Friday, March 30, 2012

What to Wear to Coachella 2012: Dresses

 So this is my advice when packing dresses for Coachella.

1- Something light (in colour) is better than something dark. It's hot out there in the sun. Patterns are better than plain white. You will be sitting in grass, in dirt, and possibly eating messy food.
2 - Something light (in fabric weight) is better than something heavy. It's hot out there. I assume you will be dancing.
3 - Something light is better than something tights.

Bonus points for the first dress which would allow you to wear it strapless (tan lines), and if you get really hot, you can change it into a skirt and just wear a bikini top.

Don't forget, you're not going to a club. Think more hippie, flowery, of course with a touch of California laid back style.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

What To Wear: Coachella 2012

Last year I did a series about what you should pack for Coachella. Well I'm going again this year (about two weeks until I fly down to L.A.) so I'm going to do another set of suggestions for you, a little more up to date (and a little more buy-able... if that's what you're looking for). In the meantime, check out the suggestions from last time around.


Or check out this link for all Coachella related posts.

Friday, March 23, 2012

John Steinbeck on Love

It's been a while since I've posted. And a longer while since I'm posted something sweet, and romantic and true. I happen to love Letters Of Note, a fantastic site that showcases correspondence. Some of it wise, some of it funny. I happen to be partial to a Marilyn Monroe letter myself. (Those of you who know me may recognize it from one of my facebook profile pictures.)

Well, when perusing the site recently, I came across this letter. It's beautiful, and I hope you enjoy it too.

Happy weekend all.

New York
November 10, 1958

Dear Thom:

We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my point of view and of course Elaine will from hers.

First—if you are in love—that’s a good thing—that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you.

Second—There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you—of kindness and consideration and respect—not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had.

You say this is not puppy love. If you feel so deeply—of course it isn’t puppy love.

But I don’t think you were asking me what you feel. You know better than anyone. What you wanted me to help you with is what to do about it—and that I can tell you.

Glory in it for one thing and be very glad and grateful for it.

The object of love is the best and most beautiful. Try to live up to it.

If you love someone—there is no possible harm in saying so—only you must remember that some people are very shy and sometimes the saying must take that shyness into consideration.

Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also.

It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another—but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good.

Lastly, I know your feeling because I have it and I’m glad you have it.

We will be glad to meet Susan. She will be very welcome. But Elaine will make all such arrangements because that is her province and she will be very glad to. She knows about love too and maybe she can give you more help than I can.

And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens—The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.



Found via Letters Of Note

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

RED Valentino Floral Trench

How great is the cover of Holt Renfrew's Spring Catalogue? Totally getting me excited for spring. And it was a beautiful warm day today... so unlike earlier in the week. Bring on Spring!

RED Valentino: Floral Trench.

($1150 Canadian at Holts, or if you're in the states, check out Nordstrom. (They ship to Canada too, but they are charging $1206 Canadian... might as well buy it in the country!)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Topshop Dresses for Spring

Despite the fact that today is the coldest day of the year (or so it feels like with our mild winter, and the current wind chill), I'm already starting to think of spring. Spring dresses that is! I always pick up one or two additions to my closet of dresses, and it's time to think about what my pull will be this year. Here are three options from Topshop. They recently started selling through The Bay in Canada, and while I do feel that the prices here are a bit high for the quality you get, they certainly do have some fun stylish pieces.

TOPSHOP: Pleat Midi Shirtdress - $90
TOPSHOP: Structured Skater Dress - $84


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