Great Minds

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

I apologize for the quality of the photos below but I had to be sneaky. Stores don’t take too kindly when you’re photographing their merchandise in-store.

Behold the Kenzo tiger sweater. Cult and blogger favorite, retails for $255. Beautiful. url

Now behold H&M’s take


And Zara’s


Tigers are popular!

I also found this little number at Zara. Look familiar?




The Office

Things a girl must know when there is a casual dress code at the office.

There are two sides to every coin, I could be working at a very conservative firm who requires business suits every day. But fortunately, that’s not the case. My work environment is casual and I was told I can wear almost anything I want, including jeans. This is also problematic because how do I know what is appropriate and what is “too casual?” SoI wanted to impart my wisdom on what I’ve seen other women wear and add in my own opinion.

  1. Black is always a safe bet for a bottom, be it a skirt or pant.
  2. Wedges are a must.  If you don’t wear them to the office, bring them to change into. No shame in that.
  3. Colored pants are ok. I’m talking red, blue, mint, etc. Embrace the trend.
  4. Don’t draw attention to yourself with an over-the-top outfit. You’ll only feel embarrassed.
  5. There is going to be people at your office who dress very well, and there are going to be people who dress very bad. Stick to your own style and you’ll be fine.

Just some examples of what I was talking about. I’ll definitely keep adding tips and insight to the list. After all, you learn something new about fashion every day, especially at the office.

Saturday Night Chic

Tomorrow night….is Saturday. My best friend is coming up to New York to visit me and tour NYU since she was accepted their for graduate school. We plan on hitting up one of the hottest, most coveted bar/club in the city. I wanted to post what I’m thinking of wearing. This club is for the fashion elite, who’s who, models, press, pr power players and bosses of the city, so I have to be on my A-game fashion-wise. Here’s what I got so far:

  1. Hot Pink H&M Blazer
  2. H&M floral corset top (the one pictured is from Topshop and looks similar to mine)
  3. Black Lace Shorts from Zara
  4. House of Holland suspender tights from Topshop
  5. Black suede-looking wedges from H&M
  6. Pink Noveau lipstick from MAC (contemplating buying to complete this look)

If this all works out, I’ll definitely post pictures from my night out.

Zara Shopping Spree

So I ventured on a 30 minute subway ride to one of my favourite malls: Yorkdale. It’s pretty high-end but it has just about every store you’d want to shop in. I allowed myself to buy an outfit since I’ve been struggling with personal style and all. As I was searching for images of the things I bought I saw the U.S. prices making me want to cry because the prices are higher in Canada, the Canadian dollar is worth more than the U.S. dollar, and we’re taxed 13%. That’s hard to deal with and for that reason I don’t think I could live here permanently. It’s so expensive. But enough about money, here is what I bought:

Striped shirt (total basic necessity for the Fall)

Red Pants (which I think will turn out to be the best investment for the Fall, as coloured denim is going to be very popular)

Black Pistol Boots (they’re probably not called that, I stole the name from the Acne pistol boots)

Panther Attack!

I am really a big fan of this Givenchy Fall 2011 campaign. I bought a knock-off shirt from Zara (below) that has a panther intensely staring at onlookers, in a very similar manner as depicted in this scarf. Not as fierce but it still evokes the essence of the Givenchy campaign. I love the colors: blacks, purples, greens, and just the tiniest hint of yellow. To me, it’s a dark theme and I’m all about edginess and mystery.

Top Shop also has a tank that’s a gritting panther depicted below (I’m also a fan).