What I Wore: Like a Lady

Wore this outfit to Media Profile’s Holiday Party (which was a blast!), and was really happy that I didn’t end up wearing a dress, like I planned. Because even in jeans and sweater – I was freezing! But all the goose bumps aside, I’m seriously loving my new Old Navy sweater – it’s so lady-like and proper, which isn’t exactly me, but as soon as I saw that it came in yellow stripes – I just couldn’t resist. Throw it together with some flared jeans, and the looks becomes less ladylike, and more…me. You like?

I Wore: Cardigan, Jeans – Old Navy; Boots – Proenza Schouler; Necklace – Forever21; Clutch – Prada; Ring – YSL; Bangle, Earrings – Kate Spade

What I Wore: Faking It

Last weekend was brutal for me. I won’t go into details, but I feel exhausted this week, and it’s only TUESDAY! Plus, the rainy/crappy weather certainly isn’t helping.

The only positive of this temperature shift, is that I finally get to wear my beloved faux fur vest! And that’s about it.

Hope your weekend was more fun than mine! What did you do?

I Wore: Shirt – Gap; Fur Vest – Winners; Pleather Pants, Necklace – Forever21; Boots – Proenza Schouler (The Room); Clutch – Prada (Holt Renfrew)

What I Wore: Grey, Red, and Sunny

How amazing was the weather this weekend? It’s middle of November, and I didn’t have to wear a coat! It just doesn’t get much better than this…in Toronto.

On top of enjoying the sunshine, I spent some time with my girlfriends bridesmaids, going over wedding details, watching Bridesmaids, and eating cheesecake. Best weekend ever? I think so!

How was yours?

I Wore: Sweater – Vero Moda (Winners); Red Jeans – Old Navy; Boots – Proenza Schouler; Scarf – H&M; Bag – Prada; Sunglasses – Ray Ban

Style Fille: Jamie Chung

How awesome does Jamie Chung look here?! The dress is simple, and not overtly sexy, but throw some red lipstick into the mix, and you get a red-carpet worthy appearance. Top to bottom, from her easy hair-do, to her covetable Proenza Schouler bag, to those rocking platforms – I’m loving it.

What do you think of Jamie Chung’s outfit? Let me know in the comments.

Photo Credits: Fab Sugar

What I Wore: She’s Got Flare!

Have you been to Old Navy lately? I am really loving their fall offerings! From breezy $18 tops, to flared jeans for all of $25, I think if it wasn’t for my Proenza booties, this outfit could actually be purchased for less than $50! Not bad, huh?

Right now, I am waiting for a leopard print Old Navy coat to go on sale (I have a wedding budget to adhere to!)…and then my leopard print-ness will literally drive le boyfriend crazy. As the saying goes: you can take a Russian girl out of Russia Kyrgyzstan, but you can’t take the leopard print away from her…or something like that.

I Wore: Shirt, Jeans – Old Navy; Bag – c/o Banana Republic; Belt – Zara; Boots – Proenza Schouler; Leather Bracelet – c/o Danier; Sunglasses – Ray Ban

Proenza Schouler Fall 2011 Trunk Show at The Room at The Bay

Continuing their “fab fashion guest” streak, The Bay  hosted Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler at The Room last month, to unveil and showcase their Fall 2011 collection. Buzzing with excitement, the event drew a slew of fashion notables, media, and bloggers, who ooh’d and aah’d over the gorgeous clothes, while trying to solve the dilemma of Team Jack or Team Lazaro (Team Lazaro over here).

The event itself went off without a hitch. Kimberly Lyn, Sharon Ng, and I were able to corner the handsome duo for a quick chat/photo session, with me gushing to the boys about the most comfortable (and  hot) boots in my closet (purchased on sale at The Room). Charming and down to earth, Jack and Lazaro were a pleasure to meet. And I couldn’t be happier for these talented New Yorkers, as just a week later, they picked up a CFDA womenswear designers of the year award.

It was incredible to see the Fall 2011 collection up close and personal. The intricately cut velvet dresses, gorgeous sequin tops, and light chiffon layers in moody greens and yellows, as well as in high impact neons, took my breath away, making me wish that I had indeed won a Lotto Max jackpot…if only to be able to afford one of their beautiful dresses. Alas, not this time. The collection will be available at The Room come fall, including some of the most coveted purses out there – PS1 bags in a variety of colors and fabrics. Shoes and clutches will also be available…so keep that in mind, and start saving up now. Because a Proenza Schouler addiction does not come cheap.

Did you end up visiting their trunk show the next day? What do you think about the Fall 2011 collection? Share in the comments.

Photo Credits: 2nd photo courtesy of Sharon Ng (Backseat Stylers); all other photos property of Style Blog

Don’t Miss – This Week in Toronto!

 
Proenza Schouler Trunk Show
The Room at The Bay Queen St.
12 pm – 2pm, June 1st, 2011

Designer invasion of Toronto continues, courtesy of The Bay! Visiting this time is the impossibly handsome duo behind the uber-cool label Proenza Schouler. New Yorkers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez will be mingling with fans, while showing off their goods…ahem…the trunk show that is. You’d be silly to miss out on this opportunity.

TNT 4-day Charity Sale
June 2nd – June 5th, 2011

It’s all very simple – donate $20 or more to the Fashion Incubator, and get 30% off your entire purchase at TNT. Sounds like a good deal to us!

Clinique Gift With Purchase
Holt Renfrew Stores
May 27th – June 5th, 2011

Receive a Clinique Bonus with any purchase of $35 or more. Time to stock up on my fave Clinique Lotion!

Photo Credits: 1 – TFS; 2 – TNT; 3 – Holt Renfrew

What I Wore: Ben Barry Models Photoshoot

Remember that time I told you about my photoshoot with Lily & Lilac for Ben Barry Models? Well, here is the result! It was so tough to choose the photos to put into my book, but with some helpful advice, I chose these four. What do you guys think?

Photography by Lily & Lilac

Makeup by Boriana

Styling by yours truly

I Wore: 1: Dress – Zara; Jacket – Club Monaco; Boots – Proenza Schouler; Tights – H&M; Necklace – Forever21; 2: Dress – Lanvin for H&M; Turquoise Ring – YSL; Black Ring – H&M

What I Wore: Prada…Not

While I cannot afford a real Spring 2011 Prada dress (yet), this Zara substitute works just fine, don’t you think? I am loving the color combo and the cut of this easy shift. And coupled with the latest fave piece in my closet – the Alex Moto jacket from Club Monaco, this might just be my favorite outfit in a while. I still have to wear a coat over the jacket though…it’s just not warm enough. And apparently it won’t be getting better any time soon, we’ll get as much as 10cm of snow this week! If I ever find those lying groundhogs…

I Wore: Dress – Zara; Jacket – Club Monaco; Leggings – Aritzia; Sunglasses – H&M; Necklace – Forever21; Bag – Prada; Boots – Proenza Schouler (The Room)

What I Wore: The Wall

Don’t you just love it when you stumble upon something by accident, and it ends up being exactly what you were looking for? Last weekend, while “helping” le boyfriend pick up his brand new table, I spotted an awesome wall of graffiti – and of course, had to have my pictures taken in front of it!

If you’ve been paying attention to Fall 2011 runway shows, you might’ve noticed an abundance of spots and dots all over the place. For that reason, I dug out some of my dotted H&M tights and rocked them till I had frostbite on my butt. Ok, maybe not frostbite…but thin tights + cold weather does not a good combination make. Oh, the things we do for fashion!

So, do you have a favorite Fall 2011 trend yet? Or are you too busy planning out your spring wardrobe to even care about fall? Let me know in the comments! 

I Wore: Top – Mango, Skirt, Earrings – Forever21; Tights, Sunglasses – H&M; Thigh-highs – American Apparel; Clutch – Winners; Boots – Proenza Schouler (The Room); Ring – Max and Chloe