the switch: the neon satchel

neon cambridge satchel

getting a trend for less is such a score. i bought the much coveted cambridge neon pink satchel a few months back (it’s sold out most places right now but it’s always being restocked). this cheaper version is a pretty good dupe… and it’s 1/3 the price!

cambridge neon satchel // material addict neon satchel

oh, and by the way, i’ve received some great submissions from my readers for the spring fashion feature – if you haven’t sent yours in yet, get it in today and i’ll put it up on the site! details here!

the switch: jean edition

the switch

while these pairs of jeans may look slightly different – you can chalk that up to styling. amazing what a pair of heels can do! instead of dropping almost $200 on a pair of jeans, switch them out for the budget version and save up for a lux bag instead…

j. brand jeans // old navy jean

fashion friday: fine balance

fashion friday
cardi: jones new york (found at winners) // top: asos // skinny jeans: banana republic // bag: vuitton // shoes: kenneth cole // necklace: amrita singh // watch: invicta // nail polish: butter ‘teddygirl’

if you look into my closet, you’ll find a tonne of black basics along with splashes of leopard and brights. i love starting off with an all black outfit and then topping it with a few statement pieces. a neutral shoe just seemed to be just the right tone to balance the look. with a hefty collection of purses, i’ll need to switch up my bag moving into spring and summer, but i’m just too fond of a lux carryall to give it a rest just yet!

a closer look at the statement necklace, which hangs nicely mid-chest or sits right on your décolletage depending on how you wear it:

check out some of my other fundamentals of fashion here and here.

fashion friday: her way // your way

her way your way

this is a new feature that i’m calling “her way // your way” – we’re making the high end look our own, for less.

celebs have seemingly unlimited funds (not to mention professionals) to style themselves. us mere mortals do not, but we can look like we do! miranda kerr’s look is a simple one, but the high-waisted jeans with the lux bag and sunnies give it a certain polish.

asos flats ($58) // dior sunnies ($284) and a more affordable & unique version: asos ($21) // dooney & bourke bag ($287) // equipment top – this is the same one she’s wearing! ($188) // j brand jeans ($200) and a more affordable version: madewell ($125)

fashion friday: super stylin’ blogettes

super stylin' blogettes

this is the second installment of ‘super stylin’ blogettes’ and i’m choosing my favourite fashion blogger looks from the past week! if you want to know more about a specific look, click on the blog name below the photos.

do you have a favorite fashion blogger i should know about? leave it in the comments below and i’ll check them out – maybe they’ll be featured in the next ‘super stylin’ blogettes’ post!

this time tomorrow

this time tomorrow – krystal, san francisco
the mint colored jeans with the relaxed fit mint colored knit is so casual but it’s kicked up to a chic look with the bow-detailed pumps. adorable!

girl with curves

girl with curves – tanesha, san francisco
i am simply in LOVE with this look. the deep green and navy pair beautiful, and the belt gives a beautiful hourglass silhouette at the natural waist. this is my fave look of the week!

stylestruck

stylestruck – olivia, vancouver
printed party pants are all the rage this season, but these ones keep it classic with the nautical colours. paired with a simple silk look blouse, it’s such a ladylike, classic look.

miss melissa

miss melissa – melissa, vancouver
what a sweet way to work your neutrals. the shoulder pouf on the blazer and statement necklace give this look just the right amount of edge when paired with the a-line skirt and classic patent pumps.

red soles: christian louboutin shoes

last night, it was all about the red. it is the colour of love, afterall! my boyfriend gifted me my first (and only) pair of louboutins for christmas a few years ago, and i’ve only taken them out of the box a few times. although louboutins are definitely more mainstream now, for me, they are special and thus strictly reserved for special occasions. slipping these babies on for dinner (as mentioned here) was such a treat, and paired with mac ‘ruby woo’ red lippy, i felt super ‘sparkly’!

fashion friday: super stylin’ blogettes

stylin blogettes

as i’ve mentioned before, fashion bloggers are so inspiring! real girls, real budgets with REAL style. i’ve picked a few of my fave looks to showcase from the past week along with a run down on why i love the look. want to know more? click on the blog name to be directed to the full outfit post detailing what these lovely ladies are wearing.

do you have a favorite fashion blogger i should know about? leave it in the comments below and i’ll check them out – maybe they’ll be featured on the next ‘super stylin’ blogettes’ post!

this time tomorrow

this time tomorrow – krystal, san francisco
talk about winter white done right! (say that 3 times fast!) this super elegant and polished modern katharine hepburn spin with touches of bold gold is fabulous.

girl with curves

girl with curves – tanesha, san francisco
i love the layering techniques she’s used. the tunic is longer than the tux style blazer, and gives the outfit a flow when contrasted with the skinny jeans. the ladylike bag is one i’d like to get my hands on, too!

sterling style

sterling style – taylor, california
flats, cuffed jeans and stripes – some of my very fave things. this is a girl who does casual prep like no other and realizes that you don’t have to complicate an outfit to look stylin’.

hrh collection

hrh collection – alexandra, los angeles
loving this sheer, relaxed blouse with the silver chain jewelry. a pop of leopard on the feet is something i can’t get enough of!