Happy Monday and hope you all enjoyed your weekend! It’s been snowing on and off all week here so when I look out my window it’s more like a January winter wonderland than a pretty spring scene. Hence I haven’t taken any outfit picks recently so instead of a glam outfit for my 2 year blogiversary, I’m ‘keeping it real’ with some everyday life lately and an international giveaway.
My actual 2 year anniversary was on Saturday (April 9) and not sure why but it kind of feels like I have been doing this longer than that, in a good way though. Maybe it’s because sharing my personal style and random life just feels like an extension of me. It’s both a blessing and honour to still be around and I cannot thank all of you (bloggers & non-bloggers) enough for continuing to support me! I feel lucky to be doing something with fashion and it’s definitely been a fun outlet to express my creativity. To show my thanks I’m excited to be hosting my first solo giveaway below so be sure to enter and also share this post so that others will have a chance to enter.
In terms of everyday life this is what it looks like in Toronto and area these days, ughh…snow, snow please do go away.
I recently ordered a Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag from Shopbop and am so in love. It’s such a chic piece, the colour is classic and neutral so it will go with anything but the studs and side-tassel detail give it some modern edge. This was courtesy of Shopbop from a previous working partnership I was in with them for several months. The best part is that this gorgeous bag (it comes in other colours) is now on sale and for a quality designer bag it’s a steal. Rebecca Minkoff is another one of my fave bag designers.
As you know I have a sweet tooth and am always on the hunt for yummy, simple recipes. I stumbled upon this Old-fashioned Sour Cream Crumb Cake and had to try it out. I love a good coffee cake, it’s one of the first things I look for when I go to a cafe. This one sounded heavenly and after making it I can confirm it really is! I know it’s easy to pick up one of these cakes at the grocery store but take it from me this recipe was quite easy to make and it so much better than those store bought ones that are loaded with artificial ingredients. This was light, moist, the cinnamon flavour was perfect and not too sweet.
I think I’ve mentioned before I’m a movie buff and with the bad weather it’s perfect timing to watch some good flicks. My hubby and I also do our best to have “movie nights” on Friday when the girls go to sleep. We rarely get date nights as of late so we make this our date night at home. These are a few we’ve recently watched and both really enjoyed:
If you are a Ryan Gosling fan like me Drive is a must-see, it’s such a unique take on the mobster genre and is based on this driver’s experience working in the underworld. There is a powerful love story line and it also has an amazing soundtrack with an 80’s inspired vibe.
Sisters is hilarious, period. It’s definitely the funniest movie I have seen in a while. I adore Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and they are perfect in this role together as middle-age sisters who are planning a big party reminiscent of their high-school days.
The Big Short has a stellar cast of actors from Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell and Brad Pitt. The movie is based on the fascinating true story of how eccentric hedge fund manager Michael Burry (Bale) discovers in 2005 that the U.S. housing market is extremely unstable predicting the market collapse in 2007.
Now make sure to enter the giveaway before you leave:)
TERMS & CONDITIONS: Giveaway ends Tuesday April 19 at 12AM EST. Giveaway is open internationally to individuals over the age of 18 and you must have a PayPal account to receive the $40USD prize. The winner will be verified to ensure that he/she has followed/liked one or all of the above social media, if not the winner will be disqualified and a new one will be chosen. Winner will be selected by Random.org and be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Facebook, Instagram and Bloglovin are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone. I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.
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