Friday, 21 July 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites



Let me start off this post by saying that I know everyone and their mother has posted about the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, but I think it's one of the best sales of the year! It's such a great opportunity to stock up on fall items at a discount, instead of waiting until the season is almost finished. I personally enjoy reading about other people's favorite picks so I thought I'd share my own.

Today is the day that the sale opens up to the general public. I happen to be in Toronto for the weekend so I will be dragging my boyfriend with me to the mall bright and early tomorrow morning! I have my eye on the leather jacket and designer denim.

Follow me on Instagram (@plaidandpearls1) if you'd like to join on Saturday as I shop the sale and try on lots and lots of clothes :)

Thursday, 20 July 2017

English Country Garden Gin Cocktail


Gin is one of those things that you either love or hate, so this recipe is for you gin lovers! The English Country Garden is super refreshing, dry, and perfect for a hot summer's day. Yum!

I saw many different variations of this cocktail online, but this particular recipe is based on the one from my favorite local cocktail lounge. I guesstimated the quantities of the ingredients and it tastes exactly like the real thing!


-1.5 oz of Hendrick's gin
-0.5 oz of St. Germain elderflower liqueur
-0.5 oz of fresh lime juice
-2-3 oz of tonic
-a couple sprigs of mint
-1 thick slice of cucumber, chopped into small pieces

1. Add cucumber and mint to a glass and muddle
2. Fill the glass with plenty of ice
3. Add the gin, elderflower liqueur, lime juice, and tonic
4. Give it a quick stir and enjoy!

What's your favorite summer drink?

Monday, 17 July 2017

Ruffles and Tassels

Top:  Banana Republic // Tassel Earrings:  Bauble Bar
Jeans:  Abercrombie // Wedges: Franco Sarto

I love the tassel earring trend but I hate wearing heavy earrings that stretch out my earlobes. Bauble Bar makes these adorable tassel earrings in two sizes, regular and mini. I chose the mini size and it's perfect! The regular size would have been too heavy. Bauble Bar includes the weight in the description of all of their earrings which I love.

Also - how cute is this top? It's back in stock!


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