What makes a blog unique? How does one seem to outshine others? How the hell do I get followers?!? – these are constant thoughts of mine

It seems like every Joe has a ‘lifestyle’ blog these days… and I’m obviously including myself in this generalized statement and you know what, it’s hard to tell how it’s going to go! Is my site going to be popular?? What can I do to increase views/likes?? I’m really not into the ‘you like me and I’ll like you’, it makes it all seem like a facade.

I wanted to take a gander at blogging because I think it’s a fun idea! Who wouldn’t want to have a mini photoshoot of themselves and to get feedback and inspiration from other people from across the world? But I feel like it’s all the same. Don’t get me wrong, I actually quite enjoy this, but everything is the same!! There are so many other people with either the same outfits or same ideas that I’m posting…and here I was thinking I was unique 😉

Things I’ve come to realize which may make a popular blog:

  1. Quality of photos – this is something I’m lacking as I’m lazy and it’s easier to use an iPhone
  2. Being pretty – all of these girls out there are so beautiful! (I never show my face ha!)
  3. Being skinny – does anyone ever eat?? It’s honestly all I ever think about…now I feel I’m hungry again
  4. Clean and crisp – less is more in this situation. If there are too many pieces in one outfit it gets confusing and causes people to turn away. Be a minimalist…preferably in shades of grey/white/black with the occasional pop of colour

It honestly doesn’t matter though because it is fun to be part of the blogosphere :)…whether 1 or 100 people see it!

So cheers and hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!



Rouge Interdit Vinyl Givenchy

Why wouldn’t you buy a lipstick that is going to enhance your natural colour? It sounds like a guarantee for the perfect compliment lip right? So bought Givenchy 16 Noir Révélatuer to give it a try (this sounds like I’m doing some infomercial add ha!)

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I’ve had Dior Colour Reviver Gloss for years but find it’s a bit too ‘glossy’ and makes my lips more pink than I prefer.

Givenchy’s formula reacts with your own pH to create your perfect shade (and bonus…it’s not too glossy!!)

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I absolutely love it and suggest it to everyone. It’s hard to tell on my hand, but it’s the most wonderful berry colour on my lips.

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So if you feel like treating yourself to something this week go for Givenchy 🙂

Lip Stick: Givenchy 16 Noir Révélatuer
Mirror: Kate Spade

Not Quite T-shirt Weather

Spring is finally here, it’s sunny and beautiful but not quite t-shirt weather. I want to shed the quilted and wool jackets for something lighter but without the cost of a cold!

I don’t know about you, but for this weather I opt for a light sweater. It’s almost a T-shirt and not quite wool.

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I also choose a slighter bigger and waterproof purse this time of year. I’ve had my Longchamps for years and found fits anything, and I mean anything!

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The more you see my posts, the more you’re going to realize the lack of bright colours in my wardrobe…I love them and occasionally buy some but I never end up wearing them. Also, now you know my secret… I don’t blow dry my hair :O call it laziness but I find it unnecessary as my hair is just going to go flat anyways!

What do you wearing this fine Wednesday?

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Jeans: Zara
Sweater: H&M
Purse: Longchamps
Intimates: Montelle

Undying Love for Stripes

It doesn’t matter the season, I’ll always wear stripes (black and white of course). Every time I come home from shopping I realize I keep buying near identical black and white stripped tops… it’s getting a bit ridiculous!

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And I can’t get mad at myself for all the repeats because I wear  each and every one of them until they can’t be worn anymore. C’est la vie 🙂

There’s a reason why black and white stripes have been a staple in the fashion industry for decades… they’re chic, stylish, and irresistible! In the words of Leonardo da Vinci “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

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So what’s your vice?

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Jeans: Zara
Shirt: Jones NY
Shoes: Aldo
Purse: Michael Kors

Unfamiliar Ground

This is all new to me. I’m not a writer and I’ve never published more than a post on Facebook. Therefore I apologize in advance if this is not up to par and/or boring.

I love fashion, food, and fun and thought that while I have time on my hands I’ll channel my energy into this blog instead of watching every episode of The Real Housewives that ever existed! Long sentence…

Basically I want to share things I love, see, and do on a daily basis. Life is meant to be enjoyed.

So here is my contribution to the inter web’s ever evolving lifestyle blogs! Stay tuned and cheers!


P.S. why HawklyCoop? Simple, there are Cooper’s Hawks which nest where I live, and they’re beautiful!