Lately Fair Isle sweaters feel as though they have been reintented from preppy stuffiness to easy going cool. I don’t know who to blame for making the classic knit new again? JCREW? Hipsters who make everything retro hip again? Whomever is to blame I am liking it.
Stay away from cardgian versions. Somehow they still scream button down housewives as opposed to easy going hip. Continue Reading
I am not one to get super dressed up during the Holidays. Considering how often I read that same sentence on other blogs I gather that most people don’t have to wear a gown for a family gathering on Christmas day.
Still it is a festive occasion. And you want to honor the magic that is Christmas. So I have 5 ways to to take your regular outfit from everyday to Christmas ready.
One of the things about winter is putting away our favourite warm weather clothing and bundling up in sweaters and coats. But sometimes there are items that you just don’t want to put away. But at the same time it is just too damn cold for sleeveless tops without a way to layer them up.
It is that time of year again! Time for the Christmas One of a Kind Show. For me it has become a tradition that kicks me into the Holiday Spirit and starts off my Holiday shopping spree.
Many of my favourite from previous shows are showcasing their great fashion, accessories and food again at the Toronto One of a Kind show so I don’t want to rehash too much of the same things I have seen before so here are some notable vendors that are new to the show or simply new to me! Check out prior round ups here, here and here.
Yes I know it is Thursday. But Black Friday seems to span more than just the Friday after American Thanksgiving. In fact strolling through Yorkdale Mall earlier this week many retailers were already having some sort of major sale whether it was labelled a Black Friday Sale or not.
So this is my Black Friday Sale Round Up.
***Note I will be updating this page as more sales go live*** Continue Reading
I find the men in my life so much harder to shop for, simply because what knocks their socks off isn’t the same thing that I would usually shop for myself. Sports equipment, video games, big screen Tvs.
Still there is only so many big ticket gifts you can go with and I like to round out the rest of the presents with items that either compliment the big ticket items or plays to their likes and obsessions. For example even though the Golf courses are closed locally I always like to put something golf related under the tree for my husband. My dad on the other hand as some favourite authors so their latest novels are a must wrap and put under the tree.
I have been doing pretty well at H&M lately and not not because I scored a bunch of the Isabel Marant collaboration, but because I have been able to cut through all the other stuff and find some really good stuff.
It is one of those stores where I only tend to shop a certain section, but it is where you find those “That is from H&M?!” pieces. Like my dress (last seen here) and the long black faux fur vest.