Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Three and a Five



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Outfit #1
Sweater, Shoes: Old Navy / Dress: Madewell / Bracelet: Stella & Dot / Sunglasses: Anthropologie

Outfit #2
Jeans: Anthropologie (Pilcro) / Vest: H&M / Sweater: Old Navy / Shoes: Steve Madden

This year, I spent my birthday with LG in good old Jordan, Ontario. Otherwise known as "Canadian wine country." Lucky for me the weather was above seasonal and we could spend some time outdoors without our parkas and winter boots! 

Also, for the first time in my life, I feel old. Physically old. My body has changed so much. It no longer bends or bounces back like it used to. I feel heavier, weaker, stiffer, and slower than ever before. I guess all I can do is keep moving and try to eat healthy. It's not easy growing old.
 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring On!


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Sweater: Anthropologie / Scarf: H&M / Pants: Old Navy / Shoes: Capezio

Happy April! I've been itching to bust out the pastels and thought what better way than to paint my nails in my favourite spring hues and sport some white pants. And it's certainly not spring without a bouquet of tulips. I think it's fair to say we made it through the winter. Thank goodness...it was exhausting!

Monday, March 31, 2014

March Photo: Green


This month's photo theme was a tough one for me. Except for food, I honestly did not encounter very many green things. There is no green grass or leaves outside. I never wear anything green. There's just not a whole lot of green going on in Canada during the month of March. Except for St. Patrick's day. As I'm not one who drinks beer, I celebrated with a cupcake. When in doubt...always celebrate with a cupcake :)





Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Vegan


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Clockwise: Avacado, Quinoa salad, Baby Carrots, Sweet and Savoury Pecans, Spring Mix, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, and Roasted Chickpeas.

As a former vegetarian and in an effort to eat healthy, I've been drawn to more vegan recipes lately. Oh She Glows is a fantastic resource for vegan recipes. I was instantly drawn to the Big Vegan Bowl. I've varied the components of my bowl slightly, but I think the idea is to combine a bunch of your favourite vegetables, fruits, greens, and grains and enjoy. I also can't get enough of those roasted chickpeas!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Texas Tuxedo


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Vest: Joe Fresh / Shirt: Gap / Jeans: Anthropologie / Scarf: H&M / Boots: Hunter / Watch: Anthropologie

We call the denim on denim look around here the Texas Tuxedo instead of the Canadian Tuxedo because I loath that term. And because I like to be different.

I'm all about good wardrobe investments and these boots and puffer vest are two of the best wardrobe investments I've ever made. I have been wearing these boots non-stop these days because it's just not dry enough to wear nice leather shoes or warm enough to wear flats. Oh, how I long for bare feet and flats! This vest has also kept me quite warm on those slightly above 0 degree days and during my cold weather runs. I find it so difficult to looks stylish in the winter. I just want to wear sweatpants and Ugg boots every day. I think this outfit is a good alternative.
 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Selfie

After reading this article on how to take a good headshot, I finally had the chance to sit down and snap some professional looking profile pictures of my own. I found this article to be extremely helpful and the process super easy. All you need is a good camera (with flash), a backdrop, a tripod, and a remote or self timer. Post processing doesn't have to be difficult either. I like to use free online photo editing services like picmonkey. Not only does it allow me to do basic photo editing but I can subtly touch up my face with a little blush boost and lip tint. Here's how mine turned out:

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Most importantly, don't forget to have fun while your taking your photograph, it will allow you to loosen up and pose more naturally. Good luck!

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Canadian Gold


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Top: Anthropologie / Jeans: Anthropologie /  Shoes: Old Navy / Bracelet: Anthropologie / Necklace: Over the Rainbow

Like so many other Canadians, I set my alarm last Sunday to watch the men's olympic gold medal hockey game. Even though I hate winter and cold temperatures, I loved every minute of the Sochi Olympics. Especially for Canada, as winter sports seems to be what we excel at most. Hashtag We Are Winter.
So, in honour of Canada's Olympic achievements, I thought it fitting to wear red and white. I of course wore my favourite red coloured Pilcro jeans and this new-ish black and white top I bought before the Christmas holidays. And if you haven't bought a pair of these D'Orsay flats from Old Navy yet, I suggest you do so NOW. They are so comfortable and so affordable. I think I need a pair in every colour!