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Posts from — May 2012

I pin, You pin, We all pin!

Ahhh yes, everything is better on pinterest! If you haven’t moved over to the dark pretty, pink, perfect, lovely, expensive side of pinterest, I’d have to say that you’re missing out! I’m sure most of you have and can relate to what I’m talking about here. Pinterest is a place where you can “pin” your favourite finds, share them with friends and organize them into folders. Kinda as if you were ripping out pages of a magazine and placing each into a cute paper folder. (That used to be cool.)

If you still have no idea what I’m talking about, have a click here and visit my Pinterest page to have a little taste of heaven! Or if you’re already pinning, why not follow The Doctor’s Closet!

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May 31, 2012   9 Comments

bfrend thank you.

Today, I wanted to thank all of you for your on going love and support of my BFREND &  MONIKALOVE collection! It just dawned on me that BFREND is coming up to one year! I can hardly believe how fast time has gone by!

I’m so thankful for the continual blessing and support from all of you! It’s incredible what an idea can lead to! Not only have I had overwhelming support from you, my readers but so many bloggers have included BFREND to countless numbers of outfit posts! I’m beyond thankful!

As I approach one year, I have a few surprises planned… I cannot wait to share! For now here are some of the amazing photos and posts fellow bloggers+friends have included BFREND in! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Bracelets in photos:
Classic Cobra bracelet in Cobalt via Devon Rachel
COCO via Gal Meets Glam
Classic Cobra bracelets in hot pink & turquoise via Yola Thorp
COCO via Her Waise Choice
Classic Cobra bracelet in hot pink via Oh so Glam
Flora bracelet via Her Waise Choice
Classic Cobra bracelet in hot pink via Belle de Couture

For more blogger photos visit our Bfrend Facebook page or The Doctor’s Closet Facebook page for even more!!

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May 29, 2012   8 Comments

pink & stripes to spice up your monday.

Hello Monday! Hello coffee! Hello Email! Hello more coffee and more emails!

I’m assuming your Monday morning sounds something like that! What better way to spice up a Monday then adding in some pink and stripes- two of my favourite things! Monday eye candy just got added to your morning schedule!

Be inspired to try something new in your wardrobe this week.  You guessed it…pink and stripes!! Tons of ways to pull off this adorable look.  I especially love the combo of bright hues of pink and thick navy nautical stripes! Why not give it a try?

Happy outfit planning!

Photos: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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May 28, 2012   13 Comments

ColorBlockShop Giveaway

@StyleRhapsody_ Congratulations Marisa!!! You are the winner of the Color Block Shop Neon Rhinestone earrings!!! xo

Giveaway time! If you’re anything like me and love Tom Binns Jewelry then you’ll love this giveaway! The moment I saw the ColorBlock Shop on Etsy it reminded  me of the amazing pieces by Tom Binns. Of course this giveaway is not about TB, but I would like to call it inspired by! I love all the color blocking jewels that are grazing the runways and streets this summer! I think it’s time that you had a piece of your own!

Pam, the designer behind ColorBlock carefully hand paints the tiny stones in amazing bright colors, creating of course the ‘colorblocking’ trend! I must say that they’re even more gorgeous in real life! You’ll love them!

She also sells a numerous selection of necklaces, bracelets and earrings all just as amazing.
Be sure to check out her shop on Etsy: ColorBlockShop.

Description: 2 1/2″ tall. These are VERY lightweight! Silver plated metal, post back for pierced ears. Carefully hand painted and sealed with layered applications of special crystal-clear high gloss coating for durability.

Here’s How to Win:

Leave a comment below letting me know your favourite item from the ColorBlock Shop
Please also indicate all additional entires! ie: followed on twitter, bloglovin etc.

1. “Like & Share ” The Doctor’s Closet on Facebook. Say a little friendly hello!

Extra Entries:

2. Like Color Bock Shop on Etsy.

3. Follow and tweet on Twitter! @doctorscloset

Tweet: “I want to win the #ColorBlockShop rhinestone earrings from @doctorscloset thedoctorscloset.com

4. Follow The Doctor’s Closet on Google Friends Connect/ Blogger

5. Follow The Doctor’s Closet with Bloglovin’

Winner will be chosen next Monday, May 28th.

 

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May 23, 2012   111 Comments

weekend instagram roundup

Wow, I can’t believe how fast this May long weekend sped by! We had a great little quick trip to Osoyoos in the Okanagan Valley. It was such a nice treat to enjoy some warm weather, great wine, boating on the lake, yummy food and amazing company!

This Tuesday morning sure feels like Monday! What better way to end off a relaxing trip with a little instragam round up with some of my favourite pictures from the weekend!

Now onto another busy week! Gotta love it!

xo

Little side note: Some of you were asking where my bag is from on instagram. It’s a Tory Burch FEED Tote exclusive for Holt Renfrew. I highly recommend it, it was perfect for a beach bag full of magazines and your pool essentials. Plus, all proceeds from each bag go to The FEED foundation and TORY  BURCH foundation, feeding & empowering children and women towards their future. Cool right? ;)

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May 22, 2012   8 Comments

this weekend…

Happy Friday! It’s a long weekend in Canada and officially the kickoff of summer! We’re taking a little time out and enjoying the sun and forgetting about work and our busy schedules. No checking emails, no work, no check lists! Can’t wait!

The above poster is so perfect to inspire you for the weekend! Another amazing esty shop with great prints called The Love Shop! You might have seen this poster I posted on instagram this morning, also from this shop. Such a great start to the day and weekend! “Sometimes good things fall apart so better thing can fall together.”

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May 18, 2012   5 Comments

I am soooo drawn to all the powder pinks and corals right now! I have a feeling that that is getting quite repetitive in my posts! I’ll be in the middle of creating my style board and notice.. here we go again! Meh! I’ve found more things that I love and I think you might just enjoy them too!

I’m still trying to convince myself that the PS1 bag is a good idea! I’ve never owned a coloured handbag before. I always go for the black leather that will go with everything! Now that I’m comfortable carrying around a pink bag… I need to saving all my birthday money…for a few years! I love how high fashion comes with a high price tag! A girl can dream!

For now I’ll stick with the J.Crew monotone necklace and the adorable ballet flats from Zara!

Hope you have a fantastic day!

1. Pink Beaded Dress
2. Nicolette Mason’s adorable Tea Cup via Glitter Guide
3. Summer of Love Rebecca Minkoff $55
4. Acrylic Ghost Chair $200
5. J.Crew Monotone beaded necklace $42.50
6. PS1 Bag
7. Essie Ballet Flats Polish$8
8. Studded Ballet Flat $89.90

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May 15, 2012   16 Comments

Things I’m afraid to tell you. Wave 2.

I’ve been cringing about this post the second Meg Biram of MIMI+MEG emailed me about taking part of this amazing movement of bloggers called “Things I’m afraid to tell you”.  You might have already seen Jess’s Things I’m Afraid To Tell you post that Ez turned into a “movement” a little while ago. Meg decided to challenge myself and other bloggers from the fashion, lifestyle and food blogging world. With blogging, facebooking, tweeting AND instagraming it’s pretty easy to make a life of a blogger look perfect! Because we choose to post happy, pretty and exciting things that will be pleasant for our reader to enjoy! But quite honestly that’s not the case every moment of every day.

This past year has been one of the hardest years for me…it’s been quite a bumpy ride. I’m not going to get into that today… but I do want you to know that my life is not perfect, especially not this past year. But moving that all aside, I have to remind myself that a lot of amazing things and opportunities have come my way in that same year.  I am so beyond thankful, feel blessed and thank God every day for them. But every day is a new challenge, with a struggle that needs to be faced, a hug is needed, a tear.. okay TEARS will be shed and I need to recognize that not only is my life not easy but neither is anyone else’s. So here I go… here are the things I’m afraid to tell you.

Well maybe I should get my number one right out front and centre. I try to hide my “afraid to tell you… and everyone else” things pretty well. I’m going to have to dig deep because it takes a lot of me to share things that I’m dealing with or just want to keep to myself. My number one  is I don’t like to show people when I’m feeling weak. Even though I deal with things that bring me down every day, I’ll play the “everything is perfect card” pretty much to everyone. I do open up to my closest friends time to time. But quite honestly I don’t like to show the world what I’m really feeling!

Okay so now that you all know that I guess we can get straight to business. Here are a few other things that I’m afraid to tell you.

- I typically don’t like opening gifts that I don’t know what they are. It takes me about half an hour to process if I really like it. Though I’ll always tell you that I love it the second I open it. But really I’m processing if I’m going to return in, regift it, where the gift  receipt is….or if I really love it. Most of the time I end up loving it! :)

- I’m terrified of failing. I get anxiety about not succeeding and doing well. I make myself go over end beyond, though if I end up failing it will bother me for days, weeks, months and sometime years.

- I’m very honest with my relationships with friends. If I don’t feel comfortable about something I will tell you. Most of the time it is the most awkward conversation ever and I feel like crawling into a hole and never coming out. But at the same time so happy that I can talk and figure things out to make a friendship stronger.

- I do get jealous. I do have to remind myself to take my jealousy and flip it into grateful thinking. To remind myself of all the things I am thankful for and to SNAP OUT OF IT. ( It works, try it!)

- I am terrified of childbirth. But cannot wait to be a mom.

- It takes about 5-10 photos before I like one of myself. I have a slightly droopy eye when I smile…that can ruin a photo in my opinion.

- I exercise 3-5 times because I love feeling fit and healthy and cannot stand the feeling of my pants being tight. I do yoga, run 10km, work out with my trainer and do cross fit. Loosing weight does not come easy. I have a total sweet tooth and own a water bottle that says it all: ” I love running because I REALLY, really, really, really, really… LOVE Dessert.”  I just recently learnt that I have a wheat, gluten and diary sensitivity and a whack of other foods too! I’ve been trying to eliminate these foods from my diet for the last 4 months and feel 100 times better! It’s been hard but so worth it. That all being said I will eat a great big burger with fries and cold mojito on a hot summers day… with no regret.

Okay there you have it!  A little bit of myself that you might not know about. Now I have to go click the publish button… oh dear, here I go.

Have a look at what other bloggers are afraid to tell you:

Cassie: Coco + Kelley / Christine: Court & Hudson / Caitlin: Sacramento Street / Roxy: My Cup of Te / Crystal: Blog / Meg: MIMI+MEG / Ashlina: The Decorista / Katie: Modern Eve / Erin: Apartment 34 / Erica: Design Blahg / Victoria: Vmac & Cheese / Christine: Miles to Style / Franki: Life in a Venti Cup / Sue: The Zhush/ Erika: Radiant Republic / Gabrielle: Savvy Home / Naomi: Design Manifest /Tobe: Because It’s Awesome / Becca: {extra}ordinary wonders / Lynzy: Sparkling Footsteps / Hitha: Hitha On The Go / Sarah: Note To Self / Liz: So Much To Smile About / Sarah: Blogstar / Alissa: The Goods Design / Jessie: Style & Pepper / Erika: Small Shop Studio / AV: Long Distance Loving / Maggie: Maggie Rose Blog / Nicole: The City Girl In Me / Priscilla: The Best Laid Plans / Jen: Concrete Jungle DC / Janelle: Food Fashion Fitness / Natalie: East Coast Chic

 

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May 14, 2012   26 Comments

TODAY

Happy Friday!!!! Just wanted to let you know that today it going to be a great day! Enjoy it!

Stumbled upon these amazing prints by Unraveled Design on Etsy! Kinda fell in love with them right away! They remind me of the Rifle Paper Co. products, which I know everyone is loving right now! This little Esty shop will be right up your alley! Check it out!

Have a great weekend! xo

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May 11, 2012   2 Comments

A walk to Violet Hill

I love, love, love, love, anything that has to do with pastels and easy to wear this season! Add a light jean jacket, a floral scarf and a pair of comfy flats and not only do you have an adorable outfit but you’re comfortable all day long…oh, lets not forget about the pants!! Talking about pants, lets just talk about the stretch twill JBrand jeans for a moment.  They are the most comfortable pant you’ll ever try on! I promise! They’re soft, light weight and sit perfectly with the stretch in the fabric without stretching out and looking baggy! You’ll be living in them all spring and summer long! Yes, summer they even feel great on a warm day!

You can find this complete look at one of my favourite boutiques just outside of Vancouver,  Violet Hill. And yes you’ll find the Comfy JBrands there for an unbelievable price too! ;) You can thank me later!

1. TOPSHOP Jean Jacket $76
2. TOPSHOP Floral Skinny Scarf $20
3. M Sweater Available at Violet Hill
4. Belle Noel Wishbone Gold necklace $70 Available at Violet Hill
5.  Belle Noel Belle Bracelet $25 Available at Violet Hill
6. JBrand Skinny Jeans in Juniper Available at Violet Hill
7. Liebeskind Bag Available at Violet Hill
8. Bloch Ballet Flats $125 Available at Violet Hill
9. Essie Summer 2o12 shades

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May 9, 2012   12 Comments