Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Perfect looks, for all Christmas festivities!

You don't even need to set foot inside a major department store to get the memo that the holiday season is upon us. Tinsel and turkey and bells of all sorts will soon remind you that the hollidays are completley unavoidable, and then slowly, the invitations (read anxiety) will roll in. Chill out and plan ahead. There's sure to be a mid-week bash with everyone from the office, the annual family reunion and at least one friendly holiday soiree featuring he-who-must-not-be-named (not Voldemort, silly.. I am refering to your ex). So, cut the seasonal stress, and get decked out in fabulous winter dresses and trends!


Rock the Christmas or New Years party and catch every ones attention with a luxurious fur jacket, statement jacket, killer heels and gold accessories.  To pull your look all together, add a voluminous burgundy pout!

 -Alexander Wang Fur Puffer Jacket $6835.00
-Feather Skirt $185.00
-Stella McCartney Bustier $91.00
-Jimmy Choo pumps $730.00
-Kate Spade Gold Necklace $125.00
-Gold statement belt $46.00
-Chanel Gold Purse
-Chanel Burgundy Lip stain

Drinks with your girlfriends schedualed? You will be with your close girls, but the chances are you still wont know anyone else out, so bust out your friend-makin' shoes and your "friend"-makin' dress. Hubba hubba!

-Miss Selfridge Open Back Dress-$55
-House of Harlow 1960 Natalia Haircalf Platform Booties, $295, available at Shopbop
 -Tasha Metal Mesh Box Clutch, $98, available at Nordstrom

Plan to attend a swanky Holliday Fundraiser Hosted By Your Fave Fancy Charity-
'Tis the season to give back, and in a big, big way. Anyone who is anyone will be in attendance at this winter's bash, so pull out all the stops and slip into something a little more glamourous. Skip the expected shades of holiday reds and greens, and go for a chic, creamy, neutral frock with some added sequins to top it off.

-Alexander Wang Asymmetric silk-crepe dress, $675, available at Net-A-Porter;
-Christian Louboutin Duvetter 120 Metallic and Patent Leather Pumps, $675, available at Net-A-Porter
-ICI Blazer Luma, $84.99, available at WeLikeFashion.

Planning on attending an 'ugly Christmas sweater' party and you dont really want to look that ugly?
I am all for the ugly sweater bandwagon, but that doesn't mean I am willing to make a complete mockery of myself. Mix heinous yuletide threads with a few super-cute pieces that balance out the silly. Pin-on sleigh bells are (not entirely) optional.

-L.L.Bean Kingfield Sweater, $94, available at L.L.Bean
-Modcloth Recharge Your Batteries dress, $39.99, available at Modcloth
-Pour la Victoire Lace-Up Boots, $158, available at Joan Shepp.

Celebrate this New Years in a sexy shimmery party dress with a pair of lustworthy heels and accessories.  Aim for heels with straps so you can dance the night away!  You will be sure to catch the eye of your current crush, as well as any obnoxious jelous ex's and frenemies ;)

-Matthew Williamson Liquid Sequin dress $3,220 available at ssense.com
-Jimmy Choo Crystal embellished sandals $1,830- net-a-porter.com
-Matthew Williamson Embellished satin clutch $1,615- net-a-porter.com
-YSL Fuschia Lipstick $32.00 available at barneys.com

Hoping to be the center of attention at your famileys annual Christmas get together?
There's nothing like good food and good company, and tonight's got it all. Sit around the Horn of Plenty and indulge with your nearest and dearest, who won't judge you after your third helping. Just in case, choose something comfortable and floaty, to camouflage the impending food baby.

-H&M Dress, $34, available at H&M
 Urban Outfitters Delicate Initial Necklace, $18, available at Urban Outfitters
 Falke Fashion Tights Floral Twist, $44, available at Intermix;
Stubbs & Wootton Medal Slippers, $400, available at Stubbs and Wootton.

Are you planning on attending a office Christmas party and you are hoping on avoiding the aqward side-waise glance for dressing to "casual" ?
Show off your glamorous side, since they've been seeing you in your professional wear five days a week for the past year. Just make sure you cover up… embrace the festive occasion with fun embellishments.

-Topshop Embellished Sleeve Dress, $175, available at Topshop
-Michael Michael Kors Josie Back Zip Pump, $174.95, available at Nordstrom
-House of Harlow 1960 Tilly Clutch, $250, available at Stefani Bags.


Planning on being a date to someone else's Christmas gig? Wear something dressy, yet fashionable so you can stand out, while still not hogging the show (you are a guest remember..)

-Vince Sequin cluster crop top $505, available at harveynichols.com
-Marlene Birger black leather leggings $825 available at my-wardrobe.com
-Milly black and gold clutch, $345 available at nordstrom.com
-Chanel vintage pearl drop diamond earings $1,310 available at  stylebop.com
-Christian Louboutin Duvetter 120 Metallic and Patent Leather Pumps, $675, available at Net-A-Porter

Berry nice to meet you

Want to add some instant excitement to your wardrobe this winter? Try to spruce it up by  adding some new drool-worthy drama with luscious layers of blue, cranberry and magenta!
Adding a variety of color to your outfit can go a long way!

berry nice to meet you


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Rainy Day Blues

Happy Tuesday Everyone:)  I hope your rainy day was as eventful as mine! I spent the day Christmas shopping downtown with my good friend Haley. We went for lunch at Cactus Club on Robson-try the Flat bread it is amazing!! Finally we ended our night with the StyleSpy Gap Event! It was a amazing night.  Met allot of other bloggers and saw some old faces.  And listened to live music from Dj Anna, ate candy, drank Jones Soda, had my hair braided by Blo Bang Bar and shopped -of course.  I picked up a few winter essentials (a post on this soon!) as well as my fabulous #Swagbag! We made sure to stay bundled up and warm, despite the rain and the wind!  Tonight I just want to share some cute winter jacket ideas to help keep you warm and stylish this season!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Monday Everyone

I hope everyone had a nice relaxing weekend and that their week is eventful and full of happiness, laughter and memorable moments with special people!

-- and remember, only four more sleeps until Friday!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Let's dance the night away

Winter Fashion Trend: Sequins, Metallic and Glitters

Let’s take a peek on one of the most essential trend for the coming season ahead.  We will be seeing a lot of sparkling sequins, glitters, metallic, appliques and fringes.  This look is definitely set to create a great impact. Winter defiantly wont be as gloomy as it was with the emergence of this trend.  The look is sophisticated and dramatic.  So add some sparkle to your closet this winter, to instantly glam up your look!

How to wear this high-shine trend:

If you plan to go to a party the best way to get that perfect party wear is to garb on a glamorous dress with sequins, glitters and fringes.
Invest with a nice pair of trousers with high quality sequins.
Pair a monochrome outfit with sequined blazers and make it your statement piece.

**Never go overboard when it comes to wearing the high shine trend.

Red Sole Love


Honey Crisp Apple Sangria

If you enjoy lounging on a patio with your girlfriends, gossiping over a delicious Sangria during the summer, then you are sure to love this festive Holiday inspired Sangria even more! This recipe is for a Honey Crisp Apple Sangria- perfect for fall and winter.  And, with the Holidays around the corner serve this at your next party or event.  Your guests wont be disappointed!

Honey crisp Apple Sangria:
2 Honey crisp apples
One 750-milliliter bottle unoaked Chardonnay
1/3 C. peach Schnapps
1/4 C. pisco (or peach schnapps)
1/4 C. honey
2 oranges- 1 quartered
1 lemon – quartered
1 lime – quartered
2 cinnamon sticks
2 quarter-size slices of fresh ginger
3 whole cloves
2 T. sugar
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
Club soda
Mint sprigs – for garnish (optional)

Peel, core and chop one of the apples. In a bowl, combine the Chardonnay, Schnapps, pisco and honey. Add the quartered orange, the lemon, lime, cinnamon sticks, the chopped apple, ginger and cloves and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Strain the sangria into a pitcher. Peel, core and finely chop the remaining apple. Peel, section and chop the remaining orange. Mix the apple and orange in a bowl.
On a small plate, blend the sugar and cinnamon. Moisten the rims of wine glasses and dip in the cinnamon sugar to coat. Fill the glasses with ice. Pour in the sangria until three-quarters full. Top with a splash of club soda. Garnish with a spoonful of the chopped apple and orange and a mint sprig.
Should make around 5-6 cups of sangria.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Theres no place like home'

More recently I have been spending allot more time blogging and looking at local blogs online and it can really become addicting! Before you know it, what seemed like a few minutes can all of a sudden be a few hours... I mainly look at fashion or style blogs, but I have currently become very found of home decor and interior design blogs.  Not to long ago I had my bedroom painted a light-grey and the theme is black  and white with soft accents of pale pink.  I really like how it is turning out, but it is still missing a few ideal pieces that will make it perfect.  Here are some cute additions that I am on a mission to find to add to my humble abode!

Cute Pink Accents

A fabulous Chair

Delicate touches

Fun Pillows-From Etsy!

I love this poster!!

Cute ring or jewlery dish

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A new take on an old classic

This Holiday season I have got a new fashion crush on the tried and true holiday favorite...  Velvet.  And this time it isn't just for obnoxious tracksuits anymore ladies! It is now lining the racks of designer and local boutiques and stores and making a statement in magazines and fashion blogs around the globe.  If you are looking for something different to wear to a Holiday party or event this winter, try to find a special velvet piece! Designers are creating pieces in a variety of velvety textures including quilted, printed and even bejewelled...(Dont know how I feel about bejewelled velet.... seems like something the ManRepeller might post about?)  Enjoy:)

6. Monsoon black coat -$80
Miss Selfridge black hair accessory -$6.50

And if you aren't feeling ready to rock a velvet frock, try going for some accessories, or shoes! You can NEVER go wrong with a hot pair of heels!!

Ahhhh these are all just to amazing, I want them all.. what else is new.. ...
These gorgous numbers are all under $200.00 and are from designed byAldo, Betsy Johnson, Micheal Kors and Charloutte Rousse.

Have a happy Wednesday everyone and make sure to subscribe and follow, follow, follow!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Its beginning to look alot like Christmas

Well, thank goodness for my iPhone, as I was notified that it is supposed to snow tomorrow!! I could not be more excited! I love fall, don't get me wrong, but there is nothing better than the first snowfall of Winter!  And apparently I am still six years old, because I am crossing my fingers for a snow day.. a girl can dream right?  My favorite part is bundling up with layering, layering and even more layering! So stay cozy and cute with lots of layers, warm wools and cozy knits!

1. Kate Spade Beanie $66.00
2. H&M Wool Mittens $16.00
3.Alexander Wang chunky pullover $240.00
4. Rike Feurstein Crocheted Headband $205.00
5.H&M leg warmers $21.00
6.Steve Madden Messenger Bag $72.00
7. Minnetonka Moccasins $90.00

1.  Echo Slouchy Hat $33.00
2. Vince Black Corduroy Leggings $285.00
3. J-Crew Heart sweater $145.00
4. Andre Wedge Lace Up Boots $140.00
5. Micheal Kors Wool mittens $39.00
6. Juicy Couture Faux Fur Ear Muffs $100.00
7. Olive Infinity Scarf  $100.00
8. Banana Republic Socks $13.00

**The Juicy Couture Ear Muffs plug into your ipod as well!! This is a awsome gift idea:)**

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Monday, November 7, 2011

So long November, hello Movember...

As we all know, November is now known as Movember.  Movember is the month delegated to the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer.  Movember Canada is a website that allows men to upload and track the growth of both their mustache and their donations. 
You can donate money to an individual, a team or to the Movember cause itself. All funds raised go directly to Prostate Cancer Canada and the Movember Foundation.

Join the fun with these Movember items and ideas.  Sales of these items will help raise awareness and help men's health.

Demitasse has agreed to donate $8 of every sale of Urban Demistache necklaces purchased through the Demitasse website

 Celebrate Movember with your favorite Mo' cookie.  Created and sold through Fuzzy Ink Tees are both practical in terms of use and an excellent tool to get the word out and proudly proclaim the wearer’s support of such an important and worthy cause.

One for One- Tom has created Mo' inspired casual wear to help get the message across.

Fuzzy Ink Tees : Movember t-shirts for guys and gals.

Donations can be made here :)