With the first month of 2017 coming to an end, we have to say it flew by and wasn't so bad after all. It's been mild in Toronto (which if you live here, means a lot! Trust us.), plus all of the V.O.C. girls have either taken some amazing vacations or are gearing up to go away next month (Dubai, California, Central America, Arizona -- stay tuned for posts about these adventures), and we have some gorgeous new arrivals in stores that we're dying to take with us on our trips abroad. To end what has been a great month on a fun note, we've compiled a list of all of our favourite things from the month...from our favourite meal, to our favourite workout... we're dishing it all.
We hope you enjoy!
XO, the V.O.C. Girls!
We don't think anything this month topped the amazing women who participated in the women's marches that look place across the globe. We've never felt more proud to be women and we were so inspired by the number of people who participated in advocating for women's rights, change, and to hope for the future. So cool.
FAVOURITE BEAUTY FIND(S)
Ok, it's impossible to narrow our list down to one favourite beauty product....so here are two!
If you don't follow celeb hair stylist and founder of OUAI haircare on snapchat and instagram (@jenatkinhair), you're seriously missing out. She has to be one of our favourite girl bosses of the moment, and we're constantly inspired by her work ethic and positive vibes. In addition, she developed this amazing product to add to her line of haircare products - Dry Shampoo Foam - and while we have yet to get our hands on some (because it sold out almost instantly), it's a must-try in our opinion. From Jen's snapchat, the product works on dry, second, third or even fourth day hair, and appears to instantly soak up any oil on your scalp and prolongs that "just washed" yet effortless look, without leaving that white chalky stuff in your hair (since it's a foam). We need it ASAP.
I think we can all agree that it's almost impossible to find a lipstick that stays on all day. Don't be the girl that's constantly reapplying to keep her makeup look in tact... We're loving Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick. Shelby has been wearing the shades Rosa (light bubble gum pink) and Tesoro (orangey red). Both shades are perfect for spring and they last all day!!!
A look that has us feeling our best these days has to be the one pictured above. There's something about this combination...the denim, plus the solid turtleneck, plus the subtle-statement coat, plus the slides, plus the earrings & bag -- it's comfortable and casual yet on trend and super feminine. Also, if you subbed the jeans out for trousers, it would be totally work appropriate and still very cool.
This month, favourite/best eat had to be Emily's visit to Byblos in Toronto for dinner the other night. If you like mediterranean food, this is a must try! Tuna Ceviche, Black Truffle Bread, Crispy Squid, and Slow Braised Lamb are a few of the many de-lish things on the menu...
Kayla has been loving Spokehaus in Toronto...it offers very high intensity spin classes, but the music in each class is curated so perfectly and the instructors are so supportive and talented at what they do, the classes just blow by! If you've ever felt intimated trying out new classes, don't fret...you'll feel right at home taking a class here and you'll be so energetic and happy when you finish! Kayla recommends this studio for anyone looking to get fit, but that wants that community feel and vibe from a workout class. SO fun!