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Friendship around your wrist

The pop culture of fashion is pop color. Currently, it’s all in the friendship bracelet. If only I had known I’d fall in love with this look 6 months ago.. I would have stocked up on colorful friendship bracelets while in mexico (dang it)! Instead, I’ve been clicking through etsy sites and blogs to find the perfect combo of color, crystals and of course thinking about which friends to gift this fabulous fashion trend to! When I came across the bracelets above, I had a mini anxiety attack! I want one now! I’m thinking, how I could turn this into a DIY project with some old crystal accessories and bright colored string. Easy!

Sigh…  for now I think I’ll stick to Frieda and Nellie’s “Glam take on the bond of sisterhood” as The Man Repeller quoted. And continue my search on Etsy for the perfect wrist ornament!

Photos from Jak and Jil & Streetfsn capturing friendship at fashion week-  the coolest trend around!

via The Man Repeller

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April 30, 2011   4 Comments

JU5T Wed

Happy Friday! I’m sure you’ve seen tons and tons of photos of the stunning Royal Wedding! Her dress! Pippa’s dress! The cake! Charming Harry!

And yes, I did wake up a in the middle of the night to watch some of it! My hubby was so kind to move the mattress into the tv room so I didn’t have to get out of bed! I just wanted a small peak of the dress! But once I started watching, I could not stop! The wedding was everything I imagined it to be! So Royal and over the top, but very simple all at the same time! Wouldn’t you agree?

I decided not to flood today’s posts with more Royal wedding pictures… because at this point I’m sure you’ve seen them all!

However here are some links to pages that you might enjoy and relive the magic moment! Everything from who wore what, to what nail polish Kate was wearing!

Enjoy!

Happy Friday! Time to Carry on! ;)

Re-live the day on the The Royal Wedding Channel Video Feeds

ELLE’s Joe Zee’s Review of Royal Fashion

The Telegraph Royal Wedding Photo & Video Coverage

The Dress! Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Pippa’s Dress! Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Something Borrowed: The Queen’s Cartier “Halo” Tiara

The 8 Tiered Royal Wedding Cake

Kate’s Nail Polish Choice- Essie Allure

 

Above Photo Taken from The Telegraph.co.uk

 

 

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April 29, 2011   3 Comments

Wedding Buzz

Are you ready for the wedding of the century??? It might be your sister’s wedding, or your best friends, your boss?… Or maybe it’s William and Kate’s wedding that you’ll be watching this Fri night/ Sat Morning. No matter who’s wedding you’re anticipating, you can’t forget to pick out the perfect wedding gift! Wedding gift shopping can be tough! You want your gift to be memorable, loved and possibly be kept and used for the years to come! I’m the type of person that either gives cash as a wedding gift (boring I know!) or, I like to go in on a gift with a few family and friends and get something extra nice! Here are a few ideas that I’ve had for my upcoming summer weddings that we’re attending! I’m still deciding what to send Will and Kate! ;)

1. Tiffany & Co. Blue Bow Mug $40
2.  Breville Programable Espresso Maker $550
3. Tiffany & Co. Round Fan Clock $425
4. Royal Doulton 100 Years of Royal Albert 1930 Polka Dot Rose $59.99
5. KitchenAid Professional 620 Stand Mixer $899
6. Riedel Vinum Wine Glass Starter Set $145
7. Jo Malone Orange Blossom Luxury Candle XL
8. “Her watch” Michael Kors Small Madison Row Crystal $250
9. “His watch” Michael Kors 2-Tone Chronograph Watch  $250

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April 27, 2011   5 Comments

Blue & Green!

I can promise you that every single person waking up in Vancouver today, is HAPPY!!! Last night was the greatest Hockey night in Vancouver! “The Canucks’ search for their first Stanley Cup continues after Alex Burrows blasted a rolling puck past goalie Corey Crawford at 5:22 of overtime Tuesday, lifting Vancouver to a 2-1 Game 7 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks and into the second round of the National Hockey League playoffs.” -Vancouver Sun YAY!!!!!!! So it’s official!! This is when I get REALLY serious and think about investing in “everything green and blue”! I think I might go out and buy my first ever Canucks jersey!

Who are you cheering for???

1. Vancouver Canucks Jersey $114
2. Essie Azure Nail polish $8
3. Nars Cap Ferrat Eye Shadow Trio Summer ’11 $45
4. Makeup Forever Glitters $13
5. Canucks Jersey Scarf $25
6. Canucks Bracelet $68
7. Seven For All Man Kind Jeans Gwenevers $189
8.Hunter Rain Boots $125
9.Canucks Car Flag $12.99

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April 27, 2011   3 Comments

DIY ChalkBoard

Good Morning! I hope you’re all enjoying your extra long weekend!
If you’re home from work today (yay!) Maybe you’re looking for something to do around the house? Maybe a DIY Project??

Since I posted my home tour on the blog, I’ve had lots of ppl contact me asking about the “cute little chalk board” resting on my vanity table.
Well believe it or not, that was a last minute DIY! I love chalk boards! I have two walls painted in our home “Shopping List” in our kitchen and a “ToDo List” in our office.   I still had some paint left over, so I thought I would turn a previous DIY Project (White spray painted frames) into new fabulous DIY chalk board. Seriously, it was the easiest thing I’ve ever done! Painted the glass with some chalkboard paint and voila. Plus, perfect for a daily memo!

I found a quick and simple picture tutorial from b*spoke so you can find it easy to make your homemade chalkboard too!
* for the spray paint I used high gloss pure white.

 

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April 25, 2011   12 Comments

Happy Easter!

Wishing you and your family a fun & love filled Easter!

Don’t forget to have some chocolate! ….mmm mini eggs!

Mon xo

 

Photo via Craftberry Bush

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April 24, 2011   1 Comment

The abc’s

Since it’s Good Friday & Earth day, I thought I would keep it simple today! Looking around at what you already have is a great way to appreciate what you’ve accomplished, where you’ve traveled, who you’re in love with, and what keeps you going every day! The simple abc’s in life! Here are a few of mine: sentimental, new finds and old treasures!

1. My Fornasetti Paper weight; keeps my stacks of stressful paper work some what enjoyable!
2. Newest finds in Vegas, TB Cellphone cover and “Mom always says” Kate Spade gold bangle.
3. My favourite new fragrance  Jo Malone Cherry Blossom. Mmm!
4. Monogram Coffee Cups “Troy & Monika” from anthropologie
5. Painting I painted Troy for our One Year Wedding Anniversary

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April 22, 2011   6 Comments

Vogue’s Spring 100+ Under $100

Hello again! I’ve missed you! Our trip to Vegas was fantastic! Lots of laughs, lots of shopping, lots of sun and a lotta love! Truth be told, I’m still dreaming about the poolside wishing it was warmer here in Vancouver, I’m freezing!! Spring needs to warm up and bring us the hot Summer sun! In the mean time, I was clicking through Vogue’s Spring 100+ Under $100 and decided to pick out my favourite 10 items! They’e done an amazing job highlighting important spring trends. Including everything from bohemian and stripes, polished denim and pops of color!

Have a look at their full list of Spring trends here.

Simone Spalvieri for Lexon Peas USB port, $35
Aldo Halozen espadrille, $60
Davines SU sun oil, $28 & SU after-sun cream, $28
Charles Philip striped loafers, $98
Asos River Island Stripe duffel, $72
Topshop bandeau bikini with gold hardware, $55
H&M tank dress with leather pocket details, $50
Chico’s Ibiza Phoebe shirt, $79
Vanessa Mooney African glass-bead bracelet, $80
Indigo Seas 1930s American aqua-colored glass, $65

 

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April 21, 2011   No Comments

Over and above

Happy Friday! Aren’t you glad it’s the weekend!! And boy what a weekend it will be! My husband and I are off to Vegas for our cousin’s wedding! We are looking forward to the hot sun and  I’m especially  excited for the sparkly wardrobe!  While browsing for what to put in today’s style board, I kept finding amazing dresses that were wayyy over and beyond anything I would spend! BUT hey it’s just a style board, why not have fun with it! Plus, once I found the dress above, nothing else compared! Playing pretend ended up being a fabulous outfit for vegas (in my dreams of course)! Anyone have these items laying around in their closet? I’m willing to put down a deposit! ::kidding:: :)

One more sleep!! I’ll keep dreaming!

1. Michael Kors Chain-Link Watch $225
2. Lipstick Yves Saint Laurent $34
3.  Earrings: ABS by Allen Schwartz $36
4. Marc By Marc Jacobs Black Enamel Faceted Cuff $188
5. Dress: Balmain Sequin $$$$
6.  Jennifer Zeuner Mini Cross Bracelet $121
7. Clutch Elsa Chain Clutch $140
8. Pumps: Alexander McQueen

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April 15, 2011   5 Comments

Floral & ruffles!

Attention all ladies! It’s that time of year again, time to find the perfect little summer dress! Just in time, Banana Republic has introduced its most covetable and expansive summer dress collection to date! I have to say, they really do have everything you’re looking for! Ranging from black-tie evening wear, to stylish knit maxi dresses that take you from “beach to chic”.

The Palette includes statement solids with fun modern twists of floral and ethnic prints “drenched in the boldest kaleidoscope of hues”. Shopping around the store, trying to find the perfect dress to take home wasn’t easy! Florals and ruffles stole my heart- making the final decision a hard one! I was looking for something flirty and fun, for my trip to Vegas this weekend!  Trying on many styles from the collection,  I finally found my fave! Can you guess? Bright fushia with ruffles! Perfect for the hot summer sun!

Thank you to all the ladies at Banana Republic on Robson and the lovely Lisa Kwong!

Dying to know what the other girls chose for their ‘little summer dress’? Check out  The Style Spy to see!

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April 14, 2011   2 Comments