Tory Burch Floral Tweed Dress

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TORY BURCH Kaley floral print tweed dress (also available here and on sale here) / CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Pigalle Pumps (also available here) - more affordable version here / KAREN WALKER Super Duper Sunglasses / Pearl Necklace (similar) / CLUB MONACO Crystal Necklace (similar one here on sale) / bfrend bracelet (similar here and loving this one as well) / BURBERRY Lip Cover in Primrose Hill Pink (really nice pink that's perfect for spring)

When I saw the Tory Burch line of Impressionist-meets-Chinese-art print dresses, tops and bags I was totally the smiling emoticon with hearts for eyes. It's so feminine, unique, and structured. I love that the sleeves are just a little bit longer than the average dress which is perfect for making my arms look slimmer. I think this (along with my scalloped LOFT dress) will keep me well dressed throughout the summer and fall wedding season. Okay now everyone please start inviting me to your weddings, I'm ready.

I haven't blogged about beauty in a while (which is crazy since I'm a total beauty junkie) but I just want to quickly mention that I'm loving the Caudalie Vinoperfect line right now, especially the Vinoperfect Skin Perfecting Day Fluid SPF 15. It sinks into my face quickly and leaves an almost primer-like finish, perfect for foundation to go over.

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SPRING BLOSSOMS

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SLIM SIGNATURE FLORAL SILK BLOUSE - Equipment (on sale!) / ROCKET HIGH RISE SKINNY JEANS - Citizens of Humanity (also available here & here) / NUDE PUMPS - Christian Louboutin (also available here) - more affordable version here / SUPER DUPER SUNGLASSES -  Karen Walker / LIPS - Estee Lauder Signature lipstick in Rich Red

Cherry blossoms are coming out in Vancouver and I'm loving the bursts of pink everywhere. I'm welcoming the new season with this spring-ready floral blouse from Equipment. It's almost warm enough to go out without a jacket, almost! 

I checked off a big event on my list last week - I gave a guest lecture in an Engineering class at UBC. I had so much fun doing it. The students were attentive, asked good questions, and laughed at my jokes. I was nervous just before starting but got right into it as soon as I started talking. It was a great experience and I hope to do it again. I spent the weekend rolling, skiing, then rolling some more. This foam roller was the best purchase I've made recently. It's like getting a deep tissue massage at home. I'm wishing you a great week of productive work, quality time with family and friends, and quality rest! 


Go to the Spa with your Little Grey Pass

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The first facial I ever had was one that I treated myself to at a spa in Vancouver during university. I had always wanted to have a facial because it seemed like the ultimate luxury but I was nervous about how my sensitive would react to new products. I  looked at websites of almost all the spas in Vancouver, read online reviews, and did a lot of research before booking an appointment. Through my research it became evident that Dermalogica was the industry standard for day spas even though I didn't know anything about the brand at the time. My first facial was a great experience and my treatment was done using Dermalogica products. Now, several years later, facials are still one of my favorite indulgences and Dermalogica products remain a staple in my skincare routine. I was happy to hear about Dermalogica's newest program, the Little Grey Pass, which connects consumers like me and you with participating skin care centers and spas in Vancouver and Toronto. 

 

After registering for the Little Grey Pass, a visit to any of the participating Dermalogica spas (see a list of locations here) for a one hour facial gets you one stamp. After four stamps you can start collecting free product rewards like a full-sized Pre-Cleanse. I think it's a really great way to try spas you haven't been to in Vancouver or Toronto and get free products as a bonus.

 

As part of this program I was invited to try the participating spas. It's tough work, I know ;). The first Little Grey Skin Center I had the pleasure of visiting was Fruition Day Spa in North Van for a facial with the owner, Laura. My facial was great but aside from that I just want to point out that Laura gave me the most amazing shoulder massage ever. I thought I was going to melt; it was so good. Laura gave me some great skincare tips for keeping my skin clear, well-hydrated, and congestion-free, like a reminder that I should use my favorite exfoliator, the Daily Microfoliant, daily as its name suggests, or at least 3-4 times a week as opposed to the once a week I'm using it now. I left with some Dermalogica samples, a thoroughly relaxed body, and glowing skin. 


Ladylike tweed

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DRESS - Uniqueen "Laila" dress, no longer available unfortunately. Similar dresses below. / PUMPS - Classiques Entier (similar) / CLUTCH - Zara (similar) / NECKLACE - Club Monaco / LIPS - Estee Lauder Signature lipstick in Rich Red

Tweed is so classic and ladylike, you just can't go wrong with it. It's great for wearing to work, to church, and to the White House. Shop my tweed picks below.

p.s. LOFT has extended their Family & Friends sale. Get 40% off everything with code FRIENDS2. I just ordered this tux blouse for work.