Monday, November 30, 2009

Katies Cutoffs

Katie Holmes is a bit of a mystery to me, sometimes she looks chic and gorgeous and other times frumpy and sloppy... I came across this picture recently and although I am a fan of shorts with tights in cooler weather I absolutely do not like anything about the lower half of this outfit... The jean shorts are hideous with the stirrup leggings and heels, her figure is amazing and this does nothing for her... Maybe her stylist had the day off... Eek!!


I am loving the circle scarves out this season, I spotted a cream one at H&M a few months ago and went back the next day to buy it and low and behold they were gone! I have only seen them online and was ready to order one until to my delight F21 has the Endless Sweater Scarf in stock now and even better news is that they are only $10.90!! I must have the magenta one pictured and a black or cream one as well, cozy and stylish all in one...

Three Looks One Bag

It is no secret that I quite adore Rachel Bilson`s style, here are three adorable and chic looks all perfectly put together with simple basics and great footwear and on a side note her hair is perfection... I love her bag in all of these photos, it is the perfect size and is edgy enough to toughen up each look... Rachel`s bag is a 3.1 Philip Lim Edie Bow Studded Leather Bag and it will cost you a mere $890... I think I will check out the F21 website for something similar and a little more in my price range!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Leaving On A Jet Plane

To all my fellow fashionistas I will be away on a weeks holidays with my lovely hubby!! I will be back Monday November 30th!! Have a super duper week :))

The Face Of Burberry

When I think of Burberry words like classic and chic come to mind and their latest collection and ad campaign does not disappoint... Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame is the newest face of the fashion house and she is a delightful choice, she is so cute and has a youthful elegance about her... These ads are total eye candy and completely drool worthy as they were shot by the amazingly talented and world renowned fashion photographer Mario Testino... I think we will be seeing much more of Emma as an up and coming fashionista and I look forward to it!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Candy Striper

Halle Berry looks so cute and cozy in this Theory striped cardigan, this is a fun piece to have in your wardrobe and throw over jeans and a t-shirt or wear it with shorts and booties to step it up a notch... I found a brighter sleeveless version on the F21 website for $33.80, this would be a great layering piece to add to your fall/winter wardrobe, just keep the rest of your outfit neutral in color to avoid looking like a roll of LifeSavers!!

Lets Talk About Sales

Hey ladies just a few sale alerts this week!!
Old Navy is offering an additional 50% off all sale items on all mens, womens and childrens items
All H&M outerwear for women is 20% off until Thursday
Danier has all leather goods on for 20%-50% off

Good luck bargain shopping!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ruffle My Feathers

I know I know, another Rachel Bilson post!! But I just couldn't resist when I saw this adorable ensemble... I love mixing sweet pieces with harder accessories and she does this to perfection with her casual cool style, the ruffle cardigan sweater is the key piece in her look with great basic jeans and a simple tee then finishing it off with a killer pair of black motorcycle boots studded bag and a slouchy hat.. Rachel's street style is effortless and cool and I love it!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Plaid World

Yes I fully admit I am a major Gossip Girl fan, mostly for the fashion of course ;) I fell in love with this outfit Serena was wearing on Monday's episode, the over the knee boots are to die for and her plaid Mod DKNY tights look perfect under the gorgeous grey coat and cream cowl neck sweater dress... I really like the patterned hosiery trend but it can be hard to pull off and still look chic but this outfit is styled perfectly with just a hint of plaid showing and not overpowering the outfit or looking like a costume... Do you think this trend is wearable for all ages or is this one for the teens and twentysomethings? I have a great pair of burgundy plaid Hue tights that I haven't worn yet, I was on the fence but I think I just fell off!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Shiny Pretty Things

I was perusing the F21 website today as I am planning a trip there next week and I came across this beautiful black sequin tunic... I have to have it! And for $27.90 it is a total steal, this is the perfect go to piece for after work drinks or Saturday night dinner with the girls... I would pair it with liquid leggings and menswear inspired sky high heels, keeping it all black and maybe a pop of color with a bright clutch or bangles... Oh how I love sparkly things!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Red Shoe Diaries

I have seen Kate Bosworth sporting these scarlet buckle Chloe booties around town for the last year now, she inspired me to buy a much more affordable pair from Transit last winter... In fact until I came across these photos today of Kate I had forgotten that I had them in my closet! I think its time to dust them off and start wearing them again and with this unseasonably warm November we are having they are the perfect footwear... Thanks Kate!

Sorry For The Wait... But Lets Start Back With Cameron

It was a rough couple of days with flu season going around in my house, but I am back to the blogosphere!! This is one of my favorite looks on Cameron Diaz , she looks so good in basics like awesome skinnies and a cute little jacket with a giant scarf and of course boots to die for... Plus with legs like hers I think it would be impossible to look bad in much... This is the perfect November afternoon out with the girls for shopping and lunch, don't you think?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ah Choo

These are shoes a girl dreams of owning, or at least this girl does! And now we have the chance to own our very own coveted Jimmy Choo's (chime in the angels singing)... H&M: Jimmy Choo Designer Collection Arrives At Select Stores - November 14 ... Jimmy Choo has teamed up with H&M to do an amazing limited edition shoe collection available to the masses... You must preview the collection here, it has men's and women's bags, shoes, accessories and clothing... Considering a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes start at $1,600 this is an incredible opportunity to own a pair for $129, because of the anticipated crowds for the debut of the collection there will be a bracelet system for first come first serve and a limit of one pair per style for each customer... Good luck to all my fellow brave fashionistas, oh what pairs to Choos!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Half Price Mania

Hey ladies, I just received another awesome sale notice today for Costa Blanca... This is a great opportunity to pick up a dress for an upcoming Christmas party and they always have cute trendy clothes and jewelery... Costa Blanca: 50% off the Entire Store (Starts Friday)
November 13-16, Costa Blanca is having a Friends & Family Sale with 50% off the Entire Store.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Silky Tresses

My hairdresser has been raving about Moroccan Oil hair treatment for months and finally I decided to buy a small bottle to give it a try... And I must say it is a fabulous product it is an ultra light formula hair oil that is instantly absorbed by your hair, even though it is an oil there is no greasy factor with it... Put a few drops in your palms then run them through your damp hair and comb, it is an amazing detangler as well... Follow with your blow dryer and whatever hot tools you use and your hair will look shiny and feel very silky plus it protects your hair from heat damage... There is a whole line of shampoo conditioners and styling products that I can`t wait to try out and it is very affordable starting at $11-$48, I think it is worth it to invest in quality products for your hair especially in the harsh winter months ahead... I am hoping the Morracan Oil will also help fight the static I constantly have in my hair!! I will keep you posted :))

Monday, November 9, 2009

From A To Zebra

I think it has been established that I am a fan or shall we say collector of scarves... Sooo it is not a big surprise that when I came across this amazing zebra scarf online today that I had to snatch it up... I love animal print accessories, like a hat or scarf or a handbag but only to be worn one piece at a time of course and keep the rest of your outfit neutral to really make it pop... This is an inexpensive way to update your winter wardrobe, I found this amazing scarf on ebay for just $11.99!!

Let's Take A Deal

I just received notice of this fantastic printable coupon for The Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic!! Check it out:
November 12 - 15: 30% off Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic Stores including Outlets
The Gap brands are bringing back their Give and Get 30% off everything promotion for 4 days only, November 12th through 15th. You'll save 30% off your entire purchase and Gap will donate 5% of the amount that customers spend to charity. Just print out this page with the coupon and present it to the cashier at your local Old Navy, Gap, Gap Outlet, Banana Republic, or Banana Republic Factory Store when you checkout.

Just in time for Christmas shopping!!!! For yourself or others ;)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Pin Up Dolls

I have been working for the past year with an amazing photographer Marsha Z of Black Rabbit Photography on gorgeous pin up and boudoir style shoots... This is one of my favorite styles of makeup and I absolutely love the energy on a shoot like his, Marsha brings out the sexiness in all her clients and I have a great time glamming them up!! Here are some of our recent beauties...

A Deal So Nice I May Buy Thrice!

Major sale alert this week at Old Navy, all outerwear this includes all coats and vests for men, women and children are 50% off!! Woohoo!! Time to stock up for the winter or buy that bright green peacoat or fuschia down vest now that its on sale... The sale starts today and ends next Thursday November 12th, but you should head there soon for better selection in colours and sizes... Yes, I have already been there today and I must say I did quite well not only for myself but for my two boys as well!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tippy Toes

Ok I came across these torture devices on Fabsugar today and looking at these shoes/boots two things come to mind, firstly they can't really be serious and secondly "OUCH!"... These are Ballet Ankle Boots by Pleaser and for a mere $138 hey can be yours... I just had to post them, they are so ridiculous looking, aren't they??

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

This Deal Is Bananas!

Hey there my fellow bargain hunters, I just received this notice for an amazing deal offered by Banana Republic... I love the clothes and outerwear of the winter 2009 collection and with this deal incentive its a great time to invest in a classic wool peacoat or a super cozy cashmere scarf... It is a one day only offer so don't miss out... Here is the link!
November 5 (that's tomorrow!), Banana Republic will take 25% off purchases over $100 -- but only from 5-9 PM local time.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Louis Lust

If I had a spare $715 than I would definitely buy this Louis Vuitton leopard Bleu Nuit stole/scarf, I mean really it is an investment piece... You would have it for years and it could be worn with a variety of different outfits and through the seasons... Have I convinced you? Well I guess I can settle for the much cheaper version I bought on ebay for $15 :)) For now!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Strike A Pose

This is my latest modeling/make-up artist shoot at The Hamilton Spectator... I loved the clothes I was wearing, I felt very glamorous and chic!! Thanks again to Lisa for putting me in front of the camera, I always have a great time on our shoots... Check out the full article