March 31, 2013

Hop to It

{ image via shutterstock }

Whether you're dyeing eggs, consuming too much chocolate or dressing in pretty pastel shades, I hope all of you are having a very Happy Easter! Here are a few of my favourite links I've been hopping over to this week:

A sequined bomber jacket in mint green. Perfect for Easter and the rest of Spring!

This is the first perfume I've ever liked enough to want to wear on a daily basis.

The classic aviator gets updated with cool, mirrored green lenses.

Today's the last day to get 10% off at with my code StyleRhap10.

Nautical black and white is always in style.

March 28, 2013

Channeling Carrie

{ Denim Jacket: H&M // YSL Tee: vintage via Front & Company (old) // Tulle Skirt: Ruche (sold out, similar here and here) // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Bag: Chanel // Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Lipstick: MAC "Candy Yum Yum" }
I'm officially ready to ditch the tights, as you can see here. It feels so good to go out with bare legs, even if it's still a little premature temperature-wise. To keep warm, my Spring uniform this season is revolving around my denim jacket (last seen here). It's a fantastic piece for layering and perfect for dressing down items like this tulle skirt. I'm definitely having a Carrie Bradshaw moment in this skirt (who can forget her iconic outfit from Sex and the City's opening credits?) and I love it.

March 27, 2013


From left to right, top to bottom:
  1. Multi-strand pearl necklace my mom made for me
  2. Celebrating National Macaron Day 
  3. The most amazing tea latte ever: David's Tea Red Velvet Cake
  4. Stunning Spring bouquet
  5. My friend's pretty cupcake cake for her daughter's 1st birthday
  6. Essie's Butler, Please nail polish
  7. A casual outfit for running errands
  8. My husband's super delicious homemade pizza
  9. Sunday brunching at Catch 122
  10. Chocolate delivery from the Easter Bunny
If there's one thing you learn about me from my Instagram feed, it's that I love to eat. Follow my epicurean adventures, sprinkled with a few doses of fashion and beauty: @marisajoyxo.

March 25, 2013

Monday Muses: Charlize Theron & Jackson Theron

Monday, we meet again. For those of you lucky enough to be on Spring Break, I hope you're enjoying it! Don't forget that my 10% off promo code (StyleRhap10) at is good until March 31, so if you're looking to add a new piece of swimwear to your vacation wardrobe, now's the time. For the rest of us that are still waiting for summer to arrive, here's a little outfit inspiration from Charlize Theron and her son, Jackson. Gotta love a cute animal sweater!

For Mama:
1) Madewell Zebra Love Pullover $85.15 CAD
2) BonLook Square One tortoise sunglasses $70.38 USD
3) Naturalizer Sophie Moc Loafers $88.66 CAD
4) Current/Elliott The Multi Zip Stiletto $255.00 USD
For Mini Mister:
1) Gap short-sleeve pocket tee $14.95 CAD
2) Rabbit Skins baseball cap $9.55 USD
3) Zara vintage basketball boot $35.90 CAD
4) Osh Kosh B'gosh twill pants $15.00 USD

March 22, 2013


{ Blazer & Faux Leather Top: H&M // Leopard Trousers & Bag: Zara // Shoes: Stuart Weitzman // Sunglasses: Tory Burch // Bracelets: DIY stone & Love Chi Chi chain }
It's hard to believe but I used to dislike leopard print with a passion up until a couple of years ago. Then again, I used to hate eating papaya and now it's one of my favourite fruits. It just goes to show how your tastes can change, and when they do, it opens up a whole new world to experience. I have to say I'm sartorially enjoying the versatility of these feline spots and how they can act as a neutral. So cheers to leopard print (and to papaya). Happy Friday!

March 20, 2013

Key Lime Pop

{ Denim Jacket: H&M // Peplum: H&M (old) // Jeans: Old Navy // Shoes: Zara (old) // Bag: J. Crew // Sunglasses: Prada // Jewelry: H&M earrings; Persona charm bracelet (c/o) }
Monochromatic dressing is an easy way to put an outfit together that virtually guarantees each piece will go with each other. I stuck to different tones of blue for this look and added bright flashes of neon lemon/lime for some contrast. If the sun's not going to come out on the first day of Spring (no surprise here in Vancouver), then I'm going to wear a little ray of sunshine instead!

PS: today is also National Macaron Day so celebrate by indulging in some delicious macarons!

March 18, 2013

Monday Muses: Kourtney Kardashian & Mason Disick

This guest post was written by Susan Bodack, a swimwear expert and the Director of Social Media Marketing at

Since spring is right around the corner, today's Monday Muses post is all about swimwear! Last month, Kourtney Kardashian showed off her post-baby bikini bod and enjoyed a relaxing family vacation in Mexico. While baby Penelope was sleeping, Kourtney suited up and hit the beach with Mason. Kourtney chose a beautiful navy blue bikini by ViX Swimwear while Mason rocked a pair of navy blue printed boardshorts. Is it just me or is little Mason getting cuter by the year!?

Kourtney Kardashian has been photographed in ViX Swimwear many times over the years and although she always looks fabulous, this Kalahari bikini truly looks as if it were made for her! Although it may look like your ordinary navy blue bikini from afar, it features intricate hand-sewn embroidery and beautiful beaded detailing, which really makes the suit pop.
For Mama:
1) ViX Kalahari Navy Bikini $288.00 USD
2) ViX Navy Ripple Bikini $164.00 USD
3) ViX Swimwear Navy Bia Logo Tube Bikini $184.00 USD
4) Melissa Odabash Evita Bikini $201.00 USD
For Mini Mister:
1) Retromarine Fish Swim Trunks $89.00 USD
2) Halley Sharks Swim Trunks $45.60 USD
3) Ralph Lauren Childrenswear Boys' Tulum Trunks $27.00 USD on sale
4) Oscar De La Renta Batik Print Boys Classic Swim Shorts $95.00 USD

Love Kourtney's chic swimwear style? Create a Kourtney Kardashian inspired beach-chic look by shopping at! From now through March 31, 2013 enjoy 10% off with promo code: StyleRhap10. Happy swimwear shopping!

March 17, 2013


{ Jacket: Zara // Blouse: H&M // Jeans: Levi's // Shoes: Pour La Victoire // Bag: Louis Vuitton // Sunglasses: House of Harlow "Chelsea" // Watch: Gucci // Jewelry: Christina M. Boutique bracelet (c/o); Forever 21 earrings // Nails: Essie "Butler, Please" }
Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Stopping in for a quick hello to share this minty shade of green I'm wearing to get in the spirit for today's holiday (which may also include imbibing in a green beverage of some sort as I head off to brunch). Enjoy your Sunday!

March 15, 2013


{ Bomber Jacket, Necklace & Ring: H&M // Dress: Sugarlips (c/o) // Turtleneck: T. Babaton "Keaton" via Aritzia // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Bag & Sunglasses: Chanel }
Little white dresses are my weakness, and this one I'm wearing from Sugarlips is a welcome wardrobe addition with its fringe hemline that reminds me of a 20s flapper girl. Since it's not quite warm enough to wear on its own (I'm dreaming of summer days when I can wear the dress with these sandals), I layered on a black turtleneck and tights for a classic black and white colour combination.

I hope everyone has a great weekend (who's celebrating St. Patrick's Day?) and thanks for reading!

March 13, 2013

Shop 'Til You Bop

Shopbop is currently having their amazing annual sale and there are lots of great pieces at discounted prices. I've admittedly spent a few late nights "window shopping" their collection of designer goods, which is pure eye candy. If you've ever wanted to get your hands on items like an Equipment blouse or Cambridge Satchel, then now's the time! Here are just a few of my picks.

March 11, 2013

Monday Muses: Keri Russell & River Deary

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you've all recovered from the lost hour of sleep over the weekend and am enjoying the longer days! Today's Monday Muses are Keri Russell and her son, River. Although this photo is a few years old, I wanted to use it as inspiration because Keri's outfit showcases how chic staples like a white tee and jeans can be, especially when it's topped with a floppy hat.

For Mama:
1) Zoe Karssen jersey t-shirt $53.49 USD on sale
2) Current/Elliott the rolled skinny jeans $142.80 CAD on sale
3) San Diego Hat Co. ribbon braid XL brim hat $39.95 USD
4) Lacoste new classic medium tote $120.00 USD
5) Jeepers Peepers wayfarer sunglasses $30.52 USD
6) Havaianas slim crystal glamour flip flops $32.00 USD

For Mini Mister:
1) The Children's Place VIP graphic tee $6.00 CAD
2) Carter's twill pants $15.60 USD
3) Old Navy perforated waterproof sneakers $14.94 CAD

March 08, 2013


{ Jacket: H&M // Blouse: Old Navy (on sale!) // Wax Coated Jeans: H&M // Shoes: Tory Burch "Reva" // Clutch: Zara (old) // Jewelry: gifted necklace; bfrend Flora bracelet, ASOS spike bracelet, wrap bracelet from NYC }
Be prepared to see a lot more of this neon yellow colour on the blog. I became obsessed with it ever since I purchased a chartreuse scarf (seen here) and it's such a smile-inducing, happy colour. I wore this citron blouse with my wax coated black skinnies and oxblood moto jacket for a transitional Winter-to-Spring look, and can't wait to pair it with some lighter, brighter colours once Spring has made its official debut.

I hope your  weekend is filled with sunshine, and to those who observe Daylight Savings Time, don't forget to spring your clocks forward by one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night!


March 05, 2013

Into the Blue

{ Dress: eShakti (c/o) // Boots: BCBGirls (old) // Bag: Chanel // Sunglasses: Prada // Bracelets: Forever 21 }
This past weekend was spent enjoying the glorious sunshine and clear blue skies. I donned this pretty new frock for Sunday brunch, and although it wasn't nearly warm enough for me to go without a jacket, I wanted to show off this dress from eShakti for the blog. If you remember this post, eShakti specializes in custom styles and sizes. I chose to customize this dress to an above-the-knee length and kept the pockets, which is a detail I love in a dress. 

eShakti has kindly offered all of my readers 20% off with the special promo code STYLERHPSD, which is good until March 20, 2013. If you haven't tried customized clothing before, now's a great time to start!

March 04, 2013

Monday Muses: Angelina Jolie & Vivienne Jolie-Pitt

Classic black and animal print are style essentials for Angelina Jolie and Vivienne, who both look chic on an outing to the museum. Get their inspired looks below!

For Mama:
1) Betsey Johnson piped bow flared coat $149.99 CAD on sale 
2) Steve Madden "Kstud" flats $49.95 USD
3) ASOS gunmetal aviator sunglasses $13.56 USD
4) Three Dots long sleeve scoop neck dress $26.99 USD

For Mini-Me:
1) Catimimi girls leopard coat $65.00 USD on sale
2) Cherokee short sleeve dress $15.00 USD
3) Gap black skinny leggings $14.50 CAD
4) Carter's monkey flip flops $6.00 USD

March 01, 2013

Emerald City

A little inspiration to start your weekend off, featuring Pantone's 2013 Colour of the Year: Emerald. The green colour family is actually quite versatile and you're sure to find a shade that's right for you. Go bold with jewel tones, bright in neon, or soft with pastels. Whichever hue you choose, play around with different emerald tones and have fun!