Friday Roundup

Happy Friday!! It’s a long weekend (in Canada at least)…yay!!! Man oh man, I’m pretty sure this was the longest week of my life. Between a crazy work load and dealing with mortgage brokers, realtors and difficult builders, let me tell you I have earned this weekend. I’m heading up north to a friend’s cabin and I can’t wait. Anybody have fun plans for Canada Day? Below are my favourite pins as of late:

Prettiest picture

Favourite nails

Gorgeous office

Best party food

Funnest looking summer toy

The best and worst of Met Gala 2012

Often referred to as “fashion’s Oscars,” the Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) held at the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday night was an opportunity for A-listers to either shine or crash and burn. As usual, there was a plethora of beautiful people in beautiful creations and just as many in god-awful ones. I’ll never get the fascination with going so over the top to the point of ridiculous. What’s wrong with looking classic, beautiful and elegant. If you want an example of someone who does avant-garde right keep you eye on January Jones. She is one of the few women who know just when to stop, so that she looks both unique and gorgeous. What were your favourite outfits of the night?

The best of the night

Jessica Alba in Michael Kors

Lea Michele in Diane von Furstenberg

Jessica Biel in Prada and Justin Timberlake in Tom Ford

January Jones in Versace

Nina Dobrev in Donna Karen

Camilla Belle in Ralph Lauren (My favourite of the night)

Hilary Swank in Michael Kors

Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada

The worst of the night

Beyonce in Givenchy Houte Couture by Riccardo Tiscoi (No one needs to see your butt)

Shailene Woodley in Christopher Kane (This girl needs to get a stylist, she has been crashing and buring on the red carpet this year)

Kristen Stewart in Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere (The dress is bad enough…and then you see the shoes)

Lily Collins in Valentino Haute Courture (Too much dress for too young of a girl)

Elizabeth Banks in Mary Katrantzou

Florence Welch in Alexander McQueen (Not that I would expect anything better from her)

Coco Rocha in Givenchy (Seriously???)

Friday Roundup

Happy rainy Friday. Another dreary April day here today, but at least it’s warm out…can’t wait for a few hot, sunny days! Hope everyone has a great weekend, in the meantime here are my favourite Pinterest finds this week:

Favourite laugh (sign in front of a bar)

Favourite painting (Leonid Afremov)

Gorgeous black tie gown

Summer nail colour

Best quote


Friday Roundup: Easter Edition

Happy Easter everyone. I am super pumped about my four day long weekend! Hope you all have a wonderful break filled with sweet treats, family and great food. To get you in the spirit here are a few Easter finds from Pinterest:

Easter Brunch (stawberry stuffed french toast):

Easter laugh (poor kid):

Festive nails:

Easter treat (cake pops!):

Prettiest egg decoration (damask):

Awards Season 2012: The Oscar’s

So, the Oscar’s were last night. What did everyone think? I found them pretty boring, the red carpet pre-shows too, which is kind of disappointing. I’d like to think I would be a much better host/interviewer than someone like Lea Miller. I think we should start a petition to have either Emma Stone or Melissa McCarthy host next year’s show. I can almost guarantee you it would be fantastic. Those women were the highlight of the show for me. Emma Stone played her bit so well, you would have thought she was high or drunk (but in a good way)! Octavia Spencer’s speech after winning best supporting actress made be tear up a bit too, I love when people are that genuine and grateful to win. My awards show festivities were fun, here’s a glimpse of what my evening entailed:


 Now for the good stuff. The fashion. Who did you guys think was the best dressed last night? While there were quite a few pretty dresses, there weren’t too many people who knocked it out of the ball park for me. If I had to pick my absolute favourite gown, I would probably choose Octavia Spencer’s with Milla Jovovich coming in a close second. Here are my picks for best dressed last night:

Octavia Spencer looked GORGEOUS in a crystal-embellished Tadashi Shoji

Kate Mara in Jack Guisso Couture

The incredible Mellisa McCarthy in Marina Rinaldi

Sandra Bullock in a draped Marchesa gown

Milla Jovovich looked stunning in Elie Saab Couture

Gwyneth Paltrow in white Tom Ford (with a cape!)

Michelle Williams in a peplum Louis Vuitton

Neon for the timid

Neon for the timid

Neon seems to be one of those trends that “comes back” every year. Lets face it, everyone loves a good 80’s revival. For those too timid to go full out with this trend, or those who would rather not invest in a decade they’d prefer to forget, I suggest finding a way to incorporate one or two neon elements into your spring wardrobe. Why not brighten up a drab look with neon nail polish or a splash or orange on your wrist? Has anybody bought a neon item for thier spring wardrobe this year?

Friday Roundup

Long weekend baby! At least for those of you in Alberta. I am really looking forward to this weekend. Sleeping in, late breakfast, good coffee. Saturday is going to be a great day. I’m going to the afternoon session of WineFest and then the Alberta Ballet’s presentation of Cinderella. Can’t wait! Here are a few things I’ve pinned lately.

Coolest mani

Cutest picture

                                                                                                                                          Weekend breakfast idea


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Favourite bag








Best photo

Friday Roundup

It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday. Sorry for that hahaha…someone was singing it this morning and I’ll probably have it in my head all day now. This week went by pretty quick for me, hopefully it did for you too. I’m can’t wait
to sleep in tomorrow though! Here is my roundup for the latest and greatest
on Pinterest:

Most relaxing moment:







Best manicure:






Best laugh:







Favourite outfit (does it get better than olive and lace?!?):








Favourite dessert (Affogato, which is espresso poured over gelato):