My Life File: The Town Shoes Event

Happy Monday! Hope you guys had a great weekend! I had the Town Shoes Pop-Up event on Saturday so it was nice to dress up a bit for a couple of hours (I was back in high-tops the next day!) and enjoy a lovely afternoon looking at the latest arrivals at Town Shoes and the great Fashion Show they had going on for the public.

A chartered streetcar took us to the store at the Eaton Centre and there we were greeted with cupcakes, pretty flowers and of course, shoes! The Fashion show was seriously amazing, short but full of great advice. I loved seeing how you can definitely rock a floral pump with edgy pieces (who knew that floral pumps were not necessarily for the girly girl?), and how great tall gladiator sandals go with a maxi dress and a chambray shirt (I've always seen them styled with denim shorts). Then of course, I had to do some shopping, and after considering a few pairs (these, these and these), I decided to go with these camel peep-toe booties. Perfect for Spring if you ask me ;)

Here are some snaps from the event:

Happy Weekend Links

Happy Friday! I'm excited about the Town Shoes VIP & Media Pop-Up event tomorrow and will announce the winner soon! I think it's going to be a super fun experience and I'm happy that I'll be seeing Dee and Krystin there too :)

Hope you guys have a fantastic weekend! Here's my round-up of links for this week:

. Nate Berkus's 9 Tips For Living More Luxuriously on a Budget
The Most Flattering Eyeliner Look for Your Eye Shape
. How to stick to an exercise routine
20 Things You Can Do on a Treadmill (running is not included!)
. Intense Food Cravings, are you ready to drool? It took me seconds to add it to my feedly ;)
. I already have a camel coat, but this coat, oh this coat!!! And speaking of coats, the Asos Outlet has some pretty rad pieces. Loving this coat, this coat, and this coat....among others ;)
. Get 25% off Spring Must-Haves from J.Crew. My picks: this (how predictable?!), this, these and this!

Tips File: Increasing Productivity & Keeping an Organized Workspace

Today I want to share some tips on staying organized in your workspace and what you can do to increase productivity and stay focused on the tasks that need to be done. It might be heavily related to the fact that I'm a Virgo, but I personally can't properly focus if the space where I'm working at is not neat. I also like to have everything I need handy and I love love love making lists. Seriously, is there a better feeling than crossing off tasks from your to-do list? I even write things I initially forgot but got done just to cross them off. I think this helps you visualize how you have invested your time and what you have accomplished, don't you think?

Right now, the three most important things that keep me organized (and sane!) are:
1. The whole Meg Biram GSD notepad collection: This set is seriously amazing and if you're a control freak and an organized girl, you'll love this! This has changed the game for me in the best possible way. I can easily keep track of tasks, see an overall scope of the things I need to get done, and focus focus focus!! I highly recommend it :)
2. Notebooks for each job I have: Separating jobs by notebooks is the best thing you can do to stay organized. Everything I need to know about one job/company (and the blog) is in one notebook and one notebook only, so whenever I'm working on a task I just pull out that notebook and keep it handy.
3. A small monogrammed jotter: Here I write my to-do's for the day and I take it with me anywhere I go, otherwise I simply forget what I'm supposed to do. I usually make a to-do list the night before so that when I sit down the next morning I can start getting things done right away :) Sometimes I even draw a little star next to the tasks that are a priority or I even number them in the order I should get them done. The one that I have is from Graphic Image and I love that you can keep blank pages in a little pocket it has int he middle and the fact that you can personalize it ;)

I also use my phone to write down appointments on the calendar, and if I don't do it, you can be certain that I won't be showing up because if it's not there I won't remember about it! In my defense, it's not that I have bad memory, I just have too many things going on! ;)

Now in terms of organization, I summarized my top tips at the end of the post, check it out and let me know if I missed anything? :)

* Top photo by Anna With Love Photography, rest by me ;)

The ballpoint pens from Poppin are amazing! 

I like to keep this key tag that says "Do Your Best" in sight ;)

Outfits File: Black and Navy

Navy and black...some people like it, others don't.... I personally love how classy this combo is, what about you? This is an outfit I almost wore for New Years Eve, but at the very last minute I decided to go with something different (a black wool skirt and striped top), not sure why though as I really love this skirt! These pieces are all sold out (except the earrings!), but I found some very similar ones in case you like the look ;)

Wearing: Spitfire Helix Sunglasses (similar for just $25, similar) / BaubleBar Pave Sputnik Ear Jackets c/o / BaubleBar Maharaja Necklace (no longer available, very similar) / Express Crop Top (sold out, similar, similar) / Madewell Satin Skirt (no longer available, similar, similar) / Nine West Jaiden Pointed Toe Booties (similar) / Kate Spade Handbag (similar)

Giveaways File: Calling all Shoe Lovers!

I'm popping in again today to call all my local gals who love shoes! This Saturday Town Shoes is hosting a VIP & Media Pop-Up event here in Toronto and I'm giving a lucky winner the opportunity to come with me and receive a $100 gift card :) I'm making it super easy with lots of options on Rafflecopter (at the end of the post) for you to enter, and I'm excited to go shopping together!

Contest starts today and ends Thursday night. The event will take place this Saturday at noon at David Pecaut Square from which we will be going to the Eaton Centre. The winner will be chosen and announced on Friday, good luck everyone! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Great Finds File: White, Black and Blue

This week I'm all about white, black and blue together. As we all know, white and blue is a great combo for Spring and Summer because it feels very fresh, and in my opinion, when you throw on some black too, it gives it a bit of an edge and grounds the look. Here are some pieces I'm loving:

1. Madewell Kimono Swing Jacket: How gorgeous is the color of this jacket? Perfect to throw it over a white tee.
2. Waiting on Martha nothing worth having comes easy wall mantra: A great reminder to have around for some extra motivation :)
3. Urban Outfitters Cooperative Tulip Shift Dress: A simple dress that can be very versatile. Give it some edge with these, dress it up with these and dress it down with these. See? ;)
4. Furbish Evil Eye Lucite Box: If you like the evil eye trend I'm sure you'll like this box!
5. Rag & Bone Kent Perforated High Top Sneaker: I love high-tops and these in nude look amazing!
6. J.Crew Laser-cut circle midi skirt: How gorgeous is this skirt? Comes in blue and the most gorgeous peachy pink too!
7. Zara Striped Leather Espadrilles: Oh, love at first sight!
8. Forever 21 Life In Progress Hooded Chambray Coat: For laid-back weekends?
9. Newbark® Roma I slides: How gorgeous are these?
10. Loeffler Randall Junior Work Tote: I'm obsessed with this bag!
11. Marc by Marc Jacobs Deelite Dot iPhone 6 Case: One can never have too many phone cases right?
12. Rebecca Minkoff iPhone Mobile Charger: I'd be lost without an iPhone charger, how stunning is this one?
13. Katie Rowland Studded Cross Ring: Super super cool ring.
14. Lulu & Georgia Powwow Print: Tying in with all this white, black and blue theme ;)
15. Waiting on Martha Gold Prisma Gemstones: Love these geometric pieces, great for decorating a coffee table ;)
16. Madewell the vivian d'orsay loafer: I have a thing with oxfords and I love the look of these, kind of old school.
17. Zara Combined City Bag: Isn't this bag gorgeous? Zara really nails it!
18. J.Crew Collection box-pleat leather skirt: Love this unusual color!
19. J.Crew Single-button drapey vest: When you don't feel like wearing a blazer, vests like this one can also pull your look together with a bit of a modern edge.
20. Serena & Lily Pin Dot Cocktail Napkins: Cuties!
21. J.Crew Roxie crackled leather ankle-tie pumps: Obsessed!
22. Au Revoir Clutch: There's a Bonjour one too, how fun?

My life file: Welcoming Spring!

Happy Monday! Hope your weekend was fabulous! Even though I didn't plan for it, I did some Spring cleaning and even moved some furniture around. I have some decor updates to share with you as I have changed some things since the tour on The Glitter Guide and Style Me Pretty Living, but in the meantime, here are some recent snaps, including lots of shots of some pretty mini carnations I got over the weekend :)

Nothing like starting the week with fresh flowers :)

I've been taking this tote around a lot lately ;)

Zara booties :)

A true Spring miracle!! This tree has 8 leaves left, and not exactly very healthy (brown on the edges), but I kept taking care of it and never expected this to happen :)

My towel rack turned into shoes rack :)

Matthew busting some moves on a little performance from his march break camp :)

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