I’ve always been an individual who thrives on extremes – after 23 years of analyzing how I work and react, I know for certain that it’s my modus operandi. Naturally, my sartorially inclined feelings regarding simpler matters, such as wearing colour, are no exception to these tendencies. Case in point: In the final weeks of 2014, I took great comfort in wearing monochromatic outfits with the occasional bold accessory here and there. Other times though – most notably in Berlin, or as seen here when I was back in Canada at Christmas – I shunned colour all together and would wear only black. Not only is all black easy to put together, but it also allows the finer details and textures to become more noticeable. I picked up this gorgeous & Other Stories Scuba Skirt several months ago with the idea of pairing it with a paradoxical texture to create an interesting contrast without colour. To bring a little more liveliness and edginess to the outfit, I added a few dashes of metallic gold here and there to avoid a potential “Who Wore it Better?” with Wednesday Adams.
Blazer: Sandro (similar here and here) // Shirt: Aritzia // Watch: Michael Kors // White Gold Ring: Gift from Italy // Rhinestone Bracelet: Gift from Italy // Chain Bracelet: Club Monaco (similar) // Gold Ring: Vintage // Rhinestone and Gold Rings: Aldo // Shorts: H&M (similar here and here) // Shoes: Alexander Wang // Bag: Balenciaga
I don’t tend to make official resolutions when a new year rolls around. Sure, I often commit to doing some things differently or re-evaluating certain aspects of my life. But I don’t believe in drastic changes, mainly because I know myself well enough to know I won’t follow through on them. As I mentioned in my last post, the last few weeks have been rather chaotic and difficult as I plan, quite frankly, what I’m doing with the rest of my life. One thing I want to change this year is cutting down on the amount of stuff I have. Obviously, clothing plays an integral role and comprises much of the “stuff” that is slowly swallowing my apartment whole. To achieve this, I’m trying to cut both my purchases on clothing and reduce the amount I already have by using these four tips:
Dress: Vintage via Mesh Boutique // Watch: Michael Kors // Ring: Gift from Italy
Don’t you just love it when your computer gives out on you? Between starting a new semester this week, landing in Montreal late Tuesday night and experiencing this latest technological glitch, life hasn’t afforded me much time to keep up with happenings on the interwebs. Here’s hoping that changes with a slightly more relaxed final semester.
Whenever I tell people that I live in Montreal, I often hear “oh my gosh, there’s so much great shopping in Montreal!”. While there is much truth to this statement, most people, especially tourists or newcomers to Montreal, don’t know where to find these great stores. It’s easy to get discouraged, especially when one takes a quick look along the streets of downtown Montreal and finds a selection of stores that one can find in almost any other big city, like Toronto, Vancouver or New York City. The reason many people fail to find these great stores because the real shopping gems of Montreal are often hidden in far-off areas of the city, such as Le Plateau, Rosement-La-Petite-Patrie or Westmount, where rents are much cheaper and allow creativity, not profits, to flourish. However, that’s not to say that there is absolutely no unique fashion in downtown Montreal, especially with the latest relocation of one of my favourite Montreal stores…
Blazer: Sandro (similar here and here) // Shirt: Forever 21 // Necklace: Vintage // Glasses: Versace // Watch: Michael Kors // Ring: Gift from Italy // White Bracelet: Juicy Couture (similar) // Black Cuff: Juicy Couture // Earrings: Juicy Couture // Pants: J Brand // Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell // Bag: Miu Miu (similar here and here)
After a brutal nine months of school, I’m finally done! It’s scary to think that I only have one year left of university, and most likely only one more year left in this beautiful city. It’s kind of a tradition (and an unhealthy one, undoubtedly) that I always go shopping after I finish final exams. During December, it serves a great purpose for buying gifts for family and friends, but during April and May exams, I really don’t have a credible excuse. However, I kept things under budget yesterday by stopping by Forever 21 and ended up buying quite a bit of stuff – this pink shirt (also purchased in white), these jeans, two bracelets and a necklace. I can’t believe how fantastic these leopard-print jeans fit me and how little I paid for them – I hope they don’t fall apart in the washing machine any time soon!
Electric turquoise, without a doubt, has become my absolute favourite colour over the last few weeks. I became officially obsessed with this bold colour upon finding these awesome platforms at Urban Behaviour for $30 two weeks ago, and my love for them hasn’t waned since. Unfortunately, preparing for final exams hasn’t permitted me the opportunity to give these stunners all of the wear that they deserve. These pictures were taken two weeks ago, just a few days before I went home to Ontario and the onslaught of studying and lack of sleep began.
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Dress: Aritzia // Scarf: Alexander McQueen // Gold Bracelet: Club Monaco // Silver Bracelet: Gift from Italy // Boots: Jeffrey Campbell // Bag: Jimmy Choo for H&M // Watch: Michael Kors
I realize this post is ridiculously late, considering Montreal Fashion Week was almost six weeks ago, but I couldn’t resist posting three of the four outfits I wore to the Spring/Summer 2012 shows. Looking at photos of these outfits makes me long for the warm weather of early September and the next highly anticipated edition of Montreal Fashion Week in February 2012. As I mentioned in many of my posts on miss SLY!, particpating in nearly all of the shows this past season was a dream come true, and a fantastic way to meet so many other people who have a love for fashion as great as my own.
Shirt: Aritzia // Jeggings: J Brand // Star necklace: Marc by Marc Jacobs // Oval necklace: Vintage // Watch: Michael Kors // Ring: Gift from Italy // Sunglasses: Ray Ban // Shoes: Bloch // Bag: Alexander Wang
I don’t think there is a more busy time of year for a student than the last week of August. Between buying textbooks and supplies, seeing friends you haven’t seen for months, and settling in for eight months of school, there are often unexpected little things that pop up too. Since coming back to Montreal a little over a week ago, I’ve barely had a single, quiet moment to myself. Thank goodness I thrive at this fast-paced lifestyle.
Ok, so I’m not actually homeless as you can see in the background that I’m in a house
Today all about packing – packing for a month long trip to China, France, and Italy I will be going on in a little over 2 weeks time, as well as packing to move back to school. This September I’m going into my second year at McGill University in Montreal, so considering this past year I was living in residence all my crap came back with me