Saturday, August 31, 2013

Style Options for Labor Day

Style Options for Labor Day


For this Labor Day weekend I wanted to pick a few pieces that could be mixed and matched to wear to a barbecue, a sporting event, or casual date night. For some reason I tend to gravitate towards red, white and blue for major holidays here in the US (not sure why), maybe it's the patriotism in me. Either way, the colors red, white and blue, are fairly easy to style. Of course I chose a crop top because they are very much on trend right now. As well as the high top sneakers and asymmetrical skirt (in this case a skort). 

Can you wear white after Labor Day?

Have a wonderful Labor Day and weekend! :-)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Joules: My Fall/Winter Must-Haves

Maycroft Trench Coat

Does a trench ever go out of style? This piece is a timeless classic, since Sherlock Holmes made it popular and Angelina Jolie made it sexy in "Mr. & Mrs. Smith". I like a khaki coloured trench because the neutral colour can pretty much be paired with any clothing item. 

Parade Tweed Jacket

Secretly, I have always loved tweed jackets. It looks very collegiate. Very proper and put together, as my great-aunt would say. Yes, there is also a certain equestrian vibe going on here,  and for the longest I thought this jacket only belonged to that world. Not anymore, a tweed jacket is now a staple in any girls' closet. This jacket is perfect for the in-between weather of Fall/Winter. It can be paired nicely with jeans, trousers, pencil skirts, high boots; the pairings are endless.

Plain Jersey Tunic

This plain jersey tunic, is anything but plain, in my opinion. The pockets on the sides are an extra bonus and the bit of gathering at the waist creates an hourglass look which is very flattering to the female figure. This tunic with the soft grey colour is perfect for Fall or even Winter by pairing with tights and "wellies" on rainy days. 

Victoria Pencil Skirt
 I just got into pencil skirts, maybe a year ago, and now I just love them. I currently have one in my collection and want to add as much as possible. I chose this particular pencil skirt because of the stripes. The stripes gives it a little something extra. Also, the navy colour is one that can be paired with a lot of different colours, for example: feeling patriotic? Add a red or white top, belt and heels (not necessarily in that order, but you get my drift). 
Evedon Premium Welly
These rain boots (also known as "wellies") are my favourites. They are traditional wellington boots with a twist; They are so on-trend with there beautiful patterns, accessories and prints. There are tons to choose from in each category of ankle, mid-height and lace-up boots. Take a look here and tell me what your favourite is? Also, some have matching "brollies". Can you guess what "brollies" are? 

Misha Bracelet
This misha bracelet (other colours available) is just adorable. Adding a bow to pretty much anything, makes it instantaneously adorable. It's just feminine and chic. These bracelets are also a great addition to other bracelets for stacking if you're trying to create the chunky look. 

Check out Joules for your Fall/Winter must-haves.

What pieces are your favourites? Please feel free to agree/disagree and share your picks with me.

It's Monday! Make the best of it ^_^

Friday, August 2, 2013

Alice & Trixie

Alice & Trixie


When I first discovered Alice & Trixie, I thought, finally, designers who create the look I try to achieve on a daily basis (when not in the corporate world). Alice & Trixie is Effortlessly chic, uber-feminine and comfortable. With creative patterns, bold colors and easy -breezy fabrics, I'm never disappointed with each collection. Now, notice I said "designers", well, earlier on I assumed Alice & Trixie were two, not one. Angela Taylor George, is the creator (she does have a team) but she created Alice & Trixie in 1997 after years of experience in the fashion mecca, AKA New York! :-)

Visit Alice & Trixie for more effortlessly chic clothing. Also, if you have any favorite Alice & Trixie pieces, please feel free to share. 

Have a GREAT weekend! :-)