It’s been a year now since the acquisition of my beloved Charlotte Olympia fruit pumps, and they still make my heart go pitter-patter every time I see them. So much so that when I happily took them out for their first outing this year (this winter shoot for Flare.com notwithstanding), I didn’t notice at first that they didn’t quite fit.
It had slipped my mind that when I purchased them last summer, I’d had to buy them a half-size (or was it a full size?) too large; I’d waited patiently until they were finally marked down and by then that was all that was left on the sale rack. Having to throw a pair of insoles or two into the shoes or do that awful toe-clenching walk you do when your shoes are too big seemed a small price to pay for my favourite spring shoes, like, ever.
Do you ever do that – buy wrong-sized shoes because you’d rather have them fit terribly than not have them in your
life closet at all? Or is that some next level shoeaholic insanity that maybe I shouldn’t have publicly confessed to?
Sonia Sonia Rykiel blouse / Sandro shorts / Prada sunglasses / Charlotte Olympia shoes / OBJECT for Danier clutch / MAKE UP FOR EVER make-up
With only 5 days remaining until Valentine’s Day and men all around the world scrambling to find the perfect gift for the loves of their lives or those in the making, we’ve decided to generously offer a helping hand. We’ve put together a gift guide filled with our 10 favourite shoes, bags and jewelry, all in the loveliest shades of red. Men – pay attention. Ladies – this post can very conveniently be sent, via email, to the men in your life, as a not-so-subtle hint. You’re welcome, all.
From left to right, top to bottom:
1. Valentino rubber bow flip flops ($243) – Slip in a pair of plane tickets to a hot, exotic locale for an extended Valentine’s Day celebration.
2. Ela Handbags MILCK clutch in red ($280) – This gorgeous clutch will charm the pants off the lucky recipient…figuratively speaking.
3. Tiffany & Co. ‘Kisses’ book ($55) – To write down all your sweetest nothings for her.
4. Michael Kors small rose gold-plated chronograph watch ($250) – For the trendy gal you’re trying to woo…or keep.
5. Swarovski ‘Intervalle’ red bangle ($180) – Crystals can be a girl’s best friend too, especially crimson Swarovski ones.
6. Thomas Sabo sterling silver heart pendant ($69) – A pretty pendant that will remind her that she’s the love of your life, all 365 days of the year.
7. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel silk-crepe collar ($70) – Not a conventional gift by any means, but for the whimsical gal in your life, it might just do the trick.
8. Tiffany reversible suede and metallic leather tote ($655) – 2 gorgeous bags in 1, for the chic and practical lady in your life.
9. Proenza Schouler PS11 classic iguana in lipstick ($6,825) – Money can’t buy you love, but it can buy you this incredible PS11 bag, which is sure to knock her socks off.
10. Charlotte Olympia Masako silk-satin pumps ($875) – Her very first pair of Charlotte Olympias? She’ll love you forever…or at least until next Valentine’s Day.
xx, T & S
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What would have been your run-of-the-mill outfit post featuring my look on Day 2 of LG Fashion Week has been overtaken by my status as a complete Nikita fangirl. I grew up watching La Femme Nikita in the 90′s and was disproportionately excited when I found out that the CW had ordered a new Nikita series starring Maggie Q and Shane West (yes, the guy from A Walk to Remember). I’ve been hooked since the pilot aired in September, so imagine how I react when I spot Shane West a few feet away from me after the Pink Tartan show.
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Sonia by Sonia Rykiel wool ruffle biker jacket / Club Monaco tank top / 3.1 Phillip Lim lace skirt (last seen here) / Hue tights / Christian Louboutin Metallika booties (last seen here) / Make Up For Ever make-up
The last time I wore this 3.1 Phillip Lim lace skirt (see here), we were in the middle of a hot summer and Fall was so very far from my mind. When the cooler weather did hit Toronto, I packed the skirt away, thinking it would hibernate in my closet until Spring.
Fast forward to last week, and I find myself standing in front of my closet, at a complete loss for what to wear to the VAWK Spring 2011 show. I catch a glimpse of my beloved lace skirt and suddenly have a light bulb moment. Earlier this year, I’d posted about Joanna Hillman, Senior Fashion Market Editor at Harper’s Bazaar, wearing the dress version of my skirt. I had loved how she’d taken an ivory lace shift dress and transitioned it perfectly to winter with a black biker jacket, black tights and edgy shoes. Inspired, I pulled out my black tights and all sorts of jackets and shoes until I finally came up with this ruffled biker jacket/lace skirt/booties ensemble. The result was a bit of a softer look than Hillman’s, but I think it worked!
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My very first collage! It’s the result of a full on raiding of Net-a-porter
with the search terms “stripes” and “navy and gold”, because I am obsessed with all things nautical right now (more so than usual is what I mean). In the middle of the collage is the Sonia by Sonia Rykiel striped bow intarsia sweater I’m coveting that they regrettably did not do a version of for the H&M collaboration launching later this month. The McQ by Alexander McQueen skirt with gold buttons that I ordered from The Outnet
last week (my first Outnet purchase!) as part of my newfound desire to add more skirts to the wardrobe is featured (under the sun hat)…I love it! I also included a McQueen skull scarf in a navy/ivory colour combination that maybe I wish I picked up rather than the grey/ivory…but then again maybe not. Oh, and those Lanvin flats with the corded detailing and that Anya Hindmarch anchor tote up in the corner? Beyond cute and perfect for vacation wear.
This collage, plus the innumerable Breton-striped tops I’ve amassed over the past little while, are proof that my affinity to nautical-inspired clothing and accessories may be becoming an unhealthy obsession. If I continue down this path, my closet will be so overwhelmed with navy stripes I’ll be liable to getting seasick.
A preview of the Sonia Rykiel pour H&M knitwear collection is out and I’m super excited about the fun colours and cute details! I’ve been obsessed with stripes lately…throw my all-time favourite bows in the mix and I am SOLD. That does it – first H&M collaboration I’m getting out of bed for! These sweaters are what I’m potentially lining up for…please kindly do not buy the last in my size before I get my hands on them. You don’t want to sour my very first H&M collabo experience, do you?
I wasn’t all that excited about the Sonia Rykiel pour H&M lingerie collection that was released earlier this month, but I did have higher hopes for the knitwear collection due out February 20, 2010 from the outset. Now finally some lookbook images are out and there are definitely some cute, whimsical pieces that will be perfect for Spring, just as I’d hoped. That striped bow sweater, for example, is right up my alley! If I do decide the collection is worth lining up in the cold for, it’ll be the first time I brave the crowds for an H&M collaboration collection. Whether or not this collection is worthy of that honour remains to be seen…I need to see more!
P.S. Either way, I’m putting this in the BB calendar so I don’t forget. Guess who got caught up in the holidays and forgot about the release of the Rodarte for Target collection the other day? Le sigh.
The Sonia Rykiel pour H&M lingerie collection launches this upcoming Saturday. There’s been much fanfare
about the collection and there are certainly some cute pieces, but I have a feeling the scene will be a little calmer at H&M come Saturday than it was a few weeks ago when Jimmy Choo for H&M launched. I myself am debating the merits of sleeping in on a Saturday morning vs. getting up earlyish to try to snag that cute bodysuit in pink/black. So far a few extra winks is winning though, sorry to say. Or perhaps I can spin it as saving money for the knitwear collection that’ll be released next March, which is looking rather whimsical and fun…maybe even a bit too
fun for me.
While in search of online retailers that stock Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, I came across my-wardrobe.com
, a UK-based site that not only carries S by SR, but also a wide selection of American and European designers. The discovery of the site in itself wouldn’t be so exciting if not for the fact that my-wardrobe ships worldwide, including to Canada, and they do it duty-paid so you won’t be hit with customs when your order arrives at your doorstep. And, they’re currently having a Friends & Family sale – use code MWFF for 30% off sitewide. How perfectly timed was that