A couple of nights ago, Dani and I were avoiding being normal humans by sifting through our old Lookbook posts over Crispy Crunch bars (we ran out of the good stuff). Aside from laughing at Dani’s boho phase and that one time I shaved my head, we realized we started dressing a lot less interesting when we started favouring sweatsuits over real clothes. So, we’re now making a conscious effort to dress ourselves like we used to, starting with this post.
If there’s anything we can’t resist, it’s a good grid/plaid/windowpane print. The graphic element always gives our outfits another dimension even if they’re just ~casual Friday~ looks. Forever 21 has really been upping their grid game as of late, so you can find us scurrying around in-store any given Sunday (that’s our DSD – Designated Shopping Day) piling on the prints. What do you think of our first step into the past?
ON DANI: Forever 21 top, skirt, and backpack; vintage denim jacket and Shellys London boots
ON BIANCA: Forever 21 blouse, jacket, and jeans; Call It Spring shoes
Though we’re by no means experienced in the art of equestrianism, we’re definitely well acquainted with the riding boot — a footwear option that’s not only perfect for riding horses, but also for living a regular Canadian life. They provide warmth up to yo knees, are plenty comfortable compared to a pair of stilettos, and go well with just about every winter clothing item in existence. That being said, we’ve already got several stacked in our closets, so when Call It Spring dropped the Presley and Yirassa, we thought it wouldn’t hurt to add a couple more.
Flip through the gallery above to see how we style riding boots in four different ways (read: a set of outfits on heavy rotation until Spring rolls around again).
Here in Toronto, the cold hit us out of nucking fowhere, so we’ve been scrambling to get out of our minimalistic summer fashun mindset and back into layering one million things onto our bodies for cuddly warmth, mixing textures for visual interest, and incorporating more than two hues in one outfit. A good monochromatic colour (or lack thereof) scheme is a summer-fling-turned-full-time-lover, but pink will always be our side bae because we have a lot of history and he’s still reeeal cute. Am I still talking about colours or did this blog post go from 0 to 100 real quick?
ON DANI: Forever 21 top, midi skirt, pink blazer, motorcycle jacket, and mules
ON BIANCA: Forever 21 crop top, boyfriend jeans, boucle coat, pink boots, and backpack
Last weekend, Dani and I popped into newly opened hair salon Good Day in Kensington Market for a quick feather fluffing. Unlike places we’ve been before, the stylists are super ~hip and with it~ (just check their Instagram) and know exactly how to achieve my signature sleek bob and Dani’s voluminous silver waves. They also have a shelf full of cacti and v rare taxidermy — that’s enough to make me happy, idk about you.
Anyway, if you’re ever in our neck of the woods (Toronto) and need a kewl kut or kolour, they’re crazy affordable and can do pretty much anything your heart desires. With a non-traditional approach to hair, Good Day specializes in Tumblr-inspired looks like bubblegum pink ponies and the sharpest of sharp undercuts — but they’re great for less intense styling like our blow dry and curling seshes, too. After all, it’s always a good day with Good Day
Happy Movember!!! To celebrate this beautiful month of facial hair and awareness about men’s health issues without growing out our own upper lip hairs, we dazzled a beanie with moustaches and called it fashion. Flip through the gallery above to see how we did it, and don’t forget to donate if you love men as much as we do. Lol.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
– A beanie. We used one from Forever 21
and just removed the jewel with scissors
– Heavy duty glue
– Moustache charms
– Other random doodads like googly eyes and rhinestones
Place your charms, googly eyes, and rhinestones exactly where you want them
Glue each piece one by one so you don’t forget where they’re supposed to be
Be sure to press them down carefully but firmly to make sure they won’t fall off. Allow the glue to dry and VOILA! A really weird hat guaranteed to turn heads/confuse people.
The end of World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto means one thing: we’re right back to wearing comfy black and white things until next season rolls around. Of course, we’ll continue tricking everyone into thinking we haven’t completely given up by wearing heels with our slouchy pullovers and fuzzy cardigans — there’s nothing like a good knit (that feels just like a hug) to take you through the fall.
ON DANI: Forever 21 pullover sweater, polka dot skirt, and bag
ON BIANCA: Forever 21 striped top, midi skirt, polka dot cardigan, and mules
What’s that you say? Halloween’s bout to rear its scurry head and you have yet to think up a cool costume? You’re starting to ***freak out*** just a little because you always end up being that guy with a lazy-looking costume like a lumberjack or bunny rabbit? WELB, DON’T U WORRY CUZ WE GOT YO BACK. Dani and I are here to rescue your sad, costume-less soul with a few, err, interesting ideas for outfits you can whip up in a jiffy and still look like you really thought it through. Plus, they’re all costumes you can wear as a duo with your friend, sibling, mom, dad, significant other, dog, cat, or whoever else is down to look as ridiculous as you.
Check ‘em out on Youtube!
Shoe styles (in order of appearance): Call It Spring Mulkins, Grywia, Diver, Newth, Arangea
I’m not entirely sure why I titled this post “Yoshi Eggs” when it has absolutely nothing to do with them. I guess the colours and textures are cartoon dinosaur-esque? Do you agree? Y/N?
Anyway, we got some V cute goodies from Cameo The Label weeks ago and we have yet to stray away from wearing them every day. Three-dimensional textures, lace accents, and motorcycle details are our weaknesses. Nobody gets us like Cameo does :’)
ON BIANCA: Cameo The Label ‘Apollo’ dress, American Apparel baseball hat, chunky platform shoes (similar styles here and here)
ON DANI: Cameo The Label ‘Wake Me’ bra & ‘Nine Lives’ skirt, Topshop platform sandals (similar style here)
If you follow us on any of our socials, you know that we’ve been putting our sweat and blood into a pop-up shop and art exhibit that ran from October 16 – 18. Dubbed ‘SQUAD,’ the event celebrated the Toronto launch of our new clothing/jewellery collection, our big n beautiful team of creatives, and local/international artist-friends whose work tickles our fancies
Although it took many a sleepless night and a Lindsay Lohan-style hospital visit for over-exhaustion, SQUAD was a huge success and now we got dat twinkle in our eyes every time we reminisce about it. If you couldn’t make it, click through the gallery above for a virtual tour.
Big ups to Olivia Genovese for being our right hand woman; Betty, Jamie, Janet, Krizia, Marissa, Tia #1 & Tia #2 for being the best band of interns ever; Trevor Wheatley, Winnie Truong, Tyler Spangler, Dahae Song, Monica Moraru, Rosanna Peng and Jen Cheng for showing beauteous ~arts~; Josh at Goodfellas Gallery for letting us get all up in his grill all weekend; the girl bosses at Common Base for powering our party; Mikey and Sophie for DJing; and – last but not least – Nich & Vanessa for dealing with our shit all month just because they were around.
WE ARE GOOD AT SPORTZ, JAH FEELS? THE PROOF IS IN DA TENNIS RACKETS. PAY NO MIND TO THE PLATFORM SHOES.
ON BIANCA: Cameo The Label ‘Atmosphere’ Dress, H&M baseball hat (similar style here), Zara platform sandals (similar styles here and here)
ON DANI: Cameo The Label ‘The Leagues’ top, ‘The Maker’ shorts, Shellys London shoes (similar style here)