Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Maiden Braids & White on White

Hi Lovelies!

I truly believe that you can have great style even if you don't have a big budget, so for today's post I'm sharing an outfit featuring a few of my favourite affordable finds!  In fact this entire outfit (including all my accessories!) costs less than $150!!!

A few of my favourite places to find amazing deals online are: Le Chateau outlet, Forever 21, Nordstrom Rack and H&M.  Do you have any secret online spots where you find amazing deals?  I'd love it if you'd let me know in the comments!  Who doesn't love a good deal!?!

White jacket with white crochet shirt.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

You've got Mail

A few weeks ago, I was at my sister's house and she mentioned she had a bag of clothes she was giving away.  After a little bit of digging I found this gem of a blouse and snatched it up right away!  I love the contrast trim around the edges and you can't beat the price (free!) haha.  I decided to pair it with a faux leather high waisted skirt and some neutral coloured pumps.  Lastly, every outfit needs a conversation starter, and this mailer clutch is the perfect statement piece!

Office wear for the modern woman.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Happiness & Sunsets

I feel like I have a love/hate relationship with rompers.  Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of them.  They are cute, comfy and take all the stress out of finding a top & bottom that match.  I longingly look at rompers sold in online stores, but purchasing usually ends in disappointment. Most often, the romper (& the model wearing it) has been photoshopped into oblivion in order to hide a shapeless shirt/shorts combo with an unflattering elastic waistband.  This romper though?  Absolute perfection!  I love it's tailored shape and the ruffle detail down the back definitely takes the cake!

Also, I have to mention this necklace.  While browsing the Happiness Boutique website (love their mission of spreading happiness!), I was instantly drawn to it.  It seriously has layers upon layers of sparkle and is definitely a stand alone piece.  It is also way lighter than you would expect (I have a few statement necklaces that can only be worn for a short time before they become overwhelmingly)!

Black romper with white accessories.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Summer Berry Pavlova (& an amazing Kate Spade/Ted Baker giveaway!)

A few weeks ago, I posted a photo of a pavlova I made on instagram and I had quite a few people ask me for the recipe.   Pavlova is actually way easier to make than it looks and is extremely versatile (you can fill the layers with whatever fruit you have on hand!).  The meringue itself is a little on the sweet side, but the tart berries balance it out perfectly.  Here's the recipie!

Ps.  Make sure you scroll to the bottom of today's post to enter for an amazing travel inspired giveaway!

What to make with lots of egg whites.

Monday, August 3, 2015

You had me at Brunch...

Sarah from Wake Me Up Designs sent me this adorable tee a little while ago and I love the playful calligraphy print (who doesn't love brunch, right?!).  I had planned to photograph this outfit three separate times over the past two weeks, but each time, we ended up getting rained out.  Finally, we found a sunny day to shoot... but the wind was insanely strong!  So to hide from the wind I ended up climbing into a ravine... in 4 inch stilettos!  Somehow, I managed to stay on my feet while posing on the steep bank, but I'm pretty sure people walking by thought I was crazy! Haha! Anyways, thanks for reading, and make sure to check out Sarah's boutique if you are looking for some cute printed tee's!