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Stylish & Affordable Outfit for Under $100
August 13, 2013 at 10:46 am 0

I love dressing up and looking put together...even to do things like run errands, do some local shopping, or lunch with my daughter. It's part of my mission to incorporate everyday glamour into my everyday life.

But of course, like every frugal fashionista, I want to watch my pennies while I'm still looking good. My trick is to buy summer dresses and trendy and affordable jewelry every summer, and then mix this with my older more expensive or quality pieces. Most of my outfits cost less than $100...unless I'm wearing a designer purse or really quality piece, which I'll do for evenings. 

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To Die For Fashion: Join us on Pinterest
July 25, 2013 at 9:23 am 2

If you're looking for the ultimate in temptation I've picked out my very favourite fashion pieces on Pinterest.

I love looking for new styles, different ways to style great pieces I already have, and dreamy "If I had a million dollars" pieces.

I also love that it shows what my real style is...so I won't get distracted when I go shopping and find something that realistically, I'll never wear.

Click here to see my Pinterest fashion board. 

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Prince William and Kate Middleton Set To Marry (& Why We Care)
November 16, 2010 at 10:31 am 0

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We don't really follow celebrity weddings, or royal weddings, or really anyone's wedding, but we have to confess we're thrilled about the wedding between William and Kate! Why? We're so tired of all the crappy news about the economy, about rising debt, about bombs in Mexico and every other little depressing piece of news that gets beaten to death by the media. Bring on the good news! We want international news coverage of pretty dresses, fancy hats, nice finger foods, gorgeous shoes....all of it! We want to have our minds focused on frivolous and pretty things - happy and positive things! Every newspaper will cover every detail....and hopefully bad news will take a backseat for a few weeks! Thank You William and Kate!
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Favourite Fall Fashion Colours
November 15, 2010 at 9:40 am 0
This fall colour is in and a look through any fashion magazine, designer boutique or local mall will showcase the basic colours with a strong dash of statement colours. Here's what we're loving Red This fall red is everywhere - from bright red accessories, to gorgeous red jackets, to shocking red lipstick. Red is so versatile and can be fun and playful but also serious and sexy - wear just a dash or go overboard with lots of red this season!
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Purple Purple is also super hot this season and we love it! Purple is subtle and sexy and really complimentary for most skin colours. There's also a huge range of purples out there to enjoy - so everyone can find their favourite shade.
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Other colours that are in this season include camel (not so exciting), metallics (we're kind of tired of this trend) and olive greens(nice, but also safe and not exciting).
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Diane Von Furstenberg: The Legend Gets Personal
September 23, 2010 at 2:12 pm 0
diane-von-fursteberg-unwrapped-1009-de Diane Von Furstenberg is not just a fashion legend, she's also a very strong, feminine, independent and complicated woman who happens to be behind one of the biggest fashion labels of all time. Yes, she married a prince, and was friends with Andy Warhol, but this mega famous designer also has a more down to earth - Her main goal in life is to empower women. Recently Diane Von Furstenberg (DVF) was interviewed by Anamaria Wilson at Harpers Bazaar. The interview is so interesting and personal that we just couldn't resist sharing it! Here's the interview: Harper's Bazaar: Do you ever want to give it all up? Diane von Furstenberg: I don't think I have been more active ever than I am now. I've never been busier. I've never worked harder. And Barry asked me why. But I'm loving my life right now. And I just need 20 years more than whatever is assigned to me, because I feel that there's so much that I want to do. The wonderful thing about my life right now is just that it feels so coherent. Obviously, first there's my children, and I'm so proud of them. And they are fully grown up, they are aging, and they have children. So I can really say that, okay, they turned out well. My son is a great financier; he's very successful. My daughter is a filmmaker. So I'm very accomplished as a mother and as a grandmother. Ten years ago I started my business again after having stopped, and I'm very accomplished in my business. And I have great satisfaction because the older I get, the younger my consumers are. And that's kind of fun, and that's kind of keeping me young and making me relevant. And then as a woman, you know, my great discovery right now is that the biggest gift in life is to be able to give. I realize that I can make one phone call that doesn't cost me anything and change someone's life. HB: What has your mission been? DVF: To empower women. Why? Because I wanted to be an empowered woman, and I became an empowered woman. And now I want to empower every woman. And I do it through my clothes, I do it through my words, I do it through my money, I do it through everything. HB: Was your mother the most influential person in your life? DVF: Yes. But you know, I'm not the only one; most people's mothers are the most influential person in their life. But my mother survived the camps, and she was very strong. She made me strong, but she wanted me to be strong. That's more important. HB: And your father? DVF: My father [Russian-born businessman Leon Halfin] was adorable. My father loved me, which made my relationship with men easy. HB: Do you consider yourself a feminist? DVF: Yes. HB: What do you think drove you to accomplish so much, so young? At 27, you had made it. DVF: Yes, by 29 I was on the cover of Newsweek. I don't know, but that was lucky. I mean, it's very important to start very young. And I don't know why, it just happened. I got pregnant and everything happened. HB: Do you still love the wrap dress? DVF: Yes, I mean, listen, how can I not? It paid for all my bills. HB: Is there anything in your life that's made you insecure? DVF: I used to be very insecure about my curly hair, because I lived in a country where everybody had blonde straight hair. HB: When did you get over it? DVF: One day in 1976, I did a picture for the cover of Interview. And I had my hair very straight, blown out, and so we did the shoot, we shot the picture. And then my friend the photographer said, "Now wet your hair." And I said, "What do you mean? I can't wet my hair." And he said, "I just want to try something." And my hair was superfrizzy, and of course that's what ran on the cover, and that's how I've worn it since. HB: Your mother said to you that fear wasn't an option, but was there anything that made you afraid? DVF: I was terrified the first time that I had a big problem in my business. I was obviously terrified when they diagnosed me with cancer in 1994. I was terrified when my son used to drive too fast. But I do believe in the fact that fear is not an option, so I always try to face it and not be afraid. HB: Whom do you attribute your independent nature to? DVF: That's really who I am. I think it had to do with the fact that my mother was in jail, that she was in the camps. I think it must. HB: So even when you were a little girl, you had that? DVF: Always, always. And my children are like that, and my grandchildren are like that. So I think that it's probably a little bit in our genes, and then certainly in our education. HB: Now, you realize that you're a commanding, magnetic presence. Were you always like that? DVF: You don't see yourself like that. Nobody does. You know, there's a thing about the woman across the room. You see the woman across the room, you think, She's so poised; she's so together. But she looks at you and you are the woman across the room for her. HB: Do you think European women are more confident? DVF: No, no. People say that, and this and that, but no. But I think idle women are more insecure. I think it's very important for women to have children, but I think it's very important for women to work. HB: When would you say you were the happiest? DVF: I think now. But I think you could have asked me many times in my life and I would have always said now. Except my 40s. In my 40s, I wasn't always the happiest, but I probably would have said that I was. HB: Who would you say is the love of your life? DVF: My children. And Barry. But my children first, I will say for sure. HB: Did you think that Barry would be such a major force in your life when you first met him? DVF: Yes, I fell madly in love when I first met him. Really in love — we were very in love for five years. And then I left him. And he somehow was always that presence who drove the other men crazy, because they were jealous of him. And now we've known each other for 35 years, and he's loved me so much. HB: So what do you think the secret to a successful marriage is? DVF: Respect. And space. HB: What would you say is your favorite thing about being married? DVF: I don't know. No one's ever asked me that. I mean, I don't particularly like to be married. I don't know. It feels very natural. I don't feel like I'm a prisoner. So the things I like the best about being married are probably the things that aren't very typical about being married. I can't believe I married twice. I so don't care about being married. HB: Is Barry a lot different now than he was when you first met? DVF: I was 28. He was 33. He's more patient, but with me he was always patient. With me he's the same. He just loves me unconditionally. HB: What do you attribute that to, chemistry? DVF: Oh, yes. It's, you know, there's no way that you can explain a relationship. Everyone is so different and so unique, and it's chemistry, whatever. You can't explain it. But there's a true commitment. I mean, it was more on his side. Not originally; originally we fell madly in love, and then I left. And then he was kind of always present. But now I really ... now it's very even. It's very nice, our relationship. But he is special. And he loves me so much. I can do no wrong. HB: Did your mother meet him? DVF: Oh yes, of course. My mother knew him very well. My mother died only nine years ago, at 80. HB: Do you believe not in secrets, per se, but in mystery? In the need to keep some things to yourself? DVF: You know, it's very funny. I'm very open. I'm so myself. And yet, actually, I'm very private. My mother used to say I was. I hold my feelings. You just have to be natural; to try to provoke mystery is ridiculous. But yes, of course, what is always very attractive is what you don't know about a person. HB: Are you ever lonely? DVF: No, but I love to be alone. I am often alone but never lonely. HB: Have you always been that way? DVF: Yes, but as you get older you like it more. HB: How do you feel about the aging process? DVF: I'm so attracted to women with wrinkles. I think the pendulum is going to go the other way. For men, it was always more beautiful. And I'm not saying you want to look like Louise Bourgeois or Georgia O'Keeffe, but still, it's ... it's better to be you. To try to keep a young body — that's getting very difficult. HB: Do you watch what you eat? DVF: Yes. No. I do, because I like to eat healthy. But I like chocolate. I like black chocolate, but that's just part of being Belgian. HB: What were those years like when you first left the clothing business in the '80s? DVF: Well, I lived in Paris, and I was living with a writer. And I really didn't do very much, except I read a lot, and I had this fantasy of having a literary salon. When you live with writers — when you live with an artist — you don't do much except live their lives. HB: After that, in 1989, you moved back to New York. Did you lose yourself for a while? DVF: A bit. But I didn't realize it until I came back. So it's when I came back to New York that I saw I had kind of lost that identity that I had from the minute I first arrived in New York and I was this success. And all of a sudden I came back to New York. It's the '80s, Ivana Trump and all these people are everywhere, and greed has become a virtue. I just felt completely irrelevant. And people looked at me like I was a has-been. I tried to get my business back, it was in the hands of people who didn't care, it had lost its spirit, it was horrible. It was the worst time. And it was really hard and really bad. And as a result I got cancer in my tongue — and I think it was because I was unable to express myself. HB: How did you find the cancer? DVF: It's the most ridiculous thing. I had lunch with Ralph Lauren, because Barry had bought QVC and we were trying to get Ralph Lauren to come to QVC. So I didn't really know Ralph very well. And we ordered one course because neither of us really wanted to do this lunch. But then we started to speak, and we spoke, and he became very open toward me. He had had a brain tumor, not malignant, and he was telling me about it. And I said, "How did you find out about it?" And he said, "It's funny. I had a noise in my ear, and I went to the doctor, and there was nothing in my ear, but that's when they found it." The minute he tells me that, I have a noise in my ear. And I think to myself, "I'm crazy. He tells me about that and I have a noise in my ear?" So I pay no attention. The next day, I still have a noise in my ear, so I immediately went to the doctor, who found nothing wrong with my ear. But he said, "You know you have a swollen gland here." They took the biopsy. "It was nothing bad," he said. "Well, it's only a cyst, so there's really no rush to take it out." And I said, "No, no, I want it out." And when they took it out, they cut it, they found little bad cells in it. I did eight weeks of radiation. But I was lucky; that was 15 years ago. HB: Did you ever feel like you had failed at anything? DVF: You know, I probably have, but I have a very funny way of processing obstacles and bad things. I somehow make them work for me. And I have very little memory for pain or things like that. I process things that are not good and I make them work for me. HB: That said, have you ever been heartbroken? DVF: Yes, once. But he loves me still, so it's okay. It's alright. I did once. Once, a man left me. HB: But they say that once you've had your heart broken, after that you never really have your heart broken again. DVF: Yeah, but that was really — that was not so long ago. It was a late part of my life. It's okay, I love him. We're still very close. HB: How do you find your peace? DVF: I need silence, I need solitude. I love to be in the country. I found my peace in my house in the country, Cloudwalk. I love to hike, I love to swim, I love to read. I find my peace within silence. I don't know how people do it. But if on weekends I had to have a social life, I couldn't do that. HB: How would you describe your own style? DVF: I like to think that my style and the clothes I design are effortlessly elegant and sexy. I think the word effortless is very important. I think that that creates an ease and a confidence, because I think there's nothing more beautiful than a woman who's confident. My wrap dress was almost accidental. It's the most traditional shape, like the kimono shape, no buttons or zipper, and it wraps. But what was different about it is that it was made in jersey, and it was tied to the body, and therefore it kind of sculpted the body. And then because it was in a snake and a leopard print, it made you look feline. I've touched so many generations with just that one dress, which is unique. I mean, no one has ever had such a thing. But then from there, I think I have become a pro. And I understand fabric very well. And I understand color very well, and print and shapes. And I work with young designers and Nathan [Jenden, her creative director] and my team from Central Saint Martins. And it's wonderful because it's really so nourishing for me, for them. I'm surrounded with young people. I never see people my age. It keeps me very young and relevant. But at the same time, I have so much to give them. HB: Did you always think of yourself as a designer? DVF: I was shy about considering myself a designer because I didn't study design. And it was circumstances that took me there. But now, after all these years, I know I am a designer. And I know what I'm doing. HB: And do men respond to women in your clothing? DVF: Yes, but not always. Men recognize my clothes; men love my clothes. HB: What do you see women doing style-wise that bothers you? DVF: I don't like when women try to be something that they're not. I don't like anything that's forced. HB: You have a very bohemian vibe. DVF: To a certain degree, but I mean, I am a voyager. I come, I go, I pack. I am a little bit of a gypsy. HB: What do you feel is the greatest lesson that you've learned? DVF: In life? It's funny, but I think that I have learned that to be kind, to give, is the best gift. I think that's the big lesson. I'm lucky, because early on I realized that I should be my best friend. That's the lesson that I would like to give everybody. HB: In what sense? DVF: Well, I think that you have to be your best friend in life, because the relationship that matters most is the one you have with yourself. HB: Do you feel like you get a lot of media attention? Does it bother you? DVF: No, that's what has helped me. I really haven't had any people being really mean to me. Or if I have, I don't remember. HB: But you've been open about you and Barry being very close but sort of allowing yourself different space. [The couple have separate Manhattan residences.] DVF: But that's during the week. I mean, that's because I like that. We need that. You know, but that's fine. Who cares? So? HB: Well, only because it's not conventional. DVF: Oh, I'm not conventional. I've never been conventional. Who wants to be conventional? HB: So you don't really care what people think about you? DVF: Yeah, I do very much care what people think. All I want is people to know, to see me as I am. And that's all that matters. I stand for who I am. I am as transparent as can be. I have no skeleton in any closet. There is nothing that anyone can blackmail me with. Because I'm very open, and there is nothing that I have done in my life that I would be really embarrassed for anyone to know. HB: Who in your life would you say knows you best? DVF: Barry knows me very well. My children know me very well. But no one knows me better than I know myself.
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Fall 2010 Hair Trends
September 8, 2010 at 1:34 pm 0
This fall hair is slick and clean looking, with most fashion designers trotting models down the runway with hair pulled back. We love this trend! It's classic, timeless, and sooo easy to pull off. Late for work, no time to get ready for girls night out? No Problem! With this slick style you look polished and professional, and hot, in no time flat! We love us a fashion trend that's universally flattering and easy to execute! At Yves St. Laurent the pulled back hair added drama and sophistication to the look.
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At Louis Vuitton the slick hair added to the pure, put together look and finished off a polished look perfectly.
 

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Photo Credit: elle.ca
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The Best Designer Shoes For Fall 2010
September 2, 2010 at 9:29 am 0

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Flipping through the extra thick September fashion magazines we came across these unbelievably cool Balenciaga shoes designed by Nicolas Ghesquiere. They are so fun, colourful and spectacular. Normally we don't welcome the cooler weather, but we can't wait to ditch our summer sandals for these fantastic shoes! Photo Credit: Style.com
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The Perfect T-Shirt Dress From Me To We Style
August 4, 2010 at 3:01 am 0

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Sometimes you come across something so good you can't help but share it, and rant and rave about it. This summer we love the T-Shirt Dress From Me To We Style. It's cut extremely well so it fits the body perfectly, and can be worn in so many different ways - like the black t-shirt dress above, or this white casual t-shirt dress style with bold accessories.
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Me To We Style, an eco-friendly apparel provider in Toronto is the only social enterprise that donates 50% of their profits to their charity partner (Free The Children). If you're not convinced yet hear this, they create apparel that is made from eco-friendly fabrics and plant a tree for every t-shirt they sell to offset any carbon emissions! You can get your t-shirt dress from Me To We Style, for approx $35. We love it when fashion really cares!
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Gorgeous Guy de Jean Can Can Umbrella
August 3, 2010 at 10:33 am 0

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Walking past the Royal York hotel - a luxurious heritage hotel in Toronto, we noticed this absolutely adorable umbrella. We wish it stays sunny for months more so we can use this sun umbrella all the time! This Guy de Jean Can Can Ivory Umbrella comes in various colours and retails for approx $190 CDN.
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Fashion Crush: Loeffler Randall Short Jumper
April 8, 2010 at 12:23 pm 0


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We love this super cute short jumper from Loeffler Randall. It's fun but polished, and definitely sexy! You could wear it with a cute cardigan for a super feminine look, heels for a sexy look, or a little jacket for a more business appropriate approach.

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Is Elin Woods The Inspiration For The Michael Kors Ad Campaign?
April 7, 2010 at 12:09 pm 0
If you have been anywhere near a tv, radio, newspaper or watercooler you've no doubt heard about Tiger Wood's fall from fame (or into shame!) earlier this year when it came out that he was indulging in several (like 15!) extramarital affairs. And, following that, loads of gossip was spreading about what his wife Elin was going to do. Would she stay, would she leave him, would she take all his money, what about their 2 kids????? It was at that time when Elin's picture was all over the news that we started to notice how similar Elin's real life looked when compared to the Micheal Kors ad campaign. See for yourself. What do you think, is Elin Michael Kors secret muse? Here's a picture from Ok magazine with Elin, Tiger and their daughter.

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Here's a picture from Michael Kors ad campaign.

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Spring Fashion Trends 2010 – Hit Or Miss?
March 30, 2010 at 12:55 pm 1
The good folks over at Saks have selected four super trends for Spring 2010. 1. Florals and Stripes 2. Button Up Shirts 3. Denim 4. Spring Shorts We love the idea of florals and stripes...but the rest is kind of meh. What do you think?

Are these Spring fashions a hit or miss?

Are these Spring fashions a hit or miss?

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Spring 2010 Shopping Essentials
March 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm 0
Spring is a time of change, renewed energy, and best of all wonderful fashion after months of drab and dark winter clothes! To help you out we’ve made a list of what you need for the new season and how much you should spend to get it. But be warned, this is not your typical list - this doesn't show a list of over priced and super trendy one season only fashions. These shopping essentials are meant to last for seasons and be reasonably priced - helping you look great, and invest in items that you can get maximum wear out of!

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Neutral Coloured Heels With Fun Details – approx $150 These are a good staple because they can go with pretty much anything, can last several seasons and are super versatile for work and for fun. These also go really well with the military inspired clothes that are popular now, in case you want to mix some trendy items in your wardrobe. Shoes pictured are Micheal Kors Spring 2009 collection – that are still very wearable this season!

Open Toe Black Heels – approx $150 Every girl needs a pair of black heels! These are also super versatile but can also easily show fading and general wear and tear. So make sure you take good care of them, or replace them regularly. BCBG always has an excellent collection of basics and super fun black heels.

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Fun Summer Sandals – approx $100 Since the other pair of shoes are basics, splash out and have some fun with your summer sandals. Buy ones that can work at the office or at the park and don’t be afraid to choose ones that are slightly trendy and will be worn out after one season. Summer shoes normally cannot endure longer than one year - so be prepared to replace these next year. Shoes pictured above are from NineWest.

White pants – approx $100 Nothing says spring like white pants. Yes, they may be hard to keep clean, but they look great coupled with bright shirts and the neutral coloured heels. Throw on some fun accessories and you have an outfit that looks amazing and can repeated almost once a week! Jacob is a great source for basics like white pants. You an usually score pants on sale from $50 up to $100.

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3 Colourful Shirts With Fun Details – approx $100 each Lighten up! Enjoy all spring has to offer with brightly coloured shirts, fun patterns and cool cuts. Not only will these fun shirts make you feel springy these three shirts can be mixed with pants, cute skirts, or shorts and are a great addition to your regular rotation of spring clothes. Femme de Carriere is always a great source for fabulous shirts with fun colours and very flattering cuts. Sometimes they can be really pricey, so watch out for when they have sales (very regularly) and you can score the same great shirt for $$$’s off.

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An Everyday Dress – approx $125 Now that you don’t need to cover up as much enjoy the ease that a spring dresses offers. You don’t have to worry about what tights to wear or if it’s warm enough outside to wear it. Just put it on! Add either of the three shoes above, pile on the accessories and enjoy! Easy peasy! Club Monaco is a good source for dresses, and Jacob also has some great and inexpensive basics.
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The Best Part of February – The Amazing Sales on Shoes!
February 8, 2010 at 12:02 pm 0
Here up North the winter is not fun. There's no point in saying it's lovely and fresh and blah, blah, blah - it just sucks. Plain and Simple. And by February most people are tired of the heavy jackets, winter boots, mittens and scarves. Even if you had nice things they've probably been ruined by the salty roads already. But, around this time of year something wonderful happens that offers a glimpse of hope for all the winter haters. All the shoe stores have amazing sales!

Shoes on sale at Aldo for $69 vs. the $125 original price

Shoes on sale at Aldo for $69 vs. the $125 original price

They have to clear out all the inventory from the previous year, so most stores have shoes on sale from 50-70% off! As long as choose a style that wasn't super trendy last year (and now outdated) you've scored yourself some great deals on beautiful shoes that are ready for spring wear, whenever the big thaw happens.
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Love This Trend: Faux Fur Outerwear
January 11, 2010 at 11:13 am 0
Recently faux fur outwear has been everywhere - and it looks amazing! Maybe it's the chill that's set in across the whole country, or the more "natural" looking fashion coming back into play. Whatever the case, it looks great! Here are some faves: faux-fur-outerwear Photo Credit: www.collegefashion.com
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The Perfect Christmas Dress
December 11, 2009 at 12:37 pm 0


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Not sure what to wear to a holiday party? Tired of your Christmas sweater with jumping red reindeer your Aunt Ethel got you? Why not have a little fashion fun with this well lit light dress? This dress is sure to turn heads! Photo Credit: Urban Sardines
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Super Sexy Boots
December 3, 2009 at 12:24 pm 2


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This winter is milder than ever in Toronto, but sooner or later Mr. Winter will be arriving and along with that a need for some stylish booties. At Brown's designer store B2, there's an amazing selection of sexy boots that makes every girl almost welcome winter. These ones are my fave. They are a bit pricey (approx $300), but they're gorgeous, comfortable and definitely splurge worthy!
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The Perfect Party Purse
November 19, 2009 at 12:56 pm 0

I stumbled upon this purse in BCBG the other day, and I fell in love with it immediately! It's girly and sexy. It's simple and luxurious. And it's intricate and detailed without being complicated. It's the perfect party purse!
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Skip this Trend: 80’s Fashion Return
October 26, 2009 at 10:19 pm 1
Recently the return of 80's fashion is hard to avoid. Flip through magazines and see pages and pages of clothes that are big, and bright and not particularly flattering. In stores the huge blazers with big shoulder pads and the crazy mix of colours are front and centre. And on tv celebrities seem to be soaking up the 80’s trend in large doses. But it all looks like a big fashion mistake.

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And some mistakes are not worth repeating - 80's fashion is definitely one of those. In case you are in doubt just look back in your photo album from the 80's. Does your teased hair, blue shiny eye shadow and frosted tips coupled with your lace tights, white pumps, striped sweater dress and jean jacket look so good? Keep on flipping the pages and you'll remember how totally ridiculous you look in most of your photos! If you can't resist the 80's it's a trend that works in moderation. There are some pieces that can be incorporated into an outfit for a fun lift, but a complete 80's look is a big no-no. But fun, poppy and silly 80's music is another story though. Bring on the synthesizers and high pitched voices any day! Photo Credit: Smarter Fashion blog
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Couture Crush – Betsey Johnson Spring 2010
October 8, 2009 at 11:11 am 0




Once in a rare while there is a fashion trend that is so fun, lively, and just all around excellent! Wear it with a coy smile and profess your love from rooftops! These darling Betsey Johnson hair accessories are a must have for every fashion forward girl.



Can you feel the fun coming on already?
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Fun Red Jacket: A Reason to Welcome Fall
September 23, 2009 at 3:55 pm 0

Fall is not usually a welcome season up North - it means a chilly winter is just around the corner. But this fall seems to be different. Why? Red is one of the top pick colours of the season, and that means bright sunny red clothes will be all over the city heating up the streets. Here's my favourite look for this fall - a bright red winter jacket. How fun! I feel warm just looking at it.
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Fashion Fun: Polka Dots
September 5, 2009 at 1:20 pm 0

One of my favourite shirts is a green and white polka dot shirt. The cut of the shirt is lovely; very feminine, light, fun, and office appropriate – that’ hard to pull off in one shirt. Recently I was at a film studio working on a tv series and I wore my polka dot shirt. Sometimes when you film tv the studio walls will be painted green, and later when you process the film it will be taken out. But just for fun’s sake, I couldn’t resist taking my picture in front of the green screen.
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Fashion Find – One Fab Dress in 6 Sexy Ways!
August 28, 2009 at 3:15 pm 3
A few weeks ago I went to Frugal Fashion Week. It was a very cool event, with lots of small designers and boutique owners showing their clothes, jewelry, and beauty products. I went with a friend and we had a lovely brunch accompanied with some mimosas. I’ve never understood why everyone loved brunch but after a light meal, girl talk and a slightly smiley feeling from my mimosa it all became clear! After our brunch we headed downstairs to the silent auction area. I always love to give to charity so I was keen to find something that I could bid on…and find I did! I won the bid for this AMAZING 6 way dress from Fashion Crimes! I went into the store to figure out how the dress worked and was blown away by the various uses and looks for this dress. I’m sure every recessionista will love this! The dress comes in a variety of colours, and I couldn’t resist the bright blue. I got some help from the lovely Robyn, a stylist at the store, who showed me all the different ways to wear the dress. From conservative to downright sexy this dress pretty much has it all! I’m not sure where I’m going to wear it to, but I can’t wait to travel with it. Imagine one dress that’s wrinkle free that will give you six different looks!
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Ring Flings
August 21, 2009 at 3:40 pm 0
I have a confession. I love big rings…well not even big, more like HUGE rings. I think they really make a statement and they compliment the shape of my fingers quite well. Here are some of my favourites. ... Yup, my boyfriend knows he’s in big trouble.
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Photo Shoot for Vitamin Daily
August 11, 2009 at 5:27 pm 0
Earlier this year I was at a photo shoot for Vitamin Daily. On the day of the shoot it was pouring with rain – all the traffic was very slow, even one second outside meant I was getting soaking wet! These were not ideal conditions for my first shoot, but you know what they say to do with lemons – turn them into lemonade! So, I ran home from work, packed all my favourite clothes into a car, as well as my cosmetics and accessories, and hit the road. When I arrived at the location there was absolutely no parking – and for the record I’m a pretty novice driver so parallel parking on a busy street in rush hour is not my idea of fun. A tad stressed, and tight for time, I finally found a parking spot and then rushed to get everything out of the car and into the studio, without getting soaked. Sadly I dropped one of my shirts right into a mud puddle! When I arrived at the shoot there were other girls having their pictures taken too. I wasn’t sure what to expect since I’ve never been on a real photo shoot, and to be honest, it seems a tad intimidating. I thought it was going to be me with hundreds of girls who do this for a living, and maybe I would stand out as someone who doesn’t do this. I’m not bad at hamming it up for the camera…but in some situations when I don’t feel comfortable I don’t want to be fussed over! It turned out to be fun though! All the girls were very friendly, the organizers were nice, and the setting was very relaxed and comfortable. It couldn’t have gone any better. So when it was my turn I hammed it up for the camera – and even complied with the request to do the cheesy glamour shots the photographer was requesting! And at the end we came up with a winning shot that is now on the Vitamin Daily website. You can find me in the Vitamin Daily ambassadors page.
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