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Zara Lookbook – May’13

10 May

For my Zara addicts.

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This is def my favorite outfit from the newest look book. I’m excited to try them on in person, although I anticipate they’ll be too long for me. Hopefully, won’t be too much of a problem to have them hemmed Floral Trousers:$59.50 CAD/Ankle Strap Sandals;$79.90 CAD

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Printed Jumpsuit: $59.90 CAD

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If you’re looking for a floral blazer, this one definitely rounds out the top 10.

Floral Blazer: $89.90/Tank:$19.90/White Fringe Shorts:$39.90

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Lace & Flower Print Shirt:$59.90/White Denim:$39.90

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I love this look. I love an outfit that is simply thrown on while still looking chic and feels so effortless. Jacquard Bomber:$99/ Printed Skirt:$45.90

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I don’t know how to explain my love for the matching printed top/shirt/blazer paired with the matching short. This one, with the beautiful paisley design is no exception

Printed Blazer:$79.90/ Printed Shorts:$39.90

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The skirt.

‘New York” Crop Top:$19.90/Crossover Skirt with Side Zip:$45.90

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I mean…it’s just getting better

Blazer:$79.90/Crop Top:$39.90/Shorts with Embroidery:$45.90 (Set also comes in a fuchsia pink)

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Crossover Print Top:$59.90/Shorts:$45.90

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Over-sized Sweater:$69.90/Suede City Bag:$79.90/Sunnies – check in store

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This kimono is everything.

Beaded & Embroidered Kimono:$199/Fringed Shorts:$39.90

For all the new releases, and of course for our Canadian audience to now purchase online (Yay!) Click here

Happy shopping!

– J&K

Style Feature – Kerry Washington

9 May

kerrywjuneelleI fell in love with Kerry Washington years ago when she played Chenille in the infamous movie (still one of my absolute favorites, as corny as it is to watch years later) “Save the Last Dance” – Who else LOVES this movie? I feel like it was one of the coolest movies around for awhile, no? Or was that just me? Remember the drama with her and Nikki in the club? Nikki was straight up hating, and Chenille was the cool friend defending Sara. I could literally go on and on with this movie, but I digress. Kerry is also well known for her role alongside Jamie Foxx in the movie “Ray” and the award winning film “The Last King Of Scotland”chenille1
There is just something about the innocence in Kerry Washington’s face that made me so eager to know more about her. Kerry is originally from the Bronx, and actually grew up in the same neighbourhood as Jennifer Lopez (crazy, huh?) Kerry’s style is definitely up my alley. She’s no stranger to the red-carpet or the best dressed list, with some of my favorite looks being at the Oscar’s ’13 in Miu Miu, and more recently the Met Gala just a few days ago in custom Vera Wang.
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Currently starring in the HIT political drama series “Scandal” as Olivia Pope, and proud owner of an Oscar for best supporting actress in Quentin Tarantino’s film “Django Unchained” – this girl is living out her dreams, and is an ultimate inspiration for not just actresses, but all women to shoot for the stars, to be kind and positive, and of course to work hard. Kerry Washington’s newest film “Peeples”, a comedy, is set to release this Friday.May.10th alongside her co-star Craig Robinson.
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In the June issue of Elle hitting shelves on May.21st) Kerry opens up about settling into being the star she’s always dreamed of being. With a grain of salt, she remains humble and admits that when she as a girl, she was the “kooky theater kid, silly, goofy and academic” and she claims that she feels like “the luckiest broad in Hollywood right now. To be the lead actor on Scandal and to be in the highest-earning Tarantino movie- I don’t get to ask for more.”
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In this issue, Kerry is rocking some beautiful pieces by Tom Ford, Balmain, Giambattista Valli, and Giorgio Armani. I cannot wait to pick it up. Are you a fan of Kerry Washington? Let me know what you think of the issue!

-Kathleen

J & K meet OscarPRgirl Erika Bearman

5 Apr
Good morning fashionistas!
The both of us were blessed enough to have the opportunity to meet Erika Bearman aka OscarPRGirl live and in person at her personal appearance this past Tuesday at Holt Renfrew on Bloor St. Both of us are raving fans of Erika and love pretty much everything she does. Erika started off OscarPRgirl when she was approached by CEO Alex Bolen about her blog! They enjoyed the content and thought with social media becoming a strong communication tool, they pitched the idea to Oscar and he loved it, which led to her landing the role of OscarPRgirl.
Erika discussed everything from the social media world and her position as PR director, to all her infamous ‘selfie’ photos wearing Oscar gowns!
Did you know that as the PR director of Oscar de la Renta she receives a clothing package as part of her salary? She even mentioned how Oscar keeps her in check cause all sample pieces are a 24 waist! Haha.
She was so easy going, honest, really approachable and as stunning in person as she is in photos! 🙂
We not only saw her at the event but twice after that! We definitely regret not asking her to go for a drink and continue our conversation from the event. We were cut short because we were truly just having a conversation with her and took a little more time than we expected! (Sorry girls!). We could have talked for hours!
Here are some photos from the event!

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– J&K xo

J & K at Toronto Fashion Week – David Dixon F/W 2013

30 Mar

Loves!

This was our first time at Toronto Fashion Week, our first time attending a fashion show of this magnitude, and our first time really getting out there and talking to SO many bloggers, stylists, buyers, merchandisers, and just down right amazing people! Such a rush!

We were lucky enough to attend the shows on both Day 2 and Day 5, thanks to a very good friend of ours Catherine. After a bit of a taste, you can only imagine how zealous we were that we weren’t able to be in attendance the entire week. None the less, here are a few shots of us at the tents! Out of the designers we saw, one of the first and also one of our favourites was David Dixon!

David Dixon was all about women empowerment! The show began with a video where a woman was frowned upon when making a comment in regards to the gentlemen’s conversation. Showcasing that women should not speak for we do not know half of what men know. Men are smarter than us but then the screen shatters and says ‘bullshit!’ It was probably one of the best openings I (J) saw from all the shows that we watched. The one aspect that really popped from Dixon’s show was the neck feature of all the feathers! I absolutely adored it! I could really see this being a trend for next fall. I know I’ll be rocking it! 🙂

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David Dixon’s show was definitely very empowering. The music was enticing (insert Run The World by Beyonce here) and the models looked and felt so comfortable and sexy in his clothing. The strong lines of blacks and whites, the pop of cobalt blue, and who can forget about those stunning crystalized accessories in everything from earrings, ear cuffs, necklaces and bracelets. Such a fantastic finishing touch to these sophisticated, yet edgy looks. Here are a few shots of us enjoying the tents after the show 🙂

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On J: Blazer- Forever 21, shirt- Alexander Wang, pants- H&M, necklace- Aldo, heels- Louboutin, flats- Zara

On K: Top/Bottom/Heels-Zara (Can you tell I’m obsessed?) Necklace-H&M, Bracelets-J.Crew

Stay tuned for more! -j&k

Boyfriend Jean Obsesed

27 Mar

Friends,

I’m well aware that this isn’t a new trend, but I am loving it with a whole new appreciation this time around. I love laid back styles while still looking chic as ever. The boyfriend jean – in my opinion – is the epitome of that. Especially in these cooler times while we wait for the Spring and Summer season to bless us with warmth. There is a perfect boyfriend jean out there for everyone, it just takes a bit of searching and a bit of an open mind. Boyfriend jeans with a loose tee, and Oxford shoes or sneakers are perfect for running errands, throw on some pumps, switch out the top, and you’re ready for drinks with the girls. How do you style your boyfriend jeans?

-K

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A Special Engagement

15 Jan

I’ll make this post short and very, very sweet as it was and will be one of the sweetest moments I will have ever had in my life. I had been a little apprehensive with sharing such a personal experience so publicly on this blog, however have quickly realized how important it is for me to have a personal connection with our readers. I enjoy celebrating other’s successes and joyful moments, and with this being one of mine, I thought it best to share with you.

It’s been a little over 2 weeks since the night my boyfriend of 8 years, Corain, proposed to me a few days after Christmas. On December.28th, the both of us drove out from New Jersey (where I’d been staying for a visit) to Long Island, New York. A family gathering on my side filled with aunts, uncles, cousins, kids, and lots of food, warmth and laughs. I had been looking forward to seeing cousins I hadn’t seen in a few years, and Corain was looking forward to meeting family members he hadn’t met before. I have so much family in the states, and it means a lot to me when I have the opportunity to spend time with them. The afternoon quickly turned to evening, and I found myself posing for what I thought would be a picture with my beau infront of my cousins’s beautiful Christmas tree. Corain took my hand and told everyone he had an announcement to make. I couldn’t believe what was taking place..I could see that he was so nervous, but with every word he spoke, I felt that much closer to him, that much more in love with him.

He asked me if I would marry him, and of course I said yes!

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xo Kathleen

A Beauty Party at Holt Renfrew with Emily Weiss!

5 Jan

Does anyone else love Into The Gloss as much as we do? If you haven’t checked them out yet, I would run and click on their site asap!. Just be sure to thank us after you’ve fallen in love with the endless beauty features they have on their site…No seriously, we would appreciate the recognition, haha. (seriously..)

Emily Weiss is the founder and creative director of Into The Gloss, a dedicated beauty blog with articles about everything from the best trick on nailing that winged eyeliner, to personal q&a’s with some of our favorite models/designers/editors/celebs/girls next door. Who doesn’t want to know what Coco Rocha has in her makeup bag? Or Kate Moss, or Gisele Bundchen? What is the inspiration behind the makeup used in Vivienne Westwood’s Spring 2013 fashion show? How about Proenza Schouler or Marc Jacobs? Do you want to know? Hello! We do! Emily Weiss is absolutely stunning, and her personality shines through her writing. Did we mention that she was stunning? I envy the short hair, and am seriously considering going super short this year – just putting it out there. (K) We love the style in which Into The Gloss conducts their interviews and features. ITG reels you in with honesty, fantastic photography, and amazing content for the beauty obsessed! Every time we read an article on ITG, we feel empowered, inspired and beautiful. We also find ourselves LOL’ing every now and then too. Beauty can be funny too. (That is, of course, when you aren’t the one with the lipstick teeth at Monday’s morning meeting..)

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Emily Weiss will be making an in-store appearance at Holt Renfrew – Bloor St. on Tuesday.January.22nd at 8pm for a little q&a. I (K) personally would love to meet Emily. She is a huge inspiration to me as a creative writer and she has such unique style. Holt Renfrew will be hosting a sure-to-be phenomenal cosmetic event at both Toronto’s & Vancouver locations offering exclusive previews of spring 2013 beauty products, prizes, complimentary beauty treatments, and more. Tickets are $25, and are redeemable towards beauty purchases of $75 or more on the night of the event.

Now, let’s talk about what’s being offered at said event. Apart from the exclusive insight everyone will receive on 2013’s newest beauty products, there will also be a pretty impressive line-up of complimentary services offered

● Mini-manicures and nail colour touch-ups from Holts Salon & Spa, Deborah Lippmann, Butter London, and YSL
● Mini makeovers from Chanel, Clinique, Estée Lauder, Guerlain, NARS
● Mini facials from Aqua di Parma
● Make-up demonstrations from Bobbi Brown, Burberry, Clé de Peau, Dior, Giorgio Armani, Laura Mercier
● Eye shadow and eye care demonstrations from Clé de Peau, Shu Uemura
● Makeup brush cleaning from Beauty So Clean – bring two makeup brushes and have them cleaned with Beauty So Clean, the world’s first cosmetic sanitizer
● Brow waxing from Holts Salon & Spa
● Hand massages from Aqua di Parma, Guerlain, Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Bottega Veneta, and Balenciaga Fragrances
● Hand paraffin treatment from Sisley, Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Bottega Veneta, and Balenciaga Fragrances

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Tickets are available now! Online at www.holtrenfrew.com or in-store through Concierge. Space is limited!, so book those tickets, and let’s get our glam on!

-Kathleen

Christmas Countdown – From 2 to you!

24 Dec


Merry Christmas!!

If you’ve been following us on Facebook, you’ve seen our Christmas Countdown, where Julie and I have been posting up little snippets of our favorite things to see during the holidays. From the variety of beautiful Christmas trees, the red & white themed..well everything! to good old-fashioned Santa hats. We love the Christmas season and are both really looking forward to spending it with our families. We would like to thank everyone for their continuous support, and we look forward to a great year ahead of us with whenjmetk.com

Your comments, posts and shares mean a lot to us, and we, in turn are driven and motivated to keep posting and connecting with more amazing bloggers and readers just like you! Thank you!!

We wish you the most merriest of Christmas’s and also hope that you receive almost everything on your Christmas list. God bless and Happy Holidays!

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New Year’s Eve? What to wear with K

22 Dec

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” -Oprah Winfrey

Hello all!

I was having a pretty slow night at work, and found myself thinking about my New Year’s Eve plans. Naturally, Julie and I are planning on dancing the year 2012 away and spending the night with our kick ass girlfriends, while toasting champagne in pumps and bold lips. I fly out to New York to spend the holidays with the beau and my family later tonight, and won’t be returning until the 30th, which gives me a day to find the perfect outfit. Now I know what you’re thinking! “What! You don’t have an outfit yet!?” No..I don’t. Listen girls, Christmas was made priority, and I had originally planned on ordering a dress from asos.com, however it wouldn’t have made it here in time; therefore I’m planning on winging it. (Believe me, I am a professional “winger” and I always pull it off beautifully)

Now, if I happen to have time to hit the city and dedicate a few solid hours on finding the perfect cocktail dress whilst in NY, I will take full advantage. However, I do plan on spending a majority of my time at home with my boyfriend and family, in New Jersey as well as Queens and Long Island. Don’t take me for crazy when I say this though, but..I am kind of considering wearing pants for NYE…Haha, I’ve just been so into the men’s wear inspired looks being rocked on the runway, not to mention, most recently on Gwen Stefani on the January cover of Vogue. Plus, might I add that my legs won’t be completely frozen walking out of the club after having a bit too much to drink.(insert flashback of NYE 2012 here…MESS)

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Now I know what I face. I’m not as tall, I’m not as long and lean, and I’m not blonde, but you better believe I can pull off a great red lip and a sequin jacket!

What about this tee and skirt combo? I am in love with the edginess! Some pumps, a necklace and lashes! Yes please!

zaralook3I would LOVE to wear a bold all over print such as this one by Tibi, of course flawlessly pulled off by none other than Olivia.

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I’m also feeling these 2 looks for NYE. Super chic and streamline, and the shoes do a lot of the talking. I just need a super bold statement necklace to complete these looks.

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Lots of love

Kathleen

Meeting Emily

9 Dec

Hello!!

I met Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere at her in-store appearance & book signing on Saturday at Holt Renfrew, and it was a great success. I had such a good time, and left even more excited than when I had arrived. Alongside my good friend Simone, we were able to get there about an hour early, get assigned a number from the event co-ordinator on the 3rd floor in the cashmere department, and browse around before getting into a line to await Emily’s arrival. With intricate details such as porcelain teacups, a Victorian-style frame as a backdrop, paired with retro style chairs & a pop of tangerine color – the atmosphere was perfect. Add a few Prairie Girl cupcakes to the mix and us girls were in heaven. (I was anyways, their cupcakes are amazing!)

I am so inspired by Emily, and the success that has come from her site. The dedication she has for her followers and fans really came through as she spent a few minutes with each of us to thank us for coming out and answering any questions we had for her. It was a bit intimidating thinking of what I wanted to say to her. I didn’t want to be redundant and tell her what I assumed everyone else was telling her which was “Hi Emily, I LOVE your blog!”, haha. I did let her know that she was and continues to be a big inspiration to both Julie and myself, and asked her advice on how we can improve, maintain and sustain a successful blog. Her advice was to keep a very clean looking site, with great photos, relevant content, and remember to have fun. I think we can all agree on said advice, right?

A big thank-you to Holt Renfrew on Bloor for hosting this event. It was beautifully executed, and all the staff, as usual, were very accommodating. I am smitten with Emily’s book. I think it’s the perfect gift for any stylish girl on your Christmas list this who loves to entertain, enjoys a good desert, an even better cocktail, and some fab d-i-y projects. (I’m lookin at you pg.152!) 😉

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