• Work It

    how to work: burgundy into your fall/winter wardrobe

    pencilskirtandpumps: how to ‘work’: burgundy into your work wardrobe this fall  Marc Jacobs purple dress / Jardin des Orangers cashmere sweater / Topshop skirt / Zara shoes / Yves Saint Laurent leather purse / Danier : leather jacket/ Sites-ysl_us-Site lipstick me

  • The Essentials

    the essentials: F is for Falling into coloured fall jacket

    i’m adding a fall jacket to the list of essentials because if you live in Canada you know how confusing and indecisive the weather can be, you can get summer, fall and winter-like temps all in one week. my solution for dealing with our unpredictable weather is to to have a few jackets in my work wardrobe. in addition to the basic black, the camel and leather jacket, i have a lightweight coloured jacket. how i work the fall jacket: this blue from Zara has come in handy for travelling for work and because of the length it’s a great alternative to a trench. I will work it with all…

  • In My Closet,  The Essentials

    the essentials: ” I” is Investment Bag – Pt. 2

                    just a quick follow-up from my previous post on the “Investment” Bag.  how i work it: this Cole Haan tote is the perfect work bag for me. it’s a medium size bag that holds my wallet, phone, camera, small umbrella, iPad, iPod, make-up bag (that has Advil, eye drops, hand lotion and lip balm in it – no actual makeup), and some other items.  i’ve been toting it around for about 3 years now (maybe more) when i picked it up on a trip to Chicago – love that city btw. it’s the first time i’ve spent proper money on a handbag…

  • In My Closet,  The Essentials

    the Essentials: F is for “Flats” in the nude

    Nina G. says ballet flats are timeless, chic and more importantly, for us practical 9to5ers, comfortable. win-win! how i work it: those flats are like Lays Potato Chips – i can’t just have one! i opted for 9west flats with a bit of a pointy toe in black, nude, and brown. these nude pair have walked me to work many a spring/summer day. because they are nude, they work with just about everything. i sometimes skip the heels and keep these on all day and into the weekend.  high-five for comfort! me how many pairs do you own?

  • In My Closet,  The Essentials

    the Essentials: F is for Fly Fall Boots

    in the “One Hundred”, Nina G. lists fishnets, frye harness boots and a fur stole (geez, really? who wears those?!) among the “F”s that every stylish woman must own. i’ve opted for a pair of heeled pointy-toed boots as a staple for the working girl.  how i work it: mostly with pants but i may pair it with a leather pencil skirt. off duty? rock these with a pair of boyfriend jeans, a button down and a bad-ass leather jacket (jacket will be in an upcoming post).  me

  • In My Closet,  The Essentials

    The Essentials: The Booties

    The Essentials: B is for (ankle) booties Nina G. says, if worn properly booties can elongate the legs. Now, who wouldn’t want that?!  how i work it: these are my new black suede Ateliers booties which i plan to wear with opaque tights and dresses and skirts and on casual fridays with some skinnys this fall. me how do you work your ankle boots?