Wednesday, 25 July 2012

For the Love of Melrose

Hey lovelies! It's a beautiful day in Toronto and I thought I'd share with you guys my recent purchases of July. I came across this super cute website on the internet called and have fallen in love with it ever since! I managed to snatch a black sheer skull button down, A YSL replica ring (I have to resell though, it's waaaaay too big) and a silver pyramid necklace (with earrings) at a great sale price and loved them so much, I ended up wearing them on my first day of receiving! I will definitely do business with them again, as I paid nothing for shipping (includes purchases over $50) and nothing for duty! Next on my recent purchases I also managed to finally purchase the Aritzia "Wilfred" Marais Silk Pant in winter camel and a basic Zara cream knit top. I think I'm slowly thinking about Fall, but I can't help it, it's my favourite season! Anyways, here's hoping you enjoy what's left of summer! Big xo!

1. Aritzia "Wilfred" Marais Silk Pant/ 2. Love Melrose Sheer Skull Button Down/ 3. Love Melrose Pyramid Necklace/ 4. Zara Cream Knit Top/ 5. Love Melrose YSL Replica Ring
Getting ready for the Fall :)
My camera does not do the colour justice!
Love Melrose accessories
Matching darling!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Healthy Habits #1

Hey lovelies, hope you're all enjoying your morning so far! Today, in light of a recent desire to start exercising and eating healthy on a daily (and by recent I really mean yesterday) I decided to share a few helpful tips I came across the internet to help improve the look of your skin! Yup, I figured the only way for me to stay motivated and focused on living a healthier lifestyle and to keep track of my accomplishments would be to blog about it. I think I'm going to name these posts "Healthy Habits" and hopefully I can have a new tip at least once a week! So let's get started!

The internet is a great way to start your research on how to improve the look of your skin. And while I understand that it can also provide readers with false information, by carefully sifting through each post, one can clearly see that many posts include the same information as at least 10 others! (making it, in my eyes, more valid). So here are a few foods that I continuously came across in my research for better skin. I think you'll be surprised by some but I am most definitely willing to give these things a try or two. Enjoy!


1. Water- I think this is the most obvious and most accessible resource for healthy looking skin. Water keeps skin hydrated which in turn prevents dry and dehydrated skin (which looks older). It's also a great cleanser and it's easy to get! Drink more water (just make sure there's a restroom close by)! 

2. Grean Tea- UGH, I'm sorry to say but I hate tea and when green tea kept on popping up on every internet post, I had to learn to accept the benefits of drinking this stuff. As stated, "Packed with antioxidants and free radical-fighting agents, you can drink your way to great skin with green tea. It’s high in vitamins C, D, and K, as well as the essential minerals riboflavin, zinc, calcium, magnesium, and iron. Try swapping your morning coffee, which dehydrates the skin, for green tea — your complexion will thank you."

3. Almonds- Yes, something I can agree with! I seriously love almonds and I'm so happy they can provide me with that much more happiness! Almonds are packed with antioxidant Vitamin C, fiber and omege-6 and 9 acids, which help with the skin's elasticity. Try toasting them in the oven for a better taste or simply add to your yoghurt for a yummier snack!

4. Blueberries- "Blueberries are very high in antioxidants which target free radicals (those little nasties that cause premature aging and disease) preventing damage of skin cells. Also an excellent source of fiber, vitamins C and E, and riboflavin." A lot of berries will also do the same, as well as an a great antioxidant like pomegranates!

5. Salmon- Salmon is the kind of fish you want to keep close by your side (not like my frumpy old gold fish that chose to ignore me all the time)! Why? Because salmon will never let you down! In addition to tasting amazing (try grilling it) salmon also contains some of the most essential fats (like omega-3)our bodies need. These fats also help to reduce the look of pores, keep the heart healthy, prevent dry skin and help with people with acne! Who knew?

6. Avocados- "If you tend to steer clear of avocados because of their fat content, think again. The healthy monounsaturated fats found in avocados make them one of the best foods for your complexion. These healthy fats keep skin from drying out and help to maintain its youthful appearance. Avocadoes are also high in B vitamins (particularly vitamin B3) which contain anti-inflammatory properties."

Sorry I got carried away on my google search

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Lust & Bliss

Hey lovelies, so are you can see here I found a new love at Polyvore! Yup, I'm having way too much fun with this collage making thing. Anyways, I decided to put together a currently wishlist I have for the month of July. Hope you guys enjoy, xo!


Zara boots

Zara bag

Spike jewelry
$18 -

Prada belt

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Excess Accessories

I seriously do not know where the inspiration for this post came from, but today I decided to share with you guys my accessory haul (slash hoarder edition)! As you can plainly see below, I have this thing for gold jewellery but in all honesty, I've been trying to add some silver pieces into my collection (with no such luck). I tend to gravitate towards pieces that either incorporate some sort of tribal theme or really anything that's sort of unique and edgy (errrg, that word again)! Anyways, here's hoping you're all enjoying your Tuesday morning! Leave me a message telling me what's an accessory you can't live without! Ciao for now xo

Friday, 13 July 2012

All Things Camo

Seriously, I think I'm on a blogging impulse (refer to my previous posts that occurred in the matter of 2 days) but I just could not pass up the opportunity to blog about a current love. Yup that's right, I'm into thaaat camo. In all honestly, I doubt I could confidently wear it/it would suit me but I can admire from a distance right? *Sigh, maybe for the fall season I'll work up the energy to buy one and put together an outfit for it! Who knows? Anyways, what's your take on the camo trend/style? Hit or miss? Let me know, xo!

Pictures via tumblr

Thursday, 12 July 2012


Hey lovelies, so I'm here today with yet another food post! Yay! Anyways, yesterday was the perfect day to enjoy a Summerlicious dinner with some great friends. We found this cute little French restaurant online in the middle of nowhere, and thought, "heck yeah let's give that a try!" And now looking back at this experience, I can honestly say I have no regrets (even if it looked like we were dining in a scene from Dirty Dancing Havana style and the table cloth could have possibly swaddled a Hebrew baby). The food was yummy, the service was friendly and the company was obviously amazing! I can't help but to appreciate these friends, because no matter how busy we are we always make time for each other. It really makes me happy to know I can count on these guys to have an awesome time! So here's hoping you indulge a little in something you've never tried before. After all, you deserve it! xo

Summerlicious Menu! We had a 3 course dinner for $25...not bad!
"Are we in Cuba? Nope, just in the back shed patio."
Waiting patiently for our food while stressing over the mechanics of school 
The best mother-effing Caprese salad
Risotto craving satisfied. Check!
My first Creme Brulee! Really sweet but really yummy :)

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Sale Season

Hey lovelies, sorry for the lack of posts lately. I've finally started by new job at The Bay and to tell you the truth, my outfits have been consisting of all black recently! (damn dress code) But this week I've finally had the chance to do a little shopping and yes, can you believe it? It's finally sale season! The time where every store sends you mass amounts of e-mails telling you to "come on it and shop shop shop!" and those big red letters on the window front lure you in to spend money you already don't have! It truly is, the most wonderful time of the year (sorry Christmas). Anyways, hope you're all taking advantage of the sale season but until next time, happy shopping! 

1. Urban Outfitters High-Waisted Jean Shorts- originally $59 and on sale for $39
1. Aritzia "Wilfred" Snakeskin High-Waisted Silk Shorts- originally $115 and on sale for $65 (purchase by my boyfriend, John! Thank you hunny!)
2. Aritzia "Wilfred" Basic Black Silk Tank- originally $85 but on sale for $45 (phew, had a giftcard!)
My new summer pieces! Can't wait to wear them!