leather. What??? Yup. Check it out:

How cool is holographic leather, REALLY. Of course the time has come where all the pieces are now available to consumers... but as I had dreaded, at a hefty, hefty price. Check out below - that sweater $851; that clutch $482. I don't know about you but if I'm spending that much coin, it's on a trip not a sweater! For now, I will admire all these Milly pieces from afar. And I'm actually okay with that.

Milly, fashion, holographic leather, sweater, clothesMilly, fashion, holographic leather, clutch

Dear mainstream brands, companies, and department stores, 

Please work on creating some affordable fashionable pieces with a similar looking fabric ASAP. I will buy. Promise.


Monday, October 21, 2013

Spend vs Save: Fit and Flare

Right now fit and flare dresses and skirts seem to be everywhere I look! I really like them and think they are one of those pieces that do look good on and flatter most body types. They're also just so fun and cute! I recently got a navy skirt that I'm definitely looking forward to getting a lot of wear out of. If looking for your own I found a couple of beautiful options - both classic black - at two different price points. Would you splurge or save?

Fit and flare, skirts, gap, club monaco, style, trend
Club Monaco $149.50 | Gap $54.95
I'm going on save with this one. Although the Club Monaco one is gorgeous, I think the Gap one is equally as nice and for $100 less? Not to mention Gap is always having promos - it just seems like the obvious choice.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Back from Nashville!!!

I am home sweet home after an amazing trip to Nashville aka Music City USA! It was definitely somewhere on my list of places to go, and I knew it would be fun, but I've got to say it kind of exceeded my expectations. What a place.

While there my friend and I definitely took advantage and did everything we could: we went to a hockey game, the Grand Ole Opry, Memphis to see Graceland, hit up just about every where downtown, and even did The Color Run! The Color Run was actually the base of the trip in the first place - after Boston last year we said we'd try to do The Color Run in a different city every year. I have never gone on a trip with as much planned to do as this one but let me tell you, I'm so glad we did it all! It also made the trip feel a lot longer and as a result, probably explains why I'm still a wee bit exhausted.

If you've never been, I HIGHLY recommend it. But like I said to start, at the end of the day it's good to be home sweet home! :)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Away I go...

Today I am leaving on vacation! I am headed to Music City, also known as Nashville. We've got lots of things planned and I am too excited for words. That being said, I will be MIA until my return next week... :)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom

Alright, I am not afraid to admit that the quote I'm sharing this Wednesday rates pretty high on the cheesiness scale, but it's also pretty true and brilliant...


Monday, October 7, 2013

Last Week's Looks

Last week there were some stunning outfits on red carpets everywhere! I love weeks where I struggle to pick favourites because there are SO MANY! In my opinion, Jessica Alba just nailed it. Firstly, the Juan Carlos Obando blouse and maxi skirt combo she wore at the ALMA Awards might be an absolute all time fave outfit ever. That skirt... seriously? It's stunning. Later in the week she went very on trend with this fitted hounds-tooth dress that is made very interesting with that shimmer. And those shoes. And I have to say, I'm loving her shorter 'do. The colour and cut suit her nicely.

Jessica Alba, ALMA Awards, Juan Carlos ObandoJessica Alba, red carpet, fashion

I would also like to give some honorable mentions to Katrina Bowden in Rebecca Minkoff and Jamie Chung in Cushnie et Ochs - both stunning dresses that were perfectly styled.

Katrina Bowden, Rebecca Minkoff, red carpet, fashionJamie Chung, Cushnie et Ochs, fashion, red carpet
What did you think of last week's fashion? Also, one last thing: did I mention I'm in love with that maxi skirt??? :) 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Funny Friday: Batdad

Added to YouTube 2 weeks ago, and sitting with more than 7 million views, there is no doubt that "BatDad" has gone viral. In the off chance you've not yet seen it, it was an obvious choice for today's post... and if you have already seen it, I'm sure like me, you're all to eager to watch it again! I wish I could pick a favourite part but there are TOO MANY! Enjoy and happy Friday!!!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Current Fave: Nail Polish

Every Month is Oktoberfest, OPI, nail polish 

I love dark nail polish! It's just so dramatic and fun. There are definitely a lot of dark selections to choose from nowadays, but one particular one which is my current favourite is OPI's "Every Month is Oktoberfest". Almost as dark as a black at first glance, it's got a beautiful almost deep purple tone to it. Currently being featured on both my manicure and pedicure, I think when it's time to redo them, I might stick with it again - it's so perfect for fall!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Hello October

As a season, I love summer. But when it comes to months, I love October. Such a beautiful time of the year where the leaves change colour, the air smells crisp and fresh, and we all get a little more cozy with our wardrobe. Don't get me wrong - time seems to be flying and it totally snuck up on me - but now that it's here... I'm happy to embrace October...

Fall, October, tree, leaves