Sunday, February 23, 2014

Pretty Pastels

It's safe to say after a little taste of Spring like weather in Toronto this weekend, warm temperatures and pretty pastel attire is all I can think about.  Are you as anxious as I am for the coming season and its pretty fashions?

coat | pink tote | yellow mini satchel | multi coloured pumpmirrored aviators | purple wallet | hair clip | rubber boots | colourful phone case | leather jacket | mint skort | nail polish |  skyline skirt | dress | earrings

Friday, February 21, 2014

Ask Sare: Wavy Hair Tutorial

Hey Lovelies! As per request, I'm bringing you my Wavy Hair Tutorial for this week's Ask Sare.  This is how I do my hair most days.  I love that it doesn't take long and I didn't have to go out and buy a new hair tool, I simply used the curling iron I already had.  
Here's what you'll need: Curling iron (the dimensions depend on how large of waves you'd like, the larger the barrel, the looser the wave), a wide toothed comb and hair spray!
Step 1: Start with clean natural hair.  Feel free to add some mouse to start if you'd like. 
Step 2: After lifting the leaver, grab a small section of hair and wrap it around the iron, away from the face. 
 Step 3: Once hair is all wrapped around, hold for about 20 seconds.  (Do not let down the leaver, hold while hair sits on the heat.) Repeat steps 2-3 to all of your hair.
 Step 4: Once all hair is waved, gently use pick to loosen waves.
 Step 5: Spray in place!
Your waves are now complete!  If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

Photos thanks to my Mom

Thanks for reading, 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Statement Earrings

Hey lovelies!  I'm super excited to be teaming up with the beautiful Jacqueline of Stylin in St. Louis today to bring you our take on a current trend, statement earrings.  For me, my go to for statement piece is typically a statement necklace, but I'm loving this change of pace with the statement earring.  It really glams up any outfit!  What's your opinion on this current trend?
Wearing: Button up Blouse [Forever 21] similar, Tank [Old Navy] similar, Skirt old but similar here, Boots from Hudson's Bay, Earrings [Forever 21], Watch [Kate Spade] similar
Be sure to check out the super stylish Jacqueline's blog for more on her take of the statement earring trend!

Photography for Sare in the City thanks to Abigial Ballanger.

Thanks for stopping by, 
Sare xo

Monday, February 17, 2014

Life Lately

Life lately has been pretty hectic, but definitely in a good way!  Here are a few snaps of what I've been up to lately. 

[The above photo was my first attempt at photography in a studio setting.  I am so used to shooting using natural light, experimenting with lights and reflectors was definitely something new for me.  I am excited to learn more in photography in the coming future.]
[I think it's been awhile since a photo of my man has made it to the blog.  Here's Ty all dressed up for a day about in the city.  Lookin' good babe!]
[Maya!! So happy to finally meet my God Daughter.  She is truly such an angel.]
[Beautiful flowers in an unconventional vase--a new favourite of mine!]

[Currently loving this Happy song…pun totally intended!]

Hope your having a fabulous start to the week, 
xo Sare

Friday, February 14, 2014

Girl With Heart

Happy Valentines Day!  I hope on this special day you are surrounded by the ones you love.
Traditionally, I'd probably be wearing head to toe pink and red for Valentines, as it's one of my favourite combos.  But this year I decided to try something different--playing up this girly skirt with some pretty accessories.  It definitely says Valentines, but maybe without screaming it.
Wearing: Top [Forever 21], Skirt [Boohoo], Heels [Target], Cuff [Obviously Chic] ℅, Heart from Bicyclette Boutique.

Photos by Qunshuo Ma.

Thank you for reading,

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Colourful Pop

There is no doubt that I love colour.  Adding some colour to my daily wardrobe makes me one happy girl.  So obviously, I'm totally crazy about this stunning colourful necklace from Obviously Chic.  I love the colour combos and beautiful floral crystal pattern--it's the perfect colourful pop to any neutral outfit.

It's been such a busy week in my household as I'm heading to Saskatchewan for a week coming up.  It'll be so nice to spend time with family.  But, I'm most excited that I finally get to meet my God Daughter, Maya!
Wearing: Sweater [H&M] similar, Jeans [J Brand] similar, Heels [Target] similar, Necklace [Obviously Chic] ℅ also love this one, Hello Bracelet [Forever 21], Coat [Old Navy] also love this one.

Thanks for reading, 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Ask Sare: Current Beauty Favourites

Hi Lovelies!  You have been asking about some of my current beauty favourites--so I decided to narrow it down to my top 5.  Hopefully you can find this post useful.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!
I was recently back on the market for a new foundation.  After a while of using the same product, I think it's good to change it up.  One of my girl friends recommended me try this BB cream by Tarte.  I tried a sample before I bought and at first, I wasn't so sure about its texture.  After a couple uses, I was hooked.  I like that it doesn't feel super heavy, one layer is great for day but it's build-able coverage is great for when I need more coverage.  [My skin is combination.]
In the winter months, you can't help but load on the lip balm.  I am currently loving this Nivea balm, its soft and the scent is super nice.

Well, I am obsessed with the entire Fresh skin care line.  I was gifted this face oil for Christmas and I'm really liking it.  I feel like it hydrates my skin that extra amount it needs in these dryer months.  [If you guys ever wanted to hear more about the line, let me know and I can do a post on it.] 
This MAC eyelash curler, I could NOT live without.  My eyelashes are awful, when natural, they actually somewhat curl down--seriously, it's the WORST!  Needless to say, an eyelash curler is my BEST friend.  I really like the curling power of this one.  A little extra tip for those of you who were blessed with eyelashes like mine, heat up the eyelash curler a bit (test on your hand before using by your eyelashes) with a blowdryer, then curl.  It definitely speeds up the curling process.  

Because my eyelashes are so straight, they require very particular mascara.  I have only ever found 3 (including this one) that I've ever liked.  This one, by Too Faced, is by far my favourite.  Thanks to this mascara, my eyelashes have never looked so good.  Like the BB cream, this mascara is very build-able.  One or two layers for day and build up a few more for larger then life eyelashes for night.  

Have a fabulous weekend darlings,

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

City Chic

There's just something about getting a fabulous deal that totally gives me a rush of excitement!  Last week, I was on the hunt for some coloured denim.  I tried on a bunch of colours (in high waisted of course as anything that sits at my hips is pretty much a lost cause due to my long torso), the lighter colours I was originally eyeing up didn't quite do me justice when I put them on.  When I slipped into these, I was instantly happy with the fit, the comfort, the small ripped detailing and the colour.  And to my surprise, these bad boys were on sale for $15!!!  So obviously I couldn't leave without them.

I decided to pair this fab pair of denim with some classic pieces-- something city chic.  For a girl on the go there's nothing quite like a simple outfit paired with some statement pieces such as this fur collar, statement necklace and bright bag.  
Wearing: Denim [Garageon sale, Booties [Nine West] similar, Shirt [Loft], Sweater from The Bay- similar, Hat [Aldo] similar, Necklace [J. Crew] on sale, Bag from Winners, Lipstick [Mac Viva Glam III].

Thanks for reading,
Sare xx

Monday, February 3, 2014

Golden Glitter

Hey Lovelies!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  If you haven't stopped by the blog since last week, you may have noticed a few changes and a new URL,!  Thank you to my dear friend Kelsey for the most beautiful logo, isn't it fantastic?
I often get questions about when the right time to wear tulle or sequins is.  A lot of people think that these fun textiles are only for formal occasions.  I firmly believe one should wear what makes them happy.  If you feel like wearing sequins to do your grocery shopping, do it!  Don't wait to wear one of your favourite pieces for a formal occasion.  Life is short--do what makes you happy! Speaking of sequins, Ty gifted me this gorgeous sequin top for Christmas.  So beautiful, right?  How great is my man?!
Wearing: Shirt from Stella & Sway (Regina, SK), Pants [J. Crew] in other colours here, Boots from The Bay, Earrings [Stella & Dot] similar, Bow Bracelet [Kate Spade], Gold Ball Bracelet similar.

Photography by Qunshuo Ma. 

Have a wonderful start to your week,