Nov 29, 2011

Layering for Fall

This is actually an outfit from back in October (when it was warm enough not to wear stockings) that I took waaay too many photos of and  trouble deciding which ones I liked. So like a mature adult I just ignored it for a while. :D
Anyways, here is a great layering outfit that I would wear to the office or a business casual school event.

Me in my kitchen looking really grainy, not sure why

I am wearing:
Jacket Handmade by me brown with a polka dot linning and even though I made it, its too tight in the sleeves
Shirt: Handmade by me, my own pattern One of the first items I drafted myself, the back is actually really cute but you cant see it here.
Dress H&M Its really light and the back is low, great for summer
Belt and necklaces: unfortunately I cant remember :S
Shoes Aldo birthday present from my dad, one of my favourite pairs, such great colours :)

yes I am falling over, the wall is helping me though :P

My messy apartment... please look at my armpit instead

Without the Jacket, still cute!

Sorry for the photo overload!
~Be Inspired~

Nov 20, 2011

A Common Question

Often I have people ask me why I care about "fashion" because I in no way can afford the items I seem to covet from the runway and editorial shoots. On my last post a friend posted a comment that has inspired me to write an open letter of sorts, more of a one shot response, to all those nay-sayers:

Perhaps cars aren't your thing, but a lot of people will faun over the hottest new sports car regardless of whether they will ever be able to afford them, and no one thinks that is weird. Some of us like to imagine a world where we could wear an Elie Saab creation (and have somewhere to wear it ;P), its not so different in that respect.
For me its more than that, the runway really does inspire my clothing choices, even if I cant wear the exact outfit, I can emulate the colour or cut. A video that I've always felt speaks to how I feel, click the link bellow Meryl :D

So the gist: Its not about the individual item or what you can afford today, because everything is connected. You are part of the fashion world whether you want to be or not. All I did was choose an active role.

~Be Inspired~

Nov 19, 2011

Elie Saab Spring 2012 RTW

I've become such a sucker for Elie Saab's flowing creations, and his Spring Ready to Wear collection is no exception. The colour pallet was beautiful (as always), bellow are my favourites (you may notice a theme) prepare yourself for some major evening gown beauty.

Does this look familiar to anyone? I cant for the life of me figure out where I have seen it before...

All photos via of
The movement is so awesome!! Love it.

~Be Inspired~

Oct 29, 2011

Rope Belt 3 Ways

I have wanted to make a rope belt and necklace for some time and was more recently inspired by Love Maegan and Style Scrapbook to go ahead with the plan. When the Fabricland near my work was moving and had a huge sale on trims I finally had the resources to follow through. The best part is that this item can be worn three different ways!


Skirt: Christian Dior, vintage. Shirt: H&M.



So I used a double figure 8 knot that I learned at summer camp years and years ago which is really great for rock climbing, but you can use any knot you find attractive... or not (ha ha) two ropes hand sewn together would look pretty cute too :D

Here is some of the inspiration I mentioned above:

 Style Scrapbook modeling a COS necklace

If I do something like this again I think it will be closer to this one, its so cool :)

~Be Inspired~

Oct 20, 2011

Same Idea Three Ways

The Glamourai posted about not having enough time to think of wildly fashionable outfits for every day and how with the same general idea you can look stlyish multiple ways. Here's a peek of her three White Tops, Black Skirts post:

Get the whole post, with the rest of her great outfits and their details here:

Much more chic then my go to (jeans and a cute tee)

~Be Inspired~

Oct 17, 2011

Mint and Sprinkles Nails!

I love painting my nails, even though they are usually short and my cuticles are crappy. This trend of painting one nail sparkly really grabbed my eye a couple months ago but I didn't have the glitter power until recently.


via Pinterest

Both via Love Maegan

 So here you have it, from my finger tips to your eye balls....

Joe Fresh Mint, Dollarama glitter glue, Lancome topcoat.

~Be Inspired~

Sep 28, 2011

Girl at the Rock Show

Hey all!
I went to a Blink 182 concert this summer with my awesome sister Caitie :D They have been one of my favourite bands for a veeeery long time so it was really awesome to finally see them live. They put on a amazing show and it only rained a teeny tiny bit :P

Here is what I wore!

Top: Handmade by me from an old pattern of my mother's. I really love this top, its sheer in the back so I feel super sexy wearing it :) and the shiny rain pattern of the fabric makes me happy.
Shorts: vintage, altered 
Shoes: My sister's :)

This be my fighting face, yah know in case I get caught up in a mosh pit somewhere :P

So all in all great night, one of my favourite summer night out outfits :D

~Be Inspired~

Sep 19, 2011

Athens, Greece

Today is the first of many outfit posts coming from my big trip this summer!! Unfortunately for me my family grew tried of taking pictures of me so I am debating recreating some of the trip outfits back here at home so I can get a good shot of them.

Without further ado .... Dinner in Athens!
I was trying out the idea of a monochromatic outfit that wasn't black or blue. I think it turned out really cute!

 The beautiful lobby of our hotel.
 All the girls (minus one) I think we are a pretty dashing family
Me and Roy! The sole male on the trip needed some photo love, isn't he dashing?

What am I wearing?
Top, handmade: Cynthia Rowley for Simplicity 2361 C
Skirt, altered: Vintage last seen here
Shoes: TopShop
Belt: H&M
Clutch: Urban Outfitters

~Be Inspired~

Jul 20, 2011

Baking - an art form

Today I discovered a beautiful blog for a creative studio run by a husband and wife duo. Tiger in a Jar made this "recipe" for Beet Cake that I implore you to go check out.

Beauty of Creation

~Be Inspired~

Jun 22, 2011

Where the Caravan Camels Roam

It is a little over a month until I go on a cruise to the Eastern Mediterranean with my family and I am starting to have serious concerns about my ability to pack an appropriate wardrobe. We are going to Greece, Turkey, Israel, Egypt and Italy, which means we are spending lots of time in places where certain attire (read modest) is required. This, coupled with 40 degree weather, is going to make getting dressed every morning very challenging.

So to help me out I am beginning to gather inspiration, which I will share with you here. I am also, to pass time at work, drawing a picture of each item I plan on bringing on a sticky note, so I can lay them all out and imagine combinations. :) I'm cool like that.

Super relaxed and funky

Hello colour!!

Cute! but might be a bit short for some of the churches etc.

Accordion skirt is definitely coming, along with a white and black top :D

Midnight in Paris had some super European outfits

Need to get me a lace top

like seriously
I have a jumpsuit that might make the trip :)

I have a vintage skirt from my mom that looks a lot like this! 

Cute dress+Hat
Photos from: Colour Collective, Blue is in Fashion this yearSterling Style, Frassy, Midnight in Paris (the movie), Because I'm Addicted

That's all for today, be back again soon I hope

~Be Inspired~