Looking polished in a cozy turtleneck after 5pm? It IS possible! When the temp dips but you need to be on point, ditch the LBD and reach for layers that won’t have you looking longingly at coat check all night. It’s a Yes.
It was Pantone’s Colour Of The Year for 2013. Before emerald is officially old news (2014′s choice of a muted, washed, slightly greyish “Radiant” Orchid is an entirely different conversation…) I think it’s appropriate to have a final ode to this fabulous jewel tone that feels oh-so-right during the holiday season.
Are you happy to bid adieu to this shimmering shade, or will you still reach for rich greens over subdued purples every time in 2014?
When you live on your own long enough, it’s likely you’ve accumulated enough mugs to serve every friend, acquaintance and neighbour a cuppa three times over- without ever having to wash the dishes. Mugs just appear. They’re cheap. They’re cheerful. They’re fun to gift. But they’re also undeniably predictable. This year, serve them up a big helping of style with a pretty platter or tray.
I use my trays long after the holiday season is over for displaying bountiful bottles of gifted booze (thanks friends!), organizing my jewellery (goodbye ugly thumbtacks!), grouping candles of different shapes and sizes (cheap home decor!), or as a catch-all for all crap that you simply must unload the second you walk through the door (bills, keys, wallet, gloves).
Which is your favourite?
Oh, how I love a good matchup! Whether it’s leather or pleather, the pebble finish on this black bowling bag lends a classic, elegant touch.
I must admit I’m rather impressed with the Aldo version, however- given the classic shape, finish and colour- I can reason how some would consider this handbag a contender for a major splurge. So ladies, would you Splurge or Save?
I love how Jamie Chung has toughened up this super-feminine Ann Taylor coat with edgy leather accessories. It’s clear she has no qualms about labels- her entire arsenal of accessories (boots included!) can be easily replicated for about $100. Do you love this look?
If it won’t be Black, may it be plenty sweet! If you’re craving more of an editorial hit, check out MIISHKA for massive serving of fashion inspiration.
Happy Weekend! x