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Winter Warm

23 Jan

Hi Glamourites,

Well here in Toronto the temperatures have dropped in the extreme negatives making it very unpleasant whenever you must go outside. This makes it hard when putting an outfit together as I have discovered it can be tricky to look fashionable but still staying warm! Here are some pictures I have put together of outfits that look stylish but won’t let you freeze in the cold weather. Of course most of these you will still need a heavy jacket…but you get the idea.  xx Glamour Planner

I love this because sweater dresses are extremely comfortable {and reasonable} while being good source of heat but by spicing it up with a statement belt you turn this into chic. Warm|black

Who says you can’t wear white in the winter? It can definitely be pulled off, the oversized long sweater works here because the colour dresses it up while still being comfy and warm. Warm|white

 

Possibly my only favourite thing of cold weather…SCARVES. There are a million and one options with different patterns, shapes and colours for everyone’s personal style. Warm|scarf

 

This is an adorable look for a date perhaps, skirt is keeping it girly while the baggy sweater is staying casual and high socks {again} for not freezing. Warm|skirt

 

Fancy lunch date, no problem. Short sweater dress with some high heel boots and statement necklace, done. Warm|dress

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Good Old Homemade

1 Oct

Hello Glamourites!

There are so many baking recipes on my wish list to make but I never seen to have the time or enough people who will eat it all! One thing I always find intriguing was trying to make my own homemade ice cream. Ice cream is something everyone likes and there are so many different and unique flavours you can create. I suppose it makes sense to start off with the basic good old vanilla ice cream, which don’t get me wrong I still love! Have any of you tried making ice cream and what neat flavours? xx Glamour Planner                                                   Thanks for the recipe to Fool Proof Living!

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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise
  • 1 ¾ cups heavy cream
  • 1 ¼ cups whole milk
  • ½ cup granulated sugar – divided
  • ⅓ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 large egg yolks

Instructions

  1. Place the heavy cream, vanilla bean, seeds, milk, corn syrup and ¼ cup of sugar in a saucepan. Heat it over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until it registers 175 °F, 9-10 minutes. Remove it from the heat.
  2. Whisk egg yolks and ¼ cup of sugar in bowl until smooth.
  3. Slowly whisk 1 cup of the hot milk mixture in to the egg yolk mixture. (If you do it fast you may end up with cooked eggs.)
  4. Return mixture in to the pan and heat it, stirring constantly, until it thickens and reaches to 180 °F. This takes less than 10 minutes.
  5. Pour the hot mixture into a glass bowl and let it cool outside, until it is no longer steaming.
  6. Place 1 cup of the mixture into a small bowl.
  7. Cover both bowls with stretch film.
  8. Place the reserved 1-cup mixture in freezer and the other bowl in refrigerator. Let it cool for at least for 4 hours or overnight.
  9. Remove them from freezer and refrigerator. Scrape the frozen custard mixture into the custard in the big bowl. Stir it until it completely dissolves.
  10. Strain this custard through a fine-mash strainer. Transfer in to the bowl of the ice cream maker.
  11. Churn it until it registers 21 °F, for 20-25 minutes.
  12. Transfer it to an airtight container. Press firmly to remove any air pockets. Place it in the freezer and freeze it until it is firm, at least 4 hours.
  13. Take it out 5 – 10 minutes before serving to make it easily “scoopable”

DELICIOUS HEELS

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Go to Basics

17 Sep

Hello Glamourites!

I hope you are having an enjoyable week so far! I know I am already looking forward to the weekend myself! In fashion we are constantly trying to find out what the latest trend is, the newest designer or the biggest name brand. This can be difficult and tiring, believe me. Sometimes I find it helpful to go to the back of my closet and pull out the basics. The ones that are so simple that when put together they make a statement. I love doing this because it’s a great opportunity to wear those clothes that you haven’t been able to be wear lately. You feel much more creative mixing and matching until you chose a winner outfit. These outfits I have selected are what I would think are most likely in many of our closets (or something similar) and are appropriate for many occasions. Take a look and maybe tomorrow you will find yourself digging in the back of your cupboards. xx Glamour Planner

For this outfit I really enjoying the solid shade colours, black, grey and white. It creates amazing dimension while looking simple and classic.

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With these cool days creeping up on us there is nothing better that your old big knit scarf. Pair it with some leather and lips that pop.b4dc18c64c8fe70e44e2d2e0111812cd

Try that old-school braid look your Mom always used to do…or change it up with a fishbraid! 78593271d9fec0bfe0207fd55783b059

This tee is awesome because of the clean V neck but the leather sleeves gives it some edge to the basic look.70bdda0066b9869784f2324044dfef9e

Why not dress up those summer shorts with a baggy top or crop top and your fave heels. 51062e2a7e5ecfc0bf8e7f4ba305af6c

Nothing gets more back to basics with the white tank, jeans and black heels. Easy, vintage and fab.
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8 Sep

Hi Glamourites,

Obviously I am struggling to get readjusted to this whole school routine thing again; not used to requiring an attention span for longer than an hour listening to lectures! Needless to say, I have felt very uninspired and seem to be lacking in energy to write any posts. I am determined to make that change and commit more time to the blog and my own creative research. Here are  some pictures I saw last week, as well as a few more that I found today. Perhaps they will get me excited for the fall days ahead! Enjoy xx Glamour Planner

Okay I’m not excited for the cold fall days but this sweater makes me come to terms with it. Love the two tone colours!

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The simple lines within the heel straps are very eye catching while still casual enough to wear with jeans.
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It’s a risk to try opposite direction stripes in one outfit but when pulled off, it’s a success!
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Black and white two faced pants…I’d say these are pretty awesome. 84c2fd6b4e44bf24d840a4920f68f0ea

Scarves are a must have for this upcoming season and I love all the colours as well as line thicknesses in this scarf making it fun! 2e17a4fcacb6a7debeec91789b7c7dfc

ALL blanc

23 Aug

Hello Glamourites,

Some of you have may already heard of an event called ‘Diner en blanc’ which originated 25 years ago in Paris. It is where people gather all dressed in white for a giant “chic picnic” where only the day before they have been advised of the secret location. Hundreds of people are invited and are expected to conduct themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette to enjoy this unique evening.

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Dinner en Blanc ~ Paris

This event is held all over the world at different times and if you have a chance to attend, I would not turn it down! This all made me think of how fun it would be to hold your own “dinner en blanc” event or party (obviously not at that large scale). If you are wanting to throw a final summer party before August slips away, perhaps consider having an all white theme. Here are some more picture inspirations I found if this catches your eye. xx Glamour Planner

If you have a staircase like this or even a large lobby, tying balloons together into a tall tower gives a dramatic effect.  whiteballoonsSimple flowers or leaves that have been sprayed can be used for centrepieces at low cost.
whitetableCan’t forget about the heels! These would be ideal for an en blanc evening.
whiteheelsFor a larger centrepiece you can use tall vases and flowers such as roses and individual flowers at place settings. Chair covers make a world of difference to your atmosphere and aren’t overly expensive to rent.
whitetable2You may think it’s hard to keep your theme going through the food but there’s more than you think…meringues, coconut and white chocolate are just a few of many!
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Get CoZy

27 Jul

Hello Glamourites!

I hope everyone is having a fun start to your weekend! I’m at my cottage for the weekend and can’t wait to relax and enjoy the beautiful sunshine. What’s especially nice at the end of a long day of watersports and sunbathing is to cozy up in a bed full of pillows or soak in a nice warm bubble bath. It a calming way to wind down after a long week or a particularly busy weekend. These inspiration pictures remind me of the perfect spot just to curl up with a good book or take a cat nap. Go find your cozy spot this weekend xx Glamour Planner

This large “L” couch looks like the perfect corner area to snuggle up with a blanket and watch a movie.
Getcozycouch&blanketThe detailing in the window moulding reminds me of an old Victorian home with the large drapery curtains. A perfect space to spend an afternoon daydreaming.
GetCozyWindowI don’t think there is anything more classic than a big bed with white sheets, white pillows and a gorgeous headboard. I wish I could run and jump into these bed for a pre-dinner nap!
Getcozybedahh…what could possibly be more calming to chase all your stress away than a nice warm bath, with candles of course, and flower petals; this room has it all!

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Short ShortS

22 Jul

Hello Glamourites!

Hope you are all having a nice start to your week and the weather is as beautiful as it is for me! The sun is shinning and the birds are singing (well in my mind they are). I am also noticing a ton of stores having great sales on already for their summer collections, so a great time to get some deals and stock up on some summer clothing! Because of the heat lately I am loving my shorts, although I don’t have many, and have put these ones on my favourite list. Hopefully I will be able to expand my shorts wardrobe with these sales around. Hope you like my picks  xx Glamour Planner

I figured I should put my all-time favourite at the top… I NEED these. Yes need. The colouring is amazing and the added studs makes it a fantastic duo.
shortsgreenThese denim shorts I like because they look a little baggier which makes them comfy to run around in or for a casual event. Also being a little high waisted and circle studs makes them unique.
shortsstudWhite shorts are the classic summer fashion. Great for a beach afternoon, BBQ or shopping downtown.
shortswhiteFor a more formal attire you can go with a tweed material which feels more classy. Gold is always a solid choice for colour as you can always match it with whatever else you are in the mood for.
shortstweedLastly another denim, good old basic short. I thought the square stud detailing on the back was very cute and can be made casual or even higher fashion with some heels and a fun top.
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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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Patio Relaxing

23 Jun

Good afternoon Glamourites!

Sometimes all you need after a long week or stressful day is a relaxing afternoon on the back deck. Pour yourself a drink, take a seat with a friend or the family, turn some tunes on and kick back for a few hours. I find with all the hussle and bussle of the day sometimes the perfect cure is to enjoy some down time just sitting. I was looking at some patio decor and layouts (plus some of these houses are amazing!) and this might give you some inspiration to spruce up your deck or spend more time outside!

The simplicity of this patio is very cleansing. You might find yourself feeling like you are somewhere in Europe with the clean white railing and the perfectly placed flower pots.

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To get nice and cozy for perfect lounging,  the solution is LOTS of pillows! This bench just makes me want to lay right down with a good book. Also the fun pop of pink colour adds a nice element of excitement and warmth.Don’t forget an easy string of lights for after sunset!

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If you are able to have a fireplace outside, do it! There is nothing better than spending summer evenings outside enjoying the sound of crackling fire or roasting marshmallows for s’mores!  The extra warmth for those cooler evenings is also a bonus. This setup also has the neutral colour pallet which is nice because it can be easily redecorated for other occasions or events. Don’t forget to add some flowers.

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This last little picture of inspiration isn’t exact a patio or deck but I loved the idea of buying inexpensive candles and lining them up the length of the dock. This is especially effective for an evening party or casual dock drinks for two.

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