Our Condo | The Living Room

Thursday, July 24, 2014


I'm finally sharing some photos of our finished living room.  We ordered the couch a month before we moved, waited four months and it arrived at the beginning of July.  Since then, we've sold the previous furniture, given my parents the end tables and moved the kitchen table into the room (it was originally in that nook space off the kitchen).

Something I really like about our place is how neutral and bright it feels.  Normally I would cringe at almost-white walls but I really love that it's so airy.  I feel like my last apartment was such a tiny space, with so much stuff crammed into it, it's nice to have more of a minimalistic feel here (but trust that every nook, cranny and drawer is stuffed to the brim!).

We are now on the hunt for a rug to fill out the space, and I'm thinking a shag, but unsure of the colour.  I also think an arch floor lamp would be awesome in the back corner behind the couch and then we could get rid of that Ikea paper one in the corner by the tv.  Any suggestions on the colour for the rug?  I love white but it's probably not realistic, especially with a little black feline prancing around (or life in general, ha!).


See the view looking the other way & furniture deets after the jump...

On Mean Comments & A Suede Pencil Skirt

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Outfit deets:
* Urban Planet sweater which you've seen in my Pre-Spring Trends Try-On video.
* Vintage (thrifted) suede skirt which you've seen a long time ago with a grey leather jacket.
* Zara basic sandals which you've seen with a palm printed coat, burgundy pants & skinny jeans.
* Accessories: Material Girl cuff, Deux Lux bag, Alfred Sung sunnies & Spring midi ring.

Hey guys, thanks for popping in to hang out for a minute.  Some of you have been leaving me some really nice comments lately while some people have not been following the, 'If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all'-adage.

I love blogging and connecting with you all.  I have said it before, and I'll say it again: my life is not perfect, I have hardships, emotions and difficult days.  What I share here is meant to be positive, uplifting and generally enjoyable for anyone who might stumble over here (or check in on the daily because I know some of you are simply awesome like that).  I don't expect everyone to like me or agree with what I'm doing or how I'm living.  That said, I do expect everyone to be respectful and kind.  I try to treat everyone I encounter with respect and kindness and if my blog isn't your cup of tea, no need to be nasty, simply move on to something that is.

On the flip side, to the reader friends who have been here for a long time, or a short time, and leave the sweetest comments, sometimes even defending comments, or simply enjoy my blog silently, thank you.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Putting yourself out there on the Internet is going to cause some drama, at some point, and I love that you have my back and enjoy this space.  That makes me want to continue and share and be here too.

For now, I have changed the comment settings so you will have to sign in if you would like to comment.  I know a lot of you leave positive comments under anon, so I'm sorry to remove that option for the time being.  You can always send me an email or tweet me (@acoest1984) if you'd like.  BIG HUG and thanks for reading.


Photos by Serena Rivard.

VIDEO | Karaoke in the Car

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


I'm finally got around to editing the vlog footage from a couple weekends (July 4 - 6) ago so here we go.  In this vlog Marco and I go out to eat, we hit the gym, have my parents for dinner and I show a bit of my messy closet.  We head out to a movie and sing a little in car (cringe!).

Thanks for watching!

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Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Monday, July 21, 2014

On Friday night I got home and had a headache and a pretty awful day, so I got into my comfy clothes and watched some YouTube in bed.  I decided to whip up some thai chicken lettuce wraps (recipe coming soon!) since I had some chicken in the fridge once I started feeling hungry.  


Outfit deets:  90 Degree by Reflex tank, MPG leggings, Velocity sports bra & Nike Free 3.0.
I chatted with a girlfriend and since Marco was away for the weekend with some friends, I decided to lift my spirits and hit the gym.  I had a good workout and came home and edited my Katy Perry footage into a mini recap video of the concert.

More photos after the jump...

Katy Perry Concert Recap in One Minute

Sunday, July 20, 2014

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