Thursday, 28 June 2012

[FASHION] Norma Kamali - Fall Collection

I spotted this collection on Refinery29, and for the first time in a really long while, I had to share this collection with you. I've seen other collections I like, but this one really stood out to me. There's a hint of Pierre Cardin in some of the pieces, but I find that Kamali found a way to make this collection look futuristic in a very unique way. Click here if you want to see all the photos!

[ACCESSORIES] The Ropes Bracelet

I work at the fabulous Viens avec moi every once in a while when they are in need of someone to look after the shop. A couple of days ago, they got a new (huge!) shipment of The Ropes bracelets. They're made in Maine, with a lovely nautical them, and they are simply amazing! So many great colours...I wish I could have them all. They really make me think of something The Man Repeller would wear. I picked one with some neon yellow, to have an extra pop of colour.

The Ropes bracelet - Viens avec moi
Gold Triangles - Forever21

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

[MUSIC] Summer Tunes

I've been finding some great tunes, and thought I'd share them with you in a sort of playlist :) Unfortunately it's a bit of a youtube video playlist because...I'm being slightly lazy right now. But anyway! There's some great mellow tunes for those lazy summer days, and well as some fun ones. Enjoy!

Sunday, 24 June 2012


Yesterday I headed to Value Village with Alice! We grabbed a bunch of stuff to die, but there also some more great finds. I was really lucky this time! I'm usually pretty unlucky when it comes thrift shopping, but I found so much! I finally found a Levi's denim jacket. I've been wanting one to cut the sleeves off. I now have one!

Also! Be sure to check out Alice's Etsy shop. She's got some really amazing creations! WNDRLVND

Thursday, 21 June 2012

[FASHION] Summer Inspirations

I'm scrolling through Tumblr, and there are just some many great photos today. Lots of lovely summer looks. It's too bad at it's so boiling hot here in Ottawa, we can't really pull off some of these beautiful layered looks. Darn humidity! I find it hard sometimes to just wear a top and bottoms, or a simple dress.  Here are some good examples though! As well as some of the layered looks as well as we dream of cooler days.

[ACCESSORIES] Garrett Leight Sunnies

I'm helping out at the lovely boutique Viens avec moi today, and I'm really falling in love with all of the Garrett Leight sunglasses. They're supposed to be for men...but they all have amazing shape and colours. I think most girls can pull them off as well. I actually sold the pair I tried on for this photo earlier to a woman.

Monday, 18 June 2012

[VIDEO] Collared Shirts

I love collared shirts! So I felt like sharing with you the wide variety of collared shirts that I have :) You may notice that I have this weird obsession with buttoning the top button, yes it makes me look like a bit of a dork, but I love it. So there...take a look!

Make sure you watch it in HD!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

[ACCESSORIES] M by MJ Laptop Sleeve

Since I'm in Toronto until tomorrow, I thought I'd check out Yorkdale. I was being very good at saying no to everything beautiful I laid my eyes on. Unfortunately, while strolling through Holt Renfrew quickly, I stumbled upon the Marc by Marc Jacobs laptop sleeves that I've wanted for a very long time. Best part? It was on sale! I really could not resist. I hope my mom won't be TOO mad at me...

Tuesday, 12 June 2012


While I was home in Ottawa, Rings and Tings sent me some more goodies. What better way to really kick off summer? A GIVEAWAY of course! They sent me two double finger rings, so thought I'd give this one away, HOURRAY!

Really quite similar as last time...they are the same actually...

3. You must leave a comment with your name and email on this post, or on the photo posted on Dailyyyroutine's Facebook page (to which I would message you through Facebook if you are the winner)
3.1. If you 'SHARE' the photo posted on Dailyyyroutine's Facebook page, you get 3 extra entries!
4. I will use to pick the winner.

I shall pick the winner on JUNE 16TH!

And check out Rings and Tings

Monday, 11 June 2012

[DIY] Fuzzy Leopard Collar

I am VERY excited to share this DIY with you. It worked out perfectly! I was at Value Village yesterday, and found the perfect denim shirt. Could not be better! Then, I went to Rockland Textiles today and picked up this great fuzzy leopard print fabric. This afternoon, I paired the two together, and this was the result...

Sunday, 10 June 2012

[FASHION] Top 5 Favourite Ottawa Shops

I felt like sharing with you guys my favourite stores and boutiques in Ottawa! Some of them hidden, and maybe not as well known, while others are already quite popular. Why Ottawa? Because I live there! Ottawa's fashion industry is a little on the down low, but I believe has amazing potential! We need to support our little shops, so we can have more! Be sure to check these out...

Thursday, 7 June 2012

[BEAUTY] Every Day Makeup

I wanted to do a quick compilation of the makeup products I use on a day to day basis...unless I'm lazy (like today) and go completely makeup-less. I'm sorry this is a little wordy...but take a look!

1. CLINIQUE Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion - $15.00 to $37.00 Sephora or Shoppers Drug Mart
My skin gets very dry, winter and summer! I hate having that tight feeling, and I usually peel a lot around my chin. This moisturizer does the trick! I always moisturize before applying any makeup. I've been using it for years now, and I would not trade it for anything else.

2. SEPHORA COLLECTION Lasting and Perfecting Corrector - $17.00 Sephora
After applying my moisturizer, I like to use this to cover up any little blemish or red spot. I use the lightest one, being I'm so pale...

3. BENEFIT COSMETICS 'Hello Flawless!' in Honey - $34.00 Sephora or Shoppers Drug Mart
I don't like the wear foundation, it's too heavy! So I just stick to a powder. The first time I got this one I happened to be in Spain, and my other powder was too light for my tanning skin, so I had to get a darker one. I've used the same colour ever since though! Because instead of using bronzer in the winter, I can just use this and it gives me a little extra colour. 

4. NARS Blush in Orgasm - $28.00 Sephora
Despite having a colour name that might make up giggle, Orgasm by Nars is the perfect blush! It works for every skin tone, as well as for day or night. It adds just the right amount of pink to brighten up your cheeks.

5. SEPHORA COLLECTION Long-Lasting Eye Liner - $14.00 Sephora
I've tried other liquid liners, but I've always liked this one. I don't really like spending a lot of money on liquid liner (because they can dry out quickly sometimes) so I like to stick to the Sephora brand. I like it especially because the brush is still quite flexible, compared others I've tried that have a stiff end. It's easier to do the cat eye flick when it's more flexible.

6. COVERGIRL LashBlast Fusion Mascara - about $8.00 Shoppers Drug Mart
After applying my Illegal Length mascara (#7), I like to add a coat of LashBlast Fusion to add a little thickness to my lashes. I've been using LashBlast for a while now, and it never lets me down. Always a good option, and at a good price.

7. MAYBELLINE Illegal Length Mascara - about $7.00 Shoppers Drug Mart
I got this mascara for free while checking out Toronto Fashion Week in March, and thought I'd try it out. The first couple of times I used it, I didn't really like it. It was really shiny. But after a few uses, it got better. I always use waterproof mascara, it's so much easier to take off!

[DIY] Studded UP!

I saw this sweater on Tumblr, and I absolutely loved it! I really wanted to recreate it in my own way, so I did! Luckily, on my first trip to Goodwill, I found the perfect sweater to do it. I cut the sleeves off (a little deeper than I wanted to...but I'll deal with it), added a quick stitch to the edge, and then added a whole lot of studs! My fingers do hurt a little from it, but it was totally worth it. Excuse my lack of makeup...I was a little lazy today, and I didn't want to put any on before going to the gym...

Sweater - Goodwill
Shorts - Cheap Monday
Mocassins - Get Outside

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

[OUTFIT] DIY - Studded Collar

Finally, I got some photos of this shirt I studded. It's nothing too fancy, simple but with some extra umph. It's been a little cooler lately, not quite jacket cool, but I still wanted to show you. I got this jacket from Club, and I got it at a great price! I was super excited about it. 

Jacket - Club Monaco
Shirt - DIY
Pants - American Apparel
Booties - Steve Madden 

Sunday, 3 June 2012

[TRIP] Calgary

I feel like I haven't posted in ages! I'm really not doing too well. Hopefully once I move into my new place I'll be more productive? Anyway! I was in Calgary this past week visiting Owen. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera, so I was only able to take a few photos on my phone...and instagram them of course. But here's a look at a few photos I took. You can also follow or check out my instagram as well!

We're super cute

I FINALLY got myself a new wallet