Friday Finds

Friday, February 26, 2016


Hip hip hoorah it's the weekend!  We have had the weirdest weather this week--first freezing cold, then rain and it's pretty much snowed daily.  What are you up to this weekend?  

Marco has been away for work all week and he comes home tonight, so I'm very excited.  I'm also putting the final touches on the fashion show I'm styling/hosting next week and doing a little closet sale with friends (it didn't pan out about a month ago).  Hope you have a great weekend!


Tips for iPhone Photographers.

This adorable video of a cat & fox reunited.  #icanteven

When Mom's away...

Watched this documentary this week finally--eye opening and quite sad (about something we all love!).

How much should a photographer charge?

Made me LOL.

The art of celebrity pregnancy reveal.

A killer proposal in a cycling class.  #wow

How extroverted introverts interact differently with the world.

Get in my closet.




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17 Rose Quartz Sweaters Under $150

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

 
You're probably fully aware of the rose quartz trend for this Spring, being it's one of Pantone's colours for 2016.  I've practically been living in this sweater since getting it for Christmas, but since it's still out of stock, I thought I'd share some cozy pieces to get you through the last month or so of winter.  
When it turns warmer, pair up with a pair of denim shorts on cool evenings out with friends.  17 sweaters after the jump...

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Monday, February 22, 2016


Happy Monday ladies!  How was your weekend?

Friday was super low key--we got a snowstorm, I got a spray tan and we grabbed Greek take-out and watched a movie.  Saturday though, Saturday was awesome; we hosted a small birthday brunch for one of our friends and I'd love to share more photos, if you like to see...


3 Exercises for Your Butt

Thursday, February 18, 2016


TANK  |  LEGGINGS (GREAT PRICE!)  |  SHOES

I have been incorporating more lower body into my fitness routine and have seen some big changes.  It seems like everyone and their mom is about that booty, so today I'm sharing three of my favourite moves to target the glutes to give you that round asset we're seeing all over social media.

These videos are sped up a bit to give you an idea of the move at a faster pace.  Your moves should be slow and controlled.  Form is always number one, so if the weight is too heavy, drop it slightly--no shame in making sure your form is on point before adding more.



Two more videos + a tip after the jump...

Bohemian Bridal Photoshoot

Tuesday, February 16, 2016



When hair & make-up artist Erin, whom I met on set during this photoshoot, and formed a friendship with afterwards, reached out and asked if I would model for her, the answer was an obvious yes.  

She's one of those people that you instantly like, hit it off with and can count on for a favour.  When someone like that needs something from you, it's a no brainer--plus hello a beautiful gown and a flower crown?  Yass girl, yasss.

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



Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Monday, February 15, 2016


SWEATSHIRT (LOVE THIS ONE)  |  LEGGINGS  | ALDO LEGWARMERS - OLD (SIMILAR)

You guys, this is looking a lot like how last weekend's snaps started off!  I'm not going to lie when I say comfort is winning for me on weekends though.  Since getting these leggings in November, they are basically all I want to wear in and out of the gym.  They are super comfy, thick, they suck you in and they make the booty look good.  Save your pennies and invest in a pair if you can, you will easily get your monies worth.



On Friday night...

Nordstrom Winter Clearance Picks

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Hi ladies--hope you're having a wonderful Valentine's Day.  We have kept ours pretty low key and I'm excited that almost all the laundry is done #woohoo

Nordstrom is having their Winter Clearance Sale until February 21 & I'm stoked because my girlfriend and I have a date this week check it out.  If you don't feel like venturing out, or don't have a location near you, I've got you covered...



I have worn my neutral peep-toe booties a ton and I'm loving the ones in the first row.  I love thin and waffle knits, and the green parka is more than half off (and the fur is removable!).

I'm a sucker for distressed denim and love that the One Teaspoon skirt is now on sale, a denim jacket is great for Spring/Summer and it's a great time to stock up on a bootie to round out the winter or in preparation for next Fall--that pointed toe will be huge (if you didn't already jump on board the trend this year).

Activewear is my favourite thing to purchase lately--comfort and style?  A win-win.  You ladies know I'm loving high-waisted leggings and cropped tanks but I've also been wearing my seamless long-sleeved tops when it's cooler outside and I really want to get a sweat on.

Happy shopping!

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Monday, February 8, 2016


JACKET -- ON SALE (MINE IS 6 YEARS OLD)  |  MEN'S SWEATSHIRT  |  BLACK SKINNIES  |  BOOTS -- ON SALE (I'M OBSESSED WITH THEM!)

On Friday night we had planned a date night and then kind of at the last minute just decided to go low key (and less expensive) and head out for Vietnamese food.  Seriously, I could eat this everyday!  I know, I know, all you see are these freaking rice bowls, but they are so good.

Sidenote: this is the boyfriend's sweatshirt which I've made my own.  He also had a navy one, which I've also claimed.  We found them during our NYC anniversary trip (video recap here), but looks like they still carry it.  I love hoodies and sweatshirts, and do have a little collection, but don't tend to wear them out much.  On this night I wanted to be comfortable, warm and casual.  #missionaccomplished 



Friday Finds

Friday, February 5, 2016



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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How to Know When to Buy Something

Thursday, February 4, 2016



How many times have you been out shopping, found something you really like, but are torn on taking it to the cash?  Maybe you've been shopping a little too much lately, or perhaps you just aren't sure if the item is 'the one' for you.  How do you determine whether or not you should purchase something?

For me, I think about something similar in my closet, and whether I love that or the piece I'm coveting more.  If it's the latter, I buy it.  

Read on to see what some of my most stylish friends--whom are mainly bloggers--responded when asked how they decide on a purchase...


Place d'Orleans Fall, Winter & Holiday Photoshoot Campaign Photos

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

 
Hi ladies!  Today I'm sharing the final product of the Place d'Orleans photoshoot I did back in August.  It was a long day of shooting from about 8am to 7pm and we shot three different campaigns: Fall, Holiday & Winter.  We shot at least seven outfits but only four made the cut, which is what you're seeing today.
 
I'd love to show you the photos if you'd like to see...
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