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I’m spending a little time in Costa Rica visiting my family right now and I absolutely love it here. The way of life, “Pura Vida”, is carefree, happy and full of adventure. It’s reminding me of the things in my life that really matter and how I love this lifestyle. I brought a few pieces from the new Boho by Spence Diamonds collection down with me because this line really speaks to how carefree and fun everything feels down here.

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The Boho by Spence Diamonds collection helps to capture the boho way of life; the pieces in it are all representative of the girl who loves to travel, has a passion for art and exploring her creative side and embraces her femininity, while continuing to care for the environment and society. All of these flow through the earrings, bracelets and necklaces you can find in the collection.

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The jewelry all focuses on incorporating symbols that speak to the boho gal: Elements (Earth, Fire and Water), Leaf, Lotus, Paisley, Feather and Arrow. Each symbol tells a different story that helps to represent a feeling. Personally, the lotus and feather symbols really speak to me – the lotus represents the future with endless possibilities, while the feather is all about soaring and taking yourself to new heights.

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One of the most important parts of this collection that really speaks to me is that it features Artisan Created Diamonds which are environmentally sustainable and ethical – 1% of each purchase from the collection goes towards the NGO Not For Sale which works to end human trafficking.

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I’ve already fallen in love with a few pieces from the Boho by Spence Diamonds collection and have a feeling I’ll be getting more in the future. Make sure you visit them on Facebook and Instagram as they’ll be running giveaways for this collection! Oh, and US customers get free shipping on any Boho orders – just a little bonus.

Will you be looking into anything from the Boho by Spence Diamonds collection?

 

 

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I’m still trying hard to cling on to the last little bit of summer; it’s definitely getting a bit chilly here, but at least the past few days have been sunny and bright! Nevertheless, fall is unavoidable and it’s very much on the way. While I’m a summer gal, even I can admit that fall fashion has its appeals. I love the warm knits, the colour palette is one of my favourites and it means a chance to change your look up for the next season. I’ve pulled together a few killer fall fashion & accessories that will help you transition into fall easily. Oh, and don’t forget to sign up for an Amazon Prime membership (you get a 30 day free trial!) for better deals, free 2 day shipping on a ton of items and access to some of their Private Label brands.

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You can never go wrong with a cute vest in the fall, can you? I love the longer length of this Paris Sunday Crepe Vest and it can be so easily incorporated into many different outfits.

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I’m such a big fan of trench coats, like this one from Lark & Ro, because they’re perfect for the cooler weather. They’re cute, protect you from the wind and chill but aren’t too heavy.

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I love denim in the fall; paired with a button down shirt, a bit of plaid or a cute vest like the one above, they become a staple for me. I love the light shade and the distressed detailing on this pair from Kut from the Kloth.

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I’m totally here for wrap dresses in the fall, especially when they have fun prints. It doesn’t hurt that this one has a bit of a tropical feel that lets you easily transition from summer to fall.

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Bring on the booties! I’m always a fan of a cute bootie for the fall and I love the little details, like a peep toe or a bit of fringe, to keep them interesting.

 

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What are your favourite pieces for fall fashion & accessories?

 


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There’s just something special about finding the perfect cocktail dress that fits just right and has a bit of character to it. I recently made an amazing discovery that led to me finding one of my new faves; not only do Amazon Prime members (pssst – get a 30 day free trial to give it a try) get some sweet perks like free express shipping and better pricing, they also get access to Amazon’s Private Label brands, a selection of fashion brands that are exclusive to the site. I spent some time browsing through these brands, like Ella Moon & Lark & Ro, and some pieces that will probably be making their way into my wardrobe soon.

My favourite find was definitely this Sheath Dress from Lark & Ro which I knew I had to have. For reference, I ended up ordering a size 6 in this dress, which fit nicely. The dress is great quality and adding a white cocktail dress to my wardrobe was a great idea!

I’ve pulled together a few of my other favourites from Lark & Ro and some of the other Private Label brands. Do you see any you like? What are some of your favourite brands?
love the embroidery detailing on this Ella Moon dress.

How gorgeous is the print on this piece from Lark & Ro?


This Ella Moon shift dress is perfect for casual days.

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I seriously need this Hampton Crossbody Bag from The Fix.


Isn’t this sheath dress from PARIS SUNDAY perfect for fall?

What do you look for in a dress?

 


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Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a killer weekend. I definitely did since it was the first weekend in Toronto this summer that it hasn’t rained at all. Finally… Sunshine.

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Since it’s Monday, and Mondays aren’t always the most fun, I want to try to cheer everyone up with an amazing giveaway. My friend Gloria Chik from Rogue Stories spends a lot of her time traveling and recently put all of her time into creating The Flight Pack, a beautiful minimalistic tavel bag that takes the hassle out of packing and trying to find what you need when you’re on the go. It makes it easy to carry your essentials around without having to worry about clutter and losing sight of what you need.

The Flight Pack will be launching on Kickstarter on August 2nd, so be sure to check back on the site in the next few days to grab yours. In anticipation of this, we’ve partnered up to give one of you a chance to win The Flight Pack and a Carry-On Cocktail Kit so you’ll be ready for your next trip!

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Win The Flight Pack and a Carry-On Cocktail Kit. (Valued at $150)

Whether you’re a frequent traveler or an aspiring nomad, this might be for you.  The Flight Pack is a minimalistic, modular travel bag that’s carefully designed to keep your travel essentials organized your way. Made with premium vegan leather, gun metal details and microsuede lining, this water resistant bag will be your partner in crime when traveling.  We’ll announce the winner on August 2nd.

Where are you planning on traveling next?

 

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The best part of summer? Definitely getting to enjoy a little time relaxing on the beach. We’ve pulled together our top beauty & fashion picks to make your days by the lake even better.

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Let your mane go wild and give it some beachy texture with Sun Bum Beach Formula Sea Spray. A few spritzes on damp hair will help enhance waves and volume while adding protection from UV rays and the elements, and adding a little bit of a leave-in treatment, like Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Argan Oil Infused Crème will keep it feeling soft.

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Look stylish while staying cool and protected with a cute hat. Go wide brimmed for a luxe look or stay chic with a banded raffia cap, like the Tilley Women’s Raffia Hat while you relax on a lounger.

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If you’re planning on spending the day in the sun, you’ve got to make sure your skin is protected. For your face, a lightweight sunscreen with a tint (Garnier Ombrelle Ultra Light Advanced Tinted Lotion SPF 60) or a mineral compact with protection (Bioderma Photoderm Compact SPF 50+) will give your skin light coverage while keeping it safe. If you’re planning on spending time in the water, make sure you protect your body as well by using a waterproof sunscreen (Vichy Ideal Soleil Sport SPF 60, $30) and reapplying throughout the day.

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Make sure you bring everything along in a cute bag, like the TOMS Blue Spatter Denim All Day Tote ($95, which helps to provide a safe birth for a mother and baby in need). Pack a few Instagrammable must haves, like a round towel and fun inflatable flamingo, for the perfect beach shot.

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While protecting your skin from the sun is a must, you can still rock a golden glow easily (minus the skin damage) thanks to the magic that is self tanner. Vita Liberata Ten Minute Tan ($49) gives you a natural looking tan in, you guessed it, ten minutes, while its advanced technology supports natural collagen protection.

What do you like to bring along for a day at the beach?

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