The Perfect Wave

Monday, March 4, 2013 128 0

Coat: Rudsak (old, last seen here). Hat: ASOS (love this similar one with jewels). Top: Zara (similar). Jeans: H&M. Shoes: Nine West (Canadian link) (U.S. link). Handbag: Balenciaga. Sunglasses: ZeroUV. Lipstick: MAC “Media”.


I think I’ve done it…after more than 10 years of trying, I’ve finally figured out how to achieve the perfect “not-too-perfect, rolled-out-of-bed” wavy hair.  Now, this might sound like no big deal to those of you blessed with gorgeous tresses, but I’m not exaggerating when I say that I have the worst hair ever.  It’s thick, poufy, frizzy, dry, prone to split ends and has just enough wave that I need to straighten it everyday, but not enough wave for it to look presentable…arghh!  I’ve either straightened or curled my hair EVERY single time I’ve washed it for the last 15 years…yes, 15 years!


I’ve always used an inexpensive hair dryer, and I’ve been using the same brand of flat iron (to both straighten and curl my hair) for many, many years.  I honestly never thought that the brand or quality of the styling tools I used would make a noticeable difference in the appearance of my hair.  When the lovely people over at José Eber offered to send me a few of their products to try, I figured this was the perfect opportunity to test my theory.


They sent me 3 styling tools, the World’s Fastest Flat Iron, the Trio Clipless Curling Iron and the Infrared Blow Dryer.  I’ve been using all 3 products for the last couple of months and I can honestly say that they have made a huge difference in the appearance and healthiness of my hair.  I never realized the effect that high quality styling tools could have on my hair.  I’m almost at the point where I can blow dry my hair and I actually don’t have to straighten it before I leave the house!  That is shocking for me!


Tomorrow, I have an exciting little something for one of you lucky ladies.  The wonderful people at José Eber have offered to giveaway one of their styling tools, and the best part is you get to choose which item you want to win. . .either the World’s Fastest Flat Iron, the Trio Clipless Curling Iron or the Infrared Blow Dryer!  I will also be posting a little more detail about my experiences with each product, along with a few beginners tips that I’ve learned.  Be sure to check back in tomorrow for this great giveaway!


*Products were provided by José Eber, however this is not a sponsored post.  I chose to write about these products because I truly love them.




Tuesday, February 26, 2013 124 0

Black-and-White-Bold-Stripes-Zara-J Crew






Skirt: Zara. Top: J.Crew. Tights: Hue. Booties: Nine West (U.S. here) (Canadian here). Ring: Stella & Dot. Handbag: Chanel. Sunglasses: Chanel.


The super sweet Amy (from Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins) and I partnered today to showcase one of Spring 2013’s hottest trends: bold stripes.  When I heard this was a “trend” for Spring, my first thought was that stripes are always in style, sort of like animal prints and denim.  Maybe I’m a little slow on the uptake, but I finally realized that “trendy” just means that designers and retailers have decided to focus on it this particular season and that it will be readily available in stores.  Zara has definitely committed to both bold stripes and black & white this Spring.  They have so much of it currently in store, including this great skirt I picked up a few weeks ago.  I thought it would be fun to pair this bold print with a matching top for a look that almost appears like a dress.


Coincidentally, Amy and I went for similar looks but she paired her fabulous striped shorts with a bright pop of one of my favourite colours, cobalt blue.  Please visit Amy’s blog, Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins, to check out more photos and details of her pretty look.



Grey Coat, Black Booties, Check and Check

Monday, November 26, 2012 150 0

Coat: Zara. Booties: Nine West. Top: H&M. Jeans: H&M. Gloves: Danier. Handbag: Chanel. Sunglasses: Chanel.


I have finally checked two items off of my long shopping wish list that I’ve been on the hunt for for many years…a chic grey winter coat and a versatile pair of black leather booties.  Other items that have been on my wish list for several years but I have yet to find the perfect pieces are a sleek black leather jacket, a pair of flat riding boots, fun yellow pumps and a great leopard print daytime handbag.  What’s been on your list for a while now but you have yet to find the perfect item?