Let me start this off by saying ... this is not AT ALL a sponsored post.
I'm just ALL about the new Wedgie fit jeans from Levi's. I legit own four pairs and am hunting for a few more.
So, why do I like them so much? Well, there are a few reasons that include, but are not limited to: I enjoy the vintage look; I like the straight-leg cut; they fit my thighs; and they're higher rise than, say, the 501 CT.
I've worn them several times on the blog already, and in doing so, I've figured out a few fit tips for these figure-flattering jeans. Here are a few of my tips for finding your perfect Wedgie.
1. The 100% cotton iterations are best. I've found the ones with stretch REALLY stretch out. Especially in in the knee and crotch area. You may want to size down.
2. The new "straight" cut fits really short, which is saying something because several of these jeans have a ripped hem, and therefore already fit shorter than most.
3. These jeans fit true to size, in my experience. I'm a size 10 or 30 in most pants, and that's what fits in the Wedgie.
Shop a few of my favourite Wedgie jeans below.
I'm going to keep this post short and sweet because this week has been cray-zay.
There literally have not seemed to be enough hours in the day to get to and from work, let alone shoot outfits, write blog posts, edit photos ... the list goes on.
But I was excited to get this look posted for one main reason — other than the fact it shows I was able to time manage myself enough to get a look shot — and that reason is this amazing lace-up sweater.
I've been looking for the perfect lace-up sweater for a while now. I didn't want something that a) cost a ton of money, and b) was cut so low in the front that it would be NSFW.
That's what makes this piece so precious. It has a deep-enough V-neck to be interesting, but not show too much. And the price is affordable (less than $50)!
Happy Wednesday and thank you for stopping by!
What it is: A liquid full-coverage foundation that leaves skin with an HD soft focus finish. Free of mineral oils and parabens.
Beauty bonus: This foundation gave us a pretty glow. One we weren't expecting without having to add any shimmer primer.
Beauty bummer: Too much of this good thing is, well just that. Too much. We made the mistake of pumping too much product onto our beauty blender and were left with an undesirable finish.
Overall: While we love the idea of a flawless complexion, we're not huge fans of full coverage foundation because it's hard to find one that doesn't leave you looking like you're covered in Bond-o — or a greasy mess at the end of the day.
With a metered application and a good lightweight moisturizer before hand, we found this to be a full-coverage foundation that wore surprisingly lightly on skin.
The 2-in-1 foundation and concealer formula was surprisingly good, covering all imperfections and areas of uneven skintone with one pump of prouct (we did apply a cream concealer to under eyes for an added brightening effect).
At the end of the day, skin didn't feel too greasy — even without a re-application of translucent powder throughout the day!
Would recommend? Yes! If you're looking for a full-coverage foundation that also nixes the need for a separate concealer, this is it.
Where to buy: Shoppers Drug Mart
Look, don't take me the wrong way when I say this, but I'm a bit sad the temperatures are starting to warm up.
While I'm certainly not upset to see the snow melt, I'm not exactly ready to hang up my favourite wool maxi coats for the year.
After all, there's something so effortless and chic (and who doesn't love that combination!?) about a great wool topper.
Case in point: this simple black robe coat.
I've been wearing it on repeat lately, and can imagine I'll continue to do so in the very near future. After all, I have to get as many wears in as possible before it just becomes too warm. ;)
Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend!
I'm not going to lie, I kind of felt like an extra from the movie Dazed and Confused while shooting these photos.
From the sock boots and straight-leg Levi's, to the schoolyard setting and this amazing satin bomber jacket, the overall feel was decidedly '70s.
And I dig it in a big way.
While the '90s are back, well, pretty much everywhere, I'm enjoying the '70s vibes that are popping up here, there and everywhere.
How are you styling your go-to bomber jackets?
Valentine's Day is upon us — and while I don't necessarily like to rely on a date marked on the calendar to show my loved ones I love them — I'm not one to pass up a day of hearts and flowers.
And cuddles, of course.
That's why my two dogs, Diva and Ginger, are my Valentine's Day co-stars. These two senior Shiba Inus have been with my family for 16 years (for Diva) and 13 (for Gigi). They've seen good times and bad, but no matter what, they're provided us with unconditional love.
Now that's love.
Happy Valentine's Day and thank you for stopping by!
Kimono: La Vie en Rose
What it is: One of the latest "It" bags to be released from Gucci.
The made-in-Italy creation features a medium-weight chain, a boxy shape and a hefty front closure featuring a tiger-head embellishment.
The Dionysus bag comes in three different sizes (as well as a new wallet-on-a-chain style) and several varieties of exteriors. The bag reviewed here is the GG Supreme Mini.
Dimensions: 7.5" wide x 6" high x 2" deep
Chain length: 15.5" or 9" drop when doubled
Overall: This bag is a beauty.
Despite its "mini" moniker, I find it actually holds quite a bit (an iPhone 6, small wallet and a few makeup essentials comfortably).
While I love the GG coated canvas, I maybe would have purchased one of the solid colours or a printed option instead for a bit of a different look. But, then again, the coated canvas is an iconic exterior for Gucci, so it should remain relatively timeless.
As the interior of the bag is often suede, I would advise thinking carefully about the colour you choose. The beige suede that I purchased was not the best choice as it will undoubtedly show wear-and-tear quicker than a darker shade.
Overall, if you're looking for a chic designer bag that's boxy — and a bit reminiscent of the CHANEL 2.55 shape — but don't have a TON of cash to spend (not that these are cheap or anything ...), the Gucci Dionysus is for you.
Would recommend? Yes! I think this bag is going to be a classic for the brand. Just be sure to think wisely about the colour of the suede you get — or the exterior leather colour/type — for overall wear-and-tear in the long run.
Price: From $1,900
Where to buy: Gucci; select retailers
It has been snowing like cray-zay in Vancouver lately.
And, as per usual, I don't want to let it ruin my outfits. Ha! ;)
Rather than slink around in snow boots and shapeless knits, I've been stepping out in tread-soled ankle boots and skinny jeans, albeit with a chunky knit. But worn off the shoulder, for a more #ootd appropriate appeal, of course.
What is your go-to snow look?
Happy Wednesday and thank you for stopping by!
Necklace: Pandora and Tiffany & Co.
What it is: A 97-percent natural cleanser for combination skin that aims to clear impurities using charcoal and boost skin resilience with antioxidants from tomato extracts.
This product is also paraben, silicone and cruelty free.
Beauty bonus: Salicylic acid is in the mix here too in order to help prevent further skin breakouts. Yes!
Beauty bummer: We weren't crazy about the scent, it was a tad too powdery for us.
Overall: We liked this cleanser a lot.
While it's not a foamy cleanser, we still found our skin felt nicely clean after use. And we also enjoyed the fact that there was a bit of exfoliating capability to it, making skin fresh and smooth.
The next day, we also noticed skin looked slightly less red than the previously as well. All good things in our beauty books!
Would recommend? Yes. The price point for this cleanser is very good for the performance. And, we loved the addition of acne-fighting salicylic acid in this product.
Where to buy: Shoppers Drug Mart
What it is: A lightening charging cable for your phone (different adapters for different phone types are available) that is cleverly concealed in a bag charm-like tassel.
Bonus: It's awesome to know that you're never without a power-boosting cable.
Bummer: There could be a few more tassels on the, well, tassel, to better conceal the charging cord.
Overall: This seemed a tad gimmicky at first, I mean, who really needs a charging cable hidden in a tassel? How wrong I was!
As soon as I had this leather tassel in hand, I couldn't believe how useful it was.
It was my only source of juice for my iPhone 6 on my recent trip to NYC (see more picks of the visit on Instagram) and I was impressed with how easy it was to use.
I had brought along my work laptop on the trip, so all I had to do when I needed a quick charge was plug the USB into the computer and my phone into the other end (obvs) and my phone was good to go.
The best part? No messy cables. And, the tassle looks pretty chic clipped on to your bag or backpack.
Would recommend? Yes! Having a cable on hand for quick charging is very convenient. Especially when it doesn't look like a cable.
Price: $60 US
Where to buy: Casetify.com
There's just something about a great grey robe coat.
Longline, wool and a waist-cinching belt are three of my favourite elements of one of these toppers. Not to mention the colour, of course.
I've seen these coats styled so uniquely lately. But I have to admit, my current fave is belted but left slightly open at the front. I think it looks so effortless and relaxed, yet completely pulled together.
In short, I'm sure I'll be wearing this look quite a bit this winter.
Shop a few of my favourite robe coats (including the one I'm wearing here, which is now on sale!) below.
Happy Wednesday and thank you for stopping by.
What it is: A limited-edition collaboration between Clinique and iconic crayon brand Crayola that includes eight shades of Chubby Stick lip shades ranging from sheer to intense.
Beauty bonus: These jumbo lip crayons had us feeling like kids again.
Beauty bummer: The oversized shape means you won't get a super-precise application.
Overall: If you're looking to add a touch of nostalgia to your makeup bag, these products are for you!
The selection of shades is perfect for colouring outside the lines (sorry, we had to!) thanks to pretty pinks, rich reds, perfect purples and more.
While we didn't find the formula overly long-wearing, we loved how smooth it had our lips feeling post-use. We loved the hue Mauvelous, a (yep, you guessed it!) mauve hue that gave lips the perfect kiss of deep pink colour.
Add in the twist-up crayon format doesn't hurt either. ;)
Would recommend? Yes! These offer a hit of nostalgia — to go along with a lip-smoothing colour formula.
Price: $21 each
Where to buy: Hudson's Bay; Sephora