January 30, 2012

Monday Muses: Jessica Alba & Honor Warren

Happy Monday! Hope your weekend was fabulous. Can you believe that January is coming to an end? I've already got my sights set on Spring and dressing more lightly, like Jessica Alba and her daughter Honor. Shop their looks below!

For Mama:
1. Zara blazer with shoulder pads $39.99 CAD on sale
2. Hue opaque control top tights $10.12 USD on sale
3. Forever 21 abstract print dress $35.80 CAD
4. Windsor black corner studded handbag $36.90 USD
5. Aldo Gorenberg boots $48.99 CAD on sale
6. ASOS retro sunglasses $21.93 CAD
For Mini-Me:
1. Carters flutter sleeve printed dress $13 USD
2. Osh Kosh B'gosh 6-pack snap clip set $7 USD
3. The Children's Place glam rocks sneakers $17.21 CAD on sale
4. Old Navy lace trim jersey leggings $8 CAD on sale

January 27, 2012

Neon Splash

{ Blazer & Jeggings: H&M // Sweater: Zara // Scarf: Matthew Williamson for H&M // Shoes: BCBGirls // Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Sunglasses: Dior // Watch: Gucci // Jewelry: HRH Collection bracelet; random silver ring, BCBG rhinestone ring }

{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

I absolutely loved neon in the '80s, and I mean LOVED. There are old photos of me showing how I completely embraced the neon trend, from my neon green leggings, neon pink slouch socks, multi-neon-coloured top, and neon orange scrunchie...all in one outfit. These days I'm taking a more restrained approach to the neon trend. I toned down this neon pink sweater from Zara (that I got on sale for $16. Score!) with neutral grey jeans and a black blazer. Adding the bright scarf provided the perfect punch of extra colour I was looking for.

January 25, 2012

Fashionably Fixated on...

In my spare time, I find that I'm usually spending it obsessing over things I'd like to get my hands on. I thought I'd share some of my current infatuations with you; since this is the first Fashionably Fixated on... post, it will be a little heavier than future ones. Also, some items are more attainable than others, but a girl can always dream, right?

I've seen the Yves Saint Laurent Arty ring on many a fashion blogger and I have to admit that it's tickled my fancy. I'm partial to the lapis blue stone but I'm not picky...

Ah, the elusive vintage Moschino belt. I'm not usually a fan of wearing things with such a conspicuously placed logo but there's something about this belt that would make me break that rule.

Tory Burch leather wrap bracelets. They're simple, chic and will go with anything, just like the label's Reva ballet flats.

I consider myself a pretty girly girl, and this silk Alexander McQueen skull scarf doesn't fall into that category at all. But I love it (maybe it's all the Sons of Anarchy I've been watching).

Chanel 2.55 in beige caviar. Enough said.

January 23, 2012

Monday Muses: Sarah Michelle Gellar & Charlotte Prinze

Fun fact: Sarah Michelle Gellar had her daughter around the same time I had mine, and they're both named Charlotte. Here's a collage of pieces that are inspired by their outfits.

PS: Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome, Year of the Dragon!

For Mama:
1. American Apparel unisex fisherman's pullover $87 CAD
2. Ginkgo gold necklace $49 USD
3. BCBGeneration dark olive slim pants $75 USD
4. Deena & Ozzy moto lock gusset hobo bag $59 USD
5. Forever 21 longline basic cami $2.80 CAD
6. Le Chateau metal butterfly sunglasses $25 CAD
7. Zara biker ankle boot $39.99 CAD on sale
For Mini-Me:
1. Zara satin finish checked sweater $15.99 CAD
2. Osh Kosh B'gosh stretch cotton leggings $8 USD
3. Gap bow rain boots $32.95 CAD
4. Carters polka dot Jackie-O sunglasses $6 USD

January 20, 2012

Arctic Chill

{ Coat: vintage (from my mom) // Sweater Dress: random from Shanghai // Bag: Chanel // Sunglasses: Roberto Cavalli // Watch: Gucci // Ring: BCBG Max Azria }

{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

We've been experiencing one solid week of snow and honestly, I'm done with it. I prefer the mild Vancouver winters of years past when the cherry blossoms would start to sprout in late February, but I don't think that will be happening this year. At least my little girl is enjoying it. Charlotte made her first snowman last weekend and I think she's pretty darn cute bundled up in her winter gear. Stay warm everyone! Happy Weekend!

January 18, 2012

Baby, it's cold outside

Vancouver had its first snowfall of the year over the weekend and it's been a chilly couple of days. There's even been an arctic outflow warning issued! The freezing cold weather outside has me yearning for summer but until then, I'll amp up the temperature with thermal leggings, cozy boots and neon accessories to brighten my days.

1. H&M sweater $29.95 CAD
2. John Lewis heat generating thermal leggings £15
3. Canada Goose Livigno parka $459.78 CAD on sale
4. bfrend tassel gold chain bracelet $35 USD
5. Sorel Sorelia Earhart leather boots $350 CAD
6. Danier leather gloves $39 CAD on sale
7. Lauren Elan Alek necklace $110 CAD

January 15, 2012

Golden Globes Glamour

Tonight's Golden Globe Awards kicked off the beginning of awards season, and I have to say my favourite thing to do is watch the fashions on the red carpet. These are my personal top five fashion looks of the night. Who are your favourites?

Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci Premiere

Jessica Alba in Gucci

Julianne Moore in Chanel

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang

Kate Beckinsale in Roberto Cavalli

January 13, 2012

Winter White

{ Coat: Mackage // Dress & Belt: Aritzia // Tights: Joe Fresh // Shoes: Cole Haan // Bag: Louis Vuitton // Sunglasses: Coach // Jewelry: Spike the Punch necklace, Forever 21 bracelet and JewelMint Blanc Bomb ring }

{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

Happy Friday the 13th everyone! Although this day is typically considered unlucky, Vancouver has been blessed with gorgeous sunshine this past week, making it perfect photo shoot weather! I bought this white Talula Fleetwood lace dress on sale at Aritzia during Boxing Week and have already worn it twice. I love how it can be worn right now in the winter with a heavy coat and tights, yet it will easily transition to be the perfect, light dress in the summer.

January 11, 2012

What's in My Bag

Here's a peek inside one of my favourite bags, a buttery soft, black quilted leather purse with gold hardware by BCBG Max Azria. It's the perfect size for holding all of my essential items and is tough enough to take on the abuse of everyday wear.
Clockwise from left:
  • iPod and cell phone
  • Make-up bag (contents below)
  • JJ Cole diaper caddy (since Charlotte's not quite potty-trained yet)
  • Coin purse
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs wallet
  • Facial tissue
  • Sony digital camera
  • True Blue Spa hand cream
  • Fabric pouch containing club cards, gift cards, etc.

Inside my make-up bag. Apparently I can't decide on just a couple of lip products so I carry six, along with my Chanel powder foundation.

And just for fun, this is what's inside Charlotte's bag (yes, she has one too). Just one essential that every 2-year-old needs: a cell phone.

January 09, 2012

Monday Muses: Nicole Richie & Harlow Madden

How cute is little Harlow with mama Nicole Richie? I love their cozy, coordinating looks that are comfy and perfect for a mommy/daughter coffee date (of course, just water or juice for the little one but you knew that).
For Mama:
1. Joe Fresh pocket v-neck tee $12 CAD
2. Ralph Lauren woven fringe scarf $29.99 USD on sale
3. Aldo Rabon hat $15 CAD
4. ASOS cat eye sunglasses $28.13 CAD
5. American Eagle skinny jean $39.97 CAD
6. Aldo Casterline bag $55 CAD
7. SoftMoc mocha fringe moccasins $64.99 CAD on sale
8. Forever 21 cardigan $27.80 CAD
For Mini-Me:
1. H&M top $7.95 CAD
2. The Children's Place ruffle cardigan sweater $24.95 CAD
3. Zara polka dot leggings $12.99 CAD on sale
4. Gymboree gem bow patent shoe $25.99 USD on sale

January 06, 2012

For the Love of Fashion

{ Faux Fur Vest & Jeggings: H&M // Sweater: Zara // Boots: Kensie // Bag: Coach // Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Watch: ToyWatch // Jewelry: HRH Collection necklace and bracelet (similar here); JewelMint Saber Tooth ring }

{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

These photos were taken the day before New Year's Eve, when the weather was threatening our shoot. The dark clouds were quickly blanketing the sky but we managed to take these photos right before the rain starting falling. It wasn't the warmest afternoon yet I was determined to wear my new bellowed sleeve Zara sweater and H&M faux fur vest (seen in this post) without a coat. It's not the first time I've forgone more "weather-appropriate" attire for the sake of looking more stylish. But it's worth it when it's for fashion, right?

January 03, 2012

January Photo a Day Challenge

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you may have noticed that I've joined fat mum slim's Photo a Day Challenge for the month of January. I'm four days in and it's been a lot of fun. Not only is it motivation to take more photos, but it's also inspiring creativity and commitment. I'll be compiling all 31 photos at the end of the challenge into a blog post, so stay tuned for the collage in February. And if you're participating in the challenge, leave your Twitter or Instagram name in the comments section so that I can check out your photos!

January 02, 2012

Monday Muses: Sarah Jessica Parker & Marion Broderick

Happy New Year loves! The first post of the year falls on a Monday, which means it's time for Monday Muse fashion. Today I'm featuring Sarah Jessica Parker with her daughter Marion, in casual outfits that are cute and easy to emulate.

For Mama:
2. Sunglass Warehouse shield sunglasses $16.95 USD
3. Zara super skinny jeans $49.99 CAD on sale
6. Aldo Warnack flats $60 CAD
For Mini-Me:
1. Gap tulle-trim graphic T $17.99 CAD on sale
2. Gymboree cupcake hair clip $3.99 USD on sale