Thursday, July 25, 2013

Little Blue Box

When I saw this amazing collection from Tiffany I just loved everything. I've been day dreaming...

Paloma Olive Leaf bangle in 18K yellow gold, $12,700 CDN
Paloma Olive Leaf pendant in sterling silver, large, $495 CDN
Tiffany Devon Frame bag in Tiffany Blue and silver leather, $1,300 CDN
Paloma Olive Leaf ring in 18K yellow gold with amethyst, $2,000 CDN
Tiffany Enchant flower earrings in platinum with round brilliant diamonds, $5,050 CDN
Tiffany Sabrina clutches in textured leather, $1,300 CDN each

What's your favourite item?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Summer Stripes

Navy & White is my summer go to colour combination. It's easy and we all know I love easy.

It's a quick post today. I've been out swimming with the kids and I am tired. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer vacation. It's cooling down in Toronto and I HATE it! I like the heat. I am ducking from all the dirty looks some of you are throwing at me.

I bought this skirt for two reasons, the length and the ruching. I cannot resist perfectly placed ruching.

Skirt, Yoana Baraschi (old). Tee, The Gap (tall). Flip Flops, Tory Burch (old). Necklace, Stella and Dot (old). Bag, c/o Ecco. Sunglasses, Burberry (old). Watch, Michael Kors (old).

I have a favour to ask all my mom's out there - or anyone really. What are your "Back to School" must have's. It can really be anything from kids lunch box kits, to your must have jeans. Anything! All you ideas are appreciated.

Linking up with:
Transatlantic Blonde
Style Elixir
My Thrifty Chic
Real Girl Glam
The Pleated Poppy

Monday, July 22, 2013

What's in a Name..."Falling in Style"

I have been blogging here for about a year and a half and this started as a fun little distraction from the everyday. "One Chic Mom" was just my attempt to help friends get out of yoga pants and sweat shirts and embrace their bodies and style. It was selfish and vain and fun and MINE. I didn't know that blogging could be so much more, that I could make it so much more. So it is with mixed emotion that I let all of my great readers know that I am moving my blog to a new domain and it will be called "Falling in Style". I've already changed my name on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Some of you have noticed and now you will find out why.

Most of you are thinking "Why the name change?". The honest truth is that I was getting pigeon holed into something that I'm not and was being passed up for opportunities that I wanted and would have been a good fit for. I'm hoping this will open doors for me and let marketers/PR companies/organizations know that I'm a good fit for their next project. I've done my research and everyone who've I've talked to told me to make the change so here I am sort of starting over again.

The aesthetic of my new blog will mirror my own and be everything I need/want. It will be home. I'm working with ohksocialmedia.

Why "Falling in Style"? Well it was hard to find a blog name that I loved, that was me and wasn't taken. This new name resonated with me specifically because the two times I've appeared on TV as a spokesperson I've been "falling with style" and managed to pick myself up and persevere. You'll have to wait for the full stories when the new blog launches. I also have visions a la Mad Men of me falling off a skyscraper in a beautiful dress falling gracefully and surviving. Someone else compared it to the phrase "falling in love" and I like that as well.

Now to what I'm wearing...

Shorts & Shoes, Joe Fresh. Blouse, LOFT. Handbag, Coach (old). Necklace, c/o Cocoa's Jewelry (sold out, similar idea here). Bracelet, Ann Taylor. Watch, Michael Kors (old).

I'm becoming obsessed with twitter again and looking for new followers and for new people to follow. Let me know @IvaGrbesic

I'm Co-Hosting the "Way We Wear Shorts". Some really great idea.

I'm also linking up with:
Funday Monday Link
Creative Monday's
The Way We Wear

Friday, July 19, 2013

Words of Wisdom

My youngest sister and my sister-in-law are both pregnant and due within a month (and a bit) of each other. I'm overjoyed for them and I also know that it might be difficult. I've had five pregnancies and four children and each pregnancy was a wondrous and scary time. I spent the first half of my thirties pregnant/breastfeeding/sober. As my children grow and become independent I wouldn't change how quickly and how many I've had for anything, plus I don't know any better. It was hard with four little ones but now we have a routine that works for me. At this point in my life I need it to work for me. I'm the one who is there for every scrape, stitch, tear, laugh, smile, success and failure (failure is important, kids need to fall so they learn how to get up). If I'm off the entire family suffers.

So what words of wisdom do I have for my beautiful Rosie and Helena? Love every little moment that comes, hug and kiss them as much as you want. Cry if you have to and ask for help when you need it - I'm only a phone call away. If you are tired sleep when the baby naps even if it is in the middle of the day. Clean the house only if you feel like it when having me over, I could care less if everything is out of place. When the baby cries and makes a fuss and bothers "people", ignore them and remember those "people" probably bugged the sh*t out of someone else earlier and karma is a b*tch. Lastly, shower, put some make up on, wear your good jeans and go anywhere, just go.


I didn't mean to get this "deep" when writing the post. The post was only supposed to be about me raving about this Canadian eco friendly, cruelty free, vegan, paraban free, dye free and chemical free baby product line "live clean (baby)" and an outfit for a baby shower. I've never wanted to review baby products (I want to leave babies in my past) but having two wonderful women who are so dear to me pregnant makes me want to learn about all these new products that are available out there. Plus, I like to be a know it all and this seemed like a good place to start.

Outfit part first...

Blazer, Zara. Blouse, Loft. Shorts, Ann Taylor (old). Shoes, Joe Fresh. Bracelets, J Crew, Ann Taylor. Watch, Michael Kors (old). Sunglasses, Burberry (old).

When I started researching message boards and product reviews live clean (baby) delivers great baby products that are also gentle on baby's skin and mothers are happy (check out why here). I knew that these products where something I could support and review. My sister Rosie told me that her friends use the products and love them as well. Plus they are found at Wal-Mart and Shoppers Drug Mart. This makes them easily accessible to many Canadians. I love the skincare essentials gift set, a great addition to any baby shower gift. The packaging is pretty cute too.

"Live Clean Baby is a unique collection of eco-friendly baby care products designed with your baby and the environment in mind. Live Clean Baby promises performance with natural, gentle ingredients - caring for baby's delicate skin using plant based formulations enriched with certified organic botanicals that are safe for baby and safe for the earth."

I am linking up with:

Aloha Friday Blog Hop
Best of Friday Style Link Up
Favourite Friday Fashion
Style Elixer