2012 has been a great year, one filled with a lot of change that has me looking forward to the new year. I made the scary decision to change careers and go back to school, which so far has been so exciting, and have settled into my new home, Vancouver. I continue to love writing this blog and appreciate all of the amazing opportunities that have come along with doing so. Thank you again for reading and for all of your lovely comments and support.
I'm looking forward to 2013 and hope it brings much more excitement, opportunities and happiness. Happy new year lovelies!
If there is any night that requires sequins, metallics and red lips, it's New Year's Eve. The one night you can never be too glamorous, and of course the perfect excuse to buy a new party dress. Shopbop has so many I'm loving right now, it's hard to pick just one!
My first week in Toronto seemed to fly by. Coming home is always a whirlwind of visits with family and friends as well as running around all over the city. I left all of my Christmas shopping to the last minute (typical) so that has kept me busy as well. Oh the holidays!
One day last week I had the pleasure of spending the day with one of my favourite gals, Danielle, of the blog Denj. We went for brunch, checked out her adorable new place and took her pup Coco for a walk (cutest little guy ever).
1. Tuxedo Jacket 2. Floral Pants 3. Platform Sandals
The resort collections featured on Shopbop lately have me craving a new spring wardrobe. I love how Rag and Bone has paired feminine floral prints and pastels with edgy leather jackets and platforms. The perfect transition from winter to spring, or if you're lucky enough to skip off to a beach somewhere!
owl and tray: West Elm | metallic trees and reindeer ornament: Anthropologie | candlesticks: CB2
When I was little trimming the tree was always special. Every ornament had a story behind it that held a happy memory from a Christmas before. My mom made a point of carefully handing each one to my brother and I, instructing us to find the perfect spot on the tree. It took hours to complete, and I loved it almost as much as Christmas morning.
Now that I have my own home to decorate, I've held on to how special each decoration can be. Slowly layering on new pieces each year, carefully selecting each one. I find I often take my time when it comes to decorating, but am always happy with the result, even if it takes a little longer to complete!
I'm going nuts for all of the graphic sweaters at J. Crew right now, I mean how adorable are these hearts? Not to mention the french bulldog sweater they did! I could buy every single one of them. Perfect for Christmas day with family, or dressed up for work, you can't go wrong.
I purchased these jeans in the spring (worn here), and have lovingly worn them through the summer and into the fall. There is nothing better than finding items that you can carry through the seasons, as long as you style them right! I'm sure if I took a better look in my closet I could find quite a few more pieces I could wear all year long.
Also, make sure you check out two online shopping destinations I've been loving lately, Pepper Pink and Rocks TV.
It's beginning to look a lot like.... As soon as November started I wanted it to end. I love December and LOVE the holidays (have you noticed?) I've been playing Christmas music since mid November and did everything in my power to hold off putting up the tree. November in Vancouver usually means lots and lots of rain, and this year was no different. So goodbye November, hello holiday season!
This December is filled with lots of birthdays, hosting a Christmas party, heading home to Toronto (yay!!!) and lots and lots of eating! What are your plans for the holidays?