Retail Therapy

Shop Like A Style Blogger: 10 Fierce New Ways to Rock Animal Print

We featured Edmontonian Alyssa of Ordinary People in last week’s edition of The Canadian Street Style Lookbook sporting a cow print jumpsuit that immediately made us wonder why we don’t own such a fun garment. After all, with animal print now officially a neutral in our books, it’s time we infused more of it into our wardrobe rotation.

A search for fierce new ways to rock animal print ensued, resulting in the discovery of 10 must-haves. Click through the gallery below for Zara‘s zebra print bucket bag ($89.90), McQ Alexander McQueen‘s neon animal print scarf ($330), Sophia Webster‘s leopard print d’orsay pumps ($675) and more. Will you be spotted in animal print this spring?

Red Carpet

Admiring from the Backseat: BAFTA Film Awards 2014 Edition


Lupita Nyong’o in Christian Dior Fall 2013 Couture

The BAFTA Film Awards were held at The Royal Opera House in London, England yesterday, and the Lupita Nyong’o and Cate Blanchett style watch continued. Neither disappointed; Lupita donned a gorgeous green couture number by Dior, while Cate chose a floral print column gown by Alexander McQueen.

This awards season’s sartorial frontrunners weren’t the only ones to impress. Naomi Harris brought a chic pop of pink Gucci to the red carpet, Angelina Jolie looked cool as a cucumber in a Saint Laurent tuxedo, and Olga Kurylenko stunned in a mermaid-inspired gown by Burberry.

The Academy Awards are just around the corner on March 2 (with Ellen DeGeneres as host!), and we can’t wait to see what these and our other favourite leading ladies have planned for the red carpet of all red carpets.


Cate Blanchett in Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2014


Naomi Harris in Gucci 


Angelina Jolie in Saint Laurent 


Olga Kurylenko in Burberry 

Image Credits: Mike Marsland/WireImage via

Retail Therapy

Shop Like A Style Blogger: Rock The Ruffle With These 15 Ladylike Pieces

Several years ago, S went through a ruffle phase in which she amassed an impressive collection of ruffled blouses, dresses, skirts, sweaters, coats – there wasn’t a ruffled item she met that she didn’t like…and buy. She’s since moved on (it was for the better), but when we spied Krystin of Suburban Faux Pas in a gorgeous, pale pink ruffled frock in last week’s Canadian Street Style Lookbook, a bit of that obsession with all things frilly came rushing back.

Time to get our ruffle on again? We think so, but this time with a tad more…restraint. From Joe Fresh blouses to Nicholas Kirkwood pumps to Givenchy jackets, we’ve rounded up 15 of the loveliest ruffled pieces to shop right now. Check out the gallery below for all our picks. Will you be rocking the ruffle this season?

Retail Therapy

Halloween Withdrawal? Here’s 20 Spooktacular Pieces to Wear All Year Round

So Halloween has come and gone for another year, and while there’s still a bit of candy remaining, we bet you’re already looking for a new excuse to don your most favourite costume items. We’re going to recommend you pack the Darth Vader mask away for the year, but in the meantime there are plenty of Halloween-friendly items that can definitely stay in your wardrobe rotation all year round.

From Kate Spade‘s adorable cat burglar knit hat to Olympia Le-Tan‘s Dracula book clutch, check out the gallery below for spooktacular knits, shoes, and accessories to tide you over until next Halloween.

Retail Therapy

Shop Like A Style Blogger: 16 Bustier Tops To Rock Right Now

Anya of I’m The It Girl is only a few weeks into her personal style blogging career, and she’s already killing it. Last week, we featured her super chic bustier + culottes ensemble in The Canadian Street Style Lookbook, and then immediately ran off to find our own. The perfect culottes are a challenge we promise to take on another day, but we took to the search for stylish and not too sexy bustiers right away.

The conclusion? They definitely exist! Exhibit #1: an artful Alexander McQueen honeycomb silk jacquard top for a whopping $2,535 (that’s already 70% off!). Exhibit #2: a pocketbook-friendly H&M white jersey bustier with cutouts for a night out on the town. Exhibit #3: a girly yet fierce Love Leather cropped top with a sweetheart neckline, USD$260 at Shopbop. And the list goes on, one fab bustier after another to sport under a blazer or pair with a cute skirt or skinny jeans.

Check out the gallery below for 16 of our favourites available in stores right now, and get ready to show some skin. But not too much, right Anya?

Retail Therapy

Shop Like A Style Blogger: 15 Pairs of Yellow Shoes to Brighten Your Outfit

In last week’s edition of The Canadian Street Style Lookbook, we oohed and aahed over Lily‘s whimsical heart-shaped sunglasses, but that wasn’t the only part of her ensemble that caught our eye. Her classic YSL Tribute sandals in a bright, eye-catching yellow had us – and we’re guessing you! – a little green with envy too. But why waste time coveting someone else’s fabulous footwear when you can just snag your own?

Inspired by Lily’s standout shoes, we’ve gone ahead and rounded up 15 pairs of sunny yellow pumps, sandals, wedges and ballet flats you can add to your summer rotation right now. With 15 irresistible options like ALDO‘s ‘Earlene’ ankle cuff, peep-toe stilettos (CAD$100) and Jimmy Choo‘s to-die-for neon degrade pumps (USD$750 at Saks), we wish you the best of luck in limiting yourself to just one pair.

Retail Therapy

Coveting from the Backseat: Alexander McQueen Spine Intarsia-Knit Dress

Summer wedding season is officially in full swing, and with it the hunt for the perfect dress or two to wear to all those nuptials. It can be a frustrating search to be sure, looking for a frock that’s befitting a guest and doesn’t encroach on the bride’s sartorial glory, but still shows your personal style.

While scouring the internet for such a dress, we came across this Alexander McQueen number, which is right up our alley. The jacquard intarsia knit is gorgeous, the colour palette is right on trend, and the asymmetric flounce hem adds a lovely feminine touch. The only catch? Its price tag of $2,240.

Available at saks.com.

Red Carpet

Admiring from the Backseat: Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2013 Edition


Rose Byrne in Lanvin

Because we’re not yet ready to let go of awards season and we have a feeling you aren’t either, we’ve going to dwell on Oscars Sunday just a little longer. We’ve gone ahead and rounded up our favourite after-party looks from the annual post-Oscars Vanity Fair soirée, and they’re just as glamourous as those on our best dressed list from the main event itself.

Red carpet regulars like Zoe Saldana and Kate Bosworth knocked it out of the sartorial ballpark once again in a ruffle and lace Givenchy number and embroidered Giambattista Valli frock respectively, while Amy Adams and Elizabeth Banks stunned in fringed Oscar de la Renta and printed Alexander McQueen.

Our hands-down favourite though was Rose Byrne, who served up possibly her best red carpet appearance ever, surprising us in a gorgeous white Lanvin getup. An incredible improvement over her horrendous SAG Awards outing!


Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta


Zoe Saldana in Givenchy


Elizabeth Banks in Alexander McQueen


Kate Bosworth in Giambattista Valli

xx, S

Images via Styleite

Red Carpet

Admiring from the Backseat: Oscars 2013 Edition


Naomi Watts in Armani Privé

After an epic 3.5 hour Academy Awards ceremony tonight and red carpet coverage that was almost as long, the 2013 awards season has sadly come to an end. With stunning silver screen stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts and Jessica Chastain stepping out in incredible gowns by the likes of Armani Privé, Dior Haute Couture  and Oscar de la Renta, however, this year’s awards season definitely went out with a sartorial bang.

Our favourite leading ladies certainly saved their best frocks for last, with most topping their looks at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards. From Kerry Washington in pink Miu Miu to Stacy Keibler in metallic Naeem Khan, these are our top 10 best dressed from the 2013 Oscars. Who made your list?


Jessica Chastain in Armani Privé


Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture


Stacy Keibler in Naeem Khan


Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille

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Street Style

Stylin’ from the Backseat: Black Is The New Black

My Margiela for H&M candy wrapper clutch has been sitting untouched in my closet since it came home with me last November, waiting patiently for a chance to come out and play. I finally took it out for its inaugural spin this past weekend and, obviously, it called for a black on black on black outfit.

Salt and pepper bouclé tweed, silver metallics and black leather – a few of my old favourites, all wrapped up neatly in one ensemble. After spending the last year in brighter colours than ever before, this decidedly darker getup felt like a reunion with old friends.

Sandro top / Joe Fresh jeans / Maison Martin Margiela for H&M clutch / Alexander McQueen boots / Balenciaga bracelet / MAKE UP FOR EVER makeup

xx, S

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