Cheerful in Knit

November 29, 2014

 December is a mere day away, which means holiday prep is now in full swing!! Let the baking and shopping begin (kidding- I already started both weeks ago). I feel like this outfit is the epitome of casual holiday wear. Chunky knits, plaid scarf and red accents- does it get any more festive? This sweater almost didn't happen for fear of my suitcase malfunctioning before I made it home from Quebec, but I am so glad it did. It's the comfiest thing ever, and I love how booties and a swipe of my favourite red lipstick instantly dress up the outfit. It's a nice change from a classic black dress. What do you think?




{MACLady Danger lipstick, Simons sweater, vintage scarf, Kate Spade bag, H&M tights, Michael Kors booties}

Farewell Fall

November 25, 2014



Not that I don't love the colour orange or anything (who am I kidding- I can only tolerate the colour this time of year), but I am excited to be saying hello to the holiday season. We have already witnessed our first snow fall so it only seems appropriate to give autumn a proper send off and look back at some lovely memories from this short lived season. These include celebrating Thanksgiving with an amazing family, embracing the colour change, getting cozy in boots and knit sweaters, and having a fun Halloween with friends. But as of now, let's bring out the glitter, red and classic movies!

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White Chocolate Stuffed Ginger Molasses Cookies

November 21, 2014


The whole time I spent in Quebec City I was craving a soft, chewy, ginger molasses cookie. Sadly, all the maple syrup I consumed in QC only subsided this craving for so long. When I returned home on Monday finding a recipe became a priority. I scoured the internet and ended up heading back to Sally's Baking Addiction (where I previously tested out this recipe), and this woman's blog is now my addiction. These cookies were exactly what I was looking for; chewy, so soft, but a little golden on the outside, and the perfect sweet to spice ratio. I saw Sally topped hers with various chippits, but decided to take my cookies a step further. I kept half of my cookies plain, but stuffed two white chocolate baking melts in the middle of the rest of the cookies (see below). I really can't describe how utterly perfect these cookies are for the holidays, and stuffed with white chocolate… they are next level!! I followed her recipe to a tee (and yes-even the 24-hour dough chilling step) but it's soooo worth it! You just need to make them and find out for yourself. 

Recipe found here








High Tea at Home

November 09, 2014

I leave for a work trip tomorrow but felt completely horrible that I'll be missing my mom's birthday on Wednesday. We are as close as they come, so I knew I wanted to make up for my absence somehow, and involving dessert was essential. Many places around town offer high tea but considering that we have a whole whack of pretty, vintage tea cups that barely get any use, I figured it would be just as nice to stay home. I picked up some petits fours and cupcakes, we brewed a pot of strawberry-basil tea, and had a relaxing pre-birthday celebration before I leave for Quebec City on Monday. And I'm already thinking about a high tea theme for the next girls night! 







Heels Over Fall

November 08, 2014



This is hands down my most favourite outfit from October. Mixing pastels with black, florals with fall, and my new most treasured shoes. It happened in NYC. I couldn't resist. And I have zero regrets. Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world… right? That's how I feel wearing these beauties and I'm fine with never taking them off. 



{RW blazer, Talula tank, Daniel Wellington watch, Valentino heals, Tory Burch clutch}