Hello October!

October is here! Yay! Wait…doesn’t that mean colder weather and shorter days?!…😳 (it’s getting dark out really fast now…womp!). Thankfully, there are still some great things to look forward to this month like…

Thanksgiving!!! In Canada, we give thanks in October (the 13th this year). It’s one of my favourite holidays because I get to spend time with my family and partake in a delicious feast (thanks to my momma…she can throw down in the kitchen!) all while being thankful for my blessings. There is nothing better than that. PLUS it’s a long weekend.

CIBC Run for the Cure is also happening Sunday October 5th and I look forward to supporting some friends in their 5k run for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. For more info or to donate, click here.

In entertainment:
If you love dance (like I do) then you may be interested in the So You Think You Can Dance Tour featuring the top 10 finalists of season 11. The dancers will be performing in more than 70 cities across North America starting this month. For tour dates, click here.

The National Women’s Show will take place at the Ernst & Young Centre from October 25-26. This event is the ultimate girl’s day out with exhibitions about fashion & style, beauty & wellness, travel & adventure, home & design, business & career and food & wine. For more info, click here.

Comedian Russell Peters is currently headlining his Almost Famous World Tour. Everyone knows I love a good laugh so I’m looking forward to his show this Saturday.

In film:
1- Addicted featuring Sharon Leal & Boris Kodjoe premieres October 10th. Based on the best-selling novel by Zane, Addicted is about a successful businesswoman, wife and mother of two, Zoe Reynard, who is drawn to temptations that she can’t seem to escape. Her secretive life eventually leads her down a perilous path that she may not survive. I’m excited to see this sexy and provocative thriller.

2- The Ottawa International Film Festival (OIFF) will take place from October 15-19 at Mayfair Theatre. Celebrating its 5th Anniversary this year, OIFF will showcase 25 narrative features, short films and documentaries from all over the world. Click here to see the 2014 film listing.

I’m definitely ready for October, are you? What are some of your ‘bucket list’ items this month?

Happy October!

H&M Coming To Ottawa!

Great news Ottawa!!! H&M is coming to town!
When!? Thursday, October 17, 2013! (Tomorrow!!!)
Where!? At Bayshore Shopping Centre!


Will you be there?
I may go pick up some of my faves. Check out my HOT picks:

Knitted dress

Knitted dress – from H&M


Figure-fit knee-length dress with a jacquard-knit pattern and 3/4-length sleeves.


Jersey leggings

Jersey leggings – from H&M


Jersey leggings with imitation leather sections at the front, an elasticated waist, decorative seams at the knees and fake pockets with a zip in the sides.


Fine-knit dress

Fine-knit dress – from H&M


Fine-knit, knee-length dress with long sleeves, a roll-edge neckline, and decorative seam centre back.


Chiffon blouse

Chiffon blouse – from H&M


V-neck chiffon blouse with pearly buttons, two breast pockets, and pleats on the shoulders and centre back. Tab and button on the sleeves, slits at the sides and a slightly longer back section.


Jersey blazer

Jersey blazer – from H&M


Figure-fit single-breasted blazer in slightly stretchy jersey with pockets with a flap at the front and a satin lining.


Super-stretch trousers

Super-stretch trousers – from H&M


5-pocket slim-fit trousers in super-stretch fabric with a regular waist.


Wedge-heel sneakers

Wedge-heel sneakers – from H&M


Pile-lined sneakers in imitation leather and imitation suede with laces at the front, a tab and velcro fastener at the top, decorative zips at the sides and a wedge heel. Rubber soles. Heel 8 cm, platform at the front 2 cm.


Ankle boots

Ankle boots – from H&M


Imitation leather boots with mesh sections, pointed toes, two wide tabs with a metal buckle and velcro fastener at the top and a small tab with velcro fastener at the ankle. Platform 2 cm, heel 12.5 cm. Canvas lining and rubber soles.


Happy Shopping Ottawa!

5 Things To Try This Month!

1- Pink lipstick 👄 (to support breast cancer awareness month)


2- Top bun


3- Marc Jacobs Lust For Lacquer Lip Vinyl

Truth or Dare (208) is my fave! 💜 (Sold at Sephora)

4- 3.1 Philip Lim for Target

French Terry Sweatshirt in Boom print (Sold at Target)

5- Most importantly…Give thanks for all of your blessings!

And remember…

Happy October!!!