• Fashion,  Style

    Wedding Guest Looks

    It is wedding season. This year we only have one wedding to attend but I have quite a few friends who recently got engaged so I have a feeling that next year is going to be a busy one. I really struggle with wedding guest looks because usually, the “it colour” of the season ends up being the colour of most bridesmaid dresses. It is also an event that is heavily photographed, so choosing a dress that is timeless yet trendy can be difficult to navigate. AND of course the most important rule, avoid white and anything that may photograph as white; steer clear of grey, silver, really pale pinks, you don’t…

  • Home Decor,  Style

    Save vs. Splurge: My Top Choices for Beaded Chadeliers

    When I first moved into my place, I had a vision of what I wanted to my home to look like. I gradually fell out of love with a lot of the pieces I was initially obsessed with having. The industrial feature above my eating area was one of these items. I knew I wanted something different but couldn’t figure out what. I started seeing really pretty beaded chandeliers on Pinterest, I liked that they has a softer look and a boho feel. It took me a long time to find some options that weren’t thousands of dollars and I am pretty happy with the result.     My Inspiration I love the look of this beaded…

  • Fashion,  Style

    Figure Flattering Jeans for Fall

      Best Jeans for Fall by jaemiesures featuring high-waisted jeans The worst feeling in the world is putting on jeans for the first time after summer. This year was no exception. As I get older comfort is my number one priority when it comes to my clothing choices. These are my top choices of flattering jeans to wear during the fall season. Levi’s High Waist Wedgie Jeans   These jeans are the perfect mix of comfort and structure. I love the high waist and the button fly. Mine are a slightly darker wash so they look great with booties and a cropped blouse or sweater. These look good on women with a butt or…

  • Beauty,  health

    Anti-Aging: Cosmetic Procedures to Consider in Your 20s & 30s

    I used to have very limiting views on plastic surgery; I believed treatments were reserved for the rich and famous. It seemed superficial to be overly concerned with your appearance and aging was just a inevitable passage in life. In recent years, cosmetic procedures have become more common place in my life. My dad, who pays $5 to get his hair cut splurged on laser treatments for his rum nose and my mom routinely goes for chemical peels. Even within my own circle of friends, we are compare notes on the procedures we endure to keep us looking our best and to take proper care of our skin.  Before I dive right into…

  • Style

    The Trend I Can’t Get Enough Of: Marble

    I have a slight obsession with white marble, you probably know this, if you have browsed through the photos I posted of my home. Anytime I see something white marble at a store, I have to exercise self control. I thought I would share some of the marble pieces I love!  Marble Computer Case Amazon is my go-to for phone cases and computer cases. The quality is good and they are reasonably priced. I order both the phone case and the computer case picture above from Amazon.  Marble Kitchen Accessories I couldn’t afford Marble for my countertops, but I could afford Carrara Marble tiles for my backsplash. To help tie…

  • DIY,  Home Decor,  Style

    My New Home: Final Home Decor Touches

    I have been talking about it for months. I have finally had the chance to take some photos of my townhouse fully-renovated and almost completely decorated. The one thing I have come to realize is that decorating is a new ending process.  One of the things I love about my new place it that there is so much natural light. Quite a few of my favourite home decor pieces are in the living room. I chose pieces that are bohemian with a beachy feel.  One of my favourite accessories in the the room, is the chunky knit blanket. I found some similar ones online:   Gallery Wall I spent a…

  • Beauty,  DIY

    DIY: All Natural Teeth Whitening

    After being enticed into a health food store by a sample of healthy Mango ice cream, a delicious mixture of grass fed butter, mangos and ice, I decided to explore the latest health crazes. I had recently hoped on the bullet proof coffee fad, and actively charcoal was the most recent trend I had heard of. Early in the day I watched a video on ice cream made using active charcoal, and coincidentally the gentleman at the store mentioned that he was adding charcoal ice cream to his regular rotation. My experience with charcoal is pretty limited. I have tried a clay/charcoal face cleanser which did nothing but make a mess…

  • Beauty,  Style

    My Go-To Products for Clear Skin

    I have gone through stages with my skin, it goes from really oily to combination to dry in the winter. Skin is tricky because what works for one person may not work for another person. I have tried quite a few different products, in different combinations, but with so many variables, diet, exercise, weather, etc., it is hard to to formulate the best routine. My number one tip for anyone else that struggles with their skin, is to try products for yourself and see what works for you. When trying a new product see if you can purchase sample sizes or read reviews. There is nothing worse then being stuck…

  • Beauty,  Style

    My Top Picks for Matte Lip Colour

    Matte lipstick was a confusing beauty trend for me, do I have Kylie Jenner lips or do my lips just look chapped. When I finally gave in, I couldn’t see myself going back to my regular go-to gloss. I put together a list of the brands and shades that I like to use, to get the matte look.   ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Clueless I ordered two colours originally, Shimmy and Clueless, but Clueless is by far my favourite. Quite a few blogs mention that the Kylie Jenner Lip Kit formula is similar to ColourPop’s formula, however ColourPop is very affordable.  NYX Lingerie in Lace Detail This one is perfect…

  • Home Decor,  Style

    Designing the Perfect Patio Space

    The minute the sun came out, I knew it was time to set up my outdoor space. Like most people living in Vancouver, instead of having luscious green space, most of us have to settle for a small balcony. Since moving from my condo to a townhouse we were fortunate enough to also upgrade to a larger outdoor footprint. I have never been more excited, all I need is for the rain to stop so I can enjoy it.  Limited space means a carefully thought-out layout and intention for the space. I knew these four things were important to me, lighting, privacy, comfort and of course space to BBQ! Check out…