Kate Spade Surprise Sale 2018

Kate Spade Surprise Sale 2018 BannerOkay, this is a bit of a rushed post, but I hope you’ll forgive me given the news that I bear.

About two weeks ago, my mother phoned me up to tell me of a Kate Spade New York surprise sale, where bags, apparel, shoes, and accessories were up to 75% off. You read that right: 75% off. Needless to say, I stocked up on a few things, which actually just came in the mail the past weekend, and are so perfect that I can’t wait to take pictures of them and share them here.

But then my mother phoned this morning to tell me that the surprise sale is back. I repeat, the surprise up to 75% off Kate Spade New York sale is back. This is the perfect place to pick up that bag that you’ve been ogling for months and waiting for it to go on sale, or to get some Christmas presents for the fashion lovers in your life.

Now, I know that price ranges are relative and some of the reduced prices on some of the items might still be out of range, but when I saw the purse I had fallen for on the website for $149 instead of $359 with the matching wallet, I was beyond excited. Merry Christmas to me.

The sale is on for another two days and can be found here. For most items, you don’t need to enter a promo code; the price will automatically change to the sale price in your shopping bag. There is, however, a bundle shop that you can nose through and see bags and their matching wallets for seriously reduced prices.

I am in exams for the rest of this week, but when I get home, stay tuned for a post all about what I picked up at this sale. And please share with me in the comments below if you get anything Kate Spade. It is one of my favourite brands, and I love seeing what other people like from her.

Happy shopping!!!

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Warby Parker Summer 2017 Sunglasses Collection

Warby Parker Summer 2017 Collection LaunchGood morning lovely readers!!! 

Today Warby Parker releases its Summer 2017 collection of sunglasses, and I am helping announce it!!!

I consider sunglasses to be a staple summer accessory, wearing them religiously to protect my retinas, and I literally leapt with excitement when I saw the designs and colours in this collection. 

Before I delve into praises, a little bit about Warby Parker the brand. This company was started by college students who recognized the limited availability of eyewear that was both stylish and affordable. Having worn glasses since the young age of 5, I have experienced this same problem, often having to choose between frames that fit my budget and frames that fit my personal sense of style. Warby Parker frames combine these two elements of eyewear in numerous designs for both prescription glasses and sunglasses. Not only that, but for every pair of glasses sold, Warby Parker donates a pair to someone in need. Currently, Warby Parker stores are located in 22 states and in Ontario, Canada, but of course they can be shopped for online and tried on at home. 

Now onto the collection. This collection features 12 new frame styles inspired by 1960s fashion. Drawing inspiration from this decade during which pricy couture was replaced by cheap casual wear seems quite apropos given Warby Parker’s mission to design mod yet reasonably priced eyewear. The vibrant yet sun-soaked hues of this collection’s palette are absolutely gorgeous, including weathered wood, beach grass, taupe and rose crystals, and, of course, ever-classic black. 
These Summer-of-Love-esque frames inspired me to put together a few outfits I think would look perfect with them, and helped curb my excitement to get my hands on a pair or two (or four . . . ) 

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Raglan

Warby Parker Raglan Outfit SpreadPiper Pink

Warby Parker Piper Pink Outfit Spread

Piper Black

Warby Parker Piper Black Outfit Spread

While I focused on only a few frames, below is a collage of all of the new frame styles and colours included in this collection. 

Let me know in the comments below which are your favourites!!!

Coach Summer 2016 Order Unboxing 

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A few weeks ago, a lovely package from Coach arrived on my doorstep. Coach is one of my favourite brands because of the quality materials and workmanship, and the New York style designs, but lately it has been hit or miss whether I will find 5 styles I love at once, or whether I will go a year or so without finding anything I like. But two purses caught my eye online, and the summer sale with up to 50% off enticed me to order them. Since Coach always has such lovely packaging for their online orders, I wanted to share the unboxing here on the blog.     Both of these handbags are the same style, the Crosstown Crossbody in Pebble Leather, style number 53083. The colours are silver/seaglass and silver/iris, beautiful colour names for beautiful purses. Originally priced, these purses were $195 each, but I was able to purchase them on sale for $97.50 each, which in my opinion is a steal for purses that I had been eyeing for quite some time and know I will use plenty. I love the plated iconic Coach turnlock on the front of these bags, allowing for easy opening/closing. Also, the Minimalist interior means that I can only pack the essentials with me (no more not cleaning out my purse for months at a time), but there is an interior pocket and a rear exterior pocket for slipping things in like movie tickets, or mints from restaurants. I just want to note though that, due to the chain detail on the shoulder strap, it is not adjustable. Luckily, it is the perfect length for me. Also, I do not see a way to remove the strap, but this purse could still be used as a clutch I suppose if the strap were tucked into the purse. This style also comes in the colours light gold/navy, which is a classy pairing that could easily be worn day or night, and silver/canary, a gorgeous vibrant yellow that would add a pop to any outfit, any season.  

What brands and handbags have you been loving this summer??? 

Beach Day Wish List

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About two weeks ago, I was contacted by someone from Spring, an online store inspired by the boutiques lining Spring Street in New York. Featuring items from over 900 brands, tons of sale prices, and a range of prices from under $75 to over $500, this is an amazing online resource to find great sales on clothes, accessories, beauty, and lifestyle items. I was asked to write a post about my clothing and accessory must-haves for the beach this season and, after browsing several items and brands, I wanted to share with you what I would love to wear and bring to the beach.

Ted Baker CYCCON Encyclopaedia Floral Small Shopper Bag-Ivory
Ted Baker CYCCON Encyclopaedia Floral Small Shopper Bag-Ivory
To start, this Ted Baker shopper bag would be the cutest beach tote. I love the floral pattern and the square shape, plus the internal pocket would be the perfect place to zip away a bit of money in case an ice cream truck drove by. While this bag is quite small, it would be just the right size to bring everything with me, right down to a water bottle to stay hydrated and a good book to read. And, of course, all my other beach must-haves included in this post. img_1760With weeks of hot sunny summer days ahead, a hat is a definite must-have for a beach day, especially if your skin is porcelain white like mine. This Me to We Boater Hat is such an adorable style with the statement black ribbon trim against the simplistic wide brim design, plus Me to We donates a portion of each purchase cost to Free the Children, a charity that seeks break the cycle of poverty in developing countries. So, this hat does so much more than shade my face from the sun.

Quay Australia Give and Take Back Sunglasses
Quay Australia Give and Take Back Sunglasses
These sunglasses are from a brand I had never heard of before going through all of the sunglasses available from Spring’s accessory store, but I think I would really enjoy them. The subtle cat-eye shape and tinted lenses give them a timeless chic look, and I would expect them to flatter a wide variety of face shapes. Most importantly, these sunglasses offer 100% UV protection to keep eyes safe when out in the sun, especially if by the water.

Now, when it comes to clothes to wear and bring to the beach, I went a little crazy and selected a whole bunch of options because there were so many lovely clothing items. While browsing the online store, I discovered the brand Genuine People and absolutely fell in love with their designs, especially these rompers. I couldn’t pick which one I would wear to the beach, so I just included them all to showcase how gorgeous they are and illustrate why I had such a difficult time deciding on just one.

Genuine People Blue Floral Chiffon Romper
Genuine People Blue Floral Chiffon Romper

Genuine People Floral Print V-Neck Romper
Genuine People Floral Print V-Neck Romper

Genuine People Floral Print Silky Romper
Genuine People Floral Print Silky Romper
 

Genuine People Floral Romper
Genuine People Floral Romper

Genuine People Blue Silky Chiffon Floral Romper
Genuine People Blue Silky Chiffon Floral Romper

Genuine People Pink Floral Chiffon Romper
Genuine People Pink Floral Chiffon Romper

French Connection Dotty Sheer Flared Shirt Dress
French Connection Dotty Sheer Flared Shirt Dress

Now, in case I wanted to pack a romper to wear over my swimsuit at the end of the beach day, I would probably wear a dress like this French Connection one. The style is adorable, and I love the sheer white fabric with raised dot effect. Plus, it is lined. The scalloped trim peter pan collar and scalloped edging on half button-through placket adds to the cuteness of the style, and the gentle pleating at skirt makes the fit and flare dress even more flattering. In addition, the three-quarter length sleeves is perfect for summer weather. This dress falls just above the knee, and could be worn with white converse, black flats, flip flops, or heels for a summer dinner or barbeque. The only cons to this dress are that it is 100% polyester, which is not nearly as breathable as cotton, and is dry clean only.

Genuine People Back Bow Tie Striped Blouse
Genuine People Back Bow Tie Striped Blouse

Genuine People Back Bow Tie Striped Blouse
Genuine People Back Bow Tie Striped Blouse

I could also opt for a shirt and shorts combo to wear to the beach, in which case I would wear something like this super cute Genuine People Back Bow Tie Striped Blouse, which is made of a breathable cotton blend, and is unlined to keep it light and flouncy. The gathered bottom and sleeves are such adorable finishing touches, and I love the huge bow tie at the back.

 Kendall + Kylie Washed Black Cuffed Denim Mom Shorts
Kendall + Kylie Washed Black Cuffed Denim Mom Shorts

The shorts I would most likely pair with this shirt would be the Kendall + Kylie Washed Black Cuffed Denim Mom Shorts. Since the comeback of high waisted denim a few years back, I have been loving how flattering it is, and I haven’t really gone back to hip-hugging bottoms. These shorts hit a very flattering part of the leg, and the rolled-up cuffs give them a playful vibe.

ViX Paula Hermanny Petit Double Loop Top and Petit Long Tie Bottom
ViX Paula Hermanny Petit Double Loop Top and Petit Long Tie Bottom

Swimsuits are something I really struggle to purchase because I feel like they never fit quite right and they are not usually very flattering. This suit, however, is such a gorgeous modern take on the classic bikini that I would give it a try. The parallel double straps and brass coin bling at the ends of the centre tie give this ever-chic black polka dot swimsuit a but of an edgy look. The low-rise fit and extra long adjustable side ties help to make the bottom piece fit as well as possible, also featuring antique brass coins at the ends of the ties. Both the top and the bottom are fully lined, and are made from a unique Lycra blend fabric. The top features removable padding, and the bottom is available in both Full cut and True Brazilian cut.

Ann Taylor Breda Suede Black Flats
Ann Taylor Breda Suede Black Flats

 Joie Amina Sandals
Joie Amina Sandals

And now for shoes. I selected one pair of flats and one pair of sandals because I typically wear one or both of these styles to the beach. The flats are great shoes to wear if I am spreading out a blanket on the sand and sitting in the shade of a beach umbrella reading a book, but the sandals are far more practical if I am planning to go anywhere near the water. I think both of these styles would look lovely with any of the outfits above, but I would have to narrow down my choices if I wanted to get everything into my one beach tote.  What items are on your beach day wish list??? Blog Sign Off

A Few Knitted Creations

img_0309 Well hello there lovely readers 🙂 🙂 Back during Blogmas, I did a post about a huge wool haul at the local wool shop. Over the holidays, and now that university has resumed, I have been knitting up a storm, so I thought I would show you a few things I’ve made thus far: img_0301img_0304img_0308img_0295img_0291 Let me know in the comments below if you would like pattern instructions for how to make any of these things, or if a tutorial would be helpful!!! What have you been knitting lately???

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Blogmas Day 24: Last Day to Enter Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway!!!

blogmasbannerMerry Christmas Eve everyone!!!

I just wanted to quickly announce that today is the last day for you or any of your friends to enter my Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway!!!

As a reminder, the giveaway includes one (1) Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette.

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How to Enter: 

  1. Like this blog post
  2. Follow my blog if you aren’t already
  3. Comment on this post when you are finished
  4. Additional entry: Follow me on Twitter (completely optional!!!)
  5. Additional entry: Follow me on Instagram (also completely optional!!!)

I have one last quick thing to say. Many people have only completed a portion of the entrance requirements of the giveaway, so please double-check that you have completed all three parts (and additional parts for bonus entries) in order to be entered in to this giveaway. I don’t want to leave anyone out!!!

The winner will be randomly selected through a random name generator on December 26th, 2015 after Christmas, and will be contacted via email or through their blog’s contact page, and will be asked to get in touch. Please note that the winner will need to provide shipping information so the item may be sent to them, but it will remain confidential, and will be destroyed once the items are sent off. The winner will be announced on this blog in a congratulatory post, and I will also announce when the next giveaway will be held.

Once again, thank you all so much for your support, and I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Eve 🙂 🙂

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Blogmas Day 19: Christmas Sweaters

blogmasbannerGood afternoon all, and happy 19th day of Blogmas!!!

For me, one of the many steps of getting into the Christmas spirit is finding the perfect obnoxious Christmas sweater. I’m talking giant snowflakes, lights, and maybe even a button that, when pushed, plays Christmas music. So today I thought I would round up some of the cutest Christmas sweaters I have stumbled upon on the Internet thus far. I found all these on Polyvore from various retailers, but most are around the $40 price range. Hope you enjoy them!!!

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Do you have a favourite Christmas sweater??? Let me know in the comments below!!!

P.S. Don’t forget to enter my Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette giveaway here. Ends December 24th at 11:59pm PST!!!

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Blogmas Day 16: Beauty Gift Guide for Her on a Budget

blogmasbannerGood morning everyone, and happy 16th day of Blogmas!!! With December just half over, the race to finish shopping and wrapping presents begins. But it is tough to know what to get some people, and a spending cap can complicate things. In my family, we draw names for the person we are to buy a main gift, and then buy small token gifts for the other family members. The spending cap for the main gift is $50, and the spending cap for the token gifts is $25. This makes it so that you can give someone multiple smaller gifts, or one larger gift without having to spend too much, because, after all, it’s the thought that counts. Plus, we alternate each year, so we each get a chance to pick out a main gift for each person. While searching stores and the Interwebs for gifts, I cam across a handful of beauty gift ideas for the ladies in your life for under $25 and under $50. Hopefully these idea collages help some of you pick out gifts for family and friends!!!

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Blogmas Day 15: Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway

blogmasbannerHello there readers, and happy 15th day of Blogmas!!! I got a bit behind on my daily blogging these last few days, but now that I’m finally all caught up, I wanted to surprise my lovely followers with the blog-equivalent of a Christmas present: a Christmas giveaway!!!

The Giveaway: IMG_0150One (1) Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette.

This giveaway will be open internationally until Christmas Eve, December 24th, at 11:59pm PST. Names will be entered into an online random name generator to ensure a winner is selected fairly, and then I will announce the winner on this blog, and contact them either via email or through their blog’s contact page and ask them to get in touch.

How to Enter: 

  1. Like this blog post
  2. Follow my blog if you aren’t already
  3. Comment on this post when you are finished
  4. Additional entry: Follow me on Twitter (completely optional!!!)
  5. Additional entry: Follow me on Instagram (also completely optional!!!)

And that’s it!!!

*Please make sure that you comment on this post after to ensure you are entered*
With up to three entries permitted per person, I hope lots of you will enter this giveaway. And feel free to reblog this giveaway so others can see it and enter as well.

Good luck all!!!
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Blogmas Day 13: Stocking Stuffers for Under $25

Hello there everyone!!!

With presents to buy for friends, family, and secret santas, the pool of ideas can sometimes dry up. I mean, there are only so many gift cards a person’s wallet can take, plus it’s nice to give something a little more personal. So today I thought I would share some of my stocking stuffer ideas with you, all for under $25!!!

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