Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Buckled Beauty

Buckled Beauty

I've been dying for a pair of leather joggers now (not necessarily one with a cuff on the bottom), so when I came across this pair at H&M for a steal I just had to pick them up! At the moment, I seem to be stuck in a very monochrome rut. Everything that I wear is either black or white. I don't know if it's because of the on coming fall season or just because I've begun to shun away colors as I've gotten older.

Regardles of the fact, I was recently gifted some beautiful jewelry from the lovely ladies over at My Femme Crush and knew that this bracelet would match perfectly with this outfit! If you know me, then you'll know that I'm a huge fan of watches but not so much else in regards to jewelry for the wrist. However, once I saw this studded cuff I knew that it was a match made in heaven!

Buckled Beauty

Buckled Beauty

Buckled Beauty

Buckled Beauty

Buckled Beauty

Buckled Beauty

Top - Forever 21 | Jacket - Zara | Pleather Joggers - H&M | Shoes - Zara | Bracelet - c/o My Femme Crush

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Bi-Weekly Round Up

These past two weeks have been a whirlwind of change for me. Although overall it has mostly be rewarding, I would be lying if I didn't admit that there have been some downs. Besides having to quit a job and breaking my Clarisonic, I'd have to say that these few moments really have made my past two weeks into a much better adventure than it all really felt at those particular moments.

Bi-Weekly Photo Round Up
Is it weird to say that rolling down a hill in a giant hamster ball has always been on my bucket list? If you want to experience what I did, definitely make sure to check out the Aqua OGO craziness at the Horseshoe Resort in Barrie, ON.

A couple of weekends ago I also finally learnt how to do a properly structured wine tasting. Now I can act pretentious in a restaurant and really know what I'm doing without making a fool of myself! Just kidding.

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Last weekend my family and I played a total of 3 rounds of mini putt at completely different courses. Never had I seen my family so competitive yet so excited!

Ending the weekend with an amazing fireworks display over the Niagara Falls is never a let down.

Fun Fact: I used to be deathly afraid of fireworks as a child!


So all of the Winners in Ottawa have apparently been neglected of this fantastic bi-annual event, The Runway. I had my pick of the crop (well not really, we were 3 days post the start of the event), and managed to score myself a beautiful pair of new shoes!

I fully justified my purchase to myself and this definitely was a celebratory shopping trip, so in the end it was all worth it. But I mean seriously, look at all of those goodies! Saint Laurent, Christian Louboutin, I can't believe that these didn't sell out on the first day! Any guesses as to which pair I picked up and which pair I'm dying to go back for?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Last Hoorah

Last Hoorah

Besides visiting vineyards, my family and I also took the time to do other things during the Labor Day weekend. We enjoyed a nice dinner cruise and took in the Toronto skyline against the backdrop of the setting sun. I'd have to say that my family really enjoys eating and trying new foods and restaurants, as the majority of what we did involved lots of food.

Before you go on to think that we're all fatties though, we did take the time to visit the Safari Niagara and take in the fire works display over the Niagara Falls. Regardles of it being an extremely packed weekend, it was fun to do it all and to see my family again, until my visit back to Ottawa for Thanksgiving.

Last Hoorah
Last Hoorah
Last Hoorah

Last Hoorah

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Heat Wave

Heat Wave

Amidst the hottest weekend/week of the summer in Toronto (we've had a relatively chilly season), I took the chance to wear my tropical palm tree shorts one last time before the weather changes to fall. As much as I love sweater weather, my biggest gripe for the fall is waking up to chilly/frosty mornings only to have a blazing hot afternoon. In order to stay warm enough for the morning commute, I end up carrying a pullover or cardigan by the afternoon which is just as annoying to carry around.

As much as I hate having to carry extra pieces of clothes with me around all day, my favorite part about fall is the layering. Hopefully the weather changes quickly enough so that I can start throwing peacoats and dust jackets into the mix.

Heat Wave

Heat Wave

Heat Wave

Heat Wave

Heat Wave

Top - Garage | Shorts - Forever 21 | Chambray - Aritzia | Shoes - Converse

Monday, September 8, 2014

Wine Country

Wine Country
This past weekend, my family came down and paid me a visit for the Labor Day long weekend. As typical family vacations go, we went out and about and did lots of things. By far my most favorite would have to be visiting the Niagara vineyards, or as they call it, "wine country". We passed through 4 of them that day, but the I'd have to say that I enjoyed Trius the most.

Wine Country

Wine Country

Wine Country

Wine Country


We were given a tour of their wine cellar and shown how all of their produtcs are aged. Their cellar itself is one of the largest stock piles of sparkling white wine in North America. In one of their rooms, wine bottles were stacked floor to ceiling and extended back into a depth of 17ft. With a collection of 500-600,000 bottles, you'll never have to hit up a liquor store ever again!

Wine Country

Wine Country

Wine Country

Wine Country


Before concluding the tour, we were taught how to do a properly structured wine tasting and allowed to try several of their best. Obviously a round table favorite was the ice wine. I don't think I've ever heard of anyone saying that they dislike ice wine.

We spent the rest of the day touring a couple of other wineries as well: Peller Estate and a couple smaller locations. Each had their own tasting bar set up and it was fabulous being able to try a variety of wines all day long. Did we buy anything? The obvious answer is yes, a couple bottles of ice wine were picked up as souvenirs for home.

Wine Country

Wine Country

Wine Country

Wine Country

Wine Country

Wine Country