A little Valentine’s Day love…

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Engagement ring: Kai by Nicola | Nailpolish: Bastille My Heart | Card: Papyrus | Earrings & Necklace: Tiffany & Co. | Lipsticks: NARS Jungle RedHeatwave,& Schiap | Fresh Perfume: Brown Sugar

Regardless of Valentine’s day these are some of my favourite things to use.

1. I wear my ring almost every day and my “jeweler/designer” aka my sister says that nude is the best colour to show off your ring. But it’s Valentines day, and I get bored too easily – I am a colour kinda girl! OPI is my all time favourite nail polish. I usually get the gel because I am so hard on my hands and nails that my regular nail polish lasts maybe one day before it starts chipping.

2. Papyrus or Pap-e-roose as my silly fiancé called them make beautiful hand made cards that are not only the cutest but a family staple of mine!

3. In highschool I was a huge Tiffany’s fan. Haha guilty. Before my sister went into jewelry and before learning that mass produced is not the way to go. So when it comes to this time of year, I bust out my hearts. Still love them, still totally worth it!

4. NARS – amazing. I have plenty more than 3 colours. Heatwave is the most flattering on plenty of different ladies of all skin tones. It is long lasting and great pigment. But it sometimes can be drying – so be sure to put a very light layer of chapstick before.  But other than those 3… I also have: Scarlett Empress, Funny Face, Red Lizard, Cruella and a few of their other pencils. By far the best lipstick I have every had.

5. I am a sucker for citrus perfumes. I like sweet, and fruity, just like I like my wine. This is literally one that I wear on a daily basis. It is light and fresh and definitely lasts.

H A P P Y   V A L E N T I N E S   D A Y lovelies!

Sending much love your way!

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Coat: J Crew | Necklace: Zara | Long Sleeve: Smart Set | Leggings: Zara | Boots: Nine West Vintage Collection (love these guys…they have a serious winter tread!) | Watch: Kate Spade Gramercy Grand | Bracelet: random store  | Rings: Ann Taylor & personal | Lips: NARS Red Lizard

Sometimes a little colour is all you need. And sometimes a lot of colour is all you need!

This is my new coat from J Crew, which is “Thinsulate” lined, and I got on sale! My Zara necklace is also one of my faves, as it is a serious statement necklace, and can dress up any plain outfit.

(It may have been on repeat multiple occasions in a row).

With this insanely cold weather, I cannot wait to bust out my colourful clothing…so this colour is exactly what I need to come out of my allblackcloset.

Happy Wednesday, thanks for reading!

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Wrapped in blue…

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Two weekends ago the sister and I went to a baby shower. Our hairstylist (we totally swear by) is expecting a wonderful soon to be baby boy! Everything was blue, Tiffany blue, and we wined and dined in a lovely banquet hall.

We played guessing games, but the funniest was by far the “guess how big she is” with a blue string. She had one thing to say: BE KIND! Hehehe some were not so kind!

We love her to death and are elated with the fact that a) she is preggers and b) she invited us to her special day!

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Dress: Zara | Boots: Ann Taylor | Watch: Kate Spade Gramercy Grand | Bracelet: Grandmother’s | Necklace: Urban Outfitters (old) | Lipstick: NARS Red Lizard

This was what I wore to the wonderful occasion!

Happy Tuesday lovelies, thanks for reading!

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Foundation: Tarte | Bare Minerals

Eyes: Smashbox | Tarte | Benefit | Stila

Finishing: Tarte | NARS

Contour: Benefit | Sephora | Clinque | How to Highlight & Contour Video

The Blazer

Blazer: Club Monaco (on sale now!) | Top: Gap (a serious fave/wish I got more of! similar here) | Jeans: Zara (also a serious fave/got more of) | Boots: Zara (previously mentioned an impulse purchase!) | Bag: LV Neverfull | Scarf: TNA | Lips: NARS Scarlet Empress (new addition!) | Watch: Kate Spade

So here’s the thing. I totally have a tendency to be an impulse shopper. I find something. I like it. I buy it.

Sometimes those impulses have lead me in awesome ways..ways that one could only dream about having more items in every single colour. And well other times not so much.

Take exhibit A for example.. or should we call it B for Blazer? My sister told me not to keep it because it’s a blazer and well we have maybe about 10…if not more. She said it’s one of those things that you realistically can only wear (here in Canada) for about a week and then poof it’s freezing. So unless I was planning on wearing it under jackets…for a good chunk of change..even on sale + a student discount – I shouldn’t keep it.

Love the brown plaid print with the black detailing…so I kept it.

Well I did. And I have let me tell you since worn it at least 5 times. Including mid week date night/Modern Family/Bachelor Night with the bf!

Sometimes, you just gotta do it.

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Scarf: Aritzia | Jacket: A Movable Feast | Black longsleeve: Gap | Pants: Zara (love them but they fit a bit small) | Bag: Zara | Shoes: Zara | Sunnies: Anthropologie | Lipstick: NARS Heatwave

This was the bf and I last weekend. We had a wonderful dinner date at our fave pizza place in town.. QMP (Queen Margherita). And I tried something different with my hair…curly!

This is usually how our dinner date nights go down… I pick him up from work, we drive to the restaurant (as we chase the sunset), we get out and take pictures (sometimes he thinks that I only dress up for you guys), and then we head to the restaurant.

He is funny about taking pictures. Ridiculous in fact. He seems to think that he doesn’t know anything (even with the directions that I give him). He thinks that it is just beginners luck. I always tell him, that we are beyond that..he actually can take half decent pics (with guidance).  But still.

Silly guy. Look at that face.