Monday, January 23, 2017

The Statement White Coat

This season, try standing out in a sea of black coats with a clean white coat.  As intimidating as the color white may be, its crisp allure and high versatility are reasons enough to chance it.  Or, use a white coat as a way to tone down a more colorful look.  There’s something extremely fresh about leather jackets, overcoats, fur coats, and trench coats all rendered in white, and we’re loving how they manage to give your fall outfit a crisp, chic, unexpected update. The only downside? The fact that you can't go anywhere without your trusty Tide To Go pen in tow. Ah well, it’s a small price to pay.

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Gucci Coat
Chanel Dress
Karl Lagerfeld Booties
Gucci Bag

Photo By Julie Doro

Saturday, January 21, 2017

How To Wear Cropped Pants In Winter

Showing a little leg in winter doesn’t have to mean freezing your ankles. If you can wear skirts throughout the winter, then you sure as heck should be able to pull off cropped trousers and jeans without freezing your ankles off. Cropped pants flatter every body type, can be paired with heels or flats.  To me, they work for both Winter or Spring depending on how you style 'em.

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Mr & Mrs Italy Bomber
Gucci Sweater
Paige Cropped Jeans (Old)
Topshop Hat W/DIY Pompom
Chanel Brooch (On Hat)
Chanel Bag
Fendi Scarf
Stella McCartney Sneakers

Photo By Julie Doro

Friday, January 20, 2017

Hawaii Getaway Photo Diary And Hotel Reviews

Hello everyone, TGI!  As some of you may know from following me on Instagram or Facebook, I was in Hawaii last Christmas. It was wonderful to spend the holiday in a tropical island.  Nothing is better than putting on swimming suits and dip in the ocean on Christmas Day!  I'm back to Vancouver now, but I left my heart in Hawaii!

We first stayed at Sheraton Waikiki, and then we checked in to Turtle Bay Resort.  Waikiki was a lot of fun, however we were disappointed at the services from Sheraton Waikiki.  The hotel was in full capacity during Christmas time, and their staffs just show less care to their guests.  They were obviously enthusiastic or bored with their work and were largely unresponsive to the most reasonable and basic service requests. There were few smiles and everyone was in a hurry.  The gym at Sheraton Waikiki doesn't even have a window, you feel you are working out in a prison!

We hiked Diamond Head, swam at Hanauma Bay, watched sunset at Ala Moana Beach.  It was absolutely beautiful!

Turtle Bay Resort was amazing.  Skip the hustle and bustle of Waikiki and come experience the Paradise of true Hawaii.  Some of the best snorkeling on this side of the island. The beach area is well-protected so the waves are minimal and the water is clear. The amount of wildlife wasn't spectacular but it's great for beginners. The beach itself was safe despite being well-traveled. The rooms are clean spacious and up to date. The staff is amazing kind and so helpful. The gym is very well stocked with high end machines and cardio equipment. The pools are large enough  though not overly big - but you do have the ocean a few steps away. 

Lanikai Beach is the most beautiful beach I have ever seen!  No wonder it ranks as one of the best beaches in the world. Surrounded by endless miles of calm tranquil aqua blue waters, it’s hard to look at it these special windward ocean waters without getting an urge to jump right in.  You will be mesmerized the moment you walk down one of the several public beach access alleyways.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

How To Wear Shorts In The Winter

Wearing shorts in the winter may seem like a big no-no, but it is possible to pull off the piece during chilly temps without looking, well, crazy. It's true that shorts are traditionally reserved for warmer weather, but when crafted from the right fabrics (think: tweed, leather, and wool) and styled appropriately, shorts are an incredibly chic option for your winter wardrobe.  Then how to wear shorts in the Winter(without looking crazy)?  The obvious answer: Wear shorts with black opaque tights. Over-the-knee boots (aka, the shoe of the season) will keep your legs extra warm. Plus, you can wear chunky wool socks underneath without anyone noticing.

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Alexander Wang Hat
Zara Sweater
Black Orchid Denim shorts
Zara Leggings
Stuart Weitzman Boots
Vintage Hermès Bag
Moschino Earrings

Photo By Julie Doro

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Wearing Bright Color In Winter

When the temperatures are freezing and it’s snowing outside… we naturally gravitate to wintery colors…For many, bright shades are strictly reserved for summer, but a splash of attention-grabbing colour can brighten an otherwise drab look (and your mood) all year round.  A show-stopping coat looks effortless when thrown over classic blue jeans and a bold colored sweater. It's a one-step way of looking like you've made more of an effort than you really have.  And for an instant mood-booster as you leave the house, a bright hat or beanie does the trick.

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H&M + Kenzo Coat
H&M + Kenzo Hat
Gucci Sweater
J Brand Leather Pants
Zara Booties
Vintage Hermès Bag

Photo By Julie Doro

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Statement Winter Parka

There is no denying the importance of having a heavy-duty parka at your disposal once the temperatures drop. But, even though there is so much to love about this topper, it is nearly impossible to make the sleeping bag-like jacket look chic.  This kind of jacket is inspired by American army pilots back in the fifties of last century. It's an universal piece which features numerous pockets, warm lining and hooded. The fur lined design will ideally suit for cold winter days while you are on your way to school, countryside trips or work.

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Mr & Mrs Italy Parka
Gucci Sweater
AG Jeans
Vintage Hermès Bag
Fendi Bag Charm
Topshop Beanie
Chanel Brooch

Photo By Julie Doro