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the lust listt: March 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

March Lustlistt

You know that Spring is around the corner when Daylight Time's Savings creeps up on you, but not in a good way. This weekend, we lose one hour of sleep, however we gain one hour of sunlight. Even though it won't officially be Spring until the 21st, I'm already feeling the pastels slowly creeping their way back into my wardrobe and outfits. A S/S2014 trend that I noticed on the runway was a lot of grey, pink and white dominated outfits. I'm not usually a pink-wearer so I fully intend to try and incorporate this color into my closet as a means to re-acquaint myself with color.

  1. Pineapple Drop-In - Bath & Body Works | $14.50
    In the process of redecorating my room, I've discovered some adorable candle holders. Summer is coming soon, meaning that anything tropically related is on my radar. I was also told that apparently pineapples are lucky!
  2. Oliver Trench Coat - Babaton (Aritzia) | $295
    It's funny how when the temperatures drop close to zero at the end of the summer, everyone races for their parkas. Yet when the temperatures rise to zero at the end of winter, we rejoice by stepping out in t-shirts! Sometimes though, when the days start cold, you need a coat to keep you warm as the sun rises. It can get quite inconvenient having to carry a heavy parka around with you all day if you only need it for a few short hours in the morning.
  3. Limited Edition Rosa Mundi Candle - Diptyque (Sak's) | $74.90
    What better a way to usher in Spring than with a splash of rose in the air?
  4. Nirvana White - Elizabeth and James (Sephora) | $90.00
    What caught my eye first wasn't the scent, but the structure of the bottle. Instead of a typical glass bottle, this peony scented perfume is housed in an opaque white bottle with gold trim. Beautifully sophisticated, you won't only smell nice, but your decor will look beautiful too.
  5. Florica Blush Biker Leather Jacket - Mackage | $740.00
    I absolutely love this shade of pink, it's not an in-your-face Barbie pink and not too subtle that it looks non-existent. Pair it with a grey tank and white pants and you'll have the perfect outfit for this season!
  6. Aden Dress - Talula (Aritzia) | $135
    The stretch waist of this dress is extremely forgiving, which is necessary for the non-stop patio weekends.
  7. Minna Hat - Talula (Aritzia) | $30.00
    I've been on the hunt for a decent beach hat to take with me to Greece, and this one is very close to hitting the mark. If you've also been considering ombreing your hair but haven't yet been able to take the plunge, the unique ombre effect of this hat is an easy way to test it out without the long-term commitment!
  8. Marcello T-Shirt - La Notte (Aritzia) | $35.00
    Parody T's were huge this past year, and I love the way Aritzia recreated YSL's logo using currency symbols.
  9. Skurar Candle Holder - Ikea | $1.99
    The lace cutouts on this candle holder create delicate floral shadows in the dark when illuminated by a candle. I purchased not only this size but a larger one for my B&BW 3-wick candles, everything needs to be white for me this season!
  10. Ideal Candle Dish - Ikea | $6.99
    Is it weird that I want this dish not for candles, but to store nail polish?

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dream Bag

During my recent trip to Toronto, I had the chance to finally pick up one of my dream bags. I've had my eye on this bag for many years, spanning back to at least the beginning of high school. It was quite easily the very first bag that I fell in love with due to its simplicity, silhouette and size. At that time in my life, tote bags became an integral part of my life as I tried to fashionably maneuver through the busy halls of high school with a large tote stuffed full of textbooks, beauty products and my pencil case.With such a short time frame in between in classes, it became an art to see how many textbooks one could fit into their bag and make it to class on time without having to go back to their locker. To this day, I still love tote bags for their functionality. I throw everything in mine from a bottle of water, my gym clothes, note books to travel snacks.

For the past year I've literally lived out of my Bilberry Le Pliage Longchamp Tote Bag, such that its corners have become tattered. I'd finally saved up for my designer tote, the Louis Vuitton Neverfull Damier Ebene MM, so I thought what better way to celebrate my graduation than with my first ever dream bag? A 9 year dream in the making, I made the plunge and love it! I opted for the Damier print as opposed to the Monogram since I'm not one for displaying designer logos all over my bag, and the Ebene color felt more neutral than the Azur. What caught my eye the most was the beautiful red lining that perfectly contrasts against the auburn brown canvas.

My only problem is not that I have a bottomless pit (ode to Neverfull) for a bag, I'm fearful of losing things amidst others. I'm currently on the market for a bag organizer but it's difficult to say which one functions the best. Do any of my readers have one of their own that they suggest? Let me know in the comments which one is your favourite, I'd love to hear your opinions!

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