Pristine In Céline

Critically acclaimed for its “prêt-à-porter” clothing line, Céline Vipiana’s signature “Céline Paris” logo on a white t-shirt finds itself in Toronto paired with a mustard yellow, pleated maxi skirt.

This basic but trendy t-shirt had my eye for quite some time. Possessing the versatility factor, the Céline t-shirt was definitely a must for my wardrobe. Leather pants, jeans, colored bottoms…you name it, this shirt can turn your everyday pair of pants into a ‘street chic’ outfit. But, I wanted to turn things up a notch by pairing it with a yellow mustard maxi skirt. My love for bold colours could not go unnoticed, especially during summer season.

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I found this funky maxi skirt at the well known “one size fits all” shop ‘Spoof’ located on Queen St. W. and lucky for me, no tailoring whatsoever was needed. Here’s the thing though, clothing from one size fits all shops don’t actually fit everyone but rather it only caters to the 5’4 and under population. Purchasing bottoms from stores like these will most likely save you a trip to the tailor and/or to your grand mother’s place. While my grand mother is probably the best seamstress I know, I prefer to burden others with the hemming task and save myself from looking like the nagging grand-daughter.

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Nude wedges with black and creme stripes added just the right amount of pattern in my outfit. The nude strap blended perfectly with the colour of my skirt and created a nice contrast between the mustard yellow maxi and striped pattern of the wedge heel. Because I like to keep my outfits proportioned, in this case, I kept it minimal by pairing my black vintage cross-body purse. I didn’t want to over power the yellow of my maxi with a bigger black hand bag and give the outfit a bumblebee-esque vibe to it.

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Hope you enjoyed this one!

xo,

Abby

http://lookbook.nu/look/5255000-Cline-White-Tshirt-Yellow

The Best of The 80’s: Acid Wash Jeans

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acid 80s wash

Say what you want about 80s music but as far as fashion goes, there really is no decade worse than what this era brought to the table. After all, what other decade let you get away walking the streets in MC Hammer pants, shoulder pad induced blazers  and horrid neon leg warmers? However, amidst the craziness found in 80s fashion, one gem of a trend caught my eye: The acid wash jean. I was rummaging through my mother’s old high school photos one day, and found a picture of her and some girlfriends looking pretty darn hot in their acid wash jeans accompanied by the oh-so-famous perm-ridden hairstyle. Having watched ‘Sixteen Candles’ the night before as well, I decided to channel my inner Molly Ringwald and so, my quest for acid wash jeans had begun.

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If you’re subdued by the thousands of dollars university/college has brought upon you like it has for me, shopping on a budget has become a must in my life, which also made my hunt for good quality jeans like these ones, a difficult task. Major stores like Topshop, Zara and H&M who provide shoppers with current trends either lacked quality in regards of material or just didn’t offer the price range I had in mind for this type of jean. At this point, my $50 budget seemed absolutely ridiculous in this day and age. So much for wishful thinking. But, not to worry, I resorted to the wondrous art of vintage shopping! I scoured Kensington Market, vintage shops along Bathurst and Dufferin in hopes for a find. While some shops carried what I wanted, an XS or 00 was nowhere to be found…damn, it. It wasn’t until a friend of mine messaged me on Facebook letting me know she was selling a pair of vintage Levi 501s in black and white acid wash for 30 freaking dollars in my size did I wave my hands in the air like I just didn’t care. My mission was complete and so I busted out my “happy dance” (also known as my hidden talent of ‘Crumping’ along with various booty pops in between).

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For my second outfit, I decided to make it more of an androgynous one by adding: A pair of black suede wedges, my vintage hexagon shaped cross-body purse along with my chartreuse tank top. I added a touch of femininity with these items and the vintage purse I paired it with, was the perfect touch of modernity to the outfit. While black and white are fantastic colors, I couldn’t bear straying too close to the sidewalk and being a huge fan of bold colors, I played up the outfit by pairing it with this chartreuse tank top. Wondering where I purchased my items? You know the drill. Check out my Lookbook link posted on my ‘About Me’ page!

xo

Abby