monday.must: Joe Fresh Plaid Blanket Scarfs

This week’s monday.must is …. JOE FRESH’s PLAID BLANKET SCARFS. This is the item to splurge on for the week.

When I saw this plaid scarf on fellow blogger’s TEACH IN FASHION’s blog, I instantly fell in love. This beautiful scarf can be used as a regular scarf, a shawl, or even a sweater. It’s multi-purpose is phenomenal for the low price of $24.00 CAN. An investment piece that will last throughout the many winters to come!

Treat yourself!

monday.must: Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Leaving Time Jodi Picoult

I’ve been meaning to change things up on the blog for a bit, which includes adding new features. One I’ve been thinking about for awhile is “Monday Musts” – a weekly post about one specific product (could be a movie, book, piece of clothing, beauty product, etc) that need to be on everyone’s ‘must-have’ lists. These are the products that if you were to treat yourself to one thing each week, these items would be it.

Up first on monday.musts is a book that I’ve been personally waiting for for over 2 years. The item you need to treat yourself to this week is LEAVING TIME by Jodi Picoult.

(more…) Flower Beauty – Lips

I haven’t been posting as many beauty reviews, because as it so happens, a negative effect to a beauty product left me sidelined.

Sadly, I experienced first hand that what goes on your body goes in your body … and sometimes your body is highly allergic. You never really think about allergies to lipsticks, but I can tell you that they exist. A very ‘unpretty’ and painful experience, I’m now back in the saddle (only took 3 weeks) and ready to try out some new beauty products.

A random stop-in to my local Wal-Mart Canada had me come across these beauty products. FLOWER BEAUTY, a beauty company created by actress Drew Barrymore, is a company promoting quality beauty products without harsh ingredients. I decided it couldn’t hurt to try and picked up a few lip products for myself.

(more…) The Wonder of All Things by Jason Mott

The Wonder of All Things

Fans of Jason Mott will be excited – after his revitalizing last novel THE RETURNED (you may know it as the television show Resurrection), there was some big hype surrounding his next novel, THE WONDER OF ALL THINGS.

Jason Mott seems to enjoy the supernatural – with his last book THE RETURNED and his new THE WONDER OF ALL THINGS, Mott takes on the religious supernatural and succeeds…somewhat.


toronto.event: Pamperfest 2014 + GIVEAWAY



pamperfest logo

Last year, I had the wonderful opportunity to check out a fantastic event catered to those who love a little 20’s flair. PAMPERFEST 2014 is a unique event that brings together women and entrepreneurs for a night of shopping, networking, and fun.

Extra bonus – PAMPERFEST 2014 and I have a pair of tickets to giveaway exclusively for you! Keep reading.

(more…) Kiss Me Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder


We’ve got a new live on chic.toronto today – today is a yummy tea, just in time for the weather change! Best part? It’s a 100% organic and chock full of antioxidants!

I was recently fortunate to try out KISS ME ORGANIC MATCHA: CULINARY GRADE GREEN TEA POWDER. This was a first using actual green tea powder (I usually stick to just using the tea bags) so I was excited to out some of the many uses of the powder.

(more…) Getting Even by Sarah Rayner

Getting Even Sarah Rayner

Since my last read was a heavy-hitting historical piece, I decided to change it up this time around.

What would you do if your entire world shifted in front of you? Betrayal is an emotion that strikes deep and cold – and when it happens simultaneously at your workplace and home life, it’s hard to cope. When Orianna is promoted over best friend Ivy, Ivy vows not only to get even but to strike back at everything Orianna loves. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? My review of GETTING EVEN by Sarah Rayner is behind the cut!


style.picks: Fall 2014 Plaid

Fall Trends Plaid

I don’t know what it is – perhaps it’s a mixture of my Scottish heritage and my new found love of the television show OUTLANDER, but I’m borderline obsessed with all things plaid!

Lucky for me, I’m not alone. Plaid is turning out to be a huge trend for Fall 2014, popping up on runways and in stores for all to wear. It’s super easy and versatile to pull off – from a statement piece to a pleated skirt, plaid is so much more than a school girl staple.

My must have plaid items for Fall 2014 are after the cut.


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