Archive | March, 2012

Polish Pleasures

30 Mar

Essie Spring 2012 - A mix of bold and pastels

Even though our weather here in Toronto has unfortunately gone back to more seasonable temperatures, it doesn’t mean we can’t bring spring out in some other areas while we wait for the climate to catch up. One easy way to infuse some spring into your life is through your nails. Here are just a few of the beautiful collections that have come out this spring from some of my favourite lines. I am personally loving the chalky pastel colours for my hands, and some of the more fun and bold brights for my toes. What will you be wearing this spring? Which ones are your favourite?

Kate Spade Polishes - Spring 2012

OPI Spring 2012 - Ballet Inspired Polishes

Butter Polishes - Spring 2012

NARS for Thakoon - Spring Brights 2012

Dior Spring 2012 - Beautiful Pastels

Deborah Lippmann - Spring 2012 Gorgeous Coral, Sparkle and Turquoise

Wedding Season round 2

29 Mar
Muted Colours
 
1. Strapless Purple Silk Notte by Marchesa NOW $370, Pastel Python Dress by French Connection £92.00, Mycenaean Dress on model by BHLDN $240
2. Kate Spade Emanuelle Bridal Clutch $328, John Lewis Leather Clutch $95
3. Sunroom Dress BHLDN $220, Dance Dress Mod Cloth $88, Evie Dress J.Crew $406
4. Headmistress Sugar Baby Fascinator $109, Talullah Tu Lace and Crystal Headband £20.00
5. Sam Edelman Blush Pumps $171, Jimmy Choo Ivette Sandal $675, Steve Madden Cycile Heels $105
 
Last week I showed you some of my favourite looks for wedding guest attire in champagne and black. Both colours are fool proof since you know you can easily wear them again and you won’t likely feel over or under dressed for any occassion. However, sometimes it can be a lot of fun to go bold. Here are some of my favourite looks in beautiful muted pastels and bold brights. Which ones do you like best? What will you be wearing to any upcoming weddings this summer?
 
 

Bold Brights

  1. Clutches – L.K. Bennett Patent Yellow Clutch £275, Miss Selfridge Turquoise Clutch $57, Smythson Pink Marshall Clutch $316
  2. Headwear – John Lewis Fascinator £30, Jacques Vert Feather Fascinator £63, Headmistress Jester Fascinator $109
  3. Dresses – Yellow Rebecca Taylor Strapless Dress $335, Cobalt Dorothy Perkins Dress £28.00, Multi-coloured Emmanuelle Dress Aritzia $180, Magenta Silk Burberry Dress $862, Orange Reiss Verdia Dress $185
  4. Shoes- Steve Madden Green Suede Traisie Pumps $80, Kurt Geiger Yellow Sandal £295.00, Zara Basic Multi-Colour Basic Sandal $50

 

Turkey Apple Meatloaf

28 Mar

Although I love to make delicious and decadent treats, similar to these from last week, it is all about balance. This week I thought I would share an equally delicious, but very different type of recipe. We make this meatloaf quite often, since it lends itself really well to leftovers for lunch. It in no way tastes bland or boring for a very healthy meal, the apples add an unexpected twist and a simple side dish (we did sweet potato) pairs great with it.

This recipe comes from Simply Great Food, a wonderful cook book full of great inspiration for quick and easy recipes.

Also, a meat thermometer is a great item to have on hand, we use this one.

Enjoy!

You will need:

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tart apple (we use Granny Smith), chopped
  • 1 lb (1 package at the grocery store) lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup oat bran
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 3 tbsp prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. In a large bowl combine all ingredients
  3. Pack into prepared loaf pan (9×5 inch pan)
  4. Bake for 45-60 mins – making sure the center of the pan registers an internal temperature of above 160°F before removing

Stripes and Spots

27 Mar

Sunglasses - Tom Ford, Necklace - J. Crew, Blouse - Equipment, Shorts - Joe Fresh, Shoes - Aldo

While we were still enjoying an unseasonable heat wave here last week, I decided to make the most of it and bring out some of my shorts. A downfall of winter is that it definitely leads to pasty legs, but it still feels so good not to have to wear tights every where, it definitely seemed worth it. I wouldn’t have usually thought to pair this blouse with these shoes, but the neutral shorts and a simple, chunky necklace seemed to be the perfect balance. I am in love with the colours of this blouse and can’t wait to style it many different ways as we move into the warmer months.

Photos By: Anna Hartman

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