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:
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!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
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!
Friday, February 28, 2014
The photo theme for February was "Sweet" so I'm sharing a photo I took of our coffee and croissants one Saturday morning. Every weekend we wake up early and go to our new favourite coffee shop so we can get their pain au chocolat straight from the oven. Their coffee is by far the tastiest too (sorry Starbucks). I've become a bit of a coffee snob. Independent coffee shops are my preference these days.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
When I read Emily's post on her afternoon at the Cardinal Tea Room in Montreal I was extremely motivated to go for afternoon tea somewhere in Toronto. Since my sister loves tea just as much as I do I thought she would be the perfect date. We decided on the Windsor Arms Hotel since it is conveniently located in my neighbourhood. It was a lovely afternoon sipping tea and chatting about the latest in our lives. While an afternoon of tea at the Windsor Arms Hotel will cost you about the same as a dinner for two, I was pleased to learn that you definitely get a lot for what you pay. The price fix menu includes a lot of food for an afternoon bite and the selection of teas was quite extensive. Fancy hats are available to wear while you sip your tea, but will cost you an extra $5. This might seem ridiculous until you learn that all proceeds go to the Look Good Feel Better program. Afterwards I realized that afternoon tea at the Windsor Arms is definitely an indulgent thing to do, so I probably won't enjoy it again for a while, but if you live in Toronto I definitely recommend enjoying tea here at least once.
Tibetan Tiger: Chocolate Bits, Vanilla, Organic Rooibos and Black Tea
Passion and Envy: Passion Fruit and Green Tea
Fresh Scones with Preserves and Devon Cream
Smoked Salmon and Wasabi Sour Cream with Salmon Caviar
Cucumber with Sundried Tomato Paste and Dill Cream Cheese
Grilled Chicken, Granny Smith Apples Citrus Mayonnaise, Greek Yogurt & Chives
What I Wore: Aritzia Blazer, Zara Top, and Anthropologie Collar Necklace
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Blazer: Forever21 / Tunic: Anthropologie / Necklaces: Stella & Dot and Over the Rainbow / Bracelets: Stella & Dot (Christina Link and Amelie Sparkle)
I can't get enough of gold and sparkly jewelry lately. These bracelets are new additions that I picked up at a Stella & Dot party I attended a couple of weeks ago. I had never attended a Stella & Dot party before but I really enjoyed it. The ability to try everything on before ordering it was really nice and our hostess waived the shipping fee. That's my kind of party!
Sunday, February 9, 2014
As I shift this blog from a fashion focus to more of a lifestyle theme, I thought I would start posting the results of my efforts in the kitchen. However, for my first cooking related post I'm sharing with you a batch of blueberry muffins that LG baked while I napped on the couch. It's not exactly how I wanted my first post to turn out as the whole point is to document my own journey, but they were so well executed that I couldn't not share the recipe and some photos. You can find the recipe here. Since I am following a low lactose diet, LG used almond milk.
I am also practicing latte art every time I make a coffee and as you can see by the photo above, I am nowhere close to creating a rosetta. My equipment includes a stove top espresso maker, a Nespresso milk frother, and a glass measuring cup. After a dozen tries I am thinking that my espresso might not be thick enough. It also probably has a lot to do with my technique. If there are any barista's reading this I would love some tips!
Friday, January 31, 2014
This month's photo theme was "Cold" - my least favourite subject. I know I'm Canadian and that I should be use to the winter, but after all of these years I still haven't adjusted. On the day this photo was taken, the temperature had risen slightly so I took advantage and went for a long walk. Even though I still had to bundle up, it felt so good to get outside. There are some weekends I don't leave the house. I'm desperate for spring to arrive. Who's with me?