So my interpretation of the Cougar boot look is less Urban Mexican and more Lazy Ontario Cottager. However, that would lead to you questioning the paved pathway and doubt my northern location. It is true…the jig it up! I am sitting in a park in Forest Hill. Also, I would never be wearing jeans at a cottage – just leggings and sweat pants for me!
Anyway, it was love at first sight for me and my cougar boots when I pushed back the buffalo plaid tissue paper (nice touch!) and pulled them from their box. To see more from Cougar, or to pick up a pair of your own pillow boot, click here.
Hat – Groorin
Jacket – Aritzia
Shirt – Forever 21
Jeans – H&M
Since taking my hair up a couple notches of blonde (gasp! this isn’t my natural hair colour) my go to colour this summer has been yellow. I want yellow everything – dresses, shoes, bags, headbands – the whole kit and caboodle. This shift dress was found recently at Jacob for $40. Styled with a black belt, beaded necklace and headband for a Mod look. However, the best accessory is the black Vespa. Just wish it was mine… CM
Dress – Jacob $40
Belt – Vintage
Shoes – Aldo $49
Sunglasses – Tory Burch, Ilori $67
Bag – Cole Haan
Necklace – Forever 21 $6
So two great things about this outfit. 1) This onesie was lifted from the racks of a Toronto Value Village . 2) Having a friend (ours is Courtney Draycott) who has an eye to spot such exciting pieces. I ran around town in this nautical number last Wednesday night, starting at “Terraza di Peroni” held at Malaparte – the roof top at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. It was my fist time in the building and heading up to the 6th floor patio on a hot summer night allowed for a great introduction. Peroni was flowing and guess what – the golden beer matched my gold buttons. Score! CM
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There is nothing more comforting to me then a crisp white shirt. Perhaps it is because I wore one with my uniform over the majority of my adolescent life it is almost second nature for me to get out of bed and put one on. Or maybe it is because the feel of woven cotton on my skin is so clean and fresh, I end up wearing such shirts to bed. The classic white button up shirt is the also the one article of clothing that I can clearly envision such iconic images and characters such as Brigette Bardot, Carrie Bradshaw, Marilyn Monroe and not to mention our favorite sociopath, Patrick Bateman. Christine
I can’t help it. My attraction to black, red and white. I really can’t help it. When I picture these colours all I can think of is 80′s movie fashion. The kind with massive shoulder pads, teased bangs and well…black, white and red colour combinations. I can’t resist it – it is my comfort zone. I think it is because I was born in the 80′s. Maybe it is in my astrological blood. Or would that be numerical? I have no clue…
I decided to mix up the colours with prints. A striped knit dress from Zara and a cotton houndstooth scarf from Simon’s was my comfort zone. I got a lot of compliments from the ladies in the office on my red Hue tights. I forgot how much fun coloured tights can be and I plan to rock more of them for the next few months. (Summer please come!) As for the rest of my outfit: headband from H&M, sunglasses by Ray-Ban, coat from Club Monaco (also seen here) and shoes from Zara.
There was much anticipation for the MASSIVE, DEBILITATING, CITY-STOPPING snow storm that hit southern Ontario yesterday. Julie and I rated this “storm” a 4 and our comments were left to, “meh”. Never trust the weather man/woman. To say the least, I was prepared in my Canada Goose Expedition parka, Cougar waterproof snow boots, cashmere toque and Ray-Ban wayfarers.
There are a number of people (stuck up Fashionistas) who love to hate on the Canada Goose parka which is understandable, as they now dominate the Toronto outerwear market with 1 out of 5 (SDP observation) people wearing them who pass by. It is easy to reject or vocally denounce the mainstream but, the point of the matter is that when it comes to Canada Goose, they are the warmest, most functional jackets you can buy. Canada Goose may not be run-way fashion but rather really, really warm – more of a forcefield to the sub zero temperatures that Canadian winters bring. Also, when you look at the inside tag it will read, ‘Made in Canada’. How many items in your wardrobe will read that nowadays? Canada Goose is an international success – and I love my Canada Goose parka.
I’ve been waiting to wear these heart printed Betsey Johnson tights for some time now. They have been paired with possibly my best thrifted find of 2010 – a $12 Topshop dress from VV Boutique, a Club Monaco leather jacket, sequined (SEQUINS!) beanie from Zara and shoes from Aldo. Oh, and I can’t forget about my lipstick, it is Tom Ford’s Cherry Lush.
My only NYC regret was not taking back Steve Madden’s ANNIE booties. Luckily I found a similar pair from Aldo that (most importantly) give me the some height boost to my 5’3 frame. They most definitely ARE NOT snow friendly so the race to wear them is on. Hopefully the snow stays away much like it did last year. Skiers and snowboarders, stop complaining and head further north. You really don’t have to go that far – just let me wear my darn booties.
The rest of my outfit:
Jacket – Zara
Belt – Club Monaco
Headband – H&M
Leggings – American Apparel
My search for the perfect Anorak lead me to this Vero Moda coat with great seasonal timing. My 2010 hunt was all disappointment upon the realization that the good Anoraks had sold out in my size or were simply too much moolah. On Boxing Day at Sherway Gardens, I was walking through The Bay and stumbled upon this Vero Moda jacket. My stumbling was followed by a “Eureka!” as it was the very last one and in my size. I ran to the cash to hear “$34 please”. “Double Eureka!”.
The rest of my outfit:
Hat – Hudson’s Bay Company
Infinity Scarf – Reese from Doll Haus
Leggings – Costa Blanca
Boots – Aldo
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I skip down the street singing this tune and often will throw in a couple tro lo lo’s (do me a favor and click the link) just for good measure. Now, I am not talking about Christmas, I am talking about pre-Christmas markdowns and the promise of everything being at leas 40% off. Ahhh markdows. The buyers worst nightmare and my real life fairy tale. I went into H&M before lunch and right before my very eyes was this pink dress with a big $10 sign. As I had told myself that I was not going to make any clothing purchases through the month of December, I put it back on the rack. Then I had this grand idea. If I don’t continue on to purchase lunch and use the $10 for the dress instead, it will cancel itself out. The only loss is the 500 calories I would have consumed – WIN WIN SITUATION!
The rest of my outfit:
Sweater – Ann Taylor Loft
Boots – Cole Haan
Vintage Belt – Borrowed from friend
Earrings – Borrowed from friend
Necklace – Forever 21
Bracelet – Tiffany
Tights – Joe Fresh
This may be my preppiest look yet. I find comfort in preppy. Maybe it is because of my suburban upbringing or, maybe it is because I secretly hope to find myself lost in the Fall 2010 Tommy Hilfiger ad campaign “Meet the Hilfigers”. OBSESSED. The Lauren Ralph Lauren denim shirt is from The Bay. I kept my eye on it for months until it was marked down to $30 from $100. Score! Jacket and skirt is from Zara, tights are Joe Fresh and shoes are Aldo. Happy Friday! CM
I found this H&M sweater in a random closet at my Mother’s house. It was a Eureka moment! How could I have let it sit for four years in bag on the floor of a closet? Do you ever have those moments where a piece of clothing is discovered after years of hiding?. It closely compares to a great vintage find. Since my rediscovery last week, I have worn this sweater way too many times (laundry!) We have reunited… and it feels so good.
Overcoat – Club Monaco
Jean Shorts – H&M
Tights – Hue
T-Shirt – Gap
Booties - Spring
Belt – H&M
Sunglasses – Joe Fresh
Lipstick – Nars Jungle Red
Upon walking into the office last week Julie informed me that I looked like a Zoo Keeper in this outfit. I can deal with that – I believe Zoo Keeper is an extension of the Safari look that is in this season. My shirt (Value Village) and necklace (flea market) were both thrifted for $4 each. Pants are H&M and they are on sale right now at H&M for $10 (it would be perfect if they were $7). Shoes are my summer favorite from Aldo at $40. CM