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Friday, August 30


(You know you love it.)



I find it so hard to consistently apply false lashes - I'm totally going to follow this tutorial by Lisa Eldridge, one of my favourite makeup artists, next big night out.

Loving this super glam look from Krystin.

This work outfit from Erin looks like SO comfortable. Needing a pair of those paints.

Butterscotch pudding popsicles. Are you KIDDING me?!

And this toasted pecan and blueberry couscous salad sounds like a great end-of-summer meal.


Delicious Bibimbap Benny from Food Wolf. SO good.
 Market haul for dinner. Fresh. Local. Cheap.
 Car wash. I obviously helped a LOT.
 The cute little succulent I picked up at Kent this week!
 And I finally got contacts! Just in time for the last year of my twenties... (It's my birthday.)
That's it for me, friends! I'm in Ottawa today for work but back tonight for a little birthday dinner and a relaxing low-key long weekend. Happy Labour Day!

Yes, please.

Thursday, August 29

I stumbled on the Etsy shop of Leah Duncan last week and had to share. Leah is based in New York and has a plethora of gorgeous, bright yet earthy pieces. Here are some favourites:

Tea Towels
Art Prints
Morning Walk
Any favourites? I'm loving them all, but especially the Marfa, Morning Walk, and Dots.

P.S. Have you cast your vote in yesterday's post yet? Option 3 is in the lead so far! Vote for your favourite and help Erica decide!

Room Therapy

Wednesday, August 28

If you stopped by last week, you may remember that my bestie, Erica, and her boyfriend are in the midst of a little apartment revamp. Last week we tackled their living/dining area. This week we're working on their bedroom! Here's what it looks like now:
According to Erica, everything can go but the bed and the jewelry holder she made out of an old rake (remind me to show you that close up sometime! SO cool). Her only request was that she wanted this striped grey duvet cover:
Not a hard request to accommodate! Through later discussions with Erica, I ended up designing three mood boards, each slightly different. Here's what I came up with:

Option 1:

Erica's Bedroom (1)
A navy linen headboard with nailhead trim (DIY'd like I did in this post), white sheets, the illustrious grey striped duvet cover, and an assortment of textured pillows. A large grey and white patterned rug for under the bed. Matching grey-brown side tables with navy geode knobs and textured white lamps. A grey-brown and white lacquer dresser and a wicker occasional chair. A round mirror to mount off-centre above the dresser. Finished off with seaside art from EyePoetryPhotography and accessories from H&M's new home line.

Option 2:

Erica's Bedroom (2)
Same headboard, bed linens, rug, accessories, and art. A pair of campaign-style side tables and a coordinating dresser. A pair of warm wood lamps. A rattan chair with an additional pillow.

Option 3:

Erica's Bedroom (3)
Same headboard, bed linens, pillows, rug, dresser, and art. A pair of lacquered campaign-style side tables, compelte with blue gourd lamps. A lightweight grey occasional chair.

And herein lies our trouble - now Erica can't decide which one she likes best! So - can you help a girl out? Vote for your favourite below!

What design should Erica Choose? free polls 

Side Part, Red Lips

Tuesday, August 27

Spotted this photo on Styled Avenue's blog the other day.
And I was instantly reminded of a super old look by Sincerely Jules.
All black, deep side part, ombre hair, red lips.
Never mind the wrinkles.
Or super pasty legs. (Believe it or not, I'm actually TAN right now.)
The End.
Dress - H&M (old); Sandals - Sam Edelman; Sunnies - Ray-Ban; Lipstick - MAC Ruby Woo.

Linking up to Lauren's Style Sessions.


Monday, August 26

If you tuned in last Monday, you may have noticed that we hung a vintage crate on my friend, Victoria's kitchen wall.  
The crate is somewhat of a family heirloom for Vic and she wanted it displayed so that they could regularly see it - rather than having it shoved in a corner next to the couch. 
I suggested mounting it to the wall and using it to display some of their cookbooks, like so:
It was pretty easy to mount - just two screws through the upper corners and one in the middle base. I would recommend ensuring that the bottom (or the side when it's upright) is sturdy, if you plan to put anything inside of the crate. Not all vintage crates are still in great shape and you don't want your items crashing to the floor after all of your hard work. 
I love the look of vintage crates. Every antique store visit is punctuated by long loving stares as I try to think where I could use a crate.
In Vic's old place, we used it to store blankets between two chairs in her front window.
You could also use a larger one (or two smaller crates stacked on top of each other) as a side table.
You could stack a whole bunch of crates and turn them into a makeshift bookcase. (Although, I would recommend attaching them to the wall as well). 
You could use them as storage under a table or bed.
You could make makeshift plant boxes.
Or toy storage.
Or countertop coffee storage.
Use them as bar storage for non-refrigerated bevies.
Add castors and display magazines.
Flip them over, cut circular holes, and use them as pet bowl stands.
Or get super crafty and deconstruct the boxes to use them as stairs!
Do you have any creative uses for vintage crates?


Friday, August 23



Rachel has been killing it with her outfits this week. Loving this one, this one, and this one.

Liking this easy breezy look from Ashley.

The home of one of my fave designers, Amber Lewis. Outtakes here.


One of my fave benefits to my new toy - being able to work in a coffee shop!
 An outfit from earlier this week. Stripes and floral. It's how I do.
 Lunch in the Public Gardens. So lovely.
 Made Grilled Shrimp Tacos for dinns last night. SO good. You should try.
That's it for me this week! Looking forward to a low-key weekend involving some Food Wolf, Orange is the New Black, and starting to make our first batch of wine! Enjoy your weekend, friends!

Linking up to Lauren's Friday's Fab Favourites.

Scout & Whistle

Thursday, August 22

I've been going through a tribal print phase, which seems to coincide with my arrow phase. As such, when I spotted the Etsy shop of Scout &Whistle, my heart started to beat a little faster. Check out these gorgeous pillows:
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Any favourites? I think I need that first one...