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Sunday, March 31, 2013
• 11:02 AM •

The Best of Zara Spring 2013

Yesterday, I sifted through the Zara Canada online store and chose some of their best pieces for spring 2013! It has only been a couple of weeks since the launch of Zara’s new Canadian online store, and you can bet that fashionistas across the country have been taking full advantage of this. I myself have been frequently browsing their new arrivals. Although many like to feel and try on their clothes before purchasing, I prefer to take the time to carefully select my items in the comfort of my own home, make my purchase without pressure, and head to the store to return anything that does not fit or is not flattering.

As it can be overwhelming to sort through the numerous items offered at Zara, this post is intended to suggest to you a few of their statement pieces that caught my eye. Keep in mind that this list is generated from my personal tastes and that I am not affiliated with the company. As I love statement pieces, I try my best to choose the most eye-catching items, as well as offer some advice as I explain why I selected each item. I hope this helps some of you!

Jacquard Pattern Top $69.90

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This sweater speaks for itself! I absolutely love patterns, and this intricately detailed pattern reminds me of the colors used on Turkish rugs. It gives off a high-class vibe, yet the sweatshirt cut keeps things laid back and cool. It is definitely at the top of my must-have list.

Two-toned Denim Shirt $69.90

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Blocking two tones gives a structured and polished look to an otherwise relaxed shirt. In the past year we’ve been seeing a lot of jean shirts or chambrays, as it has become a key item in the wardrobes of many. The slight twist offered by this two toned button-up is definitely enough to catch my attention.  I think this shirt would really complement my Hip and Bone leather snapback.

Studio Striped Top $79.90

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Sporty-chic is totally in! I love the studio-striped top because is super elegant and does not compromise comfort. ‘Nuff said.

Plush T-shirt $59.90

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Heavy solid lines add some serious contrast to an outfit, which help you stand out in a crowd. I love clean lines. This shirt is easily worn with any coloured pant or leggings on an off-day! If you are one to have little energy for fashion creativity on most mornings, investing in easy-to-wear shirts like this increase your likelihood of making a statement, even when you don’t want to put in the effort.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
• 3:38 AM •

Bag Love: Vlisco Medium Lime Shoulder Bag

Vlisco Medium Lime HandBag

If you haven’t heard of Vlisco, then you’re missing out! Vlisco was founded in 1846 and specializes in unique colourful fashion fabrics. The styles and graphics are inspired from the West and Central African culture. Their fabrics are of superb quality and have so much personality. To inspire consumers with their textiles, Vlisco launches a fashion collection filled with images of garments made by their fabrics which extends to accessories, jewellery, and more! Unfortunately, from what I gather, as beautiful as their dresses are, it is just for inspiration and not available for purchase anywhere!

Currently, “Parade of Charm” is the newest collection. I LOVE these set of prints. The theme of geometrics accented with vibrant colors is playful yet bold and sharp! I’m so glad to have stumbled upon Vlisco’s Medium Lime Shoulder Bag (on the left). I’m normally not a fan of hobo shapes, but this particular accessory has structure and originality with the contrast the plasticized motif on the grain leather! This geometric motif also lines the bag inside, really making this bag simply chic inside and out.

You can buy it here for €284.43, which is about USD$377. If anyone feels like buying me a generous birthday gift, look no further in finding the perfect gift!

Now for kicks, let’s immerse ourselves in Vlisco Fashion!

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Friday, September 21, 2012
• 11:12 PM •

Bag Love: SS2013 Ralph Lauren Red Swirl & Tassel Handbag

Ralph Lauren Red Swirl Spring 2013 bagPhoto Credit: Stylish Fashion

I am completely obsessed with this bag from Ralph Lauren’s new Spring Summer 2013 collection. The Red Swirl and Tassel Handbag is so original and probably impractical to carry a lot of things, but who cares! It is a stunner; every detail down to the structure, the silhouette, the candy-red apple color, the leather tassels, and the smoothly integrated “RL” is carefully thought out.

I’m sure most of you have noticed the cut-out trend hitting the stores, but we’ll be seeing more of this trend in the Spring. And as you can see, the trend has passed on to handbags.

EDIT: So this Bag is called the Vachetta Scroll Tote, available in Black and Tan as well, going for $2500! Buy or View the Vachetta Scroll at the Ralph Lauren Site!

Photo Credit: Americana Manhasset
Photo Credit: Fashionologie

 

Oasap then came out with its own version of the Ralph Lauren bag. Though it’s quite identical without the RL at the center on the real ones. You can buy it at Oasap for 50$! It’s a crazy rip-off of the Ralph Lauren Vachetta Tote, but I guess I’m ok because it isn’t a knockoff (It would be if they integrated the RL)