My Style Statement with PANDORA

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When I think of a perfect date night, I think of the following: a cute outfit, pretty jewelry and going to one of my favorite local hot spots.

Living in Toronto is wonderful because there’s always a new restaurant or bar opening up around the city, which make dates that much more fun!

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When it comes to planning my outfits for a date, I always want to make a statement. There are many ways to make statements with how you dress, but one of the ways I love most is with my jewelry. I love putting together different outfits around pieces of jewelry, making outfits either more glamorous or more laid back, depending on what I pick out.

Lately, because I’ve been training for my first 15K race, I’ve been spending a lot of time in workout clothes, so there’s no excuse for me not to glam it up when going out. Plus, with the warm weather now at our doorstep, dresses are back in my closet and making a regular appearance. And let’s be honest, dresses are the most comfortable thing to wear when the weather gets hot, aren’t they, ladies?

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For tonight’s date night outfit, I picked out one of my favorite dresses that I got a few months back. It’s a simple green silk dress that I paired with some black suede ankle boots. To complete the look, I added some of my favorite PANDORA jewels.

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I’m particularly fond of this matching Necklace Tropical Palm, Clear Cubic Zirco and Ring Tropical Palm, Clear Cubic Zirconia set. It’s delicate and also unique. I find it also goes well with the green dress, reminding me of a beautiful forest. I also love these small Earring Studs, Birthday Blooms, May, Chrys; they go perfectly with my red hair.

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I also stacked the Ring Alluring Brilliant Marquise, Clear C and Ring Brilliant Princess, Clear C on my other hand. For me, sparkles are a must on a date night.

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PANDORA has so many different styles to choose from that you’re sure to find something for every outfit.

Add a touch of lipstick, black eyeliner (I always like to keep a touch of rock n’ roll in all of my outfits!) and you’ve got a winning look!

What is your idea of a perfect date outfit?

Designed to inspire women to embrace the self-creator within PANDORA is a partner in helping to explore and craft a unique personal story to complement any style, every day.  This is a reflection of PANDORA’s mission for more than 30 years – to offer women across the world a beautiful universe of high-quality jewelry products at affordable prices, which combines the modern techniques for high-end jewelry production with centuries-old craftsmanship.  Love, care and attention to detail are bestowed upon each hand-finished piece from start to finish that brings to life the brand’s Danish design legacy and artistry while inspiring women to collect, accentuate, layer and showcase their individual style by embracing the Art of You.

For more information, please visit www.pandoragroup.com. View and shop the collection at www.pandora.net.

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This post was brought to you by PANDORA Jewelry via Mode Media Canada.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of PANDORA. PANDORA provided jewelry for this post.

 

Winter Grunge #DailyOutfit

Yesterday was a big day for my friends The Balconies! They finally launched their brand new record Fast Motions after almost a two year delay. I couldn’t be more stoked for these guys. I truly believe they’ve got what it takes to take on the world with their infectious guitar-driven rock tracks! If you haven’t already, make sure you listen to Fast Motions. For Canadians, you can check it out here & for everyone else here. Stay tuned as they’ll be coming to a city near you this winter, spring and summer!photo (61) Also, personally very excited on getting my first official styling credit in the album, yay!

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Today’s outfit – it’s a wintery grunge look! Nothing quite like a big comfy plaid shirt on a busy day of work!

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Zara Nouveau Grunge tee

Urban Outfitters boyfriend flannel shirt

H&M classic skinny blue jeans

Aldo beige lace up boots (similar ones here)

Verameat Peace Hand necklace (get it here)

K.I.S.S. #DailyOutfit

We’ve all heard of the KISS acronym – Keep it simple, stupid. One thing I didn’t know is that the principle was originally noted by the US Navy in 1960 as a design principle. They noted that “simplicity should be a key goal in design and unnecessary complexity should be avoided“. Though I rarely dress with principles in mind, today’s outfit totally made me think of KISS. I often boggle my brain trying to find a ton of accessories and jewelry to add to my outfit but today, I kept the whole look SIMPLE! And you know what? It was kind of refreshing!

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Modern Vice Camo Jetts (get them here)

Anine Bing Skinny Jeans Double Zipper Black (get them here)

Pamela Love High Tide Pendant (get it here)

Zara Green Shirt with gold skull buttons (similar one here)

1st Post of 2014! #DailyOutfit

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you’ve all had amazing holidays!! After a month-long break I’m excited to be back home and back to blogging. I took a much needed break but am now filled with more energy than ever. Excited to see what 2014 has in store!

What did you guys get up to during the break? I had the opportunity to travel to France, Montreal and the US. I can’t wait to share my travel adventures with you all. I’ll be posting a special France and Stowe blog in the next couple of days. Looking forward to sharing some of my favorite memories from the trip!

For my first outfit of the year, I’m doing purple and black. I love the delicate bracelet from Lyon designer Sophie Deschamps I received as a gift while I was in France. Everyone in France are wearing them right now. Not only can they be worn all the time but they’re also easily stackable. Whenever I look at it, I’m reminded of the wonderful time I had!

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Zara Biker Jacket with zips (similar one here)

Victoria Secret black pocket tee

Biko Jewellery Kyma Neckkace (get it here)

Forever 21 accordeon pleated purple skirt (similar one here)

Zara laced ankle boots with block heel (get them here)

Sophie Deschamps Grey string bracelet with flower charm (similar one here)

 

 

eLUXE x Song Of Style #DailyOutfit

I was delighted to attend the launch of the eLUXE x Song Of Style capsule collection in Toronto tonight. Like 1.2 million other people, I’ve been following Aimee Song‘s instagram/twitter/blog for the last year and a half. Not only am I a fan of her incredible fashion sense, I also love the fact that she’s traveling the world living her dream. I really respect and admire the life she’s created for herself, it’s really inspiring to see!

What’s weird about social media is even if you’ve never met the person before, you feel like you somehow know them. This evening, I got to meet the lovely Aimee for a few minutes. As expected, she was a total sweetheart! She was gracious enough to pose for photos and chat with all the girls that had gathered at the event!

Props to eLUXE for having thought of this collaboration with Aimee. There’s no doubt in my mind that it will be SUPER successful. The launch tonight was really cute – all the mannequins had been personally styled by Aimee herself, they had refreshments, giveaways and even had a candy bar!

Stoked on the two pieces I got tonight! Will be perfect for my upcoming travels! You can check out the collection here. #DoEpicChic #VoiLÀ

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For the occasion, I dressed up in my rad snakeskin tunic, my favorite faux leather jacket and some of my favorite accessories!

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Topshop snake print tunic dress (get it here)

 Zara Biker Jacket with zips (similar one here)

Lionette Gilmore bracelet (to order please go here)

Biko black chainmaille bracelet (get it here)

Biko Jewellery Solo Grid Ring (get it here)

Vanessa Mooney Sweet Antiquity Bracelet Pearl (get it here)

Biko Third Eye bracelet (get it here)

Vanessa Mooney Little Ways Gold Bracelet (get it here)

Beryl booties from Paris 

A Few Of My Favorite Things

I remember being a child and making a Christmas present list every year for Santa Claus and then as I got older for my parents. Though I don’t make lists anymore (because let’s be honest, I have more than I could ever need – I’m healthy, I’m surrounded by amazing friends and family, I have a roof over my head, I get to eat 3 meals a day and I get to do things I love!), I thought it’d be fun to make a fake fashion holiday wish list this year. There are just so many beautiful garments that exist in the world, a girl can dream can’t she? Here are a few of my favorite things…

Pamela Love x VEDA jacket

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MLLE Mademoiselle Rumi Leopard Biker Jacket

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Springsioux Bison Cross Pendant

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Rag & Bone Hudson Skirt

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Styligion White Skater Dress

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Urban Outfitters BDG Crushed Velvet Leggings

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Pamela Love High Tide Pendant Necklace

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Modern Vice The Dove Booties

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Mackage Jori Medium Tan Cross Body Bag

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The 2 Bandits Franklin’s Tower Cuff / Antique Brass 

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Hudson Jeans Stark Moto Super Skinny in Crimson Wax

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Vanessa Mooney’s The Celeste Ring

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Modern Vice Holiday Handler (the perfect black boot if you ask me!)

handlercroco Vanessa Mooney The Sky Above Necklace

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Vanessa Mooney Wherever You Wander Bracelet

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Anine Bing Burgundy Double Zipper Leather Pants

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Styligion Shades of Red Lace Dress

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Pamela Love Aeternum Pendant

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Anine Bing Bohemian Black Hat

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Pamela Love Occulus Arrow Ring

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Anine Bing Leather Skinny Pant

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Pamela Love High Tide Cuff

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Springsioux Leather Gloves

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Sincerely Jules Watercolor Donut Tee

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What would be on your fashion holiday wish list? Let me know!

Mel xo

Dino Love #DailyOutfit

I really wanted to wear my newest Verameat friend for today’s Daily Outfit. I’ve always been a big fan of dinosaurs so when I saw her newest collection, I was immediately drawn to it. Apparently, Vera is also hard at work on a new very special collection that will be released in the next couple of months. Stay tuned for all the deets! So I wore my dino friend with a simple sand colored v-neck tee, leather pants and my Anine Bing boots (can’t believe how many knock-offs I’ve been seeing as of late, must be super flattering for Anine!)

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H&M faux leather pants

H&M beige lace knit top (similar one here)

Verameat Long Neck Dino Love (get it here)

Vanessa Mooney With A Tiny Tender Kiss Charm Bracelet White(get it here)

Vanessa Mooney Little Ways Gold Bracelet (get it here)

Vanessa Mooney Sweet Antiquity Bracelet Pearl (get it here)

Karl Lagerfeld ’7′ Beveled Bezel Bracelet Watch (get it here)

Anine Bing boots with silver studs (get them here)

 

 

Modern Vice Family

The wait is finally over!! My handmade Modern Vice boots finally arrived in the mail yesterday straight from the factory in NYC. I’ve never owned a pair of boots in my life where I had seen exactly where they’ve been made, who made them, etc. so this is a very special pair to me. They came in a beautiful purple box, all polished and had that dreamy new leather smell. What I love about these boots is that they were not only handmade just for me but no two pairs are alike. Though it was hard to pick just one pair, I opted for the Camo Jetts because I think they will go with just about everything and seemed warm enough to get me through the fall, winter and upcoming spring.

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Modern Vice has been really busy as of late shipping orders left right and centre to stores such as Anthropologie and also because of their many amazing collaborations. Really exciting for a brand that hasn’t been around for too long. Major props to Jordan Adoni, his brother Jensen Adoni and Natalie Suarez for knowing how to not only offer a great product at a good price but also knowing exactly how to market these amazing boots.

I’m really happy to officially be a part of the Modern Vice Family now!

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Zara silk leopard tank 

Zara TRF Combination Biker Jacket

Anine Bing Skinny Jeans Double Zipper Black (get them here)

Modern Vice Camo Jetts (get them here)

Verameat Sharktopus necklace (get it here)

Biko Jewellery Solo Grid Ring (get it here)

Bing Bang Wanderlust cuff (get it here)

Verameat vampire crown ring (get it here)

Biko Jewellery Telsum Bracelet (get it here)

Vanessa Mooney Little Ways Gold Bracelet (get it here)

Early Riser #DailyOutfit

Today was one heck of an early wake up call for work but it was for a good cause. We had the pleasure of filming a performance and interview with Shad. Have you heard his new record Flying Colours? It’s honestly one of the best things I’ve heard all year. His rhymes are so clever, his music is powerful and so well crafted. I wouldn’t be surprised if his talent not only brings him across the border down south but also around the world. So nice to listen to hip hop artists that have a positive message, that have meaning in their songs and that make you reflect on life. It was a real pleasure to speak with him today! If you haven’t already, go listen to Flying Colours. In the meantime, here’s his first single “Stylin“:

I had the opportunity to stop by Biko Jewellery‘s sample sale this afternoon on the way home from work. So many sparkly goodies were being sold! There was already almost nothing left by the time I got there. I couldn’t be more thrilled for Corrine and couldn’t help but add to my collection while I was there 😉

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Today’s half awake daily outfit has lot’s of red. Gravitating more and more towards that color as of late. Love this new shirt that I got from Zara earlier this week, it’s so soft and comfy! TGIF!! Happy weekend! xo

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Zara TRF Basic Short Sleeve T-Shirt Terracotta (get it here)

Zara Batik Mini Skirt 

Vanessa Mooney Little Ways Gold Bracelet (get it here)

Vanessa Mooney With A Tiny Tender Kiss Charm Bracelet White(get it here)

Biko black chainmaille bracelet (get it here)

Bing Bang Wanderlust cuff (get it here)

Karl Lagerfeld ’7′ Beveled Bezel Bracelet Watch (get it here)

Zara fabric wedge ankle boots (get them here)

Crystals #DailyOutfit

Can’t believe World MasterCard Fashion Week is only a few days away!! What shows are you excited to check out? Due to my hectic schedule, I will only be able to see a handful of shows again this year. Really excited to see the Joe Fresh and Mackage shows again this season!
For today’s Daily Outfit, I’m wearing a super fun new necklace from Biko Jewellery called the Kyma Necklace, which is made from rainbow quartz. I know a lot of designers have been making necklaces with crystals lately but I really like Corrine’s take on it – the way it’s wrapped, the chain she used and even just the type of crystal she opted for!
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Biko Jewellery Kyma Neckkace (get it here)
Zara TRF knit lace long sleeve shirt
Forever 21 Houndstooth print skirt (similar one here)
Biko Jewellery Tall Slice Ring (get it here)
Biko Jewellery Solo Grid Ring (get it here)
Zara laced ankle boots with block heel (get them here)
Karl Lagerfeld ’7′ Beveled Bezel Bracelet Watch (get it here)