Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Instagram Volume 1

I have finally converted to an iPhone 5 (a few weeks ago now) and have since become an Instagram addict. 
If you'd like, find me on Instagram @chicadvisor for up to the minute updates.
Otherwise I will update some Instagram moments on here every couple weeks.

Beloved Valentino rockstud platform sandals. I am head over heels for this and this. :)

Elie Tahari boots and Chanel hobo. The round base of this bag allows me to stuff so much into it and the wider shoulder strap doesn't make carrying all that "stuff" a chore.
There is a story behind these boots. I was in New York with my girlfriends 3 years ago and I saw these boots on the clearance rack at Barneys and they were already on sale for $595 from $795. The sign on the rack says "Take an additional 50% off". And I thought I had scored BIG so immediately brought the boots to the cash register. To my disappointment, they were misplaced and NOTon clearance. I was already too much in love with them and bought them anyways.
When Chanel released the Le Boy bag in 2011, I hated it.  Well, it's a different story now. I think this bag is the perfect blend of classic and new Chanel style and it is so appropriate to wear with casual outfits. She was shipped to me from Chanel Paris (the Avenue Montaigne store to be exact).

Trusty work totes. Stylish and functional. Fendi Peekaboo and Celine Mini Luggage. Thinking of this Valentino tote or this Mulberry Baywater in snakeprint next.

Balenciaga wedge sandals (lusting over these Burberry's) and Wolford tights with metallic threading for a bit of funk.

New Alaia heels (quite loving these Givenchy's). Have not worn them yet; will report back on whether or not they are worth breaking the bank for.

Sexy cut out Chanel booties. I am starting a bad addiction with two-tone colour shoes.

American Apparel circle scarf // Alexander Wang chunky knit sweater // Mackage coat // JBrand jeans (similar) // Gap leopard print loafer-style flats

Georges (my Frenchie) in American Apparel hoodie.
Utility vest from South Korea // Brooch pin is Elie Tahari // Louis Vuitton boots

I drew inspiration from my Marc by Marc Jacobs lap top bag.

Aztec print DIY nail art. The base is Ciate in Speed Dial and I used Sharpie ultra fine point marker in red, purple and black to draw the prints.

This one was inspired by the MAC holiday packaging.

I went out for tea with my boyfriend's mom and sister so didn't have time to shoot myself in these.
3.1 Phillip Lim embellished cardigan (quite like this one) // Miu Miu coat with DIY bow pin// Chanel bag  // Christian Louboutin pumps 

Some pretty and classic Chanel pieces my mom gave me: Chanel jacket, Chanel No. 5 and Coco perfume, a grey original reissue 2.55 flap bag from 2005 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Chanel flap bag.

Here I am with my friend Lizzie and Archie at the MAC x Archie's release event.

I only walked away with a lip gloss and an eye liner.  Some of the colours were either too similar to what I already have or too goth.
Casual Sunday look: Vince sweater // Oasap vest (gifted) // iPhone 5 case by Kate Spade // Chanel Le Boy bag // J Brand jeans // Miu Miu glitter sneakers
Wheew, only 3 days 'till the weekend. Have a great Wednesday!
Don't forget to follow me on Instagram @ChicAdvisor for updates. And when the weather picks up in Vancouver, I promise there will be new outfit posts.

Until next time...


Monday, February 4, 2013

Pantone 2013 - Emerald, Monaco Blue, Dusk Blue, Poppy Red, Tender Shoots

Not sure if you notice but I am not a black and white kinda gal. Even when I wear neutral colour, I will incorprate a coloured bag or pair of shoes to complete my outfit. It's not hard because 90% of my accessories are in colour! With that said, I am obviously very excited for the release of the annual Pantone colours. To celebrate my joy, I have put together some of the most beautiful colourful things that I am lusting over from the Pantone 2013 colour palette. My top picks from the Pantone 2013 colours are Monaco Blue, Dusk Blue, Emerald (Green), Poppy Red and Tender Shoots.

PS. if you care, you can check out my Pantone 2012 post here.

Before I go there, let's look at some of the colourful stuff I have in these shades.

 balenciaga travel messenger
This was my first "blue-coloured" bag, the Balenciaga travel day messenger.
It was much loved in my university days and now I use it for short weekend trips.

My new Chanel messenger flap, blue print Juicy dress, red Zac Pozen sweater and green Celine Mini Luggage 

Okay on to the purpose of this post.....

Pantone 2013 Monaco Blue and Dusk Blue

Pantone 2013 - Monaco Blue & Dusk Blue

Dress victoria beckham, 865 CAD / Catherine Deane lace dress, 1,065 CAD / Orla Kiely dress, 495 CAD / Shona Joy blue jacket, 355 CAD / Aquazzura snake skin boots, 605 CAD / Carven high heel shoes, 355 CAD / Proenza Schouler , 1,995 CAD / Givenchy , 2,195 CAD / Herm├Ęs blue bag / Knotted bracelet, 6.44 CAD / NARS Cosmetics , 18 CAD

Pantone 2013 Emerald

Pantone 2013 - Emerald
Marc by Marc Jacobs marc jacob, 250 CAD / Sergio Rossi peep toe platform pumps, 730 CAD / Photo bag, 180 CAD / Jil Sander , 1,730 CAD / Fendi , 2,595 CAD / Michael Kors ostrich leather handbag, 445 CAD / Effy Collection emerald pendant, 2,870 CAD / SHOUROUK emerald necklace, 565 CAD / Bond No. 9 , 1,180 CAD / Emerald Green Perfume Bottle Lamp

Pantone 2013 Poppy Red

Pantone 2013 - Poppy Red

Michael Kors zipper dress, 1,970 CAD / Equipment leopard print shirt, 165 CAD / Jil Sander Navy , 865 CAD / Stella McCartney shelf bra, 100 CAD / Stella McCartney , 55 CAD / Lanvin leather high heels, 1,145 CAD / Balenciaga genuine leather handbag, 2,420 CAD / Vintage leather handbag, 5,105 CAD / SpaRitual nail lacquer, 12 CAD / Marimekko Unikko Red King Pillow Sham, 45 CAD / StyleTread Baby Poppy Red Suede, 135 CAD

Pantone 2013 Tender Shoots

Pantone 2013 - Tender Shoots

Valentino strapless lace dress, 3,255 CAD / Long sleeve top, 29 CAD / Beaver of Bolton Ladies' Brecon Military Tweed Jacket Green/Pink/Blue / Valentino flat leather sandals, 835 CAD / Valentino studded handbag, 1,875 CAD / Nak Armstrong stackable bracelet, 3,120 CAD / Valentino bangle jewelry, 175 CAD / Blu Bijoux beaded hoop earrings, 17 CAD / Eos , 16 CAD / Essie , 7.92 CAD / Cyan Bella Vetro 8 Light Chandelier, 1,970 CAD / Pier One Faux Phaleonopsis Orchid - Light Green, 4.34 CAD

I hope you've enjoyed these boards I've put together for the Pantone 2013 colours.Will you be adding some of these colour(s) to your wardrobe? And what were some of your favorite piece(s) from these boards?

This photo is for people that have emailed me about my closet. This is one of them.
More to come some day...stay tuned! :)

PPS. If you use Instagram, find me @chicadvisor.
I am currently addicted. I will share some Instagram highlights later this week for those of you that don't use instagram.

Thanks for your support and visit.
Love, Jacquie

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