Polka Dots

posted on: Monday, October 29, 2012

I'm loving life right now, but I have been so busy and have hardly had time to post. These photos feel like they were taken sooooo long ago. I didn't even get a chance to capture any fall photos this year before the snow hit Calgary. Snow has completely blanketed the city and it will be winter on the blog from this post forward. 

Upcoming posts: I have a giveaway from CoutuKitch coming up this week and another beauty post from Joe Fresh! 

Outfit Details
Wilfred silk maxi skirt
Vero Moda polka dot tank top
Joe Fresh denim shirt
Gap sandals

Photos by my sister


The winner of the Globo Shoes giveaway is number 1, Christie D! Congratulations Christie!

Joe Fresh Eyes

posted on: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

As I mentioned in this post, I received some beauty products from Joe Fresh not too long ago. One of the beauty items I received from Joe Fresh was their liquid eyeliner in Azure. I followed the tips from the video below when using this eyeliner and kept the rest of my makeup very simple and basic. I usually stick to neutral colours for my eye makeup, so it was fun to play around with some colour. I found the liner was long lasting and very pigmented. 

Black, Green, & Railroad Tracks

posted on: Sunday, October 14, 2012

This outfit is from my first day at WCFW. I bought this Caitlin Power romper at the PARK designer sample sale a few months ago, and was waiting for the perfect moment to wear it. My favourite detail is the leather shoulders. 

In other news, I started school, and I ran my first half-marathon in Kelowna last weekend! I am ridiculously excited about school, and am loving the program so far and the half-marathon went really well. The whole weekend was a lot of fun. My brother ran with me and JP and my brother's girlfriend joined us on the trip to Kelowna to cheer us on. We both finished our runs in the amount of time we expected which was around two and a half hours. Unfortunately we don't know the exact times of our runs because both of our time chips didn't activate for some reason. Next time around we plan to do more speed work to bring our time down. 

Outfit Details
Caitlin Power romper
Aldo wedges
watch borrowed from KD

Photos by KD

Closed: Globo Shoes Giveaway!

posted on: Friday, October 5, 2012

I have an exciting giveaway for my Calgary readers! Globo Shoes at Cross Iron Mills has offered Calgary Lions Lace Lattes readers a $25 gift certificate! In Globo's own words, "GLOBO offers quality, comfort, and fashion right footwear at unbeatable value for the entire family. GLOBO's dedicated team of buyers travel the globe to bring you the quality styles you want at the prices you'll love."

Here are the rules for entering the giveaway:

1. Reside in or near Calgary, AB
2. Follow Lions Lace Lattes on GFC, Bloglovin or Facebook
3. Leave a comment below with your name, your email and tell me about your favourite fall shoe trends!

*This giveaway is now closed*

Joe Fresh Autumn Nail Polish

posted on: Wednesday, October 3, 2012

As you all know I love everything Joe Fresh, so when I was asked to try some of their fall beauty products, I was overjoyed. First up is the nail polish. Nail polish is always a fun way add some of the new season's colours to your outfit. I've always loved nail polish and have kept a pretty big collection since I was in Jr. High. Out of the Joe Fresh polishes, I'm especially loving Mulberry, a deep purple with subtle sparkles. I wore it all last week, and then switched over to wearing Terracotta over the weekend, which I am also loving. In the photos the Terracotta polish turned out a little red, but it has more brown and orange tones in it then red. Joe Fresh nail polish is such a steal because it $4 a bottle, goes on smoothly, the colour is rich,  it dries in good time, and I've found on myself it can last 3-4 days without chipping. I'm definitely not careful with my hands after applying nail polish, so 3-4 days is excellent for me. In the last photo I did one had with two coats of Terracotta and the other in one coat. I prefer two coats, but if I were in a hurry I think I could definitely get away with one coat.

Sea Blue | Tigerlily | Terracotta

Maple | Mulberry | Bronze
Mulberry | Sea Blue | Terracotta | Tigerlily | Maple | Bronze

left: two coats
right: one coat