Thursday, October 31, 2013

- - Luxe Box | Fall 2013 Review - -

Hi everyone!

It's been a while since my last post, but I am definitely back and I am excited to review the contents of my second subscription beauty box...

Friday, October 25, 2013

- - Favourite Way to Tie Neck Scarves - -

There are tons of tutorials and websites devoted to the tying of scarves. For me though, on the days when I feel Parisian and want to add a little neck scarf to my outfit, this is how I tie my scarf.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

- - Julep | Helen & Claudette Swatches - -

Happy Thursday!

Today I'm going to show you the swatches for the Julep nail polishes, Helen and Claudette, as well as show you my experiment with using nail art tape.

Now I'm not going to say that this experiment was a total failure, but there definitely were some mistakes made along the way...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

- - HTW | Mustard-Coloured Pants - -


I am definitely feeling a lot better than I was yesterday morning ( /'s almost 1am right now). I'm going to resist the urge to give you a whole back story to this post, and just say that I was playing around with Polyvore and I think what I'll try from time to time is to create "How to Wear..." sets.

Today's HTW set is dedicated to mustard-coloured pants.

As a sales associate, I often find customers having difficulties finding pairings for mustard-coloured items (especially pants). Below, I've shared some ideas of a few basic pairings: 

Find a link to the set & the items here.
...and now I'm off to bed. Thank you for reading! :)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

- - Julep | Starter Box Review - -

I hope everyone is having a lovely Tuesday!

I came down with a case of food poisoning today, so it's been a bit of a rough day for me. Nonetheless, I'm excited to get this post started!

A few weeks ago I received this starter kit from Julep:

Monday, October 21, 2013

- - Julep - -

Sometime in the next few posts or so I'll be putting up a review of my first ever starter kit from Julep. 

This month I've become really interested in subsciption beauty boxes. I've had a chance to read up on a range of beauty boxes such as: Topbox, Luxe Box, Julep, Glossybox, Birchbox, and a few others as well. Unfortunately, I'm just not experienced enough them to post anything about them in length. Instead, if you're looking for more information about what these boxes have to offer or just want some basic info about them, great places to consult are: The Scenic Route. and Beauty Box Canada. I don't have any affiliations with these blogs; I just found them to be really useful sources for information.

Excitedly, I went ahead and subscribed to Beauty Box Five, Julep, and Luxe Box. I got onto the waiting list for Topbox, but from what I understand it takes several months to get past the waiting list. In any case, the first beauty box I have received has been from Julep...

- - New Haircut - -


I hope you are having/have had a wonderful Monday :)

Yesterday I finally went ahead to my favourite hairdressing salon and got myself a new haircut. It's about time too! I used to have pretty long hair, but then I cut it in December of last year and then I had it trimmed in March. Ever since March then I haven't cut my hair at all. My bangs grew out soo long that I have had to use bobby pins for about two months now. Why would I grow my hair out, you ask?

Sunday, October 20, 2013

- - Tips On How to Determine Your Size (Online) - -

Hi everyone!

I am kind of continuing from where I left off in the "Halloween Costumes" post. 

In my last post I was discussing shipping costs of certain sites and then I realised that I started talking about a bigger issue of shopping online -- sizing. So I decided to create a separate post with a few - hopefully helpful - tips for finding your size online. Now, keep in mind that for a lot of people I probably wont be revealing anything profound that will completely alter their online shopping experience. What I merely want to do is to get a few of these things out of my system, so that hopefully at least one person finds this information useful. Let's begin...

Friday, October 18, 2013

- - Halloween Costumes - -

Happy Friday!

With Halloween just around the corner, I figured it was time to finally sit down and figure out what I would be going as this year. There are a few places where I could go in Toronto to get costumes, but I wanted to see what I could find online first. The sites I looked at were: Amazon, Party City, Spirit Halloween, and Wholesale Halloween Costume. It's from this last site that I ended up buying my costume, but I will go through each site in detail...

Thursday, October 17, 2013

- - Studded Belt & Neck Scarf - -

To officially begin my blog, I'd like to share the outfit that I wore to work yesterday.

There are days when I like to go back to my favourite black & white basics. To spice up this outfit, I added a studded belt and a navy scarf. The neck scarf is actually a pocket square! In my next post I'll share my favourite way of tying square scarfs. To finish off the outfit I slipped on a pair of black kitten heels from Naturalizer.

As you can see - nothing too crazy! There are a few things I could've changed about this outfit (which is something you are welcome to try with your pieces at home):
1) Neck scarf  = red
2) Different colour belt (preferably red!)
3) Bright red lips :)
4) Perhaps red heels (Love these) and/or a red purse to match (something like this)

I think red is a great colour for black & white pairings, but do feel free to experiment with other pops of colour.

 It might be a bit difficult to see the outfits in my pictures, so I think I'll keep creating outfit sets on polyvore from now on.

Please excuse the quality of my not-an-iPhone-phone!

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Skirt - Manhattan Tex Skirt (Similar style here)
Belt - Sandy Stud Belt 
Pocket Square - Club Monaco {old}
Shirt - Stephanie Striped Top
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A quick thought -- I think it would be awesome to match up a studded belt with a studded heel (not necessarily for work, haha).



Thank you for reading!

- - Hi, it's Lovely to Meet You! - -

Welcome to my blog!

I am going to be filling these pages with posts about fashion. I hope you enjoy and are able to get inspiration/useful information from here. I do have a main blog - Dainty Tea Cups, but I use it for the general things I'm interested in. For a while now I have wanted to create a blog that is focused mainly on fashion.. Here's hoping that it goes well!

(Edit: January 8th, 2014) 
It has now been almost 3 months since my blog came into existance and it has definitely been interesting to see what direction it has taken. Although I initially hoped to focus on fashion in this blog, I have ended up focusing on subscription boxes. I can only barely remember how I came to find out about subscription sampling services, which seems funny because it's only about two and a half months ago that I discovered them. So far I am loving where this blog is going and I am excited to continue with product/box reviews/swatches. I thank you all for taking your time to read my posts and for letting me know your thoughts through the comments.

 Thank you for joining me on this journey!