Friday, March 1, 2013

A New Chapter.

After being absent from the wonderful world of blogging for what seems like forever, I've decided to start anew. With all the changes coming up in my life, I felt the need to re-submerge myself in the things that make me happy.

If you'd love to take a gander, you can find me in my new home @

Monday, June 4, 2012

Give it to me Straight!

You may have noticed that I've been rockin' the super straight locks lately.
This of course is all thanks to the lovely folks over at Misikko who were nice enough to send me a fabulous new HANA 1.5" Titanium Flat Iron

I've been using it for about two months now and have to say that I am truly happy with this amazing product.

First of all, I'd like to point out how incredibly beautiful the package was. My box unfortunately came slightly damaged, but that's due to the lovely people at Canada Post (note the sarcasm), and not Misikko. The hair brush, metal tin, and eyelash curler that they were nice enough to include in the package were broken beyond use. Sad face.

My Package :)
So Many Goodies!
 Unlike my old straightening iron, I actually USE this one on an almost daily basis. Instead of the usual 20 minutes it would take to straighten my super thick hair, this one does it's job in 5 minutes flat.
It heats up quickly (with an adjustable dial!), and straightens with one pass.

before & after
makeup-less me, rockin my super straight strands :)
Needless to say, I'm thrilled with this flat iron, and I will definitely check out Misikko for any future hair needs.... I already have my eye on a fabulous new hair dryer!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Help! I'm in a Fashion RUT!

Jeans. Tees. Flats. 
I have been so ridiculously boring lately... thus the lack of outfit posts.
Why, you ask?

In the last year I've changed my work environment three times - and my closet/daily dressing routine has changed with it. 

About a year ago I was employed by a company that had a strict "business" dress code. Black pants and skirts were the norm for me, and you'd almost always fins me in a pair of cute, yet conservative, heels.

When I came to Mistura at the end of last summer, my fashion prayers were answered. I was suddenly in this fun, business-casual, family environment, where I was free to wear practically anything. I took this opportunity to experiment a bit and my closet suddenly went from trying to look like everyone else's, to finally looking like mine

Then, back in January, we decided it was time to take over the warehouse and shipping aspect of our business and we moved to a much larger, much more utilitarian space. Slowly I felt myself making the transition from "accountant" to "jack-of-all-trades." I now spend half my days in the office, and half my days in the warehouse kitting, packing, shipping, and playing with inventory.

So here's my dilemma: How do I spice up my new "uniform"? I still need to be practical so I can run around like a crazy person at times, but I also want to remain fun, with enough "professionalism" to be introduced to other business people who drop by the office from time to time.

How do I get out of my jeans and t-shirt rut?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Must Read: a Beginner's Guide to Posing like a Fashion Blogger

I'm sure this has already been re-posted a million times right now, but it caused me to actually LOL at my desk this morning. 

Here's a sneak peek at his genius... 
"The Agony"

And the funny thing is we really DO look this awkward.... at least I do! 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Weekend Perfection

Work - Study - Sleep 
has been the norm for the last few weeks. 
Oh, and throw in being disgustingly sick for the last 7 days. So fun. 

Lucky for me, the boyfriend gave me a little break this past weekend with delicious Chinese buffet Friday night, and a stroll and a pint in the market (with a little window shopping thrown in!).
Add a BBQ with good friends, and a Mother's Day cake, and you pretty much have the perfect weekend!

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hat - Call it Spring (2012); sunglasses - Juicy Couture (2009); blouse - Jacob (2010);  
watch - Guess (2010); skinnies - Smart Set (2010); flip flops - Old Navy (2011)
A perfect outfit for a gorgeous, laid back afternoon. 
Breezy top, a sassy chapeau, and flip flops for extra-long walks :)