Friday, January 11, 2013

New Year's Eve Throwback

Happy 2013 Everyone - slight belated I know. But I wanted to share with you the inspiration behind my outfit selected to ring in the new year.

pants : Pink Boutique / blouse : Vince / necklace : Anne Klein 

I based my entire look around some killer sequin pants I found on a UK based website called Pink Boutique. Who wants sequins pants? Well I did. In fact, I developed an insane obsession with finding a pair of my own after I stumbled upon a picture on twitter.

This gem of a look is from @PrettyGrlProb. She posts hilarious tweets that most girls can relate too and amazing outfit inspirations. Instantly I feel in love with this look and needed to replicate it.


After the pants arrived, and fitted perfectly I must add- thank you online shopping gods - I went to work on assembling the missing pieces. To my closet I went and pulled out a pair of stiletto pointy toed suede pumps for footwear and a graphic tee. But to my disappointment, the tee failed in comparison to the original. So on went my thinking cap as I snuck into Mumsie's closet. After a little tweaking and tucking, I made her beautiful black silk asymmetrical blouse do the trick. 

Jewels, another road block. My beloved statement necklace gave in to the hundreds of wears it has endured over the last few years and crumbled to the floor. In a fluster, I made a last minute trip to The Bay. After some serious searching, I found the perfect necklace and it was at a steal of a bargain. 


I must gloat slightly for a moment. Danielle, from the street style blog WE WORE WHAT?, dawned a very similar, if not exact, look for New Year's Eve. Who stole whose look?

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Ok Winter, Go Away.

Stores and online sites have begun launching their transitional and spring deliveries. I'm already ready to fold away my cashmeres for the season and begin thinking what trends I want to partake in. 

I was very lucky to have had the privilege of previewing many of top contemporary, advanced contemporary and designer collections back in September. In fact, while in the Diane Von Fursetenberg showroom, Diane herself was in the room during the showing. It was so inspiring to see this incredible woman in action and I developed an over whelming urge to buy a printed shift dress.

Now, take a look-see at a few of the pieces on the market now i feel will make great staples in your Spring 2013 wardrobe.

PreSpring Wants

I've recently been gravitating towards Joe's Jeans these days. Their fit is just so damn flattering. I'm not sure if it's because I've picked up my gym routine the last few weeks so the bod is looking differently, but Joe's seem to be my fit these days. I'd like to shout out to Aimee Song of "Song of Style" for reintroducing me to this amazing brand.  

Tibi, Diane Von Furstenberg and Rebecca Minkoff are brands that I've mentioned a ton already on my blog so I don't feel like I need to justify the items above - they speak from themselves. These are three amazingly strong woman designers who have come up on top. Did you know Rebecca Minkoff gained the most new twitter followers during New York Fashion Week back in September? I think that number was over 30,000. You go girl.

What's that necklace you ask? Lionette is a jewellery line  I recently stumbled upon while browsing Chriselle Lim's "The Chriselle Factor" blog. I find it resembles the look of Dannijo but more simplistic. I love it, and feel like we'll be seeing much more from the brand.   

Friday, January 4, 2013

Booties, Booties, Booties Everywhere

The bootie. Such a crucial staple in every woman's wardrobe, especially this season. It is possibly one of the most practical purchases - trendy yet versatile. 

I went a little over board on this item this season. But I found it hard to pick just one, because there are so many styles and variations. So I narrowed the wish list to three.

Very Volatile - Bombay - Twisted Muse

Jeffrey Campbell - Rumble - Little Burgundy

ShoeMint - Abi

All of these can cover at least two looks. Casual and dressy. Which makes getting dressed in the morning super easy if making the transition from a day to night outfit. 

I know what you're thinking ... it's a black bootie, come on Lindsay, why more than one?! The shape of the shoe really gives your outfit a pop. The separate heel styles (wedge, chunky and stiletto) give your shoe closet versatility without going over board on style options. 

A key tip when purchasing pieces (especially investment pieces) is to make sure they can carry over your outfits. This way you don't end up with an item that is so outfit specific it ends up covered in dust at the bottom of your closet.

Now, we can not forget novelty. If you are willing to get a bit daring, an already have your basics covered. Step out of your comfort zone and try something trendy. I've loved the style bootie ever since I saw Elin Kling wearing the Chloe Studded Leather Buckle Ankle Bootie last year.

As much as I pinned over these beauty, I couldn't justify them. However, like any trend, as time went on other shoe companies started replicating the look for less.

There you have it, the look for less! Obviously the attention to detail and quality are not in the lesser versions, however, with something that is so trendy I think it is a fair trade off. Cost per wear people.