Wednesday, April 16, 2014

tiaraiconaccessory addict {glasses}

I've needed glasses since I was 8 years old.  I clearly remember being very excited about the idea of glasses and thought they were so cool.  Until I reached Junior High, got called four eyes and decided they were very uncool.  So when I turned 15 and got fitted for contact lenses I couldn't be happier.  Until I reached University and thought it was cool once again to wear glasses (but fashion glasses, worn over my contact lenses).  Ah the flip flopping I have done over eyeglasses.  I currently associate them with relaxation and sleep as I don't usually take out my contacts until bedtime.  However I do like to sport them on occassion, as a geeky chic accessory.  Speaking of glasses as an accessory, sunglasses are both practical and stylish and I don't leave the house on a sunny day without a pair perched on top of my head.



Coach, Marshalls (c/o)

Glasses USA (c/o)

Smart Set




Do you like to accessorize with glasses? Eye or sun?

Monday, April 7, 2014

tiaraiconshoes & didgeridoos

Last week I was invited to two very fashionable events supporting Canadian talent.  The first, a launch of designer Ron White's shoe collection for Holt Renfrew.  The second, a vernissage at a new art gallery & tattoo shop in my neighbourhood. I invited my curly haired better half to join me and we made a Thursday date night of shoes & didgeridoos!

Dress- Peter Pilotto for Target; Shrug-Vintage; Clutch- Swapped; Belt- United Colors of Benetton; Bracelets & Shoes- Thrifted; Necklace- The Dunes PEI

The thing I love most about Ron White's shoes is that they're designed for both functionality & fashion, meaning they're comfortable and chic!
This shoe's iridescent quality reminds me of something a mermaid would wear, so whimsical.

It looks like a killer, but Ron White created the world's first All Day Heels technology using NASA Poron!

With beauty guru & perfume whisperer Jane of Daly Beauty.

The first lady, Laureen Harper is a fashionable supporter of Ron White's impeccable designs.

With the lovely Deb McCain (how fab is her coral suit!)
My tootsies are sample size so I tried on a pair of Rob White's heels for fun.  They're like a stylish pillow for your feet, I gave an audible sigh of delight when slipping them on.
An animated conversation about shoes (what else!) with the one and only Ron White.

The first lady knows how to strut her stuff in Ron White!

Champagne & heels, does it get any better?

The adorable shoe cookie gifts (which were Oreos dipped in chocolate, yum!)

After oo'ing and aah'ing over gorgeous heels that I hope to one day be able to afford, we headed to an entirely different creative scene crawling with artists and musicians.  
With Ben, my future tattoo artist for a piece I am getting later this year at the Railbender Tattoo Studio.

Celebrating Mat Dube's vernissage.

The ethnic melodies of the Didgeridoo (played by none other than artist Mat Dube himself!)

What is your idea of a fun date night?

Monday, March 10, 2014

tiaraiconbabes n gents

I love to support local, from working part-time as a Shop Gal at twiss & weber, to attending local craft shows.  When Amir of Babes n Gents asked me if I would be interested in styling some of their pieces, I was thrilled to be able to support an Ottawa based clothing company.  

Babes n Gents pieces range from $10-$190 so there truly is something for every babe and gents budget! Free shipping in Canada for orders over $150 and they just released Ottawa, Montreal & Toronto specific collections. 

They use American Apparel blanks (made in USA) and the printing, packaging and labels (made of organic twill cotton) are made in Canada.

My favourite part about Babes n Gents is the charitable component- they donate 10% of their net profits to UNICEF on a monthly basis.


Concert Chick (Canada Crop Tank in black- $32)

 Crop Tank- Babes & Gents; Pants- Thrifted; Necklace- Lia Sophia; Fedora- Zellers; Bracelets- Joe Fresh & Thrifted; Ring- Thrifted; Shoes- Max's Footwear

Dating Diva (Love Birds Crop Tee in Fuschia- $20)
Crop Tee- Babes n Gents; Dress (worn as skirt)- Sirens; Belt & Hair Flower- Thrifted; Bracelets- Aldo; Shimmery Tights- Forever 21; Shoes- Target

Lunching Lady (Love Birds Big Print in White- $10)
Tank- Babes n Gents; Skirt- Labels; Blazer & Gloves- Thrifted; Belt- United Colors of Benetton; Necklace- The Dunes PEI; Hat- Simon's Montreal; Shoes- Max's Footwear


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Dress- DressLily (c/o); Lace Top- Sirens; Belt- Peacock UK; Purse & Shoes- Vintage; Headband- Forever 21 (gifted); Sunglasses- Aldo; Earrings- Norwegian Cruise Line; Rings- Gifted & Urban Outfitters

Sparkly, bejeweled & flouncy, everything I could want in a dress.  Thanks to DressLily for making my dream dress come true! When I was choosing the dress I wanted to review (which was a very difficult task as they have hundreds of adorable pieces), this dress caught my eye because of the subtle glimmer, embellished collar and bell skirt.  I didn't read the dress description closely enough so when I received the piece in the mail I was disappointed there was no lacy long sleeve. Until I remembered I had a black lacy leotard that would do the trick!

This is my new career to cocktails dress because you can jazz it up (like I did here for dinner & drinks with friends) or wear it with a blazer for the daytime.

Sunday, February 16, 2014


Jacket & Ring- Thrifted; Skirt- Reitmans; T-Shirt- Demu; Hosiery- Marshalls; Booties & Earrings- Gifted; Sunglasses- Coach (c/o Marshalls); Necklace- Joe Fresh; Backpack- Vintage; Nail Polish- Stormy by Revlon

I'm typically drawn to girly hues & feminine silhouettes but sometimes I feel like injecting a little bad @$$ into my outfit.  Pleather, fishnets & a graphic tee would be my motorcycle outfit of choice.  It's on my bucket list to ride on the back of a motorcycle or get my scooter license, so you never know!


How do you express your wild side through your ensembles?