Saturday, 28 March 2015

Mellow Yellow

Faux Fur season is reaching a close so I thought I would squeeze in one last wear of my bright yellow, Big Bird-esque, faux fur vest from Topshop. With this vest, it was love at first sight. I spotted it around the Christmas Holidays and had to hold off on swiping that card because I had a long list of gifts to buy for my loved ones. Luckily I scored a gift card and made Topshop my first stop (obviously) where my dream vest patiently awaited me and also happened to be on sale. Don't you love it when that happens?

The easiest way to wear an in-your-face statement piece like this is by keeping the rest of the look pretty minimal. Although there is a time and place to go all out, (ie. I wore gold palazzo pants and a white shearling coat to the Rudsak show at Toronto Fashion Week this season, YOLO) an outfit like this always comes across as somewhat effortless. I decided to do silver accessories with this look as I felt gold would be a bit too much yellow in one sitting. Remember Bumblebee from Transformers? I'm thinking of this as a sort of Bumblebee chic, no?

More photos and outfit details after the jump!

Thursday, 26 March 2015

REVIEW: Jabra Solemate Mini

Having spent almost 7 years working in electronics retail, I can be a bit of a technology snob. When it comes to trying out new tech toys I'm always excited and a bit critical, especially when we are dealing with audio. There are three things that are important to me when it comes to portable speakers: aesthetic, portability and of course sound. 

When looking at the Jabra Solemate Mini in the box, I've got to say I didn't know what to expect. I mean the box fit in one hand. At first I felt almost as if I were about to open up a toy... Boy was I wrong. Once opening up the box I loved how everything was packaged together. (Did I mention I'm also a packaging and branding nerd?) The bright red speaker really stood out from the exterior black, and interior yellow of the box. The first thing I did was take everything and lay it out in front of me. There aren't many accessories, but that's expected with portable speakers, you get what you need, a USB to charge and an aux cord that is sleekly tucked away under the speaker for easy access. I loved how Jabra incorporated the aux cord into the design, tucked away in the 'sole' of the speaker. Once everything was out of the box I was excited to really take a good look and focus on the speaker itself.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink

This pastel pink wool coat and fluffy angora cap. Talk about a match made in heaven!

The oversized black t-shirt and nylon tricot leggings combo has been in heavy outfit rotation for me recently. I guess we all fall victim to the Toronto uniform this time of year. I decided to spruce the look up with some fun footwear, accessories and outerwear in the spirit of Spring!

I see nothing wrong with channeling a bit of classic Cam'ron at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week circa 2002 (click here for the legend who inspired this look.) 

Outfit details/More images after the jump!

Monday, 16 March 2015

PBJ Is The New LBD

It's 2015 and for me, the idea of the Little Black Dress has been replaced by the Perfect Black Jeans. I picked these jeans up in November at Forever 21 and the more I wear them, the more I fall in love. The jeans originally just had slits at the knees, but with wear they have grown into holes which I find has made them more personal.