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Gold jewelry all Spring long baby.
I am currently in a Canada wide contest to be the face of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and I need your votes! I am currently in 4th place and voting closes March 29th (you can vote once every day) so if you have some time and love me even a little click here or on the image above to go vote for me :).
I love summer and the fun shoes that come with it but I have always had an issue with personally wearing sandals and having my toes exposed to the elements. It is because of this that I end up spending half the summer searching for fun flats and slingbacks and cute ways to spice up simple shoes.
Last summer I noticed many of my favourite bloggers rocking some cute ankle cuffs and made it my mission to find a pair of my own. I spent a crazy amount of time clicking around the internet in an attempt to find some with no success.
Lucky for me the kind people at Chicnova.com contacted me and sent along a pair of adorable adjustable, shiny gold ankle cuffs. I have already worn them many times with black flats and sheer nylons and received many compliments and requests asking where I got them from strangers. I greatly encourage you to click here and grab a pair for your own because at $11.25 a piece they are a steal. I find they are a great way to spice up a plain outfit and add some excitement in a fresh new way.
How do you spice up your shoes in the summer?
Skirt - H&M // Necklace and bangles - Romwe // Blouse - Zara // Knee High’s - Costablanca
For a day of meetings in the city.
Backless Sweater - Zara // Skirt - Joe Fresh // Necklace - Romwe.com // Bracelet - Forever 21
Now that the holiday season has come and gone it is time to get everything in order and return to regular daily life. I have already begun attempting to wake up at a normal hour to prepare for my 6am mornings as I have been informed that 1pm is not a proper time to wake up. Monday sees the start of my final semester of school as well as the tedious task of applying to internships for the spring. Add to that work, events and play and I am finally starting to feel real life come back to me. Oddly enough I am not a huge fan of having an excess of down time and I like having a busy life as long as I still have time to fit in the people that I care about.
I am particularly excited to get back to blogging regularly again. This fall has been busy and blogging as been thrown on the back burner especially during the holidays. Alas, over the last week I have plotted out some fun things that I extend to implement over the next month so keep your eyes out and as always I love hearing your suggestions and comments so keep them coming.
I have received a lot of messages over the past year asking about what I wear makeup wise and what I would recommend. I plan on eventually making a video and showing you guys how I wear my day to day makeup etc but for now here is a little peek at my current day to day.
Not pictured above: I solely use my Naked Palette by Urban Decay with any old liquid liner. I also darken my very pale eyebrows with Tarte’s EmphasEYES pencil.
Picture above: NARS ‘Orgasm” blush, Dior Lip Glow colour reviver balm, Benefit BADgal lash, andL’ORÉAL’S BB cream in ‘Fair’. I swear by L’ORÉAL’S BB cream and have managed to get a lot of my friends onto it as well.
So after I sit on my bum this afternoon and watch the closing ceremonies I will be back to regular posting. The past few days have been busy and chaotic so obviously my blog has suffered the consequences.
This Friday I am embarking on a road trip to Nova Scotia with a few friends and I will be away until the end of the month. I will try my best to fill my queue up with goodies but don’t expect too much until September (I cracked my Macbook Pro’s screen so it is going to the Apple Doctor).
My question for you guys is this: Shall I Vlog my trip?
- Long back mint knit - $52
- Drape Maxi Skirt - $48
- Apricot criss crop top - $48
- Slit elbow top - $36
- Black tassel shorts - $42
I usually stick to using my Macbook Pro for pretty much everything but I do have a desktop that I used to use all the time. Today I found myself on it trying to find something and came across a ton of old photos that never saw the light of day from events, runway shows, vacations and parties that I have attended over the past two years.
The photo above I snapped at Oscar de la Renta’s fall 2011 runway show during New York Fashion Week. Daphne Groeneveld just looked so adorable and fresh on the runway that I couldn’t resist. I am so glad that her career has gone in the direction it has and I cannot wait to see her success continue into 2013.
I think I have a not so mild addiction to sunglasses #therearemore
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- Skirt: courtesy SaboSkirt.com
- Tee: Forever 21
- Sunglasses: courtesy of Romwe.com
- Necklace: courtesy of Romwe.com
- Bracelet: Forever 21
- Bag: Costablanca
Last week I received a package full of goodies from one of my favourite online Australian retailers, Saboskirt.com and I couldn’t be more excited. I found them after my friend mentioned them on Instagram and found myself looking through every single item.
Everything is great quality and there are so many yummy colours that are so perfectly on trend. Most items feature some sort of detail that manages to set it apart from just a regular sweater or a regular skirt. A perfect example would be the skirt pictured above that they were kind enough to send along with the items that I was gifted. It is a midi length and features high slits that sit over each leg for a fun play on a typical midi. I have been craving a skirt like this since seeing Jessica Stein of TuulaVintage wearing a similar one over a year ago so I was definitely head over heels. I love longer skirts but at 6’ tall I tend to feel as though it looks like I am wearing an overwhelming amount of fabric so the slits break that up perfectly.
They have a ton of cute new arrivals this week so make sure to click here and check them out.
After a morning of getting stung by wasps and working outside in the extreme heat opening my front door to a package from one of my favourite online stores, Saboskirt, was a pleasant surprise. Keep an eye out for these Australian goodies in personal style photos early next week!
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I have been receiving quite a few messages regarding a small image I posted of this Instagram photo more or less asking where to get this ‘dress’ or to post a large version of it. Well this isn’t a dress but rather a robe I wear while I get ready haha. It is very frilly and girlie and I suppose it could make a cute dress?
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