Hey there! I am currently en route to beautiful Hawaii (provided my flight from Winnipeg got in ok last night :S). While it may be a long journey there (3 flights! Yikes!), it will be totally worth it. The sun. The beach. The ocean. Time for some much needed rest and relaxation.
What does this mean for the blog while I'm away? I've got some posts already scheduled, so stay tuned for those. But the best place to keep up with my adventures is over on Instagram. So head on over and follow me!
Sometimes, you just feel like being a little extra fancy. Know what I mean? This skirt is all over that. It's one of those pieces in my wardrobe that instantly puts me in a better mood. Best part? It looks equally good with just a simple grey tee for a more dressed down look. Iggy Azalea's Fancy is totally on repeat in my head right now. Ok, moving on. Keep reading for more photos and outfit details!
|Skirt - J.Crew, Camisole - Club Monaco, Cardigan - Madewell, Bag - Mackage, Shoes, ASOS (old, similar), Necklace - Etsy, Ring - Silver Gallery, Watch - Fossil|
I wore this outfit to a presentation I gave, and killed it. Instant confidence booster! I then jet off for after work drinks with a girlfriend. Multi-tasker! Have I mentioned how much I love this outfit yet?
Also, a very special thanks to Ariane, from Julius + Valentina, for the mini photoshoot around the studio!
What pieces in your wardrobe boost your confidence?
Popbasic has done it again! They're releasing their gorgeous Frankie collection tomorrow, and I can't wait to order mine! It features a grey marl long sleeve tee, a polka dot scarf, and a white leather belt with rose gold hardware. If the long sleeve shirt is anything like their previous tees, it will incredibly soft.
Popbasic make such great quality pieces, and they keep amazing me with every set. Don't forget to use this link to get 15% off you're first order with Popbasic. Need inspiration? Check out my style set below!
I have this adorably cute DIY project for you all today! If you're Canadian, you'll know that the penny was taken out of circulation about 2 years ago. Apparently, the average Canadian has about 600 pennies hoarded away, a fact I now believe it after this project. I had a cookie tin full of pennies that my grandfather had collected by stashing away loose change, and didn't quite know what to do with them. After watching UP! one day (my favourite movie of all time), I thought I'd recreate the change jug Carl and Ellie use in the movie to save up for their trip to Paradise Falls. Keep reading for the full, and incredibly easy, instructions!
- Glass jug (it took me a while to find the perfect one. Check thrift shops and home decor stores regularly)
- Washi tape
- Pennies (a lot of them!)
I used some cute washi tape I had on hand to tape some paper to the jug. I went with the movie and wrote Paradise Falls on mine, but you could put whatever dream destination you've saving up for.
Then the fun begins: fill the jug with coins!
I used pennies for mine because I had a ton of them, but you could also stick all your loose change from your wallet in it. You can actually save up quite a bit of money by just dumping whatever is in your wallet at the end of the week. Perfect for some spending money for your next trip!
I love how this turned out, and it's the perfect addition to the little UP! corner I have going on in my living room. Hope you enjoyed it!
Happy weekend! For my fellow Canucks, most of us probably had a short work-week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The week really did fly by. Relaxing this weekend at the cottage, doing some baking and fire-building. Time has started to move very slowly for me at this point though as I can't wait to leave on vacation next Friday! Hopefully the week will pass by quickly though. I'm giving a presentation Tuesday, and leaving for a last minute business trip Wednesday. Home at midnight Thursday night just in time to catch my flight Friday morning. My travel skills are really going to be put to the test.
Here are some fun links to brighten your Sunday:
Loved reading this post about going without makeup for a week. I don't know if I could do it...
How to tuck, roll, and belt your way into fashion perfection! I'm a big fan of the half-tuck and the J. Crew sleeve roll.
Drunk J. Crew. Trust me, you'll thank me :)
This tutorial is fantastic for the lived-in berry lip trend.
In case you missed anything from Love. Loft. Life. this week
Beauty Bits Vol. 2 // Moto mini skirt + Grey graphic sweater
How was your week?