28 November 2012

The UGG(ly) Dilemma! Help Needed!

Hi everyone!

This post isn't going to be one of my usuals. I thought it would be fun to get some of your opinions on an issue that I hold near and dear to my heart...

Ugg Boots. 

When I was fourteen, my parents shipped my brother and I off to Italy in the middle of the winter. Before leaving, I convinced my mom that I absoultely NEEDED to hop on the Ugg bandwagon, so she went ahead and bought me my very first pair of Chocolate Brown Ugg boots. Since then, I've had a love/hate relationship with them... but still, I can't seem to stop myself from spending hundreds of dollars on Ugg(ly) boots almost every year. 

This year I told myself that I wasn't going to fall into the same trap, but once again, I ended up with a brand new pair of Shanleigh waterproof Uggs

Here's the story...

24 November 2012

Is it time for your Goose?

As I sit on my bed, hot chocolate in hand, staring at the beautiful snowflakes falling right outside my window, I wonder... when is it the 'right' time to start wearing my winter parka?

I'll be honest and tell you that my parka came out about two weeks ago when Montreal started experiencing freezing temperatures. Quickly after taking it out, I realized that I might have been a bit ahead of the game... It hadn't even snowed yet! In fact, during the last couple of weeks, I've gone from wearing my goose down parka to wearing as little as a blazer. Talk about bi-polar weather!

Seeing people in their Canada Goose jackets in the middle of September certainly made me cringe and say (maybe a little bit too loudly!) 'IT'S TOO EARLY FOR YOUR GOOSE, BRO!', but with December right around the corner, I couldn't help but wonder if it's... time

I decided to do a bit of research on the subject and came up with some comical, yet somewhat true suggestions and answers to the big question. 

19 November 2012

A Designer Affair: Mélissa Nepton

I had the opportunity to meet with Montreal fashion designer Mélissa Nepton at the Hush Puppies boutique in Carrefour Laval on Saturday. Mélissa kindly showcased her fall/winter 2012 collection at the store while she met with customers and fans of her line. I was fortunate enough to spend some time talking with her about her career, future collection, and of course something a little more personal!

15 November 2012

Throwback Thursday - Summer '12

Thought I'd post a few of my favourite photos from summer 2012. I'm missing it now more than ever! With finals right around the corner and winter not too far off, it feels pretty good to reminisce over the fabulous summer I spent hopping around Italy. Enjoy!


12 November 2012

Monday Morning Inspiration

Just a little Monday morning inspiration for my lovely readers. I'm stuck in the library all day studying for my last midterm. I guess I'm studying 'with love' today...

Hope you all have a fabulous day!



05 November 2012

Lush Visit: My First Impression

I visited Lush Cosmetics last week for the very first time. Since the store first opened in Fairview Pointe-Claire, I always walked by it and was semi-conflicted by the absurdly strong smell and the wild coloured soaps and bath bombs. Amy from The Pretty Vain convinced me that I needed the notoriously famous Ocean Salt face and body scrub in my life, so I went on over and indulged in the fabulous Lush experience. 

01 November 2012

Take Me Home, Country Roads

I spent the day in the country with A, riding horses and getting lost. 

Let me tell you the tale of our adventurous day...

We fired up our GPS with 'Mountain View Ranch' as our destination and left Montreal at around 9 AM. When we got to our "destination" less than an hour later, we knew something was up... Rigaud isn't exactly close. GPS Lady told us to drive 0.8 kilometres and find our destination on the left. Of course, the residential cul-de-sac was not anywhere near a ranch... so we kept driving. Stopped at one (or five) restaurants to ask for directions with no luck. We finally decided to give the ranch owner a call to ask exactly where his place was...