Wednesday, 29 June 2011

roses, lattes, and DIY removable collar.

An outfit post for today! I am wearing a vintage dress, Deena & Ozzy boots, DIY removable collar, Marc Jacobs clutch, Banana Republic belt, and vintage jewelry. I fell in love with all of the Miu Miu and Carven collars but just couldn't afford one so I decided to DIY. I took the collar off of a men's tux shirt, it was a bit tight so I cut the back and sewed in a piece of a old suit jacket collar. I thought adding the extra piece in a different colour would add a bit more detail and I also added some studs I got at a craft store for a bit of edge.

To see more pictures don't forget to click the link below! I like to cut large photo posts!

Monday, 27 June 2011

Stella Cake!

This cake is one of the most amazing things I have seen! When Spring ads were popping up I fell in love with the Prada ads of course, but I also loved these Stella McCartney ads. Coco Kelly created this beautiful cake in homage to Stella and I wanted to share it with all of you!

An Outfit and Apartment Hunting

TWO months left on Eric's and my sublet in London! We are ready for a change after living in London for the past 6 years. Toronto here we come! The only issue is I need to find a job and an apartment that isn't over our budget, but still in a young downtown neighborhood. For anyone who may know Toronto fairly well any neighborhood suggestions would be great! I have been told I would like Parkdale, Cabbagetown, and Little Italy. With all of my Toronto planning I have been searching for Toronto related blogs.

these have been my favourites so far: Text Styles, Thankyouok, Toronto Verve, and Style Blog. They are making me very excited for my move! I will also be closer to my family which will be an added bonus.

floating legs in my favourite mint green Nine West heels

H&M knit top, Lovesick printed silk pants, vintage jewelry

and some joy division for your listening pleasure

International Food Festival

Eric and I had a fun time this weekend at London's International Food Festival. We took a lot of photos and here are some for your viewing pleasure.

I had Nicaraguan food it was delicious!

Eric had Jamaican food.

Enjoying a 
Nicaraguan Cacao drink

for dessert we had a nutella banana crepe and churros

Caramel was everywhere!

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Sally Hansen Nail Stripes

Best beauty purchase yet! These Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail polish stripes are amazing! I bought two boxes the other day in the colours “Cut it Out” and “Glitz Blitz”. 

Each box comes with a cuticle stick, file, and 16 stripes; extras are there for mistakes and for different shaped nails. The only extra thing you will need is nail polish remover. The box suggests that you do a swipe of remover to completely clean off the nail, so even if you have bare nails make sure you have a bit of remover. I read on a review that adding a top coat helped to make it last even longer so I used Essie’s “No Chips Ahead” just to be safe. 

It has been one week since putting on “Cut it Out” and my nails are still going strong! I have gardened and washed dishes and they only have a couple of small chips that are barely noticeable. They look very natural and were fairly easy to apply. The only thing is I’m a super perfectionist so it took me over half an hour to shape these babies, definitely longer than regular nail polish. Perhaps the next time will be faster now I know what I’m doing. The only downside I have found is the price. Similar to manicure pricing (around $10 a box) plus all of the work, the price of these stripes means I can only afford them once in a while. 

Friday, 24 June 2011


(photo from the Lovesick facebook page)

Now is the time to get to know the little shop where 80% of my clothes come from. Lovesick, is an amazing vintage clothing store in Wortley Village, London, Ontario at 69 Craig street. It is extremely affordable and the shop owner, Kimberly Petrie, is one of the most inspiring and kind people I have ever met. Kim has been collecting for years and has an eye for the best pieces imaginable, I guarantee you will find something to your liking.

Kim looking fantastic in her new modcloth platforms

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Things to look forward to

The Past few days in photos plus some exciting things I am working on.

The beginnings of some cherry tomatoes! I have been loving gardening this year!

keep an eye out for a post about these amazing sally hansen nail stripes and about my amazing new printed "pajama" pants. 

a post about Lovesick to come soon, as well as my recent finds from there!

Monday, 20 June 2011

Raining Polka Dots

How to wear polka dots now:Polka dots now - rain

Cacharel shirts blouse
£124 -

Opening Ceremony rain coat
$294 -

Moschino wrap skirt
$479 -

Reed Krakoff lace up boots
$895 -

Milly leather handbag
$325 -

Friday, 17 June 2011

Layers of polka dots

Polka dots for fall? Definitely. I'm loving all the layers of pretty dots in the July issue of Elle US.
Photos below are borrowed from Fashion Gone Rogue