Kaleidoscope Dress

IMG_2798 IMG_9794Dress:  Barefoot Contessa Boutique
Sandals:  BCBGeneration (old)
Clutch:  Ever New (last seen here)
Rings:  Asos, Oak & Fort (in black)


I like to refer this dress as my “kaleidoscope dress” because the pattern and the colour remind me of the toy.  I’m not sure if you can tell, but the bottom is quite poofy.  There is an extra piece of slip in there which makes the poofiness (which I love).

PS Don’t forget about my summer giveaway!  Enter here.

xo Jo


IMG_2959 IMG_2990Dress:  Asos (sold-out)  Sandals:  Jimmy Choo (old)
Clutch:  Anya Hindmarch  Cuff:  Alexis Bittar
Rings:  t and j Designs, House of Jewels (old)
Earrings:  BaubleBar (similar)

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Happy 4th of July to my American friends!  So many things happening in July.  I have my cousin’s wedding, a short trip to Vegas (shopping and watching my son’s basketball tournament) and planning another vacation (possibly).  How about you guys?  Any plans this summer?

xo Jo

Summer Giveaway!

Okay guys! Since it’s summer and almost my blog 4th birthday (yikes, can’t believe it!), I’m giving away TWO bucket bags to TWO lucky readers!  I have the canvas bag and I love it!  It’s very roomy and matches with a lot of outfits.  I also have a very similar black bucket bag and will be debuting soon.  These are awesome bags!  You will love them for sure.

This contest is open worldwide.  All you have to do is follow the rafflecopter, but here’s the catch.  Please only choose ONE bag that you like and enter.  I’m doing this so that I don’t have the same participants entering (which is only fair and give more opportunities to others).  I will be validating these entries, so be honest.  Good luck!!

Screen Shot 2015-06-09 at 9.10.34 PMStreet Level Black Faux Leather Bag (CAD $70)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Screen Shot 2015-06-09 at 11.57.56 AM Street Level Canvas & Faux Leather Bucket Bag(CAD $70)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway is open worldwide and will close on July 18, 2015.

The winner will be chosen by random and
will have 48 hours to reply back to me.

Disclaimer: These gifts were purchased by me for the sole purpose of this giveaway. I’m not link to any sponsors.

xo Jo

My Sister’s Graduation

FullSizeRender (35) IMG_0658{Peonies and roses make a beautiful bouquet}

IMG_3431{My parents, Ethan (my nephew), and Nora (my sister)}

IMG_3422{I’m wearing a classic wrap dress from DVF, Jimmy Choo
heels and a vintage Chanel bag}
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xo Jo

Chicken Cacciatore

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You don’t know how much I love chicken cacciatore.  It’s sooooo delicious and bursting with flavour.  I threw this together for an easy Sunday dinner.  I accidentally bought some bone-in chicken breasts and had no idea what to do with it.  Luckily, it worked so well with this classic Italian dish.

This recipe is delicious and easy to prepare.  The fresh basil really makes the difference.  It’s spicy and sweet, I love it with the tomatoes and the smokey, succulent chicken.  I love it with spaghetti, but you can serve this dish with polenta or with some crusty bread that soaks up all the mouth-watering, earthy, rustic, tomato sauce.  This dish is definitely a crowd pleaser.  I really hope you love it as much as I did.  Thanks Giada!

xo Jo