Monday, 29 August 2011

Another Fabulous Find!

If you don't know about Joe Fresh yet, you've been living under a rock!

Yeah, I said it!

But seriously, I have been shopping at Joe since it opened in the Real Canadian Superstore back in 2006.  I love the price point (it's crazy low-jeans start at $19) and the look is pure classic chic.

With stores now opening in the U.S., the Joe Fresh Empire is about to explode!

check it out!

Oh yes, back to my Fabulous Find!

So there I was last payday poking around the new collection for Fall when I found the SALE rack!

A little tip:  Just because it's on sale doesn't mean you NEED it!

But there are things that I DO need that sit in the back of my mind ready for reference whenever such an occasion arises.

With that in mind, I found....THE DEAL OF THE YEAR!!!!

This GORGEOUS off-white SILK blouse was waiting for me to try it on!  I did and it looked faaaaabulous!

Normally retailing for $39 (an amazing price already), it was on sale for......drum roll please!......


I did the happiest of happy dances in that wee change room, shed a little tear and then freaked out a little when my mascara began to run as you can't get mascara out of anything white.  I composed myself, put my hands on my hips, threw a little "blue steel" at the mirror, put my clothes back on and quite happily paid for my amazing bargain.

Did I mention that I can't wait to rock this baby when Fall arrives!?

If you haven't experienced Joe Fresh, I challenge you to go for it! You'll be pleasantly surprised how great you look and how rich you are after wards!

Have a great start to the week and as always,

Stay Gorgeous Darlings!

XOXO The Fashion Ninja
LiZz de Savoye

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Get Yer Kicks!

Despite the gorgeous end of Summer weather, boot season is just around the corner. Stunning leather confections are popping up in stores everywhere like morning glories in the garden and I couldn't be more excited!!!

Furthermore, the 2 tone trend (a la Prada) has come into full effect. 

Not only in the form of saddle, brogue and oxford but also in a boot.  I am SO jazzed I called this one!  Remember those gorgeous 2 tone lovelies I bought back in June!?

Until I can find a gorgeous Prada-esque pair,  what I'm really leaning towards is another pair of Doc Martins.  Not only because they are hellah comfortable...but because they yet again re-invented themselves to add a more nostalgic and romantically retro feel. 
Take the Vintage 1914 Triumph lace up boot!  I think that is definitely on my wish list!

Dreaming about them is great!  Breaking them in totally sucks! 

But there are ways to diminish the suckage factor. 

1)Cut a long strip of cardboard from a beer box. 

Don't judge me! It's some of the strongest cardboard out there. Cut the strip wide enough to curl around your ankle and mid calf. You'll need 2 pairs of long socks to execute this method properly.  Put on the 1st sock.  Take masking tape and tape card board to the back of your ankle and calf.  Put 2nd sock over. 

I know, I know!  You're probably cringing by now, but it really does work!  I cringed too when a crusty punk kid shared this secret with me oh so many years ago. But it has prevented SO many painful blisters and I use this method with every boot I break in!

2)Wear thick socks.  Even if you're not going to use card board, a thick pair of socks will give you just the right amount of wiggle room later. I find men's sports socks to be the best.

3) Put thick band aids over any pressure spots.  This is more a proactive measure than anything else.  Not only will it prevent any blisters, it also helps stretch out those trouble spots.

4) Go dance your heart out a few nights in your fabulous new boots.  The adrenaline of a great song will work your new kicks in better than anything else!

There you go!  Now tell me you don't feel like a super star when you break in your next pair of boots!

Stay Gorgeous Darlings!

XOXO The Fashion Ninja
LiZz de Savoye


Monday, 22 August 2011


The other night I dreamt I made a black lace shrug.

I literally imagined the entire process from pattern to finish.  And when I woke up I went right to it.

Yes, I am that crazy.  and let me tell you, if I had the time, I would wake up and create every ball gown and statement coat I dreamt about. But work just seems to always get in the way.

What's that about!!?

And so, in one hour this past Friday morning, I made myself a gorgeous, Valentino inspired black lace shrug with lapel applique to wear to work that day.

I didn't have enough of one lace for the entire garment, so I chose to use the most intricate for the back and front panels and the more generic for the sleeves.

To add to that romantic retro feel, I also made the sleeves puffier.
Et Voila!  I could wear this little beauty over anything EVERY DAY!.....but I'll try to just limit myself to once every 2 weeks.
On to my next project! 

Stay Gorgeous Darlings!

XOXO The Fashion Ninja
LiZz de Savoye