Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Crazy Huge Shopbop Sale!!

1. T By Alexander Wang Coat // 2. Rag & Bone Enfield Bag // 3. DITA Sunglasses // 4. Stuart Weitzman 5050 Boots // 5. H By Hudson Boots // 6. Rebecca Taylor Skirt // 7. Rag & Bone Hat // 8. Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag // 9. Sundry Sweater // 10. Sophie Hulme Bag  // 11. Frame Jeans

Ok, stop everything that you are doing right now and go directly to Shopbop where they are having their biggest sale of the year! Every single thing on their site is on sale -- no exclusions whatsoever. Also, if it's already on sale, this extra sale still applies! How crazy is that? I've created my wishlist above and now I just have to actually choose which ones to get. Hopefully they won't all be gone before I make up my mind! This couldn't have come at a better time because my birthday is next week, so I think I'll treat myself to a nice bday gift or two --- and maybe some xmas gifts for others while I'm at it :)

The sale is on both Shopbop and East Dane so the boys get to partake in the fun as well. The details are as follows:

Spend $250 and get 15% off
Spend $500 and get 20% off
Spend $1000 and get 25% off

Click here for the Shopbop Sale
Click here for the East Dane Sale

Happy Shopping! xoxo

Monday, 24 November 2014

Styling My Life x Daysen Winter

 I hope you had an amazing weekend! Mine was a good mix of blog work and relaxation -- just the way I like it. I'll tell you more about it later in the week, but for now I wanted to show you the photos from a fun photoshoot I did with Verlico and Daysen Winter a few weeks ago. Another Vancouver blogger, Jenaly from In My Dreams, and I teamed up with the brand to each style 3 different looks using items from the fall/winter collection. They have so much cute stuff, it was hard to decide, but I really love the looks I went with in the end. I loved the Pink Stitch dress so much that I ended up taking it home with me! I would love to hear which look is your fav.
Find all the items from these looks at Daysen Winter
Photos by Alex
Makeup by Rukshana from Beauty Hacker

Thanks so much for visiting!

Friday, 21 November 2014

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Home

1. C Wonder NYC Cheese Board // 2. C Wonder Ikat Polka Dot Tea Pot for One // 3. Jonathan Adler Pop Champagne Candle // 4. Oliver Gal NY Skyline Sign // 5. Kate Spade 12 Month Agenda // 6. Chanel Three Book Set // 7. C Wonder Stag Bottle Stopper // 8. Courchevel Throw Blanket // 9. Wishbone Ring Holder // 10. C Wonder More Please / Help Yourself Serving Set

I can't believe how close Christmas is! It's literally just over a month away and this year I have decided to start my shopping early. I'm sure some of your are thinking that this is not early at all, but for me it is super early because I always wait until the absolute last minute. But then I find myself in a rush and maybe compromising on the gifts because I don't have time to find the perfect things I had in mind. This year everything is going to be done online from the comfort of my couch and the presents will be perfect and well thought out. With my mom in mind, I have created this board of gift ideas for the home. Shopbop has made it foolproof with their Gift Boutique and now I am finding myself wanting to redecorate. Sigh... this happens every year.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Big Cozy Sweater Dress

 All I want to wear lately is the biggest coziest items I can find. The fact that I have been sick for over a week now doesn't help much either, but I think it's the cold weather more than anything. I bought this sweater dress from H&M without trying it on and was a bit surprised at just how oversized it was. But once I had it on, it was way too comfortable to take off and it is now my very favorite thing to wear.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

VIDEO TUTORIAL: 12 Steps to a Flawless Foundation Base

I hope you guys are enjoying the makeup tutorials as much as I am! They really are so much fun and it's renewing my obsession with all things beauty. This video is a bit of a "pre-makeup" video that shows some tricks I've picked up along the way to create a flawless foundation base. Once you have done these steps, you would go on to do the rest of your makeup. Think of it as the way to create your blank canvas on which you can begin your artwork :)

I hope you enjoy it and please let me know if there is anything in particular you would like to see in the future!

Products Used:

Coconut Oil
Tetley Green Tea
EOS Lip Balm
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
Smashbox Hydrating Under Eye Primer
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Santa Fe
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard
MAC Concealer Pencil in NC15/NW20
Marcelle Face Powder

Monday, 17 November 2014

Exploring in my Hunters

I hope you had an amazing weekend! I was still pretty sick, so I had quite the lazy one. No adventures like last weekend when we took these photos! But my body was calling for a rest and I was happy to give it one. Lots of movies, take-away pizza and pjs. I wouldn't have gotten out of my pjs at all if I hadn't had to pick up packages and take a couple of photos, but I made the sacrifice for these two brief moments.

These photos were actually from last weekend when Ollie and I were being tourists in our own city. I hadn't posted them yet because of my aforementioned lazy/sickness, but they make me happy just looking at them. Next weekend we'll be heading up to Squamish for a fun day with the Wild & Heart girls so hopefully there will be time for some more exploring then.
On this day, we went exploring around the trails in Stanley Park. There is so much to see and we came across this overgrown and swampy lake. 
Even though it wasn't raining, I'm glad I wore my Hunters so that we could go places we usually wouldn't dare to walk.
It was so freezing so a million layers were required. I had a total of 4 layers on top and 2 pairs of socks in my boots. It totally worked to keep the chill off.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Blanket Scarf

 The very best thing about fall is the cozy scarves and sweaters. My new obsession is the blanket scarf and I can't believe that I am allowed to wear a warm and soft blanket around in public and it's socially acceptable. Seriously, why haven't we done this before now?
I took this cozy piece of heaven to White Rock during our weekend as tourists in our own city and it was the perfect layer of warmth for this sunny day.
I can't get over how gorgeous the sun is reflecting off the water like this. I could have stood and admired it all day. This was about as high as the sun got all day and it seriously is blinding bu oh so pretty.