Photography by Kenneth Chou
I don’t often get the chance to wear a leather (or in this case, faux leather) jacket. Toronto’s either too hot or too cold, but layered over a sweatshirt, it works perfectly for the “undecided” weather that I like to call Spring (not to mention transforms any ordinary outfit into a edgy & rather chic one, if I may say so myself!). And it goes with just about everything. As do my almond toe pumps which have been my go-to comfortable heels for the past few years, ever since we were united, one fateful day at Winners. And when I’m feeling la-di-da, I clip on these funny little sparkly skulls. Their quirky smirk always makes me smile & get my simple pumps noticed
Faux-Leather Jacket: Joe Fresh (similar). Leather Pumps: Ralph Lauren, old (similar here + high end). Camo Pants: Gap (similar here + here). Skull Shoe Clips: c/o Shoelery. Jewelled Sweatshirt: Joe Fresh. Chain Bracelet: Banana Republic, on sale! Faux Leather Handbag: Carpisa, old. Monochromatic Sunglasses: Peter Pilotto for Target. Hoop Earrings: Winners.
Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton & Leslie Mann, below, looked sensational at The Other Woman photo call in Sydney last week. Their shoes were what got my attention, especially Leslie Mann‘s Bionda Castana leopard print “Daphne Bis” satin pumps (FYI: Kate wore Louboutin heels & Cameron Maison Martin Margiela yellow booties). Leslie’s pumps were the most fun of the trio’s shoes, with the most perfect shape, monochrome animalesque print & a beautifully minimal piping detail! What’s not to like, really?! I can just imagine these gorgeous high-heels peeping out from the hem of a gorgeous white wedding dress! Yes, I know, I’m letting my imagination run a little…err…wild with these
These towering 5″ stiletto shoes are available from Avenue 32 for 565 USD & at Bionda Castana.
Photo Credit: google.com, biondacastana.com
Last week I stopped in at Nine West Canada’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection preview & wanted to share the tantalizing shoes, boots, handbags (& amazing eats!) with you. From deep ruby red heels, studded rock ‘n roll inspired accessories, icing-filled donuts, to simple & sleek designs, Nine West really has something for everyone’s taste & lifestyle for the coming cooler seasons. Ok, so I lied about the donuts. These are from Jelly Modern. And they were also fabulous
I’ve been a long-time fan of Nine West & their affiliated brands since I was a teenager (I wore a pair of Enzo Angiolini patent Mary-Janes to one of my first formal events) & continue to love their heels, flats & accessories. They have amazing, rather high-end looking sleek designs, use sturdy & attractive materials & (thanksfully!) their prices won’t break the bank. I’ll stop blabbing now. Hope you enjoy the views as much as I did!
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Photography by: Kenneth Chou
I saw these fabulous high-rise skinny jeans from the Gap a couple weeks ago & knew I had to have them. The dark tuxedo stripe on the lighter denim wash was ultimately what sold me, but I was also curious to try a higher waisted jean. I don’t think I’ve worn a pair since the 90s! So I took them out for spin with my blue floral print bomber (my favourite Spring jacket at the moment from the Gap, also worn here), a Joe Fresh cobalt-on-white t-shirt & bright Banana Republic pink suede pumps.
The verdict? I love how they really “tuck in all in” so to speak. They are comfortable, although feel a little odd, due to my inexperience with higher-waisted jeans. It’s been almost 2 decades, after all! All the while, I have to admit that they do flatten my bum, killing any sort of “JLo” effect. Not sure whether this is due to my lack of squats or the style itself, but I’m willing to overlook this somewhat minor (matter of opinion!) con. Either way, not your typical mom jeans. At least I don’t think.
What is your take on high-waisted jeans: Yay or Nay?
Floral Bomber: GAP, on sale! Stripe Tee: Joe Fresh. Statement Necklace: Winners, old. Silver Bracelet: Banana Republic, on sale. Rubber Bracelet: similar. Crystal Stone Bracelet: Banana Republic, on sale! Silver Clutch: Milly, old (similar). Side Stripe Jeans: Gap. Pink Pumps: Banana Republic (similar + high end)). Earrings: similar.
Black & Gold Metal Sandals – Aldo – $90
Maxi Skirt with Side Slit: H&M – $18
Cut-Out Cropped T-Shirt: Forever 21 – $12
Black Clutch with Gold Metal Panther – Sasha Handbags - $50
I was seriously blow away the other night by Taylor Swift‘s red carped appearance at the 2014 Country Music Awards! She definitely broke free from her usual vintage style & more recent bodycon fashion choices, towards a bold, sexy siren look composed of a cut-out crop top, high-slit maxi skirt with subtle train (both by J.Mendel) & some fierce strappy & gold metal “Trikini” sandals by Casadei. Finishing off her look with minimal, gold-accented accessories & perfectly side-swept bed-head hair, I was completely smitten!! And wanted to copy her look. But as her high-end shoes & clothing aren’t within my reach at the moment, I started looking around at what I could possibly wear to copy this ultra-feminine outfit & was surprised to find some viable alternatives to suit my budget. My favourite part of the lesser expensive finds is this panther-clad (or is it a puma?) clutch from Sasha Handbags. Sooo irresistible & will definitely make a statement no matter what you wear it with! You can get it here, from Macy’s.
What do you think of Taylor’s look? Inspired?
Photo Credit: google.com, macys.com, hm.com, forever21.com