Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Crisp Whites

1. Alexander Wang Marion Mini Flap Bag
2. Alexander Wang Small Emile Tote
3. Alexander Wang Jade Trunk Wristlet

Alexander Wang's spring 2011 collection has some great gems that I am absolutely smitten with. His bags often have an urban rocker chic vibe to them with prominent stud or zipper detailing. Therefore, I was rather pleasantly surprised to find some more structured and streamlined pieces this time around. The rose gold hardware was the perfect choice to finish off these designs.

These bags would be lovely for spring/summer and with the blustery snowstorm today, I absolutely can't wait for the warmer weather.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Elie Saab Fall 2011 RTW

Fashion weeks have just flown right by and to be completely honest, I have not really been keeping up. However, I did manage to take a quick look at Elie Saab's collection and was immediately drawn to the following pieces.

Streamlined, simple, classic. They're not the most groundbreaking pieces ever but understated sophistication will always win me over. And of course, it's undoubtedly clear that I am still madly in love with neutrals.

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Photographs by Alessandro Viero, courtesy of

Friday, 4 March 2011

Simple Pleasures

Procrastination always comes back to bite me and it was no surprise to find myself overwhelmed this week. After sleepless nights and countless hours trying to catch up, it's nice to appreciate the little things that can brighten up my day.

My favourite casual T-shirt dress with its loose fit and rich purple colour is made all the better by the addition of pockets. The pockets are unexpected but add a great utilitarian element to an otherwise basic dress. If only all my dresses could have pockets...

For storebought cookies, Mrs. Fields is undoubtedly my favourite. They are the perfect combination of soft and chewy that define any good cookie and, with a glass of milk, are a delightful pick-me-up snack.To sweeten the deal, I scored a box of these for 99 cents! The individual packaging is admittedly wasteful but it also encourages me to only indulge in one at a time.

A while back, I picked up this lovely figurine from Home Sense. I discovered it among a number of other random trinkets and desk adornments. It was the only one in the store and I immediately scooped it up. Its minimalist design draws the attention to the beautiful lines being created while the messy, random smears add contrast and character. And as I recently came to realize, it can display a few pieces of jewelry rather elegantly.