Thursday, October 30, 2014

black is the new black

i love when i read (x) is the new black. however, i don't think any colour could replace black as the representative of chic, edgy, classic and fun all at the same time. i love prints and patterns but have written before how i always gravitate back to my fundamentals of neutrals - white, gray and black. what about you? do you have favourite colour schemes?

joining tara and alice with their link ups today. 

outfit - top: banana republic sateen fitted shirt, here. skirt: h&m. similar here, here. shoes: j crew ella pumps. similar here, here, here.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

review: j crew toothpick jeans

a reader recently wrote to me and said she found it challenging to find a pair of jeans that fit her 5'3 frame without hemming. she asked which jeans i wear that didn't need to be shortened. as you know, things are so hectic that some things fall off the list of priorities for me. unfortunately, that means that if i have to get something hemmed, it won't happen (stares at 4 pairs of pants on my table waiting to be taken to a seamstress). my favourite jeans are the j. crew toothpick jeans and gap skinnies because they are reasonably priced and a made of great material. i look for joes jeans as well. they make perfect petite skinnies and bootcuts which often go on hyper sale on hautelook. 

for a 5'3 girl like me, it's perfect because they're tailor-intervention free. in today's post, i am wearing the j crew toothpick jeans in grey dove (style B0125) and as you can see from the pictures, hit just past the ankles, making them perfect for flats. if i fold them up, there isn't an inordinate amount of material that makes it bulky. i have them in the tray and dark wash. sizing wise, i took a 26 in these. they are tight when you first start to wear them but they stretch throughout the day. i think i could go to a 25 but i don't want to risk sacrificing breathing lol! in any event, they have lots of stretch and are incredibly comfortable. 

outfit - blazer: zara, old. similar here, here. top: diane von furstenberg, old. other fun grey tees here, here. jeans: j. crew toothpick jeans in grey dove, here. similar here, here, here. shoes: valentino, fun pink heels here, here

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

tweed melange tee

i have been watching the mindy project (marathon-style of course) and i can't help but feel significant envy of her wardrobe and purses (hello pretty red and fuschia chanel in season 3, episode 5). she's also hilarious beyond words. i have also just find her character so inappropriate it's ridiculous. it's my form of escapism (comic books and sci fi being the other one - yay for the teaser trailer for avenger's age of ultron) and a nice break from real life.

joining tara's what i wore to work link up and alice's style link up today.

outfit - top: joe fresh melange tee, here. similar here, here. shirt: banana republic fitted non-iron sateen shirt, here. skirt: j, crew no. 2 pencil skirt in double serge wool. similar here. shoes: gianvito rossi, here. fun black and white heels here, herehere.

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