Friday, 9 August 2013

Life Recently #6

Hey, everybody! Time for another installment of Life Recently, where I share with you some fun, colourful photos from my non-makeup-related life. My summer has been incredibly busy with school work, but I've managed to fit in a bit of travel, outdoor concerts, days in the park, and lots of sunshine. Here are some of my favourite shots from late June and July!

In June I visited my friend in Michigan, which warranted a visit to Nordstrom rack. I brought all of these goodies to the dressing room, and the sales woman noticed "Wow, you really like prints, eh?" Looking at my selections, I think she was right!

I ended up walking away with this beaut, a graphic floral dress from Michael Kors. At 70% off, I couldn't go wrong! Love the bold print and bright pink tones :)

While in Ann Arbor, we also visited the Arboretum, a beautiful forest with hiking trails, lovely flowers and a scenic river. There's something so peaceful about taking a walk under the trees!
Posing by the river in my brand new vintage top!

Ann Arbor also brought incredible pizza! Makes my mouth water every time I look at it :)

On a rare day off, the bf and I spent the afternoon in High Park in Toronto. The weather was sweltering that day, but we took cover under some beautiful trees!

We were visited by a little grasshopper friend, who stuck around for quite a while!

Board games on a vintage picnic blanket in the shade :)

Beautiful sky in High Park

Summertime also means baseball! I'm a huge Detroit Tigers fan, so I make sure to get to a game when they play the Blue Jays in Toronto. The Sky Dome looks really beautiful and dramatic at nighttime! 

Last month I attended the Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF) which featured an incredible lineup of indie rock bands. The day turned out to be a rainy, muddy, sloppy mess, but I kept as dry as I could in my boyfriend's vintage ALF poncho! Lots of people were jealous :)

The festival ended with a performance by Belle and Sebastian. They were fantastic! 

Sadie, looking precious, as always :)

Incredible breakfast, made by the bf. Coconut pancakes with banana, blueberry cheese, and chocolate shavings. I am way spoiled!

Beautiful sunny afternoon at Toronto's lakeshore :)


And, as always, ending things with a shot of my super crazy desk calendar! Makes me laugh every day :)




And that's it! Hope you enjoyed a peek into my summer so far! What have you been up to this summer!

Have a fantastic weekend! xo



52 comments:

  1. Looks like you had some pretty awesome time, dear :)! I love these kind of posts :).

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Gita! Glad you enjoyed it :)

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  2. Looks like your having a great summer! :)

    laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! I have had lots of good times so far :)

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  3. I love your vintage top, and those pancakes look delicious--what an interesting combination of ingredients!

    Améliorer la Vie

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    1. Thanks so much! The breakfast really was delicious- unexpected, but worked so well! xo

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  4. Loving the printed pieces! You would look amazing xx

    www.lam-style.blogspot.com

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  5. That pizza actually looks so damn good. And I love that picture of the hiking trail, looks so peaceful.

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    1. Thanks! The pizza really was incredible and the trail was super relaxing :)

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  6. can your bf shoot my bf that coconut pancake recipe? i think that should be a rule for them- make these every day!! and your michigan trip looked mucho successful- that kors dress looks goooorgeous. i love that kaleidoscope print. and lord does that pizza look tasty :)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Haha, I'll tell him to get on that right away :) It really was a perfect breakfast :) And thanks for the compliment on the dress- can't wait to wear it! xo

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  7. I looooove the Michael Kors dress! It's so pretty and for 70% off there's no way I could've walked away without it either, haha. Cute pics :)

    www.debrabros.blogspot.com.au

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  8. I'm in love with that pink print dress by MK <3

    doitfortheirony.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Can't wait to wear it :)

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  9. You look amazing! I like this post :))

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  10. Hey hey, I'm glad you liked it I'm in the beginning but already addicted to this world of the blogs!! And Preppy Lemonade is already on Bloglovin (http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/9725179/preppy-lemonade) stay tuned and follow the blog so you can be updated with all my little news and surprises!! Hope to hear from you soon!!

    With love, Bárbara
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    1. Ah, great! Will definitely check out your blog soon :)

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  11. wow i love the pictures. all of them. amkesme wanna go on a holiday!!

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    1. Aww, thanks, Sanaya! They make me wish I was back on holiday too :)

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  12. And of course allll my attention goes to the picture of the pizza and the pancake breakfast, lol :-) Both look so yum! That picture of the grasshopper also look pretty cool.

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    1. Hehee- I don't blame you! They were both super yum :)

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  13. Lovely snapshots, your cat is super cute and beautiful;)
    Have a fabulous time!

    Alexandra
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    1. Aww, thanks so much! Sadie really is a sweetheart :) Thanks for stopping by, Alexandra! xo

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  14. pretty photos, the cat is so cute!!!
    following you via gfc and bloglovin now :)
    hope you can follow me back!

    <3, getcarriedaway

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! Will stop by your blog soon :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Michelle! Can't wait to wear it :)

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  16. Love the floral Michael Kors dress, can't go wrong with prints. That pizza looks so good btw. And Belle and Sebastian?! Colour me jealous!

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    1. Thanks, Izzy! The pizza and Belle and Sebastian were both fantastic :)

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  17. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

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  18. Wow that Michael Kors dress was amazing value. And 70% off too! Great job! :)

    Http://www.stylemecurvy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I was so happy to find it at the right price and in my size! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  19. like it!
    www.supongoestilo.blogspot.nl

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  20. cool ! ;)

    follow each other? :)

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    1. Thanks! Will check out your blog soon :)

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  21. Aboretum looks so beautiful. I'd love to hike around there and explore the forest. Also, the print on that Michael Kors dress is so intense and cool. Such a good deal too!

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    1. Thanks! It really was a beautiful place to visit and I'm totally smitten with the dress. Thanks for stopping by, Audrey! xo

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  22. I love that Michael Kors dress! Beautiful print!

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  23. I'm in love with that Michael Kors dress and that vintage top. You have amazing style!

    XO, Abundance of Erica

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  24. The dress! Have you worn it out yet?

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    1. Not yet! Waiting for the perfect place/outing to wear it. Definitely soon! :)

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  25. that floral dress is cute!

    andrea-herinfinitevariety.blogspot.co.uk

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