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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Midweek Wall

I've hit one. I am not motivated or inspired to do anything. I think it has something to do with the huge storm happening and the awful weather happening right now.

 I've been listening to this song on repeat:


I really like it!

I hope you're having a better week than I am!

xo

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Shop My Faves!

I'm excited to share that you can now shop my favourite things on the blog! I will update the favourites page a few times per month. You can find the 'Shop' on the left sidebar of the blog!


Splurge or Save: Winter Coats

I am so excited to begin this new little series on the blog. As a student I can definitely appreciate being able to save money in any capacity - but I still like to splurge on certain items here and there. 

In Canada a winter coat is something that it is okay to splurge on (Canadian winters are VERY cold). To me, it's important to have a coat that will keep me warm - but does not look like a parka.

Trench Coat: 

suzette coat

Splurge - Kate Spade


Save - Old Navy


Double Breasted Coat


Majesty peacoat

Splurge - J. Crew



Save - Old Navy

Quilted Jackets



Factory lightweight quilted jacket

Save - J. Crew

Do you invest in a winter coat?

Monday, October 29, 2012

New Obsession

I tried dry shampoo for the first time this weekend and I seriously love it. My hair was already pretty clean when I used it - but I really liked how soft my hair felt, and how nice it smelled!

 I picked up this brand: 


It was pretty inexpensive, and since it was my first time trying a dry shampoo - I didn't want to spend much. I've read about some higher end ones that I'd like to try like:


 Brown Hair Powder - Bumble and Bumble 




Have you ever tried a dry shampoo?

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Favourites: October

It seems like it's been a very long time since I've done a Friday Favourites post. I suppose October went by very slowly! As always here are my favourites for this month!


Deborah Journal - Kate Spade



Split Neck Top - Old Navy

The Original Tote- Delta Zeta

Delta Zeta Original Tote - Lilly Pulitzer 


Hunter Hayes - Wanted

xo

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Remedies

I've been feeling super sick and tired lately. I guess I'm overworking myself (read: I'm completely overworked and need an assistant right about...now.)

I've been relying on these five things to help me feel better: 



Tea


Antioxidant Juice


Creamy Pumpkin Candle


Taylor Swift


Smarties

I hope I feel better soon!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Founders Day!

Today is the 110th anniversary of the founding of Delta Zeta! I am so happy and blessed to be a part of this amazing organization which strives to enrich the lives of women worldwide!

our wonderful founders!


To all of my amazing DZ sisters reading - Happy Founders Day and DKZ.

xo


The Pottery Barn: Monogram Shop

As you may already know - I am a sucker for monograms. I really would monogram everything if I could! Right now, I'm looking into getting monogrammed bedding. 

I've consulted other bloggers and found that The Pottery Barn monogram shop is the most popular place for monogrammed bedding!

Shop my favourites: 

Grand Embroidered 280-Thread-Count Duvet Cover & Shams

Plaza 400-Thread-Count Applique Duvet Cover & Sham

PB Classic 400-Thread-Count Sheet Set


And just for the holidays: 

Joyeux Noel Embroidered Pillow Cover

All items available at The Monogram Shop



Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Preppy Scientist Playlist (Number 7)


I've really been wanting to write a playlist post! There are so many songs that I love right now and want to share! 



Ed Sheeran - Give Me Love



Red - Taylor Swift



Babel - Mumford and Sons



Skyfall - Adele


What are your favourite songs at the moment?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Kate Spade China

I'm getting to a point in my life where I'm starting to make 'grown-up purchases'. I currently have a set of mismatched plates and cups and would love a set that completely matches. 

The Kate Spade china sets are so beautiful and I would love to own one! 

Here are my top picks: 







Friday, October 19, 2012

Kate Spade Life Advice

I recently bought these books by Kate Spade: 


each with advice on different life situations! 

A lesser known fact about me is that I love etiquette, so I'm pretty excited about the 'Manners' book. 


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tea!

I am not a coffee person in any sense. I always thought I had to like it because most of my friends to, but I gave it a few chances and just couldn't enjoy it. I am however - a huge fan of tea! I just received a huge shipment of tea from DavidsTea and I am so excited to try them all. 

I have: 







Dragon Pearls



I am so excited to try these all!
Are you a tea or coffee person?

xo


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hey It's Okay!


I love doing these 'Hey it's Okay' posts! They are so fun!

1. To got to a restaurant and get a table for one
2. To think about making your cat her own Facebook page
3. To spend all weekend watching Laguna Beach
4. To quote Laguna Beach all weekend long
5. To wear socks with flat shoes because it's cold
6. To stare at someone to see if you know them
7. To cry after a tough (calculus...ugh) midterm
8. To freak out when Twitter is down
9. To have cereal for dinner
10. To try on engagement rings for fun

Share your "Hey it's Okays' with me!


Monday, October 15, 2012

Rainboots

Fall in Canada is pretty cold and rainy - which means it's the perfect time to wear rainboots! 

There are so many different styles, colours and brands - but I really do prefer the Hunter rainboot over everything else!

Even though Hunter boots can be pricey, they are amazingly durable and really do keep your feet dry. Many cheaper boots I've tried in the past do not manage to keep your feet dry and wear easily. 
The classic black (no gloss) is my favourite

Another great thing about these boots are the socks that you can buy to wear with them. In Canada Winter usually starts halfway through fall - so there isn't much time to transition (I've already been wearing a light winter coat). The socks keep your feet warm enough so that you could use the Hunter boots as winter boots!





What are your favourite rainboots?