February 28, 2013

Coral Splash

{ Blazer: Wilfred "Chevalier" via Aritzia // Dress: Sugarlips (c/o) // Belt: Wilfred // Booties: Zara (old) // Clutch & Earrings: H&M // Sunglasses: Prada }
Here we are on the last day of February and I couldn't be more excited to step into March. I'm transitioning my wardrobe into Spring by including lots of bright colours, like this neon coral that's splashed on the front of my dress from Sugarlips (along with a few rain drops; it's been hard to escape the showers lately). I played up the coral colour with a clutch of the same shade and these amazing rhinestone earrings from H&M, which are currently on clearance for buy 1, get 1 free. I nabbed these for $1.50, people! I'd head to your nearest store ASAP. You're welcome.

February 26, 2013

Neutral Territory

{ Jacket & Blouse: Zara (old) // Wax Coated Denim: H&M // Studded Loafers: Zara (old, similar here) // Bag: Burberry // Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar) // Ring: JewelMint }
Whenever I feel like I have nothing to wear (which seems to happen weekly. Why does it feel like I have a closet full of nothing?), I always return to the basics. This means either jeans and tee or in this case, neutral pieces in tones of olive, black and beige, with hints of red to brighten the look. What are your go-to pieces when you're in a style pinch?


February 22, 2013

Chocolate Candy Bark

I found this recipe on Pinterest when I was pinning ideas for Valentine's Day treats (see post here) and decided to make these for my husband. Of course, this fun chocolate candy bark can be made for any occasion (Oscars viewing party treats anyone?) so I thought I'd share my results here. These take almost no time at all and are a fast, easy confection to whip up.

February 20, 2013

Double Denim

{ Coat: Ecote via Urban Oufitters // Chambray: H&M // Jeans: Old Navy // Booties: Zara // Scarf: American Apparel // Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Sunglasses: Dior // iPhone Case: HRH Collection (c/o) // Jewelry: bracelet from Mexico; BCBG ring }

I honestly never thought I'd wear denim on denim (or the Canadian tuxedo, as it's also known), because the look never appealed to me. But fashion can be surprising and over time it can change your outlook on certain styles. I inadvertently threw together my heart-print chambray (last seen here) with my dark denim skinny jeans and voila, a double denim outfit that was cute and effortless for a day of running errands. 

Are there any styles you never thought you'd wear and are now loving?


February 18, 2013

Monday Muses: Padma Lakshmi & Krishna Lakshmi

This 70s inspired look that Padma is wearing is a refreshing change from all of the skinny jeans outfits that are ever so popular. Don't get me wrong, I love my skinnies and they'll always be a wardrobe staple, but a pair of flared jeans offers up a different silhouette that I think would be fun to re-visit. Add a little faux fur for both momma and child, and you've got a winning combination.
For Mama:
1) Dorothy Perkins mixed faux fur jacket $35.00 USD
2) Cire Napoli brown leather gloves $69.95 USD
3) Etoile Isabel Marant "Abelo" flared jeans $96.54 USD on sale
4) Jessica Simpson "Callian" boot $138.95 USD

For Mini-Me:
1) Carter's heavyweight puffer jacket $15.99 USD
2) Gap ponte bow skirt $26.95 CAD
3) Kidorable ladybug knit mittens $11.50 USD
4) Carter's riding boot $21.99 USD
5) Gymboree tights $1.49 USD on sale

February 14, 2013

Colour Me Valentine

{ Coat: Mackage // Peplum: Zara // Jeans: Current/Elliott // Faux Fur Collar: Urban Behavior (old) // Shoes: Pour La Victoire // Bag: Chanel (pink version here) // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Jewelry: INPINK earrings (c/o); bracelet from Mexico }
Happy Valentine's Day, loves! Any plans for today? My husband and I will be having dinner tonight sans child, yay date night! Since it is Valentine's, there's no better day than today to wear red and pink. I like to go extra girly by wearing feminine pieces like this floral lace peplum, and adding equally romantic accessories. The camellia-printed clutch plays up the flowers in my top, while these shoulder-grazing INPINK earrings (which are part of a set from the necklace I wore in this post) adds a flirty touch. Don't forget that you can still get 30% off at INPINK.com with the code STYLER30, so go ahead and treat yourself to a little love this Valentine's.


February 11, 2013

Monday Muses: Jennifer Connelly & Agnes Bettany

Hey everyone! Hope you all enjoyed your weekend. We here in British Columbia enjoyed our first Family Day stat holiday, yay for long weekends! For today's Monday Muses I'm featuring Jennifer Connelly and her little girl, Agnes. Get their cozy winter looks below!
For Mama:
1) ASOS fur trim duffle coat $83.21 CAD on sale
2) ModCloth refined feather dress $52.99 USD
3) Hue wool sweater tights $14.99 USD on sale
4) Steve Madden Jaax combat boots $160.37 CAD
For Mini-Me:
1) London Fog Kids girls bubble jacket $42.50 USD on sale
2) Gap pink intarsia graphic hat $15.99 CAD on sale
3) The Children's Place cuffed denim shorts $15.00 CAD
4) Osh Kosh B'gosh slip-on sneakers $21.60 USD
5) Cherokee girls' tights $5.00 USD

February 08, 2013


1) Painting my nails in Pantone's Color of the Year: Emerald
2) Outfit planning: J. Crew sweater, Fidelity denim, Tory Burch flats
3) Healthy lunch of avocado toast and quinoa salad
4) Kawaii macarons that are almost too cute to eat
5) Julep's January Maven box
6) My lazy cat doing what he does best: sleep
7) Brunch is my favourite meal and this is why
8) Unwinding on the weekend with tea, an easy read and a mani/pedi
9) Beauty products in heavy rotation
10) Jumped on the Vine bandwagon

Find me: @marisajoyxo.
Happy weekend!

February 07, 2013

Spring Fever

Today I'm sharing a few things I'm currently craving for Spring. Lots of light and bright colours, leopard print and a cute umbrella, because let's face it: I live in Vancouver and it rains A LOT here! Click on the images to get more info. Happy Thursday!

February 05, 2013


{ Denim Jacket: Mexx (old) // Striped Top: H&M // Faux Leather Skater Skirt: ASOS // Belt: Old Navy // Boots: ShoeMint "Francoise" // Bag: Alexander Wang "Rocco" in rose gold // Jewelry: Joe Fresh necklace; HRH Collection ring }

If you've been reading my blog for a while, it comes as no surprise that I love a little stud detail. These boots I bought from ShoeMint are a new favourite because of the buckles and of course, the studs. On another note, getting a successful twirling photo is not as easy as I thought it would be! I'm going to need to practice and try this again next time.


February 01, 2013

Beckoning Spring

{ Blazer, Bag and Shoes: Zara (old) // Shirt and Sunglasses: H&M // Jeans: Fade to Blue // Jewelry: Spike the Punch necklace; Oia Jules bracelet; JewelMint Gold Reef ring }

Happy February 1st! I can't believe the first month of 2013 is already behind us.  Groundhog Day is tomorrow and I'm hoping the little marmot won't see his shadow so that Spring will come early. I'm more than ready to say "goodbye" to winter and pulled out my light springtime clothes in an effort to hurry in the new season. Crossing my fingers that it'll work. Enjoy the weekend!