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August 2016

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Summer Vacation at the Cottage

Well, it’s finally here: our summer vacation! Hubs’s family has a cottage on Lake of the Woods, Ontario, and each summer we get to enjoy time out here. It’s such a special place; you park your car, hop in a boat and head out to the island. If you need to hit Safeway you boat in and use a dock! Clearly the novelty has yet to wear off for me…

Hubs’ family on his father’s side is from Kenora originally, and they have a family island on this lake. We are usually here in the middle of the summer aligning with the rest of the family, and with all the kids it’s total madness. I always say its like a happy version of ‘Lord of the Flies’. It’s a total blast, but there is something really special about being out here at the end of the summer as well. It’s a nice, slow pace, which is exactly what we need after the incredibly busy summer we’ve had this year.

Honestly, can you believe it’s already the end of August? Not cool. Our vacation this week is all about soaking up the last days of summer and enjoying lake living: fishing, reading on the dock, saunas, night swims, yummy meals, wine spritzers and boat rides. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll even be able to get some colour on my pasty skin. A girl can dream. We’ve got some fun plans set for this week I can’t wait to share, but for now here is the gist!

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My Favourite Floral Bomber

I’m trying to soak up every last ounce of summer weather (and clothing) before fall hits. How about you? Hubs and I have our lake vacation coming up this weekend, so I’m not quite ready to embrace fall styles…

leather jacket gold sneakers
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All Black with Gold Accents

People who know me well know I have a thing for gold. Check out my recent office makeover, for example. It not only makes an appearance in my wardrobe, but it’s a pretty large component of our home. It’s metallics really:…

gold office accessories
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Weekend DIY Office Makeover

I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand messy spaces when I’m trying to work. Not only do I find it super distracting (my OCD traits come out big time and I feel compelled to tidy), but I find it…

daytime sequins
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Wearing Sequins During the Day

I am all about sequins. Check out my Pinterest and you’ll see them making a pretty regular appearance. Velvet too while we’re at it – to quote George Constanza: “I’d drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable”.…

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Minimalist Style

I really love a simple outfits based on a minimal palette. Let’s face it, I own so much black I often put together looks that fall into the ‘minimalist’ category without even trying. I’ve gone into Dynamite a few…