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new years eve outfits

New years eve is fast approaching and I can hardly believe the holidays have passed so quickly. I thought I'd provide some outfit inspiration for what ever you may be doing on new years.

No. 1: At home with family

Most often I spend New Years at home with friends and family just having dinner and mini dance parties, so this outfit was inspired by that. Just a simple white shirt paired with jeans would be great because it still looks super cute but it's also comfortable.

No. 2: Dinner out with friends
This next outfit I thought might be good for going out to eat with friends or to a dinner party. Pairing a skirt with a cozy sweater is always a great idea because you get to stay warm but still look put together.

No. 3: Party

For those of you who are going to a party this new years, I'm kind of jealous cause that sounds really fun. I think a flowy dress would be great because it's easy to move around in and paired with ankle boots which are way easier to dance in than heels.
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last minute gift ideas

Christmas shopping can be super stressful, especially when there's only a week left. And although I'm not done Christmas shopping myself, I did manage to come up some (hopefully) easy to find gifts that you can pick up last minute.

Books/notebooks are always a good idea because you can never have too many. Some books I highly recommend for gifts would be: How to be Parisian Wherever You Are, Palo Alto by James Franco, To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han and Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.

Makeup/skincare products also tend to be really great gifts, especially for your mom or best friend. There are so many different options and it's really nice when you're able to personalize the gift towards the person's skin type or colouring.

Some more ideas: records, a polaroid camera, candles, mittens, fuzzy socks, Lush products, art supplies, perfume, jewelry
Hopefully this helps make your Christmas shopping a little easier! If you want more specific recommendations jus…

holiday outfit ideas

Christmas is fast approaching and it's usually one of the busiest times of the year for everyone, including me. There's always so many family gatherings and dinners with friends so I thought I'd show you a couple holiday outfit ideas!

1. Casual dinner

I thought this outfit might be super cute and comfortable for having dinner with family or friends because it's simple.
2. Holiday party

I also thought I'd throw in a fancier outfit because often people are throwing holiday parties around this time of year and this is what I was planning to wear to one of mine.
If you want to know where anything I showed is from just leave a comment. Hope you enjoyed seeing these and have a great holiday with friends and family! Xx Taylor

november favourites

November has mostly been a month of makeup and skin care favourites because I got to go to Sephora a few times. I'm also gonna talk about some movies and tv shows I've been obsessed with lately.

Makeup and Skin Care

In terms of makeup I've really been loving the Nudestix eye shadow stick in the colour Terra. It is just a really pretty neutral shade and it's super easy to apply. I repurchased the Benefit "They're Real" mascara because it has been my favourite for a while now. I also got a sample of the Jose Maran 100% pure argan oil which works great on dry skin.

For skin care I got sent a few Ren products to try out and I wanted to share what I thought of them with you. I really like the Gentle Cleansing Milk because it works well to get all your makeup off and feels really soft. The Flash Hydro-Boost mask and the Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal mask both are great for days when you feel your skin needs a pick me up. Also, I love the Global Protection Day Cre…

a mini saturday haul

I've been meaning to post this little haul for a while now but I just hadn't found the time so sorry about that. Anyways, these are a few things I've picked up over the past couple weeks.

I know this post was short but I'm hopefully gonna put up a November favourites tomorrow and start doing Christmasy posts for the next few weeks. Xx Taylor


5 Tips to Stay Stress Free

This time of year tends to always be the most stressful with school and everything else going on so I thought I'd share some things I like to do to help me relax and destress.
1. Colour

One thing I like to do to relax is colour. It's super easy and there are soo many cute colouring books for adults now. I really like the ones by Zoe de las Cases because the ones I have are Parisian themed and adorable.
2. Journal

Journalling is a great way to keep all your thoughts organized and to get everything off your chest. I like to carry around small ones and write down all my homework and assignments for school so I don't forget anything.
3. Take care of your skin

Face masks can be such a relaxing thing that I like to treat myself to every once in a while. One of my favourites recently has been the Fresh Rose Face Mask because it's super hydrating. Before I put on a mask though I use the Angels on Bare Skin exfoliator from Lush.
4. Listen to Music

While I do homework I often like to li…

christmas gift ideas pt. 1

Paris inspired:

vibes: effortless outfits, roses, spring picnics, art galleries

ideas: denim skirts, berets, nars blush, turtlenecks and loafers

London inspired:

vibes: grungy add ons, functional pieces, busy streets, cafes

ideas: soft flowy shorts, knitwear, statement sunglasses

Toronto inspired:

vibes: cozy sweaters, fireplaces, snowy nights, walks in parks

ideas: cardigans, notebooks, Le Labo perfumes, minimal jewelry 

New York inspired:

vibes: vintage books, jazz clubs, cobble stone streets, fall leaves

ideas: record player, aesop products, plaid trousers, news boy cap

Hope you enjoyed these little city inspired wishlist/gift ideas. Christmas is fast approaching and I never know what to ask for or what to buy for people so hopefully this is helpful to some of you! Xx Taylor

fall must haves

Today is Halloween and I basically spent it eating candy and watching Edward Scissorhands (how every good Halloween should be spent). I thought I'd do a little update on some of my fall must haves!

Lip balm
My first must have for fall is lip balm because my lips tend to get pretty dry during the colder months. My favourites are definitely the ones by Smith's Rosebud Company. I have been using their products so long now so I'm super excited to collab with them! The ones I have been using recently are the Menthol and Eucalyptus, Mocha Rose and Brambleberry balms. They all smell absolutely amazing and get the job done. If you want to check out any of their products I'll link the website here. You can also find their products at Sephora, Urban Outfitters and a few other stores.

My next must have is definitely a cozy sweater cause I'm one of those people who is constantly cold in the fall and winter. This pink one is one of my favourites and it's just from Mars…

ohh deer

I recently got the chance to work with Ohh Deer who have some very cute stationary and gift items! I thought I'd show you a few of my favourites. I'll put a link to their website hereif you want to check them out.

This marble notebook is actually the cutest thing ever and matches my laptop cover which is a bonus. I've been using it everyday just to jot down ideas or notes I have. This journal is from a collab with Urban Outfitters so I think you can probably find it there as well as on their website.

Ohh Deer also has some adorable patches and pins. I thought these ones were particularly lovely and would be super cute on a denim jacket or my pencil case. Definitely give their site a browse because there's something there for everyone. Hope you enjoyed! Xx Taylor

a playlist and other fall things

Fall Playlist
Brooklyn Baby-Lana Del Rey
Sweater Weather-The Neighbourhood
Hurricane-MS MR
Angels-The Xx
Warm Water-Banks
Tokyo Narita-Halsey
Leave a Trace-Chvrches

Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Sixteen Candles
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Harry Potter series
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Black Swan
Beautiful Creatures
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Palo Alto

I have really been in the fall mood lately, especially with Thanksgiving last weekend so I thought now would be a good time to share my fall playlist and some of the movies I'll be watching this season. Hope you enjoyed! Xx Taylor

September Favourites

Movie: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
TV Shows: Scream Queens, Unreal
Albums: Wiped Out!-The Neighbourhood, The Altar-Banks, Goddess-Banks
October/November Teen Vogue issue
Daniel Wellington watch
Eucalyptus Mint Bath & Body Works candle

Watt's Up! Benefit Highlighter
Fresh Rose Face Mask

Zara High Waisted Ripped Jeans
Re/Done White High Waisted Levi's