9.30.2016

Winery Tours Are A Girl’s Bestfriend



Hello my lovelies !
A few weeks back my mom, a few friends of ours and I went to Niagara Falls... why you ask 
To go to wineries of course ! Wineries have become of one my favourite places to visit during the summertime; who doesn't want to spend the day wandering around beautiful property sipping on delicious liquids I personally couldn't think of many more things I would like to be doing instead. I have been to a winery once before (one that we revisited this time and where these photos were taken) and absolutely fell in love. This time we went to two wineries, the first we visited was Peller Estates where we did an amazing Chocolate pairing tour where we made s'mores and had chocolate covered popcorn ( it was absolutely amazing and I HIGHLY suggest it ). I had never been to Peller before or really tried their wines and so I was happy to visit a winery which I have heard so much about. After Pellar we went to Trius, my favorite winery to date.




My opinion doesn't mean much because as I have said I have only visited two wineries but Trius has everything that I want in a winery so I don't really see how it can be beat ( watch next year I find an even better one haha ). Trius' wines are amazing, the food is to die for and the property is absolutely stunning - perfect for photos ! This time around we didn't get any food because we didn't have a lot of time but the last time we did (with wine pairings of course) and it is one of my favorite meals to date. What we did do at Trius though was drink a ton of wine, and who can complain about that ! 




You might be wondering why in this post there is no photos of us walking around with wine glasses and that is because we didn't have time to do a tour at Trius as we got there too late and if you are just doing tasting they are all inside. We did wander the grounds to take photos after all of the tastings of course though because as I said the winery itself is so beautiful ! Everywhere you look at Trius there is an amazing background for photos and who can resist taking photos in front of gorgeous backgrounds... especially us bloggers ! I'm sure you fellow bloggers can agree haha. 





As for the wines themselves, I am a white lover, Sauvignon Blanc to be exact. The Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc 2013 from the showcase collection was my favorite of the entire day as an everyday wine. It was very fruity and full bodied but not too overpowering. Of course though my absolute overall favorite would have to be the Showcase Vidal Icewine 2012. It is a definite treat that's for sure because it is extremely sweet but I LOVE Icewine so much and wish that I could drink this particular one everyday. As for the wines that you can get in your average store not from the showcase, the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc of course is my favorite. I am sorry if you are more into Reds as I know a lot of people are I can't really help you out with what is good but I have heard that the Trius Red is amazing !? Haha, that's all I got, so sorry. 






For my outfit, I wanted to wear something that was cool and comfortable but also a little dressed up. I opted for this gorgeous dress that you may remember from this post last year that I got from SheIn. It is a very close replica of the Secret Origins dress by Free People that has been popular for a few years now and I understand why. It is so flattering and comfortable and just hits your body in all the right places. It is still one of my favorite pieces to date and every time I wear it I feel like a million bucks. The way it cuts up on the legs even is super flattering. I have been wanting to get it in a few more colors which I have to do soon while they still carry it ! I wanted everything else to be simple to let the dress shine so of course I opted for my most comfortable black ankle strap wedges and black saddle style crossbody bag. 



Outfit Details

| Dress: SheIn Similar | Wedges: Aldo Similar | Bag: Indigo |

I would highly recommend going to Trius if you have never been and having some food while you are there as well, you will not regret it ! I can not wait to go back next year and also try out some more wineries that I can tell you guys about ! Also, if you like white wine Sauvignon Blanc especially and live in Canada, I suggest trying out the Wild Ferment before it is gone ! It really is amazing <3 

Anyways thank you all so much for sticking with me, I know I haven't been posting as much as I'd like lately but as always I am going to try and find time to get some more posts out for you guys. I have a bunch that need to be written so hopefully you will all see those very soon ! I love all of the support you give me by checking out my page and writing such kind words ! Thank you, thank you, thank you ! Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to talk to you soon <3 



9.02.2016

Harbourfront Walks


Hello lovelies ! 

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT'S ALREADY SEPTEMBER !!! Honestly, where has the time gone ! I am so super excited for the fall season you have no idea but it's definitely still summer weather here so before I jump right into the fall looks (as you will see a ton of this season I'm sure) I want to get some of the looks I shot a couple weeks ago out to you for some last minute summer outfit inspo. 



This look was from when I went down to Toronto to hang out with my mom for a few days and on this particular day we decided to go for a walk / Pokemon adventure (yes I play the game like crazy). It was extremely hot that day and because I knew we would be out in the sun for most of the day I wanted to wear something cool and comfortable, that is exactly what this look here is. The entire summer I have been obsessed with this denim skirt ( as I'm sure you have been able to tell ) it is light in color so it doesn't get too hot and because it's probably about half a size too big for me ( there's some gaping around my waist ) it helps to let the breeze flow around my body as well. To add a little interest to the bottom half of the look I added my trusty denim button down that I wear around my waist 90% of the time. I like how it looks with this skirt because they are so similar in color that it almost looks like they belong together.




I paired this rust colored crop top with the skirt to add some color but also keep the tones in the look muted because I knew I wanted to wear my favorite beige fedora with the whole look and muted tones always look wonderful with it. I found this crop top at forever 21 a few months ago on a whim because I needed a top to go out in but then I absolutely fell in love with the color of it against my skin tone. Ever since I have been looking at pieces in the same color because I love it that much ! It is great for summer days because the ribbed cotton is very breathable and it's just an easy piece to wear ! Of course to top off the look I have my fedora you have seen time and time again that I never get sick of and wear to death... I have not managed to find a match for it yet but am looking to get one in black for the fall so if you have suggestions of similar looking ones to this please let me know ! 




I kept the accessories, shoes and bag very simple and easy for walking around of course. My camera fits perfectly in this little Zara bag that I wore as a crossbody which kept my arms free for the day and my Sam Edelman Sandals were comfortable to walk around all day in as well as being super cute ! I wore my Tiffany key necklace to add a final little touch to the look and voila ! I loved wearing this look and felt comfortable as well as stylish throughout the day. 

Outfit Details

| Top Forever21 | Skirt Topshop Similar | Denim Shirt Garage Similar | Bag Zara Similar
| Fedora Topshop Similar | Shoes Sam Edelman Similar | Necklace Tiffany & Co. |

I had a wonderful day walking around the waterfront catching Pokemon and hope I get to do it again before the weather gets too cold ! It is just such a nice relaxing but interesting place to be ! We also stopped for lunch at a pub on the waterfront which was lovely, it's right on the corner and has delicious nachos so if you every get a chance check it out ! 

Anyways, I think that's enough rambling from me for now haha ! I have a few more summer posts before the fall ones start so get ready for PSL's, scarves and booties to be all over my blog in a few weeks but for now revel in the end of summer because it's going fast ! 

Thanks so much for reading once again, I always appreciate all of your support and love <3 


8.25.2016

All White & Bluebells


Hello my gorgeous people ! 

I feel like once again, it has been ages since I last talked to you ! It has only been like 2 weeks but honestly, if I don't in get one post a week my fingers feel the need to share words with you for ages. I can't believe it is the end of August already... this summer has been flying by faster than ever I have experienced before but I'm not mad. As I'm sure you all know I LOVE Autumn and can not wait for it's arrival... already I have been eyeing up booties and sweaters... ugh you just wait ! But before I get ahead of myself, can we just appreciate how gorgeous this flower bed is ! As soon as I saw it I knew that I needed to take photos there and thankfully, it has the perfect setup to do so ( there are two square path things in the flower bed perfect for my lovely photographer and I to stand ). It also compliments my all white look beautifully and so I am super excited I found it the day I did ! 



This look just screams summer don't you think ! All white outfits always do, but to me the fact that it incorporates some gorgeous crochet detail in the skirt and lace up detail in the bodysuit makes it even more perfect for the summertime ! I love both of these pieces on their own as well because they are neutral pieces they go so wonderfully with anything. I love them together though because it almost looks like a dress except I got to pick out both pieces to make the perfect one ! 




What drew me to this skirt the most when I was shopping was the overhanging crochet flowers all along the hem, it is such a gorgeous way of highlighting them and adds a uniqueness to an otherwise pretty simple skirt. What I also love about it though is the paneling of the different crochet patterns if that makes sense ? It reminds me of something Self Portrait would do because they usually have this on a lot of their pieces and I absolutely love it. You can see the details a lot better in the photo above than the other photos just because it was so bright out that day if you didn't see what I'm talking about. Topshop also had this skirt in a gorgeous cornflower blue which was my first choice but of course, was not in my size so I just got the white because I did love the skirt so much ! I may get the blue in the future but we will have to see. 



You guys also know how much I love lace up things and so as soon as I spotted this bodysuit in Winners I had to scoop it up ! I love the fact that it's sleeveless so that it isn't too hot to wear in the summer and also that the lacing isn't too open as to show too much cleavage. Overall this was a great find and was only $14.00 so how could you go wrong ! As for my accessories I didn't want anything too busy and take away from the pieces themselves so I just added my baby pink ankle strap sandals that I got from ASOS a few years ago ( absolutely love ) as well as my simple black clutch and charm bracelet. 



Outfit Details 

| Bodysuit Winners Similar | Skirt Topshop | Sandals ASOS Similar | Clutch Indigo
| Bracelet Thomas Sabo |

I am in love with this look and will definitely be wearing these pieces together again maybe with some heels to an event if one comes up ! I love that this look could easily be more dressed up or dressed down. Also, before the summer ends I want to shoot another look in this spot because it is just way to gorgeous not too so if you see another post with this background... I am sorry in advance haha ! Anyways thank you all so much for sticking with me through this busy summer, I promise to have a more consistent schedule soon when I stop working my bum off ! I am going to try to get as much as I can up in these next few weeks though so come back soon ! 

Thank you so much once again for reading, love you guys !







8.07.2016

Peonies & Ways To Focus When Overwhelmed





Hello Beauties ! 

Do you ever just wake up feeling inspired and motivated, ready to start the day but when it actually comes down to it you get nothing done ? Today is one of those days for me. I have lots of plans and ideas of the things I want to get done today but am feeling overwhelmed where to start so in turn I am actually getting nothing done. I know that must happen to some of you as well right !? So because this is relevant to my life right now and I think it could benefit some of you as well, I am going to share with you some of my tips for getting things done when you are feeling overwhelmed.




Wherever that may be... for me that is in my CLEAN room at my desk with no distractions around me and classical music playing in the background OR a coffee shop. I personally need to be able to focus on what I have to get done and that is all that can be going on around me...my tasks. If I am trying to multi-task and catch up on shows or YouTube videos while doing said task (which I am often known to do) I am not going to get as much done in the allotted time I have to do it. I like the buzz of a coffee shop because although there are a lot of things going on around you it is more like a nice background buzz to feed and energize off of. Whatever your work space may be plop yourself into that setting and you are bound to work even if you don't know where to start. 


 
After you have plunked yourself down with whatever you need to be in your space for the long haul, you need to make a list of all of the things you need to get done in order of priority. If you have to edit those photos from two weeks ago in order to get them up (cough cough me) but you also have to get a post done for a company that you have a time constraint on, obviously you are going to want to get the post for the brand done first. Whatever is the most urgent is the thing you are going to want to start with and you can go down the list as you finish each thing. 



This goes hand in hand with the last tip, but you want to make sure you are finishing each item before moving onto the next thing. If you are working on that one urgent task but during the day something else comes up that is just as urgent or maybe you would just rather do, finish the first task before starting the second. If you continuously start new things in the time you are working, at the end of the day you might have 3 or 4 half finished things when you could have gotten one or two things finished, ready to put your all into your next task. It is better to have something to check off of your list than something you can put a almost done memo beside. 



Now I have talked before about the 15 minute break rule that I use to reward myself for working hard before ( work for however long you want to allow yourself and then take a 15 minute break to do whatever you want ) but rewarding yourself in any way that you like is important. For example, if you LOVE chocolate, say to yourself, okay after I finish this task that I need to get done I  can have a few pieces of chocolate, or if you work too hard all of the time say, once I am done said task I am going to take the night off and spend time doing something that I love. By rewarding yourself after getting things done it will not only make you more inclined to make healthy work habits but will also really let you focus on what your doing to achieve the end goal knowing something good will happen afterwards. 


So those are just some of a few tips and tricks that I have learned to get to work when feeling overwhelmed... I mean I am using most of them as I am writing this haha so I hope that they help you as well ! Now that we are here, I do want to share a bit about this look as well because this is one of my favorite dresses I have purchased in a long time and not writing about it would be a shame. 





If you know anything about me at all, you would know that my favorite flowers are peonies. I am obsessed with them... really, I am a little nuts when it comes to peonies. So naturally I would be drawn to them right some could say ? Well, that is exactly what happened with this dress here. 
At first when I saw this dress I fell in love with it for a few reasons, 
A. The colors were perfect, two of my favorites that I have been obsessed with this season
B. The style and shape of the dress flatter my body, so I already knew it would look good on 
and C. It was a gorgeous floral print..... notice how not once did I mention peonies there ? That's because I didn't even realize that this gorgeous print that I had fallen in love with was actually peonies ! I didn't notice until I was looking at the dress when I got home, I had thought they were just roses or something but while staring at its gorgeousness, VOILA ! PEONIES ! As you can imagine this made me fall in love with the dress even more and that is why it is and probably will be one of my favorite dresses for a long time. 



Not only this but it is a very sweet summer dress that is a light material and light colored so it is even better for staying cool. Also, most of my clothing items that are actually colored revolve around this color spectrum so it flows perfectly into my wardrobe (notice the heels I paired with it match to perfection). Of course I had to take these photos with some peonies from my own garden as well to make the entire look just scream peonies, and I think these are some of my favorite photos to date. The setting and everything almost make me feel like I could be a bridesmaid or something but that just makes them even more beautiful to me ! 




Outfit Details 

| Dress Dynamite (no longer available) Similar Top Skirt | Shoes Shoemint Similar
| Necklace Tiffany & Co. | Bracelet Thomas Sabo |

Anyways, I think that is probably enough rambling ! Unfortunately it took me so long to get these photos up that this dress is no longer in stock ( I AM SO SORRY I KNOW HOW LOVELY IT IS ) but there is a similar matching top and skirt set in the same pattern but in a light rose color that I also wanted just as bad as the dress, and they are both on sale right now... so if you want something similar to this at all I would suggest snatching it up quick !

Anyways thank you all so much for reading, I know this has been a long one but once again I have taken just a little too much time away and so the words just flow right out like water. Speaking of time away, this upcoming week I am going to be spending some time at my moms house in Toronto, and so there shall be lots of looks uploaded this week as I tend to get a lot done when I am there usually. So stay tuned for that !

I love you all, you are the best <3 Talk to you soon !


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