Life Lately

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My attempt at making some adorable Reindeer cupcakes I saw on Pinterest.




So honored to be featured in the December issue of the fabulous Bella Magazine!  If you haven’t already, you really need to check out this great online publication.




Seeing these Pantone paint color chips at Lowes made my heart race for two reasons: 1. I was so excited (although it’s kind of sad that I can get so excited over paint chips), and 2. I was terrified that the Lowe’s staff were going to yell at me for taking one of each colour!




Another heart racing moment. . . when I saw this gorgeous pink and gold Michael Kors watch at the Watch It! Spring preview.  Don’t worry ladies, this beauty will be available very soon (in January or February I think).




A third heart fluttering moment. . . seeing this gorgeous butterfly tree on display at Hudson’s Bay.  I think I need to DIY this for my apartment.




I said good-bye to my partner on the road of 12 years last month.  I’m not going to lie, I may have shed a tear or two.  But, those tears quickly dried up once I sat in my new car.  We’ve been joking that we’ve entered a new decade of car ownership.  The little luxuries that people have been living with for years are brand new to us.  Oh how did I ever survive without heated seats!?




The last several weeks have been very stressful, so most of our weekend mornings have been spent in bed, relaxing, reading magazines and watching movies.




Another stress buster. . . eating lots of cupcakes.





Black and White and Pretty All Over

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 29 0







All pieces thanks to White House | Black Market!  Beaded Jacket (available in stores – love this striped version), Embellished Top, Taffeta Skirt (available in stores but love this black and white checked skirt too), Bow Belt, Pearl Bracelet (available in stores but really love this one too).


What’s Black and White and Pretty All Over?  Well, this outfit of course.  White House | Black Market opened their first Canadian store in October, and let me tell you, I was beyond excited.  Both my Mom and I have been WH | BM shoppers for years.  When they contacted me a few week ago to style an outfit from their store, I jumped at the opportunity.


I spent well over an hour in their store, trying on pretty much every piece in my size.  It was so hard to narrow down my favorite outfit, but I finally decided on these gorgeous pieces above. This outfit feels girly, fun and perfectly me.


Now, I don’t know if you all know this about me, but I’m a shopper.  I spend more than my fair share of time in stores and malls.  I can honestly say that the boutique Associates at WH | BM were so beyond friendly (and patient!), and totally exceeded my expectations.  It’s just so nice to receive amazing customer service.  I was shopping at their new Square One store, but WH | BM is also open at Yorkdale and Upper Canada Mall (all in the Greater Toronto Area).


I pulled this blurb from the WH | BM website because I thought it was so beautifully written and really summarizes what their brand represents:  “Our passion at WH | BM has always been to make women feel beautiful.  That’s what we are all about.  Our clothing is a symbol of who we are:  the honest simplicity of black and white, and the remarkable individuality of the different styles we create from it.  We want our customer to feel that every place she goes is more beautiful…simply because she is there.” Now, how fabulous is that?!









Please note this is a sponsored post, however all opinions and thoughts are my own.  I only work with brands that I truly believe in, and that perfectly represent my style.

Good Things Come in Threes (Day 3 Giveaway: Moroccanoil Body)

Friday, December 13, 2013 5 0

For the last of our Good Things Come in Threes Giveaway, Chic Darling and I are so excited to be giving away $146 worth of Moroccanoil Body products!




My hairdresser first introduced me to Moroccanoil a few years back, and I’ve been a loyal customer ever since. Moroccanoil has expanded their product line into Body products, and we are thrilled to be giving away 3 of their luxurious body items:  Body Buff, Body Butter and Body Souffle.  To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below.  The contest is open to US and Canadian residents, and closes on December 19.  Thank you so much to everyone who enters and Good Luck!


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