Monday, 24 November 2014

Suit Up

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I'm chasing the Monday blues away with this twist on the classic suit. I'm wearing my favourite t-shirt with an unstructured blazer and an androgynous pair of cigarette trousers, all paired with the most comfortable running shoes the world has ever seen. How are your rocking the running shoe trend this cold season?

fashion blogger Canada

fashion blogger Canada

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Dora

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

DIY Christmas Card

christmas card diy

I've been feeling quite crafty these days so I took the chance to get a head start on my Christmas card DIY-ing. It was a good opportunity for me to get out the mini letter stamp set I bought for $1 from Michaels last summer.

christmas card diy

To make these cards you're going to need some white, green and beige paper, string, a stick of glue, a glue gun, scissors, letter stamps and a gold marker (if you don't have letter stamps you can just write the Merry Christmas part).

You'll need to cut a rectangle from the white paper which will make up the backbone of your card. I used the smaller rectangle cut from beige paper as a background and I cut smaller rectangles (these will be the presents) and a ribbon from the white and green paper.

christmas card diy

Next step is tying the string around the small rectangles like so.

christmas card diy

I smeared the gold marker on the letter stamps and used them to spell "merry christmas". It took a lot of trial and error to get them right (as you can see I kept getting the letters crooked because I'm clumsy like that).

christmas card diy

Time to assemble everything. I glued the beige paper to the folded white paper with the glue stick and used the glue gun to secure the presents (I put just a little blob of glue in the centre so they would look like they are floating). The ribbon is secured with the glue stick as well. Ta-daaa! Cute Christmas Card. Let me know what you think.


Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Monday, 17 November 2014

Last Day of Fall

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I took these pictures just before the snow started falling and just before I came down with the worst case of stomach flue. Let me just say, after being stuck inside on a diet of rice and carrots for a few days, the outside world seems like an exotic land. But let's get back to less serious/prettier things, like this awesome shade of dark red nail polish that reminds me of winter holidays. What colours are you rocking this season?

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Dora

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Weekend Shopping Guide: Christmas Party Outfit Ideas

Christmas Party Outfit Idea


It's that time of year again - time for me to panic about having nothing to wear to the Christmas party this year and also time for me to fantasize about all the wonderful ways in which I could rock anything made out of velvet. I'd love to hear about what you guys are planning to wear.

Christmas Party Outfit Idea


Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Sunday, 9 November 2014

5 Under $50 : Jumpers

5 jumpers under $50

This beautiful yet freezing autumn day has found me obsessing over anything black and white. Today's list is all about easy to wear, budget friendly statement jumpers, or as I like to also call it, "just add you favourite pair of jeans".


Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Baking Soda and Lemon Mask

baking soda and lemon face mask

I think there's a common misconception about the glamorous life of a fashion blogger. Now I don't know about you other ladies, but I spend most of my time in front of my laptop wearing sweats, with my hair in a bun and a mask on my face. You know all of those pics bloggers take in their beds with a tray of coffee, sexy lingerie and flowers. Yep, totally not my case. Why not? Because I'm mostly a slob that accidentally likes to blog about what she does/wears when not in sweats, with my hair in a bun and a mask on my face.

baking soda and lemon face mask

Speaking of masks. I came across this baking soda and lemon idea on Instagram and wanted to give it a go. It's supposed to do wonders on your pores. You basically mix a teaspoon of baking soda with the juice from a slice of lemon and smear it on your face. While no miraculous overnight miracles happened, my skin does feel smoother and brighter, which is why I am determined to try it for a week to see the results improve. Let me know if you have tried this concoction before.

baking soda and lemon face mask


Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Friday, 31 October 2014

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Long Live Layers

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There's few things better than the smell of dried leaves, dark blue skies and sunny fall afternoons. Okay, there's a lot things better, like a beach on a tropical island, but hey, I'm trying to enjoy what I'm being presented with. Long live layers, friends to share laughs with, squirrels peeping through my office window and sake cocktails - I'm counting on you to get me through another long Canadian cold season.

Canadian fashion blogger

Canadian fashion blogger

Canadian fashion blogger

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Dora