November 30, 2012

Guest Post: Miriam of Simply x Classic

Hello Friends of Style Rhapsody!!!

My name is Miriam and I am honored to be guest blogging for Marisa while she is away. is my home blog and where you can read about my superficial loves for fashion and beauty...I do hope you'll stop by and say hello!

The weather has definitely cooled down in Orange County, CA, which meant it was time to swap out all of my spring/summer wardrobe for my fall/winter. It's a tedious task that must be done for a girl living in a small apartment with a tiny closet full of clothes...if you feel me, holla! This is why I love silhouettes that can be worn during all 4 seasons at any occasion; pieces like the "little black dress" or in my case, the "little black skirt". Simply, classic! =)
{ Sweater: F21 // Skirt: H&M // Heels: Zara // Sunnies: Ray-Ban // Bag: Prada // Necklace: J.Crew }

So what I want to know from the Style Rhapsody community is, What is Your Classic Piece?

One thing I absolutely love about blogging is meeting new people and being inspired by their wardrobe. Who knew that this rectangle box sitting in front of me could connect me to a gigantic world of style? Let me know your answers in the comments below and let's connect! =)


November 27, 2012

Guest Post: Randa of The-Unprecedented

Hello readers of Style Rhapsody! My name is Randa and I'm the blogger for the personal style blog The-Unprecedented and Owner & Creator of I See Noise Prints. I'm so honored that Marisa is having me as a guest blogger today, I can't wait to share my style with you all!

I thought it would be fun to share with you my favorite outfits from this season thus far. In Vancouver it's a bit difficult to dress for the weather. Do you wear a raincoat? Do you take a big umbrella or one that can fit into your small clutch? It's sunny when you wake up but then BAM, hello clouds and is that snow?!... okay not snow. But lots of rain!

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November 26, 2012

Monday Muses: Doutzen Kroes & Phyllon Joy Gorré

Happy Cyber Monday! Hope everyone in America has recovered from an indulgent Thanksgiving. Today's muses are Victoria's Secret Angel, Doutzen Kroes and her son Phyllon. Shop their looks below, there are some great deals out there!

For Mama:
1) Old Navy vintage-style v-neck tee $5.00 CAD on sale
2) Ellington Simone tote $248.95 USD
3) Awear black skinny jeans $48.95 USD on sale
4) ASOS wayfarer sunglasses $21.47 CAD
5) Ali & Kris western chambray shirt $31.02 CAD
6) Havaianas slim flip flops $26.00 USD

For Mini Mister:
1) Gap long-sleeve crewneck tee $16.95 CAD
2) Old Navy pop-colour skinny jeans $22.94 CAD
3) Ocean Minded Durbo boys sandals $14.71 USD

November 23, 2012

Let me introduce you to...

Next week I'm going to be taking a little vacation from this here blog and won't be posting for two weeks. Mama needs a little time off! But not to worry, I'm lucky enough to have a line-up of lovely ladies who have agreed to entertain you while I'm away. Randa, Kate, Miriam and Alison each have their own unique style and if you're not familiar with them yet, check out their blogs and get ready for a quadruple dose of sartorial inspiration. Look out for their posts here on Style Rhapsody starting on November 27! I'll be back on December 7 with a fabulous giveaway :)

November 21, 2012

Olive It

{ Jacket: H&M Kids (old, last seen here) // Tee: Zara // Coated Leggings: OASAP (c/o) // Boots: Aldo // Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Sunglasses: House of Harlow 1960 // Watch: Gucci // Jewelry: olive + piper necklace (c/o); Brandy Melville ring }
{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

I was recently introduced to olive + piper, an online jewelry boutique based out of my city, Vancouver. I'm always an advocate for supporting local businesses and this new discovery means that I don't have to search any further than my backyard for on-trend accessories, like this Mira Spike necklace. The boutique's name is adorable too; olive plays on the phrase "I love," and I think it's safe to say that everything they carry makes me say "olive it!"

Lucky for you, olive + piper has offered Style Rhapsody readers a special promotion for 10% off any order with the code OLIVEMARISA. I've got my eyes on the beaded love bracelet, cable bow earrings and Chloe rope necklace. Which pieces are making you say "olive it?" The code expires on Sunday, December 2, so get shopping!


November 19, 2012

Monday Muses: Karolina Kurkova & Tobin Drury

With the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show just a couple weeks away, I thought I'd feature some of the supermodel moms as my Monday Muses until the show airs on December 4 (some of my previous Victoria's Secret Angel muses were Alessandra Ambrosio, Gisele Bundchen and Miranda Kerr. Today I'm featuring Karolina Kurkova and her son, Tobin. Who's your favourite Angel?

For Mama:
1) ASOS Aran sweater $57.26 CAD
2) Banana Republic metallic stripe scarf $74.00 CAD
3) James Jeans skinny leg mock pocket denim $50.32 CAD on sale
4) co-lab by Christopher Kon Morgan crossbody bag $80.00 CAD
5) Steve Madden Eltonn silver glitter loafers $39.90 USD on sale
6) Vince Camuto Elena sunglasses $70.00 USD

For Mini Mister:
2) Old Navy plaid flannel shirt $14.00 CAD on sale

November 16, 2012


  1. ASOS Love sweater and Oia Jules rose gold bracelet
  2.  Starbucks Caramel Brûlée Latté in a red holiday cup
  3. Freshly baked macarons made in a baking class
  4. Cardboard castle my husband made for our daugther
  5. An all Zara outfit #obsessed
  6. Delicious buffalo mozzarella
  7. Catch me in Framework Magazine's holiday issue blogger panel
  8. Essie Power Clutch nail polish
  9. olive + piper rhinestone and spike necklace
  10. A trip to the pumpkin patch
Just a few of my shots from Instagram that gives you a glimpse into my life outside of the blog. Did you know that Instagram now has web profiles? You don't need an iPhone or Android to follow your favourite users anymore! You can find my Instagram profile at Have a great weekend!

November 14, 2012

Rhinestone Skulls

{ Blazer, Tee & Wax Coated Jeans: H&M // Scarf: Zara // Shoes: Charles David // Bag: Alexander Wang "Rocco" in rose gold // Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Jewelry: H&M necklace; BCBG ring }
{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

Skulls have been making an impact on fashion for quite some time and I've grown to love them, especially when they're encrusted with rhinestones. The extra bling makes the skulls edgy and girly at the same time, which is how I like to style my outfits on a lot of occasions. Plus, a little extra sparkle is always a welcome addition to my wardrobe.


November 12, 2012

Monday Muses: Mariah Carey & Monroe Cannon

Hope everyone had a great weekend! We're starting the week off with Mariah Carey and her daughter, Monroe, as today's Monday Muses. Get their inspired looks for less below!

For Mama:
1) Dorothy Perkins black long sleeve knit dress $17.00 USD on sale
2) Fendi monogram scarf $201.76 CAD
3) 80's half tint round sunglasses $14.00 USD
4) Nina Footwear Irvina knee high boots $79.99 USD on sale
5) Commando lace stripe tights $36.00 USD

For Mini-Me:
1) Osh Kosh B'gosh checked smocked dress $18.00 USD
2) Carter's sweater knit cardigan $12.00 USD
3) Gap solid tights $12.00 CAD
4) Zara leather ballerina $39.90 CAD

November 09, 2012

Fifty Shades of Fall

{ Blazer: H&M // Top: Zara // Jeans: Current/Elliott // Boots: BCBGirls // Faux Fur Collar: Urban Behavior // Bag: Chanel // Sunglasses: Prada // Jewelry: HRH Collection Arctic ring }
{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

Okay, so there aren't really 50 shades of Fall (or are there?), but the scenery sure is colourful these days and I thought I'd play on the title of the popular book, Fifty Shades of Grey. Have any of you read it and would you recommend it? I'd love to hear your thoughts. Happy weekend, everyone!


November 07, 2012

Berry Bella

{ Dress: c/o Sugarlips (sold out, cute top version here) // Tights: Joe Fresh // Booties: Zara (old) // Clutch: Coach // Sunglasses: Prada // Jewelry: OASAP earrings (c/o); Forever 21 bracelets }
{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

Thank you all for your warm wishes on my anniversary blog post on Monday! I really do have the sweetest readers. Have a Happy Hump Day!

November 05, 2012


{ Photo via Shutterstock }

November 2012 officially marks the first anniversary of this little blog of mine. I created Style Rhapsody one year ago as an outlet for me to share my enthusiastic love of fashion and to express my personal style. This blog has brought me on a fun and rewarding journey that I continue to learn from every day. Thank you to my husband for the love and support, and to my cousin and photographer, Eleanor, for patiently taking my outfit photos and lending a helping hand in the styling department. Last but not least, I thank you, my readers, for your encouraging comments and making this first year of blogging so special.


November 02, 2012

What's making me smile

{ A mini Eiffel Tower in front of a tower of homemade French macarons }

November has never been a month that I enjoy. The days are short and dark, it's cold, and I find it to be a generally depressing time of year. But when I take the time to appreciate the little things, it really puts a smile on my face and gives me a more positive outlook on this month. Happy November!

{ My daughter's first pair of ballet slippers }

{ Fiery Fall foliage }

{ Glitzy neon rhinestone necklace from H&M }

{ Planning my vacation to Cabo San Lucas - image via Shutterstock }