May 31, 2012

All About Beauty

This post is dedicated to the beauty products I use on a regular basis. I thought I would share these with you since beauty really goes hand-in-hand with fashion. Make-up and hair can completely change the look and feel of an outfit. There are many products that I use but for this post, I'm focusing on Skincare, Make-up and Hair. Get an in-depth view of my beauty essentials after the jump.

May 30, 2012

Tangerine Tango

{ Jacket: Mackage (last seen here) // Tank: Zara (old) // Jeans: Levi's // Shoes: Zara // Bag: Chanel // Sunglasses: Tory Burch // Watch: Michael Kors // Jewelry: necklace from Front and Company; JewelMint Rodeo Drive bracelet }

{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

According to the Pantone Fashion Color Report, Tangerine Tango, a bright juicy orange, is the bee's knees for Spring 2012. I must admit it's a great colour that's just as cheerful as its sunny yellow cousin, Solar Power. Lucky for me, I bought this orange tank last year during Zara's summer sale and now it fits perfectly into this season's wardrobe. Don't you love it when that happens?

May 28, 2012

Monday Muses: Milla Jovovich & Ever Gabo Anderson

Hi everyone! Hope your Monday has been treating you well, especially for those of you in the U.S. of A. who are enjoying the Memorial Day long weekend! Today's Monday Muses are Milla Jovovich and her daughter Ever, who are adorably chic in coordinated outfits that are easy to emulate. Enjoy!
For Mama:
1) Allen Allen 3/4 sleeve v-angled tunic $36.99 USD
2) Gap 1969 mid-weight always skinny jeans $79.95 CAD
3) Tahoe Tavern knitted fringe vest $48.99 USD
4) Michael Michael Kors jet set canvas tote $275.24 USD
5) Blu Bijoux flower drop chain necklace $24.00 USD
6) Cassis côte d'azur Rosalee wedge sandals $89.05 USD
For Mini-Me:
1) Zara herringbone dress with flower detail $45.90 CAD
2) Old Navy lace-trim jersey leggings $7.00 CAD on sale
3) Old Navy scalloped triple roll socks $2.00 CAD
4) Stride Rite Trista T-strap Mary Janes $26.97 USD

May 25, 2012

Dots, Stripes & Leather

{ Jacket (last seen here), Bag & Booties: Zara // Top: H&M // Faux Leather Shorts: Forever 21 (similar) // Tights: Nordstrom // Sunglasses: Prada // Jewelry: H&M necklace (last seen here); JewelMint Tough Love rings }

{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

Stripes, polka dots and leather details are all things I can't get enough of so why not wear them all together?! I jazzed up this neutral outfit with a pink statement necklace and small purse with skull studs on it to create a more interesting look. So happy the sun came out just in time for the weekend too! It's going to be an exciting couple of days because my sister-in-law is getting married and our family of three are all in the wedding party. It'll be Charlotte's first time as a flower girl so get ready for some cuteness overload on my Instagram feed!

May 24, 2012

Style Rhapsody is now on! If you haven't seen the site before, it's basically a place where you can stalk your favourite style bloggers and shop their obsessions. Here's a peek at what I'm currently obsessing over. Feel free to "stalk" me over at Happy Thursday!

May 22, 2012


{ Blazer: H&M // Tank: Talula (old, from Aritzia) // Jeans: Current/Elliott (similar) // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // 
Bag: Jimmy Choo for H&M // Sunglasses: Karen Walker "Number One" // Watch: Michael Kors // Jewelry: Forever 21 bracelets; JewelMint Shanghai Eclipse necklace & Blanc Bomb ring }

{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

Hello everyone! To my fellow Canadians, I hope you enjoyed your long weekend! I returned from Las Vegas late Sunday night and am buffeted, shopped, and clubbed out! It was a fantastically fun trip but it's good to be back. Now I need to catch up on blogging!

May 17, 2012

DIY: Cut-Out Shoulders Blouse

INSPIRATION: Equipment Nixie Cold Shoulder Silk Blouse | WHAT I'M USING: Joe Fresh Silk Blouse

I bought this black silk Joe Fresh blouse when it was on clearance in the Winter for $19.99 but haven't worn it yet. I felt like it was missing something so I took my inspiration from this Equipment blouse, which I adore, and decided to replicate the look. It's a pretty simple DIY and doesn't require a sewing machine (though you can certainly use one if you choose to). Learn how to make your own cut-out shoulders blouse in just 4 easy steps!

Step 1: Using a fabric pencil, draw out the shape of your shoulder cut-out on one side of the blouse. Depending on much skin you want to show, it can be round, oval, short or long. I chose to draw a long oval to create a deeper cut-out.

Step 2: Cut out the shape you just drew on the shoulder area. It's a little scary but you can do it! Remember to use really sharp scissors that are only meant for cutting fabric.

Step 3: After you've finished cutting the first shoulder out, fold the blouse evenly in half with the front side facing each other. I pinned the shoulders of the blouse together and cut the second side by following the outline of the first shoulder cut-out. You can also trace the oval shape again with your fabric pencil if you prefer to cut along a line.

Step 4: Try on the shirt to make sure you're happy with the shape and size of your cut-outs. Adjust as needed. Fold down the raw cut edge and machine sew or hand-stitch the hem. I chose to hand-sew a slip stitch so that the stitches would be more invisible.

Step 5: Wear with pride!

May 15, 2012

Weekend Wear

{ Chambray & Tank: H&M // Shorts: OASAP (last seen here) // Boots: Aldo (similar) // Bag: Badgley Mischka // Watch: Fossil // Sunglasses: Prada // Jewelry: HRH Collection Original Silver Cuff necklace; BCBG ring // iPhone case: Libbie & Winston }

{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

The temperature's been rising in Vancouver and I am ecstatic! It's so great to finally wear shorts without tights; this crochet pair from OASAP Fashion is one of my favourites. Now if only my legs weren't so pasty white...I'm hoping to remedy that in Vegas by catching lots of sun by the pool!

May 14, 2012

Monday Muses: Jennifer Garner & Seraphina Affleck

Happy Monday all! Hope everyone who celebrated had a great Mother's Day! My husband cooked me a four-course meal that was absolutely delicious! And I even had time for an afternoon nap, yay! For today's Monday Muse edition, I'm featuring Jennifer Garner, who's now the mom to three little ones. Here she is in an easy and casual ensemble with cutie Seraphina in tow. Shop their looks below!

For Mama:
1) Forever 21 striped tank $5.80 USD
2) Vogue sunglasses $79.95 USD
3) TOMS classic canvas slip-on $44.00 USD
4) James Perse summer linen pants $145.00 USD

For Mini-Me:
1) Carters ruffle-front knit tunic $14.21 CAD
2) Circo long-sleeve pocket tee $5.00 USD
3) Payless Smartfit fisherman jelly sandal $14.99 CAD
4) Old Navy lace-trim jersey leggings $7.66 CAD on sale

May 11, 2012

Late Afternoon

{ Blazer: Urban Behavior (old) // Tank: Xhilaration // Pants: H&M (last seen here) // Shoes: Bronx // Bag: Cole Haan // Sunglasses: House of Harlow "Chelsea" // Jewelry: JewelMint Avalon Collar necklace and Saber Tooth ring }

{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

The day these photos were taken was the first time Eleanor and I were able to catch the glorious late afternoon light. The sun was partially hidden behind the clouds so we weren't able to capture the full effect of golden hour, but we were graced with soft, beautiful light nonetheless. I'm hoping to shoot more photos at this time of day now that summer is approaching.

Don't forget that this Sunday is Mother's Day! Happy Mother's Day to all my readers who are mommies!

May 10, 2012

Vegas Style - Night

As a companion to my daytime Vegas looks, here is my style board for night. It's all about sexy black dresses and accessories, complemented with touches of gold and a vampy red lip. A clutch that does double duty as a cross-body bag will keep my hands free, and is large enough to fit a pair of fold-over flats for when I need to kick off my heels after a long night of dancing.

May 08, 2012


{ Blazer: H&M Conscious Collection (old, last seen here) // Tank: Zara (worn here and here) // Pants: H&M (last seen here) // Shoes: Fergalicious by Fergie (old, similar) // Bag: Chanel // Sunglasses: Tory Burch (similar)  // Necklace: House of Harlow }

{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow} 

The weather in Vancouver was so perfect over the weekend. It was warm and sunny, which made it incredibly nice to wear open-toed shoes without being cold! I wore this little number for a lunch date in the Olympic Village. I used to stay away from wearing black and yellow together because I thought it made me look like a bee, but I've come to enjoy the colour combination. What do you think?

May 07, 2012

Monday Muses: Christina Aguilera & Max Bratman

Today's Monday Muse installment features Christina Aguilera and her son Max. Shop their inspired looks below! Have a great week everyone!

For Mama:
1) Alloy leopard open cardigan $36.90 USD
2) Wildfox Vampire Love tank dress $89.00 USD
3) Petite black leggings $21.00 USD
4) House of Harlow 1960 Rachel sunglasses $148.00 USD
5) San Diego Hat Company fedora $34.99 USD
6) Libby Edelman Liv black nappa flats $84.99 USD
For Mini Mister:
1) Taz Tee $8.00 USD
2) Old Navy team-style athletic pants $12.00 USD on sale
3) Tsukihoshi Kids Maru sneaker $54.00 USD

May 04, 2012

Put it in Neutral

{ Top: H&M (old) // Jeans: Fade to Blue // Shoes: ShoeMint Hattie // Bag: Zara (last seen here) // Sunglasses: Roberto Cavalli // Bracelets: H&M and Forever 21 // Watch: Michael Kors }

{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

As much as I love colour, sometimes it's really refreshing to wear an entirely neutral-hued ensemble. The key to keeping the outfit from looking too flat is to incorporate some texture. In this case, lace, a hint of snakeskin, and pyramid studs creates enough visual interest in a sea of white, cream and blush. Oh, and standing in front of a purple rhododendron bush doesn't hurt either! Happy Weekend everyone!

May 02, 2012

Vegas Style - Day

I'm heading to Las Vegas later this month for my friend's stagette and I've already started to mentally pack for the trip. Cute shorts, easy dresses, fun accessories and of course, a bikini and hat for lounging poolside, will all be going into my suitcase. I've rounded up some daytime looks I'd like to sport below (my looks for night will be showcased next week).