Monthly Archives: December 2013

Cozy Holiday Wishes


On holidays, and especially during winter, I tend to have lazy days. Days when I can barely command my body to crawl out of bed… not to mention to actually dress up. These are the days when all I want to do is throw a cozy, shapeless jumper on and snug in the couch with a big mug of hot chocolate. Of course, I have a pair of warm woolly socks that I reserve for these sluggish occasions, which are perfect to walk about barefoot.  

After the first round of Christmas partying, I have pretty much succumbed to laziness… hence my belated Christmas wishes. But you know what they say: Better later than never. So I wish you all a very Merry Christmas! 

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Smiles are acts of joy, kindness, and hope. They are a very powerful force that moves us. When someone smiles, we’re inevitably drawn to smile back. There is something special about smiling that can lift up spirits even amidst the hardest of circumstances.

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Pick of the Week: Jumpers

It is in the air that this is the season of the jumpers and chunky knits. Not only because of the frosty weather, but also because they have creeped up into every collection out there. In American English, jumper equals pull-over sweater.

Whistles, one of my favourite British high street brands has come up with a few jumpers that I have been keeping my eyes on for a while now. Again, in American English, high street fashion equals mass-market retailers. Toronto, and the rest of Canada for that matter, is currently covered by a thick snow blanket, that just keeps getting thicker and thicker. Therefore, it feels more than appropriate for today’s Pick of the Week to be a couple of warm, cozy jumpers.

Sin duda nos encontramos en la temporada de los sueteres y de las lanas. No sólo por el frío, sino también porque los jumpers se han abierto paso en la mayoría de colecciones. Al hablar de jumpers me refiero a los sueteres cerrados, sin botones.

Whistles, una de mis marcas favoritas de Inglaterra, cuenta actualmente con unos cuantos sueteres que me han encantado. Ahora que Toronto, y todo Canadá para ser exactos, está cubierta por una gruesa cobija de nieve hablar de sueteres parece más que apropiado. Aquí están dos de mis sueteres favoritos de Whistles.

Jumpers (sueteres): Whistles, you may also found them here.
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Smile: Behind the Scenes

A few days ago, I did a really fun photo-shoot with a couple of friends. It involved a few of my favourite things… Take a glimpse of what makes me SMILE. 

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Hace unos cuantos días hice una sesión de fotos muy divertida con un par de amigas. La sesión incluía algunas de mis cosas favoritas, cosas que me hacen sonreir. Aquí les dejo el behind the scenes.

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Video by Marielli Rodriguez

Pick of the Week: Sequin Jacket

I spotted this extremely cute Ann Taylor jacket hanging on one of the multiple rails in the fashion cupboard of my office. We were working on a black and white styling project so our closet was as monochromatic as an old photograph. Regardless, my eyes and heart discovered it the minute I stepped in. With all it’s sparkle, how could I not spot it?

The jacket is such a statement in itself that there’s no doubt it will brighten up any outfit. Style it with a pair of cute high waisted black shorts (like these ones from Zara), a plain shirt, let it be black or white or a popping colour, and a pretty pair of flat pumps or loafers. Uber chic!

Encontré esta chaqueta Ann Taylor colgada en el armario del departamento de moda de mi oficina. Estábamos trabajando en un proyecto para un programa de TV: “¿Cómo usar el little black dress?”, por lo que el guardarropa era una estampa en blanco y negro. Sin embargo, mis ojos descubrieron la chaqueta al minuto de haber entrado en aquella cápsula monocromática ¿Cómo no notarla con todo el brillo de sus lentejuelas?

La chaqueta es tan destellante que es capaz de animar un conjunto sin necesidad de muchos accesorios. Combínala con un par de shorts negros de cintura alta (como estos de Zara), con una camisa de botones y cuello blanca, negra o de un color intenso y un par de bailarinas o loafers.

Ann Taylor

Chic Simplicity


I consider myself to have a very simple style. Far from an over-the-top complication, I aim for a chic simplicity, not only in my outfits, but also in my conversations and writings. Since so much has been said about the Isabel Marant for H&M Collection already, I really don’t think I should add anymore blah, blah to the incomprehensible noise. So in my search for simplicity, there’s really only one thing I want to say about this post: Enjoy!

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