The Right Brush For The Job

It can be overwhelming when you purchase a set of new brushes, to know exactly what each brushes’ purpose is for the best possible application. I came across these straightforward + helpful guides from the beauty department + wanted to share them with you. I have these printed + kept in my cosmetic drawer for easy + convenient access at all times.

5 Trends You Should Try

1. Chunky Scarves

Consider this ‘killing 2 birds with 1 stone’; not only will you be warm but also perfectly in season

2. Skulls

Halloween is around the corner, but this trend is in year-round

3. Military Jacket – Army Green

I love this jacket – Mix + matches great with staple pieces, a winter must-have

4. The Perfect Topknot

If you haven’t jumped on-board the ‘top-knot’ train, then get on. This look gets you from day to night with little to no fuss while looking stylishly sophisticated

5. Colored Leather

Daring + different keep fall looks fresh + current. Try dark red leather skinnies with a slouchy sweater + booties. Too much? Stick to colored denim to create your look.

Chic Halloween Entertaining Ideas

With less than a week to go until Hallow’s Eve is upon us, it’s time to start planning the perfect party! (I’ll take any excuse). I’ve shared some really fun, creative ways to entertain with Halloween in mind.

Table Settings:

Festive Treats:

Salted Pumpkin Caramels

Ghost Cake Pops

Candy Corn Fudge

Decor:

Pumpkin Ice Bucket

Halloween Boo Paper Straws Available Here

Halloween-inspired Mantel

Party Favors:

Pumpkin Pouches

 Broom-stick Treats

*You can also visit my Pinterest page for more seasonal ideas

Bootie Beauties

My favorite fall accessory has to be the bootie! This shoe meets boot is perfect for when you want your look to lean a little more to the dressy side, without having to kill yourself in heels. This is also a nice change from continuous pulling out your signature boots. I know for me, during fall I tend to spend most of my time in the loveliest of boots, but I’m one to change my look + style up often, so the bootie for me is perfect fit! My most recent purchase was this beauty below:

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A few of my other favorites that I will slowly incorporate may include some (or all) of these:

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Why have 1 when you can have both?! Also available Here

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*You can see how I styled my booties with my outfit by following me on Instagram: sydneyeroberts

Coffee Nooks

It’s official, fall has arrived + we are forced to say so-long to summer. Looking out the window at this cold, rainy + rather gloomy day got me to thinking about the warmth + coziness that I do enjoy when forced to deal with this sort of weather. Things I love most about this time of year are truly the simplest. Sometimes there is nothing better than cozying up with a great book + a strong cup of coffee.

I wanted to share some of the coolest + creative home coffee nooks + bars that I hope to one day incorporate into my own home:

The Coffee Cabinet from Details & Design

The Cappuccino Corner from Martha Stewart

The Coffee Bar from The Aestate

Zara Launches Home Line

Zara has announced their launch into a Home Line Collection (Yipee!). I have to tell you, I am a Zara-lover, often adding + admiring pieces from their clothing line regularly so I am beyond thrilled to see that they have made the leap into the home division (to include us in North America).

The line covers all your home needs, offering everything from bedding to stemware to chic accents + accessories.

While my first impression of the site is mediocre, my personal opinion being that they could have styled their lookbook more effectively to create more of a unified ‘Zara-esq’ impression of the brand online – the photos & styling done on the Zara Home website doesn’t scream as loud as the voice of potential inside me. However, my opinions are my own & I have every faith that the line will be a huge success + the pieces themselves will live up to the hype when adopted into our own homes. Curious to see for yourself? Click here.

Join for a ‘Be-YOU-tiful’ Cause

After reflecting over a weekend of friends, family + multiple turkeys, I wanted to bring a great campaign to your attention. Randa Salloum, owner & creator behind successes I See Noise & The-Unprecedented has been featured in this month’s Framework Magazine, and for a great cause! Salloum created a one-of-a-kind, exclusive “Be-YOU-tiful” print, of which part of all proceeds will be donated directly to Vancouver’s Beauty Night Society.

These prints make for gorgeous gifts for the beautiful women in your life, and for a limited time we can give back in the process! Both Silver & Gold version’s of the “Be-YOU-tiful” prints are selling for $25 each, with $10 from each sale being donated to Beauty Night. Promoting beauty without boundaries couldn’t be easier!

Photo Credit: Framework Magazine

Welcome October

The air has shifted, the leaves are starting to turn, and today marks the official beginning of fall! I adore fall + all it entails. The feel, smells + traditions are something that I was entirely fond of as a child + now completely appreciate as an adult.

Fall traditions for me include; layers, pumpkin spiced lattes (of course!), picking apples, baking pumpkin seeds, making caramel apples + all the beauty that fall provides. What are some of your favorite fall traditions?