The Golden Touch

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 42 0

Lace Sleeve Top, Skater Skirt, Club Monaco Gold Metallic Belt, Jimmy Choo Sandals

Lace Sleeve Top, Skater Skirt, Club Monaco Gold Metallic Belt, Juicy Couture Open Cuff Bracelet

Lace Sleeve Top, Juicy Couture Cuff Bracelet, Gucci Sunglasses

Lace Sleeve Top, Skater Skirt, Club Monaco Gold Metallic Belt, Jimmy Choo Sandals

Lace Sleeve Top, Skater Skirt, Club Monaco Gold Metallic Belt, Jimmy Choo Sandals

Lace Sleeves, Juicy Couture Cuff Bracelet

Top: Jacob, (similar from ASOS). Belt: Club Monaco. Skirt: Topshop (similar). Bracelet: Juicy Couture (similar). Shoes: Jimmy Choo. Rings: Coach. Sunglasses: Gucci.

 

I just love the classic combination of all black with touches of gold.  In my younger (and not so fashionable) days, I was only a silver girl, and would never allow anything gold to come within 5 ft of my wardrobe.  Oh how my style has changed.  Now, the majority of my accessories are gold.

 

It was love at first sight with the accessories I’m wearing in these photos.  My gorgeous bracelet was a birthday present from my Mom (who I should have taken more fashion tips from when I was younger because she has always been a golden girl), and I love this Club Monaco belt so much that I purchased it in the rose gold as well. I’d love to know, what is your metallic colour of choice?

 

 

P.S. I’m linking up with Lauren from Style Elixir today for her weekly Style Sessions.

All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go

Monday, September 23, 2013 36 0

Kate Spade Silk Dress, Zara Mirror Clutch, Jimmy Choo Abel SIlver Metallic Heels, Ily Couture Crystal Necklace

Kate Spade Silk Dress, Zara Mirror Clutch, Jimmy Choo Abel SIlver Metallic Heels, Ily Couture Crystal Necklace

Kate Spade Silk Dress, Zara Mirror Clutch, Jimmy Choo Abel SIlver Metallic Heels, Ily Couture Crystal Necklace

Kate Spade Silk Dress, Zara Mirror Clutch, Jimmy Choo Abel SIlver Metallic Heels, Ily Couture Crystal Necklace

Kate Spade Silk Dress, Zara Mirror Clutch, Jimmy Choo Abel SIlver Metallic Heels, Ily Couture Crystal Necklace

Dress: Kate Spade (similar with sleeves). Neckalce: Ily Couture (c/o). Clutch: Zara. Shoes: Jimmy Choo. Sunglasses: Gucci. Rings: Shopbop, Stella & Dot.

 

Funny story . . . I bought this gorgeous raspberry silk Kate Spade dress the week before New York Fashion Week.  As soon as I spotted it on the sale rack at Nordstrom and noticed that the only dress left happened to be in my size, I knew this stunner was meant to be in my closet.  I instantly decided that it would be perfect to wear to the Herve Leger runway show during NYFW.

 

We had priority standing room tickets to the Herve Leger show, so Gaby and I got all dolled up and rushed to get to the show early to ensure we were first in line to get the good standing room spots.  After waiting about 30 minutes in the very crowded space just outside of the theatre, they finally opened the doors.  We noticed that the four ladies in front of us were taking a long time to get their tickets scanned, and as we eavesdropped we heard that the usher was saying that their tickets to the show had already been used.  She denied them entry and said they would have to go back to the registration desk to figure it out.  I remember thinking, “Ooh, that sucks” and “Thank goodness that’s not us.”

 

As Gaby handed the usher her ticket, we heard the devastating words, “I’m sorry but your tickets have already been used.”  WHAT!?!?  I butted in and said, “Here, try mine” and quickly got the, “Sorry Miss, it’s been used.”  Punched in the face with panic and disappointment, we ran back to the registration desk, got new tickets and ran back to the theatre, but deep down we already knew how this was going to play out.  They kept us corralled outside of the theatre for about 25 more minutes, then we heard the door man yell in a booming voice, “Doors closed, sorry, but no one else is getting in.”  Sigh.

 

We went through the five stages of grief in a period of about four minutes.  Denial (“No, they didn’t really shut the doors, did they?! It must be a mistake.”), Anger (“What the heck, we came all the way from Toronto for this.”), Bargaining (“Let’s call the PR company to see if they can come out and let us in.”), Depression (“This sucks, we came all this way, got all dressed up and can’t even see the show.”) and finally Acceptance (Hey, you know what, we’re not going to let this ruin our trip.  Let’s laugh it off and end the day on a high note…with cupcakes!”).  So instead, we went outside, took some outfit photos and people watched for a while.  We saw many well known bloggers, and two of my favorite magazine ladies, Nina Garcia and Joanna Coles.  Then of course, we ate lots and lots of cupcakes.

 

Even though we were a little bummed that we didn’t get to see the Herve Leger show, we ended up having such a fantastic day and hey, now we have an interesting story to tell.

 

P.S. There are still 2 more days to enter to win this stunning Ily Couture necklace that I’m wearing in these photos.  Click here to enter.

 

 

 

New York City Gridlock

Thursday, September 12, 2013 70 0

Old Navy Windowpane Dress, Jimmy Choo Strappy Sandals, Balenciaga Envelope Clutch

Old Navy Windowpane Dress, Jimmy Choo Strappy Sandals, Balenciaga Envelope Clutch

Crazy Style Love and The Vault Files

New York City Central Park

Old Navy Windowpane Dress, Jimmy Choo Strappy Sandals, Balenciaga Envelope Clutch

Old Navy Grid Line Dress, Balenciaga Envelope Clutch

Old Navy Windowpane Dress, Jimmy Choo Strappy Sandals, Balenciaga Envelope Clutch

Dress: Old Navy. Necklace: Ily Couture. Handbag: Balenciaga. Rings: Shopbop, Stella & Dot. Sunglasses: Gucci. Shoes: Jimmy Choo (the same but with glitter!)

 

Hello Everyone!  I’m back from New York, and WOW, what a fantastic time we had!  My Fashion Week partner in crime, Gaby (from The Vault Files) and I spent five days full of relaxing, shopping, eating, people watching, cupcakes and sight seeing.  We had a few bouts of bad luck (a crashed computer and getting denied entry to a show) but I’ll share more details about all that fun stuff over the next week.  I can’t wait to show you all of the photos from our Big Apple adventure.

 

A big thanks to Gaby for taking most of the photos on our trip.  She is one talented photographer, and captured so many great moments.  These photos are from a Keep event we attended.  The party took place on the 47th floor of a building with a North view overlooking the City and Central Park.  The event was great and the view was stunning.  Thank you Keep for a fun time!

 

 

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