Thursday, February 14, 2013
Jacket- Faux fur Jacob Jacket from Jacob store in Toronto
Scarf- Stripe Album di Famiglia scarf from Advice from A Caterpillar in Toronto
Sweater- Vintage sweater from a store in L.A
Hat- Vintage dollarshop hat from Dollarama store in L.A
Jeans- H&M jeans from H&M store in Toronto
Bag- Blue Balenciaga bag from Holt Renfrew in Toronto
Shoes- Prada 1996 shoes from Holt Renfrew in Toronto
The Look: Witchy + 70's
Fun Fact: I think faux fur jacket's is where it's at this winter! And this one is from a few years ago, but they keep you really warm and look really chic. I just picked up another one on sale from Guess and they are super amazing and in green and grey faux fur. These shoes are oldies but goodies, they are from 17 years ago.... Wowowwozeee's! They are very mod and 70's and I kinda feel like they are right back in again so I had to break them out and wear them. I'm feeling like a little Witch from the 70's!.... bring on the spell's to make this snow go away!
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Happy Ash Wednesday! The look below is my look for today's mass. I decided to have some fun and throw in a date night look (top) and a work look for today's leather skirt. Just to show you can style one piece in many different ways and get that bang for your buck. The sun was awful while I was taking photos, so please excuse the squinty face.
I also got to try out my new curling iron. I've been looking for one for a while now and I eventually settled on the Cortex 4 in 1 iron. You get four barrel sizes, this allows you achieve different curl and wave sizes. I saw PassionJonesz us it in her videos. The hair she uses to curl is heavier than mine, so I figured it should work great for me and it did! I always wondered about Taylor Swift's curls and by using this iron. I know that's what they must use on her hair.
Outfit Logistics: Skirt - JIBRI $160, White Button Down - Nordstrom $58, Leopard Top - (similar) $36, Gray Blazer - $21 (similar), Mesh Top - Asos (soldout), Ruffle Clutch (similar) $30, Faux Fur Cape - Vince Camuto, Wedges - Calvin Klein $80, Glitter Pumps - $15 (similar), Slingbacks - $258 (similar)
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Jean Vest- Vintage jean vest from Value Village in Toronto (I cut off the arms)
Jacket- Prada faux fur jacket from EBay
Sweatshirt- Beige Juicy Couture sweatshirt gifted from Juicy Couture
Pants- Proenza Schouler tribal pants from Saks
Bracelet- White Eddie Borgo heart bracelet from Holt Renfrew in Toronto
Sunglasses- Vintage Sunglasses from Showdown vintage in Toronto
Purse- Blue faux fur Prada purse from Holt Renfrew in Toronto
Shoes- Alexander Wang shoes from Holt Renfrew in Toronto
The Look: Denim + Snow Bunny
Fun Fact: Holy Moly Snowstorm! I hope everyone stayed nice and dry during that crazy few days of white snowy bliss! We got hit hard (us Canadians) but we really enjoyed it! Everything got shut down and we were forced to snuggle up in front of the fire and watch stupid Tv reruns! (so fun!) I have been layering oversized vests over my jackets as another layer to keep warm but love the tomboy feel!
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Hat- Jeremy Scott Bart Simpson hat from Opening Ceremony store in New York
Scarf- Jeremy Scott Bart Simpson scarf from Luisaviaroma.com
Dress- Marques Almeida shredded denim dress from Marques Almeida
Jacket- Vintage Junko Koshino knitted jacket from Hannah Kurland store in New York
Bag- Maison Martin Marigela with H&M black glove bag from H&M store in Toronto
Sunglasses- Ray-Ban sunnies gifted from Ray-Ban
Shoes- Marc by Marc Jacobs buckle boots from Barney's Co-Op in New York
The Look: Bart Simpson + Layering
Fun Fact: I feel like it's Bart-mania every time I wear my Bart gear! I hear people around me saying a million Bart expressions like, "Don't have a cow, man!" "Eat my shorts!" "Cowabunga Dude" "Ay! Carumba." I love how Jeremy Scott brought back Bart and really want some Beavis and Butthead accessories next..DOH!
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Sweater- Red Isabel Marant sweater from 119 Corbo in Toronto
Scarf- Monster Jeremy Scott scarf from Opening Ceremony in L.A
Jeans- Vintage Levi jeans from The Rosebowl Flea Market in L.A
Chain on jeans- Chanel chain pinned on jeans
Purse- Maison Martin Margiela with H&M clutch gifted from H&M
Shoes- Vintage Adidas Gazelle's a gift from Chloe :)
The Look: Monsters + Skate
Fun Fact: Meet my new crazy fuzzy friend! Who's been keeping me warm and whispers sweet nothings in my ear all day! Zoiks! My monster reminds me of My Pet Monster the tv show that I was obsessed with growing up and it also looks like my fav' child hood plush toy Popples! Haha!
I was asked by a magazine to break up this outfit for a polka dot story for spring. It's actually something I've been meaning to do for a long time. I wanted to show how you can create multiple looks out of two identical pieces or twinsies. Working such a concept could even save you a dollar or two. I worked with the JIBRI twinsy, but I've seen duos at Asos & Walmart (Alexis Taylor Collection) as well. One thing I haven't seen is the intense peplum length on any other brand, but JIBRI. It's awesomeness. There are probably a thousand and one different combos you can work. Everything I used was in my closet and really easy to add into the polka dots.
Outfit Components - Denim Shirt (similar) $49, Pink Blouse (similar) $33, JIBRI Polka Dot Skirt (similar)$75, JIBRI Peplum Top $75 (similar), Shoes - Cole Haan via Nordstrom Rack, Clip-on Bang $27
Note the shoes worn in this photo were pre-Shug (pro-nounced like Suge Knight) bad dog moment. Due to my leaving my shoes on the floor, she decided to chew one of them up. If you follow me on Instagram (@garnerstyle) you might have already seen Shug's dog shaming.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Jacket- Leopard H&M jacket from H&M store in Toronto
Coat- Leopard faux fur jacket (no label) from Salvation Army store in Toronto
T-shirt- Black Tommy t-shirt from Tommy Hilfiger store in Toronto
Belt- Black leather belt (no label) from Intermix store in NYC
Pants- Leopard H&M pants from H&M store in Toronto
Bag- Proenza Schouler camera bag from The Room at The Bay in Toronto
Shoes- Burberry Prorsum Fall 2009 black boots from Burberry store in Toronto
The Look: Leopard + Jungle Boogie
Fun Fact: Leopard...leopard and more leopard! I can never have enough leopard! ROARRRR! I'm really into purple lips this winter. Its that perfect grungy lip that is so 90's! And I've found it hard to find the right purple because it can make your lips look completely hypothermic if there's not enough red in the base. This one is by Make Up For Ever #15 and it's ace!
I had a lot to say in my head when I knew I was doing this post.
But that was before Beyonce' rocked the Super Bowl Half Time show and then turned out the lights in the Super Dome.
Also, ummm...why did I laugh at myself in these pictures!
It sounds weird, especially considering that I'm a "style"blogger but I am not one of those people who looks in the mirror constantly during the course of a day.
So when I saw the pictures and that belly, I had to do some double takes!
When did that happen!
3 months to go!
Cap: H&M (Men's Department)
Skirt worn as dress: Zara
Shoes: Nine West
Friday, February 1, 2013
Last night, I attended a premier for the indie movie, The Tents. It's a documentary that tells the story of New York Fashion Week and Bryant Park, from how it got started to how it ended. I thought the movie was very good, informative, and very entertaining, if you are a fashion-lover or developing an interest in fashion, it's definitely worth seeing. That's all I'm going to say so I don't spoil anything for anyone. Check out the trailer here.
Surprisingly enough, I just bought a black dress for the first time in years. As a woman and a blogger that is plus size, I feel it so important that wear and show a variety of looks in different colors and patterns to dispel any myths that we can't wear this or that. Sometimes, even without realizing it, I feel that like I have something to prove with my clothes. It made me overlook the little black dress. I finally just broke down and bought one, I actually plan on riding this one out for the next half decade. I coupled this look with just a straight up comb out of my curls. I felt very Diana Ross. I wanted to open my hands and say, "oooohhhhh ahhhhhhhh." LOL.
Outfit: Dress - JIBRI $250, Belt - Asos $30, Shoes - Target - $30