Thursday, May 31, 2012

a bit of lusting after someone does wonders for the skin.

After ages of searching, I was finally able to get my hands on Garnier's Miracle Skin Perfecting BB Cream, in Light/Medium. Every store only seemed to have Medium/Dark left....for weeks and weeks! Very frustrating for someone as pale as I am!

I have been using the product for the last little while, and have completely fallen in love with it.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

love it or leave it?

At the Godiva Chocolate Cafe opening at Harrods in London, Mischa turned heads. When I came across these photos of Mischa Barton, I couldn't stop looking at her outfit. Unfortunately, this wasn't an entirely positive thing.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

there are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.

It has always been my dream to write. Specifically, to become a novelist. This is an art form I dream about, struggle with, and constantly work on. My dreams were vague until I finished my internship just before Christmas. It was that experience that made me realize just how badly I wanted to write professionally.

Suddenly, things feel like they are starting to come together in my life. The last couple of weeks have been hectic - wonderful, but hectic. I've been working and attempting to maintain some sort of social life, I've been writing non-stop as I complete freelance work, and have been editing the second draft of my novel.

There is another busy week ahead of me.

I am determined to balance everything. I want to make the most of every moment and each opportunity.

Finally, I see the future I want for myself. I plan to go after it with everything I am.

Friday, May 25, 2012

inspired by: victoria beckham - harper's bazaar china

Victoria Beckham is one of my biggest icons. I am such a huge fan of her elegant and classic style. She always looks polished and glamorous, no matter what she may be doing. When I saw her photoshoot from Harper's Bazaar China, I knew I needed to post about it.

I love these dramatic photos. The contrast of bright and dark colours works brilliantly. I also love the look in her eyes - coy in some, but strong and dominant in others. There is nothing forgettable about these photographs.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

music is what feelings sound like.

Red carpet arrivals are often far more exciting than the actual award show. This was certainly the case once again, when it came to standouts on the Billboard Music Awards 2012 red carpet. Out of the amazing (and sometimes questionable) fashion, I had three standout favourites.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

other people may not have high expectations of me, but I have high expectations for myself.

Lately I have started running again. I used to run back when I was in elementary school - I took part in Cross Country every year, and in high school the running requirement was the only way I passed gym class.

Physical activity isn't something I naturally enjoy. I'd so much rather be sitting on the couch with a good book. However, being active is something I've been trying to make a priority in my life. I want to be strong and healthy instead of tired and grumpy.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

if the shoe fits, buy it in every color!

Purple tinted Betsey Johnson sunglasses

....and the shopping has begun! With the warm weather approaching, my shopping habits have hit an all-time high. Despite this, I am still trying to be better with my money (Ha!) - I've cut myself off from doing any shopping until my trip to New York next month. Until then, I will have to comfort myself with some of the amazing things I have purchased lately.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

the best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good on you.

Over the past several weeks, I have been using Revlon's PhotoReady Airbrush foundation in 020 Shell as my day-to-day foundation. I was intrigued by the idea of the mousse foundation and of course, the concept of an airbrush finish complexion!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.

My mother and I have always been close. Growing up, she was always the friend I could rely on when others let me down. She always supported even my most ridiculous ambitions. I longed to be like her.

Friday, May 11, 2012

clothed in purple and fine linen.

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I adore Kelly Osbourne. I was recently looking through some pictures of her, and was taken by her daring purple hair. It completely suits her personality! I love the regal nature the colour represents, and the fun but poised energy.

Suddenly, I found myself completely smitten with all things purple! With that, I went on a hunt for some purple inspiration.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

a good model can advance fashion by ten years.

Sometimes you have to be bold.

Recently, I attended the America's Next Top Model: Live event. There were vendors from various jewellery, clothing, makeup, and hair companies, as well as a fashion show featuring some of the contestants from America's Next Top Model: All Stars. As a long-time fan of the show, I was instantly intrigued by the idea of a day devoted to beauty, as well as seeing some of my favourite models.

Monday, May 7, 2012

fashion is in the sky, in the street.

After coming across some candid photos of Taylor Swift, I simply had to make a post about her outfit. This look completely embodies fun, retro style. I love that Taylor looks casual, but completely fashionable at the same time. From her adorable headband, red lipstick and pants, and those adorable gold ballet flats, Taylor Swift is stunning!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

i've been in love three hundred times in my life, and all but five were with books.

My first love was a book.

It was a story of adventure and family, of fear and adversity - the Canadian children's book, The Secret World of OG. I still have my battered up copy, with masking tape keeping the cover intact, the rough pages worn and creased. As a child, my dad and I would read it together - one chapter a night. I think it was my favourite book, simply because of those shared moments.

Books are still my greatest love. Reading them, writing them, and dreaming about becoming a novelist...books fuel my passion.

To anyone whose ideal day is curling up with a good book -
who spends more money in a bookstore than anywhere else -
and who watched Beauty and the Beast as a child, and fantasized about that library...
This post is for you.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

guest blog post for: a whimsy heart.

I was asked by the wonderful Terri at A Whimsy Heart to write a guest blog post! The post is all about my own experience discovering fashion. I would love it for you all to take the time to read it.

My Guest Blog Post at A Whimsy Heart!

Terri's blog is so beautiful and inspiring. I love reading her posts! I definitely encourage you all to follow her incredible blog, A Whimsy Heart!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

girls do not dress for boys. they dress for themselves.

Fashion is a beautiful expression of the way we see ourselves. While there are many designers I admire and adore, there is none more than Betsey Johnson. I love the bold, fun, edgy, retro elements found in everything she creates. Every Betsey Johnson piece has personality.