July 26, 2014

Strolling through the Byward Market







Wore this Thursday night out to dinner for our 4th wedding anniversary. As I mentioned on IG, it seems no one in Ottawa has ever seen anyone in head to toe black before. Some woman sitting on a patio could not have been more obvious that she was gawking at me. My husband and I cracked up as soon as we passed her. JERK.

Noctex washed linen vest ~ Ovate tank ~ Citizens of Humanity jeans ~ Guidi boots (Eva Gentry Consignment) ~ Ann Demuelemeester bag (Cahier D'Exercices) ~ LaLaYeah open coal ring

July 25, 2014

comfiest pants


Wore this to work the other day. Kind of felt like I was wearing pyjamas but I did not care. I was dying to wear these Rick Owens Drkshdw Sarouel lounge pants now that they were a reasonable length. So comfy it's kind of ridiculous. Worth the hefty price tag (even at 30% off, although I wished they had mediums left). Via SSENSE. (worn with Acne Studios tshirt, Silent by Damir Doma sila sandals and LaLaYeah open coal ring)

July 23, 2014

NEW IN


Super excited that this showed up in my mailbox today (yep, Mr. Mailman crammed it right in there). Washed linen vest with black suede waist straps from Noctex, by Negin Izad of Vancouver. Hooray for the discovery of another cool Canadian designer! It has a bit of an Elena Dawson vibe with the raw edges linen. SWEET! (p.s there's 2 left and only $75 now!)

July 21, 2014

Rick + Guidi





Rick Owens Lilies top and skirt (Lane Crawford) ~ old Gap jean jacket ~ Guidi shoes

July 18, 2014

Shop Alison's closet

A while ago I had given some thought to starting up a little classified ads feature on this blog where I can bring together the lovely folks out there who share my aesthetic and help them find awesome pieces that others are looking to part with. To my amusement, Aly of Space Cat emailed me recently, wondering if I had any ideas on how she could sell some of her clothing and jewelry. Perfect opportunity to get this idea going!
So here are some items Aly is looking to sell. If you're interested in any of it contact her here and make her an offer!


Made in Germany by Toronto designer Thomas Bálint. Marked size "II". Very tight fitting tank-top maxi-dress. Features a twisted seam at the front. Linen/cotton mix.  Low arm cut - would recommend for US 0-2 and smaller busts size (<34") to avoid accidental side boob exposure. I'm trying to sell it because it's too tight for me at the shoulders/chest. (original price $90)


Ovate Resurgram cardigan. Worn possibly twice. It's a size small. I can't believe she's giving this up. I LOVE mine - it's like wearing a blanket. COZY! (original price $180)
SOLD!!!!!


Kaliyana Akiko top in Lime Carnaby. Their website says it will fit a size XS (2-6) - I would recommend it for US 4-6. Unworn except to try it on at the store. (original price $189)



Magic Mountain cotton sweater. Size S. Made in Canada and designed by a Canadian designer. 95% cotton. Worn under five times. Would recommend for US 4-6 and of average height ;). It's a black melange colour on the outside and cream on the inside. It has an asymmetrical hem at the bottom (love it), very open neckline and pockets. It's a pretty funky piece - unfortunately, it just slips off my shoulders. (original price $90)


A modernist necklace of unknown metal. 


R. Tennesmed of Sweden pewter pendant 


This is my favourite piece Alison is selling. GORG!!! Unsigned copper collared necklace. (More pics here)

Sterling ring - it has a triangle hallmark and is stamped 925 silver


Jørgen Jensen pewter ring


Sterling ring - details here