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Marble Cake Stand DIY
If you're anything like me, your home has been filling up with marble bits at an alarming rate, long replacing all those rose gold embellishments that came before it. There's no doubt that marble is beautiful— especially when it comes to kitchenwear— but it can get super pricey, super fast. So I thought I would share a fun little project you can whip up over the weekend in no time flat, saving you a few bucks and giving you an excuse to eat cake... and, you know, since today is my birthday and all, I figured cake was a must. So without further ado, let's get to DIYing!
Marble Cake Stand DIY
SUPPLIES:  ROUND PIECE OF MARBLE + MARBLE TOOTHBRUSH HOLDER  (BOTH VIA HOMESENSE)  |  E-6000 GLUE
Marble Cake Stand DIY
Before we start, just a quick note on where I sourced my materials. Both the marble round and toothbrush holder were picked up at HomeSense because I've found it to be the most affordable place to source marble accessories, but you could check Target for similar pieces if you're lucky enough to live near one. If you're not hung up on having a circular cake stand per se, you could always hit up a hardware store for a piece of marble and use some thick copper piping or something comparable for the base— there's so much room to get creative with this one! 
Marble Cake Stand DIY
Anyway, let's get to the instructions... all you have to do is place a generous amount of glue (I swear by E-6000) on the toothbrush holder and position it in the centre of the marble round. Press down firmly for a few minutes to help it adhere, then put weight on the base of the cake stand for a few hours until it's fully secured. Et voila! An easy-to-make (and ridiculously affordable) dupe for a high-end marble cake stands... not bad, huh?
Marble Cake Stand DIY
Marble Cake Stand DIY
Photos by Team AiF

Marble Cake Stand DIY

Friday, June 24, 2016
Home scents: Nebulizers + essential oils
Home scents: Nebulizers + essential oils
If there's one thing I love, it's walking into a room that smells amazing... there's just something so comforting about a well-scented home, and I always feel more relaxed and at peace when my favourite candles are burning in the background. But ever since I was introduced to the magical world of nebulizers, my candle collection is all but gathering dust... poor suckers never saw it coming. It's just that the nebulizer not only scents the air with a delicious blend of essential oils based on my mood that particular day (the 'Stress Release' variety is fast becoming an office staple), but it also helps improve air quality by purifying and humidifying. So basically it's all-around awesome and 100 per cent addicting... you've been warned.
Home scents: Nebulizers + essential oils
Home scents: Nebulizers + essential oils
I now try to have two nebulizers going at all times (what, I told you I was obsessed!), so my home perpetually smells like the haven of relaxation I wish it were... which coincidentally has led to more time reading and less screen time, so I guess it's slowly getting there. #BabySteps
Home scents: Nebulizers + essential oils
Thanks for reading friends, and if you've tried any products from Sajenebulizer or otherwise— let me know; I'm always down for product recommendations! xx


Photos by Team AiF

Home Scents

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Summer button up
Blouse- Zara | jeans- AE | sunnies- Celine c/o Smart Buy Glasses | booties- Zara |  bag- A.P.C. | watch c/o Berg + Betts | bracelet- Chloe
Summer button up
Summer button up
booties
A.P.C.
Summer button up
When it's hot out, the last thing I feel like doing is putting together an outfit— and I'm sure I'm not alone is saying that. On Monday we talked about the merits of adding a summer vest to elevate your look, but today we're keeping it real and just throwing on an oversized button up with jeans... mind you, the whole 'rule of thirds' aspect of dressing wasn't completely thrown out the window here thanks to the addition of a bandana— see, I totes follow my own advice (wink wink). In other news, is it Friday yet? xx


Photos by Anton Atienza

Button Up

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Darphin Paris
Have you guys tried anything from the Darphin Paris range? I'm obsessed. I had tried one of their moisturizers about a year ago and fell in love, and now that they carry the range at Sephora, well, you better believe I'm all over it. Here's what I've been loving lately.
Darphin Paris
INTRAL CLEANSING MILK // If you have sensitive skin, this is definitely one to consider. It's formulated with 84 per cent natural ingredients— including chamomile— and it cleanses deeply without irritating the skin whatsoever. The thing I love most about it is how soft my skin feels after using it, and the smell is incredible. Totally worth a try if you're a fan of cleansing milks!

INTRAL REDNESS RELIEF SOOTHING SERUM // I have a tendency towards red skin, and this product has been pretty amazing at calming that situation down ever since I started using it a few weeks back. It's packed with soothing ingredients like chamomile, hawthorn and peony extracts, and it's clinically-proven to improve the appearance of skin (even for those suffering from rosacea) — and that's good enough for me.

TANGERINE AROMATIC CARE // Quite possibly my favourite product of the bunch, this essential oil elixir is, for lack of a better word, magic. It's formulated to give tired looking skin (*ahem*) radiance and glow while fighting the aging process, and I honestly couldn't think of a more indulgent way to end the day than slathering this stuff on my face, neck and chest. If you can only try one thing from this range, oh please let it be this.

Darphin Paris
YOUTHFUL RADIANCE CAMELLIA MASK // Another great one in the quest against aging, this mask is all kinds of awesome if you're needing a little hydration boost and some seriously plumped-up skin. It's made with hyaluronic acid (amongst other powerhouse ingredients) to help increase elasticity and firmness while giving skin a nice healthy glow, and wanna hear the best part? You only have to leave it on for about seven minutes to reap the benefits... #DreamWeaver


Photos by Adventures in Fashion

Darphin Paris

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
How to Style a Summer Vest
Longline vest- Zara (more options) | crop top- Noul | mom jeans- Topshop | booties- Sigerson Morrison c/o Shopbop | bag- Chloe | necklace c/o Maria Black | bracelet- Chloe | shark ring c/o Mejuri
How to Style a Summer Vest
How to Style a Summer Vest
How to Style a Summer Vest
How to Style a Summer Vest
How to Style a Summer Vest
Summer dressing is the best— full stop. It's literally a who's who of light layers and breezy separates that you can mix and match with little to no effort... awesome, right? But here's the thing with endlessly wearing dresses and/or tops with various bottoms— it gets really old, really fast. There's just something about adding a third piece to an outfit, be it in jacket, vest or scarf form, that adds some much-needed dimension and interest, and as awesome as summer itself is, its wardrobe options are lacking in said visual-interest department. That is, unless you enlist the help of the summer vest.

Now I know you've probably seen nothing but lightweight vests lining the shelves of your friendly neighbourhood clothing stores, but if you've been hesitant to try one for yourself, I'm here to tell you to do so immediately. They're perfect for upping your outfit game while still staying cool in the summer heat, and there's no shortage to what you can do with them— throw one over a dress, use it to jazz up some shorts, or go for a mom jean/crop top combo like I did here. The sky's literally the limit in terms of styling options and vest varieties, but let's be real, it doesn't get much better than the longline vest... tell your friends. xx


Photos by Lyndsey Forest

How to Style a Summer Vest

Monday, June 20, 2016