Tuesday, December 16, 2014


I'm finally done exams and am back home. Time to celebrate!
No matter the celebration, I think every girl's holiday outfit needs a little bit of sparkle. In this months issue of Elle Canada, Nanette Lepore said that "When it's a holiday party, there's more of an excuse for glitter and shine." I couldn't agree more. The holidays are a great time to get yourself all dolled up.
I've created seven looks for this holiday season based on sparkle and shine.

1: A sequin dress is definitely an eye-catcher. You'll be sparking with every move you make. I think this one's gorgeous and the python platforms bring out the embroidered sections of the dress.

2: A black and white dress can make coloured heels pop- red shoes would be fitting for a Christmas party. A statement necklace adds some shine.

3: Again, red is fitting for Christmas time and I find this dress to be really fun. With your hair worn up, a pair of statement earrings add a pop. These earrings tie in with the black suede boots and bring out the gold hardware on them.

4: I love this edgier look. A flowy, metallic skirt adds a lot of movement and is sure to catch people's eye. I love the look of this one with the leather bralette. With the white blazer thrown on top, it will be more weather appropriate. These booties would play up the leather in the bralette, and a pair of statement earrings tie the look together. 

5: A great way to stay nice and cozy during the holidays is by wearing a turtleneck sweater. Pair it with a skirt and tights and your good to go. Wear your hair up to show off a pair of statement earrings. The heels add a pop to an otherwise fairly plain look.

6: A pair of printed pants make a statement. Add sparkle with a sequinned top. I think the silver hardware on these boots look great with the pants, and as an added bonus, they add a little more shine.

7: A simple LBD can be livened up and look more festive with shiny accessories. I chose this gold cuff to bring out the gold in the pumps. I think the pearls on them make the look very chic, and add a fun, unexpected twist to it.

I hope some of these outfits have given you ideas for what you'll be wearing to celebrate the holidays. I'm still not sure what I'll be wearing, but will try to add hints of sparkle wherever I can. 


Tuesday, November 11, 2014


I find street style very inspiring. I follow a few street style blogs and usually go to them if I'm stuck in a style rut. Here are a few looks I loved from the past few months with lower and higher budget ways to recreate them:




Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Since October just came to a close, I thought I would start off November with my favourite purchases from last month. I can't explain how happy I am that November is here. I've already started my Christmas shopping (really early, I know). I'm actually almost done... I love hunting for gifts and I especially love doing it before the crazy Christmas shoppers take over the mall. Through trips to the mall for gifts and online orders, heres a few things I picked up for myself over the last month that I'm loving:


I ordered this dress from Urban Outfitters when I was ordering Christmas gifts. I got it for $19.99 instead of $54 and I am in love with it. It's pretty stretchy even though it's a baggy fit, and it is insanely comfortable. Since the back is so low cut and it's pretty cool outside now, I'll definitely wear something over it. On the few warmer days that will hopefully still come this fall, I'll be throwing it on with tights.


Fall is when I break out my growing collection of candles. Since the majority of mine are back in Ontario, when I saw a buy one get one free sale on 3-wick candles at Bath and Body Works, I couldn't resist picking some up. The two I bought are Vanilla Chai and Hot Buttered Rum. They both smell amazing and I'll definitely be burning them for the rest of the fall and into winter.


This book shows how far hard work and passion can get you. If you're a girl who's interested in entrepreneurship, have an interest in business in general, or are just looking for something to read, I definitely recommend you give it a try. Sophia Amoruso is the founder and CEO of online-retailer Nasty Gal. Some parts of Sophia's story are hilarious and really relatable. I started this book on a lazy Sunday and was finished it by the next day. It's a very easy read and is a push in the right direction if you're lacking motivation. 


I bought this kit because in the last month I've been having a lot of problems with my skin (breakouts, dry patches). My skin is pretty sensitive, so after doing some research, I decided to go with the Alpha Beta Peel Original Formula. I'm on my seventh day of the kit, but I noticed a difference in my skin right away. After my first night using it, my skin looked a lot brighter, felt a lot smoother and looked less dull than it had before. I'm halfway through now and my skin looks a lot brighter, it's so smooth, my acne scars have started to fade, and my skin is the clearest it's been in a while. I love how simple it is: the peel is two different wipes, used in the morning or at night and then followed with Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution. It's a little pricey ($59CAD), but I definitely think it's worth it. I'll be going to buy more of the peel once I'm done with this kit. An added bonus: it's vegan and cruelty free!

I'm definitely looking forward to snow and Christmas. Be prepared for Christmas themed posts to start popping up soon!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014


There are a couple of pieces that I have been loving this fall; some are old and some are new. I love fall. Most people hate how it can be freezing when they wake up and then by the afternoon they're dressed too warmly, but I just see it as a way to add a jacket or a scarf as an accessory to my outfit in the morning. The weather here hasn't been too cold yet, so I haven't had to worry about bundling up. These have been my go to accessories so far this fall:


On a stroke of luck I got this baby for a really good deal last winter. It was the only one on clearance for just over $100 at RW & Co. and it happened to be my size. I had been on the hunt for a leather jacket for a while and a biker jacket was what I was hoping to find. I love wearing it with jeans and a tee or weather permitting, pairing it with a dress. Biker jackets pair well with almost anything. I'm really glad I got this one, especially at such a good price.

Where to find a leather biker jacket:
H&M Jacket 1Zara Leather JacketUrban Outfitters Jacket
H&M $79.95 CADZara $249.00 CADMembers Only- Urban Outfitters $399.00 USD


I've had this jacket from H&M for a few years now. I'm always happy to bring it out once the weather starts to cool down. I find a lot of people have olive coloured ones, so I love my khaki one. The colour looks great with almost every other colour so I find it really easy to mix and match with what's in my closet. It's easy to toss on before class if I'm in a rush, so I don't blame almost every girl my age for having one! Lazy chic.

Where to find a utility jacket:
Forever 21 JacketH&M Jacket 2Free People Jacket 
Forever 21 $29.80 CADH&M $49.95 CADFree People $179.06 CAD


I've loved the look of statement necklaces for a while, but never really had the courage to wear them until lately. Since I wear a lot of plain clothes, wearing statement jewelry can feel like the final touch on an outfit. I even wore a statement necklace to prom. Lately I've been wearing three. They're all pretty basic, but I'm definitely looking to get some more colourful ones in the next little while. The first my boyfriend got for me from H&M (he has good taste). I bought the second necklace in the spring from a store called Bizou. The third is another H&M necklace.

Where to find statement necklaces:
Forever 21 NecklaceH&M NecklaceClub Monaco Necklace
Forever 21 $11.80 CADH&M $24.95 CADClub Monaco $279.00 CAD


These Keds were an impulse buy from SoftMoc and I couldn't be happier about them. These shoes have been so handy for when I'm rushing to get out the door to class at 8 in the morning. Since I wear quite a bit of black, they fit into my wardrobe really easily. They add a bit of edge to even the plainest outfits.

Where to find leather sneakers:
White Leather Keds  Converse
Keds $50.00 USDConverse- Urban Outfitters $70.00 USDVans $60.00 CAD


I have two pairs... So clearly I love them. The first pair are Ecoté and I ordered them from Urban Outfitters. I got lucky ordering a size online and actually having it fit. I love these booties because I can wear them with anything from cropped jeans to a skirt or dress. The height they're cut at around my ankle is perfect. I had a pair of black motorcycle boots that I loved so much that I wore until the soles had holes in them, so when I went out to get a new pair of black boots last fall and found the second pair in the picture at Aldo, I couldn't say no.

Where to find suede booties:
Steve Madden BootsUrban Outfitters BootsSam Edelman Boots
Steve Madden $129.95 USDSam Edelman- Urban Outfitters $130.00 USDSam Edelman- Hudson's Bay $139.99 CAD


I usually stick to basics and plain clothing when I get dressed which works out well when I want the focus to be on accessories.


All of these accessories are pretty versatile, simple and easy to throw on in the fall. I hope you've thought of a new way to wear something, or are thinking about giving one of these pieces a try!