Friday, January 13, 2017

MOTHER Denim: "Cheeky" Boyfriends

"Cheeky" in Loud Is How I Love You

MOTHER Denim's "Cheeky" in Loud Is How I Love You is a MUST-ADD to your denim repertoire. Incredibly soft to the touch, they feature a higher than average rise, feminine tapered leg, and distress markings and rips throughout. Dressed up/and or down, they're sure to be a wardrobe FAVE!!!

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Velvet: Fashion Flashback

"Dajon Pants" received in Black and Charcoal

As with most things in fashion, everything old is new again. Culottes are back in a BIG way and Velvet's "Dajon Pants", available in both Black and Charcoal, are a seasonal MUST!!! Lightweight and incredibly comfortable, these wide-legged, jersey cropped pants hit half way down the leg and feature a hidden elasticized waistband. Dress them up with a leather jacket, flowy blouse, and stacked heeled sandals, or down with a denim jacket, graphic tee, and slip-on sneakers.
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Velvet: "Swiss" Topper

"Dori Top" in Coconut

Light and airy, Velvet's "Dori Top" in Coconut will be a wardrobe wonder!!! Relaxed in fit, this textured gem features a raised swiss dot pattern throughout coupled with bracelet length sleeves and a soft peplum hem. Pair with flared white denim, platform shoes, and oversized hoop earrings for a retro JLo-inspired look. LOVE.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Velvet: Beaded Beauty

"Alasdair Top" in Black

We're LOVING the exotic wordly feel of Velvet's "Alasdair Top" in Black!!! Relaxed in fit, this beauty boasts a beaded front panel, intricate embroidery throughout, dropped shoulders, and 3/4 length sleeves with crocheted detailing. Simultaneously sophisticated and bohemian, it looks AMAZING paired with high-waisted flares and platform shoes, as the weather warms, with denim cut-offs and gladiator sandals.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

What's Mabel Wearing???


Today, Mabel's chosen an outfit reminiscent of all the snow we've been "blessed" with this week. As a base, she's decided on Equipment's "Natalia Dress" in True Black Multi which features playful tiered ruffles and an allover star pattern. Over top, she's layered DOMA's "Washed Leather Darken Jacket" in Bratto Grey. To finish off the outfit, Mabel adds a dash of sparkle with Armour's "Glam Necklace" and now has the perfect outfit to tackle this dreary Monday!!!
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Saturday, January 7, 2017

B-Low The Belt: Summer Essential

"Taos Mini" in Sable

We're LOVING the simplicity of B-Low The Belt's "Taos Mini" in Sable. Incredibly rich in colour, this stunner is crafted from supple washed leather and features an extra long tip for options. While great anytime of year, we're especially excited to see it paired with a linen tee, distressed denim shorts, and slouchy ankle boots.

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B-Low The Belt: Coveted "Cheetah"

"Marbella" in Cheetah/Silver

We're majorly crushing on B-Low The Belt's "Marbella" in Cheetah/Silver!!! Pony-haired in texture, this simple belts features an allover spotted print, studded perimeter, and coordinating silver buckle and tip. Pair with a classic jeans and tee outfit, and let the belt do ALL the talking!!!
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B-Low The Belt: Celeb Fave

"Barcelona" received in Dove/Silver and Chocolate/Silver

B-Low The Belt's "Barcelona", a long time celeb favourite, is now available in Dove/Silver and Chocolate/Silver combinations. Heavily embellished throughout, this STUNNER features a highly polished buckle and tip. Made extra long so the ends can either hang or be tied into a knot, it looks amazing paired with a classic tee and low-slung jeans.
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Friday, January 6, 2017

Velvet: "Suede" Stunner

"Reya Dress" in Black

We're LOVING Velvet's faux suede "Reya Dress" in Black!!! Slightly oversized in fit, this lined beauty features short sleeves, a raw curved hem, side vents, and on seam pockets. Pair with a slouchy knit cardigan, opaque tights, and OTK boots for an understated yet stylish ensemble.

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Free People: Campfire Cozy

"Campfire Cardi" in Ivory

Free People's "Campfire Cardi" is yet another MUST-HAVE this season. Available in Ivory, this ribbed "throw and go" gem boasts an overall relaxed silhouette, dramatic kimono-style sleeves, and oversized pockets on either side. Incredibly chic, it looks amazing paired with anything and everything...a DEFINITE fave!!!

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Free People: Yes, Sir!!!

"Embellished Military Shirt Jacket" in Black

Available this season in Black, Free People's "Embellished Military Shirt Jacket" has developed its own cult following. Loosely structured, this military-inspired topper is weathered in feel with fading throughout and allover raw trim. Beaded arm patches on the sleeve coupled with exposed button holes and a singular breast pocket add further interest to an already fabulous piece. While great paired with a classic tee and jeans, we LOVE it styled with a slinky slip dress and boots.
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Free People: O.M.G.

"Embroidered Swingy Jacket" in Black Combo

An absolute work of art, Free People's "Embroidered Swingy Jacket" in Black Combo is a fashion connoisseur's DREAM. Vintage even tribal in tone, it features a relaxed silhouette, intricate stitched embroidery throughout, and, beautifully dramatic "balloon" sleeves. Cropped in cut, it pairs amazingly well with high-waisted denim...pair with bell-bottom flares and platform booties to emphasize its retro vibe, with denim shorts and gladiator sandals to play up its bohemian-ness. OBSESSED.
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Free People: Cable Cutie

"Desert Sands Cable Pullover" in Ivory

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Free People's "Desert Sands Cable Pullover" in Ivory!!! Slouchy in fit, this cotton blend sweater features pretty cut-out detailing throughout, an off the shoulder neckline, and slouchy dolman sleeves. Pair with a statement sequin skirt for a night out on the town, or, with distressed boyfriend jeans and pointed-toe pumps for an elevated casual option.

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Free People: 2 For 1

"Margot 2Fer Slip Dress" in Black Combo

Too adorable for words, Free People's "Margot 2Fer Slip Dress" in Black Combo does all the work for you. Featuring a feminine floral mini dress underneath, this ingenious "set" comes complete with a micro pleated, lace accented, dotted slip overlay. An absolute MUST, emphasize its '90s vibe by pairing with a leather moto jacket, combat boots, and, of course, a black velvet choker. LOVE.

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Free People: Bodycon Beauty

"Daydream Bodycon Slip Dress" in Black

Playful and sexy, Free People's "Daydream Bodycon Slip Dress" in Black features both a high neckline and open cutout in the back. Partially lined for ease and comfort, this beauty also boasts feminine details such as frayed cap sleeves and a scalloped trim hem. Pair with oversized earrings and platform sandals for a dressed "up" option, or, with a leather jacket and sneakers for something decidedly less so.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Kendall + Kylie: Lucite Love

"Karmen Heeled Mules" in Black

Lightly padded for comfort, Kendall + Kylie's "Karmen Heeled Mules" in Black are a shoe lover's dream come true!!! Sleek and sophisticated, they feature an on trend crisscross front and stacked, lucite heel. Pair with anything from a simple LBD to cropped flares and socks...LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Style Highlight: "Boudoir" Beauty


Arguably, one of the most comfortable trends to come about this year is that of pajama dressing, or at least, boudoir-inspired dressing. Manifesting itself first through silky drawstring pants, pretty slips, then flowy robes, designers have now gone literal and put forth full-fledged pajama sets. 

Blending both fashion and function, these sets, available in pretty solids to playful prints, can be worn together, or, for those not quite ready to commit, split apart and worn separately. However this trend comes about in an existing wardrobe, it all comes down to material...luxurious silks and sumptuous velvet exude a high-fashion feel, while your garden variety cotton screams, "why bother?", LOL! Our advice?!! If you're going to attempt this look, COMMIT. It's well worth the investment.

Nothing beats the drape of an impeccably tailored set in silk and/or velvet...the shirt will hang off the body just so, while the pants will have that perfect "slouch" in the thighs, hips, and seat giving off an air of ease and effortlessness. Prevent the "I just rolled out of bed" look by pairing sleek and sophisticated accessories with your pajama set of choice: big, bold jewellery punctuates the look while a MUST-HAVE leather jacket keeps it fresh, edgy, and modern. A no-brainer for us this season has been Equipment's "Avery Pajama Set" in True Black (pictured above). Incredibly luxurious in feel, it comes complete with a classic pajama shirt featuring a single breast pocket and contrast piping throughout. Amazing as a topper to its coordinating bottom, it also looks FABULOUS paired with distressed denim and pointed-toe heels. Alternatively, the pants look dynamite paired with a leather jacket, graphic tee, and statement-making slides. 


No longer restricted to just after-hours wear, pajama-inspired garments ranging from shirts to camis to even footwear, have now hit the fashion mainstream and seen not only as acceptable, but rather highly coveted items. Fashionable and comfortable...too presumptuous of us to declare this style of dressing a staple rather than a trend?!! ;)
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Monday, January 2, 2017

What's Mabel Wearing???


What better way to offset this bleak winter day than with a brightly coloured ensemble?!! This week, Mabel's decided to wear Tularosa's "Huxley Blouse" in Himalayan Floral, a new favourite for its complementary blue and orange floral print. Because of the flowy bohemian silhouette, Shakti jewels are an obvious no-brainer: labradorite and sandalwood malas are the perfect choices. All of these items work together harmoniously to create a pretty ensemble sure to catch attention in all the right ways!!!
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Free People: Mine, Mine, Mine

"All Mine Sweater" in Black

Made from a wonderfully fuzzy alpaca blend, Free People's "All Mine Sweater" in Black is a definite MUST. Incredibly cozy, this oversized pullover features a textured finish, flattering V-neckline, and rolled trim throughout. Pair with leather leggings and lace-up booties for a "dressed up" option, or,  with relaxed denim and slip-on sneakers for something decidedly less so.

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Vince: Cropped Casuals

"Easy Pullover" in Heather White


Crafted entirely of fine, ribbed cotton, Vince's "Easy Pullover" in Heather White is a comfy basic we're currently lusting over. With an overall relaxed fit, this understated top is ideal for pairing with distressed boyfriend jeans and sneakers.

"Crop Wide Pant" in Heather White


A cool take on a classic sweat pant, Vince's "Crop Wide Pant" in Heather White features a cozy, lightweight construction and a cropped, wide leg silhouette. A drawstring waistband makes this casual gem easy to wear, and absolutely perfect paired with its coordinating top and sandals. LOVE.
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Vince: Off White Basics

"Track Jacket" in Off White


A modern take on a lounge wear classic, Vince's "Track Jacket" in Off White is crafted from smooth Japanese cotton with a terrycloth-lined interior. Slightly oversized in silhouette, it features ribbed hems and slant side pockets. Ideal for lounging in, or tossing on for a quick errand run.

"Track Pant" in Off White

 
An ideal mate for the jacket is the "Track Pant", also available in Off White. Incredibly comfortable, it's sure to be a constant grab in your off-duty wardrobe. With clean lines and a slightly tapered leg, the pants too have been crafted from the same ultra soft cotton. Pair together with the coordinating jacket, a graphic tee, and sneakers for the perfect casual ensemble.
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Lauren Moshi: Lucky Tee

"Emmalyn feelin Lucky Tee" received in Black Burnout

Received in Black Burnout, Lauren Moshi's "Emmalyn Feelin Lucky Tee" is an everyday MUST. With a semi-relaxed fit, flattering V-neckline, raw, unfinished bottom hem, and a smattering of lucky "charms" scattered throughout, this tee pairs perfectly with well-worn, much loved denim of all varieties.
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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Keepsake: Velvet Vision

"Eventually Midi Dress" in Shell

Available in Shell, Keepsake's "Eventually Midi Dress" is an ABSOLUTE vision!!! Crafted of sumptuous velvet, this fitted stunner features a plunging V-neckline, deep V-back with an invisible zipper, partial fitted lining, and a coordinating choker with concealed gold press studs. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything about this dress!!! Pair with nude sandals and simple earrings for a black tie affair, or, with a leather jacket and combat boots for an edgy date night alternative.

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7FAM: "Bristol" Beauty

"Josefina w/ Destroy" in Bright Bristol

With well-executed hand sanding and careful placement of "wear and tear" markings, 7FAM's "Josefina w/ Destroy" in Bright Bristol has the look and comfort of a well-worn pair of denim. A feminized version of the traditional boyfriend jean, these fit relaxed through the waist and thigh, but gradually taper near the bottom for a universally flattering silhouette...a perennial favourite for good reason!!!
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IRO: Tiger Stripes

"Daymon Sweater" in Light Grey

Undeniably cool, IRO's "Daymon Sweater" in Light Grey is a wardrobe MUST!!! Cotton in content, this banded sweater has been given an edgy makeover with distressed striping throughout the back and sleeves. Slightly oversized in fit, it pairs amazingly well with semi-relaxed jeans and ankle booties, sneakers too, for something more casual.
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IRO: Criss Cross

"Tissa Tank" in Stone Grey

Crafted of their signature linen, IRO's "Tissa Tank" in Stone Grey is yet another home run!!! Edgy yet sophisticated, this beauty features a plunging V-neckline accented with silver grommets and lace-up detailing. As a statement all on its own, we're loving it paired with a leather jacket, tried and true skinnies, and moto boots...nothing else required except, maybe, a bold red lip.

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Joie: Flower Power

"Birtha Top" in Porcelain

A DEFINITE jaw-dropper, Joie's "Birtha Top" in Porcelain has us all completely smitten!!! Outrageously feminine, it features a scoop neckline, cutaway shoulders, bracelet length sleeves, adjustable shoulder straps, ruffle detailing, and, most importantly, an allover floral print. Pair with distressed boyfriend jeans and pointed-toe pumps for an easy, everyday ensemble, or, with leather leggings, sky-high platforms, and oversized hoops for a "sugar & spice" inspired option.

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Joie: Chambray Cutie

"Amesti B Top" in Chambray

Crafted of heathered linen, Joie's "Amesti B Top" in Chambray is a warm weather ESSENTIAL. Lightweight and airy, it features a relaxed silhouette, short fluttery sleeves, and a smocked neckline that can be worn both on, and off the shoulders. Team this beauty with white skinny jeans, wedge sandals, and oversized sunnies for a look worthy of a tropical getaway. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

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Style Highlight: Thigh Grazers



Spotted on Hollywood's fashion jet set as well as street style stars, OTK boots are THE chicest shoe of the season. Perfect day or night, with an incredible range of options from suede to leather as well as heel height and colour choices, this fashion MUST has been seen styled with oversized sweaters, skirts, dresses, and even shorts.


Because they cover so much of an individual's lower half, OTK boots run the risk of making the legs appear "heavier" than they are. Combat this by adding height by way of a heel, a stiletto heel to be exact. The added lift this provides helps to lengthen the legs making them seem longer and leaner. A general rule of thumb is the snugger the fit around the leg, the slimmer the look. While they look  AMAZING with a great variety of things, we're particularly fond of heeled thigh grazers paired with another of this season's hottest trends, the slip dress. This combo, popularized by the likes of Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, is both fresh and modern. As supermodels, they need not be concerned with the length of boot, for the rest of us mere mortals, it's incredibly important when pairing them with dresses or anything else for that matter, that a flash of skin remains visible. This little bit of "exposure" keeps the look light and not too overdone. When wearing tights with this look, just make sure that a wide enough gap is present between the bottom of the "top" and the top of the boot.


For those who find heeled OTK boots rather intimidating, have no fear, style does NOT have to be sacrificed for comfort...flat soled varieties are aplenty and can be just as high-impact! Decidedly more relaxed, we're loving them paired with second-skin skinnies for a timeless effect. A slim pair of jeans shows off the shape of the leg so long as the top paired with them is not too long, billowy, or shapeless. Same rule of thumb applies with these as well...make sure enough of the upper portion of the leg remains visible between the top and boot. While vast in variety, generally speaking, boots that finish slightly above the knee give off a casual semi-equestrian vibe while ones that creep higher up the leg appear trendier and, in some cases, sexier.

Barely scratching the surface with our descriptors of OTK boots, one can easily see how the addition of such an item would be a game changer in a fashion lover's wardrobe. Objectively "simple", these boots have the power to transform an outfit's overall mood; they can make an insignificant ensemble cool, an ordinary one edgy, and a dated one current. As with everything in fashion, the trick is all in finding the right one, so, go ahead, start trying...

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