New in Blue

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 91 0

Chanel Easy Caviar Jumbo in Blue

Chanel Cobalt Blue Jumbo ASOS Floral Coat

Chanel Cobalt Blue Jumbo ASOS Floral Coat

Chanel Cobalt Blue Jumbo ASOS Mesh Skirt

Chanel Cobalt Blue Jumbo ASOS Floral Coat

Coat: ASOS (now on sale!). Blouse: J.Crew. Skirt: ASOS (also seen here). Shoes: Boutique 9. Handbag: Chanel. Sunglasses: Chanel.


Funny story about when I purchased this Chanel blue beauty .  .  . if you follow on Instagram, you may have seen that I purchased it was when I was in Chicago last month during Easter.  I usually only splurge on designer bags when I’m celebrating a milestone in my life, for example my very first bonus, a promotion at work, or my first birthday in seven years without a boyfriend (my 26th b-day, also a Chanel).  Well, I threw my rules out the window when I saw this vibrant cobalt blue bag at the Chanel store.  I saw it sitting on the shelf, and I fell instantly in love.  I tried it on, but left the store empty handed because I didn’t want to make an impulse purchase on something so expensive.  I usually put a lot of time and thought into my big purchases.


One hour later, I found myself walking back into the Chanel store.  I couldn’t stop thinking about this bag!  The sales associate greeted me by my name, and I felt a little embarrassed because I was hoping she wouldn’t remember me.  Another woman was trying on my bag, so I patiently waited my turn.  She was debating between the cobalt colour and the same bag in white.  I tried on the bag but this time I filled it with all of my purse contents to make sure it would fit my essentials.  However, once again, I left the store empty handed.


Another hour later, my thoughts consumed with this handbag, I was walking into the Chanel store for the 3rd time that day!  I smiled when I saw the same woman who was in the store an hour earlier, still debating between which colour to buy.  Just as the woman said “I’ll take the blue”, I said “I’ll take it too”, and we all laughed.


I haven’t regretted buying this blue stunner for a moment.  The colour is just gorgeous, and the size is perfect for day or night.  I’ve decided to sell a few of my other handbags to justify the purchase, which in my head, means the bag was free!  My Dad keeps telling me that’s not really how it works, but hey, a little pretend never hurt anyone.


I’m curious, do you own any designer handbags?  Do you put a lot of research into them or are they more of an impulse purchase?  Do you only buy them for milestone occasions, or do you buy them just to treat yourself?  Do you save for a while knowing you will purchase a designer bag once you’ve saved enough, or it is more of a “buy it when I feel like it” kind of thing?



Toronto Fashion Week: Flower Power and Vawk

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 98 0





Coat: ASOS. Blouse: Zara (love this similar blouse). Jeans: H&M. Shoes: Boutique 9. Handbag: Balenciaga. Watch: Michael Kors. Rings: Coach, Kate Spade. Sunglasses: Chanel.


Is it totally annoying if I say I felt like a million bucks in this outfit?  I usually don’t feel my “prettiest” in casual outfits or jeans, but there is something about this outfit that made me feel like I was invincible.  And that “something” was my coat.  I often get very passionate about my clothing purchases, and my thought is that if I don’t absolutely love something, then why would I buy it?  Well, this coat goes beyond “love” for me.  This might just be one of my all-time favourite pieces in my wardrobe. . . ever!  It’s actually too pretty for me to tuck away in my closet, and I’ve been hanging it on the outside of my closet door for the last month so I can stare at it every time I walk in there.


I purchased this floral stunner in January and was waiting for just the right moment to wear it.    Well, what better moment than Toronto’s World Mastercard Fashion Week!  And, what a good decision that was.  The day I wore this also marked the first time that anyone has ever asked to take a photo of my outfit.  Fun, right?!  My look was actually featured on the website of my favourite city magazine, Toronto Life!  So exciting!  Ummm, but please ignore the painfully awkward look on my face. . . you can tell I was completely uncomfortable yet overly thrilled during this moment.  Thank you, Toronto Life!


I wore this outfit to Day 4 of World Mastercard Fashion Week.  My favourite collection of that night was the Vawk Fall 2013 show.  Vawk is the luxurious ready-to-wear line by Sonny Fong, who was the winner of  Project Runway Canada Season 2.  The collection, titled “Nordic Fauna,” was inspired by Scandinavian minimalist design as well as classic winter hunting gear.  The coat below, with the sheer pleated side, was simply stunning. . . definitely a piece I would love to own.  Click here to see the entire Vawk Fall 2013 collection.




{Photos by Jenna Marie Wakani via Fashion Magazine}



Double Feature

Saturday, February 2, 2013 74 0

Clutch: Coach. Dress: BCBG (similar here). Jacket: Zara (similar here). Faux Fur Stole: H&M. Tights: Hue. Shoes: Nine West. Rings: Stella & Dot, H&M. Sunglasses: Chanel.


I’m so excited to be guest posting today over at Kira’s blog, Northern Style Exposure.  If you’re already a fan of Kira’s, then I know you’ll agree with me when I say that she is the queen of layering and print mixing.  If you haven’t checked her out yet, definitely head over and you too will fall in love with her amazing accessories and her really cool photography effects.  Oh, and she has one of the best Instagram accounts in town!


I’m also really honoured to mention that the lovely Kelly from Olive Lane selected one of my outfits to feature on her Fashion Friday series.  An Interior Designer and Blogger, Kelly created a beautiful mood board from one of my outfits.  Thank you Kelly!


I hope you all have a great weekend!