Spring Fashion Inpsiration

Although it doesn’t feel like spring here in Montreal, being below zero degrees celcius with major snow falls, spring has arrived! For some reason, after returning from Ecuador, I feel as though I’m so behind in the latest trends and news! I mean, I was only gone for three weeks… How much could I have missed? Well okay, that’s an understatement, considering that fashion trends change almost every week, and well, the news is always news.

As I was frantically scrolling through Pinterest, Tumblr, Keep and Wanelo, I gained a lot of inspiration for the upcoming season that has now arrived! Some of my favorites are the following, including the oh-so fashionable pant suits, the maxi’s and the mini’s.

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{Source: Pinterest}

 

Home Inspiration: This Is Glamorous

 

 

 

 

Design*Sponge recently posted this sneak peek of founder and editor in chief of This is Glamorous, Roséline Lohr’s  Georgian townhouse in Edinburgh. As an avid follower of her blog, I was delighted to find that her home is just as feminine and glamorous as the contents of her blog. All the antiques, the vintage, and especially the colours had me drooling over this home. It is so elegant and sophisticated. She really does see the world through rose coloured glasses, as mentioned by Design*Sponge.

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{all photos courtesy of: Design*Sponge}

Style Inspiration: Lisa Dengler from Just Another Fashion Blog

I’ve developed a strong infatuation with the classic look, and Lisa Dengler, fashion blogger from Just Another Fashion Blog, takes on this look perfectly. Her subtle colors take on a major role and fit in perfectly with one another; stripes, sequins and all. Here are some of my favorite looks from this lovely blogger.

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Design Inspiration: A Creative’s Dream Office

This recently renovated apartment office, located in Chicago, is wonderful. The colours, the designs, the furniture, and everything else that is placed in this room. This cute and chic office can be found in the home of Alaina Kaczmarski, founder of Live Creating Yourself and co-founder of The Everygirl. Alaina moved in to her apartment in August 2012, and renovations lasted until March of 2013. Here is the final result:

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This is her intern station! I have to say, I would absolutely love to be her intern!

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I love the rugs, they are adorable!

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The nail polish… So clever!

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Here is her office bar.

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I love the gallery wall!

Just wanted to post this office to share with everyone, because I feel it represents so much of my style and what I love. More to come, I promise! What do you think of this office? Would you want to work here everyday?

{Credit: Live Creating Yourself}

Style Inspiration: Bethany Struble

I just love finding style inspiration for my everyday outfits online, so when I discovered this LA native fashionista, I was so excited. Her style seems so effortless and still remains über stylish. Bethany Struble is also very much into photography, and has a little daughter. I have fallen in love with all the experiences she has gained and posted about on her blog, some examples being all the festivals, fashion weeks, her trips, etc.

Here are a few of my favorite posts of hers (in the last few months, of course).

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So, do you like her fashions? Let me know! And, check out her other posts and more about her on her blog, Snakes Nest.

Credit: Snakes Nest – Coachella Day One, Snakes Nest – Lucky Fabb with Crossroads Trading, Snakes Nest – Spring Has Sprung, Snakes Nest – SXSW Day 3 Outfit, Snakes Nest – NYFW Fall 2013 Day 7 Outfit, Snakes Nest – FP Tee Styled Three Ways, Snakes Nest – Inspector Gadget 

I Guess You Could Call This a Rant…?

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I am a woman of dreams. They live inside me, they follow along with me, and they define me. Sure, some of my dreams are a little bit ‘out there’, but that doesn’t mean I can’t dream. I have dreams of living in New York City, and I shouldn’t let anyone tear me down.

Thus enters those who I like to call, the ‘dream crushers’. Chances are, I have considered almost everyone I ever met to be this person at some point. Because yes, I try to share my crazy big dreams. They aren’t impossible though, they are aspirations, goals, something to look forward to or to motivate me.

Okay, so maybe I’m going on a little bit of a rant right now… I just despise it when someone tells me to ‘be more realistic’, like in the above quote from Dylan Moran. Anyone has the freedom to dream and to look up to the sky and know that there is hope (cheesy much?). I mean, we live in a free country with freedom of speech. I’m sure there’s also freedom of think.

~ Ali

(p.s. That last line was a joke. P’m not that slow… usually. It depends on the day.)

Home Inspiration – Stylish and Eclectic Take on Manhattan

I happened to stumble upon an article on Mix and Chic earlier today that caught my eye. Designed and owned by style writer and interior designer Rita Konig, this Manhattan based home is too cute. It has the perfect combination of vintage and a minimalistic-modern touch to complete this little masterpiece.

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This home has a beautiful pattern play, and amazingly cute color schemes. I am absolutely in love with the entire kitchen, from the glass jars to the wall of photos and the bookshelf. I am also loving the couch in the living room. Overall, I think it all works perfectly together to create an inspiring design. What do you think? Does this home inspire you?

Credit: Mix and Chic – Home Tour: Rita Konig’s Manhattan Home