Fashion

Meet Me At The Barre in Stylish Workout Gear

stylish-workout-gear

1. Mesh Sports Bra – Juicy Couture
2. Color-block Running Shorts – Target
3. Under Armour ‘Define’ Storm Duffel Bag – Nordstrom
4. Nike Signal Tee – Hudson’s Bay
5. Nike Women’s Free 4.0 V3 Running Sneaker – Macy’s
6. Pure + Good Shadow Floral Jacket – Anthropologie
7. FRENDS Headphones – Yoox.com

For those who have survived the one month hurdle of their New Year’s resolution to get fit, consider rewarding yourself with not an extra helping of fro-yo, but with some stylish workout gear to keep you sweat-free and looking fierce. Pilates, cycle, cross-fit, whatever your workout of choice is, functional and fashionable gym clothes are a worthwhile investment to make.

Although I am a connoisseur of black and grey clothing, I tend to lean towards bright hues and edgy patterns when it comes to clothes I plan to sweat in. Perhaps I am trying to trick myself into thinking happy thoughts while I struggle through the grueling uphill cycle climbs. Whatever the case be, I’ve noticed a number of designers and fast fashion retailers are offering some seriously chic sweats. Nike is a favourite of mine, but it seems even the folks of Anthropologie and Juicy Couture have been stepping up their activewear game.

These stylish workout clothes can go from the a.m. barre to the p.m. bar with just a swipe of a lipstick. Okay, maybe not quite so interchangeable, but I certainly wouldn’t be opposed to wear some of these duds outside the gym.

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Fashion

Win Tickets to Vancouver Fashion Week + $1000 Shopping Spree at Farfetch

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Stop, drop and enter this ShopStyle contest for your chance to win five tickets (that’s you plus 4 of your best babes) to Vancouver Fashion Week and a $1000 shopping spree at Farfetch.com. The contest is open to all residents of Canada excluding Quebec and closes on March 3, 2014, so don’t delay! If you’ve been eyeing up that Alexander Wang bag or itching for some fashion week action on home turf, then this contest was made for you hun.

Vancouver Fashion Week is set to run from March 18-24, 2014 and features a number of designers from across the globe. It’s a diverse spread, ranging from Columbian menswear designer David Alfonso to avant-garde works by Maria Stranekova of Slovakia. Check out the full line-up of designers scheduled to show here.

So what would you snag with a $1000 shopping spree? And more importantly, what outfits would you pick out for Van Fashion Week?

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Fashion, Outfits

What I Wore: Layered Coats & Stacked Necklaces

Outfit of the Day Zara Distressed Jeans Aritzia Coat

Outfit of the Day Aritzia Coat Layered Necklaces

Outfit of the Day Boyfriend Grey Coat

Outfit of the Day Zara Jeans Aritzia Coat

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Coat – Aritzia // Leather Jacket – Urban Behaviour (old) // Shirt – American Apparel // Sweater – Old Navy (similar) // Jeans – Zara (similar) // Boots – Zara (old) // Bag – Thrift // Necklaces – H&M & Dynamite (old) // Sunglasses – UNIQLO (similar)

Well hello there, it has been almost an entire season since my last outfit post (considering the last time I shot something was in a skirt, I think overdue is a bit of an understatement). To be fair, anyone living in Southern Ontario knows our weather hasn’t exactly been dress friendly. Battling subzero temperatures is hard enough, shooting photos in the freezing cold isn’t exactly tempting when you’ve got Netflix and hot chocolate as your alternatives. I doubled down on the layering with this look, stacking not only my necklaces but my jacket game. None of that wearing coats as capes business here… seriously I would probably have gotten permanent frostbite with that kind of shenanigans.

Asides from brutal weather, I’ve been getting myself spanked and tossed around by my last school term. Yes, it’s almost time to say farewell to university life and hello real world. Needless to say finding a real job scares me sh*tless despite having worked four internships. As I have said to many people, finding a job is like finding a man, it’s difficult to find something you love inside and out. Let’s just say I foresee a good couple months of courtship and awkward dates before finding that special someone. Too bad there wasn’t a Tinder for job searching (kidding but not kidding).

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Fashion, Round-Ups

February Favourites: Patterns and Edgy Details

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Kiki De Montparnasse Cage Bra
 - ShopBop
Geometric Print TrousersZara
Perforated Faux Leather D’Orsay PumpsForever 21
Minkpink Walk This Way Round SunglassesASOS
Rosabotanica Eau de ParfumSephora
31 Minute Calf-Hair Clutch in Polka Dots3.1 Phillip Lim

According to my current favs, I crave S&M style cage bras (who doesn’t?), funky prints on my pants and on my purse (again who doesn’t?), big block-my-hangover-out shades and Balenciaga’s fresh new scent. Well sounds like a pretty normal list of cravings. Pretty sure these were suppose to be on my non-existent Valentine’s Day date’s shopping list. I’ll remind my future self to mail it to him ahead of time.

What’s are you looking forward to this week?

Personally I am looking forward to a week of no classes, which means catching up on blogging and the collections from NYFW. Oh somewhere during that week I’ll get to my homework.

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Fashion

It Takes Two to Tango – A ModCloth Styled Look

ModCloth is synonymous with vintage-inspired looks that embody girly, festive fun and the ‘Tango for Two’ dress comes with all the key features: lace, hot pink and a flared hemline. Amy, a ModStylist reached out to me about creating a look around this dainty dress for the ModCloth Uniquely You campaign and I just had to say, bring it on! Now most people who know me know pink isn’t exactly found in abundance when it comes to my closet, but I do sneak it in once in a while when I’m feeling bold. This dress is the perfect way to wear pink for those a little weary of its punchy personality.

ModCloth - Tango for Two

Since the Tango for Two dress is already a statement setter, I kept my accessories neutral, compact yet conversation-worthy like the wallet/clutch featured above. A great way to change-up any dress is to throw a skirt over it and don’t be afraid to mix patterns (coordinated clashing is always encouraged in my books). Sweep on a rosy blush and slick on that lipgloss for a perfect daytime date look. If the dress above isn’t tickling your fancy, I pulled a couple other of my favorites featured below, but consider taking a pop over to see their full selection here.

ModCloth - Dresses

PS: I never noticed but the ModCloth founders’ pug is friggen adorable! Double thumbs up for cute clothes and an even cuter pup. Granted that might be a biased statement since I am slightly obsessed  have a creepy  stalker-like interest for them in love with the little guys.

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