The Odd Couple







When I started blogging, my favourite trend to style was the playful pattern one that is still going strong today. Unlikely duos allow for the most interesting outfits. Since my favourite colour combo lately has been a bright red and pale blue, I tried to style within this colour-story but with contrasting patterns.

The outcome has got to be one of my favourite outfits I’ve ever worn. The strong plaid print from the overall-dress mixed with the sheer and delicate snake-skin blouse, is unexpectedly amazing.

Photography by Trevor Negin
Dress: Mink Pink, Blouse: Joe Fresh, Flats: Charles Philip Shanghai (similar)



Picture Perfect





Two years ago, I was the girl capturing the world behind the lens, but since starting Barbara Ann Style Blog, I’ve learned a few tricks to nailing a good shot. Fashion Magazine asked their style panel, how we do it? Here is what I shared about being in front of the camera. The secret I didn’t share, was my super talented secret weapon, Trevor Negin. I’m lucky enough to have fallen in love and married the Toronto-based photographer last year.

Photography by Trevor Negin

Shirt, Joe Fresh. Shorts, J.Crew. Earring, Vintage. Shoes, Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra. Watch, Movado.



Not Getting Dressed






So as this trend, of not getting dressed, lingers on, I’ve grown to love it, and I think most people have. The soft fabrics are easy to wear and insanely comfortable. They come in every form of print, pattern, colour and now with a cropped version available now part of Joe Fresh’s SS14 Runway collection, we have a perfect cut for this hot weather that is here. These pants are my absolute favourite things to through on whenever I’m feeling sleepy, and paired with a luxurious silk shirt it’s nothing but lazy luxury.

Photography by Trevor Negin
Pants: Zara (similar), shirt: Equipment (similar), mules: Zara, necklace: H&M, bracelets: Vintage, watch: Movado Bold