Wednesday, April 23, 2014

my décor diaries: jewellery organization

Brass Elephant - St Lawrence Market / Hand - Winners / Bulls Head - Home Sense
Frame - Kate Spade / Lamp - Ikea / Vase - Ikea / Bedding - mostly from Target

Here is a glimpse into our bedroom. Living downtown Toronto means space is (very) limited - we had to sacrifice a whole lot of it to be in the location we wanted. This means I am consistently faced with the challenge of how to give things a dual purpose. I started showcasing my favourite pieces on my brass vintage elephant (which I painted white) and from then, I've just been building this system. Instead of getting more jewellery designated storage, I display what is heavily on rotation on different decorative items around the bedroom. With the grey, yellow and white colour palette, the silvers and the golds just blend in perfectly. I must admit, there is a touch of laziness to this process; I can just take off the day's jewellery and throw them on either the hand, the elephant, the bull's head or pretty much anything else. But lazy can still be pretty, right..?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

disorderly zig zag

 Butterfly TC necklace / Dynamite dress / Aldo heels/ H&M clutch 

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter and a great long weekend. I'm wearing another Butterfly TC piece here. This necklace is so bold and makes such a statement that it would perfectly dress up jeans and a tee or simply pair beautifully with something a little more dressed up. I love all shades of yellow, so I couldn' t resist doing the matchy-matchy thing here with this printed number. And yellow just cheers me up! This dress is one of my latest purchases and I am in love. I am always hesitant to go for form fitting dresses (probably like a lot of ladies out there) because it literally can put it all out there. To my surprise, I was actually comfortable in this one. There is so much happening with the print that the imperfections are sort of hidden in the background. Form fitting is are far easier for me to wear when there is a distraction present; I'm not feeling self-conscious nor tugging and pulling constantly. What are your guidelines for bodycon dresses?

PS: Check out some more Butterfly TC pieces below. Be sure to follow on Instagram @butterfly_tc or email at

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

butterfly tc

ButterflyTC jewelry / H&M shirt and skirt / Urban Behavior bag / Aldo shoes

Two of my friends, twin sisters Melanie and Melissa along with older sister Dion, have started their own jewellery line in, The Butterfly Treasure Chest. I was lucky enough to get a few pieces to style on the blog (more outfits featuring these gorgeous jewellery to come all week). I've had so much fun with these vibrant pieces and I now want the entire collection. The gold plated chain and the colourful fabric make these the perfect statement pieces to finish any outfit. 

The ButterflyTC collection is a unique, colourful, trendy and sophisticated jewellery line, influenced by the urban city glam, professional lifestyles of the twins themselves. Exclusive, opulent and wonderfully tactile double knot necklaces, bracelets and earrings are perfect for a day at work or a night out. Sometimes a girl just needs a funky, one of a kind yet modern and classic accent to have the complete look! Available in an array of colours, this handcrafted jewellery will leave you confident, stylish and bold. You can also be hands on and creative in customizing your special ButterflyTC piece.

Be sure to follow them on Instagram @butterfly_tc or email at