Getaway Faves

Getaway Faves

Hey guys.

 Since the next month for me includes a fair bit of travel, I put together a list of my favourite things to pack for getaways. For plane rides, go for a comfortable, yet chic look with these 1.61 drawstring pants and Osman crop top. I’m a big fan of totes when travelling and this white leather Smythson is the holy grail of handbags. It’s perfect for shoving the latest issue of Vogue, sunscreen, a water bottle, and whatever other necessities you find you just can’t part with. Don’t forget to protect your iPad with this beyond-cute Toucan print case from Kate Spade. For lunches and nights out opt for a fun clutch like this Marc by Marc Jacobs one featuring his signature bulldog. You can thank the fashion gods for the latest obsession with Birks because these guys are the perfect shoe for exploring your destination city. Don’t forget to document the trip: I especially love the Fuji film Instax camera that instantly prints out photos as you take them. In terms of beauty, low key is best. Simply spray in some Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray for the perfect beach waves and you’re out the door in seconds. I also love this Bobbi Brown multi-tasking cream that works on both your cheeks and lips. Lastly, opt for a bright nail colour on your trip. I am currently obsessed with this bright blue from Essie that goes perfectly with the seasons whites. Be sure to pack a pair of cute sunnies. I like this Tory Burch pair that are classic and neutral enough to pair with any outfit. Lastly, no matter if you’re going to the beach or the city, always pack a swimsuit. I love this classic nautical striped two-piece by Chloe.

Wishing you all safe travels and a good first week of May!

-Lo

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Easy Dressing

Easy Dressing
Watch  |  Nail Polish  |  Glasses  |  Shirt  |  iPhone Case  |  Purse  |   Sneakers   |   Jeans  |  Sweater Coat

Hey Everyone!

With our clocks set ahead one hour this Sunday I thought I should start posting a few of my favourite Spring trends. I know today is exceptionally warm out, but trust me fellow Torontonians, it is just a tease. Sadly, tomorrow is supposed to snow a crap load and go back down to -17, so brace yourselves. Anyway, This outfit speaks to my personal style in volumes. It’s all about being trendy yet relaxed and comfortable. I’m all about the sneaker game and die for these woven Nike high tops. Similarly, I’m obsessed with the oversized sweater coat look; it goes with everything, especially in this warm camel colour, and will keep you warm with the weather transitioning. Boyfriend jeans are another staple this spring and in a light wash you can’t go wrong. Pair these with sneakers or dress ’em up with your favourite heels. Lastly, Ice cream colours are also a favourite trend and I’m loving cotton candy pinks and buttercup yellows. Spring is definitely a time to experiment with nail colours.

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m looking forward to lighter layers and warmer weather! Stay tuned for more Spring Fashion reports!

-Lo

Date Night

Date Night
|  Bra  |  Panty |   Nail Polish  |  Earrings  |  Dress  |  Leather Jacket  |  Clutch  |
 |  Heels  |  Iphone Case  |  Coin Purse  |  Perfume  |

Hey Everyone!

For all of you getting ready for a date this Valentine’s Day or just need a little outfit inspiration here’s a selection of my favourite pieces this February. I absolutely love the new Aritzia midi length dress, especially in this bold red color. Paired with a simple leather jacket, cutout wedges and a calf hair clutch and you’re good to go.  One of my fave beauty products is Deborah Lippmann nail polish; I think candy pink is perfect for February. I also cannot get enough of my Chloé Roses fragrance…who needs an actual bouquet of roses anyway? Don’t forget to indulge in some pretty lingerie…it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without it. Same goes for cute accessories like this Oh La La coin purse from Kate Spade and the Lips iPhone Case by DVF.

Hope you all have a wonderful Febraury 14th!

– Love Lo ♥

Fall Shoe Wish List

Happy Wednesday.
Since I’ve been on reading week the past couple days, I have had more than a little time to daydream and browse online for some fall shoes. I put together a list of my all time favourites that I have been drooling over for the last month now and need to buy soon or else I may go a little crazy!  Enjoy!

Fall Shoe Wish List

Fall Favourites

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Happy Fall!

I cannot stress enough my love for Fall. You know how most people dream of warm summer nights and sunny days at the beach? I dream of crisp Fall mornings, leaves changing colours and Pumpkin Spice Lattes. The September Issue of Vogue and Back to School Shopping are also added perks. I’ve recently moved out to Toronto and have spent the last couple weeks getting settled in my new apartment (photos to come). Let me tell you, decorating from scratch is not an easy thing… blank canvases can be a gift or they can be the death of you (so many options!). I’ve just started the Masters of Fashion program at Ryerson and have met lots of lovely people in Toronto. This Friday I really wanted to do a Fall Favourites post since back to school/fall shopping is my favourite time of the year. Here’s what made the list this season:

Fall Favourites
J.Crew Elbow-Patch Sweater / J.Crew Horse Sweatshirt / Acne Beanie / Aritzia Vest / Babaton Wool Coat/ Kate Spade Beau Bag/ Alexander Wang Booties / Smythson Notebook / Talula Skirt / Elizabeth and James Glasses / Valentino Flats  / Wilfred Camo Pants

One of my favourite trends of the season is Camo and I can’t get enough of these Camo print Wilfred Pants from Aritzia. Pair them with a Tee and sneakers for a casual look or dress them up with a pair of heels and leather top at night.

Another great trend is the sweatshirt which has been showcasing great prints and quirky texts this season. I love this horse sweatshirt from J.Crew which adds a preppy edge to any outfit.

Fall wouldn’t be fall without a cozy sweater. This elbow-patch sweater from J.Crew comes in a variety of colours to suit anyone’s preference. On cooler days pair this sweater with a great pair of jeans and riding boots and layer up with an oxford underneath.

I’ve recently started a collection of toques….this Acne beanie is simple and can be added to almost any outfit.

Another item on my Fall wish list is this wool vest from Aritzia. An investment piece for sure, it can be layered over any sweater or top for when the temperatures start to drop.

When the weather permits I love a good wool coat. Although I purchased the hooded Babaton wool coat in Black last season I can’t help but drool over this camel colour which looks divine with black leather leggings and booties. Camel + Black =  Fall Perfection.

My It-Bag of the season is Kate Spade’s Beau Bag, which I’ve seen on every fashion blog this last month. Classic with a hint of girly charm this bag can be paired with any outfit.  As for my It-Shoes, I searched every store and website for the perfect pair of flat black ankle booties, and didn’t rest until I found these amazing Alexander Wang booties. The ankle strap adds a delicate edge that most booties lack and I can’t seem to stop staring at.

Since I’m now a graduate student I felt it was necessary to upgrade my usual Five Star paper notebooks to a sophisticated leather back notebook like this one from Smythson. Also for added sophistication are these Elizabeth and James ombre eye-glasses which add the perfect geek-chic to any outfit.

For going out I love this metallic mini from Aritzia. Simply pair it with a Tee and heels and you’re good to go.

Last, but not least, I love a good pair of flats for Fall. Before the snow starts falling and Ontario weather only permits tall boots, I suggest you get as much wear out of our favourite flats. I’ve been drooling over these Valentino studded flats for the last year and seriously hope one day I can afford them….

I hope you enjoyed my extensive fall shopping wish list. On a side note, I have a new project I am working on for one my classes in which I am going to create a blogging website from scratch. Stay tuned for more info to come!

-Lo

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Airplane Style

Hey Everyone!

Happy July! I’m sorry I havn’t posted in the last two weeks, but I’ve been a little crazy busy with my new position as Online Intern for Western Living Magazine. I’m learning a lot about coding and HTML, which isn’t very fun, but as many of you bloggers or computer nerds know well – is very useful.

Anyway, I’m so excited for this Saturday, in which I am leaving on a girl’s trip with my sisters and mom to Chicago! A while back, I had passed through the city, staying briefly overnight, and completely fell in love with it. From the jaw-dropping architecture to the Magnificent Mile, I love everything about Chicago. I’ll be bringing my camera in order to document the trip and give you a Playing Tourist piece that tells you all the chic places to shop, eat, and play! For now, I wanted to share with you my airplane style:

Airplane Style
The Row maxi dress / Alexander Wang Sandals / Madewell leather tote / Kate Spade Ipad mini Case / Fresh sugar lip treatment / Lululemon Water bottle / Flight 001 Eye Mask / J.Crew Passport Holder/ Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones

(1) After flying back and forth between Vancouver and Toronto about a zillion times, I have come to the conclusion that when travelling, you want to (A) be comfortable and (B) travel light. Even though you are going for comfort, you don’t want to sacrifice style, so I suggest a long jersey knit Maxi dress (preferably not strapless – you don’t want to be tugging it up all flight) and a simple jean jacket to go with it. I’ll occasionally bring along a cozy waffle-knit scarf that doubles as a blanket for when your inconsiderate seat-mate decides to blast the air-conditioning.

(2)  I recommend you leave heavy metals at home. You want to make the process of going through security as smooth as possible, therefore setting the metal detectors off is not exactly acceptable in the name of fashion. This also goes for shoes. Since removing your shoes is usually required, pack your strappy-sandals away in your suitcase and dawn a pair of slip-on sandals like these chic Alexander Wang ones shown above.

(3) Because flying is super dehydrating I recommend you bring your own water bottle to fill up. I unfortunately learned the hard way not to carry any water in your bottle before you go through security (goodbye Lululemon water bottle, safe travels in LAX).

(4) When deciding what to bring on the plane, I suggest you ask yourself what you will actually need. And once you’ve put together a list of a couple things, I suggest you ask yourself which of these things you will actually need. When on shorter flights (2-6 hours) you should limit yourself to (A) some form of entertainment,  (B) water (and snacks?), and (3) Lip Balm since the cabin get’s so dry. My personal favourite is Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, which comes in a variety of tinted colours and also features SPF 15 (yay sun protection!). I also like to bring along my iPad (with a cute case, of course) so I can easily download magazines and books instead of tote around ten pounds worth of paper. Once you’ve decided what to bring on the plane with you, I like to pack everything in a light weight tote bag that lets you easily access your items.

(5) Lastly, whether you’re on a red-eye or not, and you want to sleep, I highly recommend (A) an eye-mask, (B) noise-cancelling headphones, and (C) one or two Gravels. Airplanes can be extremely loud and bright,  and when you’re trying to sleep that’s probably all you’ll be thinking about. The noise-cancelling headphones will also allow you to watch the latest episode of Suits in peace (hello, airplane engines, be quiet?).

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed my airplane style guide and stay tuned for my post on Chicago!

Safe Travels!

-Lo