Spring Jackets

Today is the perfect spring day. The sun is shining, the sky is the most brilliant shade of blue, and there is a bit of a chill in the air. But the weather can be a bit unpredictable this time of year, so I won’t be packing away my snow boots and winter coat just yet.

In the meantime,  I’ve been hunting down jackets and coats to get me through the winter to spring transition. Here are 10 jackets I’ve got my eye on this season…

ASOS Skater Mac

ASOS Skater Mac

Free People Open Dolman Jacket

Free People Open Dolman Jacket

cupcakes and cashmere Abria Drape Front Jacket

cupcakes and cashmere Abria Drape Front Jacket

Madewell Fleet Jacket

Madewell Fleet Jacket

Mango Crop Biker Jacket

Mango Crop Biker Jacket

Lovers and Friends Morning View Coat

Lovers + Friends Morning View Coat

Mango Waterfall Jacket

Mango Waterfall Jacket

Jack by BB Dakota Marilou Suede Moto Jacket

Jack by BB Dakota Marilou Faux Suede Moto Jacket

Mango Adjustable cord parka

Mango Adjustable Cord Parka

Jack by BB Dakota Cayenne Jacket

Jack by BB Dakota Cayenne Jacket

Which one is your favourite?

Blanket Scarves

The days are getting chillier and most of the trees are bare and before we know it, everything will be blanketed in snow. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m actually excited for the temperature to drop just a wee bit more so I can wrap up in a blanket scarf. I absolutely love scarves and it’s my personal belief that you can never have too many. (I won’t tell you how many are hanging in my closet.)

If you’re looking for the perfect accessory to protect you from bone-chilling temps and whipping winds, I’ve got you covered with this roundup of super cozy blanket scarves…

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River Island Colour Block Supersoft Blanket Scarf

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J.Crew Wool Scarf in Oversized Plaid

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ZARA Wraparound Wide Striped Scarf

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Anthropologie Nenet Blanket Scarf

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ASOS Oversized Woven Long Scarf in Chevron

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Old Navy Oversized Flannel Scarf

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Wilfred Diamond Mosaic Blanket Scarf

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ZARA Checked Wraparound Scarf

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Urban Outfitters Extra Large Cozy Fringe Scarf

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Topshop Geo Check Oversized Scarf

Which one is your favourite?

Spring 2016 Wish List

We’re enjoying a stretch of warm, sunny weather in Toronto this week (Today is 17 degrees celcius!) It’s gotten me excited about picnics in the park, lazy days over at Toronto Islands, and weekend mornings at the farmers market. So today I’m sharing the 10 items I’m eyeing for spring…

In Bare Form Off the Shoulder Top from Nasty Gal

In Bare Form Off-the-Shoulder Lace Top from Nasty Gal

Marmura Pendant Necklace from Anthropologie

Marmura Pendant Necklace from Anthropologie

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Somedays Lovin Sweet Revolution Romper from REVOLVE

Incognito Anorak from Nasty Gal

Incognito Anorak from Nasty Gal

Halford in polished gold from Warby Parker

Halford Sunglasses from Warby Parker

LC Lauren Conrad scalloped ballet flats

Scalloped Ballet Flats from LC Lauren Conrad Kohl’s Collection

Kate Spade Cedar Street Confetti Dot Stacy Wallet

Cedar Street Confetti Dot Stacy Wallet from Kate Spade

S'well Reusable Water Bottle

S’well Reusable Water Bottle from Anthropologie

Life is Sweet Tote from Indigo

Fruitful Expression Canvas Tote from Indigo

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Electric Blue

Jumbo Eye Pencil in Electric Blue from NYX (doubles as an eyeliner and eyeshadow!)

What’s on your wishlist this spring?

Get Cozy :: Perfect Ponchos

It’s November, the temperature is sitting at a balmy 17 degrees celcius, and I’m here sipping on a ginger beer tea pop from Davids Tea. I’m making the most of this beautiful weather as The Weather Network just informed me it won’t be sticking around much longer.

As we transition from fall to winter, it’s getting trickier and trickier to figure out what to throw on before running out the door. Lately, I’ve noticed women on the streets of Toronto sporting ponchos and it seems like the perfect in-between option. This versatile throw-over piece took centre stage at the Chanel, Chloé, and Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2015 shows.

I’m looking to ponchos to satisfy my layering needs during this unpredictable season. Here are 10 favourites I’ve spotted around the web…

Vila Aztec Knit Poncho - ASOS

Vila Aztec Knit Poncho from ASOS

Harvest Plaid Poncho - Anthropologie

Harvest Plaid Poncho from Anthropologie

Talula Laverton Poncho

Talula Laverton Poncho from Aritzia

hooded poncho - Missguided

Hooded Poncho from Missguided

cowl neck poncho - TOPSHOP

Cowl Neck Poncho from Topshop

hooded plaid poncho - Forever 21

Hooded Plaid Poncho from Forever 21

Cape It Coming Toggle Poncho - Nasty Gal

Cape It Coming Toggle Poncho from Nasty Gal

Vero Moda Check Poncho

Check Poncho from Vero Moda

Brushed Plaid Open Poncho - Urban Outfitters

Brushed Plaid Open Poncho from Urban Outfitters

Kiboots Reversible Oversized Wool Wrap Poncho - ASOS

Kiboots Reversible Oversized Wool Wrap Poncho from ASOS

 How do you feel about ponchos? I’d love to hear your thoughts in comments.

Fall Inspiration :: The Camel Coat

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If there’s one lesson we learned from the Fall 2014 runways, it’s that camel comes in many shades. From New York to Paris, designers gave us a plethora of camel outerwear to choose from – fur-collared, belted and oversized versions led the herd. Here’s a roundup of camel coat inspiration from the streets of New York, London, Paris, Sweden, and Moscow…

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A few options I wouldn’t mind adding to my closet:

+ ASOS Tall Cocoon Coat

+ ASOS Funnel Neck Coat

+ ASOS Pea Coat in Double Breast

+ Forever 21 Stand Collar Swing Coat

+ ASOS Swing Coat with Contrast Faux Fur Collar

+ Monki Collarless Coat

+ ASOS Oversized Coat with Waterfall Drape

+ Zara Long Wool Camel Coat

+ Mango Belted Wool Midi Coat

+ Nasty Gal Alexia Coat

(Runway photos from Style.com, street style photos from Collage Vintage, Harper’s Bazaar, Lightaholic, Stockholm Streetstyle, Style.com, The Cut, Vanessa Jackman, Vanity Fair, Vogue Espana, Vogue Mexico, Women’s Wear Daily)

 

Pretty Pouts

From New York to Paris, designers sent pretty lips in standout shades down the runways. At Carolina Herrera, MAC makeup artist Diane Kendal played around with five different shades of lipstick. For the Burberry show, Wendy Rowe gave models matte bright crimson lips. And at Dolce & Gabbana, Pat McGrath worked her magic. The result: a sultry wine-stained pout.

For spring, designers have inspired us to pump up the volume on our pouts.

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Bold lip colours I love:

+ Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Plum Scene

+ MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in Girl About Town

+ NARS Lipstick in Heat Wave

+ NARS Audacious Lipstick in Charlotte

+ NARS Audacious Lipstick in Audrey

+ Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiore

(Photos from Cosmopolitan UK, Style.com, Style Bistro, Women’s Wear Daily)

Street Style Inspiration :: Olivia Palermo in Paris

olivia in burgundy

It’s no secret that Olivia Palermo is one of my all-time favourite style muses. When it comes to poise and putting together the perfect outfit, Olivia penned the manual. For the Spring 2015 shows in Paris, the New York native served up her signature polished style for our viewing pleasure.

Olivia Palermo in Paris

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olivia palermo in paris

olivia in chloe dress

olivia palermo in thurley

olivia before hermes

(Photos from Athens Streetstyle, Collage Vintage, Harper’s Bazaar, Stockholm Streetstyle, Style du Monde, Vanity Fair, Vogue Mexico)

Spring 2015 :: Lashing Out

Lashes reached new lengths at the Spring 2015 shows. Models batted doll-like lashes at Altuzarra and Paul & Joe while super clumpy lashes appeared at DSquared2 and Emilio Pucci. Faux lashes were aflutter at Nanette Lepore and Moschino.

For the doll-like eyes at Rochas, makeup artist Lucia Peroni told Allure: “We’re putting loads and loads of mascara on and kind of squashing them together so they’re a little bit like thorns. We’re also putting a little dot underneath the eye to give you that kind of slightly startled and slightly deranged look.”

Keep those mascara wands handy.

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Mascara picks: 

+ COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Mascara: I tried this one after a friend raved about it and it’s now my go-to mascara in either Very Black or Black Brown. It gives me gorgeous voluminous lashes and I’ve never had a problem with smudging!

+ Smashbox Full Exposure: I love how it makes my lashes appear longer and fuller.

+ MAC In Extreme Dimension Lash: I tried this on in-store and fell in love immediately. The lightweight whipped formula feels amazing and the brush is designed to coat, lengthen and separate each lash perfectly.

+ Buxom Mascara Bar: With seven brushes to choose from, how can you go wrong. It comes with the volumizing Vanity Lash Mascara formula and it’s paraben-free.

L’Oréal Voluminous Million Lashes: I’ve heard amazing things about this drugstore mascara. It’s clump-free, fragrance-free and suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens-wearers.

(Photos from Harper’s Bazaar, Style.com, Style Bistro, Women’s Wear Daily)

Street Style Inspiration :: Grey sweatshirt + metallic skirt

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Garance Dore and Leigh Lezark school us on the proper way to wear metallics before the sun goes down – pair a metallic skirt with a simple grey sweatshirt.

For fall 2014, Diane von Furstenberg sent out short metallic wrap dresses while gold and silver bags shone at Prada. Models’ eyes got the glittery treatment at Dior and Altuzarra while golden manicures showed up at Tadashi Shoji. At Mara Hoffman, the tips of braids were dipped in gold while at Suno, models sported gold centre parts.

I really love this metallic pleated skirt by Mango.

Are you on board with this trend?

(Photos from Vogue Mexico)

Style Inspiration :: Miroslava Duma at Spring 2015

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When fashion week season rolls around, I always look forward to Miroslava Duma’s risk-taking style. When the founder of Buro 24/7 steps out, street style photographers Tommy Ton, Youngjun Koo, Phil Oh and Scott Schuman aren’t far behind. For the Spring 2015 shows, the mother-to-be opted for a slew of beautiful coats, dresses and heels (ninety-five per cent of the time).

This season’s favourites: the black tank dress topped with a camel coat in New York, the embellished coat paired with Converse sneakers in Milan, and the houndstooth wool dress, the leopard print coat and the blue Valentino cape in Paris.

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mira in black and white coat

miroslava in peter pilotto

miroslava with hermes

rainbow coat

miroslava in leather jacket and skirt

mira with hermes

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mira at nyfw

miroslava duma in black coat

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Mira Duma

mira in dries coat

miroslava in houndstooth coat

mira in striped coat

mira in leopard coat

miroslava in blue cape

mira in snakeskin

miroslava duma in lv coat

(Photos from Athens Streetstyle, Collage Vintage, Harper’s Bazaar, Le 21 eme, Style.com, Style du MondeThe Urban Spotter, Vogue, Vogue Espana, W Magazine)