Friday, March 27, 2009

Cheap vs. Steep- The Faded Denim Jacket

faded denim jacket
The denim jacket is a great add on to this spring's wardrobe. The faded-ness works wonders with the reappearance of boho chic we are seeing these days. Paired with a printed max or a a floral mini, roll up the sleeves slightly and you are good to go!
enjoy :)

Where to Shop
Steep- Current/Elliott at Barney's
Cheap- Old Navy


kr blue

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Reader Request! What to Wear to an Interview

I've been following your blog now for about a year, and I really love it!
I'm getting close to college graduation now, and I am just lucky enough to have landed a super-important interview in NYC.
I'm totally clueless as to what I should wear, so I was hoping you might be able to offer some advice.
Here's the dirt:
- the interview/job is in NYC
- it's for a graphic design firm, so I need something artsy yet chic
- my current style is a mix of basics, favorite stores are gap, old navy, and j. crew
- i want something that stands out, and i'm not afraid of color or prints & i love accessories!!
- i'm 5'7, but very curvy (so basically, i'm not a size 4.. more like 14)
Thanks so much!! i hope to hear from you!!!
- Nervous & Clueless in RI


Ok first of all- good luck on the interview!

Below, I have 2 outfits for you. The first is a sleeveless number. Seeing as you will be working in a more creative and less uptight environment, the sleeveless-ness should not be an issue. However, if you do not feel comfortable with that, I have an 2nd option for you below. The top is nice and printy and the skirt is high waisted. If you want to dress it up a bit more, layer on a blazer.

Where to Shop

Vest $120

Belt $39

Clutch $275

Shoes $23

Pants $20


Where to Shop

Skirt $25

Top $18

Shoes $23

Belt $85

Cheap vs. Steep- The Spring Shirt Dress

spring shirt dress

This spring, shirt dresses are a must have. There is so much you can do with one. Paired with a skinny tan belt, layered over leggings, worn with motorcycle boots, the options are endless!

Where to Shop
Steep- Sari Gueron at Shop Bop $795
Cheap- American Apparel $85

Canvas is the new Converse

canvas shoes

I must admit that I did not see this one coming. The popularity of canvas shoes in Montreal is staggering. I can't say for the rest of the Canadian or American cities but right here, right now, it seems to be the must have shoe. This spring, apparently canvas is the new converse. Worn with the ubiquitous leather bomber and a pair of skinny jeans, you could not be more March-April 2009 :P

Where To Shop
1) Michael Kors at Bluefly $32
2) Urban Outfitters $18
3) Forever 21 $13
4) Famous Footwear $35
5) Nordstrom $30

Cheap vs. Steep- The Caged Shoe

caged heel

If you have glanced through any fashion magazine in the last few months, you have surely seen the YSL shoes upon display in any and every editorial. Everyone is going a bit nuts over said shoes. They are quite yummy but I am not feeling that hefty price tag. Here are a few that are not THE YSL's but hey come on, they still look hawwwtt!

Where to Shop
YSL at Barney's $1590
Ravinstyle $215
Loeffler Randall at Shop Bop $515
Michael Kors at Jildor $99

Thursday, March 19, 2009


kate moss canada
Where to Shop
Sunglasses- Spring Shoes
Jeans- Simons
Blazer- Club Monaco
Shoes- Aldo
Tank- The Gap
Necklace- Spring Shoes

*ps- all pieces are available in Canada

SkinCare Giveaway

OK so apparently I am giveaway happy these days! French Skin Care Company Sothys wants to give one lucky Lookbook reader their Spicey Shower Gel and Desquacrem.
Some info about the products:
Few products can claim to be an all-in-one necessity like Sothys Desquacrem. Clarifying and astringent active ingredients to help eliminate persistent deep impurities – including sebum trapped in skin follicle - creates a radiant complexion. Price: $30
Aroma-Sothys Spicey Shower Gel
A cleansing amber gel with spicy hints that leaves the skin soft and delicately scented.Retail Price: $24.00

Interested? Just email me at
End date: March 27th
This contest is open only to US Residents... sorry Canadians (i'll try to get my hands on a giveaway for yalls also!)
Good Luck!

Free Ringtone Giveaway!

To celebrate the launch of, mSpot is giving away ringtones while supplies last. Users can visit and click on the “GIVEAWAY” tab to get their complimentary custom ringtones.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Noteworthy Site to Check Out-

Hey Ladies

Just wanted to highlight a site I check out pretty much on a daily Basis- . Promoted as being Canada's Online Women's Magazine, its got all the good stuff from Fashion, Entertainment, and Contests, to Quizzes, Fitness, and the much needed in my case Relationship advice :P You can even personalize your Divine homepage with your preferences. As a Canadian, I think its really important to highlight the peeps that are doing an excellent job on a fantabulous site! Get your Divine fix at Enjoy!

BOOK THIS LOOK- Olivia Wilde

oliviaaa wilde

Where to Shop
Charlotte Russe $30
Wet Seal $35
Forever 21 $23
Linea Pelle at Bluefly $145
Ralph Lauren $275
Oscar de la Renta at Saks Fifth Avenue $490

Ok, ok I know the belts are ridiculously expensive ($490 gasp!). But think of it this way- they are investment pieces, guaranteed to be worn throughout the next oh, like 6 seasons I assure you. The dresses are not super versatile, esp if you are a Montrealer like myself. I can wear a dress like this for about 2 weeks with this weather we have here. But the belt, by golly I can pair it with pretty much anything but the kitch sink in spring, summer, fall and the dreaded winter months. Yay!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cheap vs. Steep- The Zebra Print Dress

There is not much that will make you stand out in a crowd like a zebra print dress. Belt it, layer it, wear it with red pumps or some insane gladiator sandal. Its a refreshing update to the strapless black dresses that we all have too many of anyways.

zebra print dress

Where to Shop
Dillard's $60
A.B.S. at Bluefly $170
Barron Duquette at Shop Bop $625

Fall 2009 Ready to Wear - Stella McCartney

stella fall 2009

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Monday, March 09, 2009

Pops of Color!

I love to live in that little box of mine- you know what I am talking about. Its a place where I gravitate between white, grey and black with the odd dark denim skinny jeans added to the mix. I focus on my accessories to add spark to my outfit. And when I want to channel a french fashion editor or any Luck How To shopping spread, I just go for the allover black- bf blazer, booties, skinny jeans, and the ubiquitous white tank top. But how about stepping out of that box to see what else is out there? How about stepping out where the sun is shinning and color is everywhere? Spring is slowing coming our way and I say we put aside the black/gray combos and work with color. Adding colorful pieces to a wardrobe is easier than we think- check out Rachel and Kate for some inspiration.
Enjoy! :)
pops color kate moss
Where to Shop
T Shirt
V Neck Sweater

pops color rachel bilson

Where to Shop
T Shirt

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Reader Giveaway! Current/Elliott Boyfriend Jeans by Chickdowntown

It seems to me these days that we want a pair of boyfriend jeans more than an actual boyfriend. The fit is casual, effortless and can be worn with a pair of flats as well as your peep toe strappies. In these trying times of recession chic, versatility is key and what better way to expand ones wardrobe than with a pair of boyfriend jeans? So... drumroll please!! I am so excited to announce that Chickdowtown and Lookbook are partnering for our very first reader giveway- you could win a pair of Current/Elliott jeans! Entry is simple. Just email me at with suggestions on what you would like to see more of on Lookbook, what you love, and the iffy stuff. Winner will be selected at random (ie: eenie, meenie, miney moe style). Jeans can only be shipped anywhere in the U.S. Contest ends March 12th. Good luck!!

Special thanks to Chickdowntown!! Be sure to check them out as they are the largest online retailer of Black Halo . . and their impressive list of designers includes CC Skye, Elizabeth and James, Rory Beca, See by Chloe and Genetic Denim (just to name a few)!
Want to stay up-to-date on what's new at Chickdowntown? Read up on your favorite designers on their revamped fashion blog and follow them on Twitter, YouTube, MySpace, and Chick Downtown TV.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Reader Request! Top Spring Trends

As you know, spring break is just around the corner and I'm in desperate need of several great outfit ideas for spring break! Preferably, a "beach outfit", "lounge outfit", "dinner outfit" and "going-out outfit" I'm looking now to stock up on some great deals and styles, however, I need to know what's in and what's out! Thank you so much, and love, love, love your blog!!!

Thanks for reading Lookbook.
Ok ok, I am getting incredibly excited for spring!! I am also very much getting ahead of myself- what with the -27 weather we are having in Montreal. Regardless, when the weather warms up here, people get a little crazy. Good moods are in abundance. What's there to frown about? We have been hibernating for oh, what, like 8 months so spring is time to go a little wild. This year seems to be extra special (but then again I seem to think that every year).
Some trends that I am excited about:
Nude Booties
Strapless Dresses
Boyfriend Blazers
Cut Off Jeans worn at night with heels

In essence this spring is all about a chill and relaxed mood (should you choose to avoid the floral route that's also big this year) with a dash of the masculine pieces. Oh and don't forget your distressed denim (aka boyfriend jeans)
Yay Spring!

Take a look at the various outfits provided below. I went super cheap with the prices. All pieces are very versatile and outfits can be switched around. Oh, one more thing- you prob need a few white and black tank tops.


chill spring 1
Where to Shop
Cover Up
Bathing Suit

chill spring 2
Where to Shop

spring break1
Where to Shop
BF Blazer

spring break2
Where to Shop
BF Blazer

Fall 2009 Ready to Wear -Versace

versace recap
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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Reader Request! What to Wear to Grad?!

Hello!I am going to be graduating high school soon and need one outfit for under the graduation gown itself and one outfit for the party the next day. I want to look grown up but still fashionable. Can you please help? Thank you!

under gown outfit

Where to Shop
Top- Forever 21
Pants- Charlotte Russe
Shoes- Steve Madden
Bangle- Max and Chloe

grad party outfit
Where to Shop
Dress- Windsor
Necklace- Express
Shoes- Steve Madden

Fall 2009 Ready to Wear -Pringle of Scotland

pringle recap
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Fall 2009 Ready to Wear - Prada and Marni

prada arni recap

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Fall 2009 Ready to Wear -Etro

etro recap 2009
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Fall 2009 Ready to Wear -Aquilano Rimondi

aquilano rimondi recap

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Fall 2009 Ready to Wear -Salvatore Ferragamo

salvatore ferragamo recap