7.28.2015

Marni Wasserman's Juices and Smoothies Class


Tomorrow Night Marni Wasserman is holding her Juices and Smoothies Class. We'll be there and hope you will be too! There are currently 2 tickets available for $105 each. 
We recently featured an interview with Marni which you can view here.


7.26.2015

Shades of Turquoise

With summer almost over, we only have a few weeks to rock our favorite bright colors before heading into our Fall wardrobe! This season, turqoise is our favorite - an eye-catching hue that will be sure to add fresh shades of green and blue to your look.
This shorter rainboot is trendy yet comfortable. Of course this boot is waterproof, and it’s the perfect splash of color on a dark, rainy day. 100$

I love wearing dark pieces of clothing and adding one item that pops. Especially on a gloomy day. I have this mustard yellow trench coat that is one of my all time go-to pieces. This boot creates the same effect and will keep you from getting wet! ~ Sarah Velasco, editor
We love this style as well! This boot is inspired by the rainbow after the rain. It comes in six colors and it features a faux side zipper combined with a strap. Of course this boot is waterproof and it’s the perfect splash of color on a dark, rainy day. You can get this beauty in navy, yellow, red, grey, black and turquoise. 110$

3/4 Sleeve Printed Mesh Sleeve Top, $42 (Penningtons)
With a tropical print on its 3/4 sleeves made with perforated mesh, this plus-size top is a perfect layer for summer days and nights. Made with a lightweight and stretchy fabric, it features a scoop neck, ribbed detailing at cuffs, neck and bottom hem and a flattering fit that highlights your gorgeous figure. Team it with a white jean for a trendy summer look!

Palm Print Halter Top $40 
Embrace summer weather in chic fashion with this beautiful plus-size top! You'll love its feminine halter design and colourful trendy print! Made with a light, fluid fabric, it features a cord at neck, as well as a V-neck opening and a flawless fit that flatters your curves. Wear it with a jean short for a casual summer look!


Endless Jewelry Mint Spring Love Charm, $95 gold plated 18k


Endless Jewelry Triple Leather Bracelets, $105 each (charms not included) with gold plated lock


Wide-Width Faux-Leather Flip Flops, $32
With their versatile and stylish design, these wide-width flip flops can be dressed up or down. Boasting multiple faux-leather straps at top, they feature a padded insole for total comfort, as well as a flexible rubber outsole and elastic inserts at stripes for a perfect, comfortable fit. Perfect for sunny summer days!


I absolutely LOVE Cole Haan's Grant Escape Shoes, especially in this color (Splash Nubuck). Currently on sale for $49 online on the US Cole Haan site and in Canada at Town Shoes for $116 CAD. Super comfortable and flattering, and comes in a wide variety of materials and colors. ~ Sarah Velasco, editor

Questions? Comments? We'd love to hear from you! letters@sarahvelasco.com

7.22.2015

Guess who's back!?

Lake Louise
Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you know I'm back from Banff. This photo was taken at Lake Louise. Wish I could've done an outfit pic but I was in leggings and a hoodie. Haha Don't think anyone needs to see that! 
I had an amazing time over the past 3 weeks but am glad to be back in Toronto! 
If you haven't been to Banff before it's a great place to visit! At Lake Louise there are alot of great hiking trails and you can embark on a mini canoeing adventure :)

We have some really great things lined up for you in the next two weeks! Just a reminder the Toronto Summer Music Festival is currently ongoing till August 9th. You can attend a number of free concerts as well as concerts where you pay what you can. There are also a number of ticketed events. I'll be trying to get to as many as possible, but will for sure be attending the July 31st concert 'American Romantic' at 7:30pm
Also, we'll be covering and are so fortunate attend Marni Wasserman's July 30th Juices and Smoothies Class. So excited to learn about juicing, and new delicious recipes!
There is also the Toronto Vegan Food and Drink Festival. An event not to be missed for vegan foodies as well as those that want to venture out and have fun in the city! This event is August 8th 11am-7pm. 
I'm also taking at trip to the ROM and AGO, so we may be able to fit in a feature for those two.  
If you happen to attend any of these and see me, feel free to come up and say hi. I would love to meet and chat! 

xo
Sarah


7.21.2015

Flashion Flowers

Our love for flower crowns has blossomed into a serious obsession. Not only do these wreaths add brightness and color, they also make us feel like we're carefree and breezing through summer (despite the sticky heat). 
We've spotted popular styles at weddings and festivals all year long, and we're inspired to keep rocking these hair accessories all the way through fall. 

Mia Beauty has come out with flower crowns with a twist! Mia Beauty has unveiled the first floral halos with lights. With four different light settings, Flashion Flowers can be worn in the dark for a fun, festive look. 
How to use: Find the hidden battery chamber in leaf, carefully remove the battery unit, remove plastic "pull" tab from battery unit, and place the battery unit back in the leaf facing up. Close shut, and press the button to turn on the lights! Press the leaf once, and then more times to activate certain settings. 
1. Fast Flashing lights
2. Slow Flashing Lights
3. Constant Lights.
4. Off
Price: $19.99
Where: Available at Ulta, Claire's, Icing Stores, Target and CVS
We personally love this added touch to these flower crowns! The lights will be sure to turn heads. So great for when it gets dark outside, and if you're out dancing!  

Some questions from readers....

What hairstyle would you recommend pairing with a flower crown?
You can't go wrong with wearing one if you have a middle part, and long wavy hair, but everyone can rock the look! It also looks ultra chic to braid your hair or wear your hair in a bun. But it really doesn't matter, it's up to you! 

What clothing and makeup should you use?
It really depends on what look you're going for! Personally, we wouldn't do an all white ensemble, unless you want to resemble a flower girl at a wedding, or extremely flowy, floral pieces of clothing, unless you want to go full out on the boho chic look. But whatever works for you!  

Does this crown stay on?
It really depends on the type of activity you're doing (dancing, jumping, walking...), as well as how your hair texture is. If you have thick, wavy hair, you can wear the crown in such a way that it holds your hair in place and vice versa. Meanwhile, if you have straight, fine hair you may want to hold it in place with a few bobby pins. 

Light up your style, and let us know what you think! We always love to hear from you. letters@sarahvelasco.com

You can also find Mia Beauty's Flashion Flowers online here 

7.15.2015

The Jennifer Lopez collection by Endless Jewelry

We really like these bracelets by Endless Jewlry from The Jennifer Lopez Collection. It's a new product line with great leather bracelets and trendy charms. These bracelets are made of reptile leather, and come in 3 sizes with your choice of either black, red, or gold. They can also be worn as a necklace!





7.09.2015

Dermalogica: Must-Have Products for Men

Need to buy a present for a guy? Dermalogica has you covered with four great products that you can get for him!


Smooth away rough spots with Dermalogica’s Exfoliating Body Scrub.
Combine it with Dermalogica's Ultimate Buffing Cloth to leave skin silky smooth. 
·         Exfoliating Body Scrub $48.50
·         Ultimate Buffing Cloth $19
Help him conceal dark circles with Dermalogica's Total Eye Care SPF 15. Many people don't use an eye cream. Even in your 20's you can prevent future eye wrinkles! 

·         Total Eye Care SPF 15 $60

Save a guy a trip to the barber shop with Dermalogica's Shave Kit SystemDermalogica Shave's exclusive three-step kit takes into account beard type, hair growth pattern and skin condition for a shave that delivers your healthiest skin possible.

·         Shave Kit System $52

7.01.2015

Toronto Summer Music Festival

From July 16-August 9, Toronto Summer Music Festival (TSMF) will be bringing world-renowned artists to guest lecture, give masterclasses and perform. 



Over the course of these few weeks, there will be so many amazing concerts. Some of them are even free to attend. 

Martin Beaver, violin
Sarah will be attending the July 31st concert 'American Romantic' at 7:30pm. This concert at Walter Hall will be featuring Martin Beaver, Harumi Rhodes, Eric Nowlin, Mark Kosower, and Pedja Muzijevic. They will be performing Barber's famous String Quartet, Dvořák's String Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 97 ‘American’, and Beach's Piano Quintet in F-sharp Minor, Op.67.

Be sure to purchase tickets before they're gone! Tickets for this concert are selling for $47. There are also discounts for those 65+, and under 35. 

To view a calendar with all the concert dates click here

It will be such an exciting few weeks and we hope all of you can make it!

www.torontosummermusic.com

6.30.2015

Must-Have Lush Products This Summer!

We know that many of you are HUGE Lush fans, and with good reason! We love that their products are fresh and hand-made. Plus, their products smell fantastic.

For the summer months, we recommend trying these products: Each Peach (and Two's A Pair) Massage Bar, and Happy Hippy Shower Gel. The citrus notes in these products are very uplifting and brightening! 



"Brighten up your skin and give yourself a blissful massage with a concentrated citrus fix. We make our Each Peach massage bars with a new aeration technique, which means the bars are lighter and melt into the skin easier for even softer, luxurious massage. The fruity avocado and mango kernel butters are mixed with Fair Trade cocoa butter and shea butter for an extra nutritious, skin softening treat. Each Peach is super emollient and moisturizing for the skin; but it also gives a good glide when it is being worked over and massaged into the body. Customers have fallen in love with this fresh citrus massage bar. It’s a best seller all year long and it’s not hard to see why!"
How to use: Glide the bar over dry skin. Massage or rub the oils into skin and take care to make sure it absorbs completely before putting on clothes! Store this product somewhere cool, dry, and out of sunlight. 
Price: $10.95
What we think: The smell of this product, is amazing - fresh and energizing. It makes a wonderful moisturiser after a shower, and makes a great massage oil. The scent is delicious, like a lemon cake! We also love the design of the flowers and branch pattern. 

"Our grapefruit shower gel is one of our happiest shower gels: a magic potion to make the even the office seem inviting on Monday mornings. A perfect way to start the day, Happy Hippy remains one of our best-sellers because it smells absolutely delicious: bursting with fresh, juicy organic pink grapefruits to cleanse away grime, refresh your skin and make you feel brighter all over. Plus, it’s full of zippy grapefruit and bergamot oils to work on tired minds."
Price: $9.95-$28.95
What we think: We love this shower gel. The smell is refreshing (like freshly cut grapefruit), and it will help wake you up in the morning! The consistency is great, and thick and will leave your skin feeling soft and clean. This product is also great for shaving, and works as a shampoo!