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?

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

somedays-lovin-sweet-revolution-romper

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?

Floral fun

“Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” – Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada

Miranda Priestly would shake her head disapprovingly at my love for all things floral.

But I can’t help it.

Flowers bring a smile to my face and put a spring in my step. Instead of the traditional sundress covered in floral print, it’s time to think outside the (window) box this season and find other ways of satisfying our floral cravings.

Floral prints don’t have to be all girly and sweet; try mixing it with other patterns for a bit of edge. Here’s a roundup of traditional and not-so-traditional ways of wearing the pretty print…

watercolor blazer

 watercolour floral blazer + tee + shorts via Wendy’s Lookbook

floral bomber jacket

 floral organza bomber jacket + distressed super skinny jeans via Wendy’s Lookbook

floral shorts with bright orange top

floral shorts + bright orange top via Wendy’s Lookbook

spring like

floral blazer + statement tee + skinny jeans via Gal Meets Glam

floral print skirt

 floral skirt + leather jacket + printed tee via Gal Meets Glam

striped blazer + floral dress

 floral dress + striped blazer via A House in the Hills

floral bomber jacket with skort

floral bomber jacket + crop top + skort via Sirma Markova

floral + gingham

floral skirt + gingham pumps via Atlantic-Pacific

floral pants and oxfords

floral pants + denim hooded vest + silver oxfords via What the Chung?

floral romper

floral romper + stilettos via Walk in Wonderland

daisies

 daisy print blazer and shorts + striped shirt via Tuula

floral top embellished shorts

 floral blouse + embellished shorts via Song of Style

floral tailored suit

matching floral bustier and trousers + white heels via The Chriselle Factor

floral shirt dressfloral print shirt dress via Sincerely Jules

floral bomber 1

 floral bomber + plain tee + distressed skinny jeans via Song of Style

Which look is your favourite?

I really need a floral bomber jacket or blazer in my life.

Leather + Lace

As a devoted fan of leather, I’m always looking for ways of working this must-have texture into my spring looks. Each year, as we move from winter into spring, I find myself reaching for my leather jacket. It never lets me down. Recently, I’ve discovered that edgy leather and sweet lace make a pretty dreamy pair. So here’s a roundup of looks that’s equal parts girly and tough…

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lace tunic + leather vest

lace dress (worn as a tunic) + ruffle bomber vest via Wendy’s Lookbook

leather and lace gal meets glam

lace top + faux leather pants + pumps via Gal Meets Glam

leather and lace

 sweet lace blouse + pleated leather skirt via Gal Meets Glam

leather + lace wlfk

leather trimmed coat + lace skirt via With Love From Kat

lace and leopard

 lace dress + leather moto jacket via Atlantic-Pacific

leather jacket and lace dress

lace skirt +  leather jacket + sweatshirt top via What the Chung?

lace top and leather shorts

 lace top + embellished leather shorts via Viva Luxury

lace + leather

neon lace dress + leather jacket via Neon Blush

lace top and leather shorts

silk blouse with lace insert + leather shorts + pops of red via Margo and Me

leather and lace sincerely jules

 pretty lace blouse + boyfriend jeans + leather biker jacket + pumps via Sincerely Jules

Which one of these looks is your favourite?

P.S. In case you missed it, check out this post for a roundup of pretty lace pieces I’m craving.

Happy Monday, everyone!

Printed Jeans for Spring + Summer

Currently, I’ve got printed jeans on my radar and I can’t wait to stock my closet. It’s such an easy way to jazz up your spring and summer outfits. With so many different patterns to choose from, how can you not have fun?

current elliott jeans

leopard print jeans + white tank via Ring My Bell

neon brush patterned jeans

 patterned skinny jeans + white tee + bomber jacket via Neon Blush

polka dot jeans

 polka dot jeans + white tee + sandals + leather jacket via Song of Style

mother denim

tie-dye print skinny jeans + white blazer + tee via Walk in Wonderland

tie die

 neon snake print jeans + simple white tee + stilettos via Song of Style

pastel floral jeans

watercolour floral print jeans + white button-down + sandals via Viva Luxury

camo jeans rach

camo skinny jeans + statement sweatshirt + leather jacket + heels via Pink Peonies

polka dot jeans 1

polka dot jeans + pastel jumper + stilettos via Viva Luxury

white blouse and printed jeans

printed jeans + white blouse + heels via Song of Style

floral print jeans

floral print jeans + white blouse + sandals via The Chriselle Factor

floral jeans

super skinny floral jeans + racer tank + blazer + stilettos via The Chriselle Factor

tropical print jeans

tropical print jeans + plain tee + stilettos via Sincerely Jules

And a few favourites I’ve got my eye on:

+ Mango Tie Dye Print Jeans 

+ Joe’s Jeans Skinny Ankle Tux

+ Forever 21 Perma-Creased Paisley Skinny Jeans

+ Forever 21 Life in Progress Brocade Rose Skinny Jeans

+ Girl. by Band of Outsiders Bandana Print Skinny Jeans

+ Free People Rose Printed Skinny Jean

+ Free People Floral Vine Skinny

How do you feel about printed jeans? How would you style them?

Nothing beats a simple white tee paired with printed jeans and strappy sandals.

 

Ripped Denim Love

Spring is here, and there’s no better time to work denim into your looks. Ripped denim has been everywhere lately and I for one couldn’t be more thrilled! While some argue it looks sloppy, I say it all depends on how you style your favourite pair. You can go for the super ripped look like Ashley Madekwe or a slightly distressed pair like the ones Julia is rocking. Relaxed boyfriend jeans, skinnies, denim shorts and mini skirts are all gettin’ ripped!

Get some ripped denim inspiration from these ladies…

denim and lace

 ripped relaxed denim + lace peplum top + moto jacket via Wendy’s Lookbook

gal meets glam

distressed skinny jeans + white button down + sequined sweater via Gal Meets Glam

strawberry

distressed denim shorts + printed tank top + white blazer via Gal Meets Glam

ripped bf

ripped boyfriend jeans + color-block sweater + leather moto jacket via Atlantic-Pacific

jessica alba ripped jeans

distressed denim + white tee + structured blazer + flats via Harper’s Bazaar

Aimee song ripped denim

ripped boyfriend jeans + embroidered top + sleeveless trench coat via Song of Style

casual ripped denim style

distressed skinny jeans + simple tee + neon clutch + heels via Ivory Lane

statement tee + ripped denim

ripped boyfriend jeans + statement baseball tee + heels via Pink Peonies

ripped denim look

distressed boyfriend jeans + white tee + leather moto jacket + heels via Ring My Bell

mint peplum top

distressed skinny jeans + peplum top + sequin clutch via Ivory Lane

floral crop andn ripped denim

distressed cropped boyfriend jeans + floral crop top via Viva Luxury

aimee song distressed skinny

ripped denim + bold oversized sweater + chain link ankle booties via Song of Style

distressed denim skirt look

vintage Levi’s skirt + tee + leather vest + heels via Sincerely Jules

coral coat and ripped jeans

distressed jeans + coral wool coat via Hallie Daily

celfie

distressed boyfriend jeans + statement tee + camo jacket + heels via Sincerely Jules

white button down

distressed skinny jeans + white button down shirt + leopard pumps via Sincerely Jules

ripped jeans and cobalt coat

ripped boyfriend jeans + trench coat + velvet slippers via Hallie Daily

colorful top

ripped Levi’s shorts + bold printed top + neutral flats via Sincerely Jules

A few ripped denim pieces I wouldn’t mind adding to my wardrobe:

+ Free People Destroyed Ankle Skinny

American Eagle Outfitters Dark Destroy Jegging

Black Orchid Mid Rise Jegging

+ Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Boyfriend Jeans With Rips

+ J Brand Mid Rise Crop

+ AG Adriano Goldschmied The Legging Ankle

+ ASOS Low Rise Denim Shorts in Vintage Wash

How would you style ripped denim?

Mix it up

Mixing patterns, colours and textures can be tricky. But when done right, the outcome is nothing short of spectacular! Take a few style lessons from these ladies and you’ll be mixing things up like a pro in no time…

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camo and sequins

sequin jacket + camo pants via Wendy’s Lookbook

tulle sequins stripes

sequins + stripes + tulle + leather via Wendy’s Lookbook

lace + gingham

gingham shirt + lace skirt via Gal Meets Glam

stripes and leopard shoes

striped tee + quilted leather mini + leopard slip on sneakers via Gal Meets Glam

stripes and florals

striped dress + floral jacket via Atlantic-Pacific

striped shirt and leather jacket

striped tee + aztec print pants + leather moto jacket via Neon Blush

print mixing tuula

breton stripe top + flower brocade skirt via Tuula

stripe +colorblock

striped tee + colorblocked coat via Grazia IT

leopard heels + snakeprint jeans

snakeprint jeans + leopard heels via Song of Style

annabelle print mixing

floral jacket + embroidered skirt via Viva Luxury

camo + print dress

sweet print dress + camo jacket via Sincerely Jules

checkered coat + striped shirt

pinstriped shirt + checkered coat + ripped denim via Song of Style

stripes + leopard + leather

striped tee + leopard coat + leather mini skirt via Sincerely Jules

camo + lace

lace top + camo pants via Sincerely Jules

python skirt

python skirt + mini leopard bag via Sincerely Jules

Have you ever tried mixing patterns or materials before?

Tips:

  • If you’re a bit nervous about mixing patterns, try mixing textures like ruffles and lace, studs and denim or sequins and tulle.
  • You can also mix a pattern with a texture like a floral top with lace shorts or camo pants with a sequined jacket.
  • Pair an animal print bag or heels with your printed jeans for more subtle mixing.
  • Stick with one colour palette.
  • And most important, don’t forget to have fun!

I think I’ll give it a shot this spring…

The sweetest espadrilles for spring

I’ve never owned a pair of espadrilles and that’s going to change this spring. They seem so light, comfortable, springy and stylish! I usually alternate between ballet flats, sneakers and sandals in the spring and summer months. Espadrilles would be a welcome change and they’d go perfectly with any sunny-weather outfit – cute sundresses, denim shorts, cropped skinnies, jeans and a tee. I love their versatility! I just know they’ll make my feet happy and I can’t wait to slip my feet into a pair…

sweet espadrilles

1. Soludos Dali Flat Espadrilles, US $36

2. Tory Burch Beacher Flat Espadrille, US $125

3. Schutz Frederica Embroidered Espadrilles from Shopbop, CAD $151.20

4. J. Crew Woven Canvas Espadrilles from Net-A-Porter, US $60

5. Victoria’s Secret The Lacie Espadrille, US $49

6. Sperry Top-Sider Katama Espadrille, US $44.99

I’m in love with all the bright colours and fun prints available out there.

Have you ever worn espadrilles? Will you wear them this spring and summer?

 

Spring Trend :: In Love with Lace

Nothing says girly like this delicate fabric. From sexy dresses and separates in pastel lace at Burberry Prorsum to delicate dresses with patchworks of lace at Stella McCartney, designers embraced the lightness of lace for spring/summer 2014.

lace delights

Left: Burberry Prorsum // Right: Stella McCartney

Lately, I’ve grown enamored with all things lacy and I’m on the hunt for the perfect pieces to add a feminine touch to my wardrobe. Here are some lovely lace pieces I’ve been eyeing lately…

long sleeve romper

Ocina Lace Detail Wrap Playsuit from Missguided

cute romper

Somedays Lovin Tambourine Lace Jumpsuit from Revolve Clothing

black and white lace romper

6 Shore Road Malay Lace Romper from Revolve Clothing

lace bcbg romper

BCBG Max Azria Mandana Romper from Revolve Clothing

navy blue off the shoulder

Flower Frenzy Lace Crop Top from Nasty Gal

Motel Pastel Bloom Lace Dress

Motel Pastel Bloom Lace Dress from Nasty Gal

navy romperJoie Carenza Lace Trim Romper from Revolve Clothing

LC lace dress

LC Lauren Conrad Lace Fit & Flare Dress

scalloped lace crop top mint

Scalloped Lace Crop Top from Nasty Gal

black lacy dress

Midori Black Chiffon Lace Skater Dress from Missguided

f21 lace skirt

Favorite Lace Skirt from Forever 21

Lace Overall Shorts

Lace Overall Shorts from Forever 21

lace shorts in white

Helena Shorts from Nasty Gal

free people lace dress

Jen’s Pirates Booty Ethereal Senorita Dress from Free People

free people lace dress

Dolce Vita Jayleen Lace Dress from Free People

Lace Bomber Jacket

Lace Bomber Jacket from Free People

What do you think about the lace trend? Will you wear lace this spring?