One of my favourite packages to get in the mail has fast become the Causebox.
Surprise! I’m back and with a whole new ice cream inspired hairdo!
I’m loving my lavender locks with silver and purple all through. It was the perfect change I needed to bring in fall…only fall seems to have missed the memo! Today was one of the hottest days of the year and we just celebrated the first day of autumn. What gives?
Summer heat meant ice cream treats though! I completely adore this skirt from PlusBKLYN, a cute shop in, obviously Brooklyn, with a full & fun online store. My wardrobe became 110% more fun when I discovered them.
Take a bow.
I’m completely ready to start a nomad life so I can live in warm weather year round. And also can it always be the weekend?
I kind of want to live in a permanent weekend mode and wear party outfits on the regular.
In case it wasn’t obvious, I’m obsessed with Eloquii’s summer line. The site is filled with amazing sales plus the types of patterns and colours that get me wound up. Rumour has it this skirt is now on sale!
Paired with just a simple Old Navy tank top and some fun nails, this outfit got me enough compliments while out for coffee and some local window shopping, to make me blush.
I don’t really talk about my family much here on the blog, but today you get a look into that part of my life while following along on my recent adventure to Ottawa.
Recently my son, Phoenix, graduated from high school. When your one and only child makes this big step into adulthood I assure, it’s impossible to not become emotional, reflective…and a little big clingy.
As a single mother this gentle giant has been my best companion and the greatest sidekick for all adventures. It seemed completely fitting to organize one last roadtrip together before he moves in August for college. Since Canada is celebrating 150 years I chose Ottawa, our capital.
We spent our time visiting some awesome places, eating great food and making memories I’m going to carry with me for a long time.
Long on my list of places to visit has been the National Gallery. Since we spent many of our days together at galleries, in art classes or at my art school together it seemed fitting to go with my son.
I wore my new favourite maxi dress from Forever21+ and then this happened…
You can’t plan this kind of awesome. Even a curator walking by stopped to have a laugh and congratulate me on a great photo op!
While this photo looks like a pregnancy announcement, I swear it is not .. I just love Klimt.
After a morning at the gallery and some shopping we decided we weren’t hungry enough for lunch but could some how manage enough room for this…
We had hopes of checking out the Museum of Science and Technology but it was still under construction so we chose the Museum of Nature instead. It was pretty fantastic in it’s own right!
Most magical was probably this 3 story high jellyfish. It was amazing from every angle!
So this mama is home, tired and my feet are just a wee bit sore today but I’m incredibly thankful for all the laughs and memories we just created. Hopefully we have lots of roadtrips ahead of us…
The beautiful CAUSEBOX arrived to my mailbox today and I’ve had to catch my breath!
The box itself was stunning.
Some of the most wonderful and unique products I’ve seen in a subscription box. Beautiful products with beautiful intentions.
First was Nashelle. A jewelry brand that donates a plate of food for each piece sold!
Coconut Sunstick from All Good. I’m excited to try this on next week’s cottage trip!
All Good has a commitment to making good things for your body and our planet ❤
Shelly Steer artwork.
I’ve long wanted to place a large order of puravida bracelets so this was a truly delightful surprise (and now I feel like I simply must order some of the fun matching ones now)! Perfect summer colours from Costa Rica artists all the way to my doorstep.
Haiti Design Co. focuses on putting people above profit and creating fashion for good. I love the leather tassel keychain included in the Causebox. Beautiful.
And the Mason Bar company – I received a lid, a stainless steel straw and the large wide mouth mason jar to rock the nicest travel mug ever and some Pure Moringa smoothie powder to fill this jar up with a powerful smoothie concoction (a great smoothie recipe was included in the included magazine)!
I’m all ready to give this Kalos Triple Threat detox a try and report back to you. I am hyper critical of face products so I will let you know, but I do love that this is all natural and organic!
And lastly in the box were these Altru paper products; notebook and bookmark, handmade by artisans in Jaipur, India! So pretty!!
So overall review; I am in love with this box, in case that wasn’t obvious. The products are beautiful, the styles and colours suit me perfectly. The organization and the product makers support amazing causes. This price point ($49.95USD) is completely worth it and because I try out a lot of subscription boxes I really love how unique this box was in every way.
Will I continue my subscription? Heck yes!
What is your favourite Subscription Box? What should I try next?
One of the most wonderful things about Spring and Summer is the outdoor parties. Weddings, Showers, Garden Parties… all perfect excuses to wear the perfect summer dress!
Also, the perfect Summer nails!
Gilded Mint Wraps from Jamberry.
This ASOS Curve dress was a long shot since ordering it online without being able to try it on and it’s a style that I’ve never tried. Not to mention this was much more form fitting than my usual look but it was well worth the risk!
Purse from Target.
This dresses crepe fabric, dramatic flare and fabulous pattern make this a total score for outdoor parties!
So who would like this dress for their very own?
In the most ridiculous fashion I some how ordered two of this gorgeous dress so I’m going to share the fabulous style with one lucky reader! This dress is from ASOS Curve collection, is a size 24UK (I’m a 22US).
Contest open to Canadian and American readers only.
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Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!!
Contest closes June 30, 2017.
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Tree puns are so sappy.
I’m so completely in love with bright colours although I tend to reserve them to home decor far too often. I’m always telling myself, this season I will buy all the colours!
We had endless amounts of rain over my vacation so of course now that I’m work ready… the sun is shining once again. I’m loving this outfit, mostly from Eloqui as the perfect day to night type of look. This will be going into the suitcase for work trips this summer.
Peplum Top – Eloqui
Neoprene Pencil Skirt (variety of colours and patterns!) – Eloqui
Necklace – Penningtons
Vegan Suede Flats – ModCloth