Spring/Summer 2012 - Trend Mash-Up

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Hi everyone!

I've been perusing ShopBop for inspiration for my post-school wardrobe (Come onnnn May 18!), and here are a few of my favourites. All I can think about [fashion-wise] is two-tone leather shoppers, maxi skirts, crop tops, colourful prints, everything! Yaooowzaaa! Bring on the heat.

Quirky crop tops: Alice & Olivia, Free People
Printed mini skirts: Wildfox, Twenty8Twelve, Brose (this little floral number is to die for)
Shear maxis: Obakki, Nicholas (Everything they make is <3 *le sigh*)

Alexander Wang [Still obsessed with this Prisma Tote] - Maison Scotch [Cahhhuute]

During [these] periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight. - Fritjof Capra

Monday, March 26, 2012
Hello everyone!

Today's post is a sack full of information and images that I've been collecting over the past couple weeks.
1. How to make a healthy smoothie - Buy blender. Pick favourite berries. Throw in 3-4 ice cubes. Blend away!
This is a great new way for me to make sure I eat all my fruits before they go bad. And it's a fantastic antioxidant kick since I adore berries.

 2. We have had a bit of a heat spell in the mid-west, and with it came summer clothes! WOOOHOOO! [Although I've been thinking about all the spring items that are out in stores. While I was perusing them in this heat, I felt zero desire to buy anything, because it was too 'warm' for this weather. It took me forever to find sandals that were fully open and wouldn't make my feet sticky.]
3. I got sent Lash Genius from Anastasia a few weeks ago to do a review - it's a top coat for your favourite mascara, to keep it waterproof. I wasn't too sure whether or not I would use it much, but once the hot humid weather hit (& my mascara started running) I pretty much wore it every day. If you're really attached to one brand/wand/composition, then you don't need to give it up for a different mascara on weddings, sad movie days, heat spells, beach, swimming, etc. It's fantastic! [Sometimes I just wear it by itself for a more natural look, and I separate my lashes into small sections to look like a doll. It dries clear so I'm being sneaky!] Lash Genius is only available in May, so keep your eyes peeled at Sephora and online. :D

4. A cute nail combination for spring & summer: OPI's "Sweet Heart" and Spoiled's "Trust Fund Baby". I also recommend switching out the pink and trying it with grey à la OPI's "French Quarter for Your Thoughts". I get compliments on both combos a lot.

 5. Sleeping with a new teddy-bunny. She usually ends up on the floor or squished against a corner, but that doesn't matter. My parents got it for me while they came to visit, and it reminds me of home. And drinking champagne at 1am on an air mattress, while giggling and stuffing our faces with grape tomatoes. Wild ones they are.

I'll be posting a few more images from my parent's visit to Chicago, because the city looked so gorgous. Hope you're all doing well! Keep on smiling, and looking for the bright spots of every day.


Beginning Boutique's March Lookbook

Thursday, March 15, 2012
I just received Beginning Boutique's lookbook for Fall (Australian company), and I loved it so much for North American spring that I had to share. Damn those lucky Aussies with their beautiful weather all year round! As you know I rarely show lookbooks on my blog, so when I do it's because I really took a liking to the clothes, the colors, the pictures, the hair, everything!

Have a beautiful day, everyone. I will be spending the weekend in the city again since my parents are coming for a visit. I'm SO BLOODY EXCITED! Eeeek.

P.S. I just got a discount code for you guys! Plug in "AUTUMN" at check out. :D

"A facade of skyscrapers facing a lake and behind the facade, every type of dubiousness." E.M. Forster

Monday, March 12, 2012
Our last day in Chicago consisted of visiting the Sear's/WILLIS Tower on a foggy day with zero visibility. We couldn't see squat - as the concierge warned us - but it made for some amazing pictures. B & I have tons of images just floating in that little sky pod. Afterwards, we headed over to Wicker Park, had some great pizza at Piece, and met up with a few friends for city exploring. Such a fantastic day!

"To a person uninstructed in natural history, his country or sea-side stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art, nine-tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall” - Thomas Henry Huxley

Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Our third day consisted of museum hopping and deep dish pizza at Gino's. It was a good day. Dinos, Kandinsky, and Monet; what else could I ask for? 
P.S. I'm totally for the lack of photo-editing in these Chicago posts. There's just so many images that my desire/motivation to pop them into photoshop diminshes to zero. 

"On State Street, that great street, I just want to say, they do things that they never do on Broadway. They have the time, the time of their life!" - Frank Sinatra

Monday, March 05, 2012
Here's a few pictures from our second day in Chicago. We spent the afternoon watching The Blue Man Group, and walking around boy's town to catch a late lunch. Afterwards we went shopping and then had drinks and dinner at the  Signature Lounge in the John Hancock Tower.

And below are a couple pics of what I wore today, including a pair of shoes I bought in Chicago that I adore!

"Chicago, Chicago, that toddling town. Chicago, Chicago, I'll show you around. I love it." - Frank Sinatra

Saturday, March 03, 2012
Hi everyone!

I just wanted to share some photos and memories from my weekend in Chicago, with B and S from Toronto. It was magnificent. If any of you have time and means for a visit, buy a ticket and get here pronto.