Last month, Canada’s leading digital fashion magazine FAJO invited me to participate in a fun little photoshoot for their Love Issue, and of course, I couldn’t say no! I got to wear my own clothes, with the only suggestion being that I wear a little bit of red, because…LOVE…duh! And here’s what I came up with.
The first look represents one of my favourite spring trends – black and white stripes. After searching for a pair of Beetlejuice pants for what seemed like forever, I finally stumbled upon these H&M skinnies, and have been happily wearing them since. For an obligatory pop of red, I chose my brand-spanking-new ela editor clutch, which I won (yay!) from Holt Renfrew, and a swipe of red lipstick.
For my second outfit, I wore more stripes, because that’s what I do best. I also threw on my Charlotte Olympia Luna pumps that I scored on MAJAH sale at The Room, a pair of good old boyfriend jeans, and heart sunnies from my wedding. Simple, fun, and oh-so-me!
For more photos from the photoshoot with the lovely Aleyah Solomon, and for my interview with FAJO’s Julia Eskins, please CLICK HERE. Enjoy!
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Style Blog, February 15th 2013 |
Shooting outfit posts in the winter sucks. There, I said it. Half the time, I am bundled up to my chin in a blanket-like Canada Goose jacket and a pair of comfy boots, while the other half, you can find me in my PJs. Not very blog-post-worthy. So this outfit is from October, when the weather was still leather-jacket-perfect and going tights-less didn’t feel like an act of rebellion and/or insanity. Sorry for recycling, but fresh outfit posts are coming SOON! I promise.
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Style Blog, February 5th 2013 |
How awesome is this illustration of me rocking my dream Spring 2013 pieces like the now-infamous checkered Louis Vuitton dress and these hot-to-trot Alexander Wang sandals?! Pretty amazing, non? Well, this is all thanks to my friend Marcus, who introduced me to artist Kathryn Wilkins and her lovely blog LOOKBOOKILLUST! Once I saw the multitude of gorgeous illustrations and the attention to detail that Kathryn puts into her pieces, I knew I had to commission her!
This isn’t the first piece that Kathryn did of me, but it’s the one I asked her to do for my blog’s new header. If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that I’m (very) slowly changing up the look of the site, and this adorable addition is just what Style Blog’s been missing. While deciding on what to “wear” for this illustration, I decided to go with aspirational dressing, rather than my good-old real clothes. Just because I can’t afford the entire Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 collection doesn’t mean that cartoon Nelia can’t.
If you like this illustration and would like one of yourself, or your dog, or yourself and your boyfriend/friend/husband/mom/goldfish, Kathryn is still accepting commissions, so if I were you, I’d jump on that before some huge company scoops her (and her talents) up. She already got a fun gig working for Bourjois, so who knows what’s next for this amazing woman!
What do you think of cartoon Nelia? Do you like Kathryn’s work? Share in the comments!
One more illustration after the jump!
Style Blog, February 1st 2013 |
Last year, I wrote a post on packing light, sharing my fave tips on travelling with my trusty Heys carry-on. And while I mentioned my airport-wear essentials in that post, since a lot of you will be travelling this winter, I thought it might be worth a show-and-tell.
As you can see, my in-flight style is pretty simple. Jeans with stretch for comfort and the softest sweatshirt I own, leather jacket to warm me up in case it gets chilly, a pair of comfy boots that I can quickly take off at security, and of course, socks! No belt or jewellery to remove (I pack those in a clutch inside my carry-on), no uncomfortable pieces of clothing to worry about. Just a practical outfit, paired with a roomy Longchamp tote filled with toiletries (in a clear bag), magazines, documents, pashmina, and a small purse, along with my Heys carry-on. Effective and efficient. I can’t stress enough how much easier going through security is when you think your outfit and your packing through. Huge difference!
So tell me about your airport style! Do you glam it up while travelling, or do you wear the comfiest thing you can find? Share your secrets in the comments!
I Wore: Leather Jacket, Sunglasses – Zara; Sweatshirt, Hat – H&M; Jeans – rag & bone; Boots – Aldo; Bag – Longchamp; Luggage – c/o Heys
Style Blog, January 15th 2013 |
Even though my December getaway was less than a month away, I am ready for another trip. Looking at these photos, I wish we’d taken two weeks instead of just one. Two weeks of this. Two weeks of beach, food, and relaxation. Instead, it’s back to reality. C’est la vie.
At least 6 more months until I can wear dresses like this one again.
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Style Blog, January 10th 2013 |
This was me just over a week ago, enjoying the warmth of the sun, the waves of the ocean, and the delicious food at Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana. Le bf and I decided to skip traditional gift-giving this year, in favour of a lovely getaway from the cold and the snow, and it was the best decision ever! Looking at these photos now makes me jealous of myself…I know how irrational it sounds, but I wish my view was still palm trees as opposed to snow blowing diagonally outside my office window. Le sigh.
Back to fashion. I first saw this Dolce Vita dress in Barcelona last year, and though I totally fell head over heels, I simply couldn’t justify the inflated resort prices and left it…only to find it waiting for me on Shopbop on sale! Was it meant to be, or what? Obviously, I snatched it up, and the rest is history. I love the way (from certain angles) the daisies actually look like snowflakes, which makes this dress even more perfect for Christmas. White Christmas without snow? Totally possible.
How was your Christmas, lovelies? Share in the comments!
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Style Blog, January 4th 2013 |
Today’s the last day of 2012, and though I’ve had an amazing year, I am ready for new beginnings and new adventures. Wishing you and yours a terrific New Year’s Eve, and an even better 2013!
See you next year!
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Style Blog, December 31st 2012 |
Merry Christmas, lovelies! Hope you are surrounded by your nearest and dearest today, and that Santa is extra nice to you. This year, le bf and I jetted off to the Caribbean for a different kind of a white Christmas…white sand, white dresses, and zero snow! But wherever you are, and whatever your Christmas looks like, hope it brings you joy and peace!
Also…don’t forget to do some major damage on Boxing Day! See you all soon!
Style Blog, December 25th 2012 |
Guess who’s featured on eBay Style Stories this week? Yup, you got it…ME! Clad in my fave animal sweater from H&M, I spill my beauty secrets, “the one that got away” stories, and share my #1 eBay search word. Each week, there’s a new Style Story to read, a new stylish person to get to know, and I am super excited to have been able to be a part of this awesome project.
So what are you waiting for? Go on and check out my feature HERE!
I Wore: Sweater – H&M; Skirt, Necklace – Zara; Boots – c/o Stuart Weitzman; Clutch – Prada; Watch – c/o Marc Coblen
Photo Credits: eBay (Lu Luo)
Style Blog, December 20th 2012 |
…coats! Because, in my opinion, if you live in a country with winters, coats are a necessity, and you can never have too many! I picked up this moss-coloured beauty at Club Monaco with an extra 30% off sale items for a steal, and since the promo will run for a few more days, I strongly urge you to take advantage. There’s another coat I have my eye on…it’s cream, with a faux fur collar, and it’s beautiful! But seeing how I’m a messy…everything, a white coat might not be the best idea…for me. But I’m still thinking about it.
What’s one item you can’t live without and can’t get enough of? Share in the comments!
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Style Blog, December 17th 2012 |