Monday, November 22, 2010

I'm Officially in the Spirit!

This past weekend, fellow felicity&fritz girl Samantha and I adorned the 326 Princess St. store window with Christmas Cheer. It's safe to say that the window has been Christmas-fied with Christmas trees, reindeer, snowflakes and an impressively hand-made "Welcome to the North Pole" sign and wish list (courtesy of Sam!) all of which, of course, are glittery!

To add to the holiday cheer, we've started playing the greatest Christmas music! (Again, courtesy of Samantha!) Straight No Chaser is undeniably on our playlist this season and to cure your case of the Mondays, here is their rendition of 12 Days of Christmas - which I warn, after you hear and inevitably fall in love with, will never want to sing the traditional version again. Enjoy!!

☮ peace and fashion

Thursday, November 18, 2010

We Are Women

Glamour Magazine's December issue is their features their "Women of the Year 2010" list. The women are impressive and inevitably inspiring. From athletes, to fashion designers and even a queen, Glamour's list is one that will make any woman feel empowered.
Reading through the list of incredible woman, I couldn't help but think about how amazing we, as women, really are. We have fought so much for our gender, not only to be treated as equals to men but to simply be taken seriously, and now, in 2010, we are achieving so much more than we ourselves even believed was possible. 
One of my professors once stated "You do what other don't, so you can have what other won't". Harsh? Somewhat. True? Absolutely. How many times have you pushed on through because you knew that the end was worth so much more than the pain? How many times have you made someone smile even though you couldn't yourself? I don't know what the answer is for you, but considering you are  very likely an incredible woman yourself, the answer I'm sure is obvious. 
Katie Spotz - Rowed for 70 days solo across the Atlantic to raise awareness for her cause of clean drinking water.

While my prof was speaking in terms of business, my now mantra, resonates with so many different situations you may face. So you're not the celebrity making a kagillion dollars a year, but you're the mother who drives her kids to and from school 6 times a day because they don't like to eat cafeteria food. Or you're the entrepreneur who makes certain that her clients always leave with a smile on their face. I think what we should all take away from Glamour's amazing list of woman, is that we can do anything because we are women. So go on, take the day and make it your own. You deserve it.  

☮peace and fashion 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pretty Lady

As hopeless as this blogger is when it comes to makeup, I could spend hours in the beauty aisle. I don't really even need to buy anything (which is often the case due to my lack of cosmetics skill) just looking at the polishes and glosses makes me smile. Here are a few of my current beauty wish list items, some of which I have already bought. Right now I'm loving Bath&Body Works' Twilight Woods body butter - it smells amaaazing - and as I have said before, the Sephora by OPI nail polish is a favourite and these limited edition colours quite literally have increased my anticipation for Christmas!

Twilight Woods Body Butter. C.O. Bigelow Berry Belini Balm. NARS Eyeshadow Duo. Moroccan Oil Restorative Mask. SEPHORA by OPI Polish in Merry Me! and Flurry Up. Betsey Johnson for Tweezerman Tweezers. Revlon Lipstick in Strawberry Suede. Mac Lipstick in Snob. Marc Jacobs LOLA Parfum. Clinique Kohl Shaper. Maybelline Lash Stilleto.

peace and fashion

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


This kitty print has been in the spotlight not only this season but what seems to be every fall/winter season. Why is everyone so wild about this animal print? (please excuse the terrible pun) The leopard print adds that extra bit of life to your all black parisian inspired outfit and is a quick and chic update to anything in your overstuffed wardrobe. 

While this pattern is not a new trend, the way to wear leopard has definitely evolved. For example, don't be afraid to mix it with other patterns - the basis of your outfit doesn't need to be completely understated to carry off a leopard accessory.

DISCLAIMER! : Please, don't wear an entire outfit of leopard print. 
Yes, this print is animalistic, but you are a fashion girl. Not a feline.

peace and fashion 

Friday, November 12, 2010

All Wrapped Up

If there is one growing trend I am finally ready to try it's the turban. Wearing a turban undeniably demands confidence. If the phrase "own it" ever were true, it is so in the case of the expertly tied silk scarf. Once associated with the fashion of our grandmother's, the turban has the new association of Hollywood glamour. It allows us fashionably crazed women to infuse the sometimes mundane days of the week with a shot of opulence. 

I'm ready to wear this look, and as soon as I try it I promise I will post the outfit and let me know if you try the turban as well! I think, as busy as we are, we owe ourselves a little glamour...So go on and get wrapped up. 

☮peace and fashion

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I've said it before I'm sure, but I am a hopeless girly girl when it comes to all that is shiny. Especially now that the Holiday season is quickly (yay!) approaching, I can't help but want to sparkle. Nothing can go wrong when you adorn your self in glittery accessories. Why? 

Example: Oh no! You woke up late, don't have time to go for a run, there is no hot water, your windshield is frosty, the line up at Starbucks is too long...BAM - you look down at your toes and you're glittery Enzo Angiolini flats are catching the light just so that there is that rainbow of colour all over the people standing in front of you. Terrible morning averted all because of glitter. 

Enzo Angiolini Glittery Flats and Accessories available at felicity&fritz!

☮peace and fashion

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Every once and a while (as in whenever I feel like my venti-soy-coffee-with-sugar-free-hazelnut won't get me through to 10 o'clock) you need a little inspiration in the form of fantastical fashion. Besides the obvious beauty portrayed in the gowns, headpieces and somewhat mythical looking women and children, this spread makes me excited for the snow to start falling and for the Christmas spirit to get under way. 

Maybe all if us fashion girl start dressing like the beauties in this spread, the pretty snow will fall without it's inevitable partner of subzero weather. Cross your fingers crossed, because mine are! 

all photos from WMagazine 

Happy Wednesday fashion girlies!
☮ peace and fashion

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Nine West At It's Best

As much as I love me a leather handbag, sometimes it's just not in my budget. This is when I turn to Nine West. Their designs are on trend in terms of design and colour, are functional and last for years. Seriously, I mean it - My own croc Nine West handbag, from 3 years ago, is still a staple in my accessories wardrobe.

Right now, I am loving Nine West's take on the classic satchel design (the shape is reminiscent of Louis Vuitton's Speedy Bag) ; the classic handbag is given edge with studding and functionality with a crossbody strap for us fashion girls who seem to always be carrying a million somethings in our hands (a venti Starbucks, blackberry, felicity&fritz shopping bags). Needless to say, this bag is definitely a must-have on my radar!

handbags above are now @ felicity&fritz!

peace and fashion 

Friday, November 5, 2010

Grand Opening, Jessica Biffi, Covet

I am still smiling about felicity&fritz's grand opening! It was great to see all of our fashion girls in store supporting us with seemingly never-ending praise. A BIG thank you to everyone who came out and shared the big day with us. Like we've said before - our fashion girls are the most important to us; we couldn't be felicity&fritz without you!!

Oh, and meeting Jessica Biffi was absolutely amazing! Her designs are amazing but her personality is even greater! Jessica, is one of those women who talks to everyone as if she has known them for a lifetime. All of our fashion girls and felicity&fritz team absolutely loved her (duh) and were practically drooling over her jewelry and S/S 2011 clothing (sadly, "drooling" is no exaggeration...we clearly have no shame). 

Jessica's new jewelry line Covet by Biffi is gorgeous. All handmade designs, the jewelry incorporates jersey and gold chain adding visual interest and texture. My favourite pieces include the crushed wired cuff  and nautical necklace

 Jessica and two of her fans!
 Myself, Jamie, Jessica and Shanna
Jamie, Jessie, Shanna and Bessie 
   Bessie, Myself, Sam, Jamie, Shanna and Jackie
 Shanna and one of Jessica's Designs
Sam and Myself in Some of Jessica's Designs 

Best of all, once we had closed shop,  the felicity&fritz team sat and talked with Jessica and her good friend and PR rep Shaun, and it was clear that these two are absolutely hilarious! Both Jessica and Shaun had us laughing 'til it hurt. Reenacting SNL skits and YouTube videos and bingeing on taramosalata and wine gummies was definitely a highlight!

Thank you again to everyone that came out and to Jessica Biffi (and Shaun!) for coming to our grand opening! Lot's of Love!!

☮ peace and fashion

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hand on the Clutch


This Givenchy sequin and crystal embroidered clutch and glove duo has been running through my mind since I saw it in a fashion spread earlier this week (in large part because I am attracted to the sparklier things in life). I kind of want a matching set for each hand...correction need a matching set for each hand. After all, this is Canada and winters are cold; ergo I need to keep both hands warm...and bejeweled. 

☮ peace and fashion

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

'Covet' Jessica Biffi Collection

Can't wait for Jessica Biffi and her amazing designs!

Meet her tomorrow at felicity&fritz's second location Grand Opening!
Thursday, November 4th 2010
4pm - 8pm 
127 Princess Street

Real Life Please

I may be able to style an outfit in record speed (I practically sprinted around my house this morning trying to make it out of my house on time today!) but when it comes to make up I may as well be a twelve-year old boy - completely helpless. Still, I take note of the looks on the runway in hopes that I will somehow be able to interpret the look. 

Miu Miu's brightly coloured liner is undeniably bold, but the takeaway from the look is that you shouldn't be afraid to use colour! The interpretation on the right is a real life version still uses the same orange and lilac but in much more subtle tones making it a perfect day look. What's more, lilac, so I have read, is a universally flattering hue making it the perfect shade to start experimenting with!

What are some of your favourite makeup looks? Let me know @

☮peace and fashion

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Get Excited, You're Invited!!

What could be better than a Grand Opening night of fashion, wine, sweet desserts and Project Runway Canada Designer Jessica Biffi? 
(I'll get back to you as soon as I figure it out.)

Classically On Point

I often read various other fashion blogs as a source of daily inspiration (and a way to de-clutter my brain from the business speak of my classes). Today, I came across this post on one of my favourite site - and I am so glad I did! 

There have been so many times this season, women have vented to me, expressing their post purchase cognitive dissonance (see, business speak) about last seasons pointed toe pumps. "I bought pointed toe last year and I don't see them anywhere this year!" 

Dear fashion girls, let it be known the pointed-toe pump is a classic! Think back to Audrey Hepburn and Catharine Deneuve. And while the pointed toe pump may offer that air of retro femininity, the classic continues to be reinvented season after season by designer such as Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors. 

Needless to say, don't turn your back on the pointed toe. It may be a little trickier to find this season, but when you find a great pair, it's like eating a cupcake with the most amazing french vanilla icing. 

 ☮ peace and fashion