Hello November!

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November’s here already! Although this means that it’s almost hibernation time for me (since I am allergic to cold weather), there are still some great things happening this month that will force get me out of the house…

In film:
1- Beyond The Lights (premieres November 14th). This film is about a music superstar, Noni (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who struggles with the pressures of fame and success to the point where she contemplates suicide…I’m hoping this movie can shed some light on this issue and help those with suicidal thoughts to speak up and reach out.

2- Mocking jay – Part 1 (premieres November 21st). If you’re a Hunger Games fan like me then you have been anxiously awaiting the last (well part 1 of 2) of this trilogy. Can’t wait! “May the odds be ever in your favour.”

In fashion:
I’m loving the November covers this year…
1- Zoe Saldana, soon to be mom of twins, graces the cover of Elle (US) and looks amazing while doing so.
2- I am loving Anne Hathaway‘s lip colour choice on the cover of Elle (UK). That dark lip is perfect for Fall.
3- Gugu Mbatha-Raw covers Elle magazine’s Women In Hollywood issue and she is simply flawless with her bold lip and hair slicked back. Love the ring and ear jewelry too!
4- Adriana Lima covers VOGUE PARIS this month in this gorgeous bejewelled headpiece. I’m loving the smokey-all-over-face makeup too. It really makes her eyes pop!
5- You know I love me some Queen Latifah. She’s covering this month’s Essence issue and looks fearless in this gorgeous dress.

In entertainment:
1- Catch Usher on his UR Experience tour featuring August Alsina. This is sure to be an entertaining ‘experience’ filled with hot choreography and great vocals. I would love to see another one of his shows, he does not disappoint.

2- Stevie Wonder is also headlining his Songs in the Key of Life Performance Tour across North America this month. I’m sure this will be an amazing show as well. He is a legend!

Also, don’t forget to turn your clocks back this Sunday. It’s almost time for us to Fall Back! (I love having the opportunity to sleep an extra hour!)

Last but not least, let us remember and honour our heroes on 11.11.14 “Remembrance Day”. Lest we forget!

Happy November!
❤️xo

Wish list: The Chloe Drew Bag!

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The Chloe Dew bag is the perfect ‘IT’ bag for Fall. It’s versatile and light to carry. I love the fact that it can be worn with practically ANYTHING and it works for any event! Ahhh, the love of accessories! There are so many options to choose from in different colours, patterns and sizes (large, medium or mini versions available). Although it can be pricey (starting at $1500), nothing stops me from adding it to my “WISHLISHT”.
A girl can dream right!?

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(Images via Pinterest)

What’s your ‘IT’ bag for Fall?

Happy Friday!
❤️️xo

Think Thursday: Make Progress Or Make Excuses?

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Life can lead you in many different directions. It can bring you forward, backward or to a standstill. It depends on which direction you decide to take. If your decisions are based on self-improvement, self-betterment or self-investment then you are choosing to move forward. That is loving, accepting and wanting yourself to excel in life. If your decisions are based on insecurities, denial or self-doubt then you are choosing to move backwards. Don’t ignore the blessings that were meant for you.

Let’s focus on moving forward in life. Give yourself a chance. Keep trying over and over again. Turn every “no” into a “yes”. Never give up or back down. We owe that to ourselves. So what will you choose? To make progress or make excuses?

Happy Thursday!
❤️️xo

Jessica Alba In Emilio Pucci!

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(Image via AITOR ALCALDE/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Jessica Alba was in Haikou, China for the Mission Hills Celebrity Pro-Am opening ceremony and she wore this sleek black wool Emilio Pucci jumpsuit. The crystal embellished halter neck complements her silver jewelry perfectly. She styled the “one-piece” with metallic Giuseppe Zanotti suede & snake-embossed leather sandals (retailing at almost $900!). Although I’m not a big fan of mules, I’m actually loving them in this look. I’m also loving the simplicity of her mid-part sleeked hair and minimalist makeup (with a touch of colour on the lips). The mirrored Thale Blanc clutch was the perfect finishing accessory to her look. Love it!

What are your thoughts on this look?

Happy Wednesday!
❤️️xo

God Wants You To Prosper!

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God created you for a reason…and that is to prosper, to win and to be victorious. He wants the very best for you. You should want that for yourself too so why not give it your best in all that you do. Give and you shall prosper!

Happy Sunday! Be blessed!
❤️xo

I’m Loving: Sleeveless Trench Coats!

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Now here’s something else I need WANT to add to my closet…the sleeveless trench coat! How versatile is this look!? All you need is a sweater (chunky or fitted) to rock underneath, denim that hugs the body just right and some HOT booties. Add a fuzzy clutch and you’re good to go! When transitioning into Spring, bare your arms and wear this statement piece with a sleeveless jumpsuit. Belt it and tah-dah!!! Masterpiece!

Need some inspiration?! Here are some of my fave looks…

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(Images via Pinterest)

Are you feeling this look?

Happy Friday!
❤️xo

Think Thursday: #OttawaStrong!

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I just want to take a moment to pray for the families and friends of all those affected by yesterday’s tragedy in my hometown of Ottawa.

My heartfelt condolences go to the loved ones of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, our hero. May you rest in peace.

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A big thank you to everyone who reached out to me, your thoughts and prayers meant a lot and I appreciate all of you.

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Everyday is a gift from God! Let’s cherish each day like it were our last!
#OttawaStrong!
❤️xo

Kerry Washington In Calvin Klein Collection!

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(Image via JON KOPALOFF/FILMMAGIC)

Kerry Washington attended the 2014 Elle’s Women in Hollywood Celebration last Monday at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. She kept it classy in this svelte one-shoulder design from Calvin Klein Collection. I love a touch of colour to any black dress like this soft blue reveal at the foldover neckline. The side zipper and front pocket gives this piece the perfect amount of detail. Kerry accessorized with a black & white Thalé Blanc clutch (founder Deborah Sawaf has such an exquisite accessory line) and of course, black Louboutin heels. Although I would have ‘nay’ed the matching blue eyes and opted for a more simple black liner look, I’m loving the contrasting oxblood nail colour. Perfect for fall!

What are your thoughts on this look?

Happy Wednesday!
❤️xo

Talk Tuesday: Stop! Look! What Do You See?

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The other day, I came across this picture on my Pinterest feed and I couldn’t help but stare…This image was a reminder that we, at times, let wonderful moments pass us by. When we do have those moments, we think the best way to capture them are in pictures but sometimes it’s best to simply live out those moments freely and cherish them in our memories. Living in a busy world, we often overlook the beauty that beholds us so let’s challenge each other today to: Take a moment of silence (no interruptions, no camera snapping) and just enjoy the view. Bask in the beauty that surrounds you.

Stop! Look! What do you see!?

Happy Tuesday!
❤️xo

Happy Monday!

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The weekend has come and gone and it’s time to start a brand new week. Who’s ready!?

May this day be the start of all things great! Wishing you a very happy and blessed week!

Happy Monday!
❤️xo

See Yourself The Way God Does!

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There are times where we may feel down, insecure or self-doubt, we may even think we’re not good enough or that we’re not deserving and I say it’s ok to feel that way, as long as you don’t stay there for too long. Next time you see yourself feeling or thinking that way, say a quick prayer and ask God to show you who you really are, through His eyes…A wonderful, strong and beautiful child of God!

Happy Sunday!
❤️xo

I’m loving: Long Cardigans!

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I couldn’t tell you how many cardigans I have in my closet but one thing is for sure…I’m lacking and I’m in need want of some LONG cardigans! They are just right for this season. It’s the perfect way to add some sass to any outfit while keeping warm (especially if you’re always chilly like me). Throw it over a tank, distressed denim and a pair of booties for a more casual look or rock it over a sheath dress and knee high boots for that extra oomph!. Options are limitless with long cardigans and that’s exactly why I am on the search for the perfect one, two or three. 😉

Get inspired by some of my favourite looks:

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(Images via Pinterest)

Will you be rocking long cardigans this fall?

Happy Friday!
❤️xo

Think Thursday: Go Make Life Happen!

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Don’t you know that you have the best version of yourself living inside of you. It’s about time you let it out and show everyone your bravery and strength. Show that you are capable and ready. Ready to start living the life that was destined for you…filled with promise, dreams and great challenges. Go make life happen!

Happy Thursday!
❤️xo

Emmy Rossum In Bottega Veneta!

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(Images via Donato Sardella/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, the Hammer Museum hosted it’s 12th Annual “Gala in the Garden” event and Emmy Rossum looked flawless in a shimmery black & gold pre-fall 2014 Bottega Veneta creation. She accessorized her plunging gown with gold earrings and topped it off with a nude Bottega Veneta clutch. I’m loving this look on her. What are your thoughts?

Happy Wednesday!
❤️xo

Talk Tuesday: Be Victorious!

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You were created to live a happy life. You were created to be undefeated, resilient and proud. You were created to feel wanted. You were created to be victorious! Start living your victory today!

Happy Tuesday!
❤️xo