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October 04, 2017

How to Throw a Thanksgiving Picnic

Kelly's Bake Shoppe- Ontario gluten free vegan bakery, Thanksgiving Picnic for two, picnic essentials

When you think of Thanksgiving get-togethers usually you think "evening time, indoors". There might be a fire burning and a turkey in the oven. However, Brandon and I will be away for Thanksgiving this year, and rarely do we do things the conventional way. This year with the help of Kelly's Bake Shoppe we decided to have a romantic Thanksgiving themed picnic for two. Who am I kidding... I decided we were having it and he so graciously went along with my idea!
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October 02, 2017

Pre Paris

White tiered statement sleeve sweater, blue denim, leopard belt, red bag, paris inspired, White mules

I officially cannot contain my excitement. We leave for Santorini and Paris in days, people! I can't even tell you how long we have been itching to get away. This year has just been torpid and we are in need to get away. I have been outfit planning for Europe for too long now. However... I'm only bringing a carry-on! Am I crazy? I may be. The cities are so different, both in temperatures and in style but I'm going to do my best to incorporate pieces I can transition from both climates. I have to say Joëlle's carry-on packing guide has been a huge help! Neutrals, neutrals and more neutrals! It makes it so easy to mix and match.

A few weeks ago we headed out to dinner and I was in full-blown Paris mood. Blue, red and white. A sleek ponytail, a red lip and a leopard belt to accent. What do you think? Did I nail it? Be sure to follow along on our travels next week, mes amies! 

W H A T  I ' M  W E A R I N G :
Forever 21 denim, Chicwish sweater (similar), Target belt, Kate Spade bag (similar),  Zara shoes Celine sunglasses 

S H O P  T H E  P O S T :


White tiered statement sleeve sweater, blue denim, leopard belt, red bag, paris inspired, White mules

White tiered statement sleeve sweater, blue denim, leopard belt, red bag, paris inspired, White mules



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September 29, 2017

Glamorous Travel Beauty

Charlotte Tilbury- Paris travel beauty/skincare essentials ; magic cream, lip lustres, look in a palette, pillow talk, filmstar, wonderglow, goddess clay mask

When I think Parisian beauty, I think effortless, timeless, yet glamorous. As I mentioned I am only bringing a carry-on bag for my travels, which is most definitely limiting the amount of beauty/skincare products I will be bringing. This is oh so difficult for a beauty junkie like me, but it needs to be done! In that case, I am focusing on the essentials. The products I know I can rely on time after time, but taken up a notch, because, after all, this is Paris! If there is one brand I turn to for glamorous beauty it's Charlotte Tilbury. Even the casing is seductive. So, here they are, my favourite Charlotte Tilbury products that are without a doubt getting stuffed into my ready to burst suitcase.

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September 28, 2017

3 Ways to Style a Denim Skirt

White & Pink stripe top, Le Chateau denim stretch skirt, Louise et Cie leopard flats, Kate Spade Cedar Maise bag pink ; fall style

This pink stripe top was a summer favourite. I often paired it with crisp white jeans, or white shorts, basically all of the white! But ladies and gents... who am I kidding, you are probably all ladies... fall is quickly approaching and I am looking for all the ways to transition my summer pieces to becoming fall appropriate. I think we all are. 

A good dark denim skirt is pretty much the answer to what to pair with all those summer blouses. It instantly adds a hardy texture and tones down the brightness or summery-ness (I may have just made that word up) of the blouse. To really hone in on the fall vibes I paired this outfit with my favourite leopard flats. Fall always has me dreaming up pattern play, especially with leopard prints. It must be the neutral colours that have me associating it with the season. 

But seriously, denim skirts are just great pieces in general. I contemplated the versatility of them for the longest time. When I finally got one I couldn't stop wearing it! A basic oversized tee, a knit, a blouse... you name it, it works! 

Here are 3 ways to style that denim skirt for fall:

1. Pair the denim skirt with your summer blouses to get you through the transitional days. 

2. When fall hits hard tuck an oversized knit or sweater into the front and pair with a cropped bootie.

3. Tuck in a tight fitted turtleneck and pair with a chunky metal buckled belt and knee-high bootie. 

W H A T  I ' M  W E A R I N G :
Winners top (similar), Le Chateau denim skirt, Louise et Cie flats (similar), Kate Spade bag 

S H O P  T H E  P O S T :



White & Pink stripe top, Le Chateau denim stretch skirt, Louise et Cie leopard flats, Kate Spade Cedar Maise bag pink ; fall style White & Pink stripe top, Le Chateau denim stretch skirt, Louise et Cie leopard flats, Kate Spade Cedar Maise bag pink ; fall style


White & Pink stripe top, Le Chateau denim stretch skirt, Louise et Cie leopard flats, Kate Spade Cedar Maise bag pink ; fall style

White & Pink stripe top, Le Chateau denim stretch skirt, Louise et Cie leopard flats, Kate Spade Cedar Maise bag pink ; fall style

White & Pink stripe top, Le Chateau denim stretch skirt, Louise et Cie leopard flats, Kate Spade Cedar Maise bag pink ; fall style

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September 26, 2017

Black & White Timeless

White Culotte Jumpsuit, Black, Austin drop earrings, The IT black camera bag, Old Navy sandals, NYC blogger, Bryant Park

I probably say this every year... but this trip to NYC has to have been my favourite! This year my mom and I stayed three nights instead of two, and it gave us so much more time to leisurely roam, explore, and enjoy! There is never a shortage of things to do in the city and this year we did some things that we always wanted to do but never have. For starters, we roamed around the MET before it opened. I have a friend that works at the museum and she SO graciously took an hour out of her workday to give us a private tour of the museum. It was INSANE. I cannot even begin to describe all the exhibits, and all the feels I experienced. Even if you don't love persuing around galleries, the MET is just not to be missed. I mean they have fulled transported The Temple of Dendur inside the mesuem, and The Roof Garden has the most stunning view of the city.

After an early morning exploring The Met, we headed to The New York City Public Library, another place we had been wanting to visit for a few years. The architecture of the building is just gorgeous (I'm sure you remember the scenes from the SATC movie re the Carrie and Big wedding flop), think huge marble lions, crystal chandeliers, not to mention the 50 million books it houses, and don't forget to look up to see the ceiling murals. Once we had our fill of history chasing we headed back outdoors into Bryant Square. The grin on my face says it all! Truly happy to be in a beautiful city with my beautiful momma.

White and black are just as timeless as the pieces of history we exposed ourselves to on this morning. My outfits in NYC are often minimal but powerful. I transformed my white culotte jumpsuit with a black tank top and a pair of drop earrings. Still city classy but effortless.  And the comfy sandals are just the key to walking miles on end.

Have you ever been inside The Met or of NYC Public Library? Promise me you'll add them to your list.

W H A T  I ' M  W E A R I N G :
Tobi jumpsuit (identical & on sale, identical), Ardene tank top, Charming Charlie earrings, The IT Bag camera bag, Old Navy sandals

S H O P  T H E  P O S T :


White Culotte Jumpsuit, Black, Austin drop earrings, The IT black camera bag, Old Navy sandals, NYC blogger, Bryant Park

White Culotte Jumpsuit, Black, Austin drop earrings, The IT black camera bag, Old Navy sandals, NYC blogger, Bryant Park

White Culotte Jumpsuit, Black, Austin drop earrings, The IT black camera bag, Old Navy sandals, NYC blogger, Bryant Park

White Culotte Jumpsuit, Black, Austin drop earrings, The IT black camera bag, Old Navy sandals, NYC blogger, Bryant Park
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September 19, 2017

Essential Vibes

Keds Ace Leather White White, Tuck Shop Trading Co Toronto t-shirt, red flare mini skirt, Poppy & Peonies crossbody, Le Chateau black collarless blazer, summer to fall essentials, EGPR

There is something about mini skirts and all white sneakers... Am I right?! Totally tennis chic. AND THEN you throw on a blazer and you just feel bad ass! This past weekend the weather was on our side. More than on our side, it was pure bliss. Pure summer! I live for hot, steamy summer days and nights, and even though this weekend was technically the start to fall I could not help pulling out some key summer essentials to take me straight on to fall. A mini skirt to combat the heat, but in a colour that is definitely autumn-appropriate, a shoe that rocks any season, and an illuminating brush that will give any highlighter a run for its money. 
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September 13, 2017

NYC: What I'm Packing


It's that time of year again and I could not be more excited. My annual mother-daughter trip to NYC is just a week away and I'm already making a list and checking it twice. Last year we traded in our trip in September for a family trip in August for a cousin's wedding. It was lovely, but trooping around NYC with my brothers was no easy feat. Let's just say there were less cute cocktails involved than I would have liked. Which is why I'm suuupppper excited for this year's trip. We always go in September as it is around the time of San Gennaro Festival (read more on that here). Here's an inside peek into what I'll be packing along for this year's trip. I am thinking double duty neutral fashion, minimal but effective beauty products, and skincare essentials. Follow along on Instagram for more updates!

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