Home Decor :: Gold Home Accents with Target

Target Gold Home Decor Accessories Fall

Hello! I’m constantly looking for ways to update the home. To me, it really is a never ending process. There are always accessories to add or temporarily replace depending on the season and mood, that’s what makes home decorating a ton of fun! Now, if you’re making updates often like yours truly, cost is certainly a concern. That’s why never break the bank on accessories and focus on splurging on the more practical items (i.e. dining set, couch, etc.).

I had the pleasure to dig into some of Target Canada‘s Fall home accessories and added some golden touches to our neutral living room. I am totally digging these gold accented items by Threshold all available in Target stores across Canada starting in mid-September.

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DIY :: Rope Chandelier Earrings

DIY Rope Chandelier Earrings

TGIF! Anything exciting planned for the weekend? I believe it’s going to be rainy here in Toronto for the most part, which gives me a guilt-free excuse to stay in, catch up on some magazine reading and DIY projects. I’m sharing an updated version of a DIY earring project I posted over a year ago. I thought it deserved a second attempt and this time, sourcing materials from Wander and Hunt – giving you the chance to get some quality rhinestones and earring-making must-haves.

These DIY Rope Chandelier Earrings were super fun and easy to make. I’ve got to say, purchasing some quality rhinestones make just that much more of a difference when you’re making your own jewelry. The color combination on this pair of chandelier earrings is a perfect step into Fall or an evening out, however, if you pick up some pastel or bright color combinations, it’ll be perfect for this summer weather!

Read further to see step by step instructions and what you need for this beautiful DIY earring project.

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DIY :: Giant Crepe Rose

DIY Giant Crepe Rose

Bonjour! I’m so excited to share a glimpse of a special project I worked on over the weekend with Shop for Jayu! When Sally asked Marla, Angelic, and I to a part of Shop for Jayu’s Fall/Winter 2014 look book, I was beyond ecstatic. The most exciting part about this project was not only being able to work with a super talented team of creative people, but Sally also wanted each one of us bloggers to create our own concepts and incorporate elements of our style and blog into each shot.

Of course my main focus was to include a fun DIY project for each the looks I came up with. Sharing with you today is my one of my three conecpts - “Romantic Rose Garden”. I really wanted to keep everything simple, but exaggerate the shot with this DIY giant crepe rose, creating an surreal romantic moment. I’ve seen this paper flowers many times, and have always wanted to make a giant one, this was the perfect opportunity.

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Giveaway :: Nogah Necklace {Exclusive at BRIKA}

BRIKA Nogah Necklace

Happy Thursday! BRIKA, an online marketplace featuring under-the-radar artisans and designers and their well-crafted goods, has put together a Best of Summer Necklace Collection featuring 8 beautiful hand-crafted summer necklaces in collaboration with BRIKA’s artisans and designers! I love working with BRIKA and their collection of hand-crafted items are to die for. I recently worked on a video tutorial with BRIKA on their C’est Joli Summer Bracelet DIY Kit, it was so much fun and I’m thrilled to be working with them again.

The ladies at BRIKA introduced me to one of the 8 summer necklaces – the Nogal Necklace made by Tilly Doro. This gold-plated box chain necklace, which has a combination of green and pink semi-precious stones (pink quartz, rose quartz, vintage beads, brass diamond charms) reminds me of watermelons on a hot summer day. The design is both playful and sophisticated, super easy to style with a white tee or a summer dress.

Good news! I’m giving away the Nogal Necklace (retails for $70) to one LUCKY reader via Instagram! Keep reading to enter! Good luck! Read the full article →

Outfit :: Henkaa Iris Convertible Dress

Henkaa Iris Convertible Dress

Happy Tuesday! Hope you’re having a fine, lovely day! Today, sharing a recent outfit that was too good not to share! A few months ago, I packed along Henkaa’s Sakura Convertible dress with me to Paris. I love the fact that it offers multiple wear and also the fabric is super wrinkle-free. I am THRILLED that Henkaa decided to give birth the Sakura’s sister – the Iris Dress.

I consider the Iris dress a more sophisticated version of the Sakura dress. The Iris is a gorgeous convertible dress but accompanied with 3/4 sleeves – this is a great option for a cool office space (mine is frigid at most times) and also a great step into the Fall (yes, I said the F-word…).

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Giveaway :: Win 1,000,000 PC Plus Points with Loblaws {#LeapofFlavour}

Million PC Plus Points Instagram Giveaway

Good morning! I hope you had a lovely weekend! A super short but super awesome contest to share with you today. For those that are located in Canada, this is SO easy to enter and the prize is amazing. I love President’s Choice products. Totally not going to lie, I do most of my grocery shopping at Loblaws, No Frills, Superstore, and pretty much anywhere else that carries PC Products. I also do a Sunday weekly run for flowers (sometimes they’ve got pretty stems for 50% off!). Yesterday, I picked up an assortment of pearly white florals for $10!

Interested in winning 1,000,000 PC Plus Points which is worth approximately $1,000?! Join the Leap of Flavour Instagram contest for your chance to win! Read further for details on how to enter!

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Fashion :: Made to Order

Custom made dress canada

I love seeing the emergence of custom-made clothing and accessories that is both affordable and can be done in the privacy of your own home. Custom, made-to-order garments have always either been a premium service at a specialized tailor or on the flip side, understood as something totally inexpensive done during your trip to Asia. What about the perfect balance of custom made premium items but not having to physically make a trip to the tailor or overseas?

Today, I’ve roundup four Made-to-Order online services that are both premium in quality and budget friendly.

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DIY Inspiration :: Emotion Calendars

Love Emotion Calendars

Hello! A super quick post today, but a good one! I came across these creative, adorable, and in MY mind, practical life and love calendars by Brigada Creativa. Funny how we keep track of all the important parties, meetings, and numerous to-dos but rarely pay attention to our emotional meters.

I love these life and love calendars. The “Love Life, Day by Day” calendar has 365 hearts for each day, each divided into 4 quadrants, representing: time together, conversation, caress-kisses and sex. Keep track of your heart wellness by filling in the portion daily – hopefully you’ll end up with more full hearts than none! The “How was your day?” calendar, equally as important, tracks your daily emotions by allowing you to fill in the blank happy faces: very good, good, ordinary, bad, or very bad.

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Beauty :: Summer Beachy Waves and Sun-Kissed Skin {with WINNERS}

Summer Beauty, Beachy Waves and Sun Kissed Skin with WINNERS

With Summer here, my beauty regimen translates to achieving the “beach” look without physically spending hours at the beach. Let’s face it though, spending hours at the beach certainly doesn’t equate to looking flawless!

Today I want to share a few simple tips and beauty products I snatched up from WINNERS that help me create the perfect beach look = beachy waves + natural sun-kissed glow.

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DIY :: {Built-In} Chalkboard/Blackboard Art

DIY Built in Chalkboard

For those of you who celebrated Canada Day yesterday, I hope you had a nice a relaxing day! I took Monday off as well and made it an extra long weekend and managed to catch a lot of vitamin D out in cottage town. I had such a great time! To my America friends, I hope you will be able to enjoy your upcoming Fourth of July weekend as well!

Apologies for not posting this DIY {Built-In} Chalkboard tutorial earlier, I know that I had mentioned it in this post a couple of weeks back, but here it is! I have very high ceilings at home and have been wanting to welcome my guests by my front entrance with a big piece of art for quite some time. However, finding a frame or a canvas about 6 ft tall can be quite challenging. Therefore, I decided to create a DIY built-in chalkboard for some doodling by painting directly on the wall and adding some simple trim border as the frame.

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