Wedding Bells

Hey guys! Happy Monday <3! Hope you all had a great weekend. This weekend I did a lot of cleaning and ran into a few pictures that I thought would be nice to share. It was for my mom's best-friend's wedding. She has known my mom way before I was born and has always been apart of my life, and has stuck with us through good and rough times. I consider her apart of my family, as she and my mother are 2 of the most amazing women me and my sister could ever look up too. My aunt's wedding took place in June of last year. It was a beautiful wedding and luckily we had good weather. Sometimes its hard to choose what you want to wear, and especially harder when it comes to a wedding. 
I wanted something comfortable and elegant. I don't remember where I got my dress but I was really happy with what I went for. I paired it with some Jessica Simpson nude peep toe heels and a purple Stella McCartney Clutch.

 My mommy and I.

 Mom and the beautiful bride.


(theres always a washroom selfie, right? ;P )


Bags! Bags! Bags!

Okay ladies! Fall is here and we all know that it's all about the accessories. Yes- we love the boots but don't we love the bags aswell?? I've been a huge bag girl for years, and I find that a bag is a representation of your own identity, and style.

Here are a few of my current favourite:

1. Michael Kors- A few years back I had wanted a Michael Kors bag for so long, but I just didn't want to settle for just anything. I mean they are quite pricey so I thought I'd wait until I found one that I really liked. That's the thing with me- I don't buy just for the sake of buying, I actually have to really like something in order for me to say "ok! yup! I want it". Now for this Michael Kors bag I had actually gone on a road trip with my cousins to Buffalo when I saw it. I was immediately drawn to it, don't ask me what happened but I didn't get it! I know!!!! Anyways as we were driving back home I kept kicking myself for not getting it. We happened to go on Black Friday and I decided to pop into the Michael Kors store to see if it was there, and it was! What were the chances?! And it was reduced a great amount. It was the last one and there was a girl who had picked it up and saw me eyeing it from a far and asked me what I thought. Whether she should go with the dark green or black. I told her black goes with everything, get the black!- so evil right? well she dropped the bag and there I snatched it. It was finally mine! muahhaaaa

I liked this bag because I always go for the traditional brown or black bag. Its a suede material with dark brown leather straps. I liked the fact that it was nice and simple and perfect for this time of year.

2. Zara- I was actually watching a youtube video that Shirley b Eniang posted- she is absolutely amazing, in which she was showing a Zara haul. Once she showed this bag I was like I need it! During the time I was over seas and didn't think I would be able to find this bag at the local Zara store. I searched each week for it and then there it was, the clouds opened and light shined on this beautiful bag while the angels sang..(too much?- LOL)
It's the perfect little black bag that fits quite a lot. It can be used as a cross body, on your shoulder, or on your arm.-plus it looks like an elegant classy piece.

3.Winners- You know when they say, once you see something at Winners get it?, Well that's just what you have to do. There's been times when I would put things away and regret it. The thing about Winners (which is like a Home Goods or Home Sense) is that, you don't get a second chance. Once something is gone- it's gone. I once randomly walked into a Winners and saw a YSL bag for $150 (approximately) and left it! Don't ask- yes I felt and still feel dumb. But I didn't have any of my cards on hand and a just little bit of cash in my wallet.
Anyways this bag was initially bought as a gift for my mom but throughout the time I saw that she started to use it less and less because she found it was too big. Well, being me I told her "mom, this bag needs to see the world! and it can't be kept in your closet!", so I did just what anyone would do and "borrowed" it. It fits everything and I find that it gives the impression that it costs more that it actually was.

4. H&M- I've always admired those girls that travel with a small purse and a carry-on. I've always wanted to do that, but I can't! I was going on a trip and wanted to cheat a little to try to fit as much as I possibly could in a "purse". To be honest it looked like I was carrying my life in this bag and that's exactly what I did. I packed my "necessities" as I like to call them and carried my laptop, iPod, snacks, makeup,and a whole bunch of other things that I could of put in my luggage but didn't- who knows why.
This bag really does fit everything, it's huge. So if you ladies like that, I'd recommend this. It currently comes in 2 different patterns.
(oh.. and for the record I carried this bag, carry-on, a backpack and a big pillow and thats not including the big luggage I checked in :P hahah)

Hope you guys enjoy! 



How to: Pebre

Hey guys! So I wanted to share something that I enjoy making at home and its something that my mother taught me to do. Its called Pebre. It's a Chilean condiment that is done to accompany your meal. There are different ways to make it but this is how we like it at home. Generally people from Chile put it on their dinner roll or on top of their meat or even on the traditional empanada.
This is so refreshing and healthy that I'm sure you guys will enjoy- plus its super easy!

Things you will need:

- 2 tomatoes

- Handful of fresh cilantro
- 1 onion
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice (forgot to add it in the picture)
- Salt, and a few tablespoons oil
- Choice of hot sauce (optional- if you want a little bit of heat)

diced up onions

diced up tomatoes and finely chop cilantro

Add oil, salt, hot sauce, and lemon juice



The Many Shades of Fall

So fall is right around the corner and I couldn't be more excited! Not only is it boot season but it's also dark lip season, which for my fellow ladies that love a little drama to their makeup would understand. For me there is nothing more sexy than a dark lip. Whether it's a red, purple or even a dark fuchsia pink-I love it. I myself have always been a fan of dark lipsticks, as I was growing up my mother would always put on her signature lip colour. I was so in love, that I remember when I was a teenager I would always try her lipstick before getting into the shower, once I did it for the first time I was hooked. It was later on that fall when I was 19 that I actually decided to purchase my first red lipstick and match it up with my all black outfit and must I say- I looked fabulous hahah. 
Since then, I have experimented on my looks with different lipsticks but I have to admit, there is something about fall and reds that gets me excited.

These are a few of the colours that I love, What are your favourites? And what do you recommend me try next.

comment below 

From left to right:Milani-08 Ruby Valentine, Laura Mercier-Red Amour,
Kat Von D-Outlaw, Nars-Cruella, Hourglass-Icon, Mac- All out Gorgeous

From left to right:Milani-21 Sangria, Maybelline-410 Blissful Berry, Mac-Rebel,
Revlon-745 Raspberry Bite, Mac-Diva


Perfect Mornings

Good morning guys! Hope everyone is well. It's a beautiful morning today so I thought I'd share my daily morning routine. I love starting off my day with morning walks. I get up every morning at 8am and go for an hour walk around my neighbourhood with my dog Gatsby (yes! I named him after my favourite book-I'm a nerd :D ). I occasionally go for a jog (I'd lie if I said I always jog in the mornings- sorry that's not happening, at least not for me haha). To be honest I rather walk and take in the beauty I see every morning. During the summer I'd see a few people walking their dogs but now that summer is over I see a lot more people since some are walking their kids to school. 

Walking in general is a great source of exercise, but it's also go for the mind. I find that when I'm going for a walk I can organize my thoughts and ideas, I like to set goals and plan out how I will achieve them. 

Life is beautiful and short. I honestly live day by day, that's not to say I don't like to plan stuff but not so far ahead. Don't surround yourself with negative people- surround yourself with positive people that will accept you for you and embrace your qualities. 

Cute little ducks!

Gatsby <3


How to: Banana Cake

Hey guys! Hope everyone is having a relaxed Friday night. Since it's raining outside I decided to stay in watch a girly flick and make a banana cake. I love making this because its so good! No joke, one piece of it ain't enough! (plus it makes the house smell amazing!-which is a bonus). Every time I make it I always get compliments, and I'm sure you will too if you try it out. It's such a quick and easy recipe, I will put the ingredients down below or you can watch my tutorial on my youtube channel. Hope you guys enjoy!



-1 cup of sugar
-2 cups of all purpose flour
-1/3 of melted butter
-3 bananas( ripe is best)
-2 large eggs
-1 tsp. baking powder
-1/2 tsp vanilla
-1/4 tsp cinnamon
-1/4 tsp nutmeg

NOTE: if you have an electric oven it will need to cook at 340 degrees for 1 hour. If you have a gas oven it will take approximately 40min. 

Ingredients you will need

Mash the bananas up!

Add flour and sugar

Incorporate eggs, nutmeg,vanilla, cinnamon, and baking powder

Mix well 

 Spread butter around tray (therefore it won't stick)

It's ready!

Enjoy :D


Toronto Island Park

Hey guys! Hope everyone had a nice relaxed long weekend! During this last long weekend I took the time to go to one of my favourite spots. I feel so grateful to live in such a beautiful city where there is so much to do. In order to get to the island one must ride a ferry (which I always get so excited about!). It was quite hot outside, but once you are on the ferry theres a nice breeze once your passing the lake. 

When I was little my parents used to take me and my sister to the island and I remember always admiring a particular spot. The view is just breath-taking and beautiful. A lot of people that come with their families for a nice picnic and get togethers. Theres also a little amusement park which children enjoy a lot. 

                                Beautiful swan<3

                                My Favourite spot <3

                                So romantic <3

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