31 July 2013

August Wish List

Hey Lovelies

Its upsetting to think that tomorrow is August and that summer is coming to an end, but the upside means time for fall fashions and some great additions to the wardrobes!

Here is my current wish list for august the transition me into the fall months.

Open Side Flats - These flats were first seen by Jenni Kayne and have since become a statement shoe for both day and night. Easy to wear with jeans as well as a flowy skirt. Look for these shoes in animal prints, or jewel colours like cobalt blue or oxford blood red.

Layered Statement Necklace - An instant fix to a tee and jeans kinda day, these necklaces are a quick hint of glamour for any day. This layered style catches the eye and brings colour and interest to any look.

Bar Studs - When I saw Emily's post on these earrings I fell in love. As someone that prefers to have the same pair of earrings in forever these bar studs had enough sparkle for a girly touch but were a little different with the bar shape as opposed to a traditional round stud. 

Leather Strap Watch - As fall comes around the trend of the chunky boyfriend style watch is changing to more delicate and sophisticated style. This Daniel Wellington leather strap watch is perfect to wear with jeans and a tee and summery dresses.

Leather Duffle - As I'm starting to think about school I have been in search of the perfect weekender duffle to take back and fourth on the bus and train as I make visits home or to friends. This leather duffle is a vintage looking piece, nothing too structured (which is perfect means I can stuff it to the brim!) 

What's on your lovlies wish lists?

30 July 2013

What to Wear: Music Festival

As August is fast approaching, we are starting to come to the end of summer. But nothing can stop us from enjoying the rest that we have! This upcoming weekend there are a couple of music festivals happening in the area, each one attracting a different crowd and an outfit that corresponds with the atmosphere!

Nothing beats a music festival of good ol' country music! To stand out in the sea of plaid and cowboy boots mix it up with a faded burgundy denim, a white cami with an animal print and a updated version of the cowboy boot. 

In Toronto there is the Veld Music Festival, for the big city crowd keep your look simple and comfy with a hint of chic! Front tuck the tee into the shorts for an effortless look.
2. Steve Madden VAMP Flat || 80.00 
5. Talula Oleta Shorts || 15.00

This weekend in Montreal the Osheaga Festival is a combination of all music types. To pull of the classic "festival look" stick with flowy layers and bohemian prints. This kimono is perfect paired with a simple tank with these scalloped shorts. A fun and breezy look. 
1. Aerie Seamless Tank || 23.60


22 July 2013

Dinner Out

Nothing is better then a good dinner out with family! We took advantage of the last couple nights of Summerliscious and went out to Oliver & Bonacini

Caitlin wore her new maxi from Zara in a light blush colour with a cinched waist and beading detail on the shoulders. She paired it with a simple brown leather strap sandal from Forever 21.

I wore a halter top colour block dress from Banana Republic. In an ivory top with a rich blue colour block bottom. I wore a thin braided strap sandal in white also from Forever 21. 

hope you all had a lovely weekend!

17 July 2013

Splurge or Save: Sweatpants

The easy to way to stay comfy on those summer nights by the campfire. Stay chic with these cute sweatpants, layer them with a graphic tee, or simple tank and a light open layered cardigan.


16 July 2013

Hot summer days

With summer starting to heat up its best to wear light layers and loose fitting clothing. Now sacrificing fashion isn't necessary in this heat there are plenty of ways to play with colour and cuts while still beating the summer heat!

  1. H&M || 10.50
  2. Topshop || 63
  3. Zara || 18
  4. Rebecca Taylor || 310
  5. Billabong || 60
  1. Zara || 21
  2. H&M || 9.40
  3. H&M || 39
  4. Alternative Apparel || 31
  5. Rebecca Taylor || 60
  1. J.Crew || 38
  2. Zara || 52
  3. Zalando || 44
  4. Zadig and Voltaire || 195
  5. H&M || 20



10 July 2013

Colour: Starburst Orange

Gap Leather Tote || 99.95
1. Latte Bowls || 20.00
2. Lace Up Oxfords || 225.00
3. Crocodile Drop Earrings || 33.00
4. Ottoman Skater Skirt || 15.00

What screams summer better then summer brights?! This starburst orange colour is inspired by Gaps perfect leather tote, for every girls need. There are so many ways to add this bright hue into your summer days and nights, wheather you bring it into your kitchen with the latte (or as I use them 'Ice Cream') bowls! The classic oxford can be paired with denim cut offs and a white tee, or a little black dress. These crocodile earrings are an accesoy that can be taken from day to night creating a jungle girl feel. Or play it safe with a skater skirt in the orange hue with a self textured fabric pair it with a basic tank to make the skirt pop!


7 July 2013

Shopping Guide: Tall girls

Everyone has a hard time finding that perfect pair of jeans, or those shoes that fit just right. But the added problems we have of being tall makes shopping that much more of a challenge.

Having been above average heights for as long as I can remember the worst part about shopping is trying something on only to have it be far to short or just look awkward as the proportions are way off on you.

I remember sitting at my computer for hours googling where to get long jeans from, or long dresses. I mean there are plenty out there for tall girls, but a lot start too big or are not age appropriate I have found. But after much trial and error of online shopping ordering and returns I have managed to find some decent stores that accommodate tall in small enough sizes.
The best place I have found for jeans, particularly skinny jeans is American Eagle online. Most of their styles now come in extra long which is the perfect length. Another style for a nice fitted pair is J Brand jeans in the Pencil Leg cut. These are not supper skinny but they are defiantly a good splurge, a nice fit and good quality.

Although not easily accesible I have found that the selection of tops in Topshop in the Tall collection are nice and a wide range of style from casual to more dressy. These can be purchased online as well as at their in-store locations. Zara is also another place I have found has longer shirt styles. Being european they tend to have a bit of added length to the hems and sleeves making them ideal for the taller girls. 

When hitting the gym its important to have some good clothes to do it in. Lululemon has the option to buy their pants in a long length which is the perfect length without hemming!! Many of their tank tops are also longer styles, meaning you won't have to go around wearing crop tops. Lululemon also has some great leggings (their wonder pant) which are surprisingly long even though they only come in one length!

Dressing to impress is a must, and having a blazer that fits appropriately is even more important. Banana Republic offers a selection of blazers in their tall collection from casual to the classic business style.  Although a bit on the pricier side, you know they are a great quality and a perfect fit with the tall collection available. 

Dresses and Skirts:
It is always nice to be able to dress up without flashing everyone! If you are going to be buying dresses online always make sure to look at the lengths, and if you have to send an email to the company asking. I have found this to be so helpful so I don't end up with hemlines that end inches below my butt! The maxi dresses at Victoria's Secret I have found to be a good length, available for purchase online. The Gap also has a nice selection of dresses that are casual and appropriate lengths for all occasions. For skirts, many of J Crew's styles tend to be a decent length, as I like to wear my skirts at the waist the skirts from here make it possible to do so. 

For the longest time all I wanted was a pair of pajama pants! If your anything like me lazy days which are spent in sweats and pajamas and all of my pants ended up as crops the moment I washed them. I was so excited when I found that Victoria's Secret has some of their pajama pants and sets in long length and it was an immediate purchase online for me. The same problem with sweatpants, I found they were the right length when I bought them however after washing they seemed to become just awkward ankle pants. Victoria's Secret PINK boyfriend pant are the perfect length.

Well ladies, I hope this little guide of my findings helps you find some of your new closet favourites in the perfect lengths!! If you have anything to add feel free to share, we gotta stick together with some things right?

Happy Saturday

2 July 2013

10 facts about us!

Hey Lovlies!

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend with lots of celebrating and relaxing!
Why not get to know each other a little more, so here is 10 facts about each of us!

1. I am 6 feet tall, after a couple years can finally say I am proud of my height!
2. I am the middle child, I have an older brother and a younger sister
3. My favourite colour is pink
4. I am useless at sports, although I always wish I could
5. I love crepes, if I could I would have them everyday
6. I enjoy family time, being around friends and family is one of my favourite ways to spend my time
7. I have a slight tea obsession... whether its english breakfast, green, earl grey, herbal, fruit, iced....
8. I was born in England, and since moving to Canada long to go back and explore England
9. I hate all kinds of seafood and mushrooms
10. One place I really want to travel to is New Zealand 

1. My star sign is Aquarius and I like to think that I have the traits of an Aquarius too!
2. My nicknames are Lars, Lolly and La
3. I love the T.V shows, Teen Wolf, Say Yes to the Dress and Pretty Little Liars
4. I am 5'3 feet an a half, I wish I was taller!
5. My favourite number is 5!
6. I love the colour orange because it's a neglected colour!
7. If I was stranded on a deserted island, I would still not eat onions or mushrooms
8. My favourite concert was Ed Sheeran
9. My favourite vacations were to Hawaii and London
10. I love spending time with my family and friends because it will always be a great time!

Well now you know a bit more about each of us! Whats one interesting fact about you?
ilona & larissa xxx