Happy Friday!  Today marks our last day in Cancun which I'm totally mixed emotions over; on one hand I don't want to leave as not cooking, cleaning or have to get up early for work every morning has been glorious.  On the other hand, my anxiety has been hanging out for the past couple days so getting home to routine should curb that--ugh, kind of annoying.

A lot of you were asking about the sunglasses my Instastories (the ones above) and although I brought four different pairs on the trip, I ended up wearing these rose gold ones the most.  Bonus, they are super inexpensive and have a fantastic, cool-toned lens on them.

How has your week been?  It's been sunny and hot here, I might have even gotten the tiniest bit of colour despite not being someone who tans easily.  I'll be sharing a full recap of our trip, like I mentioned, next week.  In the meantime, here are some fun links from around the web to kick off the weekend!


Newest fave gym song.

These blush pink sneaks are super cute.

We stayed at this resort in Cancun, and I'd definitely recommend it.



Wore this perfect peachy-nude nail colour on our trip.




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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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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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TGIF!  What does your weekend look like?  We are heading to Toronto for an event to celebrate my Uncle on Saturday night.  Really looking forward to seeing him and the rest of the family, and making some really great memories.

Hope you have a great weekend and here are some fun links from around the web to kick things off....


How to save Instagram photos on a computer.

Love this remix.

Swimwear on my mind--I want something new (like this) for our vacation!

Made me LOL.

Such a great pic of the longest skating rink in the world... right here in Ottawa!


Would you let your partner pick a surprise tattoo for you?

Swoon-worthy trench (but quite a splurge).



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MOTO JACKET (DARK GREY COLOUR IS GORGEOUS TOO)

Happy Friday ladies!  We made it!  Last night I was at Nordstrom and saw this gorgeous red suede jacket again; I have it in the Midnight Toker (tan) and Morning Glory (burgundy) colours, so splurging on a third colour seems a little lot frivolous.  

That said, if you're looking for a statement jacket for Spring, please go get this one!  The fit on this jacket is amazing and it looks way more expensive than it actually is; I wear a size medium so I'd say it's true to size.

Enough about jackets, it's been a long week and I am really looking forward to a low key weekend.  We have been away the last two weekends (Tremblant & Whistler) so while there are options, I might just opt out and stay in.  I really want to edit the Whistler vlog and I have a half-edited, Favourite Christmas Gifts video.  Insert monkey covering eyes emoji.  Terrible, I know.

Hope you girls have a great weekend and here are some fun links around the web to kick things off!


Just scooped up this cozy funnel neck athletic sweatshirt (it's half price!).

Made this delicious (healthy) dinner on Monday.

Debating this bikini top.


Advice to my younger self--via celebrities.

Totally loving this album (you may have noticed my Snapchats are often to several of these songs--especially #4, 8 & 12).

I can't even with this cat right meow.

The world's biggest beer pong festival, in Ottawa this April!


What a great fitness quote.



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TGIF!!  Yaaasss, we made it!  I'm so pumped for the weekend, I'm planning to take a trip to the post office to finally pick up a few items that have been waiting for about a month including these jeans & this sweater.  Stay tuned for outfits with those!  

The photo above is from lunch last week with a girlfriend, we hit up the new Pi-Rho Grill and it was amazing!  I'd never eaten there before and their mantra is 'farm to fork' and everything is fresh and delicious.  They specialize in bowls, and you can do vegetarian or pick from a variety of meats.  I can't wait to go back and enjoy another bowl.

Hope you have a great weekend and here are some fun links from around the web...




Eyeing this swimsuit for vacation (also love this coverup).

100 years of brows.




This weekend in Ottawa:  Winter Night Market.


Hilarious impressions by Jamie Foxx (Marco and I were busting a gut!).


What to do if you don't feel like watching Trump's inauguration.

The best bras for small chested women.




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TGIF!  The weekend is upon us and I'm stoked.  I had several things going on this week after work, and just when you think you have some down time, the calendar reminder pops up and there is something to do.  And although the weekend is looking a little full, I'm really looking forward to getting some snowboarding in, heading to Escape Manor and filming some really fun content for you guys.

It's been a while since I've done a Friday Finds post, where I share some fun links from around the web, so I'm bringing that back today to ease into the weekend.

Also, come back tomorrow as I'm sharing a fun little survey to help improve this space so we can all find it more useful and enjoyable.  Have a great one!



The most interesting video about social media today.

LOL.  #truth 

Just snagged these sunnies under $12 for an upcoming tropical vacation.


American Eagle is having a huge sale right now.  Love this perfect cami & this drapey tee.


Watched this documentary on minimalism this week & was a huge eye opener.

Loving these booties (I went down half a size).

What it costs women to be on The Bachelor.




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Happy Friday ladies, we made it!  My week was long and stressful, but very excited for the weekend because tomorrow we are headed to Italy!  We booked our trip about a month ago and had always planned to go somewhere different, but kept coming back to how much we loved Italy last time.   

I will be bringing my laptop with me and posting while we are away, and of course keeping up on Instagram & Facebook.  Can't wait to explore and bring you along with!  Hope you have a great weekend!


Just picked up these black skinnies for my trip.

Trying out a new dry shampoo.


Love this bell sleeve sweater (and so affordable!).


My DIY mermaid costume was featured on Seventeen magazine's website!


Pretty scarf for fall.




Happy Friday, we made it!  What are your plans for the weekend?  

We are going to sleep in, generally lay low and celebrate my sister's birthday.  Hope you have a great one & here are some fun links from around the web to kick things off...



The boots above are quickly becoming a fave.

Will you be trying this "freeing" trend?

What a stunning Ottawa home.

This Blank NYC suede moto jacket has been restocked!

Gold stools FTW.

Started watching this series, but got really creeped out on episode one.  #wuss

Get in my closet.

Who initiates sex in your relationship?  The comments on this one were so interesting!

A short video on darkness.

Eying these heels.






LACE UP FLATS -- ON SALE!

TGIF!  Who's excited for the weekend?  We are heading to Toronto for something exciting so follow along on Snap to see it play out (I hope!) -- I'm acoest1984.

Hope you have a great one and here are some fun links from around the web to kick it off...




A pretty DIY silk cami.

Man perms are a thing.  #braceyourselves

Just ordered these.

And lastly, Uber Eats just came to Ottawa, and we have no-joke ordered it four times in the last two weeks!  #ramenfix  That said, here's $10 off.



A few posts you may have missed:



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Happy Friday!  We made it!

What are your plans for the weekend?  We are heading to Toronto to watch the Raptors tomorrow and when we get back on Sunday, we are hosting my family for my Mom's birthday dinner.  Hope you have a great and relaxing long weekend!



I played model on CTV Live yesterday morning.

Loving this remix.

Made me LOL (introverts unite).


Looking for a wedding venue in Ottawa this Summer? 

Ellen pranks Drake -- amazing.

There are a ton of sales happening right now:


    * Neiman Marcus has 40% off (debating these again)




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Happy Friday ladies--it's finally the weekend!  What are your plans?  I'm going to see Justin Bieber tonight with the bestie, which was a total fluke--she half-jokingly asked me if I wanted to go with her two weeks ago and the answer was an obvious yes.  I didn't even know she had tickets, and I kind of love his latest album, so very excited. 

 Otherwise, a BBQ with friends to celebrate National Caesar Day.  Hope you have a great weekend, here are some fun links from around the web to get things started.



Lusting after these designer sneaksThe pink ones are cute too.


Loving this recently as part of my night time skin routine.


How to be a good boss.

Swooning over this home.


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Happy Friday friends, and first day of April--yahoo!! Did anyone pull any tricks?  Or have someone pull one on you?  Nothing over here, but I've never been much for it, still I do love hearing others stories...

What's up this weekend?  We are travelling to Kingston tomorrow to celebrate Marco's brother's birthday and am planning to film a couple videos later on.  Hope you have a great one!




#swoon // Get in my closet.

Childish... and made me LOL.

My parka is on sale here.



And lastly, I'm going to be on CTV Morning Live on Monday at 8:45am talking about Spring Trends (eek!).  So if you're in Ottawa, tune in if you'd like.


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Happy Friday!  Spring is in the air... sort of!  What are you up to this weekend?

My bestie is taking me out to dinner tonight to celebrate my birthday and tomorrow there is a going-away party for friends who are moving to another city.  Otherwise, unpacking my suitcase--eek, I know--is high on the to-do list and an attempt to get back to the gym.

Hope you have a great weekend!


I took over the Place d'Orleans social media accounts on Monday.  Did you see the pretty setting for our Spring photoshoot?

Cute idea for girls night.

Would you spend $500k for this?  #wow

A few of you asked so I've re-opened my Etsy shop & am selling the leather chokers I've been wearing non-stop.


Thinking of trying this meal delivery girl.  #yum




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Happy Friday!  This week has been a little long, for starters, I kept thinking it was Wednesday on Tuesday, so there's that.  Regardless, I'm really looking forward to the weekend.  

Tonight we are heading out to try a new Asian-fusion restaurant and tomorrow I am doing a photoshoot to help out a friend.  On Sunday we were thinking of skiing but it looks to be super cold, so that might not happen.  And of course, the Superbowl is happening on Sunday and we are having a party!  Hope you have a great weekend!



Love this backless top.




A cool two minute video about English words.

The perfect appetizer to bring to a Superbowl party.

Two-ingredient-cookies recipe (above).



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Happy Thursday!  I know this is weird having the Friday Finds on a Thursday, but I have a really fun post for tomorrow that isn't quite done--but will be for tomorrow.

How's your week been?  I'm definitely ready for the weekend--but am excited to be heading out to dinner with a girlfriend tonight.  On Saturday, we are finally celebrating Christmas with my sister and her little family and then having a birthday celebration for my Grammy.  Hope you are well! xo


What a fun, sparkly NYE party (would be awesome for a birthday!).

Next on the shoe wish list.

11 powerful graphics that will make you realize how incredibly short life is.

Cast iron chocolate chip cookies.  #nom

I love everything about this.

Man-approved brussel sprouts.  Sort of.

What a cool chair.

The next newsletter goes out tomorrow morning--like super early--with my go-to secret on how I pair my bracelets.  It's free and you can sign up here, if you'd like.


Photo of Eve being distant.



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TGIF it's just about the weekend!  Who's ready?  #mememe

So this weekend I'm planning to get organized as Dominique & I are having a clothing sale on Sunday.  Otherwise, take it easy and just enjoy some down time.  Have a great weekend!



My current fave polishes in the rotation: red, grey, burgundy & navy.

I can't stop laughing at this.


An interesting article on marrying your gay best friend.

How amazing would these be with denim skinnies?

Scuba diving with James Bond's trainer.




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Happy Friday!  What are you up to this weekend?  We fly home tomorrow and have a family dinner on Saturday and hope to relax a bit on Sunday before getting back into the work swing of things--well, for me at least.  Hope you have a great weekend & here are some fun links from around the web to kick things off...



Scored these boots yesterday (similar in red).



A winter salad that looks delicious.




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Winter is definitely here and we've been battling temperatures of -30C this week and plenty of snow. That said, I'm headed to sunny Tampa, Florida today to spend a week and could not be more excited!  If you have any restaurant suggestions, please let me know, we'd love to try out some great spots. Hope you have a great weekend!


We are totally hooked on this Netflix show


12 Canadian places you won't believe exist.



A few workouts I shared on my Facebook page here & here if you're looking to switch up your routine for the new year.

This made me LOL, especially #5!



Photo:  RAMPAGE BOOTS - OLD (SIMILAR)


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