Black and Gold

A few date night goodies from a couple weeks ago. When I bought my Valentino Rockstud sandals last Winter (because as soon as the Spring lines hint at coming out in February, I am on it!) I knew they’d be versatile and that I’d be wearing them everywhere, but as I’ve taken them out again and again, I am beginning to realize to what extent I can mix, match, and wear them on my daily adventures.

Of course, black leather with any metallic hardware is an easy go-to and I am quite the sucker for gold detailing. The block heel is comfortable, the studs are edgy yet stunning and feminine and the over all structure of the shoe and the straps is very no-fuss and easy to style. I . Love. These. Sandals.

I picked out a little YSL treat shopping in Rome last July that has turned into my new staple black chain purse. In black pebbled leather it is soft to hold yet extremely durable and I don’t have to worry so much about any foolishness I may have while throwing it over my shoulder. I’ve removed the chain a fair few times as well, serving just as a clutch and I couldn’t be more happy with my purchase. This is the smaller size than what you have probably been ogling on other fashion and street style blogs, but I purposely wanted something very small and elegant that I could even take out for any formal events I might have.

Anyway, I had been meaning to share this one for a while. If you are following me on Instagram you are probably far more up to date on my adventures and the general insanity of my life. What do you think of the black accessories? What is your go-to date night look?

Hope everyone is having a relaxing Saturday morning and that life is good in general. I am contemplating bundling up to run errands in the snow (no sandals required this time…) Thanks for stopping by!


Just Some Basics

I stopped by Sephora yesterday to refill a few of my favourite products that I use on a daily basis. Everything I grabbed is really basic, but that is good, right? I swear by all of these and ¬†find myself reaching for them again and again. A good product really makes a different. If you’re in the market to try something new, I recommend any of these.

Urban Decay Naked palette

I discovered Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer last summer and haven’t looked back. It goes on like silk, is light weight and allows any makeup I put over it to last all day and night. ¬†While on the topic of primer, Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion- anti ageing is another that I use on a daily basis. Once again, a very smooth, silky product that goes on light and doesn’t allow my eye shadow to crease. Not sure as to why I get the anti ageing one other than the fact that I want to avoid looking old and yoda-like for as long as possible. YSL mascara is a definite favourite of mine. Over time I’ve grown to love it above all the other mascaras I’ve tried. It is just so…. black… and perfect. It makes the world a better place. As for the Urban Decay Naked Palette, do I need to see much. Sort of a cult classic in the beauty bloggers world it really does have everything you’d need. I’ve always loved MAC eye shadows and will forever be a fan but ever since I picked up the Naked 3 last year, I find myself looking at UD products more and more. I especially love this as I LOVE neutral/neautral metallic tones.


Money Bought Me Happiness

Shopping Haul TalktomyshoesLast Thursday I had my last day of shopping in Scottsdale before I headed back to the Great White North. This is what happened…

Many posts and pictures to come.


Holiday Beauty: Stocking Up on Favourites

Holiday Beauty BuysAs my trip to Calgary ends, I spent a bit of time refuelling my makeup collection and replenishing my beauty needs. Because, in the middle of nowhere, “Urban Decay” has an entire different meaning. Thankfully I was lucky enough to receive many of these as gifts from family.

Urban Decay: Naked 3 Palette (love!) Lip Liners: Mac (Trust in Red, Dynamo and Shock Value) Marc Jacobs: Remedy Concealer pen (Rendezvous) Mascara: YSL Perfume: Jimmy Choo. Face Wash: Shiseido (Pureness deep cleansing foam) Shower Gel: Bath and Body Works (Merry and Velvet Sugar)