Words of Wisdom

Things we Didn't Buy

You’re in a store and you find the perfect dress, or shoes, or maybe it was a pair of jeans. You try them on, they’re perfect but you don’t go for it because you “just started shopping” or might find something else. The flats you’ve been wanting for ages are on sale online but you say you’ll order them after work and your size is no longer there. The bracelet or dress you have been eyeing since last summer is no longer in production. These things happen and then sure enough we can’t stop thinking about them days, months, years after they are gone.

For me? I have too many examples but a pair of black Saint Laurent pumps comes to mind right away. They are made of buttery soft leather, with an almond toe and a bit of a platform. I was set on wearing them with jeans, or to work, or with a nice dress. I have tried them on so many times- in cities all across the continent. They fit great, feel awesome and look stellar… but alas, I have picked out other footwear to try on as well. These poor heels that I love so much have been trumped for limited edition, Prada, Manolos and Choos. It really isn’t fair. I love those shoes, next time, I should just bite the bullet and get them. They belong with me.

Sunday Street Style Inspiration

A few pieces of street-style inspiration for your lazy Sunday morning:
Kate Spade Coat

Outerwear is definitely something that shouldn’t be forgotten or overlooked. Think about it, when you are travelling around or running errands, what is it that people see? Not usually what is underneath your jacket- unless you are one of those who have strategically left your top layer open to leave a peek at the day’s full ensemble. A great outerwear piece is a worthwhile investment and this bright coat with an oversize bow from Kate Spade is perfect to transition into Spring.

Olsen Proenza SchoulerI mentioned to you a couple days ago in this post that I recently acquired a new addition to my purse collection- a Proenza Schouler PS1. I could not be more happy with it and have been bringing it with me everywhere. I did a little research and stumbled across this in the process. Everything about Ashley Olsen here is perfect- from her messy pony tail, mixing prints and her suede PS1.

Manolo Blahnik Street Style

The current Manolo Blahnik line out for this season is beyond amazing. Here, her tassel pumps look perfect with a cropped blue leather jacket (yet again, great outerwear). I don’t think I would ever dare to put a bouquet of flowers in my purse but in this picture it seems to work as a nice pop of colour. Step up your shoe game and keep everything else outfit-wise nice and simple.

Taylor Swift Rainy Day

I chose this picture because it has been pouring rain- in the most pleasant way, all weekend. I took my Burberry rainboots out for a spin yesterday but here, Taylor reminds us that there are other footwear alternatives for when it is wet outside. An all black outfit is certainly not boring when different textures come in to play. Ankle boots will keep your feet dry while keeping things light and not weigh down your ensemble.

So what is your favourite outfit for when it rains? Where do you look for street style inspiration? Let me know in the comments and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

4 Things: Marc By Marc Jacobs

We all have heard by now that Marc By Marc Jacobs will be folded into the Marc Jacobs line. The announcement was made a couple weeks ago and the news is both very exciting for Mr. Jacobs and the fashion world, yet very sad for many of us who simply adore the MbMJ line. I have become a huge fan of Marc Jacobs (the person) and all his work over the years, admiring what he has done not only in regards to his own lines, but also his work for Louis Vuitton and beyond.

So, in celebration of the good things to come by Mr. Jacobs, I have selected my four current favourite items available (that are not mouse flats because it is so obvious that I love those little shoes).

Marc Jacobs glasses phone case

This ridiculously amazing iphone 5 case. Because everyone needs a case that looks like a sweet visor when they hold their phone up to their face. I have a Marc by Marc Jacobs iphone case (along with everyone else, right?) that I picked up years ago when my phone was still new. I still use it and still totally love it. In fact, I think I will switch cases after I am done typing up this post.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Dog Slipper

Ok, they aren’t mouse flats but they are cute puppy slippers. My mom actually has this pair of Marc by Marc Jacobs slippers and they are really quite amazing. My favourite part? The little hearts in the puppy’s eyes. This design is also available in black and silver instead of white, and also made as a regular flat (same smoking slipper shape) without the quilted lining.

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I haven’t worn a backpack probably since the sixth grade. Come the time I was in junior high, places like the Gap and Esprit were making those “cool” messenger style bags with the stupidly thick material like a drink cooler that were popular for some reason in the late 90’s/early 00’s. Anyway, if I were ever to get a backpack (and maybe I should just invest? But really. Why?) I would without a doubt go for this one from MbMJ. Simple, sleek and the right amount of hardware make it just right.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Don't Panic Shoe

And finally, do you know the number of times I have added these sneakers into my shopping cart online? It is ridiculous. My first reaction when I heard the mere rumour that Marc Jacobs was folding his lines into each other was to freak out and look for these shoes online. Then I thought to myself, “You’re panicking”. Was I? I don’t know but I ended up pulling it together. I still have time to make these happen if they continue to haunt me.

What do you think of the news from Marc Jacobs? Do you have a favourite product from the Marc by Marc Jacobs line that you will miss the most?

OOTD: Metallic Shorts

If I am not mistaken, this will be my last outfit of the day from my most recent trip to Arizona. ¬†One of my favourite places to shop is at the J.Crew location in Kierland Commons in Scottsdale. I’ve always liked J.Crew and think it is fair to say that their clothing is certainly a staple in my closet. However, I find that I like this location best- in an outdoor mall, located conveniently across the street from some of my favourite patios. Also, the staff is absolutely phenomenal and always leave with a smile even if I am empty handed (but really, when does that ever happen?)

Talk To My Shoes

So, on one of my last days on my trip, I wore a full J.Crew look, complete with this metallic skort. It is kind of fun that the skort has been re-done. Still it isn’t easy to pull off without looking super 1990’s summer camp, but I find that when the material is of a certain weight and certain lines are made in the garmet, it can become quite flattering.

Talk To My Shoes

Here I am also wearing the most perfect light weight tank from J.Crew as well as my new black sliders that I showed you in my previous post.

Metallic J.Crew Skort

So, what do you think of skorts? Worth the 90’s revival, or just nice for the occasional afternoon?

Happy weekend to all my readers! I hope everyone finds some time to relax and rejuvenate!