Tag Archives: Vintage

The Vintage S’more

23 May

Hello Glamourites!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful and beautiful May, I love that spring is finally here! If you are starting to crave some of those roasted s’mores by the fire here is an easy recipe for you to make at home! Follow the recipe below and treat yourself this weekend ūüôā xx Glamour Planner

SmoreIngredients:

  • 6¬†gluten free graham cookies (roughly 1 Cup crushed/pulsed in food processor into crumbs). If you don’t have any, use 1 cup of gluten free quick oats, or 1 cup regular graham crumbs.¬†
  • 2/3 Cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 Cup butter, melted
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 Jar marshmallow fluff
  • 3 1/2 Cups chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp butter

Method:
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F

2. Grease the short ends of a a 9×13 baking pan with butter, then line the pan with parchment, leaving “handles” hanging over the long ends. Set aside

3.In a medium sized bowl combine the cookie crumbs (or oats), coconut, melted butter and egg white. Press into the prepared baking pan.

4. Bake for 19-21 minutes, until you have a nice golden colour.

5. As the bottom bakes, place the chocolate chips and 1 tbsp of butter into a sauce pan, or in a microwavable bowl, and warm (stirring every so often) until melted and smooth. Let cool slightly.

6. Just before the bottom is done baking, warm the mallow fluff, either by warming it in it’s jar in the microwave (with the lid and protective seal removed), or by emptying the fluff into a small sauce pan on the stove and warming.

7. When the bottom is finished baking, take it out of the oven, and place it onto a cooling rack. Plop down blobs of the marshmallow fluff over the base, then gently spread around to cover it.

8. Drizzle the melted (and slightly cooled) chocolate over the marshmallow fluff, and very gently spread around.

9. Leave this to set in the fridge for about 2 hours. Then, take it out of the fridge and allow to soften oh so slightly (the chocolate top can be tricky to cut without smoooshing the mallow fluff out. I keep thinking that if you score the top after it’s starting to set in the fridge {maybe after an hour?|, that it would really make cutting them easier). Using a hot knife, cut into squares and devour! Or share with others if you must….

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 Delicious Heels~

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Fresh + Clean

26 Jan

Hello Glamourites!

I hope everyone is having an enjoyable weekend and taking some down time to relax and recharge. My weekend has been fairly quiet but also with a little fun of course. It has been freezing here which doesn’t make it very enjoyable to leave the apartment. With it being January we are always reminded about new beginnings and starting fresh…I have taken that same outlook and applied it to design and possible room interiors. If we have a clean environment, it will rub off on us and encourage us to be the same way. Hope you get some inspiration from these pictures xx Glamour Planner

The contrast between bold and simple in this living space is ideal, the straight lines from the chair frames, circle table and window rectangles. Then the juxtaposition using the black and white to make a dramatic but while still clean atmosphere.

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This bedroom makes me feel I am taken back a few centuries. The detailing in the moulding and the bed posts are beautifully rich and gives this a pristine vintage look. Fresh&Clean3

For a smaller{ish} living room space this is made very grand, thanks mainly to the high ceiling which also allows too for the dramatic  chandelier. In this case, where the room is smaller and gets an abundant amount of natural light, having only black & white is perfect. Fresh&Clean2

On a smaller scale, an office desk can feel much more organized and clean if it has a neutral colour pallet. Also consistency for supplies and accessories helps with the visual aesthetic of the space.     Fresh&Clean4

The bathroom is a very important room as it is the first place you go after waking up. You want that room to make you feel fresh and therefore come across that way in the design. Here the simple lines and warm tones from the wood create a welcoming and awakening area.
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BALLOONS

5 Sep

Hello Glamourites,

Balloons should be at every party whether it’s a kids party or a party for adults. It seems that we’ve always thought that balloons are only to be used for those under the age of 16 and after that other sophisticated decorating techniques are necessary. ¬†Think again! Let’s tweak those balloons and make them ¬†classy and appropriate for older gatherings. It is one of the easiest, quickest and most reasonably priced decor that you can use. Here are some innovative ideas to change up the every day balloon for your next event! xx Glamour Planner

This vintage look for the balloons is as simple as buying some tulle fabric and wrapping it up and finishing it off with any clasp or tie you choose.
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Why not make the ceiling more eye catching by filling the entire space with balloons according to your party colours or just stick with neutral white. This creates an instant party feel.
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Fill your balloons before you blow them up with confetti to create a fun colourful design. af548e60c30005be620d05e18739a290

For some outdoor or driveway decor create a special atmosphere by pinning the balloon strings down with golf tees or clips in the lawn. ac47715c4cff490fbf1c0e0d1fd8d856

Spice up simple floating balloons by attaching streamers or pompoms.
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That Vintage LOOK

14 Aug

Good Evening Glamourites,

I find sometimes when you are searching for outfit inspiration or struggling with what to wear, it’s always smart to look back on history. As it sometimes can be with lots of situations, going vintage is never a bad decision; always classic, perfect for any occasion and it makes a statement. Here are some pictures I love the look of, making me want to go back into time and experience that era in person! Throw a little “old school” vibe into your next outfit xx Glamour Planner

HEART these shades. Have some fun with your sunglass choice this summer!
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When’s the last time you used a hula-hoop?Vintage|hulahoopAny type of jewels or beading on a dress that adds glam factor and makes you shine.
Vintage|jeweleddressThis type of hair style seems to work on many types of face shapes and with many outfits. It is able to be out of your face but you still have volume and texture with the curls. Add a headpiece or band for an extra touch.
Vintage|hairHats should be worn more. Nothing is a substitute for a dramatic sun hat.
Vintage|hatThose days~ the simpler time. Vintage|army

Back in the day….

20 Jul

Back in the day when a tea break meant a major house production with fresh table linens, 5 piece cutlery, the finest of baked goods, and of course, your prettiest afternoon gown. While watching my new favourite show, Downton Abbey¬†I am surprised how everything is taken very seriously and carried out with such perfection! That sort of formal attention to detail doesn’t seem to exist now-a-days and often the little things are not given the same consideration they used to. ¬†For instance, when one of the gentlemen from the show wore the wrong dinner jacket for supper, it was evident that this was a faux pas. Sometimes I think I would enjoy that attention to detail; ensuring that every little piece was picture perfect when preparing a meal, setting the table, making a bed or even shining the silver. This show puts me in the mood to go back in time and experience it all first hand, which I realize is obviously not possible! However it does inspire me to try and accomplish the feel by throwing a Downton Abbey tea or dinner party! Here are some picture inspirations I found that may help to recreate a similar atmosphere.

Let me know if you give it a go. xx Glamour Planner

I only wish I could eat dinner like this every evening: silver candelabras, 4 different drinking glasses, individual salt and pepper, and of course, the delight of being served so graciously! I could go on!

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Here is some fashion inspiration from Lissa Alexandra Photography on a shoot for vintage weddings but these dresses would also be adorable for an afternoon tea.

downton-abbey-wedding-theme-edwardian-inspiration-29Making simple pretty additions, such as custom name coasters or name tags for place settings makes it feel that much more important.

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I couldn’t resist posting theses adorable “Downton Abbey” style sugar cookies, I can’t image the time it took to make them but they would be ideal for an afternoon tea!

downtonabbeycookiesThis elegant table display looks just perfect if you are thinking of hosting your own garden tea party. The floral runner down the centre of the table and draping over to hit the ground adds a unique piece.
downtonabbeygardenpartySome more fashion inspiration from the Downton girls themselves! Nothing says classy more than white dresses, hats, gloves and of course, your pearls.
downtonabbeygirlsA dramatic and stunning place setting for a formal dinner party. Loving the gold and black with the white accents in the roses and initialed serviettes.
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W&B

9 Jul

Good Morning Glamourites,

I believe that what sometimes can be most stunning and dramatic in fashion is all BLACK and WHITE. It makes an incredible contrast and also allows for a greater focus on the little details or textures of an outfit. These inspiring  fashion pictures are all things I would wear and love to own in my closet!

This outfit combines both the leather material in the skirt with a beautiful detailed lace top and ruffled sleeves, making a classic combo.

W&BlaceWOW. What more to say? This bathing suit is to die for (not literally -just to be clear) but the vintage suit style adding to the totally glam gems is a show stopper for the beach! W&BbathingsuitOf course going all white can really set off your particular hairstyle of the day or if you have fab black heels to show off. W&BallwhiteCan this get anymore glamourous, I think not! This one-of-a-kind black dress with asymmetrical lengths is a beauty within itself as well as perfectly setting off a statement belt like this one. W&BdressLastly, I just love Robert Downey Jr. W&BRobertDowneyJrIf you are liking all the white and black theme check out the White House & Black Market clothing line for more ideas & shopping! ~ http://www.whitehouseblackmarket.com/store/home.jsp?

Friday Fresh Fashion

28 Jun

Good Evening Glamourites!

Here are some of my favourite pins from this week and also some awesome style inspirations that I want to dive into this summer! I find that in the summer months it’s a time where you can explore new fashion trends and add that extra pop and it doesn’t seem out of the ordinary. The next time you’re out shopping go a little out of your comfort zone and you might like it and surprise yourself. Thanks for taking a look xx

~HOT

What could be more summer appropriate makeup than some hot pink lips! These can work both day and night as well as with casual or formal attire. You can find this colour at your local Sephora store: http://www.sephora.com/rouge-cream-lipstick-P249814?skuId=1198944 On sale right now too for only $5!

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~DENIM

I would consider ¬†jean shorts the “little black dress” of summer…you can not have enough! These ¬†ones in particular have a vintage feel with the high waisted fit as well as washed colouring. There are similar shorts you can find at Levi’s here:¬†http://us.levi.com/product/index.jsp?productId=19660826&&cp=3146849.3146909.4011526.19564916¬†ONLY $48

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~WHITE

Speaking of dresses…this white dress is the perfect mix of short and long, sparkle but conservative with the long sleeves and daring scooped back. I would wear this to a fun BBQ with the girls or an outdoor luncheon with the family. There are some great options at Topshop for your own style, possibly this one:¬†http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=1&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=10402652&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=208523&parent_categoryId=203984&pageSize=2000&refinements=Colour{1}~[white]&noOfRefinements=1

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~THE TEE

In a rush? Want to look fashionable? Don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard? Here’s your solution – the simple T-shirt but with a unique spin: cut out sides, uneven neck line, ripped sleeves or asymmetrical lengths. Check H&M for some different designs….http://www.hm.com/ca/product/16472?article=16472-A

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Fashion Friday Faves!

31 May

Hello Glamorites!!

Seeing as it is fashion friday I put together a little collection of my favourite pintrest pics I have seen over the course of this week. With summer right around the corner I am getting this craving to go shopping and update my whole wardrobe! I wish I could plant a money tree….back on topic, take a browse through the pictures and let me know if you have any comments/likes/dislike!

Thanks all and stay glam xx Glamour Planner

These simple thin rings in black, gold and silver stacked onto several fingers just looks so trendy! But with this total fashionista vibe….loving!

Staked Rings

Staked Rings

To me this dress is the complete summer’s “little white dress”…the pearl and lace detailing is fabulously vintage and the contemporary ribbon makes it picture perfect.

Little White Dress

Little White Dress

I need to have these Guess by Marciano heels in my closet! The gold touch around the ankle gives the shoe such an edgy and unique look that will work with any bright or neutral summer outfit.

Black + Gold Heels

Black + Gold Heels

Lastly we have to have a splash of colour somewhere…This cute sun hat is just ideal for running around doing errands or an afternoon at the beach. It adds some personality to your outfit or a pop of colour!

Sun Hat

Sun Hat

Classic like the 1920’s

28 May

Hello Glamorites!

Lately I have been seeing a lot of vintage influence in fashion, parties and even movies. When I saw the new¬†Great Gatsby¬†movie in theatres this week I was loving the vintage and classical feel in every aspect from the clothing to how they spoke. I loved the attention to detail that the movie captured; it captured the essence of the Roaring 20’s and I loved how they took and pride in what they wore, how they looked, and their attitude ¬†about how they were presented. Enough about the past for now….I found this gorgeous picture and adored the entire look, so I created a how-to!

Hope you enjoy it & maybe even try a little vintage style today too!

xx Glamour Planner

1920's Classic Portait

1920’s Classic Portait

HAIR – The Sock Bun

Everyone seems to be catching on to this trend, why? Because it looks great and takes less than a minute to do! It is super handy if you are rushed for time, didn’t have time to shower but want to still look nice and put together. As well though it is a fabulous look for when you are getting all dolled up and wanted to show off some jewels or dress. Here is a great how-to for the sock bun by Beautylish! CHECK IT:¬†http://www.beautylish.com/a/vcvzi/how-to-sock-bun

Sock bun by Beautylish

Sock bun by Beautylish

 

JEWELS – Dangling Chandelier

These type of earrings are very eye catching, they have a unique shape plus the sparkle to add some glitter and shine! Two similar examples to the earrings from the picture I found from Lia Sophia, a jewelry company selling pieces through home parties! Check out more of there earrings HERE: http://sites.liasophia.ca/sites/corporate/productcatalog?page=productlisting.category&categoryId=5005&showCrumbs=true&pageNum=1

Lia Sophia, Delphina Earrings - $125

Lia Sophia, Delphina Earrings – $125

Lia Sophia, Dispatch Earrings - $58

Lia Sophia, Dispatch Earrings – $58

MASCARA – Long & Lushes Lashes

Here are 3 simple tricks I have learned to properly apply mascara and for better results!

Step 1: Wiggle the mascara wand a little from side to side at the base of the lashes, it is the mascara placed at the roots of the lashes that give the illusion of length.

Step 2: Pull the wand up and then through the lashes while continuing to wiggle as you go, the wiggle is key as it helps separate the lashes.

Step 3: The final little trick is to close your eye and put the mascara on the top of the lashes and pull through as to remove any clumps.

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