Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Reading in Style v. 12

  Eli of Thrift Eye (Also - check out her awesome series on "Books into Fashion")
 Leandra of The Man Repeller
   
Sandy Joe of The Pretty Secrets
 
Sarah of Classy Girls Wear Pearls
 
Alexandra of Into the Woods
  
It's been too long since I've featured some stylish ladies (and, in this case, gents) reading, and so I present the twelfth instalment in my ongoing "Reading in Style" series. 
 
Eli of Thrift Eye is also a librarian (!!!) has fantastic taste, and the most amazing book-inspired fashion series that is what I admit initially drew me to her blog.
 
Stylish New Yorker (if man-repelling), published author, and general fabulous lady, Leandra Medine really needs no introduction. If you're not already reading the Man Repeller on the regular, you should be. Good stuff, people.
 
Sandy-Jo of The Pretty Secrets is a fellow Canadian, an expert vintage-discoverer, and has the kind of style that always keeps you guessing - something that I think can be rare in the world of bloggers.
 
Sarah of Classy Girls Wear Pearls has featured in a Reading in Style post before (see here). I suppose a newspaper / flyer is less than bookish, but the written word comes in many forms, who am I to discriminate? I'm okay with periodicals too!
 
I stumbled upon Alexandra's blog Into the Woods via Modcloth's instagram feed (I think?) and instantly loved this post featuring pretty, feminine retro styling. Not to mention a classic book on etiquette. Books and pretty dresses are always a winning combination.
 
Would you like to be featured in an upcoming Reading in Style post?
Feel free to submit a post via email - rebecca (at) lotsixtyfive (dot) com
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

In Print: Olympia Le-Tan




It should come as a surprise to no one that I am a huge fan of Olympia Le-Tan and her beautiful book clutches. I have also enjoyed her budding foray into full fashion shows, starting with this Sound of Music inspired collection from Fall 2013. Certainly the garments can read a bit kitschy, but I admittedly love the sense of fun and whimsy that is omnipresent. Spring 2015 is no exception, and imagine my library-loving heart's delight upon seeing book printed pieces! So much yes! Even if wearing them would, quite possibly, make me look like Miss Frizzle (who is actually a fellow redhead, I might add), they are wonderful. 

My official thoughts on adding these bookish beauties to my wardrobe? Yup!
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Beauty and Books v.1



So, I present my first ever vlog. Fair warning, it's a bit long - I blathered on a little, and my editing skills are novice at best. If you bravely power through, expect to hear about some of my favourite beauty products picked up over the past few months, some new books I'm excited to read, and a shout-out to a favourite blogger, fellow Stylelist contributor and published author.

 Coming up on the newly unveiled lotsixtyfive youtube channel? More (shorter) videos featuring book reviews, beauty, possible outfits, and other adventures. I'd love it if you'd follow along, and you can do that here.
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Music Monday: Learn to Let You Go


I discovered the music of JP Hoe through a friend in Winnipeg, she invited me to a house concert (my first ever, and SUCH a fun time!) and I have been a fan of his music ever since. He's a fantastic songwriter and an excellent live performer, and I can't believe I haven't shared one of his tunes in a Music Monday post before now. "Learn to Let You Go" from his album Mannequin (listen here), has really resonated with me a lot lately, and as such has been getting a lot of airplay on my itunes. 

What have you been listening to lately?

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wishlisted: Beauty

Fall Beauty Picks


This past summer I tried to keep make-up to a minimum, both because I was trying to clear up my skin and also because I go into sunscreen overdrive in the sun, and hate how that mixes with make-up. But now that cooler temperatures are finally upon us I am officially back on the beauty train.  I have my tried and true favourite products (which I'll share more about soon) but there are definitely a few items on my fall beauty wishlist.

1. Carven Eau de Parfum. It. Smells. Amazing. Currently I have the rollerball version of this, and before I got it I literally spritzed myself with this stuff every time I went into the Ottawa Sephora. I have actually gotten stopped by strangers who tell me how good I smell when I wear this perfume. A little creepy? Maybe. But confirmation that this scent is wondrous.

2. I used to be a bit dubious regarding primer, but after trying the tea-tree skin primer from the Body Shop, I was converted. So when I heard about (and saw amazing reviews of) this primer/mascara combo - Subversion / Perversion from Urban Decay I was instantly intrigued. Hoping they can, in combination make my "lizard-like" (read: almost non-existent) lashes stand out.

3. MOAR MAC PIGMENTS. This powdery goodness is my make-up dream come true. I have my lovely friend Laura to thank for introducing me to this magical stuff last year - a life-changing recommendation.  I have three colours (Vanilla, Naked, and Tan) so far and am eyeing several more.

4. It might be a 90's revival, but I am loving the brownish-pink lipsticks I am seeing crop up everywhere. I particularly love this shade from Charlotte Tilbury - Stoned Rose.

5. Anyone familiar with my always-growing nail polish collection could tell you that I have a slight beige / neutral addiction. So many incarnations of these colours, I can't even tell you. So when I saw "Take it Outside" from Essie's new fall line-up, it automatically got added to my must-have list.

6. Last but certainly not least, Fresh's Sugar Lip Treatment in Plum. I have this in Tulip, and it has been my favourite summer colour. I'd love to get the darker shade for transitioning into fall. 

What beauty products are on your radar this autumn?
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