mixing prints like a pro

8.22.2014

Seen on the pre-summer 2015 runways, mixing prints is a trend that is not going anywhere. There is a lot of florals mixed with stripes or different geometric patterns mixed together, etc. Therefore this Fall, why don't you give it a try if you haven't already? I am still sticking to probably the most classic print mix of them all - stripes and leopard. However this time, I went out of the box and went for a bright colored stripe. I'm obviously a huge risk-taker...lol
 
 
How to mix prints like a pro:
 
1. Play with different prints and textures but try to stay within the same color palette.
 
2. Start with black and white stripes, which is the easiest print to work with, and work from there. Add florals, polka dots, plaid, animal print, other stripes, etc.
 
3. Have fun with the same prints in one outfit however again, stick to the same color palette.
 
4. If you haven't tried this trend yet and want to take it slow, just try breaking up your look by layering with a solid colored piece of clothing or accessory.
 
 
Now go on and mix it up like nobody's business!







top: winners (old) - find similar here
jeans: Topshop (old) - find similar here
shoes: Aldo (old) - find similar here
 

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i want my MTV

8.20.2014

The absolute first thing I thought of when I saw this t-shirt was the "I want my MTV" background lyrics in the song "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits. Not the current shows that are playing but I go ahead and think of a song that premiered in 1985. Yup, I'm that old.
Oh yeah, by the way...IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!! And I'm 37 years young today despite my old fashioned taste in music.





t-shirt: c/o Ardene
Jeans: H&M (old) - find similar here
shoes: Winners (old) - find similar here
jacket: unknown - find similar here
 
 
 
 

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one way to get to second base

8.19.2014

So it's obvious here in Montreal that Fall is near. Pools have begun to be drained, sweaters have come out in the evenings, and back to school traffic has begun. I can deal with whatever Fall has to bring but the traffic...I can do without thank you very much. I was just beginning to enjoy that extra 45 minutes snoozefest in the mornings. So much so that I even asked Andrew what it would take for me to be able to retire at 50.
Anyway, on to the topic of this blog post. To make it short and sweet...Autumn = plaid. Anything plaid! Bags, shirts, leggings or even hair scrunchies if you dare. The color scheme on these particular leggings is perfect allowing you to be able to wear them with pretty much anything (except the plaid scrunchie). A little plaid goes a long way! But the best thing about these leggings is that they are incredibly soft. Andrew grabbed my butt when we kissed each other goodbye in the morning (yes we still do that after 10 years) and he said, "I don't know what I like better. Your butt or the soft velvety feel of these leggings." True story!
Get yourselves a pair and I guarantee you a good time when you wear them :)





leggings: c/o Ardene
top: c/o Ardene
hat: H&M (old) - find similar here
boots: Dolce Vita (old) - find similar here
 
 
 

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palladium

8.14.2014

 Palladium was founded in 1920 to make aircraft tires for the aviation industry. In 1947, after the end of WWII saw demand for tires dry up, Palladium put their canvas and rubber expertise to use by making boots that were as hard wearing as their tires. Palladium soon became outfitters of the legendary French Foreign Legion with their classic canvas Pampa boot. Over 60 years later, the timeless design of Palladium's signature Pampa boot is relevant as ever and available once again for explorers worldwide. Check out their men's, women's and kid's collections here.




images c/o Palladium
 

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