Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Touches of ivory

You know me well by now.
I love loud colours and prints. But even somebody as obnoxious as me ( yes, I do love that word), has a touch of softness. I do enjoy delicate details such as pearls around my neck, rose earrings and that little bow and gold detail on my shoe. 
That's what today's mood is all about. A return to softness!

 My trusty old Ferragamo's in ivory ( I've had them for about 5 years and have worn them to death)

Betsey Johnson Rose Earrings

Betsey Johnson crochet cardigan

Also featured:
Loeffller Randall bag
Vintage sequin earrings
Gifted pearls from my dad

Monday, March 28, 2011

Masked Spring

Spring has sure arrived, well for the most part that it is!
You get days of complete sunshine, beautiful and warm and days of pouring rain and chilling winds!
To me this is the most insane season for planning your outfits. Looks can be deceiving and outside temperatures are not always what they seem. I can't yet completely leave my tights at home but I'm hoping that in about a month, that will be the case no more!

P.S. I am not freezing in this outfit. I had the chance of shooting it on a warm day last week. Unfortunately that can not be said about today! Still like everything in my life lately, I hope for the best but expect the worst! 

Dress: Zara
Vest: Aldo 
Headband: Aldo
Shoes: E-bay

Monday, March 21, 2011

Burgundy Widow

Continuing on the same train of thought as Black Widow ,except spring is finally upon us and with this final dark outfit I bid adieu to somber moods!

Today marks the beginning of the last 3 weeks of school and then a long awaited vacation.
Due to the unforeseen and tragic events in Japan, my vacation plans right now are not set in stone. Yet I hope for the best not only for me but most importantly for the people of Japan whose lives may greatly be affected by the future events of the Fukushima plant.
Let's pray that it will never come to that!

Dress: Vintage
Shoes: Target
Tights: Hue
Belt: H&M
Bag: Mulberry
Hat: Vintage Henry Pollack
Nail polish: OPI " Suzy says DA"

Friday, March 18, 2011

Animal Jungle in my Soup

 MeliMelo Tiger Ring ( bought on my last trip to Romania)

"Animal [jungle] in my soup
[Owls and peacocks] loop the loop
Gosh oh gee but I have fun
Swallowing animals one by one"

 Forever 21 owl necklace

Gold Lion necklace from Iran

Le Chateau Elephant necklace

Vintage owl brooch from True Value Vintage

Gold Peacock Earrings from Iran

Monday, March 14, 2011

Lady Gaga on my head

First of all I should mention that in no way do I idolize Lady Gaga! 
I do not go to her concerts when she's in town nor does any Lady Gaga song appear on my Ipod play list. 
 We all know by now that the Lady Gaga hysteria has creeped its way into fashion where even the most mainstream retailer will carry a Lady Gaga inspired piece. 

By no means did I buy this headband to suit my inner lady gaganess! Rather I just could not say no to adding another headband to my collection.
Oh I have a lot! 
Most of them are my beloved Alice& Sara pieces but when I don't  have the chance to shop the girl's fabulous collection I have to go to the local retail scene and add a bit of obnoxiousness on my head! 
It's the only way to keep me " grounded"!

Cape: H&M
Bag: Aldo
Headband: Aldo
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Gloves: Old Navy

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Stop Looking Down! Start Looking Up!

Ever since I started this entrepreneurial marketing course I have been taken on an psychological roller coaster.
One week I do very well and the prospects of passing are looking bright while the next I bomb an assignment or test and think there is no chance for me. 
It keeps on happening and I keep stressing. Now that I am close to the finish line, it's just an endurance game! In the end I realize that no matter what happens, I will come out much stronger than I was back in January as this is the true purpose of this course. 
So from today on, I will try to stop looking down and hopefully things will start to look up for me!

Sweater: Club Monaco
Skirt: H&M
Tights: Calvin Klein
Bag: Mulberry
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Brooch: Vintage

Monday, March 7, 2011

Le Gaudy Chic

Every time I'm asked to describe my style I'm at a loss for words. 
Is it really bohemian? 
Sometimes it more feminine... hmmm.... I Don't really know!
Then I started looking for an obvious pattern.

Ever since I can remember I have been attracted to tacky, gaudy details.I enjoy flamboyancy and over the top obnoxiousness. Not because I am trying to stand out in a crowd of neutrals, but I sincerely feel drawn to anything that sparkles. That includes gold, sequins and anything bejeweled. Blame my middle eastern side, cause we sure like to pile on the Bling back there!

Add in the leopard print and I think this outfit pretty much sums up what my style is all about!

Sweater Dress: Thrifted
Clutch: Vintage
Earrings: Vintage
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Tights: Calvin Klein
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Gloves: 7 years old from Old Navy

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Black Widow

Can you believe we have snow in March and in Vancouver from all the possible places? Craaaazzyyyyy! 
We should be celebrating the start of spring rather than playing in the snow. Cause that's sure what I did this weekend. 
Instead of working on my marketing case, I sled down the hill in my parents backyard, I build a 4 parts snowman, I had a snow fight with my siblings and  squeezed in a little outfit shoot as well. Am I not productive or what?

In other news, the Montreal trip is a no-go. 
Bummer cause I have never been and I was excited to check out the most European Canadian city. I was supposed to accompany my sister this spring to check out the possible universities she would  be attending in the fall. It seems though she has ruled out all the Quebec Universities. 
I think she has her eyes already set on non other than Dalhousie , yes the exact same university that hosted the business ethics competition I participated back in November!

Anyways to make up for this loss, and because she needs a prom dress for June, my mom who is oh so smart has decided to book a-girls-only shopping trip to Las Vegas! 
Although not my first time there, I must tell you that I am super excited. Shopping in Vegas is unbeatable. All major designers have a store there. You can literally get anything you want!
This will be the perfect way to start my 5 month vacation starting in April. What would make it even more enjoyable is if I would for sure know that upon my return in September I wouldn't have to take this damn marketing course again.

Hat: Vintage Henry Pollack
Dress: Anna Sui for Target
Jacket: Vintage
Boots: Aldo
Brooch: Vintage
Gloves: Dressew
Bag: Vintage