Getting Inspired With Sudio Sweden

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Happy Wednesday, friends! Today I'm teaming up with Sudio Sweden and excited to share they're offering all G&C readers 15% off when you use promo code: veronika at checkout. When it comes to finding style inspiration?! Having great music while I'm on the go, or creating blog content is a key part of thinking up new ideas as well as keeping myself energized. I chose the Vasa BLÅ in Rose Gold White and adore both the beautiful design and listening quality. You can expect 8 hours of wireless listening or take calls with the built in microphone + control your phone with the remote. If you're a gal on the go, or a music buff like me, you will honestly love these. Mine never leave my side!

* As always, all opinions are my own! Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog! xo
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Rocky Point Ice Cream

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

This is my second "adventure" post this summer and I've honestly missed them so much. Going on day trips, exploring & taking photos is hands down my most favourite thing and I'm typically grinning like a fool for all of it! In fact, I just started a new category in my top navigation menu called "trips" and I can't wait to fill it with our summer and fall memories. If there's one thing my health issues have taught me... it's to seize the day and do what you love. So for this fall? I'll be doing exactly that! I've started booking trips, styling cozy & fall hued outfits, and I can't wait to make this space the best it's ever been. I'm honestly feeling a little giddy lately and like I've had a new lease on life. It feels good, so good!

Also, can you believe we're in the final stretch of summer? I hope to make the most of the next four weeks though. I'm still hoping to spend a day by our pool, visit a lighthouse & historic town, take a day trip to Cultus Lake and visit one of our neighbouring islands. Fingers crossed we'll get through our summer list! As for this past weekend?! We ventured to Rocky Point Ice Cream, which is located steps from the pier, includes hiking trails, bike trails and a skate park. In fact, many moons ago, Martin & I photographed a look at the skate park "Graffiti Walls" -- haha so funny looking back. Have a great week everyone! xo

Outfit Details:

H&M Sunglasses
Forever 21 Midi Dress (love this one & this one!)
Banana Republic Tote
Aldo Sandals (similar)
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Midi Skirts + Brunch Dates

Thursday, August 18, 2016

This is hands down one of my favourite summer outfits, perfect for a day of brunching & coffee sips. Or for a night out with my love! I currently have my eye on two gorgeous midi's from Modcloth as well, this one & this one and I love this one from Banana Republic! When it comes to skirt lengths?! I love wearing midi's in the summer, then switching to shorter lengths in the fall and pairing them with tights & booties -- a style I love!

I'm also (yay!) resurrecting my YouTube channel later this month and can't wait to be back. Finally! Like a dum, dum I deleted my old account accidentally and left it at that. But I miss connecting with you guys via video (love the more intimate vibe it lends) so I'll be back at it later this month!! I'll be kicking things off with a hair tips video, marriage video... and would love to hear your suggestions as well. Tell me friends, what are your favourite videos to watch?! xo

Outfit Details:

Club Monaco (similar)
Skirt c/o House Of Ginger Goods
Stella & Dot Necklace (similar)
BR Tote Bag
Aldo Shoes (similar)
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Old Orchard Park

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

This past weekend, my love & I took a day trip to Old Orchard Park in Port Moody (one of our favourite local spots) and it felt so lovely! We've sadly had to take a pause on our summer trips mainly because my health's been so up & down, but we're hoping to at least take a few shorter day trips this August & September. And then, hello fall, I'm not going to lie... floppy hats, pumpkins and the promise of crunching leaves is getting me VERY excited!!

Also how darling are my new boat style shoes from Union Jack Boots? I've wanted a pair for ages, ever since spotting a similar pair on Kate Middleton and these Vans ones are so good. I also love the navy chauffettes they'd look perfect with a school boy blazer, simple tank and skinnies. Preppy perfection! xo

Outfit Details:

American Eagle Baseball Cap (similar)
Zara Top (similar)
American Eagle Skinnies (similar)
Vans Chauffette Tan/White c/o Union Jack Boots
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70's Inspired Summer Style

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Oh hey, look who's back, dressed and not on bed rest. Me, me!!! I was so thrilled to wake up the other day and actually have enough energy to pull myself out of bed, get dressed and go on a little me-date. I loved it and felt like a brand new gal! And speaking of brand new gal? I also bought a MacBook Air to replace my 2009 MacBook Pro and love, love it! Especially since I'm more mobile and can throw it in my bag, go to a coffee shop and get a bit of work done. Or, better yet, work by our pool! ;)

As for my outfit? While I'm usually one to shy away from showing my curvy figure... I just bought new AE High Rise skinnies and absolutely love the look! I'm already re-imagining my outfit for a soon-to-be date night, but would love to swap out my skinnies for denim shorts, add a slouchy boyfriend cardigan and booties. Cute, cute, right?! And if you're looking for a rad pair of statement sunglasses + at a great price point? You can nab mine (or almost identical one's) here. I love how they elevate even the simplest of looks! xo

Outfit Details:

Aldo Sunglasses (similar + so fab!!)
Calvin Klein Collection Cami (similar)
American Eagle Skinnies (similar)
Aldo Sandals (similar)
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My Summer Beauty Routine

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

As promised in Monday's gratitude post I'm back and chatting about summer beauty. When it comes to my summer beauty routine? Less is definitely more, plus I prefer products which are light, promote a health glow and fit into my "10 minutes" or less make-up mantra. If you'd like to see these products in action? Click over to my Summer Uniform post! Let's jump on in, shall we?

Step One: I start off my "glowy" look by exfoliating & moisturizing my face and applying my Origins GinZing Eye-Cream. And if I need a little extra coverage? I add a dab of BB cream to my moisturizer. This alone, gives my skin a gorgeous glow!

Step Two: I then add an additional dose of radiance with my Too Faced Luminous Bronzer. I'm basically obsessed, mainly because it adds glow but still manages to look completely natural. I apply mine to the apples of my cheeks, then lightly to my forehead, nose and chin.

Step Three: I dab L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Hourglass Beige over my eyelids and do a quick swipe of mascara. I actually just replaced my Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten with this L'Oreal one (I was feeling cheap, haha) and must say it does not disappoint. In fact, I prefer it because it's a little bit more subtle.

Step Four: For my finishing spray, I use Triple Oxygen by Bliss and love the glow it adds. If you haven't tried it? I highly recommend it. So, so good!

Step Five: I apply Lancôme's Colour Fever Gloss in Paradise Peach, which I absolutely love, it's shimmery and the most perfect "your lips but better" shade.

There your have it friends, my best tips for glowing skin and getting that fresh faced summer look, and as always, would love to hear your recommendations too! xo
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