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Friday, November 21, 2014

7 Stylish Cold Weather Essentials

Each winter I seem to find myself adding another coat, sweater, or pair of boots to my collection of cold weather staples. At the same time though, I have to admit I get a smug little thrill out of pulling out the winter clothes and realizing they look just as good as ever. That's why I tend to gravitate towards classic styles in neutral shades, punctuated by a bright cashmere sweater here or a colourful coat there. Here, my picks for what will keep you warm and transcend seasonal trends.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Luxe Or Less: The Emergency Bold Lipstick

Consider the Emergency Bold Lipstick (or EBL) your makeup bag's version of the little black dress. It's that lipstick you should always carry with you that makes you ready for fancy evening plans in seconds, and around this time of year, it's an essential for instantly transitioning from the office to a holiday party.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Latest Outfit: Fair Isle Scarf

Fair isle scarf
J. Crew sweater | Dish jeans (c/o) | Bootlegger fair isle scarf (c/o) | Dynamite gloves | Madewell boots (similar) | Coach vintage city bag (new version) | Lips: Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy

Last week was filled with ups and downs. Ups: Having Remembrance Day off and spending most of it with the boy; finally getting to see Gone Girl and Interstellar; resuming wedding planning; crisp, clear, sunny weather. Downs: Too much to do; not enough exercise; having a full week's worth of work was crammed into a scant four days; congestion that never seems to go away and persistent fatigue; the dry air that has me reaching for my go-to moisturizing products of the season. When things get this busy, I love having essentials I can count on without fail. Sweaters, skinny denim, and ankle boots have become my uniform, spiced up with a new scarf, quilted leather gloves, and moisturizing fuchsia lipstick.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Product Review: John Frieda Stylist Selections

John Frieda regimen for low-maintenance, frizz-free locks

On the days it behaves, my hair is thick, dark, and shiny, mostly straight but just wavy enough to give it interesting texture and body. But on rainy days or in weather like this dry cold snap Vancouver's been going through lately, it descends into a coarse, frizzy, static-ridden mess that sticks out in all directions. Thankfully, I've been having more of the former than the latter lately—even with the cold weather—largely because of John Frieda and their new Stylist Selections tool.