Monthly Archives: November 2013

Pick of the Week: Friendship bracelets

Every so often I come across tiny and not so tiny fashion fixations. I obsess over a particular piece in such a way that no matter what, I just can’t shake it out of my head. Strangely, I have come to see these obsessions as a good sign. As a “You will not regret it” type of sign.

These Astley Clarke friendship bracelets are definitely one of my fashion fixations. It has been over a year and a half since I first spotted them, and I’m still yearning over them! I love their delicate and effortless look. I love the tiny, intricate pendants that dangle right at the clasp. I love how they all represent a profound and positive notion: hope, fortune, courage, peace, love…

These are just a few of my favourite ones, but my top 1 is the light blue and gold bracelet with wishbone pendant (HOPE). Here is to hoping you like them just as much!

De vez en cuando, me topo con alguna prenda que me obsesiona. Me fascina de tal manera que no hay quien pueda sacármelo de la cabeza. De cierto modo, entiendo estas fijaciones como una buena señal. Una señal que indica que no me arrepentiré de comprar aquel “lo que sea”.

Una de esas tantas obsesiones son estas pulseras de la amistad de Astley Clarke. Hace más de un año y medio que las vi por primera vez en uno de los brillantes escaparates de Harrods, en Londres, y todavía no puedo olvidarme de ellas. Me encanta su perfecta delicadeza. Me encantan los pequeños, pero intricados colgantes que cuelgan justo en el broche de cada una. Me encanta que cada pulsera representa una noción grande y positiva: Esperanza, Fortuna, Valentía, Paz, Amor…

Aquí les dejo únicamente mis favoritas. Mi número 1 es definitivamente el brazalete de oro con piedras celestes y colgante de wishbone (que representa la Esperanza) ¡Y realmente, Espero que les gusten tanto o más que a mí!

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Oldschool Inspiration

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Throwbacks are fun. I enjoy flipping through pictures and reliving moments; old pictures that take me to happy places. I always gather something good out of them. A good feeling, a good resolution, a good laugh. Last time I flipped through my High School photos, I was unexpectedly inspired. Even though I was never a fashionable teenager, looking back at my friends and myself, I got the urge of wearing a kilt again. As ugly and unstylish as it seemed to me back then, I couldn’t help myself from coveting it now, and even more so as tartan is such a current trend. Precisely because of that, I thought that finding a cute mini kilt would be a piece of cake. But I was wrong. All my efforts were futile. Until one day, a friend of mine offered to pass on to me her old High School kilt. She said she had never worn it since after graduation and she definitely never would again. I was thrilled! One girl’s trash is another girl’s treasure! So I styled the old school kilt according to my own personal coordinates. I had put so much work into chasing after one, that wearing it felt just as exciting as a first day of school!

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Pick of the Week

I have been lusting over boyfriends lately. Boyfriend jeans that is. BF distressed jeans to be precise. The slouchiness and the shreds create an “I don’t care” look that is easy, comfortable, and stylish.  As shabby as they may seem, they are more versatile than what some may think. Want to dress them up? Throw a cute little jacket or blazer on, or simply put on your pointy stilettos. Want to dress them down? Pair them with comfy ballet flats and a tank top or a t-shirt. Here are three styles that I like. Which one is your favourite? 

Últimamente he estado deseando un buen par de boyfriend jeans. Boyfriend jeans rasgados, para ser exactos. Y es que, el aire desgarbado de los jeans crea un look fácil, cómodo y con estilo que grita: “¡Me da igual!”. Aun así, por muy desgastados que se vean, estos pantalones son más versátiles de lo que parecen. Para elevarles el tono, combínalos con una chaqueta  o blazer, o simplemente con tus stilettos de punta. Para un tono más casual, opta por tus bailarinas y una camiseta sin mangas. Independientemente del estilo que quieras lograr, aquí te dejo tres jeans ¿Por cuál te inclinas?             

 

(Click on the images for a larger view. Haz click en las imágenes para verlas en  grande) Joe's Jeans; Mango; Asos

Autumn Rush

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They say that in Ontario, fall is the most beautiful season of the year. One of the things Canada should be proud of is its awestrucking landscapes. And when autumn hits, the breathtaking rushes rise. Like adrenaline, all the warm hues of reds, oranges, and yellows spread quickly to every little leaf in sight. And then they fall, and the temperatures with them. Leaving only a feeling of bareness that we all try to fight off with layers of bulky warm clothes. 

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Pick of the Week: Oxford shoes

Last Summer, I threw out my beloved pair of tan leather oxfords. It was a tough, emotional decision, but it had to be done. The shoes were so trashed, they were more like shoe corpses. They had lived and proudly served their mission for over two years. They had gone everywhere, and had bravely defied every condition imaginable: dry sand, deep puddles, slushy snow, alcohol spills… and every other type of spills. Throwing them out was a real act of detachment, but there comes a moment when you have to leave the dead bodies behind. 

Since then, I’ve been looking for the right replacement, and after a long search, I think I finally found it! I am head-over-heels for these J.Crew silver oxfords! I know silver can be tricky, but I already played it safe last time, so why not spice it up?

For those of you who aren’t feeling the metallic mood as much, J.Crew also has them in black, burgundy and camel. 

El verano pasado tuve que deshacerme de mis queridos oxfords camel. Fue una decisión difícil, pero tuve que hacerlo. Realmente, los zapatos eran ya un par de cadáveres destrozados, que habían vivido y servido, con orgullo, a su misión por dos largos años. En vida, los zapatos caminaron en todas las direcciones y se mantuvieron heróicamente en pie frente a todo tipo de condiciones: arena, charcos pringosos, aguanieve, interminables noches de fiesta… y sus no tan agradables consecuencias. Tirarlos a la basura, supuso un gran acto de desprendimiento, pero inevitablemente tenemos que dejar los cuerpos yertos atrás. 

Desde entonces, he estado bucando el reemplazo perfecto, y al fin, después de tanto tiempo, !lo he econtrado!  Estos oxfords metálicos de J.Crew me han vuelto loca. Es verdad que el plateado no es un color para todos los días (aunque sorprendemente es más combinable de lo que parece), pero a veces un pequeño desafío viene bien.

De todas formas, para quienes los metálicos son un: “!definitivamente no!”, J.Crew también ha diseñado los zapatos en negro, camel y vino. 

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Shoes (zapatos): J.Crew 

A Mid-day Impulse

“Great! I can go back to using my old rings again, the ones that don’t fit me anymore,” was my friend Maggie’s reaction to my new pairs of rings. I couldn’t help but laugh. This was the first time I bought mid-finger rings, it was actually more of a thoughtless impulse than a real necessity.  I love them though, they’re just so Rock&Rollish cool!

Now, If you are going to be a mid-finger ring thoughtless-impulse-buyer like me, I suggest that you keep it simple.

“¡Bien!¡Al fin puedo volver a usar los anillos que se me habían quedado pequeños!”, fue la reacción de mi amiga Maggie al ver mis nuevos anillos. La verdad es que esta es la primera vez que me compro anillos de mitad de dedo. Fue un impulso de último momento más que una necesidad. De todas formas, ¡me encantan!, tal vez porque poseen un toque rocanrolero.

Ahora bien, si vas a comprar anillos de medio dedo en un incontrolable impulso como yo, permíteme que te dé un consejo: Mantenlo simple. Deja los anillos grandes y recargados para el largo completo.

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Rings (anillos): Aldo; Watch (reloj): Montblanc