Fashion: Très Fatigué

Who’s with me?

Ashish Gupta SS13, via I Love Wildfox (translation: Very Tired)

Happy Monday!


Fashion: Dr. Martens Monotone Boots

When I was a teen I used to have two pairs of Dr. Martens. Basic black leather (obviously – black goes with everything) and an awesome pair of faux-fur leopard print. I LOVED them both! And yes – it would really be cool if I found them hiding somewhere in a box of my old stuff stored in my parents’ basement. But then again, maybe I should just leave the past behind me and move forward in a pair of these…

Dr. Martens monotone 1460 boots, $120, Urban Outfitters


Design: It’s Hip to Be Square

The square has escaped elementary mathematics class and has landed in the world of fashion and design!

Sparkle & Fade cage back cropped tee, $24.99, Urban Outfitters

Paul Smith Jeans white check shirt, $144, ASOS

down duvet, $109-$129, Urban Outfitters

via Benita Larsson

via Dwell

via Desire to Inspire

Update:

More squares:

- these amazing Balenciaga shoes

- this kitchen backsplash

- this backpack


Fashion: Speedy Sneakers

Oh man…these sneakers are the sweetest! Never mind my nephews…I kind of want them for myself!

via A Merry Mishap‘s Instagram


Marketplace: Polka Dots

This IKEA fabric…

Tradklover fabric, $5.99/metre, IKEA

reminds me of my new H&M pants…

polka dot pants, $12.95US, H&M


Marketplace: Fierce Deer

Last weekend I attended the Home County Folk Festival here in London. There’s a festival almost every weekend here in the city but I think Home County might just be my favourite. The music is great, the crowd is relaxed, and there are always some creative vendors. This year I was most attracted to the pretty jewelry and the lace and vintage window display at Fierce Deer, a Toronto-based shop owned by Kate Swan.

pretty white lace backdrops at Fierce Deer

the Fierce Deer earring collection displayed on lace-backed vintage windows

Fierce Deer necklace charms

pretty knobs (remember this post?) hold necklaces

silver-plated necklace

a cup full of charms that are used for custom design

a creative vintage display at Fierce Deer

it’s the details – like the consistent deer theme – that make this shop so charming

Kate’s white cat – brings the shop good luck!

what I walked away with – a tiny bear on a long chain necklace – a must for my menagerie

It was great to meet Kate and to explore her charming jewelry shop. If you’d like to see more – go on and visit Fierce Deer.

Photos by Jordana.


The summer topper

Not all hats are created equal and today we’re featuring the ultimate in glam -yet practical- toppers.

The floppy extra-wide brim hat is lightweight due to its straw construction, and all that extra girth will provide the wearer with ample shade and a fun accessory whether you’re lounging by a fancy pool or heading to the beach for a day.

I’ve always wanted one and it’s looking like this will be my summer to pounce on this tireless classic. Looks great with any swim suit, a breezy maxi dress, or knee-length shorts for a day of urban exploration. We recommend it in white although the colours available are quite fun to coordinate with your suit- black, fuschia, and natural straw.

The Del Mar wide brim hat by sur la tête, $27 at Village Hat Shop