Back To School Essentials //

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Every time fall rolls around I get SO excited for back to school (even if I'm not actually going back). This fall I in fact will be taking a few university courses to try and finish up my marketing certificate. So I decided I need to pick up a few necessities before heading back. I picked up number three last week to use as a book bag - I'm loving the navy stripes and brown leather detail, should go well with my fall looks. I would also probably die without number two, the Sarah Pinto agenda, not only is it super cute but I literally write everything in it. In highschool I learned quickly the importance of an agenda and eventually lived life according to what was written in that book. Four, five, and six are for pure comfort. I know we all get excited when back to school hits and want to dress up everyday, but let me tell you, that fades fast and before you know it you're reaching for your comfiest pants, flattest shoes, and something to hide the hair you were too lazy to style. Seven are for pure delight and eight are what I think the perfect frame for fall - loving the tortoise! Are you heading back to school this fall? What's on your wishlist? 

1. Tory Burch Robinson iPad Case $95
2. Sarah Pinto Agenda $20
3. Forever 21 Railroad Striped Holdall $29.80
4. HM Sweatpants $19.95
5. Urban Outfitters Coal Scotty Beanie $34
6. HM Ballet Flats $12.95
7. Letter C Design White Pencils with Gold Foil Heart $8.08
8. Dolce and Gabbana Havana Frames $199

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Thursday! 


Berry Accents For Fall //

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Is it actually August 28th today?! As I type this it is down pouring rain outside and I am bundled up in a scarf watching 'comedy gold', sipping hot tea and soothing a sore throat. It's definite that summer is coming to a close and fall is fast approaching. As sad as it is to see the summer fun fade away, I've always loved that feeling of transitioning into fall - back to school, falling leaves, Thanksgiving, and all of the other exciting fall events. Don't get me wrong I adore all seasons of fashion, but I think I'm not alone when I say that fall takes the cake. The fall months are perfect for layering and mixing in colours that you probably haven't worn in close to a year. This season I am all about the berry. I love a good berry accent in a fall ensemble and these nine are some of my favourites you can mix into your everyday fall looks. 

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DIY Floral Monogram //

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

The other day I was browsing Pinterest and came across an image linking to this post. I fell in love with this DIY and immediately had to have my own floral monogram for my office. For my floral initial I actually didn't use the pre-made cardboard initials as in the original post, I simply took an old cardboard box, cut the pieces I needed and glued them together. I also sprayed the cardboard gold before assembling my flowers. It was such a fun afternoon project and I'm so in love with the final result! Happy monogramming! 

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My Top Cosmetic Bags //

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

It seems like I've been on the hunt forever to find a new cosmetic bag to take with me on weekend getaways and vacations. I've had the same atrocious shiny purple hanging cosmetic roll for years now and for some reason it has yet to be replaced. Definitely when I head to Hawaii in November one of these adorable pouches will be coming along with me. I'm loving the simplicity of these six, especially the pop of pink Kate Spade case and the oh so cute 'little brown cosmetic' Bloomingdales pouch! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!