Monday, November 09, 2015

From Work to Play - PARTYSKIRTS Will Get You Through The Holidays

My most favourite time of the year is Holiday Season and it is quickly approaching! With that, numerous outfits are a must! Whether you're able to go out and buy an outfit for every occasion or need to reinvent some oldies but goodies currently in your wardrobe, fabulous can be put together in so many different ways. And what better way to celebrate with PARTYSKIRTS, a Vancouver based and manufactured brand run by two sisters, Lauren and Mariel Armstrong. Their products are made from 100% silk taffeta, available in 2 lengths, have custom designed patterns and custom died colours. Currently their brand can be purchased throughout Canada, recently available at Mendocino, and on the US Shopbop website. Price ranges are between $195 and $245 and ship from Vancouver, which means no additional duties and taxes for all you Canadians!! Check out how I styled their two core styles below for both work and play parties. Don't forget to visit PARTYSKIRTS for more information.
Skirt: PARTYSKIRTS Dalmation $195 / Blouse: Wilfred Charial Blouse $145 / Booties: Aldo Bifano Ankle Boots $90 / Tights: Hue Opaque Control Top $15 USD / Lipstick: MAC DIVA Matte Lipstick / Purse: Danier Leather Raine Pebbled Leather Drawstring Bag $129
Skirt:  PARTYSKIRTS Sapphire Lady Length $245 / Crop Top: Wilfred Gerland Top $85 / Purse: Saint Laurent 'Mini Monogram' Crossbody Bag $1,550 USD / Sandals: Stuart Weitzman The Soundtracks Sandal $550 / Lipstick: Two Faced Melted Jelly Donut $25

Sunday, October 04, 2015


Vegas is one of the only places where dressing up, regardless what time of day it is, is a necessity. You never know where you're going to end up and with who, so you always want to look and feel your best. With an upcoming trip to Vegas later this week I thought it was the perfect time to start pre-planning some outfits and sharing them on my blog. From Pool Parties to Dinner to Drinks and Dancing the options are literally endless at these Vegas Hotspots.

Pool Party: Encore Beach Club 
Swimsuit: Triangl - Poppy Berry Lights ($89 USD) / Cover-Up: Amita Naithani Crochet Cover-Up Poncho ($138 USD) / Wedges: MICHAEL Michael Kors Gabriella Espadrille Wedge Sandal ($149.95 USD) / Lipgloss: M.A.C Lipglass in Angel ($15 CDN)

Head Lining Show: Britney - Piece of Me
 Blouse: Kate Spade New York Short Sleeved Embellished Floral Crop Top ($139 USD) / Leather Pants: Danier Leather Iona Stretch Lamb Leather Legging ($149 CDN) / Pumps: Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120mm Black Patent ($675 USD) / Lipstick: M.A.C Lipstick in All Fired Up ($17 CDN)

Drinks and Dancing: 1 OAK Las Vegas
Skirt: Club Monaco Hannelina Skirt ($229 CDN) / Crop Top: Lulu's Barefoot Cay Strappy Ivory Crop Top ($19 USD) / Clutch: Chanel Wallet on Chain (Price Upon Request) / Sandals: Stuart Weitzman The Whatastud Sandal ($575 CDN) / Lipstick: NARS Audacious Lipstick in Fanny

Saturday, September 19, 2015

SimySkin Lifting & Maintenance Serums

I was lucky enough to partner up with Skincare Brand SimySkin to review their Anti-Aging Triple Advanced Face Serum Ages 25-45 and their Phase II Eye Serum Ages 25-45 a few months back. After using them daily for the past couple months I have watched these two products transform my skin by correcting dark spots, creating elasticity and firmness, reducing fine lines and puffiness, and enhancing brightness. This lightweight formula is easily applied after cleansing your face and before applying your daytime or nighttime moisturizer.
Here's a little about SimySkin:
  • US brand that opened their doors in February 2014
  • Creates age specific skin care products to help the aging process
  • Relies heavily on science while developing products that actually work
  • B12 is SimySkin's primary ingredient due to proven regenerative effects
  • A lot of other natural ingredients are used, such as Pomegranate Extract, Sage, Seaweed, Honey, and Ginseng to name a few.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Best Dressed -Week #26 to #28

Nicky Hilton wearing a Valentino bridal gown with custom Christian Louboutin pumps.
Jenna Dawn Tatum at the Magic Mike XXL Amsterdam Premiere wearing a black eyelet Self Portrait tea-length dress with black sandals, simple half-up half-down do, and natural makeup. Jennifer Lawrence leaving her NYC Hotel wearing black crop top and matching high-waisted pencil skirt with black strap sandals, gold choker, metallic clutch, black sunnies, and long blond beach waves.
Jada Pinkett Smith at the Magic Mike XXL LA Premiere wearing a chartreuse Ermanno Scervino high-low cocktail dress with gold Christian Louboutin sandals,side-swept updo, and bold red lip. Kylie Jenner at the Cannes Lions Festival wearing a white two-piece, sequinned Francesco Scognamiglio undie-baring gown with pin-straight black hair, Stewart Weitzman nude sandals, and smokey eye/mauve lip combo.
Kim Kardashian West at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival wearing a Blamain matching trouser and blazer ensemble layered overtop a plan black tank top. Amber Heard at the Magic Mike XXL London Premiere wearing a gorgeous red chiffon gown with black ankle strap sandals, whisped updo, bold lashes, and soft pink-nude lip.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuesday June 23rd #OOTD

Concert Tee: Kings Of Leon Mechanical Bull Tour / Skirt: Club Monaco / Sandals: Zara / Bracelets: Tiffany & Co.

Monday June 22nd #OOTD

Blouse: Anthropologie / Trousers; H&M / Pumps: Zara / Bracelets: Tiffany & Co.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Best Dressed - Week #24 and #25

Emily Blunt wearing an Elisabetta Franchi jumpsuit to the 9th Annual American Institute For Stuttering Benefit Gala. Blunt completed her H2T look with Kurt Geiger stilettos, OFIRA jewels, lightly tasselled hair, minimal makeup, and soft red lip. Laura Whitmore at the Investec Derby Festival: Derby Day wearing a Bora Aksu sheer blouse, Ermanno Scervino floral skirt, Armani nude heels, and impeccable Philip Tracy hat. 
Rachel McAdams at the 2015 Spike TV Guy's Choice Awards wearing a Roland Mouret cocktail dress with patterned bodice. Matching heels, side-swept bob, dramatic smokey eye, and berry lip were the perfect finishing touches.  Also at the Guy's Choice Awards, Chanel Iman wearing a white 2-piece Solace London column gown with diamond jewels, metallic clutch, pulled back updo, drastic smokey eye, and nude lip.
Camille Belle at the 'Jarassic World' LA Premiere wearing Andrew Gn shift dress with bold geometric  embellishment. Belle accessorized with a Jimmy Choo clutch, black Brian Atwood t-straps, beach waves, and mauve lip. Sandra Bullock at the 'Minions' World Premiere wearing a asymmetrical paisley-printed Stella McCartney dress with Jack Vartanian black diamond bracelet, black sandals, pin-straight blow out, light smokey eye, and nude lip. 
Laura Bell Bundy at the 2015 CMT Awards wearing wearing a strapless jumpsuit with floral pants and colour blocked bodice. Nude pumps and clutch, curled bob, light pink lip, and bold lashed completed her look. Also at the 2015 CMT Awards, Carrie Underwood wearing Thomas Wylde patterned mini with silver sandals and clutch, straight blow out, and smokey eye/nude lip combo.

Cara Delevingne at the Berlin Photocall of ' Paper Towns' wearing a maroon and yellow ensemble both by Mary Katrantzou. Delevingne accessorized with black stilettos, long tasselled curls, bronze smokey eye, and dark berry lip. Kendall Jenner at the 2015 Fragrance Foundation Awards wearing a bold red one-should Halston Heritage gown with black waist belt, black cage stilettos, diamond jewellery, and effortless hair and makeup.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

What's In My Beach Bag...

I've teamed up with Naja, a Lingerie and Swimwear brand, to share my Must Have Beach Bag Essentials, and I thought with my Beach Vaca to Jamaica next week the timing couldn't have been more perfect. Naja was founded by Catalina Girald with a vision to empower women through lingerie inspired by her travels throughout remote countries across the world. Naja strongly believes in high quality luxury fabrics, meticulous craftsmanship, being environmentally/socially conscious, and offering affordable prices. Naja also works with charitable organizations such as Golondrinas Foundation and Underwear for Hope. As quoted on the website, "It started with a belief that lineage should be about the woman who wears it… … and that it should make her feel good about herself." Make sure to check out their website by clicking here, you can also leave your e-mail to receive 10% off your first bra purchase or get $15 for every friend you refer.
Wicker Hat: H&M / Sunnies: Chanel / Tablet: Apple Ipad / Camera: Canon Power Shot / Earphones: Apple / Sunscreen: Ombrelle SPF 15 / Chap Stick: Blistex SPF 15 / Towel: WalMart / Beach Bag: TNA

Not only will you need your Beach Bag Essentials, you'll also need a Cute Suit or two for days lounging by the pool or at the beach. Look no further than Naja Swim. Suits from $95, made from recycled materials (plastic bottles to be exact), how can you pass that one up?
Faye Racerback One-Piece Navy ($95) / Taylor Crisscross Monokini Get Happy ($95)

Friday June 19th #OOTD

T-Shirt: Gap / Skirt: H&M / Sandals: Vince Camuto / Necklace and Bracelets: Tiffany & Co.

Thursday June 18th #OOTD

Dress: Nanette Lepore / Shooties: Nine West / Bracelets: Tiffany & Co.

Monday June 15th #OOTD

Dress: Anthropologie / Sandals: Aldo Shoes / Bracelets: Tiffany & Co.

Thursday June 11th #OOTD

Blouse and Jeans: Anthropologie / Sandals: Zara / Bracelets: Tiffany & Co. / Necklace: Bauble Bar

Friday June 12th #OOTD

Peplum: Danier Leather / Jeans: 7 For All Mankind / Sandals: Aldo Shoes / Necklace: Anthropologie / Bracelets: Tiffany & Co.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Tuesday June 9th #OOTD

T-Shirt: Danier Leather (old) / Skirt: Anthropologie / Pumps: Zara / Necklace and Bracelets: Tiffany & Co.

Monday June 8th #OOTD

Blouse: Anthropologie / Jeans: 7 For All Mankind / Bracelets: Tiffany & Co. / Stilettos: Christian Louboutin

Best Dressed Week #22 and #23

Jeremy Piven at the LA Premiere of Entourage wearing an Ermenegildo Zegna Couture double-breasted navy suit, black glasses, unbuttoned black dress shirt, and matching black pocket square.
2015 CDFA Awards, New York
Chrissy Teigen wearing a white Solace London 'Chaka' white gown with black Stuart Weitzman sandals, Swarovski clutch, and David Yurman jewellery. Gigi Hadid wearing a Michael Kors razzle-dazzle jumpsuit with Michael Kors sandals, Michael Kors clutch, and Atelier Swarovski jewels.
Diane Kruger wearing a custom Prabal Gurung and Swarovski red and black gown with Edie Parker clutch, Monique Péan jewellery, and black strappy sandals. Kim Kardashian also wearing a custom design, but, by Proenza Schouler with patterned black sandals.

Gigi Hadid at the Maybelline New York 100th Anniversary Party in Toronto wearing a white Smythe suit with Gianvito Rossi camel suede stilettos, top knot, dramatic cat-eye, and bubble gum pink lip. Kim Kardashian wearing an Atsuko Kudo latex cocktail dress at the Hype Energy Drink Launch in Nashville. Completing her look were nude sandals, smokey eye, brushed back straight do, and nude lip.
Rachel McAdams at the 'Aloha' LA Screening wearing a Self-Portrait navy and teal ensemble with Christian Louboutin pumps, fuchsia lip, tasselled bob, and lighty lined eyes. Diane Kruger at the 8th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic wearing a Roland Mouret cut-out jumpsuit with nude sandals, vintage sunnies, wicker hat, and messy curls.

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Friday June 5th #OOTD

Maxi Dress: Danier Leather (old) / Bracelets and Earrings: Tiffany & Co / Sandals: Aldo Shoes

Thursday June 4th #OOTD

T-Shirt: The Gap / Skirt: Anthropologie / Sandals: Zara / Necklace and Bracelets: Tiffany & Co.

Wednesday June 3rd #OOTD

Jeans: 7 For All Mankind / Lace Blouse: Urban Outfitters / Sandals: Zara / Necklace: H&M

Thursday, June 04, 2015

BEAUTY REVIEW - Aveeno Fresh Essentials Product Line

I was lucky enough to team up with Aveeno to Review the Aveeno Fresh Essentials Product Line. I have now been using the products for just over a month and have been really enjoying them, having never used any Aveeno face products before. The Fresh Essentials Product Line contains the Daily Exfoliating Scrub, the Nourishing Moisturizer SPF 30, and the Hydrating Night Cream. Aveeno created the 'Fresh Essentials' Line using Southernwood Extract and Vitamins A, C, and E to keep what's good for your skin IN and the bad OUT! Helping replenish tired skin, strengthen from environmental elements, and improving dark under eye circles, dry patches, and dullness. To read more information about Aveeno and these products please visit
Read more about these three products below.
1. Daily Exfoliating Scrub - I was sceptical at first with a 'daily' scrub however was pleasantly surprised after using it for the first time as it was extremely soft with a subtle consistency of anti-oxidant Southernwood Extract. I applied it with a Foreo Luna and it created a nice lather, leaving my skin extremely soft and residue free, removing dead skin cells and pore-clogging imperfections. The light floral scent and oil-free formula were definitely the cherries on top of an amazing product. 2. Nourishing Moisturizer SPF 30 - This day moisturizer was light weight, oil-free, and left my skin feeling smooth. While smoothing and rejuvenating your skin, it also protects against the sun, which is extremely important to me. I did find one negative, which was it did not completely absorb into my skin and felt like it stayed on my skin's surface, leaving it impossible to apply makeup smoothly after. However, on the weekends or a makeup free day it was extremely moisturizing! 3. Hydrating Night Cream - My skin just loves this night cream, by far my favourite product in the line. I have been applying this nightly and have noticed a huge improvement in my skin. In the product notes I was provided the product was described as refreshed and renewed, which couldn't have been more on point. It is light weight, which is a nice change from a lot of other night creams I have tried, oil-free, and quickly absorbs into my skin. Waking up to moisturized, smooth, rejuvenated skin every morning is definitely something I can get use to.

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed each one of these products and would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone that needs an easy yet effective skin care routine. The products range between $9.97 and $19.99 CDN, and can be found at your local Shoppers Drug Mart or Pharmacy. 

Tuesday, June 02, 2015