The Holiday Party Dress

With the onslaught of holiday party invitations comes the dread + horror of finding the perfect party dress. The holiday season is getting into full swing + we’re faced to deal with hectic traffic, (lack of) parking, crowded malls + the need to impress on a budget. If that wasn’t enough it can be difficult to find the perfect dress that’s pretty, sophisticated,  + work-funtion-appropriate with a holiday feel. I’ve shared some holiday inspiration that will (hopefully) help guide you to find your perfect party dress!

The Glam Mini

The Goddess

The Chic Secretary

The Conservative Mini

The Romantic

The Party Skirt

Monday Zzzz

On a frosty Monday morning, there is one place in particular I’d rather be. In bed! So since I’m still day dreaming of my warm, cozy covers I figured it would only be natural to share some of my favorite spaces to catch a wink.

Stephanie Vogler’s Place in Style at Home Magazine

Space by Jen Ramos of Made By Girl

Space by Veanad

Space seen in Style at Home Magazine

Space seen on Little Blue Deer

Healthful Options for Clean Eating

I’ve had a lot of you asking me about my diet (I hate that term, I prefer to think of it as nourishing my body with what it truly needs) and healthy alternatives that I like to indulge in. I say indulge because I truly enjoy eating healthy. On the other hand, I also have a sweet tooth + I find a good balance by trying to eat healthy 80% of the time + allow myself little ‘treats’ 20% of the time.

Like I’ve mentioned before, once you can allow yourself to find balance + to look at food as fuel instead of only what you ‘can’t’ have, it makes the process that much more enjoyable + easy to stick to. We’re going for long-term health here, I’m not one who believes in fads or crazy diets. I’ve shared some healthy alternatives below to hopefully inspire you to make small changes everyday!

Healthful Alternatives + Recipes

Quinoa + Kale Patties

Crispy Chicken Parmesan

Crispy Brussel Sprouts w/ Garlic Aioli

Almond + Flaxseed Granola

Shrimp Tacos w/ Cilantro Lime Sauce

Pinterest is a great resource to find healthy recipes + inspiration, I encourage you to check it out

HUNTER Love

There are upsides to living in a rainy city! Also known as my beautiful Vancouver, where our winters are mild + full of rain. I personally love the rain, the way it soothes + carries me to sleep, its smell in the summer on the hot pavement or the cozy feeling it provides on a relaxing Sunday. If all these reason weren’t enough, I’d have to also thank HUNTER for my obsessive love of the rain + the footwear I’m ‘forced’ to wear during these days.

I, of course adore the original HUNTER rainboot + wear them regularly. I love how they are functional + look great with really any look you’re on the mission to achieve. I did however, come across these beauties (I mean, seriously), the Python Hunter by Jimmy Choo and I have to say, I’m mesmerized. Seriously, I must have these. The price tag is steep so be warned, maybe ill get lucky over xmas?

Favorite Items Right Now

Python HUNTER by Jimmy Choo (Genius)

This would make for a great school bag or perfectly paired with your boots!

Get a Manicured Finish

I will usually paint my nails myself, but in the event I do stop in to get a manicure on-the-go I always feel so happy with the job they have done. Do you ever wonder how they work their magic? It seems there is some method to their madness when it comes to painting perfect tips. I’ve shared this informative step-by-step chart I found on Pinterest to show you how you can achieve this perfection at home!

5 Trends You Should Try

Due to the success of my first ‘5 Trends’ post, I have decided to continue the series. Thank you to all of the wonderful readers who have taken particular interest in my little blog here – you make my heart sing. Without further adieu, here are 5 Trends you should try:

1. Rock All Denim

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2. Gold Cuff

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3. High-waisted Trouser

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4. Lower Chignon

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5. Printed Blouse

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Black on Black on Black

While I’m usually one for taking chances when it comes to style + fashion; I explore new colors + trends regularly varying on my mood that day, sometimes there’s nothing better than pulling out all of your favorite noir pieces for an all-out black-out. I’ve shared some of my favorite examples:

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Ladies – We Can Wear Movember Mustaches Too!

We all know what comes with November, the spread of awareness for Prostate Cancer by donning the spectacular Movember Mustache! For all those ladies that may have felt left out, this is a great way for us to show our support!

4 amazingly talented fourth year BBA Marketing Management students approached me to help spread the word + complete their final business project at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. And of course, I was happy to help any way I could. They are in the midst of selling the adorable Movember Mustache necklaces for an exclusive price of $15 each, until November 30th. You can purchase the necklace here. They have recently been featured in the Vancouver Sun and will soon make an appearance on Breakfast Television.

10% of each sale will be donated directly to the Cancer Foundation with any remaining profits generated being donated to Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Venture Fund, which supports young entrepreneurs starting new businesses.

I would love for all my readers to support them and help them ace this business launch!