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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

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

{Valentine's Week} Two-Tone Lipstick...

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When I first saw the makeup from Holly Fulton's S/S 13 show, I instantly became obsessed with two-toned lips and filed the idea away in my mind for this very occasion... And by occasion, I of course mean Valentine's Day (don't hate). Seriously though, when else is it permissible to walk around sporting pink and red lipstick in the light of day if not V-Day? Please don't say never...

Happy Wednesday, friends! xx

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

{Valentine's Week} DIY Glitter Heart Pins & Shoe Clips...

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Valentine's day is nothing without a little glitter and a whole lot of hearts, so when Kassie and I found ourselves having an impromptu glitter heart pin and shoe clip DIY session last weekend, it felt completely natural to us. I mean, why wouldn't you sit around gluing sparkly bits to the girliest of girlie motifs with your bestie? Exactly.

Want to make some festive hair pins, brooches and shoe clips of your own? Check out my shrinky dinks DIY for a how-to guide when making your heart base, as well as this glitter watch DIY for Mod Podge instructions. Then simply super glue a pin or clip to the back of your heart (avoiding contact with your skin, unlike Kassie!) and you're ready to rock... Happy Valentine's week, friends! xx

On me: feather dress- Forever 21; striped blazer- H&M; necklace- Ily Couture; pumps & tights- Joe Fresh // On Kassie: top- Anthropologie; skirt- Jason Wu for Target; coat- Old Navy; pumps- vintage; necklaces- Joe Fresh

Monday, 11 February 2013

{Valentine's Week} Pink + Red...

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You guys know I'm a sucker for girlie, over-the-top proclamations of love and the like (ummm, hello!), so naturally a theme week was in order... First up, the colour scheme. Nothing says Valentine's day quite like a little pink-and-red action, so to honour that I went waaaay overboard with both. Typical. To bring this point home, let me tell you a little story: When I described this outfit to my friend Ashley yesterday, she lifted her hand, drew a deep breath and matter-of-factly said "no" before I could get past the varsity jacket. She was probably right but what can I say, I'm a sucker for a little festive colour blocking... Bring it on, Valentine's! xx

Outfit details: varsity jacket- Forever 21; blouse- Topshop; dress- Forever 21; necklace- Urban Outfitters; navajo sequin clutch- Topshop; pumps- ShoeMint; bracelet- House of Harlow; watch- Michael Kors

Friday, 8 February 2013

{Details} Weekend Essentials...

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If you ask me, weekend wear should exclusively consist of oversized denim shirts piled with heaps of accessories. Simple, relaxed separates paired with a statement necklace and a great watch are all I need to get through the weekend — Well, that, and maybe a little Netfix-filled cuddle session... Wink wink.

So tell me friends, what are YOUR weekending essentials? Happy Friday! xx

Outfit details: denim shirt- Urban Outfitters; necklace- Forever 21; Bulova watch (on sale) c/o WatchCo; bracelets- vintage & Joe Fresh

Thursday, 7 February 2013

{Style} Shades of Purple...

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Outfit details: blazer- Zara; silk top- Forever 21; lilac jeans- Joe Fresh; beanie- Zara; spike heels- ShoeMint; necklaces- Forever 21 & gifted; bracelets- Joe Fresh & Blue Vanilla

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