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.


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. 

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

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. 

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!


September 11, 2017

Blue and Yellow

Target yellow pleat midi skirt, Blue strapless ruffle top, blue clutch, Sam Edelman sequin pumps, blue drop earrings, pale blue earring, Transitioning to fall with Yellow

Who would have thought I'd wear yellow and blue... together! When I first saw this skirt I loved the pleats and the way they separated at the bottom. But would I ever wear it? After all it's yellow. I took it home anyways (because the price couldn't be beat) and I can report that I can't stop wearing it! Pink on top, blue on top, paired with black and white stripes, it's becoming an addiction. I love how the colour has an effect to instantly make any outfit fall appropriate. I wore this outfit to an evening of back to back events last week and I'm so excited to keep transitioning it for fall. Burgundy and plum here I come!

September 07, 2017

Entrance Way & DIY Palm Print Bench

DIY Palm Print Bench, Blogger Entrance Way, Interior Design, Palm Print Leopard, Homesense

Our place is by no means fully decorated. We didn't want to rush into buying pieces or furnishing every inch of the rooms with pieces that we didn't love. But I did want our entrance way to be complete. It's the first room I see when I walk into the house, and the last one I see when I leave the house. I wanted it to be inviting for guests and to give off happy fresh vibes. When we came into the house the paint colour was not allowed to be changed. My thoughts were "UGH- so much green!". If I had my way it would be a beautiful shade of... you guessed it, white! So I started thinking what is green and beautiful. Palm trees, duh! I love the look of leopard and palm print together, so I when I found this chair at HomeSense I immediately started looking for a palm print bench.  I found tons! However, for $199? No thanks. 

My mother so graciously gave me her old wooden bench and B and I got to working. I sourced the fabric at EuroFab (a fabulous fabric shop on Queen Street) and picked up a bed cover to act as the cushion. I sanded and painted the base of the bench, then we put it all together. I love that it opens and acts as a storage unit too. Overall we saved ourselves a pretty penny and I think the entrance way looks way more complete! I'd love to hear your thoughts on this little project. If you are interested here is how we put it together:


September 05, 2017

Flowering in Fuchsia

Fuchsia floral crop top, fuchsia satin midi skirt, B Brian Atwood Astor pink heels, Pink drop earrings, Summer Style, fuchsia colour block

I wanted nothing more than to frolic around in the most summery outfits I could put together this Labour Day long weekend, however, the weather was not on my side! Friday night we headed out for date night... and it sure had been a while with all the craziness that has been going on lately. We chose a local sushi restaurant and indulged in some sake to toast for the long weekend. I pretty much said "f the weather" and went with my initial decision to sport all the summery; a white, fuchsia and purple crop top, a fuchsia satin midi and what could possibly be my most favourite shoes right now, these B Brian Atwood block heels (on sale!). They are beyond comfortable, and the colours are big, bold and beautiful.  

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