Big Announcements

Today's post is packed with 3 great announcements about the blog and I See Noise Prints!


I'm so pleased to announce that June's Accessory Of The Month is Clutches Of Karma! You mostly remember hearing about Pia's lovely clutches on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the blogging world of Olivia from Style Struck as she sported her fav clutch in her outfit posts.

Pia is giving away a reserved VIP 20% off discount on the entire Skins Collection as it arrives in stock - they're a hot item! The first 50 people to purchase an I See Noise print in June will receive the VIP discount, and they go fast!

As some of you know the blog is undergoing a re-design and will launch for tomorrow June 1st. Today is the last you'll see of this design and changing with the design is the site address!
Tomorrow you will be directed to the new site address when strolling over to this blog - I hope you all really like it!
To celebrate the launch of the new blog myself and designer Lindsay Walsh from Standing Armed will be giving away a goooorgeous dress from her Fall / Winter 2011 collection!! I am such a big fan of Standing Armed and have blogged about it HERE & HERE. This will be one giveaway you're going to want to get your friends to enter in for you!

Jewelry Must Haves

During a late night finger stroll through the Etsy jewelry categories I found myself struck with delight at all the lovely pieces I found that I haven't seen in any stores here in Vancouver. Etsy is so great for items like these, if you haven't searched for accessories and jewelery on it you must do it soon! Here are a few items that I have on my radar and will most likely be purchasing soon - and ones you can add to your lists or shopping carts!

Lucky Seven Necklace by Mossie & Bee - Designer Clare has been so kind that she is giving all of you a 10% off discount on her entire shop until June 2! Type is 10PERCENT during checkout to receive your discount.

Crystal Stud Earrings by Iloniti

all photos taken from the Etsy sellers shops

Shopping Finds - Items that pop!

The past week has brought on some great shopping finds and I couldn't be happier with them! Eric and I stumbled upon a garage sale on Sunday morning and I was shocked to see that they had ONE nightstand which was the matching partner to the set I own and the last piece I needed - and yes, $7!!! Poifect :)

Here are a few outfit & beauty additions I've added to the collection!

H&M Denim Vest - I wore this with 2 outfits on back to back days, it's very versatile. I wore it as seen in the outfit photo above with a floral sun dress and the night prior out for drinks with black denim, a grey silk tank and the fuchsia pumps.

Aldo Pumps - LOVE LOVE LOVE! My first pair of pink pumps and they're crazy comfy. Aldo is having 25% off sale items so these beauties were a great deal.

H&M Black ball cap - I always lust over the outfits paired with the ball cap on 5 Inch And Up and thought it was time to sport these outfits myself.

I stopped by the Portobello West Market on Sunday afternoon and was so happy I did! I caught up with the lovely ladies from Clutch Jewels and Keltie Leanne Designs and discovered Foe & Dear.
A jewelry line made by Katherine Huie with a mix of vintage and new. I was stopped in my tracks when I saw this skull necklace and possessed it as my own. I look forward to my next Foe & Dear purchase!

I'm very picky with chain bracelets and have been on the search for a basic thick chain to pair with smaller ones, a gold watch or a few bangles. Lindsey from LinzGutz was so nice to gift me one and I can't wait to wear it everywhere, all the time!

Tara (Eric's sister) graced me with a belated birthday present from the wondrous counters of Chanel! I've never tried Chanel nail polish before but something tells me I'll be hooked. I'm super curious about their cream based eyeshadow - I will definitely be reporting back!

Remembering The Details

This is one of the few attempts I make to mix patterns. As soon as I saw the ASOS over sized retro sunnies I knew this was going to be an interesting outfit. That's typically how it goes, one item will set off the entire look I put together. This also goes in real life.
I feel that the sunglasses tortoise print goes well with the Topshop joggers simply because the toned down hues. Yes, the prints are LOUD. However the colors are not. They are separated and neutralized with the cream scalloped jacket (always remember the details) and the satin grey cami (always remember the details).

Bring out the black in the pants with the bag, pumps and accessory and it all ties together! Did you also notice the gold tones tied together with the watch and sunglasses? DETAILS DETAILS DETAILS!

How would you pair these prints?

Click on item description to purchase -
1. TOPSHOP Scallop Edge Boucle Jacket $130
2. Calvin Klein Black lace-trimmed satin camisole $44
3. La Mer Collections Pyramid Stud Wrap Watch $98
4. ASOS Oversized Retro Sunglasses With Metal Bridge Detail $20.87
5. TOPSHOP Co-ord Poppy Print Joggers $70
6. 3.1 Phillip Lim 'Pashli' Leather Satchel $895
7. Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 patent-leather pumps $625

Color Of The Week: Sodalite Blue

This week's featured color from the Pantone Spring Color Trend Report 2012 is "Sodalite Blue" designed by Barbara Tfank.

The inspiration behind this hue: "The early films of Elizabeth Taylor who has always been an enormous inspiration to me — I wanted to offer a tribute to her".

Anytime I see a deep blue such as this shade I think of one word - Regal. Much like the inspiration behind this color of Elizabeth Taylor I too find it to be chic, classy and bold. Although it is a bold color it can easily be substituted for a neutral. Instead of khaki or black pants sub it for this deep blue with a color top or black and white.

If your outfit of the day is simple and needs a splash however you don't feel like having that vibrant hue, this shade is perfect for a ribbon in the hair, nail color or the color in your shoes!

Lastly, a great aspect of this color is that it works all year during all seasons!

Click on the item description to purchase -
3. Forever 21 Women's Linen-Blend Wedges $26.80
7.H&M skirt $39.95
9. H&M Sandals $39.95

Shopping Finds - Home Decor & A New Basic

In early April I purchased a liquor tray from Lofty Living in New Westminster - it was posted in the Shopping Finds post at the time. I've decided to not display liquor bottles on it but leave it with crystals and drink accessories! The paper straws are from Etsy and all of the crystal is from my parents old collection.

As seen in yesterday's post, Eric and I hit up a few garage sales over the weekend and I got some great items! Click HERE to see the furniture and lamps I got for only $15! Eric managed to get a 1960s piece of furniture himself for only $10!

Lately I've been collecting small glass tea light holders. They're so beautiful and detailed and add a special touch to my place. They can also be used for many others things such as jewelry pots, and holders for office supplies. At the same garage sale I nabbed this one for only $0.80!

The first garage sale we got to had half a garage full of candles from the Woodward's department store and apparently when we got there at 11am more than half of them were already sold! I got 2 sets of 6 white candle sticks for $0.10 each - a deal unheard of these days.

Crossing off an item on my 5 Items post I got a pair of skinny white trousers from Zara. They hit right below the ankle bone to not allow too much bunching at the bottom. They create a longer leg and will be perfect for this season. I just have to be careful, I'm notorious for ruining white items before I head out the door!

ATTN: Only 8 days left to use your Social Experiment Rings 20% off promo codes that you received in your I See Noise packages!

Home Decor Project Phase 1: The Inspiration

Last Saturday was a lovely day in Vancouver - it was our last day of sun and shine before the long weekend brought us rainy days and clouds. Eric and I spent it doing what we like to do during the Spring / Summer seasons - garage sale hopping! After a yummy home made breakfast we perused Cragislist for local Vancouver garage sales and hit up as many as we could!

On our last stop we hit the jackpot! They needed to get rid of everything and price wasn't an issue. I found these 2 beautiful lamps (minus the colors) for only $5 for the set and the table was $10! This will be a great project to occupy myself with in the next week.

Below is inspiration for what I plan to redesign them as. I'm thinking white lamp shades, gold becomes white, orange and tan becomes mint. The table will either be completely white or two tone! Stay tuned in the next 2 weeks for the final result. If you have any suggestions I would love to hear what they are!

5 Items

Happy Monday!

A new segment to the blog has been added titled "5 Items". Each week I will post the 5 items that I am currently coveting that create a complete outfit! I hope you enjoy my first one - I've checked one item off the list and am on the hunt for the other 4!

Also, June 1st is a big day for The-Unprecedented! There are 2 surprises that I can't wait to show you and one you will definitely want to take a part in!

Zara Ankle Strap Sandals - Perfect for pairing with skinny pants of any kind; denim, trousers & cropped. The metallic shine can be that detail I need in my outfit without going overboard!

Céline Goyard Tote - I tend to take my entire life with me when I leave the house so it's obvious that I would use a large bag! In fact, I don't even own a tote - this one would be perfect!
Zara Slim Fit Denim - I just recently purchased these and as someone who hasn't owned a pair of white pants before (even though I recommend it to everyone!) it has opened a whole array of outfits for myself especially for the Spring/ Summer season. They have great stretch and hit just below my ankle bone to create a sleek look!
J. Crew Trace Link Bracelet - I love all gold accessories and am on the hunt for the perfect gold chain link bracelet! I feel in love with this one and feel like it would be perfect on its own or stacked with single thin chains.

Club Monaco Sunny Tee - Nothing is more perfect than a soft loose fitting basic tee. It doesn't have to be boring and worn with something over top but can be jazzed up with a statement necklace and even worn out to dinner!

In The Nude

As you know I've been a big fan of color this year and have introduced it into my wardrobe over and over again. One item that I tend to always pair the color with is a nude palette. I find that neutrals, tans and nudes allow the colors to pop and don't make an overwhelming look altogether. You can also add more than 1 color to an outfit without going overboard. Take the below look for example. With a yellow being a loud and prominent color you can add a pink or red with your lipstick or nail polish!

How do you pair your colors in your outfits? Let me know in the comment section!

Click on item description to purchase -
1. TOPSHOP Scuba Skater Dress $92
2. MiH Jeans Pistol suede biker jacket $950
3. Nixon The Cannon Watch $150
4. Banana Republic Leighton Leather Tote Bag $150
5. Vince Camuto Renees High Pumps $69.50

Shopping Finds - Warm Weather Essentials

I am LOVING the weather we are having in Vancouver right now. It has been 20-28 every day and bright and sunny. This is putting me in a major summer outfit mood and I've forgotten what pants are for 2 weeks now!

While in Vegas I really didn't shop. I only purchased 2 items and I'm actually quite proud of myself! In fact, with all of the sunny days I have trying my hardest to simply soak up the rays and not waste too much time going to shops. Although my birthday did make up for that!

Lyndsey purchased this ah-mazing lime green blouse from one of my favorite Vancouver shops - Muse Social Fashion House. It's soooo nice to wear with the cropped front and longer back. Can't wait to wear it more often!

I had the pleasure of visiting a wonderful boutique in Yaletown Vancouver the other day - Jennyfleur Loves! With a ton of designer goodies and amazing unique jewelery finds I gravitated straight towards this spike bracelet and can't take it off!

I tend to not spend a lot of money on my summer sandals because of the amount of wear. You're probably thinking "but if you wear them everyday wouldn't you want to spend more on them and get good quality sandals??" Aldo does a great job with their summer sandal selection and for $35 you really can't go wrong. I needed one that was simple, chic, comfy and easy to wear with many outfits. These Kahler pair in white with the gold pendant is perfect!

I've had my eye on this H&M bikini since I first saw it online at the start of the season. With the removable straps it can be a super cute strapless with no tan lines!

Once again I've purchased the most delicious cupcakes from Elyshia Samy of DeLysh Design. You may remember the cupcakes she made me once before seen HERE as well as the black and gold GLAM bracelet I gave away last month! I honestly believe that shes Vancouver's best kept cupcake secret! You can order some cakes of your own at

I hope your weeks are full of sunshine as well and you're getting into the Spring spirit! Have you purchased anything great from the places I mentioned above?? Let me know in the comment section!

Oh, and FYI! All 50 of the Social Experiment Ring promo codes have been given away! Have you used yours yet???

Pantone Color Of The Week: Cabaret

This week's featured color from the Pantone Spring Color Trend Report 2012 is "Cabaret" designed by Peter Som.

The inspiration behind this hue: "Roses in their myriad of colors".

I find it quite funny that I love dark and edgy items and shirts with skull prints on them but when I see a hue of pink - watch out! I'm all over it! I wasn't always this way and despised pink and associated it with everything Paris Hilton but these days I associate it with everything Lanvin and Versace. Pinks are a pretty easy color to get away with for almost any occasion and season. It can elevate an outfit from bland to girly. I find a surprising kick in my step when I wear pink - it makes me feel ultra feminine! I say this spring and summer have some fun with this shade and let your outfits pop!

Click on item description to purchase -
1. Michael Michael Kors Margo ostrich-effect leather shoulder bag $270
2. H&M Bikini Top $5.95 & H&M Bikini Bottoms $5.95
3. Aldo Fravel Pump $89.95
4. H&M Shorts $19.95
5. Brian Atwood Mojito leather and raffia sandals $1455
6. J.Crew Cashmere Sweater $400
7. Aldo Edley Bracelet $15
8. Essie Exposure Polish
9. Revlon Posh Pink Polish

Birthday Wish List

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY! IT'S MY BIRTHDAY! IT'S MY BIRTHDAY! YIPPEEE!! I'm officially half way to 50 and my quarter life crisis is just around the corner! So far it's been fabulous and filled with a ton of food, sunshine and my closest loves! Today's post is all about my birthday wish list - I probably should have posted this early... *hint* *hint* to Eric... kidding! Also, in celebration of my birthday I have a surprise for all of YOU!

1. Chloé Silk crepe de chine dress $1,395
2. Alexander Wang Marti leather backpack $850
3. Aldo heels $80
4. Aldo wedges $100
5. Stella McCartney Deckchair-striped cotton and silk-blend shorts $825
6. Monica Vinader Fiji 18-karat rose gold-vermeil bracelet $170

Yeup! That's right! The whole store in on promotion for only ONE DAY and for a limited time all Canadian, US and International shipping has been lowered! Happy shopping my lovely friends!

Trend: Statement Necklaces

After seeing THIS instagramed photo by one of our cherished local boutiques - Barefoot Contessa, I was overjoyed and the statement necklace trend! Sometimes when I think of statement necklaces I think "designer", "expensive", "over-the-top" - but that doesn't need to be the case! I've put my favorite 6 statement necklaces above all from stores that are accessible and affordable for everyone! Some are crazier (3) than others but are all easy to wear!

I myself have quite a few statement necklaces and can't even leave the house without one sometimes! Have you jumped on the statement necklace trend?

Click on the item description to purchase -
1. Aldo BRUZAS leaf necklace $15.98
2. ASOS Multi Chain Rounded Collar Necklace $21.17
3. ASOS Premium Spider Jewel and Spike Necklace $88.23
4. BaubleBar Tangelo Bib $36
5. H&M Mulitcolor chain necklace $156. H&M Turqois and gold chain $15

Flying Flips - Designed From & For The Soul

In today's post I have partnered up with Flying Flips! A brand some of you may not have heard of but will be thrilled that you did. Since the sunny summer season is upon us and we're all travelling this is the perfect brand to familliarize yourself with to get some inspiration and fashionable footwear!

In a nutshell, Flying Flips uses art that ignites global change by supporting it's worldwide art network to create fun designs and give back to thoes in need. Their message is simple - Art can save lives!

For each pair of flip flops sold, a twin pair of Flying Flips will be given to someone in need through one of their charity partners; Sole4Souls and Fundacion A. Jean Brugger.

One your pair of flip flops is worn out you can bring them back for the company to completely recycle them! You will also receive a discount on your next purchase of sandals.
Artistic designs are chosen by you and the design with the most votes gets to be plastered on eco-friendly feet everywhere!

This is a fantastic way to bring about social change and support the local art network at the same time. While you wear something good you can be doing something great!

To learn more about Flying Flips and how you can take part click HERE. The lovely people behind Flying Flips have also just started the Kickstarter Project - you can be the first to own a pair of flips by click HERE!

Vegas recap and outfit roundup

I'm back. I'm tan. I miss Vegas! This was by far the best Vegas trip I have ever had - there were so many exciting moments and people that we will definitely be talking about this one for a long time. I would love to go on about my trip but unfortunately, ya just wouldn't get most of it. One of thoes "you had to be there" type of stories, but definitely one for the ages!

Here's a quick recap in photos and mini descriptions!

From top to bottom - left to right:

riding in style | the girlist and prettiest room ever | hotel room view of the pool | dolled up for Hyde & The Bank | our VIP view from Hyde | pool time | Encore Beach Club VIP cabana, our own pool | dinner at Spago | cold but noms filet mignon | complimentary VIP and bottle service just for us thanks to Pure and the GM of Spago | dinner at Cut in their private wine room - Thai prawns | cheers to the last night | fit for a mau5 | dancing at XS VIP | more than words can say. best. night. ever.

Some major highlights that didn't get photographed but are forever instilled in my memory:
Champagne bottle spray fights at the Encore Beach Club cabanas - drenched | Tiesto at XS | Limos and town cars | ...the list can go on...

But now what you all wanna know... *drum roll*... WHAT DID I WEAAARR!!! I wasn't very fussy this trip with my outfits and kept the same shoe and bag for all outfits!

WHERE: Hyde Nightclub & The Bank Nightclub 
WHAT: H&M dress | Blair Ritchey clutch | Spring shoes | BCBG chain bracelet | Club Monaco nail bracelet

WHERE: Dinner at Spago, Pure Nightclub & XS Nightclub
WHAT: Asos dress | Blair Ritchey clutch | Stella & Dot necklace | Spring shoes | BCBG chain bracelet

WHERE: Dinner at Cut & XS Nightclub
WHAT: Forever 21 dress | Blair Ritchey clutch | Spring shoes | BCBG necklace | DeLysh Design bracelet

Songs that made the trip: click to listen

Vegas Bound

Peace out Vancity!!! I've left on a plane with my best girls to sunny Las Vegas and I couldn't be more excited! I will still be filling orders for the I See Noise #BFFlove promotion while I'm there so keep em coming!

I will also try to instagram some photos while I'm there (hoping my cell catches a never does there.) BUT in the case that I do you can follow my photos at @RandaSalloum.

Talk to you all soon!

Shopping Finds - Vegas and another

Vegas in T- 1 day, 17 hours, 23 minutes and 49 seconds...48 sec...47 sec...
Excitement Level: I'm seeing spots!

Ooohhh it's almost time! Time to soak up the sun! I checked the weather report for this weekend and it's going to be 32, 29 and 29! It'll feel just like our Vancouver summers except as if I was in an oven :).

I've been trickling in and out of shops picking up some last minute items and came across some great pieces - not necessarily on the list - but on the cheap!

On a typical Vegas adventure I would change up my nail polish depending on the outfit. Yes, day AND night! Some like to call that nuts. I call it coordinated. I picked up these 2 great shades from Revlon from my local drug store 2 for $8 and they'll be perfect for the nights out at the clubs. Gold with my lime green dress and pink with my black. Coordinated.

Old Navy is a hidden gem, I'm serious! They have a ton of items that you would have on your seasons trend list and they're all affordable. I don't like to dress up while I'm by the pool because there's nothing more uncomfortable than sweating and having your silk blouses stick to your body. I snagged this great basic tank for only $12 - I'm a fan of the cut and material. It's basic and comfy but still has the sexy factor.

ANOTHER tank from Old Navy - this time on sale for $7! It's super cute on and has great texture to it. It's the type of tank you can wear to the grocery store with sandals and shorts and paired with a skirt and heels it's excellent for a night out!

My good friend Nazanin is a seller for Stella & Dot and she's been so lovely to let me borrow this necklace that I'm absolutely lusting after! I know just the outfit to wear it with in Vegas. There's no guarantee that she'll get it back though...sorry Naz!

A few weeks ago I popped into our local art and fashion market "Make It" to pick up some newly designed LOVE + MARK'D cards by Olivia Lovenmark of Style Struck. I'm obsessing over her new collection and can't wait to hand them out!

PS. Lyndsey if you're reading this - notice my arms? Lookin pretty sexified arent they? That's right!

Don't forget that there is still the #BFFlove promotion happening for I See Noise! Buy one print at regular price and get the other (of equal value - not including the $50 Quotes) for 50%. AAAAnd the first 50 people to order I See Noise prints in May get 20% off Social Experiment Rings! There are 35 more spots and it's only May 2nd!! To get the discount shoot me an email :)

White Noise

White is a tricky shade to wear - well at least for me it is. It's one shade I love to have in my wardrobe but for reasons other than the fact that I get food on it 5 minutes after wear - it makes it hard to wear. Tops are fine, it's the bottoms that get me in the grind! My thighs for one are not the smallest and I find that the white pants accentuate it. However, if I add height to my outfit (heels) it creates a longer leg and evens it out.

This outfit is perfect for a sunny day (far from food and colored liquids) and can add a spring in your step simply because of the light hues and feminine touches! Like I said above, adding the heels creates length - with an open toe like this one it makes your legs even longer!

Click on the item description to purchase -
1. Aubin & Wills Ivybridge silk crepe de chine blouse $135
2. Ettika Seafoam Braided Bracelet $55
3. River Island Padlock Bag $90.90
4. Michael Michael Kors Low-rise skinny jeans $80
5. Sigerson Morrison Dali Colorblock Wedge Sandals $425

Today is the first day of the I See Noise promotions so head on over to the Etsy shop HERE and see what you like! If you're not familliar with the promos click HERE - they're veeerrry exciting!!