LIGHT LAYERS WITH OVER THE KNEE BOOTS

Thursday, March 23, 2017


O U T F I T  D E T A I L S  :  SWEATER (SIMILAR)  |  CHOKER  |  ZARA SCARF (SIMILAR)  |  LEGGINGS  |  BOOTS  |  BAG (BUDGET FRIENDLY)

Today's look is an easy throw-on-and-go when you really don't know what to wear.  These leggings have been a great piece for day-to-day wear, versus in the gym (I gave my full review here) and I love how thick they.  Throw on a sweater that covers your booty, over the knee boots, a scarf and you're done.  

Hope you girls have a great Thursday, I'm heading out to dinner tonight with my girlfriends.  We try to meet once a month, the four of us, and since this time it falls in my birthday month, I got to pick the spot (margaritas anyone?).  We're almost at the weekend, hold tight!


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TRANSITIONING YOUR WARDROBE WHEN THE WEATHER IS STILL COOL

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


O U T F I T  D E T A I L S  :  KNIT HAT -- OLD (SIMILAR, LOVE THIS)  |  SCARF -- UNDER $10! |  OLD NAVY COAT -- OLD (SIMILAR, SIMILAR)  |  WHITE TEE  |  DISTRESSED DENIM (BUY THIS STYLE INSTEAD, BUDGET FRIENDLY)  |  ALDO BOOTS -- OLD (SIMILAR)

Happy mid-week, how's it going?!  This week has been stressful and I've been pulling late nights (by choice) and suffering a little the following day #nightowlsbenightowls

Today's look is for my girls who are still in a cooler climate--real talk, all the bloggers sporting light weight jackets and bare legs have me super jealous.  We still have major snow on the ground and I'm so over this winter!  So, I have a few more cool weather looks to share, because I know I can't be alone, but will be going full Spring style on you come April.  

Speaking of, can you believe we are at the end of March?!  How the heck did that happen?  Is it just me or did March fly by?  I'll be doing my usual round up of favourites next week but would love any suggestions on items to try in April if you have any--specifically I'd love to find a daily self-tanner lotion that doesn't contain parabens.  I was planning to grab this one (to use in between my weekly-ish self-tanner) but alas it has parabens, and I'm trying to clean up my beauty routine with those suckers, so let me know!


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SHOPBOP SALE TRY ON HAUL

Tuesday, March 21, 2017



A few weeks back, Shopbop held a huge sale & I am normally pretty good at resisting, but this time I went a little ham on the add to cart button!  However, since they offer free shipping & free returns, I figured I had nothing to lose and snagged a bunch of awesome pieces.

Bonus: if you're Canadian, like me, they'll include the duty up front, if you'd like, and reimburse upon return, versus getting a surprise at the door and then having to submit that invoice if you do make return.

So with that said, as promised, I've tried everything on, styled it and am sharing with you today all the details on sizing and more.  Some pieces are from my own closet, but I'm linking them as well, so let's jump in.


WEEKEND RECAP: IPHONE SNAPS

Monday, March 20, 2017


MEXX TOP -- OLD (SIMILAR, LOVE THIS)  |  DENIM  |  OVER THE KNEE BOOTS  |  BAG

Good morning ladies, how was your weekend?  It was a busy one over here, but a really good busy, you know?  

On Friday night, my best friend picked me up and took me out to dinner for my birthday (which was on March 15) and we had an amazing meal and evening.  I hadn't been to Allium before and was dying to try it, and it didn't disappoint.  I can't wait to go back!


WEEKEND SHOPPING DEALS

Sunday, March 19, 2017


Happy Sunday ladies!  I've spent all late afternoon and evening cleaning and doing laundry and now Marco is rushing me to get to the couch for some Walking Dead but I wanted to get this post up for you, as promised.

Also, I tried on all the Shopbop items from my order and that post will be up on Tuesday, and I'll be sharing how everything fits, the sizes I purchased and my favourites.

My fringe boots above have just been restocked in the grey (finally!) but also come in a pretty conga colour too.  I debated between the colours and think both are equally beautiful.


THE BEST INVESTMENT LEATHER JACKET

Thursday, March 16, 2017


O U T F I T  D E T A I L S  :  ALL SAINTS LEATHER JACKET (SIMILAR, LOVE THIS, BUDGET FRIENDLY)  |  DYNAMITE SCARF -- OLD (SIMILAR)  |  MEXX SWEATER DRESS -- OLD (JUST BOUGHT THIS)  |  LEGGINGS  |  ALDO BOOTS -- OLD (SIMILAR, SIMILAR)  |  BAG (BUDGET FRIENDLY)

We are back from the beach and into the snow, and that is definitely not an understatement when we arrived in a massive blizzard on Tuesday night!  The flight boards at the Cancun airport were full of cancelled and delayed flights heading north, and we were lucky to have no delays and make it in because I think had our flight been any later, we would have been staying an extra night at the airport!

I had full plans to shoot some spring looks for the blog upon return and we had to cancel the shoot due to weather.  All the pieces in stores have me so excited for warmer months but this weather just isn't cooperating!

Onto the look--when in doubt, all black, or at least that's my motto on mornings when I'm rushing around with 'nothing to wear'.  My sweater dress is super old, but I just scooped up this one as a replacement and I love the it's more boxy, which will be great for pairing with over the knee boots, without looking too sexy.  Plus, it's a great time to scoop winter pieces up for next year since the sale prices are so great.


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CANCUN PHOTO DIARY | LE BLANC SPA RESORT

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


SUNGLASSES  |  F21 OFF SHOULDER TOP -- OLD (SIMILAR)  |  SHORTS -- OLD (SIMILAR)  |  NUDE FLIP FLOPS  |  H&M FRINGE BAG -- OLD (SIMILAR, SIMILAR)

Hi ladies!  Today I’m sharing a huge photo overload of our four days in Cancun Mexico.  We were lucky to fly down for a quick trip for Marco’s work, and we stayed at the amazing Le Blanc Spa resort.  

It was a bit of a whirlwind, with only two full days there and plenty of activities in between.  I’d love to share a few photos with you if you’d like to see…


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FRIDAY FINDS

Friday, March 10, 2017



TGIF!  How has your week been and what are you up to this weekend?  We are heading to Cancun for four days to soak up some sun and take a breather.  I am so excited.  

This winter, well, like all winters I suppose, is running long and I'm getting freakin' tired of the snow and cold.  I can't wait to wear open toe shoes, not cook and clean, and just get away to some sunshine.

Hope you girls have a great weekend & here are some fun links to kick things off.


Gave myself a pedi for our trip with this nail polish colour.


Just snagged these designer look-alike shades for under $15.

The Lululemon sale section I check weekly.

Always late?  There's a reason.

An interesting perspective & quote on time.


New shoes (as seen on Snapchat last night).



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MY DAILY MAKE-UP PRODUCTS & ROUTINE | BUDGET FRIENDLY

Thursday, March 9, 2017



Hey girls!  Today I'm sharing something a little different--my current make-up products I'm loving and using on a daily basis.  I'm not one to spend a ton of make-up, but I am definitely one to put on a full face on the daily, so wanted to share how I achieve my go-to look, on a budget.

I've shared a little on skincare and beauty in the past, and have been religiously using this SPF everyday on my face and neck for the last nine years.  The formula and liquidy, not thick, not greasy, and it absorbs quickly.  After that, it's onto the make-up, so let's jump in...


WHAT TO WEAR WITH CAMO PANTS

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


O U T F I T  D E T A I L S  :  CAMO PANTS -- OLD (SIMILAR, BUDGET FRIENDLY)  |  F21 SWEATER (SIMILAR, DESIGNER ON SALE)  |  SUEDE JACKET (LIGHT TAN COLOUR)  |  ALDO BOOTS -- OLD (SIMILAR)  |  BAG

  I've had these camo pants in my closet for years.  Case in point, right before Marco & I moved in together, an outfit I still love from 2014, and I brought them when we went to Italy for the first time.   I keep coming back to them, confirming they are a great closet staple.  I wish I had the exact pair to link, but they are so old, I'm sharing some fun ones in stores below.

I've been seeing camo pants popping up again for spring and brought mine out while it's still cold.  I usually pair camo with neutrals, but also love it with blush pink or a pop of orange.  They would look really great paired with over the knee boots and when the temperatures warm up, I'll be rocking these new heels I just scooped up with a grey tank or flirty off the shoulder number.


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FEBRUARY FAVOURITES

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


It's a new month, so I'm sharing some of my favourite things from February.  The goal behind this series is to share pieces I truly loved and used a ton, not necessarily what is currently the hottest trend or product.

Last month I shared tech, fashion and beauty, and today I'm incorporating something I've been using to get organized, so let's jump in!

WEEKEND RECAP: IPHONE SNAPS

Monday, March 6, 2017


PARKA FROM ITALY (SIMILAR UNDER $150)  |  BAG (BUDGET FRIENDLY)  |  LEGGINGS  |  SNEAKERS

Happy Monday!  How are you ladies doing?  It was a busy weekend so I'm going to jump right into this bit of photo overload.

On Friday night, I hit the gym and snapped this post-workout selfie, before heading home to see Marco.  After a little convincing through text and voice messaging, he agreed to go for Indian, so I picked him up and off we went...

SHOPBOP SALE PICKS | WHAT'S IN MY CART

Saturday, March 4, 2017



Today is the last day of the Shopbop sale and I placed a huge order the other evening.  I'm excited to share with you what I scooped up, but will be doing a full try on post when the items arrive.  I'll be honest, there were a few more items than what I've shown above, so you will see it all when it arrives!

Since this sale has lasted five days (which is rare for Shopbop), items are starting to sell out and really deplete in sizes--but, I've noticed some things have been restocked as well, so if you saw something you liked before, check again because it might be back.  Bonus, they are doing free shipping and free returns so it's risk free--might as well buy now while it's on sale.

I shared a full round up of the best items + my favourite picks, so if you're looking for suggestions, check out that post and hope you girls have a great weekend! xo


FRIDAY FINDS

Friday, March 3, 2017


CAMERA  |  MARC JACOBS WALLET -- OLD (SIMILAR, LOVE THIS)  |  IPAD CASE / CLUTCH -- HANDMADE

Happy Friday!  I am so happy the weekend is here, but that's pretty typical on my end.  We are heading to Tremblant this weekend to ski for the first time since our trip to Whistler.  I'm about ready for summer at this point, but we still have a few more ski trips left to round out the year (and make the best of the additional snow we got yesterday--gah).

Come back tomorrow, I'm sharing the exact pieces I'm buying from the Shopbop sale as it will be the last day.  Hope you have a great weekend!



Just bought this swimsuit for our vacation.


RedBull Crashed Ice is happening in Ottawa tonight!


One of my fave workout tops -- on sale.

What people actually eat for lunch.




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SHOPBOP BUY MORE, SAVE MORE SALE GUIDE & MY PICKS

Thursday, March 2, 2017



It's that time again, the Shopbop Buy More, Save More sale, and eek!  I'm going a little crazy with the purchases because this sale is so good.  Now is the time to snag the pieces that tend to always be around, but don't go one sale (ahem, I finally ordered these distressed skinnies & my camo jacket is on sale in all sizes), or scoop up something that's on the pricier end at a discount.  I've spent hours perusing the pages and gathering all the best pieces you need to stock your closet with, at various price points.

Plus!  I've got Spring on my mind like crazy!  Even though it's still cold here, it'll be warm and breezy before we know it (or at least I hope so), so I've got a ton of vacation and Spring ready pieces and am sharing everything below, broken up into categories to help you get your shop on.


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