Saturday, March 01, 2014

FEBRUARY FAVOURITES

This is my first monthly favourites and I should probably start with saying blogging is a new favourite. I have always followed blogs, but on February 5th I decided to start a blog of my own. It has been fun so far. Since this is my first favourites it is a bit all over the place but I am an all over the place kind of person anyways. I do not have any categories, if you would like to see a variety of different items I can try to figure out a monthly favourites with set categories, just comment below with any suggestions.



1 La Notte Tops Shop Here
2 David's Tea, Le Digestif (Organic) Shop Here
3 UNIQLO Thermal Wear Shop Here (Top) Shop Here (Bottoms)
4 BodyFlow Check it out here
5 Folli Follie Match & Dazzle Bracelet Shop Here
6 Zara Sweat Pants Shop Similar Here
7 Rachelle Roy Stud Earring Trios Shop Here 
8 Origins No Puffery Shop Here
9 OCC Lip Tar in Memento Shop Here
10 Blogging 
11 Power Rocks portable iPhone charger Check it out here
12 Calvin Klein Concept Bralette Shop Here

All February it seemed in the morning I was de-puffing my eyes as an add-on to my skincare routine then heading to the bedroom to change. Before even thinking about what to wear most days I was putting on a "pre-outfit"; my new bralette and thermal wear from head to toe. The thermal wear has really helped me get out of the house this winter; I think I would have had to cancel my life and stay a hermit in my apartment all winter without it. The CK Bralette is new this month. I usually go for a Lululemon sports bra on a casual day but I came across this which is so thin and soft, yet somehow supportive. Not only is the bralette comfortable but the front is very low on the chest and the straps fall in the same place as a normal bra so I can wear it with most tops. I have been choosing to wear what is easiest so I have been all about the sweat pants and basic t-shirts. I like the Zara sweats I have because of the leather detailing it has around the waste and pockets; it makes me feel like it is almost ok to leave the house wearing them. I have been grabbing any La Notte t-shit I have and tucking the front into whatever bottoms (There were days I had jeans on over my thermals lol) then throwing on an open sweater. My accessories this month have been very minimal. Everyday I had on my engagement ring with my Folli Follie bracelet and a pair of fairly small Rachelle Roy studded earrings. My ears are a little bit sensitive; I cannot wear Forever 21 earrings, but they do not have to be pure gold either. Rachelle Roy earrings have never irritated my ears and they are quite inexpensive. The OCC Lip Tar in Memento is one of the few nude lip shades I have ever worn. Ever since highschool I have been doing a red or bright pink lips. I have just never thought nude looked good on me but this shade is on the pinker side and seems to complement my complexion well. The OCC lip tars are matte, they stay on for a good amount of time, and there is little transfer while drinking coffee, etc. I put that on when first doing my makeup and brush face powder over it lightly to set it, then throughout the day touch up with a Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Peachy Pink. Since I have been very busy this month I have been enjoying BodyFlow (A class involving Tai Chi, Pilates, and yoga) even more than I usually do. It is not a new thing, I have been going since grade ten, but I still really love it.  The music is great and there is a Goodlife everywhere so it is easy to find a class that works with my schedule. I am notorious for running out of battery on my iPhone, the portable charger is something I should have gotten a long time ago. However, it is new this month and I have definitely been putting it to good use. I love tea; Teavana is where I get most of my tea, but I also have a fair bit from David's Tea. The Le Digestif (Organic) tea is not fancy but I have been making it the most this month; I like the cooling feeling it has, I find it very soothing in the cold months. 

That is all for my monthly favourites! February was a very busy month and winter has been taking its toll on me so I have been dressing more comfortable than cute. Late January my car was totalled so I was dealing with my insurance company and shopping around for a new/used car. My fiancĂ©e, Matthew, had came home on the 1st from being away in Victoria, BC for a week so we had a lot of catching up to do. While he was in Victoria he looked at a condo development. He was busy looking into buying a condo; I was busy looking into buying a car. We found out that there is a way for Matthew to possibly transfer schools, back to BC which is our "home" so he began the application process. The wedding we had already planned we basically cancelled to accommodate our new budget; we are keeping the ceremony the same but have a new guest list and are changing the reception completely. By the 8th I had a new car and was working a lot. Two days ago we figured out a lot of the condo stuff and are just waiting on some paperwork to go ahead with things. Matthew has finished the application process but we do not hear back from UVic until June. My old employer asked me last week if I could come back to Victoria a month earlier and I have accommodated that. Now I just have one more month to pack up not only summer clothes (The original plan was to spend only the summer in Victoria then back to Ottawa for school) but also pack apartment things and figure out what to do with items we are not bringing. The wedding planning has been going very well though. We ended up getting the reception venue we actually wanted the whole time. 

This month had a lot going on; I was always on the go and my monthly favourites reflect so. March, April, and May are all very busy months for me but at least I will be done with winter. I hope everyone has a wonderful March and thank you for reading.

BY: SARAH MELNYK

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