friday favourite.

this week i can’t live without: my converse shoes.

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i recently bought these shoes and i’m in love.  i’d been looking for a pair of comfortable ‘walking shoes’ for a while and kept going back and forth about getting a pair of converse because i didn’t think they would fit with my style.  but, now that i’ve got them, i’m not sure why it took me so long to jump on the converse bandwagon.

not only are they comfy, but they are super affordable and can be worn with just about anything.  you can dress them up with a cute summer dress or dress them down with a pair of cutoff shorts and t-shirt.  i know i’ll get a lot of wear out of these and not only can i wear them this summer, but they’ll be the perfect thing to incorporate into my fall wardrobe with a pair of skinny jeans and a baggy sweater.

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^converse paired with white pants and a chambray shirt.

with converse coming in so many colours and styles, i feel like my collection will definitely be growing over the coming months.

tgif and have an amazing (and hopefully not too rainy) weekend!!!

friday favourite.

this week i can’t live without:  my name ring.


after seeing a similar ring on pinterest, i lusted over the idea of this ring for months.  i’m obsessed with just about anything monogrammed (and gold), so when i got the ring as a gift last year, i couldn’t have been happier.


although i like big statement pieces of jewelry for nights out, i prefer more modest options for everyday.  i have a couple rings that i never take off and this name ring quickly became a staple of mine.  this ring, made by “names ring” was the perfect addition to my jewelry collection.  i love the thin gold band combined with the cursive lettering, giving it that dainty feeling that i never get tired of.

happy friday everyone!

“it’s the freakin’ weekend!” -r kelly



friday favourite.

this week, i can’t live without: ‘turquoise & caicos’ nail polish by essie.


as i mentioned here, i used to be serious nail bitter, but ever since kicking this bad habit to the curve, i’ve taken a lot of pride in the appearance of my nails.

now that my nails have grown long and strong, i rarely leave the house without them painted.  i love the way a beautifully painted nail finishes off any outfit and gives you a put together look.

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since i absolutely hate the thought of chipped nails, i always make time once a week to give myself a little manicure. after removing old polish, i trim my cuticles and cut my nails before picking out a new colour.

^^some of my favourite colours for spring.

i have created quite the nail polish collection of the past couple years and usually choose the colour of my nails by the weather or season.  since pastels are such a hit this spring, i picked up ‘turquoise & caicos’ by essie the other day and love it.


although some people may think nail polish is just another mundane step to a woman’s regime, i think it’s a fun way of showing your individuality and personality.  i can’t wait to keep trying out new colours and designs as spring continues!

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“the only time a woman is helpless is when her nail polish is drying.  other than that, watch out!” -unknown

friday favourite.

this week, i can’t live without: my ‘kiss me’ socks.

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how cute are these socks?  i got these socks for christmas this year and can’t get enough of them.

these babies got me through the coldest of cold winters.  they were thin enough to wear in my boots, but thick enough to still keep my toes warm.  you could find me looking real comfy in these socks, paired with leggings and a loose sweater.

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now, i’m sure you’re all dying to know who makes these socks.  let me enlighten you:  they are made by ‘arthur george’ (aka rob kardashian’s sock line).  for all you kardashian haters who love to say they kardashians have no talent…how you like these socks now?

in all seriousness, these socks are amazing and since i keep it no secret that i have a slightly ridiculous obsession with reality tv, you all know i will forever support my reality tv favourites!

friday favourite.

this week i can’t live without: this ‘vanilla icing’ candle.

the most amazing scented candle.

the most amazing scented candle.

since i live in canada, i miss out on so many of the great things the u.s. has to offer.

us canadians have smarties, ketchup chips, maple syrup, and a timmy’s on every corner, but the states has liquor that can be purchased in convenience stores, better target stores, chick-fil-a (i may be a little too obsessed with this place), and most importantly, yankee candle.

whenever i head across the border, i always make sure to stop at yankee candle to pick up some new candles for my room.  i got this ‘vanilla icing’ scented candle the last time i was in buffalo and since i gave up chocolate, chips, and cupcakes for lent, the smell of this candle (although a serious tease) is the closest thing i’m getting to eating something yummy these days.

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 “thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.  happiness never decreases by being shared.” -buddha

friday favourite.

i can’t live without my: palmer’s cocoa butter ‘swivel stick’.

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please, tell me you’ve tried this chapstick before!  i literally cannot say enough good things about this product.  i know eos is all the rage right now, but after trying palmer’s cocoa butter, you will never look at an egg shaped lip balm again.

if you’re like me, you’ve probably never finished an actual tube of chapstick before it goes missing, but lucky for us, the ‘swivel stick’ is the size of a glue stick (and yes, when i pull this out in public, i often get weird looks from people thinking i’m putting glue on my lips. and no, i don’t care because my lips are smoother than theirs ever will be).  so, not only have i held on to this chapstick for months without losing it, but i have gone this whole winter stretch without chapped lips (congrats to me!).

but, wait!  there’s more; the amazingness doesn’t stop there.  although i (and my friends who are now hooked on this stuff) choose to use ‘the stick’ as a chapstick, it’s designed for full body usage.  got dryness, blemishes, or anything inbetween?  just slather this baby on and you’re good to go.

i’m not kidding you, go out and buy this (available at target or shoppers) and you too can have beautiful luscious lips this spring.

“people will stare. make it worth their while.” -harry winston