Kayla Short is a fashion and beauty writer for Stylelist Canada, Localist Contributor to Flare Magazine, Style Consultant for Halifax Shopping Centre, Style Panelist for Fashion Magazine, Food and Recipe writer for Kitchen Daily Canada, and creator and founder of the life and style blog shortpresents.com. On her blog Short Presents, She writes about food, fashion, and everything fun and adventurous in between. We chatted with her and asked her to share some of her favourite things.
Shoes: Nine West Canada. I adore their colour pumps and mid-low heels. I’m in the upper percentile for height, so I like being able to wear a little heel, and still feel comfortable. I also have EXTREMELY narrow feet like freakishly small, and so I love that a lot of their shoes have ankle straps, so I can lock everything in.
Jewelry: I’m a major accessorizer. I think adding a statement piece to your look is the best way to elevate your look (even if it’s just a T-shirt and jeans). I always try to pick pieces that initiate a conversation a lot of time when you’re out at events you might not know a lot of people, but having a piece that is interesting can break the ice. The girls behind Beck and Boosh locates here in Atlantic Canada are really doing some great things to support woman, and their pieces are gorgeous so I’m totally on board.
Fragrances: Ohhhh fragrances have a special place in my heart. Scent is the strongest sense known to memory, and so I really think that the fragrance you choose can have a major impact. Right now I’m really loving the Juicy Couture fragrances, I keep going back and forth between the Gold Couture, and Viva La Juicy. The scent of the berries and creamy vanilla is so pretty and fresh that I can’t get enough.
Gadgets: Currently I am loving my new Samsung Galaxy Alpha, the photo quality on the Samsung phones really is impressive. The software took me a little bit to get used to because I was an Apple girl for so long, but now it’s like second nature. I’m also loving my eyefi card that sends photos from my Nikon to my cell phone. It’s a major cool world we live in these days.
Products: When I think of products I immediately think of beauty products, and so products I’m currently loving are Yonka and Gm Colin’s skincare line my skin has NEVER looked better, and acne has been a battle for me for years, so I’m happy to finally say something works. I’m also loving OPI’s 50 Shades of Gray collection; I’ve worn SO many colors already. The red in this collection is really rich and dark, and I love it for winter! And I also just got the Naked 2 palette at Christmas, so I’ve been having fun playing with that too!
Clothing: As a blogger and fashion writer I’m so blessed because I get to work with SO many different stores (big box and little), and so when it comes shopping I’m all over the place. I love the big guys and I love the little guys too. Stores that I always come back to are Banana Republic, Le Chateau (I love that some of their clothing is made in Canada), Forever 21 (of course), and locally I love shops like Envy, and Sweet Pea, The Hanger Boutique.