Two Thousand Fourteen

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2014 was a whirlwind of a year, I launched my photography business and rebranded my blog. Aside from 2012, the year my husband and I were married, this has been my busiest year yet! From working my day job, to growing my business, I had little spare time…but I wouldn’t change it for the world. It’s energizing and inspiring working on something that solely benefits you, rather than working crazy hard for the benefit of someone else.

We were blessed to travel back to Hawaii once again this year to celebrate our second wedding anniversary in the very place we were married; Maui is by far my favorite place, it inspires me and I always come home feeling as though I can accomplish anything. Another highlight of 2014 was finally meeting my blogger twin, Maya of Charmingly Styled, in person! We had so much fun on our girls trip and I’m looking forward to visiting Chicago in 2015! As we say farewell to 2014, I’m reflecting on a few of the happiest moments and looking back at a few of my favorite outfits from the year! Excited for all that 2015 will bring!

jen>> Spring Midi <<

IMG_2518>> Turquoise Print <<

IMG_3680>> Tickled Pink <<

IMG_5835>> Pink & Navy Stripes <<

IMG_3505>> Grey Layers <<

Pink valentine's outfit>> Pop of Pink <<

IMG_3960>> Neon Pink Stripes <<

Golden Lavender Styled Shoot

I’ve been dying to share this stunning styled shoot by Simply Sweet Photography since the gorgeous photographer, Nomo Akisawa, contacted me to feature it! I was instantly head over heels for the airy palate of white, pale pink and gold and the airiness and light of the photos. There are simply too many beautiful details to handle, from the prettiest handmade tulle skirts by Beautulleful to the delicious (and oh so adorable) gold-topped cotton candy from Petite Puf! The Cross Decor & Design provided the perfect backdrop for this shoot, it’s gorgeous interior is filled with the loveliest furniture and accessories, I could spend an entire day in the store and still not see every pretty item. Not a detail was spared, from the vintage tea cups to the adorable table for two, thanks to Taffete Designs‘ impeccable styling!  Hair and make up were completed to utter perfection by the ever so talented Jasmine Hoffman and Annie Mili of The Hair Whisperer and all the swoon-worthy jewelry (those earrings are simply too pretty for words) was crafted by Jeweliette! Every single image is beyond dreamy and will leave you in a trance of pretty – view the full gallery here!

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Venue/Furniture – The Cross Decor & Design
Make Up/Model/Styling – Jasmine Hoffman
Hair/Model – Annie Mili
Décor/Styling – Taffete Designs
Tulle Skirts – Beautulleful
Cotton Candy – Petite Puf
Flowers – Celsia Floral
Jewels – Jeweliette

Home for the Holidays

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends! I feel blessed to have family who lives close by, meaning my husband and I travel very little over the holidays…which translates to more time spent in our pjs, drinking coffee around the fire. Christmas is by far my favourite holiday, I love decorating our apartment in shades of white and gold, seeing all the pretty lights and spending time with friends who are home for the holidays. It’s also my favourite time to reflect on all that I’m grateful for and donate to those who are less fortunate, which is what I believe Christmas is truly about.

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Now that Christmas has passed, holiday sales are in full swing. If you’ve had your eye on something now might be the time to snatch it up! In Canada, Boxing Day  Week is the equivalent of Black Friday in the US, so there are tons of deals to be had this week! A few of my favorite stores are having wonderful sales so if you’re looking for a bargain, don’t miss out! I snagged a pair of leather pants, suede flats, a floppy wool hat and a blazer – all on sale!

J.Crew – Extra 40% off winter sale
Kate Spade – 25% off sale items
Aritzia – Up to 50% off all items
Zara – Sitewide sale
Loft – 50% off all items
Banana Republic – 50% off all items