April 30, 2012

Monday Muses: Miranda Kerr & Flynn Bloom

I featured Miranda Kerr as my very first Monday Muse before I started including celebrity moms' kids, so it seemed fitting that I should finally include Miranda's cutie, Flynn in today's post. Happy Monday!

For Mama:
1) Old Navy striped boat-neck top $15 CAD on sale
2) H&M sunglasses $12.95 CAD
3) Forever 21 destroyed denim jacket $34.90 CAD
4) Melie Bianco Gail structured bucket $74 USD
5) American Eagle jegging $43.76 CAD
6) Ivanka Trump Magnoli bow round-toe flat $120 USD

For Mini Mister:
1) Gap 2-in-1 space T $11.99 CAD on sale
2) Zara trousers with waistband $25.90 CAD
3) Zara reversible hat $12.90 CAD
4) Joe Fresh sneaker $14 CAD

April 27, 2012


{ Blazer: H&M Conscious Collection (last year) // Dress: Xhilaration (from Target) // Shoes: Pour La Victoire "Loelle" // Bag: Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 // Sunglasses: Prada // Jewelry: J. Crew and H&M bracelets; Forever 21 necklace }

{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

Stripes are such a classic wardrobe staple. They up the chic factor of almost any outfit and their nautical nature lends a sense of effortless style. I dressed up this navy and white striped bodycon dress with a blazer, high heels and a neon necklace, but can easily see myself dressing it down with a chambray shirt and gladiator sandals. The styling possibilities are really endless.

April 26, 2012

What's making me smile

{ Dainty teacups at my sister-in-law's high tea bridal shower }

It's been a while since I've done one of these posts and thought it was time to share some bits and pieces of my life that have been bringing me a little joy. Thanks for reading!

{ New favourite cheek products from tarte that my bestie gave me for my birthday }

{ Fashionable flowers: even tulips wear stripes! }

{ Sticky sweet souvenirs from our Palm Springs vacation }

{ Prada Minimal Baroque sunglasses }

April 24, 2012


{ Blouse, Jeans, Bag & Shoes: Zara // Necklace & Bracelets: H&M // Watch: ToyWatch // Rings: purchased in Las Vegas // Sunglasses: Karen Walker "Number One" (also love these) }

{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

I have a soft spot for mint and pink this Spring. The two pastels are definitely favourites of mine that complement each other so well. And as evidenced in my last post and now in this one, I may also have a slight addiction to Zara...

April 23, 2012

Monday Muses: Camila Alves & Vida McConaughey

Hey everyone, hope you all had a great weekend! Today's Monday Muse outfits are inspired by Camila Alves and her daughter Vida, who are both dressed casually chic. Shop their similar looks below.

For Mama:
1) H&M blazer $39.95 CAD
2) American Apparel flat edge leather belt $16 CAD on sale
3) Aldo Tonsall sunglasses $12 CAD
4) Old Navy buttoned denim-trouser pants $29 CAD on sale
5) Forever 21 blouson peplum top $23.80 CAD
6) Zara pastel fringed clutch $99.90 CAD
7) Banana Republic Shandee platform wedge $120 CAD
For Mini-Me:
1) Zara floral print hooded jacket $25.90 CAD
2) Osh Kosh B'gosh flower headband $3.99 USD
3) Joe Fresh flower hightop $12 CAD

April 20, 2012

Leather Details

{ Jacket, T-shirt & Shoes: Zara // Jeans: Levi's (last seen here) // Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Sunglasses: Tory Burch // Jewelry: Joe Fresh earrings; House of Harlow 1960 necklace; YSL Arty Oval ring; J.Crew bracelet; JewelMint Bird Cage Bangle }

{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

Whether it's faux or real, I love anything that has leather accents. Zara does it perfectly with this lambskin leather-sleeved jacket, which I paired with their oatmeal t-shirt that has faux leather details on the shoulders and pocket. The final hint of leather comes from this House of Harlow Starbust pendant necklace. Are any of you into leather details as much as I am?

And finally, I tallied all the entries in my giveaway into an Excel sheet and used random.org to generate the winning entry. The winner of my Christina M. Boutique giveaway for a Camilla Wrap Bracelet is...
Alexandra of To Vogue or Bust
Congratulations girl! I'll be sending you an e-mail soon :) Thank you to everyone who entered! Happy Friday!

April 19, 2012

Palm Springs Photo Diary

The rain in Vancouver has me reminiscing about my recent family vacation to sunny Palm Springs and I thought I'd share a snippet of my photos with you. We stayed at the WorldMark Resort in Indio (we left one week before the first weekend of Coachella) and it was perfection. Hot desert sun, an amazing resort and plenty of time to relax. We only left the resort grounds for two of the seven days we were there: one day to go to the Living Desert Zoo and attend Palm Springs' VillageFest, and the other to go shopping at the Desert Hills Premium Outlets, which was pure retail heaven! The rest of the time was spent pool-side or enjoying meals on our sun-drenched balcony.
Sigh. Summer can't come soon enough!

April 17, 2012

Garden Party

{ Blazer: H&M (last seen here) // T-shirt: Mossimo // Floral Jeans: Delia's (still craving this pair) // Boots: Aldo Qualheim (last seen here, similar here) // Cross-Body Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Sunglasses: Prada // Watch: Michael Kors // Bracelets: H&M }

{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

I finally found the perfect pair of flower-print jeans that are reasonably priced with the right size and shade of floral print I was looking for. The whimsical pink cherry blossoms provided the ideal backdrop to complete my garden party look.

Also, today is the last day to enter my Christina M. Boutique giveaway for a Camilla Wrap Bracelet! You can submit your entry until 11:59pm PST tonight :)

April 16, 2012

Monday Muses: Naomi Watts & Samuel Kai Schreiber

After being away on vacation in Palm Springs (photo diary to come), I've finally had time to catch up and do a Monday Muse post! Today features Naomi Watts and her son Samuel walking their little pup. Their inspired looks I compiled are perfect for the warmer days that are coming.

PS: Don't forget to enter my Christina M. Boutique giveaway for a Camille Wrap Bracelet in the colour of your choice! The deadline to enter is tomorrow!
For Mama:
1) Forever 21 snap button lace tank $12.80 CAD
2) Melie Bianco Karla top handle cross-body bag $76 USD
3) Mossimo skinny utility cargo pant $20.98 USD on sale
4) Aldo Lemmert sandals $60 CAD
5) H&M aviator sunglasses $7.95 CAD
For Mini Mister:
1) Gap graphic ringer T $19.95 CAD
2) Old Navy clean-front khaki shorts $14 CAD on sale
3) Crocs Baya $29.99 CAD

April 13, 2012

Fashion Finds

{ Jacket: H&M Kids // Tank: Zara // Crochet Shorts: OASAP // Tights: Nordstrom // Shoes: Tory Burch // Bag: Chloe // Sunglasses: Gucci // Watch: Michael Kors //
Jewelry: gifted necklace; JewelMint Ever Frost Ring & Morning Star Bangle }

{ Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

Would you believe that I found this jacket at the kids section in H&M? It was also 50% off, and rang up to a cool $17. Another great find are these black crochet shorts from OASAP, an online store that specializes in women's street fashion. I first saw them on Kerri's blog and made a mad dash to buy them. They also come in a soft cream colour, which I am going back for.

And if you haven't entered my giveaway for a Christina M. Boutique wrap bracelet yet, go do it now! The winner will get her choice of either a pale pink or mint green Camilla Wrap Bracelet, which will perfectly complement any outfit this Spring. The giveaway ends on Tuesday, April 17th. Have a great weekend!

April 11, 2012

Birthday Giveaway - CLOSED

We've all heard the phrase that it's better to give than to receive and I'm doing just that for you, my lovely readers, on my birthday! My very first giveaway is brought to you by Christina M. Boutique. She has a line of fun, contemporary handmade accessories on Etsy and has kindly offered to give one of my readers a Camilla Wrap bracelet in either mint or pale pink! This is a favourite piece of mine that you'll soon see me wear :)

{All four (4) steps must be completed for one (1) valid entry into the giveaway}
  1. Like Christina M. Boutique on Facebook
  2. Like Style Rhapsody on Facebook
  3. Follow Style Rhapsody on Google Friend Connect (in my right-hand sidebar)
  4. Comment on this post telling me what colour bracelet you'd like to win and what your favourite Christina M. Boutique piece is. Don't forget to let me know how you entered and leave your e-mail address so that I can contact you!
    {Each step equals one (1) extra entry, for a total of five (5) extra entries}
    1. Follow Christina M. Boutique on Twitter
    2. Follow Style Rhapsody on Twitter
    3. Tweet "I want to win a @Shop_ChristinaM Camilla Wrap Bracelet from @StyleRhapsody_ http://ow.ly/acypA! #StyleRhapsodyGiveaway"
    4. Favourite Christina M. Boutique's shop on Etsy
    5. Follow Style Rhapsody on Bloglovin'
    The giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada only. You have until 11:59pm PST on Tuesday, April 17th to enter. Good luck!

    ***Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway! 
    The winner will be announced on Friday, April 20th!***

    April 10, 2012

    Très Chic

    { Jacket: Mackage Nev (worn here and here) // Denim Shirt: H&M // Bubble Skirt: H&M (old) // Tights: Joe Fresh // Booties: Zara (last seen here) // Bag: BCBG Max Azria // Sunglasses: Chanel // Jewelry: Plum ring; HRH Collection Très Chic necklace }

    { Photographed by Eleanor Chow }

    If you've been reading my blog for a while you may have noticed that I'm a fan of HRH Collection jewelry, which is handmade and designed by a talented gal, Alex. I first discovered her on YouTube a year ago, and fell in love with her videos, blog and jewelry. I introduced Eleanor to HRH Collection, and we've since amassed a small collection of her jewelry. This Très Chic necklace I'm wearing belongs to Eleanor and I borrowed it to complete this look. Like most of the pieces Alex makes for the collection, it adds the perfect amount of edge to the outfit.