Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Green Sequin Mini Dress for New Years Eve


I wanted to share one more look for New Years Eve because I got this dress for Christmas from my parents after my Mom saw it on my Black Friday post, again #wishlistFTW

Sequins are a natural choice for New Years Eve but I love that this dress is in a totally unexpected colour.  I am a huge fan of sequin dresses, or anything for that matter, and especially love how this one has sleeves.  Since it's on the short side, I paired mine with a nude fishnet tight, but opaque black tights with a black shoe or bootie would work, as would bare legs if you're in a slightly warmer climate.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Sparkly Romper for New Years Eve


New Years Eve is a few days away, do you have plans?

This year, we are heading out so I'll be wearing this fun, sparkly playsuit I shared in my Holiday Lookbook.  New Years is a great time to pull out all the sparkle, sequins & special fabrics, so why not make it simple and do it in a one-piece to take the guess work out of it.

I went all out sparkle with the shoes, but this would look equally great with a black pump, or my favourite, a coloured heel like these.


Monday, December 28, 2015

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps + Christmas Pics

Good morning ladies!  Happy Monday & post Christmas week!

I wanted to do a round up of Christmas in this edition of the Weekend Recap since it all kind of bled together.  We had three wonderful days off, that were busy and relaxing so onto the snaps.

Christmas Eve is my Dad's birthday, and I shared this photo on Instagram...

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Boxing Day Sales + My Picks

It's the biggest shopping day of the year in Canada today: Boxing Day! 

Are you shopping today?  I am, but instead of braving the malls like I used to do, I'm doing it from the comfort of home online.  If you're in the mood to do the same, I've rounded up a few happening deals below...

Aldo  |  20% off new arrivals, use code XOALDO.  Also, 50% off original, reduced styles (no code).  Love these, have these & want these.

Aritzia  |  Up to 50% off, no code.  Love this cape/cardigan, such a pretty sweater & want this one.

Nordstrom  |  Half-yearly sale, save up to 50% (I will do a separate post dedicated to this).  Have something very similar to this faux leather blazer and wear it all the time, Hunter Boots on sale (this never happens!) & got this for my bestie's birthday.

Steve Madden  |  25% off + free shipping, use code BOXING.  Love the fringe detail on these,  Isabel Marant dupe (perfect for cold winters) & bought these last year.

White Fox Boutique  |  20% off, use code BOXING20.  Love this sweater & this crop top.

Yves Rocher  |  50% off everything + $10 off and free shipping on orders of $60 or more.  Swear by this eye cream, love this night cream (have been using it since our trip to Italy) & this body oil smells so good!


Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas ladies!

Hope you are all having a wonderful day.  We went out of town yesterday to spend the evening with Marco's family and then came back today to spend the afternoon and evening with my family.  We just finished opening some gifts and are now anxiously awaiting turkey dinner--my favourite meal!

Hope you are able to spend the day with some people you love and getting to eat some of your yummy favourites.  We have been getting into the Christmas spirit with tons of treats and family time.  As an added bonus, it's 10 degrees Celsius and a green Christmas; normally we have at least a foot of snow!  Not going to lie, I'm kind of loving the mild weather, although I know some are missing that white Christmas.

Thanks for always reading and sending warm holiday wishes to all of you.

Cheers! xo


Monday, December 21, 2015

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Friday, golden hour.  The sun is setting behind me, but it reflects off the buildings that we can see from the condo and casts the most gorgeous light.

Last week I was sick, and to be honest, I'm still fighting a terrible cold.  The holiday season is something I love and get so excited for, but I definitely tend to bite off more than I can chew.  Between social gatherings, hosting, shopping, Vlogmas, regular work, blogging and this year my condo closing,  it's a lot, and my body is saying, slow down.

That said, I'm definitely feeling better, but it's still lingering.  I tried not to do too much this weekend, but after laying in bed for three days, I was feeling pretty anxious to get out and be productive.

On Friday night, Marco surprised me by coming home with Indian take-out.  We had tickets to see Star Wars and a birthday party to attend and I stayed home while he went out.  


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Holiday Lookbook

The Holiday season is upon us and I can't believe we're only a week out from Christmas!

Today I'm sharing my Holiday Lookbook video--my favourite video to put together each year!  If you follow me on Facebook, you've already seen this but love to share it here as well.  I've put together six, different outfits that will take you from holiday party, to Christmas dinner all the way through to New Years Eve and the countdown!

Hope you enjoy & as always, thanks for watching! 


Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday Finds

Happy Friday ladies!  What are your plans for the weekend?  I've been out for half the week with a terrible cold, so hopefully I'm finally starting to kick it.  We are having friends over for a holiday dinner tomorrow night and Sunday will be a relax day.  Hope you have a great weekend & here are some fun links from around the web...

The secret weapon for your next move.

10 Dads that are killing the Snapchat game.

Love this bikini #ineedavacation

Since being sick, I've ordered this twice...

Finally, my first newsletter is going out today!  So excited to share fun, new things with you guys, plus recaps of things happening on my social media.  You can sign up here for the weekly email, if you'd like

Photo of me in the new condo that closed this week.

A few posts you may have missed...
* Fondue Friends-giving + 5 Tips for Hosting




Thursday, December 17, 2015

A Look Back at November

I know I'm pretty behind on sharing this recap, but wanted to get it up anyway.

In November we helped Marco's mom get a new Christmas tree and spent a weekend with her.  I decorated our feather tree with some ribbon--and dicovered it cannot hold any real ornaments--and bought a few more monogrammed ornaments for the real tree, because I'm obsessed.

My best friend had her second baby, and I was in the delivery room for the birth, which was one of the best experiences of my life.  We attended the Booby Ball with a bunch of friends and I saw the Holiday results of the photoshoot I did back in August (video recap here), at Place d'Orleans.

I checked out the new Forever 21 Red store (and shared a huge haul video), shared an outfit with a cozy sweater and we hit up Tremblant for opening weekend.  I got a new camera, did some shopping, we got our first snowfall and finally, hosted a fondue friends-giving dinner to round out the month.


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide for Guys

Who struggles with what to buy the men in their life?  I certainly do, especially when it comes to the boyfriend.  You'd think I would have that down by now but really, what do you get the person that has everything?

So today I've rounded up several items for the man in your life from $30 to $500 to help take the guess work out of of gift giving and score some major points with the guys you buy for.

Happy shopping! xo


Monday, December 14, 2015

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

On Friday night I went to a Girls Christmas Party at a friend's house where we were instructed to wear our Christmas jammies.  Turns out I didn't have any Christmas pajamas... until now.

I popped into Ardene and tried on a bunch of Christmas-themed comfy clothes and this thin, fleece onesie stole my heart.  I grabbed these cutie slippers as well, in white.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

New Condo Sneak Peek

If you've been around for a while, you know I've been waiting for a condo to be built that I purchased over three years ago.  Well ladies, the time is finally here and I'm closing next week!

The other day, I had my pre-delivery inspection to ensure everything looks good, but more importantly, see the unit for the first time.  Since I purchased this from a floorplan, walking into the condo was a little surreal and I'd love to share some photos with you...

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Holiday Hair Tutorial with Extensions

Hi ladies!  How many of you are heading to a holiday party, want special hair but don't know what to do?

I find this time of year is especially the time of year for undoes and pulling out all the stops.  That said, today I'm sharing a video on a half-up half-down do that is perfect for a festive party, but also not so complex that you can't do it.

The key to the look is adding extensions to give volume and length, but you could do this without them if it's not in your budget or you aren't comfortable with them.  That said, I do quickly show how I clip in my extensions at the beginning of the video so hopefully that helps.

Click below to watch the video...


Monday, December 7, 2015

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

I recently picked up this three-in-one choker meets dainty necklace.  I grew up in the 90's, so I've done the choker thing and didn't think it was for me again but turns out, I'm loving it!  After just one wear, I know this necklace is going to get a lot of play this winter.


Thursday, December 3, 2015


Happy December ladies!  Who is getting excited for the holidays?  I have started my shopping but have a ways to go.  We have a bunch of holiday get togethers with friends and family in the coming month which will be fun (with tons of food treats--one of the best parts of the holidays, right?).
Like last year, I'm doing Vlogmas again this December, which is essentially vlogging everyday for the month.  I'll be sharing daily activities along with the parties we attend and various things leading up to Christmas.  I am debating whether I should share the videos here everyday, as well as regular posts.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Fondue Friendsgiving + 5 Tips for Hosting

The other night, we hosted some friends for a holiday Fondue Friendsgiving, which was not only our first dipping party, but also the first festive gathering of the season!

I'd love to share some photos with you if you'd like to see, along with my five tips for hosting...


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

On Friday night we headed out for an impromptu date night.  It was raining all day and since we were trying to film my Holiday Lookbook, I was all made up.  I threw on the hat in an attempt to save my hair from the weather. 

We went to Milestones and had an amazing meal.  Even though we usually go for stand-alone restaurants, this place is one we really love.  I tried a Moscow Mule for the first time and discovered I have been seriously missing out!  #whydidntanyonetellme
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