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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Lace Up Tops

Denim on denim


Spring trends: lace up shirts

Distressed skinny jeans

Lace up shirt

Denim on denim

Denim on denim

Natural looking makeup

Chambray lace up top


One trend I keep seeing pop up for spring are lace up tops. I am totally crushing on this latest trend. It adds some interest & detail to an otherwise plain top or tee.

 I fell in love with this lace-front chambray top from Anthropologie as soon as I saw it. My Nana has a fairly impressive denim shirt collection so when I saw this top I thought of her. When I took it home & was modelling it for my hubby & I asked if he liked it, he said "Yeah I do, and it's a total Nana shirt". Clearly this shirt & I belong together.

Have you tried a lace up top yet?

<3 Kastles


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Old Navy Leopard Crossbody Bag (similar)
(Old) Target Sam & Libby Moto Boot (similar)
DelilahK Teardrop Gold Bangle c/o (similar)
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Monday, 22 February 2016

Mario Badescu Skincare

Winter skincare routine

Winter skincare routine

The best day and night creams

The best eye cream

Nothing brings me more joy then finding new beauty products that actually work. I can't say enough good things about Mario Badescu's line. This line is awesome & the price point is actually affordable, which is hard to find with good quality skincare products. These three products I have been using everyday non stop since I picked them up at Anthropologie last month. 

Don't let the colour of this green night cream fool intimidate you. Once you blend it in, the green colour disappears. This night cream is light weight and not greasy at all, which I really appreciate. I have super dry skin & the vitamins and minerals found in Bladderwrack Extract are great for nourishing dehydrated skin.

A little goes a long with this eye cream. You can use a tiny little dab or a more generous amount. I usually load this stuff on at night before bed paired with the seaweed night cream. It's very absorbent & the aloe based formula is great for my sensitive skin. I like to pat it on underneath my eye all the way to the top of my cheek bones. 

Putting on SPF everyday is a must for me. The sun can cause so much damage to your skin, even in the winter. I find a lot of moisturizers with SPF in them are super oily and thick. This one is so light & is oil free, which is amazing! It's such a great base to start with & dries super fast. 

I can't wait to try out some other products from his line, including this Enzyme Cleansing Gel. Anything that has papaya and grapefruit in it sounds delightful to me! Have you tried out any Mario Badescu's products before? Let me know!

<3 Kastles 

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Thursday, 18 February 2016

Cool Girl

leather jacket and ripped jeans

Leather and plaid




Leather jacket and jeans

Red lipstick and ombre brunette lob

Plaid and distressed jeans

How to wear a big hat

There is just something about a leather jacket that instantly makes you feel cool. This leather jacket has been a faithful companion over the years. It has become such a great investment piece. I am also starting to look at getting another one to add to my wardrobe. I'm trying to find more of a moto style jacket. This one by Acne Studios would be my dream jacket (in another lifetime, haha) but this Topshop & Free People one are cute & less expensive options. Now that I'm writing this, I've been thinking about how cute Emery would be in a little moto leather jacket. New mission is to find one for her too!

Do you have a leather jacket that you love? What brands do you recommend? Let me know!

<3 Kastles

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Soia & Kyo Leather Jacket (similar)
Joe Fresh Felt Fedora Hat (similar)
424th Fifth Gold Tassel Necklace c/o (similar)
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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

February Treats

Rifle Paper Co. Calendar

Fun lipsticks for spring

Vintage tea cup

Rifle Paper Co. Calendar

Valentine's Day Tea Party

I am so happy that January is finally over, honestly that month just seems to drag on forever! Happy that it's February which is filled with all things pink, sweet & girlie!

Personally I love treating myself to a few Valentine's Day treats, candy and make up included. Two new to me make up brands, Essence and The FACESHOP have thouroughly impressed me. The quality is amazing for such affordable lines. I've linked below to all the goodies shown here. Treat yourself or one of your girlfriends!

<3 Kastles


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Vintage Teacup and Saucer (similar)
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Monday, 8 February 2016

Casual Valentine

Casual Valentine's Day Style

How to style distressed denim

Rose Quartz Accessories

How to style distressed denim

Gold midi rings and earrings

Rose Gold Accessories

How to style skinny jeans

Ombre Brunette Lob

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. I will be spending the week eating heart shaped treats, making Valentine's, taking cheesy photos of Emery in heart/pink themed clothes, and wearing lots of pink & red.  

This gorgeous watch from Berg+Betts is the perfect accessory for this week, okay actually every week. I'm proud to say that this amazing watch company is a local gem. Jessie the owner is sweet, hardworking & creative. She is also the Mom to a cute little dude with another baby on the way very soon, and girlfriend is killing it! I love supporting small businesses and Mom's working hard for their families. The watches are beautiful, unique and eco friendly. All of the watches from Berg+Betts use recycled leather scraps that would otherwise go to waste. 

If you are looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your Valentine or a treat for yourself, these watches are a wise choice. If you live in Canada there is still time to get your watch in time for the weekend, Wednesday is the last day to order. 

How do you plan on spending this sugar induced week?

<3 Kastles



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Ribbed V-Neck Tunic: Anthropologie 
Ribbed Midi Cardigan: Anthropologie 
Paige Margot Distressed Skinny Jeans: c/o Anthropologie
Lace Up Flats: Express (similar here)
Pastel Satchel: Topshop (similar here)
Rose Gold Round Watch: c/o Berg+Betts
Albeit Lipstick in Peony: Anthropologie
Essence The Gel Nail Polish: Ulta 
Chain Earrings: Hunt Amor
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Friday, 5 February 2016

Free Babes Bows














When Emery was first born she had a head full of dark hair but it all fell out pretty quickly. She was a little baldy for quite awhile. I never gave much thought to doing her hair or putting bows in it since she was lacking in the hair department. Just recently her hair has starting growing more but it's kinda wild & in an awkward mullet stage.  She also has a large head so lots of stuff is just too small for her. 

I was pleasantly surprised to find that bow headbands from Free Babes Handmade are made with soft one size fits all elastic so they actually fit Emery's large head. The elastic is also nude coloured with means the you only really notice the adorable bow & the strap part isn't distracting. Free Babes Handmade uses high quality Liberty of London prints & other cotton fabrics to make the bows which I was also super excited about because you really can't go wrong with Liberty of London fabrics. I can't wait till Emery's hair is a little longer so we can try out these schoolgirl bow clips in her pigtails, ahh so cute! 

Hillary works with lots of other small shops on fun collaborations which I love! I love small businesses supporting each other! I would highly recommend checking out the Free Babes shop for your own little one or for gifts. You won't be disappointed! 

<3 Kastles

*This isn't a sponsored post, I just love Free Babes Handmade this much & supporting small businesses!*

p.s- Keep your eyes peeled to my Instagram for a giveaway with Free Babes! 











Thursday, 4 February 2016

Hunter & Hare






Remember this post about how I was talking about wanting to work with some of my favourite girl bosses, well Joanne from Hunter & Hare is one of them. I have admired Joanne for a long time. This girl has kept the shipping run at several very cool boutiques the whole time I've known her, so it's no surprise that she opened up her own beautiful shop with her friend Micki. Hunter & Hare is located in the very hip Gastown in Vancouver. The shop is a high end consignment shop where all the items are carefully curated. They also carry products by local and independent vendors. They just recently launched their online store carrying accessories, beauty & home items. The girls were so kind to send over some beautiful items from their online shop. This Harlow body butter smells absolutely divine & has become a favourite to put on before bed. Obviously being one of the Pantone colors of the year, these gold dipped rose quartz earrings were a no brainer. If the packaging of this Herbivore Pink Clay Soap Bar doesn't sell you, the refreshing scent will. I would highly recommend checking out this gorgeous shop online & in person, you won't  be disappointed! If you want to keep up with the newest goods to hit their shop, make sure to follow them on Instagram.

<3 Kastles

p.s- Keep your eyes peeled to my Instagram for a giveaway with Hunter & Hare!

*This post was not sponsored, I just love Hunter & Hare & their products that much! I wanted to share this lovely gem with you!*


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