Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fall 2016 Capsule Wardrobe (+ This year's top trends!)

Hello darlings!  I love getting emails and comments from you all, and today's post is specifically in response to a special request I've received asking for my recommendations regarding what to include in a fall capsule wardrobe!

First of all, what exactly is a capsule wardrobe? Well, it's all about curating a small collection of seasonal clothing that you love, instead of having a giant closet filled with things you almost never wear.  If you are like most people, you wear 10% of your clothing 90% of the time.  I've noticed in my own life, there are some items of clothing that I reach for all the time while others keep getting pushed further and further into the back of my closet.  Creating a capsule wardrobe means keeping (or purchasing) only a small collection of stylish items that you can wear over and over again.

So, can you still dress stylishly without having tons of clothes? Absolutely!

With a smaller wardrobe some things do become more important though.  First of all quality.  If you are going to be wearing the same clothes more often, you need to make sure you're purchasing items that are going to last you through the season.  A cheap sweater that can never be washed for fear of immeasurable shrinking just won't cut it with a capsule wardrobe.  Secondly, with a capsule wardrobe you need to choose pieces that can be layered and re-worn multiple different ways.  Having a small wardrobe does not mean you have to wear the same boring outfit every single day.  On the contrary, you will likely find that having fewer items in your closet pushes you to become more creative in re-working the pieces you already own in new ways!

While your personal capsule wardrobe can include as many or as few items as you want, today I'm focusing on the 19 items that you absolutely can't go with this fall!

How to create a stylish capsule wardrobe filled with minimalist, feminine clothes.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Romance & Lace // Bridal hair inspiration

Most of my style post are filled with pretty yet casual looks, but this week's post is something a little extra special.  I'd been dreaming of creating a romantic editorial photoshoot for a while and as I thought about the wardrobe for this shoot, I knew I wanted a to wear a fabulous tulle skirt.  So at the beginning of summer I bought some grey silk and tulle and began sewing the beautiful full skirt I had imagined.

With the outfit nailed down, I wanted to do something special with my hair.  So the day of the photoshoot I went to visit Fran Rizzuto (@FrenchyDoesMyHair) to make my #hairgoals come to life!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Double braided fishtail tutorial (& the best extensions for thick hair!)

Hello darlings!  Today I’m sharing a tutorial for one of my favourite hairstyles for second day hair (or 4th day hair if you are anything like me!).  This style looks very fancy but it’s actually super easy to do yourself and is perfect for hiding greasy roots or messy bedhead.  Believe me when I say, dry shampoo and hair extensions can fix any bad hair day!

Mermaid hair tutorial: DIY double braided fishtail braid.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Lela Rose x Papyrus // The prettiest cards you've ever seen!

Going to the mailbox usually means just picking up flyers and bills, so finding a beautiful card inside your letter drop is always the most wonderful surprise. Sending a card is such a simple gesture but there is truly nothing like unexpectedly receiving a beautiful card with a handwritten note inside.  I think we can all agree that we ought to send more snail mail but sometimes the hardest part is finding the right card to send.  Today I'm sharing a few of my favourite cards from Papyrus' brand new collection... and these just might be some of the prettiest cards you have ever seen!

Papyrus teamed up with fashion designer Lela Rose to create the prettiest greeting cards you have ever seen.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Date night picnic // Tacos salad & Mexican key lime pie

As we head into fall, I’ve been soaking up the last few warm days!  In my opinion, there is no better way to spend a beautiful afternoon than enjoying a picnic with some yummy food and a great view. So, over Labour Day weekend I packed up a Mexican inspired picnic for my hubby and I to enjoy together.

When you think of a typical picnic, most people think boring cold sandwiches and typical crudités. But instead of going the traditional route, I wanted to bring along one of my husband’s favourite foods… taco salad!

Date night picnic // Tacos salad & Mexican key lime pie