2012 August

Thursday, August 16, 2012
• 1:28 AM •

Bargain Style: Military-Inspired Panelled Dress

Mango Contrast Panelled Dress

I was just on my way to work when I saw MANGO’s mannequin dressed in the Contrast Panelled Dress and I was like hey, this has a resemblance to Victoria Beckham’s Flat Pocket Fitted Dress from her Fall 2012 RTW Collection. I can’t currently find it on online retailers but I can perhaps estimate based on her other similar dresses of the collection.

I definitely still love the details on Victoria’s version, like the double wool flaps and button and the more prominent shoulder flaps, but we all can’t dish an extra 2170$ for a dress. Either way, I think that with the Mango version, you can have more fun with accessories because the dress is rather simple. But try not to add too much, because the minimalist color blocking patches IS the main appeal of the design and in line with Fall 2012’s trends!.

Mango: Contrast Panelled Dress – $29.99

Victoria Beckham: Flat Pocket Fitted Dress – Approximately $2200

Sunday, August 12, 2012
• 8:53 PM •

New Dress, New Place

This summer has been anything but relaxing – 40-hour work weeks, summer class, moving, friends and this blog have been taking up all of my time.  Luckily, I’m a city girl and I can’t stand those days when there is absolutely nothing to do!  Today I decided to share an outfit as well as some photos of my new apartment in Mile End of Montreal.  There’s still quite a bit of design work left to do on the place, but I can’t seem to commit to a certain look (ugh WHY are girls so complicated?). An outfit is no big deal – you can dress however you feel like dressing, depending on what you’re feeling that day. I’m going to have to dish out some cash on artwork that I’m willing to keep up for at least a year.  I fear that my taste will change on me, as it always does.

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What I’m wearing:

  • Cream Cashmere sweater – Club Monaco
  • Patterned Tank Dress – Thrifted (for 2 bucks!)
  • Gold Chain Necklace – BCBG
  • High-waisted Teal Belt – American Apparel

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books

Here is just a small collection of my boyfriend’s books.  He’s a total Star Wars geek but…

 

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I’m the fashion geek.  I love reading about fashion history and learning where the influence all began.  I can’t say that I’m proud to have bought the magazines, however.  In a way, fashion magazines just make you feel…unfashionable.  I’m sure I’m not the only so-called fashionista that feels insufficient when she sees all these designer clothes at impossible prices.  It’s always about pushing the envelope and coming up with the most fresh and flattering ensembles ever.  It’s always about advertising a dream.  Interior design is even more of a dream.  I once made a blog post where I pretended I owned 5 different houses around the world, and I think I was going psycho that day.  Despite my knowledge of this, I strive on! Maybe I’ll snap out of it one day…but for now it’s too much fun.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012
• 5:28 AM •

Contest: Win 100$ Gift Card from Jacob

Fall is around the corner! Yay because Fall Fashion is the funnest! Most girls have the most difficult time to pack a suitcase. Myself included. What to bring, what not to bring?! I would definitely want to bring the chicest things I have.

Here’s a chance to win a 100$ gift card to one of Canada’s awesome stores: JACOB!

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