The Weekend Edit Vol. 40


I'm at the cottage this weekend, and having a really depressed moment. Why? Because clearly Mother Nature is having some issues and has decided that we are not yet done with winter. Yup, it snowed yesterday, the ground is still snow covered, and it isn't very far above zero. The plus side? At least I have an excuse for a roaring fire and a steaming cup of tea!

I have a ton of business-related travel over the next two weeks (which means lots of travel-related content will be up on this space!), so I'm starting to go over my itineraries and packing lists. I'm headed to Ottawa overnight, Toronto for an extended weekend, and finally...San Francisco! My colleague and I have decided to treat ourselves to an extra day in San Fran by going a day early. We have tickets for Beach Blanket Babylon, but other than that, no concrete plans. If you have any recommendations for me, be sure to let me know in the comments below!

So while I get back to my travel guides, I'll leave you with some fun links to check out:

While it really doesn't feel like spring here, I love this DIY floral chandelier!

Caroline has been one of my biggest inspirations for my blog, and now she's moving to Seattle and is taking a hiatus for several months. I'm super excited for her new adventures, but sad that there will be no more Caroline in my daily feed, so her final post is a bit bittersweet.

Starbucks is releasing a s'mores frappuccino. My life is complete.

Joelle put this super cute outfit together featuring a floral bomber, and now I've got my eye on this embroidered one.

Loving this awesome summer time hairdo on Kate Bosworth!

And in case you've missed anything on Love. Loft. Life. this week, we explored my skin throughout the years, and my current morning + evening routine:
My Skin Story // Morning Skincare Routine // Evening Skincare Routine

Hope you're having a fantastic weekend!


Evening Skincare Routine


Skincare week continues with my evening routine (if you've missed anything, you can find my skin story here and my morning routine here). There's nothing better at the end of a long day than a great skincare pamper, so why not make that every night! Keep reading for all of the details.

Morning Skincare Routine


Good morning! Time to dive right into skincare, shall we? Other than my morning espresso, a good skincare routine is one of my favourite ways to start a day. It just makes me feel like no matter what kind of day is ahead, at least I know that I did that one thing right. After sharing my skin story with you all, I'm kicking the skincare-themed posts off with my morning routine. Keep reading for all the details!

My Skin Story


My skin and I have had a very strained relationship. If it were a real relationship, I probably would have broken up with my skin years ago. But unfortunately, I'm kind of stuck with it. So if you can't beat the enemy, might as well join them and learn how to live with them! I often get asked (by colleagues, friends, complete strangers!) about what I use as skincare, so I've decided to share an in depth look at my routine all week. First? It might be a good idea to learn about my skin and our history together. So here's my skin story.

The Weekend Edit Vol. 39


Happy Sunday! I've been staying at my parents' house for the last couple days as I'm dog sitting for them. That means lots of time snuggling with the puppy! And also catering to his every need. He's awful needy. Other than the fact that it's a hassle to get to work from their house (i.e. traffic, which I don't normally have to deal with), it's kind of like being on a mini-vacation while staying here. I've been taking advantage of the pseudo-vacay feeling to catch up on some reading and having a Grey's Anatomy marathon.

In other news, I've been scrambling to get a poster presentation finished for an upcoming conference in Toronto...which also means that I'm that much closer to leaving for San Francisco on business! My colleague and I have got tickets for Beach Blanket Babylon, and are contemplating a trip to Alcatraz. If you have any suggestions for San Francisco, be sure to leave them in the comments below!

Have some spare time today? Check out these awesome links:

Some great tips for timeless style.

Game of Thrones is on tonight! This is basically what was going through my mind during last weekend's premiere.

A very comedic look into NYC residents' handbags! Still laughing about this one.

Charlotte Tilbury is coming to Canada! Woohoooo (and also, hide my wallet)! I basically want everything in this tutorial. Any other recommendations?

And in case you haven't been around L.L.L. for the last little while, there are a ton of spring-themed posts up!
Spring Mood Board // 5 fresh nail colours // Bright lipstick shades // Spring Wardrobe Edit (+ an OOTD!)

Hope you've had an amazing weekend!

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