October 22, 2014

Now Playing | Maps by Maroon 5

Cried like a baby when I saw this video... maybe because it was so real and completely hit home? It's currently on repeat.
 
 
"I like to think that we had it all
We drew a map to a better place
But on that road I took a fall
Oh baby why did you run away?"
 


Beauty Room | Jaclyn Hill

Jaclyn Hill is one of the only YouTube beauty guru's I follow religously. I feel like I've been watching her for years!
 
I learned a lot of wonderful tricks and beauty tips from her, and I continue to learn from her with each and every video she uploads.
 
Her fashion and style is very unique. I love her big chunky earrings and necklaces and her interior design skills are top notch. I mean this entire post is dedicated to her beauty room - it's a stunner!
 








October 10, 2014

Favorites Friday | Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

October is the month of pumpkin.
 
So of course my Friday Favorite is Pumpkin Pie milkshake - just in time for Thanksgiving.
 
 
 
1 container Pumpkin Ice Cream
1/4 cup Milk (Whole recommended)
1 package (3 crackers) Honey Graham Crackers, crushed
1 can Whipped Cream
1 Tbsp Pumpkin Caramel Sauce or Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce
1 pinch Pumpkin Pie Spice
 
Combine ice cream, milk, and all but a handful of graham cracker crumbles in a blender. Pulse ingredients together on high until smooth. Pour milkshake into a glass and garnish with whipped cream, caramel sauce, remaining graham cracker crumbles and pumpkin pie spice. Enjoy!

October 8, 2014

Repetto | A Ballerina's Dream

When I heard that Repetto released a perfume - I think my heart actually skipped a beat. I've been wearing Repetto ballet slippers what seems like my entire life. I have always loved dance and ballet. I am a 20-something enrolled in a ballet class for adults. I'm dedicated to the dance.
 
I received a sample of the Repetto Eau de Toilette and it lives up to it's expectations. The romantic smell really reminds me of ballet, and I love the ribbon that goes along with it - really a perfect touch to the packaging.
 
 
Top notes are pear and cherry blossom; middle notes are rose and orange blossom; base notes are amber, woody notes and vanilla pod. It's a really lovely, beautiful fragrance.
 
It's elegant, and inviting. It's not that "old lady scent" either if you know what I mean. Sometimes perfumes with notes of rose in it can put you off, but trust me on this one : this fragrance is a great investment and a very classy scent.
 

 

October 1, 2014

Happy October!

Happy October!
 
My favourite month of the year. I love candy corn, pumpkins, sweater weather, bringing out my scarves, and spooky decor!
 
This is the one month a year that I watch horror movies. Although, I really do wish Halloween was every day - I definately couldn't handle the horror flicks all year round.
 
I got my parrot costume, decor bought, new plaid scarf and I'm ready! Come on October!
 



 
 





September 26, 2014

Friday Favorites | Bath and Body Works Fall Collection

Bath and Body Works candles are like the holy grail of candles.
 
They are so amazing and smell like heaven.
 
I treat myself with a couple candles whenever they have their promotions on.
 
This time, the fall candles had me stop in my tracks. WHICH ONES DO I CHOOSE?!
 
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I chose two, Blackberry Bramble Tea and Pumpkin Cupcake.
 
Pumpkin Cupcake fills up our home with the sweet yet spicy aroma of pumpkin. I absolutely love it! I need to get a few more before the season is out. Blackberry Bramble is like you've been baking and your home smells so delicious! I bought this candle because Jaclyn Hill suggested it on her video - so I just had to get it!
 
They had a great promo on when I went in - spend 20$ and get a free item! I got a super cute body spray, it smells great! It's called Pink Chiffon.
 
I can't wait to go back and get two more of the fall collecton of candles. I am thinking I want the Pumpkin Sugared Donut and Sea Salt and Maple Popcorn candles next! I will have to order these online as they are sold out at my local store!

 
 
 


September 24, 2014

Style | Houndstooth Everything

Houndstooth is trending.
 
Luckily, I have several pieces of houndstooth from being a fashion collector over the years.
 
Today I threw on my houndstooth dress and shoes and prepared to conquer the day.
 
Inspired by People Style Watch's "Spotted on the Street" feature in the September issue
 



September 23, 2014

Moschino Barbie | Spring/Summer 2015

Moschino made my fashion dreams come true with a Barbie inspired Spring/Summer 2015 runway show.
 
It's like Malibu Barbie was strutting down the Runway at Milan Fashion Week!
 
My styling started with making dresses and outfits for my Barbie's so this show was really spectacular! Some of the pieces were so reminiscent of Barbie outfits I used to make/own as a child.
 
Just imagine a fashion show full of pink, gold lame, sparkles and ruffles.
 
"I'm a Barbie Girl..."
 







 
 


September 20, 2014

Iconic | Kate Moss

Kate Moss is an iconic supermodel. She's a household name. Unique beauty.
 
Sometimes I like looking at my Kate Moss Style book for some influence and styling ideas. She's got that 90's grunge look down pat and defiantly knows how to make an entrance.
 
These are my favourite photos of Moss that I chose to share on this lovely Saturday! The camera is her best friend, she knows how to work it.
 









September 19, 2014

Trending | Plaid and Tartan

Plaid is everywhere right now.
 
It brings me back to my childhood memories and makes me think of grunge. I love a plaid shirt tied around your waist a la Mary-Kate Olsen in 2007. I just purchased a fabulous plaid shirt from Joe Fresh for 19$ that is actually perfect!
 
 
I'm now on the hunt for the perfect plaid scarf, and a red plaid dress. I already own so much plaid and tartan, but not enough! I have a vision of what I want in my head and I just can't shake it.
 
Plaid is trending right now. It's on all the runways, and in the magazines. But, I was wearing plaid before it was cool. Here's a throwback to me rocking purple plaid in my kindergarden photo.




 
It might have something to do with my last name being "Stewart" and the Stewart plaid...
 
If you didn't already want plaid, keep reading and get inspired! Once you go plaid, you don't go back.