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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FRINGE X FRINGE

Thursday, November 24, 2016


O U T F I T  D E T A I L S  :  H&M SCARF (SIMILAR, SIMILAR)  |  FREE PEOPLE TOP (SIMILAR)  |  DISTRESSED DENIM (BUDGET FRIENDLY)  |  DOLCE VITA BOOTS (SIMILAR, SIMILAR, SPLURGE)  |  H&M FRINGE BAG (SIMILAR)

Happy Thanksgiving!  Hope you have a festive day planned with loved ones and are going to be getting your turkey fix!  #jealousCanadian 

Today's look is an easy jeans and tee combo but the textures and accessories add interest.  I love throwing scarves on top of outfits, especially these days since we're getting pretty chilly in these parts.  Not only does it add warmth, it adds interest.  Although my scarf has several colours going on, keeping the rest of the look neutral is key to pulling it all together.

The fringe and various textures adds interest to this otherwise pretty easy look.  I love mixing various shades of grey with my denim--such an simple way to look pulled together (even if you aren't!).


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EARLY BLACK FRIDAY SALES | SHOP BEFORE THANKSGIVING!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016



Black Friday isn't here yet but the sales have started early!  Have you ladies seen how killer the deals are already?  Insanity.  I will be sharing the rest on actual Black Friday, so be sure to check back.

That said, today I'm rounding up a bunch of hot spots that are already marking things down--get your shopping on before you stuff your belly to ensure you get you size before it sells out. 

I'm sharing all of my favourite picks from the places listed below, after the jump.



ASOS  |  Up to 50% off cold-weather items.

Dolce Vita  |  Up to 60% off & 20% off sale items with code BLACK20.

Express  |  50% off everything.

J. Crew  |  40% off, use code HOLIDAY.

Misguided  |  40% off all dresses & shoes, use code LETSGO.

Nasty gal  |  30% off most-loved black items. 

Nordstrom  |  Up to 40% off now.

SheIn  |  Up to 85% off + free shipping.  

Shopbop  |  Up to 25% off.  Huge sale round-up here + my picks.

Steve Madden  |  Buy one, get one 70% off (in stores only).

Victoria's Secret  |  50% off bras.


SHOPBOP GO BIG SALE + MY PICKS

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


CAMO JACKET -- ON SALE!

Surprise!  Shopbop just sprung a 3 day sale on us and this is seriously killer considering last year, this  sale didn't go live until Black Friday.  Talk about getting a head start on your sale shopping!

Of course, I'm sharing tons of amazing picks that I'm lusting after, things that I'm scooping up, great gift ideas and more.

Happy shopping! xo


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ALL BLACK OUTFIT + OLIVE UTILITY VEST

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


O U T F I T  D E T A I L S  :  UTILITY VEST (SIMILAR, SIMILAR)  |  LONG SLEEVE THERMAL  |  CHOKER  |  DISTRESSED SKINNIES (WANT THESE)  |  ANKLE BOOTS  |  BAG (BUDGET FRIENDLY)

Today's look is a super simple throw-on-and-go ensemble.  Start with all black, add a military-inspired vest, some tan booties and you're out the door.  I'm all for easy, casual dressing, especially on the weekends.  I would wear something like this to run errands, out shopping or for lunch with the girls.

Are you all set for Thanksgiving?  I'd love to hear your plans; big meal with the fam?  Small diner for two?  Our friends are hosting a huge pasta dinner on Friday, which isn't the first time.  I'm not sure I'll be able to attend--still fighting this awful cold--but regardless it will be fun.


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WEEKEND RECAP: IPHONE SNAPS

Monday, November 21, 2016



Hi ladies, how was your weekend?  I've been seriously under the weather for five. freaking. days.  It's been rough and is hanging on hard.  My voice is gone and I wasn't able to sit at the computer for the first four days, hence the lack of posts last week.  Now if this congestion and hacking cough would kick it, we'd be good.

All that to say, nothing went down on the weekend but resting between the bed and the couch, and plenty of episodes of The Walking Dead, Silicone Valley and my YouTube subscription list.

I did share a Weekend Shopping Deals post yesterday and will be covering all the Black Friday Sales this week, so stay tuned!  So excited for the amazing deals, I will definitely be shopping.  On top of that, I'll be hosting a FB Live event on Thursday night at Place d'Orleans at 8:30pm EST.  Tune in online to see me and two other bloggers sharing all the amazing steals and deals under $50.  Can't wait!


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Use code FEAST for an additional 15% off.


WEEKEND SHOPPING DEALS

Sunday, November 20, 2016



Happy Sunday ladies!  The snow has started to fly over here so of course I'm thinking scarves, sweaters and outerwear!  However, I promise I'll include more than just that for my girls in the warmer climates.

My scarf above is no longer available but this one is super similar.

I gifted one of my girlfriends this scarf for Christmas last year.  Also loving this pretty blush one, this more neutral toned one, and this one with black and blush.  All under $25.

Lastly, I think we are going to be seeing more and more skinnier scarves and I'm loving this classic grey one.


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GIFT GUIDE | HOSTESS GIFTS UNDER $30

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


I love, love, love the holidays and one of my favourite parts is the parties!  I have a few lined up for the season already, including a girls night in with Christmas Sangria (it was a pajama party last year) and of course the annual Secret Santa that we host here.

That said, we all know how much work goes into party planning, and at this extra special time of year, I like to gift the hostess with a little something.  Imagine spending weeks planning a party and having your girlfriends show up with a little sumthin' sumthin' upon arrival?  I mean, who wouldn't love that.

Of course, it doesn't have to be expensive, just thoughtful, but I tend to keep it between $10 to $30, so I've put together a bunch of my favourite things to give (and get!) for your favourite hostess.  I will also be putting together more gift guides as we get deeper into the season, so if there is anything you'd like to see, please let me know!


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WEEKEND RECAP: IPHONE SNAPS

Monday, November 14, 2016


OPEN BACK TANK  |  STRAPPY SPORTS BRA  |  PINK HEADPHONES  |  LULULEMON LEGGINGS (SIMILAR)  |  CIRCA SNEAKERS -- OLD (SIMILAR)

The weekend has come and gone and it was a good one.  I had Friday off, so my weekend began Thursday night; I hit the gym, went home and relaxed.  My bestie and I actually had tickets to see Amy Schumer, but the concert has been postponed due to illness so, I took it easy instead.


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WEEKEND SHOPPING DEALS

Saturday, November 12, 2016


SWEATER (ALSO HERE & HERE)

Happy Saturday!  What are your plans for the weekend?  I'm so excited because Marco has been away all week for work and today he comes home!  Tomorrow we are celebrating my bestie's second babe, he's turning one, and otherwise some serious R & R.

Last night, I hit up Marshalls and found this amazing lace up sweater, which is actually available online right now.  If you're in Ottawa, it's at the Trainyards location for $59.


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VENICE

Friday, November 11, 2016



Venice was that one city I was on the fence about--it seemed silly not to go there, being in Italy, and not checking it out last time, but I just wasn't... sold.

Cue the moment we stepped out of the train station: sold.

Something about being surrounded by so much water, the vastness of it and the fact that the city was built on it, was just so incredible.  


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BLUSH SWEATER & BURGUNDY OVER THE KNEE BOOTS

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


O U T F I T  D E T A I L S  :  BLUSH SWEATER (SIMILARSIMILAR, SIMILAR)  |  BRALETTE (SIMILAR, SIMILAR)  |  F21 CHOKER  |  SUNGLASSES  |  DARK DENIM SKINNIES  |  OVER THE KNEE BOOTS (SIMILAR, SIMILAR)  |  BAG (BUDGET FRIENDLY)

I'll be honest, I wasn't super sure I'd get a ton of use out of these boots--they are beautiful, but they are not black or tan.  That said, I've already styled them with a dress and in a fun way for fall with a hat and scarf, and that's just on the blog.  Plus, when I started hunting around for similar pairs to share with you girls, there are so many burgundy options out there, these were definitely a great purchase.

This look makes me think of date night, or Valentine's Day--I love mixing pinks and reds, and this is a little easier with the blush and burgundy.  It's soft and pretty, but the denim keeps it grounded.  Also, since this sweater (which is now sold out--I'm sorry!) has such a deep v, I paired it with a bralette which is way prettier if it happens to peek out, plus really comfortable.  I wouldn't say it's the route you'd want to take if you're looking to create major cleavage, but I prefer the subtlety of it when you're showing a lot of skin.


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WEEKEND RECAP: IPHONE SNAPS

Monday, November 7, 2016


FREE PEOPLE SWEATER -- OLD (SIMILAR, SIMILAR, BUDGET FRIENDLY)  |  FAUX LEATHER SKIRT (SIMILAR)  |  OVER THE KNEE BOOTS (ALSO IN GREY)  |  BAG

Happy Monday!  Hope you ladies had a great weekend.  Mine was a mix of productive, busy + lazy; and I'd be lying if I said that one extra hour we got for daylight savings wasn't appreciated!

On Friday night, after a few hours of binge watching The Walking Dead, we did a one hour power clean of the condo.  Marco and I divided up the tasks--I took bathrooms and laundry, and he took kitchen and the living room.  I knew we wouldn't have a ton of time over the weekend to get it all done, so it really worked out well.  Seriously, waking up to a clean house on Saturday morning (after sleeping in) was pure bliss!  #adulting

On Saturday, we went to the Ottawa Wine & Food Show, which is an annual event, people get dressed up, walk around a huge venue and buy tickets to try various wines and food.  This year it was held at a different location and it was a little disappointing, actually.  However, we made the best of it and took part in a cool cheese tasting feature they had which was delicious.


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WEEKEND SHOPPING DEALS + NORDSTROM FALL CLEARANCE SALE

Sunday, November 6, 2016



Hope you ladies are having a great weekend, just wanted to hop on here and share some great sales happening right now online.  Additionally, Nordstrom is having their fall clearance sale so several items I tried on & purchased during the anniversary sale back in July are now marked down, so I'm sharing my favourites below.  

Bell sleeves are having a major moment this one I've had my eye on is now on sale, love this one that laces up the back and I'm loving this one in the dark grape and oatmeal colours.


BACK IN FLORENCE FOR ONE NIGHT

Friday, November 4, 2016



The plan from Pisa was to head out to Cinque Terre, a picturesque town we had never been to.  However, since we aren't planners, and were booking our accommodations as we went, we couldn't find anything that looked great.  After hours of searching over dinner, and back in our hotel room, Marco asked how I'd feel about going back to Florence for one more night.  I was totally down.

If you couldn't tell, Florence is a favourite for both of us and since we had lost our luggage and spent our only full day there on a wine tour, the thought of getting a little more QT with the city was just what the Doctor ordered.

We packed our bags and hoped on (the wrong) train in the morning--which may or may not have been my fault--and eventually made it to the city in the early afternoon.  

First stop: paninis on the street!  


HOODED ANORAK & CASUAL BOOTIES

Thursday, November 3, 2016


O U T F I T  D E T A I L S  :  ANORAK JACKET  |  LONG SLEEVE THERMAL (LARGER SIZES ON SALE HERE)  |  F21 CHOKERS (SIMILAR WHITE & BRAIDED)  |  DISTRESSED DENIM -- UNDER $50  |  SUEDE BOOTIES  |  BAG (BUDGET FRIENDLY)

Happy November--hard to believe it's here!  We had the best weather yesterday, sunny and in the double (Celsius) digits; I could get used to this.  That said, I've been spending a ton of time inside, binge watching The Walking Dead--which is something Marco has been trying to get me to watch for four years, and I finally gave in to and am obsessed.  Every night we have been watching 3+ episodes and I cannot get enough.  I'm not a zombie-show kind of girl, or at least I didn't think I was, but am totally hooked!

Onto the outfit, this is a total easy go-to for the weekends for me.  I am loving basic pieces and slowly starting to invest in more of them because they are what I grab the most.  These Free People long sleeve tops are so good I'm contemplating buying this year's style in the same colour because I love it that much (already have and love it in olive green).  The way they fall, drape and fit is perfect.  Per usual, the brand runs large so I sized down to a small (I'm normally a medium).


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9 ESSENTIAL ITEMS TO PACK FOR LONGER TRIPS

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


GARAGE STRIPED TOP -- OLD (LOVE THIS)  |  DYNAMITE SCARF (SIMILAR)  |  NECKLACE  |  DENIM (SIMILAR)  |  SNEAKERS  |  SUITCASE (WANT THIS)  |  CELINE BAG


I definitely think the more you travel, the easier it gets when it comes to packing, but there are still challenges and I still wouldn't consider it a quick task.  While I've mastered packing for Vegas in a carry-on, longer winded trips are a little trickier.  

Having just come back from a week and a half in Italy, I wanted to share a few things I was grateful I had packed--aside from clothing--and what I wish I had brought in my suitcase. 


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SHOPBOP SURPRISE SALE | MY PICKS

Tuesday, November 1, 2016



Shopbop just announced a surprise sale on their site, and I have never seen this happen before!  For three days only, with up to 40% off, I'm adding things to my cart left, right and centre.  It's also a great time to snag a few pieces for someone else.

I'm sharing all my favourite pieces below, including denim I have and love, Free People on sale, and some killer shoes I'm eyeing.  Happy shopping!


BOMBER LOVE

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


O U T F I T  D E T A I L S  :  BOMBER JACKET (AS SEEN IN OLIVE, SIMILAR)  |  CAMI  |  H&M CHOKER (SIMILAR)  |  DENIM  |  OVER THE KNEE BOOTS  |  BAG (BUDGET FRIENDLY)  |  SUNGLASSES

Hi ladies, happy November 1st!  Just a quick outfit post today.  If you haven't jumped on the bomber train yet, this one is currently under $40, light weight and easy to wear.

Hope you have a great day!


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