Hello my loves!
This morning I finally received my shipment from Zara. I have been DREAMING about these shoes, well the Saint Laurent version… but what a dupe! What a bargain!
These Zara glitter booties are such a staple in my closet already… and it’s only day one!
How perfect are they! Wear with Jeans, leggings, skirts, dresses ANYTHING!!
Here are some pics of my outfit of the day!
They can be ordered here: http://www.zara.com/ca/en/sale/woman/shoes/glitter-booties-c541568p2381517.html
– Comfort level 8
– The glitter stays on
– No grip on sole so can be slippy
– They had sold out of most sizes, I am a small 7 but ordered a 6 1/2, they fit perfectly
Top: Forever 21
So to put a damper on your summer (no pun intended), if you are in Toronto then, the heavens have decided to piss down on us today. So there really isn’t anything else to talk about but summer rain fashion.
On a rainy day … whatever the season… we look in our closets and always tend to pull out the darkest shades available… black, grey, navy blue. This is all perfect for me as I live in black and grey. Above are some outfit ideas for you to stay fashionable in today’s sucky weather.
Stripes seem to be the go to print during the rain… no idea why… but I dig it.
For this look I paired a striped Dr Denim ‘Blair’ long sleeve top, with Bershka’s boyfriend jeans… on the foot Saint Laurent studded Rangers boot. Don’t be afraid to add pops of color in your accessories, for this I added a Aldo necklace…. oh and don’t forget your brolly, this one is from Pasotti.
Black … it goes with everything and suits pretty much anyone. Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you still can’t rock the short shorts look, these are from Sheinside. If it’s a little chilly out pair those short shorts with a little extra coverage, add a big comfy sweater like this one from Enzyme. Add a little boot to keep those feet dry in the puddles… and these boots are actually from Payless! And of course compliment your look with some accessories, such as this sun, moon and star necklace from Charming Charlie…. and this rock star umbrella from… obviously… Alexander McQueen.
Just because it’s raining it doesn’t mean you have to stay inside, or wear a plastic poncho. You can look fashionable in the rain… rock those brollys!
More news on the much anticipated Louis Vuitton museum, was announced today.
The $143,000,000, 126,0000 sq ft museum is designed by, Canadian Pritzker Prize winning architect Frank Gehry. It is situated in the outskirts of Paris, Le Bois De Boulogne, and consists of 11 galleries containing the corporate art collection of LVMH, it will also play host to commissioned exhibits.
The doors of this immaculate museum will open October 26th, 2014. The first exhibition being showcased is a focus on the building itself and will run until Jan 5th 2015.
Great excuse to go to Paris!
So even though England is pretty much out of the World Cup… I am still on my high!
In fact, tomorrow night I will be heading to the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto, to see my fav band and neighbors from Sheffield… THE ARCTIC MONKEYS!! Sooooo excited!!
So with them being British and of course myself being British I thought I would put together a concert style guide, with a Union Jack twist (pictured above).
This is probably my go to concert outfit as I am a bit of a lazy bum. Your fav pair of soft boyfriend jeans are the best thing to ever wear to a concert, as you can dance and jive and not have to worry about a single thing… your comfortable! I did want to ‘sex’ this outfit up a little, I did this by flashing a bit of belly skin, by pairing your jeans with a crop top. Now the shoes are my favorite part… but that’s probably because I already own them… these Union Jack converse beauties are the best thing to ever happen to your feet… trust me!
If your confident in showing off your stems… then DO IT! A cute pair of high wasted jean shorts are pretty much a concert staple … if you don’t have any, GET SOME! If you are like me and you ooze British pride then pair it with a massive ‘F’ off Union Jack sweater (which of course I own), however any big slouchy sweater is perfect for a concert, and will leave you feeling less self conscious about your teeny tiny shorts… however please do make sure the material of your sweater isn’t too heavy or you will be hanging out in your bra! To ice this outfit off add the British fashion icon of Dr Marten, and you are ready to rock and roll.
The simplest of looks here, and something I actually wear a lot of… the t-shirt dress. The most comfortable dress ever created. This burgundy River Island beauty is perfect for feeling absolutely comfortable at a concert, but also looking pretty bloody cute. Pair these with the classic British music festival shoe… ‘The Hunter Wellies’ and your set!
Going to concerts are so much fun. A time to sing, dance, and enjoy awesome music. I will certainly be enjoying myself this weekend… Arctic Monkeys watch out!
Crop Top: French Connection
Jeans: Paige Tyler Naomi Destructed
Boots: DR. MARTENS Aimilie Lace-Up Boot Black Leather
Dress: River Island
Boots: Hunter Original British Rain Boots
Due to the fact that England is playing again today in the World Cup vs Uruguay. I thought that we should celebrate Britain and what truly amazing Kingdom it is… no bias intended (NOT).
The best way to celebrate England/Britain is to deck yourself and your house in flag gear. So if you are wanting to get your Brit on, or if you have a special British person in your life…these ideas make great gifts!
-Referring to image above-
1. Are you the kind of person that dreams England? Then snuggle under this Union Jack duvet cover… it is sure to keep you warm on a night.
2. There isn’t a better gift than a home made on… so get your chef on and bake a cake! The one above is a sponge cake… but you could also make a trifle! Very British, and delicious.
3. Need a new pair of shoes for the summer? Well our darling friends at Toms have come out with the most perfect Union Jack shoe (I will be adding these to my collection!).
4. By adding a few colored throw cushions onto a bed or couch, it can really brighten up a space, and add some character, with this Union Jack cushion your room will be full of character… amazing character that is.
5. How else to get everyone to look and see your true pride for Britain, than this England flag phone case… everyone will be look and tell you how amazing you are.
I hope you enjoy these gift ideas, and are able to make that Brit in your life truly happy!
COME ON ENGLAND!!!!!!
Today I wanted to talk about one of Toronto’s little gems!
THE GOOD PRESS!
Although this is probably late news for most of you will already know about The Good Press, if you don’t then…. I don’t know where the hell you’ve been hiding. But I wanted to discuss it anyway as I have become addicted!
The Good Press is situated in a deliciously warm and inviting basement shop located 87 Yorkville Ave, Toronto. On top of their stunning interior and alluring atmosphere, they offer a wide variety of treats such as: made to order fresh juices, smoothies, grab and go cold press items with quirky names such as Eye Spy, prepared salads, and even açai bowls served with organic granola and fresh fruit.
The Good Press have also recently released the news that they offer juice cleanses!
This really is the place to get your fresh and healthy on! And, with so much variety it will bring you back every day… and trust me you will want to go.
So go check them out today! Make sure to try my fav drink – Emerald City (kale, cucumber, celery, parsley, romaine, apple, lemon, ginger)… YUM!
After 27 years of business, Canadian designer Lida Baday has decided to close up shop.
Her creations sold in such places as: The Bay, Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstroms. They have also worn by celebrities such as powerhouse Oprah Winfrey.
Baday’s Toronto studio will be holding a sample sale June 20th until June 21st at 70 Claremont St. Everything is marked down to $80 and less… this is a massive markdown, from normal sale prices being $1,500-$1,800!
However with this sad news, we wish all the best to the Baday family.
Toast… most people’s go to breakfast item, however it can get really boring…. REALLY fast!
I stumbled across these ’21 Breakfast Toast’ Ideas (picture above) on buzzfeed… and thought it’s such a good idea… I had to share. I have decided to try all of the recipes… one each morning.
The one I am most excited about trying is the, Sliced Avocado + Crumbled Feta + Pomegranates + Olive Oil, this is destined to satisfy my sweet tooth.
Wash these down with a nice cold glass of Himalayan Pink Salt water and I think that’s a great , HEALTHY start to the day.
All idea’s can be found on buzzfeed…. image holds link.
Try it out… it looks DELICIOUS!
So for most of you you know that Father’s Day is this Sunday June 15th, for others this is a massive reminder!
But if you are like me, then you haven’t got your gift yet. I thought I would help out… here is a last minute DIY gift ideas for you!
1. Photo Album
You can now get images printed really quickly… in fact on the Walmart website you can upload your images on line and pick them up in an hour… then all you need is an album and a little bit of time.
Research some BBQ sauce recipes and make some up, put in a cute mason jar and their ready for your dad to get his grill on.
3. Beer Cake
If your of legal age, then you can grab this one for your Dad. Instead of giving him a 12 pack make it a decorative 12 pack.
4. Gift Box
Make your Dad a gift box of all his fav things!… e.g cheese box, blu ray box, bbq box, aftershave box.
5. Key hook
I am sure you have wine corks lying around, turn those corks into something decorative for Dad… simply glue the corks together then screw in some hooks… finished!
I do hope these 5 last minute DIY Father’s Day gifts have at least helped inspire you. A personal touch is really the best gift.
Happy Father’s Day!
The day has finally come… after 4 very very very long years, this glorious day has come upon us. Where the world stops what they are doing and are glued to the TV, where friendships and loyalty are tested, where the booze runs freely… of course it is WORLD CUP 2014.
As I am too busy watching the glorious game of FOOTBALL (not soccer), I am leaving you with some glorious images (above), of model Lys Inger shot by Igor Oussenko for Stolnick June 2014.
So grab a beer… turn on the TV… and get chanting!
LETS GO ENGLAND!!!!