Spring has been a bit of a flirt this year. Just when you think it's here to stay, a freak snowstorm foils your plans. But make no mistake: not only is it spring but it's soon to be summer and I will be ready! You see, I knew Sarah Toller and her ultimately-futile battle with skin cancer changed my whole outlook. I've also seen There's Something About Mary. And Jersey Shore. And the Tanning Bed Mom.
Big, bold, and bright colour is everywhere this spring. An easy way to incorporate this into your wardrobe is with cute, colourblocked accessories. Keep your great, classic wardrobe and slide in a new handbag to instantly update yourself.
Here are a couple of bags I'm crsushing on—both premium and value-priced:
No dress on the Grammy red carpet Sunday was more polarizing than Fergie's orange lace Jean Paul Gaultier.
Fresh from JPG's Spring 2012 couture runway, this dress was part of a collection that was a stirring tribute to troubled singer Amy Winehouse and heavily featured shrunken shirt sleeves, inpeccable corseting and shocking colour - all of which were present in what was about to become known as "Fergie's Dress."
That night, during our #YMCGrammy chat, YummyMummies had this to say about what she wore:
Famed celebrity blog Just Jared posted a series of photos featuring Jessica Alba leaving an office building in Santa Monica on January 24th and I am captivated by her outfit! This is a fabulous example of the perfect, easy-wearing ensemble that doesn't look schlumpy.
Joining the seven hundred other variants of the Sh*t Girls Say video meme, a fashion-girl version was brought to my attention on Twitter this week (with props to the lovely fellow style blogger @ahautemess).
A big-time award show red carpet is the most likely place that many of us will see couture gowns for the first time. We aren’t invited to fashion week in Paris or Milan and even someone as obsessed with clothes as I am has little time to flip through Vogue or Elle on a regular basis. Sadly, premium designer gowns just don’t have a place in my world of hockey practices and school lunches.
Considering my love of scarves, it will come at no surprise that I’m currently obsessed with the burgeoning trend of scarf prints. On a trip to San Francisco in July, I bought a scarf-print Kimono-style top at Anthropologie that I immediately loved but wasn’t totally sure how to wear.
I often joke that I wear the same black pants and black tee for every event, I just change up my accessories. In reality, it’s not far off! And it's okay!
I love a pair of pants that fit properly. So, if I find something that works, I like to stick with it. I figure a pair of black pants are simple enough that I can work the rest of the outfit around them.
“You know, pretending to be a man does have its disadvantages” - Victor Victoria, 1982
There is a theory that the role of women in our society can be reflected in fashion. As women take on a more prominent place in the cultural zeitgeist, for some reason we start behaving - and dressing - more like men.
I’m a suburban mom - living in a little town about an hour from Downtown Toronto - who loves clothes and shopping and trends and pop culture. I love how the way we dress says so much about ourselves without ever having to utter a word. I love that a simple piece of fabric or a pretty necklace or a new hairstyle can make such a big impact on how we feel inside.
It was one of those days. A day that black dominated my ensemble. It was sunny and warm here in Toronto and I was running around in my car most of the day. But I had a little black rain cloud over me and it was being expressed through fashion.
One of my favourite online kids' stores is Elephant Shoe based in Winnipeg. When my son was born in 2005, it seemed there was a major void in the market when it came to cute boys clothes. Most stores at the mall seemed hell-bent on making him look like a tiny frat boy. Look, I’m all over preppy but you can only buy so many tiny varsity jackets.
Enter Elephant Shoe. A Canadian online retailer based in Winnipeg, they offered fabulous brands like Tea Collection and Appaman. Never heard of them? Neither had I.
At YummyMummyClub.ca, we want to rediscover the woman that lives inside every mom. It’s a struggle that starts from the moment you find yourself pregnant for the first time.
I was joking around with the ladies at Thyme Maternity about watching a woman about to step into the store for the first time. The look on her face reveals her mix of pride and horror as her preconceived notions about who a pregnant woman is and realizing that it’s now her. This isn’t just a new fashion, it’s a new life!
I seem to do this to myself on a near-regular basis! I see a celebrity wearing a pair of shoes in a paparazzi photo and I obsess over them. Last year, it was Sandra Bullock’s Fiorentini + Baker boots which, as an addendum, I ended up buying when Gravity Pope had a Black Friday sale last November.
For this fall, I’m all over Jennifer Aniston and a pair of chocolate suede covered platform wedges.