The Only Summer Bag You Need.

This is not your mother’s beach bag…

Straw bags are no longer the same tired take-along you used to bring to the beach. This season they’ve come back with a whole new look, and they’re ready to take over your Summer style.

Whether you’re looking for a petite day bag or a spacious tote, this latest must-have comes in a vast array of shapes and sizes, making it easy to incorporate into any look.

Dress it up with a sleek pant and blouse or pair it with a gingham dress for something fresh and flirty. Whatever way you choose to style it, now’s the time to work one of these wicker numbers into your wardobe.

My personal mission for the perfect straw piece has proved second-hand spots to be the ideal place to snag this look. If you’re looking for a quick fix, try some of the links below:

Bloomingdales

I can’t handle the cuteness of some of these little guys (did you see the pom-pom ones!?!) I want them all!

 

ASOS

Some colourful additions here.

 

JCREW

Looking for that classic circle silhoette? They’ve got you.

 

Happy summer friends. May you and your wicker bag enjoy lots of sunny days ahead.

-Cydney

 

 

 

 

 

 

The New Classic with Warby Parker

 

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“What do you get when you mix acetate and polished metal, put them in a time machine programmed to the year 1955, and refresh them for 2017? These.” – Warby Parker 

This just in: Warby Parker has the latest and greatest in eye wear to share with us, and it includes a trip back to 1955.

Retro silhouettes meet modern materials in this “of the moment” collection freshly launched by the revolutionary eye wear company.

Made for the everyday guy and gal these vintage shades and eye glasses not only come in several instagram worthy styles and colour ways, they won’t leave your wallet feeling empty.  Warby Parker aims to deliver quality glasses without the astronomical pricing, and they’ve done just that.

Looking for some reasons to justify purchasing a few new pairs? Take some inspiration from the looks I curated below with some of my favourites:

Look 1: A pop of cobalt with Addie

How fun is the summery hue of these sunnies? Paired with a muted, monochromatic look these shades are sure to be the center of attention. Throw in a pop of yellow for an added bit of zest. The only thing cooler than this look is the iced mojito you’ll be sipping while you sport it.

Look 2: That’s A Wrap with Eliot

There’s nothing more lovely than a wrap dress for summer! Here, a simple black and white print is rejuvenated with a geometric straw bag, casual everyday sneakers, and of course, vintage-esque specs that make your look a total throwback to the carefree summers of the 50’s. The tortoise shell pattern on these glasses is bold enough to add depth to your look while still being neutral enough to remain versatile. The ideal accessory when looking to spice up a simple, classic look.

Ready to add some 1950’s vibes into your wardrobe?

Head on over to warbyparker.com for more.

I’ll see you there.

-Cydney

June Mood Board

 

June Mood Board

Warm hues, bleached denim and bold prints take center stage as Summer kicks off, full force. Think sunshine, sunflowers and everything 70’s-esque. Skate shoes and bold makeup add modern twists, while paisleys and vintage accesories keep things rooted in a retro theme. Maybe it’s the warmer weather or maybe it’s the onset of festival season, but something has me nostalgic for a groovier time. Bring on the flared pants and fringe galore.

 

-Cydney

 

Trend Alert: oh captain, my captain!

Fashion’s most fabulous females are donning a new piece of head wear this season.

This nautical inspired hat is every it-girl’s must have accessory as of late, and you’ll be amazed by how versatile it is.

Pair it with an all black ensemble for a pop of texture, or try a teddy bear coat and vintage tee combo for a look that’s perfectly on trend.

Whether you’re looking to take your weekend look to the next level or disguise a not-so-cute hair day, you’ll have this classic head piece on repeat in your wardrobe.

Grab one here:

Forever 21

The perfect basic option to match everything in your closet.

MISSGUIDED

MISSGUIDED pulls through with a detailed all black number perfect for adding texture to your look.

ASOS

Why not try something grey for a slightly different take on this trend?

Will you be adding this vintage inspired accessory to your street style repertoire?

I want to know!

-Cydney

*Photos courtesy of Garance Dore, the Zoe Report, Modern Gypsy Media for Tess Christine and Natalie Off Duty.

Trend Alert: a trick up our sleeves

There’s a new trick up the sleeves of some of the most prominent fashionistas this season, and it’s literally right at your fingertips.

Intricate additions to your sleeves are all the rage, with runway models and street style starlets alike sporting them in their own way.

Buckles, grommits, ties or pleats, the possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing your cuffs. Check out these options for a fast fix:

MISSGUIDED

Get frilly with this sheer number by the much loved UK brand.

ASOS

A classic “little white top” with a trendy twist at your wrist.

Free People

This darling peek-a-boo smock is spot on! (a few other good finds on here…keep an eye out!)

Pair it with boyfriend jeans for casual, off duty vibes, or add a tailored pant and heels for a look that’s 100% “unstoppable girl boss”.

Whatever way you style it, it’s all in the wrist this season!

-Cydney

*photos courtesy of ACK, Vogue, ZARA, Ann Demeulemeester and le cool et chic.

TREND ALERT: layered fishnets

Monday means the start of a new week, or as I like to call it “7 new outfit opportunities”.

Why not opt for something new this week and layer some fishnets into your look?

Never fear, this trend is easier to pull off than you think!

An instant way to add texture and depth to a look, this trend can be adapted for every style.

Add a pair of fishnets under uber-distressed denim for double the edgy, street style vibes.

Throw on some little white fishnet socks with your flats for a look that’s both sugar and spice.

Pair high waisted fishnet tights with a cropped top for a retro look with a modern twist.

Draw some inspiration from these fishnet clad ladies and let your imagination run wild.

Fishnets are an easy find. Check out some of these fast fashion stops for all your nylon needs:

ASOS

A vast array of fishnet items here. Have fun playing around with different takes on this trend!

HOT TOPIC

This trend has HOT TOPIC written all over it.

(and they’re having a sale!)

Forever 21

As always, hit up the latest trends without breaking the bank.

Feeling adventurous this week?

I want to hear your thoughts on this trend.

-Cydney

**photos courtesy of The Cut, We Heart It, Who What Wear, and Blog Lovin.

TREND ALERT: off the shoulder

Greetings people of the internet!

Lately I’ve been feeling more than ready to switch my closet over to summer attire.

Maybe it’s because Vancouver is insisting upon being rainy and depriving us of sunshine.

Or maybe it’s because I’m a little too excited to incorporate some new warm weather pieces into my wardrobe, including  these cute little off the shoulder numbers.

I love the bohemian yet modern vibes this Bardot neckline adds to any look, not to mention it’s super flattering on nearly everyone!

Dress it up with heels and a handbag or keep things casual with some distressed denim and a floppy hat. Any way you style it this laid back look is sure to give you that summer time feel.

Hop on the trend here:

ASOS

Tops, dresses, casual, dressy; there’s a Bardot moment for every occasion with ASOS

TOPSHOP

All the pretty prints and colours you could ever desire

BOOHOO

You don’t have to break the bank to try this trend!

May your day be filled with sunshine,

-Cydney

 

TREND ALERT: raw denim

As someone who’s only average at sewing (on a good day) there’s nothing I love seeing more than trendy pieces that are easy to recreate.

The latest one I’ve spotted: raw denim.

It seems that care free, frayed hems are the newest craze to sweep the fashion scene.

Visions of pants that no longer require hemming are frolicking through my mind.

And to someone that once sewed two pant legs together in fashion school, that’s kind of a big deal.

Add a couple frayed edges to your look and elevate it to instant “cool girl” status.

Not to mention the endless styling possibilities!

Already scouring the internet for your own piece of the trend? Look no further:

GAP

Call me bias, but I’ve had my eye on these 1969 True Skinny jeans for weeks now…

FOREVER 21

If you can imagine it, FOREVER 21 has made it out of denim and frayed the edges.

ASOS

ASOS, back at it again with ALL the trends.

Don’t forget to share your thoughts!

I want to know your take on this trend.

-Cydney