Fashion Find: Chic For Cheap Elie Tahari Blazer (You’ll Never Guess The Price)

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Hey Everyone, this has got to be one of my best Fashion Finds yet! It’s true that I’ve been doing a lot of shopping, and as you know I’m trying to find items to take with me to the Caribbean. Living in Vancouver BC pretty much means that your wardrobe is full of sweaters, and clothing that will keep you warm, or at least dry on rainy days. To say the least my summer wardrobe has been lacking. I’ve been stocking up on loose, basics tee’s, cute colourful dresses, and leggings,shorts, rompers etc- just Anything that will keep me cool and comfy for when I’m there. 

Fashion Find: $15 Maxi Dress

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Hey Everyone! What I love about this time of year is that summer clothing starts to go on sale, that’s right the summer hasn’t ended..but you can snag some gorgeous pieces for enticing prices. Today I decided to venture off to Homesense/ Winners. Canadians know the deal with this place, but if you’re unfamiliar with Homesense & Winners..think of it like a Marshalls, or TJ Max (which it’s under the TJ Max group). Anyways I love to go to this store for my face washes, and moisturizers because sometimes if you look extra hard you can walk away with great products, for cheap. I’m stocking up on items for the Caribbean so this is the place to go. Now, I spotted a long, white Maxi dress with some embroidered detail, and guess what it happened to be on sale for $15, from $50. The dress is by the brand Japna, and is handmade in India.

Nicole Richie’s Bib Neck Crop & Denim Shorts

Casual Sunday

Summer is the season when the sexiest outfits we own come out of our closets. We also love looking for new inspiration, perhaps in magazines, on blogs (hopefully this one :P), and from celebrities. Celebrities are always fun to get inspired from, and it’s even more fun to be able to see what they can come up with outside of award, or gala season. Some are a hot mess without their stylists, and others know what looks hot. Well for today’s Casual Sunday I’m looking for inspiration from the past- from Nicole Richie who used to be all over the TV- gossip magazines etc for her style. Namely her affinity for oversized sunglasses that sent us into a frenzy. I wasn’t too crazy for the whole bib neck crop when they came back into fashion- they felt too retro, too dusty! But when I see the way these tops look when paired with a good pair of distressed denim shorts, or full length..the look is effortless and sexy…and I’m a fan!

Trending Tuesday: Non Fashion Shoes?!

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The summer of 2015 had kicked off the return of the ‘crocs’ that tied into that whole normcore trend, amid other ugly footwear abominations. This summer the ugly shoe is making a stronger return, and it’s the unfashionable that is now becoming fashionable at least when the shoe world is concerned. Que the Birkenstock movement, But not only are Birkenstocks paving the way for uglier than usual shoe trends, it’s the fact that people don’t want to shell out big bucks for summer sandal. And who can blame a person for not wanting to spend a lot of cash on a seasonal favourite. And, although I love to save money and buy everything on sale..you still will not catch me in a pair of crocs, clogs, lucite heels or even boudoir mules. Clarks? forget it, I’ll stick to my summer favourite my Zigi Soho caged sandals..until they need to be retired to the trash bin. Comfort is also another alluring factor to these sole creations..making it easy to see why they are so popular. (However Birkenstocks aren’t cheap either at 100 a pop, but still entice those who are used to spending 1200+ on sandals)

Elena Perminova In Black & White

Photo Shoots

Hey everyone this is just something short & sweet! Sometimes I just love the allure of a simple outfit. An outfit that does not come in an array of colours, or one that has a million tiny embellishments attached. Sometimes classic and clean looks like this minimalist one Elena’s wearing for a secret shot for Dior with Tatler Russia, is a look I can fall for. It’s black and white, what’s not to love? The shoot she’s involved in is for Dior cruise line.

Story Time Rant: Bad Fashion Week Experience?

Fun Post Of The Day

Hello Lovelies! I feel like sharing a story with all of you that happened to me during Fashion Week from 3 months ago! Fashion Week is crazy, it’s busy, there’s a schedule, and there’s people everywhere. What does that all mean? It means that seating is limited. Now imagine you’re wearing your highest heels and there’s a possibility that you might not get to sit down. Ouch, scary right? And, well this is more important than your feet aching- and that is you need to have great seating in order to take photos for your blog.

Trending Tuesday: Ukrainian Folk Lore *Embroidery*

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Hey Everyone! Can you believe that traditional Ukrainian garb has made it onto this years Summer fashion trends list? That’s right you heard me correctly (err read me I mean) Ukrainian folk lore is taking over this years summer style scene. Think long loose shift dresses with embroidery on light weight fabrics, and the accessories that accompany this trend include everything and anything that’s bold, along with loose blouses.

Pair this trendy look off with chandelier earrings, large hats, to shoes that match with the same embroidered details, like colours (reds, blues, and whites) that match the dress. You’ll notice that one of the pioneers of kickstarting this trend is designer Vita Kin- and the majority of these dresses in the post are by her. However on an unrelated note, A lot of this scream peasant girl to me…and reminds me of fields full of sunflowers. Too Cute! 

Ulyana Sergeenko’s Leather Backpack ‘Hit Or Miss?’

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Hey Everyone! Some of you may have noticed that there’s been a lack of Ulyana Sergeenko reports on my blog! I know, I’ve been neglecting a lot of the Russian style, but let me bring it all back with todays post featuring a backpack from the Ulyana Sergeenko atelier. I don’t know what it is about this backpack but it has made me want to dedicate a post to it. It’s odd shape, and supple leather has drawn me in completely. (The backpack is even getting a bit more screen time on Ulyana’s IG..which means she must really want people to take notice/ and break into the accessories scene) I saw a clip that showed off all 7 of the colours the backpack comes in, think earthy and blush tones! The backpack reminds me of a bucket bag hybrid..and looks as if it would appeal to the minimalist, or modern girl.

Chiara Ferragni’s Bikini?

Style Inspiration

For any of you who don’t already know Chiara Ferragni, Chiara is an Italian style star who is the creative blogger behind the popular blog ‘The Blonde Salad’. Chiara isn’t only a blogger but a fashion designer, a spokesperson for famous clothing brands, and an author. Often she collaborates with designers from Chanel, J Brand, Louis Vuitton, to Dior. Anyways I was browsing Instagram lately and saw a few of her photos rocking some gorgeous lacey, white outfits in Brazil. She’s currently in Brazil for the Louis Vuitton Cruise show and she’s been modelling off some killer summer style. One of the looks she’s been showing off is what I believe to be a bikini? But, it would look just as amazing in the bedroom..so who knows.. maybe we should all start wearing our lingerie to the beach a little more often. Kidding! I’m also adoring her little white dress. What are your thoughts on these looks?

Zaychishka Is Going To Montreal

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Hey Everyone! I’m having a crazy week! Less than a week ago my boyfriend booked us a surprise trip to..Montreal! I have never been to Montreal, in fact I haven’t been to most of the Provinces or Territories of Canada and I’ve been living in this country my entire life! But, Canadian Provinces are rather large (as opposed to the sizes of Europe countries or American states). As some of you know I live in British Columbia, I’ve been to Alberta (once), and now I’m going to Canada’s East coast to see a bit of Quebec, specifically Montreal..in less than 24 hours. (There is also a cool blogger who lives in Montreal and she is Nikki from the blog Hipster Thrifter Girl shout out to her, and for visiting her turf hehe)