Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Monday, January 26, 2015

This past weekend was a bit of a whirlwind and it's safe to say I think I need another weekend to recover!  That said, lots of fun, (good) stress and eats so here we go...
Friday night we went skiing at Camp Fortune with some friends and met up with my blog photographer, Serena, which was fun.

Afterwards, Marco and I, completely famished, grabbed viet food around 10pm.
Tons more photos after the jump...

What's your biggest beauty secret?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I love hearing what other women do for their beauty regime and I especially love beauty hacks.  I have picked up a few of my own over the years but my biggest beauty secret is...

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Monday, January 19, 2015

Hi ladies, hope you had a great weekend--we finally got some mild weather on Sunday (zero degrees Celsius!) which was such a treat.  I ate a lot of good food (possibly too much!), saw friends and went snowboarding so without further adieu...

...onto the snaps!

On Friday I met Marco at the movies and we saw American Sniper, which was so good.  I'm not a huge fan of going to the movies, at all, but he was dying to see it and I obliged him.  Afterwards we grabbed shawarma for a late night dinner.

On Saturday morning we slept in which was simply amazing and so needed.  We took our time getting up and eventually made our way to the gym after noon.  Afterwards, we decided to check out the new Sporting Life store in Ottawa which is gorgeous.  We found some new bindings for me on sale (these are the Burton Stiletto, but from two seasons ago; found exact pair on eBay) which are way better than the ones I had and prettier too.

Then we hit up the mall to poke around and grabbed an early dinner in the food court.

I had seen a beautiful toque on a girl on Christmas Eve and think I found the exact one at Sporting Life earlier that day--so gorgeous.  Of course the price tag on it is wild ($300!) so I fawned over it and left.  

I ended up following Marco into Sports Experts and finding this Chaos toque made of maroon cashmere and a real fur pom, and on sale for $34!  The toque was a bit of an odd fit but I decided to purchase it and may attach the pom-pom to a nude coloured toque I already own.  So excited about this score!

If you're looking for something similar, and willing to drop a bit more cash than usual, this one is super cute.

More pics after the jump...

Some Favourite Christmas Gifts

Friday, January 16, 2015

I know Christmas seems like so long ago but wanted to share a few of my favourite gifts I received; also, a bunch of the clothing items are still available (and some on sale too!) so wanted to link those down below. 
I tend to shop my closet a lot for my outfit posts and am not the best at sharing my newest items when they are still available so thought this would be a great opportunity to grab a few of the items I got if you love them as much as I do.

Thanks for watching!

Items listed after the jump...

How to Style Grey Denim

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Outfit deets:
* Zara sweater (new and now super on sale; I'm wearing a medium)
* Urban Planet layered cami (similar & love this black one)
* Zara denim (similar & love these) which you've seen with a pair of my fave shoes last Summer
* Aldo boots (old) that used to have a huge platform and I had lowered (before & after pics) (similardifferent but love these)
* Accessories: Dynamite blanket scarf (similar) & Material Girl sunnies (similar & have these on my wish list)

I love grey denim but it never tends to be my default.  I find it more touchy to style than say, your regular blue denim.  That said, other than neutrals, I'm a big fan of pairing it with pastels as I am today with this blush knit sweater and in the past with my mint leather jacket.  

When pairing with light colours, since it's softer, I like to add some tougher elements like the chunky, dark scarf and the edgy wedge boots.  I find this breaks up the look and add some interest while maintaining a streamlined look.

A few other colours that would pair well with your grey denim are navy and a bright coral, like my  nail polish.  

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