Friday, June 28, 2013

Starts with a nautical striped dress...

This nautical-inspired striped has become a staple lately. In a perfectly relaxed fit without being too baggy, it's an ideal choice for casual Fridays and weekend brunches alike.

nautical stripe dress, J.Crew rugby stripe dress, summer fashion, gold accessories, statement necklace

For this casual Friday outfit, I paired it with a statement necklace with neon details. It provided some "pop" to the dress, and also helped break up the horizontal lines to provide more dimension. Subtle gold accessories and shoes helped complete the look. All that's missing now is a sailboat!

nautical stripe dress, J.Crew rugby stripe dress, summer fashion, gold accessories, statement necklace


Have a great weekend! And if you're in Canada, Happy Canada Day!


Dress: J.Crew (on sale now)
Jewelry: J.Crew necklace, Hermes bracelet, Marc Jacobs watch, gold bracelet (souvenir from Florence, Italy)
Shoes: Tory Burch

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Starts with Inspiration: Flat Sandals


This picture of Ivanka Trump in Rome with her darling daughter Arabella perfectly epitomizes relaxed-chic for summer. Especially gorgeous are the flat sandals on her feet - just perfect for warm city weekends!


High, medium, and low-priced options below.

See by Chloe Patent Trim Sandals (on sale here)
J.Crew Elsa Piped Metallic Sandals (available here)


Zara Studded Metallic Flat Sandals (available here)



Image credits: Hello Magazine (picture of Ivanka Trump), Shopbop, J.Crew, and Zara.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Starts with a neon scarf...

Happy Monday! What a glorious weekend it was. The weather was gorgeous and I got to spend quality time with my hubby as well as my family for Father's Day. It was definitely a neon type of weekend.

Gap neon scarf, neon accessories, Spring colors, Summer colors, Ann Taylor alpine stripe camp shirt

This neon scarf was a bit of an impulse purchase. While I have many scarves in my collection, I have few that are in a true pop-out colour. At the risk of too much neon (is there ever such thing as too much of a good thing?) I paired with with a similar, albeit subtler, hue.

Gap neon scarf, neon accessories, Spring colors, Summer colors, Ann Taylor alpine stripe camp shirt

Hope you had a lovely weekend, and you got to enjoy some QT with the family as well. 
Have a great week!

Gap neon scarf, neon accessories, Spring colors, Summer colors, Ann Taylor alpine stripe camp shirt

Scarf: Gap (similar here)
Bottom: Zara (old)
Shoes: Tory Burch

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Starts with a chambray shirt...

Happy Wednesday! Perhaps this post is more appropriately titled, "chambray-inspired". I've been on the hunt for a chambray shirt for the summer for a few months. However, each one I found seemed too heavy for the humid months we always get in Toronto. This linen version with the chambray colouring is the perfect compromise.

J.Crew Perfect Shirt in Crosshatch linen, chambray shirts, summer dressing, snakeprint pumps

J.Crew Perfect Shirt in Crosshatch linen, chambray shirts, summer dressing, snakeprint pumps

While taking these pictures, my hubby was suddenly overcome by a creative spark to photograph my snake-print shoes - pretty neat, right? His inspiration? A snake in the grass of course!

J.Crew Perfect Shirt in Crosshatch linen, chambray shirts, summer dressing, snakeprint pumps, Jimmy Choo Lewis


Top: J. Crew (for chambray purists, there a quite a few from Gap)
Skirt: Joe Fresh (old)
Shoes: Jimmy Choo "Lewis" pumps