April 19, 2011

brisk spring days

brisk spring days

Tilly's Double V Womens Top - $22CAD
Dahlia Leather Jacket - $510CAD
Kristin Leather Hobo by Coach - $285CAD
Mulberry Powder Beige Bootie - $445CAD
MOTO Baxter Jeans, Topshop - $77CAD
Elle Round Circle Women's Sunglasses, OC Sunglasses
Hunter 'Original Tall' Rain Boot - $120CAD
Yves Saint Laurent Arty Gold-Plated Glass Ring - $240CAD
Indulgems Green Onyx Marquise Earrings - $155CAD

As much as I'd love to say that our weather is 100% ready for spring dresses, maxi skirts and stellar heels....it's just not quite there yet. Instead, I am opting for ensembles like this little number for the month of April, since it honestly doesn't know what it wants. Some days are absolutely perfect for light, chiffon dresses and other days you honestly contemplate grabbing a pair of mittens on your way out the door. I think this outfit is the perfect combination for Spring...not yet Summer.  So...the first thing on my 'to-do' list when I wake up is check the weather & have my wellies ready for some slush fun.

April 18, 2011

yoga & make-a-wish

This weekend was a tad quieter than last but definitely still great.
{Yin Yoga on Friday night with Lindsay Bear, followed by junk food & a movie}

On Saturday Lindsay and I went to the Volunteer Fair that one of our malls was hosting. We learned quite a bit and signed up to volunteer with a few Organizations. One being the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which serves for children with life-threatening medical conditions. I am SO excited to be a part of this & can't wait to be called for an event to make a difference in the little eyes and hearts of these beautiful children.
{A Wish Wand we received to give to a little girl}

Yesterday's Daily Devotional really spoke to me because it was very fitting with my drive to becoming more involved in volunteer work. Proverbs 31 speaks about being a "Wife of Noble Character." God is truly speaking to my heart, especially this past weekend, and He is teaching me more & more about how to be a wonderful Woman of God. 

"She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy."
Proverbs 31:20

April 15, 2011

beach inspiration

holiday fashion

Traffic People Dress in Bud Pink - $155 CAD
This is a romantic and flirty dress with an asymmetrical neckline and has an ankle strap with three rosettes. It runs in two light, flowy layers which are perfect for tropical weather.

Alexander McQueen Plait detail high heel sandal - $1,140 CAD
These Cognac platform sandals from Alexander McQueen are stunning with their high heel, multiple thin straps and a plaited lattice panel to the front.

Fleet Ilya Pochette clutch - $1,085 CAD
This clutch has such a beautiful, unique colour to it and definitely gives the dress a punch of a little something extra. I think the two work so well together.

Coral Starfish Dome Ring - $100 CAD
18k gold cocktail ring with pave starfish detail. This ring makes any ensemble look more glamorous, especially this one. I die.

Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel - $67 CAD
This is one of my most favorite perfumes. It's floral with a hint of spice & perfect for Summer!

I can't help but have a beach vacation inspired post since I am leaving for Cancun in 38 days with my two best friends! I am seriously crossing off the days on my calendar. Seriously.

Have a fabulous weekend dolls xx

April 14, 2011

abc's of moi

Age: 23 (I never say my age. I always say "i'll be 24")
Bedsize: double. I'm litto. I don't need a big bed.
Chore you hate: Vacuuming. I love cleaning but vacuums are too loud.
Dogs: My mama's Bichon Shih Tzu - Penny Lane. She's adorable.
Essential start to your day: Coffee. Enough said.
Favorite Colour: Purple
Gold or Silver: How about white gold? But I would take Gold if I had to choose.
Height: 5'2
Instruments I play (or have played): HA. Recorder/Alto Recorder in Elementary School. I was awful.
Job Title: Blogger? Still actively looking for work.....wahhhh.
Kids: Awww squish
Live: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Mom's name: Betty. Not Elizabeth. Just Betty. She's my favorite.
Nickname: Missy, Melly, Missa, Mouse, Little Bear
Overnight Hospital stays: I was in the Stollery Children's Hospital for over a month when I was 11 with Ecoli and ruptured appendix so I have had my fair share of overnights. Although they made the experience as comfortable as possible.....I would prefer my own bed & to be healthy.
Pet Peeve: Bad grammar.
Quote from a movie: "And we were dressed from head to toe in love... the only label that never goes out of style." - Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City 
Right or Left handed: Right!
Siblings: One older brother. Born on the same day....4 years apart!
Time you wake up: Depends....if I am working, early but since I am not currently working (fml), I still try to be up at a decent hour like 7:30-8:00am.
Underwear: Victoria's Secret. Rawr.
Vegetables you dislike: Onions, Raddishes, Cooked carrots and Beets.
What makes you run late: My one million wardrobe modifications. Oops.
X-Rays you've had done: Teeth, Stomach 
Yummy food you make: Lasagna Rolls, Chicken Taco Soup, Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal cookies, Spaghetti Meat Sauce, Rosemary & Thyme Chicken Roast. Holla WHAT.
Zoo animal: Giraffe. Awwwww.

April 13, 2011

blush crush

blush crush

1. See by Chloe chiffon top, $225 CAD
2. Lanvin flat, $545 CAD
3. Rare Rare Short Pleated skirt, $50 CAD
4. Essie nail polish in Happily Ever After
 5. Bodkin boatneck sweater, $310 CAD
6. Mink Sunglasses
7. Viktor Rolf trench coat, $1,700 CAD
8. Donna Karan sheer blouse, $665 CAD
9. Krugh Platform high heels, $86 CAD
10. Valentino leather handbag, $1,770 CAD

I am so obsessed with neutrals/soft tones right now, it's kind of amazing. In fact, I am so in love with these tones that I am re-painting my bedroom from a deep, country red (seen HERE) and changing it to a colour called, pale cashmere (seen HERE). It looks quite pink online but my paint sample is a bit lighter. It's a really elegant, clean, crisp colour & it will be a really nice change.

April 12, 2011

sunny weekend & monday blues

{Japanese green tea from Saturday's sushi date with one of my besties}
{Demolished...and there was more than just this plate. We eat a lot}
{We had to have dessert after. Obviously. Marble Slab: Birthday Cake ice cream with gummi bears & reese's pieces. Also demolished}
{Sunday shopping with my bears. This was my favorite stop of the day. See post below for my cute Anthropologie purchase}
{Transcend Coffee date with my friend Charmaine - check out her blog: just bits & pieces}
 {Comfy clothes after the weather turned}
Long cardigan (H&M), leggings (Aritzia), slippers & wrapped up in cashmere

April 11, 2011

five favorites

{tulips from my mama}
 {my yearly spring nail colour: Chanel's Allegoria}
{strawberry milkshake on a beautiful Friday evening}
{floral silk scarf by Wilfred}
{new floral off the shoulder top: Anthropologie - on sale!}

This weekend was filled with good times with my amazing girls. I wouldn't have had it any other way. A few photos of the weekend to come tomorrow.

April 7, 2011



Isabel Marant floral print dress, 710 CAD
Denim jacket, 77 CAD
Michael Kors platform sandal, 720 CAD
DAY Birger et Mikkelsen tribal jewelry, 200 CAD
Forever21 fedora hat, 12 CAD
Sunglasses gold aviator sunglass, 24 CAD

This outfit I put together is something I am really inspired by & a look that I am definitely going for this Spring/Summer! I am linking this up to Friday's Fancies over at long distance loving!

And, in case you missed this video on cupcakes and cashmere. Emily is amazing and truly an inspiration!

Have a beautiful weekend! x

April 6, 2011

one piece{s}

are you loving one piece swimsuits as much as I am?

Drawn To The Heart Maillot {138.00} Sun Goddess {218.00}
Natalie {148.00} Laughing Gull {318.00}

April 5, 2011

five favorites

It's officially spring here. 
The weather is amazing so what better way to celebrate than with a few of my favorite things.
{Coffee Frappuccino}

{Reese's Eggs}

{Faux by m.a.c.}

{Bracelets: Nugget Wrap, Revival and Prosper. All by Stella & Dot}

{Mastery of Love by don Miguel Ruiz}