Friday, 18 April 2014

Weekend Shopping Guide

Easter dinner outfit, mod floral dress, mint oxfords

In celebration of Easter and the first real days of spring here in Canada, today's shopping guide was inspired by bold florals, bright pastels and bohemian layering. Happy holidays, everyone!

boho chic look, kimono cardigan, mint jeans, ankle boots


Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Photo source Polyvore

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Latest Finds

Old Navy shorts

It seems I'm developing a little bit of an obsession with pink lately. I can't really put my finger on what's causing it so I'm just gonna go with the flow and enjoy it :) I'm really excited about the cute pyjama shorts and the soft top I found in the clearance section at Old Navy for $5 and $3 - they're going to be so great for warm summer nights. The sweater I came across at Joe Fresh while doing my groceries on Sunday and it was $14. Not bad for a total of $22, eh?

Old Navy tank top

Joe Fresh pink sweater

Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Monday, 14 April 2014

A Little Bit of Graphics Goes a Long Way

mens street fashion, ray ban, jack and jones

I'm lucky enough to have a husband that not only likes to dress up, but also doesn't mind running around stores with me in search of the perfect bargain. Since the last post I did with one of his outfits was so popular (people actually still google him), I thought I'd snap some photos of what he had on today. It reminded me of something Johnny Lee Miller would wear in Elementary. What do you guys think?

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mens street fashion, ray ban, jack and jones

mens street fashion, ray ban, jack and jones


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Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Friday, 11 April 2014

Weekend Shopping Guide

little lack dress outfit

I've been loving my new Kimchi Blue flats so much that I've spent most of my daydreaming hours this week picturing the perfect outfits for them (which mainly involve me being in Paris...ahem). I didn't find the exact pair I bought but I managed to replace them with an almost identical one for these Polyvore style boards. Which outfit do you guys like more?
nautical inspired outfit, cropped jeans, t bar flats

Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Photos via Polyvore.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Latest Finds

kimchi blue t-bar flats
Kimchi Blue flats via Urban Outfitters

I find that I often come across the best bargains when I'm actually not looking for anything. That's exactly how I ended up getting these cute Kimchi Blue flats for $9.99 and the Avene thermal water set for $16 ( I love to spritz it on my face before I put on moisturizer in the morning). The H&M jeans were a more targeted operation. I really wanted a nice high waisted pair and I knew that the H&M jeans usually fit my curves (to be read behind) perfectly. I found the ones in the picture for $24.95 minus the %20 I had from a Virgin coupon. Have you found any good bargains lately?

Avene thermal water
Avene thermal water 
H&M jeans
H&M jeans


Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Monday, 7 April 2014

Saturday Morning Stroll

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Even though the temperatures were not that encouraging this past weekend (hence the super bundled up look), I braved the cold and tried to spend as much time as possible outside. On Saturday we took a stroll downtown to browse the little local stores and I managed to squeeze in a little OOTD shoot. I'm wearing my Old Navy wool coat (also featured in this post), my new Zigi ankle boots (also featured here) and the cozy H&M snood I raved about last week. How was your weekend, guys and gals?

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ootd, navy coat, burgundy scarf, kashmir beanie, red lips, fashion blogger Canada, spring fashion, Canada fashion


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Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Friday, 4 April 2014

MacBook Air Review

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I was a PC gal to the core until I bought and returned (one by one) 4 Windows laptops which failed to live to the standards of my 6 year old Dell (RIP Piggie). I know, you'd think in this day and age things get made better than they used to. Wrong! They are made much worse, with cheaper parts, lower quality standards and, ironically, higher pricing. That's how my endeavours led me to try the MacBook Air - a last resort, I thought, in case none of the Windows laptops do it for me.

My reticence was mainly related to the pricing, but, after learning this the hard way, I realized that if I want a portable device that still packs enough of a punch for picture editing I'm going to have to be prepared to spend some significant hard earned cash.



It turned out I loved the MacBook Air and I would even go so far as to say that it is the ideal laptop for a Fashion Blogger/ Social Media Strategist on the go. Not only does it do what it's supposed to, but it does it fast, seamless and with none of the fuss previously encountered in the other laptops.

For pros I would definitely list the bright colors of the screen and great image resolution (perfect for editing those OOTD pictures), the ease of setting it up (it was good to go in 10 minutes as opposed to the 4 hours it took me to set up the Windows laptops), the speed (lighting fast) and the weight (1.35 kg / 2.96 pounds!!).



This laptop doesn't have much flaws to complain about, but if I were to be overly critical I'd probably pick on the keyboard (which is just a tad noisier and less sturdy than the one of my old Dell) and the lack of an HDMI port (which I don't actually need because I have a Chromecast, but since we're being picky).

Overall I'm pretty happy with my new toy and I can only hope that it will last me as much as my old Dell did. Do you guys have any experiences to share about MacBooks when it comes to fashion blogging?

Have a brilliant day!
Dora

This post reflects my own personal opinions and it was not sponsored by Apple.



Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Latest Finds


burgundy+snood, h&m+scarf

I received a 20% off coupon for H&M this week so I thought I might put it to good use since they also had some pretty good sales on. I found this powder pink angora sweater for $10 and the bright burgundy snood for $15. I also dropped by The Body Shop to check out their buy 2 get 1 free sale and I ended up leaving with the Tea Tree Face Wash, the Moringa Shower Gel and Beautifying Oil, which by the way smell fantastic. Did you find any good deals lately?

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Have a brilliant day!
Dora