Club Monaco Sweatshirt & Stan Smith Sneakers

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


O U T F I T  D E E T S :  CLUB MONACO SWEATSHIRT -- OLD (SIMILAR, LESS EXPENSIVE)  |  HIGH-WAISTED SKINNIES  |  STAN SMITH SNEAKERS (LOVE WITH GREY)  |  CHOKER  |  ALDO SUNGLASSES (SIMILAR)

Do you guys remember these sweatshirts?!  Mine is super old, like middle school-old, but I've held onto it for all these years.  A few years ago I sewed up the sleeves to make them skinnier and cut off the bottom--it's given new life to the sweatshirt and I still wear it.

This look is all about ease with a few trendy updates and accessories to keep it looking fresh.  You ladies know I'm loving high-waisted everything right now and chokers.  If you're still unsure about the high-waist denim trend, try an inexpensive pair to ease into it.  Mine are under $40 and are one of my favourite pairs in my closet.  Finally, the shoes pull it together, perfect for a running-errands kind of day.


Los Angeles Vlog | Day 4 (Final Day)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Sharing the last day of my trip to LA.  If you follow my YouTube channel, you've already seen this (sneaky sneaky!) but if not, here we go.  On the last day we went to Malibu and drove the PCH, grabbed Açai bowls and had a huge crab feast.

Hope you enjoy & thanks for watching! xo

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Monday, March 28, 2016



Happy Easter Monday!  We celebrated last night with dinner at our place, but more on that in a bit.

My weekend kicked off on Thursday because Friday is a holiday in Canada (Good Friday).  We had a huge snowstorm out of nowhere so I was bundled to get home.

First stop?  Sally's to pick up...


Drapey Jacket & Perforated Peep-Toe Booties

Thursday, March 24, 2016


O U T F I T  D E E T S :  DRAPEY TRENCH  |  CAMI  |  FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS  |  PEEP-TOE BOOTIES -- NEW FAVE! (MORE OPTIONS)  |  NECKLACE  |  BAG (LESS EXPENSIVE OPTION)  |  NAIL COLOUR

I wouldn't say I'm someone who necessarily buys myself a birthday gift, but when I spotted this drapey jacket when I was in LA two weeks ago, I knew I had to scoop it up once I got home (the exchange made more sense to buy it in Canada). 

Let me tell you ladies, I am already obsessing over it and know it's going to get a ton of play this Spring-Summer over shorts, dresses and as seen here, pants.  I sized down because it is quite oversized and it's still super roomy--the look we are going for.

Finally, the shoes: peep-toe-strap-back booties are popping up everywhere and starting gaining speed last year.  While I've got a few staple shoes on my list for this Spring--more on that soon--if you're looking for a heel to style up your wardrobe for the warmer months, this is it.  Bonus, the back strap keeps your foot locked and loaded and the chunky heel makes them easy to walk in.

Los Angeles Vlog | Day 3

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Today I'm sharing day three of my trip to LA; we switch hotels, do something touristy, and more.


Thanks for watching! xo

Mackage Parka + 25 Winter Jackets on Sale

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


O U T F I T  D E E T S :  MACKAGE PARKA (IN NAVY HERE)  |  FAUX LEATHER SKINNIES (ALSO HAVE THESE IN GREY)  |  DOC MARTENS  |  CHOKER  |  ALDO SUNGLASSES (SIMILAR, TORTOISE)  |  GARAGE BEANIE - OLD (SIMILAR, LOVE THIS ONE FOR SUMMER)

Spring is almost here but now is the time to splurge on a parka if you've had your eye on one.  So many styles are currently on sale and I scooped mine up for half price--well, 35% off, then it was marked further down--and I've been coveting this thing since October!  Mine is no longer available, but I've listed a ton of amazing options here, including the same as mine but in navy.

Now let's talk about these boots--I scored these while in Tampa in January super marked down at Burlington Coat Factory, another item I had been coveting since the Fall.  They aren't super grippy in the snow and ice, but they are super cool looking and comfortable for transitionary weather and travel.  I never thought I'd wear Docs again, but my 6th grade self is very happy about this purchase.



Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Monday, March 21, 2016

Happy Monday ladies!  How was your weekend?

On Friday night, my best girlfriend took me out for my birthday.  We hit up Fratelli for a drink at the bar and apps before heading to our final destination, Pure Kitchen...


Los Angeles Photo Diary + Recap

Sunday, March 20, 2016



I visited Los Angeles for the first time a week ago and it did not disappoint.  Although the trip was a quick three-and-a-half days, I jam-packed a bunch in and saw quite a bit.   

I'd love to share a major photo overload with you, if you'd like to see...



JACKET - OLD (SIMILAR)  |   WHITE TEE  |  BRALETTE  |  LEGGINGS  |  SCARF (SIMILAR)  |  CARRY-ON BAG (SIMILAR)

Friday Finds

Friday, March 18, 2016


Happy Friday!  Spring is in the air... sort of!  What are you up to this weekend?

My bestie is taking me out to dinner tonight to celebrate my birthday and tomorrow there is a going-away party for friends who are moving to another city.  Otherwise, unpacking my suitcase--eek, I know--is high on the to-do list and an attempt to get back to the gym.

Hope you have a great weekend!


I took over the Place d'Orleans social media accounts on Monday.  Did you see the pretty setting for our Spring photoshoot?

Cute idea for girls night.

Would you spend $500k for this?  #wow

A few of you asked so I've re-opened my Etsy shop & am selling the leather chokers I've been wearing non-stop.


Thinking of trying this meal delivery girl.  #yum




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Los Angeles Vlog | Day 1 & 2

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Hi ladies!  I spent most of the plane ride editing the blogs from my trip to LA--which I had totally planned to upload while there, but hey, life.  

So, here we are--day one and day two featuring some fun sights, how I eat healthy when travelling and meeting up with a couple of my favourite blogger friends.

As always, thanks for watching! xo


A Quick Hello

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Hello!  Hello!  I'm back from my trip to LA... which if you follow me on Snapchat, you've already seen a great deal of it--I'm acoest1984--and if not, I did post everyday on Insta too so you can check that out in the meantime, if you'd like.

That said, I've missed you!  I took a little break from the blog while there, not because I had planned to, I brought my laptop with me, but mainly because it ended up being a fun, busy five days away.  Now I'm back, celebrating my birthday today and will have a full recap of the trip up this week.

I wanted to hop on here and just say hello and see how your week is going?  We are having a crazy, rainy day here today, pretty dreary--unlike the photo above, but I guess Spring is on the way so I can't complain.  I can't wait to share more about my trip & if you have any suggestions for posts or videos you'd like to see, let me know in the comments.  

Hope you're having a great week!

How To Cut Your Own Hair

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


 
Hi ladies, I'm sharing a secret:  I've been cutting my own hair for about a year, and today I'm showing you how to do it.
 
Grab some shears (I use these ones), a comb, a brush & press play.
 
Thanks for watching! xo

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Monday, March 7, 2016


My weekend started early, on Thursday evening, I was out at Place d'Orleans pulling all the outfits for a fashion show I had styled and was hosting on Friday.  It has been a ton of work since really diving in back in January so it was exciting the time had finally come for it to all come together...


Spring Sale Picks

Thursday, March 3, 2016

 
SPRING SALE PICKS:  1. LIGHT WASH FLARES  |  2. BLUSH SUNNIES  |  3. OFF THE SHOULDER TOP  | 4. POM-POM ACCESSORY  |  5. WHITE SWIMSUIT  |  6. PINK BAG  |  7. WHITE TANK  |  8. DISTRESSED DENIM  |  9. WHITE LACE-UP WEDGES  |  10. CHOKER NECKLACE  |  11. BLACK CUT OUT SWIMSUIT  |  12. EYELET TOP  |  13. PANAMA HAT  |  14. WHITE CROP TOP
 
It's that time again, the Shopbop Spring Sale is on and depending on how much you spend, you can save up to 25% off (use code: BIGEVENT16).  This is such a great time to grab those designer (whether lower or higher end) pieces you might have had your eye on, or even items that run a little pricier than you'd normally buy.
 
I'm still loving neutrals for Spring but love the pretty pop of pink on that saddle bag.  I also recently paired a baby blue sweater I have with some light grey skinnies and loved the look, so I can see a lot of that combination in my future--and that pretty off-the-shoulder top is perfect for Summer with denim.
 
Last year was the first year I bought a couple of one-piece swimsuits and this year I plan to rock something a little more risqué because, #whynot
 
Lastly, the faux fur poms are so cute and I've been seeing them everywhere lately!  Definitely an accessory I want to add to my bag to instantly update it.  Happy shopping!
 
 
SIMILAR PIECES UNDER $100


Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Hi ladies -- it's been a few!  The weekend and leading into this week has been a bit of a whirlwind, and I can explain...
 
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