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A couple weeks ago felt a lot more like spring than today. There was no snow on the ground and it felt like spring blossoms were around the corner. I feel that around this time of year, my outfits are in limbo. I haven’t packed up all my boots yet, and even though I’m aching to wear a cute printed trench or leather jacket, I retreat back to a wool option. This outfit kind of captures that. Fresh, spring colours and details, yet still practical enough for the weather.

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I’m wearing a ruffle coat from Target (similar here), a light pink dress c/o Nowistyle, Forever 21 belt and shoes, a Coach purse and Salvatore Ferragamo silk scarf.

coral bag and ferragamo scarf

I love adding a splash of colour with a bright bag against a black coat. This coral stunner from Coach is a new favourite. The satchel is functional and perfect for me… so much so that I also have it in mint and black! My mom found this coral one in a Florida outlet and was kind enough to bring it back for me. The model is the Coach Kristin, which is discontinued, but I’m also in love with this coral Legacy Tanner bag. I squealed over the girly colour, and I love how it matches my beautiful vintage Salvatore Ferragamo silk scarf (similar here). I bought this scarf a couple years ago at i miss you vintage on Ossington Ave. There was a tiny coffee stain, but I had it cleaned and love it ever since!

pink dress and coral bagI wore this outfit to my anniversary dinner date with my boyfriend. A hint to our love was tied around my waist…

bisouxBlowing a kiss for him, behind the camera.

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Firenze Forever

Florence has a unique charm. With the cartoonish Ponte Vecchio smiling at the city, the small delicious trattorias, and the smell of leather wafting from the San Lorenzo market… the city is full of character and culture.

On my last day in Florence, I wore a leopard dress, Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Bow flats and a new lavender bag picked up in Florence.

One of my little dreams came true that day… I visited the Salvatore Ferragamo headquarters, their flagship store in the Palazzo Spini Feroni. I visited the boutique, and sadly, they didn’t have the colour of Vara bow flats I was looking for. But my favourite part of my visit was the Ferragamo museum. Newly renovated, the museum is up to date and filled with historical shoes from Ferragamo’s illustrious career as a shoemaker to the stars. I literally died over seeing wooden shoe lasts from stars like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. My favourite part of the museum though, was seeing his original prototypes from the 1930s and 40s. It made me appreciate the designer more, and his influence on style. It’s also evident that modern-day designers like Jeffrey Campbell are following in Ferragamo’s footsteps.

I didn’t pick up any shoes at the flagship, but I couldn’t leave without picking up a memento of my visit. I bought this beautiful notebook with a shoe print, which is available online.

Afterwards, I headed up to the Piazza Michelangelo for a stunning view of the Tuscan city.

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Florence Duomo

The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, and the Duomo, designed by Brunelleschi is one of the most spectacular cathedrals I’ve visited. The dome itself sparked the Renaissance, and  marks the depart from Gothic architecture.

I climbed to the top of the duomo, and since it’s the highest building in Florence, the panoramic view was spectacular.

Of course, my boyfriend couldn’t stop freaking out over all the rooftops he remembered climbing in Assassin’s Creed II.

To match the colours of Tuscan red wine, bell peppers and pomodori, I wore this floral dress from Forever XXI. My shoes are Salvatore Ferragamo of course, which were made and purchased in Florence many years ago by my aunt.

Not only is there a spectacular city view (where you can see merchants selling leather in the San Lorenzo market), but you also get a beautiful peak at the mountains and hills surrounding the city. I could only dream of the grapevines growing there.

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Holt Renfrew Spring Sale Alert!

It’s that time of year again… Spring merch is going on sale at Holt Renfrew. The Bloor Street location in Toronto always has a great selection of footwear (even in my popular size 39), bags and clothing during sale time. Remember when I did this?

Yes… those are Louboutins and Ferragamos, all for about 40 per cent off! I snagged the Marc by Marc Jacobs navy flats at the last sale for a steal! Designer duds can be affordable too, it’s all about knowing when to shop. Sometimes sale items won’t be at full reduction, but keep stalking the item and you might take home a winning deal. Happy shopping!

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First Day in Paris

Yesterday, I arrived in Paris and couldn’t believe my eyes. I couldn’t believe a place this beautiful exists… and every expectation I had was met.

I can’t understand why Parisians don’t like the Eiffel Tower. It’s a beautiful landmark, and I can’t wait to see the view from the observation deck… if only I could brave it to the very top!

I couldn’t get over how beautiful the tower was. All these years, a decal of the famous Parisian landmark sat serenely on the wall near my bed, so it was incredible to finally see it in real life.

My sister and I had some fun taking tourist photos. This pose was inspired by some very creative and dynamic Japanese tourists. Coco Rocha has nothing on them!

I’ve always been inspired by the Art Nouveau movement and the I came across one of the old Metro entrances while walking towards the Arc du Triomphe.

This little Corner Cafe (as it was so aptly named), had a cute little pistachio-coloured camion parked outside.

My new purse from Cinderella in Utrecht matches the truck to a tee.

For my first day, I wore polka dot jeans from Topshop, a white tie chiffon blouse from H&M, a purple leather jacket I got at a sample sale in Utrecht from DNA, and my ballerinas are by Salvatore Ferragamo.

For arm candy, I’m wearing a vintage gold bracelet from Italy, a pearl bracelet from H&M, a rose ring from Forever XXI and my gold watch.

After some walking around, we headed towards the Champs Elysées. While the chestnuts weren’t in blossom, this mystical shopping promenade was full of sights, fashion and my favourite travel activity; people watching.

One of my first stops was inside the flagship Louis Vuitton store. With multiple levels and clothing collections (!), the store was a piece of classic French fashion.

The windows featured carousel horses and garments from the Spring/Summer 2012 collection. I fell in love with this season, and I got a peak of it inside…

I loved the pastel granny pieces that would look so cute strolling along the Seine.

I snuck these photos inside the store of people compulsively buying monogram bags. Not exactly my cup of tea, but I fell in love with all the trunks in the store.

I finished the day with some Chinese food (typical of me), and a walk home to my hotel. I can’t believe I slept a few blocks away from this very sight, and I can’t wait to see more of this magical city.

 

Salvatore Ferragamo Resort 2012 Collection

Yesterday in New York City, Salvatore Ferragamo’s Resort 2012 collection walked down the runway. The collection channelled the 1930s with nautical seperates, draped gowns and long blazers. I loved the cohesiveness of this collection and the glamour emanating from these looks.

This was my favourite look from the collection.  I loved the fringed texture of the skirt, only made more dramatic with the shimmer. It almost looks like tinsel, but still has an amazing shape and weight.

I loved the simplicity of these gowns. I’m also glad to see that pleated chiffon is still sticking around for another season. A new update is a tassle belt at the waist, instantly conjuring up images of Greta Garbo, Rita Hayworth and Joan Crawford in elegant frocks.

I loved the seperates in this collection. The billowy tuxedo pants, and the long blazer worn as a dress is so fabulous and sexy.

This was one of the looks I wasn’t too keen on. There’s something off-putting about the tacky print and the tinsel cape together that doesn’t work for me.

I also don’t like how unsexy this look is compared to the rest of the collection.  It’s too covered up and could have been saved if there was no top under the blazer, which makes me wonder… is this a designer denim jumpsuit?

This was another trainwreck from the collection. Monochromatic silver never works if it’s not an appliance.

Another tinsel jacket… I’m in love! I think the collection was beautiful and elegant, I could easily picture these looks on a private yacht cruising along the Mediterranean.

Photos courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue.