what to wear no.07

what to wear no.7
Dreaming of Spring… if only it was warm enough for tees, and sunny a little more often too! I saw this Schott tee on Actor Emelia Clarke on the cover of ‘Glamour Paris‘ which inspired the look. I also love that art deco-ish ring by Gorjana; they are my go to for delicate gold jewelry at really reasonable prices. I just have to say it, can-not-wait for Le printemps!!

Lancer Print Tee – Schott NYC

Yetti Sunglasses – Sunday Somewhere
Delano Fan Ring – Gorjana
Limited Edition Silk Matteen Nail Polish, Pseudo Silk Kimono – Deborah Lippmann
Wood Wood Adrien Striped top – La Garconne
Selvedge Toothpick Jean in Cherish Wash – J Crew
Black Leather Silver Heeled Anouck Chelsea Boots – Alexander Wang
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here we go




Trying to get geared up for a refresh / renewal / come back… it’s been a tough 6 months or so to get in the head space for blogging; with moving around and waiting for renovations to be done. The good news is we’ll be moving into our house very soon so I’ll be able to set up my space for blogging and get back into it with full force. I know it’s a lame excuse, but I’ve always been someone who needs everything organized and all the proper ‘equipment’ before I can dive into something. A few things that I’ll have to go back and cover are photos from my amazing adventure in Morocco { from October, can you believe how time flies !! } and some before ~ inspiration ~ during ~ after photos of the house! Eep, I simply can not wait. In the mean time, I stumbled across this video by Aimee Song. I really enjoy following her blog and Instagram and I thought this was a great little vid. My favourite part –

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Always learning and growing is a great place to be. Looking forward to getting back at it { now, how many times have I said that! } so stay tuned!!

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the weekly four no.01

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Easy does it… It’s been a while, OK a long while. But I am determined to find the time to dedicate to the A&O. I must! I’ve been wrapped up in travelling, both professionally / personally (Paris & Alsace / Morocco & London ) so there will be much more to come on that soon. Mixed in with all of that has been a lot of renovation madness which, at times, can be so much fun and, at other times, can cause a fair amount of stress. Learning to work with it is an exercise in patience that’s for sure!

Anyways, here we go… a new project for weekly inspiration – on a Monday  – to start the week off motivated and creatively charged!

Talk soon xx

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friday

on the menu – fig cheesecake – from Sacramento Street

the official Martinique wallpaper

away we go! vacation ideas for every { astrological } sign

the Coolangatta home of Leah Batholomew

just dreamy; the MiH jeans fall lookbook

Elizabeth Cole Strieker Earrings – love

Miss Moss’ lost in the light playlist

DIY seashell candles from Design*Sponge

inspired by: this TED Talks video by Amy Cuddy

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june how-to

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For your next party: 10 Ways To Make A Cocktail Stick

A Cup of Jo shows you how to give a reflexology foot massage

Making aged mercury glass candle holders with A Beautiful Mess

The tool kit for sexy bedhead

Brush care 101 from Garance Doré

How clever are these hanging laundry baskets!

A hand-carved stamp project with Emmadime

Who doesn’t want to make their own piñatas ?

Hellllooooo June! Can’t believe you’re here already. Don’t you think that the beginning of the month is a such great time to get inspired! Speaking of such things, I can’t wait to share more details soon on a course I am taking that starts this coming Monday. It’s called Fibre Arts with Natural Dyes and it’s sure to be an amazing experience in something that’s totally new! xx

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in your space: jessie webster

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I love this sneak peak inside the Silver Lake home of Jessie Webster via Design*Sponge. Jessie Wesbter is a kick-ass photographer specializing in lifestyle and interiors. She’s also the woman behind the blog Sweet Thing where she shares photography as well as her love for fashion and interior design.

Silver Lake was one of my favourite neighbourhoods in the Los Angeles area and Jessies home & decor make me love it even more! I am defintley going to keep her quote in mind:

“what I love most about my home is the original charm.”

I think that is something that’s easy to forget, yet so simple to incorporate when developing you homes style. xx

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photographer: ren rox

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London based fashion photographer Ren Rox’ work has been published by magazines such as Dazed & Confused, Oyster, The Face, Neo2, and The Telegraph. See more of Ren’s work at her website, flickr & tumblr. xx

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home-grown: junction flea market

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I’m really trying to put more of a home-grown spin on here at the a&o. So how perfect is this? Every second Sunday of the month, and starting tomorrow, The Junction Flea!

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I’ll be there to check it out. We’re on the hunt for a wooden crate for a new project and I think this is just the place to find it! xx

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home-grown: vintage crawl

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Put on your walking shoes. Well I suppose all shoes are meant for walking, aren’t they! But, hey, maybe you’ll pick up a new pair along the way ; )

For one night only it’s the Vintage Crawl Toronto! A late-night party across the city’s west end where shops from Kensington Market to Roncesvalles keep their doors open from 7pm til midnight with treats, sales and deals at the ready.

Here are the participating shops and a handy map to plan your route!

1. Sub Rosa 16 Kensington Avenue
2. One Heart Design 77 Kensington Avenue
3. Anice Jewellery 167 Augusta Avenue
4. Pretty Freedom 165 Augusta Avenue
5. Armed 1024 Dundas Street West
6. Bridge + Bardot 1138 Dundas Street West
7. Penny Arcade 1177 Dundas Street West
8. I Miss You (Dundas West) 1315 Dundas Street West
9. Dalston Grey 1317 Dundas Street West
10. 101 SUPERmarket 1418 Dundas Street West
11. The Chief Salvage Co. 1493 Dundas Street West
11. Friends Electric 1493 Dundas Street West
12. Life of Manek 1504 Dundas Street West
13. Reservoir Vintage & Bright Brown Vintage Pop-up at Henhouse 1532 Dundas Street West
14. Print Fine Vintage 834 A College Street
15. Mrs.Huizenga 28 Roncesvalles Avenue
16. Door Number Two ‘Garage’ at 294 Roncesvalles Avenue
17. Common Sort (Parkdale) 1414 Queen Street West
18. Philistine 1394 Queen Street West
19. House of Vintage 1239 Queen Street West
20. 69 Vintage 1100 Queen Street West
21. Thank You 1080 Queen Street West
22. Chosen Vintage 960 Queen Street West
23. Magwood 886 Queen Street West
24. V Queen West 702 Queen Street West
25. Cabaret Vintage 672 Queen Street West
26. Silver Falls 15 Ossington Avenue
26. Tusk 15 Ossington Avenue
27. I Miss You Vintage (Ossington) 63 Ossington Avenue
27. Emporium by I Miss You Vintage 63 Ossington Avenue
28. Rescue Vintage 102 Ossington Avenue

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xx #vcto

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what to wear no.06

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It’s official, my countdown is now totally on!! I am beyond excited to be heading to Coachella this year { remember the promise I made my self last year } along with various other spots along the Californian coast line. A bit of a dream trip many years in the making. We’ll have one night in LA and, if I had it my way { well technically I do, I just don’t have the outfit } here’s what I would be wearing –

Sass & Bide – The Big Go sequin-embellished cotton jersey tank
Current/Elliott – The Stiletto cropped low-rise skinny jeans
Acne – Donna textured leather ankle boots
Rag & Bone – Floppy Brim Fedora in purple
Bing Bang NYC – Crystal Shard Ring Rose
Chanel – Le Vernis Nail Colour in Emprise
Super Sunglasses – Panama Glasses
Theory – Tivona stretch-crepe blazer
Zara – Cut Work tote bag

Here’s wishing! xx

everlane comes to canada

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When I stumbled upon Everlane about a year ago I wished very much that their products would be available to Canadians. It’s not very often that a company pushes so hard for something like that, but Everlane did. With their #CrowFundCanada campaign they have made their way North!

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Since then, I’ve been obsessed with their clean lines, cheeky spirit, and luxurious basics at reasonable prices. It’s all about transparency; their MO is cutting out the middleman in order to pass mega savings along to their customers. Works for me, and can’t wait to place my first order! xx

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