Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween 2012: More High Fashion= Little Less Slutty

Halloween is a time for tricks, treats, and dressing up. However, for some women, it is also a time for their inner streetwalker to come out too.  I've never really understood why women have the need to dress up like a slutty dog or cat (I never knew that such a pet even existed!) but I guess it doesn't help that women's costumes seem to get shorter and shorter every year! 

So what do I propose is the solution?  Well, I'm not exactly sure I have one (besides dressing up like a Nun) but perhaps approaching costume ideas like a true fashionista may help alleviate some of the floozy-ness. Check out this ultra-stylish take on the iconic cartoon of Fred Flintstone...

Stylish Femme Fred Flintstone Costume 2010
By Patricia Fields

While it may be hard to avoid showing some extra skin this Halloween, there are still some extremely fashionable pieces that can help make your costume a little more stylish. Check these spooky accessories out...

Christian Louboutin Spiderweb d'Orsay @ Neiman Marcus

Prada Spring/Summer 2011

Asteroid 140 suede and patent-leather pumps by Christian Louboutin @ Net-A-Porter

Alexander McQueen Skull Flat @ Nordstrom

Skull-Print Scarf by Zara

Betsey Johnson 'Checker Skull' Scarf @ Nordstrom

MARQUISE STRASS CLUTCH by Christian Louboutin

Lace-Up Leather Skull-Clasp Clutch Bag by Alexander McQueen @ Neiman Marcus


Spider Web Cuff from K. Brunini's Spider Web Collection

Multi-Skull Chain Necklace by Zara

Ann Demeulemeester Skeletal Bird Feet Earrings @ Saks



*As seen on Actress Katherine McPhee*

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Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 29, 2012

It's Snowing Savings at Holt Renfrew!

Click "here" for details

Planning a shopping trip to Holts any time soon? Well, you might want to wait and shop in-store on November 3rd & 4th to receive a gift card based on 25% of your apparel and accessories purchases + a gift card worth 15% of your cosmetic and fragrance buys that day! Get an early start on your Christmas shopping and use your newly acquired gift card(s) from November 5th-30th...which means you're going to have to plan a second shopping trip to Holts, but who's counting? :)

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Stella & Dot

What can I say about Stella & Dot?  Oh ya,  I WANT EVERYTHING they sell!!!

Fortunately, my dear cousin LeeAnne is now a Stylist for the ever so beautiful & popular jewellery brand and I couldn't be happier!

Not only is Stella & Dot known for their exceptionally amazing statement necklaces, earrings, & bracelets, but they now have a line of scarfs, wallets, and tech cases! Here are a few pieces I have my eye on...

Metropolitan Mixed Chain Necklace item # N161
*As seen on the E! Network's anchor Giuliana Rancic*
Bianca Tassel Necklace item #N277G
*As seen on Actress Minka Kelly*
Interlock Cross Necklace item # N287S
Moondance Stretch Bracelet item # B197S
Hope Bracelet in Rose Gold item #B236RG
*As seen in US Weekly & USA Today*

"Shop this bracelet during the month of October, and all net proceeds will be donated to the Noreen Fraser Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to raising women's cancer research funds and promoting early detection awareness."  -Stella&Dot

Carobella Hoops item # Carobella
*Also available in Gold*
Swallow Studs item # E205G

Soiree Trio Ring item # R1154

Know someone who is expecting OR attending a baby shower soon? Why not get the mommy-to-be in your life something from Stella & Dot?!

When my sister gave birth to my nephew, I bought her a simple silver chain and two initials charms from Stella & Dot! One of the charms had the initial 'L' on it for my nephew 'Liam' and the other was a 'K' for my sister's husband 'Kyle'. I thought this was a great way for my sis to have both of her boys close to her heart at all times!

Personalize your necklace or add one of S&D's many little charms to it! Either way, you're sure to have a necklace that's one-of-a-kind and totally unique!

16" Silver Delicate Chain # item N340S
*Other chain lengths available*
Signature Initial Charms item # Initial2

Add on your charms!

And for those brides-to-be looking for something special to thank their Bridesmaids with, try the gift of Stella & goes a long way! The Soiree Stud Earrings are perfect for every type of girl in your wedding party + they could go great with their Bridesmaids dresses too! And don't forget about your Flower Girl...S&D also have great jewellery pieces specially designed for that little lady!
Silver Soiree Earrings item # SoireeStuds
*Also available in Gold*

Little Dottie Bracelet item # B119

So have you seen a piece you LOVE yet?  
Need to place an order ASAP?! 

If you're located in Canada, please connect with Stella & Dot Stylist LeeAnne Rorabeck

 Located in the USA? No problem, connect with fellow Stella & Dot Stylist, Darcy Ivanans!

Hope you love Stella & Dot's pieces!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

An Exclusive Offer You Can't Refuse!

It's getting chilly outside, so take advantage of the 25% off all regular priced coats from Jacob starting today until Friday! This is an exclusive offer, so you must print out this coupon and present it upon checkout OR enter promo code COAT2012 when shopping at!

Happy Saving!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Are Collared Necklaces the New Dress Shirts?

There's nothing worse that having to wear a masculine looking collared shirt...blah & boring! Fortunately, a great new alternative is the ever so clever, feminine, and beautiful Collared Necklaces! Fancy up a plain old t-shirt, blouse, or even dress by adding an embellished collar around your neck for that extra pizazz! Check these pieces out...

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Collar Necklace, 15.5" @ Bloomingdales
$328 US

kate spade new york Plaza Athenee Collar Necklace, 16" @ Bloomingdales
$298 US

Juicy Couture Punk Rocks Crystal Rhinestone Collar Necklace, 16" @ Bloomingdales
$148 US

Robert Lee Morris Soho Collar Necklace, 17" @ Bloomingdales
$75 US

ABS by Allen Schwartz Jewelry Chain Link Collar Necklace @ Saks
$75 US

Beaded Shirt Collar by Zara
$45.90 CAD

Tasha Faceted Stone Collar @ Nordstrom
$38.92 CAD

Tasha 'Dazzling' Beaded Collar @ Nordstrom
$38.92 CAD
*Also available in Black, Navy & Gold*

Tarnish Sequin Collar @ Nordstrom
$38.92 CAD
*Also available in Matte Black, Shiny Black & Gold*

Tasha 'Sparkle Tweed' Collar @ Nordstrom
$38.92 CAD

Cara Accessories 'Lacy Lady' Collar Necklace @ Nordstrom
$34.83 CAD
*Also available in Black & Gold*

Pearlescent Link Collar Necklace by Forever21
$15.80 CAD

Metallic Paisley Collar Necklace by Forever 21
$12.80 CAD

Peter Pan Collar Necklace by Forever 21
$7.80 CAD
*Also available in Gold*

By adding a bejeweled collared necklace, you can covert almost any piece in your closet into looking polished & professional! It's a modern spin on that traditional, ill-fitting, collared dress shirt you know you own! ;)