Friday, 22 August 2014

Looking Back: Top 5 Posts

Since I recently hit my 100 post milestone, I thought this would be a good time to take a look back at some of the favourite posts I've written so far on this blog.  In other news, I leave for my vacation to Orlando tonight! I've prewritten content for next week so you'll still see some posts from me, but if you want to keep up with me on my trip follow me on Instagram and Twitter. Without further ado, let's get into it!

This is one from way back in the archives, but is something that I loved sharing. This DIY Custom Phone case is still something I use every day and I love having the freedom to switch up the look of my phone without buying a whole new case!

If you're weary of thrift store shopping, I wrote some tips and tricks for thrifting like a pro back in the day. If you've kept up with my outfit posts you'll have seen some of the fruits of my thrifting labour over the past few years. I highly suggest making the trip to your local thrift store this weekend!

This post on breaking in flats (specifically from my experience with the Tory Burch Revas) has been the most popular post on this blog. Let me tell you, this process really worked for me. My Revas are now probably my most comfortable flat, and if you've ever warn a pair, you know that's saying something.

This outfit post was my first ever with my new camera, so I was blown away at how the photos looked once I got them onto my computer. It was also my first Creative Closet look, which has come to be the posts I love doing the most!

And finally, my Q&A with Tyler was one of the most fun posts I've written. He is so supportive of this little space and it just warmed my heart to see him get involved with it. He's agreed to put together a gift guide for men as we get closer to the holidays, so get excited for that, I know I am!
Blogging has truly become a passion of mine and I just wanted to take a minute to thank all of you who read and interact with me here on this little blog of mine. I have learned so much from the blogging community and I am so grateful for it!

Sappiness aside, what is your favourite post you've ever written? Link it up in the comments!

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

True Colours

As I was reviewing this for publishing I just realized this is my 100th post on The View Is Beautiful! It seems fitting that it is a post for the Creative Closet, because these posts have become some of my very favourites to do! If you aren't already linking up with Maegan and Jana, I highly suggest you take the plunge and join in with the fun. It's a great way to mix up your look and maximize your closet.

Glasses: Clearly Contacts | Necklace: Forever 21 | Dress: Thrifted BCBG | Bracelet: J. Crew | Belt: Winners
This week's prompt was "Bold & Bright" and I immediately knew this dress would be taking front seat. This is one of my all time favourite thrift store finds, a BCBG dress for under $20 was an absolute steal! I've had it for almost two years now, but had fallen into a rut of wearing it the same way every time it left my closet.

This theme inspired me to change it up and add this chunky jade necklace and my favourite coloured frames from Clearly Contacts to give the look a bit more of a pop.

The final touch, a little bit of subtle sparkle in the form of this bracelet from J. Crew. Even though it is a lot of colour, I think ended up working well together. What do you think?

What's your favourite way to add a bit more brightness to your look?
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Monday, 18 August 2014

The Lust List: Fall 2014 Edition

As much as I hate to admit it, and as Pinterest and every retail store in North America loves to remind me, Fall is on its way and there's nothing I can do to stop it. On the bright side, while it may only last for a month or two in my neck of the woods, the cooler temperatures do make for some delicious outfit possibilities. Here is a peek at what I have my eye on adding to my fall wardrobe this year.
Believe it or not I have yet to find the perfect chambray shirt, but I am determined to find one to call my own for this season. Between chambray and plaid flannel I feel I'll be set for transitional temperatures and a variety of looks.

Burgundy is my absolute favourite colour for fall/winter - it is rich but deep, and looks great with light hair and dark clothing. I have a feeling I might be buying some burgundy wool for my wonderful Grandma to whip into an infinity scarf this Fall.

A pair of grey or taupe boots has been on my wish list for a few seasons now, but if you couldn't tell already I'm pretty picky with my purchases. I'm hoping that this elusive creature will make an appearance in my wardrobe this season.

Finally, even though I love my Longchamp Le Pliage to death (literally, it's finally starting to show some wear), I feel like it would be ideal to have a smaller cross-body bag for when I don't need my entire life to tag along with me. This Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac may or may not find its way home with me from Orlando.

What's #1 on your fall fashion lust list?

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