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After a few red-eye flights, impromptu roadtrips and a whole lot of February sun (I promise that’s not an oxymoron), I’m welcomed back to Toronto by a raging snowstorm and 122 new e-mails (fitting). I’ve never really been one to rely on the therapeutic power of caffeine, but today calls for a healthy dose of re-everything (-juvenation, -resotration, -boosing). I have a terrifying tendency to unpack seriously late (in some cases weeks will pass, seasons change), and have yet to tackle the giant mess of over-stuffed suitcases and carry-ons full of Miami sand. So in an ode to detoxification and my enormous reliance on all things hydrating, I’ll share some of the things I so heavily relied on during my Miami getaway. The lessons? Sushi Samba makes for a great midnight snack, and two red beach-side flags mean a shark warning.

Essie in Russian Roulette

Avene Hydrance Optimale

Essie in Turqouise and Caicos

Korres natural mascara in black and blue

A leisure hat for beachside activities

Vitamin C Renewal Moisture Plus Lotion with SPF 15

Well-travelled peach Keds for impromptu adventures

Chic yet practical Anya Hindmarch Natural Beach Tote (this is imaginary inventory)

Ray Ban Clubmaster shades

 Happy escapes!

xxA

It’s Friday and that means a few things: first, it means that I’m rocking a sweet gray jumper to work, and have given up on all things remotely restricting or slim-fitting. I piled on chunky jewellery to make it seem less like it was bought with a senior’s discount from the men’s department; it works quite well and created the illusion that a put a lot of thought into it. Friday also means that I have started jumbling up letters in most of my words so whatever you’re reading is very likely not actually what I intended to write. So. What can remedy this? If you’re thinking designer balloons, lots and lots of balloons, then yeah, let’s look at some balloons and get excited for the weekend/ jetting off to Miami in a mere few days (and entirely avoiding the fact that I have not started to, nor do I remotely plan to pack any time in the near future).

via Geronimo

via Geronimo

via Geronimo

via Geronimo

Here is some more passive aggressiveness over my inability to attend any and all NYFW shows, after-parties and general goodie bag giveaway events. From afar, here are some looks I would have surely appreciated in person (but still appreciate via Fashionologie).

 

The supermodel who owns social media, a Zac Posen wedding dress and size 00 everything. Also, one of my three girl crushes.

My other girl crush, for obvious reasons and the fact that her style and sarcasm is always on point. This outfit isn't amongst her best (only 3 layers?!), but rocks nontheless.

 

Not sure who this is, but i love the pant suit, and the monochrome, and the red.

I usually don't love her outfit choices, but Suzie looks pretty ready to rock the front row in this one.

So chic. Nothing has ever felt so right in one outfit.

Someone's been taking styling lessons from Jenna Lyons.

Colours. Blocked.

One of my favourite looks of the week. Bold, chic and so European.

Solange, killing it as always.

Hands down my favourite outfit from the roster. Wearing next seaon's spring pastels already and pulling. it. off.

Clean lines and messy pants. Yes.

It’s NYFW somewhere in the world (NYC, to be exact) and here in Toronto, we’re all backseat watchers by way of envious yet avid Twitter, Blogs and Instagram following (except I guess some people from Toronto still get to go). While there is a slew of things that I’m already adding to my imaginary spring roster, here are a few finds that are actually achievable–economically and geographically. But mostly economically, since private jets and the Hermes yacht have been known to solve the latter dilemmas.

via Anthropologie

via Anthropologie

via Anthropologie

via BaubleBar

via Madewell

via Madewell

via MikkatMarket

via Zara

via Zara

xxA

On a post-Super Bowl Monday, with a unique hangover hybrid of greasy foods and loud cheering, followed by louder assertions about my expertise in football (which only required minimal Wikipedia research, and the odds of which were only 1:2), Kate Spade never fails to wake me up with her upbeat designs and bold patterns. Although the chili was good, and the nachos were good, and Tom Brady was good, it’s back to feminine mode with a dreamy and colourful collection, all of which I wouldn’t mind layering on top of each other for a Man Repeller special edition.

via Kate Spade

via Kate Spade

Via Kate Spade

Via Kate Spade

Via Kate Spade

Via Kate Spade

Via Kate Spade

With luxury designers teaming up with department stores like never before, recessionistas everywhere can too own a piece of fashion history in the making. We’ve all heard of the big ones: Karl Lagerfeld and Stella McCartney for H&M, or Vera Wang for Kohl’s, but recent collaborations have shown a much more interesting approach to these partnerships, with names like Alexander Wang, Jason Wu and Sophie Theallet joining the roster. Although a collab with Prabal Gurung is at thing point a far-fetched dream, the fashion creatives at major fashion chains are showing a brand awareness and savviness like never before. Here are a few of the most anticipated collabs for 2012:

Doo.Ri for Macy’s:

via Huffington Post

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Alberta Ferretti for Macy’s:

via Fashionista

 

Marni for H&M:

via Vogue UK

via Vogue UK

via Fashionista