July Favourites 2015!

Hello beautiful people!

It is officially the last day in July, and as I say at the start of every monthly favourites post, I can’t believe how fast the month has gone by!
July is my favourite month in the summer because it’s my birthday month! which means a couple of these favourites were gifts making them quite new to me (My birthday was last Sunday) but favourites nonetheless!
I had a very lovely birthday, I am a very spoiled lady! The people in my life are the most spectacular, thoughtful, and amazing humans in the world, and they have no idea how much I love and appreciate them for being a part of my life.
Anyhoo! on to the good stuff!

My first favourite is actually a pair of shoes!
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I bought these gorgeous brown leather wedges from ALDO earlier this month($90), and have been wearing them non-stop. I love the light brown colour of these, because it matches literally everything I own; whether it’s a party dress, jeans or a skirt these babies will go with it! I love the peep toe, and that from the front they almost look like little booties, but then you turn around and the back is like a sandal! these are also incredibly comfortable, and easy to wear, if you’re looking for a good summer wedge I would recommend checking these out.

My next favourite is an oldie but a goodie, I’ve had MAC Mythology eye shadow in my collection for years and I love it, but as with most beauty products, I go through phases where I just kind of forget how fabulous it is until I put it on again. July was one of those times where I applied it and thought “why did I ever stop wearing this!”
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This shadow is an incredible bronze/copper shade with flecks of copper glitter in it(but they’re not too noticeable.) It’s the perfect shadow to sweep all over the lid and then wear loads of mascara to add definition to your eyes, or you could totally add something in the crease and a bit of winged liner for a glam look!
I love this colour especially for this time of year because it really brings out the colour of my eyes, and accentuates the tiny bit of a tan that I have on my face. I feel like this eye shadow would look good on any skin tone and with any eye colour though, its just a great one to have in your collection!

You guys may remember a post I wrote a while back on Saje Natural Wellness, well this next favourite is a product that has helped get a better nights sleep for the past month.
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Sleep well restful sleep remedy has literally changed the way I sleep, it’s a blend of essential oils that you rub on the bottoms of your feet and your pulse points (wrists, neck) half an hour before you go to sleep, and it helps you have a better nights sleep. it has chamomile, lavender, marjoram and valerian root, which are all very calming and soothing oils. They absorb slowly throughout the night and help you to stay asleep, so you wake up feeling refreshed and rested. I definitely notice a difference in the way I feel after a month of using this, if you have a Saje near you, and you find you don’t get a good nights sleep I would say try this out (their website ships internationally)!

The next two were actually both gifts from my best friend Amber, and I literally shrieked with joy when I opened them!
First is the Becca with Jaclyn Hill shimmering skin perfector in Champagne Pop!
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This is quite literally the most gorgeous highlighter I have ever used in my life. As the name would suggest, it’s a champagne colour, but the formulation is so luxurious and buttery, it actually feels like you’re touching velvet. Not to mention that this adds the most gorgeous glow to your skin, like Jlo glow, I’ve gotten so many compliments on my complexion since I starting wearing this! It is limited edition, so if you can get your hands on one I would highly suggest it! I will definitely be trying to get a back up ASAP! (Thank you Amber!!!)

This one was probably the most exciting for me because I had been whining to Amber for months that I wanted it, and just recently Charlotte Tilbury became available in Canada, so Amber being the bestie she is, went out and picked up the Film Star Bronze and Glow for me!
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Can we just take a second to appreciate the beauty that is this duo?
Alright – this is a product that is 100% worth the hype, not only is the packaging rose gold and adorable – but the products themselves are heavenly. The sculpt shade is the perfect contour and or bronzer shade because the tiny amount of shimmer that’s in it doesn’t come up on the skin too much, and it’s got just the right balance of grey and muddy tones that you can use it for both! The highlight shade is a pale gold and accentuates the high points of my face like no ones business. With this duo you can literally become a goddess (or at least feel like one) I have been wearing this non-stop and I feel like a million bucks! I know this is pricey, but I would suggest saving and splurging because everyone needs this in their lives.

Last but not least is my birthday gift to myself, and it has a bit of a back story. In Canada, you have to be 18 to get a tattoo without an adult, so for my 18th birthday I went out and got my first one( it’s a little peace sign on my foot). Then, on my 19th and 20th I went out and got my second and third! So can you guess what I got myself this year? tattoo number four! Although I did take a four year break before this one.
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I absolutely love this tattoo, because reading is such a massive part of my life and always has been. My parents made a point to read to my sisters and I, and always gave us books when we were growing up, they encouraged us to read on our own and choose books that peaked out interests. To this day I believe that I have the creativity and imagination that I do because my parents gave me so many books. Sometimes I just feel like reality is just so boring compared to the thousand lives I lived in the pages of my favourite novels.
To this day I am still a massive book worm, and so are my sisters and my parents, which is why I got 5 books, because there’s 5 of us.
To be honest, my family is not big on tattoos, but this one was so important to me.
(sorry to anyone in my family that disapproves & may be reading this, love you)

Until next time my loves,
xoxo
-Lo

Ring Styling with Invaluable.com!

Hello beautiful people!
It’s a habit of most people to plan or buy an outfit and then accessorize, but why can’t we do the opposite? Buy a fantastic accessory and plan an outfit around it. Whether you’re heading out for a party or heading to the grocery store – a gorgeous ring can add class and excitement to any outfit!

I’ve chosen rings from Invaluable, the world’s largest premier marketplace, to show you guys how I would style outfits based on rings from their site!
Invaluable has over 10,000 rings for their bidders to choose from for incredible prices. Not to mention all the other items they have from watches, to clothing to furniture!

I chose to style two outfits, one for everyday casual and one for evening, to show that rings can be the biggest impact of an outfit. After all, our hands are what we use to eat, talk, and drink – they are a focal point and we should show them off with amazing accessories!

First casual:
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I myself am super partial to vintage jewelry, so when I saw this gorgeous sapphire flower ring I couldn’t resist. I think this is a perfect ring to wear every day and add a little something to your outfit.
I would pair this with black tights, ankle boots, a slouchy sweater, a small purse and a dark blue scarf to compliment the ring. People will not be able to stop looking at your hand while wearing a ring like this, and the outfit emphasized the unique style and colour.
Tights: Aritzia
Sweater: Urban Outfitters
Booties: Steve Madden
Scarf: Anthropologie
Bag: Aldo
Ring: Invaluable (Link above)

Evening:
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The ring I chose for my evening outfit definitely makes a statement. This ring is opal and mother of pearl in quite a large setting, which makes it the star of the show! I would keep my outfit relatively simple, pair this baby with a little black dress, a black purse and some nude heels to compliment the colours in the ring and let it dazzle from my hand!
Dress: Forever 21
Shoes: Christian Louboutin 
Purse: Tory Burch
Ring: Invaluable (Link above)

There you have it! Obviously everyone has different tastes and styles but that’s that great thing about Invaluable, they have something for everyone!

Until next time my loves,
xoxo
-Lo

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Top 5 fall fashion favourites!

Hello beautiful people!
Today it is officially the first day of fall so I figured it was perfect to do my top 5 fall fashion favourites for you!
I apologize because a lot of this is not new, I picked it up in the past couple of years but it’s easy to find similar things and obviously cater to your own style and I’m sure a lot of you already have things like these in your collection!

Number one: A leather (or pleather) jacket
Doesn’t matter what colour, mine is from zara from a couple years back ($80). I just think leather jackets look so nice in fall; it adds a bit of edge to your look but also keeps you warm as the colder weather rolls in without having to wear a big parka. Leather jackets are also perfect for layering! You can wear it over a dress with some tights or just jeans and a t-shirt if you’re having a really casual day, they’re just so easy to play with and that’s something I love about having this baby in my collection, you can create so many different looks.
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Number two: boots!
Combat, thigh high, ankle, whatever your style I think these are a must for the colder weather. These are my two favourites to wear; the grey ones are from aldo from a couple of years ago($100), I love the rhinestones on them because I honestly just love a bit of glitter. These are great for days when I’m feeling a little bit more slouchy and just want something comfy and cute, I love wearing them with tights and a big cardigan or long shirt. The brown thigh highs I got last year around this time and they’re Steve Madden ($90) I like to wear these when I’m feeling a bit dressier and want to wear something a little more girly. I still like these with tights or jeans and a nice top or even a dress; again boots can be so versatile.
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Number three: A nice leather purse
I got this navy Michael Kors bag last year ($375) Obviously you can use whatever you have or whatever fits into your budget, I bought this as a treat to myself after I finished work last summer. I love that it can be cross body or a shoulder bag and it’s a good size, it can still fit my make-up bag and wallet and hats and mittens when it comes to that time of year. I like to use a bigger bag in the colder months because I always feel like I need more things, I also really like that this bag has gold hardware; gold is just gorgeous for fall against all the darker colours that start to come out.
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Number four: Scarves
I love scarves; I have a rather large collection because I feel like they can really pull an outfit together as well as keep you warm. The mint knit one I got as a Christmas gift from Carmen’s little brother last year so I’m not sure how much it cost but it’s from aldo and it’s probably one of the warmest scarves I own. The black one is from Zara and I like that it’s a little bit lighter so I can wear it when the weather isn’t super cold yet. As I said I feel like a scarf can either dress down an outfit or dress it up depending what kind of pieces you’re wearing.
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Number five: Black tights
Okay, I think this one is just a given. Tights are one of the most versatile things in a girls wardrobe. You can wear them on their own with a cute top, or under a dress etc. These are from lulu lemon ($90) they were quite expensive but their thicker material so they don’t stretch out or lose their black pigment over time. I’ve had mine a year and they look the same as the day I bought them, and I wear them a lot! We all have days when we don’t feel like wearing jeans but we don’t want to wear sweats either, that’s where these babies come in, because you can still achieve a cute look and be comfortable!
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Those are my top 5 fall fashion favourites! Let me know in the comments what some of yours are! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and keep your eyes peeled for the next few days as there may be a haul coming up very soon!
You guys are the best!
until next time,
xoxo
-Lo