Wednesday, October 31, 2012

BELLE SPOTLIGHT

I started using Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46 about a month ago (after reading about it on Luella & June) and I can't recommend it enough. I have super sensitive skin and this product is so gentle. It's also really moisturizing (it feels so light and wonderful on my skin but it's also oil-free which is wonderful) and it doesn't have the typical 'sunscreen' smell. Not only does it feel great on the skin, it also has a very high SPF. It's AMAZING!

Monday, October 29, 2012

TODDLER STYLE - HALLOWEEN

Every Tuesday, La Dauphine and Cherry Pie Twins will be posting photos of our fashionable toddlers to our Instagram accounts with the hashtag #mytoddlerhasstyle. If you have a fashionable little one (whether they are infants, toddlers, preschoolers or big kids), we want you to join us! Share on Tuesdays by taking a photo and including the hashtag #mytoddlerhasstyle

You can find us on Instagram @ladauphinestyle and @lovingyouischerrypie.  
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This week we thought we'd share photos of Mia, Alexa and Kingsley in their Halloween costumes. Kingsley is going to be an astronaut and loves his costume! We hope everyone has a happy Halloween despite the stormy weather. 








Sunday, October 28, 2012

MY WEEK & WEEKEND

Outfit snapshot: Burberry trench, Rebecca Taylor leopard sweater, Theory pants, Tory Burch flats.

I went to the LG Innovator Ball on Thursday night with Danna and some of the High Road crew. It was such a fun night!

Matt Dusk sang 'Fly Me To The Moon' at the Space themed event. 

The decor

Having fun with SSB (we have devil eyes ;-)

The Candy bar was a highlight!

Later in the week, I was back to eating healthy. This salad had cherry tomatoes, heart of palm, tuna and parmigiano reggiano. Yummy!

Playtime with Kingsley. He loves to build! 

I want my hair to grow so I'm trying a new supplement. Fingers crossed and these work! 

I had a shopping/dinner girls night with Samantha on Saturday. This ice cream from La Paloma was so yummy!

WHAT'S IN MY BAG - GUEST EDITION

Here is the latest What's In My Bag guest post. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! L

What's In My Bag - Guest Edition: Samantha
There were two reasons why it was appropriate for me to write a What's In My Bag post for La Dauphine on a day when Lauren and I had a girls shopping day planned. Reason #1: Lauren and I haven't shared too many shopping trips since our kids were born (before they were born, we used to do it all the time). In fact, I think there might have only been just the one time when we went cross border shopping together over a year ago (click here for details) not to mention that we haven't had any girl time without the husbands and kids since we went out for Lauren's birthday in March. Today was therefore a special day. Reason #2: On most days, I carry a tote bag full of things for my kids and I didn't think that would as much fun to write about than writing about my personal essentials. It was such an enjoyable shopping trip and I especially enjoyed having Lauren's style advice as I used my birthday gift certificates at JCrew and Tory Burch....

My Louis Vuitton speedy bag and zippy wallet were gifts, and I love both of them as much now as I did when I first got them many years ago. While iconic, the speedy bag has the one drawback of not having interior pockets. To avoid having all of my stuff just gather in a pile at the bottom of the bag I use some smaller bags inside. My Tory Burch cosmetics bag (similar here) holds most of my hair and makeup essentials, including a brush, hairspray, makeup, hand sterilizer and tissue. I like to travel with my Stila glow set and a makeup brush so that I can always brush on some illuminating powder to freshen up my face. Whenever I wear eyeliner, I also always carry it in my purse because I have a bad habit of touching my face which can require touch ups while I'm out. I also like to carry a few variations of lip gloss, lip stick and lip balm plus a mini bottle of Jo Malone fragrance. I also carry a leather card case to hold gift cards and other important cards and a purse pen, both of which are Tiffany (I got them from a swag bag from a charity event that I went to many years ago - similar here and here). My iPhone in its Kate Spade case is always with me too, of course! 

Can't live without my: Credit card because I never have cash! (Aside from my iPhone of course ;-)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

DECISIONS, DECISIONS...

I'm going to the LG Innovators Ball tomorrow night and I have no idea what I'm going to wear! I'm pretty sure I'm going to wear a black Robert Rodriguez dress but I'm debating about my accessories... and it looks like I've narrowed everything down to black or white. What do you think?

 Left: Theory, Right: Elizabeth & James


A shot of my other accessories: Chanel clutch, Hermes Bracelet, J Crew and Zara necklaces (I'm deciding between the two necklaces...)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

WHAT'S IN MY BAG - GUEST EDITION

I don't know about you but I love What's In My Bag posts. They're my favourite. I'm always so interested in finding out what other people carry around and what products they use. I've decided to ask some of my fashionable friends to do guest posts giving us a sneak peak into their bags. Here's this week's edition. Enjoy! 

What's In My Bag - Guest Edition: Amanda

Amanda has the latest 'IT' bag from Phillip Lim (the Pashli Satchel in Navy - which I LOVE). It's super chic but also big enough to fit a lot of stuff. Here's Amanda's overview of the items in her purse. And I've asked her what the one thing in her bag is that she can't live without (aside from her iPhone).  
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3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel (PS so mad that mine doesn't have that awesome strap!), Kate Spade wallet (similar), Hermès Card Case, Dior Sunglasses, OPI Modern Girl nail polish, OPI Malaga Wine nail polish, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Évasion, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Candeur , Tom Ford Lipstick in Spanish Pink, MAC lipstick in Hue, MAC lipstick in Vegas Volt, Chanel Vitalumière Foundation,  Sephora Travel Foundation Brush, MAC Blush in Style, Benefit "They're Real" Mascara, Blackberry Bold, iPhone 4S earbuds. Not pictured: iPhone 4S

Can't live without my. MASCARA!

Monday, October 22, 2012

TODDLER STYLE - FOOT FORWARD

Every Tuesday, La Dauphine and Cherry Pie Twins will be posting photos of our fashionable toddlers to our Instagram accounts with the hashtag #mytoddlerhasstyle. If you have a fashionable little one (whether they are infants, toddlers, preschoolers or big kids), we want you to join us! Share on Tuesdays by taking a photo and including the hashtag #mytoddlerhasstyle. 

You can find us on Instagram @ladauphinestyle and @lovingyouischerrypie.
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This week I thought I'd post some of the adorable Cole Haan kids shoes I discovered for boys. Be prepared - these are super cute! I especially love the navy moccasins. Cherry Pie Twins has posted on Fall boots that her girls will be wearing (the Stuart Weitzman sparkle boots are amazing). Enjoy!


GETTING COZY

Now that Fall is here, I thought I'd post on some of my favourite sweaters. ASOS has a lot of cute and very affordable options! I especially love their French expression sweaters and the blanket wrap cardigan. 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

MY WEEK & WEEKEND

 Outfit snapshot 1: 3.1 Phillip Lim Ruffle Leather Jacket, Old Navy top, Theory pants, Chanel flats and Didi Cashmere Scarf

Outfit snapshot 2: Zara star t-shirt, Tory Burch ruffle cardigan {not shown}, Emerson Fry Jacket, Gap pants and Tory Burch flats.

Kingsley's halloween costume arrived this week. He's going to be an Astronaut - too cute, right?!?! I can't wait to post pictures.  

Outfit snapshot 3: Nanette Lepore blazer, Club Monaco tank {not shown}, 7 For All Mankind Jeans, Cole Haan shoes. 

I've been using my Prada Saffiano Tote non-stop since I bought it in April and it's finally time to switch things up (I obviously don't change my bags very often). I decided to pull out my favourite bag - my red Chanel jumbo classic flap and put it back in rotation. 

Outfit snapshot 4: Tahula jacket from Aritzia, Club Monaco t-shirt, J Brand jeans, Chanel flats and purse.  

I stocked up on my favourite Sunny Tee from Club Monaco. They have a 2 for $59 special happening.

I picked up a giant bag of my favourite tea from David's Tea (Toasted Walnut) so I can refill my stash at the office. Yes - I really drink a LOT of tea.

Kingsley's new 'no shirt' look. LOL

Afternoon cuddle time with Kingsley - the BEST!

My blackberry is destroyed! I had to change my password and then for some reason it wasn't accepting my new password when I tried to enter it later in the day. Don't ask me how but I got my password wrong 10x and now all my information has been deleted. Not good!

Kingsley got a new bike from his Nana and Papa and he's been on it non-stop!

My DH made fish tacos tonight (my favourite). They were SO YUMMY! 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

CURRENT OBSESSION

I am OBSESSED with this IRO Jacket right now. Malin over at Mogi has it and it looks amazing on her. I like that it's a classic blazer but has a bit of an edge with the zipper detail and rough edges. This is definitely on my LUST list!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

SALES

It's Friends & Family time and both Saks and Shopbop have sales happening. Here are the details. Enjoy!

 
Saks is having a 20% off Friends & Family event online and in stores now thru Sunday. Simply enter the code FRNFAM2 to recieve 20% off (15% off Jewellery).  

Shopbop is having their 20% off Friends & Family sale with code WEAREFAMILY

Monday, October 15, 2012

TODDLER STYLE TUESDAY - FASHION FLASHBACK

Every Tuesday, La Dauphine and Cherry Pie Twins will be posting photos of our fashionable toddlers to our Instagram accounts with the hashtag #mytoddlerhasstyle. If you have a fashionable little one (whether they are infants, toddlers, preschoolers or big kids), we want you to join us! Share on Tuesdays by taking a photo and including the hashtag #mytoddlerhasstyle.

You can find us on Instagram @ladauphinestyle and @lovingyouischerrypie.

This week, we are doing a flashback post to share some of our favourite photos of Kingsley's, Mia's and Alexa's baby style. These three were stylish pretty much from birth!

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[I picked a few photos from Kingsley's first year and a half]

His sporty look 

 His 'tennis' look

His surfer look 

 He's been a fan of 'grandpa' sweaters and cuffed jeans from the beginning. 

His Country Club look 

 Classic plaid

  His Ralph Lauren leisure suit

Urban Cool 

His holiday look

 'Classic' polo look

Sunday, October 14, 2012

MY WEEK & WEEKEND

It's been another busy week. I was out of the office a lot for meetings and a conference and it was my DH's birthday today so there's been some fun birthday celebrations. Here are some snapshots: 

Outfit Snapshot: Zara peplum top, Gap pants, Tory Burch heels (similar)


The Pomegranate Sakitini @ Blowfish 

Outfit Snapshot: Rebecca Taylor leopard sweater, Gap pants, Burberry trench and Chanel flats 

Taking photos with Kingsley in the park 

One of his GQ shots 

And a casual one ;-) 

 My Sephora haul

Kingsley being silly. He's wearing his Grandfather's aviators from the 70s, Ralph Lauren t-shirt and sweater and Old Navy sweatpants.

Date night for Romeo's birthday. Blowfish for the 2nd time in a week.

Birthday cake for Romeo. 
 

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