Thursday, 24 May 2018

My Basic Picks From The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale 2018

We are in the midst of the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale 2018 and while I wish I was a shopper who stocked up on off season items when they were on sale, I am not. I just cant do it. I love buying things I can wear right now. I am impatient. So here are my picks from the sale for basics I want to wear right now. And, a pair of wedges I love that I need to add to my collection, that are not on sale.

I love this tank, clean lines with the tiniest slit details on the sides of the bottom hem. Find it here, it comes in a few different colours. 

These wedges are not on sale but I know I will get my moneys worth wearing them. Wedges are so practical and the brown leather will go with everything. Check them out here.  

I am loving white denim this season and I love the distressed details on this pair, see more pictures here. 

I love the frayed edges on these denim shorts.  I have been reaching for the pair I am wearing in the picture above almost everyday so I think I need a second pair. These shorts, with the grey tank above, the wedges and some delicate gold jewellery, boom, a perfect effortless summer outfit.  

Blue and white stripes are so fresh in the summer. I would wear this tank with the white shorts, wedges and gold accessories for a more nautical feeling outfit. Check out this not so basic, basic here. 

I can never have too many plain black and white t-shirts. A v-neck is just a little everyday sexy, don't you think? Anyways, this one comes in a few different colours and its under $20, you can see it here. 

You guys know I love denim jackets! This one above is such a classic cut and colour, you will be wearing it for years to come, all year round. See more pictures here.

And this light wash denim jacket is also the most perfect classic cut. The wash makes it a little more edgy and summery. 

These wedges come in a handful of colours and are on sale for $64.29. I personally love this neutral grey shade but a pop of colour is always fun too. Check out all the fun colours for yourself here. 

These Michael Kors wedges are almost like the ones I posted above but they are a little less expensive and they have the cross strap design. The leather is also a little darker but these are another great summer wardrobe stable. Check them out here.

I think when we have items like these in our summer wardrobe, its easy to create effortless, chic looks! Its amazing how an excellent pair of shoes and exciting accessories, spruce up a t-shirt and jean shorts. 

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NORDSTROM Half-Yearly Sale! SAVE up to 40% on selected styles now through June 3.

Pinery Provincial Park | May 24 Weekend 2018

May 24, the kick off to summer! We spent the holiday Monday exploring the Pinery Provincial Park. This day trip has been a family tradition for a few years now, check out a post from a few years ago here.  I love watching the kids explore everything, picking up sticks, throwing stones in the water and just running happily outside (all seen in the video below). Sometimes when we are around the house, its hard to have focused family time but on day trips like this, we all just feel closer together. All there is to do is enjoy each others company and take in the sights. What do you and your family love to do for family days? We always love to try new adventures.

Check out a little video of our adventure here

And lots of pictures below

Monday, 21 May 2018

Everyday Glam | Makeup By HAL | Caryl Baker Visage Free Spirit Palette

I have posted a few pictures of me wearing this look and have received some very kind comments on it. I create it pretty quickly using some of my current favourite makeup items (linked below and in the video information box) but there are a few techniques I use that I think really give this look a fresh, sexy summer vibe. The star of the show is the Caryl Baker Visage Free Spirit Palette. I hope you will hang with me while I get ready in the makeup tutorial below.

My H&M Denim Shorts

Similar Off The Shoulder White Tops

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation

Makeup Forever Aqua XL Eye Pencil Waterproof

Still Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer

Caryl Baker Visage Free Spirit Collection 

Tarte Powder Brush

Ready. Set. GLOW: Luminous summer skin is yours with warm golden hues. Now at NORDSTROM.

Friday, 18 May 2018

The Phases Of Fashion

I am feeling really refreshed this Spring, especially when it comes to my wardrobe. I have always taken pride in putting myself together nicely but the last few years, through pregnancy and postpartum, I just kinda made due with what I had. I did buy some new items here and there, but I didn't want to commit because I knew my body would be changing and I don't think I fully understood what was required of my wardrobe in my new motherhood phase of life. I am not sure this was the best way to care for myself in the department of wardrobe, as I have felt an increase in creativity as I curate my closet. Fashion is part of who I am and allows me to express myself in each specific day, just like makeup and hair does. I try to stay grounded and not get caught up in having new things, its more important to have well fitting clothes that allow me to express myself and service my lifestyle.

I find so much inspiration for my fashion in the beauty and lifestyle of the woman around me and some of the ladies I follow on social media. One of the characteristics I find most attractive though, is the way women wear their clothes boldly, joyfully, purposefully.

This outfit is what I wore on Mother's Day and I had to jump when I was having my picture taken because I was feeling extra blessed this day. I have had this top for years and wore this during my pregnancy with Luke, its flowy so it worked for awhile.

I would love to hear about your fashion journeys, whatever you have learned about your style from your different phases of life. One thing I do want to be conscious of moving forward is always having staples like jeans and quality t-shirts that fit properly no matter my size or life changes.

Check out my fashion at 30-36 weeks pregnant with Luke. 

Happy weekend!

Shop the look and scroll through items similar to what I wore for Mother's Day. Shop all my looks on my website here.