Summer Blues

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 12 0

RW&CO summer dress

J.Crew Panama Hat

RW&CO blue shift dress

RW&CO dress

J.Crew panama hat

RW&CO dress (c/o)  //  RW&CO clutch (c/o)  //  Gap denim jacket  //  sandals (old)  //  Chanel sunglasses  //  J.Crew panama hat  //  BCBG ring

 

Ahh, it’s finally summer dress season. I feel like I’ve been waiting almost a year to wear light weight dresses and sandals. This RW&CO dress is just perfect for walking around the City on weekends; comfy and cute.

 

LoveJenny

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How To Set Up a DIY Mimosa Bar

Monday, June 15, 2015 6 0

DIY Mimosa Set Up

 

The mimosa is one of my all-time favourite drinks. Not only is it light, bubbly, and refreshing, but it’s also one of the only cocktails that is acceptable to drink before 11am. 😉 The only thing I love more than mimosas served at an event, is making said mimosas myself at said event. A DIY mimosa bar is fun, interactive, delicious, and most importantly, easy.

 

Mimosa Orange Juice and Sparkling Wine

 

I was recently introduced to Simply Orange’s new orange juice with coconut water. Orange juice and coconut water are two of my favourite things to drink, so I was really excited to try this new twist on a classic. To my extreme delight, the juice was really light in taste and very refreshing. Even Justin, who finds fruit juice to be too sweet, really loved the new Simply Orange with Coconut Water. On top of it’s deliciousness, it’s only 80 calories per serving, never sweetened, and has no preservatives, artificial flavours or colours.

 

After trying this juice, I thought to myself that the only thing that could possibly make it any better could be to add a little bubbly. And wow, was I right. I’m not exaggerating when I say that it was the best mimosa I’ve ever had. The light, refreshing juice paired with the bubbly sparkling wine, created magic in a glass.

 

How to Make a Mimosa

Mimosas with Simply Orange Coconut Water

 

A DIY Mimosa Bar is super easy to create. All you need is the following:

1. A Selection of Juices. Orange is classic, but you can also mix it up with different flavours. I chose the Simply Orange with Coconut Water, along with Simply Lemonade and Simply Lemonade with Raspberry.

2. A Little Bubbly. Champagne, Sparkling Wine, Prosecco and Cava are all perfect choices. Since I’ll be mixing the bubbly with juice, I usually opt for Prosecco, since it’s more budget conscience than champagne, but tastes equally as delicious.

3. Fresh Fruit. I always like to add fresh fruit to my mimosas for an extra splash of flavour. I like raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and oranges.

4. Champagne Flutes. Although you can go with any type of glassware, tradition calls for champagne flutes. And it just feels extra pretty and girly too.

5. Sparkling Water. A good-to-have if you are hosting children or friends who do not drink alcohol.

 

A few additional items to include in your DIY Mimosa Bar are:

1. An ice bucket. It comes in handy for extra champagne bottles if you don’t have time to keep checking on the bubbly levels. It’s also good to keep some on ice if you have a lot of guests, so you’re not constantly running to the fridge.

2. Juice labels. A cute touch would be to label the juice flavours with a tag around the bottle neck or a little place card in front.

3. Pretty accessories. Paper straws, cocktail umbrellas, gorgeous flowers, fun tablecloths, and cute napkins are all easy elements to add that really take your Mimosa Bar to the next level of pretty.

 

Finally, remember, that a mimosa is super simple to make. It’s one part juice to one part bubbly. So, just fill half the glass with juice and the remaining half with champagne or sparkling wine. Who would have thought something so easy could bring so much joy to my taste buds.

Orange Juice Mimosa

How to Make a Mimosa

 

LoveJenny

 

 

Rock & Pearl

Monday, June 8, 2015 12 3

Jill Jill Stuart Dress

Birks Rock & Pearl Collection

Vince Camuto Cage Sandals

Chanel Black Jumbo

Jill Stuart Jacquard Dress

Chanel Black Jumbo Bag

Canadian Toronto Fashion Blogs

Jill Jill Stuart dress  //  Birks Rock & Pearl ring (c/o)  //  Birks Rock & Pearl necklace (c/o)  //  Vince Camuto caged booties (c/o)  //  Chanel handbag  //  Chanel sunglasses

 

My style is very feminine, but I love to add in pieces with a little edge to balance out the girliness of my outfits. Accessories and jewellery are a great way to add a refined edge and elegance to any look. Birks recently launched the Rock & Pearl collection, a gorgeous new jewellery collection that elegantly combines classic freshwater pearls with sharp accents of silver for a perfect balance of girly and edgy. I am absolutely obsessed with this pearl ring from the collection, and wear it with absolutely everything!

 

Birks is giving away a piece of jewellery from their new Rock & Pearl collection on their Instagram! Simply snap a selfie on Instagram, include which piece of the collection you would add to your look, and use the hashtag #RefineYourEdge!

 

LoveJenny