Shades of Black and Blue

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When Jamie and I were heading back from Niagara last week we ended up taking a trip to the Niagara Premium Outlets since neither of us had been. I was pleasantly surprised at how similar the stores are to the states, and so happy about the J Crew factory. I always manage to find great pieces there, but Unfortunately (or fortunately for my wallet) all of my size seemed to be picked over in everything I was showing interest in. I did however come home with this classic navy turtle neck, and these super skinny jegging like jeans, that have since replaced a pair of old J Brands that had holes in the waist.

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8 What I’m Wearing: Turtleneck: J Crew Factory (here) // Jeans; J Crew Factory (here) // Heels; Michael Kors (similar) // Bag; Rebecca Minkoff (here)// Rings; Tryst via Makenew & Tiffany & co (here) (here)

Caramel Apple Skillet Pancakes

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Yesterday was my sisters twentieth birthday (where does the times go?), so I figured instead of our usual Cheerios, orange juice and coffee breakfast, I’d make something a little more festive and filling. Of course we still had coffee, but this recipe for caramel apple skillet pancakes fit the bill with seasonally appropriate flavours, and easy throw-in-a-skillet-and-wait ingredients. I ended up swapping out the fugi apples for macintosh and the brandy for bourbon, but I think the results turned out just the same. I feel like this is the perfect fall breakfast. but will also work just as well for  upcoming company at holiday brunches.  2

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Eco Friendly, Australian Beauty Hacks

I met Sayaka Molatalab through a good friend at Revlon after she introduced me at an event. Sayaka was painting illustrations of the attendees in custom Marchesa gowns with Revlon nail polish. When I sat down to have my illustration painted, Sayaka and I immediately clicked and have chatted on and off since. Sayaka recently packed her bags and moved to the land down under, Australia. When she recently contacted me about doing a feature on my blog that incorporated both her art, and the best beauty hacks from Australia I was all for it. Today Sayaka has taken over my blog to show you 5 eco-friendly beauty secrets that are all the rage in Australia. Enjoy!
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