Thursday, February 23, 2017

Grey Denim & Lilac Lace // + My Denim Secret!

Jeans are a wardrobe staple in every modern girl's closet, but let's be honest, most pairs are far from the most comfortable thing you could wear.  I've always had a habit of changing out of my jeans in favour of stretchy yoga pants as soon as I got home, but recently that's all changed.  I just made a life-changing discovery when it comes to denim, and I knew I had to share my secret with you guys!

Grey Denim & Lilac Lace // Outfit inspiration featuring JAG pull-on jeans

So what is my big secret?!?

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Bali Travel Diary - Part 1 // Ubud's Rice Terraces & Waterfalls

Hello darlings!  As many of you have seen from my social feeds, my husband and I just returned from a three week trip exploring South East Asia. While I had planned to keep working and uploading new blog posts during my trip, my laptop completely stopped working a few days after we left. With no way to edit photos & upload new posts, I have been nearly bursting at the seams waiting to be able to share all the photos and stories from our trip. Anyways, without further adieu, today I’m taking you through one of our favourite places we visited on our travels… Ubud, Bali!

Visiting the Tengalalang rice terraces in Ubud, Bali // A blogger's guide to Bali

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

DIY Nacho Bar // Game Night with Old El Paso

Last week I had a few friends over for a game night and instead of serving the standard chips and dip, we took our snack food up a notch with a DIY nacho bar!  Nachos are always a delicious treat, but by setting up a self-serve nacho bar, your guests are guaranteed to create something that suits their taste.

For my nacho bar, I wanted to include several fresh toppings like sweet corn and crunchy red peppers but also made sure to include some more hearty toppings like spicy ground beef that I seasoned with Old El Paso Taco Seasoning.  A few other must-have toppings would be shredded cheese to hold everything together and of course some Old El Paso Pickled JalapeƱos to add a little heat.  After you have the necessities, the sky is pretty much the limit when it comes to creating your own nacho bar.  Other delicious toppings might include sliced steak, grilled chicken, refried beans or some creamy guacamole. Of course, you could always throw in some non-traditional nacho ingredients... I'm thinking bacon could be an amazing addition to a plate of nachos!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Winter sun // Blush tones & shearling details

Winter outfit inspiration.  Blush tones, shearling details and over the knee boots.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Destroyed denim // Simple winter styling

Typically, I hate shopping for jeans.  Sweaters, dresses and skirts are all fun to shop for, but when it comes to shopping for denim, I always have the hardest time finding pairs that flatter my petite frame.

A few weeks ago, I went shopping at Bootlegger and had the best jean shopping experience!
(shout out to Trish at Bootlegger St. Vital location for all her help!)  I must have tried on 15 pairs of jeans and somehow every pair was flattering on my body.  For this first time in what feels like forever, I branched out from my typical dark skinnies and found a pair of destroyed denim that I fell in love with.  This pair is perfectly ripped with not too many holes... but still enough to give it a little edge!

I've been wearing these jeans non-stop, but today I wanted to share a casual weekend outfit by pairing them with this simple emerald sweater & my Newchic tailored jacket.  A little bit of sparkle (in the form of a Shop PLD necklace!) & a pair of heels adds a touch of femininity to this "borrowed from the boys" look!

Destroyed denim via Bootlegger Jeans // Simple winter outfit styling