Author: laylawbdw

Currently Craving: Shopping For A New Wallet

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Money, money, money, must be funny, in the rich man’s world.

Shopping for a new wallet is probably as hard for me as shopping for jeans. I somehow have this OCD process as to which my wallet needs to meet certain credentials to make the cut. With that I’m dreading coming to terms with needing a new wallet. I currently have a super fun Kate Spade wallet in this highlighter neon yellow/green colour but the fabric in the coin holder has ripped and the zipper get’s stuck on it so I basically can’t use that part and paying to fix that fabric is a little silly, but I just love my little wallet. The thing is I have a very specific style I like when it comes to wallets. I really don’t like the zipper wallets, I only like trifolds or bifolds where I can see everything in front of me and easily pull out cards and money to pay. I also like when the card slots are vertical because again I just find it easier to see everything and pull things out quicker. I also really like when the coin pouch is on the outside preferably on the back of the wallet. I also don’t like “cheap” wallets; designer wallets just last longer. Think about how often you whip your wallet out and then toss it carelessly in your bag…A LOT! I’d like the things I purchase to last, so I spend more to last longer. Think about all the “cheaper” wallets you’ve bought over the years and how many times you’ve probably had to replace it, it’s just not worth it. Splurge a little and the payoff is there I swear.

I’m really not a very picky person but for some reason I’m very particular when it comes to wallets. As long as it meets most of those above credentials and it’s not a zip around wallet then we’re on our way to the mall, or the bank to pay off the designer Visa charge.

1) Coach slim trifold wallet: The inside of this perfect emerald green wallet is a gorgeous rose graffiti print that I am obsessed with. That is number one on my list for a reason!     (I think it may be the winner)

2) Gucci leather french flap wallet: As a fan of  good Feng Shui, red wallets bring luck and money; something you’ll need after you purchase this wallet. I’m also a huge fan of smaller wallets so I don’t have to condense into a card holder when I switch to smaller bags.

3) Frye harness leather continental wallet via Nordstrom: Super simple and sleek, I am digging this minimalism/functionality combo.

4) Chloe alphabet long wallet: Every girl wants to be a #chloegirls and I need a little dusty rose Chloe in my life.

5) Kate Spade New York ‘cameron street-stacy’ textured leather wallet via Nordstrom: Classic style and no fuss inside just like I like it!

6) Mackage ATLAS envelope wallet- Canadian brand in a Canadian colour. Yes and Yes.

7) Liebeskind ‘SLAMR’ wallet-ON SALE and so fierce. Great leather for a great price and super cute mustard yellow colour and snakeskin texture combo.

Did you see what I was craving last time? Check it out here

Vintage Warmth

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This winter I finally got to wear this vintage gem I got from Hulapopper last year for only $60! I die. This is one of the dopest spots for vintage shopping in Toronto. Hulapopper is a spot where you have to be in the frame of mind to get down and dirty and DIG! Piles and piles and racks on racks of garments and shoes and more, you are sure to leave with something at a great price. Make sure you follow them on Instagram though (linked above) because they don’t have regular shopping hours. Happy digging!

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Currently Craving: Summer 2017 Accessories

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Accessories are where I have most of my fun. As you can tell from the name I wear loads of black and that’s not wrong. I try to mix it up here and there but the accessories departments is  where I shine, sparkle, fringe-out, fluff (all of the above). I really like to keep it interesting as much as I can, and what is true to my style. My all black attire usually works as my blank canvas and from there the options are endless to add on all the pizazz. If you want to attempt adding more colour or more fashion-forward, interesting statement pieces start with your accessories; they’re basically a gateway drug!

1)Dream Gucci bag
2)Song of Style for Gentle Monsters rose gold sunnies
3)Leah Alexandra ‘Frida’ ring via Gild the Lily 
4) TOPSHOP fishnet socks
5)The most perfect Nannacay Joana beach tote via Revolve
6)Angora backless flats from Style Nanda-need I say more?
7)Sparkly burnt orange socks via Urban Outfitters to amp up my shoe game
8)Zara denim scarf because denim is life and I’ve yet to own a denim scarf
9)Jenny Bird dangly gold hoops because I want to start wearing more earrings
10)Principle Goods emerald studs-birthstone, that’s all folks via Zane
11)Quay marbled sunnies-yes I’m obsessed with sunglasses, get over it.
12)Silver thigh highs cause we’re going all out via Style Nanda– dopest Korean brand
13)Clean cut, sleek Mackage ‘Keeley’ side bag
14)Karen Walker ‘Helter Skelter’ Tort sunnies-DUHHHH

 

Fave moments captured from 2016

 

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Soon i’ll be popping up a reflection post on my 2016 but for now here are some of the happiest moments because of course they were documented. For those of you that actually ever READ my blog, I love you and I thank you. And I promise 2017 I will be paying much more attention to my baby as well as possibly covering ground on Youtube; I just have to get the fear of hearing my own voice out of my head.

Toodles ya’ll- Happy New Year!

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The middle finger goes to 2016-you kinda sucked a bit.