In Bloom In The City

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Andersen

Top: Garage (similar here and here) | Skirt: RomWe | Shoes: Zara | Watch: Daniel Wellington | Bangles: Kate Spade | Crossbody Bag: Céline | Sunglasses: Aldo (similar here) Continue reading In Bloom In The City

Summer Skincare Essentials

Summer Skincare Essentials |

Summer is fast approaching and it is only natural that you will want to look your best in the warm weather. To help achieve glowing healthy skin, here are some recommendations on the best skin care essentials which will not only protect your skin again UV rays but also ensure you look your best on the beach this summer! Continue reading Summer Skincare Essentials

Ending Festival Fashion Week on a High Note! Style Domination and YOW City Style Store Feature: NRML Select

Today’s store feature on NRML Select will mark the last in my weeklong store feature collaboration with Katie of YOW City Style.  This has been one of the most fun projects I have ever completed!  A huge thank you to VAM Boutique, Neon Clothing Corp., Twiss & Webber, Victoire, NRML Select, Vincent and Top of the World for opening your doors to us! We have met a bunch of wonderful people and learned a lot during this process. Best of all, we have made a ton of friends and we are thrilled to feature and promote these boutiques to our readers!

Westboro is one of my favourite neightbourhoods in Ottawa (anywhere, for that matter actually).  Just a little west of the downtown core, Westboro is a wonderful mix of beautiful homes, great restaurants (be sure to check out Pure Kitchen), cool and interesting people, and some of the best boutiques in the city – NRML Select being one of them.

Located on Richmond Road in the middle of Westboro’s eclectic shopping strip, NRML Select is your go-to shop for such luxe brands as Comme des Garçons PLAYWhitney Eve, Mink Pink, Triwa, Rag & Bone and Malin+Goetz. I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into this spacious boutique.  My little sisters always told me how cool this store was, but I never had the opportunity to check it out. Imagine my delight at seeing a big selection of Daniel Wellington watches and a collection of amazing Rebecca Minkoff bags that I’d never seen before! SCORE!  It was abundantly clear that you could buy an entire festival fashion wardrobe from NRML Select, as they offered a covetable selection of cool footwear, rompers, palazzo pants, bomber jackets, cute tees, tanks, dresses…you name it, they have it and we want it.

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Skin Destroyers: Avoid These Pitfalls

Ok. I’m officially obsessed with skin care. Maybe it’s because I’ve reached a certain age and I find my dark circles now refuse to go away, and I am getting tiny moles everywhere thanks to being a self-proclaimed sun worshipper. One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to take much better care of my skin. I thought that may be easier to attain and make me happier than the usual “Spend Less”, “Exercise More”, “Drink Less”, “Buy a Chanel Bag” and “Buy More Shoes” resolutions that I make year after year. Here is my list of skin no-nos, things that most of us all do on a daily basis that causes us not to reach our full JLo-like, glowy potential. Continue reading Skin Destroyers: Avoid These Pitfalls

Stoned Immaculate Vintage: Perfect Vintage 70s Clothing

Big ups to Tops and Hot Pants for turning me onto the amazing Stoned Immaculate Vintage instagram page.  I love everything 70s, and their website delivers!  If there was one era I wish I could have experienced, it definitely would have been the 70s! Continue reading Stoned Immaculate Vintage: Perfect Vintage 70s Clothing