April 23, 2014

By the time you all start reading this post, i should be on the road heading to wherever this next chapter takes us. Yes lovely people, you read right. We are leaving Alberta  for good. No more mountain views and awesome back drops...j/k, but maybe this other place may just be so much  better. I will be on the road for a few days and i plan on documenting this trip the best possible way i can. I will be posting here for sure, on all my social media platforms too, visiting blogs and responding to comments.

To the big question of the day? Why do so many hate leggings  and so many like me also love them? Lately, i feel like there is a movement fighting hard to see this trend die by all means and be buried for good. I like them but at the same time i have had second thoughts about them too. Especially when it depends on where i am going or for what occasion it is. Although, i am wearing a pair of "skinny pants" here, made from leather and lycra, they do feel like leggings...aren't they all the same? I love the fact that they make you look so much slimmer, they look smart on you and i think when worn appropriately they could be a perfect wardrobe staple that shouldn't be restricted to the four walls of your home. I could totally wear this outfit to a lunch date, the movies and day out with friends. Who knows, maybe i will be singing a different tune in a few months but for now they are good for me.

Your thoughts on this trend? Kill it or keep it?






Like i always say, life is a journey..... and i am happy to live it. This is my journey.
                                      PANTS: Dynamite // HEELS: Sam & Libby for Target

TODAY'S RECIPE: Ice Cream In A Bag




 
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April 21, 2014

Let's just go back a few years when being bohemian was seen as not even caring about fashion or being stylish. Just free spirited individuals who had artistic minds, a group adventurers with like minds or like some may call it, drifters with little or no money. Now fast forward to today and you realize it is one of the most sought after styles yet. A trend i find so liberating as its lifestyle seems to be. Take Coachella for instance today, hello? Need some help with being boho-chic, then take desert trip to Coachella. What about Free People, a clothing brand dedicated to bohemian style.

I tweaked my bohemian style to fit the weather here. Although, in all fairness to the weather, we got a surprisingly warm day when i shot this outfit and i just let it all out. Hahaha. Hey, right before that day we had three consecutive days of snow non-stop and i just had to indulge in some Vitamin D. It felt nice, it felt so good, it felt so freeing. What better way than to embrace the boho in me other than to throw on a flower crown, a strapless free flowing cotton white dress and of course a floral print jacket. I believe everyone is a little bohemian- The need for change, the desire to travel and be free. Free enough to just be you. My advice, embrace it!
                                                                      Who am i wearing?
                DRESS: Original 728 // FLORAL GARLAND: Claire's // JACKET: Catherine Stewart // WEDGES: Damita K.

HEALTHY VEGETARIAN RECIPE: ROASTED WINTER SQUASH WITH CORNBREAD STUFFING







 
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April 20, 2014

Wait, what? Retro style office decor with a modern appeal? Yes please! I may still be the only one that hasn't caught up with the "Mad-Men Fever" but that is just about to change. When one of my darling best friends who is the queen supplier of contemporary furniture and owner of Modern Contempo, asked me to take a peak into Roger Sterling's minimalistic retro style office on Mad Men, as soon as i laid my eyes on it, i immediately realized i was being set up. Because i am now all over that TV show like a hungry kid on chocolate ice cream. I can't get enough of it. I call that show the mecca of vintage style/fashion and i am just in awe.

 Photos via Pinterest
 Photo via Rollingstone

Photo via Pinterest


The beautifully executed and very creative approach to building an office around a few really cool classic pieces that will have you at monochrome is very inspiring. I think the production designer, Don Bishop and set decorator, Claudette Didul did a fine job on that show. I find it to be unique, fun, totally a quick conversation starter and it definitely oozes class. I have seen a couple of photos on Pinterest of real people with real offices recreate their work places to look just like Roger Sterling's and i was impressed. If this is the knew madness in town, i just might be guilty. Interested? Get the look here.
Photos via Pinterest.


Has anyone seen any of the episodes of the new season? I guess we will all be watching tonight!!
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April 19, 2014

It is Easter again and i am sure you all are celebrating the best way possible. Happy Easter everyone! For those who celebrate Easter, we all know this is a pretty special  family holiday. Nice, right? But have you ever realized how much Easter kind of celebrates Spring. A time when flowers bloom, colors come alive and everything is all pretty and cute again. I personally don't think there is really one particular color or colors that signify Easter unlike the traditional Christmas colors. One thing i know for sure is the fact that a lot of these colors associated with Easter harmonize each other so well. I mean so well you they can be incorporated into an outfit perfect enough for the holiday.

To create a simple yet most ideal and comfortable outfit, sweet enough for a day spent with family and friends where everyone stops being polite and keep it real with each other :), i picked a polka dot top, paired it with a pair of green pants and a yellow trench coat. I believe this is an outfit that won't have you feeling under dressed or over dressed but relaxed enough to enjoy very Easter moment.  And yes, it is mid-April and we are still getting so much snow here in Alberta, Canada. Have a great Easter all and stay safe. 

                                                               Who am i wearing?
TOP: Style & Co. // PANTS: Old Navy //  JACKET: Black Rivet // HEELS: Sam & Libby // BAG: Miztique.

Today's Recipe: Deviled Easter Egg with Pancetta and Tarragon










 
Wishing you all a great Easter Holiday!

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April 18, 2014

It's Friday and i say yes to getting wild and unpredictable! It is no news to my awesome readers i can be a little over the top with my love for wearing prints, but even more so when it comes to animal prints (See the slider on top featuring some of the different ways i have worn it) and i really can't apologize for it. Come on, fashion is meant to be fun and not boring, so why not? I would tell you this though, i always wanted to combine different types of feline prints in one outfit from hat all the way to my heels, but today i held off on that. Why? You ask? I thought it may have been done too many times already and i didn't want to bore you....but that idea inspired this look. So what i did instead was pair a leopard print tank top with a pair of snake skin printed pants. Then wore my palomino inspired jacket which is also another animal print piece but with some subtlety to it. The jacket kinda keeps all the prints in sync together. With a pair of my infamous over the knee black boots and black hat, i needed to add some chic factor and oomph to the look while toning it down at the same time.
                                                                      Who am i wearing?
FLOPPY HAT: Mossimo for Target // TANK TOP: Bluenotes // SUNGLASSES: Target // SNAKE SKIN PANTS: Zara // BOOTS: Aldo // JACKET: Le Chateau

 
Wishing you all a great Easter Holiday!
 
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April 16, 2014

Have you ever been so excited about leaving your home to go "out" only to find out this outing may end up being at the mall...again? Doesn't it always seem like every time you are not sure where else to go, a shopping mall always ends up being the easier choice by default? Especially when it is cold outside and you just don't want to deal with it. This was how our Sunday ended up unfolding. We had other plans in mind, but the weather is just too sporadic to compete with these days. So rather than giving up to go back to the hotel, we thought we could just walk through an outlet mall in Calgary.

In my attempt to quit guessing what the temperature might end up being like as we go about our day, i kept my outfit comfy and easy. I wore a pretty warm jacket cozy enough to beat any Winter/Spring chills, a light shirt in case it warms up for good, then i can throw away the jacket. To keep my feet in check, i wore my "Forrest Gump" boots (i could run in them for days), a hat because i can and finally my cross body bag because they are stylish enough to keep my hands free.

         HAT: L.L.Bean // JACKET: Seductions // DENIM PANTS: JOE Fresh // BAG: Calvin Klein 










 
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