From the monthly archives: August 2009


Here is what I want to look like this winter: I can not wait for Winter!!! Tights and boots and chunky knit sweaters and capes and muffs and ear muffs, (hopefully from Burberry), and mittens and scarves and wool… I can’t wait to get bundled and drink white chocolate hot choc. Yumm.

 


Now I don’t usually love Baby Phat, for the most part I’m not “gangsta” enough to pull off the high tops, bedazzled jeans and cropped jackets, but ohmygoodness I am loving some of the shoes from the Fall line!! Like these black shoe/booties above, soo cute! And there is a pair of over the knee colourful leopard print boots I am dying for. Saw them in an ad in a new mag, they’re very 90s street walker, (Pretty Woman-esque), in just the right way. Can’t find them on the internet, will keep searching. Click Here to check out the site, and for more info on these shoes!

 

I personally love this It Girl’s look. I am definately one for the short blonde hair, (Thank you Agyness!), and quirky London style. Wanna See more?? Check out a fab “tough-girl” shoot that Pixie did for the latest issue of British Vogue! click here!

 





A bit of a casual Girls’ Night out to the Taphouse in West Van. Sadly, the reason we all gathered was to say goodbye to our lovely friend Kristen, (third from right, with the great black top with the shoulder bits). 

Top: I’m wearing: (Yes, I was actually on the phone while I took this, no it’s not the new accessory, however, I think the camera is!)
Coat: Zara
Jeans: Sirens (about 2 years ago, my favourite pair of pants I own)
Heels: Zara
Bag: B. Makowsky 
 
 



Went to Don Guacamole’s on Robson St for yummy double margaritas and fajitas! It’s date night when the heels are on. 

Sweater: Forever 21
Tank: H&M
Jeans: Odyn (from 212 in Gastown)
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Bracelet: H&M
Clutch: vintage
 

I’ve been so bad about blogging lately! I’ve been working like a mad woman. Also, I’m in the midst of moving residences, movin’ on up! To the most beautiful apartment, so I have really been a very busy girl. Add to this baking, with no help from Betty Crocker, and I’m fully booked. 

Tonight will be the first date-night Boyfriend and I have had in awhile, (due to me and my double shifts at the restaurant), so I will post the date outfit! At the moment I’m feeling my nude Stuart Weitzman 5″ heels, no idea about the rest though. Maybe some snake print….. or sequins! I need more sparkles in my life lately. All good outfits start with the shoes though! 
Back soon,
StyleStruck 
 




I’ve been sick for the past 4 days, finally ready to get back into the world tomorrow! So tonight I was feeling a little down for being home cooking for myself, so I put on some fabulous shoes, and a little Frank Sinatra/Sia/Adele and suddenly my mood changed. I know these are empty pots, but I was boiling the water. Swear. I made a very gourmet meal of pasta and alfredo sauce, and with celery and peanut butter as my appetizer. And Oreos. Double-stuffed. 

I’ve included a picture of my fridge, I’m feeling very inspired by these Anja pics from French Vogue recently. 
 


I have no idea what to wear with these polka dot platform heels. Help! They’re sitting impatiently on my shelf, (in my closet, not on the wall), waiting to be worn, and I just can’t figure it out.

 


Just admiring my feet the other night as I sat and waited for a girlfriend. These shoes have become my trusty party shoes, the 5 inch heel is actually comfortable and I adore painting my nails all different high-lighter colours to contrast with the grey. I painted my nails neon orange specifically for these shoes when I first got them. That’s love.

 


I’ve made it my mission over the past few days to clean out my closets. I decided to do this when I came across clothing from my early years in high school. So far I’ve got two bags full, ready to go. Some of the things I’m getting rid of I can’t believe I ever wore, how were those Pochahauntus style moccasin fur boots with the fur pom poms ever considered stylish??? 

However, there were a number of things I bought years ago that made me proud of my younger self, such as these gold and snakeskin sling back heels I bought for my graduation ceremony. I still adore snakeskin, in the background my prized vintage Pierre Cardin clutch.
 

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There is nothing like a fabulous new dress to cheer me up when I’m feeling low, hence my trip to H&M this past weekend. What started as an innocent browse, quickly turned into me throwing down the plastic, (debit obviously, not credit, Recessionistas don’t do debt). Here is how I have styled up the dress I bought! 

p.s. Because I haven’t got a professional photographer, or any photographer for that matter, at home with me I am reduced to doing the mirror-pictures. Let’s pretend I am in NYC hailing a cab, not holding a camera up… Hope you enjoy!
Dress: H&M
Belt: Bang-On
Vest: Vintage Rabbit Fur 
Coat: Vintage Rabbit Fur 
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman 
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
 


Doing a little Granville St shopping last week and wandered into USED, (amazing vintage store just off of Robson). Did the necessary 80s dresses-try-on and then spotted these gorgeous white leather booties! Almost brand new, a bit big, but a fashionista will sacrifice. And they came with a very happy vintage price-tag, a.k.a. very affordable – $24!

 

I adore Marc Jacobs, and lucky me Tommy knows this. On a recent trip to Vegas he brought me back not one but two!! gorgeous Marc by Marc Jacobs chain purses!

Happy to report they have gotten lots of use.
 


Walking home from work minding my own business, not feeling particularly fashionable when WHAM two very stylish people snap my picture for their fashion blog: www.fashion604.com. Here it is!

Next time I’d like the option to do a few poses, as I don’t find this picture particularly flattering. But hey, I got papparazzied! I’m not gonna complain.
 



Debbie Harry has long been a favourite of mine. It’s something about her quirky sense of style, how bold she is and how genuinely her personality shines through to the exterior. You can imagine how excited I was when I found a copy of her Rockbird album last spring at a record shop. The cover art is gorgeous, I have it on my wall, and it only cost 99 cents. One of my best purchases. Then this past fall I was searching through a little record shop on Hastings and found Harry’s album for her single “French Kissin” with the same cover art in different colours. 

So then the other day I’m on style.com looking through the beauty icons bit (click here to see what I’m talking about) and see an article about Stephen Sprouse designing Debbie Harry’s album cover, as well as clothes for her! Yayy I own a piece of Stephen Sprouse-designed art!
Top: the original album
Bottom: the two albums I own
 



Here are one of my best friends, Shannon and I headed out to see Motor at Venue this past Sunday night. We weren’t dressed like the majority of the people there and so apparently we looked like we were “from Germany, here to see Motor”. Good times with Shan Non. 

Top: (me)
Zara leather jacket
vintage white leather bustier
H&M chains and jewels scarf
vintage jean shorts
Zara grey studded heels
H&M pink purse
Bottom: (Shan Non)
Zara leather bomber
American Apparel dress, (she cut it and splashed bleach on it)
white keds
 


All dressed up for cousin Daniel’s wedding, here are Monika and I in Edmonton over the August long weekend. 

I’m wearing: (right)
BGBG Max Azria dress from last fall
Marc by Marc Jacobs chain/faux snakeskin purse
Stuart Weitzman nude platform heels (I towered over all of my 5’7″ family, but the shoes are fabulous!)
Monika wore: (left)
Red dress from Holts, no idea what label, apparently they accidently brought it in and don’t carry the line
Burberry belt
No idea shoe brand, cute tho hey?
Claire’s faux snakeskin clutch