10 Boots I am loving for this Fall!

There are SO many adorable boots for Fall right now. I had such hard time choosing just 10 for this post, but I managed! I kept my selection to more affordable options, all under $100.00 (with the exception of number four- the OTK boots from Goodnight Macaroon, but they ALWAYS have a 40% off sale happening which brings them to under $100!)  Trends I am personally loving in footwear right now is obviously animal print: leopard, crocodile and snakeskin.  I am also obsessed with all of the Western inspired booties. And of course studded. I always love embellished and studded boots.  If you are looking for something fun this season, I’ve got you covered 😉

 

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One. Snake Print Bootie // Two. Combat Boot with Metal Chain // Three. Cognac Western Bootie // Four. OTK Suede Boots // Five. Slouch Heeled Boot // Six. Studded Motorcycle Boot // Seven. Beige Suede Anke Boot // Eight. Black Suede Bootie // Nine. Leopard Bootie // Ten. White Leather Croc Print Boot

 

For the sake of full disclosure, I actually own 5 of these boots myself. And I can vouch that comfort is totally a priority for me! I would wear every single pair of these. And perhaps by the end of this Fall I just might… LOL! Happy shopping friends.

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Best Friends Style Series: Amanda!

This is the third segment of my Best Friends Style Series.  My first post was about my gorgeous best friend Amber, which you can read HERE if you missed it.  A couple weeks ago, I wrote about my beautiful best friend Christine.  You can read about here style HERE.

Today I am featuring my amazing bestie Amanda.  Amanda is so naturally stunning, she could throw a belt on overtop of a garbage bag and we would all be running out to buy one!  Seriously, look at those cheekbones.  Not only is she beautiful, but she is one of the nicest and most hilarious people you will ever meet.  So even if you wanted to dislike her, because it seems so unfair for one person to be so perfect… you just can’t!  She is actually super modest and doesn’t even realize how lovely she always looks.  Her sense of style is understated and effortless!

Amanda’s Style Staples:

Pretty, printed pants

Flowy tops, nothing skin tight

Delicate, classic accessories

Well fitted clothes for her small frame

Gladiators, low wedges, sneakers

Best Friend Style Series

Floral Pants & Gladiator Sandals

Cutest Floral Joggers

Amanda’s Favourite Stores:

Dynamite

Macy’s

Banana Republic

Old Navy

Gap

Black Lace Shirt

My Bff

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Amanda is our natural beauty with no-fuss, effortless and simple style!  I like to refer to her style as “Everyday Envy” (she likes to refer to it as “Mom Style”…LOL!)  She never wears anything that is too loud or gets wrapped up in fleeting trends.  Her style is more classic with clean lines, a touch of fun and delicate details.  She is always perfectly dressed for every occasion.

I have rounded up a bunch of Amanda-style pieces below if you love her look and are wanting some inspiration:

 

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One. Druzy Drop Earrings // Two. Dress with Lace Back // Three. Suspended-Neck Swing Top // Four. Top With Lace Yoke // Five. Dark Blue Floral Shorts // Six. Suede Zip Crossbody Bag // Seven. Alpha Layered Necklace // Eight. Tie-Waist Floral Pants // Nine. Stripe Knot Strap Jumpsuit // Ten. Fit & Flare Cami Dress // Eleven. Botanical Dress with Ties // Twelve. Black Floral Shorts // Thirteen. Native Open Sided Flats // Fourteen. Braided T-Strap Sandals // Fifteen. Multicolour Ribbed Knit Tank // Sixteen. Eyelet Ruffle T-Shirt // Seventeen. Stripe Asymmetrical Peplum Tank // Eighteen. Jersey Top with Lace// Nineteen. Chuck Taylor Low Top

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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Tie-Dyeing!

My step daughter is hilarious.  She is constantly asking me if we can make things that she has heard about from friends or seen demonstrated in a You Tube Video.  One week she will be begging me to make homemade slime, the next it will be flip-flops out of hot glue or sponge bombs?!

I feel like I am constantly saying no because the list of ingredients needed is so ridiculous.  She came home from Art Camp this summer and had made a tie-dye pillowcase.  She loved it!  I decided this was one experiment I could get behind so off to Michaels we went to purchase a kit.

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I am notoriously bad for not following instructions… if it is too complicated sometimes I just cannot be bothered.  (Do not ever ask me to assemble IKEA furniture! My brain would explode… lol!)  This project was thankfully super simple and she could basically do it by herself without me having to do it all for her 🙂

  1. Wash the T-shirt before you begin (we decided to apply while the shirt was still wet)
  2. Add water to the marked line on the bottle and shake well
  3. Choose which pattern you wish to do from the instruction sheet provided (or the internet), place rubber bands where indicated for your pattern & apply the dye being careful not to oversaturate or the colours will run together
  4. Wrap in plastic wrap for at least 6 hours
  5. Rinse well & wash separately in the washing machine
  6. Start rocking your sweet 70’s style T-shirt!!!
Our tie-dye colour palette!
Our tie-dye colour palette!
The pattern she chose suggested wrapping around an object
The pattern she chose suggested wrapping around a round(ish) object
Wrapped in plastic, letting the colours soak in
Wrapped in plastic, letting the colours soak in
The finished product!
The finished product!

 

Of course she wanted me to make one as well.  I think they turned out great and she loves it!  She actually gets a ton of compliments when she wears her tie-dyed shirts (she has a few different ones now!)  This was a relatively inexpensive and easy craft to do if you are looking for something fun to do with your kids 🙂  I see a collection of tie-dyed bags, shirts and whatever she can get her hands on in my future…. lol!  I also have a sneaking suspicion what we will be giving out as Christmas gifts this year 😉

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

 

A Day at the Cidery!

Cider TastingMy girlfriends and I are always looking for fun restaurants and activities for when we get to steal a couple of hours away from our beloved children.  A few weeks ago one of them suggested we should go cider tasting sometime.  I didn’t even realize that there was a local cidery where we could do that… I love cider, so imagine my excitement!  Turns out that I am not super out of the loop…. the Cidery only opened their doors in May 2016 and I have been pretty tied up the last few years having babies… lol.  Well wouldn’t you know, the stars aligned for us and we were able to both have a few hours free on a beautiful Sunday morning.  We decided this would be the perfect opportunity to make a trip to the  Fraser Valley Cider Company!  The moment we walked in I knew that I was in love.  The tasting room was full of rustic charm and so many cute details.  The tasting was a good deal as well… only $4.00 or waived if you purchased a bottle (which obviously we did!)  The staff was so lovely and knowledgeable and the ciders were seriously delicious.  We decided to order a charcuterie plate and a bottle of the Rosy (a raspberry infused cider) and sat outside in the picnic area to enjoy it.  An added bonus is that everything they offer to eat and drink is locally sourced… as I love to shop local & support small businesses!Cider Tasting RoomCider Tasting RoomStyle Files TastingFraser Valley Cider companyStyle Files Cider TastingStyle Files Cider Tasting

We both loved the ciders we tasted and had such an awesome time there.  If you are looking for something fun to do one weekend (they are currently only open Friday, Saturday, Sunday) I definitely recommend a trip to the Fraser Valley Cider Company!  My husband had asked me to bring him home a bottle of my favourite… I couldn’t decide so I had to buy one of each… lol.  With the exception of the sold out Elderflower Cider… they were just in the middle of brewing a new batch.  Guess I will have to make another trip back soon…..  ;))

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My Outift Details:

Linen Sundress // Sandals similar here // Sunglasses // Bar Pendant Necklace

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx