February 25, 2015

Cropped Knits

cropped knits, fall fashion, crop tops
Question: Was a big part of what you loved about summer due to the fact that you could wear crop tops? Was for me and it was a sad thought to think they weren't going to get worn as much with temperatures lowering. Lucky for us fashion evolved as the seasons did and cropped sweaters were popping up everywhere and it quickly put my sadness to rest. This cropped knit from H&M was basically love at first sight. I loved the mix of black and white knit detailing and although I'm not normally keen on turtlenecks this one was so loose that it worked for me. The length was also perfect too because with a lower rise pant you can show off a bit of midriff or close the gap with a high waisted skirt to create a different cropped style. That's actually a look I've loved for a while: skirts dressed down with sweaters or chunky knits. It looks so polished yet so cozy. So what about you? Have you tried out these shorter lengths this season or are you waiting for summer to roll back around?cropped knits, fall fashion, crop tops
cropped knits, fall fashion, crop tops, turtleneck style
cropped knits, fall fashion, crop tops, turtleneck style
cropped knits, fall fashion, crop tops, turtleneck style
cropped knits, fall fashion, crop tops, turtleneck style
Sweater: H&M / Pants: GAP / Shoes: Sam Edelman / Sunglasses: Supers

Photographer / Tania Martinez

 

February 12, 2015

Golden Girl

thigh high boots, suede boots, winter fashion
I've got a big love affair for thigh highs right now! The romance all began last winter, but to find a pair at all was actually a difficult challenge. I ended up finding a pair by LK Bennett that I liked a lot at a Holt's sale but of course my size wasn't available. I hunted for them online and successfully found them, luckily on sale because the duties alone could have gotten me another sweet pair of shoes. Anyway the day after I ordered the LK Bennetts I strolled into Stuart Weitzman juuuuuuust to see if maybe they had their highland stocked in my size (if you don't know, these babies sell out the moment they hit the shelves and if you know me this is a typical situation I would put myself in) as the universe would have it OF COURSE they just had a pair land in my size earlier that morning just as I threw down for a pair that I ordered less then 24hrs prior!! I mean YA I HAD TO PUT THEM ON STILL!! Feeling tempted but knowing this would be a really stupid decision since the others were non returnable and it would mean two months rent thrown down in basically a day I walked away. Sobbing. Well guess what a new winter season came, an improved version of the highland was released and I just so happened to stroll in on a day that was customer appreciation day and without hesitation the latest Stuart Weitzman Highstreet entered Trend Strucks collection! BOOM! K, but seriously guys I dare you to find something that sucks about these beauts. Cute with a mini {obvi}, sick over leggings especially my faux leather Aritzia Daria leggings and even over denim. Listen, when there is no snow outside (and thankfully this winter has blessed us with very little) these children WILL come out! Knee highs have officially lost a place on my shoe shelf. Thigh highs ONLY {insert emoji girl with arms Xed}! New heights have been reached people and I am so in! 
Thigh high boots, crop tops, winter fashion, leather mini skirt
Thigh high boots, winter fashion, leather mini skirt
Thigh high boots, leather mini, crop tops, golden girl, target floppy hat
Bows on boots, suede boots
Thigh high boots, target floppy hat, leather skirt, fall fashion
aldo necklace
Thigh high boots, suede boots, topshop crop top, leather zara skirt
Crop top: Topshop / Skirt: Zara / Hat: Target / Necklace: Aldo / Boots: Stuart Weitzman

Photographer / Tania Martinez

 

January 31, 2015

Black on Black on Black

In my last post I mentioned I had some exciting things coming up for 2015 and I'm ready to tell you about one. Say hello to Le Chateau's newest shoe ambassador! This means each month I'll be sharing with you my favourite set of kicks and how I'm working them into my style. For January I chose a pair of booties that pulled me in for several reasons. For starters booties are all I seem to be wearing for the winter season now. No more knee highs, however if they are thigh highs then yes. These in particular have a wicked chunky heel and I love the details like the ribbed back and gold zip. Get a closer look at these beauties here. Aside from the aesthetics these shoes are Italian made and actually so comfortable. Hope you like my pick for January and I'll see you with a new pair next month!
Jacket, Danier / Scarf, Zara / Pants, Frame Denim / Boots, Le Chateau / Sunnies, Oliver Peoples

Photographer / Tania Martinez

 

January 27, 2015

Another year bites the dust

It's been a while and I'm back with a post that is also now overdue as 2015 is well underway. So what have I been up to since we've last spoke? I decided to take a step into adulthood and start apartment hunting to find the perfect home for myself and my little fur ball. I was living with my sister and her husband in a large cozy home so the thought of downsizing and having to spend a pretty penny each month to survive in this expensive City was a tad stressful. However, the timing felt right. I was ready for the change. Everything happened incredibly fast but I found a condo that was perfect for me and I moved in on December 1st. With just a bed and my clothes to move (well A LOT of clothes) my primary focus was to turn this small box into a {stylish} home before the holidays approached. And that's exactly what I did. I disconnected from everything, focused on my home and enjoyed the holidays with friends and family. On top of a move December is always a busy month so putting TS on hold just felt like the right thing to do. I will admit that come the New Year I reflected back on disconnecting from the virtual world and I really enjoyed it. I was living in the moment more than ever and came to a stand still with what I wanted to do. I left my job before the holidays on top of everything so landing something new is now at the forefront of things. I will be here as much as my time allows and I do actually have a few exciting things that I'm kicking 2015 off that I look forward to sharing with you!!!
Now that you know what I've been up to for the last two months I briefly want to touch on 2014. I went through a lot of difficult change back in 2013 where I was basically waiting for each day to come and just go. Time gets us through things and when 2014 approached I knew it was time to say enough is enough. I made a pact with myself to make my main focus of 2014 to simply be 'happiness'.  I went through a lot of phases and reflecting back it all makes sense because it was MY process to get to where I needed to be. I had a lot of rebuilding to do. I took on things that in the past made me happy, I got things out of my system as careless as a few of those things may have been, I made an effort to get out and be more social and not to mention I took on so many amazing projects with my blog that it was my biggest year of growth yet. So did I reach my focus? Absolutely. I feel back to my normal self but improved. Nothing beats happiness and laughter and a lot of that was found in the B roll of my posts throughout the year that I'm sharing with you today. 
Find your happiness and make 2015 the best year yet and as always thank you for your support xx
Photographer / Tania Martinez