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ROAWO x Boho Nouveau Fall GIVEAWAY!

10/31/2014


It's FINALLY here! The Ramblings of a Wild One x Boho Nouveau Fall Giveaway is officially LIVE. Payton of ROAWO and I are so excited - we've included so many incredible fall goodies (that I sort of want to keep for myself) but we're giving to you! One lucky winner will receive this basket including:

 Frank. Body Scrub | ∇ Cozy Scarf | ∇ Voluspa Candle | ∇ Black Tied Jewelry Co. Bracelet & Midi Ring Set | ∇ Deborah Lippmann Burgundy Nail Polish | ∇ ‘Today is my Bitch’ Mug| ∇ Almond Vanilla Paper Soap| ∇ The Cute little re-usable basket it comes in!




  You can enter by following ROAWO or Boho Nouveau on the below social media outlets. The more accounts you follow, the more entries you get!

The giveaway will run for 15 days from today, October 30th, through Friday, November 14th. Payton and I will contact the winner then! BEST OF LUCK!
Love, Payton and Meghan


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Ponch-Yo

10/28/2014
Two words: oversized ponchos. Also known as, my number one must-have this fall! I do admit, besides dancing in the rain in many a plastic festival ponchos, I have never owned a wearable one. Times have changed.

This aztec-printed oversized poncho from M for Mendocino is AH MAZE ING. It honestly serves as a triple threat: a sweater of sorts, a super oversized scarf, and (my favourite), a blanket if needed during these upcoming chilly nights. Plus, you know I obsess for a good tribal print! I threw it over a cream lace dress, frilly knee-highs, and my beloved Elizabeth & James leather booties.







Fringe necklace from Free People (sold out but similar styles HERE), Arrowhead necklace from Etsy (similar HERE or HERE)


 *photos taken by Courtney Michaud*


Wearing:

Aztec Poncho from M for Mendocino (online shopping unavailable but similar HERE, HERE and HERE)

Lace Dress from Free People (similar HERE and HERE)





Fall Beauty & Top 5

10/22/2014
To me, the fall is really a time to embrace deep, dark colour palettes and tones you wouldn’t dare try in the summer. While I’m not quite the beauty guru I wished I was, I love playing with make-up as much as the next girl! This year, I’ve been trying out deep burgundy and plum shades of lipstick, muted smoky eyes, and ombré nails.



While the photos don't seem to communicate how deep burgundy this lipstick looked in person, I still like the effect. I'm wearing Ultra Violet Moisturizing Lipstick by Elizabeth Arden and my most-loved Diorshow Mascara.

Inspiration



From top clockwise:



This eye shadow palette is new from Clinique! From daytime subtle to dramatic hues, I love the colour options. Titled “A Black Honey Affair,” this palette features 8 shades to play with. Don’t be afraid of colour this season! A plum smoky eye is next on my must-try list!


MAC lipsticks are rarely, if ever, a disappointment. This shade in “Dominate” is a slightly metallic, deep purple. For a lipstick so bold, it’s better to keep eyes more subtle. I’d stick to the left end of the previous-mentioned “A Black Honey Affair” eye palette.

Holidays mean you can add a little sparkle! This pressed powder in “Golden Opal Pearl” features ultrafine luminescent pearls that reflect and refract light, creating a subtle glow. Perfect for highlighting cheekbones, and it can even be used to create fuller lips with a dab on your lower lip.


Mary-Kate and Ashley can do no wrong! This scent set is no exception. Both the white and black scent are distinct, the white being more delicate and feminine, the black more sensual and rich. Depending on your mood, the Elizabeth and James Rollerball Set is well-suited. Personally, I love the airy feel of the white.


Part of the Brick Lane Collection, this shade in “Cor Blimey” is a brilliant aubergine, one of my favourite colours to wear this season. I love my growing collection of Butter nail laquers, as I find it relatively chip-resistant and long lasting.








Raise



While shopping for my fall wardrobe update this season, I discovered Raise. Have you ever received a gift card to a store you know you’ll never shop at? With Raise, you can either sell your gift cards or buy gift cards at a discounted price to some of the best retailers, including some of my favourite retail stores like Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Saks Fifth Avenue. Not limited to clothing, Raise also offers discounted gift cards to food and beverage companies like Starbucks and Whole Foods, yoga studio discount cards, spa certificates, and so much more. Buy discounted gift cards or sell your unwanted gift cards with Raise!  Such a great concept. Check them out HERE.


What’s on your fall beauty wish list?  Plan to try any new trends? Don’t forget, you can get a discounted gift card to MAC Cosmetics or Sephora with Raise HERE!


Wearing:



Rose Gold Chain from Etsy (similar HERE)

Faux Shearling & Suede Jacket (similar HERE or HERE)


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What's In My Bag - October Edition

10/19/2014
For me, the fall brings a sense of rejuvenation. A “getting back on track” feeling, if you know what I mean. We’re back to the grind, now with Canadian Thanksgiving passed. And I’m as busy a bee as ever! Next stop: Christmas!


I love incorporating rich, fall colours into my wardrobe, from rich lipstick colours to pops of turquoise on my embroidered bag and scarf. Here’s a quick peek into my bag this season:



From top left clockwise:



Headphones, always. I create a new playlist almost every season. I love my October indie rock playlist right now! Super into new tunes by Vance Joy, Hozier, and (no surprise) Lana Del Rey. Plus, how chic are THESE!? Collapsible, and you can change the gold caps to various other colour options.


I’m obsessed with Hourglass Liquid Lipstick! If you’re looking for a matte lip stain to last, look no further. This rich colour is perfect for the fall season!


These custom business cards are great! I can’t tell you enough how many times I’ve been approached about my outfit and style and wished I had a blogger business card to give them. You can create your own, upload your own photos, and choose from various shapes and designs. Check Moo Business Cards out HERE!


The fluctuating cold/warm October weather doesn’t know what it’s doing right now in Toronto. It’s been harsh on my skin, so I like to keep a travel size of this amazing moisturizing lotion in my handbag. This cream by Fresh has a very light scent and absorbs quickly!


It’s beanie season! I love all the fun prints out this year. Not so secretly a Free People addict, this leopard-printed beanie is a favourite this fall, though I also love it in plaid… guess I’ll need to get all three!


With the fall being so insanely busy, I NEED to keep organized. While my iPhone is great and all, there’s something about physically writing something down that just sticks with me better. Also, it’s sometimes just good to doodle and be creative on a blank piece of paper, ya know? This embossed leather journal from Anthropologie is super cute and vintage-looking.


Let’s hear it for BLANKET SCARVES! I will never go with a baby handkerchief again now that oversized is in style. Especially for fall, anything that can double as an extra fuzzy layer has my heart. The pops of bright colours and tribal design on this super cozy scarf from UO is my go-to.


Embroidered tote, yes please. Something about this bag screams “world traveler”. The embroidered tapestry accent down the center really makes this bag stand out against the crowd, and I love the bohemian feel to it.

What’s in your bag this October? Let me know your picks!


Meet Meiresthai

10/09/2014
Recently, I had the awesome opportunity of working with the ladies of Meiresthai Design, a handcrafted jewellery company based out of Toronto. I was immediately intrigued with Meiresthai's use of geometric shapes and stone textures in their pieces. Their current design collection is called "TESSELLATION". Tessellation is inspired by geometry and patterns found in architectural motifs, and you can tell from their Instagram page that the duo finds inspiration all over the globe, from Toronto to Macau!





Wearing the Trigonom IV necklace. Shop HERE.





I love the mix of metals and stones in this necklace. Shop the Oblong I HERE.





As for the rest of the look, I had the opportunity to work with Toronto make-up artist Steph Wong who gave me this beautiful yet subtle barely-there look. I loved my dewey skin glow. If only I could attain, every day! If you're ever in need, be sure to get in touch with Steph (and check out her website HERE.)

I HIGHLY recommend you visit Meiresthai Design for some one-of-a-kind unique pieces. I always prefer to shop for jewelry from local artisans, where you can truly feel the heart and soul put into their creations. And with Meiresthai Design, each piece feels like it was made with love.

xx

Shop the rest of my outfit below!