Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!



Happy Holidays from my home to yours!


I want to thank each and every one of you for reading and supporting my blog this year. I'm looking forward to adding some baking and home decor posts in the new year so here are a few snippets of my apartment decorated for the holidays to start!

Wishing you all the best this holiday season & Cheers to a new year with more style and fun!

xoxo,
Carolina

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Deck Your Closet

I'm a little late in writing this but Deck Your Closet, which took place on December 9th at the Four Seasons in Vancouver, was a beautiful shopping event and I'm so glad I got to be a part of it. The Style Common ladies did an amazing job planning the lovely day and a huge thank you goes out to each of them: Alicia, Jen T., Jen P., and Alex! With delicious treats and Christmas music playing in a room with dazzling chandeliers, the event was truly a festive holiday party. The 7 of us bloggers had our clothes, shoes, and accessories on display while the beauty and hair experts gave shoppers tips on how to look fabulous in up-dos and red lips.  It was the perfect way to spend a rainy Sunday in Vancouver and a great start to the holiday season!





Photo Credits: Christie Graham Photography and KMD Photography.

It was also great to showcase some of my LOVECOCO jewelry along side the talented Monika, designer of Bfrend bracelets and Georgia, designer of Social Experiment rings. Thanks Christie Graham and KMD Photography for these lovely shots!

Friday, November 30, 2012

YOU'RE INVITED: Deck Your Closet



Bring your favourite girls and come spend an afternoon with us at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel! The lovely ladies at The Style Common has planned this fabulous event so you can get inspired for the holidays, shop the wardrobes of some your favourite Vancouver fashion bloggers, enjoy treats and refreshments, and get pampered at the Lip Lounge and a Holiday Hair station. The bloggers include myself, Alicia Fashionista, Her Waise Choice, Prairie Girl In The City, To Vogue Or Bust, Miss Melissa, and The Doctor's Closet! In addition to offering some of my prized possession from my closet (full of things), I will also be there showing you the latest holiday collection from my jewelry line LOVECOCO, so be sure to stop by and say hi!

Here are the details:

Deck Your Closet
Date: Sunday, December 9th
Location: The Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver

Limited VIP Tickets – $20 (10:30am) *Includes a gift bag valued at $100!
Have Yourself a Merry Little Lunchtime – $10 (12:00pm – 1:30pm)
The Most Wonderful Afternoon of the Year – $10 (2:30pm – 4:00pm)


Limited number of tickets are on sale now!
Get Your Ticket Here

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Event Recap: I AM DOWNTOWN

Tory Burch tweed dress, YSL tribute sandals, H&M Necklace

In case you missed it, the “I AM DOWNTOWN Shopping Night” event at Pacific Centre was a blast! Great sales, giveaways, and a spectacular fashion show were just some of the highlights. I loved seeing everyone dressed to impress while getting their cards punched at the retail locations and the smiles on those shoppers' faces when I handed out some SHOP! giftcards.  I have to admit though, I'm incredibly envious of the lucky lady who won the $1000 shopping spree!  It was a lot of fun putting on a short fashion seminar at MISS SIXTY during the event. Thank you so much to those of you who came out to see me and thanks to Pacific Centre for inviting me to speak! The clothes at MISS SIXTY speak for themselves but I'm glad I got to share some of my favourite pieces from the season as well as my shopping/styling tips with everyone there.  Plus, it was the perfect occasion to wear this pink and magenta tweed dress from Tory Burch. Don't worry if you didn't catch the event this time because it's put on annually. I'm personally looking forward to the next one already!







Friday, November 9, 2012

Join me at 'I AM DOWNTOWN' Shopping Night


Kicking off the holiday season in style, Pacific Centre is hosting the 3rd annual I AM DOWNTOWN Shopping Night event next Wednesday, November 14, from 5 - 9pm!

Free & open to the public, this fashionable evening will include...
  • An exclusive fashion show featuring the latest holiday collections
  • Sales & promotions at retail stores
  • A chance to win a $1,000.00 shopping spree
  • Photobooth presented by FASHION magazine
  • Eye make-up station by Sephora
  • Hair touch-up station by Zennkai
  • A Luxury Lounge with live DJ & CUPCAKES by Heather & Lori
  • Sweet Court with tasty dessert samples
  • Plus Other Giveaways & Contests not to be missed!

  • Click here for the full event agenda.
     
    Yours truly will be hosting a fashion seminar at the MISS SIXTY store, so please come by and say hello!  The presentation will start around 6:15 pm and I'll be talking about F/W 2012 trends and sharing style tips! MISS SIXTY, located upper level near H&M, is one of 6 stores in the Punch Card program so come get your card "punched" for a chance to win a $1000 shopping spree! There will also be other chances to win giftcards and prizes. Dress to impress... and you just might win a little something!

    VIP Tickets are also available at PC's Guest Services for $20. You'll get free parking and a stylish swag bag filled with goodies, giftcards, and other promo items. All proceeds from the tickets will go to support PC's partner charity, Coast Mental Health.





    Can you think of a more stylish way to spend your weeknight? I look forward to seeing you all next week!

    PACIFIC CENTRE (Downtown Vancouver)
    701 West Georgia Street
    Vancouver, BC
    V7Y 1G5

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012

    ColourFALL

    Ecote cardigan, BDG tee & jeans, Franco Sarto boots, Long Champ bag, Herm├Ęs belt

    Although not quite as effective as chocolate consumption or retail therapy, blogging has been proving to be a stress relief for me. Who knew? The boy and I have been hermits buried in books and work lately but last weekend, we made time to head outdoors and appreciate the beauty of fall in Vancouver. There's really nothing quite like it! Inspired by the vivid fall foliage, I've been incorporating a lot of colour into my fall wardrobe.  This cardigan from Urban Outfitters has to be my best fall purchase yet.  It's incredibly comfortable and it goes with just about all the coloured jeans I own. The classic tan belt and hidden wedge boots are my go-to pieces and they worked well in tying this colourful look together.




    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Fall'in for Peplum

     
    S.Y.L.K peplum top, Halston shoes, Kate Spade bag, LOVECOCO necklace


    After a season of debating whether to try the peplum, I finally went for it. I wasn't sure how it would work for my bodytype at but I was surprised to find that it's actually flattering for most shapes! Not only does it accentuate the waist for an hourglass figure, it's also quite forgiving for days like Thanksgiving! I instantly fell for the rich bronze and simple cut of this top from S.Y.L.K. For this fall look, I kept it neutral by adding gold accessories and some pearls (of course). This outfit also gave me the opportunity to take my new Kate Spade baby out for a spin! KSNY calls it the 'Post Street Sonia' and it features beautifully soft leather with 14k gold-plated hardware, and adorable polka-dot lining. Can you tell I'm in love?





    Thursday, September 20, 2012

    Swept Away


    High Low dress c/o SwayChic, BCBG ostrich clutch, Pelle Moda leopard sandals, LOVECOCO necklace and bracelet

    After a week in Las Vegas on business... plus a couple of days of shopping, I'm finally home and back to blogging. I was ecstatic to find this amazing leather tip high-low dress waiting for me. Thanks SwayChic!  Needless to say, I loved it and took a few shoots in my apartment right away.  It wasn't until after the shoot that I realized the dress matched the accents in my home perfectly! Although I'm loving the little bit of Indian summer we're having in Vancouver, the rich colour and the leather details on this dress along with other gorgeous clothes on SwayChic have definitely put me in the mood for fall. I'm looking forward to pumpkin spice lattes and a lot of home baking!




    Tuesday, August 28, 2012

    Ever New

    Ever New Dress, Dior shoes, HRH Collection necklace, MBMJ bag, LOVECOCO bracelet

    Earlier this summer, I came across a lovely Australian clothing store at a mall in Singapore. As luck would have it, the store was just about to close when I walked in. Fast forward 2 weeks, I was back to work in Vancouver on my regular route home through the mall. I noticed a new store called Ever New (also known as Forever New) at Pacific Centre. The curious me walked in and thought "wow, everything looks SO familiar". What do you know, it's the same Australian store that just opened its first location in Vancouver! I was finally able to take this Versace-esque baroque print dress home. I paired this busy print dress with my simple Miss Dior patent pumps and my new HRH Collection C'est Chic necklace. Alex is the queen of mixing metals and this piece is my personal fav ♥





    Tuesday, August 21, 2012

    Orange Crush


    Chanel 2.55 in Beige Clair, BCBG top, BDG jeans, Zara sandals, LOVECOCO Necklaces

    I love a bright orange top as much as an orange popsicle on a hot summer day.  This warm colour goes amazingly well with gold accessories so I took my beloved beige Chanel 2.55 out for a spin. The simple and flowy BCBG top allows my new LOVECOCO necklaces to standout and shine. Mixing pearls with textured/matte gold chain, I made these two necklaces with the working-girl in mind.   They're perfect for day-to-night transition. I wear the 3 layered "Zoe" for work and combine it with the "Ella" for a night out. Both are now available on Etsy: Shoplovecoco. The same designs in silver and gunmetal will also be available soon!








    The "Zoe" Chain and Pearl Layered Necklace, $34 via SHOPLOVECOCO
    The "Ella" Chain and Pearl Long Necklace, $34 via SHOPLOVECOCO