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the it lists – fashion & lifestyle blog | August 28, 2015

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Banky’s Post-Apocalytic Fairy Tale Kingdom

August 20, 2015 |

Are you looking for an alternative to the soulless sugar-coated banality of the average family day out?

The graffiti artist Banksy has unveiled his latest exhibit: a post-apocalyptic anti-theme park called “Dismaland,” featuring his anti-consumerism and anti-corporate messages art and similar works by about 60 other artists.

Dismaland sits on the 2.5 acre site of the Tropicana lido, is the witty artist’s first “bemusement” park packed full of subversive artworks. In the statement on the council’s website Banksy said, “I loved the Tropicana as a kid, so getting to throw these doors open again is a real honour.”

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Wide Leg Up at OAK+FORT

August 18, 2015 |

I first tripped upon OAK+FORT in Vancouver‘s Gastown in 2010. On my last YVR trip I was sad because I thought they’d closed. But I was wrong! Not only did they move to a bigger location they’ve spread across the country to include two in Toronto and even a store in New York.

Had to check out OAK+FORT’s pants because I’m ready to have more than skinnies in my closet and they’ve always been reliable for carrying basics at reasonable prices (aka provide attainable luxury to like-minded individuals).

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My first find was these trousers. Constructed out of a heavy crepe, these dressy joggers feature a comfortable, relaxed fit you’ll be reaching for on the daily. These trousers also feature two front pockets, a mid-rise waist and tapered leg for a flattering silhouette. Tip: my pick is the brown!

d17Not sure about the wide leg culottes that are storming this way for fall? Here’s a budget way to try the style. Read More

Champagne Pops! Grown-up Frozen Treats

August 13, 2015 |

Grown-up frozen treats – boozy ice-creams and sorbets modeled on your favourite cocktails. Here’s the inside scoop on the trend.

Until now it’s been notoriously difficult to make these concoctions, thanks to alcohol’s reluctance to freeze. New recipes and techniques have hacked cool treats with spiky ingredients.

Screen Shot 2015-08-12 at 1.08.33 PMAs if you couldn’t get enough champers into your celebrations: frozen Champagne popsicle (Blanc de Blanc) from the quintessentially British store Fortnum and Mason’s.

Or why pour yourself a G&T on a hot afternoon when instead you can have it iced on a stick or scooped? Add a dash of lime with Drunken Dairy’s GLT (lime, gin & tonic) sorbet.

Under $30 Best Beach Jewels

August 12, 2015 |

I’m sharing my latest finds in Hudson Bay‘s accessory line, EXPRESSION. Otherwise known as the Canadian version of Top Shop, Forever 21, or H&M jewellery.

I love costume jewellery, and I have a knack for finding incredible deals. These jewels only range from $7 – $26. Score! I’ve been the recipient of some gushing on my recent purchases:

In this main image EXPRESSION Marbled Stone Tassel Drop Earrings, the ring, drop earrings (in store only).

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I decided to pair these two up!

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And lastly toss this EXPRESSION faced beaded bracelet Read More

Far from a Knot “it” Sandal – Everlane Must Have

July 29, 2015 |

We love, love the ethics of Everlane so it makes a shoe-addict happy to see them adding more to their shoe section. This Knot Sandal is a mix of funky and quality when Italian leather and craftsmanship all knotted together in a pretty flat sandal.

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Me-Ow! Glitter Cat Eye Sunglasses

July 14, 2015 |

ME-OW! Miu Miu‘s collection of statement eye wear is fantastic. Inspired by 1940’s film noir, the glasses have gorgeous glitter acetate frames in a distinctive cat eyes. And I love the pairing with the understated brown lenses so they’re not too flashy.

Warning. Don’t fall too deep in love because these purr-fect shades are hard to find. Found a few here!

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