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.

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Brighten up your spring with a funky scarf

This weekend I popped by Joe Fresh and discovered an easy way to change my look for spring. If you want an affordable way to revamp your look, try purchasing a couple new accessories. Joe Fresh has beautiful line of scarves to freshen us up starting at only $10.

I purchased this summery looking gem and I love it. In fact I wore it two days back-to-back. For those in the summer and spring palette this is definitely a solid choice.
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Joe Fresh |Contrast Stripe Scarf | $10

Other loves…
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Joe Fresh | Neon Stripe Scarf | $16

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Joe Fresh | Ombre Scarf – Yellow | $12

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.” 

Spruce up your holidays

Sprucing up your winter wardrobe can be fun and easy. It’s a great time to jazz up your closet with sparkles, metallics and wool. With that being said, one must remember to balance with neutrals and be tasteful. Here are some pieces to add to your winter attire. I’ve kept things on the affordable end to keep us on budget.

The Family Picture: a wool scarf
Adding a wool scarf with a touch of glam can bring any outfit from fall to winter in a matter of seconds. It’s nice to have a couple options on hand to change up your look for holiday pictures. Our favorite colours are beige, cream and black. Infinity or the classic wool scarf can be a tad on the expensive end so take your time with this purchase. We’ve both had success at Target, RW & Co. and Joe Fresh.

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Cream and black striped sequin scarf only $16.99, now available at Joe Fresh.

The Kitchen Party: a statement sweater
For the past two seasons, Amanda and I have rocked the statement holiday sweater. They seem to have grown in popularity and are a perfect touch to any party. A blush, cream or black paired with black tapered leggings remains timeless.  Take this look to the next level by pairing your sweater with a semi leather legging. We’ve had success at a number of stores the past two years. I found some great metallics and neutral sweaters online at Joe Fresh and they’re sale.

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Black sequin sweater from $39.99 now $19.00, now available at Joe Fresh.

The Post-Christmas Party: a winter headband
A winter headband remains one of my favorite looks this season. This timeless piece has yet to go out of style for 2014.  Not only does it keep our ears toasty but it’s a great way to add a pop of colour, especially when we’re suffering from a lack of vitamin D. (It’s also an option for a post Christmas party hair day). I recently purchased this fuschia coloured band from Target.

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Winter band only $12.99, now available at Target.

The Cabin: anything plaid
Okay, maybe it’s our Scottish roots but we love, love, love our plaid. This is a look that can transfer from fall to winter. Is you’re out an about for some outdoor fun, heading to a cabin or grabbing a beer with the guys this looks rocks. You’ll look low key and feel warm at the same time. When buying a plaid button up remember to find a tailored fit.  I stayed on budged for 3/4 items but this J Crew button-up is simply perfect. plaid
Deep Ivy Plaid shirt now available at J Crew.

Trending Kate Spade

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Chapters Indigo introduces Kate Spade New York.

During our shopping madness, Amanda and I returned to Chapters. Unfortunately, we didn’t find any sales items this weekend. Despite the disappointment, we were pleasantly surprised to find a line from Kate Spade New York. There are some fantastic gift ideas for under $30. I’m totally in love. If only someone would be clever enough to pick something up for me. Any takers?

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My favorite item were these fabulous bow push pins for $24.

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My second favorite item, the eraser set for $12. It’s practical and cute.