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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Well, I'm definitely sick now and I have a feeling these photos are the culprit. It was freeezing yesterday and this is how I decided to go outside... I honestly wasn't expecting it, but it dropped from about 15 degrees to 1 degree in one day. How was I to know? Anyways, I've been moping around and feeling sorry for myself all day so hopefully I get over this soon. But isn't this outfit super cute? I'm glad I snuck in some photos of it before I pull out the parkas for the long haul.