Friday, July 29, 2011

Reds

Not the mean reds a la Breakfast at Tiffany's, but rather the gorgeous ginger shades of some girls tresses. Typically, I am pretty happy with being a blondie. However, when I see pictures like those below, I am hit with the sudden desire to go red. I am not sure if it would work with my complexion but I can dream at least...

As seen on Style Quotient.
As seen on Pandora.

As seen on Sea of Shoes.

The Long Weekend!

Here in British Columbia, we have a long weekend this weekend! I am so excited and will try to to take full advatage of my three-day weekend to relax, spend time with my husband, dog and friends and take in some of the great activities that are going on in Vancouver including:







  • watching my first Pride Parade. I always missed it when we lived in Victoria as I am often out of town for the long weekend. However, I am in home this time and hear that the Vancouver Pride Parade is a must-see event


  • go fashion spotting with my husband Will. Will runs a street-style blog called The Style Butcher and we will be taking to the streets of Vancouver to find the city's most fashionable and fun residents.

What are you getting up to?

Rad Nail Tutorial: Simple Triangles!

I found this great nail tutorial on the Dainty Squid today! It looks super easy to do and is an awesome effect.I will definitely be trying this look out this weekend.

As seen on The Dainty Squid.
Check it out here.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Amazing Building Transformation

Today on Design Sponge, they featured a home in their Before and Afters that is like no other remodel I have ever seen. They really started with bare bones as you can see in the pictures below. I absolutely love the results and the decor they chose for the interior is perfect. Also, they have a spiral staircase!












 All photos from Design Sponge.
Read about this remodel on here.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Make Your Own Friendship Bracelet


Following up to my previous post about whether or not the friendship bracelet trend was a fashion fab or fail, I am happy to announce that it was declared a fashion fab! So, how about making your own? I used to make these all the time as a kid, but have totally forgotten how! Here is a great tutorial from Honestly...WTF.

They also have a tutorial that shows you how to make pretty wrap-bracelets. Check it out.


All photos from Honestly...WTF.

Film I Love: Cracks

Last night I watched the 2009 British thriller, Cracks, from director Jordan Scott, daughter of epic-film producer/director Ridley Scott. It was an interestingly twisted story that takes place in 1930's England at an all-girls boarding school. The actresses, in particular Eva Green and Juno Temple were very good, however, the setting and costume stood out for me right from the opening scene. The film takes place on Stanley Island, but was filmed in Ireland. It is beautiful and haunting and at times a combination of both.

For me, the costumes were the most enthralling aspect of the film. Eva Green elegantly models a variety of outfits that would make most fashionable women swoon. I love the detail in each outfit and the wonderful blend of masculine and feminine.

A wonderful masculine look that is so very well tailored to still remain feminine.

A gorgeous velvet hat and coat combination in a fabulous coral colour that goes beautifully with María Valverde's dark hair.

Green's character (and a few others) sported a number of gorgeous scarves tied around her hair. I loved the look and how the method of wearing the scarves was changed up as well. This is definitely a look I will try myself.


The red hat, dress, trench and  oxfords are a divine combination. It also make Green's character stand out in the dreary English weather and the drab crowds in the village.

Love this cardigan and the long necklaces.


This look is sophisticated and reminicent of something Wallis Simpson would have worn. Also, more fabulous long necklaces.


The colours in the jacket again make Green's character stand out in the natural scenery.


 The student character's in the film were also dressed wonderfully when outside of their school uniforms. They were colourful but typically in pretty muted tones that enhanced their youth. They also sported fantastic accessories including stylish hair scarves and adorable hats.

Monday, July 25, 2011

What Doctor Octopus Wore

Meet Doctor Octopus. He belongs to blogger, Kaylah of The Dainty Squid. Doctor Octopus appears to be the most tolerant cat ever as he is featured in a variety of outfits on Dainty Squid under 'What Doctor Octopus Wore'. I have to say this is a rather stylish cat, so don't think that this is a departure from my style posts. He deserves to be here as much as any other fashionable being.

My favorite Doctor Octopus look...



Sometimes he likes to role play...



Sometimes he rocks a mean cat toupée (made from real cat hairs)...


and it looks like an awesome mullet!


All pictures from a very amusing blog called The Dainty Squid (named after another rad cat).

Another reason to have a backyard...

...or your own little body of water and a good sized tree. I think I would like reading in there too.


My only question is...how did he get in there?

See more here.

Fashion Fab or Fail: Cut-Outs

As seen on The Coveted.

As seen on Fashion Toast.


I have been seeing more and more skin in unexpected places lately. What do you think of this trend? Would you wear cut-out clothing?



Look I Love

I love everything from the hat down to the sandals.

Simple, but so elegant. The shoes are amazing!

 A great way to dress up shorts from just a beach style. Love the whole ensemble, but wish I could see her shoes!
As seen on Fashion Toast.

Look I Love: Menswear

Ahh...chambray paired with the bolo tie and hat! Who knew it would be such a good look.
As seen on The Locals

 Normally not a fan of blazers and shorts, but this gentleman pulls it off with badass style.

 Great colour combination and the lack of socks is an interesting touch.

 Awesome casual look for a cool day.