Fashion Over Reason: July 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010

A little more bite and a little less bark

This was another look during the heat wave. I can just remember the way everything felt and how physically uncomfortable it was... so hard to maintain your composure! And for some reason this skirt always makes me feel like twirling, heat or no heat.

ps to the anonymous commenter on my previous outfit post: I am completely aware of my shitty camera and trust me, it's on my list of things to buy!

Top - H&M
Skirt - Balenciaga
Belt - Vintage
Shoes - Zigi
Bag - Givenchy

Beauty mark

There's something so romantic about beauty spots. Especially combined with a black lace bra and a loose braid.



I suddenly don't feel as bad about my pasty whiteness. I really hope you guys have been having a better summer than me, i've yet to go out in the sun. Fortunately, Caroline Winberg proves that pale is beautiful.


Friday, July 30, 2010

I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes

Desperately trying to hold on to my feelings for summer, in spite of it being super hard with all the fall fashion being shoved in my face. Plus with the weather starting to cool down, not thinking of layers and camel (!) is proving to be quite difficult. It even SMELLED like fall last night. Oh boy.


You were much too high

This one simple photograph includes many a things i covet: gorgeous grey-green eyes, the perfect white effortless top, natural makeup, golden locks wispily gathered at the nape and evident self-confidence.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

You can hear my heart a callin'

Natural beauty is so alluring.


Monday, July 26, 2010

Black and white

During the summer when it's scorching hot, you have to be extremely minimal when it comes to the clothing you put on your body.

Top - Gap
Shorts (diy) - Gap
Sandals - Spring

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tu te dévoiles

I gasped when i saw this - in a good way. Anja Rubik is so gorgeous, it makes me melt. I think i had a dream once where i had this body... Is it just me or do you smell fresh coconut upon laying your eyes on this photograph? Thought so.


Fashion put it all on me

Caroline is seriously taking it up a notch with her looks. This, to me, is perfection. That Celine jacket, that effortless grey and denim pairing, the peekaboo black lace... it's all one flawless symbiosis.


Thursday, July 22, 2010


Last sunday, Stephanie and i put on our best faces and drove out about an hour outside the city to the Eastern Townships to finally set up camp at an extremely remote intersection. Away we snapped in the great company of the local sheep! We had such a good time and although at one point raindrops were felt, the sun quickly won the battle, allowing us to proceed with our business, taking turns at being Kate and Steven. Of course, the day would not have been complete without using our pal the tripod to get some shots of us together. And because the camera never lies, we ended up looking like superheroes (see yonder)!

Now, if you don't know Stephanie, click here RUN to her blog, le Cheap c'est Chic, immediately, if not sooner! As if that wasn't enough, she also has an amazing inspiration blog, Stardust Memories, that you should make sure to bookmark.

Now to your great pleasure, you'll be happy to know that this is just the beginning of many more series of amazing photo shoots curtousy of this dynamic duo! We really hope that you enjoy it and can't wait to hear your feedback :)

Shorts - Strawberry
Top - Joe Fresh
Bra - Princesse Tam-Tam
Belt (leather lace) - Vintage
Shoes - Aldo

Shades - Ray Ban

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Follow me, i am your leader

Some looks that will take you straight into fall, in a smooth painless transition. Cropped pants and a loose button down in a delicious color or delectable material. It's simply effortless perfection.



I adore this look, the boudoir top in contrast with the cutoffs and the animal print. Not to mention that golden glow of a tan. I need to get where she's at! Damn.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Bathroom antics

For those of you who don't follow me on twitter (i tweeted this), i wanted to post this photo of my outfit from friday because i really liked it and i didn't get to take photos of it... only this crappy iphone photo taken in my office's facilities, therefore you'll have to excuse the pose and the poor quality. But you get the jist...

T-shirt - H&M
Leather skirt (it's chocolate colored) - Vintage
Shoes - Elizabeth and James

Fall forward

It's that time of year: the fall editorials are coming out and reintroducing us to all the collections we've already lusted after months earlier during the previous fashion week. In this case, Ali Stephens captures the trends and the vibe we'll all be adopting once the weather cools down- and looking completely stunning doing so. This is seriously just making me ache for september to roll around.



My obsession strong fondness for models is farther fueled by Natasha's effortless personal style.


Friday, July 16, 2010

Beachy keen

While all the fall lookbooks and editorials are thrust upon us, it's still summer out there! Have a good hot-as-hell weekend!



I've always really loved Kasia and seems like she just keeps getting better. As much as i love put-together feminine and preppy looks, i love t-shirts and cutoffs just as much as the next girl. And this, folks, is how it's done.

[freakinfrench, jakandjil]

Keep on rockin in a free world

Such an adorable look - and very rockabilly - from Topshop's new fall lookbook. I have been all about the cropped pant for a few months and that obsession is going to follow me right through the fall.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Maxi me

Damn it was hot last week. This is what happens when the weather melts off any trace of makeup (seriously, there isn't an ounce on my face- my apologies). I had been toying with the idea of the maxi dress for a while now and this khaki number found at topshop a few months ago was my first step toward the longer style. Although it isn't floor-grazing (in due time, people, in due time...), the green color won me over for two simple reasons: it's the color of my eyes -although that's hard to tell with my cyclops red eye corrector - and it brought me back to 1996.

Dress - Topshop
Tank (worn under dress) - Rogan for Target
Shoes - Zara


The hair, the lips, the khaki palette. Sasha seals the deal: frickin amazing.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010


To me, the definition of great style is knowing what looks great on you and never compromising your taste. Giovanna is the embodiment of that - she looks consistently fantastic. This dress is so perfect it's almost making me weep.


Monday, July 12, 2010


Light colors are the perfect answer to warm weather. Now all i need is a tan.

Top - Joe Fresh
Chinos - Joe Fresh
Shoes - Elizabeth and James
Bag - Givenchy


Beige is taking over fashion the world. Fine by me.


The it factor

She exudes something quite special, if not great style. Epitome of cool girl with the Pepe fall ads. I love summer, but i am so excited for fall campaigns and autumn fashion.


Thursday, July 8, 2010

The shorter the better

Amazing. Summer. Uniform.