Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Style Highlight: Elevated Coordinates

Matchy coordinates are making a HUGE comeback these days which makes getting dressed a whole lot simpler for those who don't have the time or energy to spend on deciding what to wear each and every morning. Whether it be a solids or prints, a top and skirt combination, or, like our previous post, a pant suit, there is a coordinated set for every taste and every one.

Don't let its simplicity fool you though, there still needs to be some thought and effort put into styling such an outfit to keep it from looking dowdy and unimaginative. If anything, while the "base" is provided in these sets, the accessorizing of such an ensemble becomes that much more important. Without the perfect accoutrements, something that has the potential to be a showstopper stops just shy of being boring. For example, the picture above showcases FLL Knitz's "Delancey Set" in Vintage Rose, a lovely coordinated set consisting of a textured crop top and high-waisted pencil skirt. While lovely on its own, the set appears that much more striking with the addition of Unreal Fur's "Silver Lining Vest" in Grey, Joie's "Jemina Boots" in Taupe, and, our personal favourite, Armour's "Glamour" necklace. All these accessories collectively elevate the entire look. The texture of the vest and sparkle of the necklace adds desired dimension to the overall ensemble; it would not be nearly as interesting without.  

Similarly, a leather jacket and moto boots added to a coordinated set of any variety would give it heft and edge while a fur jacket, statement necklace, and platform heels would invoke an element of glamour. As with most things in fashion, it is ALL in the details, so while these "sets" do provide somewhat of an outfit "jump start", it is NOT, nor should it be, a lazy day solution.


Blue Life: Love Goddess

"Aphrodite Maxi Dress" in Antigua Ombré

Blue Life's "Aphrodite Maxi Dress" in Antigua Ombré is an absolute SHOWSTOPPER!!! With a feminine off the shoulder silhouette, this fluid maxi features a subtle ombré fade throughout and a softly ruffled trim at the neckline.Incredibly beautiful, all that's needed to complete the look are oversized hoop earrings and platform sandals.


Blue Life: Ambrosia Dress

"Callista Ruffle Dress" in Ambrosia

Blue Life's "Callista Ruffle Dress" in Ambrosia is an incredibly versatile and feminine piece. As a  summer party dress or beach holiday coverup, it features flirty ruffles, an off the shoulder design, and unique tie-dye print making it absolutely perfect for any occasion. Pair with flip flops and your favourite bikini or booties and a bohemian belt to dress it up, either way it's a LOVE.

Blue Life: Spring Lovin' Dress

"Spring Lovin' Dress" in Côte d'Azur

A simple, wearable maxi, Blue Life's "Spring Lovin' Dress" in Côte d'Azur is just the thing to pack on your next warm weather getaway. With a loose, free flowing silhouette with spaghetti straps and a low, open V-back, this breezy beauty looks incredible worn belted with delicate bangles and metallic sandals for a look that screams Greek Goddess!!!

Blue Life: Cowl Cutie

"Theia Cowl Jumper" in Palm

With day to night versatility, Blue Life's "Theia Cowl Jumper" in Palm is a quietly sophisticated piece. Featuring a deep cowl neckline, crisscross open back, and wide-legged silhouette, this sultry jumpsuit would look AMAZING styled with beachy waves, gold jewellery, and platform wedges on a warm tropical evening.

Blue Life: Mediterranean Onesie

"Cassandra Romper" in Mediterranean

A little bit sexy, a little bit boho, Blue Life's "Cassandra Romper" in Mediterranean is everything we could possibly want in a romper. Featuring a flattering crossover front, short sleeves, and comfortable elastic waistband, this tie-dye "onesie" looks great layered with gold necklaces, and strappy summer wedges.

Blue Life: Caribbean Tides

"Hayley Top" in Mykonos Caribbean

One of our favourite styles, Blue Life's "Hayley Top" is back in a GORGEOUS new shade, Mykonos Caribbean, a hue reminiscent of tropical tides. With a carefree, beachy vibe, this bell-sleeved stunner looks incredible paired with cut-off denim shorts and lace-up sandals. Another fabulous option, is to play up its retro vibe with the addition of denim flares, oversized hoop earrings, and platform sandals.


"Gayla Sweatshirt" in Ghost

n:PHILANTHROPY's "Gayla Sweatshirt" in Ghost is an easy fitting sweatshirt perfect for everyday wear. With an overall loose and slightly shrunken, cropped hemline coupled with an adorable embroidered heart at the chest along with subtle holes and distressing throughout, this comfy pullover gives off the look of a well-worn, much loved garment. Pair with a favourite pair of slouchy boyfriend jeans and sneakers for the ultimate weekend outfit. 💕

n:PHILANTHROPY: Wear Your Heart

"Harlow Distressed Tee" in Black/White

Received in Black/White, n:PHILANTHROPY's "Harlow Distressed Tee" is absolutely adorable!!! With an overall relaxed silhouette and distressed detailing at the necklace, it also features a striped pattern throughout and an embroidered heart outline on the chest. Pair under a leather jacket with black skinny jeans and combat boots for a casually cool ensemble.


"Gaia Tee" in Love

Sultry yet sweet, n:PHILANTHROPY's "Gaia Tee" in Love is a topper we NEED in our closets. Relaxed fitting, it features a cool, edgy slit along the shoulder line with corset style lacing. Complete with an eye catching coral hue, this top looks incredible paired with leather-like skinnies...or just about anything else you can think of!!!

Monday, January 23, 2017

What's Mabel Wearing???

Today, Mabel's decided to layer multiple statement pieces to create an overall edgy and showstopping outfit. As a base, she's chosen Cami NYC's "Brooklyn Dress" in Black which features delicate eyelash lace edging at the neckline and hem. Over top, she has on Rails' "Hunter Button Down" in Black Sand and finishes off with Mackage's "Baya Leather Jacket" in Mineral. The outfit is completed with layers of sparkly silver and onyx Jocelyn Kennedy necklaces which scream edgy luxury!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

3x1: On Trend MUST

"Straight Crop Fringe" in Lima

They were a fashionista MUST in Mamba (Black) and remain so in Lima (Blue). Classic in cut, 3x1's "Straight Crop Fringe" feature a button fly closure and fringe detailing at the hem. Pair with a cotton button-down shirt and leather smoking slippers for an on trend, fashion forward look.

7FAM: Step Hem MUST

"Cut Off Short w/ Step Hem" in Bondi Beach

Received in Bondi Beach, 7FAM's "Cut Off Short w/ Step Hem" is a warm weather MUST. Mid-rinse in wash with light fade and whiskering throughout, they boast an on trend step, or hi-lo hemline perfect for showing off those shapely gams. Wear right now with a chunky turtleneck, opaque tights, and combat boots, or later with a cotton blouse and stacked heeled sandals.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Wildfox: Pink Cuddles

"Cuddly AF Sommers Sweatshirt" in Ghost Pink

Another closet MUST, Wildfox's "Cuddly AF Sommers Sweatshirt" in Ghost Pink is ridiculously comfortable!!! Oversized in fit and crafted from their signature varsity fabric, this beauty boasts a crew neckline, extra long sleeves, and banded hems. 


Wildfox: UGH!!!

"Ugh, Couples Skater V Tee" in Clean White

Ugh...how ADORABLE is Wildfox's "Ugh, Couples Skater V Tee"?!! Received in Clean White, this classic, relaxed fitting tee features a plunging V-neckline and contrasting embroidery on the chest. A complete NO-BRAINER, it looks fabulous paired with distressed denim and sneakers. For something slightly unexpected, wear over top a flirty LBD with lace-up combat boots.


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!!!


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.

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.


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.


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!!!

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.


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!!!

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.

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.


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!!!


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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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?!! ;)

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!!!

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.


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.

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.

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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