{Style Lab} Arm Party!

For those of you who may have been living under a rock somewhere..

This is easily one of my favorite trends for Spring! I love stacking my favorite bracelets with a chunky oversized watch! It just adds so much personality to your outfit as well as that finishing touch. What we remember as the  classic childhood ‘friendship bracelet’ has now evolved into one of this seasons hottest trends, found on the wrists of celebs + girls’ next door alike! What’s best is you can mix + match more expensive pieces like watches with inexpensive but chic bracelets without compromising the look – Don’t stop the party, keep stacking!!

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Lot of love,

Sydney xo

1. Bfrend Bracelets
2. As seen on Manrepeller
3. As seen on Atlantic Pacific
4.  As seen on Song of Style
5. Refinery29.com
6. Bfrend Bracelets by Monika Hibbs of The Doctor’s Closet, Watch by Juicy Couture

Rise + Shine

Even though I’m not the epitome of a ‘morning person’, I still love the idea of early mornings. The start of a fresh day, the smell of the wet grass and the way the sunlight looks especially angelic at this time of day. Smells of strong morning coffee + freshly made pancakes, waffles or baked goods. There are so many elements that I adore about mornings…if only I could leave my cozy bed!

Foodie on-the-go

I’m always on-the-go like many of you! Sometimes I find that I’m not getting enough of ‘the good stuff’, but rather pinching out on something quick + easy that ends up to be less than satisfying. On my obsession that is Pinterest, I came across some AMAZING snack ideas that hopefully you will love as much as I do! I’m putting these delicious creations to the test this week! Enjoy!

Add Color

Happy Monday! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend + got a chance to relax a little bit! It’s monday and it’s back to the grind! For today’s post, I wanted to focus on the home, by adding a pop of color to various elements of your space. Spring is well on it’s way, so now’s the perfect time to do some redecorating – whether it be to purchase a new piece for your living room, re-paint or add textured wallpaper to an accent wall, or to exchange what you currently have in your frames with new colorful prints. Big or small, continuous change is essential to evolving our style, in fashion + at home so let’s go!!

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I LOVE this unique colored doorknob! So chic

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Having an accent wall in a room you frequently entertain in is a great way to create a stylish fun space!

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Loved the idea of having a feature wall of framed shopping bags!

1 Colored Door Knob
2 Divine Design Woolen Kilim Ottoman
3 David Hicks Hexagon Wallpaper
4 Signature Tory Burch Candle $45
5 Robert Abbey Delta Schiaparelli Pink Table Lamp $150
6 Caitlin Wilson Textiles Coral Deco Pillows $60
7 Tangerine Great Chair
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My Top 5 Best Dressed {Oscars Edition}

My favorite part about watching all the amazing shows during award season, is tuning in the catch Hollywood’s finest walk the red carpet! There were so many breathtaking gowns {not to mention jewels} this year at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. I’ve narrowed down my Top 5 picks for Best Dressed to share with you!

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Mila Jovovich was the essence of old Hollywood Glam in a sequin Elie Saab couture asymmetric gown, Jacob & Co. gems + Edie Parker Clutch

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Gwyneth Paltrow wowed in a White Tom Ford gown + dramatic (but entirely necessary?) floor length cape, Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie diamond cuff, ring + sleek low ponytail

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Angelina Jolie shut down the Oscars {her + her right leg} in a black velvet Atelier Versace gown, Neil Lane jewels + a Jaime Mascaro bag

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Winner Octavia Spencer stunned the red carpet in an elegant, creamy, crystal-embellished Tadashi Shoji gown, accessorized with Neil Lane jewels + a silver Judith Leiber clutch

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Stacey Keibler channeled her inner Oscar wearing a champagne-hued, off-the-shoulder Marchesa gown, paired with a Judith Leiber clutch + Lorraine Schwartz jewels

Fashionable Tips

I have to say, there’s nothing better than a set of freshly painted nails! Changing up your polish gives a complete, finished look to your outfit. I regularly change my polish at least 3-4 times per week (ok, i’m a bit obsessed) depending on my mood and the pieces that I’ve selected to wear. Attention to detail is key when staying on trend! To avoid damaged nail-beds when applying back-to-back coats, I use OPI Nail Envy – works like magic!

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Prep nails by trimming, filing + shaping your tips prior to applying any lacquer

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Once you’ve got your desired shape, apply OPI Nail Envy {or any ‘bottom coat’} to protect your nails from constant coverage

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Apply color! This is the fun part – this season calls for pretty pastels + bright colorful hues

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Gel-lacquer is now available at most nail bars or available for purchase at nail + beauty supplies stores {alternative: use ‘Top Coat’}

Most importantly, have fun + be expertimental! {Remember} Your style is always evolving, so don’t be afraid of change or being BOLD

What’s In My Bag {My 15 Daily Must-haves}


As promised! I emptied out my purse for MHM to give you a peek of some of my daily Must-haves!

Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Canvas Purse
Sephora Studded Make-up case
Forever Stationary Notebook: Jot down ‘to-do’ lists or business ideas on the  go
Emergen-C: ward off cold-bugs at the first signs of the slightest itchy throat!
Ray Ban Aviators: Gift from my love
Coach Pocket-Change Purse: Perfect for parking change
iphone: I cannot live without
Car keys + Yoga Pass: Drop in Hot-Yoga is a must, perfect stress reliever
Great Lash Mascara
10 Mac ‘Missy’ Slimshine Lipstick
11 Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream: never get dry hands again
12 Hot Pink iPod + Skull Candy Ear Buds: workout track list
13 Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer: Ahh-mazing
14 White + Hot Pink Cobra Bfrend Bracelet: I always keep an extra one in my purse in case I need a little something extra for an unexpected lunch out
15 Chanel #23 Sahara Silky Bronzer Powder: doubles as Mirror

What’s in your purse – Do you have any daily Must-haves you can’t live without? I want to hear from you!

Oscar Party

With the Oscars only a short few days away, it’s time to start planning your perfect Oscar viewing party! If you’ve read some of my previous posts, you’ll know by now that I love to plan a good party!

Create fun decor + Oscar-inspired focal points to have set up in your ‘viewing room’. Fill large glass containers with gold colored candies or saved wine corks. Create custom invites on evite.com or socializr.com to track RSVP’s, save paper + spread the word!

It’s the Oscars afterall, so break out the sparkling cava, brut, prosecco or champagne. Add frozen raspberries or straberry slices to give your beverages an esay cocktail-style upgrade

Chanel a luxe, elegant vibe + sophisticated ambiance with the same basics you’d use for any party

Serve fresh popcorn in custom bags + have a seasoning bar set up for your guests to choose any flavor of their preferred choice!

Must-haves: fresh cut flowers, real china (not paper plates!), stemware + napkins

Once the show is over, make your guests feel like VIPs with an end-of-the-night swag bag filled with inexpensive but fun freebies like packs of candy, lollipops, bubble wands, notepads etc.

Enjoy!

Go Ahead…Make a Spectacle of Yourself! {5 Days of Eyeware}

What a gorgeous day it turned out to be!  I hope you’re enjoying this lovely weather we’re having before the clouds are back + we have to bust out our umbrellas again (Oh Vancouver, how I love thee). But back to this sunshine – I love switching up my look depending on my mood, by accessorizing with all different kinds of amazing eyeware. Not only do most of our favorite designers create the most chic + luxurious of specs, but we can also change up our look daily, with fun, colorful sunnies in all shapes, sizes + colors without breaking the bank!!

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Options, options, options..

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What Would the Stars Wear?

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Some of my favorite designers for eyeware:

marc jabocs
Chanel
Tom Ford
Ray Ban
Gucci

Shopping on a budget? …or looking to change your look daily?

Forever21
Zara
Urban Outfitters
American Apparel