what to wear no.07

what to wear no.7
Dreaming of Spring… if only it was warm enough for tees, and sunny a little more often too! I saw this Schott tee on Actor Emelia Clarke on the cover of ‘Glamour Paris‘ which inspired the look. I also love that art deco-ish ring by Gorjana; they are my go to for delicate gold jewelry at really reasonable prices. I just have to say it, can-not-wait for Le printemps!!

Lancer Print Tee – Schott NYC

Yetti Sunglasses – Sunday Somewhere
Delano Fan Ring – Gorjana
Limited Edition Silk Matteen Nail Polish, Pseudo Silk Kimono – Deborah Lippmann
Wood Wood Adrien Striped top – La Garconne
Selvedge Toothpick Jean in Cherish Wash – J Crew
Black Leather Silver Heeled Anouck Chelsea Boots – Alexander Wang
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here we go




Trying to get geared up for a refresh / renewal / come back… it’s been a tough 6 months or so to get in the head space for blogging; with moving around and waiting for renovations to be done. The good news is we’ll be moving into our house very soon so I’ll be able to set up my space for blogging and get back into it with full force. I know it’s a lame excuse, but I’ve always been someone who needs everything organized and all the proper ‘equipment’ before I can dive into something. A few things that I’ll have to go back and cover are photos from my amazing adventure in Morocco { from October, can you believe how time flies !! } and some before ~ inspiration ~ during ~ after photos of the house! Eep, I simply can not wait. In the mean time, I stumbled across this video by Aimee Song. I really enjoy following her blog and Instagram and I thought this was a great little vid. My favourite part –

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Always learning and growing is a great place to be. Looking forward to getting back at it { now, how many times have I said that! } so stay tuned!!

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listed

friday

on the menu – fig cheesecake – from Sacramento Street

the official Martinique wallpaper

away we go! vacation ideas for every { astrological } sign

the Coolangatta home of Leah Batholomew

just dreamy; the MiH jeans fall lookbook

Elizabeth Cole Strieker Earrings – love

Miss Moss’ lost in the light playlist

DIY seashell candles from Design*Sponge

inspired by: this TED Talks video by Amy Cuddy

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june how-to

peach

For your next party: 10 Ways To Make A Cocktail Stick

A Cup of Jo shows you how to give a reflexology foot massage

Making aged mercury glass candle holders with A Beautiful Mess

The tool kit for sexy bedhead

Brush care 101 from Garance Doré

How clever are these hanging laundry baskets!

A hand-carved stamp project with Emmadime

Who doesn’t want to make their own piñatas ?

Hellllooooo June! Can’t believe you’re here already. Don’t you think that the beginning of the month is a such great time to get inspired! Speaking of such things, I can’t wait to share more details soon on a course I am taking that starts this coming Monday. It’s called Fibre Arts with Natural Dyes and it’s sure to be an amazing experience in something that’s totally new! xx

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in your space: jessie webster

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I love this sneak peak inside the Silver Lake home of Jessie Webster via Design*Sponge. Jessie Wesbter is a kick-ass photographer specializing in lifestyle and interiors. She’s also the woman behind the blog Sweet Thing where she shares photography as well as her love for fashion and interior design.

Silver Lake was one of my favourite neighbourhoods in the Los Angeles area and Jessies home & decor make me love it even more! I am defintley going to keep her quote in mind:

“what I love most about my home is the original charm.”

I think that is something that’s easy to forget, yet so simple to incorporate when developing you homes style. xx

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everlane comes to canada

everlane

When I stumbled upon Everlane about a year ago I wished very much that their products would be available to Canadians. It’s not very often that a company pushes so hard for something like that, but Everlane did. With their #CrowFundCanada campaign they have made their way North!

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Since then, I’ve been obsessed with their clean lines, cheeky spirit, and luxurious basics at reasonable prices. It’s all about transparency; their MO is cutting out the middleman in order to pass mega savings along to their customers. Works for me, and can’t wait to place my first order! xx

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easy tiger

tiger

Obviously, tigers are all the rage. They are everywhere from clothing, to jewelery, to home accessories! For a quick { inexpensive } fix I picked up this Zara Tiger-Print Blouse that I am in love with. And, if you’re up for spending a bit more, you could always splurge on an iconic Kenzo Tiger Embroidery Sweatshirt { well actually you probably can’t because they are eternally sold out ! } Or, for something in between, be inspired by the above. xx

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what to wear no.05

at the library


Wouldn’t it be nice to imagine days spent lazing around the library in a big leather club chair; reading your favourite books, sipping on a coffee, making endless lists…? I wish!

Snowed in over the weekend, I did just finish up one of my new favorites { a major tearjerker } The Fault In Our Stars. SUCH an amazing book. I highly recommend this young-adult love story. In fact, I highly recommend anything by author John Green. xx


wednesday night jams

jams
Just a little mix to keep me going while I do housework on a Wednesday night. Enjoy!

1. Play by Play – Autre Ne Veut
2. Myth – Beach House
3. Chained – The xx
4. Die Young (Ke$ha Cover) – Gallant x Snow
5. Lisztomania (Classixx Version) – Phoenix
6. Last Night – Niki & the Dove
7. The Last Prom on Earth – Gayngs
8. Losing You – Solange
9. Silver Screen – Beat Connection
10. Daydream – Youth Lagoon (Noah Hyde Remix)
11. Odessa – Caribou
12. Kiara – Bonobo

Listen HERE on 8tracks. xx

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latest finds

finds

Just a few of the latest and greatest must have items I’ve come cross lately… especially if you are already looking towards { and forward to ! } Spring and even more specifically, because the prices are quite a steal!

GAP Printed Crew Sweater – $49
Constellation Pendants { Julie Nolan Jewelry on Esty } – from $45
JOE FRESH nail polish in Mango – $4
ZARA denim jacket – $39

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merry christmas from the a&o

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Well, it’s been a while hasn’t it! The computer was in the shop and it’s taken quite some time to get it all reorganized and to get my blog-necessary programs all reinstalled. What a pain, eh! But, I’m still here and looking forward to a very Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays to all ; )

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in your space: creative minds

Who doesn’t want a sneak peak into the amazing workspace of such creative minds?? Heather Clawson, of Habitually Chic, covers the bases in her second book Habitually Chic: Creativity at Work. Get a glimpse above into the work spaces of Jenna Lyons, Albertus Swanepoel, Chris Benz, Philip Crangi, and Thelma Golden. For more, check out her book here. Happy Friday!

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