Monday, July 29, 2013

Fashion News: Saks Fifth Avenue acquired by Hudson's Bay Company





With a $2.9 billion deal,  Hudson's Bay Company could soon add Saks Fifth Avenue to its family that already includes The Bay and Lord & Taylor. If all goes well, Hudson's Bay Company could add up to seven Saks Fifth Avenue stores and up to 29 discount outlets throughout Canada. Things could soon get very interesting on the shopping front, especially with Nordstrom set to open its first store in 2014 in Calgary. With a growing number of options for designer goods, could the cross-border shopping weekend soon be a thing of the past? Let's wait and see...


Image credit: Wikipedia
Info source: Financial Post

Monday, July 22, 2013

Starts with a cobalt maxi skirt...


Last year's cobalt maxi dress has been restyled into this year's cobalt maxi skirt. I created this look by knotting a linen shirt at the bottom, "tucking" in the knot, and finishing the look with a belt. VoilĂ ! The illusion of a maxi skirt was created. Perfect for a lazy weekend!

Have a great week!

Top: J.Crew
Dress (worn as skirt): Banana Republic
Belt: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Tory Burch

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Starts with pastels and denim...

Happy Friday! Last summer I had written about my search for the perfect denim jacket, finally this year I found one. Even better, I found it at Aritzia's summer sale (one of my favourite annual shopping events). 


For a casual weekend dinner, I paired it with a pastel lace tank and white skinny jeans. For added pop, I added a chunky statement necklace.


I love the juxtaposition of the geometric beads against the lace. As the weekend is upon us, with whatever you're doing I hope you have fun and enjoy the sunshine!


Jacket,  lace tank and hat: Aritzia (Jacket and tank on sale here and here, hat here)
Bottom: Free People
Shoes: Kors Michael Kors
Bag: Louis Vuitton
Jewelry: J.Crew bracelet, Banana Republic necklace (old, similar here)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wishlist: DvF Kinchu Lace Dress

Diane von Furstenberg, Kinchu leaf dress, DVF

Wedding season is in full force. This Diane von Furstenberg dress is absolutely breathtaking. Pictures don't do it justice. What must be seen in real life is the intricate leaf detailing on the lace and subtle sheen which elevates it even further. Available here.

Image credit: Bloomingdale's

Monday, July 1, 2013

Starts with rainwear: Adding Colour to a Rainy Day...

Happy Canada Day! The long weekend was lovely despite starting on Friday with a bit of rain.

Hudson's Bay Company Collection Umbrella, J.Crew side seam sailor top, J.Crew statement jewellery, Hunter Wellies, rainwear

To spruce up otherwise drab rainwear, I paired my trusty trench and wellies with bright accessories and patterns. It was almost enough to have me singing in the rain.

Hudson's Bay Company Collection Umbrella, J.Crew side seam sailor top, J.Crew statement jewellery, Hunter Wellies, rainwear

Hope you had a great weekend too! And hopefully you got to spend some time in the sun and enjoy the fireworks!

Hudson's Bay Company Collection Umbrella, J.Crew side seam sailor top, J.Crew statement jewellery, Hunter Wellies, rainwear

Top: J.Crew (on sale here)
Coat: Banana Republic (old, my dream version here)
Bottom: J.Brand
Boots: Hunter
Accessories: J.Crew necklace, Hudson's Bay Company Collection umbrella (available here)