Outfit :: Celebratory Red

Le Chateau Dancing Jewels

I reserve the color red for special occasions. Earlier this week, we marked the first month of our marriage, and this obviously calls for a celebratory red dress (10% off entire purchase with promo code NATxTDJ)! I love this dress’ combination of peek-a-boo lace, cut outs, and a flirty circle skirt. It’s a great pairing of sweet and sexy. I also managed to pick up this pair of Brazilian-made Metallic Gladiator Sandal as my July shoe pick from Le Chateau (umm, hello, gorgeous!). It will definitely be perfect for my short trip to Vegas this weekend!

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Giveaway :: The Ultimate Summer/Festival Survival Kit

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This post was sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Inc. There are a million ways in which you can enjoy the Summer. Whether you’re headed to an upcoming music festival, camping, cottaging or like us, hopping onto our sailboat for the day, staying clean, refreshed, and protected is just as important as having a load of fun. Oh, and just because you’re outdoors, doesn’t mean you ought to ‘rough it out’. Here are some nifty products I’d recommend you to pack in your day/overnight bag: AVEENO Sunscreen to protect against sun’s harmful  UV rays; BAND-AID Brand Bandage for unforeseen scrapes, blisters, and wounds; BENADRYL Itch Stick: I totally attract mosquitoes, and anti-itch stick is a must have in my bag; CLEAN & CLEAR Oil Absorbing Sheets: not only do these prevent breakouts by removing excess oil, but also keeps you selfie-ready!; LISTERINE Pocket Paks: bad breath? No thanks! I’m stoked to team […] Read the full article →

Style :: #IndigoItList

Chapters Indigo It List Fall

Though Summer seemed to have just arrived, I’ve been tempted to shop for Fall items which have already started to make their way into stores. I know, I know, maybe I’m being just a tad proactive with my shopping goals? But trust me, I’ve been disappointed countless times when September arrives and all the new, shiney items I’ve been eyeing disappear from the shelves.

I decided to change up the game this year and picked up a few of my Fall favourites from Indigo and incorporating into my Summer wardrobe. Because, WHY NOT?!

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DIY Inspiration :: Paint Projects with BEHR

BEHR DIY Expert Paint Projects

I must admit, leading up to our wedding, planning occupied most of my time and I put several DIY projects on hold. Now that the wedding has been perfectly squared away, I’m totally ready to get back on track with the list of home decor projects on my list! I’m thrilled to share with you that I’ve been invited by BEHR to join an elite team of 18 other BEHR DIY Experts! What does this mean? Means I’ll be sharing monthly DIY paint projects, inspirations, and latest paint trends sure to get you geared up for your own paint and home renovation plans. Feel free to suggest some future paint projects for me, I’d love to work on a few that you’d like to see!

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Food & Drink :: Pink Berries Basil Margaritas

PINK berries basil margaritas

July 24 marks National Tequila Day! Why not celebrate in style by mixing up a sweet and tantalizing cocktail! Tequila is often a misunderstood drink – usually reminding us of spring break in Cancun, salt rimmed margaritas and cheesy shot glasses. I’m pleased to share with you this classy cocktail that is good enough for you and George Clooney.

I was recently introduced to Casamigos Tequila and unlike my past experiences with tequila, I was given the opportunity to try several Casamigos Tequila cocktails at The Keg that were delicious and soon altered my perception of how you can enjoy this spirit. Therefore, I thought I’d attempt to create a tasty and refreshing tequila cocktail of mine own.

This Pink Berries Basil Margaritas calls for simple, fresh summer ingredients! I hope you enjoy!

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Food & Drink :: Pineapple Split {inspired by Ricardo}

Pineapple Split

To help you get through the start of the week, I’ve got a cheeky and fun recipe I’d love to share with you. I mentioned in my recent smoothie post that I’ve been playing around with pineapples, I know you’ve all tried a banana split, but how about a Pineapple Split? This creation was inspired by my new favourite food magazine – Ricardo. Trust me the photos are drool-worthy so I urge you to pick up the latest Summer Issue!

Summer is all about fun and colour. This easy, peasy Pineapple Split is a sure crowd pleaser for the young and old!

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{Giveaway} :: Celebrating Pan Am Games with Menchie’s Canada

Pan Am Games T-shirt Menchies Oreo

Summertime is best when accompanied with great activities and tasty treats. The Pan Am games are in full swing in the city and I’m certainly cheering for Team Canada! I’m showing my support by sporting some staple game day apparel, how cute is this vintage inspired Pan Am t-shirt? Whether dressed up or down, this t-shirt speaks WINNER! I encourage you to check out the TORONTO 2015’s online shop for more ideas or visit the TORONTO 2015 official store at Toronto Eaton Centre, these items are only available for a limited time!

Before heading off to the games, I also treated myself to a cup of FROYO to keep my belly (and me) happy. So thrilled to share that I’ve been invited to join the Menchie’s Canada Ambassador team!

What does this mean?! Delicious cups of frozen yogurt for me and (7 cups) for YOU!

Join me on my #MenchiesMyWay adventures this summer by participating in this fun contest to win 7 complimentary visits to Menchie’s. Read further to enter!

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Outfit :: Beach Sandals {Sanuk}

Sanuk Comfortable Footwear

Living by the beach has some major perks, i.e. stopping by for some sun at all hours of the day! Kyle and I paid a visit just days after we got married, to enjoy some peace and quiet after all the hustle bustle, and it was super relaxing.

I’m obsessed with these Sanuk sandals I was recently introduced to. The footbed is made from real yoga mats and they are super lightweight, perfect for travel or tossed in your beach bag. What I love most about it is the comfort level, when you walk, it feels like you’re walking on two tiny memory foam mattresses…. umm how good does that sound?! Read the full article →

Food & Drink :: Pineapple Banana Mint Smoothie

Pineapple Banana Mint Smoothie

I love summer for many reasons, but one of them is certainly the assortment of fresh fruits that are available during these warm, sunny months. I love pineapples, but typically don’t buy them whole (pre-cut speaks to the lazy side of me!) BUT, a few days ago, I decided to bring a few pineapple friends back home with me and I spent the day making not only one but THREE tasty pineapple treats that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. I’ll be sharing the three recipes over the course of the next couple of weeks – first up is a simple yet tasty smoothie that is good enough for breakfast, lunch, or a refreshing afternoon pick me up!

Read further to see how easy it is to whip up your own Pineapple Banana Mint Smoothie!

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Outfit :: Summer Blues

Summer Denim Dress

Kyle and I decide to wait until September to go on our honeymoon, but we did manage to take a few days off after our wedding and spent quality time together, hanging in the city, at the beach, and spending plenty of time with family and friends. On Saturday, we’ve nearly exhausted our list of things to do. I finally suggested to hop on a streetcar with no plans in mind and see where the day takes us. Our first stop was Toronto Harbourfront, continued with food and drink overlooking the water, admiring a 60 meter luxury yacht, and later, a spontaneous meet-up with some friends – it was the perfect unplanned day of fun. We make so many plans in our day-to-day, such a refresher to let the day plan itself. Try it sometime!

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