Holiday 2015 - Simple Holiday OOTD


For most of my holiday parties this year, I kept things simple with a LBD, some statement jewelry and a bold, red lip. Sometimes simple is better! A LDB is a great, fuss-free option, and you can use a variation of the same outfit by switching up your jewelry and shoes.

Holiday 2015 - Holiday FOTD (+ some tips for going from day to your party at night!)


I love a good old classic look for the holiday season, with just a smidge of sparkle. I tend to always fall back on this, despite my intentions to create some super fancy look, because it's easy and simple. Keep reading for my favourite products for achieving the perfect classic, holiday look, and some tips on taking your look from day to party at night!

The Weekend Edit Vol. 61


It's official, we're less than a week away from Christmas! Eeeeeek!! Between coming back from Orlando this week, jumping right back into work, and all of the holiday parties, I've been busy!

This year's annual ALS/MND symposium was in Orlando, Florida, and so I took full advantage of our close proximity to Disney World to extend my trip to visit with my old pal Mickey Mouse. It had been a couple years since I'd been to Disney World, and as someone who consistently went every year growing up, my inner kid was unleashed and I had a blast! You can see some photos on Instagram.

This year's conference was a week later than it normally is, so it totally threw me off my schedule, and came back to Christmas party madness, and shopping left to be done. I'm thankful to have gotten to spend some time this week with friends before the holidays, including my soul sister Ariane. If you don't read her blog Julius + Valentina, you definitely need to check her out! This year she organized a holiday beauty drive to donate gift bags to local women's shelters in Montreal. I am so proud of her, and look forward to supporting her again next year. Read more about it here.

I've got a giant cake to finish for tonight's party (and don't judge me for watching Love Actually for a second time this weekend), so I'll leave you with some links to check out:

With all of the impending family time over the holidays, I'm going to be referring to this list of excuses for why I'm single :P

Love this hair tutorial for the holidays! Simple yet chic!

A piece on red lipstick.

Instagram husband. Probably the most epic video I've seen all year.

Lisa Eldridge released another incredible tutorial this week, with an Elizabeth Taylor transformation. I love this vintage, glam look!

I love Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, and this Star Wars A Cappella with the cast of Episode 7 is essentially what is keeping me sane until I see the movie this week.

And in case you're looking for some last minute gift ideas, check out my gift guides (here, here, and here), as well as my DIY gifts for the hostess.

Happy pre-Christmas Weekend!!


Holiday 2015 - Gift Guides For The Hostess


Giving gifts is one of my favourite parts of the holidays. I love the process of curating the perfect gift for each person on my list, no matter how big or small. For the longest time, I used to make a lot of homemade gifts. The process of making something during the holidays was so rewarding. Today, I still enjoy making gifts, and I think DIY gifts are a great option for the hostess. These 3 DIY gifts are super simple, and a great treat to bring to your holiday parties this year.
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