28 February 2013


Hey! Heres a couple of pictures from when I went away with my family, it was just my sister and my parents that went away. 
Caitlin and I once onboard
Formal night, I don't know how many people looked had to double take to see if I was wearing heels!

In Puerto Rico
Enjoying the lovely beaches in St. Kitts

Second formal Night, I wore a chiffon maxi skirt I made and a black crop, Caitlin wore a white maxi dress with cutouts from Topshop
It got a little windy!

Another family pic

The biggest Muskoka chair I have seen!

I loved how colourful all the buildings were in Puerto Rico 
This was my first time on a cruise, I have to say if you ever have the opportunity it is a great way to see multiple places. It was weird to wrap my head around the fact that we were practically in the middle of the ocean and being able to hear the waves all the time was so relaxing.


27 February 2013


Sorry I have been gone for a while, was away on vacation (which I will get around to posting some picture from the cruise) and its now mid-term week at school so Larissa and myself have been busy with that.

Today I tried playing with layers. I wore my oversized blazer, with denim shirt from topshop and then a striped Aritzia tank. 

Did you guys enjoy the post by Caitlin, congrats on her first post!

Girls Night Out!

Hi everyone,

It's Ilona's sister Caitlin here, and seeing that I have the day off of school,  I decided to do a guest post!

My school has a semi formal  coming up in a week so everyone is frantically searching for the right dress! We all know that the hardest part about going out anywhere is deciding what to wear! You want to look pretty but not look like you tried too hard. I put together a couple of looks that are simple, yet elegant and are sure to be a hit no matter what your night has in store!

Dress:  houseoffraser.co.uk Little Mistress Fit and Flare $68
Shoes: newlook.com Fuchsia Snake Print Platfo $39
Ring: americanapparel.net American Apparel Light Pink Stacking Two Ring Set $18
Earrings: ylang23.com Jennifer Meyer Circle Stud Earrings - Rose Gold $240
Hair: torontosun.com Recreate Jennifer's look 

And of course every girl needs a little black dress, perfect for a dance or a fun night out with your closest girlfriends! The dress in this next set is particularly great because it has cut outs on the sides to make you look that much sexier!

Both of these hairstyles will look amazing, it just depends on what look you are aiming for! 

Hope these creations help you find the perfect dress for your night out! 

Until next time
 Caitlin xxx

18 February 2013

Off to France!

Hey everyone! Its our Midterm week, and everyone at the castle is going to visit Arras, Vimy Ridge, Lille, Versailles and Paris! 

This is in Arras.There were very large squares in the town and here is a picture of Courtney, Latisha and Cale. We went to lunch at a local restaurant and Courtney and I ordered a Caesar Salad and the instead the dressing tasted like Wasabi mixed with mayonaise!  It caught us off guard! Both Lex and I wore the sunglasses that we purchased in the Canary Islands! 
Next we went to Vimy Ridge. This was amazing to see. Vimy Ridge is a very historical moment in Canadian History! We took a tour of the grounds and we able to enter both the Canadian/British/French trenches and the Germans. We were also able to go to a underground tunnel. This is where runners would stay to deliver messages and where soldiers from Ottawa and the Montreal soldiers would stay before the attack on April 9 1917 took place. It gave me shivers to imagine myself in the soldiers positions. There were many craters on the grounds as they were created by enemy bombing. You were not allowed to walk on the grass, only the paved paths because there were still undetected grenades in the ground. The monument itself is magnificent. It really shows how much the troops were appreciated. I am really proud to be Canadian. Lest we forget.

This has been a great trip so far and I look forward to everything else we are going to see and experience!

Larissa Xx

Boyfriend jeans

Everyone loves a comfy outfit, that is still seen as socially acceptable and fashionable right? As the weather starts to get warmer it's the perfect time to adopt the boyfriend jean trend.

Take a look at some styling tricks to make this look feminine and personal!

Heels and a colour blazer

17 February 2013

Brussels for the Weekend!

Hey everyone!
This past weekend Courtney, Lexie and I travelled to Brussels, Belgium! We had a really great time! It has really pretty gardens and buildings!

We are at the Grand Place. This is an amazing square. There are many restaurants and shops in this area.

We were having a difficult time figuring out where to go next!

This is the famous Mannequin Pis. I did not expect the statue to be this small! It was really amazing to see a replica of the statue made from chocolate! There are incredible amounts of chocolate stores such as Neuhaus, Leonidas and Godiva in Brussels! It is hard to choose which is best! turing every corner, you would smell waffles! Everyone was either purchasing or eating a Belgium waffle! I wouldn't blame them, the smell was incredible!

We went to Starbucks and the employees spelt Courtney's name wrong! It gave us a great laugh!
We visited a garden in the center of Brussels. It was really well managed and what caught us off guard were the trees. The tree trunks were painted white! Nonetheless it was a beautiful view.

We had a fantastic time!

Larissa Xx

16 February 2013

Time for some sunshine

Hey everyone!

Today my family and I are heading on a trip, as I have a week off school. Hopefully I will have the chance to get a much needed break after a busy couple weeks of school and catch up on sleep!


Me and Caitlin ended up sharing a suitcase for the trip, which was a lot more difficult then we thought! I think it took us about 5 times of packing and unpacking to get it underweight!

An early start, deserved some morning selfies!

And now were waiting for the plane!

Have a good weekend everyone






14 February 2013

All the single valentines!

Happy Valentines day lovelies, anyone got anything exciting planned tonight?

Seeing as this day is all about love and couples, wer're going to go single style for today. So whether its girls night, Skype chats with friends or alone for the night theres plenty to keep you occupied. 

1. Throw a movie on! Go for a good classic movie or one that will have you laughing all night

2. Cook up a storm, with delicious appetizers perfect for snacking on during the movie

Mini Grilled Cheese

3. Get dressed up for night out in the town!
Topshop - top & pants // Isabel Marant - boots

H&M-dress // Steve Madden-heels

Have a fun day everyone! Happy Thursday

13 February 2013

Topshop and Google+, say what?

Ever wanted to see what actually happens during fashion week?

During this years London Fashion Week, Topshop is letting you do just that. Pairing up with Google+ they bring you the secrets of the shows.

With backstage madness and pre-runway prep, a live view of the models walking the catwalk and learn about the models and makeup artists that make the Topshop show as spectacular as they are.

Will you be tuning in Feb 17?!

Watch on Google+ or Stream Live on Youtube



This past week has been New York Fashion Week. While the week started off with Snow Storm 'Nemo' that hit much of North America with 20cm+ of snow and some lovely blizzardly winds, it did not keep the chaos off the catwalks. 

Michael Kors showcased his collection, featuring lots of blues and orange. The peplum was featured on many of his pieces, including the showstopper on Karlie Kloss.

J.Crew was all about the layers as well as the combination of textures. Pairing wool coats with knit sweaters and embossed pants keeping a more monochromatic colour choice. Also pairing basics with bold prints.

Victoria Beckham seemed to be inspired by the classic school girl look with wool tunics layered over a long sleeve, and riding outfits with long boots and layers.

Jenny Packham had a variety of colours on the A/W 13 runway. With dresses in a dark peach, red and navy all with elegant cuts and silhouettes. Chiffon overlay, sequin and rhinestone embellishments and deep v's and cutouts were featured in her collection.