2012 March

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
• 2:10 AM •

Oversized Hats & Miniature Bunnies – My Spring 2012 Style

Oversized Hats & Miniature Bunnies – My Spring 2012 Style

Spring is officially here and the weather in Montreal has been shockingly great lately. While some of us are taking full advantage of this good fortune by dusting off our razors and letting our legs see some sunlight, it’s obvious many are still hesitant to fully trust mother nature’s good spirits. With sweaters and gloves tucked deep inside our oversized totes we’ve been programmed to hope for the best but expect the worst. Being in Montreal, you never know when a heat wave will turn into a full fledged blizzard despite the weather network’s contrary predictions. Regardless of the fact that it can all go away in one split second, I can’t help but get really excited at the infinite possibilities brought on by a spring wardrobe. I’ve decided that my personal theme this year will be floppy hats, scarves, brogues, and dresses with pretty, but usually very random, prints. Bring on the sunshine!

Brogues.

If I could spend over 500$ on shoes without needing to file for personal bankruptcy, these are one of the pairs i’d be willing to purchase. These Robert Clergerie tan leather brogues have that perfect masculine and feminine balance I look for in a style like this. They are also the perfect spring colour and can be paired with a spring or summery dress, or light jeans, a t-shirt and a cardigan.

Robert Clergerie Tan lace up brogues

These G.H. Bass & Co oxfords are gorgeous, chic, and remind me of my childhood when my mother would dress me up in puffy sleeved frilly dresses (the ones with the itchy taffeta underskirt) and shiny black leather shoes. While I could have done without the over the top dresses, I remember being particularly fond of my shoes. #toddlerswag.

G.H Bass & Co. Washington brogues

Scarves.

If you don’t like scarves, we can’t be friends. Scarves are one of the most versatile accessories out there. They have the ability to dress up a casual outfit, add a creative flare to a boring one, and obviously, serve as a protective shield against raging winds. Whether worn at the waist, neck, or on your head, a pretty scarf can make a pretty difference!

Banana Republic Floral Print Coral scarf

Emilio Pucci Star Shaped cotton scarf

Diane Von Furstenberg Garden Brown Whisper silk scarf

Floppy hats. 

I’ve never been one to wear hats. Mostly because I have a massive head. However, after watching numerous episodes of Kourtney and Kim take New York (don’t judge me, boredom can make us do crazy things), i’ve decided I shouldn’t let the circumference of my cranium get in the way of great style.

Forever 21 Scalloped floppy hat

Forever 21 Fringe Bow floppy hat

Print Dresses. 

Floral prints, tribal prints, turtle prints, whatever the print may be, if it’s done right I would probably wear it.

Jovonnista Mini Bunny Print dress

Alice + Olivia Floral Print dress

Miss Me Printed Babydoll dress

Prophecy Bird Print dress

Here’s hoping Montreal’s weather permits me to indulge in these looks for the next few months to come!

Sunday, March 25, 2012
• 2:51 AM •

Polyvore Q&A: Bodycon Skirt for the Ballet

Polyvore Q&A: Bodycon Skirt for the Ballet


Ah yes! The versatile black bodycon skirt. A skirt that can be used for a casual shopping day or even a night out at the ballet? Of course. An easy article of clothing and one that any female should own, here is how I advise on skipping the typifash look (typically fashionable = boring) and putting an outfit together that is worthy of compliments!

PS: I won BEST Answer, voted by the asker herself, rose-tint:

Click here for this question’s thread on Polyvore!

Here’s the collage I made for this Polyvore Q&A:

Dressing the Bodycon Skirt

Hi! I could simply suggest to you that wearing a nice printed cami or tee tucked in your black skirt is all you need to do, but doing that would probably be an insult to you! Because everybody or most people know how to do that, because it’s easy, simple, and safe…so much that it’s not really considered really stylish anymore.

You have a plain black fitting skirt..the possibilities are endless. One of my style rules is to really balance your outfit’s silhouette. So in this case, since your bottom is simple, go with a top that is opposite of that..something with volume, something with a different texture, something with an unconventional shape for a top. If you have an extravagant top like in my first 2 pictures, you might not need jewelry, just a cute handbag.

Donna Karan Asymmetric Draped Stretch - Jersey top

Donna Karan Asymmetric Draped Stretch - Jersey top

 

Donna Karan Paneled Mesh and Jersey top

Donna Karan Paneled Mesh and Jersey top

 

if you have more simple things..like this off shoulder top Wear it with chunky statement jewelry

James Perse Women Fitted Funnel Neck Top

James Perse Women Fitted Funnel Neck Top

 

BCBG Pave link necklace

BCBG Pave link necklace

If you’re going for a more conservative look, you can try classic items with eye-catching colors trendy colors. For example, this blazer:

Mango Tangerine Blazer

Mango Tangerine Blazer

anyways im blabbing..but good luck!

~Susan