Novelty Bags – Unusual, Practical & Beautiful!

Hey there, Novelty bags. I’m an absolute sucker for these babies. Not only are they so damn unique, but they also add a pop of character to an otherwise “classy” or “chic” outfit that would be bland, all on it’s own. Prada has novelty bags, Chanel has novelty bags, Dolce&Gabbana has novelty bags, Moschino, Tomasini…

All Silent on the Western Front

Hey there, Sorry for the silence between my posts.  The last few days have been pretty difficult – I was in Montreal for my grandmother’s funeral, so the desire to write was non-existent. I saw it as work, rather than pleasure. I was uninspired and numb. That’s not to say that I’m out of this…

Bibliophile Inspired

Hey there, This page, full of Parisian dreaming & the beauty and fashion that is infused in living that Parisian lifestyle, is meant to inspire those reading to follow their dreams, just as I am on the road to follow my own. “Empowered women empower women,” is one of my favourite quotes because it rings so…

The Power of Scent + Buy These Perfumes!

Hey there, Today I woke thinking about my grandmother, and I woke thinking about the familiar scents I associate with her and her home. My nonna was very particular when it came to scents in the house – candles and incense irritated her – but that didn’t mean that her home didn’t have a smell…

Autumn is Calling

Hey there, It’s the first day of Autumn – my most favourite season, without question. Normally, I would be dancing around with a pumpkin on my head (not really, though) to celebrate the harvest season, but with the passing of my grandmother yesterday, my mood is one of melancholy. And so, to avoid another emotional…

Nonna

Hey there, Nonna means grandmother in Italian, and you’ll see me use it often in this blog post, tonight. My nonna is dying. One day she was pain-less and lively, and a switch was flipped, and now she’s going to leave me. That is the reality of it,  but it doesn’t cease to stab me…

Online Window Shopping

Hey there, I’m an online window shopper. I will often browse websites – especially their tempting sales – and dream about what the clothes might look like on me (though we all know the sizing is almost never right from screen to bod, but it’s sometimes worth the risk). Sometimes I will fill up a…

Paris in the Fall

Hey there, Today, a co-worker passed me an article from the Toronto Star by a writer named Vivian Song who wrote that, ‘Paris returns to its true self in the fall’. The article was passed to me as a reminder of what awaits, and while it inspired me, it also made me melancholy. Autumn is…

Sherway Shopping Spree! + Shop this look #3!

Hi there, In case you didn’t read my post from Friday morning, I got an amazing surprise in my Instagram Direct Message Inbox from Sherway Gardens Mall (the best mall close to me, without question) that said that they loved my Instagram feed and were gifting me a $100 gift card! It was an absolutely…

Shop This Look #2

Hello friend, Ready to let in Autumn? Last night was the perfect kind of “cool” to break out a cape coat. What i like about cape coats is that if you keep them unbottoned, it’s just like draping a sweater over your shoulders. And if you choose to button it as the night gets cooler,…

FriYay Musings

Hello friends, I’m going to avoid discussing my crummy sleep and instead tell you about this outstanding book I’m reading, and some good news I wish to share. I started ‘Leave Your Mark’ yesterday morning, and had few opportunities to read (recess, lunch, reading period) but am already halfway through. It’s immensely inspiring! The intentions…

This Gets Easier, Right?

Hello friends, This gets easier, right? RIGHT? My therapist said it does. It gets so easy that eventually it’s sleeping in that becomes difficult for you. I’m waiting for that moment to arrive, because this morning was damn hard. I had a pretty mediocre sleep last night, despite being  immensely exhausted. And I woke up…