small white vinyl purses

‘Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American Poet

Winter has lingered here in Canada so this Easter Sunday there are no full-blossomed trees to be found anywhere in Toronto!!
But during a stylish search through Google yesterday…
there were some full-blossomed memories found.

Easter purse_couture allure
{photo via coutureallure.com}

Memories of Easter Sunday’s past—when my sisters and I would be dressed alike in handmade Easter frocks, complete with itchy tulle underskirts…
new patent shoes and small white vinyl purses.

 

Easter Bag_girls white vinyl
{photo via Etsy.com}

But on this Easter Sunday you’ll be pleased to know that I’ve long traded in my small white vinyl bags from childhood for the larger, more grownup variety…
opting for Coach’s new, deliciously refined, “holey” silhouette this spring…
“with the breezy sophistication of “striped” perforated leather.

Coach_Bleeker Cooper Satchel_perforated leather{COACH Bleeker Cooper Satchel in Perforated Leather}

And  instead of going with the smaller, regular size satchel in parchment white…
I’ve taken the plunge for the larger, more roomier version in tan.

Coach :: BLEECKER COOPER SATCHEL IN PERFORATED LEATHER{COACH Bleeker Large Cooper Satchel in Perforated Leather}

Incorporating a fresh, modern athletic piece into my Spring/Summer wardrobe, a key trend for spring 2014, that pairs effortlessly well with everything…
and bears no likeness to my once favourite small white vinyl purses~

What new bag are you carrying for Spring/Summer?

Let’s chit chat…

Sending out  warm + stylish Easter wishes to all…
filled with lots of fragrant Easter Sunday style~ xo

 

check coat…

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
~ Coco Chanel

Sartorialist_women in Prada coat
{On The Street…. Boulevard des Italians, Paris | March 28, 2014}
{photo via The Sartorialist}

When I recently saw this photo taken by Scott Schuman, The Sartorialist
my heart leaped for joy as I stared at this uber-chic lady in her check coat.
The epitome of classy and fabulous; her  look is totally on point!!

Sporting a smartly knotted turban wrap, oversized sunnies, statement earrings and a bold red lip, her style made an instant impression on me and others…
Schuman has now collected 99 comments—one of his highest counts ever!

And what about her awesome blue and white gingham coat?!!
Remember it from Prada Fall RTW 2013?

{Prada | Fall 2013 RTW}

So now she’s got me thinking, thinking about another runway-worthy check coat…
only this one has a much more affordable price tag.

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 check coat_stylenanda #10_three looks_edited-1{STYLENANDA Small Check Coat | $115.38 USD}


And armed with the style inspiration from Schuman’s chic Parisian lady above…
I think I’ll try pairing it with a fun turban headband…

   check coat_Eugenia Kim turban headband_edited-1

{Eugina Kim “Natalia” Turban Headband | $118 USD}

a great pair of oversized sunnies and of course, a bold red lip?!!

check coat_kate Spade _Ziba sunglasses_edited-1check coat_mac-lipstick-lady-danger_edited-1{Kate Spade “Ziba” Sunglasses | $138 USD}
{MAC Lipstick in “Lady Danger” | $16 USD}

Spring 2014{Spring 2014 by fashionassist featuring Stylenanda check coat}

Seriously thinking about a runway-worthy check coat for spring?
Are you?

Inspired by Scott Schuman’s street style capture?

Let’s chit chat…

On the streets of Toronto…

Yu + QieTra

I know we’ll be friends for life, sharing our dreams together.  As we walk down the road we’ll never think twice, our memories will last forever.
~ Unknown

IMG_3978Photo Credit: Janeen Joyce (aka LadyJ)


As I watched these two young women approach me…
with their coats open to the warmth of the sun…
I could tell they shared more than style…
they shared the warmth of friendship too.

Let me introduce you to longtime, childhood friends, Yu + QieTra…
via my lens.

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IMG_3967Photo Credit: Janeen Joyce (aka LadyJ)


And to their creative, out-of-the-box fashion style…
a most interesting version of what they call…
“classic chic”~

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IMG_3961_edited-1Photo Credit: Janeen Joyce (aka LadyJ)

love this ‘real-life’ style moment?

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art-inspired crops

- on Cubism
Let them eat their fill of their square pears on their triangular tables!
~Marc Chagall, Artist

Bowl of Fruit and Guitar - Pablo Picasso{Bowl of Fruit and Guitar, 1920, Pablo Picasso}

There’s nothing I love more than the world of art inspiring the world of fashion…
especially when that source of inspiration comes from modern art like Cubism!


{Oscar de la Renta Resort 2012 | inspired by Picasso’s Cubist period}
{photo via style.com}

So imagine how delighted I was to see this wonderfully bold, “Cubist inspired” cropped beauty appear in this spring’s J. Crew Collection.

{J Crew Collection Cropped Pant in Cubist Print}

Finally! A piece of wearable art that I can indulge in…
a fabulous optical print with a modern twist…
that makes my heart and wallet leap for joy!

J Crew Collection Cropped Pant in Cubist Print

So now this darling pair of pants is purchased and hanging in my closet…
waiting patiently, along with the other pieces pictured below….
for the weather to warm up.

Spring Style 2014{Spring Style 2014 by fashionassist featuring J Crew Cropped Pant in Cubist Print}

And as soon as our long-expected friend, Lady Spring arrives they’ll have their début and I’ll be jetting around town in my art-inspired crops
and my eyes will joyfully eat their fill of squares and triangles~

Love art-inspired fashion?

Let’s chit chat…

PS Want more art-inspired fashion click here: fashionmayann.wordpress.com

 

the chic sneaker

You all know that I love heels but that I am also a massive sneaker fan…and this year it’s all about having fun with the latter.
~Silvia of the Bartabac fashion blog

There’s a ‘new’ kind of cool on the block…
the chic sneaker.

Ink Spotvia bartabacmode
Chic Sneakers_sneaker #2{Ink Spot via bartabacmode}

Chic Sneaker__NIKE Womens Air Max Thea Print{NIKE Air Max Thea Print Sneaker}

Available in all sorts of colours and the ever-so-trendy white…
these kicks are being sported about town with everything!!

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{via The Urban Spotter}

Casual / Adidasvia kenzas
{CASUAL/ADIDAS via kenzas}

COTR LFW Day 2 by Carola De Armas
{I believe I can fly via camilleovertherainbow.com}

Stockholm SS14 - day 1 by Adam Katz Sinding
{Stan clan via camilleovertherainbow.com}

They’re light-weight, streamlined…
easy on the pocketbook…
and ever so comfy.


{Tacky tally via camilleovertherainbow.com}

Chic Sneakers_Adidas Stan Smith Vulc Shoe_white_edited-1{Adidas Stan Smith Sneaker}

But there’s two things to remember when sporting the ‘new’ chic sneaker…
never confuse it with its chunkier cousin, the athletic runner…
and always keep your style deliciously uber-cool~

Ready to become a massive chic sneaker fan?

Let’s chit chat…

socks and heels

Any fool can do something cool and look cool, but it takes skill to make something uncool cool again.
~ Criss Jami, American poet

Is so wrong now so right?

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{IN THE MOMENT | 3 MAR 2014 15:00 by DANIEL & CAROLINE}
{photo via STOCKHOLM STREETSTYLE}

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{MILAN | photo by LEE OLIVEIRA on February 21, 2014}

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{On The Street…. via Mozart, Milan | February 27, 2014}
{photo via The Sartorialist}

Socks and heels…
cool or uncool?

Will you love them or leave them?

Let’s chit chat…

stunning tubs…

My evening really begins when I take a long, hot bath… It’s when I can breathe from the day to the night, and that means a lot to me.
~ Vera Wang, American fashion designer

10 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FREE STANDING BATH TUBS | THE STYLE FILES
{10 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FREE STANDING BATH TUBS | via
style-files.com}

As the mercury drops to -20ºC tonight I am lured into my computer screen…
enticed by the beauty and style of these gorgeous bathrooms…
found via THE STYLE FILES.COM

10 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FREE STANDING BATH TUBS | THE STYLE FILESI feel like a virtual Goldilocks, seamlessly making my way from one room to the next…
dipping my ten little toes into each of the stunning tubs…
testing the waters as I soak up the ambiance of each room.

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10 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FREE STANDING BATH TUBS | THE STYLE FILES

10 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FREE STANDING BATH TUBS | THE STYLE FILES

But at the end of my inquisitive tour, the one that seems just right for me…
is the very inviting Punta del Este bathroom by Menossi
the first one I visited.

10 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FREE STANDING BATH TUBS | THE STYLE FILES

Would it be the warmth of the wood? The perfectly positioned tub?
Or the plush black towel stylishly draped across the edge that’s drawing me in?

Needless to say, I’m not really sure but tonight it’s the stunning tub I would love to sink into…

I love a warm bath at the end of a day…
~ Cynthia Nixon, American actress

especially at the end of a very cold day~

And what about you sweet lovelies?
Which stunning tub would you like to sink into?

Let’s chit chat…

Photos via style-files.com

Sending out lots of weekend wishes filled with dreams of warm inside style…
as you wait patiently for fashionable spring + her warmth to arrive~ xo

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cut out jeans

Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida of Marques’Almeida in their S/S 2012 RTW Collection gutted and frayed denim…But the almost violent rawness in pieces that were constructed to appear gouged away did the {style} trick.
~Meenal Mistry, style.com


{Fashion East | Marques’Almeida Spring 2012 RTW}

At London Fashion Week, back in September 2011, one of the most talked about designs was the Marques’Almeida cut out jeans.

Whilst they did send some fashionistas frantically searching for their scissors…
for the most part, they didn’t seem to make the big cut onto the streets…
until now!!

{PEGGY GOULD 19 FEB 2014 17:00 by Daniel & Caroline
via StockholmStreetStyle}


{NEW YORK  02.17.2014 via jakandjil.com}

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{CUT OUTS | January 23, 2014 via getwithalexandra.com}

Micah Gianneli_Best top personal style fashion blog_Streetstyle editorial_Thierry Lasry_Saxony_Kasabe_The Mode Collective_A Peace Treaty_Pushmataaha_Cut out jeans_Silkstonewood_Amber Sceats{INVESTED | DECEMBER 7, 2013 via micahgianneli.com}

But the latest version of this denim to tear onto the streets for Spring 2014 seems to be more tidy and refined…
less gutted and frayed…
and not so raw~

Are you ready to ‘cut in’ to cut out jeans?
Will you love them or leave them?

Let’s chit chat…

PS love them! then check out these cut out jeans by KASABE

Image of 33. Rough Fall Distressed Denim Jeans
{KASABE 33. Distressed Denim Jeans, AUD $60 }

 inspired by Marques’Almeida ♥

{full} floral skirt

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…
~Susan Polis Shutz

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{On The Street…. Somerset House, London | February 18, 2014}
{photo via The Sartorialist}

and on our skirts!!

Don’t you just adore this spring-infused moment captured via The Sartorialist?
Gazing upon pretty florals is such a welcoming sight and my heart leaps…
especially during the last few months of a dreary winter.

And what lovely {spring} style inspiration–a chic London look that’s easy to do!
All you need is a pretty, knee-length {full} floral skirt–the fuller the better…
a pair of cool Doc Martens for that quintessentially British look…
and a small ounce of creativity!

Look #1 – for the Budget Fashionista

floral full midi length skirt_River Island

{River Island Blue Floral Print Stripe Full Midi Skirt, $64}

Floral Fixation Inspiration

Floral Fixation Inspiration #1 by fashionassist showing how to wear a full floral skirt

Look #2 – for the Luxe Fashionista

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{MSGM Rose Love Skirt, $843}

Floral Fixation Inspiration #2

Floral Fixation Inspiration #2 by fashionassist showing  how to wear a full floral skirt

Ready to dance in the sun wearing flowers on your skirt and Docs on your feet… the London way~

Time for a much-needed {late winter} floral fixation?

Let’s chit chat…

Love is an irresistible desire…

Long Time Gone Jack Vettriano
{Long Time Gone by Jack Vettriano}
jack_vettriano_Embracing
{Embracing by Jack Vettriano}
to be irresistibly desired.
~Robert Frost

Happy Valentine’s Day~

Let’s chit chat…

Wishing all you sweet Lovelies a Happy Valentine’s weekend filled with love…
and lots of warm + irresistible style~ xo