I was curating the perfect collection of clothes and accessories for a trip to Paris and Amsterdam in June. THAT'S NOT HAPPENING ANYMORE! I guess I'll have to model the 20+ looks in the house. Here's a few of the stand-out pieces in my "cancelled trip to Europe" suitcase.
I had to move mountains to get these Dior D-Trap ankle boots (available at Dior). These fishnet cutout boots were a key piece on the runway. The reinvented combat boot has a leather flap with double buckles and a few signature Dior features - the bee, gold Christian Dior logo and black star on the sole. These boots would have turned heads in Paris - maybe next year..
I'm a HUGE fan of Moschino t-shirts. They're high quality and make a statement. I was planning to pair this Moschino BULLCHIC! t-shirt (available at Farfetch) with a Tibi turquoise jacquard midi skirt and the Dior D-Trap boots. It would have been my Carrie Bradshaw in Paris moment. No worries - this t-shirt will not go to waste.
My sunglasses collection is overflowing, BUT I managed to fit one more pair in there. These DiorCamp aviator sunglasses (available at Farfetch) were made for me. The straight pink arms don the CD logo and the slightly tinted pink lens adds sofiticaticon. LOVE!
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to snag this Christian Dior Book Tote (available at Dior). It is gorgeous. The Toile de Jouy embroidered pattern was inspired by Mr. Dior's muse. I love the complexity of the pattern, along with the grey shades and Christian Dior signature on the front.
The Dior book tote is timeless and while it is reinvented each season, the old ones never go out of style. Interesting fact - you can collapse these totes and pack them nicely in your suitcase.
The iconic Moschino teddy bear has a three dimensional effect and a playful vibe. The teddy bear makes an appearance each season and is super cute. I like that this one is bursting through a piece of art. From a fashion obsessed state of mind - this Moschino teddy bear t-shirt (available at Farfetch) is a piece of art.
I have a very basic hairstyle - a slightly slanted bob, colored black. It's chic, but you can't do much with it. Albeit, hair clips do add a little flare. I purchased this Off-White two-toned hair clip (available at Revolve) to hold my tiny strands together and add a little contrast. The white and black clip holds my thin hair nicely and looks great against my black hair.
I was curating the perfect collection of clothes and accessories for a trip to Paris and Amsterdam in June. THAT'S NOT HAPPENING ANYMORE! I guess I'll have to model the 20+ looks in the house. Here's...
I'm ending 2019 with the ultimate must-have list. I purchased a home this year and have been cheating on fashion for decor. Now that I'm settled in my palace, I need a little fashion fix.
The ASAI Panel Contrast Tie-Dye Top (available at Farfetch) is half jumper and half mesh. There's a lot going on here - scalloped trims along the cropped tie-dye mesh and a multi-colored wool panel with a rolled neck. Perfection. I'm gonna pair this smorgasbord of a top with khaki high waisted joggers and embellished booties. Oh, and maybe I'll also don the Dior camo book tote - We'll get to that..
I love Christian Dior bracelets and had to have the Dior Dark Blue J'Adior Bracelet Set (available at Dior). I like to mix and match bracelets to create new combinations. I have the pink and Burgundy Dior J'Adior set and the dark blue set will match perfectly. These cotton woven bracelets have been on trend for a while and are still going..
Christian Dior has a lovely and trendy collection of bracelets, including the Dior White Crystal Clair D Lune Palladium Finish Bracelet (available at Dior). I love the juxtaposition of woven bracelets and pearls or crystals. This one is on my wish list. Hint hint..
From the moment I saw this Acne Studios Oversized Shearling Coat (available at MyTheresa) walk the runway, I had to have it. The retail version is even better than the cropped runway style. This insanely warm coat is decadent. I had to size down twice, but the hassle of return shipping was worth it. The shearling-trimmed suede panels give this coat a modern Marlboro look. This coat is heavy and super warm. LOVE!
I have been lusting over a Dior Tote for a few months. This one wasn't on my list, but rather an "allow me to mend your heart" gift - Best Husbano ever! I'm bummed that I won't spend Christmas with my entire family, BUT getting a Dior tote kinda numbs the pain!
This Christian Dior Book Tote Camouflage Embroidered Canvas Bag (available at Dior) was made for me. I love camo print and camo green is my favorite. This unexpected gift lifted my spirits and earned him some snuggles!
If only I had the body to don an Alexander Wang cropped sweatshirt.. One can dream. This Alexander Wang Embroidered Cropped Cotton Mock-Neck Sweatshirt (available at Modaoperandi) would pair perfectly with high-rise joggers, for a chic, street-wear look. This is my style, but Imma have to loose a few pounds to don this cropped silhouette.
I'm ending 2019 with the ultimate must-have list. I purchased a home this year and have been cheating on fashion for decor. Now that I'm settled in my palace, I need a little fashion fix. The ASAI...
I consider myself a trendy person, but when the "dad sneaker" hit the runways, I had no intention of jumping on that bandwagon. OK, it's been a while and the oversized, sporty sneaker is still going strong. The sneaker trend has been modified and the color schemes have gone wild, but the chunky sneaker is here to stay (at least for another season).
I did it! I purchased myself a pair of dad sneakers AND I love them. I went with the beloved Balenciaga Triple S Sneakers (available at mytheresa.com) in white. The name refers to the three soles supporting the body and giving it a chunky look. This is why they're HEAVY! If you're tryna loose weight or tone your body, wear a dad sneaker.
I love the look of these sneakers - they're comfortable and the neutral color scheme goes with everything. Triple S sneakers run large, so I recommend sizing down. I'm usually a size 5.5 or 6 sneaker and I purchased these in size 5. I'm obsessed with my Balenciaga sneakers.
I HAVE TO HAVE this Burberry London Football Scarf (available at Farfetch). The super-cropped sweater is the perfect layer. You can don this football scarf over a t-shirt, button down or sweater. The stripes will elongate and flatter your figure and the colors are neutral and perfect for Fall/Winter.
I love Karl Ikonik t-shirts. They're excellent quality and fit perfectly. I've gone through a few Ikonik styles (I keep shrinking them by accident) and love the Karl Ikonik Rhinestone T-shirt. You can pair this t-shirt with joggers or wear a fitted size with a skirt and heels for a night out.
Be careful washing this t-shirt, cause the rhinestones fall off easily. I'd recommend a gentle hand wash and lay flat to dry. I'm already on my second rhinestone t-shirt.
I'm a huge Chloé fan - it is my most anticipated fashion show each season. I usually blow the fashion budget on Chloé AND these modern rubber boots are a must have. The Chloé PVC Betty Rain Boot in santal green was made for me. The khaki Wellington boot has an oversized eggplant heel - it's the perfect color combination. These are going on my Christmas wish list.
One of my latest brand obsessions is Spell & The Gypsy Collective. The hippie-like brand is inspired by vintage treasures and I LOVE IT! Spell & The Gypsy apparel and accessories are suitable for Spring/Summer, but there were a few pieces that are perfect for my Fall line-up.
The Eagleback Matinee Jacket (not pictured here) is one of my favorites. I also had to have the Spell & The Gypsy Collective Gypsy Traveller Tote Bag. This sturdy tote dons the brand name and an eagle in flight print. It also has a detachable scarf. This tote could use a base for structure (I like structured bags), but I love it anyway.
The Axel Tweed Bucket Hat by Maison Michel is the perfect accessory to brighten up a Fall wardrobe. The gold embellishment goes nicely with the Fall jewel-tone trend. AND the bucket silhouette looks cute on everyone.
I consider myself a trendy person, but when the "dad sneaker" hit the runways, I had no intention of jumping on that bandwagon. OK, it's been a while and the oversized, sporty sneaker is still going...
I'm obsessed with these Dior sunglasses (available at MyTheresa). The unique, oversized mask design showcases beige acetate frames and tonal lenses. This style is available in two lense shades - rosy pink and beige. These neutral DiorSoLight sunglasses are a statement. LOVE!
The Balenciaga logo-printed cotton shirt (available at MyTheresa) is available in many colors this season and perfect for layering or worn alone and oversized for a chic-comfy look. This one is my favorite colors for summer - the turquoise shade is gorgeous and looks great against sun-kissed skin. I would don this cotton shirt over a neutral summer dress.
These Off-White black zip tie jelly sandals (available at Farfetch) bring me back to the eighties. I used to wear jelly shoes when I was little and love seeing old trends reinvented. These sandals are reminiscent of the typical Canadian-style sandal and I highly suggest donning chic socks under these rubbers. This modern design is easy-going and fashion-forward.
I'm a HUGE Chloé fan, but as of late, have been exploring other designers (tryna mix it up). My attempt to change has failed, cause the Chloé Spring/Summer collection is perfection AND I'm obsessed all over again.
This Chloé Tess shoulder bag (available at MyTheresa) embodies the brand. This bag evokes a Western vibe and pairs with the bohemian Chloé look perfectly. The flap has embossed brown leather and dons the signature circular hardware. The Tess style is a cult-classic and this season it combines neutral shades with a pop of turquoise. It's a MUST HAVE!
This brass and blue lacquer femininities earring reinterprets a historical Chloé symbol. The earring is sold separately and features a hand holding a gold-tone chain and blue lacquered horse. This single earring is bold, feminine and unique.
I was almost too late to indulge in the newest coveted style from Louis Vuitton. I was perusing Instagram and saw two of my favorite fashion bloggers donning this bag - Of course, I had to have it! As many of you know, snagging a "limited availability" item at LV can be challenging and although my LV-angel was unable to procure the bag, I was able to purchase one of two left in the United States (with the help of 1-866-VUITTON and my husbano). I'm a happy girl!
The giant/mini monogram canvas features the signature motif in neutral shades. I love the beige, white and green combination. The colorblocking is brilliant and gives this belt bag a unique, fun vibe. This Louis Vuitton Bumbag is also available in red, pink and white.
This Louis Vuitton Bumbag (available at LouisVuitton) just landed a spot on my go-to handbag shelf. If snagging this bag is any indication of my fashion luck this summer - it's gonna be a good one!
I'm obsessed with these Dior sunglasses (available at MyTheresa). The unique, oversized mask design showcases beige acetate frames and tonal lenses. This style is available in two lense shades - rosy...
I love the PVC fashion trend. Transparent PVC accessories bare all, leave nothing to the imagination and captivate onlookers. Suitable for skinnies only, PVC clothing is risky on even the perfect body - it sticks to your skin and if you sweat, it's gonna show (gross)! PVC transparent bags however, are the easier choice for this trend.
PVC, also referred to as shiny vinyl can be produced in any shade and is not necessarily transparent. Often confused with patent leather, this synthetic material has high fashion potential, but be careful, it can look kinda trashy if not donned properly. Here's a few designer PVC accessories for inspiration..
This black and gold-tone Dolce & Gabbana Gomma + Ricamo PVC Bag (available at Farfetch) is perfect! AND I WANT IT! The black PVC cage design has pom pom embellishments and a gold-tone D&G logo plaque on the front. Stripped down to the bare vinyl cage, this handbag reminds me of vintage plastic shopping totes, but of course the D&G design is high fashion and probably not meant to hold groceries!
I have respect for anyone who dares to wear transparent shoes. They look insanely uncomfortable and don't most feet sweat - I just imagine my feet sliding around (eww). KKW dons transparent shoes often and makes it look effortless (there must be a secret). These Yeezy Season 8 PVC Pointed Pumps (available at Farfetch) are simple and modern.
These graphite-gray semi-transparent pumps have a soft branded insole and three small holes along the side for ventilation (brilliant). These high-heeled shoes are gorgeous and blend nicely with the modern, monochromatic fashion theme.
I'm a huge fan of printed clothing and accessories, especially if the message is meaningful. This MM6 Maison Margiela Charity Capsule Shopper Tote (available at Farfetch) is one of many pieces in the latest charity capsule collection in support of the French charity Aides. Mason Margiela is a long-time supporter of the non-profit organization. 25 years ago these words appeared on t-shirts; THERE IS MORE ACTION TO BE DONE TO FIGHT AIDS THAN WEAR THIS T-SHIRT BUT IT'S A GOOD START". The t-shirt has been reinvented every year and this season, the important message appears on garments, cuffs, bags and the classic t-shirt.
This Junya Watanabe Comes des Garçons PVC Tote (available at MyTheresa) has a PVC lining and removable drawstring canvas pouch. This tote is perfect for anyone that prefers to keep their handbag essentials a secret. The vinyl tote has JWCDG printed on the front and the canvas pouch dons Junya Watanabe Comes des Garçons. This tote is simple, neutral and perfect for summer.
The Boyy Deon PVC Belt Bag (available at MyTheresa) is fun fashion! The contemporary PVC bag design is cute-chic. This PVC belt bag has leather trim, an adjustable strap and dons the signature ring detail. This bag is perfect for festival season.
The Mason Michel Julianne PVC Bucket Hat (available at Farfetch) features a transparent, croc-embossed pattern and logo plaque. This hat is the perfect high-fashion accessory to keep your hairstyle intact while you go about your day in less than desirable weather. The oversized brim will keep the rain off your hair and face. I have to have this innovative PVC hat!
I love the PVC fashion trend. Transparent PVC accessories bare all, leave nothing to the imagination and captivate onlookers. Suitable for skinnies only, PVC clothing is risky on even the perfect...
It's still freezing AF outside, but I'm looking forward to layer-free, sunlit days AND am already curating the perfect wardrobe for Spring/Summer 2019. My fashion vibe remains similar to previous years, but my upcoming Nashville trip has inspired me to don free-flowing silhouttes, feminine prints and more color. AND, I've lost a lot of weight, so I'm inclined to show off this summer.. Neutral shades, a pop of amber, printed tops and casual handbags are on my must have list.
I'm obsessed with Chloé sunglasses - it's an addiction! These Chloé Willis aviator sunglasses (available at MyTheresa) are amazing! The gold-tone frame, amber lense and pink marbling across the bridge and on the ear pieces are the perefct color combination. These glasses are slightly oversized - love that! I'm a huge fan of aviator sunglasses - the silhouette makes everyone look better.
This Dolce & Gabbana Belezza black logo-print PVC tote (available at Farfetch) is super fun and perfect for summer. Transparent handbags are tricky - you gotta be mindul of what you put in there, but a cute cosmetic bag will personalize and elevate the "everything is on-display" look. This tote is also available in transparent-black, yellow, pink and blue. LOVE! AND WANT!
The Haider Ackermann handwritten tank top (available at Farfetch) is perfect for layering and will create a cool juxtaposition against feminine silk pants (next on my list). The Haider Ackermann brand has a few handwritten t-shirts, tanks and sweatshirts all doning different print, either in white with black print or black with white print. This unque style adds a little badass vibe, laid-back vibe to any look..
The Chloé Spring/Summer 2019 collection is everyting I love about fashion AND Chloé. The cool-girl vibe is feminine, chic and free-spirited. These bohemian-style Chloé wide-leg trousers (available at Farfetch) are gorgeous. The multi-colored, silk trousers are high-waisted and have an elastic waistband. These pants are perfect for summer AND will look great with the Chloé Willis aviators, D&G tote and Haider Ackermann printed tank top! It's the perfect wekeend look!
It's still freezing AF outside, but I'm looking forward to layer-free, sunlit days AND am already curating the perfect wardrobe for Spring/Summer 2019. My fashion vibe remains similar to previous...
I LOVE this Fendi Peekaboo mini pocket suede handbag (available at Fendi). The Peekaboo style is one of my favorites and the reinvented bag with exterior multipurpose pockets is brilliant. The juxtaposition of the soft and luxurious suede and smooth, structured leather gives this bag a feminine, military vibe. The green leather against the sand suede with gold-finish metalware is the perfect color combination.
This small handbag has two compartments inside, separated by a stiff partition. The Peekoboo style comes with a detachable crossbody strap - I like to accessorize my handbags with straps from the Fendi Strap You collection. Of course, I gifted this Peekaboo handbag to myself!
The word "Clothing" in many languages listed down the front of this Vetements t-shirt (available at MyTheresa) and up the back is intriguing. The super oversized cotton t-shirt makes a simple statement - clothing! Tucked in high-waisted trousers or worn loose over fitted pants with chic high-heeled booties, this t-shirt says "cool girl".
I'm obsessed with these MIU MIU pink fur slip-on sandals (available at Farfetch). The printed cotton vamp dons white mohair giving these sandals a flirty, feminine vibe. I love the contemporary, feminine spirit of this brand AND have to have these sandals..
Another one of my favorites is Moschino. The brand is playful and synonymous with the bear print. The 3D-like "This Is Not A Moschino Toy" print against the pink t-shirt dress (available at Farfetch) is feminine, but with a little edge - a safety pin infected bear is kinda morbid! I love this shade of pink and am a huge fan of the ever-changing bear print. Moschino t-shirts and t-shirt dresses are high-quality. The cotton is medium weight and soft. I may or may not have a few!
I'm a sneaker kinda girl and usually opt for basic white kicks, but I'll make an exception for these Moschino logo print sneakers (available at Farfetch) . These basic white leather sneakers showcase the Moschino logo along with the leather and white rubber sole. Moschino is one of the few brands that print the logo on the clothing and accessories that I will wear. I would pair these sneakers with chic sweatpants or a t-shirt dress. Maybe even with a super-feminine Zimmerman dress.
One of my first brand obsessions - Jil Sander. I've since moved on, but this Jil Sander transparent shopper tote (available at Farfetch) has sparked my interest again. This grocery bag-like tote has a front zip pocket, with the Jil Sander logo. Transparent bags are tricky - you gotta be mindful of what you display in there. I suggest a neutral cosmetic bag to hold all of your handbag essentials. I gotta have this one..
I LOVE this Fendi Peekaboo mini pocket suede handbag (available at Fendi). The Peekaboo style is one of my favorites and the reinvented bag with exterior multipurpose pockets is...
I LOVE bag accessories - this Prada heart plushie bag accessory (available at Farfetch) is the perfect Valentine's Day bag charm AND a lovely gift. This is the perfect Valentine's Day handbag charm to elevate your look and show everyone that you "care"!
I'm not the kinda girl that wants a fancy dinner, at the "best" restaurant in town on Valentine's Day. I wanna relax at home, have a home cooked meal and drink wine.. BUT, I'm still gonna dress for the occasion and get in to the Valentine's Vibe. These t-shirts are perfect for an at-home Valentine's dinner or humble get-together. You can pair them with sweatpants at home, a feminine skirt for dinner at a chic restaurant or denim and an oversized cardigan for a casual dinner.
This one is my favorite. The Love Moschino t-shirt dress dons a woman wearing pink alligator and blowing kisses. It's odd and I LOVE it! The striped, cotton t-shirt gives this dress a sporty vibe and is perfect for a casual Valentine's Day soiree.
This Dolce & Gabbana Love Is What You Want t-shirt (available at Farfetch) is perfect for February 14th (the most sought after, I wanna be in love day of the year). The text is fitting and the pop of color aligns with the traditional Valentines's Day theme.
I WANT THIS ONE (hint hint)! This MIU MIU heart embellished ring (available at MIU MIU) is gorgeous and a Valentine's Day gem. The silver ring is embellished with crystals and a dangling pearl. LOVE!
Chiara Ferragni glitter heart sneakers are stylish and fun. The silver and red heart glitter embellishments are perfect for Valentine's Day. Pair these sneakers with chic joggers or a t-shirt dress for an "I'm a fun, easy going kinda girl" Valentine's Day look.
I LOVE bag accessories - this Prada heart plushie bag accessory (available at Farfetch) is the perfect Valentine's Day bag charm AND a lovely gift. This is the perfect Valentine's Day handbag charm...
It's that time of year again - festive decorations, twinkly lights and glitter. Sequins and glitter are essential during the holiday season. I'm not a BIG sequin fan, but love some of the clothing and accessories this season and am considering to don a little glitter..
The Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini logo embellished blouse (available at Farfetch) is casually festive. The sequin embroidery take this relaxed fit t-shirt to a new level of Let's Party! The rich color of the red is gorgeous and shouts Christmas party.
These Dolce & Gabbana sequin ankle boots (available at Farfetch) are gorgeous! The black and gold-tone sequins give these boots a sparkly-snake vibe. Pair these with a dress or fitted leather pants. This look is rock and roll all night long.
It takes a fun, fashion-forward person to wear these Gucci sequin wrist cuffs and headband (available at Farfetch). I don't even know where you would wear these accessories, BUT if I saw this at the gym, I'd wanna be your friend. I suppose you could elevate your evening attire with either two wrist cuffs or the headband alone. Hmm.. Maybe the sequin headband and cuffs are about to have a serious fashion moment.
The Moschino glitter detailed logo print tote (available at Farfetch) has just enough flare for the holiday season. The white on black glitter contrast is intriguing and makes a simple statement - I'm a subtle, on-trend kinda girl.
One of my favorite brands - Acne Studios. It wouldn't be a proper weekend in SOHO without stopping by the Acne Studios store AND, I always leave with a shopping bag! The signature face plaque on the laces is synonymous with the Acne Studios reinterpretation of the tennis shoe. These Acne Studios Adriana sneakers (available at Farfetch) are drenched in silver-tone glitter and paired with a slip dress, would make the perfect holiday soiree look. AND, your feet will be super comfy - no heels - dance all night long!
Pink and red are one of my favorite color combinations. This pink Gucci wool hat (available at Farfetch) dons "Loved" in red sequins. LOVE! What's not to like about a positive message. This wool hat is fun and festive. Wear during the Christmas holidays OR Valentines (if it's still cold where you live).
It's that time of year again - festive decorations, twinkly lights and glitter. Sequins and glitter are essential during the holiday season. I'm not a BIG sequin fan, but love some of the clothing...
I'm a HUGE fan of printed t-shirts and sweatshirts. Phrases, logos and graphics add a little something to my overwhelming amount of muted shades. My closet is lined with gray (lots of gray), shades of pink, green and beige, white, floral prints and I love camo.
I'm a self-proclaimed sweatpants connoisseur and almost always opt for chic joggers and sneakers or pair them with high-heel sock-style boots. Even most of my wool and silk pants have an elastic waistband and cuffs! On top, it's a t-shirt, sweatshirt and knits. It sounds boring, but the prints add texture and amusement.
I'm obsessed with the "THIS IS NOT A MOSCHINO TOY" oversized Moschino t-shirt (available at Farfetch). It's fun and definitely noticeable. The Moschino bear is synonymous with the brand and often appears on limited edition Moschino apparel. This printed t-shirt is available in two styles - regular fit and an oversized fit. I like the oversized fit but had to size down.
This season Moschino's "THIS IS NOT A MOSCHINO TOY" print shows the Teddy mascot surrounded by a string of fairy lights - LOVE! The bold Christmas themed graphic is the perfect print for a fun, holiday soiree.
Admittedly, I went a little crazy on the Karl Lagerfeld site a few weeks ago and purchased a "few" t-shirts and sweatshirts. After the first purchase and feeling the quality, I had to have more..
Of the many graphics, I like the Karl and Choupette, Karl X Kaia and the Karl wearing black sequin sunglasses (available at Karl.com). The soft cotton Ikonik t-shirts are bright white and medium weight. The t-shirts are regular fit, but the sweatshirts run small. I purchased the pink Karl Ikonik sweatshirt and it's a bit cozy, but sold out, so I'm just gonna have to save that one for a skinny day.
Printed cuffs on socks pair nicely with joggers and sock-style boots. These Gucci appliquéd striped cotton-blend socks (available at NET-A-PORTER) are on my Christmas wish list. The navy, red and cream strips around the cuffs give these socks a retro, sporty vibe. If there were additional color schemes, they would be on my wishlist too.
I'm a fan of MSGM sweatshirts. The fit is nice and they're good quality. This MSGM brush strokes logo sweatshirt (available at Revolve) is super-soft on the inside and perfect for a cold day. The black screen print logo against the bright white cotton gives this sweatshirt serious contrast and will photograph nicely. I'm gonna pair this sweatshirt with Monrow camo sweatpants.
The Fiorucci brand is new to my closet but swiftly went from one to two.. The Fiorucci angels sweatshirt (available at Fiorucci.com) dons the iconic print paired with the Fiorucci name. I have this sweatshirt in two colors. The fit is perfect and the material is super-soft. The sweatshirt washes nicely and after many cycles through the wash, maintains the softness. I love this angels printed sweatshirt!
I'm a HUGE fan of printed t-shirts and sweatshirts. Phrases, logos and graphics add a little something to my overwhelming amount of muted shades. My closet is lined with gray (lots of gray), shades...