foxy originals + contest!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | 5 comments

jewelry: c/o: foxy originals 

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of jewelry.. especially when it's gold!
I was just recently introduced to Foxy Originals a few weeks ago and I'm a huge fan already. Not only are their pieces made entirely in Canada but they're made by two passionate business women who  initially met at university. They went from selling it on campus, to festivals and events to now having a super successful business across Canada, The US and around the world! Their pieces have been featured in magazines and on celebrities such as Sienna Miller and Lauren Conrad! 

When they approached me to showcase some of their jewelry I was beyond excited because it was exactly my taste. The lovely ladies at Foxy Originals want to gift one of my readers with either the shorter or longer necklace! 

All you have to do is enter below! The contest runs until November 29th! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

plaid moto jacket

Monday, 17 November 2014 | 4 comments

jacket: gap (recent) // jumpsuit: h&m (recent) // booties: winners 

This jacket though.
The moment I saw this jacket online I knew I had to make it mine. 
I decided to wait until it arrived in stores to try it on myself, and since I work in a mall (deadly, I know)  I went quite frequently to see if it was there. Finally, after a few days I saw it and it was 40% off! YES. It's the perfect plaid jacket and I love how thick it is which helps in the very chilly temperatures we have been experiencing. 

What's getting me by is the fact that I'll be home in exactly a month! I cannot wait to go home and finally be with my friends and family. It's super tough being so far from everything I know. I'm not going to lie, I love my independence but it's so hard sometimes being away from those that are closest to you. After my brief time at home I'll be spending time with my boyfriend's family in Barbados! As some of you may know, he is luckily from that little island and I'm so happy i'll be spending my first Christmas there! Bring on the sun, sand and bikinis! SO excited to not look like a ghost anymore! haha 

Does anyone have any tips on how to pack for two extremely different climates? I'm already kinda freaking out about it! 

ps. Thank you for your patience on my little hiatus last week. It was a very busy and tiring week! It's also super hard to take pictures when it gets dark at 4 pm! I gotta plan on the weekends now :) 

oversized blanket scarf

Monday, 10 November 2014 | 4 comments

oversized scarf: c/o joe fresh (out of stock online but another great one here) // sweater: gap // jeans: gap // boots: topshop (recent) // bag: joe fresh (old) // watch: marc by marc jacobs 

You wouldn't know it from the photos but it's officially winter in Calgary. 
These photos were taken before the huge dump of snow we got on the weekend. It was bound to come sooner or later right? Hopefully it's a mild winter!

I cheated a bit on the gym this weekend and I feel really bad about it but it was such a busy weekend! One of the highlights was trying out a new cuisine. I tried Persian food for the first time and it was SO good! I always love trying new things so it was great. Back on schedule tomorrow! 

In other news, how great is this oversized blanket scarf from Joe Fresh? I actually got it a few months ago at the stand alone store in Calgary and I knew if I didn't get it then it would be gone later! Good news? I  still saw it in some of the grocery stores! It's the perfect addition to an all black outfit. I also saw the gorgeous Jen from Her Waise Choice wearing it too! 

I keep gravitating towards oversized scarves. Over the past few weeks, I've gotten 3 of them! What's your go-to item this fall/winter season? I'd love to know!

Other oversized blanket scarves I love...