Friday Finds ... on a Thursday

Thursday, July 30, 2015

 
A sweet feature one of my blogger friend's did on her fave Canadian blogs.

The easiest (and chicest) sangria recipe.

These memes made me LOL.

This post encouraged me to finally bite the bullet and purchase the open-storage basket I was coveting (how cute are #9 & 11 though?).

Reminds me of high school.

I'm doing a photoshoot with Place d'Orleans next week!  Here's what happened last time...

Twitter for beginners.

Chic nail art.

No-bake vegan banana cream pie--yum.

A pretty piece for Fall (not ready!).


Things you may have missed:
* HOW-TO: Pack for Vegas in a Carry-On
* Are you a Type A or B?
* One of my favourite outfit posts of late...


(Photo from this outfit post).

Instagram Outfits for Summer Evenings & Work

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


DRAPE-FRONT BLAZER  |  TANK (LOVE THIS ONE)  |  DIY DENIM SHORTS - FROM THRIFTED MEN'S PANTS  - OLD (SIMILAR)  |  IRO HEELS

I'm back for another post about various Instagram, Facebook & Snapchat (I'm acoest1984) outfits.  I love sharing these because it's a great look at what I wear on a daily basis as I can't always do the full-on photoshoot.  This time it's a mixture of work-wear and evenings out.  We've had some up and down weather this Summer so I've still been wearing a ton of pants or will cover up on top and bare my legs for evening (my fave).



TOP  |  ZARA PANTS - OLD (SIMILAR, LOVE THESE)  |  LACE UP POINTY-TOE FLATS (OBSESSED!)


Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Monday, July 27, 2015


JOSHUA PERETS ZIP-UP - OLD (LOVE THIS & THIS)  |  TANK  |  ARDENE SHORTS - OLD (SIMILAR, SIMILAR, SPLURGE)  | PUMA SNEAKERS

On Friday night I was so happy we had no plans and the only thing on the agenda was to get food and catch up on our favourite shows (we are watching Suits & Ballers right now).

We ordered Indian for dinner and I decided to walk there and pick it up to get a little exercise in.

Wake-Boarding Vlog

Sunday, July 26, 2015



I'm so pumped for this video slash this day because I went wake-boarding for the first time and did it!  I had tried once before, maybe 10 years ago but couldn't get up, and today, on my first try, I got up.  Success!  I think all those weekends spent snowboarding during the winter and incorporating heavy weights into my workout routine has paid off.

So the jist of the day is that friends invited a bunch of us out on their boat for a day of wake-boarding and wake-surfing.  It was super hot, sunny and a perfect day to be on the water--what a treat!  We all took turns and alternated between the two sports.  

I didn't try wake-surfing (ultimately surfing behind the boat, without a rope and no bindings holding you to the board!) but might give it a shot next time.  For now, I'm pretty stoked I managed the board and even took a couple mini jumps, by accident of course, but still landed them.

Thanks for watching! xo

Friday Finds

Friday, July 24, 2015


Happy Friday ladies!  The weekend is finally here and we are planning on having wine & cheese with friends tomorrow night, and I'm going to film a video on make-up strobing--I'm obsessed with this new trend, especially for Summer!
 
I wanted to start a new tradition for Fridays where I share some fun links from around the web that I'm enjoying.  I know plenty of people do this, but sometimes it's fun to discover things through someone else, right?  I'm down, hope you are too, so let's jump in...

Officially obsessed with this home-d├ęcor blog a friend turned me onto this week (have you seen the entry way revamp?!).

Just purchased these in two colours.

Been using this eye cream nightly for over a month and love it.

Loving the look of jute rugs and have my eye on this one for our living room.

An interesting article on making a living via blogging.

Loving everything about this.

Hellooo tasty Summer dessert.

You ladies know I love my hi-tops & these are my newest gym shoe.

Flared overalls?  Yes.

Covetting this dress hard for a wedding this September (but not sure it's long enough for me; I'm 5'11).

A pretty mobile.

My newest YouTube channel obsession.


Posts you may have missed around here:
* Recent Instagram outfits
* My Recent Workout Clothing Haul
* Throwback: The Story of Purchasing My Condo (which still isn't ready)
* 7 Stylish Sunglasses Under $25


(Photo of these shoes, a great dupe for the splurge).

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I'm sure you've seen tons of posts about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and of course I have to share my picks.  This is the perfect time to stock up for Fall--it will be here before we know it and you'll be glad you did--with tons of new season items on sale.

I really need a new winter jacket this year and am loving the drapey front of that grey one.  Although I'm sharing some open-toe shoe options, the prices are too good to not snatch up right now.  Basic tees, sweaters and skinnies can be worn now with sandals and later with boots to winterize your look.

I love the look of those super cool Adidas sneakers, and have a couple drapey-front leather blazers already that I wear constantly.  Chunky moto and over-the-knee boots are my go to when the snow flies and the Gucci sunglasses are almost identical to the ones I've had for over five years.

Workout clothes after the jump...

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps | Fiddler Lake 2.0

Monday, July 20, 2015


This past weekend was definitely one for the books and one that has been in the works for a couple months.  Just like last year, we planned a cottage long weekend with 18 friends in Fiddler Lake, which was a grand time.

I'd love to share a bunch of pictures if you'd like to see...


ALDO SUNGLASSES (SIMILAR)  |  NECKLACE  |  SWEATER

Warmer Weather Pants & Instagram Outfits

Thursday, July 16, 2015


KNIT TOP - SUPER ON SALE  |  WAXED PANTS  |  THE BAY NECKLACE - OLD (SIMILAR, LOVE THIS BUDGET-FRIENDLY VERSION)  |  MICHAEL KORS BANGLE (SIMILAR)  |  SWAROVSKI BANGLE  |  GORJANA BANGLE (SIMILAR)

Today I'm sharing a bunch of random snaps from my camera roll, a bunch you've already seen on Instagram but with all the details.  As I've mentioned before, I'm such a pants/shorts girl and Summertime is no different.  I like to pair pants with something sleeveless or more Summery on top and sandals to balance out the look.

The look above is from the H&M fitting room and I purchased both pieces that day.  I'm such a sucker for neutrals and olive green is a current fave.  Both pieces were super on sale and although it feels weird buying cooler weather pieces, Fall will be here before we know it (plus, I've already worn the knit top anyway!).



KIMONO  |  SIRENS CAMI (SIMILAR, LOVE THIS LOOK)  |  GUESS DENIM (LOVE THESE)  |  EXPRESSIONS NECKLACE - OLD (SIMILAR)

Summer Clothing Haul

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


I'm back with another huge fashion haul for Summertime!  I have to admit, I did buy quite a bit of black but they are all Summery pieces--and most of them came in various colours, I just have an affinity to edgier looking pieces, as you know.  

I also think it's perfectly acceptable to rock dark colours during the warmer months, especially when we are seeing such great fabrics right now like crochet, fringe and pom-poms.

Thanks for watching! xo

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Monday, July 13, 2015


Good morning & happy Monday! 

This past weekend wasn't supposed to be busy but turned out to be such, and the weather was beautiful--we are in full Summer mode, and I couldn't be happier.

On Friday I headed out to my parent's place to stay for the weekend to look after our family dog, Peanut.


We hung out on the back deck, soaked up the late afternoon sun and relaxed.  I made that easy tomato-avocado-arugula salad I'm loving and later grabbed some sushi and headed home to get ready for a concert...

Gym Style

Friday, July 10, 2015


O U T F I T  D E E T S :  AEROPOSTALE TANK - OLD (SIMILAR)  |  SHORTS - ON SALE!  |  F21 SPORTS BRA (SIMILAR)  |  SHOES  |  LULULEMON BAG - OLD (SIMILAR, LOVE THIS ONE)  |  ALDO SUNGLASSES (SIMILAR)

This is a typical gym outfit outfit for me (I swap out my kicks for these upon arrival).  I love the edge of the graphic tee paired with the bright coloured shorts.  The open back and strappy sports bra adds some style which is a fun way to make getting to the gym a little easier.  #whatevergetsyouthere 

I've talked quite a bit about working out and my routines over the past couple years and one thing I've always gravitated towards are shorts.  Shorts are a great way to play up your legs and keep cool at the same time.  I rotate between pairing them with a looser fitting graphic tee, or my favourite snugger fitting tanks.  I also love the look paired with a long sleeved tee for when the temperature drops at night or you want to show a little less skin.


Crochet Shorts & Nude Neutrals

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


O U T F I T  D E E T S :  FREE PEOPLE SWEATER (SIMILAR)  |  CHARLOTTE RUSSE SHORTS - OLD (SIMILARSIMILAR, LOVE THESE)  |  ALEXANDER WANG WEDGES - SOLD OUT (SIMILAR, LOVE THIS SIMILAR MULE VERSION)  |  VINTAGE CLUTCH  |  SUNGLASSES  |  NECKACE

A bit of a twist on the neutrals, all nude, which is a great way to keep things fresh for Summer, if you're a monochromatic lover like myself.  

 I love wearing a a solid colour from head to toe, it looks chic without trying too hard.  It's also pretty easy to pull off.  The interest comes from the details: the knit sweater, the crochet shorts, the patent wedges--all very different, but complimentary and interesting when paired together.  I love the look of this nude or all grey together, but of course black is my go-to in a pinch.

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Monday, July 6, 2015

 
On Friday night, after running around and piling groceries and crap into my car, I stopped at Petit Bills to grab the pecan burger to take home for dinner.  I haven't had this in over a year but it's so freaking good.  I'm a huge burger lover to begin with, and never go for the veggie variety, but this one is top notch.
 

 
BLACK  |  STRIPE - SOLD OUT (LOVE THIS ONE, ALSO HERE)
 
My new bikini tops came in from F21 and they are super cute.  I'm loving the on-trend halter/high-neck look; it's athletic and chic.  The fit is definitely small, so size up (I got large).
 

Long Sleeved Romper & Strappy Heels

Friday, July 3, 2015


O U T F I T  D E E T S :  ROMPER  |  HEELS - OLD (SIMILAR, SIMILAR)  |  CLUTCH / IPAD CASE  |  NECKLACE  |  SUNGLASSES

Although I'm not much of a dress person--I much prefer pants and shorts, or even a skirt--rompers are one thing I absolutely love.  It's a one-stop-shop for dressing but like the dress' cooler, big sister.  When I find one that fits me, I have to scoop it up.  This one from H&M is extra great because of the sleeves--which is perfect for evening (and great for ladies who like to keep their arms covered).

I dressed this up with some single-sole sandals I've had for several years that are still going strong.  If you're looking to up your shoe game, a strappy pair like this will get a ton of mileage from dressier looks like today or a more casual, edgy vibe like this.  They are one of my go-to style of shoes; they work from day to night, and with wedding season upon us will take you from ceremony to the dance floor.  Definitely a great, simplistic shoe you can add to your wardrobe at various price points.

Fourth of July Outfit

Thursday, July 2, 2015


O U T F I T  D E E T S :  HOODED DENIM JACKET (SIMILAR, LOVE THIS) |  OLD NAVY TANK - OLD (SIMILAR)  |  SHORTS (SIMILAR, DISTRESSED)  |  URBAN PLANET GLADIATOR SANDALS (SIMILAR, SIMILAR, LOVE THESE)  |  FRINGE BAG  |  BIZOU FLAT TOP SUNGLASSES (BUDGET FRIENDLY, WANT THESE SO BAD)

As most of you know, I'm Canadian so yesterday I was celebrating Canada Day with my friends (did you see the SnapChats?  I'm acoest1984 & they should still be live if you're here early enough) and also the long-awaited birth of my new nephew (eek!).

That said, I didn't get a post up in time for Canada Day style #redandwhiterepresent but since I know a lot of my ladies are American, I had to share this look as I love a good red-white-blue combo.

This look is super easy and perfect for a BBQ or picnic--just throw on some white shorts, a red top with some detail and a denim jacket--or swap the white shorts for denim shorts and throw on a white jacket instead.  Pair it with some gladiator sandals and a fringe bag to add some style and it's the perfect festive yet comfortable and chic look to take you from day to fireworks.  Also, I threw some white pants in my bag to take with me to keep warm just in case.

Workout Clothing Haul

Wednesday, July 1, 2015



Shopping for workout clothing has been one of my favourite things over the past six months, not necessarily because I'm working out more, per say, but simply because they're comfortable!

I love checking out Marshalls and Winners as they always have new stock every week and offer some of my favourite brands at great prices.  Since they turnover so quickly, I have to continuously be checking so I don't miss out (haha, what a theory!).

Today I'm sharing a huge, collective workout clothing haul from bottoms, tops, sports bras, etc.  A lot of the items I've purchased are available on line so check out the links below.

Thanks for watching! xo
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