Sunday, 21 August 2016

Links of the Week


Well, summer is almost over. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? Granted, I've only been home for two months and I've kept myself decently busy. I'll be heading out on Saturday to return to school (with a little detour in Scotland...) so it's time to pack up and get ready. It's hard to believe that this time next year I may not be in this position. Hope your summer ends nicely! 

Truly Madly Guilty So I just started Big Little Lies (more down below) and could not be more excited for the tv series. But what's even more exciting is that Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman bought the rights to Liane Moriarty's most recent novel, Truly Madly Guilty.

Hollywood Ruining Method Acting I saw Suicide Squad the Saturday it came out and was a little disappointed. It was a great film but could have been SO MUCH better. Jared Leto's performance has obviously garnered a lot of criticism and analysis - Leto is the main example in this article. I completely agree with everything the article states. 

Mixing up the Jumpsuit I'm so tempted to try and recreate this outfit but then I'm reminded that (a) I don't live in New York, and, (b) I'm not Blair Eadie.

The Best Button-Up Shirt This is the loveliest shirt. I picked it up during a back-to-school trip (maybe my last? at least second last) to Madewell and though I haven't worn it yet due to the scorching heat, it will get some great use during the other three seasons. 

Julia's Favourite Makeup Products I know next to nothing about make-up so I love comparing other people's must-have's. I was rather excited when I saw that I use the same Fresh Sugar as her!

Dogs and Real Estate This made me laugh a little but then realize that I will probably be the subject of a follow-up article in a few years time... The things we do for our dogs!

Most Liveable Cities Does your city make the list? Does it make you want to explore some of the top 10? It's making my unplanned trip down under more inevitable. 

Currently ReadingBig Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.
Another one I've had on my Goodread's "Want to Read" section for a while (well, since Reese Witherspoon recommended it...) and I love it. I have a few heavier reads that I should've started instead as I've had them for longer, but BLL seemed like a nice, lighter book. Reese is tooootally Madeline and I just love reading Celeste with Nicole Kidman's voice. Though I kind of wish that I hadn't known the actors before starting the novel, it makes me pretty confident in the adaptation. Excited to see who the victim is! I'm nearly 100 pages in.

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Monday, 15 August 2016

Links of the Week


Ocean's Remake I've been eagerly waiting to see who will headline the new Ocean's film as I'm a huge fan of the Clooney/Soderbergh trilogy. This cast seems pretty unbeatable! Very excited to see all of these ladies and their (hopefully) quirky characters. 

Nicole Warne Style My obsession with the Gary Pepper Girl began a few years ago when I started following her on Instagram. It's easy for anyone to fall in love with her page because of her incredibly enviable style sense and constant state of wander. I never really noticed patterns in her wardrobe (probably because I was too busy drooling and reminding myself that her taste in probably unattainable for me...) so I thought C&C's breakdown of her outfits was interesting.

Most Adorable Shirt The second I laid eyes on this blouse at Madewell, I knew it would be mine. I've been looking for a great button-up that didn't look too stiff or preppy for a while and this is certainly it. The top fits great and has a nice feminine flair. 100 percent recommended! 

Cinnamon Rolls These rolls are my favourite treat for breakfast. They are so darn easy too! I made them this past week and they didn't last long. I've tried this recipe a few times but I think I'll venture to Sally's Maple Cinnamon Rolls next time!

Penny Oleksiak Well, if you don't know her name by now you must be living under a rock. Penny has been the champion for Canadians during the first week of the Olympics! It's hard to believe that she still hasn't even graduated high school yet she has four medals. Her reaction and her family's to the gold medal is a reminder of why the Olympics is so great. Way to go, Penny!

The 5-Hour Rule I didn't know what the 5-hour rule was before reading this article but it seems like a great practice. If Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Oprah are dedicated to this learning then it can't be too bad. 

Make Your Bed I laughed a little at this article because the writer just nails it! Sure, Pinterest may fool you into thinking that a messy bed is the new black, but you will still be living in a mess. Make your bed, you'll feel better. 

Currently Reading: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kailing.
I've had this book for over a year but I only started reading it recently. It was at the top of my list but I just never set aside the time! I definitely plan on reading Why Not Me? after. She writes like she's talking to her best friend aka. you, the reader. I've laughed out loud a few too many times in public since I've started it, too. It's a book that I find I can put down and pick up whenever. I'm almost done and I'm honestly quite sad that it has to end. If you love The Mindy Project (or just funny and honest writing), pick up her book. 

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