Ava Grace's Closet

Friday, January 30, 2015

Fashionista Friday : What's in your Handbag?

Just the other day, my son was sitting in the passenger seat of my car, and for some reason, decided to peek inside my handbag.
He peered in and slowly started to pull things out, often giggling.
Yes, it's true, I often have some strange things in there.
Snacks, loose change, a bobby pin or two, a multitude of hair elastics and often, a barbie shoe. 
But some things, I just can't live without.
Here's a peek - 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

What I Wore : The Outtakes

When you attempt to take outfit photos once a week, there are bound to be pictures you just can't use.
Most times, I delete those and work with the ones that turned out best.
But sometimes, sometimes I just can't delete them.
They make me laugh, they make my kids laugh and they're a constant reminder that you just can't take yourself too seriously.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

My Stylish Kid : SageandLaurel

At the risk of sounding cocky, I will tell you that I receive a fair amount of requests from various organizations, pr departments and shop owners asking for product reviews. 
Never, and I mean never, have I had a request as sweet as the one I received from SageandLaurel's creator, Kris. 
She took the time to learn a little bit about me. About the blog.
And was so gracious.
Not only is her work unbelievably detailed and beautiful but it is obvious that she is a special soul as well.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What I Wore : Shades of Grey

We went to a 40th birthday party on Saturday night - the theme?
40 Shades of Grey.
The venue's decor was not unlike today's outfit - varying shades of grey.
But the event was anything but.
Full of colourful characters, we danced all night to songs from the late 80's + 90's.
So much fun. 
 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Aging Gracefully with Lise Watier's La Crème Sublime

After a long day at work, the first thing I do when I get home?
Change into comfortable clothes. And wash every last bit of make up off my face.
Have been doing so for as long as I can remember.
Today, I use my Clarisonic with a basic cleanser followed by the richest moisturizer I can find.
My current product of choice is Lise Watier's La Crème Sublime.
I have been using it for just shy of three weeks and have not only seen a significant difference in my skin, but I can feel it. 
Rich, luxurious and incredibly fresh smelling without being overpowering.
Truth be told, I reapply just before bed for the latter experience alone.

If there is one thing I have learned over the past few years, with the hustle and bustle of daily life with 3 children in tow? It's that if you do just one thing for yourself, let it be to take time out to look after YOU.
I far too often forget to do that. Am the queen of making excuses.
But this year, whether it be setting aside time to exercise (I am trying), putting on a face mask or spending a few quiet minutes alone in the bath; I know now that I always end up feeling better about myself, and about life in general as a result.
Ready to take it all on.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What I Wore : Winter Pastels

Some days, it feels like winter will never end.
This baby blue hue makes Spring feel like it's not that far away.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New Year, New Me

As the New Year 2015 begins, As the new year 2015 begins, I think it's safe to say we all look back over the last year and see where we landed.
I planned to do a lot of things in 2014 and while I didn't meet all of my goals, I am feeling pretty good about where I am at - mostly because I was able to accomplish a lot of things that weren't even on my radar at the beginning of last year.
After what I now refer to as the worst December I have ever had, I began to re-evaluate what is truly important - and while some things are indeed a necessity (read: working full time) others are not. I need to make sure that I not only take care of my family and those around me but also make time for me. 
Something that has been lacking over the past few years - I blame it on my blog's cutie-pie namesake. 
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