Thursday, February 28, 2013


Swishy - that's how I feel in this outfit.  The shawl / blanket drapes perfectly and totally sashays when I walk.  I honestly feel like a total diva in this outfit (and from the looks I've gotten today, other people think to too!!!)

Shirt: Brooks Brothers
Skirt: J.Crew
Shawl: Echo
Purse: Louis Vuitton
Boots: Browns
Watch: Movado


This post was inspired by several comments on the J.Crew Aficionada site regarding the "hate" for the Etta pump because of the chunky heel, which is currently offered in 10 (TEN!!!) different variations (I do feel that J.Crew goes overboard on particular styles).

It's interesting how passionate we are when it comes to specific styles and how they can be so polarizing.  Similarly to how the pointed toe seems to ignites strong love/hate emotions, the chunky heel also falls into that category. 

Personally, I love it - it's so easy to wear and walk in and it really works to balance the foot with the rest of the body (especially if you are not a toothpick).  They are reminiscent of styles from the 40s and 50s - an era that I just love style-wise.  But...I must say I prefer the high heeled iterations over the low heeled ones.   


High = YES!!

Chloe (wow, I love this shoe!!)

Low = NO :-(



I am not much of a trend follower, but when a style I like is "in trend", then I do like to snap up some pieces to add to my wardrobe.  Whether or not these shoes are trendy in a few years is irrelevant to me - I will still wear them because they are a classic! 

Of course, I will still continue to wear my stilettos, single-sole pumps, platform pumps, wedges and ballet flats, but I like the variety and each different style can drastically change the mood of an outfit.  Viva la shoes!!

What are your thoughts on the chunky heel?

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Well I'm back from my holiday in Mexico, which was lovely and relaxing.  We did nothing more than lie on the beach and around the pool, drink and eat, get multiple massages and spa treatments and RELAX.  As you can tell by this picture, I do not have much colour - that's because I do not get tan.  I have finally embraced my super-white skin and no longer try in vain to get a tan (always resulting in a burn anyways!!).

Back to reality...

I love today's outfit.  It's very tonal, but the bright "retro jade" shirt adds just the right amount of colour that I love.  In fact, I think without the colour, the outfit could read as old-fashioned.  I really hope it doesn't???

Ugh, the belly has GOT TO GO!!! 

Close up of the shirt against the jacket - see the shirt brings out the blue in the jacket? 

Shirt: J.Crew
Jacket: Talbots
Skirt: J.Crew
Belt: J.Crew
Purse: Talbots
Boots: Tory Burch
Watch: Michal Kors
Ring: Kenneth Jay Lane

Monday, February 25, 2013


First up...the worst (in no particular order).

Nicole Kidman, what is that thing in the middle of your dress?  No.

Olivia Mumm, you are beautiful, but I do not understand why you have your living room curtains wrapped around your bottom half, but kept your bum exposed.  Just weird.

Catherine, you are one of my favourites, but this dress just does you no favours.

I don't even know who this woman (woman??) is, but she just looks trashy.

Oh K.Stew, you are so emo.

Melissa McCarthy, I love you but that hair is horrendous and the dress does you no justice.  You should take some lessons from Queen Latifah in how to rock your body!!

And...the best (again, in no particular order).

Amy Adams - just stunning.

Kerry Washington - gorgeous and classy as always (although I think she's gotten too thin and is starting to look like a bit like a Q-tip)

Halle Berry - words fail me.  How is this woman so ageless and beautiful?

Jennifer Lawrence - stunning and love the backwards necklace.  Even more, I love this girl's attitude.

Jane Fonda - hot mama!!  Hotter than most women 1/3 her age!!

Naomi Watts - back from the future with sex appeal galore.  That neckline is killer!

Jennifer Anniston - love that she departed from her normal body hugging black.  And she is just glowing!!

Sally Field - another hot mama!  

Stacey Kiebler - wow, just wow.  This may actually be my favourite - it's just crazy how beautiful this dress is.

Charlize Theron - always one of my favourites and loving the short hair.  She may be one of the most beautiful women ever!!

What are your thoughts?  Who were your hits and misses?

Friday, February 8, 2013


I bought this cute Circle Print Dress from Brooks Brothers today over lunch.

How cute is this dress?  I am a sucker for navy and red and love a tunic style dress like this in the summer.  As with everything Brooks Brothers, I find the dress fits small, so I had to size up.  I cannot wait to wear it, but it's going to be a while before that's possible.  Although...I am heading to Mexico for a holiday next week.  But this dress is not really for that.

Speaking of Mexico, we're quite excited to be going to the Excellence Riviera Cancun for the first time.  It's rated as the #1 resort in all of the Mayan Riviera and we upgraded to a swim-up suite in the private club (including a private beach!), so I'm quite excited to get going and get away for a bit.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


I just love the colour of this dress so much.  And it's really flattering to my skin tone.  I'm not sure with all the black - I really like it, but worry that maybe I look too 80s?  Nevertheless, I love.

Thoughts on today's look?

Dress: J.Crew
Jacket: J.Crew
Purse: Louis Vuitton
Boots: Browns (I have gotten really lazy this year with switching up my boots - these ones are soooooooooooo comfortable)
Watch: Cartier
Jewels: Kenneth Jay Lane, custom

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


It's funny, whenever I wear my glasses people at work comment about how studious, serious and professional I look.  I don't really see it, but if it keeps them in line, then what the hell.  Hahaha.

Anyways, I have nothing much else to say about today's outfit.  I do love this scarf tons though!

Dress: J.Crew
Scarf: Hermes
Purse: Louis Vuitton
Boots: Browns

Monday, February 4, 2013


I am so done with winter for the year and the weather the last few days is giving me early spring-fever.  I know this won't last, but at least I'm heading to Mexico in a week for some sun and sand, so winter will be that much closer to really being over by the time I get back.

And spring clothes are starting to pop up in stores and on websites - that certainly doesn't help.   But J.Crew is continuing its slow decline (in my opinion) with underwhelming roll outs and, at time, downright hideousness (what's with those colourblock capris??  OMG) and my wallet and I are on better terms with each other.  I did though immediately snap up the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Medallion Paisley and quite love it.  Reminds me of the great patterns of old J.Crew.  And, considering how ready for spring I am and in celebration of the beautiful weather today, here it is worn with the "colour of the season" - emerald green. 

Top: Banana Republic (got it years ago and only took the tags off today!!)
Jacket: J.Crew
Skirt: J.Crew
Purse: Talbots
Boots: Frye