For The Workspace

Living downtown Toronto is both a blessing and a curse. Finding an apartment within my student budget that meets all my fashionista needs, is nearly impossible. The townhouse I am currently residing in is a phenomenal bang for my buck, but my room is a little on the narrow side. Think 14 x 7….and I’m not even exaggerating. Immediately after signing the lease my Pinterest wheels were turning.

The theme for my workspace is all white (almost) everything. I am obsessed with white for the home, not only is it super chic it also keeps the room open and appear larger. To keep my workspace organized a few of my favourite items include:

1. Floating Shelves- They are a great use of space to store notebooks and stay organized… or showcase your fab magazines featuring Miley Cyrus.

2.Bulletin Board- Not only are they a great way to stay organized it’s also a fun and easy DIY project. All you need is an old picture frame, paint, a cork board. And voila!

3.Vintage Bins-To save some money I picked up a couple bins at a flea market which store my magazines and textbooks. The green one is a drawer from an old sewing machine, how fab is that!

Having a workspace that fits your personality is the first step to becoming motivated and inspired. Especially during finals, keeping an organized desk is how I stay sane. Happy organizing!

Cold Weather Uniform

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Knitted Hat: H&M (similar here)

Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

Gold Chunky Necklace: TOBI (similar here)

Cable Knit Sweater: The Gap

Oversized Coat: H&M (similar here)

Boyfriend Jeans: H&M

Handbag: Zara

Ankle Booties: ASOS

During the fall months I have a couple pieces I can not leave the house without. Much like a uniform, you can always find me sporting at least one of these pieces on a day to day basis. If there was one piece I couldn’t live without it would be my ASOS ankle booties. I ordered them at the beginning of the season, and there hasn’t been a day where I haven’t worn them. If you’re searching for a chic pair of booties I would definitely recommend ASOS, they have a great variety AND free international shipping! What more could we really ask for?? I know the Canadian winter is sure to hit soon, so get your booties while the sidewalks are still clear!

P.S. You’re Invited

I had the chance to go to Holts on Bloor to have a DIY afternoon with the craft queen herself, Erica Domesek, who is the creator of PS I Made This. The event was a book signing for her new book PS You’re Invited which is complete with 40+ DIY projects for all of your fashion, tech and food needs.

The event at Holt Renfrew was a fun filled afternoon complete with DIY tables for each guest to be-dazzle their own Hudson Jean clutch. OH, and there was a DIY jelly doughnut station, I mean…crafts and doughnuts I couldn’t ask for a better day.

Here are a few of the photos I snapped!

Fall Obsessions

Transitioning into the cooler months does not only shift things around in my wardrobe, it also affects my beauty products dramatically. I’m not usually one to preach about beauty essentials, but these are my six fall obsessions I can’t live without.

1. Batiste Dry Shampoo- I’ve tried everything in the book when it comes to prolonging washing my hair, and hands down Batiste Dry Shampoo is better than your grandmother’s baby powder. Okay, okay I admit it, I’m totally that girl who washes her hair once a week. BUT, before you say ew, you will soon become that girl too once you try this amazing product. It leaves your hair voluminous and fabulous, no matter if your hair is freshly washed or you’re on day four of unwashed hair.

2. NYX Peach Blush- Am I the only one who loves that fresh face, just came in from a cold walk look?? To achieve that look I love this product it is both affordable and a natural colour, that will keep you looking fresh faced all day. In the cooler months my bronzer is no where to be found. Blush is all you need to give your face a little bit of colour.

3. Mint Julips Lip Scrub- This lip product is my holy grail, this scrub can make or break your lips, especially when it comes to the blistering cold. In the morning when I’m getting ready, I scrub a little of this on to exfoliate my dry lips, and viola! OH, and the best part is these lip scrubs come in delicious flavours (bubblegum, popcorn, mint chocolate) that will keep you licking your lips all day long.

4. Covergirl Lipperfection Lipcolour 360 Euphoria-This is my staple fall lipstick, it’s dark, yet still compliments my pale skin tone, and it’s matte, what else could a girl ask for?? Also, the $7 price tag isn’t too shabby either. When applying a dark lip shade use a lip brush to help control the lines and keep the lipstick in place.

5. Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara- This mascara is small, but mighty. I received the sample size in a gift bag, but I will for sure be repurchasing. I’m not going to lie I tend to pack on too much mascara sometimes, resulting in spider legs, if you know what I mean. This mascara has a beautiful natural finish, so you can go lash crazy.

6. Sally Hansen 480 Wine Not- Since I was growing up Sally Hansen has been my go to nail polish. It’s cheap, it drys quickly, it’s a drugstore favourite. This season I picked up Wine Not, a dark maroon shade perfect for the fall. If you’re not sold on maroon but are looking for a fall polish gray, navy, beige, and black are my top nail varnish picks. To transition your fall shades into the perfect festive manicure, combine both dark maroon polish and gold polish and you’re ready for your holiday party without the ugly Christmas sweater!

Covergirl 360 Euphoria Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Batiste Dry Shampoo480 Wine Not Mint Julips Lip Scrub NYX Peach Blush