Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Look Back at March

March is always a fave month for me, despite the cooler temps, because yay, birthday month!  That is always a plus and this birthday was awesome and kind of spanned over a couple of weeks, so, let's jump into March.
I kicked off the month working on a styling and hosting job for a fashion show (which I promise the video is coming, I just need to edit the footage and the plane ride to Italy will be the perfect time).  I celebrated my bestie's little guy's first birthday, and went snowboarding.
My good friend took me to Town for my birthday, I tried a new foundation (verdict: long lasting, matte & oxidizes to darker than shown in the tube; really like it) and shared my current workout playlist.
I bought some new items to transition into Spring (like that bikini top, hell-o!), my bestie took me to Soca for my birthday and I traveled to Las Vegas on my acutal birthday!  I spent the day sitting on a patio and then doing some shopping before Marco flew in to meet me and took me to dinner.
I completed a month-long plank challenge, picked the finishes for my new condo and spent a final weekend at Tremblant, snowboarding.  I picked up a new wallet, celebrated a special friend's baby shower and was treated for one final birthday dinner by another.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

On Friday I decided to book a massage (the first in over a year) as I had a gift card from my birthday to use.  It was awesome.  From there I went to the mall to poke around and treated myself to a new Marc by Marc Jacobs wristlet-wallet (full size here)!

Okay, first let me start off by saying I have my eyes seriously set on this Alexander Wang stunner, but, I would really like a designer handbag so am saving towards that instead.  Now, that's not to say Marc Jacobs isn't amazing, because it is, and the only reason I 'splurged' on it was because it was super on sale (regular $165, on sale for $67!) and I had a gift card that covered the entire cost (and I loved it).

Additionally, I haven't been using my Coach wallet (which was a gift) for a year--I've been carrying my cards loose, in my purse.  Actually, until last night, my old wallet was still jammed with all the cards I've been missing whenever I'm out somewhere and they ask me for my loyalty card or whatever... so, I'm finally back to being organized... sort of.

More pics after the jump...

Friday, March 27, 2015

Plank Challenge Update

At the beginning of the month I posted about a plank challenge that I was going to be doing and I wanted to provide a little update if you'd like to read...
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Choosing Finishes for My Condo

Tuesday was the day--finally--to choose the finishes for my condo.  If you're new, you can read all about my condo here + and update here, however, the short of it is, I purchased a condo about two and a half years ago but still don't live there.  Since it's a brand new build, it will only be ready at the end of this year (although, it was supposed to be ready last November if we were to stick to the initial plan--but apparently this is the norm for new builds).

All that to say, I had my appointment to choose all the fun, interior stuff.  Now, although I don't do too terribly in the decor department, it's definitely not my forte.  I knew some of the basics that I wanted (ie. a white kitchen), and I have been keeping a Pinterest Decor board for inspiration, however, getting into the Design Centre to choose everything is a whole different ball game.

Click to read more and see a couple of my choices...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Condo Tour | A.Co est. 1984

Today I'm finally sharing our condo tour--which I thought I had already shared on here when I uploaded it to my YouTube channel last Summer, but apparently not #badblogger.  

I wanted to share it here since (1) I had promised I would after sharing the pre-move in tour, (2) because I have a few posts coming up that will relate, and (3) who doesn't love being nosy (I do!).

Finally, a few things have changed since then, like the location of the dining room table, the cat's bed, and we've added a new living room chair into the mix, along with a new tv, a mirror in my closet, and I have 'finished' the bedroom (with art work, Euro pillows, etc.).

As always, thank you for watching! xo

Links for additional photos after the jump...

Monday, March 23, 2015

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

We woke up on Saturday morning to a massive snowstorm... at the end of March.  Le sigh.  I guess we shouldn't expect Spring any time soon!  That said, it was mild and we were headed up to Mont. Tremblant for the weekend for what might be our last chance to ski this year.

More photos after the jump...

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Las Vegas Clothing & Beauty Haul

Today I'm sharing with you the purchases I made in Las Vegas.  I didn't do a ton of shopping, but couldn't not pick anything up!  When in Rome, right?

My favourites are definitely the Marshalls finds and I can't wait to rock that kimono once the weather gets a tad warmer (we are still sitting at -20C, wth!).

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Las Vegas Recap

Hello!  Hello!  I'm back from four days in Vegas feeling rejuvenated, happy and a little tired of course with the time change (three hours) and long travel day.  I had a great time away, ate far too much and managed to pack everything into a carry-on using this guide.

I'd love to share some photos with you, if you'd like to see...

Denim jacket // Dynamite tank (similar) // Billabong skirt (similar) // Hair Tutorial

As I mentioned previously, Marco was in Vegas for work and I tagged along.  Since we couldn't get the same flight down, I arrived around 11am, settled in and changed into some warm weather clothes (what a treat!).
We spent our first night at the Luxor (tower) which is a bit of an older hotel, also known as the pyramid you might have seen in photos.  There is a tram that runs between Mandalay Bay, the Luxor and Excaliber which I took to get a bit closer to get to the hub of the strip.

I spent the afternoon shopping at Marshalls (haul video coming!) after grabbing lunch at an outdoor bar patio.
Joe Fresh dress worn backwards (similar) // The Bay jewelry

Marco got in early evening and he had made a reservation previously for my birthday for dinner, which was so thoughtful.  We went to Tender in the Luxor which was a really nice, French cuisine, restaurant.  You can see a few more photos here.

Photo heavy after the jump...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps | Birthday Edition

As some of you know, from my Instagram and Facebook page, I'm currently in Las Vegas!  Marco is here for work, so I tagged along, which is so nice.  It's a great, quick break from the cold, and we go home on Wednesday.

This past weekend was my birthday and there were a few celebrations that were carried out which was just awesome.  Last year was a special, bigger birthday, and Marco threw a party for me which was awesome.  This year, though, I didn't want to do anything big because I have been so lucky with all I've been able to do over the past year and of course, coming to Vegas, but a couple of my girlfriends took me out to dinner separately, which was really generous.

So, with that, onto the weekend snaps...

Lulu's top // Sirens cami // H&M faux leather pants (similar) // Aldo boots (similar) & clutch

On Friday night, my best friend, took me out to dinner to celebrate.  We went to Soca, which is a new place in Hintonburg (my old 'hood!) that I'd heard about and been wanting to try! 

More after the jump...

Friday, March 13, 2015

Place d'Orleans Fashion Vlogger | Spring Transition Pieces Haul

Today I'm sharing with you some new pieces I picked up at Place d'Orleans that have me excited for Spring--but then again, who isn't!?--and warmer months.  

I will be continuing to work with PDO this year, which I'm really excited about and we have some cool videos planned and a few other exciting surprises up our sleeves.

As always, thanks so much for watching! xo

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

My Current Workout Playlist

If there is one thing that gets me to the gym it's a cute clothes... and a killer workout playlist.  I don't keep a ton of music on my phone but always keep my Soundcloud updated with my favourite tracks.

Since I prefer to lift heavy weights, I like music that's upbeat and pumps me up--often of the hip/hop and EDM variety.  So today I'm sharing what's on my current loop of songs that I play non-stop in the gym to keep me going.

Music after the jump...

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Do the winter months get to you?

I'm not one to typically feel affected by the winter months, although I'm not a fan of cold weather (and we've been having -30C for three months straight, almost), I do my best to make due, knowing Spring will eventually come. 
That said, this year I've noticed...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A Look Back at February

I know I'm a little behind on this recap of February, but better late than never.  Oh February.  You've been....cold.
We kicked off the month hosting a SuperBowl party at our place which was inclusive of tons of people and man food.  It snowed a lot, I shared my Dutch fish tail braid video tutorial and we spent a weekend away in Tremblant with friends.
I shared my picks for Valentines Day gifts for her, worked out every weekend and moved my desk in my closet / office space.
I picked up a couple items from Target since they are closing in Canada, bundled up in layers to keep warm and celebrated Valentines Day with Marco.
I spent many hours at the mall prepping for a Fashion Show I was styling and hosting, shared my recent eats (those pancakes tho), and got pedicures with my bestie #overdue.  I finally scooped up some NYX Butter Glosses (Apple Strudel & Crème Brule) and shared my hair tutorial for this pulled-apart Dutch braid.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Friday night got off to a great start when my bestie and I decided to check out a consignment pop-up shop and then head for impromptu drinks and apps at Anthony's in Hintoburg...

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Hosting a Fashion Show

If you follow me on Facebook, you already know about my exciting day on Thursday, but if not, let me recap...

Monday, March 2, 2015

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Fish taco prep on Friday night with lettuce wraps instead.

tank (love this one) // sports bra // leggings // bag // sunglasses (similar)

Saturday morning gym outfit.

 More after the jump...

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Plank Challenge

The other night, my bestie and I were at the gym, like old times, and we decided to do something a little bit crazy for March...
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