Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Lotus Leaf #PRESSDAYS FW 14

I was invited to Lotus Leaf #PRESSDAYS last night to preview their clients FW 14 pieces. The brands that were there were Alex and Ani, Brika, Dr. Martens, Fossil, Guess?, Henkaa, Hillberg and Berk, Looptworks, Manitobah Mukluks, Nixon, Pilot Interactive, Pink Martini and WATCH IT!

I found some amazing pieces and was so impressed with Pink Martini's fall collection.

The other company I fell in love with was WATCH IT! who sell watches and sunglasses. I instantly fell in love with these Spy sunglasses which you can find (here) I'm 100% buying these!

These beautiful mirrored Ray Bans were another one of my favourites. You can purchase these ones (here)

They had this #PRESSDAYS "selfie" mirror set up so we can snap away any new items we loved and wanted to showcase on our Instagram or blog.

Some treats in the showroom :)
Some goodie bags we received before we left!

I had such a great time and will probably showcase more of my photos throughout this week.

I ended the night grabbing some dinner with my sisters and headed back home!
I won't have an outfit photo for you guys today because I'm heading out to London (Ontario) with some friends to have a night out. I will have one for you tomorrow :)


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-Sydney xo

Monday, April 28, 2014

Favourite Smoothie

Switch the canned peaches for frozen peaches.

Here is my latest, favourite smoothie mixture!!

Table spoon of coconut oil
Coconut water (way better then almond milk)
Vanilla Greek Yogurt (few spoonfuls)
1 banana
Handful of (frozen) peaches
1 or 2 kiwi's 
Dash of cinnamon
Small handful of flax seeds or chia seeds
(I also recently started putting a few table spoons of a Greens+ powder in my smoothies)

If I have other random fruit in the house, I will pile that in the smoothie too. 

I also wanted to point out the lovely customized mason jar my friend Kelsey made me, with my name on it. I love it :)


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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Denim Trousers

Here is my look for today!
I'm so in love with these trouser pants from Gentle Fawn. I have been on the hunt for something similar for a while now. I always find the butt is too tight or the legs are too tight so I've never come across a pair I truly love. These ones are so fantastic and I love the light wash denim look! I thought tucking in a tight shirt with the pants would do the trick to balance the outfit, because the trousers are looser at the top. To add an extra pop in the outfit I whipped out my summer wedges with a bold pattern! I'm off to go sit on a patio and share some drinks with friends. Bye for now :)

Pants : Gentle Fawn 
Shirt : Forever 21
Sunglasses : Sabo Skirt
Wedges : (Stepps)
Bag : (Value Village)

Lipstick : Maybelline Vivids - Fuchsia 


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-Sydney xo

Friday, April 25, 2014

Adore Me Spring Lingerie

The lovely people at Adore Me sent me this beautiful set from their new spring line! It seriously is perfect for spring and is absolutely gorgeous. The lace and floral design suits my style perfectly with a very romantic but sexy look to it.

The detailing is really beautiful in all the Adore Me sets and this one does not disappoint. The back of the bottoms are my favourite because I love a great cheeky bottom to begin with, but the detailing is stunning!!

I also need to gush about how comfortable each set is. The price of $39.95 for each set is beyond mind blowing, and the quality is of a high end lingerie set. I have spent $150 on lingerie sets before and the quality ends up being garbage and wears its self out so quickly.

Make sure to order a beautiful set from Adore Me's new spring collection (here) for only $39.95

Lingerie - Adore Me

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Slouch Sweater

Here is my look for today!

Sweater : Pink Martini 
Necklace : Fredrick Prince 
Jeans : Mavi 
Sneakers : Converse

Lipstick : Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids - Electric Orange


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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Birthday Brunch

Happy earth day everyone, which is also my birthday!! 

I had this lovely brunch this morning and it was oh so delicious! My parents always make sure we have some kind of breakfast in bed or brunch every morning for our birthdays. Having lovely flowers surround my brunch made it even better :)

I'm off for the day with friends, so I will post later!!

Make sure to keep up to date on my day by following me on Instagram - sydhoff3


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Monday, April 21, 2014

Evolve Functional Fitness

I had the pleasure of trying out Evolve Functional Fitness which is an online gym membership. If you are like me who hates travelling to go to the gym, then you will love this program. You pay a simple $7.99 a month which is way cheaper then any gym and you have access to it 24/7 through your computer or mobile device.

You begin the program with a fit test. This is to see where you are at with your training and see which program you are most comfortable with. I started out with Evolve 1 and now have moved up to Evolve 2 to really push myself.

There are 4 trainers and 6 different type of workout programs : Strength, Agility, Core, Stretch, Sports and Strength. Strength and core are probably my favourite workout routines to follow and I usually choose the 45 minute workout. You have the option of listening to music and the voice of the trainer or just listen to music. I usually just listen to their music or mute my computer and listen to my own.

I really have been in love with the stretch workout lately as it is like yoga. I will stretch for 25 minutes every morning and night and it completely relaxes me and makes me feel wonderful. With the stretch routine I love to listen to Jana's voice. She makes me feel relaxed and helps to control my breathing.

This is how a normal workout setting looks like while watching the videos. It's super easy to follow along and I love how they have 3 different mods. Each mod, 1 being the easiest to mode 3 being the hardest is a great option in the workout videos. If you want to push yourself I try to stick to mod 3, but if I'm feeling a little weak or a certain workout is more challenging for me then I will stick with mod 1.

Overall I love this program. I stopped going to the gym because I just thought it was pointless and a waste to travel to a gym when I could do it all in the comfort of my home. I normally keep my laptop on my bed or dresser, while I workout on my floor. 
Not only is this cheaper then a gym but I really love each workout and feel super satisfied after. I have noticed a lot of change in my body and I'm so happy with the results.

Make sure to check out Evolve Functional Fitness (here) 

Make sure to follow the team and all their workout tips.. 


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-Sydney xo