this city I call home

Friday, May 29, 2015

Barrie, Ontario, Canada

Today's post is about the city I live in: Barrie, Ontario, Canada. 

I have lived in Barrie since I was 16 years old. I left a few times for school but apparently I just can't stay away. Now, I'm all grown up (whatever that means) and have decided to settle down and start a family here.

About Barrie: 
Barrie is about an hour north of more well-known Toronto, Ontario. 143,634 people live in Barrie (as of 2014, according to this source), a city that is probably most well known for it's beautiful downtown which is centered around the waterfront of Kempenfelt Bay. 

Barrie's Waterfront (source)

Why I live here and love it:

Location - Barrie has a perfect location in Ontario, all of the best places are within driving distance. Toronto is only an hour south, beautiful 'cottage country' is only an hour or two north (depending on where exactly you're headed) and Niagara Falls (and wine region) is only 2 or so hours away as well! PLUS, there are a number of US borders within driving distance (shopping!!). It's also within driving distance to Montreal (although, I have to admit, I've never actually been there yet), Ottawa (our nation's capital and another beautiful and fun city) and probably lots of other awesome places I'm missing.

 Where is Barrie? (source)

Weather - I LOVE getting to experience all four seasons. Fall in Ontario is beautiful- changing leaves, cool crisp air. Winter is full of snow and cold and longer than I'd like, but it's definitely an experience. Spring, usually arrives late, but brings sunshine and the hope of summer. Summer is my favorite and it's usually pretty hot and humid around here. If you're wondering what our current weather is like click HERE.

Food - it could be the pregnancy talking, but I LOVE food and I must admit Barrie has some pretty awesome places to eat. Yes, we've got our fair share of chain restaurants BUT there are also a ton of locally owned places that are absolutely AMAZING! Some of my favorites (in case you happen to visit) are: The Crazy Fox, The North and Made in Mexico (I have lots more places but that could be a whole other post!). If you're planning a trip this way (or just want to read more about local eateries) click HERE to explore what food experiences Barrie has to offer.

Waterfront - Barrie truly has a beautiful waterfront. It's the city's best attribute as far as I'm concerned and so many of the great things about Barrie are centered around the water, including Barrie's downtown (think restaurants, pubs, bars etc).
A trail runs along the water's edge so you can run, rollerblade, bike or take a leisurely walk from one side of the bay, to the other, and back. There are parks, beaches and even an ice cream hut along the way and it's a very busy place during the summer.
There are festivals almost EVERY weekend throughout the summer. We always go to Ribfest which is essentially all about ribs and all things BBQ. Not to mention the craft beer! Then there's Kempenfest - a massive blend of unique, artsy-crafty vendors where you can seriously pick up the coolest stuff. You name it, you can find it at Kempenfest. Plus it's so fun to walk along the waterfront AND shop!


my little princess playing at one of the parks on the waterfront

I went on the Barrie Tourism Website and under the 'things to do' section there is a HUGE menu of things to do in and around Barrie. The list speaks for itself! And, if I'm being honest, I still have to actually do a lot of the things on the list. There are so many things to see and do that I honestly I no clue about! Looks like there are going to be some 'tourist in my own city' days in our family's future!

Here's a peek at some of the 'things to do' that Barrie has to offer (list c/o Tourism Barrie):

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May's Ipsy Glam Bag - Review

Saturday, May 23, 2015

This is my first month receiving an Ipsy Glam Bag. I signed up because I love trying new products and I'll use any excuse to do so.

What is Ipsy?

A monthly subscription ($10 US - plus shipping if you live in Canada)for a makeup bag with product samples (sometimes the 'samples' are actually full-sized products). You can cancel at any time so there's no long-term commitment (I was a big fan of this aspect, just in case I'm not receiving products I like).

My May Ipsy Glam Bag:

The actual bag: I love makeup bags, always have, but I suspect I'll run out of things to do with them when I'm receiving one a month. Regardless, this is super cute.

Briogeo - Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-in Conditioning Spray - I am always a little nervous about leave-in conditioners because I have tried some that leave my hair looking like I haven't washed it. I am happy to report that was not the case with this one! I sprayed a few times following washing and using regular conditioner. It left my hair soft but still clean and smelling nice. Full-size products are available at Sephora. 

Urban Decay - Revolution Lip Pencil and bonus high-color lipgloss  - this primer lip pencil went on really nice and definitely gave the lipgloss some staying power. In fact, I tried the Bittersweet color (purple) and it stayed put. Plus, the gloss remained quite shiny. I don't think I'd actually wear the Bittersweet color but some of the other colors might be added to my lipgloss rotation. I will absolutely use the primer pencil under my other lip colors.

Amie - Matte-finish moisturiser creme  - initially, this product was much more fragrant than I am used to, especially for use on my face. I have super sensitive skin so I was worried it was going to cause a reaction. It's a nice smell but kind of strong; however, this feels great on my skin and I didn't react at all to it (woohoo). It looks like it's a product out of the UK though and I can't easily see where I'd be able to purchase in Canada so that's kind of a downer.

Luxie - tapered blending brush - super soft blending brush. I haven't been doing any intense makeup looks but I highly suspect this brush would be perfect for helping create a smoky-eye look for a night out! 

Bellapierre - Gel Eye Liner in Ebony - this full-sized eye-liner retails for 14.99 so pretty much makes this month's glam bag cost-efficient plus I LOVE it. I'm used to my MAC eye-liner and I have to say that this gel liner goes on super smooth but doesn't smudge. It last all day on my upper lash line and comes off easily with eye makeup remover.

All in all I'm very pleased with my first Glam Bag and even more excited to try more stuff next month. I'll continue to use most of the products (minus the purple lip gloss) until they run out so it was worth the $10 plus shipping I paid.

And here's proof I tried the purple lip gloss:

To sign up for Ipsy follow this link.

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DON'T forget, there's still time to sign up for the GYPO Summer Style Challenge!! Click the HERE or the banner below to get in while you can!
If you have no idea what I'm talking about, check out this post.

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Summer Style Challenge - registration NOW open!!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Each new season brings another Style Challenge care of Alison @ Get Your Pretty On (GYPO) and the summer challenge registration is NOW open!

If you haven't yet heard of these "style challenges" I'll quickly enlighten you:

- You sign up - registration is between today, May 22, and May 28 (registration is technically open until June 3 BUT if you get in before the 28th it'll save you $$)
- Shopping list is released June 4. The shopping list is complete with all the items you'll need for 21 days of outfits and includes pictures, shopping info and all kinds of substitutions. Also, I can guarantee you'll already own at least a few items on the list (so you won't have to spend a fortune).
- the night of June 13th you'll get emailed the outfit for the following day (and receive nightly emails for the rest of the challenge telling you what to wear the next day).

PLUS Alison is throwing in two bonuses this time around including access the Summer 2014 challenge AND a 14 piece/10 day vacation packing list made up from the summer 2015 challenge pieces!

Why do I love these challenges so much? Whether your clueless about fashion or always on trend, the challenges really help you focus your shopping and work on mixing and matching your wardrobe. You can spend as much or as little as you want. The list always includes items you already have but also some more trendy items (which, depending on your comfort, you can always opt out of). THEN there's the best part, the other participants! You're bound to foster some new friendships as well as confidence in the VERY active Facebook group.

If you're interested in seeing some of the past challenges and how I interpreted them, you can find all my Style Challenge related posts HERE.

I'm obviously signing up, but may save some of my shopping until later in the summer when I'm no longer in maternity garb! lol that's if I can hold out that long... should we start taking bets now?!

SIGN UP HERE today and join in on the fun!!

**by signing up through the links posted, I do receive compensation so THANK YOU!**

what I wore - turquoise necklace and print skirt

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

At 31 weeks pregnant I am all about comfort but would prefer not to sacrifice style completely. I've learned quickly that one of the easiest ways to add style to an outfit is by finding the perfect accessory.

This past week I have been terrible at taking pictures but I wanted to show you and outfit I wore and the gorgeous accessory I wish I had been able to wear with it (I substituted with a similar, already owned but not nearly as fabulous piece).

First, the inspiration for my outfit is this absolutely stunning vintage turquoise necklace. This actual piece is an original and is up for auction at Invaluable. Invaluable is the world's premiere online marketplace that features all kinds of unique jewelry, antiques and collectibles. If you're looking for some truly original accessories, you can find them on the Jewelry auction page!

Now, for the comfort factor. You already know how I feel about maxi skirts and dresses. In case you forgot: maxi-anything = socially acceptable pjs. Basically, a pregnant woman's dream. When I saw this super cute printed maxi skirt, I knew I had to have it! Also, it just so happens to match perfectly with the turquoise necklace (both my dream one and the actual one I wore).

Next, the top. I opted for a plain white t-shirt. You really can't go wrong with a plain t-shirt. Plus, with the fancy necklace and print skirt I wanted to keep the rest of the outfit fairly simple. Then there's the fact that this particular shirt is very comfortable (read: stretchy).

Last, but certainly not least, the SHOES!!! I found these low-wedge gladiators at Payless and am kind of in love. They're a comfort brand, which usually means 'not very cute' but these are adorable. Cute + comfortable = very happy momma to be!

Hopefully this helps give you some kind of a visual of one of my new favorite maternity outfits. I will try and repeat this outfit and get an actual picture taken so you can see how it all looks together on yours truly. 

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travel recommendations - the babymoon

Friday, May 15, 2015

the Babymoon

It seems to be a rite of passage prior to the arrival of a baby,  particularly your first baby: the Babymoon.

The idea of a babymoon is one last 'hurrah' as a couple. The celebration of your relationship and the farewell to your child-free status.

So what do you do on a babymoon? Here are some things to consider:

What do you want out of your babymoon?

Realistically, a babymoon is just a good excuse to plan some intentional time together as a couple. Perhaps you're already really good at making a point to do this, if so, don't stress about a babymoon (unless of course you want another excuse for more one-on-one time, in that case: go for it!). Also, if this is something you're already doing, DON'T STOP when baby arrives.

If you're like the rest of us, a babymoon is a great opportunity for you to spend some time together doing something you both want to do but might not otherwise have the chance to do. I'm thinking some deliberate relaxation, baby shopping, enjoyment of the outdoors... the options are essentially endless. The BIGGEST thing is to figure out what you BOTH want in a babymoon, this conversation will help will all the rest of the planning.

How pregnant are you?

This is going to impact planning greatly. If you're getting close to that 8/9 month mark, you're going to probably want to stay relatively close to home just in case and your mobility may be limited as well.

Ideally, if you're hoping for an action-packed babymoon, you'll want to plan for the 6/7 month mark so that you (hopefully) aren't dealing with the physical discomfort that often accompanies the third trimester.

How much do you want to spend?

Another huge factor to consider. Perhaps, you've got money to burn and a destination babymoon is right for you. That's lovely; however, this won't be the case for everyone.

There are a TON of options for every budget it just requires some creativity of you and your partner.

Babymoon Ideas

If plane travel is still an option for you (depending on how far along you are) and if you have a heafty budget, your options are endless. Fly somewhere amazing for a few nights and enjoy. The rest of us will be jealous.

For those looking for something a little more budget-friendly, here are some ideas:

Beach weekend - depending on where you live this could be a day trip or and overnight one. If you're close to the beach, you could plan a day trip. Sun, sand, relaxation. Partner tip: if your lady might be missing the cocktails, come up with a fun virgin drink to enjoy during your picnic!

Camping - if you like the outdoors and the weather is right, this could be the babymoon for you! Cost effective, potentially very secluded and ideally lots of peace and quiet.

Spa - think couple's massages, facials and pedicures in those fancy chairs! Yes PLEASE! You could even plan a home-spa experience if you're trying to be kinder to your bank account.

Be a tourist in your own city - every city/town has those tourist destinations that everyone knows about but that typically the 'locals' don't go to. Pretend to tour your city as if you've never seen it before. Have you been to the museum? The parks? Try a restaurant that's been around forever but that maybe you haven't been to yet.

Sports - do you love baseball? hockey? football? Get some tickets and enjoy a game-day together. Sure, you can bring babies/children to the games, but it's a little different, a little more high-maintenance if you will.

Visit a city nearby - there has to be a city within driving distance that you've never been to or haven't spent a lot of time in and that has some fun tourist things to do.

Food, food and more food - this could be as budget friendly or as extravagant as you choose. Spend a day enjoying food. Use this as an opportunity to spend some time cooking together and enjoying the finished product OR eat out a few meals and revel in having someone cook and clean after you (and you'll soon be taking on that role for a little one!).

Whatever it is you decide to do, make it special and memorable. Try and get a little relaxation in and enjoy each other's company as much as possible.

Did you take a babymoon? Any memories or regrets?

Is there an awesome babymoon option not on the list?

what I wore - May 13, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Confession: I'm starting to get to the point where I don't really feel 'cute' pregnant and instead am starting to feel massive. This is going to make taking, posing for and posting pictures much  more challenging for me. 

I am also remembering that during the third trimester your body prepares you for the lack of sleep that is inevitable with a newborn which means I'm not sleeping a ton. Clearly, I'm not exactly looking super refreshed and full of life BUT I'm still posting so that's something.

Here's how I've been dressing the bump this past week:

Not the most flattering pic of me; however, big points for comfort factor alone. I may or may not have professed my love for maxis in general, but they're seriously a go-to for the pregnant lady. It's a definite possibility that I will wear maxi dresses for the majority of the remainder of my pregnancy. Just sayin'.

I liked this outfit, it seemed like the perfect combo of comfy and cute. In hindsight, I was over confident about my ability to wear wedges for breakfast and a shopping trip. Needless to say, I didn't shop nearly as long as I could of due to inappropriate footwear. The fact that I am up 20lbs and was carrying around a toddler half the time likely didn't help. This momma was very thankful to have thought ahead and stashed my birkenstocks in the car because I couldn't get those wedges off fast enough lol

There's those tired eyes I'm getting used to. Well, at least I tried to compensate with some bright colors. That has got to count for something.

See how much more awake I look with sunglasses on?! You can barely tell I woke up like 15 times to pee, brilliant! 

So there you have it... I am going to try, at least to some extent, to document some of my outfits during these last 9ish weeks despite feeling huge. 

Linking up with these lovelies this week:

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Monday in a minute - Mother's Day Edition

Monday, May 11, 2015

Happy (belated) Mother's Day!

Third-trimester pregnancy exhausted is setting in so I am using that as an excuse to bring back Monday in a minute. Basically, a super quick post for the sake of posting.

Mother's day was spent with my sweet baby girl, my handsome husband and my baby belly. It was quiet and busy. The house didn't get cleaned but there were lots of laughs and yummy food. The laundry didn't get folded but there was snuggles and story time. I went to bed tired and happy.

I always imagine myself being a mom but I never really knew what that would mean. I didn't realize the impact such a tiny person could have on my entire world.

Similar to last year's post, I'm going to give myself a gift. The gift of kindness. I'm going to endeavor to be easier on myself as a mom this week. I am going to pat myself on the back for those glowing parenting moments and forgive myself for those moments where I maybe could have done a little (or a lot) better. I challenge you to try and give yourself that same gift this week. We deserve it.

Happy Monday!

my favs this week: last minute mother's day gifts

Friday, May 8, 2015

Happy almost Mother's Day lovelies!

I strongly suspect that there are many out there who, like me, wait until the last minute to sort out gifts. I am also quite confident that Mr. B falls into this category.

So, to help you all out, I'm posting a few last minute mother's day gift ideas. Most of these things, or something quite similar, can easily be found at a moment's notice.

I will confess, I may or may not be wanting everything on this list... so Mr. B, if you're reading, get on it!


A wanted appliance - okay, I'll express some caution buying the mom in your life an appliance, particularly if that mom is your girlfriend/fiance/wife: DON'T be buying your special lady an appliance unless it's something she has clearly expressed a desire for. Having said that, my magic bullet broke this week so I've been chomping at the bit for a new blender for my smoothies, so this would have been a GREAT mother's day present IF I had the patience to wait. I may or may not have already bought this :)

date night - plan a night out and present it to her! Pick a restaurant, buy some tickets to the theater, a movie or  a sporting event (one SHE wants, this is not for you!) and arrange for childcare (this piece is KEY and she'll LOVE that you took care of that very important detail). I promise, she won't be disappointed.

Cute coffee mug - maybe it's just me, but I love stuff like this. It's cute, practical and would get a lot of use. You could even go a step further and fill the cup with her favorite coffee/tea and some chocolates (mmmm chocolate).

flowers - yes, it's cliche, but I love me some fresh flowers ESPECIALLY in the spring! A mother's day must!

Accessories she wouldn't buy herself - your mom/partner likely has a list of things she'd love to have but won't buy herself. A pricey little handbag, a cute pair of shoes or a gorgeous scarf. Your job is to remember all those hints she's dropped (or check out her wishlist on Amazon) and surprise her by getting it for her! Just saying, I wouldn't throw out this gorgeous Kate Spade bag :)

Products she loves - every woman has things she uses all the time. Maybe it's stuff for her face-care routine (*cough* which I happen to be out of Mr. B *cough*), shampoo/conditioner, perfume, mascara... get you the picture, It's practical but also shows that you know her well enough (and pay attention) to pick something she'll actually use.

BONUS - homemade stuff! If you're organized enough to get the kids to help create something special for your mom/partner, you'll earn HUGE bonus points!! Pinterest has lots of easy ideas to help you out!

I hope ALL you moms out there get spoiled! Being a mom isn't always easy but it certainly is the BEST job in the world! HAPPY almost MOTHER'S DAY!

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Spring Style Challenge - the pregnant perspective

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Style Challenge officially ended on Sunday. For this week's post most of the bloggers will be doing a recap, talking about their favorite outfits/pieces and there might even be some special appearances by non-blogging style challenge participants. For all of those reasons, I encourage you to check out all of their blogs (below).

I'll be honest here, I wasn't organized enough to contact other participants in time to have them be a part of my post. I love the idea and I know it's going to make for some great blog posts, but that's clearly not the direction I'll be going this week.

I'm going to keep it relatively simple (I'm all for simplicity these days, the less complicated, the better) and tell you about my experience and share a few of my favorite outfits from the challenge.

Here goes:

Style Challenge Recap: the pregnant perspective

It's really no secret that I have loved Alison's Style Challenges since they started last Spring. I've talked about the 'why' numerous times. A quick recap: money saving, direction for shopping, learning to mix and match, creating a clothing budget and MOST importantly, meeting lots of super amazing women who always have the nicest things to say.

Despite my love of the style challenges, I truly debated participating this Spring. Obviously, I'm pregnant. 29.5 weeks to be precise. I definitely wanted to see what pieces would be included but I was worried about how I could/would make them work on my growing body. I was pretty sure I would sign up just to see what was on 'the list' but was not sure how active a participant I would be (in the Facebook group). 

fav look #1 - printed top and colored jeans - I learned I can still rock colored pants EVEN when pregnant and they're much more fun that wearing jeans ALL of the time!

 When the list was released I was pleasantly surprised to be able to find a lot of things in maternity or to be able to find suitable substitutions  that I felt okay with (it's also very helpful that the list always has a bunch of recommended substitutions). The Facebook group was big this time, nearing 1600 members. Most days, it was hard to keep up with all of the outfits being posted. I tried to 'like' and comment on as many pictures as possible but with so many people, it was sometimes overwhelming.

I, somewhat dutifully, tried to post my picture daily. I noticed, once again, how sweet and kind perfect strangers can be. I observed, once again, how women sometimes go out of their way to say or do something to lift someone else up. It was remarkable to see women share their challenges and successes (both in fashion and life in general) and to see others relate. 

fav look #2 - print skirt with black t-shirt and coordinating cardigan (and bonus: the only piece that's actually maternity is the t-shirt!)

I didn't see one negative comment. Not one. 

Now, how this challenge impacted me directly? Let me tell you.

Again, I'm pregnant. My belly seems to be growing daily (and I regularly get asked if I'm sure there's only one in there - yes, only one, thank you). Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, a miracle; however, it doesn't come without some challenges. Moving into the third trimester I am back to feeling tired, my back is sore, I've had issues with my sciatic, and there's all of these other aches and pains that I won't bore you with. I can live with all of these things and I'm reticent to complain because it's time limited and, let's be serious, I'm creating a human being which is pretty freaking awesome. BUT, sometimes, creating a human makes you feel like crap. Sometimes, being asking if there's two babies in there, makes you feel just plain large. 

So there were a few days during the challenge where I just felt 'yucky'. There were a few days here and there where, despite following the challenge, I left the house feeling crappy. There were a few days where I was tired from being up with a toddler and multiple trips to the loo (small bladder + pregnancy = multiple wake-ups). On these days, this challenge was particularly helpful to me. Not only did it help motivate me to at least attempt to put myself together but it always gave me some confidence when I needed it most.

fav look #3 - striped dress - I was really unsure about a striped dress and a protruding belly but I ended up kind of loving it especially with some pops of color.

Those lovely ladies I mentioned earlier never failed to lift me up on days where I felt like absolute garbage. The sweet and thoughtful comments on my pictures really changed my frame of mind some days. Not just because someone had paid me a compliment, but because I was reminded of what a precious (and time-limited) thing pregnancy is. Not just because someone said something super sweet, but because my belly pictured served to remind someone of when they were pregnant with their little one. Sometimes, it takes something so little to make someone smile, even if it is from behind tired eyes. 

At this point during my last pregnancy I don't remember feeling put-together at all, ever. This time around, with the help of the style challenge and these super sweet ladies, I really feel like, even if only sometimes, I'm doing okay with this whole pregnancy/non-frumpy mommy thing. It feels good. It's kind of nice to still feel like I have some semblance of some kind of 'style' even though I look like I swallowed a beach ball.

Looking back, I'm so so happy I decided to participate in this challenge. I have a cute maternity wardrobe to pass along to some lucky lady AND despite all of the physical ails of being pregnant, I'm actually really enjoying being and looking pregnant (the majority of the time). 

fav  look #4 - I said it before but the camo leggings/pants were the biggest leap and surprise for me. I found a fairly inexpensive maternity pair and once I finally got the nerve to wear them, LOVED them! Plus, the lovely ladies in the group made me feel like a million bucks in them :)

Stay tuned for future challenges, and again, don't forget to check out the other challenger's post (especially for that whole non-pregnant perspective)

Shoes to Shiraz | R Squared | Two Teens and Their Mama |
Confessions of a Frumpy Mommy | A Lovely Little Wardrobe |
Mishaps and Mayhem of Solitary Life | Puppies and Pretties | Daily Style Finds |
Making the Most of Everyday | She Thought She Could | Foxy's Domestic Side |
Quilty Joy Joy | Curls and Cardigans | Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After |
My Running Stitches | From Plaid to Pearls | Stashed Blog | X-tremely V |
 A Little Bit of Cheer | Nick and Nik

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April showers bring May Flowers

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Style Me Bloggers have decided to keep it going... we'll be linking up every other Friday throughout the summer.

Clearly, I've got some stuff on the go, a baby due mid-July for one... so it's very possible I'm missing a few weeks around baby-time - BUT I'll try my best to at least get something together the majority of weeks.

Onto this week:

April showers bring May flowers

Rainy weather gear:

It may or may not be obvious, but I'm not really outside playing in the rain often. Having said that, it doesn't really make a ton of sense for me to own hardcore rain-gear. 

The other complicating factor is my round baby belly which means I'm not longer fitting into the vast majority of my non-maternity wear. That includes my beloved trench. 

I love me a good, well-fitted, trench. It's the perfect jacket for rainy days but while still looking (and feeling) cute (despite potentially yucky weather). 

IF I was in the market (or the size) for a new rain trench this year, here are some jackets I'd LOVE to get my hands on:

As for boots, well I do love my Hunter rain boots... along with the rest of the world! It's hard for me to think of any other rain footwear. Mine are matte black, perfect to match with almost everything. I do LOVE all the colorful choices. Less practical than my black boots but so much fun!

me in my boots... not a great pic but apparently I never take pics when I'm wearing them

some other boots I find super cute:

Floral trends:

Alright, I kinda feel like I'm borderline pushing the floral thing lately. I picked some REALLY pretty floral accessories in a recent blog post on Spring Trends AND I've been wearing a bit of floral lately.

Here's some of my recent floral pieces:

floral scarves are a great way to add some floral without making too big of a commitment

went out on a limb buying these floral leggings but LOVE them!

Moral of the story - floral is on trend, pretty and feminine and I LOVE it. So buy some. Wear some. And make sure you share your finds because I could always use more :)

Don't forget to link up your posts and check out the rest of the bloggers!

Linking up with:
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