I’ve had these boyfriend jeans for what seems like forever, and you know what? They are still in style! Le bf hates them with a passion…probably because they are so beaten up, and aren’t the most flattering jeans out there (in his opinion), but to me – they are perfect. I mean, what’s not to love? They are comfy, and go with pretty much anything and everything. This, my friends, is what I call a keeper.
What about you? Do you like boyfriend jeans? Would you ever wear them? Let me know in the comments.
More after the jump!
Style Blog, May 10th 2013 |
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!
One more photo after the jump!
Style Blog, February 15th 2013 |
Summer was here for a minute, and now the cooler temperatures are here to stay for a bit…or at least that’s what the unreliable weatherpeople tell us. So last week, as the last hurrah, I tried to wear as many summery outfits as possible, including a pair of my trusty boyfriend jeans. They are probably the most comfy pair I own…and I love wearing them both to bum around the house, and out to dinner. They are so versatile! I also threw on my new mint-colored tee from Zara to add a pop of pastels to my outfit. It’s not for everyone, but I think I kinda like it.
What do you think? Share in the comments.
I Wore: Blazer, T-shirt – Zara; Boyfriend Jeans – Urban Outfitters; Necklace – Ben-Amun (via Max and Chloe); Cuff – H&M; Ring – YSL; Bag – Chanel; Sunglasses – Elizabeth and James (via Shopbop); Shoes – J.W. Anderson for Aldo Rise
Style Blog, March 26th 2012 |
Most winter days, I have to fight with my own body in order to get dressed…I just never seem to be up to the dask of wearing actual clothes when it’s cold outside. All I want to do is stay under my duvet, wearing the comfiest of pjs, and if it was socially acceptable, I would probably wear my duvet outside of the house 5 days out of 7…just like this fancy lady.
Well, this Old Navy sweater is the closest I will ever get to wearing a duvet outside of the house. It is the coziest thing ever, and I simply love being wrapped in it…snug and comfy without venturing into the precarious Snuggie/Snuggle territory. Pretty cute, right?
So what about you? How do you deal with clothing anxiety in the winter? Or am I the only one suffering from it? Let me know in the comments.
I Wore: Wrap Sweater – Old Navy; Jeans – 7 For All Mankind (c/o SeCe Apparel); Boots – Mel by Melissa; Gloves – Danier Leather; Hat – H&M; Bag – Prada
Style Blog, December 22nd 2011 |
You know, funny thing happened as I got older (and presumably, wiser) – I learned that sometimes, it makes sense to dress sensibly. I no longer NEED to wear the highest of heels during the winter months (I’m not in Texas anymore). I have learned (from many mistakes) that leather boots get ruined after just one season of salty slush, while simultaneously failing to provide any kind of warmth – especially, once said salty slush has somehow eaten away at the leather, letting the freezing water sneak its way into my socks. Thanks, but no thanks.
So last winter, I stuck to my Cougar rain boots all winter long. That’s right rubber boots in the winter. It’s true – they aren’t the warmest. But throw in a pair of wool socks, and you’ve got a pair of waterproof winterized boots! This winter, I am planning to wear rain boots a lot, so I figured I should get a dressier pair…and then…
…I saw them. Mel rain boots. Cute as a can be, ankle-length, and comfy to boot! Perfect with dresses, skinny jeans…pretty much anything, really. I don’t ever want to take these off…well, except for when I sleep…maybe.
What about you? What’s your go-to cold weather footwear? Share in the comments.
I Wore: Coat – Old Navy; Leggings – Target; Rain Boots – Mel (Urban Outfitters); Scarf – H&M; Bag – Prada; Sunglasses – Ray Ban
Style Blog, November 15th 2011 |
Last week, thanks to the awesome folks over at Frantic Films, I got to film a guest spot on the Slice TV show – Princess. If you haven’t seen this reality show – it’s basically about spoiled girls that spend way too much money on makeup/clothes/hair/going out, then milk their friends/family/boyfriends for money, while accumulating a lot of debt in the process. The show’s host and Financial Guru Gail Vaz-Oxlade teaches these “princesses” to live within their means through a series of challenges.
My role in one of the challenges was to critique Sarah-The-Princess’ blog post about style on a student’s budget. It was really exhillarating to have been able to participate in the filming…mostly because I had to push my personal anxieties aside, and step out of my comfort zone to be able to do it.
I’m not exactly sure what my 10 seconds of fame will look like, given that I was trembling like a leaf on the inside…but hopefully I wasn’t a spectacular failure at my first attempt at reality TV. Thank goodness for the wonderful crew, that helped me feel as comfortable as I possibly could. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
As for my outfit…I’ve been getting LOTS of compliments, quizzical looks, and “where did you buy it” questions about this skirt. And the truth is - it was somewhat of a DIY. I chopped off most of the lining to give it a breezy, see-through look, but other than that – it’s from (and courtesy of) Gap! You like?
I Wore: Top – H&M; Skirt – c/o Gap (DIY); Scarf – Alexander McQueen (Holt Renfrew); Shoes – Urban Outfitters; Bag – Prada; Bracelet – BCBG; Ring – YSL; Sunglasses – Ray Ban
Style Blog, July 18th 2011 |
This is yet another one of those “misleading title” posts. Legal disclaimer: I didn’t have fun in Acapulco last weekend. Truth is…I’ve never even been to Acapulco. But if it’s any consolation…if I were to go…this is what I’d wear.
Last weekend, le boyfriend and I jumped into a Zip Car, packed up some leftover brisket from Barque, and drove to Georgina, ON – the home of Sibbald Point, or Acapulco substitute for the day. Despite the drizzle of rain, we persevered, and were in turn rewarded with a few hours of blissful sun…sandy beach and all.
Have I mentioned that I love summer? No? Well, now you know it. How was your weekend?
I Wore: Tank Top, Skirt – Forever21; Hat, Bathing Suit, Bracelets – H&M; Bag – c/o Ecco; Necklace – c/o Banana Republic; Earrings - atelier l.a.f.; Shoes – Urban Outfitters; Sunglasses – Ray Ban; Tote – The Bay
Style Blog, July 11th 2011 |
Allow me to introduce you to the latest favorite piece in my closet. Readers – Shorts, Shorts – Readers. I remember the precise moment I saw these shorts at Macy’s in NYC…I saw the lovely pattern, the knit, even the lace-up crotch, and thought out loud:
“A couple of years ago, I could totally rock these.”
“You still can.” – said my friend Lovelys. And thus history was made.
I quickly tried on the shorts, fell even more in love with them for not being as short as they initially looked, and happily handed over my credit card to the cashier. Tic-tac-toe.
And though I haven’t yet had a chance to wear them in Greece (this collection was inspired by Mykonos), I did wear this outfit to a friend’s BYOWG (bring your own water gun) birthday party. By the time we got to the party, all the big guns were taken (and we were too lazy to BOOWG), so I had to fend for myself with a teeny-tiny pistol…against the ginormous barrel water guns. Needless to say…I got majorly soaked. Like straight up “went for a swim in my shorts”. But guess what?! They didn’t become see through and dried as fast as the sun could touch them. Now that’s what I call a good buy! I’m telling you - happiest purchase in a really long time.
PS. Have a great Canada Day/Independence Day weekend, lovelies! And whatever you do, I hope it makes you as happy as these shorts make me!!!
I Wore: Shorts – Impulse for Macy’s; Shirt – Forever21; Shoes, Bikini – Old Navy; Hat, Bracelets, Sunglasses - H&M; Bag - c/o Ecco; Turquoise Bracelet – Urban Outfitters
Style Blog, June 30th 2011 |
When I saw these pants at Macy’s (old lady section) earlier this month, it was love at first sight. Damask print? Check. Ankle lengh? Check. Breezy cotton for the summer? Check. Perfection in one old-lady-pant package. Don’t you think? I think, life is too short to be wearing boring pants. So from now on…my mission in life is to wear as many “fancy” pants as possible. So far so good?
I Wore: Pants – Charter Club for Macy’s; Tank Top – H&M; Denim Jacket – c/o Levi’s; Shoes – BCBGeneration; Necklace – Forever21; Bracelet – Urban Outfitters; Backpack – Chanel; Sunglasses – Ray Ban
Style Blog, June 20th 2011 |
Friday Faux Pas is back! Yay?
This week’s faux pas is Jeffrey Campbell’s knock-off of Charlotte Olympia’s amazing “Bananas Is My Business” fruit pumps. Yeah, yeah, JC is known to copy other designers, and then selling his shoes for less. But in this case, blatantly copying something so original and unique (or at the very least recent) is definitely disturbing. And though his fruit bowl shoes look like a sad, sad…saaad version of Charlotte Olympia’s gorgessity (clear plastic, really?), I still can’t believe that Urban Outfitters agreed to carry these in their stores.
So what do you think? Are these knock-offs a buy or a faux-pas? Take the poll below.
Photo Credits: 1st photo – Charlotte Olympia, 2nd photo – Urban Outfitters
Style Blog, June 17th 2011 |