Maxi Skirt #DailyOutfit

Yesterday, I had mentioned ankle boots being one of my favorite things for spring. A second thing that is worth investing in for this season is also a maxi skirt. You’ve probably seen them all over fashion magazines, on runways and on the street already. Graphic maxi skirts are also super cool. I had purchased the one I’m wearing today last spring at H&M for a whopping $20. I’m definitely considering adding more to my wardrobe this season as well. Pretty much every store are carrying them right now, Topshop has a huge selection and so does ASOS and Forever 21, H&M, etc.

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Shop eLUXE x Song Of Style VoiLÀ raw neck sweater (similar one here)

H&M tie-dye black and white maxi skirt

Steve Madden ECNTRC-C flats (get them here)

 Zara Biker Jacket with zips (similar one here)

Uranium Glazing necklace

 

Keep It Lite #DailyOutfit

With spring finally deciding to show  up, I couldn’t be more excited to have received an amazing package from British Columbia (by the way, I’m so due for a visit soon!!) this past weekend. I got some rad new shoes from a Canadian brand called Native Shoes. You may have heard of them already if you’re a big Trouble Andrew fan as he is one of the brand’s ambassadors. You may have also seen their super colorful and quirky ad campaigns, they kind of look straight out of a Wes Anderson movie. If not, a bunch of celebrities including Obama‘s daughters have been spotted sporting these kicks. The reason why I love these shoes so much is that a) as their motto states, they’re super lite and also comfy, b) they’re the perfect post-surfing/wakeboarding/SUP shoe because they’re waterproof and easy to clean c) they’re Canadian!! I’m also a big fan of all of the colors they have for the spring.

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Though it’s still a little too chilly to sport them every day, I figured I’d take them out for a trial run today on this beautiful Monday along with my new Anine Bing cropped jeans. What are some of the clothes you’re excited to wear now that the weather has gotten a tiny bit warmer?! Let me know!

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H&M off-white quilted moto jacket

Anine Bing Cropped Jeans with slit – charcoal (get them here)

Native Shoes Jericho Womens – Jiffy Black (get them here)

Zara black and white striped tee (similar one here)

TOPSHOP mixed metals necklace

 

WMCFW FW14 Day 1 #DailyOutfit

For this season’s runway shows I decided to keep my outfits pretty warm as the weather outside is still super brutal. For my first look of the week, I’m wearing shades of white, off white and black. I opted for a more rock n’ roll outfit to kick this exciting week of high fashion!!

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Uranium pattern headband (get it here)

Zara white denim pants

 Zara Biker Jacket with zips (similar one here)

Anine Bing knit sweater

Pamela Love High Tide Pendant (get it here)

Steve Madden ECNTRC-C flats (get them here)

Baby Jaws #DailyOutfit

While I was in LA last week I had the chance to stop by OIA Jules‘ creation studio in Encino. I love Elizabeth’s jewelry designs for many reasons. Not only does she make super creative pieces, she also uses quality materials (those precious stones are so beautiful!), everything is reasonably priced and she is the epitome of her motto – “laid back glam“. I was immediately drawn to her because of her vibe and the vibe of her creations. Elizabeth’s designs caters to all types of women coming from everywhere. I was really excited to get a little custom piece made while I was there – a super dainty gold baby jaws necklace! I absolutely love it! I also got a few other pieces that you’ll be seeing in my upcoming blog posts. Make sure you keep an eye out for the blog she’ll be launching shortly!

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H&M leopard print leggings (similar ones here)

Zara gold stud plaid shirt (similar one here)

OIA Jules Baby Jaws Necklace (similar one here)

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

Topshop platforms 

 

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

Laid Back #DailyOutfit

Today was a much needed day off! After working over 100 hours + in the last two weeks, it was nice to finally sleep in a little and not have anything to do!

The one thing I did take time to do, was to take care of myself – meaning eating healthy homemade food, nap (I never nap!!) and go for a run! Though it’s getting a lot colder in Toronto, I’m still making it a habit to go run a few times a week.

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For today’s outfit, I opted for a very laid back look. I rarely wear wool socks and plain leggings out but today was that kind of day. I tried to accessorize my look – by adding a bunch of silver and green jewels to make it a little less plain.

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Vanessa Mooney Black Queen Necklace (get it here)

Zara bejeweled camo vest (similar one here)

Biko green chainmaille bracelet (get it here)

Camel 2 stripe shin socks (similar ones here)

Clean seam black leggings (similar ones here)

The 2 Bandits Bow Tie Ring – Antique Silver With Green Enamel (get it here)

Aldo beige lace up boots (similar ones here)

Grey Leopard #DailyOutfit

Happy Wednesday! How’s your thus far? In a week from today I’ll be back on the road for work, probably my last work trip of the year before the holidays. Back to Montreal again to amongst other things, co-host a music gala. Once that’s over, the mental prep for France will commence. For those who’ve been to France before, what were some of your favorite hotspots? Your favorite areas? Anything to recommend? I’m always on the lookout for new things to check out while travelling!

Back with the prints on today’s outfit. I’m wearing a more subdued version of the leopard print with these grey pants. I’ve paired that with some gold brass and grey stone accessories.

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Zara basic blue scoop neck shirt

H&M grey leopard print pants

Uranium Glazing necklace (from the upcoming Fall 2013 collection)

Vanessa Mooney Little Ways Gold Bracelet (get it here)

Lionette SINEAD bracelet (check the site for more info)

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

Steve Madden leather booties (similar ones here)

The 2 Bandits Spurr Cuff (get it here)

Rhombus #DailyOutfit

Another Monday, another fresh start! Weeks are flying by! Can’t believe it’s already November. I’d say that November and January are my least favorite months of the year just because they’re usually really cold and dark months. Got so many things to do for work this month, so I’m certain it’ll go by fast and before I know it, I’ll be on my way to France! What do you like or dislike about November?

I watched a really great documentary this weekend called SOMM – a film that follows a few American candidates who are preparing to pass the Master Sommelier exam, the highest recognized level of sommeliers in the world. In 93 minutes you learn a whole lot not only about what it takes to because a Master Sommelier but also a lot about the culture, the history and the lives of the sommeliers not only in America but across the world as well. As someone who’s getting to know wine better and better, it was a really interesting flick to watch.

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I picked the rhombus on my skirt as the theme for today’s daily outfit. Lot’s of dark colors mixed with a pop of white! I do fear that I will be dressing in a lot of dark colors again this winter but I will make a conscious effort to add more color to the mix this season.

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TOPSHOP Aztec Jacquard Bodycon Skirt (get it here)

H&M diagonal zip jacket

Zara scoop neck white tee 

Verameat Peace Hand necklace (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)

Lionette Joplin bracelet (similar one here)

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

Anine Bing boots with silver studs (get them here)

Bing Bang Wanderlust cuff (get it here)

Beanie’s Back #DailyOutfit

Snow may not have hit Toronto yet but it’s definitely beanie weather again. I found this super cute knit beanie at H&M the other night and thought it’d be the perfect addition to my growing beanie collection. I used to think I looked silly with a beanie on but it’s definitely grown on me! Do you like beanies? Do you think it’s just a fad?

Speaking of H&M, how exciting is the new Isabel Marant x H&M collection that will be out on November 14th? Everyone’s been talking about it for the last couple of weeks. I saw tons of photos from the official launch in Paris last week and a bunch from the H&M collection preview last night in Toronto. Here are some of my fav looks from their ad campaign… These looks will be flying off the shelves in no time, mark my words!

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H&M black knit beanie (similar one here)

 Zara Biker Jacket with zips (similar one here)

Anine Bing boyfriend jeans (get them here)

Zara scoop neck white tee 

Modern Vice Camo Jetts (get them here)

Verameat Peace Hand necklace (get it here)

Verameat Sharktopus necklace (get it here)

Stella & Dot gold renegade cluster bracelet (get it here)

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

Lionette Joplin bracelet (similar one 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)