For The Ocean


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So I was flipping through my September issue of InStyle Magazine, you know, just drooling over new fall pieces, this month’s Man of Style Dan Stevens, and all the beautiful marketing when a particular ad jumped out at me. Don’t misunderstand, lots of the ads in magazines grab my attention, but this one made me head to my computer and look it up. Why?  It said:

RAW For The Oceans. Denim From Recycled Ocean Plastic.

Were they serious with that? Saving the Ocean with deinm? I needed to know more. Immediately. If it was real, this was going to be the marriage of two things I love: Denim and the Ocean.


And guys? It’s real.

I don’t know what I expected, but all I can say is go check out the website for yourself. Bionic figured out a way to take plastic floating in the ocean, crush it into pieces, and turn it into yarn that gets mixed with cotton. You can read the step by step process here.

But then they take that plastic/cotton hybrid called Bionic yarn, and make some pretty awesome clothes with it. Personally I’m drooling over this

G-Star, RAW FOR THE OCEAN, Denim, bomber jacket



And that beauty is 28% recycled ocean plastic! And it’s beautiful! These are equally as beautiful

G-Star, RAW FOR THE OCEAN, Boyfriend Sweatshirt



Of course what would anything these days be with out a little Pharell magic. And this is no exception. The collection is currated by Pharell Williams, and also partners with Parlay For The Oceans.

Pharell Williams, G-Star, RAW FOR THE OCEANS Via

Aside from being fashion forward, this collection is actually doing something to help save the planet. So when you’re done your lunch today, or your workout later, can you please recycle that plastic bottle? Who know’s, you may be wearing it next season.


Romp Around


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This was the firs romper I ever purchased. Prior to this, I’d had serious concerns. was it going to be weird? Would my butt look cute? Would it be too tight in the thighs and too loose in the top? Would my butt look cute? How do you go to the bathroom in these?

Romp Around - Charming City Style

Then I saw this one, and was sold. It’s black, cotton, and it has that insane crochet back. It also has long, bell sleeves which are a little witchy with their pointed ends and I was totally sold. I’ll be honest and tell you I sized up to a medium so I felt more comfortable with the shorts portion, but I love it. I picked it up in March, and wore it this spring and summer, but to be honest? I can’t wait to style it for fall. I think the hat screams fall and it’s a piece I’m definitely looking forward to wearing more when the cooler weather rolls around.







Hat (similar)/Romper (similar)/ Wedges (similar)
Lipstick (color 09)/Nail polish


Now that I’m posting these, I feel like I need to come clean about a few things:
1. We took these back in June and I’ve been hording them because Nick wasn’t around this summer annnnnd they looked super fall.

2. I swear to you SWEAR that I iron my clothes before we take photos. I know that you (and my mother) don’t believe it based on evidence but I promise you I do.

3. If I could wear 6 rings every single day (I would have sourced them for you if I had any idea where the ones in this combination came from) of the week I would. I love rings. The bigger the better. I actually blame my Grandmother for making me love that “click” sound it makes when you’re wearing multiples. It always reminds me of her.


One of the things I love most about this city is the unique neighborhoods. This park has so much character, that would somehow feel out of place anywhere other than Station North. Quite charming if I do say so myself ;)



OH! And before you go, the brilliant eye behind the lens of the outfit posts on Charming City Style is Nicholas John Photography. Take a second and go like his new Facebook page? I can attest that he’s super easy to work with, makes you feel comfortable in the awkwardness that is having your photo taken, and delivers a quality product. He also didn’t pay me to say this so there’s that too.


Photography by Nicholas John Photography


Put it on my Black Card: Kerry Washington in Mary Katrantzou


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This morning I was doing my usual clicking through the internet, and I was stopped in my internet tracks when I saw this photo…




How insane is that dress Kerry Washington is wearing? I about died. It’s like Mara Hoffman and Tibi had a fabulous love child! So like any good internet investigator, I did some searching and was introduced to Mary Katrantzou. I don’t know if I’ve been living under a rock or what, but her collection is, in a word, beautiful. There are structured jackets, sleek dresses, and some seriously insane shoes. Everything is in unique patterns and bright colors, making for pieces that truly make a statement.

As I combed through the site directly as well as on Net-A-Porter, and I’ve fallen in love with this designer. So in the interest of not maxing out my imaginary Black Card and wanting the entire collection, I’m not only dying for Keri’s dress, but how beautiful is this?




So seeing as how this designer is new to me, are there any others you think I should be looking at and falling in love with?



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