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October 2013

Joe Fresh E-Commerce Site Launch!

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Joe Fresh black striped dress.

Joe Fresh black striped dress, $29.

Joe Fresh Cocoon Coat, $169.

Joe Fresh Cocoon Coat, $169.

Joe Fresh red ponte skirt.

Joe Fresh Red ponte skirt, $29.











I have been waiting SO LONG for this! How exciting that the Joe Fresh E-Commerce site is live and AMAZZZING! It seems like rumours have been swirling for a long while now about the Canadian brand’s online boutique, and the wait is finally over. Just in time for Fall, you can now officially purchase your favourite — affordable — Joe Fresh pieces online.

My favourite pieces thus far? I’m loving…


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June 2010

J.Crew Luxe Terry Un-SweatPants

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A luxe cotton-linen blend styled sweet in a fit that’s relaxed at the hips, skinny at the ankle; I’m loving these luxe terry un-sweatpant sweatpants by J.Crew.

Sure they’re lounge-wear, but what’s not to love? With ankle zips and a dainty drawstring, these pants are the perfect casual alternative for off-days and weekending.

And on damp, gloomy days like today, I’m wishing I could be wearing them.


Luxe terry un-sweatpants, $59.50, J.Crew

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May 2010

J.Crew Curator Pants

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J.Crew Curator Pants

My quest for the perfect summer pant ends today.

Criteria on my list?


  1. An easy, loose fit that sits and stays on my hips. (Check!)
  2. A moderate rise – read: NO harem pants. (Check!)
  3. A skinny, cropped – dare I say ‘tapered’? – leg. (Check!)
  4. Black. (Check!)
  5. Flattering back pockets – if any at all. (Check!)
Loving J.Crew’s curator pants for those reasons and more. Made from a lightweight jersey, these pants are a cool alternative for summer heat. I like style – it’s relaxed without looking disheveled, – and the fact that they’re chic enough for work or play. The patch pockets and exposed zip at back are a unique alternative to all those button-front styles out there.
And remember, working urban tailoring takes confidence, so these pants aren’t for the faint of heart.
Kind of like leggings, but more loose.
Matte jersey curator pants, $168, J.Crew


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April 2010

Stella McCartney Tailored Silk Jumpsuit

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Stella McCartney Silk Jumpsuit

While I’ve got some issues with Alice by Temperley‘s 80s-esque take on the jumpsuit, I’m asbolutely head over sky-high heels for this silk jumpsuit by Stella McCartney. This is probably due one-third to the quality construction, one-third to the fact that it’s not-so-basic black, and one-third that it’s made from the smoothest silk.

Factor these things together, and you’ve got a wardrobe go-to piece that you’ll keep for seasons to come. Just think of it: You could style this jumpsuit right for work, for evening, or even for a gala event. It’s a classy suit! It has structured shoulders, it’s cinched at the waist with a detailed self-tie belt, and has the most slimming ankle-length pant I’ve seen in a while.

And don’t forget the details: A wrap-over v-neck, cut-out collar, and zip-fastening cuffs on the sleeves.



Stella McCartney tailored silk jumpsuit, $1795, Net-A-Porter

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November 2009

J.Crew stretch wool élan trouser

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J.Crew stretch elan wool trouser

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: It’s the greatest feeling when you find a pair of pants that actually fits, and you buy them in every color, because you don’t know when you’ll come across the same fit again.

It happens to me quite frequently when I shop J.Crew. Seriously, each pair of pants I’ve purchased fits precisely how I want it to.

Take J.Crew’s stretch wool élan trouser, for example. You’d think at first look that pleats would be a. unflattering, b. unflattering, and c. ill-fitting, but really, these trousers are the exact opposite. They’ve got an easy-chic fit, that’s fitted at the hip, more full through the thigh, and both cropped and skinny-esque at the bottom. The hems are cuffed.

These stretchy wool pants feature slant pockets on the front – almost hidden, completely flattering – and welt pockets in the back. They’re completely comfy, which is great for both office dress and after-work play. Worn with a loose silk tank, boyfriend blazer, and some sky high-heels, and you’ve got a look that you can wear anywhere.

J.Crew stretch wool élan trouser, $118, J.Crew

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October 2009

J.Crew Pixie Pants

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J.Crew Pixie Pants

If you’re anything like me, there are times when you’re shopping and you find that perfect dress-pants-shirt-skirt-sweater, and think “This is it.” Right? Right.

And when that happens, I really, strongly, and seriously urge you to buy at least two of whatever that item may be. Not that I’m suggesting you should become a total dress-pants-shirt-skirt-sweater horse, but I kind of am.

Take these J.Crew pixie pants for example. They fit like a glove, come in black and navigator blue (which is more teal than blue), and they feature a super-soft STRETCH blend of nylon/vicose. (READ: Wear after wear, you’ll never have to worry about those annoying fuzzy nubs.)

Also, they feature fantastic details: Check the jodhpur yoke detail on the inside knee, the exposed back zip, and the comfy waistband. On top of that, J.Crew’s pixie pants have a 30-inch inseam, so they’re cropped Audrey-style, and who doesn’t love that?

J.Crew pixie pants, $88, J.Crew

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October 2009

RACHEL Rachel Roy Jumpsuit

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RACHEL Rachel Roy

I’m not so much a fan of the jumpsuit, but admittedly, this RACHEL Rachel Roy jumpsuit is chic. Seriously.

Look at this way – a jumpsuit is much like a dress: It’s easy to put on, makes early mornings effortless because you don’t have to coordinate pants-skirt-shirt-jacket, AND it’s comfortable. It’s office-friendly, and you could easily take it from day to night. What more could a girl ask for?

Like my man Marc Jacobs, Rachel Roy understands a woman’s body (and hello?! Girl is gorgeous). She totally gets how comfort and class in clothing go hand in hand. Double R’s line for Macy’s is easy chic, covering everything from feminine dresses and easy tees to grommet-heavy studded bags and pleather booties.

Besides the clothing – duh – the best part of the RACHEL Rachel Roy line for Macy’s is the price. You could buy two or three pieces, easy, and still have cash to spare.

RACHEL Rachel Roy jumpsuit, $119, Macy’s

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May 2008

Proenza Schouler Wideleg Menswear Pant

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Proenza Schouler Menswear Pant


Menswear is really hard to wear correctly, especially if you’re a woman.

Basic logic, right?

You’d be surprised how many women I see who think themselves super-stylish, wandering around in too-baggy, menswear-inspired trousers. Seriously, runway to real life is an art.

Enter Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. The boys behind Proenza Schouler know how to tailor menswear to a woman’s body.

That’s why I love these Proenza Schouler trousers. Check out how they’re fitted in the waist, flat in the front (even though they’re pleated), and tucked in the back (to accentuate curves).

Proenza Schouler pleated menswear pants, $650, Net-A-Porter.com


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April 2008

J.Crew White Matchstick Jeans

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J.Crew white matchstick jeans

Many style statements from the 1980s have made comebacks in recent years — oversized clutches, wasp waists, –

White denim.

Made classic by J.Crew, I’m loving these white denim matchstick jeans. With a leg that’s not straight but not skinny, a comfortable rise, and perhaps the most figure-flattering back pockets EVER – these jeans have a super-stylish silhouette.

White denim is a refreshing alternative to dark denim, though the latter is also classic. For spring and summer, women of all skin-tones will glow wearing white denim. Because the denim is so light, it makes your skin look more tanned — even if you’re naturally of the alabaster variety, like me.

I’d pair these fabulous J.Crew matchstick jeans with a bright colour on top — pink, emerald green, or yellow, — and some subtle accoutrements.

White denim matchstick jeans, $110, JCrew.com


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November 2007

Chloe Wide Leg Pants

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Chloe wide leg pants

Clothing by Chloé is classic, with just the right dash of modernity thrown in for style’s sake. Designer Paulo Melim Andersson blends easy and elegant so well; he has a way of creating beautiful lines with even the most loose and flowy fabrics.

I can just picture a modern-day Katherine Hepburn wearing any of the fashion houses designs, like these wide-leg wool pants. They’re mens-wear inspired but glamorous, working right for business or pleasure (though I prefer the later).

Featuring turned-up cuffs, front creases, and flattering rear welt pockets, these pants are an essential for any working — or not — woman’s wardrobe.


Chloé wide-leg pants, $745, Net-A-Porter.com


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