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Posts from — September 2011

A very pretty weekend!

I can’t believe it’s the weekend already! This week has been crazy busy! Hence why I did not post yesterday! Forgive me?

Today I thought I would post an extra fun Friday post! (Trying to make up for yesterday :wink: ) There is a lot to celebrate this weekend- My sister in law’s engagement party! I love dinner parties, cocktail parties, any type of party really! But my favourite part is the decorating and organizing! I wish I could throw dinner parties more often! From my magical world of imagination and blogging, here are some of the wonderful and pretty touches that I think top off the perfect party! Maybe that’s why I get so tied up in watching Gossip Girl, “Oh the wonderful life of expensive things and parties!”

Have a great weekend! xo

Invitation: Party Calligraphy- Daley Ann
Confetti: Etsy- By Kristina Marie
Champagne glasses: Kate Spade
Friends Sketch: Inslee
Necklace $39: Bauble Bar  your personal invite!

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September 30, 2011   7 Comments

Marketa NYC

I love finding new Etsy gems! Just recently I stumbled upon these gorgeous leather pouches by Marketa NYC! I love all the different colors, shapes and the variety of leather! The designer is known for contrasting fabrics such as metallic linen with distressed leathers, and the placement of unexpected metal hardware give each piece a distinctive edge.

They’re perfect to have in your handbag, don’t you think?! Stuff them with pens, notepads, lipstick… yes even tampons! ;)

Slouchy clutches, pouches are most definitely trending this season too! I need to get my hands on one!

Happy Wednesday! xo

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September 28, 2011   11 Comments

magenta me crazy!

Happy Tuesday! I’m back from Vacation and back in action! We had a great vacation, definitely soaked up some sun but happy to be back home! Wow, what a weather change though! It’s cold and rainy here in Vancouver.  For the first time I’m actually excited  for chilly days! I’ve missed the fall look, I’m so ready for it now! My favourite look for fall is all the playful magenta, paired with maroons, blacks and beiges! It’s so warm and sophisticated AND flirty! I love it, don’t you? You’ll see lots of designers playing with this color combo this season!

It’s good to be back! I’m excited for what’s to come this month!

1. Early Reservations Dress $67.99
2. Spike the Punch Necklace $36
3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Claude Earrings $98
4.  Tory Burch Cosmetic Case $55
5.  SCAR Cut out Platforms $130
6. Essie Carry On Nail Color $8
6. Essie Case Study Nail Color $8

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September 27, 2011   7 Comments

Fall in the sand.

Happy first day of Fall & Happy Friday!

It doesn’t feel like fall here on the beach! The sun sure does feel nice! On a side note, I’m definitely getting excited for those chilly days and fall clothes! :)

I’m going to soak up my last 4 days in the hot sun. I’ll start thinking about falling leaves, pumpkin spice lates, leather boots and cozy sweaters a little later! (Don’t hate me)

Happy First day of fall, enjoy the weekend!

Mon xo

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September 23, 2011   4 Comments

Postcard

Sending you lots of love from Los Cabos!

Hope you’re all having a fantastic week!

Mon xo

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September 20, 2011   7 Comments

Yes Please!

I just discovered The Outnet , an online outlet store. With amazing designers with a  less $$ attached to the price tag! The prices are still a little steep, but if you’re looking for that one specific item that you’re willing to pay a little extra for this site is where you need to look! ie: Leather Jackets, a great pair of boots, your favorite designer hand bag? I thought I would make today’s post fun and just pack it with eye candy, maybe one item will make it on your wish list! ;)

Window blog shopping is always fun too right?
Find all these items on theoutnet.com

Just on a side note, while away on vacation- I most likely will not be posting every day! Maybe a little surprise here and there! ;) Have a great week! Mon xo

1. Veda Max Leather Sleeved Silk blend Jacket $605 $242
2. Sonia Rykiel Crystal embellished star shaped earrings $235 $70.50
3. Christian Dior Printed Silk Scarf $320 $96
4. Catherine Malandrino Embelished Jersey Mini Skirt $595 $238
5. Alexander McQueen Crystal Embellished Cuff $2180 $654
6. Antik Batik Hakney Suede Ankle Boots $575 $201
7. Sonia Rykiel Embellished Faux leather bag $2390 $717

 

 

 

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September 19, 2011   4 Comments

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! We’re up early and just about to drive to Disneyland! It might be one of our ultimate favorite places in the world! So far since we’ve been together we’ve made sure to visit Mickey once a year! Today is the day!

Wishing you the greatest weekend!

Happy Friday!

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September 16, 2011   4 Comments

Not just a white tee.

Good morning from San Diego! We escaped on a little vaca down south, just as the Vancouver rain was about to “pour” down. So far we love it! I, of course, was up bright and early! Only on vacation can I get up at 6 am with no trouble at all! It’s the weirdest thing, and my hubby of course does NOT approve! ;) I just get excited for the day, that’s all!

So what do I do? Think about the simplicity of a plain white tee and a fabulous statement necklace! I love how easy this look is! Especially when traveling! Pack a few white tops, a pair of jeans, a few shorts and your fave flashy necklace to bring your own personality to your look for the day!

Okay, I’m off to the pool! Happy Thursday!

1. Star Necklace $24.99
2. Joanna Laura Constantine “Tribal Chic” $145
3. J. Crew Slim Pave Cable Link Necklace $59.99
4. Kate Spade New York Cascade Short Necklace $78
5. Shoshanna Gunmetal Crystal Drop Necklace $48
6. Michael Kors Link Necklace $175
7. Max & Chloe Dereon Crystallized Fringe Bib Necklace $34
8. Stella & Dot Marchesa Necklace $188

Above Photo: J. Crew Boater Tee $55

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September 15, 2011   12 Comments

boots boots boots

If you woke up in Vancouver this morning, you might have noticed that our friend Autumn has arrived in town. You know it’s true, it’s that crisp cold breeze in your face when you open the patio door. Sigh… I’m still crossing my fingers for an Indian summer. But for now, all I can think about it which boots I’m going to wear. Sorry ladies time to start packing the flip flops! Though of course my readers in Australia, California, Mexico etc. are all laughing at us, yes- you can keep wearing your cute sandals ladies. But us girls up north are about to start our fall footwear search, aka: BOOTS! I won’t lie, I actually love a great pair of leather boots! I’m fully excited to add to my boot collection! A little secret, I already bought a pair over a month ago! I WILL be wearing them today! Yay!

Are you wearing boots today?

PS: I know I didn’t include UGGS on the list, but I am a HUGE UGGS fan. Those will be coming out too! They might be UGG-ly, but they sure are comfy and warm!

Michael Kors Hamilton Riding Boot $286
Chinese Laundry Brown Boot $99
Coach Marlena Boots $348
ALDO Kalfa Black Boots $180
Tory Burch Blaire Riding Boot $495
Chinese Laundry Night Owl over the knee Boot $136
Coach Sapphire Boot $348
Frye Melissa Button Brown Boot $348
ALDO Buro Brown Boots $180
Steve Madden Bolera Black Boot $199

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September 13, 2011   19 Comments

Monday Morning Secrets.

Good Morning! Wow, it’s Monday and I’m tired! For some weird reason I could not fall asleep last night! I’m extra tired this morning, which may call for extra coffee! While scrolling through Pinterest, I found these coffee secrets! Perfect for a little escape break up the street to Starbucks, or make your own at home! I like to stick to the “healthier” selection when I grab my coffee! But once I saw this secret menu/ custom order something delicious… I’m thinking I may need to treat myself! The biscotti frap sounds amazing!

Happy Monday! Coffee Cheers to all! And all a good night. NOW back to work! ;)

 

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September 12, 2011   10 Comments