by Tara Osipoff on June 17, 2013
Well summer is here and I am happy to be enjoying it on Vancouver Island, close to the ocean and the mountains. You can’t help but be inspired by the beauty that surrounds you! I just returned home from a two month stint in The Queen City. It was full of hard work and great hang outs with new friends. I also attended Saskatchewan Fashion Week (my first), which has ultimately led me here, to this post, on this blog. I’m excited I’ll be writing here, contributing my bit every couple weeks to what I think is a great message: Life is beautiful, and you should dress accordingly. Fashion is a fantastic way to express yourself and your creativity, and to feel your best. Which brings me to power pastels…
I love blazers and a good pair of trousers, but I’d never found the suit that fit both me and my budget. That is until I stumbled across these separate pieces that make up my perfect power suit. This mint suit has been a mainstay of my spring and summer wardrobe, surprisingly versatile. Mint is one of my favourite colours – I’ve got nail polish and high heels, and I’ve coveted leather jackets, and even one time a Volkswagon Beetle. The mint is picked right out of the blue greens of the beach, and I am happy to see it popping up in many new forms this season. To me, the structure of a suit makes pastels very easy to wear. It’s a great juxtaposition between the soft femininity of the colour and the more masculine sharp lines of a suit. Pairing the mint with nude keeps it soft and still makes a statement, working with the monochrome theme. It’s also easy to dress up with heels and jewellery, or down – as in Gatsby by the sea in a pink suit “dressed down”. Here I’ve taken the latter route with a silk blouse and tan leather sneakers that are just as good for scurrying over ocean boulders as they are for navigating the concrete jungle. The overall look feels both nostalgic and modern, which hearkens back to a time when a suit was casual wear. I have finally found my perfect power suit and it is pastel. What’s yours?
by Tara Osipoff on June 13, 2013
Taking stacked necks to a whole new level. Drew and Lex are two sisters that are creating a name for themselves in the fashion industry with their DIY heavy neck parties. They are authors of Me and Lex, a blog showcasing their latest accessory creations and their general style. The neck pieces are an assortment of new, used, vintage, and flea market jewelry. They take 5 or so necklaces apart and attach them together to create one chunky neck piece.
This may seem like a difficult task, and without proper instruction you may just end up with some broken necklaces and a horror show around your neck. Luckily, the girls teamed up with A Pair and A Spare blog and dished their secrets.
As of now, the girls have not yet come out with their own purchasable line of accessories. I personally hope that changes soon, as making my own has been time consuming, but most definitely worth it.
Follow the girls on Instagram at @dylanlex or on their blog, www.meandlex.blogspot.com