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Soft and Pretty at Lavelle

Hi Guys,

Sharing a look from a super blogger brunch held by the fabulous Rebeca Ulch at the fabulous Lavelle in Toronto!

This venue is so classy, beautiful and stylish, filled with so many beautifully designed rooms for the perfect photo op. And did I mention the wallpaper! I am such a sucker for wallpaper and I think Lavelle has the prettiest floral wallpaper I’ve ever seen! I apologize for not sharing more photos of the actual venue, but I did however manage to capture my outfit!

I decided to go soft and pretty for this blogger brunch. I’m pairing a white choker blouse with light gray culottes and white block heel pumps. I am really digging culottes this year. I know they came out early last year, but for some reason I never took to them, but this year you’ll probably see me wearing a lot more of them.

And white shoes are back! I’ve always had a thing for white shoes. When they’re on trend they totally make your outfit, and when they’re not they can totally kill it, so I’m glad they’re back :)

Enjoy!

Top: Zara // Bottoms: Zara // Bag: Gucci // Shoes: Zara 

Working out in Style

Hi Guys,

Hope you had a wonderful Victoria Long weekend (to all my fellow Canadians)!

I had a blast! I spent my weekend partying and BBQ’ing with family and friends, enjoying the absolutely gorgeous weather! Can we please have a long weekend every weekend?? :P

Today I’m sharing my workout style on the blog :)

I LOVE leggings, I have a thing for them. I only work out in leggings, whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, so I try to have some fun with them. I also tend to run errands in my workout clothes, so I have to make sure they’re presentable.

My new thing is graphic printed leggings. I just think they’re so fun, but you also have to be careful with them the wrong print can be very unflattering. I got these fun graphic printed leggings from Bench. Get yours here, they are currently on sale!

I paired it with with a cute sheer mosaic patterned crop top, also from Bench. from the Jess Glynne X Bench. collection. Get yours here, this great top is also on sale!

Bench. is one of my favourite shops for workout apparel. The quality of their stuff is great, it lasts forever. And their stuff is also stylish. They have a great collection of casual and athletic attire that you can mix and match.

Hope you enjoy my workout style and thanks for visiting!

Top: Bench. // Bottoms: Bench. // ShoesNike

DIY Distressed Denim!

Having trouble looking for the perfect pair of distressed denim / ripped jeans? Or ever buy a pair of ripped jeans where you felt there weren’t enough holes or the holes just weren’t in the right spots?

Look no further! Create your own distressed denim by following these two simple steps!

What you need:

  • Pair of jeans (I got these skinny jeans from H&M for $25)
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers

Step 1: Find the placement of your knees in the pair of jeans and cut two horizontal slits.

Step 2: Use the tweezers to pick at the frayed edges of the slits. You’ll find that jeans are made up of a bunch or horizontal and vertical threads. Once you’ve found the vertical threads, start plucking those out. Continue plucking those threads until your jeans look something like this:If the hole that you’ve made is not big enough, keep on adding slits and repeat until you get the size that you like.Make sure to cut the slits at varying widths so you get a more natural look and try to taper them off.And just repeat these steps for the other leg.

I also like to add random holes in various spots of my jeans. One thing I really recommend before you start cutting slits in your jeans is to try them on and use a pen to mark where you want the holes to be and the size you want them to be. Otherwise you might end up with really large holes in places that look inappropriate, LOL!

When you get really comfortable, you can just add the slits for one section all at once and do the plucking after.  Don’t forget the bum! You can’t have jeans that are ripped to shreds in the front and perfect in the back. 

Now, VOILA! You have the perfect pair of distressed denim / ripped jeans!