Saturday, 20 December 2014

10 New Year's Eve Dresses That Will Stand Out From the Crowd


1. For Love and Lemons San Marcos Dress // 2. Alice + Olivia Kylie Dress // 3. Rachael Zoe Pia Dress // 4. Black Halo Kacie Two Piece Maxi Dress // 5. Parker Hayden Dress  // 6. ONE By Contrarian Babs Bibi Mini Dress // 7. JOA Spree Dress // 8. Lovers and Friends Azalea Dress // 9.  Flynn Sky Elle Mini Dress // 10. Lover Vee Vee Splice Dress

Every year, I completely forget about shopping for my New Year's Eve dress until after Christmas and this, of course, means that I am super limited in my options. This year, I'm planning my look ahead of time so that I find my perfect one. I'm not sure if I'm going sparkly this year or not, so I've chosen a variety of different looks that aren't necessarily your typical NYE look, but will definitely get you noticed. If you're going for sequins, I love the idea of wearing them in a loose, long-sleeved dress rather than the obvious bodycon choice. Or, go for an unexpected red lacy number that I guarantee no one else will have. I also love the idea of crushed velvet and a low neckline that screams opulence but steers completely clear of trashy. I think my very favorite look of all is the hint of mid-drift in either a metallic, lace, or solid black material. I'm leaning towards the solid black for an elegant, yet fun look. Now I just need some plans!

What about you? Which look do you like the best? 

Friday, 19 December 2014

Getting Christmassy!

Less than one week to go! This is the first look from the video that I posted yesterday and I just love this sweater so much. We shot these photos at the Christmas Tree Farm in Richmond and we had such a fun day there. If you haven't been, you should really check it out. You get to wander around and choose your favorite tree, then cut it down yourself and bring it home. Why did we never do this when I was little? It's the best thing ever! They also have hot dog roasting over a fire and hot apple cider to warm you up after your hard work :)
This sweater was such a good deal from Old Navy and I love the colors and pattern on it. It's the right amount of holiday cheer, but not too much that it becomes tacky. The perfect mix.
I found this beanie at Topshop and it might just be my new fave. I love the big pompom on top and it kept my head super warm. Also, it's the cutest thing ever :)

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Fashion Video: Holiday Sweaters



Only one week until Christmas!! I can't believe how fast it came. I feel like there's still so much to do. To get into the Christmas spirit, Ollie and I spent last weekend doing a few fun holiday activities which we decided to turn into a video. We went to the Christmas Tree Farm, where you can choose your own tree and then cut it down yourself -- seriously the best idea ever! Then we went to check out all the Christmas lights at Bright Nights in Stanley park, which was way too cute. There's still so much more to check out, but I'm glad we ticked both of those off the list.

I hope you like the video! I feel like Christmas sweaters get a bad rap, but they are seriously one of my favorite things about the holidays. I've been wearing mine whenever I get the chance because there's only a short window in which they actually make sense. This video shows a couple of ways to style your festive sweaters that are super cute and wearable. I hope you like the video! xoxo

Outfit #1
Old Navy Sweater
Topshop Beanie
7 For All Mankind Jeans
Hunter Boots

Outfit #2
Gap Sweater
Zara Skirt
Gap Socks
Sam Edelman Boots
Free People Beanie

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Cozy Lunch Date

 Bundling up is the only way to go lately! I wanted to show you this sweater that I got from J.Crew a couple of weeks ago, but once I was ready to leave the house, I was too bundled up to show it off. These are the woes of fashion blogging during the winter. I really should invest solely in outerwear for these months, but I find myself way more drawn to the cozy sweater collections. Hopefully I'll be able to give you a better look at it soon -- it really is so gorgeous.

On another note -- how is everyone's Christmas shopping going? I was a bit stressed about it for the last couple of days because I hadn't even begun -- but a scheduling error at work turned out to be the perfect opportunity for me to get it all done! I only have a couple more things I need to pick up and then I can rest. Now hopefully everything arrives in time for me to bring it home for Christmas.

Monday, 15 December 2014

November/December Favs Video

Happy Monday!! I wanted to do something a little different and show you some of my favorite things from November and the beginning of December in video form. I mixed it up a bit and included some home decor, skincare, beauty, accessories and fashion. I had a lot of fun filming it and I really hope that you like it!


All of the items I showed in this video are linked below:

Pearl Earrings

Thanks so much for visiting!
xoxox

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Recents

A bit of a late one since I forgot to do my November Recap! I've gone right up until my most recent post because we haven't been doing nearly as many outfit posts lately. I hope you don't mind that I've been mixing things up with some makeup tutorials and shopping ideas -- the change has been a lot of fun for me and it's keeping me so inspired to try new things. Let me know if there's anything in particular that you would like to see more of!

I hope you have an amazing Wednesday. xoxo

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

New Staples

 Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a good start to your week. I feel like I was super productive and got a couple of videos done as well as these outfit shots, so all in all a good day. I did have a couple of mini meltdowns over technology blips, but it has almost all worked out in the end. Another thing I did yesterday was film a vlog about what I do in a day, but am still undecided as to whether I would like to upload it to YouTube. It's a little scary to let people into your everyday life like that but I'm so obsessed with other people's vlogs that I thought it might be a good way to connect with all of you. So I don't know -- what do you think?


It was so mild out yesterday that I actually got away with wearing a leather jacket to meet Ollie for lunch. Such a nice treat! It was raining on and off but we were lucky enough to catch a rain-free moment to snap these before grabbing some food.
While we were in Seattle, I must have tried on 500 pairs of black skinny jeans before finding these perfect ones. They really hold their shape and suck you in in all the right places. These ones are high-waisted and I think that's the key. All skinny jeans are to be high-waist from now on!
I'm pretty sure that I've shown you this necklace already, but I can't get enough of the way it elevates even the most ordinary sweater. For such a simple piece, it really packs a punch.