Trending summer locks

May is finally upon us. Here are some hot hair trends to watch  for this summer. My personal favorite is the long bob!

The Long Bob
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Have you been sporting your luscious long locks for year? Now’s your chance to chop it off into a sexy ‘long bob.’

Spashlighting
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A new colouring technique called ‘splashlights‘ creates a ‘beam of light’ effect.

Sombre
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A softer ombre, called ‘sombre,’ creates a sun kissed look.

The Wide Part
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Trending is the wide side,  to highlight beautiful cheek bones and bold lip statements.

Three ideas to gear up for spring

With the time change in full swing, we’re finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. There’s day light beyond 4:30; it’s brilliant. For those of you who can’t venture to a tropical destination, I have a few solutions to help you gear up for spring.

Bring spring inside:
One thing we tend to neglect is bringing fresh flowers inside. Even if things fall off the rails throughout the week, a floral arrangement seems to make everything look better. As many would agree, tulips are always a spring favorite. Plus, they’re so many colours to choose from. My personal favorite is coral. I love this arrangement in grey or neutral painted rooms.

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A more affordable alternative to tulips, is babies breath. Not only is it a pop of freshness but they also have a longer lifespan than most flowers.

Ditch the boots:
Aren’t we all sick of carrying those heavy sluggers around? Even if the weather suggests boots, bring your flats inside. You’ll be the envy of the office as the first to sport a flirty flat. We’ve almost forgot the fun of pairing shoes with tapered trousers.

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Be practical and cute:
Noting screams spring like carrying an umbrella. The benefit, you’ll be prepared for the days when snow turns into rain. A great place to purchase a new umbrella is at Halifax’s General Biscuit.

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Sochi 2014: the good, the bad and well the just plain ugly

The winter chaos of 2014 has really hit us poor bloggers. Despite the winter blues, the  Winter Olympics have really brightened days and well maybe given us an excuse to sit bad and veg. It’s the one time every four years where we can cheer for the same team–Canada.  Day one of the Games sparked an interest for us fashion lovers from Halifax.

The Opening Ceremonies have always been an exciting moment, as the Olympics showcases 88 winter looks.

The Good:

Canadian HBC swag:

Our only beef with our 2014 attire is how much it resembled Vancouver 2010. Check out the 2014 Team Canada Collection, now available at Hudson’s Bay.

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HBC’s 2010 Team Canada Collection

Similar…

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HBC’s 2014 Team Canada Collection

My absolute favorite piece, as seen by the Canadian Olympians is the infamous starlet red Wool Duffle Coat.

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The Red Duffle Coat, available at Hudson’s Bay.

Dufour Lapointe Sisters:

The Today Show Gallery of Olympians

The three Canadian Dufour Lapointe sisters: Chloe, Justine and Maxime. How could one family produce that much beauty? Jealously in inevitable with these talented sisters. Loving the locks as well.

The Bad and Ugly:

Team USA’s Olympic Collection:
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The worst part is that there are so many better looks from the Raulph Lauren’s USA Olympic Collection.

Our overall favorite moment thus far…

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Shout out to Ashley Wagner from Team USA, “BULLSHIT.”