The Look For Less: Sarah Harris

Sarah Harris, Fashion Features Editor at Vogue UK, does monochrome with a twist in a cool fringed moto jacket. When all else fails in the morning rush, you know this pairing will be an absolute winner.

Do you love this simple look?

The Look for Less- Sarah Harris

 

Buckle leather jacket $73.81 | H&M trousers $39.95 | H&M shirt $29.95 | Spring pumps $50 | Boohoo clutch $30.00

Sneak Peek: Nine West Fall 2014 Preview

Nine West-She's A Little Bit Rock n Roll

Who doesn’t love an exclusive sneak peek?

Last week the lovely ladies at Nine West and the Sherson Group invited me to their Fall/Winter 2014 Preview, and I could hardly wait to feast my eyes on the fresh crop of shoeporn. *Self-confessed shoeaholics, please raise your hand*. Nine West is my go-to store when I need a pair of high quality, affordably priced shoes, so I knew I was in for a treat.

I’m a sucker for a good theme, so moving from each table imagining how I would style each shoe was pretty much my M.O. for the event.

A black ankle boot always has a place in my wardrobe, so She’s A Little Bit Rock n’ Roll delivered on all accounts. Loving those chained boots! *Be Mine*.

Nine West-Leopard

Classic leopard print was elevated with a gorgeous calf hair finish on shoes, totes and satchels. How perfect would those heeled smoking slippers be, when paired with distressed boyfriend jeans? The vintage vibe of the shoe teamed with ultramodern denim would make a killer style combination. #ideas#ideas.

Nine West-Red All Over

I usually pass on red as it doesn’t flatter my skin tone (blue is always the answer), but I was wowed by Red All Over. Check out those knockout candy apple red pumps! Sleek shape. Killer heel. The perfect sexy stiletto for any evening engagement. What was that I said about red, again? Love this classic pump.

Nine West has listened to their customer’s feedback and their Fall collection will have considerably lower price points than past seasons. (Yay!). Entry level pricing for supple leather riding boots? $120! High quality pumps? $100 a pop. Shopping for high quality investment shoes just got a whole lot more affordable.

What style are you most looking forward to rocking for Fall? Let fashion court officially commence in the comments!

The Look For Less: Kate Bosworth

Actress, model and brand ambassador Kate Bosworth has got street style dressing down to a science. Modest heels, comfy layers and a crossbody bag is always a winning combination from coast to coast.

Do you love this transitional Spring look?

The Look for Less-Kate Bosworth

 

Style & Co. heels $44.25 | Buckle vest $57.64 | H&M shirt $59.65 | H&M jeans $49.95 | Forever 21 handbag $29.80

Vacation Idea: San Francisco

San Fran- Golden Gate Bridge

On this dreary, snowy (SPRING?!) day in Toronto, I am seriously California Dreaming. If anyone else is craving a little much-deserved sunshine, may I suggest San Francisco? I had the pleasure of visiting this fine city a few years ago and hope to return someday soon. Sooo much to see! I didn’t take many pictures (too absorbed in my surroundings), but here are few of my favourite memories.

Enjoy! x

Above: If you visit San Francisco and don’t make the (wildly windy!) journey across the Golden Gate Bridge, there’s no hope for you. A touristy must!

San Fran- Chinatown

Did you know that San Francisco’s Chinatown is the oldest in North America? It’s a fascinating place with lots to see, shop for and marvel in. Get lost in the narrow back streets for the  afternoon. You won’t regret it!

San Francisco The Haight

I’ve always been fascinated with the 1960′s. It was a time of rapid cultural and political change in North America (free loving hippies, protests, human rights battles) and The Haight personifies this era in San Francisco. Sip a coffee and take in the wacky ambience of this virtual time warp.

San Fran- Telegraph Hill

The beauty of Telegraph Hill is literally breathtaking- it’s a steep 17.5 degree angle climb to the 275 ft top of the street! Take a hike and you’ll be rewarded by the sound of chirping feral parrots that live amongst the gorgeous bushes and trees.

San Francisco North BEach

Only one picture was taken in the North Beach neighboured of the San Francisco. Why? Because I was too busy stuffing my face at all the delectable Italian cafes and restaurants that are abound in this ‘hood. Go- and bring your fat pants! You’ll need them. #NomNomNom.

 

Have you visited San Francisco? What are your favourite memories?

 

Splurge or Save? Gianvito Rossi Plexi Pump vs. Le Chateau Patent Pointy Pump

To put it plainly, Gianvito Rossi produces pump perfection. The shape of his designs are sleek and chic- I’m still swooning over these powder blue pumps from January! It’s no surprise a high street store has lifted a little inspiration from his creations, and by the look of it, they’ve done a pretty good job!

What do you think, Ladies? Splurge or Save?

Gianvito Rossi vs Le Chateau

Gianvito Rossi $770 | Le Chateau $120

The Look For Less: Karolina Kurkova

The Look for Less- Karolina Kurkova Sporty

She isn’t Anna Wintour’s favourite model for nothing. Karolina Kurkova is a catwalk queen with class. Her Twitter feed is inspiring and informative and her style is perfectly in sync with the necessities of city living: cool, practical and easy replicated for Under $200!

Do you love her cool layered look?

Target skirt $19.99 | H&M shirt $19.95 | Body Central moto $49.98 | H&M bomber $34.95 | Forever 21 sunglasses $6.95 | Forever 21 handbag $29.80 | Forever 21 trainers $35.80

 

Spring 2014 Trends: Fat Free Fashion Favourites!

Ok, Fashaloonies, 2013 was great and all, but who’s ready for a crop of fresh styles? I know I am! Because everyone loves a good trend rundown, below are my favourite trends for Spring 2014.

Frayed2014 will add another layer of destruction to our beloved denim: major fraying. Remember your cutoffs from last summer? We’ve welcomed our jeans into the cutting room. Get a head-start on this trend and grab a pair of your tired-looking skinnies. Snip off the ankle hem. Wash, wear and repeat.  jeans

prettypastelsDuh. You know this, but let’s rehash it again for fun! Pastels are huge. Somehow Radiant Orchid got crowned the top shade for 2014, but really, they’re all back in full force.  heels | dress

 

Fringe BenefitsGet into the swing of things with mucho fringe or tassel detailing. Why? Because it’s fun!  jeans

 

90scallingSlip dresses, silk camis, overalls, dainty florals…they’re not going anywhere for Spring 2014. Jump on board this trend with the many styles available in the shops now. overallsslides | top

 

widelegDitch your skinnies and widen your horizons this Spring with full length palazzo pants or cropped culottes. tan | blue

 

socks with heelsMost people will look utterly ridiculous attempting this trend, but I must admit, when executed correctly, it does look really cool. As a Canadian, I’m avoiding it at all costs, as we really only have a few short months to embrace a sock-less existence. For everyone else, sock it to ‘em!  ribbon socks | polka dot socks | platforms

 

What are your favourite trends for Spring 2014? Will you rock any of these looks? Let’s discuss!