Saturday, November 22, 2014

WINNERS holiday wish list

WINNERS holiday gift guide wish list Vancouver fashion blogger

1 Rhinestone embellished ear cuff $25 $16.99 | 2 Chloe - Attitudes coffee table book $85 $59.99 | 
3 Printed pouches $35 $19.99 | 4 Porcelain tea cup and saucer $15 $6.99 |
5 Stag head lacquer jewelry stand $18 $8.99 | 6 Cashmere wrap $195 and up $99.99


I love the thrill of holiday shopping.

It's so much fun finding the perfect gifts for friends and family, and when I can snag said items for a good deal — and even pick up a few things for myself? Even better.

To help me get a jump on my Santa-ly duties, I took a peek at the hot holiday finds from WINNERS and selected six things that have quickly jumped to the top of my wish list.

See the details above ... and happy holiday shopping!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Maroon midi

Le Chateau wool sweater and H&M midi skirt Vancouver fashion blogger
I've been in a serious sweater-and-pants sartorial rut lately. Not that I really mind. 

But, I decided to switch it up a bit — with a sweater and skirt combination. Not too different, but just different enough.

I'm still loving the ladylike silhouette of a midi skirt. It feel dainty and dressed up, without being too formal. Perfect for work ... and play! 

Happy Thursday and thank you for reading! 

Top: Le Chateau c/o (on sale!) | Skirt: H&M (similar here) | Pumps: Nine West | Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. | Wallet: Proenza Schouler

Le Chateau wool sweater and H&M midi skirt Vancouver fashion blogger

Le Chateau wool sweater and H&M midi skirt Vancouver fashion blogger

Le Chateau wool sweater and H&M midi skirt Vancouver fashion blogger

Le Chateau wool sweater and H&M midi skirt Vancouver fashion blogger

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Knits + snakeskin

Banana Republic turtleneck sweater, Aritzia pants and Vince Camuto snakeskin Corral boots
I have literally been wearing this outfit on repeat lately. 

As soon as it's out of the washer, I'm wearing it again. I kid you not. 

Whether it's the cozy, waffle-knit turtleneck, or the casual-cool pants, I just can't get enough —which make this look perfect for those roll-outta-bed kind of mornings. 

Happy Tuesday and thanks for reading!

Sweater: Banana Republic | Pants: Wilfred by Aritzia | Boots: Vince Camuto | Bag: Louis Vuitton | Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. and Michael Kors

Banana Republic turtleneck sweater

Wilfred Aritzia pants and Vince Camuto snakeskin Corral boots
Banana Republic turtleneck sweater, Aritzia pants and Vince Camuto snakeskin Corral boots

Banana Republic turtleneck sweater, Aritzia pants and Vince Camuto snakeskin Corral boots

Banana Republic turtleneck sweater, Aritzia pants and Vince Camuto snakeskin Corral boots

Banana Republic turtleneck sweater, Aritzia pants and Vince Camuto snakeskin Corral boots

Banana Republic turtleneck sweater, Aritzia pants and Vince Camuto snakeskin Corral boots

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Kat Von D Star Studded eyeshadow book: A quick review

Kat Von D Star Studded eyeshadow book: A quick review

What it is: A 24-shade eye shadow palette available at Sephora — just in time for the holidays! — arranged in quad stories for expert pairings, or mix and match to get a personalized combination. Enriched with vitamins A, C and E for extra eyelid hydration, the shadow is pthalate, sulfate and paraben-free. 

Beauty bonus: Whether you're looking for rock star-wild or sophisticated neutral, this palette has it.  

Beauty bummer: Although this is undoubtedly a big eye shadow shade offering, a little deluxe mini bonus (hello, primer maybe?) would have been a nice touch.  

Overall: This product has a lot to offer with a big colour payoff. 

Use of a primer is a must for many shades, but we were impressed by the no-fade staying power of the colours. 

At the end of a long day, the shadow was bright and crease-free. Bonus! 

Would recommend: If you're in the market for a non-neutral based palette full of wild-child colours — yes. 
Price: $66 
Where to buy: Sephora and Sephora.ca