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Friday, 22 February 2013

{Style} Coral Crush...

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I've been super uninspired by my wardrobe lately, especially when it comes to marrying my desire for vibrant spring colours and prints with the fact that I still have a couple months of weather-related despair in my future... Le sigh. I tried perking myself up by concocting a medley of florals and polka dots — heck, I even threw in a pop of coral for good measure — but no dice. Looks like only time, or some unseasonal heat wave, can cure what ails me.

In other news, I'm going to be embarking on Kiehls' 10 day Midnight Recovery Concentrate challenge, so I'll be sharing any changes to my skin over the next 10 days on Twitter and Facebook... Follow along and join the conversation — I'd love to hear your thoughts if you've used the product!

Happy weekending, friendlies! xx

Outfit details: coral blazer- Forever 21; floral jeans- Joe Fresh; denim shirt- Forever 21; cap toe pumps- Zara; polka dot clutch- Red Velvet; watch- Michael Kors; necklace- Zara

Thursday, 21 February 2013

{Remix} 1 Blazer, 4 ways...

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This blazer has been in pretty steady rotation ever since it came to live at Casa de Crazy-Clothes Lady (that's me!), so I thought it might be fun to show you a few of the ways I've styled it in the past. From preppy layers and polka dots, to girlie dresses and prints-galore, there's no shortage of remixing possibilities and I intend to try them all... Challenge accepted.

My favourite way to wear this blazer so far has been over lightweight dresses, particularly the white feather dress pictured above. The light colours and contrasting textures work really well together, giving the illusion of a fresh, spring-ready look that still keeps you relatively warm (say what!). In fact, I liked this look from last May so much that I recreated it with a similar blazer here.... Hey, a girl's got to milk these things, OK?

Happy Thursday, friends! xx

Check out each post (clockwise from top left) for outfit details: 1, 2, 3, 4

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

{Style} The Legend of Ron Burgundy...

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Alright, you've got me — this post has nothing to do with Anchorman. Regardless, I just couldn't resist the title. Ron or no Ron, burgundy is pretty legendary, no? It's one of my go-to shades of the season, and, well, let's just say that it plays nicely with other neutrals... What a colour. I would go so far as to say that I love it almost as much as I love — to quote one of the brightest minds of cinematic history — lamp. xx

Outfit details: coat- Forever 21; dress- Darling; blouse- Topshop; tights- Joe Fresh; booties- Aldo; beanie- Zara; necklace- Forever 21; ring- House of Harlow; clutch- vintage YSL

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

{Style} Denim Nation...

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You can't really tell from these pictures, but shortly before these photos were taken I maimed myself making breakfast. It was like a tsunami-sized wave of scalding oil coming right at my unsuspecting hand... Not fun. But after Mr. AiF took me off pancake duty and kissed it better, I felt good as new. And speaking of new, how cute is this H&M clutch? It was a Valentine's day surprise from my mister, and I couldn't love it (or him!) more... Happy Tuesday, friends! xx

Outfit details: denim shirt- Urban Outfitters; faux leather short- H&M; booties- Shoe Mint; polka dot tights- Forever 21; clutch- H&M; sunnies- Karen Walker; watch- Michael Kors; bracelet & necklace borrowed from Kastles; burn c/o pancakes

Monday, 18 February 2013

{Style} Flower Pop...

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Outfit details: blouse- Forever 21; blazer & floral leggings- Zara; clutch- BCBG; pumps- ShoeMint; necklace- Urban Outfitters; bracelet- House of Harlow; watch & ring- Michael Kors

Friday, 15 February 2013

{Valentine's Week} The Pants...

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As I write this, I'm slowly coming down from a sugar-induced Valentine's day high (you don't even want to know how many macarons I've had today!), where lethargy and writers block are apparently the main side effects. Mr. AiF surprised me with some special treats, bubbly and a homecooked meal, and now I'm crashing... hard. So with that said, it's time to wrap this thing up, people!

Thanks for baring with me through all this (V-Day isn't for the faint of heart, after all), and I hope you guys have enjoyed reading these silly little posts as much as I have had creating them... Until next time, love bugs! xx

Outfit details: faux leather detail peplum top- Urban Outfitters; red jeans- Joe Fresh; studded leather jacket- Zara; booties- Aldo; quilted clutch- Michael Kors; necklace- Urban Outfitters; bracelet- vintage Whiting & Davis; Bulova watch c/o WatchCo

Thursday, 14 February 2013

{Valentine's Week} The Date...

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My mister and I are diurnal creatures, so the majority of our jaunts happen during daylight hours... Dates included. It just so happens that our favourite activities are better suited to daytime, like leisurely strolls, brunching (our fave!), vintage shopping and coffee-drinking galore (trust me, late night caffeine and I do not mix). Kassie and her adorable hubby snapped some pics of us during a double date last weekend, and despite the piggy backing and Dungeons & Dragons, these photos pretty much capture a typical lobbie day-date... Photos (much to the dismay of Mr. AiF) and all.

In other news, I want to thank Hayden Reis for sending me this adorable striped tote, which is quickly becoming my new favourite work/gallivanting bag. It just has so many pockets and handy snaps that I've found myself lugging it around on the daily, which is always good because my current tote has seen better days... And speaking of better days, I recently replaced my four-year-old coat with this snazzy — albeit nautical — Zara coat. Gotta love end of season sales, am I right?

Happy Valentine's Day, friends — Hope everyone has a fun, sugar-filled day! xx

Outfit details: coat- Zara; beanie- Old Navy; dress- Zara; rain boots- Michael Kors; polka dot tights- Joe Fresh; striped tote c/o Hayden Reis

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