All Black Ensemble!

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Good morning,

I hope everyones starting their week off happy and motivated! Today I’m sharing an all black look with you guys since its been absolutely freezing here lately. I don’t tend to wear much black, but I thought why not use this time to do something a little edgy since I know as soon as spring hits I’ll be decked out in all pastels lol! The boots are my favourite part of this whole outfit because I finally found an affordable pair that are slim enough to fit my legs and actually stay up. I also picked up the necklace the other day and have been wearing it on major repeat since I got it, and it’s only $10!

Now that my sickness is finally 100% gone, my goal is to get back into my gym routine. So wish me luck because I’m headed there right after I hit publish on this post!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

 

 

Cozy Cable Knit OOTD

Sweater / Jeans / Bag – Smaller Version / Bag – Different Colours / Similar BeltSunglasses / Similar Booties /

Hey guys, I hope everyone’s having a good week so far! I recently went into H&M and OMG they have so many cute pieces, especially their sweaters. The store was busting with cozy knits and turtlenecks and I went a little crazy… I bought wayyy too much lol! The sweater I’m wearing is my favourite out of everything I bought, I love how thick and chunky it is and the colour is such a nice neutral. Unfortunately it’s out of stock online but I purchased mine literally 2 days ago and there was tons in store.

Oh another note, Peter and I are heading to the movies tonight to see Jumanji and I’m so excited. Have any of you guys seen it? It looks really good! I also really want to see the new Pitch Perfect so I’ll have to convince Peter to see it with me next week lol!

Bring on 2018 + Life Updates!

Hey guys,

Just wanted to check in with you and wish you all a very Happy New Year! I’ve been sick in bed for the past few days, which is the last way I wanted to ring in the new year – but hey, at least I’m going into 2018 well rested haha. I’ve got some big plans for this year and can’t wait to start putting them into motion. Every January I love getting super organized and refreshed, I always start by donation pieces in my closet/room that I haven’t been wearing or using in the past year. Going from drawer to drawer completely re-organizing and cleaning everything so I know where everything is when I need it next. Luckily I did that the week before Christmas (before I got sick) which makes me feel a little less guilty about being stuck in bed this week.

My biggest resolution for 2018 is to make my blog a priority again. I get so caught up in trying to juggle everything perfectly that I get overwhelmed and end up hiding from it all. This year I’m taking the pressure off by being more organized and taking things one task at a time. I also really want to start incorporating video into the blog (which I know I’ve mentioned before).The topics won’t be anything too different from what I usually post on here but it’ll just be in video form, which will help me to better connect with you guys! And as for that Vlog I told you guys about a while ago…Its done and ready to upload. I tried uploading it multiple times but every time I do there’s a weird fuzzy line through the screen whenever I’m talking. So I’m trying to fix that before it goes up, which will hopefully be by the end of the week(fingers crossed). I was thinking of filming a ‘what I got for Christmas’ video too, so let me know if thats something you’d want to see! I’m open to any video or blog post topic ideas you guys might have, I’ve been making lists of my ideas lately but would love to know what you guys want to see.

Also, I wanted to say thank you to everyone whose been following along through 2017. You guys are the absolute best and I appreciate every single one of you! I’m going to do a lot more giveaways for you in 2018 as my way of saying thank you<3

The Ultimate Women’s Gift Guide!

Hey guys!

It’s officially the season of giving, so I’ve rounded up the best gifts for any women in your life! I’ve spent a lot of time hand picking each item for this guide because I wanted to make sure these were fool proof ideas for anyone. So I’ve broken the post up into three different categories – The Beauty Lover – The Lux Girl – The Home Body. If you are buying for someone who doesn’t fall into one of those categories thats okay, there are still some great gifting options within the post that anyone would love! Also, I turned on the snow feature on my blog to get you in that Christmasy mood no matter where you are in the world 🙂 We have been so lucky this week because it’s been snowing like crazy here, so I wanted to share the magic with all of you guys too!

Beauty Lover

The Beauty Lover 

VS Cosmetics CasesIf you know a beauty lover, then you know she’s got quite the collection of makeup. What’s the perfect addition to a collection of makeup? A beautiful makeup case to keep it organized and stylish! I found these pretty pink makeup cases at Victorias Secret and fell in love. The Vanity Case is perfect for holding her day-to-day makeup, and the Jetsetter Travel Case is great for organizing the rest of her collection! The travel case has three small bags inside too, which are great to fill with lipsticks and to throw in her purse.

Tarte Brush SetIf she wears makeup then she definitely uses makeup brushes and the great thing about gifting a brush set is that – A girl can literally never have too many brushes! Plus brushes can be very expensive, so if you give a girl a good set of quality brushes, she’s going to appreciate it! *Unfortunately the set shown is sold out online so I’ll link another good set here.

Fresh – Sugar Lip Beauty BoxThese are the best lip balms ever!! They go on so smooth and will keep her lips hydrated for hours, and the best part is that this set comes with every colour in the collection(including the original clear version). A tinted lip balm is great to brighten up her lips while still looking natural, and now she’s got a colour for any occasion!

Lux Girl

The Lux Girl

Daniel Wellington: c/o For the fashionable girl who has everything, it can be hard to find the perfect gift that you know she’s going to love. Which is why I did all the work for you in finding two great gift options that I know she’s going to swoon over. A Daniel Wellington gift set featuring the Classic Petite Melrose Watch with the matching rose gold cuff! You can get this watch with a white face too which keeps it nice and bright for the women who keep their style very feminine.

iDeal Of Sweden: c/o The best Phone Case and Tech Wallet combo on the market! If she keeps her phone on her at all times then these products would make the perfect gift. Each item is magnetic and can stick together and pull apart with total ease. So if her phone’s in the wallet and she has to make a call, she doesn’t have to put the entire wallet up to her ear, she can just lift the phone off, and still have the protection of the hard shell case. This product is a game changer, and perfect for a women on the go! OH and don’t worry, the magnets won’t hurt her phone!

Home Body

The Home Body

Faux Fur Blanket: Faux Fur is huge right now… especially in home decor, so this blanket would make the perfect gift for any women in your life! Perfect for on her bed, or on the couch, it will give any room a little touch of glam all the while still being practical.

Reading Socks: If she loves being extra cozy in the winter and is big on wearing slippers or thick socks, these are the best of both worlds! Super warm like a slipper but convent to lay around in, like a sock! These come in a ton of different colours and patterns too, so they’ll fit anyones style.

Voluspa Candle: A girl can never have too many candles and this brand is the best because their packaging is sooo pretty it compliments any decor. But more importantly they smell amazing and their large jar candles burn for 100 hours!

Leggings: I think these speak for themselves…every women loves a good legging and especially one thats great quality at a very reasonable price! Once you buy her one, she will be asking you for a new pair every year because she’ll love them so much.

Gem Stone Earrings: Okay, these earring are stunning and I can garuntee you she won’t have anything else quite like this in her jewerly collection! These earrings are a multifaceted raw cut gem stone on a stainless steel stud. If your mom/sister/girlfriend loves natural elements, these earrings would be perfect for her. They come in a ton of different stones too *Amethyst(purple) and Rose Quarts(light pink) are the ones shown above!

I hope this post can help check some ladies off your Christmas list just in time for the Holidays! It feels like Christmas came so fast this year it’s crazy.

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! <3