Wednesday, 24 February 2016


Top: Splurge Boutique // Jeans: Gap // Chain: Splurge Boutique // Heels: Jessica Simpson // Heart Floatie: Splurge Boutique 

Preparing for summer weather by hanging out with my pool floaty slash new bestie, Herbie, indoors. That's normal, right?

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

No Pants Party

 Sweater: Joe Fresh // Heels: Aldo

The comparison between the weather today and my -45 weekend made it feel like a glorious Spring day. It was back to sweater weather, and strictly just a sweater weather. 

Monday, 8 February 2016

Signature Scents

When it comes to shoes, clothing, or accessories. My shopping technique gravitates towards buying what I want rather than need. When it comes to makeup, toiletries, and perfumes, I get overwhelmed by choice. I don't know when to use one shade of blush over the other or deciding on a scent based on my mood. If it works, I stick to it. If it doesn't, I move on.

I recently found an old bottle of Tommy Girl perfume (because I'm a hoarder) and as the memories of my full on Tommy Hilfiger overall outfits topped off with the logo nail art popped into my head, so did the realization that I have only ever worn 3 perfumes in my life that speak to my life stages.

Tommy Girl - The 90's. The start of my fashion fascination and feeling like I wasn't a child anymore since I had my own perfume now. How adult!

RALPH Ralph Lauren - It was light. It was fresh. I was now a teenager. I wore flared pants. There was no stopping me.

...a multi-year perfume hiatus as I was in Engineering and probably just smelled like sweat, donairs, and math

Viva La Juicy -  If this perfume were a song, it would be Britney's "Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman". I think it smells girly and fun without being a kiddie perfume. As I try to balance the professional world with a trendy outlook, I'm still not ready to pass this one up just yet.

I wonder which one will be next..

Friday, 5 February 2016

Tickled Pink

 Coat: Express // Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg // Heels: Aldo // Earrings: Splurge Boutique

Most girls go through a pink stage, mine just happens to be at 27.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Closet Staple: The Office Dress

Dress: Banana Republic // Heels: Aldo // Lips: Mac Diva

There are certain dresses that every girl should have in her closet that will just make her days more efficient. These include, but not limited to:

1. The "I'm going out on the town and need to look good - real good" dress;
2. The "I feel bloated but need to get dressed" dress; and,
3. The "Office" dress

This Banana Republic number makes for the perfect office dress. The material is comfortable for days filled with long meetings. The neckline and the sleeve length adds sophistication. And finally, the fit and the slit will make you feel like Jessica Pearson from Suits.  

Monday, 1 February 2016

2016: New Year Resolutions

Notebook: Chapters Indigo // Travel Mug: Kate Spade

It may be the beginning of February and not January, but it's better late than ever. I have finally gotten around to writing down my resolutions for the year (vision board still in the making!). 

Unlike previous years where I just think of things I would like to accomplish, I decided to write them down so I could keep track of them and identify action plans for the items. Could you tell I was a nerd by that last sentence? 

Another thing I did this year to avoid an overwhelming long list is to divide my goals into 4 distinctive (colour-coded duh) categories:

1. Career
2. Blog
3. Splurge Boutique
4. Life (further sub-divided into travel, health, and personal life)

I'm going to keep 3 of the 4 categories between me and my notebook but will share the following blog goals with you:

1. Post Frequently: My blogging has never had a schedule but I'm going to try to do my best to following a Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule.
2. Blog Redesign: To paraphrase Billy from School of Rock, it's tacky and I hate it! 
3. Collaborate: Be more proactive about brand collaborations.
4.  Camera: I don't actually really know anything about the settings on my camera. I'm hoping to change that.
5. Giveaways: Host a giveaway or be part of a loop giveaway.

Now that my goals are out in the universe, they have to come true, right? What are some of your goals this year?