Outfit :: A Day with Marla / April Le Chateau Shoe Pick

Le Chateau Spring April Shoe Pick 1

I got together with the lovely Marla of Trendstruck last weekend to shoot our April shoe pick as Shoe Ambassadors for Le Chateau. I had such a great time shooting with Marla and wish I had a buddy to shoot with all the time!

We both picked these buttery soft leather shooties from their LUXE collection and believe me if you haven’t perused through Le Chateau’s collection of shoes, you must! They have such a wide range (both styles and price points) of shoes, there ought to be one for you. Now, back to these peep toe shooties. I can’t begin to tell you how much I adore them. They simply make every outfit look rad (yes, I used the word RAD!). They are awesome with a tee and skinny jeans but equally awesome paired with a dress. Marla and I styled these slightly different, coincidently with contrasting colors – her in cool black, and I in soft creams.

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Giveaway :: Win an Ultimate Date Night at The Keg and Odysseo by Cavalia

The Keg The Cavalia Toronto Giveaway

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Kyle and I had the best time Saturday, enjoying a fantastic date night at The Keg and the Odysseo by Cavalia show! We love watching shows and this one was incredible.  Odysseo by Cavalia is a theatrical experience, an ode to horse and man that marries the equestrian arts, awe inspiring acrobatics and high-tech theatrical effects. The show is set under a 38-meter tall White Big Top, housing over 70 horses and an international cast.

We were struck by the features which included a real carousel, stunning video backdrop the size of three IMAX screens, and near the end of the show, you’ll be greeted by a magical 302,000-litre lake. The show is approximately two hours long and I’d recommend it to anyone that enjoys theater, acrobatics, dance, and horses!

I’m totally stoked to work with my friends at The Keg to treat one lucky couple to an Ultimate Date Night worth over $300! Read the full article →

Outfit :: Pink Paint Strokes

Bench Canada Sportswear Yoga pants

Hello! A colourful post today to celebrate the amazing sunny days we’ve been experiencing in Toronto. I’ve been sporting dark colors all winter long to my workouts. To welcome Spring, I absolutely had pick up some new bright active wear.

I am totally obsessed with these Capri Painterly Capris ($69) from Bench Canada, they make me feel all kinds of unicorns and rainbows and certainly adds an extra dose of motivation to my workout routine. Alongside with these pants, I also added an extra pop of color with this Onetimer II ($119) windbreaker jacket also from Bench Canada. I’ve mentioned before in this post that I really love the way their clothing fits, I’m wearing an XS in both pieces.

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DIY :: Spring Terrarium

DIY Terrarium

Happy Monday friends! The weather over the weekend was fabulous and had me inspired to deconstruct this cute little DIY Spring terrarium I made late last week at an event with Crown Flora. I’m a huge fan of air plants, they are super low maintenance and such a perfect way to add life to the home without too much work. Much of the decorative materials I used can be purchased from a craft shop (heck, check the dollar store, lots of goodies there!), with the exception of the terrarium glass dome and air plant. You’ll likely have to visit a floral/garden supplies shop for these speciality items. But free free to plant your air plant terrarium using other types of vases, there are so many options out there!

Keep read to learn how to make this super simple DIY Spring Terrarium!

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Food :: For Pasta Lovers

Barilla - Gluten Free Pasta Recipe with Egg

Who doesn’t love a good pasta right? I’m a total pasta and general noodle lover. Actually, one of those people that order Spaghetti and Meatballs but only to eat all the noodles and leaving all the meatballs behind. However, where possible, we select healthier options such as whole wheat noodles.

On my rainy day off, I decided to cook up a simple pasta dish with Barilla’s newest line of pasta products – Barilla PLUS. Barilla PLUS delivers 27% more protein than Barilla’s traditional semolina pasta. The high source of protein comes from ingredients such as chickpeas, lentils and egg whites. In addition, Barilla PLUS is also a good source for fibre and Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.

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Wedding :: New Orleans Wedding Style Shoot

New Orleans Style Wedding Shoot

A couple of months ago, Kyle and I were approached by Karen and Megan of Frou Frou House to partake in a New Orleans inspired Wedding Style shoot. We certainly jumped at the opportunity as an excuse to give us some practice before our own engagement and wedding shoot. I’m excited to finally share the photos from the shoot and also thrilled that it was featured on Ruffled Blog last week!

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{Giveaway} :: Spring Shopping and Savings with RetailMeNot.ca

RetailMeNot Canada Giveaway Coupons

Happy Thursday friends! With the start of Spring, I’ve once again caught the shopping fever. Everytime the season changes, I itch to shop and update my closet with fresh new pieces. I’m not a fan of paying full prices, therefore I rely heavily on digital coupons and promotions websites to help me save a few dollars where I can!

RetailMeNot.ca is one of my favourite go tos when it comes to finding the best digital coupons and promotions. I was invited by the team at RetailMeNot.ca to shop and save with my $250 Visa gift card by scouting for coupons and promos found via their website! I was amazed at how many great deals I found, and happy to share that, I’ve so far racked up over $100 in savings (that’s a whole new outfit!)! The good news? We’re inviting one of you lucky savvy savers to join in on the #RMNchallenge!

I’ve partnered up with RetailMeNot.ca to give a $100 Visa gift card to a lucky winner to join in on the #RMNchallenge!

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Outfit :: Spring Trench and Booties

le chateau booties spring outfit

I love Spring, not just because the days are getting brighter and longer, but it inspires me to introduce a lighter palette to my wardrobe and of course, trench coat! These three pieces – trench coat, mock neck dress, and ankle booties, all newly acquired are just the perfect match.

The slouchy light weight trench coat (a must-buy this season!) paired with a slim mock neck dress creates just the right amount of contrast and texture, while the longer midi hemline on the dress couples flawlessly with these Le Chateau ankle booties.

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Lifestyle :: Recreating Precious Moments with BLACKS Shoebox Service

BLACKS Shoebox Service, How to Digitalize Photos

How many of you love to flip through old photo albums from time to time? I know I do! I visited my parents over the holiday season and they seriously must have hundreds and hundreds of printed photos tucked away neatly on their shelves. I love perusing through them, especially pictures of them when they were young, and those of my sister and I when we were little wee ones. It is incredible how a camera can capture so many precious memories for us.

Keep reading to learn how to digitize your old photos!

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Beauty :: Review of Tartiest Clay Paint Liner

Tarte Cosmetics Review Tartiest Clay Paint Liner

I’m a no fuss kind of gal when it comes to makeup. Working in a somewhat conservative industry (my day job), I like to keep my makeup simple and professional. My daily makeup routine typically includes a light bb cream, bronzer, blush and some light eyeshadow. Now on any given day if I’m too pressed for time, I’m willing to forego any one of those products, but ONE thing I absolutely will not leave the house without is eyeliner!

It shouldn’t strike you as a surprise that I have almond shaped eyes (most of us Asians do!). On top of that, I also uneven eyelid creases between my left and right eye which gives the illusion that one eye is always bigger than the other. Black eyeliner has always been a good friend, to help me even out the creases – I apply almost double amount of eyeliner on my left side.

I’ve tried my share of eyeliners, but must say that I’m totally obsessed with tarte Cosmetics‘ newest addition to the family – tartiest Clay Paint Liner.

The tartiest Clay Paint Liner is the first ever squeezable cream liner with a unique blending tip, read further to see why I love this new product!

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