Silk Flowers

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This week, Fashion Magazine asked their style panel how to wear silk during the hot summer months. Silk, while it’s very breathable, also allows for sweat to leave some embarrassing pit-stains ūüôĀ ¬†which could be problematic on hot days. But, with help from a good antiperspirant (I love this one from Dove) I spend my summers sweat-free in luxurious silks! Here is how I told Fashion to style them.

This dress is clearly one of my favourites, seen here and here in each Spring/Summer season.

Photography by Trevor Negin
Kaftan: Vintage, Mules: Zara (on sale now!), Earrings and Bracelet: Nektar de Stagni, Belt: Banana Republic

Summer Snake

Summer Snake

Summer Snake

Summer Snake

Summer Snake

Summer Snake

Summer Snake

Summer Snake

Summer Snake

Since dying my hair, almost 2 years ago, bright red, with the super talented Natalie of Image Makeover located on Queen St. W in Toronto, I’ve been rethinking how the colours of my clothing interacts with my hair. With unexpected hair colours being all the rage this summer, it is important to take a second look at your wardrobe to find those items that will make your hair makeover pop.

For fire red, my favourites are light sky blue and Kelly green. Here are some examples of how my hair pops when wearing these complementing shades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

Do you have colourful hair? If so, what colours work best for you?

Photography by Trevor Negin

 Shirt & skirt: Joe Fresh, earrings: Hortense, Necklace:  Jewlr.com, Bracelet: Nektar De Stagni, Engagement ring: custom, shoes: B2 from Browns (somewhat similar)

 

Personal Styling

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Having a ¬†style blog and a keen eye for fashion I’ve developed my own personal style that is consistently changing. Along with each season’s trends, I adapt them each season to suit my style, which is typically filled with bright colours, bold patterns, and unique and timeless jewellery.

When making investments into jewellery, my theory has always been to ensure that the pieces mean something to you.¬†I grew up wearing my birthstones, pearls, and have always been attracted to pearls designed into jewellery in really unique ways. For the past 4 years I’ve been wearing this pearl and happy-face bracelet by Nektar De Stagni¬†everyday. For me it symbolizes my past and reminds me to be grateful and stay happy.

I just added my newest personalized¬†piece of jewellery from Jewlr. This beautiful necklace makes getting the perfect piece of personalized jewellery super easy with both real and synthetic colourful¬†stones¬†or Swarovksi Zirconia¬†crystals to choose from, and¬†everything from silver to rose gold in metal choices, and the options to personalize it more with engravings. I’ve always wanted a name necklace and am thrilled to add more typography to my collection of one-of-a-kind pieces.

Photography by Trevor Negin

Jumpers: Zara, Necklace: a gift from Jewlr.com, Bracelet: Nektar De Stagni, Engagement ring: designed myself – custom made, TN ring: gift from husband, shoes: Aldo