Saturday, May 30, 2009

Bright Summer Dresses Under $50

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1) American Eagle $40

Book This Look- Ciara

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Harem Pants- Shop Bop $71

Monday, May 18, 2009

What to Wear with White Denim

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1) American Eagle $20
2) Dehlia's $40
3) Urban Outfitters $58

Eye Candy Buy Candy Discount!

Dearest readers,

Eye Candy Buy Candy provides trendy pieces at affordable prices.  I checked out their site and they have some nice pieces.  $30 for a hot pink maxi- lovely!

The ECBC team is providing a 10% off discount code: "Lookbook".

Happy Shopping!
oh and ps- they ship to Canada- woot!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Online Shopping- Stores that Ship to Canada

I have had more than a few Canadian readers ask me for stores that ship to Canada.  More often than not I'll find a nice item online only to discover that it cannot be shipped to Montreal- arghghg.  Here is a great link to Smart Canucks which provides a list of stores that do and do not ship to Canada.

Below is my list of stores that ship up north.  I have attempted to kind of put them in alphabetical order.

Coming Up on Lookbook!

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Work with What You've Got- Vanessa Hudgens

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Shiny Leggings for Under $50

Ok so my legs are not long and lithe like a ballerina's and heels are strictly reserved for special occasions therefor shiny leggings are not so much for me.  However I do appreciate the look. Worn with a blazer a la Hilary or even with an oversized button down tee- it's a nice update to the regular cotton leggings we have grown accustomed to.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tan Platforms

The beat up destroyed denim jeans seem to be on the up and up.  So silly was I to think this trend would be fleeting.  I could not have been more wrong.  Nor could I have misjudged myself so much.  These jeans, faded and slightly torn, worn with the rolled cuffs seem to be the perfect replacement for our dark denim skinnies we have been sporting since 2006 (2005 for you fashion forward readers).   

Here I wanted to write a post about the tan platform and I have clearly gone on a tangent about the jeans. ha. In any case, the tan platforms are the perfect shoe for the rolled up beat up faded denims.  Once you have that, the rest on top can be super simple- think fitted blazer and white tank for daytime or loose top and layered necklace for evening.  Tan platforms are everywhere these days.  Here are a few of my faves.  Enjoy!
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Book This Look- Beyonce

I am not going to lie- I am still not over those white jeans. They take up most of my thoughts these days. Always on my mind, I am simply looking for pieces to wear with said jeans. I feel the need to revolve my whole summer wardrobe around them. I may be borderline pathetic lol. In any case, Beyonce is rocking her pair with layers upon layers of gray. Not feeling the clear platform stripper heels so I selected another pair (check link below). Enjoy!

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Book It!
White Jeans $14 Forever 21
Gray Scarf $6 Forever 21
Gray Tank $16 Dehlia's
Gray Jacket $160 Bluefly
Platforms $60
Belts $38 Armani Exchange
Bag $40 Chinese Laundry at Piperlime

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Yeah I tried harem pants...

So I was at H&M a few days ago (after I purchased my fabulous white pants :)) and stumbled upon the harem pants.  First question that came to mind: was I that girl?  You know the uber trendy at the cusp of fashion never missed a trend girl?  Not so much.  When you are constantly on the Club Monaco or J Crew websites, browsing for looks and ideas, you know that fashionista is not how you should describe yourself.  As I walked away from the pants, I ran my fingers on the fabric.  Hmmm...was that jersey?  So I tried them on.  Just as I thought, I looked ridiculous.  First of all I do not have the body type for a pouffy pair of cropped pants (I did not think my hips -which I normally swing with pride- could be this wide, and is it me or did I just shrink by an inch or 2?).  Secondly, the pants were too trendy.  I hate being too
 out of the box and rocking this number in downtown Montreal would surely garner a few snickers.  Needless to say these pants were not for me.  Maybe in 6 months or so, Ill reconsider.  If you are feeling MC Hammerish, here are a few selections.  Oh and the H&M ones were like $15-$20 Cdn- thats a steal if you swing that way :D

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White Denim For Summer

I bought a pair of white jeans a few days ago and with the risk of sounding too dramatic- I feel that said denim has changed my life forever...ok well maybe not forever but for at least the next few weeks.  Before this pair of jeans, my bottoms were always dark (think black pants, leggings or dark denim jeans). Therefore, everything I wore with these bottoms always looked the same, day in and day out.  By adding a different color to the mix, all of a sudden my greys looked so fresh and so clean.  My fuschia scarf regained its lustre.  My beige cardigan now channels country club cool.  Tops I had once thrown to the back of my closet, vowing  with my clenched fist in the air "I will never wear you again!" have been given a second chance at life.  I swear- all this because of my white jeans.  Its exciting- I am not gunna lie.  In case you wish to follow my lead- here are a few options.  Enjoy!

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A Plethora of Fedoras

I have a friend of mine who started wearing one of these hats about 8 months ago.  I would mock him incessantly, claiming the whole hat look was done.  I pleaded that he never wear it when he was out with me- something about the look reminded me of that Jazz boyfriend Carrie dated during season 2 (??) of SATC for about a week.  It was so utterly cliche.  ugh.  But now, as the summer months are coming up and these fedoras are popping up more and more at your local retailer, I find my opinion changing.  I think I may need one to complete my summer wardrobe.  I can see it already- cut off shorts, tan sandals, a oversized white blouse, some cheap aviators and a fedora to complete the look.  I should probably tell my friend he was right after all :p
Get your fedoras here: