Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring Showers

Pink and Green Statement Necklace

Pink and Green outfit inspiration.

Braided Updo.

Pink and Green Bouquet with Roses.

So the weather has been playing tricks on us here in Winnipeg.  Last week, most of the snow had melted and I was pulling out my spring wardrobe, but all of a sudden, winter has reappeared!  I had planned to post a fun spring inspired outfit shoot, but it ended up snowing all night and then raining during our entire shoot!  Of course, as a true Winterpegger a little bit of rain (and snow!) wasn't going to stop me, and I found a little clear umbrella in the back of my closet that ended up saving the day!

Clear umbrellas are great (they literally match with everything!) but I also love how printed umbrellas can be used as a fun & unique accessory.  Here's a few statement umbrellas that I would love to add to my arsenal this spring!

So what about you? Do you prefer to carry a classic umbrella or something that makes a statement? Make sure to let me know in the comments!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Fitness Fashion

Lately the lines between fitness and fashion have been becoming more and more blurred.  Standard gym wear used to consist of baggy t-shirts and black yoga pants or sweats, but lately, so many fresh new athletic brands have exploded into the scene offering functional & stylish pieces that people actually want to wear!

Not long ago, you would be hard-pressed to find yoga tights in anything other than a solid colour, but now printed tights are everywhere!  Another trend in fitness fashion is more distinctly feminine prints.  Beyond basic stripes and solids, brands are offering items with floral designs and even watercolor prints.

I've been busy scouring my favorite shops (and a few new ones!) to find some of the freshest workout gear to get you inspired to get moving this spring!  Make sure to let me know in the comments which piece is your favorite... and if you would ever wear it outside of the gym!
Fitness fashion trends and must haves for Spring 2015.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Emerald Midi and Mixed Prints

How many different pattern can you wear in one outfit?  So far, I'm counting four in this jewel toned outfit I threw together last week!  Most people are hesitant to mix prints but when done right, it makes a look so much more dynamic!

Style Tip: Don't be afraid to mix multiple prints in a single outfit!  Stick with complimentary colours and you will do fine! --> Tweet this! <--

If you are new to mixing patterns, the best place to start is with a black & white striped item as a base.  Simple stripes are one of the easiest patterns to mix with other prints.  A simple stripe pairs well with floral patterns, plaids, ikats, as well as animal prints such as leopard or cheetah (just stay away from pairing it with a zebra motif)!

So, what do you think?  Is mixing patterns for you?  Let me know in the comments what your favourite patterns to play with are!

Emerald green midi skirt with a plaid blanket scarf, quilted Michael Kors bag and leopard print bow belt.
Emerald green midi skirt with a plaid blanket scarf, quilted Michael Kors bag, suede ankle boots a striped shirt and a military inspired jacket.
Emerald green midi skirt with a plaid blanket scarf, quilted Michael Kors bag, suede ankle boots a striped shirt and a military inspired jacket.

Emerald green midi skirt with a plaid blanket scarf, quilted Michael Kors bag, suede ankle boots a striped shirt and a military inspired jacket. 
Emerald green midi skirt with a plaid blanket scarf, quilted Michael Kors bag, a striped shirt and a military inspired jacket. 
An emerald green St. Patrick's Day outfit plus some advice on how to mix patterns in a single outfit!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Time for a Makeover!

Hey everyone!  I'm happy to announce some exciting changes are coming to this little blog in the near future… starting with a mini-make over!  I've been hard at work the past couple of weeks dreaming about a new look and I thought I would give you all a sneak peak of my new design!   Make sure to keep an eye out this week for the big launch!

A quick sneak peek of the design & branding board for Pretty Little Details!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

5 Travel beauty tips you NEED for your next trip!

I love to travel, and since I recently came back from a trip to the Caribbean, I thought I would share what I packed in my travel makeup bag, plus some great tips for packing a makeup bag on your next trip!  Here it goes!

1. Swap your normal makeup bag for a clear zippered one!
Not only will you be able to easily find what you need, but a small clear zip bag will also be TFSA approved.  Meaning, you can pack all your makeup in your carryon and breeze through airport security without digging through your bag looking for liquids!

2. Choose your outfits before you pack your makeup.
Knowing what you will be wearing will keep you from packing makeup you don't need. Sure you may love your dark berry lip stain, but if your suitcase is full of pastels and bright resort wear, bringing it along will just add extra clutter.

3. Travel sized products are your friend!
Many people think travel products are a waste of money, but that's not always true. Recently I was in line to purchase some Smashbox primer at Sephora, when I realized purchasing two travel sized bottles cost less and gave me more product than one regular sized bottle!  In order to save even more money on travel sized items, make sure to be on the lookout for products with packaging that can easily be refilled.

4. Pack your tried and true favourites.
Traveling is not the time to try new products.  You may be wanting to save store samples to try on your trip, but make sure to test them once or twice at home before counting on them during your vacation.  I made this mistake on my last trip, and brought a small sample bottle of mascara I had never used before (instead of bringing the full sized bottle of my regular brand). Two days into the trip I was beyond frustrated when my makeup remover wouldn't remove the mascara I brought.  Believe me when I say this, trying to source your favourite mascara in a foreign country is not easy!

5. Avoid redundant products.
In my normal makeup bag, I have 4 different types of black eye liner (a pencil liner, a liquid liner, a gel liner and a cake liner!) All of them give unique looks but realistically they all do the same thing… define your eyes! If you are packing for a short trip, opt to bring just one product to define each feature.

The best products for creating a travel makeup bag.

Here's what I packed in my travel makeup bag during my recent trip to the Bahamas!  It may not look like much, but by mixing and matching the lipstick & gloss with different combinations of the eye shadow palette, I was able to create multiple pretty and unique looks!

Liquid Liner - L'oreal lineur intense
Tinted Moisturizer - Smashbox sheer focus in "light" (which has sadly been discontinued… If anyone has tinted moisturizer recommendations please let me know!)
Nude shadow palette - Urban Decay Basics 2 palette
Lipstick - Bite Luminous creme in "Palomino"
Lipgloss - Laura Mercier Lip Glace in "Blush"
Highlighter - Benefit Watt's up