Alessia Magnotta launch at Gilding the Lily

Last week, I attended the launch of Canadian jewelry designer, Alessia Magnotta‘s line at Gilding the Lily. The gorgeous jewelry store is located in Toronto’s historic and chic Distillery District, which was the perfect photo backdrop for my favourite new find. This bohemian lace dress from Zara has a gorgeous wrap style, cap sleeves and ribbon belt. I paired it with neutral shoes, a vintage bag and gold jewelry to complete the look. I’m wearing a lace Zara dress (sold out, similar high end option: Blaque Label short sleeve lace dress, low end option: Forever 21 Lady in Lace Dress), Chinese Laundry sandals (old, similar Chinese Laundry Breathless in Nude), vintage pink purse (similar Missguided pink envelope clutch). Shop the outfit: For my jewerly, I’m wearing a sapphire ring, gold flower ring (similar Max & Chloe Blooming Flower Ring), gold Vita Fede Crystal Titan ring, Michael Kors Pressly watch in silver, and a crystal necklace from… View Full Post

Queen Elizabeth

Prints in fashion can express so much. For me lately, I’ve been obsessed with cheeky and bold prints. I fell in love with the colourful and graphic royal stamp print on this dress, which would be perfect for sightseeing in London. I’m wearing a printed chiffon dress c/o Persunmall, Zara red leather booties and a vintage tassle purse (similar here). I layered a mix of bracelets, including a green giraffe bracelet, my Pandora bracelet and a vintage enamel piece from my grandmother. The mix of colours and materials is a fun way to express personality, and the colours are also a reflection of my dress’ print. This look is fun and easy to wear, the dress is loose and comfortable and a pair of opaque black tights keep me toasty. Now that we’re approaching winter, I’d layer a plain black peacoat to complete the cheesy “London look.” You could also… View Full Post

How to wear a mint pleated skirt

Even though the flower nurseries have closed up shop for the summer, gardens are in full bloom and so is my closet. A pleated skirt is one of my go-to separates, but at times, I feel like I run out of options. This time, I decided to pair a colour blocked pleated mint skirt with a mirror image floral shirt for a simple, feminine look. I’m wearing an accordion pleated mint skirt from Simons in Montreal, a floral shirt from H&M, tinkerbell tights c/o nowistyle, a vintage colourblock quilted purse and blush suede pumps from Vince Camuto. Sometimes, I find it hard to decide what top to wear with a pleated skirt, and usually tuck my shirts in. This time, I decided to find a thicker blouse and wear it on top for a more modern look that’s also less stuffy. I love the way these tattoo tights add a… View Full Post

How to wear a Black and White Striped Maxi Skirt

One of the hottest trends for Spring are black and white stripes. While it’s easy to wear a striped blouse or jeans, I found a gem hidden at the back of my closet. A striped maxi skirt doesn’t sound like the most flattering item to wear around your hips, but it’s all about balance and playing with proportions. I’m wearing a vintage striped maxi skirt (similar here), a black cropped bustier from Primark, a vintage pink envelope clutch, a gold key necklace c/o Foxy Originals and black spiked stilettos. I think the key to pulling off this look is to counteract the voluminous bottom half. I did this with my crop top, which shows an inch of skin (and no belly buttons allowed!), which makes my bottom half look extra long. What I’ve basically done is move my natural waist up with the illusion of the crop top and the high waistline… View Full Post

Greased Lightning

Growing up, I was obsessed with the movie Grease. I wanted a poodle skirt desperately, and still wear white frilly socks with saddle shoes. This look was inspired by a vintage car near my house, and when I found this teal leather jacket, I was immediately inspired to put together this outfit. I’m wearing a leather varsity jacket from Winners, a floral dress with petticoat from Urban Planet, tights from H&M and mary jane shoes from Betsey Johnson. To complete the look, I wore my hair in a high pony and victory roll, to emulate some of the hairstyles of the period. To achieve the look, simply take a 2″ chunk of hair and carefully roll it around your index finger, being careful to keep the edges neat. Once you roll it to the top of your head, secure with bobby pins at the base of the roll. Set with… View Full Post