Saturday, December 24, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We're heading to Mexico on Monday and will be busy with Christmas festivities over the next two days so I thought I'd post to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See you in 2012! xoxo

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WE CAN'T BE FRIENDS...PT 2

I know I talked about my love of bright colours/neon as I head to Mexico but these are just too much. I posted We Can't Be Friends a few months ago and these definitely top the list (thanks for flagging Amanda). I guess they're trying to combine the comfort/style of runners with the sexiness of heels but they're wrong in every possible way. These are serious WTF shoes. If you would consider wearing these for any possible reason please let me know so I can stage an intervention ;-)

Friday, December 23, 2011

NEON POP

I'm heading to Mexico on Monday so I'm already in a bright colour/neon state-of-mind. Here are some great candy coloured accessories I found when I was searching for some inspiration pre-vacation.

 I've been lusting after a Nancy Gonzalvez crocodile clutch forever. I'm borderline obsessed with her beautiful clutches in bright neon hues. The yellow is especially speaking to me.

 This hot pink Miu Miu clutch is gorgeous! It would brighten up any outfit.

This yellow Prada flat pouch is so fun! It comes in a handful of bright colours that are all fantastic.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

FUNNEL LOVE



I've been thinking about getting a new Winter jacket for a while. I got a great Marc by Marc Jacobs jacket a year or two ago and it's trendy and fun but I'd like to add something a bit dressier to my wardrobe (I'm going to be completely honest and say that I have more than just that one coat but my only dressier coat that I like is 8+ years old and the others are cute/trendy but I feel like I want something new). Anyways, I saw this Burberry coat and fell in love. It's a cashmere funnel neck that's really soft and comfortable but can easily be dressed up or down. I'm going to look around a bit more but this is definitely on the top of my list right now. 

Burberry

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

STYLE SPOTLIGHT: MIROSLAVA DUMA


Since it's the first day of Winter I thought I'd post this photo of Miroslava Duma in the most adorable Winter hat and coat. This photo is from a few years ago but her style never gets old!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

THIS IS SO WRONG


I was in NY last week with Jordana and after some drunk idiot woke us up at 2:30 a.m. by banging on our hotel room door, we watched an infomercial for a product called Pajama Jeans. My first response was 'Is this for real?' because to me this is hands down the stupidest product I have ever seen and probably one of the funniest infomercials. My second response was I NEED to blog about this. Because really, if it EVER occurs to you that something called a Pajama Jean sounds like a good idea than you need some serious help. This is worse than 'we can't be friends,' Pajama Jeans warrant an intervention. If you have time, I suggest watching the video on https://www.pajamajeans.com/ because it's guaranteed to provide a lot of laughter. 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

EYE LOVE YOU

I really love the newest Chanel Illusion D'Ombre eyeshadow pots. They're touted as long wear luminous eyeshadow and they really live up to the name. They have a lot of shimmer and have a creamy gel-like texture that goes on very smoothly. I bought the dark purple/gray colour Illusoire about a month ago and just picked up Emerveille a beautiful neutral gold-peach colour. To be honest, I'll get a lot more wear out of the Illusiore colour but I really do love them both. They really last all day long and look fabulous. 



Saturday, November 26, 2011

BLACK FRIDAY SALES



In case you're interested in taking advantage of some of the great Black Friday sales going on this weekend (and I'm sure they'll be some more great stuff for Cyber Monday), here are a few links/sale codes. Happy Shopping!

Kendra Scott is offering 20% off this weekend with the code "20SITEWIDE". I've been obsessed with the Danielle earrings in Turquoise forever! Hint, hint ;-)

Warren + White has 30% off this weekend (I posted about their Cashmere Travel Wrap earlier this week - OBSESSED) with the code "KNITPARTY"

J. Crew has 25% off if you spend $150 or more with the code "YOURGIFT"

Steve Madden has 30% off all purchases with the code "STUFFING"

Shopbop has a discount code "BIGEVENT" so the more you buy the more you save

Saks, Neiman and Net-A-Porter also have great sales!

Emersonmade will be having a CyberMonday sale on Monday, November 28th.

Civello is having a Gift Card promotion online on Monday, November 28th. When you buy a Gift Card for $200 - $500 you'll get a second gift card for the same amount for free. It's an amazing promotion if you're a Civello devotee like me.

WHY DIDN'T I KNOW ABOUT YOU EARLIER?



I've complained on my blog before about the lack of good sales in Canada (compared to the US) and the costly shipping/duty when ordering online from US stores. I recently discovered that if you have an American Express card you get a free Premium membership for MyUS.com. I'll give full disclosure and say that I actually work for Amex but I've never written about my work before and I'm writing this post because I really think this service is genius!

MyUS.com makes it easy to shop from US sites that don't ship to Canada and avoid high shipping rates and taxes. When you sign up it gives you a US mailing address you can use whenever you shop at US retailers. Your packages will first be sent to the US address and are then sent to you from MyUS.com. You save a lot on shipping/duty and markups when online retailers change their prices for Canadian customers. I can already see this making a big difference for me as I'm an avid online shopper.

I haven't used it yet but will report back on the shipping rates (did I mention that I also get a 20% off discount with my Amex) once I've had an opportunity to test it out.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

HOLIDAY WISH LIST

So this is definitely a holiday 'Wish' list and not necessarily a 'Reality' list. 


I wrote about this Warren + White Cashmere Travel Wrap earlier today. I'm lusting after the Black, Fawn Heather, Linen and Iris


Kendra Scott Danielle Earrings in Turquoise. Kendra Scott is offering 20% off this weekend with the code "20SITEWIDE"


J. Crew Cable Stitch Sweater in Caramel or Pewter




I'm heading to Mexico after Christmas and I can already see myself lounging by the pool in this Emersonmade Butterfly Caftan. Emersonmade is having a Cyber Monday sale tomorrow


Tried and true but gift cards are always on my list.


An orange and gold Hermes Clic Clac GM = definite 'Wish' list item.


This is an easy one. I haven't purchased the last two Harry Potter DVDs myself so this is an essential on my list ;-)

IDEAL STOCKING STUFFERS:


I can never get enough Hanky Panky. They really are the BEST thongs! I usually pick them up at Holt's




WRAP ME UP

I love all fashion but when it comes down to it, I'm really an accessories person. A killer purse, great flats, sunglasses and scarves are my particular weakness'. And when it comes to scarves (and sunglasses too for that matter) the bigger the better. I like scarves that can double as a blanket (Amanda will appreciate this post). Given my love of gigantic shawls, I've found my newest item to lust over - The White + Warren Cashmere Travel Wrap. It's gigantic and looks super cozy. A slew of celebs have been spotted out and about wearing it (including the likes of Angelina Jolie and Blake Lively). It can double as a blanket, snood, scarf, etc., and comes in more than 20 colours. It's pretty high on my holiday wish list but the only issue is which colour to pick...I've included my favourite colours below.






At a lower price point they also have a Cashmere Blend Travel Wrap that also looks pretty great (although the Lt Heath Grey is the only colour that I really like in this one).


Thursday, November 17, 2011

BEIGE & CHUNKY



I am mildly obsessed with Christian Louboutins latest shoes that mix a platform base with a chunky heel. They are so AMAZING and unbelievably flattering! I have a pair of Tory Burch heels from a few seasons ago in black with gold detailing that are a similar shape/heel and I love them. The shape and simplicity of the Bibi 140 suede platform pumps really appeal to me but you also know that I love a little sparkle and the Filter 140 crystal-embellished suede pumps are pretty awesome!

Friday, November 11, 2011

STYLE SPOTLIGHT: GWYNETH PALTROW


This Style Spotlight was a special request from Jordana. She loves the glamour of this dress and I completely agree. Lainey didn't think the dress looked good on Gwyneth but personally I LOVE it! This is the type of dress I wish I could wear. Unfortunately a deep plunging neck-line like this would just look sleezy on me instead of sophisticated and glamourous the way it does on Gwyneth. Despite the fact that I wouldn't be able to wear it, I still love everything about it - the neckline, sequin, colour, length, even the cap sleeves (and I'm usually very against them).

What do you think? Do you love this dress as much as Jordana and I or do you agree with Lainey?

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

DEEP CLEANSE

I was in Vegas last weekend and after seeing the Clarisonic Sonic Skin Cleansing System at just about every department store, I decided to try it. I have to say the idea of having an electric toothbrush-type tool for the face sounded interesting but I was really skeptical. I ended up getting the classic Clarisonic Mia in turquoise (which is SO FUN) but it's available in more than a dozen colours. 

The first time I used it, I thought the brush might be a bit too aggressive but my skin definitely felt cleaner than usual. I use the Clarisonic with my normal cleanser at night and started to really feel the difference after a few uses. I can honestly say that I LOVE this product. My skin feels incredibly smoother, tighter and cleaner after each use.


The Clarisonic lists a number of benefits including:

  • Removing 6x more makeup than manual cleansing
  • Leaving skin feeling and looking smoother
  • Removing impurities that keep creams and serums from working their best
  • Gentle enough to use 2x a day
  • Reducing oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes
  • Minimizing the appearance of visible pores

So far I'm a huge fan. As someone who uses foundation on a daily basis (I have an uneven skin tone that doesn't let me get away with just wearing powder...) this makes my skin feel incredible! Its only been a week but this is definitely a product that I would highly recommend. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

SEPHORA FRIENDS & FAMILY

I read about Sephora's Friends & Family event on Nicole's Guide To Style on the weekend. Click here to get a 20% off code [UPDATE: The code only works in the US which sucks for all of us here in Canada]. It's a great opportunity to stock up on the basics or try a few new products. I'll be stocking up on:

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat: highlighter makes me look well rested even on my worst days. There's a reason models, actresses and beauty editors swear by this!

Stella McCartney Parfum: This has been my go-to fragrance for years. It's the only perfume I wear and I get compliments on it all the time!

Blinc Kiss Me Mascara: I swear by this mascara. It is really amazing for people who wear contact lenses (like me) and like easy to remove mascara. I could probably find a mascara that delivers more dramatic impact but I love how easily the 'tubes' slide off when removed and it doesn't ever smudge, clump or flake.

Make Up Forever HD Microperfecting Primer: I've been using this primer for more a while and I'm always amazed at the staying power it gives my makeup.

And here are a few new products I might try:
Clinique Lid Smoothie Antioxident 8 hour Eye Colour: I've heard a lot of good things about this cream shadow. I'd like to try the Bit of Honey and Cashew Later colours.

Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey: I've never tried Clinique colours but this is a staple I've heard a lot about.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Perle: You know how obsessed I am with YSL lipsticks/glosses so obviously I need to try this.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

WE CAN'T BE FRIENDS...

If you would ever consider wearing these!

Obviously Hunter is trying to branch outside of the functional wellies box but these are beyond ridiculous! Can you believe they're being sold on Shopbop? The lace up detailing and obnoxious beige rubber heel is SO UGLY! But they were good for a lot of laughs at work when we saw them so that must count for something...

And these...I have no idea who makes them but they are hilarious! I saw the photo on Ivanka Trump's Facebook page and they crack me up! Not really sure what they're trying to accomplish - are they supposed to be stylish for standing on the deck of a yacht or functional for scuba diving?!?!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

WHAT'S IN MY BAG

I always love when magazines or blogs do 'What's in the Bag' features. I know this isn't original and lots of people do these but I thought it could be a fun post.

Right now I'm carrying a black Chanel GST with gold hardware. This is a fantastic bag because it fits so much (as you can tell). Inside the bag I have: Louis Vuitton wallet, Louis Vuitton orange epi change purse, Louis Vuitton makeup bag, Chloe sunglasses, hand cream, hair brush, keys and a pen.

Up close view of my makeup bag

The contents of my makeup bag...

Here's the breakdown of my makeup: Chanel mirrored compact and translucent powder, Purell, Floss, Kiehl's Mango Lip Balm #1, Kiehl's French Rose and Golden Berry lip gloss, Stella eau de parfum, YSL Touche Eclat, blotting papers, Tutti Dolci Raspberry Granita lip gloss, Chanel Glossimers in 106 and 107, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Escale, Tom Ford Blush Nude Lipstick, YSL Golden Gloss 10 and 19, YSL Volupte Sheer Candy 3, YSL Tinted Lip Balm 2, hair elastic and band-aids.

So I definitely don't carry as many lipsticks and lip glosses when I wear a smaller purse but when I have room I can't help but pack them all in...definitely a weakness. Also missing from these photos are my blackberry (which pretty much doesn't leave my side and was being charged) and my parking ticket from last Friday...

Saturday, October 8, 2011

CURRENTLY LOVING


Alice + Olivia Arie Tie Collar Blouse in bright pink. I know I've been obsessing about a lot of blouses lately but the colour and bow on this one is perfection!


This J. Crew Silk Polka Dot Tee is super cute. I love it paired with the red pants in the photo but I also think it'll look great with jeans.


This M Missoni Studded Tiger Cross Body Bag is really cool. I especially love the classic Missoni lining.
 

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