On Trend: Black & White Grid Print

Thursday, September 26, 2013 17 0

Fall 2014 Trends: Black & White Grid Print

Top Row:  Gap Pants (on sale!) //  French Connection Top  //  Old Navy Dress

Middle Row:  Forever 21 To  //  ASOS Skirt  //  Dorothy Perkins Scarf

Bottom Row:  French Connection Dress  //  Kate Spade Scarf  //  ASOS Skirt


I’m a big fan of graphic prints.  I don’t think I’ve ever met a stripe or polka dot that I didn’t like.  It’s therefore expected that black and white grid print, a huge trend for Fall 2014, would be right up my alley.  I’ve recently purchased an Old Navy dress (you can see it in my post “NYC Gridlock”), and a great pair of Gap cropped pants (in navy).  A windowpane print pair of black & white pumps, and a check patterned silk blouse are also on my wish list.


Today, I’m honoured to be guest posting for the super sweet Amy from Leopard and Lillies as she makes her big move from Dubai to San Francisco.  I’m wearing my Gap grid print cropped pants in my guest post, so if you’re interested in checking them out, please head over to Leopard and Lillies.  Are you loving this print as much as I am?  Have you purchased anything grid print this season?  Please do share!




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.




Made In Canada

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 98 0

Marc Jacobs Clutch Michael Kors Gold Watch

Crazy Style Love Canadian Style Blog

Marc Jacobs Clutch Boutique 9 Justine Pink Pumps

Crazy Style Love Toronto Fashion Blog

Skirt: Tristan. Jacket: H&M (similar). Top: Jacob. Clutch: Marc Jacobs. Shoes: Boutique 9 (similar). Sunglasses: Gucci. Watch: Michael Kors. Bracelets: BCBG, J.Crew, Forever 21. Rings: Coach.


Some of you may have seen on Instagram that I purchased this gorgeous abstract print skirt at the Tristan store opening event I attended a few weeks ago.  I immediately fell in love with the beautiful jewel tone colours, and could picture wearing this skirt all year round.  As a fabulous bonus, this skirt is made in Canada, along with many other of the pieces from Tristan.  Sadly, it’s rare now a days that brands produce merchandise in our own country, so it’s wonderful to be able to support our economy.


P.S. Keeping with the Canadian theme of this post, all of you lovely Canadian ladies can click here to enter to win a Clarisonic Mia2 Cleansing System.  I am madly in love with my Clarisonic Mia2 and highly recommend it!