Shopping: Summer 2013 Essentials From Yorkdale!

yorkdale-fave-8-nelia

I don’t know about you, but summertime is my favourite! I can finally pull out my brightest lipstick, wear white lacey dresses with wild abandon, don those short shorts, and stop worrying about having to bundle myself up in 20 million layers of clothes. Summertime is the best! So to celebrate the official start of summer, I asked my fave Yorkdale employees and fellow Style Council members for their summer essentials, which turned out really fun, and I think y’all should check it out! From the must-have denim jacket, to your next fave summer read, Yorkdale’s got you covered!

My essentials after the jump!

Read more…

What I Wore: Mama’s Got a Brand New Bag

what-i-wore-ela-handbags-leopard-print

Last week, you might’ve noticed a million tweets about the ela handbags sample sale, and if you weren’t sure what the big whoop was all about, this is what. This red ela Lardy satchel was one of my spoils from the sample sale war, purchased for a steal! A beauty, isn’t she?

And since I have the tendency to become obsessed with shiny new things, I couldn’t part with my new bag for days after I bought it. And you know what? It’s a perfect bag! Spacious and roomy enough for everything I need to tote with me, yet really light and comfy to carry. Gotta love sample sales.

Also, I’m hoping, that this will serve as my ginger way of getting back to taking outfit photos for real (meaning: not in front of a bathroom mirror with my iPhone), so stay tuned for more What I Wore posts. Hope you had a lovely weekend!

what-i-wore-ela-handbags-leopard-print-2

More after the jump!

Read more…

What I Wore: Saturday Night Fever

white-tuxedo-blazer-4

When I first saw this J.Crew tuxedo blazer, I knew I had to have it. So after months of stalking it like an obsessed puma, it finally went on sale and of course, I snapped it up. But then, it just ended up languishing in my closet for weeks and weeks without seeing the light of day. The truth is, as lovely as this jacket is, I found it very hard to style without looking like a Saturday Night Fever extra, or a waitress at a golf club. Until…life made me wear it. True story.

As some of you might already know from my frustrated tweets, I’m in the process of house-hunting, and am currently living out of a couple of suitcases, which, as you can imagine, makes getting dressed a challenge. Well, this week, I finally ran out of clean work clothes, and had to make do with what was left – the clothes in this post. And you know what? I actually loved the 70s vibe of this blazer, and the crisp feel of monochromatic black and white. I also may or may not have done the John Travolta SNF routine to the Bee Gees that day.

Moral of the story…don’t be afraid to mix it up. If you fell in love with a piece, try wearing it in a few different ways until it feels right…or you run out of clean clothes…whichever comes first.

Happy Friday!

white-tuxedo-blazer-4

One more after the jump!

Read more…

Shopping: Party Like a LOFT Girl!

LOFT-Canada-Yorkdale-Event-Toronto

Last Sunday, my fellow LOFT Girls and I threw a brunch-themed party at Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s LOFT store…and it was a blast! Our guests showed up bright and early to shop, sip cocktails, and nosh on yummy brunch bites like Nutella + banana wraps, and cinnamon sugar donuts. Attendees enjoyed 25% off new spring collection, DJ playing fun beats, free customized totes personalized by designer and stylist Tiffany Pratt, and a chance to win a $500 LOFT Gift Card and Personal Styling Session at Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

I truly loved meeting and mingling with my readers, sharing my excitement about the new spring arrivals, and those delish mini hot chocolates certainly didn’t hurt either! Huge thanks to everyone who trekked to Yorkdale at 10am on a Sunday morning to attend our little event. I really hope you had fun! Check out some photos from the event below and on our Facebook Page.

SPR_6265

Photos after the jump!

Read more…

You Are Invited: Party Like a LOFT Girl!

LOFTGirls_Yorkdale_Event_SAVE THE DATE

If you live in Toronto, love shopping, discounts, yummy food, music, and freebies, then this event is for you! On Sunday, February 24th, yours truly alongside my fellow LOFT Girls will be hosting a super fun brunch-themed bash at LOFT (located at Yorkdale).

Brunch-inspired bites and cocktails will be served, while you shop the new collection with a special 25% off discount (applies to full-price merchandise), and the first 75 guests who spend $100 will receive a gift with purchase! There will also be a DJ and a photographer to get the party started.

Excited? Want to attend? Spots are limited, so make sure to RSVP ASAP! See you there?

When: February 24th, 2013 10am – Noon
Where: LOFT, Yorkdale Shopping Centre
RSVP: styleblog.ca@gmail.com

Rewind 2012: A Year in Photos

photo

I have to admit, so far 2013 is kicking my butt. I caught a cold on January 1st, found fraudulent activity on my debit card, and have had pretty bad migraines all week. Hopefully, from here, the only way is up.

But don’t you worry about me! 2012 was pretty sweet, so instead of focusing on the negative, I’ll just look back on some awesome moments from last year, and hope that things turn around soon.

wedding-bells

1. The best thing that ever happened to me in 2012. Sorry if it sounds cheesy, but spending time with our friends and family in Italy, and then marrying the love of my life was a dream come true. Truly. Seeing our wedding featured in the pages of Wedding Bells was a cherry on top.

holts muse

2. In February, I participated in a fun photoshoot with fellow bloggers Gracie and Elizabeth for Holt Renfrew’s blog Holts Muse. Shot by the talented photographer Adam Moco, this was a fun project to be a part of, and definitely started my year off right.

Flare-Magazine-Work-Style-Feature

3. Had I ever dreamt that one day I’d have a byline in FLARE MAGAZINE?! Nope. But that’s exactly what happened in 2012. Granted, it was for Flare’s website, but I was simply thrilled to write my 9 Unique Ideas for Wedding Day Style story in April. Flare also showed Style Blog some love in their Flare Magazine’s Wear CanadaBlogger Style: Spring ShoesBack to Work, and Street Style round-ups! What a year!

jacob-live-chic-toronto-guide

4. Canadian retailer JACOB asked a few Toronto bloggers to help them create a Live Chic City Guide to Toronto, and I was super excited to be a part of it! Featuring bloggers’ favourite Toronto hot spots, this guide is an awesome way to explore the city and visit some of its lesser known attractions.

Check out more highlights after the jump!

Read more…

Holidays 2012: 5 Sequined Pieces to Rock This Holiday Season

sequin-dress-pants-top-holidays

Tis the season to get your sparkle on! With all the festive events going on, it’s pretty much a given that sequins are all-but required as part of the usual holiday uniform. And though I prefer my sequins toned down (i.e. paired with something not-so-glam), I know that there are plenty of people out there that prefer to go all out, and why not? That’s what the holidays are for!

And this season, Yorkdale has a pretty sequined number out there for everyone! From the majorly blinged out dresses at Mendocino, to the uber-chic sequin tees at J.Crew, to the super fun sequined trousers at LOFT, you can inject your wardrobe with as much (or as little) sparkle as you’d like. Personally, I’ll be rocking my striped sequined tee from J.Crew with a pair of jeans and a pair of statement earrings to a holiday soiree this season, but I have my eye on that gorgeous hippie-like Billabong dress too.

5 Sequined Pieces to Rock This Holiday Season after the jump!

Read more…

Holidays 2012: New Year’s Eve Pajama Party

new-year-pajama-party

As much as I love getting dressed up and partying it up on New Year’s Eve, this year, I just don’t feel up to it. Perhaps I’m getting old, but the thought of wearing a skimpy dress while it’s freezing outside, and dragging my butt across the city to a crowded and overpriced party just doesn’t have the same appeal this year.

So instead of getting all dressed up, my friends and I will be doing the opposite – having a pajama party at someone’s house! And best of all, I won’t have to look shlumpy either. The PJ trend has been around for a while now, and some of the coolest looks I’ve seen as of late feature some sort of a fun twist on the sleepwear trend. So this New Year’s Eve I’ll be rocking my newly-acquired black with white-piping H&M PJs, Charlotte Olympia velvet kitty flats, and a bold necklace to dress up the look, while sipping delicious Pinnacle Whipped Vodka cocktails and playing Cards Against Humanity (aka best game ever!) with some of my dearest friends. Comfy, inexpensive, and fun.

So what about you? Are you planning to go out and party all night long? Do you know what you’ll wear? Let me know in the comments!

Pinnacle Whipped Vodka Recipes after the jump!

Read more…

What I Wore: Winter Florals

floral-leather-margiela-hm-booties

I’ve already warned you about this Club Monaco skirt…you’ll be seeing it A LOT. I have a tendency to get obsessed with one or two pieces and then wearing them all the time. No, seriously…ALL THE TIME. And this skirt is no exception.

This time, I paired it with a silk floral blouse from Joe Fresh, and my new fave Margiela with H&M booties for a simple and elegant daytime look.

What do you think? Share in the comments.

floral-leather-margiela-hm-booties

floral-leather

More after the jump!

Read more…

Style Days of Christmas: LOFT

style-days-of-christmas-giveaways-loft-canada

Welcome to Day 10 of Style Days of Christmas! As one of Toronto’s LOFT Girls, I am always proud to rock the brand’s latest pieces. And as a huge fan of statement jewelry, I can tell you that LOFT’s designers really know their stuff when it comes to fun necklaces! Just take a look at a few of my outfit posts that feature my fave LOFT pieces. Cute, non? Well, thanks to our lovely friends at LOFT, one of my lucky readers will get not one, not two, but three gorgeous statement necklaces* of their own (valued at over $200)! Perfect for dressing up any outfit this holiday season, these bold jewels will be sure to turn some heads! Or if you’d like, you can always give those beauties as gifts to your nearest and dearest. It’s totally up to you! Interested? Enter below!

LOFT-holidays-2012

Details after the jump!

Read more…