Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Feeling Fancy

In my day to day life I tend to stick to jeans, tanks, flowy dresses, or something equally as comfortable and laid back. However, I do also love dressing up for special occasions. I normally don't wear heels, but a few years ago I saw these stunning heels at Call It Spring and I just had to have them. To be honest, I haven't worn them too many times, as they are quite high and I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to heels. However, these heels are just too gorgeous to sit in my closet! So, for my last date night with the hubby I strapped on these beautiful heels and paired them with a feminine dress from Tobi.

Feeling Fancy

Feeling Fancy

OOTD Feeling Fancy

This shift dress from Tobi is super feminine and chic, and I absolutely love the sexy back detail along with the bow detail at the neck. This soft rose colour will work well year round, but it's also available in a stunning merlot that would be great for Fall & Winter. 

OOTD Feeling Fancy

OOTD Feeling Fancy

OOTD Feeling Fancy

OOTD Feeling Fancy

OOTD Feeling Fancy

Dress: c/o Tobi 
Heels: Call It Spring (old)

What are your favourite date night looks? Are you more of a heels or flats girl?

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Monday, 2 October 2017

OOTD The Future is Female

Can you believe that it's already October 2nd?! The weather here in Ottawa has been up and down these past few weeks, but right now we're experiencing a few beautiful sunny days. The heat wave has subsided, and sweater weather has now officially arrived. Although I'm already dearly missing the Summer heat, I do have to admit that I'm enjoying getting a bit cozier this Fall.

OOTD The Future is Female

The focal point of this outfit is this statement tank from Dynamite. As soon as I saw it in stores I knew that I needed it - and it was on sale! The tank top is quite simple - white with thick straps and a tie front detail. I absolutely love the "future is female" print on the front. If you're looking for a feminist statement tee, then I think you should definitely check out this one before it's completely sold out.

OOTD The Future is Female

OOTD The Future is Female

Since we are transitioning into cooler weather, cardigans are a Fall wardrobe staple. This black & white aztec print from Tobi is a great transitional piece, and I love the way that front cascades down. I actually wore this cardigan to work the other day and received a ton of compliments! Plus, it's only $26!

OOTD The Future is Female

I've never really been one to wear leggings as pants, but then I found these thicker leggings from Zara. There's absolutely no risk of these leggings being too thin or see through, so you can comfortably wear them as pants. Additionally, there are reinforced seams along the knees, which an a slightly edgy feel.

OOTD The Future is Female

OOTD The Future is Female

And finally, we have the velvet ankle boots! I already own these boots from Call It Spring in black faux leather, and as soon as I saw that they were now available in velvet I just had to have them! I wore these booties to a wedding this past weekend with an LBD, and they absolutely completed my outfit.

Velvet Ankle Boots

Tank: Dynamite
Cardigan: c/o Tobi 
Leggings: Zara
Velvet Ankle Boots: Call It Spring

What's the weather like where you live? What are your Fall fashion essentials?

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Saturday, 23 September 2017

August 2017 Empties

Once again, my empties post is long overdue! But, better late than never, right? August's empties are mostly skincare products, with a few beauty bits thrown in!

August 2017 Empties

Live Clean Refreshing Facial Wipes - I normally don't use makeup remover wipes, but on lazy nights I have to admit that these do come in handy!

Caudalie Beauty Elixir - Once upon a time, this was one of my favourite skincare products. Sadly, Caudalie is not cruelty free, despite their claims to be against animal testing. 

Korres Fig Body Butter - If you're looking for a thick, creamy body butter, then look no further than Korres body butters! The fig scent was really nice, and I'd love to have this product back on my nightstand. 

Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara - I think that this was my first time trying out a Stila mascara! I really enjoyed the volume that I got from this formula, and even though it wasn't waterproof it was still extremely budge-proof. 

Lancôme Liner Plume in Noir - At first I enjoyed this liquid liner, but then I started to notice how quickly it would smudge, especially in the warmer weather.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer - For a drugstore concealer, this formula was pretty good. However, Maybelline is not cruelty free, so I will not repurchase.

August 2017 Empties

Atelier Cologne Sud Magnolia - This mini purse spray was really handy to take with me on the go, and the floral fragrance was perfect for Summer. 

Lush Don't Look At Me Fresh Face Mask - This face mask is a newer one from Lush, and it absolutely won me over! I loved that it offers a light exfoliation yet it's still fairly gentle. 

Saaboon Utility Deodorant - This is probably the best natural deodorant that I've ever tried! Dylan also loves this formula, so it's a fantastic unisex product. 

OPI RapiDry Spray - Oh man, I didn't realize how long I've had this product for! Years!! But, it truly does help speed along nail polish drying time. Sadly, OPI isn't cruelty free, so I won't repurchase. 

Live Clean Apple Cider Clarifying Shampoo - I liked using this clarifying shampoo about once every two weeks, just to help remove product buildup. I loved that this product is fairly natural, sulfate free, paraben free, and vegan. I already have a backup bottle!

August 2017 Empties

What products have you been using up lately?

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

OOTD: Holding onto Summer

Summer has made a resurgence here in Ottawa, and I couldn't be happier about it! Any day that I can spend in jean shorts and sandals makes my soul happy, and I'm going to milk this extended Summer for all that it's worth. Summer is my favourite season to dress for - dresses, skirts, tank tops, shorts, sandals! I love to feel the sun on my skin and just soak up that Vitamin D.

OOTD Holding onto Summer

OOTD Holding onto Summer

My favourite fashion trend lately has been the resurgence of the body suit. This mauve body suit from Tobi is flirty, feminine, and it would be the perfect option for a night out with the girls. The body suit feature makes this top fit perfectly, and you don't have to worry about whether or not your top is perfectly tucked in. 


OOTD Holding onto Summer

Jean shorts are such a Summer essential, and these dark wash high rise ones from American Eagle have been a wardrobe staple of mine lately. I'm just not ready to trade in my shorts for pants! This cute vegan bag from Poppy & Peonies pulls the outfit together, and adds a little pop of colour. 


OOTD Holding onto Summer

OOTD Holding onto Summer

Top: c/o Tobi 
Sandals: Call It Spring
Purse: c/o Poppy & Peonies
Bangle: c/o Pandora 
Sunglasses: Express

What has the weather been like where you live? Are you ready to transition into Fall, or are you also holding onto Summer styles?

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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Granny Panties

I've been really into unique lipsticks lately, remember that navy blue beauty from last month? Well, when I heard of Too Faced matte lipstick in the shade Granny Panties*, I knew it was something that I had to try out! I've come to really appreciate a good liquid lipstick, and now my standards are pretty high. Let's see if Too Faced can win me over with their matte formula...

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Granny Panties

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Granny Panties

This was my first time trying out any of Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipsticks. The packaging is really pretty yet simple, with the clear slightly twisted tube with gold detailing. The doe foot applicator is really practical and easy to use. 

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Granny Panties

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Granny Panties

The shade Granny Panties is a grey toned mauve that's unlike anything I've worn before. However, it's still surprisingly wearable! This lippie has just the right amount of purple tones to it so you can be unique without looking bringing too much attention to yourself.  Granny Panties is fully opaque with just one swipe. Like a true matte liquid lipstick, this formula from Too Faced dries quickly, and once it sets it is completely smudge and transfer-proof. 

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Granny Panties

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Granny Panties

Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Granny Panties

Have you ventured into the world of unique lipsticks? I've tried out navy blue, grey tones, what should should I try out next?

Have you tried any of Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipsticks? I would highly recommend giving them a shot because the formula is incredible - matte yet still comfortable, long wearing, and available in a wide range of shades! These are even comparable to my all time favourite Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks, and that's saying a lot!

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