Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fall Essentials


Lace up booties
Leopard bags
What are you guys putting on your list to purchase this fall?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Leather at work?

Alice + Olivia Pleated leather skirt, $395
Agent Provocateur Francoise lace bra, $180
Shireen studded flat, $237
Yves Saint Laurent Downtown small calf hair tote, $2,795
Square brass bracelet, $96
Kara by Kara Ross Braided snake-chain bracelet, $205
Christian Dior Lace Face Highlighting Powder - Peach Lace No. 002, $60

This fall leather is a must, but can it be worn in the office is the question?  I just recently purchased one in grey, which is high waisted and kinda short.  But perhaps if paired with thick stockings and a cute sweater or tweed blazer it can worn to work.  I love nudes paired with black lace or leather because it can be both feminine and edgy at the same time.  What do you think about leather in the office?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

How to make Gossip Girl wearable

Inhabit Cashmere-blend pointelle draped cardigan, $385
Wool Wide Leg Trousers | Jaeger, 199 GBP
Moschino Cheap and Chic Women's Clara Pump, $395
Exclusive Large Muse in Multiple Colors of Croco Embossed Suede, $1,695
La Cerise Sur Le Chapeau Trendy rabbit fedora, $280
Gucci 'Guilty' Eau de Toilette |, $75

I just wanted to make a point that any outfit you see can be made into an office appropriate one.  I took inspiration from Serena since I just saw the second episode (which BTW was one of my favorites). I love wide leg trousers for work with a great little embellished top.  Add a cardigan for coverage and voila you have a perfect outfit for work!

Fall Weather

Autumn leaves

Diane von furstenberg tops NAVY, 85 GBP
Stella McCartney Pleated wool mini skirt, 455 GBP
Savor in Berry, $278
Mulberry Nude Neely Bag Spongy Patent | Damen > Taschen |, 940 EUR
Michael Kors Rose gold-plated chronograph watch, $250
Diane von Furstenberg Masons animal-print wool-blend scarf, $145
Christian Dior Lace Face Highlighting Powder - Peach Lace No. 002, $60

Fall is definately here and in Montreal we can expect some pretty varied weather.  A reader ( thanks Eunice for your comment) asked me to suggest ways to dress for the cooler mornings and warm afternoons. The only thing I can really say is layers, layers and more layers.  Think cardigans over shirts or sleeveless dresses so you can easily peel off a layer to be comfortable in the afternoon.  Also bring a pretty scarf like the one above along with a blazer or other lightweight jacket for the mornings.  Hope that answers your question, but please do ask more if you have any!  Happy Hump day!

Monday, September 20, 2010


Love YSL

Alexander McQueen Ruffled jersey tank, $595
Isabel Marant Fulber leather-trimmed wool blazer, $1,005
ysl/yves saint laurent runway high-waist tweed pencil skirt~10/8
Yves Saint Laurent Gaby patent-leather pumps, $735
Stamped leather tote, 1,080 GBP
Yves Saint Laurent Leopard-print cashmere-blend scarf, $995
Skinny Belt in Multiple Colors of Patent, $395
Yves Saint Laurent - US - Vintage Muse Sunglasses in Multiple Colors..., $270
Parisienne Eau de Parfum Spray/3.0 oz., $85

This weekend was ideal for me because I got to watch a good foreign film (The Heartbreakers), shop on Saint Denis and get a fantastic massage. I love to try new places and last night I went to Espace Nomad on Saint Laurent which is a holistic spa and by far the best massage in the city. Loved the place and their friendly staff. Will definitely return for a repeat massage! Have a great Monday and hope you love this YSL outfit perfect for a crisp fall morning!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Guilty Pleasures

Guilty Pleasres

Elizabeth and James Cheyenne printed silk shirt, $265
Horn Button Tapered Trousers, $80
Miu Miu Suede platform pumps, $580
Stellar GM, $3,550
Oliver Peoples Sheldrake D-frame acetate glasses, $315
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color Colour Nouvelle Vague No. 527 Limited..., $30

The definition of "Guilty Pleasure" for me is "something that you enjoy that you think you shouldn't enjoy, either for personal reasons or because of the possibility of other's reactions." Some of my guilty pleasures are: a Starbucks coffee, cute nail polishes, and shoes. What are yours?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Parisian Gossip Girl

Diane von furstenberg shoes , $270
Rebecca Minkoff bag , $299
Alex Monroe Rosa Damasca ruthenium-plated earrings, $155
Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color Colour Black Satin, $30
Chinatown Eau de Parfum/1.7oz, $650

Finally, the new season of Gossip Girl is here!  I am a big fan of Serena over Blair mostly because of her style.  This outfit is so fun and girly and I admit it may be a bit too much for work, but you can always dress it down by pairing it with black pumps and a black bag. However, I love these booties with the dress, because it gives it that unexpected twist.  Sit back and enjoy Gossip Girl tonight,  I know I will!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Gloomy Days

Gloomy Days

This entire week has been gray and rainy which really makes me feel like summer is over.  It's always sad to see summer go by because we know that winter is not so far away.  Summer is by far my favorite season because everything is so much better when the sun is shining!  However, the upside to this gray weather is fall clothing.  The chunky knits, tweed pants and leather jackets make it an easier transition.  Have a good day and don't forget your umbrella!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Army Chic

Sass & Bide The Long Ride linen jacket, $1,620
Burberry Prorsum Silk and wool-blend cropped pants, $795
Marc by Marc Jacobs Pin and chain brass necklace, $230
Chloe Chloé 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum Spray, $85

I saw this pic of Cameron a while ago and just liked her entire look.  I love how just pairing a blazer with a t-shirt looks so dressy and put together.  Also love the army colored pants which are so in this fall and I spotted alot of at Zara.  BTW, Zara is a great place to look for trendy office appropriate outfits at affordable prices !  

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Je t'aime Paris

Balenciaga Button front skirt, 205 GBP
Miu Miu Patent-leather ballerina flats, $495
Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium leather satchel, $1,595
CHANEL ROUGE COCO Lipstick | Cosmetics | Holt Renfrew, $38

I am so anxious for the new Gossip Girl season which takes place in Paris and starts next Monday.  I was inspired by the looks seen on both Serena and Blair.  For a more realistic work look, I paired a striped top with a button front skirt which is perfect for this transitional weather.  Also love the pop of color in the bag and jewelery to dress up the outfit.  Make sure to look good for work and have a good week!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Empire state of Mind


I'm off to NYC, but i just wanted to post a great outfit for Casual Fridays at the office.  Love pink and khaki together.  Also this Equipment shirt is on many fashionistas wish list for fall.  Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Drinks after work

happy hour

Tuck Shift Dress, $80
Dolce & gabbana knitwear LEOPARD, 828 GBP
Christian Louboutin Big lips shoe, 475 GBP
Prada Vitello Shine Tote, $1,695
Kate Spade - Candy Ribbon Huggie Hoop Earrings (Black) - Jewelry, $59
3.1 Phillip Lim Wide Quilted Belt with Orchid Hinges in Black, $295

I sometimes go for drinks after work on Thursday, especially if the weather is good.  The bars and terraces in Montreal are usually packed and the atmosphere is great.  Here is a great option for drinks since you can remove the cardigan if it gets to warm in the bar.  I adore leopard print and believe that everyone should invest in at least one piece this season since it is such a classic which keeps coming back. Black pumps are also a must have for any working girl!  Have a great day and enjoy work by looking good!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Menswear Inspired

Stella McCartney Cropped wool pants, $575
Prada shoes. New Prada women's shoes and Sneakers 2010, Code:..., $865
Alexander Wang Diego leather bucket bag, $825
michael kors watch, $315
ASOS Square Buckle Skinny Boyfriend Belt

I love a slouchy but still polished look and I find that Chloe has totally perfected this genre. The chambray jean shirt is really making a comeback and I love this one from Elizabeth and James since it is so work appropriate. Also the tan accessories and gold jewelery make it a very luxurious ensemble.  Remember to always invest in key pieces which will have the wow factor.  What do you usually wear to work?