This Week's Gems

Friday, December 19, 2014

How pretty is this pink sweater?...

Bag made for busy days...

This cowl infinity scarf is calling my name - so snug for winter...

A great weekend sweatshirt...

Necklace perfection and oh-so beautiful...

How awesome are those light bulb hanging vases?...

The 'it' Holiday party accessory: feather earrings...

And this cuff is a showstopper if you ask me - gorgeous!...

Have you ever tasted olive blossom honey?...

Special little clover necklace...

This lotion is one of my favourites right now...

Yes!...

Swoonworthy...

For a pretzel lover...

Yup!...

:)...

Happy Friday! What caught your eye this week? Any great buys or finds?

P.S: Fancy more gems?

3 Zesty Christmas Gift Wraps

Thursday, December 18, 2014




Have you wrapped all your Christmas gifts already? I bet you still have 1 or 2 that need a festive little suit. So for those of us who are a bit behind, here are 3 unique, easy and darn adorable takes on gift wrapping that made me rethink how I should dress my gifts this year. I just love Justine's idea of using a clementine as a main attraction. You?

P.S: Plus, 10 more awesome takes on Christmas wrapping.
P.P.S: And all things Christmas.

(Photos by Justina Blakeney)

10 jolly takes on boozy festive drinks


What's your boozy drink of choice to serve to your festive guests? In our family, Balazs is the one who mixes the drinks for everyone. On the night before Christmas, he usually makes a whole pot of his mullet wine that he serves everyone on arrival to warm up. We also have Bailey's with orange wedges and since last Christmas, this cocoa with wine. But this year, we want to add one extra fun cocktail to the mix. Something super festive for the end of the night to get people singing carols. So here are 10 jolly, boozy and beautiful cocktail ideas that might even tip you over:)

Starting with the above cranberry Bourbon fizz...

Winter sun cocktail...

Spiced apple cider with bourbon...

Santa's little helper...

Spiced apple margaritas...

Winter Champagne cocktail...

Tiramisu cocktail caketail...

Pear-ginger rum runner cocktail...

Mulled wine hot chocolate...

and spiced apple old fashioned...

Any favourites? Cheers!

P.S: And if you're planning on serving wine, here is a quick chilling trick.
P.P.S: Oh, and how to save leftover wine (if there is any).

(Photos by Jojotastic, Citrus and Candy, Pass The Sushi, Style Within Reach, Capture by Lucy, Cookie + Kate, Aunt Peaches, Brooklyn Supper, Two Tarts, and Bring To Light for Style Me Pretty)

The Topsy Holiday Do


How will you wear your hair this Christmas? Since red lips and romantic waves are a big hit this festive season, how about adding a little flirty twist and a flip to your locks to make it even more wearable? I'm planning to wear my hair in this sassy topsy holiday do with a cozy sweater dress, mustard snug tights and red lips. How about you?

Here is the full how to:

P.S: Also festive fun with bobby pins and this snazzy grown-up topsy tail.
P.P.S: Plus, tons more hair goodness.

(Photos by Molly and Joanna - Irrelephant for Say Yes)

Twelve Takes on Festive Socks!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


About this time next Wednesday, we will all feel a bit tired from all the preparations, very relieved that we made it and extremely jolly since it's time to celebrate with people we love. One of the things my mom does each year is gifting socks to everyone on arrival. Each family member receives a pair of chunky, funky, warm and cozy socks to put on and just let loose. So above are a few pairs of tootsie warmers that just might make your Christmas a dash more special since the simplest treats are usually the best, anyway.

Which pair tickles your fancy?

1. Anonymous Ism Fair Isle socks, 2.Reindeer bobble socks, 3. Lambs-wool socks, 4. Chup Skog socks, 5. Fair Isle socks, 6. Organic Jacquard knit socks, 7. Snowflake socks, 8. Fluffy striped socks, 9. Pile-lined ragg socks, 10. Fair Isle crew sock, 11. Reindeer socks, 12. Cable-knit knee socks.

P.S: Also, sweater tights and statement knits.
P.P.S: Beaded festive trend.

(Photo by Classy Girls Wear Pearls. Layout by exPress-o)

Frozen Beauties





Fresh flowers are an instant mood booster, and after spotting Kenji Shibata’s photo project, I’m positive that they also have magical powers. Kenji created a series where he froze different blooms to show how it can destroy and preserve their beauty at the same time. Somehow to me they look like watercolour paintings ready to be hanged in beautifully airy rooms. What do you think?

P.S: Aging...
P.P.S: Remember this nifty little trick?

(via Bored Panda)

Go-To Uniform

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What have you been wearing lately? Since the weather is rather dreary, I've been trying to cheer myself up by wearing mustard jeans, silk blouses, pretty nail polish colours and a dash of lipstick. So if you need a quick pick-me-up, get those cheery pants out of the closet and get going. Deal? xo

Here is how you can recreate this look:
Silk blouse or this one - Mustard colour pants - Suspenders - Suede ankle boot or this pair - 'Big Smoke' colour nail polish - Lippy tinted balm in Abbey Rose - Alice York drop studs - Feather knuckle ring

P.S: More go-to uniforms and all our gift guides this year if you need a last minute inspiration.
P.P.S: How to wear layers like a true French Mademoiselle.

(Photo via Karen. Layout by exPress-o)
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