Saturday, December 18, 2010

It's Not Swimsuit Season!

Yikes, I'm going to Wedding in Mexico shortly after New Year's, so guess what that means? I have to wear a swimsuit, right after Christmas! Ok I'd be lying if I said this hasn't been on mind for awhile, but now that it's only a few weeks away, I'm a little panicky. In preparation, I did buy a new one-piece swimsuit, just to relieve some of the pressure. But, to add even more pressure, I also bought two new bikini's!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Do you Have your New Year's Eve Outfit yet?

With the craziness of the Holiday Season, I often forget all about what I'm going to wear on New Year's Eve. But this New Year's Eve will be different! I'm not just going to pull out one of my go-to black dresses; I'm going to take advantage of the night's glitziness and definitely wear something sparkly.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Looking for Good Gift Ideas?

If you're looking for some Good Gift Ideas, especially for the girls on your list, then you should check out Stretch Cocktail Rings. They really are a hot fashion trend this season.

Why? Well, unlike other rings, you know a Stretch Ring is going to fit. Also, the gift recipient has the choice of what finger to wear the ring on!

What makes a Stretch Ring stretchy? Well, Stretch Ring have strong elastic bands surrounded by metal beading. Ultimately, you can't see the elastic, just the bling!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

How to Wear Leg Warmers

Leg Warmers are a huge trend right now, but are they can be tricky to wear. So, if you're wondering how to pull off this look, check out How to Wear Leg Warmers, for some excellent tips.

How to Wear Leg Warmers


Sunday, November 14, 2010

2011 Jean Trend ~ Spring Fashion Trends

Are you already thinking ahead and wondering what the hottest 2011 Jean Trend will be for this Spring? Well, look no further than the Trouser Jean.

2011 Jean Trend


Friday, October 29, 2010

Shoes to Wear With Leg Warmers

Are you wondering what shoes to wear with Leg Warmers? Then you'll be happy to know there are no rules. But, it is so inspiring to see it pulled off effortlessly.


For more tips, check out How to Leg Warmers.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Spring will Awaken with the Return of Color!

Vogue declares the return of color to be a hot Spring Fashion Trend for 2011. I'm ready to skip winter, if Spring dresses are going to look anything like this beautiful Versace Dress!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Leather Flapper Dress

My brother is an industrial furniture designer and has some of his pieces currently featured at a design show called, Out of the Bag! The show features works from University of Alberta students and Alumni.

While browsing the show, I came across this unique Flapper Dress made from leather samples.

Leather Flapper Dress

Thursday, October 7, 2010

How to Make a Katy Perry Cupcake Bra Costume?

Katy Perry Cupcake Bra Costume...

I've been thinking about Halloween a lot lately and one of the costumes I thought could be fun is to re-create Katy Perry's Cupcake Bra.

So, I decided to find out how this could be done and this is what I found...Sew some plush cupcakes, like the ones below, to a blue bikini top!

Cupcake Plush

Body Glove Ladies Soft Triangle Wireless Bra / Surf & Swim Bikini Top - Quick Dry

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Straight From the Pages of Vogue

The October issue of Vogue highlights the current Military Chic trend. You can get the look now by adding a chic Military Coat to your closet or a pair of Olive Green Cargo Jeans.


Military Jeans

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Looking Ahead to Spring 2011

I was browsing through's Spring 2011 Runway Pictures and was drawn to this beautiful ensemble from Valentino.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Now this is how to transition your summer shoes into fall!

Wearing socks is such a huge Fall Fashion Trend right now, so why not pick up a pair and extend your summer shoes into fall?

[Tommy Ton for]

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Colorful Shoes

It seems us girls have a lot of shoe options this season. That's because the Shoe Trend for 2010 is not so much about the style of shoe, but rather the color. So, if you're looking to update your wardrobe, then why not buy yourself a pair of colorful shoes?

Colorful Shoes


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Will the Arm Warmer Trend will Catch on?

The Arm Warmer look was seen all over the runways at New York's Fall 2010 Fashion Week. To me, this trend is a logical extension of the Leg Warmer. However, it might even be more practical. Not that fashion is always practical! The question is, do you think the Arm Warmer trend will become a Top Winter Fashion Trend for 2010?

I have to admit, I actually keep a pair in my desk at work, because my hands tend to get cold, sitting at the computer all day long. The ones I have are not quite as luxurious as the ones seen at NY Fashion Week, so I'm definitely going out to buy myself some new ones. I guess, for me, the Arm Warmer has already become a Top Winter Fashion Trend for 2010.



Friday, September 3, 2010

Channeling Alexa Chung's Hair

Alexa Chung freestyle hair has inspired me let go of trying to perfectly straighten or curl my hair. I've been "blessed" with that in-between, not straight, not curly, type of hair, which, at it's current short-to-mid length is impossible to leave natural.

But, I've changed my outlook and now I'm letting my air dry and then quickly taking a straightener to just the top layers. I've also decided to grow my hair out to more of a mid length, so those pesky short, frizzy, top layers weight themselves down.

I hate it when you tell your hair stylist your trying to grow your hair out and then he/she cuts impossibly short top layers! Why???

Alexa Chung

[vogue china]

Monday, August 23, 2010

Embracing the Bandeau

I have to admit, I've never sported the bandeau look, but I find the look enticing. So, I recently ordered a La Classe Couture one from Beyond the Rack, along with a matching jumpsuit. Guess what? I received both items today! I'm at work right, so I can only sneak peeks at my new items, but I'm excited to go home and see how the outfit looks!

Embracing the Bandeau


Monday, August 9, 2010

Falling for the Jumpsuit

For me, the jumper proved to be one of the easiest items of clothing to throw on this summer. But, now that fall is approaching, my focus has shifted to the jumpsuit.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Crazy for Beyond the Rack

I've been going crazy ordering from Beyond the Rack's website lately. Have you heard of it? If not, it's a private shopping club that offers designer apparel, accessories and even furniture for up to 70% off. I've ordered everything from boots to towels.

The tricky thing is, they host mini-events that start and end at specific times. For the most part, each mini-event lasts only 48 hours with extremely limited quantities. It can get very competitive and normally I find myself unsuccessfully refreshing the screen, waiting for specific items to become "unreserved."

But, today...just before I was about to give up...this Jennifer Scott handbag suddenly became available! Adding it to my cart felt like winning the lottery!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fearless Fashion

I found the fashion fascinating in the UK, especially London and Edinburgh. I snapped this picture in London's Trafalgar Square during the World Cup. I love her fearless approach to fashion. While I'm not this fearless, I find it inspiring.


Chain Strap Retro Bag

Intoxicating pop of electric color. I think it's obvious I'm on the hunt for a blue/green chain strap retro-inspired bag for fall.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lusting for this cornflower blue Chanel bag with chain strap

I have been searching for the perfect chain strap bag ever since returning from a recent trip to London. I love the vintage feel of this Chanel bag that Lo Bosworth recently sported at an LA cocktail party.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Not just for ballerinas

Thigh high legwarmers, you intrigue me.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010


How to be Ferocious

Animal prints really clawed their way onto the fall 2010 runways. Other than a retro zebra-print chair, my husband despises, I have yet to add any prints to my wardrobe.