The Main Reason Why Any Woman Should Dress Up

May 23, 2016

Glam Pattern CaftanYou might find this to be a tad ridiculous, but I love wearing long caftans and maxi dresses purely for their sheer comfort.  When I walk in a long skirt, I feel like I’m gliding across a room and there’s something about it that makes me feel pretty darn glamorous.  Caftans and maxi skirts/dresses are so comfortable that I can just sit in one all day even when I come home after a long day.  It’s not the first time I’ve lounged in a long dress for more than 12 hours.  On days that I don’t even want to go out, wearing a maxi dress elevates the way I feel.  Everyone has something that makes them feel good and this is one of mine.  Continue Reading…

Universal Studios Orlando Florida

May 19, 2016

Miki at HogsmeadeWhen Tom and I went on our 6 week cross country road trip this winter, I told him that we absolutely had to visit Florida.  I had never been and it seemed like everyone I knew had loved it, so, in the early stages of our trip, we made our way south from Washington, DC and North Carolina into Florida.  The child in me wanted to go to Walt Disney World, but knew I’d be visiting with my family in the near future.  So, after a lot of self control, we decided to forgo Disney World (I know… what was I thinking?!) and got 3-Day passes for both parks at Universal Studios. Continue Reading…

Top 5 Ways to Score Discounts & Deals Shopping Online

May 15, 2016

Boohoo Floral DressBack in Toronto, I really enjoyed shopping with some of my closest friends.  We’d send a few text messages back and forth and before you knew it, we were at the mall with a bubble tea or coffee in hand and popping into all the stores to see what was new.  It’s such a great little social activity to do with some gal pals and It’s something I really miss back in Toronto.

Shopping at each city destination is always a treat. I think it’s the thrill of finding something you wouldn’t find at home, and scoring a great deal when you see something you love. When it comes to luxury bags and shoes, I prefer shopping in store.  I always like to see how a bag is on my arm or in my hands.  I hate shoes that can’t walk in for more than a couple of hours, so I’m always trying shoes on.  Most luxury brands don’t really go on sale unless you go to an outlet store or buy from a trusted online consignment e-tailer, so when I shop for high street apparel, I like to see if there’s a deal or discount available before checkout.

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Best Restaurants in Barcelona

May 12, 2016

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Summer is fast approaching and I have two things on my mind: fitness and more traveling. I’m really looking forward to taking a bigger trip this summer. I’ve had a few thoughts and discussions on where the wind might take me this year. Usually, I let a spur of the moment crazy flight sale make the decision for me. When a deal is just that good, I get excited and find it hard to turn down.
Europe and Asia is always a no brainer for me.  There are plenty of discount carrier flights that connect in various cities that I can fly or take the train to and from without breaking the bank. Vacations are always on my mind and the thought of booking another Euro-trip reminded me of my visit to Spain a few months back. Outside of Mallorca, Madrid and Malaga, Barcelona was one my favorite cities to visit in Spain. I was only there a few days, but there were plenty of fantastic things to see. In fact, I really didn’t finish everything that I had hoped, but I did get to take in some beautiful sites like Park Guell (where I snapped a picture of my favourite Missoni skirt above) and La Sagrada Familia.  Plus, I got to enjoy a ton of delicious food. If you haven’t been and plan to go, below are my recommendations for good food. Continue Reading…

How to Choose the Best Cut Out Dress That Flatters Your Body

May 9, 2016

Boohoo Cutout Maxi Dress FrontThis week I went into West Hollywood a few times, which meant driving through Los Angeles traffic. Have you ever just felt like so much was happening at once and just needed a breather? This week, I’m hoping to squeeze a full day of relaxation in, draw a bath and unwind. Sometimes you just have to let down your hair and be a little playful. After all the events were done for the week, Tom went for a date night, so I changed into this beautiful maxi dress.

When I first laid eyes on it, I knew I needed to add it to my closet. I don’t usually gravitate towards cutouts at the waist because they don’t always fit quite right on me. I really enjoy taking risks with my outfits, but not every risk is worth taking!

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How to Have a Social Life That Doesn’t Break the Bank

May 7, 2016

Going Out Without Breaking the Bank LifestyleBlogI’ll pretty much go to anything that gives me a reason to dress up. At first, I spent tons of money blindly going out and was blowing money like a clown at a child’s birthday party. Is it safe to say that we all have places to be, friends to see, parties to attend and events to celebrate? All those little expenditures add up so fast. Before I knew it, I dreaded seeing the horrific credit card bill and had to ask myself if all of those things were really worth it. Continue Reading…