Fly Me to the Tropics (Stat!)

lipstick readyTravelling over the holidays? Me too!! In preparation for my trip to the tropics, I handily saved all my travel essentials to my StyleSpotter App for iPad. Being a very visual person, this was the perfect way for me to visually see what I needed to pack  & be able to check everything off my list. If you haven’t had a chance to take a peek at the StyleSpotter App, download yours from the App store today! You won’t regret it (I must admit, it’s very addicting) I’m happy to say that StyleSpotter has been ranked in the Top 100 Lifestyle Apps on iTunes!

If you’re not familiar yet, StyleSpotter is the easiest way to share & shop the latest trends, all at the touch of your iPad. Browse, compare & bookmark all your favorites to your profile from their database of a half million items. And while your at it, connect with friends to see what they’re shopping for! (shop my faves at ‘The Working Girl’). Another bonus? automatically get exclusive coupons & alerts when your ‘saved’ items drop in price from any online retailer. Happy (shopping) Holidays!!

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1. Marvis Lip Balm $35
2. Flight 001 Go Clean Laundry Bag $22
3. Flight 001 Fill & Fly Carry On Quart Bag $33
4. Frends Taylor Rosegold Headphones $150
5. Tibi Pleated Skirt $395
6. J.Crew Cobalt Maxi $350
7. Flight 001 StowAway Pouch $18
8. Mix & Match Nylon Bags $66
9. Flight 001 Clear Carry-On Quart Bag $33
10. Tap is Terrific Glass Water Bottle $15
11. See by Chloe Heart Keychain $85
12. Club Monaco Super Lucia Sunglasses $199
13. Everyday I’m Duffle-ing Black Duffle Bag $57
14. Hampton Sun Continuous Mist Sunscreen $32

Dont forget to follow @stylespotter on twitter & like them on Facebook

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She’s On The Nice-List

For the girl who has everything, I’ve pulled my must-haves for the girl who’s always got your back. Office stationary, notebooks, statement jewelry & cosmetics or a fun, cozy polka-dot sweater… there’s ALWAYS something sweet to put in her stocking for Christmas morning! Click around to find something fitting for your besty(ies) – Santa’s only a few sleeps away!!

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1. Bodum 8-cup French Press $59.95
2. Madewell Eyewear $169
3. iPhone 5S in Gold
4. Work-it Honey Pillow Cover $28
5. ‘I’m allergic to mornings’ Coffee Mug $24
6. Gem Drop Earings $8.00
7. Kate Spade Journal Set $38
8. Polka-dot Sweater $30.98
9. Dior Holiday Lacquer $53.28
10. JCrew Statement Necklace
11. Limited Edition Lavish Luxe Gold Brush Set $26.99
12. Gold Acrylic Stapler $24
13. Kate Spade Box Card Set $25 available at ShopbyMonika
14. NARS Eye Paint $25
15. YSL  Mascara Volume Effect $30

Chapters Too, is a Gateway to an Empty Wallet

A casual trip to Chapters, nbd…. Except when I go with the intentions of a good book + find myself perusing through their home collection section for an hour! Chapters – why do you do this to me? Just when I think, okay I’m safe – there’s nothing to buy here but books! I am sadly mistaken by beautiful prints by the oh so inspiring + talented Stephanie Sterjovski, cheerful tea cups or bright pretty stationery from my favorite Rifle Paper Co. .. geez  you can’t even escape a good statement necklace! Whoever is doing the buying over at Chapters is doing their job because by the time Christmas rolls around I’m going to have quite the list for Santa.

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1. Rifle Hello Case for iPhone 5 by Rifle Paper Co. $34.95
2. Hanging Garden Notepad by Rifle Paper Co. $9.50
3. Cara Three-Piece Statement Necklace by Cara NY $55.00 $27.50
4. Love You More Than Stars Pillow by Indigo $39.50
5. All You Need is Tea & Warm Socks by Indigo $39.50
6. La Ou Tu Es Je Suis Bien by Indigo $39.50
7. Cursive Monogram Mug by Indigo $8.00
8. Good Morning Beautiful Mug by Indigo $10.00
9. Classic Votive Candle – Suede Blanc by Voluspa
10. 2014 Polka Dot Agenda by Kate Spade $36.00
11. Flat Heart Gold Studs by Dogeared Jewels $42.00
12. Cara Leather LOVE Bracelet by Cara Accessories $24.00
13. Cara Leather Wrap Bracelet by Cara Accessories $20.00
14. Oh La La by SS Print Shop $35.00
15. Oh My Deer I Love You by SS Print Shop $15.00
16. Love by SS Print Shop $15.00

Back to School

Well, this is the first September in a long long long time that I am NOT heading back to school. And i have to say…i’m kind of loving it! Except, my favorite part – back to school supplies. I wish there were as many stylish + colorful products on the market in grade school as there is now! How could one not be excited to get back to the grind when accessorizing your workspace with fun stationary + supplies that gets you motivated to give it your all. Some of my current favorites:
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1. Neon Pink Zip Folios $5 for 3
2. Aqua Stapler $14
3. Clear Ruler $8
4. Gold Tacks $9 for 100
5. Pink Paperclips $2 for 50
6. White Wall Clock $29
7. Believe in Beautiful Work, White Frame by Poppin $65
8. Polka Dot Organizer by Sugar Paper $16
9. 2014 Kate Desk Calendar by Sugar Paper $38
10. Gentle Reminders Pencils by Amanda Catherine Designs $12 for set of 6
11. Delta Table Lamp from The Cross $195
12. Aqua Scissors $11
13. White Tape Dispenser $12
14. White Eco-Calculator $17

Keep Moving

It’s as if a plague took over my otherwise consistently healthy + immune strong body + told me to hit snooze. After an entire week solid of feeling sick + run-down, i’m finding it difficult to continue my regular workout routine of 5x week boxing + kickboxing training. Because I have been feeling so weak, I made the un-wanted decision to take the week to let my body heal with rest.

What’s most frustrating is feeling like my week off of training has lost with it all the work I’d been putting in to help tone my muscles. So, in much need of motivation to get back into my routine, I decided to put together some workout inspiration to help get me motivated + excited about making the trek into the boxing studio after putting in a full-days work (+ commute). Maybe it just might spark something in you to keep moving too!

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What You’ll Need to KEEP MOVING.

1. Bright + happy Lululemon Yoga mat.
2. Nike FuelBand to set goals, track your progress + repeat.
3. Cheerful + supportive Nike sportsbra
4. Stay hydrated with PINK water bottle
5. Shiny-new Nuovella Urbanista bike in my favourite shade – mint green!
6. Light + airy Nike Free running shoes.

Simply The Best In The Land

There is so much local talent in Vancouver, sometimes it’s hard to keep up! I’ve gathered my top 6 picks from make-it-happeners + entrepreneurial spirits in + around the city – Shop my favorites below.

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1. To Die For Banana Bread by Erin Ireland
2. Coco Bfrend by Monika Hibbs
3. PARTYSKIRTS by SKOT Apparel (Lauren + Mariel Armstrong)
4. Framework Magazine by Bria Lear (Featured it-girl Jillian Crago of Gold Lemon Creative)
5. The Sparkle [Beauty Styling] by Erin Gerlach
6. Kardz Kouture by Jessica Boffo