Saturday, 21 September 2013

“Jim Loves Jane”

Greetings fellow shopaholics! Instagram is a constant source of fashion inspiration… I think it’s safe to say that I’m addicted to Instafashion!  I have also found some amazing little boutiques on my virtual travels, there are so many bargains to be had!!! However, it’s hard work finding quality items at affordable prices no matter where you look… So I’m going to help you snap them up…

I discovered Jim Loves Jane through Instagram and then began following them on Facebook. I found they have gorgeous pieces at very, very affordable prices. I was actually quite shocked, as I expected their items to be at a much higher price point given their quality.

As I browsed through the pages of the Jim Loves Jane website I discovered a personally selected range of items, by the owner and operator of Jim Loves Jane, Melanie… I can honestly say that I think we have very similar taste in fashion, as I have my eye on various things on the website hehe!  My latest wardrobe addition from Jim Loves Jane:  a pair of Plain Jane Pants in a lovely and vibrant shade of cobalt blue… They’re a perfect, flattering and relaxed fit and the fabric is so light and airy! I know I’ll be wearing them all through the summer!

I also love supporting local and small businesses… With all the online shopping options out there, it can be difficult to find online stores with the trifecta: quality product, small prices and excellent service… So when I find stores like Jim Loves Jane, I just love sharing my shopping experiences with others…

Here are some outfit pics of my new Plain Jane Pants as well as some of my other top selections from Jim Loves Jane. Be sure to show some love by following Jim Loves Jane on Instagram - @jimlovesjane and Facebook –

Happy Shopping!

Toni X

"The Plain Jane Pants are super versatile. I have dressed them up here, but simply swap your heels for sandals or wedges and you'll achieve a more casual daytime look."

"The fabric of these pants is very light and airy - perfect for the warmer weather!"

"The Plain Jane Pants are also available in Black"

"Bri Flower Printed Bomber Jacket - $55 - Available Here"

"Assorted Jewels - Available Here"

"Shona Flower Dress - $55 - Available Here"

"Celia Tee - $39 - Available Here"

"Olive Striped Tee - $29 - Available Here"

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

"Audrey Would Approve"

I love taking style inspiration from celebrities… My absolute favourite style icon is Audrey Hepburn… Even though she strutted her stuff on the red carpet long before I was alive, her fashion has been remembered for generations… Modern celebrities, including fashion bloggers (my faves!), are a constant source of fashion inspiration – however, their runway style and high-end-designer pieces, are more often than not, out of my reach… Sigh..

But fear not, even though most of us may not be able to afford Chanel, Givenchy or Celine… I have found a perfect substitute for runway styles that Audrey would definitely approve of!!! I discovered Out WithAudrey via Kim, from the amazing blog Style Me Yesterday, on Instagram… A quick flick through the pages of the OWA website and I was hooked! Runway inspired fashion was only a few clicks away! Not only were the pieces bang on trend and up to date, but they were super affordable too! Yay - Just the way I like it!

Out with Audrey owner and operator Cheree, shares my love of Audrey Hepburn and this has inspired her to start the “Out With Audrey” site and select only the very best, simple and elegant pieces. If you purchase items from OWA they will stand the test of time, without testing your budgeting skills… By shopping with Cheree, you can have your cake and eat it too! “Investment” pieces at “Impulse Buy” prices. OWA also offers free shipping on all orders over $50 – another incentive to shop! Another unique thing that I absolutely love about OWA, is that each individual item has specific sizing info and measurements – so, so helpful when shopping online!

My favourite OWA piece right now is the recently released “Tabitha” Leather Shirt… Leatherette is high on my list of favourite fabrics, it’s easy to care for and super stylish… Here are some pics of my new shirt, along with some tips on how to style the “Tabitha” shirt. Enjoy!

Happy Shopping!

Toni X

The "Tabitha" Leatherette Shirt - $65 - With Free Shipping!

Outfit Details: Leather Look Pants - Supre / Top - Hipster / Bag - Asos / Shoes - Wittner

"I've kept this look clean, simple & monochrome... This shirt is so versatile as it doubles as a jacket"