Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Award Season Recap

The curtain has come down on the 2012 award season so I thought I'd do a photo recap of some of my favorite looks from the Golden Globes to the prestigous Oscars.  As usual there was no shortage of color and sparkle but it was also nice to see more blush and white gowns than in years past.  Now get ready for a photo heavy post ;)  

Golden Globes
jenna ushkowitz harry shum fox after party 05heidi klum golden globes 02
emma stone golden globes 2012 02dianna agron golden globes 04
SALMA HAYEK   photo | Salma Hayek

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Wish I were wearing...

It's been awhile since my last outfit post and as I don't have my camera for another week I decided to put an outfit together from the web.  Feeling a little bored from my usual work attire I've put together a simple casual outfit that I wish I could be wearing right now.  Unfortunately this is totally inappropriate for teaching so I will have to wait till the weekend!  Only a couple more days :)

Thursday, 16 February 2012

NYFW F12: Marchesa

Marchesa was the show I looking forward to the most as I LOVE their beautifully crafted gowns. And while I wish I could have been there in person the pictures did not disappoint.  As usual the looks were exquisite, so detailed and interesting that it's hard not to take a second look at them.

Marchesa Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Marchesa Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear  Marchesa Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I don't really celebrate Valentine's day but it doesn't stop me from making some yummy treats! This is what I whipped up this morning, recipe here.

And for dessert I'll be enjoying this delicious yet simple strawberry and chocolate mousse.
For the strawberry mousse I used this recipe and for the chocolate mousse I followed this one (but used dark chocolate).

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's day with your loved ones whether it's your significant other, family or friends :)

Loving Valentine's Day Treats Lately,

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Brand Crush: Joe Fresh

Ever since its launch in 2006 I have been in LOVE with Joe Fresh.  This CANADIAN line is stylish and so affordable that it has become one of my go to brands.  And while some still think it's odd to have a clothing line designed for a grocery store (Loblaws), you have to remember the guy behind it is none other than Joe Mimran, who is also the co-founder Club Monaco (another one of my favorites!).  Joe Fresh is also based on Mimran's clean asethetic, making it easy to mix and match pieces, but the line is also on trend with lots of patterns and colors for each season.  Check out the bright colors of the items below (most are available in even more colors), it's right on trend for spring 2012!



Friday, 10 February 2012

[Update] Get it before it's too late...

Waiting for things to go on sale can back fire when items are sold out in your size.  And in my case I waited to too long for Zara's winter sale.  Although prices are shown online there is no Zara e-store in Canada, so usually these items cannot be found in store.  And if your like me you don't have time to be checking the only location in town for sales.  I know Zara is fairy inexpensive but I find that for the quality it's not usually worth full price (plus I just hate paying retail for anything!).

Here are a few items I wish I had picked up (all prices are the leastest shown on Zara's Canadian site. **I apologize for the quality of the photos.  My computer turned the photos into a paint style and I didn't have time to fix them):
I have been on the lookout for an affordable leather jacket and at 89.99 this was a steal! I really loved the motorcyle style of this one.

[Update: Yesterday I decided to check out Zara in case by chance some of the items on my sales wishlist were still there. It was my lucky day because one of the items on this list was still there. Continue reading to find out which item!]

Monday, 6 February 2012

Weekend Love List

Can you believe the first weekend of February already went by? For me it was a busy weekend that seemed to revolve around food lol.  Here are some of the things I love from this past weekend.  I hope you all had a good one :)

Made banana muffins again, this time I added some frozen blueberries. (Recipe found here)