Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Aren't You GLAD?

Gladiator sandals have been going strong for about three years now, and this summer will be no different.  Chic enough for a business-casual office, perfect for brunch and a great way to stay stylish while running errands around town.  In a variety of styles and colours, you can find them now at all price points and you can't go wrong.  Which pair would you wear?

Classified Anzio H-Ring $17.20

Bamboo Willow 64 $16.99  | sale |

Wild Diva Waltz 70b $16.99  | sale |

Bakers Libby $49.95

Wild Rose Egan 70a $20.20

Penny Crinkle Faceted Jewel T-Strap $15.99

* Don't forget to participate in my NEW POLL to the right of this post!  Let's hear it!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dinner & An Introduction

H&M tank, Seduction leggings, Urban Behaviour jacket,
Aldo necklace, ring, bag & boots, Ardène pashmina

I love coming home to a home-cooked meal, and this day was no different.  Not only is it extra special when my fiancé is home during the evenings (we mostly work opposite hours), but when he's home and cooking?  Amazing.  On the grill, he bbq'ed up some delicious chicken breasts that he'd marinated, and I helped with the veggies.  And since he's my (amazing) photographer, for once, he wanted in on the action.


Monday, March 29, 2010

GLAM LATTE & Chic on the Cheap

A very special thank you to two lovely ladies: Jamie of GLAM LATTE & Lyddie of Chic on the Cheap, for adding me to their blog rolls!  This is very exciting and I am honoured.  Means a lot to me, ladies, thank you!

Be sure to check out both of their blogs.  They both have awesome outfit posts:  Jamie is a southern girl with chic girly style that's always well pulled together, and Lyddie has a great eclectic vibe and tons of fun tights.


Chunky Silver

H&M tank dress, Garage jersey mini, Dynamite blazer, Ardène tights,
Suzy necklace & ring, Costa Blanca clutch, Delicious peep-toe booties

The other night we went out for dinner with our friends.  It's so nice that the weather is becoming more and more mild and dressing opportunities are more plentiful.  I wore a light wool jacket (seen here) and a pashmina (of course), and it was enough.  Do you live in a four season climate?  Are you excited for summer?


Sunday, March 28, 2010


Not only is SOPHIASA uber sweet when she leaves me comments, but she has put me in her blog roll (!).  This is the first time I have come across my site listed on someone else's!  I feel so honoured.  Thank you Sophiasa, you've made my day.

No Bows About It

My fiancé and I went out to dinner tonight with our friends, Kay and her boyfriend.  We had a fabulous time and she was wearing the cutest booties with bows on them.  Her booties have officially inspired this post.  Look at all the cute bow apparel.  I think she's onto something...

Candie's Satin Bow Headband $6  | sale |

American Eagle Bow Lariat Necklace $15.50

Qupid Crinkle Bow Wedge $21.99

Lilliana Dance Bow Sandal $21.30

Tiered Ruffle Bow Skirt $14.80  | sale |

Aerie Ruffle Mesh Bralette $14.95  | sale |

LC by Lauren Conrad Bow Tee $22.99  | sale |

Forever 21 Short-Sleeve Bow Cardigan $23.80

Friday, March 26, 2010

Chambray Done Up

SWS Chambray shirt, H&M skirt, Suzy belt & cuff, Smart-Set cami,
A.Co Designs black beaded necklace, Suzy & Target chain necklaces,
Old Navy stockings, Aldo pumps

Chambray is making a huge comeback this spring and I wasn't sure I was ready for that bandwagon, but was drawn to this top instantly.  I dressed it up today for its first wear with a pencil skirt and pumps.  I plan to try dying this shirt darker and see what happens.  Next time I wear this, you might not even recognize it.


Thursday, March 25, 2010


While doing some online shopping with the fiancé, I came across these amazing Jeffrey Campbell wedge cut-out boots on Karmaloop.  Fortunately, they don't have my size anymore ... otherwise, I'm not sure I could contain myself ... nor my credit card.

Stud Effect

Dynamite skirt, American Eagle top, Costa Blanca belt
Le Chateau & Mexx bracelets, Guess Pumps,
vintage necklace & Hot Diamonds ring

My wonderful fiancé got me this belt for my birthday (among other wonderful things) and I paired it with one of my favourite pencil skirts and a billowy-summery top which has been waiting for it's break-out this year.  I envision this belt getting a lot of play from waist-cinching tops to high-waisted skirts - a perfect gift. 

Jamie from one of my favourite blogs GLAM LATTE has Bag Tagged me!  So, in the true spirit of bag tagging (check out my previous bag post here) check out what I'm toting around now:

{ my new Matt & Nat bag from my future SIL }

{ iPhone, car keys, Coach wallet, pashmina, Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush 'Minty' lip gloss, clear nail polish, studded bangle, purse holder & Aldo sunglasses case }

Now it's your turn.  I'm tagging some favourite bloggers to do the same:

Elaine @ Clothed Much
Khatu @ I AM KHATU

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Fruits of My Labour

Fruit salad is a favourite dish of mine, but I never seem to make it.  I do however think it's imperative to have strawberries and bananas, although the bananas don't tend to last very long.  However, I decided to whip up a quick fruit salad to enjoy with my lunches for at least a couple days this week.  Bon appetit!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Breaking the Rules

Vigoss jeans, Urban Behaviour trench, Old Navy dress (as a top),
GAP cardigan, Costa Blanca belt, Bijoux Terner pashmina,
A.Co Designs key necklace, Aldo bangle, wedges & purse

So I've done it.  I've officially broke my own shoe rule.  Since high school I've refused to wear sandals until April 1st.  Which really, for a climate where we sometimes have snow into April, isn't that alarming.  However, the weather has been so mild and nice lately that I couldn't resist one of my favourite combos (flared jeans & wedges).  I mean, I think the transition this year has been much easier due to a few factors anyways:

  • I've been wearing open-toe shoes all winter, with tights

  • The weather is spring-like when it normally wouldn't be

  • Almost all the snow has melted and the roads are dry    

Don't forget to SHOP MY CLOSET!

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Last of the Birthday Celebrations

{ delicious berry punch }

This weekend I had my birthday party and it was such a great night.  I invited my favourite girls over for a night of eating, drinking and socializing.  I think everyone had a great time, I certainly did!  Thank  you so much to LC, KC, PK, JM, SS, SL, CG, NB for making my birthday so wonderful and memorable.  <3

{ the spread }

{ opening some gifts }

{ beautiful flowers from CG & NB }

{ my new Coach wallet from SS }

{ great belt & skirt from KC }

{ sweet wedges from SL }

{ great card from NB}

{ love these bangles from CG }

{ so fitting }

{ hatbox from LC - our birthday tradition lives on in a home made version this year }

{ very cool book from SL }

{ great art from PK }

{ beautiful homemade gift from CG }
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