Sunday, January 29, 2012

Forever21 jacket, Aldo bag (similar herehere), Asos shoes, H&M hat

New In...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fringed awesomeness.

Get in on the fringe action with this this or this

Layered Up

Thursday, January 19, 2012

It may seem like I'm wearing a mere button up under a sweater but in fact I am wearing three other layers under that shirt. Ooh magic. Gotta dress warm for these Canadian winters.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

DIY knit turband, H&M cardigan, my own tee, Joe Fresh jeans

What I'm currently wearing. About to head out to class and it's been pouring all day. I guess I'd rather have that then freezing weather.

Outfit Inspo

Monday, January 16, 2012

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photo via tumblr

It's amazing how an outfit can go from totally blah to understated chic with a few basic staples. A good wide brim hat (like this and this) and bright jeans (these, these and these are great) make what would have been an ordinary outfit into cool downtown chic. Add a simple leather shopper like this one from Zara (this one for those with a heavier wallet) and a pair of your fave shoes and your good to go. Simple, dimple, pimple. Ready to go in a flash. I just saved you 20 minutes off of the morning face-off between you and your closet.

Obsessions: PS1

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium

If you know me you know that my heart has been aching for a PS1 for the longest time. I will probably never own one. But if I ever were to, this is the one I'd go for.
It's just so beautiful...

Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

DIY Time: Knee Patch Jeans

Thursday, January 12, 2012

So we all know that elbow patches are a thing right now but why should we leave our other joints out of the fun. Our knees want some loving too. They too want to be covered with patchy goodness. If you agree you should scroll on down and see how we can fix this problem.

All you need is a pair of your old jeans,

a pair of even older jeans from which you will cut patches out of, a needle and some thread. If you don't have those lying around well I guess your out of luck.

Then you need to try on your jeans and put a mark where your knees are, and cut patches from your old pair of jeans so that they are wide enough to go from seam to seam with a bit of overhang. 

Sew your patches on making sure to fold over the edges that touch the seam of your pants.

Then you're done!

If sewing really isn't your thing you can buy a similar style of jeans here, here and here.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Quick post of today's outfit taken with instagram.

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Versace x HM Cruise

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Versace x H&M Cruise will be hitting stores January 19 2012. 
What do you guys think of this sneak peek of the collection. I for one would love to get a swimsuit in that cute fruity print.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Shoes Shoes Shoes

Monday, January 9, 2012

shoes shoes shoes
Some shoes I wouldn't mind mysteriously showing up in my closet. I mean everyone wants feet like a bird or a mouse right?

1. Sergio Rossi feather-embellished sandals
2. Giusuppe Zanotti open toe heels
3. Elizabeth and James sly heels
4. Marc Jacobs flats
5. Giuseppe Zanotti heels
6. Modern Vintage adrien bootie
7. Asos cutout boots
8. Jeffrey Campbell loafer
9. Topshop heels

Don't forget to enter the giveaway!


Recently I opened up a shop and I thought it would be a great idea, as thanks for supporting my blog, to giveaway one of my tees to you all. Now you don't have to worry about their being a million hoops to jump through in order to be eligible. Tweet this, blog that, comment here, like this page, like that page, like this other page, follow this person, sell your soul. Nope. You only have to do two simple things, well three if you really want to. Read on below for the deets.

A size medium "top knot" tee

1. Like La Vie à Mon Avis on Facebook
2. Leave a comment below with your email address
Tweet "I entered to win a tee from @mc_bennett"
(make sure to let me know you tweeted in your comment)

This contest ends on January 23 2012 at 11:59 EST and the winner will be announced on facebook.
Good luck!

Open internationally. - Grounded

Saturday, January 7, 2012

You may see a lot more illustrations popping up on the blog. I'm trying to keep the creative juices flowing by participating in illustration friday every week.
This week the theme was grounded.

Spring in My Step

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Today had me browsing through spring runways in an effort to take my mind off the conditions outdoors. I made a resolution that I would refrain from complaining about things that I cannot change. But I don`t think fantasizing about warmer days ahead can be considered complaining. Now, if we take a cue from A.L.C. s/s 12 we won't need to put our fall/winter wardrobe to waste. We can recycle all our leather wears and spice them up for spring with pastels and a pop of colour. I particularly love the second ensemble below with the pastel blue blazer below. It's oh so chic!
A.L.C. S/S 12

Alice + Olivia brings us a fun and colourful spring. With shift dresses, maxis and pastel colours mixed to your hearts content.

Dries Van Noten is much more toned down with mainly grey and black and a few colours popping up here and there. And, brings back the once popular trend of skirts over pants. I'm sure there are some of you who are just itching to wear this trend all over again, albeit in a more chic manner, and those who are wishing that the skirt over pants look would never rear its ugly head again. I for one am a fan.
Also, that sleeveless coat in the fourth look needs to be mine.



Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Monday, January 2, 2012

H&M cardigan and necklace, UB top and jeans, combat boots (similar here)

Todays outfit. Comfy and casual.