the california girls

some my favourite californian bloggers - forever inspiring

the grunge goddess christine
not only does she design one for the hottest streetwear lines, unif
but she pretty much created the first "lita" as seen above

the mix master - beth
i've been following beth's blog forever - layered, vintage perfection
the ultimate thrifter always channeling her style icon, carrie bradshaw

the best boy meets girl style - krystal
no one pulls off the 70's rock and roll look better than krystal
authentic to the core - a penny lane/keith richards hybrid

the classic hipster - annabel
breton stripes, button downs, ankle boots <3
annabel does the alexa chung look with a smile and a san fran twist
the powerhouse - aimee
an amazing attention to detail and mini everything
aimee makes me want everything on her site, incld. every interior and her pups


fashion week come early

i wanted to let all my ontario readers know that on wednesday august 25th (my birthday otherwise i'd be able to attend) there will be a charity fashion show happening at the Ambassador Banquet Hall in Caledon, Ontario. the Couture Fashion for a Cure Fund, was created by Hattie Dunstan, a fellow fashion blogger, and raises money for cystic fibrosis. Hattie battled the disease her whole life until she finally received a lung transplant last year, unfortunately she developed a brain tumor from her organ rejection medication. even with so much struggle in her own life Hattie is still doing all she can to help find a cure for CF and last year raised 30,000$. this year's event begins at 6:30pm and features fashion shows, guest speakers, live music, hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. tickets cost 45$ and all proceeds got to charity. for more info on where to get tickets and directions visit the website. http://cfforcf.com


cat's cradle

i wore this look the other day with the pink shorts and fringe boots in the day to walk around the city and the sweat shorts and moccs in the evening to hit the grocery store. it's pretty much what ends up happening everyday, the "cute outfit" gets broken down into something even more comfortable and lazy dazy. this was also the inaugural carrying of my first handbag purchase of the year, a leopard print, calf hair bucket bag from meli melo that i bought during the net a porter sale. not exactly alexa chung's famous russell and bromley tote, but a very close second. <3


the terminator

a few quick shots on my way out for the day, all layered up and feeling a little badass with the leather and shades, lol. one of my favourite recent combos is pairing this cropped biker jacket with this floaty cardigan, i think it gives it a bit of a rick owens vibe.
wearing: topshop leather biker, aritzia cardi, urban outfitters tribal crop top, citizen skinnies, steve madden gladiators and spy sunglasses.

front yard party

the silhouette of summer 2011
long sleeves on the top, shorts on the bottom
summer highlights and always ankle boots
wearing: artizia tee & sweater, forever21 shorts, pendleton bag, sam edelman boots and rayban oversized wayferers


yellow blooms

this shot is from early summer, but the outfit would work just as well going into fall. this sweater cape provides just enough warmth for the occasional cool breeze, a staple for summer nights and fall days.
wearing: boots: nine west, jeans: citizens, top and cape: aritzia, bag: pendleton, necklaces: etsy



accessories can make an outfit
the hint of a neon bra, a few cool crystal bullets and a pop of red from a classic wooden heeled sandal
wearing: aritzia top, etsy necklaces, aerie bra and gifted swedish hasbeens for h&m sandals


garden spells

a quick outfit shot on my way out the door
i'm wearing a new gauzy floral babydoll top that i picked up from, what i think is the best vintage shop in toronto, 69 vintage.
easy dressing
wearing: top: vintage, jeans: levis, boots: vintage, necklace: h&m


the sun sets over the canyon

the last of my utah/arizona/vegas adventure
amazing views of the grand canyon, gorgeous sunset colours, lots of windblown pictures -
an unforgettable day
wearing: sweater and top: aritzia, shorts: vintage levis, shoes:converse, necklace: h&m, sunglasses: over sized rayban wayferers, bag: pendleton