September 29, 2017

Flapper Ruffles


Hello Happy Friday !! Take out your elegant dresses and put on your dancing shoes!.... Do people even go dancing anymore? Oh yeah I guess clubs are a thing... I wish There was a places were you could go dance, a place that isn't pitch black and people don't push or sweat on you. The start of dance halls began in 1920's, prior to that going out at night was almost exclusively for men. These new dance "clubs" were very popular in larger cities such as New York, when Jazz music was in full swing. You can imagine all the flappers walking around in their fringe dresses with beautiful beading. This is what inspired this outfit today !  I am wearing this black ruffled dress from Make me chic which is actually one of my personal favourites! I love thee polka dot detailing on the collar as well as on the ends of the ruffles and sleeve.  To keep warm  I put on this black tweed like jacket from Metisu  and it is the black wool coat with metal hardware detail. I love gold buttons I feel like a jacket always looks best with gold buttons so as soon as I saw this on the website I knew I had to have it !
September 27, 2017

Striped Olive


With falls arrival I've been finding myself searching for some more earthy toned colours. I've said goodbye to all pastels and started pulling out all my darker/richer tones. One of the newest additions to my closet is this olive green dress from Metisu and it is the Green striped pattern mini dress with chiffon sleeves (link here). This dress is so flattering it gives you such an hourglass shape due to the cinching in at the waist and the ruffles on the bottom of the skirt. I also love the slight hint at overalls which are so in this season as well as the stripe trend. I paired the dress with a leather burgundy belt with a gold buckle as well as a burgundy cabby hat (turning this look into... Oliver Twist Chic lol.) To keep it simple I just wore black patent leather heels. I hope you are all having an amazing week, it's still above seasonally hot here in Toronto so I haven't been able to switch over my closet yet, which makes me sad. On the other hand I am getting my haircut this week ! make sure to follow me on instagram to see how it ends up looking 
September 25, 2017

Periwinkle


Hello ! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend ! it was the first official weekend of fall and while its not quite feeling like it here it's still very exciting.  The whole weekend we had heat warnings which is very weird this time of year, typically we are wearing light light coats by now. I personally stuck to dresses all weekend, one of which was this dress is from Metisu.  It is the Blue Hollow out lace swing midi dress (link here) It is made out of this beautiful pale periwinkle lace with some black lace details along the waist, collar and the bottom of the dress. I paired the dress with this black flower brooch that looks like a camelia flower (the Chanel flower) with some pearls in the centre, which I thought added a nice elegant touch to the outfit. I also added some dandily pearl earrings and black heels to finish off the look. 
September 22, 2017

1960's Inspired Fall Lookbook


Its the first day of fall ! To celebrate The arrival of my favourite season I put together a little fall lookbook inspired by the 1960's. The 1960's were a great time for fashion due to its rapid change and diversity.  The early 1960's were completely different than late 1960's, The early was more conservative and reminiscent of the 1950's and as sales began to decline designers knew they had to come up with something new. They began to take cues from european styles, in particular london. Jackie Kennedy was one of the first to take inspiration and applied it to her already classical style by wearing bright colours.  She, at the time was a style icon and after John F Kennedy's death disappeared from the spotlight as did her influence on the fashion scene. Soon after Beatle mania arrived not only was their music popular but also everything London style dominated. And thus London Mod was born. This first look is inspired by that style, I am wearing this short plaid dress that has red, blue and black on it as well as a little black collar. Overtop I wore this Blue peacoat that is a little bit shorter than she dress but overall around the same length, I wanted to create the bulk of the outfit on the top with a bit of a short hemline to create the appearance of longer legs. To accentuate that I also wore these burgundy knee high tights which were very popular at the time ! and paired it with matching coloured heels to elongate the legs. 


This second look is inspired by the ivy league fashion of the 1960's. This look was very desirable among the middle class and its one of my personal favourites. You guys know i love anything preppy and scholarly so this style is perfect for me. As I mentioned above the second half of the 1960's was revolutionized and the use of colour was very popular. Coloured tights were everywhere, as well as overly matching your outfit which now a days would seem a like too much. For this look I am wearing this thick emerald green turtleneck from Jcrew paired with these gingham overalls from Topshop, I matched the sweater with these emerald green tigths and green beret.  


Again for the third look I am throwing it back to London mod but in a much more playful way. I am wearing this red a-line trench coat which is one of my favourites for the fall !  I love wearing red so this outfit screams me. In the 1960's short a-line coats were all the rage because it keeps the outfit heavier on top and gives the appearance of longer legs (Think of a lollipop... or toddler fashion) Under the trench coat I just wore a red skirt that is about the same length as the trench coat and a simple white shirt underneath. Of course you can't have a 1960's inspired lookbook without having some outrageous circle lens sunglasses. These ones are from metisu and they have these beautiful pearls all along the rim. I paired the look with these circle earrings that mimic the shape of the sunglasses, a trend very popular in the 1960's. To top the look off I of course had to incorporate the go-go boot!  One of the most coveted fashion trends of the decade, these white boots were everywhere! 


For the last look I picked something a little more casual, I paired this skirt and vest that aren't technically a matching set but when put together look like they could be. Under the vest I wore a simple long sleeve white blouse and for a pop or colour I had to wear these red tights which pull the  the red in the outfit. As well as I tied my hair in a red ribbon on the top of my head, a style popularized by Bridget Bardot in the 1960's. For shoes I wore these little block heeled shoes which were very much in style at the time. since I was doing a 1960's lookbook I had to incorporate a camera from that time period and this is an argoflex seventy five camera that I fount in an antique market. I hope you guys like these looks ! let me know which one was your favourite int he comments below !
pictures by: Adrienne Naval 
September 19, 2017

Sailor


If you were following my blog last fall/winter you would've known that I was obsessed with cabby hats (Ok who isn't at this point)  I've always loved hats, straw, cabby and of course my favourite beret. On my ever going search for new hats I found this AH-mazing sailor hat that I just had to own! Believe it or not I actually found it at a convenience store that sells a lot of random hats and fascinators. I think it's so fun and makes for a really interesting outfit. I paired it with this striped sweater from H&M that has these beautiful gold buttons on the side which I thought matched the sailor theme perfectly. I matched sweater with some straight cut jeans! I am sad that summer is coming to an end because that means that patio weather is over, but I'm so excited for fall which arrives on Friday ! Be on the lookout for an exciting post that day ! 

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