The Weekend Edit Vol. 22


Happy Weekend! Gonna make this a quick one as I'm off to my second yoga class of the weekend! Woot woot! Had an amazing brunch yesterday with one of my colleagues, and I'm off to my folks' place this afternoon to help put up their Christmas tree and wrap some gifts. My Christmas shopping is about 99% done, so pat on the back for me ;). Now to tackle packing (for Brussels) and getting some blog posts all set up. In case you need something to do this dreary Sunday, check out these links below:

This article had me literally laughing out loud. Women draw their boobs. Nuff said.

American Thanksgiving was this week, so Refinery 29 obviously had to rank every Friends Thanksgiving Episode. Rachel triffle with beef and sautéed onions and peas will forever hold my heart.

Only just starting your Christmas shopping?? Check our Anna's amazing Christmas Gift Guides (Part 1 and Part 2). She's so adorable with her antlers.

Hope you're having a lovely weekend!


The Weekend Edit Vol. 21


I'm the most wonderful time of the year!! It's official, the Christmas music has started to play on the radio and in the stores. Decorations are coming out. This girl is excited!!

Getting ready for my trip to Brussels in just over a week, and trying to be prepared for when I come back to the madness of Christmas parties and the pre-holiday scramble at work. I'm about 80% done my Christmas shopping now, thanks to the lovely holiday shopping event at Anthropologie this week. There was punch, an awesome buffet table, complimentary gift wrapping, and gift ideas galore. Thank you Anthropologie!

Here are some fun things I found on the internet this week:

My sister and I regularly have conversations based around emojis. Here is a hilarious article about their evolution.

Taylor Swift lip syncing to her own song. I didn't think she could get any better!

As someone who enjoys her sleep, I had fun doing this sleep quiz.

This article on braid hacks makes me wish my hair was long enough to braid.

I love water-colour illustrations, and found this account on Instagram. Gorgeous. (insert heart-eyed emoji here)

And in case you missed anything on Love. Loft. Life. this week:

Beauty Bits Vol. 3 (Beauty Blogger edition) // Grey Pullover + Blanket Scarf // Bite Beauty Holiday

Hope you had a fab week!


Bite Beauty Holiday Sets!


Time to start thinking about holiday shopping ladies! Same as the last two years, I'll be away at an annual conference for the first week and a bit of December. When I get back, holiday parties start and it gets really busy too fast. That leaves little room for holiday shopping, so I'm on a mission to get the majority of it done before I leave.

Bite Beauty has some seriously good holiday sets on offer this year that would make the perfect gift for the beauty junkie in your life. While I really really really wanted this set (can never have too many right?)...I figured it was a bit of an overkill. Keep reading to see the sets I picked up!

Lip Love Kit: This should definitely be gifted to anyone who doesn't know about Bite Beauty yet. Cherry scrub. Check. BB for lips. Check. Agave Lip Mask. DOUBLE CHECK! And the Lush Lip Wipes are a fab bonus. This is a really nice introduction to some of the brands best products.

Mix N' Mingle Lip Minis: Next up, the cutest holiday ornaments ever! Such a cute idea for stocking stuffers in some great classic and limited edition shades. Plus the mini sizes make them perfect for your clutch or travel. I got the mini gloss in Garnet.

Best Bite Remix: Saved the best for last! I believe this is sold out online, but they still have some at my local Sephora so you should check yours out. Mini High Pigment Lip Pencils in classic (Rhubarb and Pomegranate) and limited edition (Winterberry and Sable) shades. I love how the tin comes equipped with a mirror in the lid. Perfect purse companion!

Will you be checking any of these amazing sets out as gifts for your friends...or yourself??


Fall Capsule: Grey pullover + Blanket scarf


Snow. The inevitable white stuff has finally arrived. Love it or hate it, it was bound to show up sooner or later. I must say, I quite like waking up to a picturesque dusting. Two feet of snow, trying to get to work...that's a whole other story. Time to bundle up ladies! I wore this super cozy outfit (sans hat inside though) on a lazy paperwork day at work last week, and all that was missing was nap time and hot cocoa! Keep reading for more photos and additional outfit details.

Sweater - Madewell, Pants - J. Crew, Booties - Aldo (old, similar), Hat - Kate Spade, Blanket Scarf - Anthropologie,   Rings - Silver Gallery & Etsy, Lipstick - Rimmel Kate Moss 107

Ah blanket scarves, the ultimate blogger accessory for fall. I'm totally in love with this one from Anthropologie. It's two sided with rich jewel tones on one this (pictured), and more earthy tones on the other. Double the style! I'm also seriously in love with this hat that I snagged in the Kate Spade Friends & Family sale.

Hope you're keeping warm and cozy!


Beauty Bits Vol. 3 (Beauty Bloggers Made Me Do It)


Another volume of Beauty Bits for you all! This time, I was inspired by fellow beauty bloggers for all of these products. Sometimes a recommendation is just too good to pass up. I must say, all of these products were true to their recommendations and I've been using them non-stop. Keep reading for more details.

The Weekend Edit Vol. 20


Sorry about blogging being put on hold this week. Work was a little insane and I was out every night for various reasons. Definitely soaking up the me time this weekend. I did manage to catch Interstellar this week though, and I thought it was fantastic! I also did a fair amount of internet browsing (I should really be focusing on Christmas shopping, and not shopping for myself haha) and so here are some links below:

Totally in love with this mini bag from Kate Spade Saturday. Festive, yet appropriate for year round use.

I am also totally in love with these lace-up flats. And the heel option!!
And in case you want a DIY option, Geneva totally read my mind this week with these DIY lace-up flats.

I love a good Christmas sweater, and this J. Crew one looks totally fab.

Speaking of Christmas, I may just have to make this brioche wreath as a centrepiece this year!

A Cup of Jo featured this fantastic small space, and I am totally in love. Makes me want to redo parts of my small space :)

Hope you guys had a lovely week and weekend. Back to blogging this week!


The Weekend Edt Vol. 19


I'm currently writing this post sipping on a homemade eggnog latte, and it's the best feeling in the world! To all the people who are still avoiding the "C-word", I don't care, Christmas is coming!! November is about 30 days too long in my opinion. The days are shorter, it's getting colder, and we start to get snow. What better way to get out of that slump than to think about the upcoming holidays. So I'm going to enjoy my eggnog latte to the max, thank you very much!

In other news, I got back from Hawaii this week. Such an amazing trip, and you can see photos here. More exciting news this week: my sister and I got VIP tickets to see Taylor Swift next summer!! Woot woot! So pumped!

So even though I'm back at crazy work post vacation, this week hasn't been all that bad ;). Here are some of my faves from the internet this week:

The microbiologist in me is following everything Ebola very closely. This is one of the best editorials on the current state of affairs that I've read yet. Must read.

Emma Stone is one of my fave celebrities, and I absolutely love her style. The Gloss round up all the times she's broken fashion rules and it's paid off. My favourites are when she broke rules 4 and 7.

After seeing this lip look on Essie Button, I had to try it out...and I love it!

Anna has done it again and made contouring so simple.

Joelle's mixed print outfit was so on point this week. Love it!

Hope you had a great week!


#tbt Hawaii Photo Diary


So in case you don't follow me on Instagram, I was on vacation for the last week and half in beautiful Hawaii! Boy is it tough coming back to reality after a trip like that. Here is a little photo diary of my time there.
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