Sunday, November 29, 2009

Look of the Week

Marc Jacob again this week. Last week was brunch or lunch with the girls. Well this outfit is definitely dinner and drinks with the girls. It's not bombshell Versace sexy but an overt "trying to impress other women" sexy. Which makes it perfect for a "middle of winter, it's freezing!" girls night.

Marc Jacob Fall 2009 RTW

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Look of the Week

Perfect outfit for Sunday brunch or lunch with the girls and maybe a bit of shopping or a movie after. It is fun and flirty with the floral skirt but put together with a cozy sweater and boots. Also, the hat adds a nice cover for a late night or a hangover (probably both...ha).

Marc by Marc Jacob Fall 2009 RTW

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Look of the Week

Another look that you can actually wear on a regular day. Simply gorgeous sweater dress. A grandma-ish flower design given an edge with the zipper up the middle of the sweater. I wasn't a fan of the tights with open-toe shoe look a few seasons ago when it started. But I think the styling of it has improved a lot. This look does it right because it takes a patterned tight (not pantyhose and not boring tights) and matches it with a platform sandal. I think platform sandals look the best with tights. I'm really not a fan of open-toe booties.

Marni Fall 2009 RTW

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sephora Gifts 2009 - Eyeliner Sets

It's that time of the year again! Holiday shopping is here and each week I will highlight some of the best beauty gifts available at Sephora. It is really the go to place to pick up holiday gifts. They come pre-packaged with shiny boxes and they are usually pretty good deals compared with individual product costs. I only pick things I would want to receive or would buy to give. Each week will have a theme and this week it is eyeliner sets.

There are two brands that have eyeliner sets worth talking about: Urban Decay and Make Up For Ever. In fact, many people think they are basically the same product. Each says they have a creamy texture, glide easily and are water-proof. Both come in many colors and both are very popular.

Hi-Fi 24/7 Set $35CAD/$29USD

This set contains:
- 24/7 Eyeliner in Mildew (deep green - EXCLUSIVE)
- 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero (black)
- 24/7 Eyeliner in 1999 (plum)
- 24/7 Eyeliner in Flipside (bright teal)
- Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Distortion (opalescent pearl)

24/7 Super Stash $43CAD/$36USD

This set contains:
- Corrupt (brown sparkle - EXCLUSIVE)
- Binge (navy - finally! - EXCLUSIVE)
- Eldorado (a new gold - EXCLUSIVE)
- Oil Slick (black sparkle - EXCLUSIVE)
- Zero (black)
- Graffiti (bright green with silver sparkle)
- Ransom (bright iridescent purple)
- Rockstar (dark purple)
- Stash (dark golden green)

Aqua Eyes Collection Set

This set contains:
- 0L black
- 21L dark grey (new)
- 12L blue with green highlights
- 4L shimmering plum
- 23L champagne

Aqua Eyes Collector Set $275CAD/$249USD
This is a deal if you break it down per FULL SIZE eyeliner: $11CAD/$10USD

Shades include Aqua Eyes are:
Champagne 23L, Fuschia Pink 13L, Purple 11L, Black Purple 6L, Shimmering Plum 4L, Burgandy 18L, Pearly Brown 2L, Light Brown 19L, Light Taupe 24L, Bronze Green 5L, Bronze 10L, Gold 9L, Pistachio 17L, Green 16L, Forest Green 20L, Turquoise 7L, Blue With Green Highlights 12L, Majorelle Blue 15L, Iridescent Navy Blue 3L, Mat Black 0L, Star Black 1L, Dark Grey 21L, Grey 22L, Silver 8L, White 14L.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Shopbop Designer Lookbook

Shopbop is highlighting one of my favourite denim labels: J Brand.

J Brand has some of the best skinny jeans that are around. There are two options for skinny jeans: 10" and 12" ankle circumference. Basically, one is super tight and the other is slightly less tight. Really both are tight but looks amazing and I don't even have nice legs or anything like that. I have never tried their other styles but they are famous for the 10" skinny jean. I recommend it too!

J Brand can be found in Canada at Aritzia which means you can actually try them on. However, I think the prices are better online and since Shopbop amazingly offers free shipping to Canada, it's a good alternative (I haven't used Shopbop before because I am broke but I know it is reputable because it is owned by I also find that there are more sales online. From my experience trying on what is available at Artizia (where I used to go for J Brand), the sizes are pretty consistent across styles and colors/materials.

Monday, November 9, 2009


Fashion and Design: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

I love to read blogs and the two things I enjoy reading the most are fashion and design. I'm not exactly the most artistic person you'll ever know (more like the opposite) but I think it makes sense that ideas used in either fashion or design can apply to the other. For example, I saw this post about using black and navy blue colors together in rooms. It looks amazing, particularly when there is a splash of crisp white thrown in. I just thought, its a nice twist on an all black outfit.

What inspired me:

Source: Apartment Therapy

How it can be done:

(l-r)Vanessa Bruno Bead-embellished bustier dress, Moschino Double-breasted wool dress

(Source: Net-A-Porter)

How to do it with separates:

(l-r)Marc Jacob Double-breasted wool-blend coat, Narciso Rodriguez Wool twill off-the-shoulder dress
Sometimes you get up in the morning and you just want to wear something simple, easy and black. While a black dress with black tights and black booties is stylish and monochromatic, it can seem really blah when you are already feeling blah. Just add a navy blue wool coat. Even though it still seems understated and somber, the subtle pop of blue gives the whole look just a slight twist with little effort.

(Source: Net-A-Porter)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Look of the Week

This is classic Dsquared2 styling: trucker hat plus Canadian influence. This is a great everyday look. You can actually imagine yourself wearing it and you can actually imagine a place you can where this (pretty much anywhere). I love the folded up scrubby denim look and it looks best paired with a dressier element. In this look, the red velvet blazer is a great contrast. And I really wish I could get a pair of boots like those, preferable the Burberry ones.

DSquared2 Fall 2009 RTW

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Funny Quotes from another blog

So I read many blogs. Sometimes they make me angry, sometimes they inspire me, and this time I laughed my head off.

I found out about this blogger from the Sartorialist when everyone was talking about how he ditched his wife and hooked up with the French blogger/photographer Garance Doré. At first, I thought "ok, this woman stole someone's husband so I can default to disliking her but lets see whats so great about her" but then I realized these people's relationships are none of my business! hahaha So I added her blog to my Google Reader and she is quite charming and talented. Garance writes in French and it gets translated into English by another blogger who I haven't checked out yet.

But back to what I read on her blog today that are hilarious:

"A photo of me that I like! It’s a miracle! I hate all photos of myself, and the worst of it is that I have this HORRIBLE theory about people who hate photos of themselves. It’s that they think they’re a lot more attractive than they really are. Voilà. So I have this incredible admiration for people who are comfortable with their image...."
Way too funny and while I never thought of it this way before, I am convinced it is true. I like a lot of pictures of does that conversely mean I am more attractive than I think I am? That'd be kinda cool

"No but seriously now, tell me, do they put something in their lattes so you go through withdrawal thinking I’m-going-to-have-a-breakdown-if-I-don’t-get-my-latte every time you pass within a mile of a Starbucks?"
Boyf agrees and I just thought it was so true. It's not even that great of a drink but I gotta say I crave my double tall skinny vanilla latte. mmmm its the middle of the night but I could totally go for one.

Check out her site:

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Look of the Week

Amazing outfit for a 2nd or 3rd date. It's a touch-friendly top, but the outfit is not too dressy.

Alexander Wang Fall 2009 RTW