Downtown Chic

{Gap t-shirt, pants and jean jacket, Boyfriend's plaid shirt, Target hat, H&M scarf, Anne Klein booties, Parfois handbag, Rayban eyeglasses}

{Gap t-shirt, pants and jean jacket, Boyfriend’s plaid shirt, Target hat, H&M scarf, Anne Klein booties, Parfois handbag, Rayban eyeglasses}

Having been in a long distance relationship for the past two years has been tough – to say the least. Especially when a month goes by without seeing each other. But then, the exact moment we see each other, we forget everything around us and remember why we do this, why it’s all worth it, in the end. All this mushy stuff aside, I got to see Alecs this past week and we took a fantastic trip to Toronto. It was great to just spend time together, catch up, and take in each others presence. Plus I got some awesome shopping done (including his perfectly worn in shirt)!

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Oh my Goodness, Granola

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I am Vanessa and I have an obsession…with granola. I can’t even explain why, or how it started, but granola is delicious. I’ve recently realized how much I truly eat granola (which is a lot) and decided that it might be a fun idea to make my own granola, maybe save some costs on my over the top granola consumption. So I found this recipe here, and basically fell in love. It’s gluten-free, which could possibly be a bonus, but that aside, it might change your life forever.

PS. If you mix it with strawberries, banana, some chocolate chips and almond milk is an amazing combo and I recommend it to all you fantastic readers!

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Friday Favourites

 

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Let’s begin today’s post with a story by Sabina.

Once upon a time, there was a little girl, 9 or 10 perhaps, and she hated things that weren’t pants. Skirts, dresses, even skorts sometimes! One day, her mother found a dress she had sewn in the little girl’s closet and asked her why she didn’t wear it anymore. “I’m never going to wear skirts or dresses again, you can take them all away. I’ll never like them, they’re not comfortable!”

“Oh shush,” her mother replied, “you will so, just wait and see!” The girl just scoffed and went off to play or something.

The end. Okay, not one of the better stories I’ve told in my life…. but here’s the point.

The jist of that conversation haunts me to this day. My mom was right. I don’t know when it happened, how or what got me to change my mind but here I am dedicating a whole post to………………skirts. I wonder if my mom would be proud or just do the “I told you so” dance.

Either way, skirts of all shapes,  lengths and prints are in these days and I highly encourage everyone to give them a try. Despite their appearance (according my 9/10 year old self) they are quite comfortable and since there are so many lengths out there, you can find one that makes you feel even more comfortable (none of those “Is my butt showing?!” moments!), or one that expresses just who you are through some bold print.

So here are some of our favourites we’ve come across on sites like Pinterest and, I know we’ve been saying this a lot lately, but we honestly cannot wait for this thing called spring to get here because it has yet to make an appearance and it’s really really really frustrating some of us over here!….

Hope you all have a great weekend and if it’s sunny and warm where you are, please step outside and take a deep breath of that warm air for all of us here in southwestern Ontario (and all of Canada for that matter)!

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Jump into Spring

Jump into Spring

I think I can speak for all Canadians when I say, I want a real spring! I know I’m getting a little ambitious, when I say I want to wear a skirt right now, but come on, Mother Nature! Until then, I made a list of what I’m craving to wear this spring, trying to remember that this warm weather is on its way. And can we just talk about how obsessed I am with florals as seen here and here. It just doesn’t stop…and I should apologize, because it’s slightly over the top, but can you blame me?

1. A whimsical and flowy skirt $66
2. A bucket bag $40
3. A mint green statement necklace $16
4. Flower Bomber $24
5. Cut-out booties $44
6. A flower circle scarf $15

Friday Favourites

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To get us all in the spring mood (I know it’s officially spring as of yesterday but we had a snow storm yesterday), we need some cute pick-me-ups to remind us that spring is on its way. One of our favourite accessories for spring is a jean jacket. Throwing it over a skirt or a pair of jeans is the perfect way to keep you effortlessly chic, and to keep you warm during those chilly nights…so bring on the jean jackets, in any shade! (PS. Vanessa has totally been searching for a lighter/worn-in/distressed jean jacket)

We’d love to know, what’s your spring staple?
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