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In case you haven't noticed, I'm kind of a fan of coffee... I need it like I need oxygen. And besides the many practical functions that drinking coffee affords (namely, consciousness), the social aspect is by far my favourite. There's no better way to kick off a weekend than by congregating at your favourite cafe with friends or your boo for a little jolt and some social time, and over the years, this little ritual has become my mental cue that it's finally Saturday. Last weekend, I finally got to try Iconoclast Koffiehuis, and let me tell you, it was everything I thought it would be and more. Picture this: A handmade coffee bar made from entirely reclaimed materials sits in a giant warehouse, whose open doors overlook a cemetery. Inside, bicycles (some of which are bamboo) adorn the walls, people are doing everything from reading and typing on laptops, to painting with watercolours, and the thick smell of coffee abounds... I know, awesome, right?
These little Saturday morning rituals have developed a uniform over the years, and when photos aren't on the agenda for the day, it's all about boyfriend jeans, the softest T-shirts possible and some fun accessories — casual with a twist, if you will. My go-tos recently have been this T by Alexander Wang tee that's the perfect throw-on-and-go piece, and when paired with this statement necklace from Happiness Boutique, anything is possible. After all, clothing and coffee are a many-splendored thing.
{Wearing a T by Alexander Wang T-shirt, Zara jeans, Celine sunnies, Aquazzura flats, Alexander Wang bag, Happiness Boutique necklace, J.Crew cuff, and rings from Gorjana and Mejuri}
Thanks for reading, and most importantly, happy weekending!
Photos by Ashley Antonio

Weekend Vibes

Friday, July 31, 2015
Last week, my ladies and I had a much needed get-together, complete with sweet treats, some serious girl talk and Palm Bay Spritz. It had been way too long since we had all gotten together, and with all the stress of daily life, it felt so nice to let loose (and on a Tuesday night, no less!). This entire group was made up of bloggers, so it's extra nice being around people who 1) speak my language and 2) take just as many photos as I do (if not more). And luckily for us, Palm Bay hooked us up with quite a few bits and bobs to make our evening all the more special (and photogenic!) — from  branded macaron and candy, to heaps of confetti and even a Fuji Instax Mini, we were all set for a rocking night in.
Mixing cocktails is so not my forte, so I typically stick to beverages that are easy and that I know my guests will love. And since Palm Bay recently released some new summer flavours, it seemed like a no brainer. My personal favourite is the pineapple peach iced tea, but the mango lemon iced tea and the dragonfruit watermelon breeze are solid choices as well.
Nothing says summer to me more than hanging out on a deck, drink (and pretty straw) in hand, surrounded by friends... and shockingly, this was my first real deck party of the season! Better late than never I guess, but this evening really made me realize that summer is so fleeting, and that I need to get out there and enjoy every single minute that I can, making fun memories along the way. 
Spot some familiar faces? Big thanks go out to Lyndsey, Sandy, Ashley, Kira and Chantelle for all making this evening so fun and special — cheers to good friends (and good boyfriends who make awesome designated drivers)!
{Henry looking dapper as ever — he was the only male allowed at girl's night}
Thank you to Palm Bay Spritz for sponsoring this post; all thoughts and opinions shared here are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible.

Photos by Josh Smith + Adventures in Fashion


Thursday, July 30, 2015
Outfit- Zara | heels c/o Sole Society | clutch- 3.1 Phillip Lim | sunnies- Karen Walker | necklace- Jules Smith | cuff- J.Crew | rings- Gorjana + Mejuri
One of my favourite trends this season hands down has got to be co-ords — you can call them sets or even matching separates, but a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. This set was a recent find at Zara, which I almost missed out on entirely because the very thought of going into Zara these days gives me the no feeling (their never-ending summer sale chaos stresses me out big time). But go I did, and there she was — little Cordie (just go with it), practically begging me to take her home with me... how could I say no to that? After all, it would have been cruel to leave her amongst all that horrible, sale-induced rubble — you're safe now, little co-ord. xx

Photos by Ashley Antonio


Wednesday, July 29, 2015
OK before we get into this post, let me offer a heartfelt disclaimer — I'm super impressionable. I can be swayed into buying just about anything (within reason), especially if it comes complete with promises of beautiful, eternally youthful skin... what can I say, I'm just vain like that. So if you're anything like me, you might want to stop reading now. Seriously, just quit while you're ahead... Now, if you have this illusive thing they call willpower, let me break it down for you. I was reading Into The Gloss recently, when low and behold, they included a piece entitled The Hyaluronic Acid Serum to End All Other Hyaluronic Acid Serums — it may as well have been called "Just save us the time and hand over your money now, Vickie." Dramatic, sure, but one quick glance was all it took to sell me on Pestle & Mortar. I'm the kind of person who's always itching to try new products, which can be both a blessing and a curse (my skin needs a level of stability in it's life), but when I read up on this product I knew I had to try it... I at least owed myself that much, didn't I?
Here's the 411 on the product: It's supposed to target fine lines, dullness and dehydration, helping to restore radiance and elasticity to the skin – and believe me when I say they had me at elasticity (hey, I was serious when I said I'm vain). This stuff can be used day or night before your moisturizer, and is supposed to be a great primer for foundation as well... now do you see why I was so quick to shell out for it?! It should be noted that the product arrived all the way from Dublin only two days after I purchased it (!!!), and although free shipping is offered to the US, you're out of luck if you're purchasing from Canada (I also had to pay $26 in duties, but that's a story for another day). The verdict? Although it's too soon to definitively say, I'm really impressed with the product so far. It dries really quickly (I hate the feeling of wet skin), and when I wake up each morning, my complexion feels much brighter. In terms of fine lines and plumped-up skin, I'll have to get back to you on that in a few weeks time... After all, Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither will be my eternally 25-year-old skin. xx
Photos by Adventures in Fashion

Pestle & Mortar

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Off The Shoulder

Monday, July 27, 2015