Featured File: Style at Home on The Glitter Guide

I feel incredibly honoured to be featured on The Glitter Guide as part of their Style at Home column, and beyond grateful and blessed for all the support, sweet comments, tweets, re-tweets, favorited tweets, and likes I received yesterday. Thank you so much for the kind words, it means a lot to me and I'm forever grateful :)

It was a really fun experience (let's not count the very few hours of sleep I had the night before morning of, and the fact that Anna made me stand in my balcony in super high heels while all I could think of was my fear of heights!) and I adored working with her as she not only is super talented but sweet! Here are a few more shots that didn't make it to the feature, plus some of my favorites and their sources in case you're interested. You can check out the rest of the photos and read the interview on The Glitter Guide ;)

All photos by Annawithlove Photography

In my entryway: DIY spots wall / Bench from Target / Cushion from Aurelia / Runner from West Elm / DIY Jeweled Sandals / Mirror from Black Rooster Decor

Magazines and peonies ;)

Prints by Koshi (inverted V) and hand painted (those in V form)

Wearing Madewell chambray shirt (sold out, similar) / BaubleBar Necklace / Forever 21 Crochet Pencil Skirt (sold out, similar)

Cushions from Aurelia / Kate Spade Bag / J.Crew necklace (similar) / Topshop espadrilles

Pink Ranunculus Photo

Wearing BuableBar Mesopotamia necklace / J.Crew Linen Tee / Gap Skinny Jeans (similar to these)

"Hacked" Ikea bedside table / West Elm Lamp / Izola Jasmine Candle / Jonathan Adler Zebra Dish / Target Vase

Topshop Dress / BaubeBar x Nordstrom Mesopotamia Drops 

My life file: Snaps

I took yesterday off as I really needed the time to deal with some personal issues, so I apologize for the silence. I'll probably share about it tomorrow or later this week, and will try to make it into something positive because I believe that in every situation (good and bad) there's room for learning, staying positive, and inspiring each other. So I will do my best :)

In the meantime, here are some recent snaps I hope you enjoy.

Kaanas Lhasa Cabo Flats, obsessed!

I love how these clay jewelry dishes turned out, will share the link to the tutorial as soon it goes up on Hello Natural ;)

In love with the design of this perfume bottle, isn't it cool? Smells amazing too ;)
(DKNY MYNY in case you're wondering ;) )

The best macaron I've had so far: Coconut and Passion Fruit from Colette.

Peachy Mini Carnations

When you don't want to throw away a bottle because you really like the label ;)

Current desk essentials and stationary finds: Kate Spade Agenda / Graphic Image Personalized Jotter and Pen / Garance Dore Studio Social Stationary / Poppin Notebook / Garance Dore Sudio Desk Pad / Garance Dore Studio Merci Cards

Baby's breath

Happy Weekend

Hope you all have a great weekend! I'm looking forward to visiting the Anthro store on Yorkville  this next Saturday*, so friends in Toronto, make a stop and check out their pop-up market :) Maybe I'll see you there?

Some of you asked me if I could do a post on blazers, so following on the workwear essentials post, I'll start with that on Monday :) Here are a few links in case you'd like to check them out, see you on Monday!

* Editors note: Turns out I'm crazy and didn't realize this is next week! Yeap, it's been that kind of week! lol

. For my blogger friends, how to use an editorial calendar for blogging
. 50 ways to strive for excellence in life
. This is how you fill a blender for the perfect smoothie (thanks Tiff!)
. Extra 40% all sale items on Madewell. In love with these, this skirt, and this top ;)
. For the love of oxfords
. How music affects your productivity

Outfits File: Graphic Tee and Lace

I love how you can always count on graphic tees even when you have to "dress up". They add an interesting contrast, a little bit of an edge, and that whole "last minute, this is all I could think of" look. Plus, nothing beats comfort for me, and sometimes throwing on a graphic tee is just the easiest, just as it is taking that day look to a night one by just dressing it up a bit.

Same with shoes, even though I LOVE high heels, sometimes your feet need a break, so it's nice to have that neutral (low) heel that goes with everything, and this pair I picked up at the DSW Canada opening do just that for me :)

Wearing: Ray-Ban Original Aviators / BaubleBar x Nordstrom Crystal Mesopotamia Drop Earrings (c/o) / J.Crew Graphic Tee (similar) / Pixie Market Jesse Lace Skirt / Enzo Angiolini Pumps via DSW Canada / Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise Satchel

Great Finds File: This week's picks

Here are a few things I'm liking this week :)

1. I'm utterly obsessed with the whole Resort 2015 collection of Lisa Marie Fernandez, isn't to die for?
2. Sugar Paper Keep Going Art Print: Always a lover of inspirational words that keep you going :)
3. Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody Bag: If you can't afford the Chanel, I think this would be a good alternative, right?
4. ASOS A Line Shift Dress in Stripe: Cute dress, wear it now with sandals, later with booties and a coat.
5. West Elm Geo Bottle Stoppers: Aren't these super cool?!
6. Madewell Large Zip Pouch: A girl can never have too many pouches, am I right?
7. Tory Burch Kerrington Hardshell case: Pretty spots!
8. Nine West Jaiden Pointed Toe Booties: Saw these in the store yesterday and they are stunning! Definitely my favorite from the InStyle collaboration!
9. Diane von Furstenberg 440 Embossed Envelope Clutch: Minimalistic and sleek.
10. Furbish Studio Evil Eye Studs: Cute little studs!
11. Lisa Marie Fernandez Poppy Bikini: Another piece from her fabulous collection.
12. Zara Jeweled Sandals: Loving the fall collection from Zara, especially these jeweled beauties.
13. John Zack V Neck Shift Dress With Flute Sleeves: Another cute dress from Asos that won't break the bank!
14. Anthropologie Plantage Floppy Hat: Bought this hat yesterday at the Anthro Events and let me tell you, it's perfection, see how it looks on here ;)
15. Kaanas Wayuu Leather Shoes: Kaanas is nailing it with their Fall collection, these are among my favorites too ;)

Etsy File: New Prints

Just wanted to share a couple of new prints available in the shop! I'm also happy to share that I have sourced a new printing option so now the prints have a lower cost, with 5x7 prints at $22 and 8x10 prints at $35. Hope you like them! I still have a couple more to upload, so keep on checking ;)

My life file: Last week

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend! I had a lovely Saturday trail run up north at the 5 Peaks Race with my pal Daniela, followed by a delicious (and deserving) brunch. The day was beautiful and it was the perfect way to start the weekend. The course was kind of hilly and winding, but nothing like running in nature :)

Wishing you all a great week!

One of my finds at the DSW opening last week :)

Beautiful location for Saturday's trail race :)

White orchids

Sunday style: Simple white tee from Madewell / Ray-Bans - Leopard Slip-ons from Steve Madden / J.Crew Denim Shorts / Kate Spade Bag

Macaron making....not exactly a success, but pretty in the making ;)

Read that if you cut the stems of your hydrangeas on an angle and with a knife, they last longer...totally worked for me :)

Fashion File: Workwear Essentials

Remember last week when I said that I had a couple of new series starting on the blog? Well, I often get questions about fashion so I thought I'd start a series where you can ask me anything you like and I'll do my best to get back to you in a post. It can be a general question, a specific question, anything from what to wear to "x" event, to what would you pair with this particular item, anything! So every Friday, if there's anything you'd like me to write about next week, just let me know in the comments below :)

So, to begin the series, I'm getting back at some people who have kindly asked if I could do a little bit more of workwear posts on the blog (sorry for being so late on this!). I think that the best way to start is with the basics, so today, let's just cover those 9 to 5 essentials, and I'll get more into each category in the following weeks.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! I have a mountain race tomorrow so I'm pretty pumped :)

Button-Down: I love how put together a crisp white button-down looks, but for an equally stylish yet more relaxed look, a silk one is a great option.
Blouse: A good alternative to the classic shirt and a great choice if you're going somewhere after work.
Silk Cami: I love the chic look of a simple silk cami and a blazer.
Cardigan: Sometimes offices can get pretty cold, so having an extra layer around always comes in handy.
Blazer: A blazer is definitely the piece that brings the whole outfit together and makes you look polished and sophisticated.
Jacket: Cropped jackets are great to pair with shift dresses, and depending on your work environment, you can go with fun embellished ones.
Pants: Well fitting black pants and pencil skirts are basically the foundation of your workwear wardrobe.
Pencil Skirt: Make sure you're not going with a mini, it should hit just above the knees or below for a sleek and sophisticated look.
Shift dress: Shift dresses are perfect pieces that you can just throw on and forget about everything else while still looking sharp.
Tote Bag: A handbag that is not oversized yet can still fit in all your essentials is key, preeferably in a neutral color.
Dainty Jewelry: I'm not saying that you can't wear statement pieces, but dainty jewelry can go a long way, and it always looks classic and polished.
Pumps: Of all the shoe styles, pumps are the ones that go perfectly well with anything you wear.

Items: J.Crew Classic Silk Blouse / Madewell the perfect tunic in silk / J.Crew Silk Cascade Blouse / J.Crew Silk Cami / Wilfred Minou Camisole / Madewell Pindot Cardigan / Topshop Slim Curve Blazer  / Topshop Cara Crop Jacket / Babaton Elliot Pants / J.Crew Pencil Skirt / Vince Dress / Time's Arrow Jo Tote / Annabel Ingall Small Isabella Tote / Gorjana Knox Necklace / BaubleBar Enamel Hexagon Studs / BaubleBar Solitaire Studs / Steven Alicia Haircalf Pumps / Vince Cosette Pumps

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