ruby, ruby

the coolest girl on the block
ruby aldridge
my love affair with this girl and her style has been long and documented
src. tumblr and altamira


how you do it - alexa style

always, always alexa

meet my first summer crush - aboutit heels

i think i love you.
amazing cutout stacked heels with a expose heel and side zips.
available in black, taupe and off white.
from boutique 9. 150$



if only keeping warm in this crazy weather was so stylish.


the campaigns - bring back the big guns

daria for ferriagamo s/s2011
she's also fronting celine
gisele for marant s/s2011
she's also fronting balenciaga
the bombshell franchise girls seem to be the ones this season
i ♥ it


kristen stewart vogues

it may be considered controversial to put kristan, someone who not exactly know for her fashion sense unless styled for the red carpet, on what is considered america's "top fashion" magazine. personally i'm not actually a fan of us vogue nor the article and shots of kristen inside the magazine, but being a huge fan of the girl here's what i do love.
  • the cover. shot by testino, dreamy, fresh & beautifully styled. probably the best cover she's done ever.
  • she's not edged out. they showed her soft and pretty and really she's stunning and should embrace her beauty more. very reminiscent of some of the vanity fair stuff she's done.
  • it's an all proenza spread, which is awesome in it's own right, but i love her youth associated with the brand.
  • it was done when she was portraying mary lou while shooting on the road, which i hope to god is done well because it's such a epic story. hopefully the blond hair will help ensure that it's not "bella swan" on screen hanging with dean and sal. fingers crossed.


summer comes early

the bos. in cutoffs in january! must be nice living in california.
she looks great in a suede tank, marant booties and the epic proenza.
**side note | anyone watch friday night lights tonight? gaaahh i i love m&j, that last scene was |
src. justjared


open bar

my annual work party. always the sloppiest shindig of the year, with an open bar can you blame us? i stuck to bud lights so i stayed civilized, but it was still a blast. since the party was at a rock bar this year i thought it fitting to wear something a little rougher around the edges. hence, the smokey eye, leather mini, messy hair and t-shirt. i had so much fun dancing to 90's hip hop and watching my buddy nate play with his band the commandeers. a-mazing.
jacket: zara, tank: american eagle, skirt: vintage, boots: steve madden, necklaces: etsy

special forces

i'm so in love with this shot of lily d.
the army parka is really the most versatile coat. it dresses down any look, is amazing with tougher items and you can layer it so it can work in any season. i love to wear my with vintage fur, usually my rabbit vest, but this is inspiring me to try it with a stole as well.
do you guys have any go to pieces/ holy grail items?


black panther

a few more spots underneath my leopard coat. my fuzzy zara sweater. worn with lots of flippy layers and the best winter booties.
sweater: zara, top: topshop, skirt: h&m, boots: cougar moola

snow leopard

it actually isn't very snowing in this shot, but i sure was cold. all bundled in my moola boots and vintage leopard print trench. i got this coat maybe 6 years ago for 70$ it feels like velvet, so lush. i wore it so much when i first got it, but it's been hiding in the closet for a while and it was about time for a revival. that's the best thing about vintage you can hang on to it forever and keep re-introducing it into your wardrobe. tomorrow you get too see the outfit underneath...
trench: vintage, scarf: h&m, gloves: gap, bag: pendleton, boots: cougar moola


kstew - i just can't quit you.

i've long been enamoured with miss stewart, but lately her knotted over sized "rob" tops and sour "i hate fame" attitude has put me off. that is until i saw her tonight on the people's choice awards, so adorable. she looked amazing, those legs! the sheer bit on the straps and back, the sparkle and i adore.. adored! the hair and make up. so lovely. her presence was the only part of the show that caught my attention, except for when minka kelley and leighton meester quickly appeared on stage together and blinded me with beauty. now if only kristen would wear some burberry i would be beyond happy.
src. jj


roses in the snow

my favourite winter buy - cougar moola boots.
i mentioned them in my cougar boots post as a style i'd like to buy after trying out the brand. i ending up getting them last month off sears.ca and they've become my go to footwear. comfy, warm, winter appropriate and worn here with my floral aritzia leggings.

spring please...

chloe - ss2011
iselin steiro by david sims

it's cold outside

an outtake from my cougar boots post. you get a better look at my winter accessories. the gap did so many great pieces this season. i picked up this chunky circle scarf and a pair of fingerless gloves. so not warm enough, but absolutely necessary in our touch screen/texting world. def. a true north look.
scarf and gloves: gap, vest and jeans: urban outfitters, boots: thanks to cougar, shirt: vintage, bag: mulberry leah


bits and bobs

current accessory obsessions.
marc by marc jacobs skull necklace, f21 robot charm, vintage omega deville, american eagle rhinestone encrusted friendship bracelets, jeremy silversmith star charm bracelet.

mini mossy

mossy circa 2008 - always iconic.
how incredible are those flats?


get 'er done

got my work boots on... i adore these. so cute, versatile and if you overlook my lack of driving skills when wearing them, very comfortable. so what if i have to take them off every time i drive? better safe than sorry. my favourite thing to wear them with right now are my jbrand cargos, this is actually the first time i wore them out after scoring them during a shopbop sale. in the spring i think they'll also look great with a little floral dress.
jacket: vintage, sweater: h&m, pants: jbrand, socks: tabio, shoes: aldo necklaces: etsy-tiffany's-marc by marc, bracelets: american eagle
what are your favourite buys of 2010? any disappointments?