Black Friday Sales at Yorkdale

Thursday, November 27, 2014 2 0

Yorkdale Shopping Centre Black Friday Sales


I’m super excited to partner with Yorkdale Shopping Centre to share some of their Black Friday sales happening in-stores tomorrow! I’m in Nashville right now, visiting family and celebrating American Thanksgiving, so sadly, I’m going to miss out on these great deals at Yorkdale, but I just had to share them with all of you lovely GTA ladies! The deals listed above are only a small selection of all of the amazing sales going on at Yorkdale tomorrow. Be sure to sign up for their e-newsletter to get the entire list e-mailed to you, or visit their website after 9pm tonight to see the full listing, plus exclusions on the above sales.


I’m giving away a $50 gift card to Yorkdale on Twitter and Instagram, so be sure to enter by tomorrow night for your chance to win. Happy Shopping and Good Luck!


First Row: Ted Baker dress, BCBG dress, French Connection raincoat, Ann Taylor dress

Second Row: 7 For All Mankind jeans, Loft sweater, White House | Black Market skirt, Old Navy coat

Third Row: Zara Home flatware, Banana Republic clutch, Crate & Barrel plates





My 5 Favorite Gifts for Women (to Give and Receive)!

Thursday, November 27, 2014 4 0

Kate Spade Book, Happy Plugs, Shoelery Shoe Clips, Sonix Phone Cases


I have a love/hate relationship with gift giving. There is nothing that makes me happier than putting a smile on someone’s face with a gift, but wow, do I ever struggle with finding that perfect present for my loved ones. The easiest way for me to make this process a little less stressful is to buy gifts of things that I already own and absolutely love. I try to give gifts that I would also want to receive.


Here are 5 gifts that I’ll be purchasing this year for the wonderful women in my life, and that I hope they’ll love as much as I do.


1. Coffee Table Books. If you’re a special lady who I’ve given multiple presents to, I can guarantee that at least one of them was a coffee table book. From books on fashion, to food, to travel, my motto is, “the more coffee table books, the better”. My current favorites that I’m sure I’ll be giving this year are Kate Spade: Places to Go, People to See, Tory Burch: In Color, and The Forest Feast.


2. Margaret Elizabeth Jewelry. I only discovered Margaret Elizabeth a couple of months ago, but I’m absolutely obsessed with every piece of jewelry on her site. I wore this stunning moonstone cuff (in the photo above) for the first time this week, and I can’t tell you how many compliments I received. I’ll definitely be buying my Mom a piece of her jewelry for Christmas (shhh, don’t tell her!), and another for my bestest gal pal. Some of my faves include this 6-stone bangle, this black agate pendant, and these tear drop earrings.


3. Happy Plugs Headphones. Cute, colorful, and actually work really well, I think I’m purchasing these Happy Plugs headphones for everyone (women and men) on my list. And, since I love to collect things, if anyone’s looking to spend a heap of money on me this year, the Happy Box would be the ultimate colorful present.


4. Sonix Phone Cases. Another gift that falls into the “fun yet functional” category is a Sonix Phone Case. I’m anal about having a beautiful phone case that looks pretty, yet really protects my phone, and I find Sonix cases do both. I already own 3, and I have a few more on my wish list: cherry blossom, forest flowers, and botanical rose. Obviously, I’m loving florals right now, and a few of my girlfriends will definitely be getting these beauties for their phones.


5. Shoelery Shoe Clips. What women wouldn’t want to receive these gorgeous Shoelery shoe clips?! I know I sure would. I own a few pairs, and love the drama they add to otherwise simple shoes. Another gift I’ll definitely be buying for some lucky friends.





Bed of Roses

Monday, November 24, 2014 30 0

Kate Spade Rose Print Tie Back Dress and Pumps

Valentino Rock Lock Bag, Chanel White Sunglasses

Kate Spade matching rose print dress and shoes

Kate Spade Rose Print Dress

Valentino Rock Lock Medium Handbag blush pink

Kate Spade Rose Print Dress and PumpsKate Spade rose print dress  //  Kate Spade rose print heels (on major sale!)  //  Valentino handbag  //  Monica Rich Kosann locket (c/o)  //  Margaret Elizabeth bangle (c/o)  //  Margaret Elizabeth ring (c/o)  //  J.Crew bracelet  //  Stella & Dot bracelet  //  criss cross ring  //  Chanel sunglasses (similar)


A few week back, I mentioned that I was partnering with Monica Rich Kosann to host a dinner to welcome the gorgeous jewelry designer for a visit to Toronto. The dinner was at one of my favorite restaurants, Colette Grand Cafe, and it couldn’t have been more perfect. It was an evening full of great company, delicious food and beautiful jewelry.


I wanted to wear something feminine and pretty to the dinner, and this Kate Spade matching dress and shoes was the perfect combo. When I was planning out this outfit in my head, I was a little scared that the matchy-matchy prints might be overkill, but once I actually tried it on, I was in love.


Below are a few photos from the dinner with Monica Rich Kosann, photographed by the talented Heidi Lau. Side note, Heidi also photographed my girl Gaby‘s home for a Style Me Pretty Living feature. You’ll definitely want to check out the photos of her beautiful condo.