Twas the Night Before…

I’ve been racking my brain and scouring the internet for something that I’d really love to have, for my last day of unrealistic Christmas presents. And try as I might, I just haven’t been able to come up with something great.

The truth is, I came up with (in my opinion) the one thing that I want so badly:

Yankees Season Tickets – $$$$$
Then I could see Derek, Mark, Andy, Joba, and Jorge all the time. Oh my god.

Just remember that my birthday is coming up, so whatever you want to buy me from my list is greatly appreciated!

But I digress.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone! I’ll be taking the rest of the year off…unless of course there’s something that I absolutely have to post about. See you in the New Year! Make sure you keep an eye out for Define Magazine coming your way January 5, 2010!!

Ring Around the Rosy

More often than not, accessories can make or break an outfit. Unlike Coco Chanel, I don’t believe that less is more (depending on the mood and environment you’re in), in fact, I usually try to add as many accessories as possible before leaving the house. But, I’m always running (fashionably) late so I don’t always have on as much as I would prefer.

With only 2 days until Christmas, I am drooling over:

Lee Angel Jewelry ‘Etienne’ 18 Strand Necklace – $155
With a statement piece like this, little else is really necessary. It’s in-your-face, but not over-powering. I love the ethnic feel that it has, and I imagine it to make noises that you would hear in a Middle Eastern or Greek market. A necklace like this would be perfect for a cocktail party or even New Years.

2 Are Better Than 1

And according to Britney, 3 is better than 2. *awkward pause*

Ever since Lauren Conrad made 2 finger rings cool on The Hills, I have wanted one. So bad. Preferably with my name, just like LC. Although ‘Erin’ is significantly shorter than ‘Lauren’ and wouldn’t look as good. But I digress. Now that, what, 2 years have passed since she was first seen sporting her 2 finger ring, they’re becoming hot. Well, maybe lukewarm. But that still hasn’t changed the fact that I WANT ONE. Like, yesterday. However, a lot of 2 finger rings are kind of ugly. But then I was proved wrong…

Jules Smith ‘Knuckle Lover’ Stackable Ring – $77
This Jules Smith ring is gorgeous. Simple, classic. Just like how LC would want it. And really, anything that LC likes, I like.

Gift of Design

Last Thursday was the Gift of Design fashion show at the Vancouver Club. It was a great event; the designs were great and the venue was fabulous. I felt like I was in an episode of Gossip Girl. The event was hosting by the fabulous Mandy, plus I got to hang out with my family, boyfriend, and Niki from A Haute Mess.

Here are some (ok, lots) pictures from the event:

Overall, I thought that the designs were great. There were lots of couture-esque pieces, and some Ready to Wear pieces too. Very impressive. I wonder if any of them will actually make it.

The hair for the event was done by my cousin from Zootz salon on 4th Ave.
The jewelry in the first 2 photos and the last one were made by her fiance, Michael Reilly – who is going to be a Define Magazine contributor.

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

It took until 4 days before Christmas for me to post a second shoes that I would love to have. A rarity, since it seems like I spend all my time looking at shoes.

Elizabeth & James ‘Rizzo’ Suede Cuff Bootie – $395

What initially caught my eye with these booties was their wonderful colour…or lack thereof, I suppose. That creamy winter white shade is just so inviting. It definitely stands out against the typical black and greys for winter boots. The second thing that caught my eye was the cuff, the snake embossed cuff. L-o-v-e. That was then I noticed the metal heel. Brassy and detailed. The Olsen twins really know how to take a piece that extra inch without going overboard.

Pin a Rose on Your Nose

With 5 days left until Christmas, I haven’t posted a single item of jewelry for my wish list. Consider that fixed! Trolling around ShopBop the other day, I came across these:

Tom Binns Classic Gold Safety Pin Earrings – $220
I love accessories. I love accessories that make people stop and say, “OMG. I love that!” Purses and shoes are always great for compliments, but usually they’re much more well known. Jewelry, on the other hand, is a lot more difficult to pick out, making compliments much more exciting. These safety pin earrings are big (love it) yet simple. I can see them being rocked out with liquid leggings and a slouchy tee, or dressed up with a sheath dress. Totally versatile, and totally need to be in my jewelry box.

A Tisket, A Tasket

Can you believe that there are only 6 more days until Christmas? Holy cow!

In January I’m starting (yet another) new job. And the perfect thing for my first day?

Yves Saint Laurent ‘Roady’ – $1395
I love the hobo style. It’s so versatile, relaxed and casual or businessy for the office. But what really caught my eye was the gorgeous blue colour. It’s such a bright piece that pops against the muted tones of winter. But it’s also bright enough that it works in summer. I also love that the handle is big enough to throw it over my shoulder, but not too big so i can still wear it in the crook of my elbow. Plus it only has one handle (a preference of mine) which means I can still carry it in my hand. I can just imagine how soft the leather is. And yes, I’d probably want to rub this against my face too.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Or just an incredibly sequined dress. Sequins are h-o-t this season. From extreme nighttime sparkle to a more subdued day appropriate look, sequins are everywhere. Every store with sequins in the window manages to catch my eye – it’s like a moth to a flame. So on my 7th day of my unrealistic Christmas, I present to you…

This beauty of a sparkler. BCBG dresses are always fashionable and gorgeous. I like this dress because it’s sequin-y but not over the top. There are tons of dresses out there that are covered in sequins, and they’re gorgeous, but I’m not sure that they’re for me. This particular one is punchy but not in-your-face. It also has a sexy back – a deep-V. Total understated sexiness. Well, for sequins.

Skip the Garter

By now you’ve probably heard about the Jeffrey Campbell ‘Obscene’ Boot. If not, well then, you are about to lose it…

JC ‘Obscene’ Boot – $249.95 at Solestruck
Forget the pants. If you’re looking to rock the Lady GaGa look (no pants) but are concerned about freezing to death, look no further! The ‘Obscene’ is for you (they even come with their own belt!)! Seriously though, I’d love to see these worn in person, but Vancouver being, well, Vancouver, it’s doubtful that will happen. Own them? Send me a picture!

I was creeping around Akira Chicago the other day and I came across something oddly similar…

To be honest, I definitely prefer the look of the ‘Kane’ to the ‘Obscene’. I have a love affair with heels, and being short, such insanely high boots will just midgetize me (especially as flats). What I dislike about the ‘Kane’ is that the garters attach to your belt loops, pulling on them and looking ridiculous.

What are your thoughts on the fly-fisherman inspired boots?

Chip on Your Shoulder

Or maybe, it’s just this season’s hot look of exaggerated shoulder. Oh, how I long for a piece so enviable that people swoon every time they see it (like a Chanel bag). But it’s not Chanel (yet). It’s Balmain.

And on the 8th day of my Christmas, God created shoulders. I love them. They’re classy, edgy, extreme, and amazing. They’re a conversation starter. Who knows, they may give that cute guy who works in your building an ice-breaker.