5 Summer Shoe Trends!

This summer you won’t have to worry about what you’ll be wearing on your feet because I’m bringing you five new trendy styles that’ll get you through this season – all you have to do is go get that much needed pedicure.

Flat & chunky sandals

I covered a ton of cute sandals of a variety of styles in a recent round-up post but I brought you some goods here in this post, too.

Soft pink faux leather platform sandal // $100

Leather slide flats // $255 // also comes in black

Fresh sneakers

Sneakers have made a huge come back this season, I remember when I was in elementary school and the only sneakers cool to wear were “skater shoes”. I’m glad to say we’ve come a long way since then & the sneakers that we know and love currently have flatter soles, are casual, and super versatile.

the details

Ace leather sneakers // $650 // classic white sneakers with a dainty embroidered logo

Suede and canvas sneakers // $560 // love the soft pink used in this pair

Printed leather sneakers // $300 // these are a cool twist on classic white kicks, the design is unique without being over the top

Adidas vegan leather sneakers // $325 // the colourful laces pop in contrast with the clean white off this pair and I’m here for it

Superstar embroidered suede sneakers // $250 // can you see a pink theme forming? This pair has a unique stitching pattern as part of the design

Colourful leather and suede-trimmed mesh sneakers // $180 // these are so fun for Spring and summer with the combination of colour

Leather trimmed suede and mesh sneaker // $140 // the perfect walking shoes and ones I’m sure you’ve seen all over the ‘gram

Nizza canvas sneakers // $120 // those bold pink stripes will catch my eye, every time

Nature inspired

You guys know I’m a sucker for nature and any product that incorporates it, specifically home decor. However to my surprise you can find nature in your footwear too!

Stacie ankle strap platform sandal // $118 // these sandals feature a gorgeous braided-jute heel

Clover canvas platform sneakers // $98

Bamboo heel slide // $268 // I love the idea of using bamboo for a heal, it’s sustainable & really durable

High-top hero’s

These high-tops are showstoppers and owning a pair of Chuck Taylor high tops myself I can safely safe that they are a pair of sneakers you want to always have in your closet.

Chuck Taylor high top sneaker // $60 // these are the ones that I have and they’ve lasted me over three seasons

Blazer mid ‘77 high top sneaker // Nike // $100-$110

Flash high top sneaker // Zadig & Voltaire // $348

Hidden heart high top sneaker // comme de garçons x chuck taylor // $150 // okay these though… I am so in love

Square toe sandals

Square toed foot ware is back and better than ever and who better to do it in the most stylish way other than the fabulous Tory Burch.

Canning woven ankle-tie sandals // Tory Burch // $228

Basket weave slide // Tory Burch // $258

Basket-weave block heel // Tory Burch // $278

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Our faux brick accent wall & how we did it!

Since the housing market went crazy over the past two years, Tristan and I decided that it would be best that we stay in our cute little apartment until we’re ready to buy our own house. This way we can save as much money as possible [our landlord recognizes we’re amazing tenants who take care of the property and would rather have low rent than high profit with crappy tenants] and we have time to wait it out until the market cools off. So because we plan on staying here for the unforeseeable future we figured why not invest in some personal touches/upgrades to make it feel more us and our home.

Today I’m taking you along as we upgrade one of the otherwise blank walls in our house to an incredible faux brick accent wall! This decor hack is 100% renter friendly with peel & stick vinyl wallpaper that’s very easy to apply for first timers like myself. I’ll give you all the details on everything you need to know when it comes to creating this accent wall and the methods/tools I used to achieve the best symmetry. Without further ado – let’s create an accent wall!

supplies:

Before starting the application it’s recommended that you leave the wallpaper out for 48 hours in whatever room you’re using it in so it can acclimatize. While you’re waiting the 48 hours make sure you have all the tools that you’ll need to make the application as easy as possible. During this waiting period you’ll also want to make sure you wash the wall to make sure you’re applying the wallpaper to a blank/clean surface!

measuring for perfect symmetry

Following the instructions that are included with the wallpaper is super important. For an accent wall they suggest you start by applying the first panel in the middle of the wall and work your way out from there. They also suggest leaving some extra material around the edges to allow for any shrinkage over a 24 hour period that you can trim off the next day.

application

Starting at the roof [leaving yourself some overlap] peel back the backing and away you go!

I found that the part that requires the most patience is applying the wallpaper to the crease between the wall and the ceiling. For that section I worked the wallpaper on starting at the left corner and smoothing it out horizontally until I reached the right corner. From there I slowly worked in sections, pulling the backing off and smoothing on the wallpaper in a vertical motion.

The wallpaper was extremely easy to line up, mainly because the brick pattern created its own guideline. It was also easy to remove and re-apply if I did need to fix a spot and it didn’t peel any paint off of the wall making it 100% renter friendly!

Our wall took three panels to fully cover which turned out to be two rolls but we had enough left over to do another smaller accent wall in our kitchen.

trimming the edges

This is the final and most important step. As I learned – start from the bottom and work your way up so you can get the hang of it without standing on a ladder. You also want to make sure you have maximum patience for this step because it’s important to go slow and create the most accurate cut line you can manage. I find if you try to move quickly while trimming the edges using the utility knife it’s easy to lose control which will mess up your line.

before
after

tips to take away:

  • Patience is KEY
  • Make sure you have the proper tools and supplies for application
  • Follow the instructions provided with the wallpaper
  • Have fun with it!!! Don’t put too much pressure on getting it perfect

It’s safe to say that I’m in love with the way wallpaper can transform a space… this may have created an accent wall obsession, but we’ll see LOL.

I hope this post inspired you to be bold and try out some wallpaper in your home! If you follow the tips and tricks in this post it’ll be so easy you’ll be wishing you had done it sooner!

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Cute Vintage T-Shirts and How-to Wear Them This Spring!

One of the upsides that came out of the pandemic is the wonderful collide of lounge wear and everyday wear. Now more than ever before are we divulging in all things that bring us comfort and so far all of our favourite fashion brands have gotten the hint. One big trend that is sneaking it’s way back into the hearts of many 90’s babies is the classic vintage tee. These retro tee’s are made to fit oversized which makes the feel super cosy because they’re unrestrictive and breathable. Not to mention they have longer sleeves – I don’t know about you [taking to you ladies] but I hate the typical size of standard sleeves that you see in women’s t-shirts’. They’re about a quarter of the size of those you see on, let’s say, a mans t-shirt, “boyfriend” tee, or now these awesome vintage tees.

Before we get into the different ways you can style a vintage tee this spring, here’s a roundup of a few of my favourites!

Vintage tshirts

1/ Budweiser t-shirt

2/ The Beatles tee

3/ AC/DC vintage t-shirt

4/ Tailgate Kiss t-shirt

5/ Pink Floyd tee (on sale)

6/ Metallica tee

7/ Notorious BIG tee (on sale)

8/ Journey Boyfriend tee

9/ Jimi Hendrix t-shirt (on sale)

10/ Led Zeppelin t-shirt in black (here’s the same tee in white)

11/ Jet setter vintage tee

12/ Home grown tee

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5 Ways to Wear a Vintage Tee

The beauty of a vintage tee is how versatile it is – the looks you can create are endless and range from super casual to all the way to super profeshhh.

High waisted jeans and cute accessories

This look is effortless! Tuck in the shirt, throw on a cute belt, grab your fave purse and head out the door.

casual outfit ac/dc t-shirt
@inspiringwit

jeans / purse / sunnies

Layered necklaces and jean jackets

Much like the outfit above, accessories can really elevate and complete your look. Layered necklaces are super popular right now and you can never go wrong with a classic jean jacket!

casual outfit 
led zeppelin t-shirt
@huntforstyle

necklace / jean jacket

Patterned skirts and black booties

Heading into spring it’s time to get out of your comfort zone and play with patterns! Pair a statement shirt with some staple black booties for a simple yet more dressy look.

cute outfit with vintage t-shirt
@theathleisurer

leopard print skirt / black booties

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Blazers and jackets

Blazers aren’t just for the boardroom! With women in mind the blazers I’m seeing lately accent the waist and are feminine in nature. Shackets are also a great option if you aren’t into blazers – they’re comfortable and chic.

dressy look
guns n roses t-shirt
@fashionforffranzy

black blazer / shacket

Biker shorts and white sneakers

This outfit is athleisure at its finest. Super simple yet comfortable with the classic white Nikes! One of my go-to looks during the warmer weather!

errand look
@sammynguyen

biker shorts / white sneakers

Which outfit do you gravitate towards the most? Let me know in the comments below! Talk soon loves.

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This Weeks Top Trending Items / 02.28.21

This week is all about skin care, beauty and transitioning from winter to spring. I’ve rounded up some cute apparel and the top must-have products according to beauty gurus to share with you, let’s dive in!

Let’s start things off with these white classic converse, my personal favourite shoe for spring!

These round-styled gold rimmed Ray-Bans are super popular this season, as well as these really cool hexagon shape pair.

I adore these Adidas runners because they’re the prettiest soft pink colour – and super comfy!

Tula is the beauty brand that everyone has been raving about – this discovery kit allows you to try four staple products without the full commitment.

I have to say, this is probably one of the best foundations that I’ve ever tried. The coverage is amazing and I find that it doesn’t matte me out too much!

This one-step hairdryer is similar to the one that I have with the one difference being shape/size.

This Spring one staple fashion item you should definitely invest in – is a cute shacket! Shackets are great for transitioning to Spring because they still allow that warm against the chilly wind but they aren’t too heavy.

Okay ya’ll I honestly can not say enough about this concealer. It is the holy grail and I will probably never use anything but Shape Tape because nothing else can hold up the same.

Are you a fedora hat kinda gal? If so this one from UO will be right up your ally. It’s super neutral and therefore goes with just about any outfit!

Last but not least is this Honey Infused Hair Mask, and oh honey does it ever make your hair silky smooth + super shiny!

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What was your favourite find of the week? Let me know in the comment section below! Talk soon loves.

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Top items of 2020: by category

Hey loves! I hope this post is finding you doing well 🙂

This year has been different in so many ways and we’ve had to sacrifice a lot as a society but the one thing that didn’t change [and may have actually gotten better] is online shopping. People have had an abundance of free time over the course of 2020 and most of us have taken this opportunity to get creative whether this means redecorating your home, updating your wardrobe, or simply splurging on some items that brought you some joy during this pandemic.

With the holidays approaching quickly I thought this would be a great opportunity to review all of the top items of 2020 [by category] to inspire your Christmas shopping! There’s some great finds that are aesthetically pleasing and also very functional! Also be sure to keep an eye out throughout the post for exclusive sales and coupon codes. Let’s dive in!

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APPAREL

HOME

ATHLEISURE

SHOES

ACCESSORIES

BEAUTY

FAMILY

Apparel

Women’s Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

These leggings are all the rage this year because they’re comfortable and super versatile! Dress them up or down.

Women’s Topshop Ribbed Open Front Cardigan

J.Crew Wool-Blend Sweater Blazer

ASOS DESIGN oversized t-shirt dress

I’ve been living in oversized clothing items lately because well that’s just my style and also because it’s the season to be cozy! This t-shirt dress is loose fitting and I love it for around the house.

Aerie Leopard Wrap One Piece Swimsuit

Good Vibes Faux Leather Moto Jacket

Womens It Takes Crew Sweatshirt and Pants Lounge Set – Mauve

Two-piece sets are making a come back and I’m so here for it. This set from Nasty Gal is super chic and comfortable for those of you working from home this year!

Free People Women’s Pullover Sweaters NEUTRAL – Neutral My Only Sunshine Pullover

Turtleneck Maxi Sweater Dress Green

Home

Lounge II Deep Sectional Sofa

This is the most popular sofa of 2020, so it must be like sitting on a cloud, right?!

Lodge 6qt Dutch Oven Oyster

KitchenAid 5qt Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer 

Water Hyacinth Bin

Hanging Rattan Chair

This gives me all the boho vibes.

YETI 14 oz. Rambler Mug

Modern & Contemporary Full Length Mirror

You can never go wrong with a big, oversized mirror.

Better Homes & Gardens River Oaks 5-Piece Conversation Set with Covers

Tiled Margot Monogram Mug

The hottest mug on the market right now!

Athleisure

Elation Ultra High Rise Velvet Tight

New Balance Women’s Fresh Foam X70v1 Running Shoes

Garmin Vivomove HR Premium

This smart watch is great for keeping track of your heart rate, steps, workouts, and in my opinion is much sleeker than the Apple Watch.

Nike Renew Run Running Shoe

Women’s Vuori Performance Joggers

Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Wide Mouth Bottle With Flex Cap

Bala Weighted Bangle Set

This is the most aesthetically pleasing weighted bangle set I have ever seen.

Workout Dress

Track Short

Shoes

MILLER ENAMEL-LOGO SANDAL, LEATHER

Transport Studded Strappy Sandal

Steve Madden is one of my favourite shoe designers! These strappy sandals are super chic.

IZZIE LUGSOLE ANKLE BOOT

Gradina Block Heel Bootie

ASHER SLIP-ON SNEAKER – WOMEN’S

These are my go-to slip on shoes! They are so hardy, and I find that they go with almost every kind of outfit.

CLOUDFOAM PURE SHOES

Black Leather Princetown Women

Accessories

Joanna Straw Hat

CAT EYE S004 SUNGLASSES IN ACETATE WITH POLARIZED LENSES

Diamond Lightning Bolt 18kt rose gold single stud earring

This is super cute for a cartilage piercing!

Quay Sunglasses

Tie Dye Face Masks

Apple AirPods

I am absolutely in love with my Apple AirPods and honestly would be so lost without them!

Midi Sac Suede Crossbody Bag

The Classic Check Cashmere Scarf

Wireless Bra

Loulou small quilted leather shoulder bag

The classic YSL crossbody.

Beauty

Isle of Paradise 3-Piece Self-Tanning Holiday Kit

SkinCeuticals Prevent and Protect for Sensitive Skin

Quench & Shine Restorative Mask

Living Proof Perfect hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Matte 

My holy grail!

RevitaLash – Advanced Eyelash Conditioner

Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 40

Olaplex Olaplex Hair Repair Trial Kit

Family

Unisex Micro Fleece Footed One-Piece for Baby

How adorable is this onesie????? There are so many cute colours/ patterns to choose from!

Solly Baby Leopard Wrap

Doona Infant Car Seat/Stroller

Even though I’m not a Mum just yet, this is on my Wishlist for when the time comes.

Nintendo – Switch 32GB Console

Baby Girls’ Plaid Long Sleeve Dress with Diaper Cover

Toddler Girls Foil Crown Bubble Puffer Jacket

Babyletto Lolly Convertible Crib

Super cute crib that will convert as they grow!

I hope this guide was able to help you grab an item for someone special, or it inspired you to try out a new product yourself! Thanks for stopping by!

Talk soon

xx


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Macy’s Pre-Black Friday Sale Picks

Hi lovelies! Are you ready to score some killer deals today? Macy’s has some of it’s high end items discounted to an extremely affordable price for Black Friday. If it was out of your price range before, get your hands on it now while it’s in stock and up to 80% off!

Here’s some of my favourite picks and must haves from the sale.

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Macy’s home section features some of the top household names such as Martha Stewart [adore all her collections], Nespresso, Tool’s of the Trade, and so many more. Normally even without the pandemic some of these brands are priced super steep and out of so many households price range. That’s part of why I really appreciate Black Friday because not only can you get a jump start on your holiday shopping, you can purchase items off that long wish list of yours!

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If the special female in your life is like myself and fancies an expensive brand every now and then, you’re in luck! Macy’s carries big brands like Michael Khors, Coach, Free People, and many more. These are brands that I admire but in normal circumstances can’t bring myself to spend major money on so I live for sales like Black Friday where they are steeply discounted.

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I don’t have a man in my life but I do have four brothers and these are items that I know they’d love. I’m digging the plaid seasonal scarf and the cozy holiday jammies! If all else fails you can never go wrong with a watch.

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I saved my favourite section for last! Macy’s collection of Christmas decor is seriously unfair because I want all of it and the sale makes it so tempting. There’s some really cute classic decor pieces like the nutcrackers and glass candy dish, and on the flip side they have tons of decor that will match any colour scheme!


Get a head a head start on your holiday shopping and hell even spoil yourself and grab something from the sale that you’ve been eyeing, we all deserve to give back to ourselves especially after the year we’ve had. The sale runs from now until November 23rd– with this massive sale you can score a piece from an expensive brand for up to 80% off with an additional 20% on selected items with the code SCORE.

Happy shopping!

xx

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