Thursday, 20 March 2014

Spring is on the Horizon

| Wearing: | Dress - Aritzia | Shoes: Jeffery Campbell | Shades: House of Harlow | Bracelets: ASOS and Forever 21 | 

This is actually a post that I prepared last summer... I miss my tan, my blonde hair, and the fact that I am wearing an over-sized Aritzia tee shirt as a dress. It's so comfortable and effortless to wear, I could literally move right in and never take it off. And let's be honest, I have quadzilla running legs - if I can wear this 'dress', so can anyone.

The chunky Jeffery Campbell shoes are probably the most comfortable platforms I own.  I can literally wear them for hours on end.

The weather is warming, the snow is melting, and soon our bare legs will be in view. 



Sunday, 9 February 2014

90s are back BABY

| Wearing: | Sweatshirt - Aritzia | Denim - Joe's Jeans | Pumps - Nasty Gal | Rings - Stella & Dot and Jewelmint | Arrow Necklace - Stella & Dot | Lipstick - Nars |

90s…. Cara Delevingne…. Need I say more.  I will be honest, I wasn’t keen on all of the 90s styles that have been making appearances this year.  But I do love hoodless sweatshirts, ripped jeans, bright lipsticks, flannels, and platform runners.  This look is totally inspired from my favorite, most laid back, 20 year old model Cara Delevingne.  The bold-browed Brit hit the 2013 runways, most notably London Fashion Week where she walked eight different catwalks. Her animated media pics and off-duty sartorial swagger have endeared her to the masses. Everything she wears seems to become an instant trend, even when what she wears is a  “weathered” tee shirt. With a company in the works, I can hardly wait to see what this model’s line up will entail.

I remember when wearing over sized tee shirts and button ups tied around their waist was totally rad.  Coming from a generation of bold prints, cartoon inspirations and grunge edge, 90s fashionistas are bringing back the quirkiest trends of their day in a bold way. This season, we’re seeing inspiration from our childhood favorites dominating blogs, runways, and stores across the fashion scene. Can’t wait to see what spring will bring.

xo, Court

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

A Suitable Lifestyle


"Ignoring your passion is slow suicide. Never ignore what your heart pumps for. Mold your career around your lifestyle, not your lifestyle around your career."
Whilst I will admit blogging hasn't been on my list of top priorities as of late, after reading this quote I felt inspired to write a blog post.

Fashion is my true love and number one passion. I don't have a million followers on my blog and my posts are pretty much like every other one out there. But at the end of the day I love it. It keeps me sane in my crazy new world and I do it for me.
By day I am a passionate electrical student and by night and weekend I am an enthusiastic fashion lover and supporter. Often times when I get home and take off my Carhartts, I curl my hair, put on lipstick and drape myself in pearls. I absolutely love my career choice and feel like I really followed my heart on this one. However, that doesn't mean I need to abandon the real me, the fashion lover.
I've also come to the conclusion that my blog does not have to be all about clothes and how I style my wardrobe. It is about MY passions and lifestyle.
I'll be in honest in that I was pretty miserable in the legal world and that gave me great motivation for change. Although change is scary, it can be more rewarding than you'll ever know.
Courtney - the Chanel loving electrician.


Saturday, 23 November 2013

Favorite Trends - Shorts Galore

Lace and trouser shorts are everything right now. They are definitely on my list of top trends for spring and summer and I can’t seem to get enough of them. I’m a huge fan of shorts in general, but I love the fact that they are so versatile and can be worn for both formal and casual occasions.  I've always thought that lace will never go out of style. There's so much you can do with them, really and it’s just such a glamorous approach on boring every-day shorts.  I typically pair mine with an oversized blouse or tank, lots of arm candy and sky high heels. My only tip when wearing crochet or lace shorts is to be careful with what you pair them with…SOMETIMES, depending on the garment, the white ones especially, tend to look a bit like pajamas or loungers.  So make sure to pair them with something tailored and shoes other than flip flops so it doesn’t look as if you´ve just rolled out of bed!

Trouser shorts are equally major!  Instead of choosing the same dresses and skirts for office-wear, turn to stylish evening shorts to dazzle downtown with fashion know-how; or at least attempt. It’s true that a good pair of perfectly aligned/draped dress shorts are going to cost a fair bit of money (with such little material necessary to make), but keep in mind that these shorts are not a fleeting trend and will be used many times over and in SO many different ways.  The perfect fit is worth a few more dollars spent!


xo, Court

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Favorite Trends - The SNEAKER

| Wearing: | Blouse - Top Shop | Tights - American Apparel | Shoes - Aldo | Jewelry - Stella & Dot | Watch - Michael Kors |

Let me start by saying I am OBSESSED with this season’s trend of sneaker wedges. Sneakers were once just for the gym, basketball players and 12 year old boys - but not anymore. The comfort of a shoe that protects your feet from the daily wear and tear of the streets is now considered suitable for every occasion, from a workout to the workplace.  I’ve worn mine with a loose summer frock, jeans, trouser shorts and tights… they are majorly versatile. Ever practical woman and major trendsetter seem to be wearing them.  Being the shorty that I am, wearing comfortable fab red sneakers with a little height is like the ultimate icing on the cake!!  Heels are great and all, but sometimes our wee feet get tired.  Luckily, this style is readily available at a price point we can all afford from designers like Marc Jacobs, Steve Madden or Aldo Shoe Company.  Whether you go with traditional running shoes or rock some height, the element of cool comfort can’t be beat. 

xo Court

Monday, 7 October 2013

Favorite Trends - The Wide-Brimmed Hat

| Wearing: | Blouse - ASOS | Hat - Top Shop | Ring - Stella and Dot |

Not a hat person? Or fear your dome may be too big or too small for a chapeau – then a wide brimmed hat is just the thing for you. They instantly add mystery, coolness and the ever-important sun protection. How can you argue with something so fabulous and multipurpose? You can’t, so join the hat club and try a plain black version to be cutting edge with the rest of us fashion lovers.

xo, Court

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Favorite Trends - The Peaked Cap

| Wearing | Trousers: Aritzia | Tee: Aritzia | Shoes: Purchased in Brazil | Hat: NY Yankees |

For the first time ever I photographed someone else for my blog.  My very stylish Scandinavian girlfriend pulls off hats, over sized pants and the casually effortless look flawlessly.  She is one of my fashion inspirations. 

Weather you can catch a ball in a glove or not, baseball caps are all the rage this year.  I’ve seen many flat brimmed caps on the fashion scene paired with both casual looks and polished ensembles with heels and a blazer.  The peaked cap has proven surprisingly versatile, and who doesn’t love versatility! Best of all, a hat covers a multitude of hair sins.

xo, Court