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Upgrading Your Unmentionables

POSTED May 26th, 2015

With the influx of spring weather, it seems like every woman knows it’s time to revamp the wardrobe, change up your beauty regimen and book your pedicure for sandal season. All of these transitional habits are fun but sometimes it’s the little things that can make you feel refreshed. A matching pair of bra and undies, a cute robe or even a fun sleeping mask is the perfect pick-me-up this spring. Here are some of our favourite unmentionables we’d love to add to our boudoir.

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Triumph Balconette Bra, Bay, $98 Romantic Lace Bralette, Aerie, $24 Shortie Pant, PINK, $10.50 Eyelash Sleepmask, Indigo, $30 Lace Thong, in Tropical Print PINK, $10.50 Chiffon Kimono Lace, $49.50, La Senza Microfibre Chemise, $24.50, La Senza Jessica Simpson Lace Thong, The Bay, $8.50 The Date Lightly Lined Bra, PINK, $36.50 Aerie Boybrief in Stripe, $9, Aerie

Transitioning Your Beauty Routine for Spring

POSTED May 20th, 2015

The spring weather not only brings a change to your wardrobe but a beauty change up is also a must! Ditch the darks and brighten up your morning routine with these fun additions to your regimen. Whether you’re a 5-minute and under kind of gal or have some prep time to primp, there’s a tip for everyone in today’s post!

1. Prep those puckers: Winter can often leave a harsh effect on your lips so get to moisturizing with the Lip Balm #1 by Kiehl’s, $10

2. Get your Glow On: Create that coveted ‘dewy’ effect with the perfect luminizer from Sephora, $36

3. Spritz on Spring: Spritz on spring with this floral infused perfume by Chloe, $25

4. Bring on the Bronzer: Oh yes, it’s that of time of year again to bring on the bronzer. This compact from Tarte is matte, waterproof and packs a punch with Vitamin A and E. Tarte Bronzer, $30

5. Pull out the Primer: With warmer temps and sunshine filled days, it’s likely that a glistening glow (aka sweat) is bound to find you. Using a primer helps offer your makeup more mileage throughout the day eliminating the need to touch up with Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, $32

6. Ditch the Foundation: It’s time to ditch the layers and a heavy foundation. Consider switching to a CC Cream like this one from Sephora, $26. We love that this product also packs an SPF20 for extra protection

7. Switch up your Shade: A bright new lip colour can often inject some new life into your routine. We love Saint Germain by MAC $19

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Lip Balm #1 by Kiehl’s, $10 Sephora, $36 perfume by Chloe, $25 Bronzer, $30 Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water, $32 Sephora, $26 Saint Germain by MAC $19

Cool Culottes

POSTED May 14th, 2015

I know a lot of women have their reservations about culottes for this season. They certainly can be a daunting trend but before you pass up on this style, just hear me out first! This style of pant can actually work to showcase the smallest point of your figure if the pants sit at the right part of your natural waist and are paired with a slim fitting tee (as seen here). I tend to prefer more free-flowing culottes since it almost mimics a midi skirt, which many find to be a suitable style for their figure. If a pattern is daunting, consider a solid pair first and expand from there. Give this style a trend for yourself this season – you may just be surprised!
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Tina Hat, Banana Republic, $62 Culottes, Forever 21, $27 TRF High-Heel Sandals, Zara, $49 Kate Spade, The Bay, $58 Steve Madden, Town Shoes, $39 Michael Kors, The Bay, $300 Garage, $14.95

Spring’s Jewellery Trends You Need to Know

POSTED May 11th, 2015

From chokers to tassels and more, spring’s runways delivered nothing short of fabulous. If you find yourself unsure of which trends you can associate your personal style with, we’ve summarized the top 3 trends for spring including some fun finds brought to you by the retailers at Mapleview Centre.

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Geometric Earrings, Zara, $19.90 Millhaven Earrings, Aldo, $12 Casade Stone Earrings, BCBG, $73 Giovi Necklace, Aldo, $12 Cool Chain Choker, Forever 21, $11.80 Tough Love Necklace, Banana Republic, $74 Onadolian Bracelet, Aldo, $18 Henigan Earrings, Aldo, $12

Long Weekend Essentials

POSTED May 6th, 2015

It’s hard to believe the first official long weekend of summer is less than two weeks away! Since it seems like just yesterday we were in coats, scarves and boots, it’s likely that you haven’t had a chance to think about bikinis, cover-ups and the perfect spring tote. Whether your cottage, beach or pool bound for the May long weekend, here’s our round-up of essentials for the perfect long weekend.

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Sandals, Browns Shoes, $148 Gold Swell Water Bottle, Indigo, $39.50 Girl on the Train Book, Indigo, $17.97 Tote, Gap, $49.95 Straw Boater Hat, $17.90, Forever 21 Scallop Bikini Top, $29, PINK Scallop Bikini Bottom, $24, PINK Formula X Nail Polish, Sephora, $13 Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses, Sunglass Hut, $315 Trina Turk Cover Up, Hudson’s Bay, $178

How to Incorporate Leather into Your Wardrobe for Spring

POSTED May 5th, 2015

It’s not often that you associate spring with leather goods but with a boho revival in full swing and the cooler temps sticking around longer than expected, there’s no need to shun this wardrobe essential. From watches to jackets and items in between, we’ve gathered together our favourites for this spring.

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Leather Fringe Skirt, BCBG, $373 Leather Biker, Danier, $399 Kate Spade Watch, The Bay, $175 Fringe Sandals, Zara, $99 Pink Wallet, Michael Kors, $58 Tribal Bag, Coach, $695 Suede Shorts, Zara, $129 Leather Moto Vest, Banana Republic, $370