Sunday, June 22, 2014

Macarons in the City

It's no surprise to anyone who knows me or even anyone who follows me on Instagram that Nadège is my favourite café downtown, so the predictable forecast for a Sunday afternoon calls for macarons and an expresso with good company. Today's outfit was semi-casual accompanied by the most comfortable summer heels from SuiteBlanco. I don't generally wear thick or chunky heels but after owning a few pairs, I find that they're more comfortable and practical for the city. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Rewind and Relax with Freeman Face Masks

With a busy schedule of school and work, it's easy to forget to take time out of your day to treat yourself. An occasional all inclusive spa day is necessary to rewind and relax but when that's out of the picture, Freeman face masks are essential for an at-home spa day. My favourite products are the clay masks; I find them to be hydrating, effective in reducing redness and leaves my skin glowing. To cope with the unavoidable stress of finals, the Anti-stress mask is my first choice but the perfect environment for studying wouldn't be complete without one of my favourite scents from Bath & Body Works, Black Pepper Bergamot! (p.s. Bath & Body Works temporarily brought back my favourite autumn scents,  safe to say I stocked up!)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Printed Maxi Dress

Hope you're all having a great afternoon. It's been a really quiet day, the calm after the storm I suppose. We're all still recovering from yesterday's thunderstorm, some more than others. It's not everyday that we get weather like yesterdays severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings but to all of those whose homes were effected, my thoughts and prayers are with you!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Pretty In Pink

A calm Spring day inspired this soft look that I wore out on a coffee date. The weather was so blissful and serene it was great to feel the sun amidst the constant rain showers keeping me indoors.

You've probably seen these Valentino inspired heels everywhere and although I'd much rather prefer to be strutting around in high end labels, I don't think it'd be rational to break the bank for heels I'll probably only wear a few times...for now at least. I  decided to stick to the more affordable option and got these online from Tobi. I'm also wearing a pair of striped skinny jeans that I purchased from Forever 21 a while back but never got around to wearing. 

I'm carrying a clear clutch that I thought was cute and accompanied this look perfectly! What are your thoughts on clear clutches? Would you carry one? 

Sleeveless blouse | similar style here and here // Forever 21 skinny jeans (sold out) | similar style here // Tobi studded heels // Mango box clutch 
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floral sunglasses coming to my shop soon!

XO, Sarah

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Rainy Days in the City

Rain or shine the city is still an intriguing place with lots to explore and discover each and everyday. To better familiarize myself with the city of Toronto, I've decided that at least once a week this summer I'll try something new whether it may be a restaurant, café, a new route or streets I've never been to. Do you guys have any recommendations? 🙂

I'm obsessed with layering necklaces to embellish a simple top like this one from ASOS. These necklaces, courtesy of Arrow Harte add a rustic feel to a casual outfit and are the perfect length for layering. A casual outfit requires accessorizing so while there's not much going on between the navy top and light washed jeans, the necklaces, bangles and handful of rings complete a look fit for a day out!

ASOS top // J Brand skinnies // heels | similar here
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Arrow Harte drop necklace // Arrow Harte pendant necklace 

XO, Sarah

Monday, June 9, 2014

Blue Topaz

Blue topaz is one of my favourite gemstones, the shade of blue is absolutely stunning. I got this ring from Trax NYC, they sell authentic rings for all occasions with prices ranging between gemstones and various styles, understandably. The ring shown here is the blue topaz diamond ring. The parcel arrived within a few days and in a cute leather box might I add! I had read mixed reviews on their online boutique but from my encounter, I can honestly say that the shipping time, quality and overall experience was pleasant! 

Xo, Sarah

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Vintage Choker & Printed Palazzo Pants

I've been shopping around for palazzo pants and took a while to find a pair that were flattering for my figure. I found this pair at Forever 21 a couple of months ago and only now got around to styling it. I feel like the taller you are, the easier it is to pull these off like the stunning Kendall Jenner with her infamous Coachella look. But for those not blessed with height, throw on a pair of heels and voilà #LegsForDays !

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Love Potion

Hey beauties, here's a quick post before I'm off to class! I shot this in front of a train track and it was probably a good idea that I decided not to shoot on the tracks because it was an operating train that passed through mid-shoot! This is the first look where I've curled my hair post haircut because I found it really difficult to style seeing that my hair was one length as opposed to my usual layers and the curls weren't falling in place like I'd imagine. What do you think?

Monday, June 2, 2014

Aqua and Pearls

Hope you're all having a great Monday afternoon, the weather seems to be clearing up. Today's look is simple and fresh. I'm wearing an aqua light cotton blouse which is my go to fabric on warm days when you don't want to show too much skin. And we can't forget these Michael Antonio heels, they're the perfect statement heel to compliment a simple look. I would normally wear a pointed toe pump with an outfit like this for a classic feel but I decided to change it up a bit. What are your thoughts?