XL Stripes

Monday, April 29, 2013 88 0

Striped BCBG Jacket Blue Chanel

Blue Chanel Jumbo Cobalt Boutique 9

Striped BCBG Jacket Blue Chanel

Striped BCBG Jacket Blue Chanel

Striped BCBG Jacket Blue Chanel

Coat: BCBG Outlet. Jeans: H&M. Sunglasses: Gucci. Shoes: Boutique 9. Ring: Stella & Dot. Handbag: Chanel.


Happy Monday Everyone!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend!


Since the weather has been getting warmer, I’ve been living in this pretty pink and blue striped BCBG coat.  I picked it up on our way to Chicago last month at an outlet mall in Indiana.


The original price of this jacket was $268, marked down to $119, which was a little too high for me.  I tried it on anyway and of course fell in love.  I asked the sales associate if there were any further discounts on the coat, and he said no.  Sadly, I put it back on the rack, but then the sales associate said he could check the price just in case.   To my sheer delight, the coat rang up at only $49!  Obviously, I couldn’t pass it up at that price!


My lesson learned, and my outlet shopping tip for you, is to ALWAYS ask a sales associate to check the price of an item if price is deterring you from making the purchase.  Hopefully, it may be cheaper than marked on the tag.


P.S. I’m excited to be linking up with sweet Jane on her blog Toronto Shopoholic for her #waywewear light wash denim series.  Check it out!



Airplane Attire

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 40 0

Crazy Style Love Personal Style Blog

Crazy Style Love Personal Style Blog

Crazy Style Love Personal Style Blog

Sweater: Joie (old). Top: H&M. Jeans: H&M. Shoes: Aldo. Travel Bag: Winners. Watch: Michael Kors. Sunglasses: Chanel.


This outfit is very typical of what I always wear when I travel by air:


  • Comfy slip-on flats so I can easily remove them at Security and on the airplane (with socks in my purse).
  • A scarf or a sweater with fur collar to stay warm because I’m always freezing on planes.
  • Layers so I can remove some of them when I reach my warmer destination.
  • A large carry-on travel bag to hold anything that I don’t want to risk losing in my checked luggage, usually including some of my designer handbags and shoes, jewellery, laptop and camera.


Oops. . .  you may notice the hair elastic on my wrist.  Not the most stylish accessory, but definitely another essential for airplane travel.



The Perfect Wave

Monday, March 4, 2013 128 0

Coat: Rudsak (old, last seen here). Hat: ASOS (love this similar one with jewels). Top: Zara (similar). Jeans: H&M. Shoes: Nine West (Canadian link) (U.S. link). Handbag: Balenciaga. Sunglasses: ZeroUV. Lipstick: MAC “Media”.


I think I’ve done it…after more than 10 years of trying, I’ve finally figured out how to achieve the perfect “not-too-perfect, rolled-out-of-bed” wavy hair.  Now, this might sound like no big deal to those of you blessed with gorgeous tresses, but I’m not exaggerating when I say that I have the worst hair ever.  It’s thick, poufy, frizzy, dry, prone to split ends and has just enough wave that I need to straighten it everyday, but not enough wave for it to look presentable…arghh!  I’ve either straightened or curled my hair EVERY single time I’ve washed it for the last 15 years…yes, 15 years!


I’ve always used an inexpensive hair dryer, and I’ve been using the same brand of flat iron (to both straighten and curl my hair) for many, many years.  I honestly never thought that the brand or quality of the styling tools I used would make a noticeable difference in the appearance of my hair.  When the lovely people over at José Eber offered to send me a few of their products to try, I figured this was the perfect opportunity to test my theory.


They sent me 3 styling tools, the World’s Fastest Flat Iron, the Trio Clipless Curling Iron and the Infrared Blow Dryer.  I’ve been using all 3 products for the last couple of months and I can honestly say that they have made a huge difference in the appearance and healthiness of my hair.  I never realized the effect that high quality styling tools could have on my hair.  I’m almost at the point where I can blow dry my hair and I actually don’t have to straighten it before I leave the house!  That is shocking for me!


Tomorrow, I have an exciting little something for one of you lucky ladies.  The wonderful people at José Eber have offered to giveaway one of their styling tools, and the best part is you get to choose which item you want to win. . .either the World’s Fastest Flat Iron, the Trio Clipless Curling Iron or the Infrared Blow Dryer!  I will also be posting a little more detail about my experiences with each product, along with a few beginners tips that I’ve learned.  Be sure to check back in tomorrow for this great giveaway!


*Products were provided by José Eber, however this is not a sponsored post.  I chose to write about these products because I truly love them.