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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!)

hiatus over

As per usual, the appearance of Advertising Week has meant the disappearance of life. Much appreciated though, as the week inevitably turned into the best mix of meets, greets, and moderate debauchery (really, just over indulgence of late-night food and all-time coffee.)

But fret not. Life moves on post Ad Week, and not without new words to read. See below what I had to say about the week, with more to come.

Boyfriend and I teamed up for a survival guide. we followed it pretty well.

I waxed poetic about music and why advertising just doesn’t resonate the same.

Values made my heart flutter, because I do in fact value values.

People had some stylish thoughts; I snapped them on Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3&4.

And for good measure: we met some Radio City Rockettes.

Up next, listen for my rants and raves about the ever-extending Toronto fashion season. Pray for my feet. Please.