As someone who adores accessories, I love coming across shops & online boutiques that I’m not familiar. I was recently introduced to MODERN MIX BOUTIQUE & it was basically love at first sight. Modern Mix Boutique was started in 2012 by a Canadian Lifestyle Blogger named Vanessa. One look at the products she offers on her website and you can tell she has been staying on top of the latest trends. From twine wrap bracelets to bold statement earrings to cuff bracelets – this online boutique has everything the Accessory Fashionista will need to pair with her favorite outfit. I think we can all appreciate a boutique with stylish accessories at an affordable price point.

Here are some of my favorite items from Modern Mix Boutique:


Jasmine (Sunrise)






Minny (Cream)

Click HERE to view the full collection.

I was able to speak to Vanessa via e-mail and one of the questions I asked was about the pieces she chose and if she planned to bring other types of accessories to the Boutique.

“I chose to begin with jewellery and accessories on Modern Mix Boutique because it was so simple to put together a beautiful collection of products. For now, I’m focusing on gold-toned products because I love the way it matches with bright colours and jewel tones.  To keep our products exclusive, we only bring in a limited selection of pieces.  We carry earrings and bracelets so my customers don’t have to worry about fit and sizing which is often a concern for shopping online – earrings and bracelets are pretty much one size fits all! In the future I may bring in necklaces, rings and other accessories.”
Vanessa -owner of Modern Mix Boutique
Modern Mix
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Did you watch the Oscars last night?

I love watching the  Red Carpet, because I love seeing the Fashion! The actual show just seems so long and boring but I did catch most of it.

Here are my picks for Best Dressed:

Hally Berry in a custom Versace gown

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Charlize Theron in Christan Dior Haute Couture

C Theron

Naomi Watts in Armani Privé

Naomi Watts

Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille Couture

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Stacey Keibler in Naeem Khan

S Keibler

While there was some amazing gowns on the Red Carpet – where was the color?? It seems like most people stuck to neutrals.

Metallic was also very big!

I loved that Kerry Washington opted for a coral dress by Miu Miu! She was one of the few that took a chance with color.

Kerry Washington

Renee Zellweger in Carolina Herrera was not a Best Dressed for me (she wasn’t a worst either) – but her body looked incredible in it! Bridget Jones who??

R Zellweger

Who were your Best Dressed?

To a view the Winner List from the Oscars, click HERE

……according to Tom Ford.

Tom Ford

1. ‘A sense of humour.’

2. ‘A daily read of the newspaper.’

3. ‘A sport that you love and are good at.’

4. ‘Tweezers.’

5. ‘A good cologne that becomes a signature.’

6. ‘A well cut dark suit.’

7. ‘A pair of classic black lace-up shoes.’

8. ‘A smart blazer.’

9. ‘The perfect pair of dark denim jeans.’

10. ‘Lots of crisp white cotton shirts.’

11. ‘Always new socks and underwear (throw away the old ones every six months).’

12. ‘A classic tuxedo.’

13. ‘A beautiful day watch with a metal band.’

14. ‘The perfect sunglasses.’

15. ‘Perfect teeth – if you don’t have them, save up and have them fixed.’

What do you think about his list? For the everyday, non Wall Street, non celebrity man – this list must be pushing it a little yet some of the items are a MUST…. especially #1 on the list.