Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Farfetch Holiday Look Competition

I was recently invited by Farfetch to take part in their holiday look blogger competition. Of course I said yes, how could I pass up putting together an amazing designer outfit for the holiday season!? If you haven't heard of Farfetch before, it's a collection of over 300 boutiques combined on one easy to navigate site. They stock a ton of well known and up and coming designers. I had a lot of fun looking through their extensive collections to put together this Christmas holiday look!
Farfetch Christmas

The outfit I put together is an eclectic mix of colour and texture with very 70s inspired silhouettes (exactly how I would describe my own style!). I love the idea of a 70s style pantsuit instead of the standard party dress so I based my look around this gorgeous Haider Ackermann glittery blazer and luxe Emilio Pucci velvet flares. Instead of going for a matching set, I chose two separates to really get a nice mix of texture (and glitter and velvet just scream festive!). To layer under the blazer I chose a sheer black Saint Laurent polka dot blouse with a neck tie and a simple Fleur Du Mal black bralet. For outerwear I found this incredible burnt orange shearling coat by Desa 1972. I love how the burnt orange looks with burgundy and the shearling adds yet another texture to the look.

The 70s theme continued into the accessories with the round Linda Farrow tortoiseshell glasses and wide brimmed Maison Michel fedora. I picked some amazing lace up Chlo√© boots with a chunky heel to add some height, a perfect match for the flared trousers! The final accessories I added to the look were the gold Chlo√© Drew bag and Stella McCartney star keyring.

Let me know what you think of my 70s inspired holiday look!


Vintage Tooled Leather Bags

Vintage 60s/70s tooled leather bags are my latest obsession to search manically through Etsy and eBay for. I realized my wardrobe was lacking any sort of practical vintage bag and when I came across some tooled leather beauties I knew I needed five one or two. I bought this gorgeous one from White Light Shop on Etsy and it is amazing, looking even better in person than it shows in pictures. What I love about vintage tooled leather is how unique each bag is. For the most part these bags are handmade so it's very unlikely you'll find an identical one, perfect if you love one of a kind pieces!
If you're looking for your own unique vintage bag, I've put together a set of my favourite ones that I have found through my searching! These were all found on Etsy but it's definitely worth checking out eBay or ASOS Marketplace too, just search "Vintage Tooled Leather Bag" and you should find lots!

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Good Vibes - BCP JEWELRY

BCPjewelry, Barbara C. Pellegrino, Crystal Jewelry, Amethyst, Rose Quartz
BCPjewelry, Barbara C. Pellegrino, Crystal Jewelry, Amethyst, Rose Quartz
BCPjewelry, Barbara C. Pellegrino, Crystal Jewelry, Amethyst, Rose Quartz
BCPjewelry, Barbara C. Pellegrino, Crystal Jewelry, Amethyst, Rose Quartz
BCPjewelry, Barbara C. Pellegrino, Crystal Jewelry, Amethyst, Rose Quartz

A few months ago I came across jewelry designer, Barbara C. Pellegrino, through Instagram and instantly became obsessed with her gorgeous crystal creations. I've since acquired my own little collection of her pieces and thought it was high time I shared them on here! If you follow my own Instagram you've probably already seen them quite a few times already as I tend to wear them a lot!

The first piece I bought was the phantom amethyst point. I was a bit nervous to purchase since I'd never spent quite so much on jewelry before, but honestly it was so worth it! The necklace came beautifully packaged and looks even more amazing in person. I get so many compliments every time I wear it, it's such a statement piece.

I bought the Rose Quartz X necklace and the amethyst druzy bracelet next, both just as amazing as the first purchase! Finally, my last piece bought was the druzy crescent moon necklace, which I have to say was such a good bargain for $22! All these pieces look stunning alone but also are perfect for layering.

I definitely recommend checking out BCP Jewelry for yourself, there are sooooo many amazing things on their website!


Monday, 21 September 2015

Autumn 2015 Wishlist

Wishlist AW15
Wishlist AW15While I will desperately miss the gorgeous Summer weather we have had, I'm definitely looking forward to Autumn/Winter fashion! The 70s trend, and my ultimate obsession, is still in full force as you can see above. I may have gone slightly overboard with the denim and suede... And how amazing are those red velvet boots!?!?! I seriously need a discount code right now haha.

Zara white dress, 53 CAD / Topshop white dress, 72 CAD / Topshop floral top, 93 CAD / ASOS outerwear, 145 CAD / ASOS short skirt, 62 CAD / Topshop a line skirt, 185 CAD / ASOS ankle boots, 135 CAD / Zara high heel boots, 210 CAD / ASOS watch, 45 CAD / ASOS ring, 19 CAD / ASOS belt, 20 CAD / ASOS black belt / Catarzi wide brim hat, 56 CAD / Quay cat eye sunglasses, 73 CAD / ASOS accessory, 24 CAD
Zara dress, 93 CAD / Zara dress, 40 CAD / Zara top, 53 CAD / Topshop jacket, 105 CAD / Socks / Topshop zipper boots, 185 CAD / ASOS leather fringe handbag, 72 CAD / ASOS wire bangle, 16 CAD / ASOS stone bangle, 24 CAD / Topshop jewelry, 13 CAD

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Zara Lace Up Heeled Shoes AW15

The rest of the collection
Orange Chloe Dupes - eBay, Topshop Webster Wedges (sold out), Topshop Kingdom Flats, Topshop Fairy Sandals (on sale!)

How does one start a blog post after not posting since April????

Along with literally everyone and their mother I have become absolutely obsessed with anything lace up, mainly tops and shoes. My lace up shoe collection has gotten to be almost as ridiculous as my suede skirt addiction (which, btw has grown extensively since the last time I mentioned them ooooops!). My newest pair are these amazing block heeled ones from Zara. They're basically the A/W '15 version of those strappy block heeled sandals they did for Spring/Summer that literally everyone has. Like I said before, they're block heeled but they've got a slightly flared shape which I thought was a really cool and unique detail. The really rounded toe was another thing I really liked about them as I've started to lean away from the really pointed toe that I typically favour. The best part of these shoes is the price, they're only 49.99 which I think is amazing for heels, especially from Zara.

These shoes were part of a little Zara splurge I let myself have after quitting my job of almost 3 years, I don't want to go into the grim details about it but it had become quite a toxic environment and I am pretty proud of myself for leaving. Plus, over those 3 years I hadn't used any of my vacation pay so my last pay cheque was excellent, hence the splurge. Along with the shoes I finally bought this gorgeous leather fringed bag (shown above!) I had been eying for awhile. Easily the best bag I have ever bought.

Follow my Instagram if you want to see what's been going on the last few months, I've posted tons of outfits and new stuff on there!