First Birthday Party

My niece Jordyn celebrated her 1st birthday two weekend ago and it is safe to say that her birthday party was a success! First birthdays are a big deal… well in our family anyway!

We started off with a cake smash photo shoot. We kept it very simple and did a streamer backdrop and made a baby pink rosette cake.

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I highly recommend everyone do a cake smash for their 1 year old! The pictures turned out great. Heres a sneak peak..

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The cake smash was just a preview into what her birthday party would look like. The birthday party had a fully loaded candy table, which was great hit.

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All decor was purchased from Etsy. Terri by “Cards and Moore by Terri” was a pleasure to work with and customized just about everything for me!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CardsandMoorebyTerri

Party City now has color coordinated candy, so getting candy to fill this table was quite easy!

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Three Looks, Two Days

Three Looks, Two Days

This past weekend I celebrated my twenty-sixth birthday, and every single year I wait till the last minute to find the perfect birthday dress. But as everyone knows, it is almost impossible to find a perfect dress in the middle of January. Stores have their winter sales going on, and have very limited amounts of dresses, and the new ones that are coming in are for the Spring Season, and didn’t really fit into my vision, or the weather forecast!

On the first night, I went to dinner at Cibo Wine Bar in Toronto with one of my girlfriends and then we went out to a lounge afterwards. The next night me and a couple of girls went to a different lounge. When I had found out the plans, the first thing that went into my head was, “I need three different outfits” – at this point I was sort of panicking. Every girl wants to look beautiful on her birthday, and coming from a Fashion background, myself, along with my friends, always expects me to look the part.

Here were my outfits, let me know what you guys think.

The first one was a dress that I had gotten from H&M at a great price of $29.99, that I paired with a pair of leather black Steve Madden pumps that I got for $75.00. The second outfit is a dress from Aritzia that was on sale for $39.00 and I paired it with the stunning statement necklace from Aldo Accessories that was $35.00. My last outfit, the one that had me stressing the most — The skirt, a fabulous find if I do say so myself — Aritzia, $39.99, and the shirt, a glamorous black crop top from Marciano for $70.00.

Note to self: Next year go shopping in December!

Fall 2013 Trends

Fall is my dream season. I feel like it is the season that screams “fashion”. You get to layer up your pieces, wear cute wedges, fashionable over-the-knee boots, beanies, scarfs.. and the list goes on. 

Below are a few of the trends for this season and an image to show you what it’s all about. Remember, these are trends – so if you do not like all of them, that’s fine, stick with what you know and get a few trend pieces for your wardrobe, whether it be a beanie, a scarf, or a beautiful coat. 

Hats

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If this fall favorite is not your style, or too out there for you, stick to the winter beanie, it will keep you warm on the cool fall nights and is a great style piece.

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Leopard

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Leopard is a great fall print. You can wear the print in your scarf, your flats, your blouse or even your cardigan. It is a great neutral print that can be paired with just about anything.

 

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Emerald Green

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This is the emerald green that we are going for. This printed sweater is great, but if you can find a beautiful emerald green jacket definitely pick one up! This picture also showcases two other trends, leather and print. If this color is too bold for you to wear on your body, why not try your nails?

Layering 

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These two images show you layering for both women and men. Remember, if your outfit does not need layering, do not add it just to make it a trend. You do not want to be smothering yourself in clothing, try and pick softer items to layer with.

 

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Leather

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Leather, leather, leather. Whether you have this trend in your boots, your handbag, your jacket or in your pants, it is a classic look that is huge this season. A classic pair of leather pants with a black blouse should be a staple outfit. Or you can dress it down with some layers on top.

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If you are tired of the same old black leather leggings, why not try a colored pair? Bordeaux color looks stunning in leather. 

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Over the knee boots

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Over the knee boots are great for those days when you want to remain casual, and just throw on a pair of leggings and layer up your top half. Or you can get a dressier over the knee boot with a heel to dress up your outfit.

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Slouchy Pants

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I am obsessed with the peg style trousers this season. ASOS has a few of them (picture below). There is also a high wasted version of the peg trouser that would look super cute with a crop top and a blazer, paired with a pair of booties. Have fun with this style. 

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Fur

 

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If you are not in to the full fur jackets, that is totally fine, not a lot of people are. I mean there are only so many places you can go to with a fur jacket on! Try finding a coat that has fur trim, that adds some character to your outfit. If you don’t want it on your jacket, why not a cute fall fur vest that you can layer with?

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Hope you enjoyed these trends… Now how will you incorporate them into your wardrobe? 

 

These pictures are not mine – They were all found on Pinterest

Fall Styles

I’ve been out of the blog world for many weeks now, but I am back! I took some time to focus on my niece and my career, but I am back with some very cute and fashionable fall outfits for you readers.

Fall to me is the perfect season, it is not cold enough for a winter coat and it is the season where you can truly show off your style by layering.

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Fall Outfit Shirt- $145 Philip Lim Skirt- $21 H Shoes- $94 UGG Purse- $445 Michael Kors Jean Jacket- $95 Aritzia

Some people have the impression that because it is fall you should no longer be wearing maxi skirts, that is completely wrong. Go ahead continue wearing your maxi skirts, just match it with a casual top and a jean jacket to tie everything together. Fall is also a time wear you can still continue to wear flats, but as we get deeper into October that is when the boots will be coming out — but until then, HAVE FUN! You have a few more weeks to still wear pieces like these.

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Perfect fall outfit Shirt- $205 Rag Fur Vest- $41 H Leggings- $67 TopShop Boots- $310 C. Wonder

This has to be one of the staple outfits in every girls closet. It is fall ladies, you need a GOOD pair of tights, or MANY pair of standard tights. Why not even have a little bit of fun with your tights? H&M and Zara have a few, good quality pairs, that intertwine faux leather and cotton. This will make your outfit stand out more, however, you can always still wear a regular pair of tights. Fall is about deep, warm colors, so if you like wearing basic colors, tie in those warm hues into your accessories.

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Perfect fashionable, yet tasteful outfit Tshirt- $65.00 from Inlovewithfashion Blazer- $24 from H Jeans- $49 from PullandBear Heels- $145 from ALDO

Night out but too cold to wear a skirt or a dress, why not a wicked pair of jeans with an amazing pair of shoes. Remember, heels can dress up almost every outfit. Get yourself a nice fitting pair of jeans for the fall that you can wear with heels – so get a tapered pair that is either skinny or boot cut, so it looks good with a pair of heels.

Here are my three picks for Fall. I will be posting more outfit ideas soon!

 

Enjoy.

 

Blogueluxe.

Monochromatic Bathroom

I was given the go-ahead on redesigning an upstairs main bathroom. Anytime I get the opportunity to redesign a room I get super excited because just like an event, you have ideas which are translated onto paper, but then you get to take those ideas and see them come to life when you put them in a room.

The house is about twenty years old, but still in really good shape, as the house has been renovated throughout the years. The vanity currently in the bathroom has been updated since move-in, however, it could still use a facelift. We decided to leave the bath tub as is, because although a few years old, still looks good, and it can be covered with a shower curtain anyways.

The color board for this room is monochromatic, so there will be greys, blacks and whites. The pop of color will be greens. It is always nice doing a neutral bathroom because it always looks clean. People get the wrong impression with bathrooms and feel that everything has to be white, from the bath tub, to the vanity, to the floors — this isn’t the case at all. Have fun with your bathroom, but remember, it is a small room, so take that into considering when designing.

We are adding to this bathroom — a new vanity, a new toilet and new flooring, and of course, a new color to the walls.

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We chose this Vanity, bought from Costco, as the focal point of the room. This vanity is espresso in color and is solid hardwood with a Bianco Carrera marble counter top. This vanity has a lot of storage, including 8 different drawers. This vanity also comes with the 2 wood-framed mirrors seen in the picture above.

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http://www.costco.ca/Studio-Bathe-Kalize-Double-Vanity-with-Mirrors.product.10321253.html

Considering there are light floors in the bathroom right now, we decided to do a drastic change and do all of the floor tiles in grey slate. The exact brand of floors has not been picked out yet, but we know the type of floor and the specific look as well, so we are still shopping around. As seen in the two pictures, one is rectangle tiles, whereas the other one is square – either or would look good in the bathroom space, just again, keep into considering how big your room is. If you a bigger bathroom to work with the rectangle will look great in the room, the square tiles are more for a smaller bathroom.

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Accessories are add ons in every room. For this specific bathroom, with the dark grey floors and the black and white marble vanity, I decided to do silver accessories, to bring a little bit of brightness into the bathroom. Continuing with the modern theme of the bathroom, we will continue that with the accessories as well.

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/hotel-collection-executive-stainless-bath-accessories?ID=255953&CategoryID=22094#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D249%26ruleId%3D65%26slotId%3D3

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With silver accessories, dark slate grey floors, and a black vanity with a white marble countertop, we still want to keep the room monochromatic. With a white bathroom curtain it will still keep the room modern, but it will lighten it up a bit.

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=41259016&RN=10&

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Matching the shower curtain with the rug will tie in the colors of white. It will also keep the room looking uniformed and sophisticated.

http://www.target.com/p/thomas-o-brien-bath-rug-true-white/-/A-13592363#prodSlot=medium_1_4

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Lastly, comes the towels. Incorporating black and white into the towels is a nice modern touch and with these black and white herringbone towels it will tie everything in together nicely. If you do not one to showcase this bold print, you can always do a larger white towel, with a small black face towel draping over it, the decision is yours to make.

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With a monochromatic room, you have the option to bring some outdoor colors inside. Fake plans are a great idea and these plants from IKEA would look nice in the room, maybe sitting on top of the toilet, or you could place both on the bathroom counter. I would not do the plant with a white base though due to the white marble counter tops, if you could find one with a black base that would be even better. The modern element here is the rectangle base, try to find one similar to this, as a rounded base would take away from the feel of the room.

http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/40223329/

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If you wanted to do a taller vase instead with draped flowers instead, that would look good as well.

http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/40207683/

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The last decoration that I have added to this room, is a canvas that will hang above the toilet. The picture will remain in grey scale and will be from IKEA. The last time I went to IKEA they had a skyline picture of Toronto, being that this is where I live, I thought it would be a great way to incorporate that into the room. If that picture is not available, any grey scale picture would work.

http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/20209065/

You could even do a 3-1 split canvas, where you have one image, but it is separated into three different sections – these are very popular right now.

The Work Edit, by BCBG

During my daily web search this morning I found myself checking out the latest styles from BCBG. Sometimes when I am looking at designers websites I always wonder why they don’t have different outfit ideas. For example.. looks for the office, dinner, vacation and weddings. I was pleasantly pleased to see that BCBG had different outfit ideas for MANY sections.

Being a recent graduate myself, I’m always looking for the idea looks for the office and this page gives you a lot of different options. Of course all of the outfit ideas may not be appropriate for your job, but it doesn’t hurt to get different inspirations.

http://www.bcbg.com/WORK/clothing-by-occasion-work,default,sc.html

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SOCIALITE

 

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CONNOISSEUR

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VISIONARY

Along with outfit ideas they also have a category for “From Desk to Dinner”, which is nice for the nights you are going straight out from the office!

http://www.bcbg.com/DESK-TO-DINNER/clothing-by-occasion-work-desk-to-dinner,default,sc.html

Bachelorette Wardrobe

Bachelorette Wardrobe

Bachelorette party outfits don’t have to just consist of boas and tiars, they can be chic.

During the day before you girls head out on the town you can wear cute tank tops that have “bride”, “maid of honor” and “bridesmaid” written on them.

At night the bride can dress in white and have her girls dress in black. If you wanted to add something to it like a tiara, veil, or a boa go for it, it is completely up to you. It all comes down to what type of bride you are and where you are going. If you are going with the black and white outfits you can even have little bins that they sell at Party City that say the title of the girls and you can get the flashy, glow in the dark bride one!

Have fun with it, but remember, you can still remain chic while doing it!