Friday, 30 November 2012

Thrift Store Skirt

I bought this skirt from a thrift store, loved the shape of it plus it had pockets which is a major bonus. It can also be worn year round, I'm picturing it in the summer paired with a simple white tee and sandals. Here is my look for the winter.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Ring Ring...

One of the accessories that I am obsessed with are rings. I love how you can change up an outfit by adding a ring. I have been known to create an entire outfit based on a ring. It is such a simple accessory that can be so much fun to experiment with. One of the things I love to do when I travel is pick up a ring as a souvenir. It started on my honeymoon, in Spain I found this fun inexpensive ring (cost around $15) I wore it all the time and eventually it started to tarnish, I figured at least I had gotten to enjoy it for quite a while and was ready to retire it. That year for Christmas my husband surprised me, he had taken that ring to a jeweller and had them recreate it into a ring that would not tarnish! I love the idea that when I wear a certain ring it brings back memories of the places I have been. One of my rings I bought at a street vendor at the Calgary Stampede, one is from my first time in NYC, one is from Aruba, Barbados and Miami.......

Wednesday, 28 November 2012


Brrrrrrrrr it is cold out there today! I am bundling up and trying to keep warm as I dream about heat waves, blue sky's, sandy beaches and flip flops.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012


So I was out doing a little pre-Christmas shopping yesterday and got very distracted by all the amazing sales going on. I swear I wasn't going to buy new jeans as I have a little problem called Jean-a-holic....(someone who cannot stop buying jeans!) but as I have mentioned before, burgundy is a huge trend this year and I spotted a pair for $15. Needless to say I could not say no. So now I am figuring out the best way to wear them. Here are my attempts. Not sure which one I like the best.....

Monday, 26 November 2012

Cargos 3 ways

I know I have posted about cargos in a past post, but I decided to show how I wear my favourite pair three different ways. I am all about multi purpose clothes and cargo's are a great option other than jeans.
I have had mine forever and wear them year round. Here are three options.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Sunday...Quote Day

Just finished putting up the Christmas tree, stockings, garland, lights etc, etc....I figure with exactly one month till Christmas this was the perfect day. I cannot believe that it is already almost the end of the year. This past year has been all about changes so when I came across today's quote I felt it was fitting.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Star Light Star Bright...

This morning I woke up to the first snowfall of the year. It was a very small dusting and I'm sure (hopeful) that it will all be melted by this evening. You will be hard pressed to find anyone who dislikes the winter / snow / cold more than I do. I am sure in another life I must have lived in a HOT tropical location and I will make sure that at some point in this lifetime I end up somewhere that the temperature never gets below 80 degrees.
So I decided to cheer myself up with this sweater I picked up on my last shopping trip, nothing like a large turquoise star to make you forget about the cold winter weather. (I do realize  it is only November and will get much worse before it gets any better)!

Friday, 23 November 2012

New Chapter.

Last night I went out for dinner and drinks to celebrate a friends new chapter in life. Sometimes saying goodbye to a past chapter can be difficult, but what comes out of it is an opportunity for a fresh start. It's like the quote from a movie I recently watched, one chapter of your life does not represent your whole book.
I have been a little obsessed over animal print lately so I wore my new leopard print belt I bought last week. This is a great way to add a little print without committing to a full outfit.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Jason Wu

Jason Wu is a designer who has dressed Ivana Trump, January Jones and most famously Michelle Obama. Last year Jason Wu collaborated with Target and created a line which was sold in their stores for only 1 month. I managed to snag one of these dresses (only one because by the time I got there, there was literally only a few pieces left!) I love his design and clean cut lines.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Leopard & Red

I love the combination of leopard and red. Something about it just appeals to me. My husband is not a fan of this shirt (I think it is a little too outside his box) and I will admit I am not a huge fan of the sleeves on this shirt and wish they were a little different, having said that I have had this shirt for a long time and feel like it is a classic. If it was warm enough here I could wear it without the sweater, unfortunately It is chilly so I need a sweater!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

NOT my Skinny Jeans!

Lately I have been obsessed with my skinny jeans. I forget that other styles do exist out there. So today I dug out these more dressy flare jeans. When you pair them with a girly blouse and heels you will end up with a more sophisticated look.

Monday, 19 November 2012


Spent a day last week shopping with a friend from out of town. We had a great day and I only had one regret (not buying amazing bangles from Kate Spade that were on SALE! and actually fit my wrists). If there is one thing I thought I had learned it was to buy what you love. I second guessed myself and wish I would have bought them....oh well next time. I did at least remember to wear a light coat. Hate having a huge winter coat along when you are trying to dig through the racks.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Sunday...Quote Day

I saw this recently and I love it! Sums it all up. Be yourself and you will be Beautiful!

Saturday, 17 November 2012


Went out for drinks last night with our neighbours and had a great time. I definitely tend to wear a lot of neutrals and last night was no exception. I recently bought a plain long sleeve brown tee so that I could wear this short sleeve sweater throughout the winter.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Pastel Jeans

Went out for dinner with some friends the other night and wore some pastel green jeans and my cream blouse. Pastel colour jeans are a great choice if some of the bright colours are too far out of your comfort zone. This way you still have an option other than your normal blue jeans. Had a necklace that I have had for years that happened to match my jeans! Love it when that happens.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Winter White

Last spring I was on a mission to find a white blazer. I couldn't find the right one so had just about given up. A couple of months ago I found one online and ordered it. So now the Spring, Summer and  pretty much the Fall have passed, so I will be wearing this as a "Winter White".

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Bib Necklaces

Bib Necklaces have been a big trend for the past year and are still going strong. These statement necklaces are worn closer to the collarbone. There is a huge variety out there so the possibilities are endless. Below is one I picked up about a year ago.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Purple, Grey & Brown

I wasn't sure about the colour combo of purple, grey and brown, but I actually like the way it turned out. It is all about experimenting to see what works and what doesn't. I have always said you have to try things on to truly be sure if you like it or not!

Monday, 12 November 2012

Vintage Dress

I recently picked up this Vintage dress at a thrift store. I believe buying vintage is a great way to not only save money, find something original but also to lessen your carbon footprint. With a little time and effort it is amazing what you can find. Now I don't have anywhere particular to wear this dress yet, but you never know when it will come in handy. First picture is the dress on it's own the second is how I would wear it.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Harry Beast

Today of course I am dedicating my "Sunday Quote" to Remembrance Day and to all those who gave their lives in the line of duty. It also happens to be maybe not one of the most fashionable creatures, but definitely one of the cutest's Birthday's.....Mr. Harry Beast turns 13!!! So I have attached both a great quote as well as a picture of the Birthday Boy!

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Grey Sky's

Today the sky is grey so I felt somewhat inspired to dig into my closet and see what I could find. Fittingly my grey wool dress that I have owned for 5 plus years is what came out. It has a nice lace detail on the bottom but other than that it is pretty basic. The nice thing with this dress is it is multi-purpose. See below, three ways to wear it. Three belts + three pairs of shoes + one dress = Three Outfits. One for work, one for evening and one for more casual. I wanted to further accessorize and add purses but I ran out of time!

Friday, 9 November 2012

Layering Necklaces

Right now I'm totally into layering necklaces. It means taking necklaces and putting them together. Sometimes on their own they are just ok, but when you add them with another one they become something great. Easy to do, just play around with what you already have. Here are two necklaces I have that when worn together look great. The nice thing is you can create your own statement look that no one else will have!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Martin Lim

Martin Lim are a husband and wife designer duo that are based out of Montreal. They launched their line in 2010 and have been growing strong ever since. They have just launched a holiday line with Reitmans and are showcasing 10 dresses. With the holiday season fast approaching these dresses that retail for $85  to $120 may one day be a collector's item! The best part is they are in regular, petite and plus sizes. The black and white one is my favourite. (available as of Nov. 1st).

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Red Belt.

Someone recently asked me how they could wear a red belt. They wanted to add some accessories to their wardrobe to spice it up.  If you are lucky enough to be in hot weather right now a red belt can look great with a white dress, white pants and a striped blue and white shirt or a pair of khaki pants and a white blouse. If you are like us here in the cold then here are three ways to try out a red belt.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Leopard Flats

As previously mentioned animal print is currently a huge trend. A great way to infuse a small amount is in your accessories. I love my leopard flats that I picked up for under $25. Check out how close they resemble this pair from Michael Kors, which retail for $145. Now I am not a believer that lower cost is more important than quality and can certainly recognize that quality will more than likely cost more, however, if you want to own something trendy and don't want to break the bank, then why not opt for a lower cost version. (top are Michael Kors, bottom are mine!).

Monday, 5 November 2012

Vivienne Tam

Loving my Vivienne Tam side zip sweater. Paired with black leggings, boots and a black turtleneck.
Can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Sunday...Quote Day

So the movie last night was a success! "Pitch Perfect" was great for a laugh and some great music. (especially the "Breakfast Club" remix, gotta love that 80's music). Our group was aged 13 to 71 and everyone loved it. Today is my Mom's Birthday so this quote is dedicated to her as she is one of the most beautiful woman I know!

Saturday, 3 November 2012


I'm off to a girly movie tonight with my Mom, Sister and Niece. So I'm feeling Casual in Cargos!