February 28, 2012

Jewelry Storage

Last week I shared my newly organized closet, and thought this week I'd share how I store my jewelry. I actually have a dresser sized jewelry box that I adore, however it doesn't fit in my current condo, so I've had to come up with a new solution for all of my jewels! The top drawer to my antique dresser is quite shallow, so I decided it would be a perfect spot. I found the plastic storage unit from Ikea, which I use for my go-to pieces, and keep the rest in boxes. I also display my chunkier necklaces on hooks above my dresser, which keeps them from getting tangled as well as adds some personality to my room! 


February 27, 2012

Birthday Weekend Recap

Whew what a weekend! My boy took me to Seattle for my birthday (such a treat) and let me drag him around the city shopping for the entire trip. I seriously couldn't have asked for a better gift. He was so sweet, especially since I like to go back to the same store about three times before deciding if I want to commit to a purchase or not. (Sorry babe) Other than a flat tire right before heading home, I couldn't have asked for a better birthday. I've really started to appreciate snail mail too, and feel so grateful to have received so many lovely cards and goodies from my amazing family and friends back home! Love you all and thank you so so much.


February 23, 2012

Statement Piece: Pink Blazer

Pink Blazer: Aritzia | Images via Pinterest

I have been seeing so many great pink blazers outfitted on Pinterest and have been dying for one since. These ladies in the images above style the bold piece perfectly, and I think I will need to add one to my wardrobe as well. What a perfect way to brighten an outfit and your day!


February 21, 2012

Closet Solutions

I often find it to be a challenge to make a rental space feel like your own. You can't make any permanent changes, and you don't want to invest too much in the space when you don't own it! I ran into this challenge while setting up my closet when we moved into our new (rental) condo. The closet was originally just the one bar across with a shelf on top (I should have taken a before shot!) and I needed to find a non-permanent way to add more storage space. I found this Extend-It Closet System at Canadian Tire, and it was the perfect solution! You can customize the bars however you want and it's portable for when you move. 

My other organization solution was for my bags on the top shelf. I often find they end up in a huge pile, but with these book-ends from Ikea they stand up neatly and it's much easier to see them. (I found this idea on The Glamourai) The hooks on the closet doors and the basket for my chunkier scarves all also aid in keeping my things tidy and accessible. 

Note: I swear my shoes aren't that dirty, it's just how they photographed!


February 20, 2012

Madewell Spring Preview

Madewell's spring lookbook makes my heart skip a beat. Casual and dressy pieces are paired together to create the perfect sophisticated yet effortless looks. I've never actually been into a Madwell store (only drooled over it online) and look forward to my first time this weekend on my trip to Seattle! (The boy is taking me on a shopping trip for my Birthday, isn't he sweet!) I will try and contain myself and not buy one of everything while I'm there :)


February 17, 2012

Daily Makeup

2. NARS blush - amour 
4. Maybelline Great Lash - brownish black
5. Laura Mercier Secret Concealer  - #1 
6. Maybelline Express Eyeliner - brownish black
7. Stilla Lip Glaze - Amaretto 
8. bareMinerals - matte light
9. NARS Illuminator - orgasm

My daily makeup look is usually quite toned down. Shades of nude and peach with brown on my eyes, the odd pop colour on my lips. Being quite fair skinned I try and stick to brown on my eyes during the day as I find black a bit too harsh. I'm no makeup expert, but these are the products that I really love!


February 15, 2012

Signs Of Spring

Last week I stumbled upon these cherry blossom trees with tiny blooms. The first sign of spring, and so pretty!

Also, I received a Liebster blog award this week! Thank you so much Amber Dawn of Happy Wife!

Apparently liebster means 'beloved, dearest or favorite' in German. So lovely :) So the next step is I nominate 3 people to pass the award on to.

Make sure you check them out!

Danielle of Denj
Katya of This Time is a Charm
Jacquelyn of Lark and Linen

How it works:
- link back to the blogger who nominated you
- copy and paste the award to your blog
- nominate 3 blogs that you'd like to award to, and help them build their following!


February 14, 2012

Simple, Casual

Sweater: Anthropologie (old) | Jeans: J Brand | Booties: Nine West (outlet) | Belt: Top Shop | Watch: Michael Kors

Happy Valentine's Day! 

The sun finally came out yesterday, so the boy and I headed to the beach and enjoyed the sunset. I'm really feeling uninspired by the weather lately and getting so bored of my winter wardrobe. All I can think about is spring clothing, which only makes me loath my chunky knits more! But for now my solution is to add a little colour and some print to my cozy outfits. Sigh...


February 10, 2012

Be Mine

Blouse: Aritzia | Shoes: Shoe Mint | Bracelet: Lauren Elan | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff | I Love You Card: Rifle Paper Co

A few pieces I'm loving for Valentine's Day gift ideas, including the limited addition "Rosie" bracelet by the talented Lauren Elan. There's nothing I love more than colour blocking and print details, I'd be very happy to add any of these items to my wardrobe (or my stationery collection). 

Happy weekend lovelies! 


February 08, 2012

Oh So Simple Scones

Last week I had a blueberry scone and was surprised how much I loved it. (I don't normally eat scones, more of a muffin kind of girl) I decided of course that I needed to bake some of my own, immediately. I've never made scones and I was a bit intimidated at the idea, but watch this video and you will see that they are SO simple. I used this recipe and will definitely be making more! 

February 06, 2012

At Sunset

Dress: Club Monaco | Shoes: Max Studio | Watch: Michael Kors

I wore this dress to a wedding last summer (here) and thought a nice dinner in Wailea was the perfect opportunity to wear it again.


February 03, 2012

Practice Aloha

- Beautiful beaches 
- Roadside coconuts  
- Cropped shorts and loose blouses 
- Watching the sunrise on top of the volcano 
- Colourful flowers 
- Waterfalls 
- Dressing up for dinner 
- Enjoying cabanas and infinity pools 

I loved every moment of being in Maui. I wish I could do it all over again!


February 01, 2012

Road To Hana

Top: Urban Outfitters | Floral Jeans: Citizens of Humanity | Belt: Vintage | Watch: Michael Kors |Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell 

I found these jeans right before I left for Maui and knew I had to have them for my trip. I was a bit worried I would have a hard time outfitting them, but the more I dreamt up outfits, the more I was sure about my purchase. I look forward to pairing them with booties and light weight sweaters for the cooler weather that I've come home to. I miss the sunshine already...sigh...