Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fashion File: 10 Wardrobe Essentials for Fall

These are what I consider the top 10 wardrobe essentials for Fall. Paired with both trendy and classic pieces from your closet, I'm sure you'll find yourself wearing these over and over during the cold months ahead. So if Fall decides to make an appearance, we can let the layering begin ;)

Leather Jackets: Gap Quilted leather moto jacket / American Eagle Vegan Leather Moto Jacket
Fedoras: J.Crew Classic fedora with grosgrain ribbon / Bailey® for J.Crew felt hat
Booties: Rachel Comey Mars Bootie / Sam Edelman Petty Bootie
Flannel: Gap Women Buffalo Plaid Shirt / Madewell Flannel Oversized Boyshirt in Bainbridge Plaid
Over-the-knee boots: Charles by Charles David 'Jace' Over The Knee Boot / Chinese Laundry 'Riley' Stretch Back Suede Over The Knee Boot
Coated Jeans: Current/Elliott The Stiletto Biker coated mid-rise skinny jeans / Rag & bone The Legging coated mid-rise skinny jeans
Coats: J.Crew Classic duffle coat / J.Crew Stadium-Cloth Cocoon Coat
Sweaters: Topshop Knitted Cable Jumper / J.Crew Boiled wool zip sweater
Scarves: Madewell Nightglen Plaid Scarf / J.Crew Leopard Scarf
Dark Green pieces: Loeffler Randall Rider Bag / Madewell Mira Pumps

Images credits: Leather JacketWool Fedora / Booties / Flannel / Over-the-knee Boots / Coated Jeans / Wool Coat / Cozy sweater / Scarf / Dark Green 


Monday, September 29, 2014

My life file: The weeekend

Happy Monday! Wow, what a beautiful weekend we had here, the weather was amazing! The idea of swapping the rugs in the living and dinning room was really getting to me so on Saturday I just went for it, and soooo glad I did! It was quite the hassle, but that never stops me from doing anything ;)

I really like the feel of the space now and how some of the pillows I have on the couch pick up some of the blue from the rug. The plan is to move the rug that was originally there (this one) to my bedroom which I think is going to make it look awesome! In the meantime I placed it in the dinning room, but will move it as soon as I have time to go over the crap (mostly Matthew's old crib and changing table) that's been living under my bed (#Embarrasing, #Can'tBelieveIJustSaidThat) ;)

Wishing you all a great week!

These cheese poufs are insanely good, and gluten free! Will share the recipe ;)

Black leather jacket / Marais Bow Slippers (on sale!!) / Kate Spade Bag

Lately, it's been a post-run-smoothie-on-the-go kind of day ;)
(Unsweetened almond milk + Vega vanilla protein powder + almond butter + banana + chia seeds)

Summer like weather called for summer like pieces, no complains here ;)
J.Crew Cove Floral Pants (Collection version here, on sale) / Loeffler Randall Sandals / Tory Burch Satchel (Middy version here)

Not bad right? :)

Beautiful, beautiful days lately :)

Transitioning into Fall with a tartan shirt from J.Crew (very similar) / White tee / Lace shorts from Madewell (similar) / Bag / Rimless Aviators

Super cool wall at The Good Son where I had brunch on Saturday with my girls Rekha and Yasmin


Friday, September 26, 2014

Happy Weekend!

Can't believe that September is coming to an end!! But so grateful for the spectacular week we had here in Toronto, the weather was absolutely perfect! And the weekend forecast looks a lot like Summer :) Hope you enjoy it! Here are a few things I want to share:

10 foods that boost your metabolism
. I haven't shopped at Banana Republic in a long time, but these new arrivals look amazing, especially these, this, this and this ;)
. Crushing over this tote after seeing it on Crystalin, the size and color are spot on!
6 ways to keep the brain young
. Why added sugar is so bad
. And why you should be adding  chia seeds to your diet (here are 11 ways to do it)
. These are the 7 most important fitness tracker measurements


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Food File: Frozen Greek Yogurt Covered Strawberries

Here's an easy-peasy snack idea that it's high in protein: Dip some strawberries in greek yogurt, sprinkle on some dried coconut and freeze. Won't take you more than 10 minutes, and it's great little snack :) I use 0% fat natural greek yogurt and unsweetend coconut, aaaannnd I even mix in a scoop of protein powder with the yogurt to pack in more protein ;)


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Interiors and Decor File: My Home Tour on Style Me Pretty

So so excited to share with all of you my home tour on Style Me Pretty! I know some of you already saw it on their site last week, but for those of you who haven't seen it, here are a few of my favorite shots captured by the super talented and sweet Heidi from Heidi Lau Photography. It was an absolute pleasure (and honor) to work with her and watch her shoot, so for the whole tour, head on over to Style Me Pretty :)

To read about how I painted this wall go to the DIY post here ;)

You can read about the whole powder room transformation here ;)

If you're interested in the sources:
West Elm Torres Runner / Target Bench (old) / Black Rooster Decor Sunburst mirror (old) / Bathroom Gallery wall sources here / Pier One Dining Table (super old) / Ikea Chairs (no longer available) / eSale Rug / West Elm Tillary Sofa / Koshi Black and White Art prints / Ikea Ribba Frames / BeStill Ikat Pillow / West Elm Pillow (old) / West Elm Souk Rug / Ikea Hemnes Bedside table (before and after here) / The Vault Files Shop Ranunculus Photo / Anthropologie knob / West Elm Pillar Lamp / Restoration Hardware Faux Fur Throw / Aurelia Cushions / HomeSense Scalloped Sheets


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Great Finds File: Black, white and Gold

Three good things to know this week: One H&M has some really nice tops! A couple of days ago my friend Sarah showed up for our coffee/tea date wearing this top and I was immediately smitten, I may have to copy her ;) Two With J.Crew's current promo (25% off everything) I'd invest in a good coat if you don't have one. I personally don't have a black wool coat, so I'm seriously considering the investment. They are well made and it's something you'll wear forever. I like that this year they came out with the cocoon coat in black, I have it in beige and LOVE it! Three Get yourself to Target because Nate has done it again! :)

1. J.Crew Stadium-Cloth Cocoon Coat / 2. Nate Berkus™ Black and Gold Facet / 3. Madewell mingle stud set / 4. Madewell medley stud set / 5. Zara Block heel elastic leather booties / 6. Nate Berkus™ Laurel Leaf Bowl / 7. Tory Burch Padlock Haircalf Satchel / 8. H&M V-neck Blouse / 9. Pour La Victoire Tonia Round Toe Booties / 10. Nate Berkus™ Black and Gold Accent Table / 11. Zara Leather clutch with diamantes / 12. Kate Spade New York Cedar Street Small Stacy Wallet / 13. Kate Spade Grand Multifunction Large Reversible Metro / 14. H&M Sleeveless Blouse / 15. Madewell pebbled leather miniskirt / 16. J.Crew Wool Melton Duffle Coat / 17. BaubleBar Tubular Studs / 18. BaubleBar Ice Twinkle Studs / 19. BaubleBar ZigZag Studs / 20. BaubleBar Mini Bar Studs / 21. Talula Mott t-shirt / 22. Kate Spade New York Cyber Cheeta Mirror iPhone 5 / 5S Case / 23. Kate Spade New York Cedar Street Dot Passport Holder / 24. Zara Leather mid heeled buckled bootie 


Monday, September 22, 2014

My life file: The weekend

Happy Monday and first day of Fall!!!! Hope your weekend was great! After a whole week that felt pretty much like Fall, the weekend was beautiful with summer like temperatures, so I of course took advantage of it and busted out summer outfits on both days (Summer is not over until is over!) :)

The weekend was pretty nice, we celebrated Matthew's bestie's birthday on Saturday with a little party at her place and Sunday was sooooo lovely. After an amazing morning run, my friends Daan and Sarah (parents of Matthew's bestie) treated me to some delicious pancakes at one of my favorite brunch spots, School, and gave me an early birthday gift that couldn't have been more perfect (my friend Sarah sure knows me and reads the blog), seriously the best pre-birthday day ever :)

Some of my favorite heels all lined up :)

This vest was on repeat several times last week ;)

Ready for Fall with these 3 :)
(Joe Fresh Hat - similar / Anthropologie Plantage Floppy Hat / Club Monaco Hat - old, similar)

Caramel-Coconut pancakes at School - so so good.

Sunday's brunch attire: Topshop eyelet dress (old, similar) / Madewell Chambray Shirt / Tory Burch Robinson Satchel (middy version here) / Loeffler Randall Marmy Scalloped Sandals / Ray-Ban Classic Aviators

Early birthday gift: Zara two-tone jacquard scarf


Friday, September 19, 2014

Happy Weekend!

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend and leaving you with some links in case you'd like to check them out! :)

. Healthy breakfast ideas
. So on board with this, a must-watch (play the trailer).
. Seriously considering these, not bad for less than $100 right? annnnnd this ;)
. Creating better to-do lists
. 10 good foods to eat everyday
. A good read on measuring yourself backwards not forward. I definitely do this when I run, reason why keeping a training log is so important. When you look back at what have accomplished, you can use it as motivation ;)
. If you're a fan of Jimmy, you'll enjoy these ;)
. If men were treated like women (via Curious Citizen)


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Outfits File: Lace romper and Leopard Pumps

I stumbled upon this lace romper a couple of weeks ago at Zara and I was immediately drawn to it. I forever regretted not getting a navy lace dress months ago (here I am trying it on), so when I saw this I felt like I was given a second chance ;) Best thing about it is that I think is even more versatile than the dress, aaannnd it was cheaper, so definitely a win win :)

Wearing: Ray-Ban classic aviators / Two Penny Blue Sutton Blazer / BaubleBar Crystal Mesopotamia Earrings (just $20 right now!) / Kate Spade clutch (old, similarka) / Zara Lace Jumpsuit / Marais USA Leopard Pumps (old, similar)

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