Monday, April 30, 2007

Paris trip almost no-go

Well, I was utterly depressed last week because I thought our Paris trip was botched as we have been battling with the car dealership that we’d recently bought our car from (the car died after only 4000 KM). The possibility of shelling thousands of dollars out of our own pocket is very real at this point. However, yesterday we made a decision that we must go on this Paris trip, so we went ahead and bought air tickets (which weren’t cheap either). We are not giving in.

People do not utter the words “used car salesmen” in total disgust without good reason. Ladies (and guys), if you are from the Greater Toronto Area, DO NOT buy cars from Kingscross Motor Sports in Scarborough!!! They refused to take any responsibility. So please heed my warning if you're about to go there. They are the greasiest, scummiest, most dishonest car salesmen (and women) we've ever met.

Anyway, I won't let this get me down. I'm just waiting for my friend to show up so we can go shopping later. I know I know, shopping again. I'm just going to window shop and help her pick out a few dresses. She's being influenced by me and now she craves for pretty spring dresses. Well, looking at these won't break my bank account. And it lifts my mood.

Geometric Pattern Minimal Dress $110

Baby Doll Polka Dot Dress $48

Renaissance Floral Pattern Dress $85

Lovely Embroidery Dress $78

Flower Printed Lace Dress $72

Pattern Layered Trapeze Dress $130

Retro Pattern Chiffon Dress $75

Cute bags for work

I'm thinking about changing my work bag. I've been carrying one of my canvas totes. I keep telling myself to swap bags from weekdays to weekends. But I'm just too lazy. I want a bag that's really cute, but still professional-looking and practical for work. I'm loving these two totes. They are stylish, simple, and the outer pocket adds fashion and function. The cute bear keychain gives a playfulness.
SPAI Bag Pocket Career Tote $80 and Pocket Brief Case $80.

Deal Alert - Kitten heel with peep toe

JEFFREY CAMPBELL womens kitten heel w/peep toe $101.25 $20.97!!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Out of my comfort zone

I've gone quite crazy with the shoppage lately. Yesterday I went with a friend to a Guess warehouse sale. It was the third day of the sale, and being Saturday it was a complete chaos. Stuff was being picked over and over. Considering the slim pickings, I still managed to get quite some stuff, a canvas bag with patent accents, a dress, a couple of skirts and tops. So today I'm wearing this hot pink silk Marciano pencil skirt in the high-waisted corset style. It's definitely not something I would wear normally. My guy loves it, he thinks I should step out of my comfort zone more often.

Banana shoes

Banana shoes -- a variation of the flats with elasticated sides -- are everywhere! We don't even know where they came from. They just popped up all of a sudden. All the designers are churning them out, Dior, Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, etc. Stores like Gap are, too. They don't look so sexy just sitting there. When I first saw them in the stores, I thought they were quite funny-looking. Now they look kinda of cute to me. But how they look on your feet is the most important right? A friend of mine bought a pair and says they are super comfortable as they wrap her feet perfectly. Do you like them?

Dior Western Leather Ballerina $395

MISS SIXTY - Women's SalimaMISS SIXTY - Women's Salima $129.99

iconWomen's Diesel Obiicon $79.95

iconCindy Says 'Bashful' Ballet Flaticon $109.95

iconWomen's Franco Sarto Ariaicon $69.95

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Kenneth Jay Lane

Kenneth Jay Lane is a legend in costume jewelry designing. He worked as an art director at Vogue. And he collaborated on shoe collections for Delman and Dior, made the rhinestones-adorned footware immensely popular.
I really love these over-sized rings. They are must-have items this summer. Ditch the dainty little ones, dolls. Go for big and colorful!

Kenneth Jay Lane Pink Flower RingKenneth Jay Lane Pink Flower Ring $88. For Pre-Order Only.

Turtle Ring by Kenneth Jay LaneTurtle Ring by Kenneth Jay Lane $100

Kenneth Jay Lane White Ring w/ StarKenneth Jay Lane White Ring w/ Star $88

Kenneth Jay Lane Red Opal Ring $75

Fringe's back?

Seems like the fringe bag's coming back, according to International Herald Tribune's Fashion on the fringes, "Fringing is having another fashion moment. But its revival has nothing to do with lone rangers or rodeo romance. Instead, fringe on anything from hemlines to hefty handbags is the essence of urban chic". (Miuccia Prada has turned fringing into high style with her satchel bag.)

Vogue advises you on getting fringe bags that are big slouchy hobo bags in opulent skins like this Gucci Indy Python bag.

What do you think of this trend? Do you think this trend will take off quickly this time around? I've never been into fringe bags or fringes on clothes. But the Gucci bag's pretty hot, I like the fact that the fringes are only gathered as tassels, they aren't over-done. And of course the gorgeous deep-red python skin helps.


Friday, April 27, 2007

Must-have hoodies

I am totally in love with the white-hot hoodies this season. They are not the shapeless slouchy kind that I used to be afraid of. The shapes and cutting are sexy and the color and details are just plain fun. And they are so versatile. If you are like a girly girl like me and you want to change up your looks a bit, you should definitely pick up a funky hoodie. And if your style is usually cool and sporty, these hoodies will play up more of your casual chic.

The Breed HoodieThe Breed Hoodie $299. Ohh la la sexy mama! This super-light super-soft (silk and cashmere) hoodie will drape heavenly against your curves. Channel Kylie Minogue in the "Can't get you out of my mind" video.

iconMarc by Marc Jacobs Open Knit Waffle Hoodyicon $198. The hoodie for a lady! Perfect for casual Friday.

Juicy Couture Terry Puff Sleeve HoodieJuicy Couture Terry Puff Sleeve Hoodie $118. Yay Juicy Couture's improved hoodie! It looks so cute with the ribbons in the front and the cuffed short sleeves. Love the color too.

L.A.M.B Sailor Lamb Snap Pocket HoodieL.A.M.B Sailor Lamb Snap Pocket Hoodie $165. Love love the braiding detail on the sleeves, and the graphic lamb on the back is strange and adorable at the same time.

iconNick & Mo 'Attitude' Cap Sleeve Hoodyicon $54, for the girly girls! I love the pretty pink color with the white accents and capped sleeves. It'll look uber-cute with a mini white tired skirt.

Meagan Short-sleeve Hoodie $39.50 on sale for $14.99! Now this is totally adorable and work-able, and totally cheap. I see myself wear it over a white silk slip dress and cropped leggings, plus a pair of bright orange canvas shoes.