Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Sheer Blocking

It has been feeling more like September/October than July this past week in Toronto, but yesterday it finally started to warm up again. This has been a very strange summer, or lack there of rather.  I decided to take full advantage on my trip to the market, with this cute sheer block skirt from Moon Apparel.  I love black & white outfits, so went with all black for the rest of the look, and zazzed it up a bit with this Express neon statement necklace.  Simple & classic with a modern twist, I feel like I should be walking the Mediterranean in this look.

I'm going to try and make burgers from scratch for dinner tonight, very exciting! Hopefully I will be able to share them if all goes well, I've decided I really want to learn how to cook. For those who know me, know that this is a daunting task lol. Wish me luck!

Outfit: Tank Top & Bracelets - H&M; Skirt - Moon Apparel; Sandals - Jimmy Choo for H&M;  Bag - Miu Miu; Watch - Michael Kors; Sunglasses - Ray-Ban; Necklace - Express; Rings - Forever 21; Nails - No Place Like Chrome by Essie

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Saks Fifth Avenue Coming to Canada!

Yesterday it was announced by Retail Insider that Hudson's Bay Company officially purchased infamous American luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue. They plan to open in Canada not only Saks Fifth Avenue locations, but locations for their discount retailer Off 5th as well! Apparently they are going to start by opening Saks locations inside already existing Hudson's Bay store space, and expand from there.  This is super exciting news for Canadians, as up until recently we did not really have many options for luxury big box retailers besides Holt Renfrew & The Room at The Bay. Now, with Nordstrom's coming in, Simons' planned expansions, and now Saks as well, we are going to see a lot more choice and competition in Canada. It's about time, I can't wait!

Monday, 29 July 2013

Hats & Stripes

In case you haven't yet noticed, I'm a bit of a hat lover. I used to work for a company that makes some great chapeaus, and as such have managed to amass a decent sized collection of stylish toppers. Summer in Toronto can be trickier for hats as it's so sticky out, but this season has been fairly mild. It's even cool enough for sweaters lately, and so out come the fall hats! This medium sized fedora is one of my personal favorites, menswear inspired, it makes me feel a bit like a bohemian explorer lol.

What about you, are you a fan/wearer of hats?

Outfit: Hat - DeLux Hats; Sweater - Moon Apparel; Chevron Necklace, Bird & Spike Rings - Forever 21; Watch - La Mer Collections; Bracelets - Vintage; Jeans - Rag & Bone; Bag - H&M; Moccasins - Minnetonka; Bow Ring - Brandy Melville; Sunglasses - Ray-Ban

Friday, 26 July 2013

Vintage Style at the Eaton Centre

If there's one thing we learned from Carrie from SATC, it's that a shopping trip is always a good reason to get dressed up. The bf and I had to swing by the Eaton Centre today for some errands, and without meaning to, I put together a cute little outfit made up almost entirely of vintage finds. This soft sheer blouse & watch I found at an adorable consignment shop in Royal Oak, Michigan, the jewelry is all from the world's greatest Salvation Army in Rochester, Michigan, the leopard belt is one of my prize finds from the infamous Black Market on Queen West, and the LV bag is a new purchase from Ego vintage shop, a hidden gem in Kensington Market.  It's amazing what you can find and put together for a truly unique look on a budget. What are some of your best vintage finds?

Outfit: Blouse & Accessories - Vintage; Bag - Vintage Louis Vuitton Alma Bag; Jeans - Rag & Bone; Sunglasses - Ray-Ban; Moccasins - Minnetonka

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2013

How incredible does Michelle Williams look in her Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2013 ad campaign? Shot by photographer Peter Lindbergh, she makes me want to chop all my hair off immediately (even though deep down I know that's a terrible idea). I am loving the dark brows and nails with the rouge lip, so chic & sexy. Can't wait to see more images from this campaign!