Monday, June 29, 2009

looking on the bright side

It's raining. It's been raining for hours now. It was starting to make me sad, but i'm trying to stay positive. I guess this means staying in tonight, getting some reading done, maybe even a glass of wine with dinner to make me feel all cozy inside!

"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions." - Dalai Lama

photographer unknown

Saturday, June 27, 2009

take a moment

Happy weekend!! I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful saturday. Here's a little MJ to bop to this weekend! Cheers! xo

Don't Stop Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
(I'm sorry guys, I couldn't get the actual video on my blog, it was blocked!)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

hello sunshine

It is officially summer in the city! Do you ever notice how much happier people are when the sun is shining? All that extra Vitamin D is going straight to their hearts...And even though I am stuck in an office for most of the day, taking an afternoon break outside is the best! Anyone for drinks on the patio?

Photos from fffound, Stacey Haines

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

trying on a new pair of shoes

So recently I have been trying to organize things in my life after coming back from vacation. It's amazing how many things we accumulate and how things can get disorganized in our busy lives. Living in the city has its many many advantages, but one drawback is how consumed we get with..well EVERYTHING around us. That can help & hinder. One thing I want to do is take a look at my blog and make slight changes or add different features. I'm testing out colours and fonts, and content. Your suggestions would be very helpful as well! I would love to hear from all of you. Also, for all of my readers out there that read me on a daily basis, please feel free to be a follower! I am so thankful for all of you that read and feel inspired, that's my main goal! I want my blog to be a 5 minute vacation away from the ordinary. So keep your comments coming..xoxo

Photo from ffffound

Monday, June 22, 2009

gossip boy

Ok, can I just say DAMN! Ed Westwick, the boy all girls LOVE to hate (and secretly dream about) was in the recent issue of GQ. He looks amazing! Close up the photos even look great, you can see every wrinkle and every freckle on that face of his. My favourite is the top photo. He looks stylish, yet laid back, just how I like'em. *swoon...

Photos courtesy of GQ

Friday, June 19, 2009

imagination station

Today I am feeling very creative & crafty and am SO lusting after having a design space or studio to play in. Somewhere with lots of windows and natural light, a big desk and inspiration galore on the walls! Here are some of my favourite spaces that I wish I had. I would love a big wooden desk, a painting area and an open sink to clean all my brushes. Also a computer area filled with bookshelves of magazines and fantastic artwork! Or shelves filled with crazy different paper for stationery, that would be perfection.

Photos from Desire to Inspire & ffffound

today's favourite colour Pantone 7542c

This colour makes me feel calm and even a little sleepy. Imagine a pretty maxi dress or flowey skirt in this colour, matched with white and gold accessories (or even a pop of a bright colour like yellow or magenta!). Perfect idea for a weekend outfit!

happy as a clam

I LOVE fridays! It's sunny here in the city, quiet in the office, great music playing on my computer as I work, and the thought of going home to see my family for the weekend puts me in a great mood. Have a happy day!

photo from ffffound

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

ell & cee beauty

Oh my gosh, I am swooning so much right now! These knickers are gorgeous! I love the sheer florals for summer, and my absolute favourite are the panties that tie up in the back. I wish I had one of the little tops in Cuba to laze around in, even just over my bathing suit. *sigh

rainy days better not stay

But these outfits by Jill Stuart should! It's a bit grey outside but these black, cream and white outfits match perfectly with the sky! Speaking of neutrals, I'm off to a sweet after party tonight for work (after hours, as in it starts at 10 pm!) and am thinking to stay classic and wear black, maybe with a hit of cream and brown in the mix. Good idea?

Friday, June 5, 2009

day dream

I Wish...I wish for this dress to magically pop into my suitcase!

Photo from The Sartorialist

Thursday, June 4, 2009


With vacation just around the corner, I am trying to wind down my week a little bit. This feature from W magazine is just the ticket! The soft florals, the lighting and even the overall vintage feel is the exact look I am feeling for Cuba. I like the idea of a nice siesta in the afternoon wearing a flowy top, tousled beach hair and a teeny bikini underneath!

Photographed by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

black blazer chic

I have been looking for the perfect black blazer and finally found the perfect one at H&M yesterday. It fits so well in the shoulders and is such a good length! I can't wait to pair it with a simple grey tank and jeans, OR even better with a ombre tie-dyed tank and gladiator sandals!

Photos from The Sartorialist

friend moment

Well my two days off has almost come to an end. How time flies? Tonight I'm off to a spa date with my friend Amanda (a designer's blog) Just mani's/pedi's, but still, so much fun and a great way to end a few days off! Re-energized just in time for wednesday.
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