Diner En Blanc 2015

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My Look: Dress- Endless Rose, Shoes-Aldo, Earrings- Aldo, Rings- Aldo

After a major bout of horrible FOMO from last year, I bought 2 tickets to Diner En Blanc in Halifax this year and told Rob he was coming with whether he liked it or not. Well the day was fast approaching and before we knew it, we had run out of time to buy the wine (you had until 2 days before and had to order it online). Ok, well it will be a dry dinner, there’s nothing wrong with that. We then found out that it was a rain or shine event and it was looking very much like rain so Rob was very hesitant to go. But, with my great smile and positive attitude, he finally came around and we started getting really excited. It was unlike anything we had ever done together. You meet your table (all strangers) at specific locations around our great city, and when the time is right, you start marching in large groups with all white everything and your picnic in hand. It was a long march that lead us right up to the middle of Citadel Hill, a landmark for Halifax.

Once there and our table was found, we began to set up. Everything was to be in white and we had to provide our own original centrepieces. We worked with what we had around the house and thanks to Rob’s eye, it turned out great. we then waited for everyone to finish doing the same. White seas of people poured in and got their tables set up. Once everyone was ready, before you could eat, you had to spin your white napkins in the air to announce the commencement. No other word could describe it but surreal.For the next few hours, we chatted to our neighbouring group who shared their wine and family stories and every so often, Rob’s and I’s eyes would meet and we’d be reminded that we were still in Halifax. But by far the best moment of the night was after dinner before the amazing dance floor let loose we each were given a large sparkler to light. That would be aprox.900 sparklers all like at once. It was beautiful, energizing and like nothing Rob and I had ever experienced before.

As parent’s, we decided to skip out early to take advantage of the Nana babysitting and a few new restaurants that have just hit the scene, but ended up home after one because after an experience like Diner en Blanc, downtown feels miniscule.

Thanks to the volunteers for making this first experience so magical!

Katie Rose xo

 

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Call To The Ocean

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My Look: Bra- Fabletics, Crops- Lululemon, Tee- Joe fresh

As summer ends for another year, I tend to always look back at how much we were able to do and am shocked at how fast it went by. One thing is for sure, we as East Coasters, have a natural call to the ocean. Whether it is the beach or on a boat, the best memories that I have during summer months happened by the ocean. That’s where I end up driving to when I need a quick refresh. Naturally I ended up there often these past few weeks with so much change about to happen to our family come this fall. It was fresh, foggy and the perfect place to realize how small you really are in this big world. But, now I am ready to conquer it!

Katie Rose xo

OOTD x Chester Race Week

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My Look: Shirt- HM (old)(similar), Shorts- American Eagle (on sale), Purse- Winners (similar), Watch- Michael Korsraceweek-5 raceweek-4

My Look: Shirt- Winners (similar), Tank- Gap, Jeans- Joe fresh (similar)

Chester Race Week has been and left. It is a 4 day race held for many different types of Sail boats in my home town harbour and people come from all over the world to partake. Growing up, It was a fun place to catch up with those who moved for school or with their families each year. We always said “You don’t come home for Christmas, You come home for Raceweek”. Unfortunately as we all age and start families, busy careers, or just move to far away, the people we know dwindle and are replaced with people who just come for the crazy parties and amazing reggae cover bands. But, the week still brings my family together and the days spent last week were the best. Even yesterday, as the weekend ended, Aubrey and Amelia ran around the table chasing each other and laughing historically. That sound is worth the late nights with my family, early mornings with Aubrey and Zeus and busy days in between it all. See you in 2016 Raceweek!

Katie Rose xo

Braided Updo How-to

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As you regular readers must have caught on by now, I have three styles of hair. Day of washing is usually down and wavy. Day two usually is down or Up in a bun or ponytail. And, Lastly, day three resembles something up in the form of braids. But, with my days getting busier and Aubrey getting more active. I have to get ready in  no time at all and am usually left doing my makeup in the car. Because if that, I have been experimenting with fast ways to do my hair and look polished for those morning meetings etc. This braided undo style has to be one of my fastest and by far my favourite. Check out how to recreate it on yourself:

What you will need:

  • Bobby Pins
  • Hairbrush (I use a wet brush)
  • clear little elastics

Steps:

  1. Start with damp hair. To me, this means after I shower I get dressed, do my make up, teeth, etc and then do my hair last.
  2. Divide your hair into a right and left section following your part
  3. Divide each of those sections in half
  4. Braid each section and secure with clear elastic, so that you end up with 4 braids (hint: try to make each braid start as close to your ears as possible)
  5. Take on of the bottom braids, and cross it over to the opposite side behind the opposite ear ( wrap it around that sides bottom braid), Flip ends in and secure with bobby pin.
  6. Repeat on opposite side
  7. Then take top braid from one side and cross it to other side. Tuck ends into braids and secure.
  8. Repeat on other side
  9. Go around and secure the whole bun with baby pins until it feels like it will last the day.
  10. Head out of the house and LOOK FIERCE!

If you like how-tos like this from me, please let me know and let me know what you would like me to show you.

Katie Rose xo

Mom Shorts


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Running around with a two year old means you’ve got to be comfortable and free to move any which way you have to. That means dresses are out of the question most days. But, as a mom, I still yearn to dress up and feel apart of the world. Shorts have always been a touchy subject for me as I felt like they cut me off wrong. Until recently, you wouldn’t be able to find many in my closet. By the time I opened up to them, I realized they were all denim which also meant casual. Yeah, I’d throw on a pair with some heels for a date night, but never really could say I felt put together.

Then, I found these babies! As most of you know, if there is a leather detail, Im all over it. so I picked them up and started figuring out how to style them in different ways. Finally, I see that Shorts can be dressy and comfortable. I can’t wait to embrace this new discovery for the rest of the summer.

Katie Rose xo

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