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OOTD: Living in the Garden of Evil
Sweater: Old Navy Printed shorts: Joe Fresh (current) Earrings: Ardene Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve done an OOTD post and the warm weather was tantalizing me to get outside and shoot some photos today. I kept my look very simple. The print and colours in these shorts are so bold and loud for me, it’s a huge change-up from the dark, gothic tones I wore all...
OOTD: Grand River Livin'
Hat: Netty Vintage (Brantford) Coat: Bass Co. Necklace: Aldo Pants: Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s Cross T-shirt: Forever 21 Boots: Doc Martens Click here to Hype this look on lookbook.nu!
Pucker Up: Spring's Hottest Lip Shade!
Trending in both beauty and fashion for Spring 2013: Orange lips! Stars like Jessica Alba and Rihanna have been spotted sporting these bold and bright shades, and, after a cold winter of dark lipsticks, this is the perfect colour to warm your face back up as the sun reemerges. Here are few tubes that you might want to try: (from left to right) Kat Von D’s Painted Love Lipstick in...
My 1st World MasterCard Fashion Week Adventure
I found myself to be the youngest person in the Sponsors Lounge, sipping a $12 Grand Marnier cocktail amongst 50-and-60-somethings. Looking down on the studio runway, I thought, “How did I get here?” To explain, a friend of a friend gave my friend a Sponsor Backstage pass to enjoy. And my friend passed that along to me. This pass allowed me to go backstage, to hair and makeup...
World MasterCard Fashion Week
It’s literally a sin that I’m writing my first Fall 2013 Fashion Week post on the Wednesday, smack-dab in the middle, of Fashion Week. Not only because it’s Fashion Week, but because it’s in Toronto… An hour away from myself. Admittedly, the idea of covering Fashion Week is daunting. That’s partially because I’m not there to enjoy each and every show,...
Green With Envy
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It’s the day many will sport every green piece in their closet to chug back a few green beers. As these lovely lookbook ladies show us, there are a few more stylish ways to add shades of green into your St. Patty’s ensemble. Looking good doesn’t require the “luck of the Irish”. Key tip: Keep your green the star of the show by pairing...
OOTD: Toronto (feat. le boyfriend)
Today my boyfriend and I drove into my favourite place: Toronto. We shopped downtown all day (haul to be filmed tomorrow) and we’re sore and exhausted from a hard day’s work… Shopping’s hard. So is eating McDonald’s but we managed to get through that chore too (mmmmm). I’m wearing Entwined by CoverGirl on my lips, which looks a lot lighter and redder in...
OOTD: Hint of Spring
There’s something in the air today, my friends. I think it’s, dare I say it, Spring. The temperature is rising bit by bit these past few days, with a shining sun and crispy, fresh air accompanying it. I think the bright weather is sneaking into my clothing choices… That or the lost hour of sleep from Daylight Savings Time last night is getting to me. Today I’m wearing...
Hi! It’s Tuesday, it’s sunny, the winter air smells crisp, I don’t work… I’m happy. Today I had breakfast with friends from work, did some grocery shopping, cleaned the house a bit, and relaxed. It’s been a nice day. My sunglasses were given to me by my mom—they were her Ray-Bans back in the day. This infinity scarf is from H&M and it’s...
Fashion Flashback: Netty Vintage
Over the weekend, my dear friend Alyssa (the photographer behind these photos) did a shoot at Netty Vintage and immediately tipped me off about the great little local shop. She said there was a huge sale on to get rid of the rest of the Winter merchandise and make room for the Spring collection—I’m talking $10 vintage clothes here. I decided to stop by. (Photo: Netty Vintage) I...
OOTD: Fur Real, Man.
Hey! Today’s been a stay-at-home-and-be-crazy-productive day. Thus, lots of posts for you to peruse through. I kept my outfit pretty basic, starting with a plain scoop-neck-tee from Garage and faux leather skinnies from F21+. My faux fur vest is by Elle Magazine’s clothing line and this necklace is from Urban Outfitters. The simple black cardigan beneath my vest is from...
Nail Polish Haul!
It seems I’ve unintentionally accumulated a decent sized amount of new nail polishes this month. Each were either given to me from friends or family, and one was a free gift at Sally Beauty Supply. Free stuff? Yes, please. I reviewed a couple of these polishes in my February Favourites video—Coming soon! (Editing as we speak.) Many of these I haven’t been able to try yet, but...
Thrifting Finds: February 25, 2013
Today was 50% off day for clothes, shoes, accessories and housewares at Value Village. I’ve been craving a good thrifting trip, so I was happy to get an email about it (Super Savers benefit) and eager to scoop some deals. I decided to challenge myself today and see what I could get for $10. This is partly because I’m waiting for payday and partly because of 50% off day. I dug and...
Bring your old sunnies into Spring!
We just talked about the latest frame-wear trends for Spring sunglasses, but here’s an easy and inexpensive way to bring an old pair from drab to fab. In this DIY video, I’m using rhinestones and pearl stickers from the dollar store, gluing each one to my white frames with hot glue! You can use buttons, old earrings, studs, flowers, glitter… Whatever. Like any DIY project:...
The truth about the big, bad fashion industry......
The fashion industry is often blamed for being vain, eccentric, over-priced and cut-throat. The term “fashion” can bring images of too-thin models and odd runway looks to mind for some. So why are there so many worshipers and followers in the industry if it’s so… bad? Call me vain, eccentric, or just pure evil, but I love fashion. The difference between my love for...
Sunny Daze: Lenses to Love
Normally, I’d feel odd wearing sunglasses in the snow. There’s something about it that just isn’t right… Right? Wrong. UV rays don’t hibernate when the temperature drops, and with all that white stuff on the ground acting as a giant sun reflector, who needs a better reason for a new pair of sunnies? As Spring inches closer, stores are launching hot lines of the...
OOTD: "Family Day"
It’s been a few too many days since I’ve updated… I’ve been busy! So I thought I would upload a quick OOTD for what I’m wearing today. It’s a holiday here in Ontario, something called “Family Day”. I don’t know what that means… But I don’t have classes or work and I get paid for it, so I’m into it! My necklace is from...