Little Loves Her…

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I have gotten so many questions about these booties I cannot stop rocking! They are seriously the most comfortable pair of booties I’ve ever owned and as you can see they go with everything. I have been sporting them on the regular on my Instagram and you’ve been asking where you can find them for yourselves!

These are from Madewell, I got them a few years ago and they’re such a classic and are still available. I think the price point is perfect but seeing as how often I rock these booties, I also am kind of obsessed with this Isabel Marant pair as well. I’m not in a rush for a new pair of booties (I cannot believe how durable these have been and they’re so similar to the Isabel’s for a fraction of the price) but I’m always happy to recommend a great pair of shoes to my readers and these booties both certainly fit the bill!IMG_3514.JPG
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Milk Maid Braids Hair Tutorial

Hey Littles!

I’m testing out another hair tutorial on my YouTube Channel with this Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS Session Extreme Hold Hairspray. Today I’ll walk you through a how-to on Milk Maid Braids. This is such a cute little updo though I know everyone has their own personal opinion on the look. Check out my video and let me know your thoughts: are you yay or nay on the Milk Maid Braids?!
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Bench Spring/Summer 2014

BLEA3438-GY001X-1Even though summer is winding down, I’m still on the hunt for great clothes (I may have a problem but we won’t get in to that here)! Summer’s are busy and I am always on the go – y’all know I had my series of weddings earlier in the season but now’s the time I get to kick back and enjoy a slower pace. I’m fortunate to have many lovely friends who are willing to host me at their cottage for a weekend here and there in August and I’m eager to be cozied up on the dock with a cup of coffee (or glass of wine?) in my comfiest clothes.BLKA1798B-YW030-3 BLKA1794-KH016-1

I discovered Bench a few years ago during my snowboarder phase and I have been in love with their items ever since. The bright colors and bold prints are clearly why I’m in love with their pieces but as I always say, I truly believe we look and feel our best when clothes have form and function. Their sweaters are some of my favorites and I love rocking them as the summer night’s get cooler but also into winter when I’m skiing or working out.BLGA2755-WH001-1 blga2764-bl152-1

What I’m really eager to snag are these tie dye t-shirts and light & airy cotton cardigans. I love my layers and have been trying to mix in some color this season instead of staying safe in my usual black, white and grey (although I love this). I definitely can’t wait to share my finds with you and even more excited because Bench is currently having an online summer blowout sale!!! Hello 60% off summer merchandise! I couldn’t think of a better way to end what has been an amazing summer and be sure to follow my cottage hoping and city dwelling outfit posts on my Instagram @lexniko.BLZA0038-BL158-3 blka1786-kh033-3 BLEA3402-BL158-1 BLEA0021-GY025-3

This post is sponsored by Bench Canada.

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rewardStyle Summer School

IMG_4901.JPGIt was like high school all over again!!!

I spent last night at rewardStyle‘s Summer School with a few of my favorite Toronto bloggers at the historic Enoch Turner Schoolhouse. It was actually such a great night ~ we were taken through a curriculum of blog best practices and teachings and it was great to snag a few new tidbits on how I can be an even better blogger and create fabulous content for all of you!IMG_4866.JPGI was fortunate enough to have these quick snaps taken before the rain started to share this cute & neutral outfit with y’all! If you haven’t followed me on Instagram or signed up for Like To Know It then I encourage you to get on it! As a blogger, I get so many requests about my outfits items and details and the Like To Know It program allows you to receive all of the details of my daily posts.IMG_4858.JPGIt’s so simple it’s genius — you literally just sign up for Like To Know It and each time you Like my photos on Instagram, you receive my outfits details emailed straight to your inbox. It’s fascinating just how easy peasy they make it and now you don’t have to stress about searching for your favorite items from each and every post! Once you’re signed up you can visit my profile page on Like To Know It at any time and access all of my outfit dets with ease!

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If you can’t tell I am obsessed and last night’s school session only made me even more excited!

I want to thank the lovely ladies from rewardStyle for coming out and schooling us! They came all the way from Dallas and still have a ways to go, so I appreciate their incredibly upbeat and positive attitudes!

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This is Paradise

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This was my first weekend of the summer that I can actually deem low key. I still had a weekend chalk full of commitments and errands but I was productive, got some majorly delayed rest, worked out and even managed a trip north to my parents (sorry mumsie and papa I have been baaaaaad at the visits).

I ended this positively perfect weekend with a quick trip to Bang Bang Ice Cream and Bakery with my girlfriend Brooke, who also happens to be the spectacular photographer behind these images. I love shooting with friends, there’s an element of comfort that they bring out in you and it’s great because an impromptu photo shoot is never not an option when photo-friendly peeps are around!

I had so many people asking about this dress over the weekend, that I just had to blog it ASAP. I wish it came in a million colors because the way I’ve been eating and drinking this summer, I could sure use more of these nice and flowy dresses!

Make sure you sign up for Like To Know It and you can get all of my outfit dets emailed straight to your inbox from my Instagram!

Happy Monday – let’s go get this week done :)
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That Skirt Though

20140806-212733-77253684.jpg I had an overwhelming amount of comments on this skirt! Most of you thought it was a dress but I was happy to surprise y’all with the inside scoop.

I’m sorry to say that it’s old but I am on the hunt to find some similar ones ASAP for you lovelies.

I just wanted to write this quick little post to thank you all for your continued readership and support. It’s actually a crazy feeling to realize that this small passion project has grown into a resource for my fellow ladies and that people come to me for style advice!

I love you all and if there’s anything you ever need please feel free to email me at imalittle(dot)blog(at)gmail(dot)com or follow me and leave a comment on Instagram here!

LOVE YOU ALL XO!
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Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie

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Well what a weekend! My apologies for the delay in this week’s posts — turns out basically any and everything that could go wrong in the past two days did. From the blog having a glitch in the mainframe, to my flight delays (again and again) I could not be more than happy to be home and settled!

Don’t get me wrong, I had a ridiculous weekend and you can peek at my Instagram to see what I got up to, but the sentiment, “There’s No Place Like Home,” has never been more real.

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And I got the sweetest welcome home, when I was set up for an amazing evening at Toronto’s Shangri La Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie. After the past 48 hours, it was so wonderful to receive a relaxing spa treatment and enjoy some of the perks the spa has to offer.

I arrived to the most serene space and an incredibly kind and attentive concierge. After I completed my forms and was all prepped, the staff offered me a full tour, so I knew my way around and let me relax on the private patio in their gorgeous waiting lounge.  I sipped lemon water and took in the amazing view of the CN Tower and cityscape, all while releasing the troubles of the day.

After some unwind time, I was taken in for my incredible Hammam and Gommage treatment, which was this beautiful steam & exfoliation body massage authentic to traditions in the Middle East. The treatment is completed in a Hammam steam room to also cleanse from the inside out, so the result was super silky skin as the oils penetrate from the steam, as the exfoliate whisked away dry skin from the surface.

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As if this experience wasn’t enough, I was finally brought to this Middle Eastern inspired relax lounge where I was given warm tea, baklava and grapes. I was encouraged to stay and unwind as long as I needed and I guess I really needed it because I easily could have fallen asleep there for the evening!

It was the most wonderful way to spend my first night home and I want to thank everyone at the Shangri La, the Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie and MacIntyre Communications for presenting me with such a thoughtful gesture.

Now I’m home, recharged and back to it, so let’s make the rest of this week count!

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Fashionably Fit

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I have always said that I love working out but one of the best parts about it is all of the cute workout gear! My sister gave me these adorable Calvin Klein polkadots pants and I have gotten so many compliments on them.
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My fitness routine has been slacking the last month between weddings and social commitments but I’m happily back in the mix and loving it! I always try to put an emphasis on taking care of myself both on the inside and out. So when I got some lovely skin care goodies from St. Ives I was excited to add some products to my beauty regime too!20140801-080413-29053618.jpg
Some of my best nights are going for a long run or hot yoga session and then coming home and taking a nice bath, exfoliating my face or using a face mask and then relaxing(feeling so fresh and clean). Now thanks to St. Ives and after this summer, I see one of those nights in my near future and I just can’t wait!

Simple pleasures start with taking some time for yourself and I encourage you to try and have a night like this a few times a month.
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I’m off to Chicago today so follow along with my journey via Instagram here.
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20140801-080357-29037995.jpgOutfit Details: Top Zara | Pants Calvin Klein | Runners Nike Free | Sunnies, Bracelets, Water Bottle, and Backpack c/o St. Ives

 

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You’re One in a Million

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This is what I wore over the weekend to judge Miss Teenage Canada. It was such a blast but the judges were reminiscing about how we felt like we were about to be in a Miss Congeniality movie. The “One in a Million” song has been playing in my head ever since Saturday and I know taking in this Sandy B classic will be on this week’s agenda!

_DSC0089I loved this look because I was torn between wearing something super dressy or more casual. I think this was a happy medium for a youthful evening and I loved layering oodles of accessories. Y’all know I love me a good print mix so I really liked mixing this zebra top with these Anne B. for Le Chateau textured snakeskin pumps. These comfy buggers are great for my work wear and meetings but also to whip out for a fancier weekend occasion. I can’t express how comfy all of my Le Chateau shoes are, I’m the luckiest girl alive to be able to spend my day in heels, but these bad boys make it seem easy._DSC0120

I loved tying in these bolder prints with a neutral skirt from Zara. This scalloped sides detail make it a little racy while the high waist still makes it appropriate for day or night. This skirt was a great find – I’ve rocked it for dressier events but also with a t-shirt and Converse for weekend brunch. I love items you can play around with and make you’re own and this skirt is no exception.

Happy Hump Day Littles xo!

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Outfit Details: Top c/o Ann Taylor | Skirt Zara (similar here) | Shoes Anne B. for Le Chateau | Sunnies c/o Le Chateau | Watch c/o Caravelle New York | Sparkle J.Crew, Over The Rainbow, Links of London | Rings Vintage, Shop For Jayu | Necklace David Yurman

Photos by: My Sissy!

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Pilates at Equinox Toronto

If you follow me on Instagram then you got a little sneak peek into last night’s workout. I was fortunate enough to head over to Equinox in Toronto for a private Pilates session and man did my butt get beat! I’ve tried Pilates in the past but never one-on-one with a reformer and other studio equipment. It was amazing to test out a new style of working out and I am confident that Pilates will now be in my regular rotation of exercise.

Why is that, you might ask? Well because after just one session I can tell that I was engaging muscles I haven’t touched based with in a while and it was a great shake up to my otherwise usual work out routine. Sometimes our muscle memory gets a tad too sharp and it is nice to shock the system once in a while. It was also great to select a new fitness avenue via the Equinox app (available for members globally), which features this fun Make Me section. I can actually change up my routine based on my mood at the time (think Songza concierge for fitness) and I’m looking forward to tapping in to more frequently.

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During last night’s workout, and to share with y’all, I was lucky enough to have Erin, my lovely personal instructor, film a few of the exercises. If you’re curious about Pilates, this will give you an idea of the variety Pilates incorporates but also a few exercises you can try on your own with or without the machines.

The first two exercises you can try out on the ground with a gliding disk but please be sure to watch the videos and listen to Erin’s tips before trying anything on your own! It’s also recommended that you test this out with a trained professional prior to starting any regime at home. The Equinox app has a ton of tips and you can access the studio’s website with really informative articles to help you choose the best workouts possible.

Not trying to lecture anyone, I have faith in all of you hoping to amp up your work out routine! Just a few notes from me, as I feel a lot more comfortable knowing I was shown the proper techniques and am excited to keep up the hard work.

Despite summer coming to an end, I still want to look and feel my best and there’s not doubt in my mind that Pilates will be a welcomed addition to achieving those goals!
imageDetails: Workout Pants Mindfulness Matters (old but similar here) | Sneakers Nike ID | Top Lululemon

Finally my last and best tip for working out: ALWAYS STAY HYDRATED!

What are your favorite workout styles? Leave a comment and let me know!

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