Archive | March, 2012

Long with Lace

20 Mar

One of my goals this year was to do more outfit posts, so I guess the saying better late than never applies. I am hoping this is the start of many more to come. I actually love having an excuse to share some of my favourite outfits, but between the winter weather and the sun going down at what seemed like 4:30 every day, it just hasn’t seemed to happen. But as you can see from these photos, the sun has finally resurfaced, and longer days are now upon us, I truly couldn’t be happier! It is also an excuse to mix some winter pieces (these booties were a staple this winter) with some pieces I know I will be wearing come spring.

Sunglasses - Elizabeth and James here, Lace Top - H&M, Skirt - Aritzia (similar here), Watch - Guess, Booties - Modern Vintage

Loft Living

19 Mar

Classic loft space with light floors, minimal furniture and lots of natural light - beautiful

I have always had a fascination with lofts. They tend to be unique living spaces, and there is often an interesting history behind the building they are in, since it is usually converted from an old warehouse, factory, office building, or even a church in some cases. While I have never lived in a loft, I can imagine it presents some unique decorating challenges since you want to have a nice flow throughout the open space, but still want to find ways to make it cozy and livable. Here are some examples of beautiful and unique loft spaces, which one do you like best?

Modern loft with exposed concrete and sleek furniture

Vaulted ceiling and light colour palette

Stunning fireplace and beautiful design

Exposed brick and black & white accents - Love the chandelier

Sprawling space with extra high ceilings

Lots of exposed brick, spiral staircase and classic decor

Images 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Pretty Pastels

16 Mar
Pretty Pastels

A little while back when we were still dealing with the winter blahs, I did a post on wearing your pastel blouse now and for spring here. I am so happy to report that we are getting very close to the spring portion of that post, and to leaving our winter wear behind. It is in the spirit of warmer weather that I bring you my favourite pastel pieces for spring. While I am loving seafoam green as I showed you last week, there is no denying that pastels of all colours are everywhere this year. Here are a few of my favourite pieces, and they allow you to have a little or a lot of pastel in your wardrobe depending on your preference.

PS- you will notice a heavy bias to Aritzia here, but they have a ton of gorgeous stuff right now, and some of the price points are surprisingly reasonable!

  1. Current Elliott Jeans $300 + MiH Jeans $185
  2. Blazer Zara similar here + Aritzia Eddie Blazer $85
  3. PPB Bangle $25 + Just Cavalli Pastel Croc Watch $190
  4. Aritzia Lace Tank $48 + Madewell Soft Silk Shirt $110
  5. Miss Selfridge Croc Clutch $28 + Snake Clutch € 42
  6. Aritzia Alvin Shorts $110 + Aritzia Gina Skirt $60
  7. Aritzia Sabine Dress $165 + Aritzia Debutante Dress $85
  8. Essie Polishes in assorted sheer shades here $8

St. Patrick’s Day Inspiration

15 Mar

Adorable St. Patrick's Day cupcakes - recipe and photo here

Earlier this week we were discussing how rare it is that St. Patrick’s day falls on a Saturday, and this also means that most years the day sadly comes and goes without as much celebration as we would like. This year however, we are blessed with some luck of the Irish and will get to celebrate St. Patty’s day on Saturday.

With the favourable weather we are expecting here, I hope to park myself on a patio and indulge in some green beer, but I am also inspired to try some of these fun ideas to help make the day even more festive.

What will you be doing to celebrate St. Patrick’s day? Will you give any of these or some other ideas a try?

Rainbow Cupcakes lead to a pot of gold - recipe and photo here

Delicious Guinness Pudding - recipe and photo here

Traditional Green Beer, Slainte! - photo here

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