Dear DiaryDress UpOh so Pretty

The new year is all about new traditions, so we thought it was about time to introduce some fun new ideas here at RAOP. We fall for countless products and pieces over the course of a year, but some really stand out above and beyond others. Whether it be a beautifully handcrafted, locally-made backpack, or crazy glittery rings that match every manicure, we can’t help but pick favourites, and to bring 2015 to an end we decided it would be fun to get all of them together in one “best of 2015” styled lookbook.

Ladies, gentleman, kittens, and everyone in between- we give you our 2015 RAOP picks!









Opelle Backpack
Glossier skincare
Paper Crown wool skirt
Black crop top from Honey Stores
Seychelles black loafers
BC Footwear black ankle booties
CONVEY rainbow patent peach loafers
Illesteva sunglasses from ZANE
Jewels by Bing Bang NYC
Daniel Wellington rose gold watch

Patterns by Johanna Martin

Photo Edits by Josh Mitchinson

Oh so Pretty

I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the best beauty writer. Easily drawn in by pretty packaging, design details, and cutesy names, I always have way more products on hand than I actually really need, and as a result my skin suffers.

Thank goodness Glossier came along to make everything so much more simple.




Glossier is the skin-perfecting cosmetic child of Into The Gloss, and it aims to put “Skin first, makeup second”. With a handy “phase 1” set that includes toner, priming moisturizer, multi-purpose balm, and perfecting skin tint, they’ve come up with everything you need to get perfect, smooth, blemish-free skin.

When my Glossier package first arrived (note: they currently only ship within the U.S., so you’ll have to use a friend’s address over the border or wait it out) I was pretty skeptical. Sure the packaging was pretty and the products came with a sheet of stickers, but would they really work?

The answer in short, is yes. My skin has never been better, and I love how straightforward the set of products is. Even the balm has blown me out of the water by keeping my lips smooth and crack-free all winter, something I had previously only ever dreamed of.
I can’t wait to see what skin goodness Glossier adds to their roster next- these pretty masks look oh-so dreamy!




*Note: Some or all of the items featured in this post were given to me as a gift from the maker, but I only write about products I genuinely adore, I promise!*