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21.11.14

Holiday Wishlist #1 //


I don't know about you but I am SO excited for the holidays. It seems the Christmas season comes earlier and earlier every year, and every year I try to hold off my merriment until a reasonable time into the season, however, this year, I am all for it! Decking the halls and fa-la-la-la-la-ing all the way through November into December. That's right, I'm that dreaded person that already has their tree up, stockings hung, and Christmas music echoing through the house. Therefore, I obviously had to put a little wish list together, I have been an angel all year after all. Also, since Danny and I (with saving for a house and all) have been on a super tight spending budget, I have quite the list indeed. I am completely swooning over all of the gorgeous pieces above, and am keeping my fingers crossed that Danny Santa will be watching my instagram to see what I'd love to have underneath the tree this year - here's hoping! 

xo
Tessa

19.11.14

Keeping Warm In A Pullover //




Pullover: Cake For Breakfast | Coat: H&M(old) similar | Leggings: Cotton On(old) similar | Sunnies: Rayban | Handbag: 3.1 Phillip Lim(old) similar | Boots: Zara(old) similar | Toque: Topshop

It has been so cold in Vancouver lately and all I want to do is curl up in warm pullovers. This pullover from our shop has to be the comfiest one I've ever had - it's made of a terry material which makes it hang nicely and perfect for layering! I paired it with an old coat from H&M but you can snag a similar one from maccs! I met up with Danny in Whiterock for lunch when we decided to take some outfit snaps. While getting out of our car we ran into a lovely lady who Danny had worked with while building her house, Susan, she has the most AMAZING abode, all white exterior with pillars, pink antler chandeliers, and pink floors! She even gave us a tour inside which was on another level. If you're ever in the neighbourhood (Whiterock strip) you must at least drive by, especially around Christmas time - she's so festive!

xo
Tessa





17.11.14

Winter Florals //

Coat: maccs | Playsuit: maccs | Sunnies: maccs | Tights: Forever21 | Scarf: H&M(old) similar | Boots: Zara(old) similar | Handbag: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target(old) similar | Polish: Essie 

Remember that time I did an outfit post.. like four months ago.. well here we are again!! I have always wanted to be able to do consistent outfit posts for my blog, however, I continually let my super self conscious side get the best of me. This past weekend, I was determined to get some snaps of a few gorgeous pieces from maccs. My husband and I decided to go shooting at High street mall, which, once I got over my fears was so much fun! We had people walking by, no doubt wondering what we were doing, but it was so great having Danny as my photographer, he got some really great shots! So stay tuned, because I think I'm hooked - I can't wait to show you more fab outfits! 

PS. I thought my hubby's outfit looked spot on as well, so I decided to take some snaps of him ;)
Cardi: H&M(old) similar | T-shirt: Nordstrom | Pants: Zanerobe | Shoes: Vans | Toque: H&M(old) similar

xo
Tessa

3.10.14

London Calling Part 1 //


Cheerio love! Oh what a dream it is to look back at these photos and reminisce about our completely lovely time in London town. Let me start off by saying that both Danny and I really didn't know what to expect when we booked two flights to London. We knew that London was the home of Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace, we also knew that 101 Dalmatians was based there, but that's about it. Danny was sceptical of going to London, however, he was also sceptical of going to Paris and Disneyland when we went.. so really... However, as soon as we touched down in Heathrow airport we both fell head over heels for this beautiful city. 

Our first day in London we spent perusing around Notting Hill (where we stayed) and checking out the local shops and restaurants. While walking through the town we stumbled upon the most delicious brunch spot - Granger and co. We had seen customers lined up out the door and decided to join them! The line moves quickly and it's definitely worth the wait. If you go you must have the scrambled eggs, they are unlike any scrambled eggs I've ever had and are to die for! 

We then made our way down to the Portobello market - a fabulous street filled with antiques, art, yummy food, and much more. We browsed through antiques, sipped coffee, and satisfied our sweet tooth with the most wonderful (and biggest) strawberry doughnut I ever did see. After stopping in at the famous Notting Hill book shop, we made our way into the heart of London, stopping to feed the gorgeous swans along the way. 

The next day we met up with the oh so lovely Briony from a girl a style. Briony and I had met (via the internet of course) years ago when both of us first started our blogs. We have been following each other on instagram and twitter since and when Danny and I had decided on London for our honeymoon probably one of the first things I did was email Briony to meet for tea. We met up at LadurĂ©e in covent gardens which was a dream (if you're wanting to make a visit to LadurĂ©e while in London do not go to the Harrods location.. it's not nearly as whimsical). Briony was just as sugar sweet in person as I knew she'd be and we had a wonderful time sipping rose tea and nibbling on orange blossom macarons. Covent gardens is a gorgeous square full of wonderful shops and restaurants and fabulous street theatrics, definitely worth a visit! 

We ended our day with a trip around the London eye and a delicious Sunday roast (something we don't have in Canada and were told to try). I was just starting to come down with a cold this day so the warm roast dinner was just what I needed to comfort my sore throat. We had decided on Wetherspoons for dinner (which we were told to avoid), it is a chain restaurant, however, I thought the food was delicious!! They also have daily deals where you can get a meal and a drink for 8 GBPs - probably the cheapest you'll get in London! It was the perfect end to our second day in London. 

Stay tuned for part two coming next week! 

xx
Tessa

30.7.14

Let's Go Honeymooning //


Oh Em Gee I cannot believe my honeymoon is just over a month away!!!! Time has just been flying this past year, but couldn't be happier to become a Mrs., say 'I Do' to the man of my dreams, and jet set off to London and Greece! Of all things in this world, travelling the globe, submerging myself into a new culture, and obviously drinking lots and lots of wine while I'm there is my absolute favourite. This look is perfect for biking, picnicking, sight seeing, wine sipping - really everything 'honeymoon'!

xx
Tessa


2.6.14

My Top MAC Lippies

I don't know if it's because of the warmer weather we've been having or if it's just me feeling a little more adventurous but lately I have been obsessed with switching up my lip colour. Of course I simply adore a good nude (especially with a bronzed smoky eye) and up until a few weeks ago my all time favourite nude was Myth. I've seriously worn this shade since I was 16 (and it's so hilarious because the only reason I bought it was because Hilary Duff wore it LOL). It's such a standard in my purse that when my friends and I go out they just have to put out their hand and say 'myth'. Then, when I was in San Diego I picked up creme d'nude and OMG, it's amazing. It's a bit softer than myth and a bit less saturated which I really like because in all honestly if you put on too much myth you can end up looking like you're wearing concealer on your lips. Along with a good nude, I love a good red and ruby woo is one of my favourites. Ruby woo is super saturated with such a deep gorgeous red colour and it looks so gorgeous with a simple winged out eye. I've also recently discovered please me, thanks to my bridal makeup trial and I'm in loooove. This colour is the perfect soft pink that can easily be taken from day to night. Lastly candy yumyum, I seriously can't get enough of this lipstick! When you think 'pop of pink lips' boy oh boy is this ever it! It's super bright but surprisingly versatile. I've worn this shade with a bronzed look, a smokey eye, a simple eye, the list goes on. I can't express enough how much I love this shade and even though it looks a little intense you must give it a try! It's so much fun switching up your look and a new lip shade is the perfect way to do so! Which is your favourite mac lippy? 


Get all these gorgeous Mac shades HERE

xx
Tessa

21.5.14

Poolside //


I can't believe that I leave for San Diego TOMORROW! I am so excited to have some fun in the sun with my two sisters. I haven't had a chance to explore San Diego too much, however, my one sister, Joelle, has been there plenty of times and knows all the wonderful places to go so I'm very excited. Above all I can't wait to escape reality if only for a few days and lounge poolside with a cool cocktail and a good book. I am loving this poolside look featuring a piece from our summer collection - the Sunnies Cropped Tank! So perfect for throwing over your bathing suit when headed to the pool or the beach! 

xx
Tessa