FRIDAY FINDS

Friday, September 30, 2016


JACKET  |  DENIM (MY FAVE!)  |  BOOTIES

Happy Friday ladies, we made it!  My week was long and stressful, but very excited for the weekend because tomorrow we are headed to Italy!  We booked our trip about a month ago and had always planned to go somewhere different, but kept coming back to how much we loved Italy last time.   

I will be bringing my laptop with me and posting while we are away, and of course keeping up on Instagram & Facebook.  Can't wait to explore and bring you along with!  Hope you have a great weekend!


Just picked up these black skinnies for my trip.

Trying out a new dry shampoo.


Love this bell sleeve sweater (and so affordable!).


My DIY mermaid costume was featured on Seventeen magazine's website!


Pretty scarf for fall.


SURPRISING MY BOYFRIEND...

Thursday, September 29, 2016



 I love surprises, and surprising my loved ones is something that makes me so happy... even if it isn't their favourite thing #sawray.  

So last month, while my boyfriend, Marco, was away for work, I sneakily took his car and had something done to it...


INSTAGRAM ROUND UP

Wednesday, September 28, 2016




 It's been a while since I've done an Instagram round up and since then, I have joined Like to Know It, which is the little link you'll see in my Instagram posts when you can shop the look.  It's super easy and free for you to use, simply sign up with your email and any photo you like that has it, will be sent to you via email with all the shapable links immediately.

Alternatively, if you head under the SHOP section of my blog at the top, you'll see all the items I'm loving right now, click on the photo and you don't need to sign up to click over and shop the items you're loving.  A really simple way to score some of your favourite pieces.

All that said, I wanted to share some of the most popular photos and share the details here.



SCARF  |  SWEATER (SIMILAR BUT LONGER)  |  RAG & BONE DENIM -- SOLD OUT (SIMILAR, SIMILAR & SAME STYLE, DIFFERENT WASH)

AN EASY PONCHO OUTFIT IDEA

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


O U T F I T  D E T A I L S  :  H&M PONCHO (SIMILARALSO LOVE THIS ONE)  |  A.CO DESIGNS CHOKER NECKLACE (SIMILAR)  | THIN KNIT SWEATER (SIMILAR, WANT THIS, SPLURGE)  |  DISTRESSED SKINNIES -- UNDER $50!  |  FRINGE BOOTIES (PEEP-TOE VERSION, MORE COLOURS HERE, LOVE THESE)  |  FRINGE BAG (REAL LEATHER)

A poncho is a great piece to throw over and go--it works with an easy jeans & tee look as a third piece, as it does for added warmth even over a jacket.  I love the look of a neutral poncho (remember this one from last year?) which is easy to mix and match, but also adds a little something extra.

If it's still warm where you are, try throwing your poncho over a pair of denim cut offs and a tee, or even still, it's a great piece to throw in your bag when you're heading out at night, just in case the temperature drops.



SHOP MY LOOK


Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Monday, September 26, 2016



Fall is here and I could not be more excited, and Friday night felt like one of those crisp, Autumn evenings.  I headed out to meet up with my girlfriends for dinner and drinks.  As usual, plenty of wine was consumer, chatter had & an overall great time.

Also, if you're looking for over the knee boots, the ones I'm wearing above are only available now in grey, but I have and love these, and the heel is a little lower which is great for walking.



FALL FASHION HAUL

Saturday, September 24, 2016



Fall is absolutely my favourite season for dressing because of the great options, fabrics, layers, textures and more.  I've been doing some major fall shopping and you've seen a few outfits and more to come, but today I wanted to share all the things I've purchased thus far for the season.

The video is after the jump and I'm sharing all the links to everything I mentioned below it, so if you like anything, you can scoop it up yourself.  Hope you girls have a great weekend!








FOREVER 21 FINDS

Wednesday, September 21, 2016



Hi ladies, I'm back with another round of Forever 21 finds--pieces I'm loving right now.  I was at the store on the weekend and tried on a bunch of items, but sometimes shopping from the comfort of your home (ie. couch) is just so much better!

I loved the lace up sweater above, and sized up for a slouchy fit, which I love.  The red sweater below is actually from the curvy section, in the smallest size OT.  I always check out curvy and petite sections of stores (despite being 5'11) simply because you never know.  This cardigan comes in a few different colours, but red is a hot one for Fall.



Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Monday, September 19, 2016



Happy Monday, how was your weekend?  Mine was great, as after being away for work, Marco came home on Saturday evening and that is a reunion I'm always happy about.

On Saturday I made myself some breakfast and since I was a little tight on time--it may have been due to not rushing to get out of bed--I decided to get in a quick workout in the condo gym.  It's pretty rare that I workout there, it's a fairly bare-bones gym, but it does the trick when needed.



LOW BACK TOP  |  STRAPPY SPORTS BRA  |  LULULEMON MESH LEGGINGS -- SOLD OUT (SIMILAR)  |  HIGH-TOP SNEAKERS

PEEK LEGGINGS & AN OPEN BACK TOP FOR THE GYM

Sunday, September 18, 2016


O U T F I T  D E T A I L S  :  LULULEMON ZEN BENDER TOP (SIMILAR)  |  SPORTS BRA (ALSO HAVE THIS ONE)  |  PEEK LEGGINGS (LOVE THESE TOO, BUDGET-FRIENDLY)  |  STAN SMITH SNEAKERS  |  ALDO SUNGLASSES -- OLD (SIMILAR, SPLURGE)

Happy Sunday girls!  Just wanted to share a little workout wear--or lounging wear, for that matter!  I'm all about the leggings from Lululemon, they are definitely on the pricier side, but the fit is just so kind to everyone's body.  They really do work wonders, are super comfortable and stay put.  I wear mine to workout and around the house.

These leggings are new in, and a feature product so they won't be around forever.  If you're new to Lululemon, there are various fabric types, depending on personal preference and/or activity.  I usually go for the full-on luon (which gives a 'sucked in' feel), but these are the luxtreme fabric and the sensation is 'hugged' and I love it.  They are more slippery than the luon, but have a great compression to them, which is great. 


VLOG CHIT CHAT, CHANNEL UPDATE & MY COUSIN'S BRIDAL SHOWER

Thursday, September 15, 2016



I'd like to caption this photo with, 'There was a wasp..."


Hi ladies!  Hope you're having a great day.  I wanted to jump on and share a new video I posted--a little YouTube channel update (eek, exciting news!), plus random chit chat and a behind the scenes look at my cousin's bridal shower I attended a few weeks back.

If you are new, I'd love it if you subscribed to my channel, I post new videos every week and there's lots of fashion and everyday life stuff I share that never makes it to the blog or Instagram.  So with that, onto the video...


CAMO PRINT JACKET FOR DAY

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


O U T F I T  D E T A I L S  :  CAMO JACKET  |  TANK  |  DISTRESSED DENIM (ALSO HERE, BUDGET FRIENDLY)  |  PEEP-TOE BOOTIES -- OLD (SIMILAR, SIMILAR, LOVE THESE)  |  BAG  |  DIY CHAIN CHOKER  |  F21 BRAIDED CHOKER

I shared this jacket on Insta this week because I'm totally obsessed with it--and you guys seemed to like it too!  I love the print, the slighted faded wash, and great details.  It's perfect for Fall and pairing with various neutrals outfits and this could have easily worked just as well with some sneakers or combat boots.  I know this jacket is going to get a ton of play.

That said, I know this jacket is on the slightly pricier side, so I'm linking some budget-friendly options at the bottom of the post as well.  


Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Monday, September 12, 2016


BAG  |  FUR POM

Happy Monday, how was your weekend?  It was somewhat low key over here, we went to a party on Friday night and the rest of the weekend was pretty chill so let's jump into it...

On Friday, my girlfriend brought me these beautiful hydrangeas she dried--so stunning!  They are now taking home in a vase on the dining room table.  




PLUM BLANK NYC SUEDE MOTO JACKET | RESTOCKED!

Friday, September 9, 2016


O U T F I T  D E T A I L S  :  BLANK NYC MORNING SUEDE MOTO JACKET  |  BOATHOUSE TANK (SIMILAR, SIMILAR)  |  CUFFED DARK DENIM -- SIZE DOWN  |  ALEXANDER WANG WEDGES (SIMILAR, BUDGET FRIENDLY)  |  ALDO SUNGLASSES (SIMILAR, SIMILAR, SIMILAR)  |  BAG

This jacket, in this plum colour, has been sold out for a month and they just restocked it with all sizes available, so if you're lusting after it, run and scoop it up before it sells out again!  I picked mine up during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (haul video here) back in July and am obsessed (so obsessed that I purchased it in tan as well).  

It's a gorgeous, suede jacket that fits true to size and is fully lined.  Although it's pricier, it is very well made and you will have it for years to come.  I'm seriously debating the grey one because it's just that good.



AUGUST FAVOURITES VIDEO

Thursday, September 8, 2016



Hi ladies!  Today I'm sharing a new video I posted on my YouTube channel earlier this week.  I wanted to start sharing my monthly favourites, but sometimes I find those types of videos so long.  When I have time to sit and watch, I enjoy it, but often I want quick hits so I've decided to create short monthly favourite videos, with five items: two fashion, two beauty, and one lifestyle.

Everything I mentioned will be listed below, and if you like videos, please subscribe to my channel, I will be uploading two videos a week for the month of September and would love your support!

As always, thanks for watching! xo


FALL OUTFIT STYLE + BURGUNDY OVER THE KNEE BOOTS

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


O U T F I T  D E T A I L S  :  OVERSIZED SCARF -- NOW 25% OFF! |  WHITE SWEATER (LOVE THIS, WANT THIS)  |  HAT FROM ITALY (SIMILAR, LOVE THIS)  |  DISTRESSED DENIM  |  OVER THE KNEE BOOTS  |  FRINGE BAG (SIMILAR, SIMILAR)

Maroon is one of my fave colours for Fall and this year, it's everywhere.  Ultimately this is a pretty easy, go-to look, but the accessories really pull it together.  Start with your basics, I love a cozy sweater like this one, and throw on some denim--these ones are under $45!  

From there, it's all about layering and finding pieces in the same colour family.  An easy way to do this is to start with a multi-coloured scarf and choose your colours from the scarf.  It's a no-fail way to put colours together.  Keep things interesting by mixing textures--suede, fringe, the knit, etc--and you're put together!


Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps | Labour Day Weekend

Tuesday, September 6, 2016



Happy Tuesday!  What a weekend, I can honestly say it was definitely in the top five weekends of the Summer, which is fitting as Labour Day always signals the end of Summertime.  How was your weekend?

On Friday we went out to our friend's place for rooftop drinks and hang outs, and it was such a great time.  We got home super late and slept in super late on Saturday, which sometimes you just need!  #youfeelme

Later that afternoon, we met up with...


DISTRESSED TEE  |  DIY SHORTS  |  CONVERSE SNEAKERS  |  CAMERA

LABOUR DAY WEEKEND SHOPPING DEALS

Monday, September 5, 2016



Happy Labour Day!  We have been keeping it pretty low key this weekend, but we did celebrate our anniversary last night, a couple days early, which was wonderful.  

There are tons of sales happening, several ending today, so I wanted to share a few that caught my eye in case you're in the mood to shop.  I'm not ready to hand over the keys to Fall just yet, but do love those cooler temps at night & Fall layers.

Onto the weekend deals....

FOREVER 21 FINDS + HUGE TRY ON

Friday, September 2, 2016



I love sharing Forever 21 Finds with you ladies, but wanted to kick it up a notch, so today I'm sharing  my picks for this week plus a bunch of items I tried on, how they fit and more.  I know the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale try-ons (first one, second one, shoe department) were helpful and so although this isn't a huge sale of sorts, thought it would be fun to share.

I'll tried on a ton of Fall-worthy pieces, and some athletic wear as well.  I'm also sharing several pieces I'm loving that I didn't try on, at the bottom of the post.


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