EASY HOLIDAY OUTFIT WITH A SEQUIN SKIRT

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


O U T F I T  D E T A I L S  :  RUFFLE TOP  |  SEQUIN SKIRT (SIMILAR, ALSO IN RED & BLACK)  |  BCBG PUMPS -- OLD (SIMILAR, FUN SPARKLY OPTION)  |  VINTAGE CLUTCH -- FOUND THE EXACT ONE! (SIMILAR, SIMILAR VINTAGE)

I love December, and while I early prefer the warmer months of Fall leading up to it, the festive season gets me right in the feels!  The music, the parties, the decor and the glam--this is definitely the time of year I love to pull out the sparkle and sequins and go ham!

Sequin pieces are something I love to collect (I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to sequin outfits!) but I tend to only wear them during the holiday season, so now is the time to take advantage. 

I have a couple sequin skirts in my wardrobe and this one is four years old (case in point, eek!),  but I've linked a bunch after the jump if you're looking to add one to your closet.  I paired mine with a pretty off-shoulder-ish ruffle top and a classic black pump.  To off set the harshness of the black shoe, I added the mesh-beaded clutch and a red lip to tie it together.  Another great option would be with a chunky sweater tucked into only the front of the skirt, or a simple tee for an edgy-chic look.


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WEEKEND RECAP: IPHONE SNAPS

Monday, December 5, 2016



Good morning & happy Monday!  How was your weekend?  It's been three weeks since I've done a Weekend Recap, which is the longest I've ever gone, because I've been so sick... and am still sick.  And when you're sick, there isn't much to write home about... or share on the blog!  I was improving last week, but by Friday afternoon, I lost my voice and have barely spoken all weekend.  Cue incredibly frustrated faced emoji.  #girlneedstotalk 

By the way, Happy December!  Holy smokes, the holidays are here / around the corner and I'm unprepared, but, there is still time.  How are your preparations going?

That said, I'm functioning and feeling way better than I was, so that's a huge win, and my appetite hasn't diminished, ha, so with that, onto the food-heavy weekend recap.


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LAKE COMO & HOTEL METROPOLE SUISSE

Saturday, December 3, 2016



I'm finally wrapping up the last of our trip to Italy.  From Bellagio, we took a 45 minute hydrofoil boat ride to the small town of Lake Como.   We stayed at a the boutique-style Hotel Metropole Suisse, and the location was perfect as it was directly across the street from the hydrofoil dock--and when you're lugging far too many suitcases, you want to be close.

We checked in, dropped our bags and took in the view.  We had a gorgeous lake view, and the mountains were just stunning.  Such a picturesque spot to stay, and I was excited to get out and explore.


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CYBER MONDAY DEALS

Monday, November 28, 2016



Happy Cyber Monday!  Hope you had a great (long) weekend--did you do some damage on Black Friday?  The sales are so good this year, and lots of sales ended last night, but many continued and there are even more today!  

The jacket I'm wearing above is now 50% off & a lot of you girls were asking about my clutch, which isn't on sale, but is handmade and doubles as a carrying case for an iPad mini--what I had initially purchased it for. 

Below you will find a big round up of great deals happening today + what I have my eye on--I have kind of been waiting for today to pull the trigger on pretty much everything!  Eek!  Happy shopping.



AG Jeans  |  30% off everything, use code BF16.  Love these waxed pants, these look so comfy & a great denim jacket in grey.

All Saints  |  30% off everything, use code CYBER.  I love this drapey wool coat & this is an amazing, moto leather jacket.

ASOS  |  30% off everything, use code THANKFUL30.  These burgundy OTK boots are amazing & this is the perfect red holiday dress (under $50!).

Banana Republic  |  50% off the entire site.   Love this kimono coat & this pretty, metallic pouch.

Current / Elliott  |  25% off the entire site, use code THANKS.  I recently purchased this tank and love it.

Dynamite  |  40% off entire site as of 7am, but discount drops as day goes on.  I want this bralette, have this pretty peplum blouse and love it & this pretty pouch would be a perfect Secret Santa gift (under $20).

Forever 21  |  21% off new arrivals, use code CYBER21.  Love this flowy open-shoulder top, this striped combo dress, this sexy cowl-neck mini dress & these block heels are a great Steve Madden dupe.

H&M  |  Up to 30% off.  An amazing, metallic cami (also in black), a chic red sequin skirt (also in gold) & love this show stopping top with distressed denim or black skinnies.

J.Crew  |  40% off entire site, use code MONDAYBuying this for myself.

Misguided  |  50% off everything, use code YESYESYES.  Great off the shoulder holiday dress, cute phone case & I love this take on another off the shoulder style #differentandchic  

Nastygal  |  30% off all markdowns.  Pretty double-buckle belt & an easy LBD.  Sidenote: not on sale, but wish they were!

Nordstrom  |  Storewide sale with various markdowns.   Stocking stuffer ideas: Beauty gift bags with 80+ gifts with purchase.

Saks Off Fifth  |  Up to 85% off.

Shopbop  |  Up to 25% off ends today.  In my cart: these distressed jeans, this distressed tee & these nude flip flops.  See all my picks here.

Shoptiques  |  Up to 20% off.  My favourite Free People long sleeve thermal & love this pretty top with some wide leg trousers for a holiday party.

SSENSE  |  Up to 50% off designer items.  My Proenza Schouler PS11 bag (in the tiny version) & my Golden Goose sneakers are both part of the sale.



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THE BEST BLACK FRIDAY SALES

Friday, November 25, 2016


OFF SHOULDER TOP  |  NAIL POLISH  |  LIP COLOUR "CRUELLA"


Happy Black Friday--how was your turkey day?  In Canada ours is in October, so the coma has since worn off but I could definitely handle round two in November.  Hope you spent a great evening with family and friends, if possible.

Black Friday is easily one of my favourite shopping days of the year--and everyone else--and like in years past, I've rounded up some of my favourite deals + my picks so you can get your shop on after the jump.  The off shoulder top I'm wearing above is also on sale (and I'm wearing a large for size reference),

TGIF & happy shopping! 


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