Summer Weather #DailyOutfit

Happy Monday everyone! What did you all get up to this weekend? It was so beautiful out this weekend in Toronto! I couldn’t resist hitting up one of my favorite places for brunch on Saturday – The Drake Hotel for some delicious post-run grub (look at the beautiful flowers I found on my run this weekend)! This place really does have the best brunch selection. My current fav: the scrabbled burrito! What’s also amazing, are their homemade blueberry scones! The Drake has definitely become one of my favorites for many reasons including their rooftop patio, which is just perfect for the summer and also the fact they play some of the best Canadian music!

mon

mon1

Pretty excited about finally wearing skirts without stockings! I particularly loved this pairing between my stellar new Modern Vice boots and my Zara Batick skirt!

photo 3 (74)

photo 4 (43)

Photos by @Offner

Modern Vice custom Oxblood Dove Bootie (similar one here)

Zara Batik Mini Skirt

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

Biko Rena Ring Necklace (get it here)

Uranium White Stripes tee

Band T-Shirt #DailyOutfit

The long weekend is just around the corner!! And the countdown to my next big trip is fast approaching. Europe in T-2 weeks! I’m so excited!

I can’t wait to share with you all my next 5 Questions With interview on Sunday. I’ve got another amazingly talented lady that I’ll be profiling. Make sure you check the blog on Sunday to see who it is! I’ll give you a clue: Vancouver!

Last night, I was lucky to attend the HAÏM concert in Toronto at the Kool Haus. I’ve been a big HAÏM fan ever since their first couple of singles, before any official EPs had come out. One of my friends in LA had introduced me to them during one of my many trips. I was right away drawn to their infectious mix of pop and rock! Every time I wanted to see them live, I just missed them by a day or so. Yesterday, they finally came to Toronto. Though there aren’t too many bands left on my “To-see list“, they were definitely one of them. Last night, they absolutely SLAYED the Kool Haus. I’ve seen them perform on a whole bunch of television shows, livestream concerts, etc. and always thought they gave a good show (though lately, I had seen a few more so-so performances) but last night, they went above and beyond my expectations. Anyone who’s ever doubted their musical chops, their ability to sing, etc. was silenced at the show. My ears are still slightly ringing and my voice is pretty shot today from all the singing I did last night but man was it worth it. Wow! One of the best shows I’ve seen in a while!

haim

Over the years, I’ve amassed a ton of band shirts either via work, friends, etc. Though I have given most of them away now, I’ve kept a few that are more meaningful to me. When getting dressed this morning, and still on a high from last night, I figured it’d be fitting to plan my outfit around a band t-shirt. I happened to find this old Phantogram tee (one of the bands I personally can’t wait to see live again!!) I got when I was working with the band at Indica Records. I paired that with my rad new Modern Vice White Handler boots, some rock n’ roll Springsioux jewelry and my off-white moto jacket. Voilà!

haim2

photo 3 (70)

photo 4 (40)

Photos by @Offner

Modern Vice Handler Boot (get it here)

H&M off-white quilted moto jacket

Springsioux Shaman pendant (get it here)

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

H&M grey skinny belt 

Lady In Red #DailyOutfit

Lady In Red – Is the first thing I heard when I walked down the hallway at work this morning wearing today’s outfit. I must agree it’s a pretty fitting title for my Tuesday getup! I couldn’t be more excited to debut my amazing new custom Oxblood Dove Bootie that the fine folks at Modern Vice in NYC made for me. These will go perfectly with any skinny jean, dress, shorts, etc. I love making a statement with a bold shoe and I feel these new custom babies will do just that!

photo 3 (69)

photo 2 (99)

Modern Vice custom Oxblood Dove Bootie (similar one here)

H&M basic striped tee

Uranium Glazing necklace

Zara gold stud plaid shirt (similar one here)

 

Sunny Day #DailyOutfit

What a beautiful day in Toronto today! A perfect day to wear some yellow if you ask me! Yesterday I received my brand new custom Modern Vice boots! I’m so excited about these two new pairs. I especially love the custom handmade Oxblood Dove Bootie! Can’t wait to show you the looks I put together in the next couple of days!!

photo (72)

pic445

photo 2 (98)

photo 3 (68)

Photos by @Offner

Modern Vice Camo Jetts (get them here)

H&M skinny beige trousers (get them here)

Zara TRF oversized tee 

Pamela Love High Tide Pendant (get it here)

Topshop clean edge fedora hat (similar one here)

Easter White #DailyOutfit

Happy Easter weekend everyone!! Whether you’re with the family, traveling abroad or simply just hanging at home, I hope it’s a relaxing and beautiful weekend! I’m excited to have a laid back weekend at home, probably the last in a while so I’m going to enjoy it to the fullest!

Celebrating this weekend with some easter white. Can’t get enough of these white denim trousers from Zara. Best purchase I made a few seasons ago, because they still look brand new and can be worn all year round! Also can’t wait for my new custom Modern Vice boots to get here from NYC. Might be getting them next week, can’t wait to show you all!!

photo 2 (87)

photo 1 (92)

 Photos by @Offner

Zara white denim pants

Zara bejeweled camo vest (similar one here)

Modern Vice Camo Jetts (get them here)

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

Vanessa Mooney Little Ways Gold Bracelet (get it here)

Lionette Gilmore bracelet (to order please go here)

TOPSHOP arrow necklace

April Fools #DailyOutfit

Today, one of my favorite new bands called Language Arts released a brand new record. The band’s leader Kristen reminds me a lot of Lisa Loeb with her glasses and her style of singing. You can stream Wonderkind in full here. Listening to the record on repeat helped me get through the day (feeling ill again, boo!), particularly this song – “Oh Tangible World”. Here’s a cute acoustic version:

Happy I’m able to take my Pamela Love boots back out. As one of my friends Nicole noticed the other day, ankle boots seem to be all the rage now that the weather is warming up. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a HUGE fan of ankle boots. I think they’re totally worth investing in because they go with just about anything: skinnies, dresses, skirts, shorts, etc. You can also find a good pair of ankle boots for under $200. One of my favorite maker of ankle boots is a brand from NYC called Modern Vice. They’ve got just about every style and color imaginable and are handmade right in Manhattan. Though a bit more pricey, they’re definitely worth the money. During my last trip to NYC I was able to order two new pairs, which I can’t wait to show you! Do you have a favorite pair of ankle boots?

photo 1 (83)

photo 2 (78)

photo 3 (61)

Photos by @Offner

Biko Neon Blue Colby necklace (get it here)

Pamela Love x Nine West brick moto booties 

TOPSHOP Moto Wine Supersoft Skinny Leigh Jeans (get them here)

H&M black oversized blazer (similar one here)

Zara basic blue scoop neck shirt

Front And Company Firebird ring

WMCFW FW14 Day 3 #DailyOutfit

For my third FW14 WMCFW outfit, I decided to put the emphasis on a bright colored coat. I picked this amazing green coat from Zara to compliment my red hair. I think anyone can pull this look off. Zara had a handful of other colored jackets like fuchsia, bright yellow, neon blue, etc. I think wearing a bright colored coat automatically spices up your outfit!

Here I am after three full days of shows, a little tired to say the least! Had such a blast again this evening! Can’t believe it’s over for this season. Check for my full Day 3 recap coming tomorrow am! Night!! xo

photo 1 (78)

photo 2 (73)

   Photos by @Offner

Zara Green Wool Coat (get it here)

Modern Vice Camo Jetts (get them here)

Anine Bing Black Boat Neck T-Shirt (get it here)

Karen London Gypsy Ring (get it here)

Karen London Dream Weaver Necklace (get it here)

Anine Bing Bohemian black hat

Zara handbag with faux fur 

 

Winter Shorts #DailyOutfit

Back in Toronto after being on the road for almost a week. I had a great time in Ottawa! I was able to eat at some of my favorite spots in the city: Murray Street (the best cheese & wine in Ottawa!) and also a new hotspot called Sidedoor : where they served the most delicious donuts!! I also really loved their tacos and all of their sharing plates. You have to hit these two restaurants on your next trip to the Canadian capital!

photo 1 (32)

photo 2 (28)

 

photo 3 (19)

Getting use out of my shorts today! It may be hella cold out but wearing tights with shorts is always a fun look. It makes me think that summer is only a few months away… Can’t wait to soak up some sun rays in Miami and LA next month!

photo 3 (20)

photo 2 (29)

photo 1 (33)

 Photos by @Offner

H&M oversized knitted jumper (similar one here)

Verameat Peace Hand necklace (get it here)

Verameat mystery hugs ring (get it here)

Verameat vampire crown ring (get it here)

Urban Outfitters jean shorts (similar ones here)

Modern Vice Camo Jetts (get them here)

Uranium gold tripple thick ring (Fall 2013 collection)

H&M big floppy hat black (similar one 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!

photo 1 (28)

photo 2 (24)

photo 3 (15)

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)

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

veda

MLLE Mademoiselle Rumi Leopard Biker Jacket

mllemad

Springsioux Bison Cross Pendant

bison-cross-pendant

Rag & Bone Hudson Skirt

rag

Styligion White Skater Dress

styligion

Urban Outfitters BDG Crushed Velvet Leggings

urban

Pamela Love High Tide Pendant Necklace

pamlove

Modern Vice The Dove Booties

mv

Mackage Jori Medium Tan Cross Body Bag

mackage

The 2 Bandits Franklin’s Tower Cuff / Antique Brass 

the2ban

Hudson Jeans Stark Moto Super Skinny in Crimson Wax

hudsonjeans

Vanessa Mooney’s The Celeste Ring

vm

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

handlercroco Vanessa Mooney The Sky Above Necklace

vmneck

Vanessa Mooney Wherever You Wander Bracelet

vmbra

Anine Bing Burgundy Double Zipper Leather Pants

bingpant

Styligion Shades of Red Lace Dress

lacelong

Pamela Love Aeternum Pendant

pmae

Anine Bing Bohemian Black Hat

hat

Pamela Love Occulus Arrow Ring

pm

Anine Bing Leather Skinny Pant

bing

Pamela Love High Tide Cuff

cuff

Springsioux Leather Gloves

leather-gloves

Sincerely Jules Watercolor Donut Tee

DONUT_TEE

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

Mel xo