Monday, December 24, 2012

Wardrobe Diaries: Merry and Bright

Dear readers, thank you for making 2012 so remarkable. Here's a special little outfit post I put together for the holidays. I do hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed precariously posing on this faux balcony. Sending lots of love your way this Christmas. May your holidays be full of good food, good friends and good laughs. Merry Christmas! See you in the new year.

{ wearing: anthropologie dress . kookai belt . michael shannon pumps }

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wardrobe Diaries: Alternative Holiday Colours

With Christmas less than a week away, I'm sure most of you at some point have pondered over what wardrobe choices you'll be making for the upcoming festivities. While nothing says Christmas quite like a kitschy red reindeer sweater or body skimming party dress, sometimes it's nice to break from conventions and just do your own thing. This year, antique gold and purple is my colour of choice. It's a nice departure from your usual sparkly sequined uniform and yet festive enough to still be appropriate. This outfit is perfect for any holiday luncheon. The loose fit shirt and skirt will easily conceal that food baby you've been carefully nurturing since the start of the month. And a structured military inspired jacket thrown over will redirect any glares thrown your way after one too many drinks. After all, we all know that being smashed is well beneath any lady sporting a polished faux Chanel jacket.

Thank you to those of you who still continue to visit {camo meets couture} despite my recent negligence to the blogosphere. This month has just been a blur of nonstop events that blogging has taken a backseat. I'm looking forward to the new year and the change of pace that it will bring. So stay with me folks, {camo meets couture} will be back to it's usual schedule sooner or later.

{ wearing: zara jacket . j.crew silk shirt similar here . fate silk skirt similar here also loving this print . michael shannon pumps . tory burch bag . j.crew bracelet . david yurman sunnies }

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Friday's Fancies

Phew it's been a while since my last friday's fancies post. That's what being on extended holidays does to you. These past couple weeks have been a blur of marathon shopping trips, days at the beach, catching up with old friends and now the dreaded packing for our long journey home begins. These four months in Australia have been wonderful to say the least. I cannot believe in a short two weeks we will be making our 30 hour flight back home again. In the meantime I'm going to kick back and enjoy as much sun as I can. Blogging will have to wait.

It's cookie season! I'm looking forward to sharing some wonderful holiday treat recipes with you in the coming weeks.  

Rainy day fun, playing dress up with the girls. Who knew you could have so much fun with an eyebrow pencil and a little eyeshadow?

You're probably getting tired of all my beach photos on Instagram by now, but you'll have to bear with me just a little longer. Soon I will be back in my landlocked state day dreaming of the sun sea and sand.

Loving my sister's casual chic style. Note to self, rummage through her closet next time she's out.

No other store has ever been more appropriately named than this. It also helps that they make the meanest bowl of pho. Definitely worth a visit if you're ever in town. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Inspire Me: Refurbished Tuna Cans

First off, can we agree on how absolutely brilliant this idea is! Who ever thought those pesky tuna cans could make such adorable pot plants? I came across these gorgeous succulents on a recent visit to the florist. They were so simple yet unique that I couldn't pass up the chance to photograph them. 

There's nothing like a visit to the florist to heighten your senses and stimulate your creativity. I always come away brimming with new ideas. It all began back in Architecture school. After spending hours and hours trying to find an elegant solution to whatever design problem I was working on, I would give up in despair and drive off to the nearby 24-hour flower shop to clear my head. Why on earth would a 24-hour flower shop even exist is beyond me, but I'm thankful that they do. Years later I still find myself wandering into florists regularly for inspiration and a little creative pick-me-up.

If you are stuck on holiday gift ideas, these succulents would make excellent stocking stuffers. I'm feeling inspired to create my own, but instead of a pastel hues I'm thinking something sparkly and gold for the holidays. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Wardrobe Diaries: Tweed and Chains

I have been on the hunt for a pair of tweed shorts for the longest time. To me, they represent the perfect merging of classic and modern. Imagine my excitement when I popped into Mango this past weekend and came upon THE perfect pair and in my size too! These shorts are exactly what I have been searching for; short but not too short, high but not too high and in a classic black and white. So in honour of their inaugural appearance on {camo meets couture} I thought, what better way to style them than with a black turtleneck and layered chains à la classic Chanel.

Now that we've officially entered holiday season, I'm looking forward to putting together some holiday themed posts for you. Christmas has that magical ability to bring out the kid in all of us, which makes December the BEST month of the year. Don't you agree?

{wearing: kookai turtleneck similar here . mango tweed shorts . burberry chunky chain . mulberry travel bag . nine west pumps }

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