outfit breakdown

Sometimes I marvel at what people can pull together. Case in point, this outfit. style-1

At first look, it's all effortless, layered goodness. Take a closer look. This woman is wearing one coat, a sweater, a camisole and a velvet blazer and not in the order you would expect. Makes me think I could be reinventing my entire closet if I just reversed the order of a few things.

Speaking of my closet, the only thing I want to add to it for spring (so far) are these shoes.

939cce2cdcaa1d1217859e565fd5dd28I've had this image pinned to my office wall since I first saw it in the J.Crew catalog. I just can't decide what colour to get. What do you think - alpine blue, neon citrus or neon mango?

Image credits:
The Sartorialist
J.Crew 

shopping for...hostess gifts

It's that time again, the party invitations are coming in! I love to bring the hostess a little something special. Here are a few picks I'm thinking I might gift this year. Let's share some ideas. What's your favorite gift to bring to a party? shopping-for-hostess-gifts

1.     A year of pies by Ashley English

2.     Golden Wishbone Ornament from LEIF

3.     Fresh Red Winterberry Bunch from Terrain

4.     Sweet Petula handmade soaps

5.     Twig pencils from Baba Souk 

6.     Japanese Bottle Openers from Poketo

7.     Stripe Linen dinner Napkins from Loft studios

Curated by Baba Souk!

 

shop: oliver yaphe

If you follow me on instagram you might remember this photo I posted: Screen shot 2013-10-24 at 2.29.12 PMCute and smart, right? Haven't you had that thought a million times! I took this photo in Katherine Yaphe's home. Katherine is the brains behind the online store Oliver Yaphe that just joined me as a sponsor. Below are a few of my favourite items she offers.

o_yaphe_someday-1024x682Pick up your own version of the above mentioned poster. It fits Ikea Ribba frames. $45

Screen shot 2013-10-25 at 1.11.56 PM Katherine has an amazing selection of rugs that she designs herself. Bold, brilliant and in a range of drool worthy colours they are worth taking a look at. $1296 -$2590

8961919_1024x1024Gorgeous lights by Allied Maker. These Pelican Lamp wall sconces are handcrafted from start to finish and use American black walnut. $260  There is a simple wood socket bare bulb as well.

CV_Trop_8-1And if it is fashion you are looking for. She carries a small selection of my favourite Claire Vivier bags including La Tropezienne which has been on my wishlist forever.

Take a peek!