All-White for Spring

This past winter has been brutal to us Canadians, so it may seem counterintuitive to want to wear anything remotely reminding us of snow. As juxtaposing as it may seem though, white just screams spring and is exactly what we need to finally welcome the season.

In the past, I would tend to pair white with pastels, denim, or a bright colour top/pair of shorts, but this season, along with fashion in general, white is being styled in a much more refined way. Based on some all-white outfits I've seen so far, I thought I'd put together a few ways that white is being styled this season:

1. With neutrals 
Neutrals (camel, nude, or black) look very chic against white, and are a nice change from the bright colours we paired with white last season. 

2. With metallics 
Add metallic details to your all-white outfit, like metal (i.e.: exposed zippers) or metallics. Silver especially adds a nice subtle contrast to white, and isn't as loud as bright colours are. 

3. Bright accessories/makeup
If you do want to pair your whites with brights, add interesting accessories, or bright lips or nails instead of an entire neon garment or pair of shoes.

4. With graphic details 
I love this outfit by American Apparel. While it's still an all-white outfit, the graphic lines add some interesting detail.

5. Loose-fit 
Loose, relaxed clothing offers a nice juxtaposition to the prim & proper stark whiteness, which is a good styling option if you don't want to look too proper. 

Shades of grey for Mother's Day

(^ it rhymes, hehe) 

Finally we had a beautiful day! 

I spent Mother's Day getting caught up on a couple months-worth of magazines while my mom visited Grandma, and then we took mom out for her Mother's Day dinner (and it was still warm out when we finished!!)  

 action shot 

jacket: Calvin Klein, crop top: Wilfred, skirt: homemade, bag: Danier, wedges: Spring shoes 

Trend: Ankle straps

It looks like Lindsay Lohan’s ankle monitor has started a new trend: the ankle strap shoe. Ankle strap shoes are really popular for this upcoming spring/summer season- and not the dainty, feminine kind. Chunky, buckled, patterned, velvet, and metallic; as a current intern for a shoe company, it was impossible for me to ignore the astronomical influx of chunky straps on any and every shoe this season. 

The good thing is if you’re into the trend, you can wear an ankle strap shoe in almost any situation. The flat sandal, the office shoe, the dress shoe, and the trendy platform heel have all incorporated this chunky ankle strap trend into their respective styles. 

The bad thing is that ankle straps, especially thick ones, can make legs look shorter if not styled properly. 

If you're vertically challenged and love this trend, steer clear of bottoms that hit the knee or just below it- trousers that taper right at the ankle, above the strap will flow right into the shoe and elongate the leg. Loose shorts or an A-line skirt that hit mid-thigh will also elongate the leg, and neutral colours as usual, will almost always make your legs look longer. 

Emilio Pucci F14 RTW

Emilio Pucci F14 RTW

Despite being Italian, I've never been a huuuge fan of Emilio Pucci, but his Fall 2014 RTW collection just had me in awe. Maybe it was his monochromatic/velvet pantsuits that flawlessly blurred the lines between masculine and feminine, or maybe it was all those beautiful dresses that appealed to the rebellious beauty queen in me. Whatever it was, Emilio Pucci definitely caught my attention with these looks. 

the Chronicles of Yarnia pt. 2

Here are a couple more projects that I worked on this past summer- nothing overly showy, but that jumpsuit material was my favourite! I fell in love with the print when I saw it and immediately pictured it as a jumpsuit. This is a good example of my combining patterns to create my own, which probably isn't the smartest/most efficient thing to do but when ya know what ya want, it's hard to settle for anything less. :P

I actually made the grey skirt because the one I wanted from h&m didn't fit me properly. The fabric is so soft and comfy! 

Hopefully when I get some down time from school/my internship I'll be able to finish some other projects I started over Christmas. Spoiler: blue sequinned jacket.