holiday fashion

It’s day 11 of our 12 days of Christmas!

Today I am featuring a post I had published back in early Decemeber. It seems fitting and as the next 2 weeks get full of get togethers, family events and parties.

So here was my holiday fashion inspiration! Whether you are brave enough to go to the mall this time of year or may have something similar in your closet, this could help you put an outfit together.

the little black dress

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It’s a classic and you know it will be worn again.

Looking for something a little bit different choose a LBD with some metallic or sparkly details. From left: Forever 21, Forever 21 and Guess.

Blouses

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Blouses are great for a more comfortable outfit. They pair well with pants, skirts & shorts and they now come in so many flattering styles. I love the cross over, the casual fit (accessorized with a statement necklace) and the sequin detail look. Dynamite clothing, forever 21 & old navy.

Tanks & Tees

Are you going to be somewhere warm over the holidays? Try one of these looks- or pair with a blazer/ cardigan for those in the chillier weather.

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With a tank or tee I love playing with textures and shapes. Lace, jewels, patterns and peplum are trending right now! All of the above-forever 21.

Sweater weather

For those mild days or those nights sitting by the fire- everyone needs a great sweater!

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J.CREW does sweater so well! I love all of these looks. (First left- Dynamite clothing).

Tomorrow will be the last day of our Christmas special and I’ll be posting my Christmas menu!

wishing you all a wonderful day

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silver & gold

Silver or Gold?

I often tend to accessorize or decorate with silver as my metallic. I like the look of it and I think look better on me style-wise. I am often asked if the two can go together and I definitely think they can!

I was asked this question again recently and I was inspired to share this trend with all of you.

Here’s some inspiration for mixing silver & gold

In your closet

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For the holidays

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For parties & events

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Happy Sunday Everyone, wishing you all a wonderful day!

color trends: ruby red

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to creative entertaining. Today’s post is a color spotlight on ruby red- perfect for the holiday season and trending right now!

Here’s some ruby red inspiration:

In your closet

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In your home

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For events

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That’s all for now! Yummy coffee flavoured treats coming tomorrow.

wishing you all a wonderful evening!

holiday fashion

It’s December! Have you guys starting preparing for the holidays yet?

I started a little while ago.. I was just too excited! One part of the holidays that tends to be tricky is fashion. We want to dress up and look nice but also be comfortable- balance is everything right?

So, here I have some holiday fashion inspiration- get shopping girls! Everyone feels better in a new outfit 🙂

the little black dress

for21  forever  guess

It’s a classic and you know it will be worn again.

Looking for something a little bit different choose a LBD with some metallic or sparkly details. From left: Forever 21, Forever 21 and Guess.

Blouses

dynamite foreverroldnavy  old

Blouses are great for a more comfortable outfit. They pair well with pants, skirts & shorts and they now come in so many flattering styles. I love the cross over, the casual fit (accessorized with a statement necklace) and the sequin detail look. Dynamite clothing, forever 21 & old navy.

Tanks & Tees

Are you going to be somewhere warm over the holidays? Try one of these looks- or pair with a blazer/ cardigan for those in the chillier weather.

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With a tank or tee I love playing with textures and shapes. Lace, jewels, patterns and peplum are trending right now! All of the above-forever 21.

Sweater weather

For those mild days or those nights sitting by the fire- everyone needs a great sweater!

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J.CREW does sweater so well! I love all of these looks. (First left- Dynamite clothing).

happy shopping everybody!

wishing you all a wonderful evening

sequins

Good Morning Everyone!

Welcome back to creative entertaining- today’s post is a Wedding Wednesday post!

I am featuring a trend in weddings which I love-sequins! They tend to be used in winter weddings but I think they could be done well for every season!

Here’s some inspiration

In your decor: 

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silver sequin blush sequin

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In your bridal fashion:

dequin dress  sequin clutch  sequin hair

and with accessories:

dequin invitations  gold sequin invite  sequin cake sequin confetti toss  sequins

All these sparkles are making me happy- starting the day off right!

wishing you all a wonderful day!

products I love: under $10!

Good morning everyone!

I can’t believe how fast the month is going by.. It’s almost that time of year where the malls get crazy busy and everyone is rushing to get their Holiday shopping done. I will be starting mine this weekend!

I’ve done a few posts about products I love and today’s post is products I love: under $10. These are perfect for small gifts or stocking stuffers!

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I love all the Bath & Body Works products- especially the seasonal ones. They are good quality and priced well. These mini candles are 3 for $10 and the foaming soap is $5.50 (or 3 for $15).

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To me, Nivea is a classic product- this lip balm moisturizers and adds a touch of shimmer.

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Essie’s toggle to the top- love this rich red.

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I know so many people who don’t like to drink water (but know it’s healthy)- Mio offers a great flavour with just a drop!

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we all know how much I love stationary- these perfectly girly finds are from Target!

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The Ghiradelli Peppermint Bark Squares are some of my favourites! (all their products are delicious)

That’s all for now- happy shopping everybody!

wishing you all a wonderful day

products I love: accessories edition

Good Morning Everyone

I like to write “products I love” posts every once in a while to share some great shopping finds. Today’s post is the accessories edition.

Here’s what I am loving right now!

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Essie’s Carry On- a great fall color appropriate for work and weekends

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I love this business bag- Dironett from Aldo. It’s stylish and efficient to ensure you have everything you need, perfect!

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Side shoulder bags may be the best thing ever to make their way to the top of the handbag market. It’s so nice to run errands or go out without worrying about carrying a purse. It fits the necessities and can add a bright pop of color to your outfits. These two options are available at Target.

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LaLaCrystal- Check it out on etsy. These earrings and necklace are simple, cute and will work well with any look.

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Every girl needs a great watch. This polka dot Kate Spade wrist band adds a fun touch to the watch.

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Last but not least, a Town & Reese bracelet. I love the simplicity. This bracelet would look pretty on it’s own or stacked with other bracelets and/or a watch.

That’s all for now- exciting announcement tomorrow!

wishing you all a wonderful day!

sweater weather

It’s sweater weather! Today is a bit of a fall fashion post. From work to the weekend there are so many great sweater styles that can be paired with jeans, leggings, skirts, shorts or dress pants.

Take a look at some of my picks:

For the office

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a sweater with some shape and details can be be appropriate for work. Top left & right : RW& co, bottom: Dorothy Perkins for Hudson’s Bay

For the weekend

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I love comfy patterned options for casual wear. Top left: J Crew, Top right: Ralph Lauren, bottom Forever 21.

wishing you all a wonderful day!

color spotlight: emerald green

welcome back to creative entertaining! Today’s post is a color spotlight on the ever so trendy emerald green. Style at Home has named it the top color of 2013 and I have to agree..

I have been seeing this color everywhere and I am loving it. It works with various other colors and adds a certain richness to any look.

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Here is some inspiration to take green from summer into the fall and winter.

In your home:

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Z Gallerie has some great trendy pieces at an affordable price.

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Pier 1 Imports has some great options as well- this deep green with blue and gold is fabulous!

In your closet:

Fall fashion is always interesting- I love the use of rich colors, patterns and textured fabrics.

Here’s some emerald fashion inspiration courtesy of Pinterest

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Having a party?

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love love love these looks!

wishing you all a wonderful day!

getting ready for fall

Hi Everyone- I am back from Europe and I have so much to share with all of you!

First of all, the weather, the people, the food, everything was amazing. I was having a great time but I was also happy to come home to my space, friends and family- and I came home to some gorgeous fall weather.

Considering it is now September 7th, I feel it’s appropriate to begin getting ready for fall. You know what this means.. sweater weather- sunny days, chilly nights, boots, colorful leaves, hot drinks and delicious meals!

(More on my trip tomorrow)

For now, a few things to get you inspired by this wonderful season:

In your home

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Bath & Body Works Fall Collection! I cannot say enough about this store. They sell a great product at a great price.

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It looks like Fall 2013 will be full of metallics and emerald green- but I am saving that for a later post.

For now, how about Z gallerie’s new fall items? Time to warm up your home with rich colors, warm blankets and fun fall accessories.

In your kitchen

Start a dinner party off with a tasty warm dip along with a soft bread for dipping. I like The Gallery Gourmet’s Hot Onion & Cheese Dip. Find the recipe here.

For dinner? Cheesy Chicken Parm Meatballs serve with pasta or Paula Deen’s Garlic Mashed Potatoes.

And for Dessert: Salted Maple Pecan Bars– I just love fall foods!

In your closet

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Everyone needs a great riding boot for the winter. I love these options from Spring.

The left is Reinbold and the right is Scarlatti.

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A few great options for jackets: leather blazer jacket on the left is from Dynamite- I love this, I have it and wear it all the time. Next to that is a great jacket from J Crew. Finally, jean jackets can be worn into the fall, I like this one from Old Navy.

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Accessorize your look with a fun scarf- these are warm, trendy and a fun way to add color to your outfit. These ones are from Francescas.

For Fun

Everyone loves a great DIY craft. Try this one for your next fall dinner: corn centrepiece

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wishing you all a wonderful day!