Sunday, December 20, 2009

book this Look- Zoe Saldana

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1) Jeans- White House Black Market $78
2) T-Shirt- James Perse $50
3) Blazer- Forever 21 $28
4) Pumps- Chinese Laundry at Shoe Box $95
5) Scarf- Pac Sun $10

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Rihanna's Fur Hat

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1) Bloomingdale's $70
2) Asos $34
3) Loris Shoes $34

Book this Look- Kate Moss

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Dress Laundry by Shelli Segal at Bluefly $113
Blazer Forever 21 $30

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Holiday Style Inspiration: The Hot Pink Strapless Dress

If you do not already know, I am a HUGE fan off accessories.  I cannot reiterate enough the importance of simple cuts 'n colors accentuated by necklaces, scarves, earrings (for those with pierced ears- I really should get on that btw...), bangles, what have you.  But fashion is a complex creature and there comes a time when an accessory is not needed and if anything, discouraged.  Enter the hot pink strapless dress.  You can spot it a mile away.  Should you decide to rock one of these numbers this holiday season, you can breath a sigh of relief, no complications- just you, the dress and your fabulous smile... oh and maybe a pair of great heels (society frowns upon girls who wear dresses and no shoes). :P

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1) Laundry by Shelli Segal at Bluefly $151
2) Splendid at Zappos $134

New Canadian Online Store!; Canada’s first online designer dress store launches  in December!

Have you ever tried shopping online to find that prefect, dress from an American department store, only to find out that they don’t ship to Canada or that you’re left with paying high import fees? FINALLY, out of her own frustrations Tia Star, a Canadian entrepreneur, is launching on December 1, 2009 making it convenient and accessible for Canadian women to have THAT dress. is Canada’s first online dress store that will carry a variety of dresses for special occasions; wedding, cocktail, prom and New Year’s eve dresses from designers such as Nicole Miller, HYPE, Aidan Mattox and Maggy London. Working with designers in New York City, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal shoppers will have access to stylish, reasonably priced dresses, eliminating the hassle of cold weather, sore feet, crowds and hours upon hours of search.

FYI on the return policy: If it doesn't fit send it back on them and they pay for return shipping on the first 3 orders, and you have 30 days to return it!  Not too shabby...

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Reader Request! What to wear to work??

I need your help. I just left my stuffy law firm job for a job on the finance team of a political campaign. It's a little more casual and east coast preppy than my old job but since I'm on finance, I have to look sharp and put together. Here is the big hitch- the new paycheck is significantly smaller now and Rugby and Ralph Lauren are way out of my price range.
Any ideas?

Congrats on the new position!  It's always fun to start a new job. I made about 8 career changes in my 20's and new jobs always meant more shopping- actually anything pertaining to anything new means more shopping for me but I digress. :P  It's is not always easy, however, to figure out what to wear for work, especially if you are on a tight budget.  My rule of thumb- always keep it simple and use the accessories to jazz it up.

Here are some mix and match basics to help you get started (all items under $80)- enjoy!
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1) Pencil Skirt Asos $45
2) Black Top Gap $20 
3) Silver Necklace Charlotte Russe $8 
4) Shoes Zappos $77 
5) Leggings Charlotte Russe $8 
6) Boyfriend Blazer Fred Flare $45 
7)  Tank Top American Eagle $17 
8) Gold necklace Windsor Store $15 

Book This Look- Hilary Duff

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1) Asos $34
2) Forever 21 $35
3) Pacsun $8

Monday, December 07, 2009

American Apparel's Lace Unitard

Hmmm ok so I saw this American Apparel  ad and it caught my attention.  I mean a girl scantily clad in nothing but a lace unitard is not something you see everyday (in most professions that is).  I am still not yet sure what the point of this piece is.  What purpose does it serve?  Should you layer it?  Belt it? Maybe pair it with a scarf?  Or maybe take a cue from J-Lo and rock the Louboutins with it?
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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Chunky Watches

I realized that I was teetering on the tomboy- masculine side when I preferred keeping things in my coat pocket as opposed to stuffing them in a pretty purse (which by the way I own like a thousand of).  Therefore it is no surprise that when chunky watches started to mark their territory in women's wear that I would fall head over heels.  I don't like dainty itty bitty watches- as a matter of fact I dont really use watches seeing as I am permanently glued to my blackberry.  But I love the look of the chunky watch- it give off this effortless "Yeah whatever, I tell time" cool vibe.

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1) Marc by Marc Jacobs at Asos $256
2) Fossil at Blue Nile $125
3) Adidas at Bloomingdale's $60
4) Top Shop $50
5) G by Guess $95

Book This Look- Miranda Kerr

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1) Anne Klein $90
2) Forever 21 $33
3) Arden B $70

The Perfect Leather Jacket a lovely site with an abundance of fashion related information.  I was doing my regular browsing when I came across this great post on leather jackets .  *Sigh*  Leather jackets: we all own at least one and most of us up here in cold as wtf Canada look forward to spring when we can get rid of our down filled coats and rock the look again.  As per these simple yet fashionable ladies below, the leather jacket can be worn an endless amount of ways- dressed up with a draped skirt, laid back with a pair of Converse or accessorized with bright accents.  For those of you lucky enough to live in leather jacket friendly weather year round, these ladies can serve as inspiration while the rest of us wait impatiently for spring to come around.

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Reader Request! Casual Boots for Winter

Okay HELP! I need fall/winter shoe ideas... mostly in the casual realm... seriously besides uggs, and sneakers on super casual days, i'm having issues figuring out what to do with my feet! I mean, flats are cold in 30 degree weather, and sneakers aren't the cutest...I dont remember having this issue any years before so I'm not sure whats going on.. but I need help!!

I am going to be honest with you, in a perfect world, I would either wear flip flops or Uggs and I have been in your predicament before.  I love the simplicity, comfort and uncomplicated-ness of easy footwear.  But alas, we live in a world where flip flops at a business meeting or Uggs at a wedding may seem slightly faux pas-ish .  Enter the casual yet appropriate for most social functions footwear.  Never to be outdone by their high heeled overly expensive designer counterparts, these little numbers provide you with comfort and style and a reasonable price. Gosh I sound like an infomercial:P  In any case, the ones provided below are some of my faves- enjoy!

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Saturday, December 05, 2009

Noteworthy Site for Canadian Fashionistas

MYEXCLOSET is  an online buy-and-sell clothing boutique reached online that is dedicated to Canada’s trendiest and is currently running out of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. It is a venue to sell those items that you are holding onto because they are too nice to just drop off at a thrift store, and many people don’t have time to commit to e-bay. They pick-up your exes, photograph and model them professionally, sell them to an appreciative new customer, and mail you 50% of the profits! Not only can you make money by selling items, the website provides affordable shopping from other women’s gently used ex-clothing.  Visit them at