Saturday, 25 July 2015

GNARLY


GNARLY is a fresh new online jewellery and accessories boutique based in Los Angeles, California. Whichever cool girl you are, be you a beach bum, a city dweller, a festival regular, or a bonafide party monster - they've got you covered. With on trend but unique and quality pieces, they bridge the gap between popular price costume jewellery and designer/luxury jewellery. Most items fall affordably in the $15-$25 range which fits with my mantra: always buy quality, but know you don't have to break the bank to do it. Crystal and antique brass are incorporated on some pieces, while others feature gold and silver plated details.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Disney x Vans "Young at Heart"


Iconic media conglomerate, Disney has collaborated with Vans for this Summer's "Young at Heart" collection. Their collaborative affiliation dates back to the 1980s where the first Disney x Vans capsule collection was released and more recently, the Fall 2013 OG Classics collab.

This time around they've featured classic Disney icons in whimsical prints on trusted Vans favourites like the Sk8 Hi, Slip On, Authentic Original, and Era 59 in both kid's and adult's sizes(for the big kid in us all of course.) Corresponding accessories like backpacks, snapbacks, socks and keychains are also available in these capsule prints. Cute little details like our pal Winnie the Pooh in a beehive helmet with a skateboard under his arm align the brands perfectly. A selection of Disney Princess centric styles are also available.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

American Apparel #OOTD & Conscious Consumerism


I've been obsessed with American Apparel for probably about a decade now - no shame y'all! There is nothing I love more than a timeless, quality basic made by ethically treated and paid staff. American Apparel is vertically integrated, which means that supply and production are in house - no outsourcing. This eliminates the use of sweatshops and is ultimately good for the economy. It also allows the company to control and regulate workplace standards at all levels.

It's great when companies are transparent about their processes. I do my best to be a conscious fashion consumer wherever possible, whether that's shopping second hand/recycled, shopping local, or being conscious of the social implications of the companies I'm supporting. I encourage everyone to do the same. Personal style is inherently a creative outlet but it is also an important opportunity to be socially aware of what we choose to put on our backs, where it came from, and how it's been procured.

More photos & outfit details after the jump!

Thursday, 11 June 2015

The White Stripes


It really is the little details that count. It may not be the first thing one picks up on, but my favourite aspect of this look is the similarity between the white stripes on my Stussy baseball shirt and my Vans Old Skool sneakers. Those little details are what pull the outfit together. I decided to layer this cute bralette underneath my mesh tank to sass up this tom boy look and hint some shape underneath the boxiness. Pairing cute little crop tops with oversized or boxy outerwear is a fun way to show a bit of skin while leaving most to the imagination.

I read online recently that somehow, wearing black in the summer is a major fashion don't. Whoever wrote that must never have been to Toronto. ;)

Keep reading for more photos, outfit deets and where-to-buy!