Studded Style

I can’t seem to escape the studded love that’s turning up on everything from denim cutoffs, biker boots, sky-high stilettos, iphone covers, display trays, jackets, even nails!  From edgy street style to the catwalks of fashion capitals, studded or spiked embellishments can be purchased from high-end retailers at a hefty price, or done at home DIY-style for next to nothing.

And that’s what is so fantastic about this trend, is that there are no limits to how little or how much, where or to what you’d like to add that extra touch of glam meets edge. For all you DIY-ers, where do you get your studded embellishments from? I have some additions to make!

Artist To Watch: Lana Del Rey

If there is anyone you should watch for, it’s Lana Del Rey. This powerfully mixed beauty + songstress boasts melodies similar to what we would have seen in the late 50’s or 60’s with a modern edge, blending genres as diverse as indie + hip hop. Her powerful vocals + impeccable style are a rare treat, almost seemingly from another era. New to you? Sample singles like Blue Jeans, Summertime Sadness + National Anthem

Monday Glamour

On a dreary Monday morning like today, I find the following particularly fascinating…

Beautiful photography like this leaves me feeling completely inspired + captivated in a glamorous wonderland. I’ve decided that each Monday, starting today, I will be posting a new series called “Monday Glamour” specifically devoted to dreamy photography of glamorous women, places + things. I hope you enjoy XO If you liked this post, you might also like this!

*All Photos Taken from my Pinterest Account*

Clare Vivier

Introducing the ultra-trendy + super functional fold-over clutches made by L.A. based designer Clare Vivier. After noticing these gorgeous clutches held tightly under the arms of the stylish again + again on Pinterest, I decided to do some research of my own + was pleasantly surprised to learn more about the designer & her growing collection of functional bags + socially conscious practices. You can see more on her website here!

Summer Maxi Dress

With the rising temperatures in Vancouver lately, there is nothing better than having a few long maxi dresses on hand, that you can quickly throw on while heading out the door. This look is effortless while having the same effect as a well calculated look, requires nothing but a few simple accessories + voila, the perfect Summer uniform! What are some of your go-to pieces for Summer?

What I’m Wearing

FOREVER21 Maxi Dress
FOREVER21 Beaded bracelets
Stella + Dot ‘Ever After’ Necklace (Heart)
Stella + Dot ‘On The Mark’ Necklace (Arrow)

Sunny Sunday

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! Mine was a mix of work + play – preparing for my huge term projects and catching up with a day of fun, sun + patio lunching with my oldest friend + bride-to-be Kate who just got in from New York. On to another hectic week!

What I’m Wearing

FOREVER21 Colored Denim Short
FOREVER21 Beaded Bracelets
Grey Snakeskin HAVAIANAS
STELLA + DOT Serpent Bracelet