A Weekend Filled With Lots of Laughs, Food and Ginger Beer

Tea and peanut butter cookies are a necessity for writing a good blog post. I just ate 10 cookies, so this better be my best blog post yet.

What an amazing and crazy weekend I just had, filled with a lot (and I mean a lot) of laughs. Not just regular laughing though, the laughing that hurts your stomach and makes you pee your pants kind. Ivy and Mom were supposed to come up on Friday, but due to sickness and other plans Ivy couldn’t come! Instead Gramma came up with Mom for two nights. The main goal of the trip was to go and register for Elle’s visa for her India trip coming up in just a few weeks! So Saturday morning, I was waiting outside at 7am (the visa place opened up at 8am) because Mom was told that it would be absolutely crazy. Well I was the first one in line (while Mom and Gramma waited in the car), and out of nowhere families started lining up behind me. By 7:50am the line was so long it looked like we were waiting for the best Black Friday deal you could ever imagine. First one in line, with paper work in hand Mom walked in and 10 minutes later came out with the Visa confirmation. Literally 10 minutes.

The rest of the day we went shopping at Don Mills (an outdoor mall) and then went downtown. We didn’t get home until pretty late because we had different places to go to around the downtown area. Mom called me the party pooper all weekend because I wanted to go to bed at like 10pm (which is late for me btw) and she wanted to keep making her new speciality drink made with ginger beer )it isn’t actually beer, it’s pop).

Yesterday morning we slept in and went for coffee and scones at Bobette and Belle. After I had to go and buy some art supplies for this project I am working on and I realized I am going to go broke because of it. I am painting a massive pond on glass and I need so much paint it is ridiculous. I will keep you all updated and give more detail in another post! We picked up a few groceries and then Mom and Gramma left to go and pick up Ivy. She is super sick now and Mom is going to bring her home for a few days until she gets better.

This week is going to be pretty laid back with nothing major happening. I am super excited because there are only 2 more days until my BIRTHDAY MONTH!!! (if you’ve never heard about my birthday month, it was a joke I started probably 5 years ago where I decided I was going to celebrate every single day for the month of February and it just kind of stuck). Now pretty much everyone in the family celebrates their birthday month! It is so crazy to think I am going to be 20 years old in less than a month!

I hope you all have an amazing Monday and a great week!

Love,

Libbey

Head Scarfs, Neck Scarfs, Pony Scarfs… All Scarfs are the Perfect Accessory

I have recently adopted the scarf as my go to accessory. Scarfs are an easy way to add a pop of color to your outfit or to add a little something to your hair to finish off an outfit. I didn’t realize how many little silk scarfs I had just sitting in the back of my closet until I started digging. Neck scarfs remind me so much of the streets of Paris and because I am missing my second home a little extra today, I thought I would show you guys 6 looks so you add scarfs into your wardrobe for an easy and elegant look.

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I would love to see how you use scarfs as an accessory in your wardrobe! Tag me on Instagram @mslibbeyjean or post a picture in the comments below!

~ljd

Review: Apple Watch Series 3

Hey everyone! I hope your Wednesday is going as fabulous as mine is! I thought I would do something a little different today and give a review on the Apple Watch Series 3. So you may have noticed in my pictures that I have been sporting the Apple Watch on my wrist. It very quickly became a new staple in my everyday life and I absolutely love it. I get questions about it on a daily basis so I thought I could answer them for everyone who is thinking about buying one in the near future or if you’re wondering if it is the right product for you (considering I did hours of research before buying mine, I’ll put all of the information I learned in this post as well).

Working out: 

Many of you know that I work out a lot, whether its taking classes at the gym, running on the treadmill, swimming, or walking to Starbucks. I have used other fitness trackers in the past including the brand of Misfit watches and Fitbit. I enjoyed both of these trackers but they did have downsides including that they were not the most attractive watches to wear everyday and they were not waterproof. When I started looking into buying an Apple watch I knew that it had to be waterproof to track my swimming into my daily exercise count. I purchased the series 3 as it is the newest of the Apple Watches, it has a GPS, better battery life, etc.

A great feature of the Watch is being able to track everything I do at the gym including, treadmill workouts, Yoga, HITT workouts, and my swimming. Whereas a treadmill may tell you how many calories you’ve burned in your hour run, the watch tells you the active calories you’ve burned (based on your heart rate) and also the distance is extremely accurate and more reliable than what the treadmill says.

For outdoor runners: The Watch has a very cool feature to track where you have run and you can save routes that you have taken in the past right on the Watch. If you want to go on a route that you’ve ran before but can’t remember exactly where you went, the Watch cam give you directions! The Watch tracks your time per km and also gives you an overall average at the end of your run.

Text Messages/ Notifications: 

The Watch notifies you when you get a text message, snapchat, or even a phone call. You can reply to the text message right away through the list of simple texts that the Watch offers such as “On my way”, “thank you”, “almost here”, or you can make custom messages that can pop up as well. The Watch also gives you fitness reminders throughout the day, reminding you to stand up for at least one minute an hour or to take a minute to breathe. I have been finding myself more encouraged to stand and to “fill my activity circles” each day by accomplishing certain tasks, (burning so many active calories, exercising for 30 minutes, and standing at least once a minute for 12 hours).

Apple Pay: 

I hate carrying my phone and wallet around when I’m out and about running errands. The Watch has literally fixed this problem, because when I’m out I can pay with my Watch. I have my loaded Starbucks card right on the Watch so that I can scan it when I’m getting a coffee. If you’re worried that someone could access the information on your Watch, you can set a passcode so that the Watch will no open the app screen until you enter the code.

Battery Life: 

The Apple Watch does use more battery than other fitness trackers, but I usually wear the Watch for two entire days before having to charge it. I usually charge it while I’m sleeping and then throw it on the next morning, so I don’t miss out on anything I do during the day. I’m not going to lie that the battery life actually exceeded my expectations and it only takes about 30-40 minutes to charge completely.

My Overall Opinion: 

I highly recommend the Apple Watch to everyone. It is a very useful tool to have and though I’m still learning about of all it’s features, so far I love what I’ve discovered. You do need an iPhone to use the Apple Watch which is the only downside for Android users. Though the Watch is more expensive than some other fitness trackers, it’s price is equal to its quality.

 

~ljd

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Apple Watch Series 3 – 38mm Silver Aluminum Fog

The Wide Trouser

If you don’t already own a pair of wide trousers, then I highly suggest you go and buy a pair. Not only are they comfortable but they pair well with almost anything. You’ve probably seen at least a few pictures of me sporting these pants on my Instagram, because they’re chic and a hot item for Spring 2018. Pair with a sparkly top for a night out, or a knit sweater for the office; for both looks you’ll be chic and comfy all day long.

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~ljd

How to Wear an Oversized Sweater This Winter

Oversized sweaters have become a major fashion trend over the past few years, and with hundreds of different ways to style them I thought I’d show you one of my favourite ways. I love pairing oversized sweaters with skinny jeans or trousers and tucking the front piece fo the sweater in, in order to accentuate the waist line. Finish the outfit off by wearing a pair of high ankle boots or mules and you’re all set.

Pro tip: In order to avoid your hair getting tangled in turtle necks, the key is to always wear your hair up (my favourite is in a messy top knot), that way your hair is out of the way and no tangles by the end of the day!

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Kicking 2018 Into High Gear

Hello blog readers!

I hope that the start of 2018 is treating you right and that you may have a fantastic year ahead of you! Since the beginning of this month I’ve been pretty busy; coming back to Toronto, getting into the groove of school again, and making more time for yoga, I haven’t had much of a break.

Last weekend was a lot of fun as I got to help out at a braid bar downtown at Barre Works on Queen Street. I spent the entire morning braiding with Aylin who owns Cabello by Carolina and we had a blast! My arms were exhausted the next day from braiding so many people! On Sunday, Mom, Ivy and Elle came to the city because Elle had an India meeting. Mom, Ivy and I went out for coffee and baked goods at a little cafe called Bobette and Belle (if you haven’t been I highly suggest it!). We went shopping after at Winners and Marshalls, and before you know it Elle’s class was done and they left.

This week was pretty relaxing because I finished a lot of my reading during Christmas break, so on Wednesday I went to Keele (the main campus) to get some better food and to get out of my room! This weekend was the first weekend that I haven’t been busy probably since September so it was a little weird being alone. Usually I will go home, Mom will be in the city, or I will have an event to attend. I decided to make good use of my alone time, so on Friday I went to go an see The Post with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks (I actually like going to the movies myself even if Mom thinks its a little weird). I highly recommend the movie to everyone, it exceeded my expectations! Yesterday and today have been very laid back, mainly doing reading, yoga and going to Starbucks. The weather has been so nice, I wanted to take advantage of it before it starts raining and snowing again!

This week I don’t have much planned, just submitting a few assignments here and there. Mom and Ivy are coming on Friday because we have to go and get Elle’s visa for India Saturday morning.

If any of you have any suggestions of what you want to hear about in my life or want to know more about places to see or things to do in Toronto, you can direct message my blog, Facebook or Instagram and I will be sure to incorporate it into future blogs! I will update you all later in the week on more adventures!

Love,

Libbey