Thursday, 26 September 2013

Fashion: Autumn Favourites from Forever 21

The temperature has cooled, the leaves have changed to beautiful shades of red, yellow and orange. Winds have picked up on speed and the colorful leaves are floating about. Pumpkin Spice Soy Lattes, pumpkin pie and ginger snaps. Autumn is one of my favorite seasons.

This season Forever 21 has a lot of potential in adding a little bit of bohemian flare, prints and modern chic to your wardrobe. I'm very impressed with the many pieces I would recommend from this retailer.

All pieces are $50 or under. 
Loving this Chevron print dress, wear with a bright coloured
Statement necklace to a formal event.
Khaki and Vegan leather motorcycle jacket.
Faux Suede Booties with Strappy details. Great with skinny jeans.

Loving the two tone tote and quilted details.
Tie dye braided headband. Love it for those bad hair days.
Red and Navy, one of my favorite combination of colours. Loving my paisleys.
Modern Chandelier earrings in Gold.
Chain link earrings.
Geometric Stacking Bangles in Gold.
Geometric Stacking Rings in Gold.
Wear this dress with opaque tights and riding boots. 
Loving the bohemian look this Autumn.
If chambray shirts and nautical shirts had a child. This would be it.

What are your favourites from F21 this season? 
Let me know in the comments below.

Statement earrings for a night out with the girls.
Statement earrings for an elegant soiree.

Friday, 13 September 2013

2013/08-09 August September Favourites

Hello Beauties,

Sorry for being away for a while. I'm back with an updated monthly favorites.

Officina Profumo di Santa Maria Novella Rosewater, purchased while in Florence, Italy. Can be used as a toner or light fragrance.

Origins Super Spot Remover, the packaging has changed to a blue bottle. The formula may have changed as it no longer has the slight sting when applied to blemishes.

Elizabeth Arden Brow Shaper & Eyeliner in Sable 03, the perfect brow powder that lasts quite a while. I also use it to shade the outer corners of my eye for the lazy days.

Rimmel London Kate #17 Lipstick, the perfect pale pink nude. My every day go to lipstick.

Nivea Vanilla & Macadamia Lip Butter, smells divine and moisturizes like a gem.

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, first purchased a travel sized version for my Italy trip. I really like this toothpaste. As it doesn't irritate my sensitive gums and it whitens my teeth.

Burberry London Eau de Parfum, purchased at Coin in Florence and has loved it ever since. I wear it on special occasions.

Lavanila Laboratories Pure Vanilla, is my daily signature perfume.

Home Trends Juicy Fig Candle, found this as I wandered in the aisles of Walmart. It was love at first smell. :)

Sterling Silver Tear Drop Earrings from Etsy, simple and contemporary.

Armani Exchange AX235 Glasses, a cross breed horn rimmed cat eye pair of prescription glasses. Perfect for work, as I stare at a computer all day. This allows my eyes to breathe.

Leopard Leggings, comfy for summer, fall or winter.

Faux Snakeskin Strappy Sandals, comfy for the summer and walking around.

Danier Cognac Purse, this can be dressed up or down. The color is good for fall, winter or summer.

Peacoat Trench in Navy Blue, good for rainy days as it repels water and has a hood to keep my hair dry.

J.Crew Bubble Necklace in blue and a yellow, these statement necklaces are on the pricy side, but they sure jazz up a plain outfit with a great splash of color.

I hope you enjoyed this month's favorites. Leave me comments below and let me know what your favorites are this month.

Travel Blog: Las Vegas, NV

Odd weather in Las Vegas this September. It was extremely humid and gloomy. We got hit by thunderstorms and wind blowing at 58km. I've never seen the strip free of pedestrians in Vegas. We stayed on the 30th Floor of the Treasure Island Hotel.

Some recommendations of places with Good Eats in Treasure Island Hotel:

Treasure Island Buffet - they have great melt in your mouth Prime Rib au jus & horseradish, Tender Turkey & mashed potatoes, BBQ Ribs, Steamed Crab Legs & Shrimp as well as Cajun style shrimp. I especially loved the sauteed collard greens, fresh fruit selection and macaroons. They have a variety of cuisines available. Regular drinks are included. Any alcoholic beverages are extra. Approximately 30 pp. Gratuity not included.

Pho - never thought I would find good Vietnamese food in Vegas. But we did, in our hotel. On the weekdays there are lunch specials available. The specials include an appetizer, a main and a soda or iced tea. Beau tried their Special House Rice Noodles & Beef Stew Rice Noodles. I tried their Chicken Glass Noodles & (lunch special) Spring Rolls served with fresh mint, cilantro, lettuce leaves & fish sauce; Raw Beef Rice Noodles (smaller size than a regular order) & an iced tea. All noodles are served with a large plate of sprouts, basil, lime and jalapeño slices. Eat table comes with a selection of sauces in a circular tray; hoisin sauce, rooster hot sauce, fish sauce & soy sauce. They also pour really stiff drinks. Only paid 5 for a glass of Sake Sangria about 750mL tall with lots of lemon, lime & raspberries.
Approximately 20 pp. Gratuity not included.

Seafood Shack & Mojito Bar - has fantastic mojitos. We tried the Shipwrecked and Pineapple mojitos and they were delicious. We started our meal with Jerk Spiced Wings with Dark Rum sauce. Mmm Mmm Mmm. Beau had the Blackened Chicken with Vegetables & Rice Pilaf. I had the Salad Nicoise which is a Seared Tuna over green beans, tomatoes, eggs, two kinds of olives, potatoes with a tapanade sauce. Delicieux ~ Approximately 35 pp. Gratuity not included.

Senor Frog - has delicious Pina Coladas, all mixed drinks come in three sizes. The smallest is a 12 oz. We tried the Salsa, Guacamole & chips for lunch out on the patio. The portions were so big, we packed it up for TV snacks later in the day. We had nice view of the Siren's ship and the Palazzo from the patio. It was hot and sunny outside, although we sat in the shade it was still warm.

Cirque du Soleil Shows are a must in Vegas. They are all fantastic.

This round we watched Zumanity which is an 18+ show. Lots of nudity I must warn. But if you're okay with the bits and pieces, then this will be a very entertaining show. Live singing, acrobatic performances, comedy, burlesque, body contortion, synchronized swimming and the hosts sure get the audience involved in their comedy skits.

On my last visit to Vegas I watched Kà at MGM Grand. Fantastic show about an Archer's daughter falling in love with a commoner boy whom is her long lost brother.

Red Rock Canyon and Hoover Dam are also great places to visit. Just look out for the desert snakes. Helicopter and tour bus rides are available to see these spectacular scenes.

After all, a great stay aside from the thunderstorms. We will be back.

Hope you enjoyed our show and tell.

Happy Travels