Street Style

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – April 18, 2014 Edition


Jill Lansky of The August Diaries, Vancouver

Spring has sprung in our favourite Canadian style bloggers’ wardrobes. Flowers have begun blooming (in some parts of the country), and likewise greenery is making appearances in bloggers’ sartorial odes to the arrival of spring.

This week, Ania paired a foliage print collared shirt with white trousers for a cool, mensy vibe, Marie sported rose print cropped pants in the perfect transitional look, and Ivy donned a cute palm tree print sweatshirt for a visit to see the cherry blossoms that have already bloomed in Vancouver.


Lisa Dengler of Just Another Fashion Blog, Toronto/New York


Nelia Belkova of Style Blog, Toronto


Ivy Xu of This Is What We Do, Vancouver

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Street Style

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – April 4, 2014 Edition


Kassandra Camponi of Kastles, Edmonton

If you get a feeling of déjà vu with this week’s edition of The Canadian Street Style Lookbook, you’re bang on. A few standout pieces that have made appearances recently are featured again, styled in a fresh new way.

Case #1: Joe Fresh‘s trompe l’oeil shirt. We first spotted it on Barbara, who knocked it out of the park with a head-to-toe black and white ensemble. This week, Lookbook newcomer Vickie paired the same shirt with a bright red perforated leather jacket for the perfect pop of colour. One shirt, worn two fantastic ways.

Case #2: Ann Taylor‘s TDF cage pencil skirt. It first showed up in the Lookbook on Christina, who got us lusting after the skirt when she expertly paired it with a black moto jacket and baby pink pumps. This week, Nelia made us want it even more with an equally fierce black, white and red getup, one of our favourite colour combos ever. Again, one skirt, worn two uber-cool ways.

Déjà vu? Why not when it looks this good.


Gracie Carroll of Gracie Carroll, Toronto


Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit, Vancouver/Beijing


Nelia Belkova of Style Blog, Toronto

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Retail Therapy

Shop Like A Style Blogger: 20 Matchy-Matchy Sets to Rock This Spring

If three’s a trend, we’re almost there with the matching separates. First, we spotted Alanna of Xander Vintage in a daisy print ensemble in The Canadian Street Style Lookbook, then it was Nelia of Style Blog in a cute striped duo at World Mastercard Fashion Week. Even sans a third, we’re calling it now: this is officially a trend and we’re totally on board.

Getting dressed in the morning just got that much quicker. From fast fashion to runway, we’ve found you 20 of the chicest matching sets you’ll want to rock this spring. Check out the gallery below – which just made your shopping list?


Image credit: Max Kopanygin

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Events

#BeautyBrunchTO: Our Fashion Week Prep Sesh At Do My Hair

One fabulous Toronto Fashion Week ago, we teamed up with our blogger BFFs Nelia Belkova of Style Blog and Kimberly Lyn of The Souls Of My Shoes for a pre-WMCFW primp session at Do My Hair. The lovely salon in midtown Toronto generously offered our lovely readers complimentary haircuts, blowouts and makeup application on the sunny Sunday afternoon right before opening night of fashion week, and we – and you! – definitely took them up on their offer.

Thanks to all who came out for #BeautyBrunchTO! We had an absolute blast meeting you all and witnessing your gorgeous makeovers, and even learned a few beauty tips and tricks from the pros. And a huge thank you to the talented folks at Do My Hair for hosting us, and to smartwater and vitaminwater for supplying the very addictive refreshments.

Missed the fun? Check out the gallery below for a few snaps from #BeautyBrunchTO, and be sure to stay tuned for news of our next big event!

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Events

YOU’RE INVITED: Blogger Beauty Brunch with Do My Hair in Toronto

Toronto Fashion Week is just around the corner, ladies and gents, and we’re already in full prep mode, RSVPing to runway show invites, planning outfits and beautifying ourselves. A fresh new beauty look is definitely in order, so we’re teaming up with our blogger BFFs, Kimberly Lyn of The Souls of My Shoes and Nelia Belkova of Style Blog on Blogger Beauty Brunch, a pre-fashion week primp party at Do My Hair in Toronto – and you’re invited!

The talented team at Do My Hair is offering complimentary haircuts, blowouts and makeup application to our lovely readers. Want in? We bet you do, and here are all the details:

WHEN: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 10:30am-2:30pm

WHERE: Do My Hair, 583 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto

WHAT: Choice of a complimentary haircut, blowout, or makeup application! Swag bags (while supplies last)! Chance to win a $500 makeover!

WHO: The Souls of My ShoesStyle BlogThe Backseat Stylers, and you!

HOW: Call (416) 544-0505 to book your appointment. Spots are limited.

HASHTAG: #beautybrunchTO - use it on your instagrams and tweets on event day for a chance to win a $500 makeover (!) on a return visit to Do My Hair.

Excited? So are we! So book that appointment for your complimentary service, and we’ll see you on Sunday at Do My Hair. Can’t wait!

Street Style

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – February 28, 2014 Edition


Alex of Alex’s Closet, Montreal

The skirt is making a comeback, and it – in all its different forms – made an appearance on Canadian style blogs across the country this week.

Nelia went ladylike with her snake-print midi skirt and polka dot top, Lookbook newcomer Alex looked ultra-cool in a plaid pencil skirt and moto jacket combo, and Jen combined the best of both worlds with a floral-print A-line skirt and biker jacket of her own.

Have you been braving the polar vortex in your favourite skirt too?


Sasha Exeter of So Sasha, Toronto


Nelia Belkova of Style Blog, Toronto


Ania Boniecka of Ania.B, Calgary

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Street Style

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – January 24, 2014 Edition


Stephanie Sterjovski of Stephanie Sterjovski, Toronto

We love us a good tuxedo. When Diane Keaton stepped out on to the Golden Globes stage a few weeks ago, we swooned – not unlike our reaction to some of the looks we spotted on the Canadian style blogs this week.

Sasha donned a complete double-breasted tuxedo that made our hearts go pitter patter. The Toronto-based blogger added feminine touches like a pleated collar shirt, ribbon tie and fiery red lip for a black tie-ready getup. Edmonton’s Lyndsey went for a more casual take, pairing her tuxedo-inspired shawl collar vest with lace pants, t-strap pumps and a statement necklace for an ensemble perfect for a night out on the town.

Do you share our love for the almighty tuxedo?


Sasha Exeter of So Sasha, Toronto


Jentine Gootjes of My Edit, Hamilton


Katia Nikolajew of Bewolf, Montreal

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Street Style

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – Best of 2013!

Started in 2012, The Canadian Street Style Lookbook really hit its stride in its first full year, and it was all thanks to the very fashionable style bloggers we featured from coast to coast. With over 400 looks served up in our weekly round-ups in 2013, one fact became abundantly clear: we’re one stylish nation. From the Pantone colour of the year emerald green to leather everything to that inescapable Zara skort, our favourite bloggers rocked all of the year’s biggest trends, but they also marched to the beat of their own style drum.

Over the last 12 months, established stars like Samantha, Caillianne and Chloe Beckerman of Beckerman Bite Plate and Nelia Belkova of Style Blog continued to awe and inspire us, Lookbook mainstays like Ania Boniecka of Ania.B, Ivy Xu of This Is What We Do and Krystin Lee of Suburban Faux Pas took their sartorial games to the next level, and newcomers like Sasha Exeter of So Sasha and Vanessa Cesario of The Brunette Salad arrived on the scene with a fashionable bang.

With week after week of ultra-chic ensembles, selecting just 10 of our favourites was an impossible task…so we chose 20 instead. Thank you to all the ladies and gents we featured in 2013 for a year’s worth of blog fodder – we bow down to your sartorial talents. We can’t wait to show you lovely readers what Canadian style bloggers from across the country, including Lookbook regulars and new faces we’ve yet to discover, are wearing in 2014!


Alexandra Nikolajev of I’m A Little, Toronto
A fresh, preppy take on the Canadian Tuxedo, which made a triumphant return to the style scene this year. Done with gold accessories and a touch of leopard, double denim never looked better.


Alyssa Lau of The Ordinary Peoples, Edmonton
The statement coat doesn’t get much bolder than in this metallic hue, styled to perfection with neutrals by Edmonton’s fashion blogging golden girl, a Lookbook regular.


Ania Boniecka of Ania.B, Victoria
This Calgary native served up chic look after chic look all year. This effortless, head-to-toe black getup stole our hearts, but we could have easily included another handful of Ania’s outfits in this year-end round-up. She’s just that good.


Anik Lacasse-Richard of Montreal In Style, Montreal
Leopard print and burgundy leather are a match made in style heaven, and we’d expect nothing less from this fierce Montrealer. She never fails to impress with her non-stop stream of edgy ensembles.


Anonymous by Ania Boniecka of Ania.B, Calgary
The classic black-and-white colour combo was a huge trend this year, but done with a strategically placed pop of orange (and the most amazing round bob!)? A standout look.

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Street Style

The Canadian Street Style Lookbook – December 20, 2013 Edition


Sasha Exeter of So Sasha, Toronto

With Christmas only a few days away (OMG!), holiday dressing is in full effect on our favourite Canadian style blogs.

This week, Sasha rocked a printed emerald green frock perhaps in one last ode to 2013′s colour of the year, Ania donned an always chic head-to-toe winter white ensemble, Jill chose to celebrate in all black everything with a touch of leather, and Krystin topped off her classic LBD with an ultra-glam faux fur coat.


Dva Lau of The Sarcastic Ashtray, Toronto


Ania Boniecka of Ania.B, Victoria


Élodie Parthenay of Hello Elo, Montreal

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Retail Therapy

Shop Like A Style Blogger: 33 Drop-Dead Gorgeous Leather Skirts

Ever since we laid eyes on Nelia of Style Blog‘s croc-embossed leather skirt, we’ve been fighting the urge to steal it from her. What’s a leather skirt or two between friends? But rather than burglarize her closet, we instead decided to focus our energies on finding a stunning leather skirt all our own…legally.

What we found was 33 gorgeous reasons not to have to deprive Nelia of hers, and we’ve been daydreaming about them ever since. Between Givenchy‘s curved hem leather pencil skirt, Cedric Charlier‘s asymmetrical sheepskin skirt, and Lover‘s lace trim leather skirt, we’re sufficiently distracted enough to leave Nelia and her skirt alone. For now.

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