Monday Moods: Spring Refresh

Although I feel like the second half of winter is always the coldest, I am optimistic and excited for Spring now that February is among us. As such, I have been looking at all of the fun things that are coming out and making a wish list for a seasonal refresh. If you too are feeling a little pent up and are over winter vibes, check out my picks for this week and let me know how you prepare for the upcoming season.

mm 1. Truffles A-line dress from For Love and Lemons

2. Feline Wallpaper by Kelly Wearstler

3. Santal from Le Labo at Gee Beauty

4. Martini recipe by Full Moon

5. Velvet Sequin Shoes

6. Untitled #4 by Eduardo Mata Icaza at Citizen Atelier

7. Black Magic home inspiration 

8. Spot Surface Light by Tom Dixon

9. Turtledove Rug at Black Rooster Decor 

Happy February and Happy Monday my lovelies!

xx

Monday Moods-It’s December!

I know there is always that someone who says, ‘I can’t believe it’s December!’ and I must admit, I am that someone- I swear it was just July! Although I am not looking forward to the snow, I am pretty excited to dress in sequins and eat lots of holiday goodies. I am also looking forward to the new year, as it always feels nice to have a fresh start. For this week, I have pulled some of my favorite December things to get you into the holiday spirit and hopefully start your week with some sparkle!
Print Sage Ginger Prosecco Recipe: http://localmilkblog.com/2013/11/sage-ginger-prosecco-cocktail.html

Peppermint Truffle Recipe: http://houseofyumm.com/peppermint-truffles/

Happy Monday, lovelies! xx

Monday Moods – Vacation Mode

Anyone following me on instagram knows that I am currently tucked away at our cottage in PEI, spending some much needed time with my family. As such, I am slipping dangerously deep into vacation-mode and therefore thought a pastel palette with a dash of vintage romance was the perfect way to describe the way I’m feeling. Hopefully whatever it is you are doing, you find little ways to escape and take mini vacations while this beautiful weather lasts.

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Happy Monday, lovelies xx

Haute House – A Midsummer Night’s Cocktail Party

A Midsummer Night’s Cocktail Party
Last week I spoke about Not-So-Basic Basics, and this week I will be talking about the complete opposite! With all the rich colours of the flowers blooming and the lush green foliage, there is no better setting in which to throw a luxe cocktail party in your very own backyard. If you feel you truly need an excuse  to celebrate, pick any of the following items and make any occasion a special one!
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1) Pretty enough to eat off of, these Black Rooster Decor Square Gold Mixed Plates set of 4 for $91 are versatile enough to mix and match, or memorable enough to work as a stand alone piece to make your tabletop pop! http://blackroosterdecor.com/collections/accessories/products/square-gold-mixed-plates-set-of-4
2) This Club Monaco Melynda Dress for $229 is dying to be layered in luxe cocktail necklaces and bold red lips or for a more natural look, dewy cheeks and bare feet! http://www.clubmonaco.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=58398366&prodFindSrc=search
3) Speaking of cocktail jewelry, these Chloe Darcey Round Brass & Natural Stone Rings strike the perfect balance between elegant and edgy and can be worn with any outfit. http://www.chloe.com/en/content/jewellery-0
4) To add even more metallic glow, this Daphne Gold Decanter from One Kings Lane is just the thing, on sale for $39! https://www.onekingslane.com/product/53662/3105203

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5) Need to keep cool and look haute at your cocktail soiree? Try this Alice and Olivia Fan Pouch for $198 http://www.aliceandolivia.com/fan-pouch.html
7) Ultra luxurious, and somewhat surreal, this Kelly Wearstler Salone Tray in Natural Bronze is the ultimate eye candy for any of your summer shindigs! For $2, 895 http://www.kellywearstler.com/home-tray/salone-tray/HDS0015.html?cgid=home-tray&dwvar_HDS0015_color=BRON#start=1

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8) In case the temperatures dip a little lower as the evening grows late, wrap yourself in this Free People Chunky Oversized Pullover for $131.85 in any of their selection of colours, my favourite being this one in misty pink. http://www.freepeople.com/chunky-oversized-pullover/_/CMCATEGORYID/683d4023-53f5-4900-b5ce-ecf465df31a9/?searchString=28521417
9) What is a party without incredible looking flowers? For a summer look try something that’s a little wild, to learn how to make this one go to http://camillestyles.com/living/field-trip/field-trip-floral-class-with-the-nouveau-romantics/
10) The mark of a good cocktail party (besides how strong the drinks are), is the way in which the cocktail is presented and what better way than in these vintage Italian solid brassToasting Glasses (set of 4) by Antique Lifestyles for $129 at https://www.onekingslane.com/product/55104/3721519
11) Last but certainly not least, these Kate Spade Color Pop Statements Studs are perfect…in general. For $68 http://www.katespade.com/color-pop-statement-studs/WBRUA227,en_US,pd.html?dwvar_WBRUA227_color=411&cgid=ks-jewelry-earrings#start=5&cgid=ks-jewelry-earrings
I’m so into the romance of these tones lately…pink, burgundy and icy blue are just so pretty together…perfect for a summer’s eve soiree.
xx

Haute House – Marble…and a New Fabric Line

Opulent Marble
This week we are talking about the luxe marble print that is both so recognizable and yet versatile. It can be layered with other prints, bold colours, or completely on its own, to give any outfit or room a sophisticated, polished look! If your style tends to be a bit edgy or modern, go for high contrasting colours with heavier line weights, and for a more subtle, elegant feel, find a print with  daintier veins in monochromatic tones.
Whichever way you want to cut it, these pieces make the perfect addition to any wardrobe, party, or household, hoping to add a little drama and a lot of luxury!

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1) This Chloe Ellie Pink Marble Cocktail Ring is a little piece of heaven, sent to make you feel like Audrey Hepburn every time you wear it. For $707.64 at http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306616252&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446742182&R=3610923905442&P_name=Chlo%26%23233%3B&N=306616252&bmUID=kQ65_im
2) For something fashionable and functional, try this Marble-Print Silk Top by Balenciaga for $425 and complete with a simple pair of black leggings, or dare to go bare! http://www.thenandnowshop.com/tops/marble-print-silk-top/pd32891628.html
3) For a glamorous dinner party, or to make your everyday more glamorous, mix in this Belay Dinnerware plate for a pop of sophistication. From CB2 for just $12.95 http://www.cb2.com/all-new/new/belay-dinnerware/f10968
4) Balloons can make you feel like you’re at a child’s birthday party, however, these Knot & Bow Marbled Balloons from One King’s Lane are festive and chic! For $16 at https://www.onekingslane.com/product/52518/3882888
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5) Can’t touch this! Retro but also modern, these ASOS Peg Trousers in printed marble are perfect for a fun night on the dance floor, or relaxing at home with your girls. A steal at $20.10 http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-peg-trousers-in-printed-marble-scuba/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4279830&clr=Multi&SearchQuery=marble&pgesize=36&pge=2&totalstyles=112&gridsize=3&gridrow=3&gridcolumn=3%20%20pants
6) Gold and black marble? Stop. This Black Marble Side Table from Black Rooster Decor create the perfect temperature of warm metal and cold marble, to add prestige and allure to any room! For $684 at http://blackroosterdecor.com/collections/tables/products/black-marble-side-table
7) Like the cracked look, but still want to be able to use your iPhone? Check out these Black and White Marble cases at http://www.case-scenario.com/en/
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8) These marble napkins in the perfect shade of pink are so intrinsic they almost look like part of a map! To add texture and detail to your dining, try these Marble Napkins from http://www.fermliving.com/webshop/shop/new-collection/marble-napkins-1.aspx
9) Subtle enough to go with everything, but special enough to show off your love for fashion, these Charles & Keith Platform Mules athttp://thingtank.com/things/charles-keith-platform-mules are ideal!
10) Possibly the Queen of Marble, or the Queen of Luxe Modern, Kelly Wearstler’s Monolith Side Table for $1,995 is worth the splurge #amiright?
11) Lastly, for a hint of cool, sophistication try Rebecca Minkoff’s Mini Ava Zip Wallet in marble for $72 at http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/rebecca-minkoff-mini-ava-zip-wallet/3943076?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=&resultback=334wallet
Oh how I loveeeee all things marble.  I need the pants and dress asap…along with the KW sidetable of course.
And speaking of/as a quick aside, I have to take a minute re: all things marble to give a wee shout out to my friend Matthew over at Heirloom at Knot for his brand spanking new spring/summer ‘Neopolitan‘ fabric line…
heirloom and knot spring fabric collection
And I mean really…how ridiculous is this collection?!?!?!  I’m plotting where to use all of these patterns left right and center…in lust with all of them.
xx

Haute House – Graphic Florals

“Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.”
Though it might not be the first time we’ve seen florals trending, this latest version of bold and graphic floral prints freshen up this season and put a bold twist, on a classic we have all come to appreciate. Though often considered ‘pretty’, ‘girlie’, and ‘whimsical’, the florals we are talking about are luxe, modern, and larger than life! These prints are able to stand alone, or can be paired beautifully juxtaposed next to a graphic stripe or bright colour.
Regardless of how much or little you add, these printed products pack a big punch of design inspiration, and can easily breathe some fresh air into your existing look.

 

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1. Slip your feet into these versatile New Look Two Part Multi Print Flats for only $25.39 at http://www.asos.com/New-Look/New-Look-Two-Part-Multi-Print-Flat-Shoes/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3874722&WT.ac=rec_viewed&CTAref=Recently+Viewed
2. Pair these graphic Designer’s Guild Watelet Dinner Plates from Putti Fine Furnishings with bright colours, or vary different sized prints for an eclectic meal to remember! http://putti.ca/collections/designers-guild-tableware
3. I will never tire of DVF’s famous wrap dresses, and this Jadrian Wrap Dress in hot pink is no exception for $468 at http://world.dvf.com/dvf-jadrian-wrap-dress/D917801A15W.html#cgid=hp_carousel
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4. This Kate Spade Stelli Dress will have you coming up with different occasions to wear this day and night! For $448 at http://www.katespade.com/stelli-dress/NJMU4683,en_US,pd.html?dwvar_NJMU4683_color=313&cgid=ks-clothing-dresses-and-skirts#start=26&cgid=ks-clothing-dresses-and-skirts
5. This gorgeous Bean of India Pendant from Black Rooster Decor comes in small and large, making it both a versatile and unique focal point! For $360(small) and $605 (large) at http://blackroosterdecor.com/collections/lighting/products/bean-of-india-pendant-small
6. I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want, and it is this Victoria Beckham Simple floral-print leather tote for $1,195 in all its hot pink, floral glory!
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7. Now you can actually see through rose coloured glasses with these Floral Designer Styled Glasses at http://www.polyvore.com/floral_designer_styled_sunglasses/thing?id=100712775
8. This neon floral piece entitled New Year’s Poem created by Canadian artist Thrush Holmes, can be found at http://www.mikeweissgallery.com/artist/Thrush_Holmes/works/2424/#!2424 along with his other imaginative works.
9. These 7 For All Mankind Ankle Skinny in white & Navy Floral are not your Grandma’s print, but still sweet enough for her to appreciate for just $139 at http://www.7forallmankind.com/store/productdetails.aspx?productid=9728&colorid=20743&sli=1
Graphic florals…they’re just so pretty and edgy all at once.
Oh and one day I’ll own a Thrush Holmes piece…for realz.
xx