No Smoking here! But when it comes to the “it shoe” for fall, the smoking slipper is what you should be looking for! I’m slowly moving into this trend, as it wasn’t my first pick for a fall shoe! But the more glittery, polka dot, capped toe options I see, I find myself falling for this must have shoe!
On that note- I should make my mind up soon! The rain has started to
fall POUR in Vancouver, I might just have to stick to the rain boots from now on. Boo!
1. ASOS LIMIT Slipper Shoes With Metal Toe Cap $66
2. Nude Polka Dot Smoking Slipper $12
3. Sam Edelman Alvin Smoking Slippers $180
4. D.V. by Dolce Vita Lunna Smoking Slipper $95
5. Vince Camuto Loria Smoking Slippper $118
6. Carissa Glitter- dot Smoking Slipper $255
7. Vince Camuto Lilliana Smoking Slippers $80
October 14, 2012 10 Comments
I’m excited to announce that the black and grey flora bracelets are now available on my Etsy Shop! I’ve been waiting for the right time to sell them.. and waiting on photos- BUT it’s all said and done! Pretty photos are up and so are the black and grey versions of the flora bracelet!
Due to the longer wait then usual, today store wide I will be offering 20% off. Please enter code: BFRENDLOVESYOU
Hope you can snag one… or two!
Photos by: Jamie Lauren Photography
October 10, 2012 4 Comments
Jackets and Coats- my favourite items for fall! Having a statement coat is a definite must for a chilly day! This season it’s hard not to notice the statement leather sleeves are bringing- do you love them?
I can’t seem to get enough of the leather sleeves! The perfect addition to any blazer, fancy coat and laid back jacket!
Here are some of my favourites available at the moment: ALL with leather sleeve detail…
October 9, 2012 5 Comments
When I heard about this I got a tad bit too exited- finally a cute e-card!! I honestly would send out so many more e-cards if they were as cute as these Kate Spade signature stripes, playful prints AND sparkly polka dots!!
Now available over at Paperless Post you can let your little heart choose from 75 (…yes 75!!!) save the dates, happy birthdays, quick hellos and dare I say it?? CHRISTMAS CARDS!! Get ready, I’ll be sending these left and right!
Happy card writing!
October 4, 2012 5 Comments
First off, thank you for all the thoughtful messages and comments about our big news! We are so excited for our little baby Hibbs to arrive! It’s finally becoming oh so real! I will try my very best not to flood my blog with baby items- but a few baby fashion items here and there won’t hurt right? Okay.. and maybe a little nursery brainstorming might be happening! But, all exciting things that I’m sure you can apply to an adorable baby in your life! ;)
On to the next! Can you believe it’s October 1st!? Wow, time if flying by fast! I don’t know about you, but fall is definitely my favourite when it comes to fashion! My hubby and I were already all bundled up yesterday… we stepped outside annnnd yes indeed we felt a fall breeze, which only meant one thing! Bring out the fall clothes!
Lots of you have been asking what are my top trends/must haves are for the fall. This year is a little tricky, only because there isn’t anything NEW this season. Which is good for your wallets- since you can bring a lot of your last year’s items out to play. So for any real new trends this season I can’t really lead you into the right direction. HOWEVER.. there are lots of trends that are returning with full force. Here are my top 7 favourite trends which I hope you can embrace this fall:
A. Leather details- sleeves, edges, pockets…
B. Ankle booties
C. A cozy sweater/jacket or cape.
D. Leather Square Shopping Bag/Tote
E. Lots of gold chunky jewellery
F. Touched of animal prints and fur.
G. Dark manicured nails!
1. Denim Trail Shirt $80
2. Faux leather-sleeved twill trench coat $240
3. Essie Fall Collection $18
4. Tory Burch Suede Angle Boot $425
5. Ankle Boot Cowboy $219
6. Skinny Animal Print Belt $31
7. Suede Studded Shopper Bag $112
8. Brown and Back Coatigan $72
9. Lauren Ralph Lauren Modern Equestrian Bracelet $58
10. House of Harlow 1960 – Sunburst Button Earrings $30
11. Leather Bow Gloves $20
October 1, 2012 10 Comments
Feeling a little bit more.. hungrier, fuller, bigger, tired, happier these days….
It can only mean one thing!! Little baby Hibbs is on his/her way!
My husband and I are sooo excited and thrilled to say that we got to hear our precious little (plum size- to be exact) baby’s heart beat today! It was the most unreal experience, I gave out a little laugh and cry all at the same time! The joy that we’re experiencing can only be a gift from God! We’re so blessed and thrilled to meet our baby on April 15th 2013!
Let the fun begin!
Thank you Melissa Skoda for capturing such a precious photo!
September 27, 2012 50 Comments
Just the other day I posted some delicious fall comfort food on my instagram feed- @doctorscloset. I’m sorry if I made any of you drool, but these two dishes were definitely drool worthy, and too good not to share! Two words: FALL and PUMPKIN! Don’t they just make you excited and want to bake or cook something? That was exactly how I was feeling after finding these yummy and oh so healthy recipes! All Sunday I was in the kitchen and boy is my tummy thankful!
Many of you asked for the recipes… so here they are! I changed a few of the ingredients to personal taste; which I’ve listed below. For the full recipe and step buy step instructions visit the blog links I’ve included under each photo!
Hope you’re enjoying fall as much as our tummies are!
For full recipe and instructions click here: Just a Taste
Yield: 6-8 servings Prep Time: 25 min Cook Time: 30 min
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, small dice
1 green pepper, small dice
3 cloves garlic, minced
1½ teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 pound ground turkey
1 (15-oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 (15-oz.) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (10-oz). can condensed tomato soup
1 cup water
2 cups pumpkin puree
Sour cream, for garnish (optional)
Chopped scallions (green parts only), for garnish
Click for full recipe & instructions click here: With Style & Grace
4 cups gluten-free rolled oats [use regular oats if not gluten intolerant
1 cup almonds, chopped [or nuts of your choice
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon. salt
1/2 cup packed brown sugar (to taste, I used a little less)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons agave syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Plus I added a few extras to turn my yummy granola into a dessert!
Almond Ice-cream, or any ice-cream really!
Chopped banana or any other fruit favourites
September 24, 2012 6 Comments
Wow, what a two weeks it has been! Sorry for the little MIA, but my husband and I jetted off to Europe for a little adventure! It was so nice to be back in some of our favourite cities as well as discovering new ones! We traveled Europe a little differently this time. Yes, we ventured our way into the “cruising world”. I’m not going to lie, we were quite nervous and very sceptical about the whole experience. We weren’t too keen about the fact that we didn’t have the freedom to explore the citys after 6pm and hearing rumours that we were going to be the youngest on the boat frightened us a little!
BUT we were pleasantly surprised!
We started and ended off our trip with two days in both Paris and Rome, having two days to explore and enjoy dinner in the evenings and riding bikes till 10 o’clock at night. It was perfect! From Paris we flew to Rome where we boarded the ship and our new adventure began! Lets start off by saying that unpacking your suitcase only once while visiting all these cities, was quite nice! We loved waking up in a new city every morning! But yes, we did wish we had more time to explore the cities… being back on the boat around 5pm wasn’t our favourite! I guess you can’t have the best of both worlds! The part I was most surprised about was the two days we had at sea. I was worried that it was going to be flat out boring.Quite the opposite! Having those two days to relax and lay out by the pool AND sea were just perfect! Exploring Europe is so exhausting, I am thankful for those two days out at sea! :)
AND now we are back, and back to reality we are! It was so great to be away, but I must say it’s always nice to be home! Hope you enjoyed the photos that I posted along the way! If you haven’t been to Europe, I 100% encourage you to go! It is a little pricier trip… but why not start saving now? You’ll be blown away and love it, it’s worth every penny!
OH… and we were definitely NOT the youngest on the cruise!!
Have a peek at more photos via @doctorscloset on Instagram!
September 20, 2012 15 Comments
I’m so so soo excited to be part of Framework Magazine’s September issue! I was blown away while working with Bria Lea, (Founder and Editor-In-Chief) and her team! The whole experience was fun, upbeat and full of surprises! Including being on the cover! I never thought I would ever be a #covergirl… I’m still pinching myself.
Click over to frameworkmag.com to flip through the September issue! You’ll see many familiar beautiful faces including Christie Lohr from Style Nine to Five and Nicola Gillam from Violet Hill Boutique.. just to name a couple.. I don’t want to give away all the framework secrets!
September 4, 2012 14 Comments
It’s so hard to believe that it’s the “last weekend of summer”!! Labor Day long-weekend has come and sadly so has the Fall breeze! Even though I LOVE fall fashion, I’m a little sad that Summer if over so quick!
Before you jet off for the long weekend, I wanted to share some of our latest photos from our last BFREND shoot captured by the amazing Jamie Lauren. We’re ending off summer and kicking it into Fall!
AND to celebrate Labor Day, we’re having our End of Summer Sale over at BFREND!! 25% off all your favourite BFREND bracelets all weekend long! But once all the stock is gone.. that’s it! So snag some bfrend while you can! Enter Code: endofSUMMER25 at checkout!
August 31, 2012 4 Comments