Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Look of the Week: Urban Chic with Smitten Designs

We're having a particularly harsh winter chill this week, so that meant turtlenecks and faux fur were a must-have. I don't wear them much, but I really love how elegant and timeless a black turtleneck looks. Also, they're great because they make a perfect canvas for a beautiful statement necklace. I had lots of fun playing dress up with all kinds of gorgeously elegant pieces by Smitten Designs this weekend at Gigi B on Granville Island, and found some great pieces to pair with my urban chic look of the week.

Laurie Simpkins, the local talent behind Smitten Designs, creates pieces with eye-catching materials like freshwater pearls and swarovski crystals, and her style can be eloquently surmised as elegant and timeless, which makes it perfect for daywear or eveningwear. Amongst all the fun, I found my favourite: a blue swarovski crystal pendant on a gold-plated rolo chain. The colour is so rich, and the rough texture of the crystals is so unique. I love how it looked on my black turtleneck; it really let the colour speak for itself. Another favourite was the sparkling silver Swarovski crystal pendant with leaf chain: as if the massive stone wasn't gorgeous enough, the leafy details on the chain give off a beautiful shimmer effect.

So if you're ever hankering for a trip to Granville Island (and let's be honest, who doesn't), then pop in and say hello to the lovely ladies at Gigi B in Net Loft and see these gorgeous Smitten Designs gems for yourself!

Hat-Express(thrifted), Vest-Bebe(thrifted), Shirt-Semantiks(thrifted), Jeans-Urban Behaviour, Ring-H&M, Sunglasses-Ross Dress for Less, Shoes-Guess

Happy Styling! xo


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