Sunday, September 25, 2016

All Things Pink + A Chance To Win $75 Off Your Favourite Jord Watch.


Jord Watches




And just like that, it's Monday again!

Where's does the weekend go?? And who do I talk to about a three-day weekend? I just feel as though we'd be slightly more productive if we all had three full days off and four days of work. No? 

On that note, I just want to say that I love what I do SO much that I do it on weekends too. I'm always somewhat "working". Whether I'm conjuring up the next blog post, attending events, coordinating events, or out doing blog shoots, I'm always kind of working. 

How does that saying go again?

If you love your job, you'll never have to work a day in your life.

That statement couldn't be truer. I absolutely LOVE both my jobs, and I swear I'm not just saying that. Of course, we ALL have days where we want to call it a night and just say f*** it. But, 97% of the time, I'm smiling through the week....and weekend. 

And yes, even on Monday mornings! (With coffee in hand, of course.)


Sisa & Co. gold choker

Sisa & Co. gold choker


Something I also love seeing/hearing is when other people love their jobs. I've been meeting SO many people lately that enjoy what they do. Nothing, and I mean, NOTHING is worse than going to a job you absolutely hate. I've definitely been there, and I can tell you that it's one of the worst feelings ever. 

You wake up feeling stuck, like you have no purpose in life, and you just have a bad attitude towards everything. You're basically a Negative Nancy. And nobody likes a Negative Nancy. There were a few months I had felt that way about a job, and literally woke up one morning and realized 'oh f**k no!' I wasn't going to live another day being "stuck" in this position. I went in that morning, handed in my notice, and instantly felt liberated. Free as a f**king bird. 

Now, I had ALL the time in the world to focus my energy on finding something amazing. And that happened pretty quickly. 

Anyway, I'm not going to ramble on forever about this, but honestly, if you hate it, quit it. And that really goes for everything, not just your job. 

+ Read my post on why I started blogging, here


Sisa & Co. gold choker



Moving on. 

How was everyone's weekend? It was a chilly one in the city. 

Shot a ton of outfits this weekend. Can't wait to show you guys. You already know this if you we're following on Snap/Insta. Do follow my Insta account, lotsss of fun going on there, always. ;)

This OOTD is a simple one. Again, I don't really care what anyone says about wearing white after labour day, because I love it and will totally rock it whenever I feel. 

With a simple outfit like this, don't forget to accessorize. I've got on my favourite gold chocker by Sisa & Co and a watch by Jord Watches. 

Firstly, can we talk about this gorgeous, gold chocker that is totally, 100% Canadian made?

Sisa & Co. is a young start up fashion accessory line that was created by two sisters, Diana and Paula, who wanted to use their creative differences by building something together. They are both super creative entrepreneurs that came together and created their cute little accessory company, Sisa & Co.

Check out their online shop. They've got the cutest accessories! And I LOVE their scarfs. 


Jord Watches


Another little addition to my outfit, is this sleek & sexy watch by Jord Watches

Jord Watches create luxury one-of-a-kind, Wooden Wristwatches, using the finest wood. I love how unique these watches are. I only recently started wearing this, and I can't tell you how many people have already asked me about it. It really just adds to any outfit. They have a HUGE selection of colours as well. I've always been a watch type of gal, but this wooden watch has brought me to a whole other level of CHIC. No? 

Ok, so you guys are going to LOVE this next part... 

If you love this watch or other Jord watches, you have a chance to win $75 to get your own!

Click on this link, fill out the form, and you'll be entered to win the watch you choose.

Even if you don't win, fill out the form anyway, and you'll still get an e-code for $20 off a watch you like. 

Okay friends, that's all for now. Have an AMAZING week! 

Chat soon--

Xx, kim



This post was sponsored by Jord Watches & Sisa & Co. As always, all opinions are my own. 

Photography by Victoria Jmourko.




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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Boots To-Die-For This Fall.



OKAY. 

I think I've officially accepted that fall has arrived. 

As I've mentioned before, fall fashion is about the ONLY thing I love about fall. Don't get me started on pumpkin spiced lattes or pumpkin pies or pumpkin ANYTHING for that matter. No to it ALL. 

Okay fine, when the leaves start turning colours, I do appreciate the beauty in that. 

Don't worry, I'll warm up to fall, soon. This is only the first day. I'm slightly bitter that summer is gone. 

Anyway. Fall fashion is beautiful and so are these boots that I've picked out for you guys, which I think are some serious fall faves. 

I actually started shopping for fall boots quite early on in the summer. (I know, I kind of betrayed summer a little)

Take a peek at what I'm loving for the fall season:





How badass are these, though?! I mean, if you're going to own an ankle boot, it should be this one. Nothing says badass like having metal detailing on your boots. It's very Sons of Anarchy no? So hot. 



The over-the-knee boots never gets enough attention. Most people think if you wear these, you end up looking kind of like a hooker. Can we please squash that stereotype, like right NOW? Over-the-knee boots are super hot, when worn in the right way. You don't have to wear them with a mini skirt. After all, it's fall. Let's put away the mini skirts, shall we? I love an over-the-knee boot with jeans, or even a midi-skirt. 



Another super hot, less badass boot, is this one. If the metal detailing was too much for you, and you're looking for something a little more on the subtle side, these are it! I obviously love the crocodile pattern on the boot. Very chic. 



HOLY HOTNESS. Suede is making a serious comeback this fall. I'm seeing it everywhere. Especially on shoes. These suede boots are so fun. I absolutely love the colour of them. This is more of a statement boot, though. But hey, I love them!



I love cognac for fall. Not only in boots, but trench coats, sweaters, toques, and scarves. It's such a gorgeous colour for fall. These leather boots are so cute, the heel height is perfect, anddd they are under $100! 


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Okay, calling it a night. Happy Fall, everyone! I swear I will get more into the fall spirit soon. Maybe I'll even grab a pumpkin spiced latte tomorrow. (No, I probably won't) 


Chat soon!



Xx, kim



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Monday, September 19, 2016

Last Of The Summer Sun.




Yes, I'm FINALLY accepting that summer is coming to an end...

Don't get me wrong. I'm slightly obsessed with fall fashion. All that faux fur, knee-high suede boots, trench coats, and toques. VERY. EXCITED. 

But, I'm a summer gal at heart. I have a summer birthday, and was born and (kinda) grew up in one of the hottest cities in the world, Dubai. So, can you blame me for loving the heat? 

Now, winter is a whole other topic I DON'T want to get into. Or maybe it's another blog all together. Titled, 'Winter Blues.' Haha. Because the HATE for winter, runs deeeep. 

Is anyone else this way? I mean, I know LOTS of you sayyyy you hate winter, but then you go and snowboard and ski...and have a shit ton of fun doing it. There is legit NO winter jacket warm enough to get me out on the slopes. SERIOUSLY. 

Anyway, let's leave winter talks for another day, shall we?

Becauseee, there's still three FULL days of summer left. 





So, let's talk about this FANTASTIC summer dress!

So cute, so chic, and SO on sale!

I love how versatile it is. It can be a totally casual outfit worn with white sneakers. Remember my post on dresses and white sneakers? Hot right? 

I went in a slightly more dressed up direction, here. I'm also obsessed with these shoes I bought on my travels in Australia. They are one of my most comfiest pairs of shoes I own, and not to mention the hottest. 

I'm also loving how sexy the dress can be with a huge slit up the middle. No, the buttons don't go all the way down. I threw on a simple, black tank under the dress, but hey, your choice completely. You can get as flirty with it as you want. 

Point is, I'm not over summer yet, and I'm still wearing summer dresses till I can. 

Who's with me? 





Okay, on another note, how was everyone's weekend? 

A few of you were inquiring about the way I drink my coffee. I had Snapped/Instagramed my little espresso Moka pot, which is one of those old school Italian stove top machines. And if you haven't tried espresso out of those, you need to RUN, not walk, and get yourself one of those, because trust me when I say, it's a game changer. 

Any coffee lover will tell you. I don't always have time to do this during the week, which is why I fully enjoy this on weekends. 

If you guys want, I'll do a little post on it. 

I've also recently been introduced to the french press. Also total game changer. 

My biggest struggle on a Saturday morning is deciding whether I want to have my coffee from the Moka pot or the french presser. Tough life ;)





Okay, 10:14pm. 

I have been non-stop this evening. So, I'm calling it a night. Exhaustion has hit me. 

Time for some light reading and possibly some peppermint tea. 

Ps. You guys always have great recos on books. Suggest some, because I'm on the hunt for some new reading material. 

Xx, kim


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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Favourite Fall Essentials.



GUYS! 

I HATE that I'm already talking about Fall but, I feel like it's now or never. 

So, FIRST fall post of 2016...here we go. 

Ps. Just so we're all clear, there's still seven FULL DAYS of summer left. But of course, the temperatures have already started to drop, which is why I'm rolling in the fall essentials post, now. 


Let's talk about this to-die-for Rebecca Minkoff leather jacket. I'm not saying this one is essential, but we all need a reeeaallly good leather jacket for fall. It's a must. I have about three, because obviously. (I need to do a serious summer clean-out of my closet!) Anyway, leather jackets are just a great, easy way to make any outfit look chic. Throw it over a fall dress and you automatically go from girly to badass. Which I LOVE.


This over-sized camo jacket is also pretty key for fall. ALSO, the best $54.90 you'll ever spend. It looks super warm and cozy, and again, has that very badass look to it. No? For your casual nights, this is your go-to. 


Fall nail colours. I might have to ditch the white nails that I so dearly love! Although, you never know. When I'm feeling a white nails moment, I WILL go for it. These three colours are so hot for fall though. They are:
- Started With Good Intentions
- WIne O'Clock
- Kiss Kiss Darling

Also, the names of Trust Fund Beauty nail polishes are hilarioussss. There are some really kinky ones. ;)


The perfect peep-toe boot. I love this one by Vince Camuto because it's all sorts of amazing. The details, the colour, the suede material, and the heel height. I mean, does it get any better? Also, I happen to know that Vince Camuto shoes are so comfy! So, that's another plus. 


Printed scarves. Can you EVER have too many printed scarves?! I have about three JUST in various leopard prints. Whatever print you choose will be perfect for fall. I'm seeing SO much print everywhere! 


Last but not least, we all need to go from our summer bags to our fall bags. Amiright? Unless your strutting around with a Prada handbag, you'll need to change it up. You don't need to go crazy and spend a fortune on a new fall bag. I love this one from H&M. Anddd it may be on sale! The colour is perfect for fall! 

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Okay, friends. There you have it. My favourite fall essentials. I'm sure there's a lot more I could add to this list, but I'll leave you with this one for now. 

What are you guys loving for fall? DO share!!

Chat soon--

Xx, kim




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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Yes, My VANS Have Puppies On Them...




OKAY, 

Before we even get into the fact that I have puppies on my shoes, I owe you guys a MAJE apology! I have not blogged in over a week. 

SOOORRRYYY. 

Life has taken over this week a bit, and I did not get a chance to edit anything let alone post anything!

So, once again, I'm terribly sorry, you guys. 

But, I know you get it, because you're all amazing, and I love you for it. 





I feel a little disconnected from you guys, since I haven't blogged in a week. It's a weird feeling. 

How's everyone doing? Who's hitting up TIFF?

I briefly popped into the Shangri-La hotel last night for a drink (or two) and the vibes are SO bougie, I kinda love it. Think plush couches, marble coffee tables, live sax/piano player, stunning wait-staff, and because it's TIFF, men and women dressed to the nines. I'm talking ball gowns and suits. GORG right? 

There's nothing I love more than a room full of dressed up people. Oh, and people watching during TIFF time is actually the most fun, EVER. 

We may or may not have spotted Richard Gere. 

Anyways, if you're in the city during TIFF, you know what I'm talking about. The city is just buzzing with all sorts of vibes. If bougie isn't your thing, there's other shit going on in the city. Get out there, it's a GREAT time to be alive. LOL.

Follow along on Snapchat (UN: kim-marquis) or Insta (UN: thechicconfidential)





And with that said, on a COMPLETELY different (non bougie) note, I give you today's outfit of the day....

Because, who doesn't want a whole bunch of puppy faces on their shoes?! Amiright?!

Talk about a statement piece. I'd say these shoes are IT. 

Is it weird that I kinda felt a little Cruella Deville-ish in these shoes? I mean, I know they aren't made from Dalmatian fur, but they still have pups on them. 

Quite the contrary actually...

Vans partnered with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to created the signature shoe as a mission to rescue animals from abuse.

Which is why I absolutely love them!

Vans actually has a whole bunch of really cool, printed slip ons that are to die for. It was realllly hard to choose which ones I wanted. And SO comfy! 




K, it's 9:30, and since I'm 80, I'm calling it a night. 

And by calling it a night, I mean A glass of rose´ and some Netflix. 

Still browsing through which show I want to settle on. I'm thinking How To Get Away With Murder. Also by Shonda Rhimes (same writer as Scandal & Grey's Anatomy). 

Who's with me on this one?

Chat soon--

Xx, kim




This post was in collaboration with VANS. As always, all opinions are my own.

Photography by Victoria Jmourko.





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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

It's Okay To Wear White After Labour Day.




Yes, YES. Trust me, it's totally fine to wear white after Labour Day. 

It's NOT a fashion faux pas, so, don't listen to anyone that tells you it is!

Plus, when you've got a dress THIS cute, I'll where it whenever the f*** I want to. Amiright?!

And on that same note, Labour Day or not, summer isn't over yet, so I'm still planning on rocking quite a few of these summer dresses. 

I'm totally into this off-shoulder, shift dress. It's super comfy and kind of perfect for any occasion. Again, you guys already know how much I love an outfit that's versatile. Something you can dress up/dress down. This dress it totally that. 

OH. 

And have I mentioned it's on sale?! Yeppp.





Okay, how was everyone's Labour Day weekend?

If you're following along on Snapchat/Insta-stories, you already know about my Monday adventure!

There's nothing more I love than to just have a beach day with some close friends. (And hottt weather). There was lots of hiking/canoeing going on, on Snapchat! I hope you guys caught that. I feel like I'm a pro canoe-er ;)

Many of you Snaped me and asked me what beach I was at. It's a place I go to at least once every summer and just love it. It's called Rockwood Conservation (near Guelph), and it's SO beautiful. It's got a pretty big beach and lots of hiking trails. You can find more of my summer hot spots, here

Snapchat UN: kim-marquis
Instagram UN: thechicconfidential

Come hang!





Okay, keeping this post short.

I'm off to make a giant salad with kale, arugula, spinach, and a bunch of other goodies. 

Salad dressing recipes here.  

I've also finished watching Scandal and NEED a new show. Any recos?! 

Xx, kim


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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Labour Day Essentials.





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Happy Labour Day Weekend, you guys!!

Long weekends are SO essential every now and then to just tune out, relax with your favourite book/movie/TV show. Whatever floats your boat.

I feel like I'm ALWAYS doing something. I never just turn off and take a breather. But I do appreciate a good long weekend. ESPECIALLY one that gives us great weather! I'm hitting up the beach with some good friends tomorrow, so be sure to follow along on Snapchat (UN: kim-marquis) and Insta-stories (UN: thechicconfidential). I'm sure there will be some good laughs.

ANYWAYS. Moving onto the fun stuff. Because, everyone loves some good online shopping!

I've picked out my favourites for the long weekend. Lots of these are on sale too!!


1. This super sexy lace-up one piece. I meannnn, SO GOOD right?! Nasty Gal totally kills it with their amazing bathing suits! Everyone needs a sexy one piece. They are SO chic! I'm kinda loving them more than bikinis these days. 


2. Palm Leaf Round Beach Towel. Perfect for pool parties, beach parties, whatever. In fact, all their towels are super cute!


3. Giant Sunnies, because you need to protect your eyes from the sun AND look cute doing it. Duh! Ps. Don't forget to slather on the sunscreen from head-to-toe!


4. Giant floppy hat, because NOTHING is chicer than a giant hat. Amiright?! These are perfect for when it's like 9045734 degrees outside and you feel like the sun burning your skin off. LOL. Don't get me wrong, I love that feeling...just not on my face. 


5. I LOVE Vooray for their beach bags. I've got two, and I need more, because I use them for everything! Even grocery shopping sometimes! Is that weird? Also, when I go to the beach, I tend to pack like I'm going on vacation. In Canada, you never know when the weather will change on you, and you can actually go from 32 degree sunny weather, to a down-pour in seconds. So, I ALWAYS have a change of clothes, sunscreen, extra sunnies, snacks, an extra bikini (you just never know...), and other goodies in my Vooray duffle bag. Fits everything.


6. THIS FLOATIE!! I mean, solely because this would be THEE prop for a blog shoot. No?


7. And lastly, this gorgeous Daniel Wellington watch. I love adding accessories to my bathing suits. Probably not the most practical thing in the world, but we all know I'm not always practical when it comes to fashion. ;)


Okay, so what are you guys loving from this list? Am I missing anything? Do tell!


Anddd, what's everyone up to tomorrow? Any major plans? I'm looking forward to chilling out with some drinks on the beach. I'm soaking up every last second of summer, can you tell? 


Okay, enjoy the night!


Xx, kim



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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Caftan Season Is Here To Stay.





YASSSS. 

My love for caftans is reallll AF.

& these are here to stay. At least till there's snow on the ground and I LEGIT can't wear them anymore. :( That will be a sad day. 

How's everyone's week been? 

If you're following along on Snapchat/ Instagram stories, then you know I watched a play last night called 'MILF Life Crisis'. LOL. 

Yes, MILF...as in Mother I'd Like to F***.

You guys HAVE to watch this! It was absolutely HILARIOUS. But I mean, how could it not be with a name like MILF Life Crisis? 





The actor in the play is Anne Marie Scheffler, and she plays all the characters. She's a mix of Kristen Wig and Kate Hudson, in my opinion. And both are two of my fave actors! 

The play is basically about a mother (40 something), with two kids and a husband that, all of a sudden wants a divorce. So, she's thrown into this single world and now has to deal with being...a MILF. She's super uncomfortable in the beginning, but starts to find her sexy side eventually. 

I took my best friend, Victoria to see the play, because who better to watch something like this with, than your bestie? 

Although, if you're daring, go watch this on a first date. (And let me know how it goes. Ha!)

But, in all honesty, it was really funny, relatable (no, I've never been divorced....or married) but still pretty relatable somehow, and the acting was great. I do recommend it!

Click here for more info on MILF Life Crisis and how you can get tickets.





Okayyyy, back to the caftan obsession!!

If you know anything about me, you KNOW how much I love a good black & white moment. Let alone, a caftan moment. This one just reminds me so much of something you'd see Rachel Zoe wearing. Who is totally one of my style icons BTW. 

You can dress this up or keep it simple. I kinda balanced it all out here with some very simple jewelry and a pair of my favourite mules. I would keep it pretty casual if I was wearing this on the beach. Although, who really knows...lol. 

Fringe is a serious weakness of mine, so naturally I added some fringe to the whole ensemble. I really felt it pulled the whole look together, well. 

The best part of this look is that the caftan is on SALEEE!!





Okay, that's it for now friends!!

I'm calling it a night with some wine &.......popcorn? I can't get enough of Scandal. (Season 5 Ep. 20) I'm nearing the end, and Olivia is totally pissing me off. 

Anyone else? Weight in!!

Chat soon--

Xx, kim

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