I am a fancy traveller. It started after I had the kids – whenever I know I am getting on a plane I get my travel outfit ready. It consists of jeans, shirt and a blazer. Do you have a travel uniform?
On Wednesday, February 8th at 8pm I am going to be co-hosting the First Canadian Place and Exchange Tower Valentine’s Day Chat with Notable.ca and fellow bloggers My Fash Ave and Canadian Fashionista. To get in the Valentine’s day spirit I did a fun photo shoot and selected my top gift ideas. During the chat we’ll be talking about all things Valentine’s day and specifically what are the perfect gifts for him…
You MUST RSVP for this twitter chat. There is over a $1000 worth or prizes being given away and I wouldn’t want you to miss the chance to win. To RSVP follow the link here.
I’ve told you before that I have good hair – it’s thick, can hold a curl or colour, easy to style and grows fast. Now I’ve been colouring it for decades and I’m not afraid to change it up (blonde to dark brown without a flutter of fear) but all that changing it up has also caused damage to my hair. There has been a lot of breakage with my hair so it was perfect timing that I started a partnership with Sassoon Toronto.
I talked to my stylist Lorraine and colourist Kamilla and told them I was open to ALMOST anything (I’m not going pink/silver/really short). Kamilla wanted to address my breakage and told me I should go back to my roots.
So ta da…
There were several inches cut off and I had a demi-permanent colour added. This is what I learned about demi-permanent colour:
-Demi-permanent colouring is more gentle on hair, as it has no ammonia, only colour deposits.
– It adds tons of moisture and shine to hair.
– Balances out any dryness from previous colour and bleach.
– Lower maintenance – has a softer regrowth.
I am really happy with the colour. I’ll be visiting Sassoon Toronto every month and getting my hair cut/coloured/highlighted as well as the occasional blow-dry and style.
I have had this vest for a year and a half. I love it. I can wear it from the cool fall months to those early spring days and everything in-between.
Outfit Details – Vest, WHBM ( old, similar here and here, great grey option here); Dress, Karen Millen (old, cold shoulder option here, mock neck version here, similar here); Over the knee boots, Ron White (similar here, lots of options here)
I have been wearing a lot of winter white. I LOVE winter white. What I am coming up against is what to wear it with. I’ve been playing with my wardrobe (because I really have nothing else to do) and came up with this outfit. Winter white and pink!! I have to say I’m loving it. Pat on my back, thank you.
Yeah, the hair is sort of crazy. Just like I’ve been feeling in this month of January.
Usually I dislike light pink and black together but with the winter white the combination is not too harsh.
Outfit Details – Turtleneck, Picadilly (old, similar here); Pants, Banana Republic (old but similar here & here); Vest, WHBM (old, options here, here & here); Shoes, Manolo Blank (old, similar here & here)
Now that my kids are older I can wear a white coat and feel confident that I will be the one getting it dirty. This Noize coat keeps me warm and stylish, the best part for me is they are a Canadian company. Noize has 4 core tenants – Warmth, Faux Fur, Fashion & Value. We Canadians know how to do winter coats.
“NOIZE offers accessible and stylish outerwear for women and men. NOIZE develops unique collections season after season with a focus on high-quality faux fur and faux leather accents. Each piece makes a statement embracing an unrivalled selection of warm and fashionable outerwear.”
Wearing – Coat, Noize (here, on sale here, love this one, and this, lastly this dressed up style here); Jeans, JCrew (here); Turtleneck, JCrew (old, similar here); Boots, Cougar (here, more Cougar boots here).
I love a black tuxedo, women should be wearing them more often. This one is created with separates in my closet.
Outfit Details – Blazer, Nine West (here, like this one); Blouse, Ann Taylor (old, love this one); Pants, Lafayette 148 (here & here, love this); Clutch, Chanel; Shoes, Manolo Blahnik (similar here, here & here)
I love black and camel together, especially during the fall and winter months. It’s not as stark as black and white but just as chic. This outfit is really basic (in a good way) and easy to recreate but very chic at the same time.
Grey is another great neutral and plays well agains the black and camel of this outfit. You don’t have to match your handbag to your outfit but when pairing two neutrals a third neutral is a great option.
Outfit Details – Coat, Club Monaco (old, similar here, here, here & here); Jeans, JCrew (old, similar here, here & here); Picadilly (here, similar here & here); Scarf, Banana Republic (here); Shoes, Manolo Blank (similar lux here & everyday here); Handbag, Mulberry (old, like this & this); Fur Bag Charm, Barcelona Shoe Company (other options here & here)
Photographer Miriam Massei