Perfect Pom Poms!

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Top (also available in pink!) / Jeans / Choker / Similar Bag /  C/O Watch (Use code ‘Melissa’ for 15% off purch!) / Bracelets here, here, and similar hereEarrings /

Happy Friday!!

Can we talk about how cute and summery this little pom pom top is!? I mentioned it in my ‘affordable spring clothing haul‘ post a few months back and have finally gotten around the wearing it. It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with the off the shoulder trend but these pom poms make it so much better! I feel like I should be somewhere tropical, with a big floppy hat on and a drink in my hand while wearing it hahah! Instead, I wore this outfit on a lunch date with Peter and it was just as good. We couldn’t have picked a better day to spend together, the weather was perfection.

Anyway, I mentioned in Wednesdays post that Peter and I have a wedding to go to tonight and I managed to pick an outfit up for Peter but I still have no idea what I’m going to wear. S.O.S!! I can’t seem to find any dresses that are catching my eye lately, and that actually look good on me. I’m going to run to the mall again today for a second look…fingers crossed!

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Fab Finds Under Fifty($)!

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1. Soft Shorts / 2. Sunglasses / 3. Choker Set / 4. Marble Case / 5. Body Suit / 6. Blush Sandal

 

Hey guys!

Today’s post is a little compilation of a few super cute and really affordable summer fashion finds I’ve come across lately! Obviously I’m still on the rose gold/ blush pink wave for the summer, it’s a shade that has always been my favorite to wear but its also really on trend ATM so why not just take full advantage of it!? Its been scorching hot here for the past few days so all I’m thinking about right now is my summer wardrobe, I’m placing my order for these adorable soft shorts as we speak!

I’ve got a ton of errands to run today and on top of that Peter and I have a wedding to go to on Friday but neither of us have anything to wear, so I’ve got make a stop at the mall to pick us up some new things. Wish me luck!

Have a great rest of the week,

and I’ll see you Friday ❤

 

Grey Lace Tee OOTD!

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Top (no longer available) Sleeveless Version / Jeans / Shoes (on sale $23!!) / Bag / C/O Watch(same face, different strap!) / Bracelets here, here, and similar hereEarrings /

Good morning everyone!

I wore this lace tee out last week and got tons of compliments and questions about it so I figured it was blog worthy. It’s actually the same top I wore in a post back in February just in a different colour, and its grown to be one of my favorite tops! It’s from a couple seasons ago but I found the newer summer version online and linked it above, they’re basically the same top just the new one is sleeveless. I love them because the lace mixed with the rope detailing makes the top a statement on its own so you can keep the rest of your outfit really simple but still look put together. It was a hot day when I shot this look so I just wore my top with a nude bra but if I’m going out with family or friends I just throw a nude camisole on underneath and I’m good to go!

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How To Acheive A Beachy *Glow* This Summer!

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…and I’m not just talking about being tan! I have discovered some holy grail highlighters, body shimmers, and oils that give you the BEST summer glow, and I’m going to share them with you ladies in today’s post – but first I need to apologize for going MIA on you guys for the past week! I got the flu for the THIRD(!!!!) time this year and was in bed all last week. This week my flu symptoms have subsided but I think its turned into strep throat, or something throat and thonsil related. I havn’t been able to stop coughing in like 4 days, it’s so bad at night it keeps me up. But I’m going to the clinic today to get it checked out, so hopefully no more missed posts because of it.

Okay anyways – lets get into the good stuff….

Here are my tried and true products for achieving a gorgeous beachy glow without the sun!

A Good Exfoliatiant

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I’ve been loving these two lately (here and here) from Bath&BodyWorks. They smell like summer and do a really great job of scrubbing off any dry dead skin to reveal the soft healthy skin underneath. By exfoliating, you are setting your skin up for success when applying a self tanner, or moisturizer afterwards, it lets your products penetrate into the skin for better results all around!

A Base Tan

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A base tan is the key to a beachy look, try applying a layer of faux tan to achieve the sun kissed look in only a few hours! I rave about this one all the time so I’ll keep it short today, if you want more details you can check either of these posts here & here.

Highlighting Primer 

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I’m obsessed with this highlighting primer, and it’s affordable too! I apply it after my moisturizer and then apply my concealer and foundation over top, it makes for a very subtle and natural glow once your makeup is finished. *It can even be used over your foundation as a highlighter, however I prefere a powder highlighter over top of makeup.

Cheek & Brow Bone Highlighter

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This pallet is the best $25 I ever spent, hands down! I love that this pallet has like ever highlight and eyeshadow shade a girl could need for summer. It’s so beautifully made and packaged too, I’m honestly obsessed! If you buy one thing from this post I would have to say this one would give you the most bang for your buck!

Collar Bone Shimmer

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I received a few samples of this shimmer from Sephora and you guys…its sooooo good! A lot of people have been using it as a primer for under their foundation and are loving it, but its kind of expensive to use it for just that, so I have been applying it to my collar bone and chest area and its sooooo pretty. Its not an obnoxious shimmer at all, its just the right amount to make you look like your glowing!

If your looking for a less expensive alternative I’ve been using this one alot too and loving it aswell!

Dry Oil For Legs

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Nothing screams summer to me like cut-off shorts and smooth shaved legs! I love applying a dry oil onto the front of my legs to keep them smooth and hydrated but also to give them a silky shine. My all time favourite is no longer being sold but I found a close second here.

And voila- You can go all-out and apply all these products for the ultimate beachy look, or pick and choose from a few of your favorite!

Thanks so much for stopping by

Back, White, and Tan Date Night OOTD!

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Similar Cropped Cami here and here / Jacket / Jeans / Heels / Bag / Choker – in stores at Call It Spring / Similar choker here /

Happy Wednesday Friends,

I hope everyone is having a good week so far! Todays outfit is a little date night outfit I put together(or could be festival attire if you swap the jeans for black shorts!). I actually bought this top from Forever21 last summer with a matching skirt, but never got around to wearing them..haha oops! So I thought I would break the top out for this summer since this type of neckline on any shirt is super flattering. I wanted the stripes on the shirt to be the focus so I kept the rest of the outfit pretty neutral.

If you guys follow me on Instagram you may have recognized this choker because I posted the same one just in a different colour a couple days ago. I got them on major sale so I had to buy multiple. They’re great because you can wear them three different ways! The strand with the bow and tassels isn’t attached to the part with all the suede strands, so you can wear each piece separate or wear them all together, like I did here.

FYI: I’m going to be doing some major website maintenance in the next week, so if things look a little weird/different just bare with me! Thanks in advance ❤

See you in Fridays post! 🙂

 

 

My Ultimate Summer Bucket List For 2017!

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Happy Monday guys!

Last week I spent a day with my sister Jess, and my bestie Rebecca (you may recognize the name from our BFF Tag) hiking and exploring local conservation areas, and we got to talking about fun things we want to do this summer and it inspired me to sit down and start my list. I  always enjoy reading other people’s ‘bucket list’ posts so I thought I would share it with all of you, and challenge you to start writing down the things you want to do this summer! Wether it be activities or even goals you want to accomplish, I find when you write them down your more likely to do them.

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Is there anything I’m missing!? Let me know in the comments 🙂

Thanks for stopping by ❤

Fleurs De Villes Event Recap + A Cute Mothers Day Idea!

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Hurray it’s Friday!

I hope everyone had a good week, mine was very productive which is always a good feeling going into the weekend! I mentioned in Wednesday’s post that I attended the VIP Fleurs De Villes event at Mapleview Centre on Tuesday night and had an amazing time, so today I’m giving you guys a little preview of what I got to see, and also sharing a really cute mothers day idea for anyone in the GTA(Greater Toronto Area).

A little background of what Fleurs De Villes is: Fleurs De Villes creates bespoke flower events across Canada and right now they are stopped in Burlington, Ontario to showcase amazing local talent. They have rounded up Burlington’s most creative florists to create stunning outfits made solely of flowers. Because they showcase local talent from each city they stop in, the gallery of floral mannequins is always changing, making for a fresh event in each new city!

 

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Each mannequin is inspired by something – a clothing designer, an event or even a cause, the mannequin above was inspired by Breast Cancer Awareness. This one was one of my favorites, the attention to detail is amazing, and the back was just as gorgeous!

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There are 15 mannequins to see at the event but I don’t want to give away what all of them look like because you should go check them out for yourself! If your not in the GTA but your in Canada, look out for an upcoming Fleus De Villes event near you.

The cutest mothers day excursion you can do with your mom tomorrow… Most moms like flowers right? Well the Fleurs De Villes event is opening up a popup flower market in Mapleview Center tomorrow, Saturday May 13th from 10-5. So take your moms through a tour of the mannequins, (starting at the Shoppers Drug Mart entrance of the mall) snap pictures, read about the inspiration behind each one, and make sure you vote for your favorite one, there’s an exclusive prize up for grabs!! And once you’ve done all that, make your way up to the flower market (2nd floor, in front of the elevator) and treat her to the flowers of her choice. It makes for a easy way to show your mom how much you care, and its fun for the both of you! 🙂

Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there, I hope you get spoiled by your family this weekend ❤

Thanks for stopping by!