Great Finds File: Shopbop Big Event Picks

The Shopbop Big Event is in effect and will last until Saturday, so take advantage of it and invest in classics while saving some bucks! The best part is that the only exclusion is anything from Stuart Weitzman :) There are several gaps in my wardrobe that I wish to cover, like a classic black tote and a timeless watch (haven't worn one in ages and I'm in desperate need of a new one), and of course, there are the fun and trendy pieces like this dress and these booties that wouldn't hurt. One can dream right? ;) These are my top choices:

1. Sea Fringed Shirt Dress: I'm obsessed with this dress! I seriously LOVE it.
2. Ray-Ban Mirrored Original Aviator Sunglasses: I have these and I love them to death! I'm wearing them here and here ;)
3. Vic Matie Open Straps Sandals: One word for these: RAD.
4. Rebecca Minkoff Love Cross Body Bag: If you haven't noticed, the whole line of RM Love Cross body bags really gets me. Other favorites: this one (gotta love the denim!) and this one :)
5. Sonix Dahlia iPhone 6 Case: I love dark florals so of course I love this case ;)
6. Kate Spade New York Metro Grand Quilted Watch: A black leather strap watch is just a classic. You'll have it forever.
7. Sea Fringed Pencil Skirt: If not the dress then the skirt!
8. Halston Heritage North / South Cell Phone Minaudiere: Well isn't this the coolest?
9. J.O.A. Ruffle Blouse: What a pretty blouse! Love the romantic feeeling of it! Wouldn't it be perfect for Summer?
10. Rag & Bone Mini Pilot Bag: A great black bag in just the perfect size :)
11. Clare V. Supreme Fold Over Clutch: Who doesn't love CV clutches? Also crushing on this one.
12. Karen Walker One Meadow Sunglasses: Karen Walker makes the coolest sunnies, don't you think?
13. Adopted Leather Wrap iPhone 6 Plus Case: Minimal design, classic and sophisticated.
14. J.O.A. Checkered Midi Skirt: I usually don't fall for checks, but this skirt is gorgeous!
15. Loeffler Randall Open Tote: Every girl needs a classic black tote, period. ;)
16. Rag & Bone Wyatt Sandals: Oh I love these perforated peep-toes! Great way to add some edge to your outfits!
17. Rebecca Minkoff Love Cross Body Bag: Isn't this color super pretty? Easy to wear and pair all year round!
18. Marc by Marc Jacobs Baker Watch: A classic!
19. KAANAS Guajira Cross Over Slide Sandals: I have a couple of pairs of Kaanas and they are incredibly comfy, so I know these would be great for Summer: comfort and style in one ;)
20. Vince Addie Open Toe Booties: The cut-outs on this bootie makes it great for Spring and Summer, plus it gives you a sexier look ;)

Fashion File: Street Style

It's always interesting to see where we are headed in terms of fashion trends from all the designers collections, but looking at photos from street styles during all the different Fashion Weeks makes me equally excited. If there's something I love, is people watching, so if it happens to be fashionable gals dressed to the nines expressing their own individuality, I'm completely sold :) Here are a few snaps of looks I really like:

Photo credits: Tommy Ton via / Vincenzo Grillo for Imaxtree  via PopSugar / Victoria Adamson for Refinery29 / Imaxtree via PopSugar / Alessia Gammarota for Imaxtree via PopSugarThe Sartorialist / 10. They All Hate Us 

Inspiration File: Easter Tablescape

Even though I love the snow and don't mind some -10C temperatures, I'm running on Spring mode over here. February brought some serious cold days, so I'm going to hang on to warm thoughts and every single ray of sunshine I feel and see for the rest of this Winter ok? ;) And speaking of warm thoughts, the first official reason to celebrate in Spring is Easter, and since I love to entertain, I'm thinking of maybe hosting an Easter brunch with the besties, reason why I'm bringing you a little table scape inspiration today :)

I love how Rachel decorated her home for this garden themed baby shower, so I'm using it as inspiration for this board as I think it's fresh and modern. In terms of decor, I'm loving these placemats and napkins (in both grey and natural) from World Market, and of course if you know me, I'll bring in some flowers (can't wait for peonies season!!) As I was looking online for recipes I came across this herbal lemonade recipe that sounds incredible, so I'm definitely considering it. And food wise I'll have to peruse my Pinterest board for recipes, though these cheese poufs never disappoint so I'm sure they will make it ;)

In this post: Barcelona VaseVases with Wood HolderIvory Herringbone PlacematTall White Square Cake StandGlass Yorkshire DispenserGreen Chambray Crochet NapkinsCoupe Salad PlatesIvory Velvet Plum Blossoms / Bamboo Motif FlatwareWood Bark Pedestal Stand

Images: The Pink Peonies / Honestly Yum

* A big thank you to World Market for sponsoring this post :)

Outfits File: Cheetah + Laser Cut Leather

Happy Monday and Happy second day of March! With Matthew sick last week and a couple of sleepless, stressful nights, I'm so ready for a whole new week! I honestly couldn't be more excited for Monday. Today I'm sharing another outfit from Miami that shows you how you can take a skirt from day to night (remember the other outfit with this same skirt?) In fact, this same outfit with a change of shoes (perhaps these?), and swapping the jacket for a blazer like this one would do it too ;)

Wishing you all a great week!

Wearing: Spitfire Helix Sunglasses (similar, similar) / Donald Robertson for J.Crew Cheetah Tee / J.Crew Factory Denim Jacket / J.O.A. Laser Cut Vegan Leather Skirt (similar, similar) / J.Crew Collection Harper Calf Hair Flats (similar on sale)

1x3 Ways: The Jumpsuit

The Jumpsuit is going strong for Spring, and I love its easiness yet chic vibe. From day to night, it transitions very well and it's a great alternative to a cocktail dress. This one from Madewell looks amazing and is on my wish list, so here are three ways to wear a jumpsuit in case you are adding this piece to your Spring wardrobe and want some inspiration ;)

ONE: 1. Choies Wine Red Lapel Long Sleeve Knit Coat / 2. Forever 21 Braided Band Wool Fedora / 3. Women's Dior 'So Real' 48mm Sunglasses / 4. Rebecca Minkoff Mini Love Cross Body Bag / 5. Madewell Horn Stud Earrings / 6. Mulberry Quilted Gloves / 7. Aquazzura Walk This Way Booties / 8. J.Crew Scaled stripe scarf

TWO: 1. Vince Contrast Sleeve Blazer (similar for less that I absolutely love!) / 2. Vince Perforated Nina d'Orsay Flats / 3. Karen Walker The Harvest Sunglasses / 4. BaubleBar Sawtooth Ear Crawlers / 5. Auxiliary bega satchel bag / 6. Madewell Tassel Giza Necklace / 7. Vince Addie Open Toe Booties / 8. Loeffler Randall Embossed Anaconda Jr Lock Clutch

THREE: 1. J.Crew Vintage denim jacket in bodrum wash (similar) / 2. Loeffler Randall Echo slide sandal / 3. Old Navy Straw Panama Hat / 4. Kate Spade New York Classic Metro Watch / 5. Rebecca Minkoff Phoenix Stone Ring / 6. Elizabeth and James Bassa Ring / 7. Polaroid Eyewear 58mm Polarized Aviator / 8. BaubleBar Crystal Baguette Ear Jackets / 9. Clare V. Supreme Simple Tote

Food File: Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Every now and then I like to indulge in a good chocolate chip cookie, the perfect chocolate chip cookie though. You know, slightly crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy in the inside, and with just the right amount of dark chocolate chunks, and maybe some nuts ;) I don't easily fall for just any cookie, I either get one at Le Gourmand (thanks Jenny and Daniela for the tip!), or I bake my own with healthy ingredients.

I've tried many recipes (with and without tweaks), but last week I made these and seriously loved them! I was afraid they were not going to turn out good as I didn't use white or brown sugar (I used organic coconut palm sugar instead), but to my surprise they were a huge success! Highly recommend you give them a try!

The original recipe is from Avery Cooks, and here's what her recipe calls for and how I tweaked it:

. 1 large egg
. 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
. 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed and 1/4 cup granulated sugar * I replaced them with a little bit less than 3/4 cup of organic coconut palm sugar
. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
. pinch salt, optional and to taste * I skipped this and sprinkled the cookies with sea salt when they were done
. 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut * I replaced it with the unsweetened kind
. 1 cup old-fashioned whole rolled oats (not instant or quick cook) * I used instant
. 1 cup all-purpose flour * I replaced it with wholewheat flour
. 1 teaspoon baking soda *Didn't put any
. 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips *Found that 1/2 cup was enough

. In a large mixing bowl whisk the egg and add the coconut oil (melted). Whisk them both, add sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon and combine with a wooden spoon.
. Add flour, oats and coconut, and lastly the chocolate chips. They will slip out of the dough, so just keep folding them in for about a minute.
. Now you're going to cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least an hour - this is very important!!! (the recipe says 3 hours but I only waited one and it was fine)
.Take out, scoop some dough balls (if it's too firm, once you roll it in your hands it becomes softer) and place on a lined baking sheet. Bake at 350F for about 10 min or until slightly golden on the bottom. Enjoy!

Great Finds File: On my Radar

Let me start saying that Piperlime is having a big sale, and you can expect it to continue until they close their doors, soooo take advantage of the great deals! I'd be picking up these jeans if the price difference and canadian shipping wasn't so outrageous! Same as these, and this skirt would be perfect for Spring and Summer :) If only West Elm had a clearance sale on those leather chairs! (you hear me?) Aren't they the coolest? I keep dreaming about them and how nicely they would go in my living room, same as this stool, a pair would be nice, please and thank you ;)

1. West Elm Metal Frame Leather Chair: I'm obsessed with this chair!
2. Shellys London Mazza Leather Loafer: I love d'Orsay flats and I think that these are super cool!
3. J.Crew Sporty mesh Tote: This would make a great gym bag don't you think?
4. Forever 21 Longline Belted Vest: A great piece for Spring!
5. Madewell tassel hoop earrings: Loving all the tassel jewelry at J.Crew.
6. EQ3 Tate End Table: My friend Sarah has these and they are stunning! And affordable too!
7. "Flutter 2" by Allyson Fukushima: Having Spring thoughts by just looking at this painting :)
8. Club Monaco April Calf Hair Pumps: Gorgeous pumps on sale ;)
9. Gap resolution True Skinny Jeans: If you haven't tried these on, go right now and get a pair, they fit amazingly!
10. Lulu Frost Cactus Flower Pendant Necklace: Would make a gorgeous statement!
11. Rebecca Minkoff Mini Love Cross Body Bag: I'm obsessed with this bag in every color it comes in!
12. Artizia Straub faux fur scarf: People, this collar is on sale for $9.99!!! And it comes in two more colors :) Elevate your white button-down, your chambray shirt or a plain sweatshirt!
13. J.Crew Rope cord earrings: Love the eclectic feeling of these!
14. West Elm Sculpted Metal + Leather Bowl Chair: Another great leather chair by West Elm!
15. Loeffler Randall Etta jeweled mule: Gorgeous as everything LR does!
16. Anthropologie Lussa Glassware: For those of you gold lovers ;)
17. ZAC Zac Posen Eartha Soft Double Handle: On sale!
18. Loeffler Randall Mara Espadrille: Digging this new white and black print from LR.
19. Sam Edelman Anastasia Sandals: Gorgeous color and style, another great steal from Piperlime!
20. Madewell Faux-Horn Jewelry tray: A girl can never have too many trays, am I right? ;)

Outfits File: Lace and Chambray

Let's all take a break from Winter and pretend it's warm and sunny with this outfit from my Miami vacation last month, ok? I was hoping I'd miss the worst of Winter when I escaped to Florida but it turns out that January and December were not so bad at all! February, on the other hand, has been cold. I have enjoyed the snow, but can we just keep it around -10? That's all I'm asking ;)

I brought this tote with me to Florida and it turned out to be quite the multitasker: from carrying my beach/pool essentials, to holding food and snacks for our road trip to Orlando, this tote was in use almost everyday :) So if you're looking for a great bag that you can put to use for just about everything, I highly recommend it, you'll get tons of compliments too ;)

Wearing: Ray-Ban Mirrored Aviators / BaubleBar Pave Sputnik Ear Jackets (c/o) / Aritzia Lace top (identical) / Madewell Chambray Shirt (similar) / Madewell Coated Jeans / Loeffler Randall Marmy Scalloped Sandals (similar) / Barington Gifts St. Anne Tote in Axis (c/o)

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