One of the greatest advantages to shopping local (besides supporting the local economy, and your fellow Haligonians) is that you’ll find unique gifts you can feel good about giving. If you’re looking to support local this year while holiday shopping, here are some ideas of shops where you can find something for everyone on your list even if you left it all to the last minute. Continue reading “The Local Christmas Wishlist: Halifax, NS”
Many people say “you are what you eat”. I’m not sure what this means exactly, but I take it in loose translation to say that I am a weird mixture of bacon, Nutella and maple syrup. I already have the sweet and salty personality, now all I need is an a makeover.
Now, to honour burger week, this piece is on how you can wear what you eat: burger style. Continue reading “You wear what you eat”
As was my inspiration today, I am obsessed with small details on clothes. The kind of small, almost unnoticeable pieces and accessories that make everything look just a little more darling. Wish springtime fast approaching I found a few of my favorite bow-bearing items from one of the cutest vintage feel stores I’ve seen. Fair warning: it’s pricey, but it is so adorable!
Here’s a few of my favorite pieces from Modcloth: Continue reading “Sweet Nothings”
This Wednesday in honor of my most favorite hat I thought that I would focus on this spring’s oncoming trend: hats. Already having emerged in Milan and London, fashionistas everywhere are talking about the accessories that I believe have always been underrated. This spring the fashion almanac is predicting something a little strange: dad hats.
A lot of interviews are scary. They often seem to be a daunting opportunity to try and be modest while bragging about yourself, attempting to mask the desperate “HIRE ME” aroma you’re surely permeating into the air (did I remember deodorant???). However I suggest that instead of spending your prep time having nightmares of sweat stains and cursing in front of your could be boss, you spend it preparing yourself to be the kick-butt human you are.
In the second instalment of my What to Wear Wednesday, here are my outfit tips to feel as fabulous, interesting and confident as you are so you can walk into the interview and blow them away.
Keeping up with the alliterations, What to Wear Wednesdays are the next instalment of my newfound focus for the blog. I am an admitted shopaholic so having a day dedicated to pieces on fashion seemed to make sense. From new trends, looks you’ll love, to style steals sure to make the inner Rebecca Bloomwood squeal in delight.
In honor of my attendance of the fabulous Diner en Blanc this weekend, today’s fashion piece is all about Little White Dresses. Yes, they can be a giant pain in the butt: between finding not white but NUDE undergarments, exposing yourself in the rain and having to avoid any possible stain all night. However! They are absolutely stunning and can be accessorized with ease. I found my favorites this week (within my budget) and posted pictures and links to the websites below. Enjoy!
The First Romance Sheath Dress from TOBI features one of my favorite trends this year, a scalloped edge. This can be made casual with a jean jacket or cardigan and boots or made up for going out with a body chain, clutch and heels. You also snag 50% off your first TOBI order when you sign up.
This is another of my LuLu’s favorites. The sleeves are so unique but go along with the shoulder slit trend you see around everywhere. Love the elegant vibe from this one, while still being very comfortable.
This sleeveless shirt dress from Charlotte Russe is a perfect back-to-school staple. Paired with a cardigan and a cute pair of Oxford’s it is an effortless Monday morning look for class. Best part: it’s on sale for $15!
I get a lot of people asking me about my clothes. They want to know where I buy them, and they are always surprised when I tell them how much I paid. With back to school shopping in full swing, I’m going to let you in on some of my favorite stores, styles and steals. Every Monday I’ll feature some fashion pieces and prices that will make you as excited as bubble wrapped packages make me!
Today’s pieces aren’t my most budget conscious finds, but they’re so cute you won’t be able to resist! They come from one of my favorite stores: Ruche. Ruche may be a bit more pricey than I’m used to, but from what I’ve heard is normal prices for most people!
They feature a 25% off discount on all new styles for the week for members and offer a 20% deal for first time signup to the newsletter. There is usually free shipping to Canada over $75 which is easy when everything is so cute!
This week they have the new Bennett Street Pants in Wine (they also come in navy)! I am in love with these pants. They are perfect for a day in the office, walking around campus or going to lunch with a friend.
I love this color when paired with natural tones to make it fit perfectly into Fall. The Feeling Special Draped Blouse is a great solid shirt that is elegant, and comfortable to keep the outfit versatile.
Ruche’s currently has a promotion on for $50 off $150 and more, but only until midnight tomorrow (Tuesday). You could get this outfit for $100 and use the pieces to create so many more with things you already own.
‘Tis the season… Of spring & summer clothes! For most people it’s a dream, cute florals, bright colors, and all the latest trends. (Un)Luckily for me, Spring 2015 is seeing the return of the romper alongside its mature older sister, the jumpsuit. Don’t get me wrong, I think rompers are ADORABLE (and plus only one piece of clothing? Hello easy morning), but I never wear rompers. Not because I don’t want to, or because I can’t afford them, like seriously just look at these from Forever 21…
The problem I have with rompers is, they are completely unagreeable with my body type. I have very long legs and a basically nonexistent torso. When I stand next to my friends, my hips are where their chest ends. Now most people would say:
Ooohhhh long legs! I’m so jealous.
But I’m saying:
Ughhhhh long legs! I can’t wear anything.
Rompers for me, are like a death trap. I either have a constant wedgie, or a bit of unfortunate bottom cleavage going on. To all my tall peeps out there, you know what I mean. I would like to send a shoutout to Urban Planet, a hidden gem in the world, for not only always providing me with super cute, affordable, and trendy clothes, but for stocking the first ever romper to fit me, in my history of 19 shopaholic years.
For everyone out there in rompers and jumpsuits, I envy you, but hey, at least I can walk faster (it comes in handier than you would think).
(Aforementioned fab UB romper)