August 26, 2014
End of Beauty Blunders by kandriko featuring mac cosmetics

End of Beauty Blunders by kandriko featuring mac cosmetics


March 24, 2014
Shoppalu Recommends - Music Mondays

It’s a ladies only Music Monday, highlighting some amazing female artists this week. English artist Laurel makes a double appearance on the playlist with the Lorde meets Lana-del-Rey tinged ‘To the Hills’ and hand-clapper ‘Fire Breather.’ Also, no explanation needed for the complete legend Neneh Cherry returning with her Robyn-backed track ‘Out of the Black.’ Brit pop contingent is strong with both The Saturdays and Little Mix releasing properly pop-tastic singles in recent weeks.

by Colleen McDowell @poppiesandpence

1. Laurel – To the Hills


2. Laurel – Fire Breather


3. Neneh Cherry feat. Robyn - Out of the Black


4. The Saturdays – Not Giving Up


5. Little Mix – Word Up!

March 17, 2014
Shoppalu Recommends - Music Mondays

Music Mondays - Oldies Edition

Taking a journey back in time this week to the age of the Golden Oldies with some tracks that might bring you back to family road trips when you were young or flipping through your parents/grandparents vinyl collection. So sit back, relax, take a break from the Top 40 and enjoy a little bit of 60’s nostalgia.

by Colleen McDowell @poppiesandpence

Jay & The Americans – Come a Little Bit Closer


Marlena Shaw – California Soul


The Earls – Remember Then


Billie Joe Royal – Down in the Boondocks


Tommy James & The Shondells – Crimson and Clover

March 10, 2014
Shoppalu Recommends - Music Mondays

It’s a return to rock this week. Highly enamoured with the new singles from Albert Hammond Jr. and Arctic Monkeys, not to mention AHJ’s video for the track featuring a pretty neat highspeed tour through the streets (and Metro) of Paris. And let’s be honest, rock never left in the first place :)

by Colleen McDowell @poppiesandpence

Albert Hammond Jr. – Strange Tidings


Arctic Monkeys – Arabella


The Rifles – Under and Over


Alabama Shakes – I A’int the Same


Reputante - Deep Set Eyes

March 3, 2014
Shoppalu Recommends - Music Mondays

Band Spotlight - The Courteeners


This Music Monday we’re shining a particularly bright light on the masterful musical makings of The Courteeners. Here’s a selection of our favourite tracks from their brilliant repertoire. I hear Manchester in their music and it’s the city that lights my soul.

p.s. Try not to fall too in love with lead singer Liam Fray. You’ve been warned.

by Colleen McDowell @poppiesandpence

1. The Courteeners - Are You In Love With a Notion?


2. The Courteeners - That Kiss


3. The Courteeners - The Opener


4. The Courteeners - Not Nineteen Forever


5. The Courteeners - What Took You So Long?

March 3, 2014
The Celine Trapeze. 

Disclaimer: I do not own this bag. 

I borrowed the bag from my very stylish partner-in-crime, The Parsons Reject. She thought it looked better on me since my colour-blocked ensemble couldn’t be more primed for a white + black trapeze. I LOVE the look of a lightweight drawstring track pant and heels. Once upon a time I used to say that dress shoes and sweatpants was the biggest style faux pas - now I do it all the time.

Then there’s Phoebe Philo. The genius designer at Celine has created lust-worthy bags ad infinitum. The trapeze has a beautiful elongated shape, oblong with a token gold clasp. It definitely proves the theory that super luxe accessories can make or break any outfit - even sweats. 

xo 
Justine 

Photograph by Cassandra Lanzino AKA The Parsons Reject 

See more on my blog: JetsetJustine.com

The Celine Trapeze.

Disclaimer: I do not own this bag.

I borrowed the bag from my very stylish partner-in-crime, The Parsons Reject. She thought it looked better on me since my colour-blocked ensemble couldn’t be more primed for a white + black trapeze. I LOVE the look of a lightweight drawstring track pant and heels. Once upon a time I used to say that dress shoes and sweatpants was the biggest style faux pas - now I do it all the time.

Then there’s Phoebe Philo. The genius designer at Celine has created lust-worthy bags ad infinitum. The trapeze has a beautiful elongated shape, oblong with a token gold clasp. It definitely proves the theory that super luxe accessories can make or break any outfit - even sweats.

xo
Justine

Photograph by Cassandra Lanzino AKA The Parsons Reject

See more on my blog: JetsetJustine.com

February 24, 2014
Shoppalu Recommends - Music Mondays

It’s been a mixed bag on the music front this week as this seemingly never ending seasonal limbo has been influencing our listening. Plotting to attempt some sort of weather intervention by way of musical coercion - maybe if we all blast some sunny, summery tunes we’ll get a bit of bloom instead of wintery gloom? It could happen. Hope everyone has a great start to their week!
by Colleen McDowell @poppiesandpence

Conor Oberst – Hundreds of Ways

Jose Gonzalez – Step Out

Torres – Come to Terms

Strange Talk – Climbing Walls

Nina Nesbitt – Selfies

February 23, 2014
The Utility Boot:

For Fall ‘13, designers introduced the utility ankle boot - with straps galore. Balenciaga, Chanel and a contemporary brand from London called Miista. Psst I got them at Shoppalu.com. These booties are an embossed leather with chunky straps that I almost always wear undone - especially, when I’m dressing them up. 

This particular outfit features a slip dress from Nasty Gal collection now available at the Toronto boutique, Sauvage. It’s funky enough to dress up with a pair of utility boots - I always like the look of a dress with boots, don’t you? It’s not the most conventional, but it’s a surefire way to show that you have that je ne sais quoi.  

Will you try the utility boot + slip dress trend? 

For more inspiration on how to wear this trend go to www.JetsetJustine.com  

Photography by Alexander Liang.

The Utility Boot:

For Fall ‘13, designers introduced the utility ankle boot - with straps galore. Balenciaga, Chanel and a contemporary brand from London called Miista. Psst I got them at Shoppalu.com. These booties are an embossed leather with chunky straps that I almost always wear undone - especially, when I’m dressing them up.

This particular outfit features a slip dress from Nasty Gal collection now available at the Toronto boutique, Sauvage. It’s funky enough to dress up with a pair of utility boots - I always like the look of a dress with boots, don’t you? It’s not the most conventional, but it’s a surefire way to show that you have that je ne sais quoi.

Will you try the utility boot + slip dress trend?

For more inspiration on how to wear this trend go to www.JetsetJustine.com

Photography by Alexander Liang.

February 22, 2014
Style Saturdays

We’re not completely out of the woods yet. Winter is not showing too many signs of letting up so our spring closet is going to have to stay on its hangers just a little bit longer. Layering is still a necessity and our friends, The Sams, are doing just that. Layering what they are wearing with coats and big scarves to keep warm, yet still stylish and trendy is a definite must for them. Giving you two ways to wear a big scarf, a little edgy by Sam P. paired with a leather jacket, and a bit more classic by Sam D. with a pea coat. Take a look at the full post on The Sams Blog, along with both outfit details!

February 16, 2014
Go Team Canada! 

It’s fun to wear official Olympic apparel with sporty separates. I kept my palette simple with greys and black. The pop of colour: red mittens! Don’t be afraid to wear your Olympic gloves even with the most elegant of outfits - after all, now’s the time to wear them. But for heaven’s sake when the Olympics are over tuck them away nicely in your closet for, oh, about four years. 

xo 
Justine 
see more of this outfit on jetsetjustine.com

Photography by Alexander Liang.

Go Team Canada!

It’s fun to wear official Olympic apparel with sporty separates. I kept my palette simple with greys and black. The pop of colour: red mittens! Don’t be afraid to wear your Olympic gloves even with the most elegant of outfits - after all, now’s the time to wear them. But for heaven’s sake when the Olympics are over tuck them away nicely in your closet for, oh, about four years.

xo
Justine
see more of this outfit on jetsetjustine.com

Photography by Alexander Liang.

February 12, 2014
#WCW Zuzanna Bijoch

Doesn’t it make you sad when you find out someone’s age and not only are you pleasantly surprised, but you’re pretty damn shocked and well…jealous? Well, don’t get your knickers in a knot but our #WCW this week is the beautiful Zuzanna Bijoch. Not yet 20, this beautiful chica has already been hand picked as the face of Prada, booked a few Vogue covers here and there, and probably travelled to more places for the catwalk than I’ll ever see.

I also haven’t made up my mind as to whether models are inherently born with a sense of style or they just look good in absolutely anything when they roll out of bed each day. I’m leaning towards the latter

February 10, 2014
Shoppalu Recommends - Music Mondays

This week’s playlist is shiny and new, a mix of recently released or up-and-coming tracks from both established and new acts. Not to play favourites here but, Beck has had a place in my heart (swoon!) since Odelay in my middle-teen days circa 1996. I think you’ll agree that with this utterly beautiful new track we’re all indeed glad to have him back. *It also has to be mentioned that this man knows how to wear a hat! Happy week everyone!

By Colleen McDowell @poppiesandpence

Angel Olsen – Hi-Five

Beck – Waking Light

Tokyo Police Club – Hot Tonight

The Dead Weather – Open Up (That’s Enough)

Lily Lane – Nothin’ But Trouble

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