Category Archives: Style

Stripes: The New Neutral

How about I just rename this blog “Stripes”—seriously I just realized how often I wear them. Some people can’t live without good wine, chocolate or amazing meals,  but me? I prefer stripes and shoes. Whatever we all have our vices.

Jacket: Zara (bought in Panama), Shirt: Anthropologie, Cardigan: Gap, Cropped Pants: Gap, Shoes: J.Crew, Necklace: Antique Chinese Turquoise at Rubaiyat, Lucite Ring: Alexis Bittar at Rubaiyat

Psssst Happy Spring!

What to Pack: Coachella 2012

I’m not going to lie for someone who has travelled a lot I am absolutely horrible at packing light. Tell me to pack for two years and I am good to go, tell me to pack for five days and suddenly I decide that seven pairs of shoes is totally acceptable. What can I say? I’m a much better long-term traveller.

One of my travel goals is to be able to pack everything I need for a five-day trip in carryon and still be stylish and appropriately dressed for any occasion. I know, it’s a really serious goal. (If you are a really awful packer, Kelly of Travellious found an amazing app that makes packing a snap!)

Coachella is a mere week and half away (we’re headed to the second week) and I cannot wait! I’m determined to pack light and am looking at the lightest but most versatile clothes that I can cram into a carryon. Maxi dresses are my new fave (I know I am late on that trend) so I chose one simple dress and built around it. I’m opting for basics and then adding in some fun with bright (and inexpensive, thank you H&M) jewellery and accessories.

What to pack for Coachella

 

Everyone is telling me to pack boots but given that I plan to rock a carryon I suspect my trusty Converse will be the shoes I end up wearing the whole time. Don’t worry, I’ve heard the horror stories of wearing sandals to any music fest (thanks to Coachella expert Kelsey Dundon of The Anthology) so my sandals will be worn outside the venue.

What is your must-have for a music festival?

Blue Times Two

Jeans: Gap, Shirt: Anthropologie, Denim Shirt: Aritzia, Clutch: Plum, Shoes: J.Crew, Necklaces: Pyrrha and Jeanine Payer from Rubaiyat, Earrings: Type B Sunglasses: Joe, Summer 2010

Recognize the shirt? I know, I know it has stripes…I can’t help it. I don’t normally mix denim with denim, it reminds me too much of the early 2000s when the all-denim look was all the rage (thanks Britney and Justin) however when I threw on this denim shirt it seemed to pull together a look perfect for a casual Saturday.

Note the bright pink lipstick.  I might look like I am owning it but this is way outside the comfort zone.  Considering my next purchase is going to be  poppy red pants I’d better get comfy with bright colours real fast.

Tie one on

I adore scarves. I think they are the easiest thing to add to an outfit to make it feel polished. The one thing that can be a struggle is getting those beautiful scarves tied properly. Whether it’s triangular, rectangular, square or the very popular infinity scarf this video is going to make your scarf-tying a whole lot easier.

As impressed as I am with there even being 25 ways to tie a scarf, the tech geek in me is even more impressed by the amount of effort Wendy put into making this video.

If you aren’t going to watch the whole thing then skip to the end (4:35). Here you can click each square for an individual tutorial on that particular way to tie a scarf. It’s fairly ingenious and I know, from working in online media, this type of project is never as simple as it looks — one four-minute video might take days of work. This kind of dedication to producing such an excellent quality video (even if it is about scarves) is mind-boggling.

It’s not for everyone but if you are interested in digital media and video production you should see how the video came together.