Saturday, May 29, 2010

Monday Mingle

Coming up in Halifax - Schmooze and Mingle @ Urbanity, Monday May 31, with the promise of music, refreshments, international delicacies, and new connections! Sounds good to me! Plus, Urbanity (and Rosslyn) are to thank for my new fashionable new hair:

Sunday, May 23, 2010

With the temperature rising...

It's finally starting to feel like real honest-to-goodness summer, and I feel I must divulge some of my big fashion do's for the heat:

1. Explore fashion.
With the summer heat comes the urge to get out and walk around. Take a stroll up Barrington, or along the waterfront, or on Spring Garden, and stop in some shops and boutiques you hardly ever (or never) get to. On my list for this summer: Turbine, Joanne David, Biscuit, Allie's Boutique, and anything else that catches my attention!

On the top of my shopping list: One of these fabulous wrap belts from Turbine.


2. Be bright. Be bold. I found a bright orange dress from Pure Alfred Sung last year and I got so many compliments because the color just popped! It brightened the day, and it put a smile on people's faces. Of course, clowns get a similar reaction, but if you can bring a burst of fun to the day without wearing a rubber nose, it'll be a great summer!

I spotted this delightfully pink frock on etsy and it is just what I mean!


3. Pick shoes for comfort, color and character - it takes me a long time to find the perfect pair of shoes, but I always keep looking. In fact, I've been on the hunt for a pair of red flats all year. My big secret - when I find the perfect pair, I can always afford them. Hell, if you're looking for a year without settling for a pair you're not in love with, think of all the money you have saved! Your feet deserve it <3

(Secret #2: I occasionally give in and buy a less expensive - less supportive - pair just for fashion's sake. My fave online place for cheap and trendy summer sandals is gojane.com)


4. Wear white (all year long). It is such a fresh color, and it can really add a great pop to an outfit as well. I'm with Herald columnist Eva Hoare, we don't have to wait for the queen's birthday to pull the white out of the closet! Read her article here

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Charity is in Fashion

With only 2 weeks left until the Relay For Life, my team is well on their way to reaching a $1500 goal.

To pledge a member of Canadians for a Cure - Pier 21, click HERE

Thanks in advance for your support!

P.S. I promise to start blogging consistently again when I reach my personal goal of $500!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Its a short update kind of day!

Sorry for my absence from the blogosphere. Life has been insanely busy at work (and in general), and I have been making a fab birthday present for one of my dearest friends - hopefully I will remember to take some photos and post them after he opens it!

On another note, the lovely Missy B. has returned from New York. What were her thoughts on fashion trends in the big apple? Rompers and canvas sneakers were big - must try both.

(For your viewing pleasure, here's a printed romper from Forever 21 that I may just have to order!)

Check out Missy's blog here