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Frontman Style was created out of a need to do things differently.
Frontman Style

Typically, I blog about women’s style. But not today.

Frontman Style - Diasappearing Racoon_leaning against wall with no sunglasses[Frontman Style – Disappearing Racoon | via frontmanstyle.com]
[Photography by Rob Nelson]

There’s a new blogger in Hogtown and he’s captured my attention…
“marketing professional by day, and dream chaser by night.”


Rob Nelson Urban Jungle - Frontman Style[Frontman Style – Urban Jungle | via frontmanstyle.com]
[Photography by Rob Nelson]

Unpretentious and cool, Frontman Style brings a much appreciated dose of ‘real-life’ style to the blogging world, along with some awesome shots of his surroundings, thanks to the very talented photographer – Rob Nelson.

Frontman Style - Coming Soon_baseball cap

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sneakers and flares

All those years, I associated a super-duper high wooden heel with a bell bottom or flare jean, now the cut can be just as sporty as a pair of skinny jeans.
Courtney Trop of Always Judging

Are you a sneakerhead like me?
Do you love flares?
But hate that you can never wear the two together without losing the integrity of those gorgeous bells through the dreaded shortening process called “hemming”?

Jbrand-sneaker-flair-1{J Brand 1187 SNEAKER FLARE in Ashbury Wash
featured on Courtney Trop of Always Judging}

Meet J Brand‘s newest jean—The Sneaker Flare!

j-brand-sneaker-flare-no-hemming-w724{Available in Sizes 24 to 32 in an Ashburn Wash}

They boast a 3.5″ shorter inseam than most other flares; which is truly ‘flare perfection’ for women 5’2″ to 5’6″ who want to wear sneakers and flares (flats and flares) without turning their 70’s bells into 90’s boot cuts. And give a ‘heel up’, without being super-long, for petite ladies (in heels) who want to skip the tailors.

Jbrand-sneaker-flair-4_always judging #2{Courtney Trop in sneakers and flares}

The sneaker flare, it’s just as flattering as one of those extra long bell bottom cuts, except your feet need not suffer any more. √
~ Courtney Trop of Always Judging

Yesss! Now maybe I can totally give sneakers and flares a run for their money…
or shall I say…for their style!!

What about you?

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Happy Canada Day

We’re the True North, strong and free…

{Canada Day 2015 via Canadian Tire}

and proudly Canadian!

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misbutton (ˌmɪsˈbʌtən)

verb (transitive)

  1. to button (a shirt, jacket, etc) wrongly

Button Up_ drawing
{sketch via drawception.com}

Look familiar?
Have you ever done it?

Button Up_Suri Cruise
{Suri Cruise via popsugar.com}

And like little Suri, have you ever thought you got it right—only to find you got it wrong?!!

Well here’s the good news for all who accidentally misbutton shirts—maybe you’re not wrong.
Maybe you’re actually righter than right, racking up major style points…
and taking your look to the next level!

Button Up_Aritzia #2{Minimal Style Big Impact | 90’s Minimalism by Aritzia}
{Photographer: Charlotte Wales}

As for me, I rather like this new and trendy misbutton look…
and deliberately styled my shirt this way yesterday!

So what about you? Are you ready to intentionally misbutton your shirt and raise the style bar a button or two?

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sun, sand and a suit

I love the beach, and I love sunshine. ~Megan Fox,  Actress

INSLEE_July Calendar Girl 2014
 {July Calendar Girl 2014 by INSLEE}

Oh, me too! And I’m so ready to shed my winter layers…
for a little sun, sand and a suit.

Swimwear_Seilenna Kea tropical day high waist bikini
{Seilenna SwimwearThe Laila Collection – tropical day high waist bikini,
Kea Top | Vulturine Bottom,$340}

What about you?

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Happy ♥ Day

Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever.
~Author Unknown

Valentine's Day_heart-louboutins_garance-dore_2015_ {Made To Love | photo by Garance Doré}

I’ve never been one to wear red, or even a red shoe—but these little numbers…
I would wear in a heartbeat!

Aww yes, these are a little bit of love that I could easily trip over and fall for…
if only my better half  budget would permit…*sigh*

What about you?

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Louboutin_Corafront PatentLeather Heart flats

{Christian Louboutin ‘Corafront’ Pointy Toe Flat}

Happy ♥ Day Lovelies ~xo


oversized and slouchy

The Paris way…

LEEOLIVEIRA-4p188_Dec 22_14_sweater and skirt


{PARIS | photo by LEE OLIVEIRA on December 22, 2014}

and my way.

~{LadyJ Outfits - Fall/Winter 2014/15}~
What’s your way?

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Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
~ Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor, inventor

Paris apratment_ Happy New Year 2015
{a Paris apartment | by A+B KASHA}

I absolutely adore the welcoming spaciousness that this photo portrays…
to me it symbolizes the quiet, ultimate sophistication of living life simply.

The sunlit room with its unencumbered view of the outside world…
is totally empty of any inside clutter that would hinder growth…
creating space—to move, dance, breathe and be free in!

It visually captures my life mantra—to embrace simplicity, eliminate clutter and create space where I can be free; free to move, dance and breathe.

In 2015 I want to live my life, more than ever, with a greater awareness…
that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication~

What about you?

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Welcome 2015
Happy New Year Lovelies~xo

The more you have, the more you are occupied.
The less you have, the more free you are.
~ Mother Teresa


Merry Christmas

Softly, gently, joyfully…Christmas arrives.

Inslee_Christmas Illustration_Girl holding tree
{2011 Holiday Christmas Card Design by INSLEE}

Enjoy the beauty and simplicity of the holiday season…
Merry Christmas Lovelies~xo



In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American Poet and Educator

Garance Dore_ Illustration Simplicity_edited-1{Illustration “Simplicity” by Garance Doré}

“Lately, I’ve been trying to simplify my life. I want simplicity in everything…”
Garance Doré, via garancedorefr/en

moi aussi!

Hello and Happy December to all!

It’s been a while since our last chit chat…
I hope all is well with you my Lovelies.

Like Garance Doré, I too have been on a journey for some time now, to simplify my life… and it’s funny, because following such a path can be quite counter cultural to the world of fashion and the North American lifestyle.

But for me it feels so right, so very spot-on and I adore “trending” simplicity!

Sorting things out, and making the necessary changes takes time but I’m getting there…slowly…and it’s been good; thus the lack of posts and presence on social media.

My hope is to be back sometime in the new year, in a much “simpler” way…
because like Garance Doré I want simplicity in everything…
in character, in manner, in style, in all things~

What about you?

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