Best & Worst Dressed 2016 Met Gala

Actors, musicians and fashion’s elite mingled with silicon valley entrepreneurs and tech moguls at Monday night’s Met Gala, feting the museum’s latest Costume Institute exhibition, Manus x Machina. The exhibition bridges fashion and technology, which resulted in many stars donning heavy metal and innovative garments. Here are my picks for the best and worst dressed at the 2016 Met Gala.

Best Dressed at the 2016 Met Gala

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7. Zendaya perfectly nailed the futuristic look in this sleek metallic Michael Kors dress, complete with a modern bob cut.

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6. Kendall Jenner in Atelier Versace. The model looked gorgeous in this dress, with its intriguing webbed design and use of negative space.

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5. Nicole Kidman wore the stars and the moon on her Alexander McQueen dress. Space is the next frontier, so I loved this referential nod to the evening’s theme.

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4. Emma Watson looked gorgeous in this classic Calvin Klein gown with a twist – it’s made from recycled water bottles! Finally a star took on the technology theme, and integrated it into their look.
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Lemon Print Dress + Trend Spin Linkup

Nothing says spring like a fun dress, and this lemon print dress from Zara is the perfect transitional piece to go from chilly spring days to summer weddings. Layered under a jean jacket and with lace-up flats, it’s a super chic look for a day of shopping.

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I’m super excited to be teaming up with Laura from Walking in Memphis in High Heels and Erin from The Fashion Canvas for their Trend Spin Linkup! The theme this week was prints, and I can’t wait to see how you were inspired. Yesterday, I shared a cherry blossom print dress, so it’s safe to say I’m obsessed with prints for spring! You can share your blog post in the widget at the end of the post, but make sure to follow the hosts, comment on this post and check out and comment on a few of the fellow bloggers in the widget to share the love!

I’m wearing a lemon print dress from Zara (similar lemon print dress here), a jean jacket from Forever 21, lace up flats from Old Navy, lavender Ray-Ban mirror aviators, and a MAB tote by Rebecca Minkoff from Nordstrom.

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Pandora Mother’s Day Collection

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Mother’s Day is only a few days away, and if you’re still looking for the perfect gift, the Pandora Mother’s Day Collection is perfect for a thoughtful gift. I styled the new sparkling love knots earrings and pendant with a Zara cherry blossom print dress for a spring look that’s perfect for a mother’s day brunch or stroll around downtown.

I’m wearing a Zara cherry blossom print dress (similar cut out floral dress here), mirrored sunglasses from Winners (similar Ray-Ban Clubmasters),  sparkling love knot pendant and love knot earrings c/o Pandora, and a Kate Spade quilted Maise bag.

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The Courtyard

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I love this time of year, especially when school wraps up and I can start packing away winter clothes for good. I wore this outfit – a chambray shirt with pink skirt when I went out to celebrate finishing exams with my mother. We went to Mamma Grazzi’s in Ottawa, an Italian restaurant with a gorgeous patio in an old courtyard. It was sunny and so gorgeous, I was glad I changed out of my “exam taking outfit” and into a cute skirt and flats.

I’m wearing a chambray shirt from Old Navy, a pink skirt from J. Crew, black lace-up flats from Old Navy (old, similar style here), a horshoe-shaped bag from Aldo and purple mirror Ray-Ban aviators.

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Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Collection review

Contouring is everywhere. Ever since Kim K and beauty bloggers started sharing the secrets to get a DIY nose job, every make up artist and brand have hopped on the trend. Today, I’m sharing a Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Collection review. I’m not a huge fan of the heavily contoured look, but these projects are perfect for getting a natural, flawless defined look. I wanted to share how the entire process, from start to finish, as well as some tips for pulling off a natural contour makeup look.

Here are all the products I used:

Step 3: Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Face Palette

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The new Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Face Palette is a gorgeous set of cream colours. First, I took some of the contour colour with my fingers and dragged it along my cheekbones. I then took a plain blush brush (I find the Real Techniques Sculpting brush works best) to blend it out in tiny circular motions. Next, I used my pinky to gently dab some of the illuminating cream shade on the tops of my cheekbones, down my nose and above my cupid’s bow. I found picking the product up with my fingers really allowed it to blend, but I could always use my beautyblender again too! Lastly, I swished my blush brush into the blush colour of the Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Face Palette, over the apples of my cheeks for an innocent, natural rosy glow! Colour 20 is great for light skin tones, or if you’re hoping to get a more natural contour look.

Step 4: Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Lip

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The most innovative product from this line is the Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Lip. I started by applying the creamy, pigmented lip crayon all over my lips. I loved that it was mechanical, and unlike my Nars pencils, the cream pencil was super easy, as it sharpened on its own and applied like a dream.

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