high park

5.25.2016

 

 








Sunnies: H&M // Bag: Joe Fresh // Dress / romper & Shoes: Zara

Happy hump day! To all my fellow Canadians, I hope you had a nice long weekend. It's always such a struggle getting back into the groove of things after a beautiful long weekend. So until next weekend rolls around, I'll be dreaming of parks and fro-yo.

We decided to stay in the city and make the most of it, exploring news spots each day. (You can follow my Instagram / Snapchat account for more behind the scenes @curatedbyamy) On Saturday we ventured out for some frozen yogurt followed by a visit to High Park. I was really hoping that the cherry blossoms were in bloom but unfortunately due to the weather, they won't be making their appearance this year. Nonetheless, there were lots of  other pretty blossoms near Grenadier Pond as well as lots of flowers throughout the park. 

I also have to mention that this "dress" that I am wearing is actually a romper / dress. I didn't even know these existed until I picked up what I thought to be a top and discovered built-in shorts underneath. Zara currently has a few different styles of this nature, and I love how you can throw it on and not have to worry about exposing yourself.... Although my fiance did ask whether I plan to put on pants before leaving the house. lol. Not sure if strangers think the same thing but I think its perfect for those hot summer days.

xo A

How to Fake a Summer Glow

5.18.2016






You know what they say... fake it til' you make it. 

Here is my recipe for achieveing that sunkissed glow:


If you're anything like me, perhaps you feel as though you've been hibernating under a rock for the last 6 months. With Short / dress / skirt (all of the above) season quickly approaching, I was a little hesitant to bare my legs to the world. Nevermind the whole six months thing, it looks like my legs haven't seen the light of day in YEARS.

The Hoola Bronzer has always been a staple in my makeup bag. As someone with fair skin, I always incorporate a bronzer into my makeup routine to make myself look a little more "alive." If you've been following my blog, you know how important it is for me to apply product with a quality brush. I absolutely love the Hoola Bronzing and Contouring Brush, it is so incredibly soft and blends the product perfectly for contouring. (Um, can we also just say that the bamboo handle is well,  adorable.)

So you can imagine my surprise when the Hoola Dew Bronzer came out - it's basically the trusted and true Hoola Bronzer in liquid form. It applies very smoothly and has a matte finish. I apply it right over top my foundation for a natural, sunkissed glow. You can even mix this product with your foundation for a little extra colour. 

And lastly, the Hoola Zero Tanlines Body Bronzer.  This is my secret weapon. The beauty of this product is that you can use it for a night out or special occasion, and rinse it away in the shower that evening. It doesn't turn you orange, or streak and you don't have to worry of it coming off on your clothing. (I have worn a white skirt all day without any issues) It's SO easy to apply and works better than anything that I have ever tried. 

So that's it! My routine for achieving that summer glow without actually subjecting your skin to harmful UV rays. 

Have any of you tried these products? Any tips yourself?

xo Amy

culottes

5.17.2016

curated by amy zara culottes

curated by amy zara culottes

curated by amy zara culottes
Trying not to get blown away lol #crazyhairdontcare

curated by amy zara culottes

curated by amy zara culottes

curated by amy zara culottes

curated by amy zara culottes
Blazer: Zara // Culottes: Zara // Tank: Aritzia // Bag: Zara // Sunnies: Aldo // Shoes: Zara (old)

I'm usually one to jump on board with the latest trends, but it sure wasn't the case with culottes. When they first made their resurgence, I was a little confused... Are they pants? Long shorts? Crops? I couldn't quite wrap my head around them. I waited for the trend to die down but alas! Here we are a few years later with the trend still going strong, andddd here I am wearing them. 

I'm a huge fan of skinny jeans and anything looser than the most "slim" style is a no-go for me. No reason other than I find them to be unflattering on my body. Perhaps it was due to my boredom of wearing skin-tight jeans for the last how many years but I decided to pull a pair of culottes during a recent trip to Zara. 

The results are in... Once I had them on, I didn't want to take them off. They felt like oversized pajamas, and even had an elastic waist! How did I take years to try these bad boys on? They are a-mazing. Perhaps I am shielded by the pure comfort factor, but I am not ashamed to say that I am now a converted culotte lover. (And a little mad at myself for not jumping on this bandwagon sooner)

What do you guys think? Do you own a pair? Pairs? Love 'em? Hate 'em? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below <3 

xo A