Monday, 30 January 2012

Springtime Favourites

Springtime Favourites

Springtime Favourites by simplylacey

I have always loved the fresh feeling of spring. It can give you the hopes of a new start and can add an extra hop in your step. The best part though just might be all the fun and feminine pieces that come to play! My favourite items always incorporate soft pastel colours and although winter seemed to have just started here in Canada, I can`t wait for springtime.

Friday, 27 January 2012

TGIF: J.Crew Spring 2012

I have always loved J.Crew but was ecstatic to see their spring collection! I love everything from the bright, fun and girly pieces and am especially falling for the pretty clutches. The lookbook was styled to perfection and I can't wait to buy some items myself! Do you think it's a winner or a flop?

Hope you all have an amazing and relaxing weekend!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Daily Craving

I know that the Alexander Wang Rocco was the it bag of 2010 but I still am dying to get my hands on this purse. I don't know if its the soft buttery leather or the perfect antique brass but my heart patters just at the sight of it! If it was more within my budget and I didn't have to save for my trip to Italy this summer, I just might have had this bag in my possession by now but sigh... I must wait! They also sell it in many different colours and a mini size but I still adore the original. What do you guys think of this bag?

 *Images via. Alexander Wang

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

I Heart Hunter

My latest new love is my beautiful, bright and shiny purple Hunter wellies. As it feels as if it has been constant rainy and no snow, I am barley able to keep them off my feet...but thats okay! They are super comfy yet stylish and come in so many wonderful colours to add some sunshine to those other wise awefully drab days.From celebrities to bloggers, these boots having been coveted and flying off the shelves, it took me forever to find the dark purple in my size but that was what my heart desired so I went to the end of the world to find a pair.  I will share an outfit post in the near future debuting my new babies! I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far. 
Celebrities have been seen in them eveywhere lately!

Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere is a pretty big fan

What do you think of these rain boots?

Monday, 9 January 2012

Guest Post: Miss Couture 17

I wanted to introduce some of my other favourite blogs with you all lately so today my first guest blogger is here! A gorgeous friend named Kelsey from Miss Couture 17 agreed to do a guest post for you all today on the best beauty products from the past year. Hope you all will love her blog as much as I do!


Hey Everyone!

I'm Kelsey from over at Misscouture17, a blog focused on all things beauty related.  I was recently asked by the lovely Lacey to write a guest post for her blog.  Due to the fact that we saw the end of 2011 a few days ago and so many amazing products made their debut last year and I discovered some personal favourites, I thought, what better than a 'best beauty products of 2011' post? So, let's get started!   

 My first beauty favourite is the well-known Naked palette from Urban Decay.  True, this product came out in 2010 and also true that the Naked 2 has recently been released, but i feel like the original Naked palette was where it was at in 2011.  Anyone who wore makeup had it, and others who couldn't get their hands on it coveted it. This was a personal favourite of mine in 2011 because it comes with 12 full size neutral eye shadows, including mattes and shimmers suitable to create any neutral look you could want, from a beautiful subtle wash of colour over the lid to a dramatic smokey eye. 
 Next up, the Covergirl NatureLuxe Silk foundation.  Honestly, I personally have never been able to wear drug store foundations, the ones I've tried just don't work for me, that is, they didn't work for me until this little baby came along.  No matter how many high end foundations I try, I always go back to this one.  It provides a light to medium coverage, blends beautifully, feels lightweight and looks great!  I've recommended this product to many people and they've all been pleased with the results!

 The Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes, which I own in both Dollface and Exposed.  I discovered these during the Summer time and fell in love with them. These blushes come in a wide range of beautiful shades, apply wonderfully, stay true to colour, and last a long time on your cheeks. Some blushes have a tendency to fade throughout the day, but I haven't had a problem with these blushes. 
Arbonne Sheer Glow Highlighter was a product I discovered at the beginning of 2011 and have been using ever since. This highlighter adds a soft glow to the complexion and is suitable for all skin tones.  What I love about this product is that it has no shimmer and provides no colour. Now, for $46 CND per tube you might think 'no colour, no shimmer? not worth it, however; it gives your skin a natural looking glow, which is perfect for every day.
Dior Dior Addict lipstick has also made it onto Misscouture17's best beauty products of 2011 list! I fell in love with these lipsticks the moment they launched.  Whether it was the lovely packaging, overwhelming shade selection, or the fact that Kate Moss was the face of Dior Addict, one thing was for sure, and that is that the Dior Addict lipsticks were my favourite lip product of 2011. They're kind of like a lipstick/lip gloss hybrid as the majority of them are pretty pigmented, and all of them are moisturizing and leave a glossy finish on the lips. *Fun Fact! I actually named my blog after two of the Dior addict lipsticks!*   
 My favourite perfume launch of 2011 was definitely that of Vera Wang's Lovestruck.  Lovestruck has top notes of pink guava and angelica flower, a mid note of tuberose, and a base of precious woods and sheer musk.  To me, it smells like a more sophisticated, sexier version of Princess.  I purchased this in September, which I know wasn't all that long ago, but Lovestruck quickly climbed its way to the top of my favourite perfumes list for Fall and Winter.          
 If you want more detailed descriptions, I've reviewed and swatched many of the products mentioned in this post on my blog, so be sure to check those out by clicking here.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Cocktail Time

Cocktail Time

Even though the holidays are over, I still think there are many reasons to get dressed up. One big reason to continue to put on those pretty party dresses are cocktail parties! I put together 3 different looks I thought would be perfect for those winter time parties. Recently I found Polyvore which allows you to put together different outfits and so far, have had great results and am really pleased! For detail on the outfits, simply click on the picture. Do you have any favourite current party dresses?

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Sequined Show Stopper

I have always been a girl with a love of sparly things but my what my heart truly yearns for is sequins. I remember when I was younger I owned a shirt with sequins everywhere and it was always a favourite! That obsession continues to live on as I am currently on the hunt for the perfect sequined clutch. Do you lovely ladies have any suggestions? I thought I would share some of my favourite sequin pictures.

All photo's via. Pinterest

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

The Weather Outside is Frightful

As the snow continues to be plentiful here in Toronto and I am enjoying a snowy day filled with warm socks, hot cocoa, and snuggling with blankets I thought I would share some photo's from my holiday with you all. I will share more of my holidays and gifts throughout the week and hope to have some guest posts over the next few weeks.

Simple white lights shine bright and clear on our tree

Another picture from the arrangement I made for Christmas

Me and my younger sisters matching Christmas jammies

Pretty gold coloured Christmas dinner plates

We completely redid our family room especially the fire place

Enjoyed way to many holiday treats

Spent lots of time picking pretty holiday decorations

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New years!

Monday, 2 January 2012

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year! Here's to high hopes of an amazing 2012 spent with family, friends and more blogging. This past year has been an amazing experience with all the wonderful firsts that come with starting my blog and I can't thank you enough for all your endless support! I hope to continue to blog as often as possible in 2012 and have many more great firsts.

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