Boo-tiful Halloween

My style of Halloween decor just so happens to be the genius of Martha Stewart and her team of craft prodigies. Seriously, how can you resist a sparkly pumpkin? And spooky wine labels and stenciled powdered-sugar silhouette cakes, oh my! Boo-tiful, just boo-tiful!

And these beauties? Amazeballs!

J xx

Image: Country Living Oct. '08 via Dress Design Decor


Ghosts of Princesses Past

Not as scary as can be, but as scary as I'm willing to be on Halloween. My girlfriends and I are attending one of Toronto's biggest Halloween parties at Steam Whistle Brewery this Saturday. And Snow White, Pocahontas, Ariel and Tinker Bell will be misbehaving for one night only!  Prince Charming better bring it, or he...will...be...played (insert evil laugh here).  Happy Halloween!

J xx


The Way She Was

Barbra Streisand as 'K-K-K-Katie' in The Way We Were was b-b-b-beautiful! And her styling no less!  While watching this movie, I felt the pangs of envy in every scene for her 70s clothing and her perfectly shaded baby blues!

I wish I could hire a tailor to replicate Barbra's clothing in this movie. Wouldn't that be amazing? I just love the cut of 70s fashion...

Oh, Babs... Thank you for the meeeeeemories!

J xx


Christmas Vacation

Allow me to get this off my chest: I CAN'T WAIT FOR CHRISTMAS SO I CAN WATCH NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION!!! I adore this movie, it brings me good old fashion merriment every holiday.  I just picked up Hallmark's 'Vacation' Keepsake Ornament and I figure I need to host a viewing party complete with t-shirts and Eggnog Moose Mugs. Can't hardly wait!

J xx


Tie Dye Hair Ties

I don't think I've ever really recuperated from the hair scrunchie disaster of the 80s.  Scrunchies were nothing but strong elastics rendered useless from excessive scrunched up fabric.  The damn things never stayed in place, and one was constantly trying to retighten their ponytails by doing what I call 'the split and pull'.  So when I found these tie dye hair ties by Bop Bijoux I overreacted a little.  These pretty pieces of elasticized fabric should have been the scrunchie prototype.  Ah well, I guess we all have to start somewhere.

J xx


She Knows

This girl knows.  And she knows it too.  If you want to find out what she knows, visit her blog My Daily Style.  Her fashion is addictive.  And I definitely want to know what she knows. I guess some people just know, you know?

J xx


Big Home, Little House

October's issue of Country Living features Euro Trash designer Lizzie Carney's 1000-square-foot Jacksonville, Illinois bungalow. Lizzie shows us how to live large in a little house without the clutter or constant yearning for more space.  

I love everything about this kitchen. The pop of blue, the sleek chairs against the rustic island, the shelving arrangement, the perfect little door, etc., etc., etc.!

Fine dining in your wine cellar is brilliant! Why should your wine live alone amongst the dust in the basement? This is a lesson in using the space you have to its utmost potential!

We all want a walk-in closet. If you're fortunate enough to have a spare bedroom, what would you rather - a guest room used a couple times a year, or a walk-in closet enjoyed every day?  Besides, sharing your own bed is a very 'hospitable' thing to do.

J xx


Rich Like Chocolate

You can't go wrong with chocolate, which is why you'll love Chloé's Paraty Tote, OPI's 'I'm Suzi and I'm a chocoholic' nail lacquer, Minnetonka's Kilty Suede Moc, and Philosophy's Fudge Cake Bubble Bath. Wow - that was a mouth full of chocolate! If you're at all skeptical that this may not be your color, remember - it's not brown. It's c-h-o-c-o-l-a-t-e.

J xx



Polli is an Australian company founded in 2006 by Maja and Tess, two design graduates from the University of Technology in Sydney.  I stumbled upon their unique line of home and fashion accessories while drifting through the blogosphere.  I love Polli's stainless steel Amsterdam Necklace inspired by the series of quirky buildings along the canals in Amsterdam.  Cute, cute, cute.

J xx

Barbie® by Christian Louboutin

These days, Barbie's smokin' hot and for grown-up girls who love designer shoes! The limited edition Dolly Forever Barbie® doll by Christian Louboutin comes with Barbie's own red-soled Forever Tina fringed boots, Differa sandals, Barcelona wedges and Mary Janes; just a few of Louboutin's most celebrated designs. Plus, you can even purchase a souvenir calendar diary entitled My Year in Paris with Christian Louboutin where Barbie documents their jet-setting adventures, including attending a renowned film festival, luxuriating at Christian's country estate, and strolling the City of Lights. Lucky bitch.

J xx

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