Friday, August 27, 2010

Bang Bang on the Door Baby!!!

So Weird to see my haircut under the title, "Four Cute Ways to Style Your Bangs" on Refinery 29. As a rule, I usually hate anything that has become mainstream so does that mean that my hair cut is no longer in style? This is one I have to think about!!


Check out the rest of the article, for some other cute ways to style your bangs!! I have been periodically trying out the 70's style part but I am still not sure if it suits me. I  think it will look a bit better when my bangs grow out a little more!! How do you wear your bangs??


Ta Ta,

Monday, August 23, 2010

All Aboard!!

My soon to be sister in law suggested to me that I give some fashion tips on my blog!! So just to be clear, these are the fashion rules that I, myself live by - they are not necessarily the right way, but they are my way. So here goes....

Fashion Tip #1 - Limit the amount of vintage pieces worn at one time!!!!

Designers today are constantly recycling trends and designs from past decades. While the designer may be inspired by these previous trends, they never sway far from the classic design of the item. While many of these original items are still out and about and in thrift stores, it has become a past time to find these one of kind treasures that have been hidden away for decades. As a result, fashionistas from around the world have begun to indulge in thrifting (the new hipster term for thrift shopping) and vintage clothing has become a part of most peoples daily wardrobes. While some people have chosen to go entirely vintage and have done a great job might I add, I have chosen to be a bit more modest with my vintage wearing. I find that wearing only one vintage item at any given time allows for that piece to really shine amongst the newer (usually less unique) items. Plus, by only wear one vintage item, it keeps the outfit looking modern and trendy yet a bit different as vintage usually means one of a kind.

For this outfit, my shoes are the one vintage item that I wanted to make a statement. I bought them a while ago from a thrift store for only 50 cents which I must say is a steal of a deal. They are real leather, made in Italy,  I am guessing they are circa 1970 or at least I would like to think so!! And while they are slightly different than many of the trendy sandals out there this season, I love them because they are mine and nobody else has them!!!

Jean Vest: Gap
Shirt: Asos
Skirt: Pink (Victoria's Secret)
Shoes: Vintage
Bangles: Fringe Festival
Necklace: Fringe Festival

Buon Giorno,

Friday, August 20, 2010

Isabel Marant

Summer is slowly starting to slip away.  As the air gets cooler and the leaves start to turn color, I shed a tear and wave good bye to my beloved summer until next year and look forward to the beautiful Saskatchewan fall and the Fall/Winter fashion season which is just ahead of us. 
One of my favorite ready to wear collections this season is from Isabel Marant. This Parisian designer was inspired by the late 1950's and 1960's street style which shines brightly through her collection. The mid calf fitted jeans, the jean jackets worn with funky leather jackets and the sparkly t-shirts cry feminine elegance with a touch of androgyny. Designed with the classic Parisian woman in mind, the collection is effortlessly comfortable and can actually be worn by women on the street, and wear they will do , over and over again.

Isabel Marant

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

On The Cover of The Rolling Stones......

True Blood is gracing the cover of Rolling Stones Magazine this issue. And just like the show, the cover depicts vampires, sex and blood!!! Far from the teenage based vampire series, the HBO hit series is addicting, raunchy and racy.  Based around the main character, Sookie Stackhouse, the series manages to satirically point out the negative aspects of American culture such as racism. Yet, the story is intermingled with a love triangle which just keeps getting more entwined and more intense!!

Although the cover has only been on stand since yesterday, it has manages to cause alot of controversy. I for one just wanted to say that I love it!!! The cover represents everything that the show is. So if you find the cover intriguing or interesting in any way, you must check out the series!!! Although I may warn you that once you start watching it you may become addicted!!


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Blue Jean Baby!!

So I finally broke down and bought a blue jean shirt!!! While I was very intrigued by the shirt when it first made it's appearance on the fashion scene, the trend caught on way to quickly and way to intensely. There is nothing I hate more than a trend being played out and by the time I noticed that every second girl was wearing one of them I swore that I would never by one. However, six months down the road, I was still eyeing them out and loving the versatility of the shirt so I finally broke down and bought one!! I must say that I love it so much, I just can't get enough of it!!!

Jean Shirt: Zara
Skirt: Zara
Shoes: Camper
Socks: Joe
Hat: Zara
Bag: Asos

With Love,

Friday, August 13, 2010

Wedding Bells!!

As many of may know, I tend to spend my winters in the city (many times a different city) and my summers in the county, tending to my bees. While it was my choice to set my life up in this manner, and don't get me wrong - I do love it, there are some downfalls to both ways of living.  When I am in the city, I miss the feeling of the open prairie, and when I am in the country, I miss the hussle and bussle of the city and most all, the diversity of the people and fashion. 

Out here in the country, a fashion statement may exist in the form of wearing your favorite beer branded on a t-shirt or wearing your favorite pair of exercise pants with high heels. But, I have come to the conclusion that it is just part of the culture, and since I love this culture, I have over the years gained an appreciation for prairie fashion, even if I will never participate in it!!

And, this is precisely why I love summer weddings!! This is the one occasion that people wear their best, most stylish clothes in their closet!! My cousin got married a few weeks ago and I must say that everyone looked amazing!!  Instead of featuring yours truly, I thought I would put my stylish sister and two sister-in-laws in the spotlight!! 

I thought she looked wonderful in her sailor inspired dress by Valerie Dumaine!! The beautiful little boy with her is my wonderful nephew Atticus - Sonia's son!!! Isn't cute that they match!?!?

Minna-Riitta also looked stunning her black polk-a-dot dress. So classic and feminine with the beautiful big bow!! The handsome young man with the big blue eyes is my youngest nephew, Otto and Minna's son.
And my other sister-in-law, Lacy Diana with her American Apparel garb also looked amazing!! Although she tends to look good in whatever she wears!! She is just recently engaged to be married to my brother - so I just wanted to say Congrats!! 

Hope you are having a perfect day,

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Annabelle at Etsy

For the past few years I have gotten into a habit of falling in love with a specific chain and pendant and as a result I end up wearing it everyday. I usually become attached to it  and wear it until it breaks or I lose it. Well, this dilemma has recently come upon me as I lost my favorite Pyrrah pendant while I was out for my morning run and I have been missing it so. I have been trying to decide if I should buy another Pyrrah or just buy a different necklace all together. 

Nevertheless, I have been searching the web for a replacement peice and I came up with these lovely pieces at BrideBlu on etsy!! They are Aren't they pretty??

ANABELLE milky turquoise rough cut crystal necklace (gold)
ANABELLE rough cut crystal necklace (gold)

Aurevoir mon Cheries,

Monday, August 09, 2010

Mellow Yellow

I first want to apologize for the lack of posting over the past two weeks!! Dominic and I were busy helping our friends sell jewelry at our local Fringe Festival. It was long hours and hot days but it was a much enjoyed break from the farm!! I managed to get some amazing pieces of jewelry for my very first give away which will be coming up very soon - so watch for it!! 

I haven't been sewing that much this summer as I have been busy with finishing up my MA thesis and renovating our house!! However, I managed to get this number in!! I purchased this dress on a vintage shopping tour with my lovely friend Jordan!! I was in love with the print and the beautiful shiny buttons that ran down the entire dress only the dress reminded me of my old school teacher and it was extremely unflattering!! Since the dress came down to my ankles, I decided to cut it off alot shorter to give it a bit of edge!! Then, to make it look slightly less granny, I remodeled the sleeves to make them look more modern. Finally, I think the addition of the belt pulled the entire look together and I am in love with the final result!!!

Dress: Vintage
Belt: Gap
Boots: Frye
Purse: Asos

Bye For Now,

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Swedish Has Beens

I have been eyeing up both clogs and peep toe sandals all summer and I have yet to buy some!!! But seeing as they are going to make such a nice transition into fall/winter, I feel like I am ready to make the big purchase!!! And although I think the Swedish has beens are the ones for me, it seems I am unable to decide which color and which style I want. If I money was no issue for me, I would buy them all but that is just not the case so I am doomed to make a decision!!

I think the peep toe style in both Black and Natural are amazing!! But which color would be better for fall/winter???? I am thinking black but I really love the Natural ones!!!

Peep toe High

The other option I am considering are the covered clogs!!! I love these ones because they are classic and I know I will still love them in years to come!!! Plus, I think they will keep my toes a bit warmer in the harsh Canadian winters!!

Covered High

I thought by dedicating this post to the clogs I would have made my decision, yet it seems that I am no closer than when I started!! What do you think???

Ta Ta For Now,

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