Friday, October 28, 2016

Flirty Fall Essentials

When I was invited by Adore Me to create some flatlays featuring my favourite fall pieces to say I got giddy was an understatement, they are a company I adore and are constantly creating beautiful pieces I'd love to add to my wardrobe.

For those who may not be familiar with the brand, Adore Me is a women's intimates company that sells its products in stores and online through a monthly subscription service or stand-alone products. Adore Me's mission is to encourage, inspire and recognize body positivity and confidence. To get some inspiration for my flatlay I was went straight to the Adore Me Instagram Page, their Pinterest and their #flirtyfallflatlay on social media.

Like many others, fall is a time I like to remain comfy and cozy, here in Eastern Canada it can get quite cold and staying warm is essential. An idea I love is pairing a comfy sweater with a cute bra or bralette and adding my favourite leggings, blanket scarf and riding boots to create the perfect fall outfit!


Now, as many of you may know with the lacking blog posts, fall is an insanely busy time for me, with endless assignments, midterms and extra hours at work (I know many can relate to this), the best feeling is coming home and changing into something comfortable I can relax and unwind in. Adore Me has an amazing activewear section that is perfect to suit all my needs... and I kid you not, I want to buy all of their pretty, pretty pieces!



Although this is not a sponsored post, I highly recommend you look into Adore Me and browse their beautiful collections, they will not disappoint! NOW, after showing you some of my favourite pieces I love to wear in the fall, I would LOVE to know what YOUR go to flirty fall essentials are!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

OOTD: Girls Night Out


I don't get out as often as I would like, but when I do this is my favourite go to outfit! It is perfect for a night downtown with your girlfriends or catching a drink with the special someone in your life!

This bodysuit and skort is perfect combination for girls like me as I still want to feel sexy, yet not reveal too much while doing so. There is nothing more frustrating than being self conscious all night and pulling at your outfit making sure everything is covered and fitting properly.


Necklace: Forever 21
Bodysuit: Dynamite
"Skort": JC Penney
Heels: Steve Madden

What is your favourite outfit to wear on a Girls Night out? 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

OOTD: Summer Romper





Rompers are one of my favourite, go to outfits for the summer! Super cute, easy to style and require little to no effort, I highly recommend you all have one in your wardrobe!

If you follow me on Instagram or are up to date with my recent blog posts, this romper may look familiar as it was featured in my August Favourites. Purchased at Dynamite, the army green color of the romper showed off what little tan I have left and the beading along the chest gave it a feminine, elegant look. What I love about this romper is that it can be dressed down for running errands, or can be dressed up for a night on the town with friends! One of the best purchases I have made all summer!


What was your favourite OOTD this summer? I would love to know in the comments below! xo




Sunday, May 15, 2016

Pearl Bath Bomb Review

A fun fact about me is that I love surprises. Growing up I would spend all my money on those silly grab or surprise bags that were filled with outdated and cheap pieces of jewelry, hair accessories, etc.  When I saw an advertisement for Pearl Bath Bombs while online, I knew it was something I would have to try.





If you have not heard of Pearl Bath Bombs, I will give you a quick summary!


How It Works

Every Pearl Bath Bombs comes with a ring and redemption code. Place a bath bomb in your tub for a luxurious relaxing bath experience.

Inside each package you will discover a surprise cocktail ring valued at $10, and a redemption code hidden inside the bath bombs.

Enter your redemption codes on our Pearl Ring Reveal and see if you’ve discovered a ring valued at $100, $1,000 or $5,000! We will send the lucky winners a beautiful, exclusive ring in their size.

Didn’t discover an exclusive ring? That’s okay, everyone's a winner! We award all participants with Pearl Points. Pearl Points can be collected and used to purchase our exclusive rings or bath products. Every redemption code awards various amounts of Pearl Points.     


My Experience

After spending some time looking over their site I knew I had to purchase one right away. Their site is very user friendly, easy to navigate, and has beautiful pictures of their many bath bombs they have to offer.

I decided to go with the Strawberries and Champagne Ring Bath Bomb and headed to the checkout.

As I was purchasing right around Mothers Day, I was worried it would delay how long it took to ship out, but my order was processed right away, I was emailed a tracking number and it arrived to my door in roughly seven days.

After opening the much anticipated package, I was a little disappointed as my bath bomb had a crack around it and very small pieces began to break away from the crack. I am giving them the benefit of the doubt as I am almost certain that they did not ship out a broken bath bomb and the crack was caused while shipping as it had to travel from Chicago all the way to Nova Scotia.

I couldn't wait to try out the bath bomb and immediately began running a tub, putting the bath bomb in right away and as I am impatient when it comes to things like this, I held the bath bomb under the tap to speed up the process and get to the ring.

The ring itself, was a little larger than I would have liked and I have unusually small fingers so it is not a perfect fit, but overall I was happy with the ring and the whole process.

Along with the ring, you are given a redemption code for a chance to win an expensive ring, but I was not so fortunate and only won pearl points to add to my account. The points can later be redeemed  for free products, so overall I was not disappointed about not winning.

Overall, I loved my experience with Pearl Bath Bombs, I would highly recommend giving one of their products a try, and I will for sure be purchasing from them again.


*All products mentioned were purchased with my own money and opinions are my own.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Guest Post: What It's Really Like to Travel & Work Remotely



Thanks so much to Sarah for publishing her article. Her site is a fantastic place for tips and tricks about traveling, fashion and lifestyle. After reading this, be sure to check out her travel bucket list for some great trip inspiration!




Digital nomads are a rare and unique species that have evolved alongside the internet. This group of people—driven by a lust for travel and a life more fulfilling than paper-pushing and 9-5’s—have stepped away from their desk and left the world of the office for good. Instead, they have moved online to find careers and ways to make money in order to pack up, jet off and embark on the trip of a lifetime.


There are many different jobs that digital nomads take but a few factors tie them all into the same category. Whether you’re making income from your own travel blog, writing for others, digital marketing or just picking up any bit of online freelance work that you can find, there are a few factors of every digital nomad’s life that can be summed up easily! These five points are all essential and defining features of a lifestyle that so many of us dream about.  


Freedom


This single word is probably the simplest definition of life as a traveler who works online. It’s the motivation to pack up and go and the thing that gets them through all of the stress, worry and uncertainty that inevitably comes along with the lifestyle.


With nothing to tie you to one location, you can easily pick a place anywhere in the world that you would love to see and simply go there! No more worrying about saving up vacation days at work or being back in time for that big meeting that you can’t miss; no more forcing yourself out of bed at the crack of dawn to get to work on time. Wherever there’s a WiFi connection and a place to sit down, you can call your office, and in the modern world, there are very few places that this leaves out!


Of course there are some drawbacks to this lifestyle, but the overarching promise of complete and untarnishable freedom means that, for many, they’d never consider doing things any other way.

Making Ends Meet


Unfortunately, no matter what you do for a living, there’s no escaping the need to make enough money. Although for some lucky individuals who create enough revenue off their own websites and projects, finance is no longer a pressing issue. But for many, the times of low employment and bad pay can result in a real struggle to continue the adventure. This means that it’s essential to have a back up plan in place.


Some can rely on their pot of savings; however, not everybody is lucky enough to have that luxury. This means that, from time to time, it’s likely you’ll have to take jobs in the place you’re staying. Whether you offer to do a bit of maintenance at the local guesthouse in exchange for food and board, try your hand at busking or even aim for some seasonal work in resorts, having a fall back for when money’s tight is smart and essential!


Sticking to Schedules


Another important, but often overlooked, element of life as a digital nomad is the importance of scheduling! What people regularly fail to consider is that anyone working and traveling at the same time is actually attempting to live two lives consecutively: that of a traveler and a full time employee. This means finding the time to fit everything in is a nightmare! Because of this, having a good schedule and the dedication to stick to it is an essential part of the lifestyle.


Whether you chose to work in the morning and explore in the afternoon or put in the hours during the week and give yourself the weekend off to adventure, if you don’t ensure that you successfully balance the elements of work and play, then you’re creating a recipe for disaster! Although the life of a digital nomad may look exciting and glamorous from the outside, it requires an incredible amount of motivation and hard work to make it work practically.


The Flaws of Traveling Technology
Working online is great; however, as most people know, all technology has the potential for some serious headaches! Especially when regularly on the move, looking after and making sure you have all the right equipment to work wherever you are can be a complete nightmare. Although internet caf├ęs are widely available, when working full time online, the cost of using them starts to add up, so it’s essential for all digital nomads to have their own laptop. This means extra care needs to be taken to avoid it getting broken or corrupted.
This must be done physically, by investing in the right protective casing and gear to stopped it getting smashed up when moving around, but it also needs to be done virtually. Falling victim to a cyberattack when you rely on the internet for your work can be a disaster, so it’s essential to take the steps to protect yourself.


Alongside having good anti-virus software and a proficient firewall, it’s important to ensure you’re using a Virtual Personal Network (VPN). This is because using public WiFi—a necessary evil when traveling—is extremely risky. Cybercriminals regularly exploit these unsecure connections to intercept data and information, which could lead to hacks of important accounts, such as your email or banking. However, using a good Virtual Private Network encrypts your data and allows you to access the network securely.  

Getting to Say “I Love My Job”…and Meaning It!


It’s no secret that the majority of people in the world hate their jobs. However, very few ever do anything about it. Being a digital nomad means you’ve refused to accept whiling away such a large portion of your life doing something you don’t enjoy. Creating a job and lifestyle that you love is one of the most fulfilling things you can do with your life, and most long-term travelers have done exactly this.


Whether you’re setting up your workspace on a tropical island in Thailand or in a ski-resort in the Andes mountains, the invigorating feeling you get when you sit down, take in the breathtaking views and realize just how amazing your life is, is completely unmatchable. Nobody should settle for mediocre work in a mediocre place. If you’re not happy, then it’s time to pack up, grab your laptop and embark on your new career as a digital nomad!


Part of the brilliance of this lifestyle is that, although these five similarities ring true for every digital nomad, each adventure and experience is completely unique. Leave a comment below and to share your experiences of working online or on the road with fellow travelers!  

About the author: Jess Signet is a full time traveler who is passionate about her travels and her work as a blogger and writer. Combining a career and travel isn’t always easy but she hopes this post gives you a little insight into what it’s really like. You can follow Jess on Twitter at: @Jessstravels or read her blog at www.tripelio.com.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

My Travel Bucket List

"IT'S A FUNNY THING COMING HOME. NOTHING CHANGES. EVERYTHING LOOKS THE SAME, FEELS THE SAME, EVEN SMELLS THE SAME. YOU REALIZE WHAT'S CHANGED IS YOU." - F. Scott Fitzgerald


It's hard to think of something I enjoy more than traveling. I love getting the opportunity to see new places, meet new people, and experience new cultures. I strongly believe that the trips and adventures you take help you grow as a person and help you truly find yourself.


Now don't get me wrong,  I have had my share of bad traveling stories, wrong gates, missed flights, lost in big cities, but trust me when I say that the good memories out weigh the bad. All of those stressful situations only made me stronger.


 As I sit down to write this, I find that like many people, I have a few places that automatically stick out and scream take me there. Those places are included in the list below but you will also find  places I never really put much thought into traveling too, that is until sitting down and truly thinking of all the magical places the world has to offer!
  • Hawaii
  • Florida Keys
  • Machu Picchu
  • Costa Rica
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Alaska
  • Los Angeles
  • London
  • Rome, Italy
  • Bahamas
  • Australia
  • Fiji
  • New York City
Those cover some, but not all places I would love to visit in the world. I could go on for days listing off every single destination my heart aches to visit. Have you been any of these places? What are your top destinations you would love to visit?

Friday, February 19, 2016

Life Lately: February 2016

I would like to start this post by saying I am one of the worlds worst bloggers.  In a dream world I would love to post every other day, but in reality I barely have time to catch my breath or sit down and relax for an hour or two. January was a crazy busy month, and February is ten times worse. I have been living by the saying 'so much to do, so little time'.  Because so much has been happening I thought I would spend a little time updating you on my life lately!


Birthday:  I celebrated my 22nd birthday on January 29 and I was fortunate to extend the celebration over multiple days. Fun fact, every year on my birthday there is snow, and this year there happened to be a lot, forcing me to stay in and celebrate the night before and days after. A special thank you goes out to my best friend Courtney who despite the awful weather tried to make my birthday a magical one!




Florida: I was blessed with the opportunity to spend my Spring Break in sunny Orlando, Florida with friends. While there I was able to visit the Disney Parks, Universal, Disney Springs, lay by the pool and feed my shopping addiction by stopping into a local Outlet in search of President Day sales.  Although I will be paying off this trip for awhile, it was well worth it and I treasure every moment and memory from it.





University: I'm not sure about you, but my university calls what most people would consider spring break, 'reading week.' Most people take advantage of the time off to travel or relax, much like I did in Florida. But all of that relaxation comes at a price. In hopes that we are taking that much needed break to study and gain control for the rest of the semester, most if not all Midterm examinations are scheduled the first few days back to classes. This means I have 3 exams to study for and write all within the first three days of being back in class, and let me tell you ... I certainly did not study while in Florida, there was simply to much to do and so much to see.


Blogging: I am going to be completely honest with you when I say that I am a little discouraged when it comes to blogging.  I have come to a point where I wanted to use my blog to help others, share ideas and make new and long lasting friendships with fellow bloggers but I feel as though no one is reading or even cares about my blog or what I post. I know this sounds a little dramatic but I wanted to be honest and share my true thoughts and feelings. I know I am not alone and I am sure many of you reading have gone through these same thoughts and feelings before, and with that being said ... I would love some advice or encouragement to help me get through this phase. Even a simple suggestion of some blog posts you would like to see would help a lot.


Love Life & Relationships: Still single, and probably always will be. Although I would love to find the right guy and be in a committed relationship, its hard to get out there and meet people when you have anxiety and are also socially awkward. Until I conquer a miracle, I would love to hear your love stories, the good, the bad, and the awkward!



Friday, January 29, 2016

I Don't Know About You But I'm Feeling 22: Birthday Post




I cannot believe another year has come and gone, and let me just say my twenty-first year is one I will never forget. Filled with lots of new adventures, trips and milestones, they were easily the highlight of my year, but with those achievements came challenges and loss, ones that helped shape and grow me as a person. I am truly grateful for all of you who have supported me in my blogging journey and I cannot wait to meet and interact with more of you!


A year ago today I posted Birthday Post: 21 Facts About Me and I thought this year I would continue the tradition and share 22 new facts about myself! With such a great response and high views last year (If you haven't read last years post be sure to click the link above!)  I'm sure you will enjoy this years post just as much! Enjoy!



  1. I am horrible at taking pictures. Landscapes, group pictures, selfies, you name it.
  2. I own twice as many scarves as I do pants.
  3. I love monogramed things yet I don't own any.
  4. I am a country girl at heart, I hate living in the city.
  5. One of my all time favourite places is Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
  6. Over the past few months I have once again become a 'belieber'.
  7. I am heading to Orlando, Florida in February.
  8. At times I can have very bad 'road rage'.
  9. I cannot cook eggs, they never turn out right and most times they are not edible.
  10. I cannot skate if my life depended on it. If someone wants to teach me I would be forever grateful (its kind of a big deal here in Canada).
  11. I hate sushi, have tried it multiple times but can never seem to get it down.
  12. I have a slight addiction with reading stories off of Wattpad.
  13. For twenty-two years I have tried to French braid my hair and still cannot get it correct.
  14. Last summer I travelled to New Hampshire, Boston, Maine, Toronto, Prince Edward Island and Ireland. You could say I had a little bit of a 'travel bug'.
  15. The majority of my time at school is spent on Pinterest (be sure to follow me) instead of studying.
  16. My favourite clothing store is Dynamite, could easily spend all of my money there.
  17. I hate coffee and tea, hot chocolate will always be my favourite hot drink.
  18. I am beyond horrible at all math and science subjects, no idea why I keep taking them.
  19. Guilty. I am one of those people who will delete a photo off of Instagram if it doesn't get 11 likes.
  20. I have multiple names for my future children picked out... mostly girls names as I find them all so pretty.
  21. I have always wanted to start a Youtube channel, hopefully this year will be the year I buckle down and make one. Would  you guys watch videos if I uploaded them?
  22. I am truly grateful for all of my supporters, you are the reason I still continue to blog!
I want to thank you all for your continued support, there is nothing I enjoy more than getting to know each and every one of you. Leave a comment saying hi or tell me a fact about yourself! xoxo

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Pinterest Picks: My Style

Want to know a fun fact about me? I hope your answer is yes because I am going to tell you anyway... I have a slight addiction to Pinterest, as I'm sure many of you do as well! I find myself going on to look up a recipe for supper and four hours later logging off with a months worth of recipes as well as a new design for my room and a new dream wardrobe.


For those of you who don't know what this magical site is, I will give you a quick summary. Pinterest is a social network that allows its users to visually share their interests, outfits, DIY projects, recipes, decorating tips and tricks, and show much more with their followers. With a click of a button your favourite outfit or recipe can be 'pinned' onto its designated board that is organized into whatever category you want! It's hard to fully grasp what the site is until you start to use it, and I highly recommend you give it a try if you have not already!


I thought that I would share with you some of my all time favourite fashion looks I have come across on Pinterest over the years, if I had an unlimited supply of cash you can best believe that I would own all of these! Enjoy!










If you would like to see where I found all of these outfits, check the 'My Style' board on my Pinterest, link above!


If any of you have Pinterest I would love to give you a follow and see all of the wonderful things you have pinned!  xoxo







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