Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Paisley & Topknots

You know those days where you just can't be bothered? You are either tired or lets face it, too lazy to put effort into your appearance both hair/makeup wise and clothing wise. I have a few simple tricks for those days; Those days where you are extremely aware of your bed head but can't seem to bring a straightner or curler to it (yea, I have alot of those days); I'm finding myself taking advantage of a top knot instead of hurling my whole mess of hair atop my head. It's one of the easiest ways to make it seem as though you somewhat tried to put yourself together before running errands or heading to a social gathering. 
Another great trick to have "seemingly" put alot of effort into making yourself presentable...bright colored dresses. They slip on in two seconds, and the vibrant colors stand out enough to hide any signs of tiredness (or plain laziness) that day. I love this particular bright paisly patterned dress from OASAP. Not only does it put me together more than I actually am, I remain comfortable all day in it's silk-like material and light fit.
// Dress: OASAP // Cardigan: FOREVER21

Monday, 2 March 2015

Foxy Originals GIVEAWAY

How stunning are these necklaces from FOXY ORIGINALS ?! I am so blown away by thier current collections, they are so unique and add an urban flare to any outfit. I am so excited to be collaborating with them for my first giveaway of the year! One of my lucky readers has the chance to win the necklace directly above :) It's super simple to enter, all you need to do is:

1) "like" or "follow" Foxy originals on thier social platforms: FACEBOOK , INSTAGRAM & PINTEREST

2) Be following my blog through any medium (google +, blogger or Bloglovin')

3) Comment bellow when you're finished leaving your e-mail adress for me to contact you if you win!

The contest will last exactly one week (will end on March 9th, 2015 at noon), the winner will be chosen by random draw and I will contact the winner via e-mail on Monday, March 9th, 2015.

Good Luck!

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Sleep and Poetry

I've been good at keeping myself pretty busy lately; I've been having what I'm assuming is extreme round ligament pain and so haven't been able to really leave the house or do anything physically demanding, but luckily there's always crafts. I've been designing jewlery for a future collaboration with my sister, making flower crowns and painting. I go stir crazy without a project at hand and so I keep a never-ending list of things I'd like to do for times like these. During these times, I find it necessary to dress for comfort even more than usual. Once again anything with a loose and draping  silhouette has done the trick. Kimono's & waistless maxi skirts are quickly becoming a favorite combination of mine! I've never been a sweats kind of girl, so I opt for shapeless dresses and skirts instead when I want to feel my most comfortable!
// Kimono & Skirt: URBANOUTFITTERS // Boots: Doc Martens

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Precious Moments

I was going through old photo folders and came accross some forgotten pictures from an old spring adventure. Coming across forgotten treasures almost a year later is really great, it brings forth a welcome sense of nostalgia as well as excitement for the adventures to come. This day, Gavin and I browsed the Bayward Market in Ottawa and surrounding neighborhoods. I remeber what a beautiful day it was, sun shining, busy bodies bustling about, sipping coffee and admiring the gardens that have recently come to bloom. I can't wait to go back and create more amazing memories like these.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Deep roots are not reached by the frost

It seems a white blanket of ice has fallen from the sky and covered all it could reach...plants are covered in frost, water in ice...what better way to offset this glacial backdrop than with pastel floral patterns? Although spring is still a ways away, it's always fun to play pretend in the mean time...especially on warm days like this one! Lately I've been busy drying flowers, re-decorating, trying to urge an early spring to my indoor environment, I decided to inspire one outdoors as well in this charming kimono from Romwe. My kimono collection has been growing fast and I am not apologetic in the least for it. I am so smitten with thier comfortable fit, enthralling patterns and let's face it, anything with tassles is welcome in my closet ;)
     // Kimono: ROMWE // Hat & Sunglasses: FOREVER21