Monday, April 28, 2014

Sperry Love

J Crew Blouse, Paige Printed Denim, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Stella & Dot Necklace, Smart Set, H&M and BCBGeneration Bracelets, Michael Kors Lexington Watch, Vintage Ring, Audrey Quilted Sperrys 

If there's something I've been obsessed with these past few months, it's stylish, comfortable footwear. And one of my favorite and most comfortable pairs of the moment are my quilted black Sperrys. Back in December, I won a giveaway to Style NV, a Canadian shoe retailer, and thought Sperrys would be a perfect basic shoe to add to my wardrobe. Four months later and almost no snow left, I can finally wear them! One tip though - don't wear them right away in the rain. I wore them last week in torrential rain (because ya know, they're BOAT shoes) and they stained the bottom of my feet! I looked like I walked in ashes all day! Still, I'm smitten with how comfortable these are and am contemplating the platinum version.

Hope you all had a great weekend! We had a little party for my boyfriend's friend's 30th birthday, and fully expected to wake up Saturday morning to an intense cleaning session but my boy surprised me! He apparently had a burst of energy at 6 in the morning (after I had gone to bed) and cleaned and picked up everything. There wasn't one thing out of place, and considering I'm a little OCD, that's saying something. So my Saturday was a lot more relaxing than I expected!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Banana Republic Flowered Pants (on sale!), Old Navy Tee, Elizabeth & James Pumps, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Michael Kors Lexington Watch, Winners Cuff, H&M Necklace, Ray-Ban Sunnies

I had been waiting and waiting for these gorgeous Banana Republic cropped flowered pants to go on sale - and it finally happened a few weeks ago! I absolutely love them! While some (aka, my lovely boyfriend) might think these look "like a screen door to a garden", I'm obsessed with the watercolor feel of the flowered print, and the layered window pane print. It's definitely not a print for the faint of heart! I decided to pair it with a simple white tee, but I can't wait to add a jean jacket into the mix!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Striped Shirt

H&M Shirt and Trench, DL1961 Denim, Target Belt and Hat, Aldo Pumps, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Ray-Ban Aviators, BaubleBar Necklace, Winners Cuff, Gorjana Ring

I hope everyone had a good long weekend! Mine was spent traveling a bit around the province and visiting family, eating chocolate, sleeping in and watching movies. It was great, and exactly what I needed. Too bad I'll have to work off that food and chocolate for the next few weeks! I've started running again as the sidewalks are clear and the weather is nice and it's been having a blast. Whenever I start running, I immediately want to stop - I'm sure a lot of you are familiar with this. Those first 5 minutes are torture. But after that, it's really calming! I always see a major shift in my mood when I go for a run. I swear, this beautiful weather is life-changing!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Obsession: Gladiator Sandals

Obsession: Gladiator Sandals

Dolce Vita Hexen // Ella Moss Harleigh Sandal / Belle by Sigerson Morrison Annie Sandal /  Joe's Jean Marlin Sandal
Coach Nillie Sandal / Belle by Sigerson Morrison Abra Sandal / J Crew T-Strap Gladiator Sandal / Michael Kors Winston Sandal
Joie Toledo Sandal / Dolce Vita Pinko Sandal / Dolce Vita Fray Sandal / Michael Kors Winston Flat Sandal
Sigerson Morrison Cloice Sandal / Loeffler Randall Dixie Sandal / Nine West Authority / J Crew Gladiator Heel

Alright friends. My obsession into gladiator sandals is full blown - might as well make a post about it! I'm absolutely smitten with graphic look and versatility of gladiator sandals. They can totally dress down a look, yet look completely cool and casual with a pair of khakis. I've yet to purchase a pair, but the Nine West Authority and the Dolce Vita Pinko have completely stolen my heart. I've also noticed some brands have made their gladiator sandals two versions - flats and with a heel. I'd be alright owning the Michael Kors Winston in both the flat, and heeled version! J Crew also released a flat and heeled version of their T-Strap sandal. 

Which pair is your favorite? 

Hope you all have a restful long weekend! Mine with be spent traveling a bit, but all in good company! 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bold, Bright

Joe Fresh Blouse, Cardigan and Sunnies, Asos Pleated Skirt, J Crew Loafers, Rebecca Minkoff Tote, BaubleBar Necklace, House of Harlow Earrings, Michael Kors Watch

For a printed blouse, this Joe Fresh silk shirt has gotten so much use! It's such a great piece to add with any look - I've worn it with jeans, colored denim, blazers, layered under a sweater... its versatility never ends! And now with summer near, I'm looking forward to pairing it with skirts (no tights!) and shorts!

Sadly, we woke up with snow again in New Brunswick today. But luckily, it's very wet snow and the weather has been pretty warm, so it's not going to stick around for too long. Fingers crossed! I can actually see grass in my backyard now - the end is near!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Off the Grid

Dynamite Shirt, Joe Fresh Pants, J Crew Boots and Bag, Forever 21 Sunnies and Bangle, BaubleBar Necklace

Happy Monday friends!

After a such gorgeous weather on Saturday, I'm feeling like Spring is really under way! It really just takes one beautiful day to beat these winter blues. My Sperrys were even worn all weekend!

I guess I jumped on the window pane trend a little late, but I couldn't say no to this graphic blouse I found at Dynamite a few weekends ago. It's incredibly soft too!

Hope you all have a great week!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

On Repeat

Smart Set Flowered Blouse, Old Navy Cardigan, J Brand Denim, J Crew Edie Bag, Aldo Pumps, BaubleBar Necklace, Asos Sunnies & Leather Jacket

Do you see the guy creeping on me in the background of the first picture? I swear, something as simple as taking pictures get a lot of attention in a small(ish) town like ours. We get honked, stared at, and the other day, Kate and I got pictures of us taking pictures! Like seriously, you'd think people would have better things to do. Bloggers, do things like this happen to you too?

I recently styled this Smart Set blouse with a light color palette and wanted to try it with an all black look. I love how the color of the blouse pops! Now, if the weather gets warm enough, it's going to get paired with denim cut-offs! I. Can't. Wait!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Asos Leather Jacket, AG denim (they are the "Piper" cut), Old Navy Mint Blouse, Marais Pumps, Rebecca Minkoff MAB Tote, Michael Kors Watch, J Crew Ring, D&G Sunnies

You know that feeling when you find an amazing deal, and you're like naaah, no way, it can't be!? Well, that totally happened to me when I found these AG jeans at my local Winners. There was only one pair in the store, in my size, and they were, I shit you not, $25. It's probably the best and luckiest deal I've ever found in my life!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Rouge Accents

French Connection Dress, H&M Denim Jacket, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Marc Fisher Boots, BaubleBar Necklace (my new favorite!), Winners Cuff (my other new favorite!) and Ray-Ban Aviators 

One thing I learned quite early on when taking blog photos is that a shaded location works much much better than a sunny one. It was a rule I lived by: shaded photos only! However, after having read Alexandra from To Vogue Or Bust's Basic Photography guide, I was getting an itch to try something different with my photos. My sister and I decided to try to use the sun as a backlight, and it turned out pretty interesting!

As much as there's snow in the background of my pictures, snow has actually been melting this weekend! The weather had been mild, the birds are chirping, and I couldn't be happier. It's still not warm enough to not wear tights, but we're getting there!

Linking up with Trend Spin Link-Up and the Style Sessions (WHERE I AM FEATURED!)