Monday, 25 June 2012

Polkadot Sweetheart

This is my favourite summer dress! I'm a firm believer that you can never have too many polkadot fabrics in a wardrobe, and this red and white number is no exception. 

My makeup of the day includes MAC's Vegas Volt lipstick, which is the sweetest coral colour that I own. I use Lush's Dark Pink Colour Supplement as blush. 

Dress: Queen of Holloway
Shoes: h&m
Flower hair accessory: Forever21

Here are some pictures of this dress in motion!

Monday, 7 May 2012

Birthday Treats!

I was fortunate enough to be treated to fancy cake and macarons for my 20th birthday this past weekend! I put on my fanciest dress (and unfortunately didn't take pictures of myself) and made the trip with my sweetheart to La Bamboche, a pretty little patisserie just south of Eglinton. 

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a sucker for macarons. I love their decadency, their soft and still somehow crispy texture, their sweet little pastel colours, and all of the amazing and innovative flavours utilized by various patisseries. I've spent years trying to perfect the technique in my own baking, as well as frequently searching for macarons in any city I happen to be in. I've had the opportunity to try out macarons in Quebec City, Edmonton, Kelowna, as well as in many different shops in my current city, Toronto. 

The La Bamboche location near Eglinton is on the first floor of a brick building and has a pretty patio with a few tables just outside. The ladies I spoke to were very knowledgeable and patient with my questions . We went fairly late in the evening so there weren't a lot of items to look at, but I was able to pick out a few items to take home and try. 

This pretty little mermaid green macaron is Strawberry Champagne and it was easily my favourite. Additionally, I tried the Yuzu, Lavender, Mystery, and the Green Tea and Mango flavours. The shop clearly had a bit of Japanese influence to their french baking which was reflected in the flavours offered.

I also picked up a small, individual cake that I believe was guava and mango flavoured.

My big treat was a beautiful cake featuring gold flakes and tiny macarons, and was flavoured with Cassis. Cassis is a liqueur made from black currents, so the cake had a bit of a tart taste to it. It had cassis ganache, cassis chocolate and cassis flavoured macarons. 

There are a few other places I hope to try macarons from, but when I've satisfied my curiousity about a few other shops, I would definitely return to La Bamboche for a few more pastel treats. 

Photos taken by my fella. 

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge

When I was a chronically sad and hopelessly romantic fifteen year old, I went to go see The Flight of the Red Balloon at The Plaza, which is a small theatre built in the 1930s located in downtown Calgary. Before the show started, short films created by students at ACAD appeared on the screen. I went alone and sat near the back like I often do when I see movies. 

Now, 4 years later, I vividly remember some scenes from the film. One that particularly stands out is a scene where the nanny is in a park with the boy and she's wearing layered black down to the ground. For whatever reason, this is the image that comes to mind when I think about the film now. Recently though, I decided to rewatch it and, strangely enough, that scene doesn't exist. There's a scene of her in the park, but her outfit is incredibly different than what I've been remembering for the past 4 years. Still though, that memory is what inspired my most recent OotD. 


Dress: Forever21
Shrug: Forever21
Top: Forever21
Shorts: Asos
Leggings: Walmart
Boots: Forever21
Hair: A headband from forever21 with clips form h&m attached 

Friday, 24 February 2012

Lookin' for boys

Valentines day is my second favourite holiday. I can't get enough of red and pink coordinations, flowers and cinnamon candy hearts. I've been working for Lush for the last few months and to celebrate our Valentines Day products, I had the opportunity to wear red and pink with my work clothes. I was ecstatic because I own a lot more red and pink than I would care to admit. 

On my last shift before Valentines Day, I decided to pull out one of my favourite dresses and wear sort of a summery bratty ensemble. My valentine was sweet enough to snap a few shots of me before I left for work. 

I'm a bit fan of eyeball detailing. I'm building up my eyeball accessory collection. This outfit features an eyeball hairbow and ouija board necklace.


Hairbow: Cute and Creepy
Dress: Citychic
Cardigan/shrug: Forever21 

p.s. I was inspired by this song for this particular outfit.