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Here’s to a very happy and prosperous 2012 and onward, everyone. Cheers!– cassandra mcd
closet redis: work wardrobe resolutions for 2012
my urge to splurge (or spend foolishly) has been tempered a lot lately. i can’t tell if it’s because of this exercise in rediscovering my closet or simply that i hate winter and am suffering from early onset blahs. hmmm. truth be told i find it extremely had to be optimistic about fashion in the winter. seriously i can’t think about floral prints and short suits when its -15 degrees celsius...
cube dwelling: resolutions...schmesolutions!
don’t me: so, what are your resolutions for 2012? niece: i make resolutions and end up breakin’ them, what’s the point?! i’m not making any. me: well, they don’t have to be resolutions resolutions, you can just do a to-do-list, you know, write down a list of things you’d like to get done over the year. niece: i already have my forever growing to-do-list, right here *taps her index...
in my closet: gun metal & pink bcbg dress
discovery: this dress was for yet another winter wedding. love the color and pretty pink art deco-like pattern and pleating. dress - bcbg max azria (2009) i hope i get a chance to wear it again. hmmm, might work it with a white blazer and flats for the office in the summer… me
streetetiquette: “The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” - Tom Bodett
happy and safe holiday season!– me
our choice of clothing can be one of our most creative forms of self expression– kendall farr - the pocket stylist
in my closet: taupe and pearls
dress - femme carriere (2010)/pearls - (2009)/purse - aldo (2010)/ ring (2009) bought this dress last winter because i really liked it. got the chance to wear it to an evening wedding in october at the art gallery of ontario. it was nice departure from the classic black dress. me
in my closet: black cocktail dress
discovery: this strapless cocktail dress was $30 at zellers (kinda like walmart)and i paired it with a lace blouse i already owned. i was surprised at the compliments i recieved. it is one of my fav looks and the least expensive. dress – pure, alfred sung (2009)/ black lace blouse (gift, 2007)/ stockings – hue (2011)/purse – aldo (2011)/ platform heels - 9west (2010)/ braclets - the...
in my closet: party bags
discovery – its holiday party time and it has me lookin’ in my closet at potential party bags. here’s what i’ve discovered: bold & beautiful french connection (2009) - purse and necklace/ blouse - topshop, (gift 2007) / nail polish - opi (gift 2010) disco fever aldo (2011) wild thang aldo (2008) not so basic black aldo (2006) now all i have to do is find a party...
shopping 101: rock on wit your bad self!
so, you’ve approached your shopping a little differently this time around: you hit the mall early, armed with your list and ready to do battle – well, to at least try things on and not give up too easily, and you’ve succeeded in getting some key pieces to add to your current wardrobe. do start working what you bought right away. why keep things sitting in the bags on your bedroom floor for...
the right clothes can lend you some attitude. the rest has to come from within– instyle -the new secrets of style
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dknyprgirl: To make a long-ish story short, we are hiring a new PR Coordinator. While interviewing CandidateX (who has been out of college a year), I asked the typical “do you have any questions?” question. She replied, “Yes. Is there room for growth?”. Umm ok there are two schools of thought here. My…
shopping 101 – an outlet for your shopping woes?
hate the malls? hate paying full-price for clothes? or do you feel that waiting for items to go on sales is a waste of time? outlet malls might be the solution for you. outlets have upped their game in terms of merch; there can be great buys to be had all year round. do consider shopping at outlet malls if you’re wardrobe budget is tight or even if you’re not on a tight budget. who doesn’t...
shopping 101: trend watch...out
you might have to let go of the idea that you can rock leopard-print leggings. i get it, leopard is hot right now. just because something is trending now doesn’t mean that it’s the trend for you. do if you really love a trend, like an animal print, try to find a creative way to add the trend to your wardrobe, like rock it in an accessory instead. me
never wear the same thing in the same way: be creative with your closet– anik lacasse-richard
shopping 101: if at first you don’t succeed…
not all of us can get a perfect fit right off-the-rack. and honestly, who has the figure of a mannequin? so, why should we expect that the clothes should look exactly like that when we put them on? don’t get me started on “size 0” or “00”. *eye roll* do focus on you and how the clothes look on you and not what the blouse looked like on the mannequin or on the...
shopping 101: phone a friend
“i don’t know what looks good on me?” “I don’t know how to make an outfit?”, “can I wear this with that?” if this is you, then you might not want to tackle the shopping mission alone. Phone a friend. do Bring a friend along whose style sense you trust (don’t bring a friend who hates shopping as much as you do - not kidding). maybe limit the amount of friends. why? you ask. you step out of a...
in my closet: color coated
rediscovery: a splash of colour can be a great way to brighten up the dark and dreary winter months. red coat – jacob (2008) purple coat – guess (2009) although i’m on the hunt for a more professional coat (i gave my old one away this spring), i wear these on casual fridays/weekends and in warmer temps. me
cube dwelling: sorry is all that you can't say
“i’m really sorry that i offended you. i didn’t mean to but…” but? but what?! any apology that includes the word “but” is a non-apology, an excuse disguised to look like an apology. do “sorry” is all that you should say: don’t let words like “but” get in the way. apologize in private: if you’re in the office use a boardroom or take the person out for a coffee when making your apology....
shopping 101: get a visual
i know, you hate trying things on. mee too but you gotta do it. it’s not only good for determining ‘fit’ but it’s also a good way for you to see how an entire outfit can look – as opposed to individual pieces while you’re in the store. do go ahead, get a visual – try the item on. if you’re the type that doesn’t have a clue of how to make an outfit, trying things on in the store is even more...
shopping 101: timing is money
when i went shopping with my friend chilly the stores were stocking their new f/w lines – translation: all the sales had ended. i don’t like paying full price for clothing, especially things that i don’t plan on having for more than a season. i’ll wait for the sale (there’ll be a sale on almost everything soon enough). do be informed – sign-up for mailing lists of your fav stores so you can be...
style is having the confidence to play with fashion, to be creative, to innovate– nina garcia, the style strategy