September 27, 2016

A Plethora of Purple

Top c/o Romwe. Leggings, Meow Boutique. Choker, bebe. Flats, The Shoe Company. Bag c/o Pinkstix. Sunnies, Lulus.

The truth is I've had a little bit of fun styling my outfits to match my purple hair these past few weeks. While this was not my intent, it started off as a safe way to rock my purple locks without clashing other colours, until it eventually took on a life of it's own. I never realized just how much purple was lurking in my closet until I surpassed a 2 week mark of playing the purple matching game. I actually quit playing the game (before running out of purple garments) because it simply became too predictable for coworkers to guess what colour I'd be wearing the next day. Not being one to conform to such predictability, I had to give it up, and found that it has not been a struggle to wear other colours with my purple hair.

xo


September 25, 2016

Abotaniq Skincare

For the past week I’ve been trying a few products from Abotaniq’s skincare line; toxin free skin care that offers rejuvenating and  brightening benefits while combating the effects of pollution. Having noticed a degradation of skin quality over the last few year, I was intrigued by such a line. Here is a recap of my experience.
This lightweight serum contains, you guessed it, vitamin C and helps to protect skin against free radical damage. Unfortunately pollutants are everywhere nowadays so it’s beneficial to add a detoxifying product to your daily regime. It has a nice, very subtle hint of citrus scent and warms up very nicely when being rubbed into the skin. I have combination skin so I was better off using this at night as it made my skin a little on the oily side during the day. But a great detox moisturizer for night, or if you have dry skin I’m sure your skin would appreciate this in the morning. 
This serum leaves my face feeling the silkiest it’s ever been, and lasts for hours. After using the serum + night cream for 2 days I noticed an improvement in overall skin tone complexion and my face had a radiant glow. The serum reduced the appearance of pores along my T-zone and kept my face moisturized the entire day without feeling greasy. It’s got a nice scent too.
This night cream helps to repair and replenish skin damaged by ultraviolet light, which is just what this sun worshipper needs. Since using it, I have noticed that it toned and even firmed my skin in certain spots, and the fact that it provides my skin with potent antioxidants while I sleep is just a bonus.
Having never tried repairing/brightening products before I was pretty impressed at the improvements the Abotaniq line made to my complexion, and with such few uses. At times I’ll catch myself feeling up my face because I can’t get over how smooth if feels now.


This post was written in collaboration with Abotaniq, however the views expressed are entirely my own.

September 21, 2016

Purple Reign

 
Jacket, Gentle Fawn. Romper, Garage. Bag, bracelet, necklace c/o Pinkstix. Shoes, Lulus. Sunnies, Gucci. Ring, Samantha Wills.

If you follow my Instagram then you probably know that I dyed my hair purple. It was one of those spontaneous things I decided on a few days before my regularly scheduled hair appointment. I tend to go with darker hair colour in the fall and because I felt like doing something different, purple just seemed like a fun idea. I wasn't sure at first what colour would work with my purple hair so I wore a white romper to the salon. I bought this romper from Garage last year but didn't get a chance to wear it so I'm happy these bad boys are still in this summer or else this poor romper would never have seen the light of day. As I write this, it's been a week exactly since I've dyed my hair, and I have to admit that I have no regrets about going with such a bold colour. Every now and then when I'm out in public I'll catch someone staring hardcore - then I remind myself that I do have bright purple hair after all. Have any of you ever dyed your hair a bold colour? Do tell...

xo

September 18, 2016

Floral Cutouts

Dress, Hollister. Shoes, Lulus. Bag, Forever 21. Sunnies, Gucci. Rings, Samantha Wills.

We've been incredibly lucky these past few weeks in Toronto, with the summer weather still in full swing even though Fall is just around the corner. I bought this dress at the beginning of the summer and brought it along with me on three separate occasions while going to various places hoping to shoot it. Neither of those worked out, but thanks to these extended summer days I finally had a chance to wear and shoot it last week on our way out for Indian food. Although I am kinda glad for the delay as I've only had these pretty blush sandals from Lulus for a little while and would have not have the opportunity to shoot them together otherwise. I'm really digging the whole pastel kinda vibe and enjoying how the blush compliments the aqua of the skater dress. Well, here's hoping for the warm days to stick around as long as possible as I still have a few more dresses I would like to wear before the season's out.

Happy Sunday!

September 13, 2016

Get Together

Tunic c/o Free People (here). Shoes, Pink Martini. Bracelet c/o Pinkstix. Ring, Samantha Wills.

When it comes to transitioning from summer to fall, it is often bittersweet for me. As much as I look forward to the exciting new colours and textures of the season, the summer girl inside of me cries a little for the loss of summer and skin baring warm weather. But with Fall come playful textures, deep and rich red and golden hues, and the ability to be more creative with your layering game. Enter that perfect transitional piece...As soon as I laid my eyes on this tunic not only did I adore the cut, but I fell in love with the bold 70's nostalgia print. I usually tend to stick to cooler colours but the boldness of this print screamed fall to me, while the cut and length of the tunic appeased the eternal summer girl inside of me. And my absolute favourite part?? Pockets!! Yes, I do get excited over pockets on dresses and skirts. The ultra short length of this tunic makes it the perfect dress for those late summer days and the colour palette will compliment those bold red and yellows we associate with fall. I am almost looking forward to slightly cooler temperatures so that I can start layering it over pants and denim. It's pieces like this that help to ease my discontent about the end of summer days and Free People has been killing it this season with what I deem as oh so perfect transitional pieces. It seems like most of their dresses were made with the intent to give you an effortless transition into fall (case in point here). What are some pieces you are really looking forward to wearing soon? Are tunics and summer dresses in your rotation for Autumn?

xo