Spring is coming!

i know… it’s only the beginning of january. but i can’t help but look forward to summer. however, before summer can get here, spring is coming! what does that mean? more colour and lots of fun rain gear! i was at the mall today and found some really colourful, fun things that will really come in handy when spring finally gets here.


everyone needs an umbrella. but why have a boring black one when you can get a reasonably priced patterned one? these two can be found at your local old navy at $12.50 CDN. and there’s other beautiful patterns too!



this rain jacket is uber cute and comes in bright pink, yellow, and black and also available at old navy for $59.50 CDN. this bright blue jacket is reminiscent of the jackets in the first season of gossip girl that blair waldorf,  jenny humphrey and their gang wear.


a good pair of rain boots is an essential for spring especially if you live in a wet city like me. wear them with your skinnies tucked in or with a tunic and leggings and you’re ready to go puddle hopping. they come in all colours and patterns from cute to chic so they are so practical and still fashionable.  the two boots pictured above are available for viewing at chookaboots.com

with my umbrella in hand, rain jacket on, and my jeans tucked into wellies, i’m ready for spring to spring anything on me! 🙂


OPI me out of this drab weather…


i’ve recently taken up watching the city on mtv.ca which feels so wrong but my eyes are glued to my lcd monitor. the whole idea of the hills and the city seems a little pre-conceived to me but the clothes that these girls wear are utterly jaw dropping! i love watching how their make up is always perfect and the camera just happens to be there when they have these little heart-to-hearts and squabbles about work. the clothes make me wish a camera was watching my every move as i try to manouveur six-inch heels on cobblestone. but i guess i will have to just watch the hills and steal style ideas. one of which i have already stolen.

while i adore olivia and whitney’s skyscraping stilletos and killer fashion sense, i am a little more like erin. i love her eclectic, more casual, style. the second episode of the hills had me longing for the bright yellow shade of nail polish that she was wearing. and i popped into a local salon to find this:


this bright yellow is cleverly called “need sunglasses?” and is not as orange-y as it appears in the picture. it is apparently the “it” colour of the season according to OPI. i love it and am wearing it as i type out this blog (which will probably remain unread).  in fact, i love most of their “brights” line. it is so fun and a good remedy for my SAD right now. i may be heading back to the salon soon to snap up “gargantuan green grape” and “teal the cows come home”. More colours can be found at opi.com 🙂