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Closet Purge with Karina

Jessica and I have known the very beautiful and very talented Karina for a couple of years now. Besides her passion and profession as a personal stylist, a makeup artist and an interior designer in training, she taught me nude is the new black. My closet has been looking so grown up and so versatile. I am always amazed how she easily pieces basic items together with style, fun and grace. I got wardrobe inspirations every time we have coffee together.

A recent girls gathering got the three of us talking about what’s important in our lives and what creates happiness for us. Long story short, our first step is to simplify our lives by simplifying our closets. Have you done it? It’s really easier said than done.

For me, as I sifted through my closet, I discovered items I’ve forgotten which made me feel as surprised as the morning of Christmas day. I also found my trophies from sample sale battle fields. How could I let them go? We went through so much together, hair pulling and elbow rubbing, before reaching the cash register. Covered in garment bags were my sentimental outfits. We go way back; all the way back to my 3rd date with my husband, to my ceremony of becoming a Canadian, to my winning the 3 letters of my professional designation, and more. Why do they only fit me 15lbs ago?

Lived and learned. Here are a few thoughts that got me through the emotional roller coaster during the purge:

  1. For those no longer fit
    • By the time I lose those 15lbs, I know I will want to buy a new piece to celebrate.
  2. For those forgotten
    • I didn’t even miss it, and that means I can live without it.
  3. For those not wore in ages 
    • Apparently I like it more off me than on me.
  4. For those confusing
    • I couldn’t make it go with anything I own, obviously it’s not my style.

After hauling bags and bags of clothing to donations, we hope to find new loving homes for a few of our vintage dresses. It’s time to shop our closets, ladies and gentlemen! Here’s a sneak peak before the sale. Look how Karina brought life out of these beautiful pieces.



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BCBGMaxazria off the runway

It truly is one of my most go-to retail stores. Why?

I easily find pieces that are flattering to my body type at BCBGMaxazria. I am smaller chested with longer torso. I seem to have hips wider than what I should have for my waistline. I often have a gap on the waist with jeans that fits my butts, sounds familiar? Surprisingly, my girl friend with much more fortunate chests and shorter torso is also a frequent at BCBGMaxazria! The collections apparently are quite versatile.

The price range is affordable for young professionals which makes it one of my sources for work and play wardrobe updates. New pieces roll in very frequently as I could always find something new monthly. Seasonal sales usually last long enough for busy bees like me to get in and get something that refreshes my closet.

If you don’t have BCBGMaxazria nearby, try their online store. If only they ships to Canada so I could still shop there during winter storms.

New York Fashion Week is just around the corner! BCBGMaxazria’s show is scheduled for 09.06.2012 at 10am. Check out the new collection live with Erin Wasson or afterwards on the official Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week channel.



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VIVACOVA Fashion Week 2012




Unable to attend New York Fashion Week this year (boooo), we thought we pave our own run way (yay) and show your our private collections from the past creations of some designers we adore. We are having fun so far! Maybe we turn it into something we do every year?!


09/01 BCBGMaxazria

09/02 Betsey Johnson

09/05 Nicole Millar

09/06 Anna Sui

09/07 Mark Jacob

09/08 Michael Kors

09/09 Balenciaga


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