Thursday, June 28, 2012

I was on yesterday, which is a great sight for finding any style ideas and clothing you are looking for, or don't know yet that you are! It is the visitors who create the looks or style collage, so while some may not be an outfit you would wear you know that the outfits are put together by 'regular' people interested in style and fashion, not just stylist or designers.

Taken from their website; 
What is Polyvore?
Polyvore is the web's largest fashion community site, where users are empowered to discover their style and set trends around the world. With over 15 million monthly unique visitors, Polyvore's global community has created over 44 million sets that are shared across the web. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Polyvore is funded by Benchmark Capital, Matrix Partners, DAG Ventures, Goldman Sachs, and Vivi Nevo (NV Investments).

 Some outfits are created to mimic a celebrities' style or specific outfit, using outfits that the person has found through various price points, quite often at a significantly lower price then the designer duds the celeb was wearing. 

Here I have shown an example of a very chic (collage) outfit someone has created. While the bag and shoes may be more then some people can afford the top and pants come in at amazing price points, especially for such a stylish little outfit. Definitely check the website out!


Chiffon top
$25 -

H&m pants
£25 -

Rebecca minkoff shoes
$395 -

Jimmy choo bag
$625 -

Hillier polka dot earrings
$430 -

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Summer Accessories

One of the fastest way to 'summerize' your wardrobe is with accessories. With wedding season kicking into high gear there is no need to go out and spend a fourtune on new summery dresses, unless it is in your budget of course. Some are dresser and some more casual providing lots of options for summer attire.

These cute accessories can be added to your basic Little Black Dress (who doesn't have a slew of LBD) and you are good for your summer events. All the jewellery shown below is from Aldo since they are so easy to come by.
Bobzien - $14.98
Metts - $20
Camero- $ 12
Contessa - $12

Year End Teacher Gifts

If you are like I am, I like to get the teacher(s) who have put up with...I mean...have had the pleasure of teaching my child a little gift. It doesn't have to be something extravagant, just something to show your appreciation. I have 'teacher friends' who say that even a card expressing your gratitude is a great sentiment.

I have composed a small list of gift ideas;
  • bottle of wine
  • candle
  • chocolates
  • gift card (Starbucks, or a general mall gift card are suggestions)
  • potted plant
  • flowers
  • BBQ or entertaining cook book (with summer corresponding with school being let out this one could come in handy)
  • a craft your child has made for the teacher
  • tea or coffee set
  • summer weight scarf
This year we went with the last one. (Sorry if any of my son's teachers read this before they receive their gift.) I took my son, who is almost 4, to the store to purchase the gifts. There was about 20 to choose from, he studied them for a few minutes then selected one for each teacher. The funny thing is each was totally different from the last, so he must have really thought what he pictured each teacher wearing. Usually he tends to pick the same things over and over for himself. It was sweet to see!

Happy shopping and enjoy the summer with your little ones!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Best Time of Year ...The Net-A-Porter Sale

If you have never checked out Net-A-Porter or thought you couldn't afford items from this luxurious shopping site now is your chance! When their merchandise goes on sale, it really goes on sale...they don't mess around!

Designer apparel, shoes, handbags, jewellery and accessories up to 70% off. There are way too many things that I loved to show here, but I have included a few below.
Current/Elliot - Jeans $200, now $60
Helmut Lang 
Helmut Lang - Top $185, now $55.50

When this site says SALE they know the true meaning and they bring it!
Chloe - Leather Tote $2,295, now $1,148

Zadig & Voltaire 
Zadig & Voltaire - Watch $285, now $142.50

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

To Green or Not to Green

While I would love to pretend that I am a daring cosmetic and nail colour person, the reality is that that couldn't be farther from the truth. Oddly enough I am fairly daring when it comes to more permanent things, such as clothing and hair. Pylon orange coloured jeans...wore them two days ago, shaving half of my hair off like Rhianna's current 'do'...done multiple times, leopard patterned jeans...had to be the first to get get the idea here.

When it comes to my nails I am a orange, red, pale pink and almost black kind of girl. Did I mention orange? Green nails have been in the media the past few summers; 2 years ago it was emerald and jewel toned shades that had magazine editors' raving, while last summer it was kacky and forest green. Neither of which I was daring enough to try. This summer it is mint or sherbet green. I was up for the dare...well kind of!

I have seen girls wearing their nails in this shade and it looks great but I feel out of place with all ten digits, it just isn't 'me'. One mint green nail is all I could swing but I like the outcome and it isn't too childish looking.

OPI 'Mod About You' (pink), China Glaze 'Re-Fresh Mint' (green)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Review of Southern Charm a Novel By Tinsley Mortimer

I am sure that anyone who reads any fashion blogs, has seen the show High Society, reads Page Six, or is a regular viewer of Gossip Girl is familiar with who Tinsley Mortimer is. If you are not familiar with this always camera ready socialite you can check out her personal blog here. Tinsley has just written and published her first novel titled 'Southern Charm'.

I couldn't resist purchasing this book as I admire Tinsley. In an age where flashing underwear, going out in sweat pants and general dishevelness is widely accepted, I find it refreshing to see someone always dressed up, make up and hair done and acting like a lady. The list of females acting like a lady is rapidly being replaced with probation stints and DUIs.

Hardcover and eReader avaliable
The book was an easy read, but enjoyable. The main character (based loosely on Tinsley) remained positive throughout the novel despite various challenges, without coming across cheesy or ditsy. The novel was descriptive without being too wordy and was hard to put down. I rooted for the main character and was happy I had read the book. I hope that Tinsley pens another book soon!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Toothbrush Clutter

If your family is anything like mine everyone likes to have their toothbrushes where they don't have to go searching for them...with men that searching translates to having to open a drawer.

When my husband I initially got married we both had disposable toothbrushes that I could through in a cup under the counter and we were set. They were accessible and tidy. Fast forward 5 years and there are now 4 toothbrushes all electronic, meaning more bulk, more space invading and a general mess in the morning.

In effort to keep our counter top void of clutter I found an easy way to keep our toothbrushes tidy and clean. Easy and fairly obvious I took a regular glass vase and placed them inside. The result was a clean looking, contained spot for something we need to have at our finger tips several times a day. A few times a week I give it a quick rinse prior to hopping in the shower, flip it over to dry and by the time I get out it is dry. Easy and kind of 'arty'!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Great Find

I am a sucker for bracelets, the colour orange and gold jewelery...put those three things together and 9 times out of 10 I am sold on the item! Last night I did a quick milk run to the nearby grocery store and accidentally stumbled across a really cute set of bracelets, combining all three loves.

The bracelets below came as two sets; the big cuff and a pack of 3 bangles. Each set was only $14 with 50% off so I got all 4 bracelets for $14! Amazing! I am sure to rock these all summer with both dressy and casual outfits. (Both photos are the same set just different angles)

JOE Fresh $14, on sale for $7
JOE Fresh $14, on sale for $7

Friday, June 8, 2012

June = Comeback Month

After months of hiatus from posting I am making every effort to carve out a few minutes hopefully daily to post on my blog, about things I am loving, trends and cool stuff I come across. I have missed having an outlet for all that interests me! Hope to hear any comments any of my readers have!