Thursday, December 31, 2009

My ideal New Year's dress would look something like this....

I'm totally feeling sequin mini dresses for this holiday season.  And while my budget doesn't quite cover any new sparkling duds for the festivities, a girl can always dream...

sequin mini dresses
Wishing you all a wonderful and glittery New Year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Betsy Johnson Spring 2010

Ever since I started watching Fashion Television with Jennie Becker I remember seeing Betsy Johnson there. I remember going shopping when I was younger in the states and thought how cool it was when I came across a Betsy Johnson store. I always thought to myself, I want to own something from there and now I do, since she has become way more accessible to the masses (I own a heart shaped belt that I'm sure will make an appearance on this here blog). But, enough about me, this is about her. There is something about her that I have always gravitated towards. She doesn't take shit too seriously, she seems the type of gal who will always show you a good time and maybe most importantly her clothes reek with FUN. A girl who wears Betsy is a fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants kinda girl. Completely the opposite of a Type A personality. I guess you could say a girl like yours truly.  I know she's not breaking down barriers with her shows, she is not revolutionizing fashion, she's being herself. Something she has never lost in all her years doing what she does best.

all pictures from 

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

need fashion advice...well look no further.

This past weekend we had a Christmas party.
But not just any old Ugly Christmas Sweater/ 80's throwback Christmas party. and by the looks of things it was pretty successful...
and embarrassing.

(I call this one: Christmas with an attitude)

I don't know what it is, but to me its not a party if it doesn't have a theme.
A fact my friends are slowly coming to realize and embrace.
(they might hate me for it too...Im not sure)

Its times like these that I am grateful I live across the street from a vintage store.

Friday, December 18, 2009


Im not the skinniest girl in the world. In fact, Im what they might consider overweight by today's fashion standards. Thats why it is ever so important for me to flatter my good bits and keep my not-so-good bits underwraps. Hence the oversized sweaters. Though they might do the opposite effect by making me look bulky up top, they do wonders for hiding my badonkadonk. if you catch what Im throwing at you.

Being Canadian and constantly freezing, I need these sweaters at my disposal.

I want to thank hubby for getting this particular oversized sweater a while back at a vintage store in Toronto.

And just let it happen...all over your body.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dear Santa...

All I want for Christmas is any pair of these... Please take your pic Santa. I'm not greedy.


I have a major crush on ankle boots. I think they are ridiculously sexy in a way that plain ol' stilettos are
not and I'm not sure exactly why, but I like it and I want it.
I'm sure you'll agree they are perfect for winter.
For those times when a pair of knee high boots just won't go and if you wear a pair of stilettos you fear frost bite, try ankle boots.

Let me put it this way, I wouldn't throw any one of these pairs out of my bed. ever.

I think you get my point.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Imitation is the highest form of flattery

I feel like I've seen this somewhere before...(about 1:00 minute in)


Ah yes....Of course.

I've seen it here...

and though Shakira is awesome, no one can wear onesies like she can.

I'm just sayin'

The forgiving accessory

Sorry for the lack of blogs as of late, I have lacked in both inspiration and time so here's a quicky... 
The other day we were heading out to meet some good friends, and I seriously had F*** all to wear. Then I saw this fedora sitting on my hubby's dresser, and I said "why not".  The hat is very forgiving with an otherwise pretty boring outfit.
Which brings me to my Tuesday afternoon inspirational quote (that I just thought of)....

" A good hat comes in handy when your closet is lacking in...everything. "

And that just happened...all over your face.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

500 Days of ....Fashion

So I know the movie came out a while ago, but I just had the chance to watch (500) Days of Summer, staring Zooey Deschael and that kid from 3rd Rock From the Sun.  Its actually a pretty cute movie about a failed romance between a greeting card writer, who is totally hung up on a romanticized version of love, and Summer, the office temp who has an extremely practical and modern view on love. While I quite enjoyed the traditional role reversal presented the movie's plot, what caught my attention the most was the fabulous wardrobe donned by the vintage-looking Summer.

Here's a little something I threw together based on all of the beautiful clothes I saw in this movie.

Let this inspiration happen all over your body.


If I were a man.

...I'd buy these Ben Sherman boots.

You know why?

'Cause they look awfully like something the Beatles would wear.
And the Beatles rule.

That is all.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The headband saga continues....

and its a happy ending...
I could have opted for a more classy look but I thought against it when I saw this one.

I love that it matches nothing and everything at the same time.

I "matched" it with a boyfriend blazer found at value village for $12 and a gray/silver sequenced long shirt from H & M for $24, finished it off with some skinnies and a pair of black flats and VOILA!

(not the most flattering picture, but its all I had) 

Oh yeah, the best part is that the headpiece only cost me $5.80 from forever 21, which in my humble opinion is the place to get fun accessories of all types without spending boatloads.

that just happened...all over your face.