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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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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Floral Wrap Skirt!

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Skirt / Bodysuit / Heels / Bag / c/o Watch / Bracelets here, here, and similar here /

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Hi guys!

I’ve fallen head over heels in love with this bodysuit/skirt combo ever since I picked it up a few weeks ago. I’ve been waiting for a perfect warm spring day to wear it, and thankfully Wednesday was gorgeous so I was able to bust it out! The whole outfit looks really pretty and feminine, perfect for a little lunch date downtown, and that’s exactly what Peter and I did on Wednesday afternoon. He had the day off because his truck was in for repairs so we took advantage of the perfect weather and snapped some pictures for the blog and then went for lunch!

My sickness (flu? strep throat?) is finally 100% gone!! So I’m excited to be able to enjoy this weekend without being cooped up in the house. I’m all healed up just in time for our City’s big music festival, its running this weekend and the next so I’m thrilled I’ll actually be able to attend!

Do you guys have any exciting plans coming up? I’d love to hear about it. Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by ❤

 

May Favorites!

Hey Guys!

Happy Friday everyone, I’m doing something a little different for my Favorites post this month and sharing a few of my favorite summer trends instead of my usual Makeup picks. My makeup routine has stayed the same through May so I don’t have much to share and thought this would be a good time to add something new into the mix!

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Beauty

ONYX Professional Nail Dryer – here (On SALE for $2!!) 

This stuff is a game changer and definitely my favorite out of all my picks this month! If you’re prone to smudged nail polish because you cant sit still for long enough for it to dry, your not alone! Waiting for nail polish to dry/smudged polish is probably my biggest pet peeve, so you can imagine my excitement after finally finding a product that prevents this. Its a aerosol spray that smells like coconut and dries your polish 10x faster then letting them air dry, and its only $8! I tested it out myself and had a perfect mani with only 1 minute of dry time…life changer!

The Body Shop Youth Facial Peel – here 

I kept seeing this product all over Instagram so I had to give it a try for myself. Its a gel-like liquid that you apply to your face in circular motions, and you can start to see the dead skin cells peel off instantly. My verdict: It’s amazing! My face feels sooo soft and clean after each use.

Dove Advanced Care Coconut Deodorant – here 

Okay I know this is pretty random to add to my favorites but I switched over to this deodorant for the summer because it smells like coconut and works sooooo well. With summer around the corner I love everything coconut and moisturizing, and this deodorant is the best of both worlds while keeping me dry at the same time!

Trends

One Shoulder

I’ve been loving the one shoulder trend just as much as my favorite off-the-shoulder trend. I think it’s the perfect mix of sexy and practical because the one strap keeps the shirt in place so you don’t have to keep pulling it up or adjusting, but it still has the sexy bare shoulder and exposed collar bone on the other side. Making this the perfect summer trend!

Lace Up

You guys know I’ve been loving this trend for a while, and the month of May has been no different. I love pieces that have interest to them but are still comfortable, so this trend is perfect since most ‘lace up’ tops are just normal cotton tees or tanks with the lace details added in.

Yellow

Yellow is big for summer this year so I’ve been stocking up my closet in preparation. I always used to love wearing yellow as a kid and I’m so happy its come back in style for the summer. Not that it was ever ‘out of style’ but yellow just hasn’t been the ‘it’ colour in a while so its been hard to find in stores, until now!

Lifestyle

Currently Burning – Georgia Peach Bath & Body Works Candle – here

I’ve been burning my Bath&BodyWorks Georgia Peach candle all month! It’s the perfect spring and summer scent for your house and car, I have the car scents too and get compliments on how good my car smells all the time!

Greenery (instead of flowers)

I love how tropical this looks in a vase without adding flowers, and they stay alive for months! Its the perfect alternative to buying fresh flowers and much less expensive. Each leaf usually costs around .99 cents and you only need a couple for an arrangement.

The Bachelorette

Who else is watching this season? I love Rachel and she seems to have a pretty great group of guys this season! Peter is my favourite so far…but I might be name biased haha!

 

On another note: I’m starting to feel a lot better! So Peter and I are planning a blog shoot tomorrow morning, which means more OOTD posts coming soon! Also its National Doughnut day so I’m going for a doughnut and iced lemonade run after I publish this post! Follow me on Instagram for updates on what I get up to this weekend 🙂 links are in the side bar!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 🙂

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