Jump Start

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Often the season changes before the rest of us are ready, causing us to need a quick jump start to our wardrobe. As storage in my tiny midtown apt is limited, I keep 2 seasons hidden away, and find myself usually wishing I’d had my FW14 closet sooner.

When I need to quick start my wardrobe, I run to my local mall, shopping through my favourite stores in search of what’s new and fresh for this season.  I need to review what I have in storage before making an major purchases. This on-trend jumpsuit, was the perfect, take-me-anywhere piece that I knew I’ll live in this season, and a perfect way to help quick start my fall wardrobe.

Photography by Trevor Negin

Jumpsuit: H&M, Mules: Zara

Love Stoned

 

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Zara Marble Dress

Zara Marble Dress

At the start of each season, I feel the urge to run out a purchase the newest and hottest items, often forgetting about the hidden gems in my closet. Like this dress, purchased from Zara at the start of their summer sale, but it hung in closet for the remainder of July and August with the hopes of coming out for an end-of-season wedding that I  was attending. I ended up wearing another dress, and this beautiful marble printed dress continued to wonder when I would wear it.

Early this week, Trevor, my husband, invited me out for a dinner date, and I decided to take this baby for a spin. I sometimes forget that dressing-up for no reason, makes each moment a fashionable memory.

Photography by Trevor Negin

Dress and shoes: Zara, watch: Michael Kors, cocktail ring: Banana Republic

Zara Marble Dress

Knit Neutrals

Neutral KnitsFashion Magazine asked their style panel about their September resolution. Here is what I said.

This season, matching sweater sets (tops and bottoms) are going to be huge. That look is a lot for many people so  to tone down the trend look for some great knit separates that you’ll be able to pair together while shopping the new fall collections.
Photography by Trevor Negin
Sweater: Urban Outfitters, skirt: Zara, heels: 10 Crosby Derek Lam from Hudson’s Bay

Neutral Knits

Neutral Knits

Picture Perfect

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Two years ago, I was the girl capturing the world behind the lens, but since starting Barbara Ann Style Blog, I’ve learned a few tricks to nailing a good shot. Fashion Magazine asked their style panel, how we do it? Here is what I shared about being in front of the camera. The secret I didn’t share, was my super talented secret weapon, Trevor Negin. I’m lucky enough to have fallen in love and married the Toronto-based photographer last year.

Photography by Trevor Negin

Shirt, Joe Fresh. Shorts, J.Crew. Earring, Vintage. Shoes, Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra. Watch, Movado.

 

 

I Got It From My Momma

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Fashion Magazine asked their style panel this week about their favourite decade to wear. Since I’m a vintage lover, I found that this task was very hard, I sorted through my closet to find some of my favourite pieces, and this dress that was stolen from my mom really stood out. She purchased it during a shopping spree, on a trip to Tel Aviv back in 1977. Growing up with my mom as a nautral beauty and fashion inspiration, I then realized that my favourite items were from closet. Here is what I said to Fashion Magazine.

Some of my favourite things from my mom are:

  1. This Dress
  2. These Earrings
  3. Collar 1 & 2
  4. These Bangles 
  5. This Purse
  6. These Pumps

Photography by Trevor Negin

Dress: Vintage, Earrings: Hortense, Shoes: Zara

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#bandtsurprisewedding shot by Brie of Mango Studios