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new season new bag

Spring brings with it a lot of things : flowers, rain, reminders about overdue blog posts, excuses for croissant park-dates, more reminders about overdue blog posts, and even stronger (and significantly more welcome) reminders that the closet needs an infusion of colour.

No matter how hard I try, it seems that over the course of every winter the wardrobe magically goths itself and nothing lighter than a medium-plus is within reach. Luckily I did manage to start a small stock pile of neon accessories which is making the springtime transition a wee less painful, but something bigger was definitely needed. And with that, I present to you my new love.

*cue angels singing*

Behold the Nella-Bella Hong Kong bag in a freakishly beautiful Turquoise. The brilliant colour instantly pumps up any outfit, but the simple briefcase-like design keeps it from overwhelming your other style efforts. With a removable shoulder strap, you can easily go from daytime hands-free carry all, to evening statement-making flat-shoe-hider. In other words, this thing was made for me.

As usual, the bag is 100% vegan, designed by one of the nicest guys you’ll ever have the pleasure of meeting, Tarek Al-Azbat. And it’s only one of the beautiful choices in the Nella-Bella Spring 2012 Collection. You’ve got the gamut covered with varying sizes, including perennial favourite the London and the NB Man bags that will leave the boys in your life wondering why they tried so hard to cram every single piece of their life into coat pockets (and give me even more things to steal from boyfriend *love you*). Colours are covered here too: blue, pink, turquoise and more for the bright light seekers, with black, grey, khaki and seriously delicious caramel for the basic needs.

So to recap:
1. Spring is here
2. You need a new bag
3. Look, I found you a new bag

(Uber-keener? Head to Chinatown to find a matching ring. Score!)


time for another new bag

Did you miss the last Nella Bella sample sale? Well, don’t do that this time.

Go snag some serious steals before your bank cuts you off for your Christmas splurges. Trust me, none of them will be as good as this. And this isn’t even a splurge – up to 80% off? Nonsense. Hurry.

say hello to Tarek at Shopgirls

If you’ve seen me around fashion week, you’ve seen me carrying my life in my big, beautiful Nella Bella bag. And part of what makes it so special is that the designer is hands-down one of the nicest and warmest people to be found in the Toronto fashion community.

Tarek Al-Azbat is the designer behind this line of gorgeous vegan handbags and now you can meet him and see for yourself how wonderful he is! Head on over to Shopgirls Gallery Boutique this Saturday, October 29th  2:00-4:00pm for a cup of tea, a chat with Tarek, and 15% off the collection.

Can you really ask for a better Saturday afternoon? I think not.


spotted :: Flare.com street style

If there’s ever a day to be extra excited about being in the Flare.com street style post, it’s on #WearCanada day. Score.

Check out my killer Nella Bella Melbourne bag (a.k.a the bag my life exists in) and my dangerously comfy Bedo silk pants.

In non-Canadian wears, I’ve got a Diane von Furstenberg jacket, Aldo shoes and more metallic bangles than you can shake a stick at.

time for a new bag, a Nella Bella bag

Better head on down to 401 Richmond today if you want to get your paws on the always chic, super versatile, vegan-friendly Nella Bella bags. The one day sample sale offers up to 80% off retail price, meaning you’ve got no excuse not to start the summer with a brand new bag.