Sunday, January 25, 2015

Outfit of the Day: Winter Neutrals.








Blazer H&M  |  Scarf H&M  |  Jeans Urban Outfitters  |  Bag Etsy  |  Stripped Shirt H&M  |  Shoes Aldo


Happy Monday, fashion friends! 


When I do a neutral look, I love to pair it with a popping lip colour. I chose my favourite red lipstick from Rimmel London, called 'Alarm'. It just gives the whole look some energy, in my opinion. I'm wearing one of my favourite blazers from H&M. It's so perfect for the winter, and literally goes with everything. Don't be afraid to mix and match prints. I paired my polka dot scarf with a casual stripped shirt. And of course the whole looks is brought together by my nude pumps with a killer heel.


Have a beautiful and successful week, friends!


For more on my crazy, fashion moments, follow me on Instagram: @kimberleymarquisblog


Photographer: Ravelle Samaroo



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Monday, January 12, 2015

Outfit of the Day: Checks.







Checkered Shirt H&M  |  Sweater French Connection  |  Necklace Custom made  |  Boots Aldo  | Accessories Aldo Accessories


Happy Monday, friends! When it comes to the winters in Canada, one must always remember to layer. I love the checkered combination with this bright blue sweater. Perfect for a casual afternoon. I of course paired the look with a hat, because the last few days in Toronto have been extremely cold. 

Tweet me you most fabulous winter outfits @marquiskim. Are you following me on Instagram?? If not, please do @kimberleymarquisblog.

Enjoy the work week!


Photographer: Ravelle Samaroo


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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Garlic & Rosemary Thinly Sliced Potatoes.




When it comes to cooking, I'm not your #1 go-to chef. I never know what ingredients mesh well together or how much salt something needs. Some people have a knack for cooking. Can I say I have a knack for good style? However, lately I figured I should slowly start to introduce small dishes into my life here and there. 

I was quite impressed with myself when I made these delicious Garlic & Rosemary Potatoes! It probably isn't something I would serve alone for dinner, but it does make for great snack food! It didn't take me long to prepare and make the dish, but potatoes usually need an hour to bake. So give yourself about 1.5 hours for the entire process. Get the recipe below!




What you need:

Potatoes
Thinly sliced garlic
Rosemary
Salt
Pepper
Italian seasoning
Oregano
Olive Oil

Instructions:

Pre-heat your oven to 425°F

Slice your potatoes into thin slices leaving the bottom connected. 

Place thinly sliced garlic pieces in between every other slit of the potato. 

Tuck rosemary leaves into the other slits of the potato. 

Brush on olive oil. 

Sprinkle salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and oregano to taste. 

Put your potatoes in a glass tray and in the oven to bake for 30 minutes. Take out after 30 minutes and brush more olive oil over the potatoes making sure they don't stick to the tray. 

Place potatoes back into the oven for another 30 minutes or until potatoes are crispy on the outside.

Garnish with fresh Rosemary leaves and enjoy a delicious snack!


If you do try this snack out, I would love to hear your feedback or if you did anything differently! Tweet me @marquiskim and follow me on Instagram @kimberleymarquisblog. 

Thanks for stopping by!


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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Outfit of the Night: A Little Sparkle On New Years Eve!









Sequins outfit H&M  |  Shoes Zara


I think my photographer would agree with me when I say, this dress was too much fun to shoot in! We all know my obsession with sequins, so considering it's the beginning of a new year, I just had to make a splash with my outfit! 

Growing up, New Years was always a big day for my family. It's a time to start fresh, and make a difference. Many people just think of January 1st as just being another day. And as they are right, it is just another day, it does however, begin a brand new year. This year, take the time to reflect on 2014 and see what worked and what didn't. Reflect upon life, relationships, careers, etc. I always make a list of new years resolutions. Even though I may not necessarily do them all, there's just something about writing them down that helps me fulfill most of them. 

I wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe New Years! Make 2015 a year that counts! 


Photographer: Ravelle Samaroo

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

High Tea at the Windsor Arms Hotel.


There is something very special about enjoying a cup (or two) of afternoon tea with some close friends. Not long ago the Windsor Arms Hotel invited me to indulge in their afternoon high tea service at the beautiful hotel. I was absolutely delighted as I not only love tea, but also am a huge fan of wearing fascinators at any time of the day! 



The beautiful Windsor Arms Hotel has been serving tea since 1927. You can enjoy your tea in one of three rooms: The stunning French-style Lobby Tea Room, The Purple Room, or the Russian Red Tea Room. With an original fireplace in The Purple Room, there was no question in which room I'd be sipping my tea in.



The wonderful staff welcomed us in and went through the options on the menu, guiding us specifically through the wide selection of teas they offer. The room was absolutely stunning, with long curtains, beautiful art, plush and comfy chairs, and of course a stand full of fascinators and hats to maximize your high tea experience. 



With over 40 loose-leaf teas to choose from, picking the right type of tea was extremely difficult! They offer everything from Earl Grey's to any kind of Fruit Teas to Rooibos Teas and Chai Teas. I decided on the Passion & Envy tea, which is a passion fruit tea. The flavour was not too sweet or sour. It's the perfect type of tea for someone who likes a bit of sweet flavour without adding any sugars. 



As the two of us are celebrating my best friend's birthday over some tea and talk, our server brought over a 3-tiered tray of deliciousness! The Brit's start from the bottom of the tier and work their way up to the top, where the dessert is. 

Bottom Tier: Fresh Scones with Preserves and Devon Cream

Middle Tier: Smoked Salmon and Wasabi Sour Cream with Salmon Caviar sandwiches, Cucumber with Sundried Tomato Paste and Dill Cream Cheese sandwiches, and Grilled Chicken, Granny Smith Apples Citrus Mayonnaise, Greek Yogurt & Chives sandwiches. 

Top Tier: selection of pastries and sweets, each exquisitely hand-crafted on site. 






The most delicious bite-sized sandwiches!



As mentioned before, the stand which had all sorts of beautiful hats for guests to put on. We of course, came with our own. I can't possibly own more fascinators and headpieces! Some days I feel quite like the Middletons! 



Weather you are celebrating a birthday, or a gathering of any sort, I highly recommend visiting the Windsor Arms Hotel for this special afternoon tea service. From the minute you walk in, you are warmly greeted by the staff here. I cannot be more thrilled with the customer service that the Windsor Arms Hotel provides, as well as the high tea service that was absolutely wonderful.


I do recommend making reservations ahead of time as they get booked up extremely fast!


A special thanks to Christine Korda and the staff at Windsor Arms Hotel for hosting us. 


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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!




Wishing all my readers a very Merry Christmas!!!

Hoping this beautiful day brings you nothing but happiness, love, and laughter!

Couldn't be more thankful for my gorgeous family and friends. 

Have a safe and blissful holiday season!

"Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift" 2 Corinthians 9:15



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Monday, December 22, 2014

Outfit of the Day: Stripes & Things.








Leopard Print Coat French Connection  |  Shirt H&M  |  Pants Australia  |  Bag Etsy  |  Shoes Aldo


There is nothing wrong with mixing prints here and there. I love combining stripes and spots, or in this case, stripes and one of my favourite prints, leopard! I put two neutral prints together and threw in a pop of colour with these bright blue pants I picked up long ago on my travels to Australia. This beautiful black, leather tote was passed down to me from a friend who bought it off Etsy. I was so in love with it when I saw it, that I just had to have it! This gorgeous French Connection coat isn't something I would wear on a daily basis here in Canada through our winters, however it's great for the fall, and even some slightly warmer winter days.


Hope everyone is having a great holiday season so far!


Photographer Ravelle Samaroo


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