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Chambray Shirt: J.Crew (similar here) | Crochet Dress & Infinity Scarf: American Eagle Outfitters | Leggings: Forever 21 (similar here) | Mini Satchel: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target | Shoes: TOMS

I have had this crochet dress since early summer (first instagram'ed here), but I still haven't had a chance to wear it until yesterday.  I'm glad it got some use on the first day of fall :).  It was quite chilly outside, so I threw my chambray shirt on and put on these Forever 21 leggings (they are so darn comfortable and warm).  Huge shout out to Emily from THISWASFOREVER, who helped me got the Mini Satchel from the coveted 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection!  I'm loving it!

Since it's officially Fall, I have to start shopping for winter leggings and tights.  I need to be more prepared this coming Winter because if history was to repeat itself, I won't have the time to do that when January rolls around.  I got some great deals from Forever 21 last year, hopefully they will bring back those thermal lined tights :).  Where is your favourite place to shop for leggings and tights?
On another note, I also started posting on LOOKBOOK.nu, well, this is my first post haha.  Go check it out as I'm sure I will have more outfit post coming up :).

Until next time,


x Rica

Fall-ing with Crochet | OOTD | AEO, J.Crew, Forever 21, 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target, TOMS

September 23, 2013 • 3 comments
Revlon by Marchesa Nail Art 3D Jewel Appliqués
Marchesa co-founders Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman
“Fashion and beauty are about self-expression and experimentation, and taking a creative approach to your personal style. Nails have become the ultimate accessory, so we are so excited to translate our signature Marchesa design motifs into a collection of 3D Jewel Nail Appliqués for our first collection with Revlon.” - Keren Craig, Marchesa Co-Founder.

This Fall, Revlon collaborated with Marchesa to release a line of Nail Art inspired by her dresses: Revlon by Marchesa Nail Art 3D Jewel Appliqués™ .  Available in 8 different brilliant designs, these 3D Jewel Nail Appliqués feature opulent colours, elaborate prints, and luxurious metallics like the Marchesa dresses.

Marchesa Runway
Revlon by Marchesa Nail Art 3D Jewel Appliqués
Top Row, L to R: 24K Brocade, Beaded Couture, Crown Jewels, Evening Garnet
Bottom L to R: Guilded Mosaic, Jewel Noir, Royal Burgundy, Silk Rosette
Revlon by Marchesa Nail Art 3D Jewel Appliqués in Crown Jewel

When High Fashion Meets Nail Art | Revlon by Marchesa Nail Art 3D Jewel Appliqués

September 21, 2013 • 5 comments
I may have skipped a couple months of favourites because the past Summer has been incredibly busy for me, so I've been keeping my makeup to the minimal.  So it makes more sense to accumulate a few months of favourites into one, even though it would make this post incredibly long... So let's jump right in.

Complexion

L to R, T to B: Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Jouer Matte Moisture Tint, BECCA Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
BECCA Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
It's a perfect primer for you all oily skin gal out there.  You can use this before or after makeup because it acts like a liquid blotting paper.  I like that it keeps my face matte for hours.  My face is definitely less oily throughout the day.  I do, however, need to touch up if I'm going to have an extra long day.  I would rub some between my fingers and pat onto the face, easy piecey.

Dior Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation
This stuff is actually great.  I was surprised because I always thought it was a gimmick, but it gives a beautiful satin finish and pretty good coverage.  If you're in a hurry, you could spray this on and blend it out with a brush then you're good to go (for the face anyway).  I like to spray on my face once and spray some on the back of my hand and use a brush to add extra coverage if I need to.

Early Fall Beauty & Fashion Favourites 2013 | L'Oréal, BECCA, Dior, Jouer, NARS, Benefit, Per-fékt, Chanel & more!

September 18, 2013 • 9 comments
"This is like the Hunger Games", one of the hundred shoppers at Target this morning remarked.

Image Courtesy of Target
Maybe it was not THAT crazy, but pretty darn close if there exists one in the shopping world.  I mean, 1 minute in, every bag is gone.  Did I mention I almost got hit with the metal rack because people were pushing?  I'm glad that I'm alive and writing this post!

The 3.1 Philip Lim for Target collection was named the most anticipated Target collaboration since Missoni, and it definitely lived up to his name.  Being the first major collection since Target's arrival in Canada (if you don't count the Kate Young one, which by the way, nobody lined up for that), it didn't disappoint.  I checked out a lot of the pieces, touching and feeling them.  The pieces are pretty well made and well worth their price tag.  So I'm not surprised everybody is so excited for it.

The line when I arrived... it doubled or tripled close to 8AM
As for me, I wanted the Mini Satchel with Gusset so bad, but I didn't line up early enough to get it.  I went to the East York store at 7:10AM, and there was already about 50 people in front of me.  Some people manage to grab more than one of all the bags.  Why?  To mass resell.  I can understand when people sell stuff because they bought it, thought about it and didn't want it after all.  But shame on those guys who went there just to resell.  All of us hopefuls lined up to try to snatch what we want but were left disappointed because of those greedy bastards, pardon my French.  Plus, people were literally fighting for the bags.  It was vicious!  Anyway, I could rant all day, but let me show you what I got.

All ready for Winter! L to R, T to B: Boom Sweater Dress, Navy Sparkle Sweater, Navy Sequin Dress
I manage to get one of my must-have, the Navy Sequin Dress, which is still available through the US online store.  My mom always says "if you find a dress you like, get it immediately because when you need a dress, you could never find one you like".  This happens to be true for me.  I knew I had to get the dress when I first lay eyes on it.  I also got the Boom Sweater Dress, which wasn't really on my list, but it looked cool in person.  I would probably remove the black fabric at the end though.  Lastly, another wishlist item, which is the Navy Sparkle Sweater.  It's perfect for Winter, I know I would get so much use out of it from work to out and about.

One of my blogger BFFs, Emily @ THISWASFOREVER was nice enough to help me get the Mini Satchel I wanted.  Unlike me, she has a very successful trip.  So make sure you check out her posts so that we can all live vicariously through her post hahaha.

Did you brace the cold and line up to shop for this collection?  Leave me a comment, tag me on Twitter or Instagram (both @eeenricaaa) to show me your haul!

Until next time,


x Rica

The Hunger Games in the Shopping Universe | 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target | Fashion Haul

September 15, 2013 • 0 comments

The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is on full swing right now!  We have spotted celebrities like Zac Efron, Brad Pitt, Jesse Eisenberg, and Hugh Jackman (sorry for the all male list but you get the pattern :P).  The list just goes on and on but the entire city is full of life and exciting things.




One of the hot spot at TIFF this year, beside the movies, is the L'Oréal Paris Red Carpet Lounge at David Pecaut Square, located right next to the TIFF red carpet near the Roy Thomson Hall.  This pop up Beauty Lounge is only going to be here in Toronto for a limited time (from September 5-14, 2013; Mon-Fri 4-10 pm & Sat-Sun 10 am-10 pm).  It is a perfect place for event goers to get pampered (hair, lips or nails) and have some fun, as well as checking out the limited edition L'Oréal Paris Collection Privée (and get a product sample yourself), which is the official beauty collection for TIFF this year.

L'Oréal Paris Red Carpet Beauty Lounge for TIFF 2013 & Screening of "Supermensch The Legend of Shep Gordon"

September 8, 2013 • 0 comments

During the Summer, my boyfriend and I made a trip to New York City for our anniversary.  One of my favourite tourist spot that we went to was the High Line, which is an "above ground park" that is constructed on an old railway.  Very unique, don't you think?

The Travel Chic | A Walk on the High Line | OOTD | Forever 21, VANS, Kenneth Reaction

September 6, 2013 • 3 comments


Last week, I had the pleasure to attend the Beauty United Blogger Ambassador Program launch party.  Hosted by P&G Beauty, this party is to celebrate the launch of their Canadian beauty blogger ambassador program, which features 30 beauty bloggers across Canada and I am honoured to be one of them.

Uniting Beauty Bloggers Across Canada | #BeautyUnited P&G Beauty Blogger Ambassador Program Launch Party

September 3, 2013 • 2 comments