Design: From Home to Fashion

I love design, and I love fashion, so why not bring them together? Today, I took a room and turned it into an outfit by looking at some of the key elements in the space.

This living room has a strong, but light base with white walls, airy shelves, and a grey slouchy couch. A black leather egg chair and a pair of sleek side chairs inject the space with sleekness, and the round side table brings in welcomed warmth.

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via Behance

With the room analysis, it was easy enough to transform it into an outfit. I began with a light base of grey and white and brought in softness with the coat. The super sleek cut-out booties are reminiscent of the leather egg chair, and the necklace brings in the airiness of the bookshelf. The leather tote brings in the warmth just as the side table did in the living room.

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pants, shirt, coat, boots, bangle, necklace, bag

If you’re ever stuck on what to wear, go ahead and draw inspiration from your own living space (home design magazines work well, too!).

The Friday Five: Pretty Diamond Jewelry

It has been a really long time since I featured jewelry on the blog, so I thought I’d feature some gorgeous pieces of diamond jewelry.

31657091_909725_ED Tiffany Hearts arrow pendant, $2050

30610539_931365_EDTiffany Enchant fleur earrings, $25,600

van-cleef-arpels-frivoleVan Cleef & Arpels frivole between the fingers ring

B6035816_0_cartier_braceletsCartier Love bracelet, $10,800

HPI00585_0_cartier_watchesCartier Tank Anglaise watch

Pretty gorgeous, right? A little bling is always good for the blog!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Fashion: Finding the Perfect Circle Ring

People. People. Remember when I said that I was on the hunt for a beautiful circle ring? I had bought a few cheap versions over the years to test things out while I looked for a real one in silver or gold. Then I discovered the Elsa Peretti Sevillana and I wanted it! Needed it! Remember all of that?

I went to buy the Sevillana when I was in Toronto last month, but Tiffany & Co. was out of stock in my size. What!? I was quite disappointed, yes, but I knew it wasn’t the end of the world. (I was also pretty surprised that the Sherway location only had one – one – in stock!)

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 Elsa Peretti Sevillana ring, Tiffany & Co., $470

Well, my friends, it might have been a good thing that the Sevillana was out of stock because I recently discovered that the Sevillana now has some serious competition! Surprised? I was too. You see, I was browsing the Christofle site (I’m in a French frame of mind these days), ¬†when I came across this beauty:

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circle ring РCollection 925, Christofle, $380 

Gorgeous! French! Oui, oui!

So, here’s the plan. Since I¬†am going to Paris in a couple of weeks (eek!), I’m going to check out the Christofle¬†circle ring¬†in person and, if I love it, it’s coming home with me. If not, then I’ll head back to Tiffany’s. I just love both of them so it’s a pretty tight competition.

What do you think? Which one do you like better?

Jewellery: The Elsa Peretti Sevillana

I am adding this to my wish list.

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 Elsa Peretti РSevillana, Tiffany & Co.

After I recover from my reno, I’m going to buy myself this ring. I have been wanting a ring in this style for years but I hadn’t found it anywhere. When I was at Tiffany & Co. in NYC last month, my mom spotted this one, I tried it on, and fell in love. A lady I met at BlogPodium had it and raved about how comfortable it was. I don’t need any more convincing. Now the question is – do I get it in silver or gold?