Monday Moments 11.20.17

Just a little peak into my previous week, moment by moment.

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7.14.17- the Vancouver public library comes alive at night.
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11.16.17-a rainy day look at Granville Island.
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11.17.17- unexpected thunder storms call for late night dinners at cozy ramen spots.
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11.17.17- a slightly different view than usual.

Want to see things in the moment?

Find me on Instagram @cydney.burton.

-Cydney

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Monday Moments 11.06.17

Just a little peak into my previous week, moment by moment.

10.30.17- picking up a last minute, festive addition for my patio.
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10.30.17- Oatmeal on Apple Pie courtesy of Earnest Ice Cream.
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11.01.17- the view at 8:27.
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11.05.17- say hello to the newest members of the wardrobe a la The Rag Machine.

Want to see things in the moment?

Find me on Instagram @cydney.burton.

-Cydney

5 Things You Need to Know Before Taking the Purple Hair Plunge.

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I get the itch all the time: I’m bored with my look and need something fresh and exciting to shake things up a bit.

If you’re anything like me your hair is the first place you look when you’re craving change in your aesthetic. Whether it’s a fresh cut or a new colour, a visit to my uber talented hair stylist (visit Natalie at Brush Salon in Vancouver. She’s magical)  always seems to leave me feeling like a new woman.

If you’re thinking of taking the plunge and opting for a slightly more unconventional colour next time you’re in the chair, might I make a couple suggestions?

Here’s 5 things I think you should know:

1.Time– achieving that dream colour will take a while. The first time my stylist took my hair from brown to purple it took us roughly 6 hours. Needless to say I was in the chair for the majority of my day. No complaints from me, though! I’d much rather have a seasoned stylist go through all the steps and leave me with beautiful space princess tresses than to cut corners. Just bear this in mind when you’re planning your appointment. You might not want to schedule your hair transformation and brunch back to back…

2. Damage– if you have already fairly light locks you’re one of the lucky ones in this case! Your bleach will be minimal. My dark hair needed to be bleached in order for the hair to be light enough for the colour to show up vibrant. My stylist was diligent in making sure my hair was healthy through the process (she specializes in blondes), and I would strongly encourage you to make sure your stylist is just as skilled! My hair felt just as fresh after this colour as it did during my regular appointments!

3. Cost– Purple hair (or any brightly coloured hair) can be costly. As I mentioned before, blondes may require less bleaching, which can cut costs a bit. Us dark haired gals however require bleaching before the colouring can even begin. I also had my roots coloured darker (see picture above) to better compliment the purple which added yet another cost to my look. Have a consultation with your stylist before you begin so he or she can give you an estimate of costs before you commit.

4. Maintenance– this combines both time and cost. Any hair colour that’s different from your natural look requires maintenance. This comes even more so with bright hues like purple. I left my root a more natural colour (and I’d highly recommend it!) which allowed me to wait a little longer before re-dying my hair due to not having harsh new growth to compete with. The rich purple, however, fades quite quickly and requires a refresh within 4-5 weeks. Be prepared to visit your hair stylist often if you want to keep your look fresh.

5. Not everyone’s a fan– some employers have strict rules regarding your aesthetic in the work place.  Unless you’re able to tuck your coloured ends away, you may want to consult your workplace before spending your time and money on a risky new look. Some employers dont mind, and may even encourage your change (mine was a full on supporter of the lilac locks, which I greatly appreciated).

Still have questions regarding your new purple do?

Fire away. I’d love to answer your questions via e-mail or the comments below.

-Cydney

What’s in My Fall Makeup Bag.

What are my go-to’s for a flawless fall look? Sneak a peek inside my Fall makeup bag to find out.

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  1. NYX Brow Pencil in shade Brunette: a creamy, fool proof brow fix complete with spooly on the opposite end.
  2. LOREAL Telescopic Mascara in shade Black brown: a mascara that separates and lengthens your lashes for the ultimate doe-eyed look.
  3. NARS Creme Lipstick in shade Dolce Vita: the perfect soft pink with a slight sheen. Super creamy and sheer for buildable colour.
  4. Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow in shade Bad to the Bronze: a super quick, long lasting shadow that can easily be applied with your finger for a sultry, smoldering look.
  5. Maybelline Fit Me foundation stick in 330-toffee caramel: this blendable, buildable, super compact foundation stick is perfect for quick cream contouring and packs extremely well in purses and travel bags.
  6. Becca Highlighter in the shade Moonstone: a warm glow with a soft sparkle that feels oh so cozy and applies like a dream.
  7. Fenti by Rihanna Soft Matte Liquid Foundation in the shade 200: this buildable foundation lets you customize the coverage it provides while still feeling lightweight and keeping you matte for hours. Not to mention how soft it is on the skin.

What are your Autumn must haves?

I want to know.

-Cydney

October Mood Board

October Mood Board

Warm hues, soft florals and lots of texture fill my mind’s eye this season. Layers of pretty vintage silhouettes paired with suede accessories, working together to create the perfect look for frolicking in Central Park among the red and orange leaves. Coffee stops at the cutest cafes are a must, featuring everything cinnamon and spice of course. I bundle up as I look forward to the chillier air.

Fall, you are welcome here.

-Cydney

MONDAY MOMENTS 10.02.17

Just a little peek into my previous week, moment by moment.

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09.25.17- appreciation post for the interior decorator of this coffee shop.
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09.27.17- meet the new roommate (also known as Yolanda).

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09.27.17- 10:07 on the Lionsgate.
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09.27.17- late night Gucci feels.
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09.29.17- the Little Miss gets a highly anticipated makeover.

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09.29.17- chin-up inspo courtesy of the intelligent and always beautiful Natalie Myers (shoot her a follow).

-Cydney

CYDNEY BURTON X EMMANUEL ETTI

Take your “nine to five” look to the next level with the classic yet cutting edge looks of the Hot Off the Presses collection. Clean silhouettes meet bold prints and a pop of cobalt, while metallic details and unexpected cut-outs keep these pieces working overtime. Calling all girl bosses: this curation is especially for you.

 

Photographed by Emmanuel Etti

Models: Anca Dobre, Kayli Lynn, Amir Dhut

Makeup: April Beer

Wardobe: Designed by Cydney

 

The Only Summer Bag You Need.

This is not your mother’s beach bag…

Straw bags are no longer the same tired take-along you used to bring to the beach. This season they’ve come back with a whole new look, and they’re ready to take over your Summer style.

Whether you’re looking for a petite day bag or a spacious tote, this latest must-have comes in a vast array of shapes and sizes, making it easy to incorporate into any look.

Dress it up with a sleek pant and blouse or pair it with a gingham dress for something fresh and flirty. Whatever way you choose to style it, now’s the time to work one of these wicker numbers into your wardobe.

My personal mission for the perfect straw piece has proved second-hand spots to be the ideal place to snag this look. If you’re looking for a quick fix, try some of the links below:

Bloomingdales

I can’t handle the cuteness of some of these little guys (did you see the pom-pom ones!?!) I want them all!

 

ASOS

Some colourful additions here.

 

JCREW

Looking for that classic circle silhoette? They’ve got you.

 

Happy summer friends. May you and your wicker bag enjoy lots of sunny days ahead.

-Cydney

 

 

 

 

 

 

The New Classic with Warby Parker

 

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“What do you get when you mix acetate and polished metal, put them in a time machine programmed to the year 1955, and refresh them for 2017? These.” – Warby Parker 

This just in: Warby Parker has the latest and greatest in eye wear to share with us, and it includes a trip back to 1955.

Retro silhouettes meet modern materials in this “of the moment” collection freshly launched by the revolutionary eye wear company.

Made for the everyday guy and gal these vintage shades and eye glasses not only come in several instagram worthy styles and colour ways, they won’t leave your wallet feeling empty.  Warby Parker aims to deliver quality glasses without the astronomical pricing, and they’ve done just that.

Looking for some reasons to justify purchasing a few new pairs? Take some inspiration from the looks I curated below with some of my favourites:

Look 1: A pop of cobalt with Addie

How fun is the summery hue of these sunnies? Paired with a muted, monochromatic look these shades are sure to be the center of attention. Throw in a pop of yellow for an added bit of zest. The only thing cooler than this look is the iced mojito you’ll be sipping while you sport it.

Look 2: That’s A Wrap with Eliot

There’s nothing more lovely than a wrap dress for summer! Here, a simple black and white print is rejuvenated with a geometric straw bag, casual everyday sneakers, and of course, vintage-esque specs that make your look a total throwback to the carefree summers of the 50’s. The tortoise shell pattern on these glasses is bold enough to add depth to your look while still being neutral enough to remain versatile. The ideal accessory when looking to spice up a simple, classic look.

Ready to add some 1950’s vibes into your wardrobe?

Head on over to warbyparker.com for more.

I’ll see you there.

-Cydney

June Mood Board

 

June Mood Board

Warm hues, bleached denim and bold prints take center stage as Summer kicks off, full force. Think sunshine, sunflowers and everything 70’s-esque. Skate shoes and bold makeup add modern twists, while paisleys and vintage accesories keep things rooted in a retro theme. Maybe it’s the warmer weather or maybe it’s the onset of festival season, but something has me nostalgic for a groovier time. Bring on the flared pants and fringe galore.

 

-Cydney