Burberry Hearts #LFW

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If you’ve been following along from home, you may have caught Burberry’s Prorsum Spring/Summer 2014 Presentation at London Fashion Week – and I must say, they’ve stolen my heart this season! Hearts, animal prints + classic stripes stole the show at Monday’s Burberry runway lineup – everything from the perfect pencils skirt to chic office staples to my favorite Burberry trench. I was having a hard time deciding which were my favorite pieces!! Everything in this collection is pretty, sophisticated + functional – a well-rounded assortment for the modern-day working girl! Well done Burberry, you nailed it once again!

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PARTYSKIRTS + Shopbop = Amazing!

If by some sort of twisted mishap you missed the (BIG) news … my favorite PARTYSKIRTS are now available on shopbop! I couldn’t be more proud + inspired by the two little ladies behind the brand. Local to Vancouver + obvious dreamers at heart, these girls are taking things to a new level. Talk about a success story – I want one in every color!

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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.

Summer Bright

Summer is in full swing + in Vancouver we’ve been receiving gifts of Vitamin D on the regular. I love exploring new products that will get me that ‘healthy glow’ + experimenting with some more daring (if you will) trends that might not make the cut during the darker more dreary months. Bright nails, fresh dewy makeup + big wavy, beachy hair are just a few of my favorites for beach season. As for my current summer loves, I’ve got you covered on all your beauty essentials & trends for this season.

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Are there any products that are not on my list that I should not miss?! Feel free to comment below – beauty reco’s welcomed!

1. Clinique CC Cream $35
2. Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking $30
3. One Love Organics-Love Springs Eternal-Youth Preservation Serum $59
4. RGB ‘Pool’ Nail Laquer $18
5. Beach Waves (+ Fish-tail braid)
6. Yarok-FEED YOUR ENDS leave-in conditioner + heat protectant $18
7. One Love Organics-LOVE Travel Bag $18
8. Neon Blush Brush Available at Topshop

Firmoo Giveaway!

As a special treat this happy Friday – exciting news! I’ve teamed up with Firmoo, who have graciously offered a pair of fabulous sunglasses for one of my lucky readers! As if that wasn’t enough, with summer right around the corner it couldn’t be any more perfect timing! See details below on how to enter – Good luck!!

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To Enter

1. Like Must-have Maven on Facebook
2. Like Firmoo on Facebook
3. Follow Must-have Maven on Twitter
4. Leave a comment in the space provided below & let us know which pair of fabulous sunglasses you would like to win! (Your choice of any pair of sunglasses listed on their website. Can’t decide? Shop my favorite picks below!)

Winner will be drawn next Friday, May 31st!

Shop my Favorite Picks

1. #OTO3570, available in Red, Ivory & Black 
2. #OTO3574 in Tortoise
3. #OTO3574, available in Tortoise, Purple & Black
4. #OTO3570 in Red

Can’t wait? You can also visit their website + choose a pair for yourself! Firmoo offers an extremely well priced variety of glasses and sunglasses to fit the need of any preference + style. They believe in “Vision & Fashion, the Frugal Way” See for yourself! www.firmoo.com

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Other helpful Firmoo links:

Follow Firmoo on Twitter
How to Make Your Eyeglasses into Sunglasses
How to Place an Order
Shipping & Tracking

Long Weekends Are Meant For…

Indulging in colorful gelato

Catching up on stylish reads

Feasting on Summer BBQ’s 

Enjoying the biggest, bluest, ripest berries of the season

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Entertaining Outdoors

Happy Friday! For us in Canada, we are celebrating August long-weekend! It’s suppose to be absolutely gorgeous – I plan to spend my time soaking up the sun! What will you be enjoying this holiday weekend?

My Summer Beauty Picks

The upside that comes with sunny, warm weather is a simple beauty routine complete with dewy skin, bright eyes + pink lips. During the summer I like to stick to a sun-kissed, natural look + these are some of my favorite products that help me get there. My go-to products include everything from fresh fragrances, sun-kissed bronzers + the best triple oxygen mask on the market.
What are some of your go-to products?

1. Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara $19
2. Guerlain Terracotta Tan Enhancing Bronzer $69
3. Nars Calanque Trio $58
4. Too Faced Tanning in a Tube $28
5. Sephora Collection Jumbo Eye Pencil $1
6. Too Faced Shadow Brush Essentials $39
7. Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzer $29
8. Yves Saint Lauren Rouge Pur Couture $32
9. Victoria Secret PINK Lipbalm
10. Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask $58
11. Nars Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in ‘ Aigle Noir’ $28
12. Sephora Collection Eyelash Curler $16
13. Bliss Triple Oxygen Energizing Cream $54
14. Nars Soft Touch ‘Dark Rite’ Shadow Pencil $28
15. Nars Pure Matte Carthage Lipstick $32
16. Marc Jacobs Daisy Rollerball $20

My Summer Must’s

Like I told you a couple posts ago, I am in the midst of planning my Summer vacation, only a short 4 weeks away! Hot days + warm nights spent at a cabin tucked away in the Gulf Islands. Every time we go, I come back feeling more refreshed + focused. It’s definitely one of the few times I can disconnect from my tech-induced life + take in all the sights, sounds + smells that island life has to offer, especially during the hot Summer months.

Being that I’m a fanatic ‘to-do-lister’, I thought it might be fun to publish my ‘Summer Must’s’…as in, 10 things I’m hoping to accomplish before the Summer’s end!

1. Concoct the perfect cold-coffee beverage

2. Make yummy smore’s over a roaring fire

3. Have a picnic by the ocean

4. Ride bikes at night

5. Go cliff jumping

6. Make homemade ice cream

7. Visit my local Farmers Market
8. Pick fresh berries from my garden
9. Watch the fireworks by the water at English Bay
10. Go to a drive-in movie theatre (Never been!)

I’d love to hear what you are looking most forward to this Summer!

Summer Romper

I have yet to find myself the perfect summer romper – But when I do, you’ll be the first to see what I’ve selected and how I’ve paired it with the right accessories to match! Rompers are the perfect summer uniform. Cool, colorful and right on trend. Browsing through Pinterest, I (of course) found lots of inspiration for what kind of look I’m going for, now to tackle the shops!

What’s your take on jumpers + rompers for Summer?

Congrats!

For many of you {myself included!} the next couple of days mark the end of your school semester.. which means you can finally bring your stress levels down to a normal frequency, ditch the books + relax for summer!! I will be heading back in two weeks to push through the summer..there’s no rest for the wicked! But I plan on making time for sunshine + many beach-filled days during my time off! Congrats on the completion of your semester + have a fantastic summer break!!