OOTD - Go to Style

Monday, November 12, 2018

You know those clothes you can wear over and over ; clothes you pick up over 15 other things you tried? This outfit is that for me. I have 4, yes 4 of the same pairs if these Levis jeans. Pair it with a comfortable and soft plaid shirt, throw on some amazing leather and you have what, in my opinion, is a perfect outfit.

jeans: Levis
shirt: Marshalls
shoes: Poppy Barley
jacket: Bano eeMee

Perfect DIY Gift - Driftwood Succulents

Friday, November 9, 2018

I have said this before and I will say it again, hand made gifts are the best gifts. These drift wood succulents are perfect - they can be used as centre pieces, to add color or whimsy (yes, whimsy) to any space. My friend Steph is one of the most talented DIY-ers I know, she just has a knack for these things, she made these beautiful pieces - and all for $20 or less.
How to make them: Find some driftwood you like; focus on ones that are a good size and  that have enough grooves in them to hold a little bit of soil.  Buy the succulents from the greenhouse and put them in the soil. Its super easy. 
Water them once a week.
If you cannot find driftwood, you can usually purchase it for $5 or less. Check kijiji or your local buy and sell. 

Aren't these gorgeous? What do you guys think?

OOTD - Pretty In Pink

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

This year the wide-leg pants were a huge trend, and while it took me most of the year to get on board I eventually did. I find these Dynamite wide leg pants to be flattering on most people and they might not be the best thing for fall and winter I plan to transition them in anyways. 

pants: Dynamite
shirt: Banana Republic
jacket: Bano eeMee
purse: Kate Spade

#bookofthemonth : Small Country by Gaël Faye

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Fall is the best time to cozy up to a good book, pumpkin spice latte and chill by the fire. I added hundreds of books to my goodreads that I wanted to get to this summer, so now I am playing major catch up. Small Country by Gaël Faye  (translated by  Sarah Ardizzone) was one of those books that I was waiting for to come out. I bought it as soon as it came out, and just now got around to reading it.

"In 1992, Gabriel, ten years old, lives in Burundi in a comfortable expatriate neighborhood with his French father, his Rwandan mother and his little sister, Ana. In this joyful idyll, Gabriel spends the better part of his time with his mischievous band of friends, in a tiny cul-de-sac they have turned into their kingdom. But their peaceful existence will suddenly shatter when this small African country is brutally battered by history.

In this magnificent coming-of-age story, Gael Faye describes an end of innocence and drives deep into the heart and mind of a young child caught in the maelstrom of history."

This book would have had a five star review from me, but I do think it did lose something in translation for me. The book was originally done in French, and like most books that are translated it felt like I was missing piece of the puzzle. Outside of that, this was a great read. The story  is wonderful and filled with amazing detail and it absolutely tugged at my heart. 

Have you read it?

OOTD - Denim Favourites + a round up

Monday, November 5, 2018

Some people wear yoga pants and leggings for comfort, I wear jeans. I know, that's weird but have you ever put on a pair jeans that felt like leggings? Well Levi's jeans have been that for me. I own 7 different pairs and absolutely love them.

denim: Levis
scarf: Zara
t-shirt: Floc Boutique
button down shirt: Simons
shoes: Marshalls
purse: Chanel

Kale Quinoa Salad

Thursday, November 1, 2018

My eating habits range from bad for you to even worse for you, mixed with I need to eat salads and hating it but need to do it because all these carbs are bad for me. White back we talked about intermittent fasting, and while it worked I fell off the system, well because Europe. I m trying to get back into the routine of it and I am trying to find healthier alternatives I wont hate, so I started with a kale quinoa salad. For someone who dislikes salads, like a lot, this was pretty delicious. 
Here is what you need:
bunch of kale
feta cheese
grape tomatoes sliced
one cup of quinoa
sunflower seeds
sundried cranberries 
olive oil
lemon (to squeeze)

How to make:
Cook quinoa.
while that is cutting cut kale, slice your tomatoes, crumble fetta cheese.
In a frying pan toast your sunflowers seeds. 
mix a table spoon of olive oil with a table spoon of lemon juice.  
combine kale, tomatoes, fetta, cranberries, sunflowers seeds and quinoa. Drizzle olive oil mixture and mix.
Salt and pepper to taste.  *add grilled salmon or chicken breast if you want.

OOTD - Summer to Fall

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Personally, I have a hard time giving up on Summer and since Edmonton skipped Fall and went straight to winter and than back to Fall -this out of order weather makes it hard to decide what to wear. I have been transiting some of my favourite summer pieces into the cold weather. This dress has been my favourite, so I was happy to be able to transition it to colder weather days 

dress: H&M
jacket: Levis
boots: Marshalls
purse: Marshalls
leggings: Simons
sunglasses: Chanel