Monday, July 6, 2015

How to Style: Chloe Baylee

The Chloe Baylee has been one of those handbags on my radar for about a year- I love how effortless it is. The versatility of having neutral color options (the front and back are different colours) all in one handbag just makes this version of the Baylee that much better! It doesn't scream loud and annoying logos and the hardware is not all up in your face; it's just a well constructed roomy handbag with the option of a shoulder strap... the shoulder strap is another key feature I forgot to mention! 
How to Style: Chloe Baylee
Although this handbag can be worn many different ways- we chose to pair it back to a floral baby doll reminiscent of our high school days and a nice clean luggage color wedge. Throw on a bold red lip; my absolute favorite one at the moment happens to be NARS Jungle Red (Semi Matte Lipstick) and red nails and you 'citify' your boho look.





Friday, July 3, 2015

MONTREAL SUMMER IN THE CITY

It’s safe to say that anyone who lives anywhere has at one point in time complained about where they live and fantasized about living elsewhere. We know we’re guilty of “hood hating” once in awhile, whether it be traffic, construction, weather, etc. But during the summer, it is hard to deny that Montreal is one of the best cities to spend your time because there is literally something new to do or see every week. So here are some of what is on tap in my city this summer that you all need to check out! 
 
Montreal is known for its fabulous eats and a new awesome phenomenon is our street eats. So fitting that our first must attend summer fun event is at the Olympic Stadium on July 3rd, where over 30 food trucks are there for the tasting. Some of our faves you need to check out:

Last year's Olympic Stadium craziness!
 
 
Grumman 78 restaurant

 
 
Lucille’s restaurant

Pizza no 900
 
Pied de Cochon
 
Montreal is fortunate enough to have the comedy fest, Just for Laughs, from July 8-28. Some of the world’s funniest actors and standup comics gather in our city and put on gut busting shows for your viewing pleasure. Looking forward to:
The Nasty Show July 16th – 25th
Kevin Hart July 24
Neil Patrick Harris July 27-28

California has Coachella. Austin has SXSW. Miami has Ultra. And Montreal has Osheaga. This year is the 10th anniversary, which means the lineups are unreal. The music festival takes place at Parc Jean Drapeau from  July 31 to  Aug 2. We are dying to see:
Florence + the Machine 
Nas
Ben Harper
Black Keys
Tove Lo
Buy a pass for your favorite day or for the entire 3-day festival weekend.

Don’t let the name deter you, Oysterfest (August 29th and 30th) is so much more than oysters. Montreal’s best restaurants and bars showcase their stuff and while you eat, drink and slurp, you can catch some world renowned oyster shuckers compete. A few of last year’s favorites:
Delicious food from: L’Orignal, Garde Manger, Flyjin
Awesome drinks from:  Burgundy Lion and Philemon

So if you can’t take a vacay this summer, it’s all good, because Montreal is hooking you up with some amazing activities and events and in our opinion, the perfect places to display your amazing summer looks. See you all there!

Monday, June 29, 2015

SUMMER TREND OBSESSIONS

What's so amazing about fashion IMHO is that with each season, there are a bevvy of new trends that emerge which allow us to in turn to reinvent our own personal style. Picking and choosing what should stay on the glossy pages and what needs to appear in our closets, LIVE. So with summer now here, I wanted to share my trend obsessions with all of you! 


Summer Trend Obsessions


So we have first and foremost, culottes, which may not be everyone's cup of tea at first glance but we suggest giving them another look because they are, for lack of a better word, AWESOME! Then there's the crop top, which lets face it, was made to pair with your fabulous culottes, as well as our next obsession, the midi skirt. Then lets hit up some off the shoulder hippie dresses - lace, floral, printed, or solid - we love them all! Now for accessories, we can't get enough mini structured bags, in any texture or color. And can't forget the suede ankle wrap sandal to literally tie any look together, just too good. And lastly, not something you even need to buy, just roll out of bed and tie your hair in a messy top knot or spray your hair with excessive amounts of hairspray, tease with fingers and let it be wild - we heart messy hair for summer so much.

So these are some of my absolute favorite summer trends and we hope this post inspires your looks for this fleeting, yet awesome season!


Summer Trend Obsessions by melsoldera featuring a leather purse