Tuesday, 27 November 2012

[ETC] Gifts for Him, Her, & The Parents

So...can you believe it?! November is almost over, and December comes next. One word...HOLIDAYS! And one of the most challenging parts of this? Finding gifts for everyone! Hopefully I can help you guys and gals out there a little bit, or at least give you a little inspiration.

For Him
1. N-Product Bax iPhone Skin - $30.00 (available at VAM)
3. Dark Night USB Key - $24.00
4. Makr Horizon Three Wallet in Bark - $90.00 (available at VAM)

For Her
1. Lady Gaga Fame Holiday Gift Set - $65.00 at Sephora
2. Wishbone Necklace - $72.00 at Magpie
3. Moonshadow Palette (In the Night) - $36.00 at Sephora

For Parents
2. Longchamp Le Pliage Bag - $150 at Nordstrom
3. Felt Envelope Folder Clutch - $20.00 on Etsy

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

[OUTFIT] Surprisingly Unnecessary Layers

After seeing, and posting about how much I was in love with this photo and look, I searched for an oversized blazer! With finding plenty that were too small, the sleeves not long enough, not the right texture, etc, I decided to go with this coat from Urban Outfitters. It went on craaazy sale, so I simply could not resist. It's a little bit thinner, but with the surprisingly warmer weather we've been having, it's perfect! So here is my rendition of that photo. It's not quite the same of course, but it was fun trying to recreate it.

Embarrassingly enough...the whole outfit (except for the button up underneath the coat) is from Urban Outfitters...the shirt is from Topshop

Thursday, 8 November 2012

[FASHION] Speaking of Sweater Weather...

I thought I'd put together a sweater chart for you guys! As mentioned in my previous post, it's Fall (calling captain obvious...I know you guys already all know), and it's getting real cold out there. Here are some great knit sweaters ranging from $ to $$$$. Sweaters for every budget! Also being me, I tried to find some fun colourful sweaters, with a little extra umph. I know Fall is all about the navvies, burgundies, mustards, browns, etc, but why not add some brightness to your wardrobe, I'm sure it'll help brighten your mood as well.

(From left to right)
1. Polka Dot Sweater - Forever 21 $20.50
2. Sparkle & Fade Crisscross Back Sweater - Urban Outfitters $59.00
3. Cambridge Knit Colourblock - Nasty Gal $68.00
4. Mink Pink Intarsia Knit Jumper - Asos $103.79

One really important thing not to forget!!! ALSO be sure to check your local thrift shop! Big oversize sweaters are a trend this Fall, and I promise you will be able to find plenty at the second hand shop. You never know what you'll find, you may find your new favourite sweater.

[OUTFIT] Sweater Weather in Movember

So quite frankly I understand that sweater weather was more of an October thing here in Ottawa. It's getting to be sweater X2 weather. It's 4:30, and it already starting to get dark. I cannot wait for December 21st, so the days can start getting long again! 

Of course, being like most females, I cannot grow a moustache for the greatly known Movember. Like many other ladies with long hair, I've done my own lame version of it (third photo). Please excuse the frightening face, it's hard to keep that strand of hair like that without looking completely crazy.


Sweater - Value Village
Jeans - Urban Outfitters
Shoes - Steve Madden