Currently Craving: Red Shoe Diaries

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There’s no place like home! I’m feeling a little Dorothy-esque as I’ve been craving some ruby red shoes as of late. I don’t know why or where this current craving came from, but it’s come on strong like I’m pregnant with a blank canvased shoe baby dying for some red. I think it may have been Jillian Harris that started this red spiral with the #8 pair above that she recently posted on her Instagram. The red just got me because I wear a lot of basics in neutral tones so pops of colour in my accessories is where I like to standout, and a fire engine red is such a power colour that it’s really sticking in my brain where I see outfits before I wear them. I’m also really into shoes that have fun details, fabrics and prints as well, as to stand out in a crowd of black booties. I noticed that I have this thing for pom poms too, how cute are they on shoes!? All of these shoe picks are really making me want to buy a plane ticket to a beach destination, of course after I win the lottery and can afford all of these shoes and the plane ticket.

Since many of these shoes are mega pricey I have a feeling I might try a DIY project in the near future. If It turns out well I’ll be sure to post about it. Anywho, I think red is going to be my colour this spring, and I think yellow too, that’s another colour I’ve been dreaming about. What pops of colour are you looking to rock?

1) Vans Custom red Old Skool
2) Soludos Pom Pom espadrilles
3) DVF Furry sandals
4) J.Crew pom Pom Slip ons
5) Aldo sock boots
6) Loeffler Randal heels
7) Joe’s red sandals
8) Anthropologie 
9) Adidas Gazelles via Asos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide: Pre-Teens

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Christmas day is fast approaching and I know I’m going last minute shopping this week. I find it hard to shop for anyone of any age these days since trends are ever-changing, especially in the pre-teen territory. I have two pre-teens to buy for so I’m sticking to practical gifts they can use for years to come. I hope this gift guide helps you if you have a 9-12 year old girl or boy to buy for. If you have any ideas or suggestions for me please leave me a note in the comment section. Thanks for reading! xx

1) Instax Camera Via Best Buy Canada
2) JBL Clip On Portable Speaker
3) Old Skool Vans 
4) S’Well Water Bottle
5) E.L.F. Selfie Light
6) Sylas Pizza Hat Via Indigo
7) Walmart Bear Slippers
8) Bed, Bath and Beyond Marquee Light Box
9) Rainbow Tote via Forever 21
10) Nintendo Switch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quick and Easy Meal: Stuffed Peppers

IMG_0083This is a meal I really enjoy cooking because it’s super fast, really easy, not too pricey and very tasty! This meal costs about $15 to make for about 3 people, depending on what/how many veggies you’re using. This can easily be modified for vegans (vegan cheese/meatless), vegetarians, or if you’re a meat lover throw a protein in there. I usually do a tofu version or shredded chicken when I make this meal.

What you need:

  • 2 cups of rice (depending on how many veggies you’re stuffing/how many you’re feeding).
  • 1 Package of taco seasoning (pick your spice level)
  • A jar of your favourite salsa
  • Tofu, or a meat of choice
  • Sometimes I like to throw in a can of black beans or corn, or BOTH!
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 3 Zucchinis, 2 peps (depends how many people you’re feeding)
  • Coriander in rice and for garnish

How to:

Boil your rice according to the package. Usually 2 cups of water per 1 cup of rice ratio. In the meantime prep your peppers and zucchini. I cut the tops off the peppers but keep them because they’re still edible! Scoop out the seedy middle and give them a good rinse. For the zucchini, I cut them in half longways and scoop out their insides. I like to keep the insides and add it to my rice, less food waste! Pour about a tablespoon of oil in your hand and massage the veggies and let them sit.

Once your rice is finished toss in your salsa ( at least a cup but eyeball more if you need), your taco seasoning, and cayenne pepper. At this point if you’ve prepared your tofu or chicken pop it into the rice now with any veggies you’d like to add as well. This is my favourite meal because you can be super creative and change it up every time depending on what you’d like to add in or have in the pantry, so get funky!

While everything is meshing together in the rice and sitting on a low heat, pop your oiled veggies with their hollow sides down onto a pan and into the oven for about 15mins on 350 degrees. This will help them soften a little bit so it’s easier to eat them later. After 15 mins take the veggies out and start stuffing! Once stuffed, add your fave cheese on top to get all melty. I prefer a jack cheese for another added kick! A really sharp cheddar would also be great. For Vegans grab your fave non-dairy cheese and pop some on top. Throw the veggies back in the oven for about 10/15 mins, maybe less, on 500 degrees/broil setting just to melt your cheese.

I like to serve my stuffed veggies with a healthy dollop of sour cream, more salsa and jalapeño hot sauce from Tabasco. Also if you like guacamole I would say add that as a dipper as well! (I’m allergic to avocados!)

et VOILA! Honestly this is sooo easy and quick and the leftovers are the best! They last for about a week in your fridge depending on the ingredients you’ve popped inside.IMG_0077Thanks for reading! Now I’m hungry..Tootles!

Currently Craving: Winter Jacket

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1) Roots down jacket
2) Babaton Stedman Coat with the perfect texture
3) Dark olive puffer via Vero Moda

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4) Forever 21 B&W plaid pea coat
5) H&M jacquard-weave coat
6) Zara fuzzy textured cuffed jacket

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7) Tna via Aritzia denim in medium wash with shearling lining
8) Vero Moda via The Bay leopard coat (on sale!!)
9)Topshop boucle wool coat

I am in the market for a new Winter jacket this season. I don’t mean a fierce snow parka, I have one of those, but more along the lines of a car coat with warmth; something stylish and cool that I won’t freeze my buns off in. My jacket I’ve been rocking for a few years is starting to retire. The buttons fall off every other day and it’s not exactly warm unless I layer loads underneath. I am super tiny so a coat with more structure suits my frame. I can’t exactly do over-sized chic unless I really am trying to look like MK and Ash Olsen circa 2005-2009. This year I am looking for a good basic black coat, a plaid one that is black and white or another mix of neutrals and then for layering, a perfect long down jacket (Roots) for an added layer that might otherwise be missing from a regular car coat. Also great for layering under a leather jacket for added warmth and cool stylistic touch.