Today was such a beautiful day here, it was 34 degrees and sunny, and I even got my first sunburn of the season! Not that this is something to be proud of…I put sunscreen on before I left the house this morning, I swear! But I clearly didn’t do a good enough job, because my shoulders are looking a little red this evening. It’s on days like today when I just want to wear shorts and a tank top and go to the beach. Dressing for the office when it’s so hot out takes a bit more effort when you still have to look put together but you don’t want to melt. Today I’m sharing with you a cute outfit I often wear to work that’s perfect in this heat. It’s a summer OOTD work edition!
A few weeks ago, my husband and I took a trip to a local garden centre, because we were on a mission to buy some flowers and brighten up our patio in time for summer. What a difference a bright tablecloth and pretty flowers can make! Even if you’re not looking to buy any flowers or plants, walking around a garden centre and enjoying all the pretty colours is so much fun. There are so many things to look at! Keep reading for some summer gardening inspiration. 🙂 Read more
Summer has officially begun, and so far the weather has been absolutely gorgeous! Is there anything better than sitting outside drinking an iced tea, reading a book, basking in the sun? Summer not only warms my face, but it truly warms my soul. I feel so much more alive and happy when the days are long and bright. 🙂 If you saw this post, you will know this summer is my husband’s last summer of absolute freedom before starting medical school, so we really want to make the most of it! Also, summer screams adventure time to me. I JUST WANT TO BE OUTSIDE ALL THE TIME! 🙂
So if you are in need of some summer inspiration, keep reading and check out my summer bucket list!
It is officially the first day of summer tomorrow, and the weather has been SO lovely lately! My favourite part of spring and summer is how light it is in the evenings. It is currently 7 p.m., and I am writing this post on my patio in the sunshine. Can’t beat that! This spring I stocked up on a few summer staples that were missing from my wardrobe, including white shorts and a striped tee! To see how I styled these in a recent OOTD, keep reading! 🙂
For me, summer is all about the beach, cold drinks, long walks, late nights, endless ice cream and bright colours. Summer is so vibrant with all the flowers and bright clothes, so why not extend this trend to your lips? This season I have been on the hunt for the perfect orange lipstick. Having never dabbled in the world of orange lips before, I didn’t exactly know what I was looking for, except that I wanted it to be BRIGHT!
Enter Nyx Butter Lipstick in the shade Hot Tamale. One swatch of this in the drugstore was all I needed before I knew this baby was the answer to my orange lipstick needs 😉
Hello! This year has been a crazy one, and I haven’t been able to focus as much time on blogging as I have wanted to. But the weather has been SO nice lately, and it has put me in such a good mood! I spent the afternoon sitting on a patio with one of my good friends who I hadn’t seen since Christmas, and it was glorious! I am so excited to share some summer posts coming up very soon, including my favourite new orange lipstick 🙂 🙂 For today, I wanted to share some good news that has kept me quite preoccupied lately…
Hello! I did not mean to take a month off blogging, but here we are! February was a crazy month. This post will be a “life lately” one, looking back on February, then filling you in on what I’ve been up to in March so far!
The first weekend my husband and I had to go to Vancouver, and of course it was the weekend of snowpocalypse. The highways were crazy, but we ended up feeling lucky a week later, because the next weekend the highways were actually closed because the weather was so bad.
It’s Five Minute Friday time! Five Minute Friday is a weekly linkup hosted by Kate Motaung. Every week, Kate posts a prompt, and participants have five minutes to write about it. I’m really loving this format, not only because it’s a fun writing exercise, but also because I get to share a bit more about myself with you. Last week’s topic was control, and this week’s word is BREATHE.
I have struggled with dry skin for many years, but it is only in the last year that I have really worked to find a skincare routine that works for me and my skin. It’s amazing how the right products can really make a difference. No more tight skin or dry patches here! Keep reading to see my top skincare essentials for dry skin, including a face cream, an eye cream, an overnight hydrating mask and a cleanser.