Category Archives: Style

Check please

Shorts: Cotton On, Shirt: JCrew, Belt: Aritzia, Clutch: Plum, Sandals: Aldo, Necklace: Vintage Belt (thanks Mom!)

You can’t really go wrong with black and white. You can, however, end up looking like you should be waiting tables. My tip? Add a big old necklace (even better if it’s a gold belt your mom wore in the 80s) and a bright clutch.  Done and done.

Hey Shortie

Sweater: JCrew, Shorts: JCrew, Jacket: Gap, Bangle: Alexis Bittar, Sunglasses: Joe Fresh, Flats: JCrew, Earrings: Banana Republic

I just can’t stay away from stripes, and from the past few posts , it seems I also have an issue with brights. And looky here, I paired both stripes and brights together for work the other day (yes, I can wear shorts to work, yes be jealous).

This sweater has been the best all-time buy from J.Crew. It’s season-less style goes with everything from beat-up jeans to fluoro coral shorts. It’s that one piece that I always turn too when I have less than 10 minutes to get ready— the stripes are kind of a distraction technique for for messy hair and wrinkled jeans. You heard it here first.

Stylish Comfort

Shorts: Cotton On (in NZ), Lace top: Aritzia, Denim shirt: Aritzia, Ballet Flats: JCrew, Bag: swapped, Bracelet: H&M, Sunnies: Joe Fresh

I’ve never thought you have to trade comfort for style, to me it’s all in the approach. Take a couple of basics in neutral colours, thrown in cute flats, choose a statement piece (I’m along the lines of go big or go home) and voila—chic and comfy.

Running errands doesn’t have to mean sweatpants ;) .

Modern Basics

Lace top: Aritzia, Jeans: Gap, Flats: JCrew, Bag: Gap, Bracelets: Rubaiyat, Sunglasses: Joe Fresh

Sometimes you just can’t go wrong with a t-shirt and jeans. Even if the shirt happens to be a little lacy and the jeans aged with years of wear.

I tend to opt for simple when it comes to my personal style. I prefer to add touches of colour or interest through accessories and twists on everyday basics., like this lace blouse from Aritzia. It’s already turning out to be a fave piece as it very simple but not boring. Details, like the scalloped hem, add texture to a classic look. Even better (and considering where it’s from, somewhat amazing), it’s affordable.

Summer Style

Dress: JCrew, Necklace: Pyrrha, Sandals: Aldo (on sale now!), Purse: Plum, Bracelets: from Rubaiyat and my travels

After my first rainy winter in Vancouver, I was beginning to wonder if good weather here was a myth created by cranky sun-deprived Vancouverites to mess with other Canadians. The past week has proved that theory wrong and the sun has been out in full force!

I am all over the maxi dress for summer. Grab a great pair of sandals and a few accessories (statement necklace or a stack of bangles) and voila, you are instantly pulled together—it makes getting ready in 10 minutes an actual possibility. My recommendation when looking for a maxi dress? Choose one with a defined waistband otherwise you run the risk of people asking when you are due.

The first time I wore this dress T asked if I was going to a ball. First of all, do people still go to balls? And if so, why haven’t I been taken to one? Clearly I have the proper attire I just need to drum up some glass slippers.