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?

Let’s chit chat…

 

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?

Let’s chit chat

2015

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?

Let’s chit chat…

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

 

Simplicity

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?

Let’s chit chat…

On the streets of Toronto…

Ashley Rose

IMG_3869 copy_edited-1 copyPhoto Credit: Janeen Joyce (aka LadyJ)

If you think that a little black dress can only go out in the evening, think again.

IMG_3849 copyPhoto Credit: Janeen Joyce (aka LadyJ)


Voilà! Say good morning to this LBD–
chic and easy to wear…
it caught my eye and lens!

IMG_3848 copy  Photo Credit: Janeen Joyce (aka LadyJ)

As did the lovely Ms. Ashley~

love this ‘real-life’ style moment?

Let’s chit chat…

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nonchalant sexy style

In summer, the song sings itself.
~William Carlos Williams, American Poet and Pediatrician

Sartorialist_Stella McCartney Resort 2015_Jun 6_14
{Stella McCartney Resort ’15 | June 6, 2014}
{photo via The Sartorialist}

Summer is finally here and like Stella McCartney, who offered reporters lavender margaritas before waxing eloquently over her new Resort Collection; summer does the same.

Stella_McCartney_028_1366.450x675_Resort 2015{Stella McCartney Resort  2015 via style.com}
{Photo: Courtesy Of Stella McCartney}

It always seems to have an uncanny knack for serving up delicious cocktails of nonchalant sexy style and one of my favourites this year…
print dresses with side cutouts.

And yes, Stella McCartney’s nonchalant patchwork print dresses with sexy side cutouts do make me swoon…

Club Monaco Rosan Dress_Summer 2014
{Club Monaco Rosan Dress, US $229}

but so does the alluring and much more affordable Club Monaco Rosan Dress.

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{Our feminine Rosan dress is the perfect balance of fashion-forward print and enduring elegance. Cutout sides add an unexpected touch. ~Club Monaco}

In summer, the song sings itself…
and one of my favourite summer style melodies…
is nonchalant sexy style~

What’s your favourite summer style melody?

Let’s chit chat…

Sunday stroll

Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.
~ Joseph Roux, French Clergyman,  Poet and Philologist

Inslee_ out-of-office-INSLEE

Image Copyright © Inslee Haynes

{Out of Office BY INSLEE}

Who doesn’t love a stylish Sunday stroll?

For me, it’s one of life’s simple pleasures…
elegant poetry in motion~

What about for you?

Let’s chit chat…

Happy Sunday strolling!~ xo


sketch – Out of Office by INSLEE via The Sketchbook

white lace

Fact: A lady can never have enough lace. Another fact: white lace is not always bridal.
~ dolcegabbana.com

It’s another cool, rainy afternoon here in Toronto and my mind wanders to a more charming place–to a quaint, sunny Sicilian lemon grove…
where Dolce & Gabbana’s white on white  meets romance…
and lace encounters the scent of sweet-smelling lemon.

dolce-and-gabbana-fw-2014-womenswear-white-lace-dress
{Dolce and Gabbana | Legions of Lace Collection}

dolce-and-gabbana-fw-2014-womenswear-macrame-lace-dress#3{WHITE LACE | Do not fear, white lace is not a mono occasion look.
There’s nothing bridal here.}

dolce-and-gabbana-fw-2014_lace dress #1{CLASSIC SHIFT | A long sleeved white lace shift dress is in line with the Dolce&Gabbana DNA. US$2,245 }

dolce-and-gabbana-fw-2014-womenswear-brocade-and-lace-dress#2
{WHITE ON WHITE | Brocade and lace are a timeless match
made in heaven.}

And I am smitten by the pure gorgeousness of D&G’s white on white, but not by their extravagant price tag.
So here are a few budget-loving lace options worth flirting with.

Lace_Club Monaco Edan Lace Dress{Club Monaco Edan Lace Dress, US$298}

Lace_Banana Republic Eyelet Dress
{Banana Republic Eyelet Fit-and-Flare Dress, US$150}

Lace_Banana Republic Eyelet Sift Dress Dress_Jamie Chung
{Actress Jamie Chung wearing Banana Republic Eyelet Shift, US$130}

Bright and fresh, white lace is not always bridal but it is always feminine…
and very appealing~

Do you love white lace?

Let’s chit chat…

Dolce & Gabbana photos and quotes via dolcegabbana.com

 

Happy Mother’s Day

My mom is literally a part of me. You can’t say that about many people except relatives, and organ donors.
~Carrie Latet, 2006

I adore this photo of the stylish mother-daughter duo Jane Birkin and Lou Doillon!

Mother's Day_jane-birkin-lou-doillon-bruce-web_at fence
{Goofing around | Glamour December 2011}
{Jane Birkin and daughter Lou Doillon}
{Photograph by Bruce Weber}

It cleverly shows how a mom  is literally a part of her child
by a shared style sensibility–tomboyish and effortlessly chic…
and figuratively by giving her wings to fly on~

Do you feel your mom is literally a part of you?

Let’s chit chat…

Sending warm + stylish Happy Mother’s Day wishes out to all~ xo