Monday, April 27, 2015

L'Occitane giveaway + Vancouver event

Makeup Monday is getting a BIG boost thanks to an exciting giveaway and beauty event announcement! 

This Friday (May 1), I will be hosting an in-store event at the newly renovated L'Occitane store at 3051 Granville Street in Vancouver. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Weekend shop: Denim dreams

Spring denim trends 2015

I know I'm not alone when I say I'm feeling denim crazed this season. 

Let's face it — jean on jean on jean on ... (you get the point!) is EVERYWHERE. 

So what better way to ring in the weekend than with a look at some of spring's hottest styles.

Happy shopping and thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Le Chateau ankle boots

Le Chateau leather ankle boots

I don't know if it's because of the whole #normcore trend giving everyone the free pass card to dress down with their shoes, or whether I'm having a bit of a personal height crisis — but I've been pushing myself in the opposite direction, by trying to wear more heels.

To be honest, I think it's because I have so many damn high heels in my closet that sit unworn while my Vans slip-ons, Celine loafers and bevy of ankle booties remain in heavy rotation. It annoys me. Seriously.

But whatever the cause may be, I've been stepping out in more heeled shoes lately — including these leather ankle boots from Le Chateau.

While I find them a tad touchy after a full day of work/commuting, they add so much style to my work wardrobe that I can overlook the pain. Most of the time.

Happy Wednesday and thank you for stopping by!

Scarf: Aritzia | Sweater: Helmut Lang | Skirt: Le Chateau c/o | Shoes: Le Chateau c/o | Sunglasses: RayBan | Bag: Coach | Jewelry: Movado, OhKuol and Tiffany and Co. 
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Monday, April 20, 2015

Avène Eau Thermale: A quick review

Avène Eau Thermale: A quick review

What it is: A hydrating spritz for the face (and body!) to soothe and replenish skin's dewy appearance.

Beauty bonus: This water is bottled straight from a spring in France, so the first time it sees the light of day is when you dispense it onto your skin! #cool.

Beauty bummer: None! Who doesn't want a refreshing spray that has no chemicals and gives a restored look?

Overall: The Avene Eau Thermale is a skin-hydrating treat.

It's now a staple in our workout bags for a quick moisturizing burst. An added use? After a long day squinting at our computer screens, this mist is safe for renewing dry eyes, too!

We were pleased that the mist was completely fragrance free and once absorbed, left us feeling nothing but clean and refreshed.

Would recommend? Yes.

Price: $26

Where to buy: Shoppers Drugmart, London Drugs

—Review by Covet & Acquire beauty editor Kirsten Harris

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Weekend shop: Hot summer sandals

The temperature is slowly creeping into sandal territory (yippee!), and I've already got my eye on more than one pair of hot summer sandals.

Shop a few of my faves above.

Happy weekend and thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

How to wear a blanket scarf

Aritzia blanket scarf outfit idea all-white look Vancouver fashion blogger

I constantly get confused with coats in spring.

Do I opt for my wintertime wools, lightweight rain gear or something in between? I can never decide — and my indecision usually leaves me wet and/or cold by the end of the day.

Cue: blanket scarves to the rescue.

I didn't really expect to get so much wear out of this oversized scarf (see it styled again here) much past winter, but I have been very pleasantly surprised with its transitional prowess this spring.

Blanket scarves are just cozy enough when layered over a spring trench for crisp mornings, and are much easier to stuff into my bag on my way home when the temp warms up.

Uh oh. You know what this means ... I'm probably going to run out and get another one — or two. Just for extra options. And because I may need it. You know ... (sigh)

Happy Wednesday and thank you for stopping by!

Scarf: Aritzia | Trench: HM (old) | Jeans: Gap | T-shirt: Old Navy | Boots: Jeffrey Campbell 'Everly' (love these ones!) | Bag: Coach Borough | Jewelry: Dear You, Pretty Things, Tiffany and Co., Poppy Finch and OhKuol

Aritzia blanket scarf outfit idea all-white look Vancouver fashion blogger