Style Days of Christmas: Cougar Boots Giveaway

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You know what sucks? SNOW! It was on the ground last night as I trekked home from the subway, and as I tried not to wipe out, I wished the boots I wore had better traction. Pretty soon, I won’t be able to get away with my regular ankle booties and will have to switch to my Cougar Boots for proper waterproof warmth, and yes, traction. And because I’m awesome like that, I want you to have a pair of warm boots this winter too…and I’ll even let you choose ANY PAIR OF COUGAR BOOTS your heart desires (valued up to $200)!

I have two pairs of Cougar Boots – one pair of rain boots, and one pair of pillow boots. I’ve worn both for years, and both still look perfect. The quality is truly superb. These boots are designed in Canada, with Canadian winters in mind, and they really do get the job done. So whether you want a new pair of rain boots or winter boots, you know your feet will stay dry and warm no matter the weather. Want a pair? Enter below!

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Wishlist: Converse x Missoni Fall 2014 Collection

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Be still, my beating heart! Converse x Missoni Fall 2014 collection images are here and they are EVERYTHING. For the record, it took me 3 tries to type the word ‘everything’ correctly, because my fingers are freaking out. First of all, I’d like you to know that I will wrestle you for a pair of those black and white zigzag high-tops, and second of all, September 15th can’t come soon enough, because that’s when this collection will drop in Canada. Also, if you’re on a budget, don’t fret, the shoes are pretty affordable, ranging from $85 USD to $100 USD this time around.

“Since 2010, Converse and Missoni have partnered together to create eight premium First String sneaker collections. Converse First String is a limited-edition collection that celebrates craftsmanship, authenticity and collaboration at the highest level. This fall, Converse and Missoni take their partnership to the next level with an expansive all new Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker offering for both men and women. The new collection features Missoni’s iconic patterns printed on the signature Chuck Taylor All Star and Chuck Taylor All Star Fancy sneakers.”

If you are as obsessed about this collab as I am, you will be able to pick up a pair at the following retailers:  Town Shoes, Browns Shoes, Little Burgundy, Gravity Pope and Livestock, just make sure to leave a black and white pair in size 9W for me!

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You Are Invited: ALDO A-LIST Party at Yorkdale!

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If you missed the last couple of ALDO A-List parties, don’t fret, because I’m hosting another fun-filled ALDO event, and YOU ARE INVITED! On May 11th, bring your mom, your friends, your boyfriend, and join me for a morning of shopping, discounts, brunch bites, and surprises at the ALDO store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre! The new Ostwald Helgason x ALDO Rise collection will be available, and if you still haven’t seen those shoes and bags in person, now’s your chance!

Don’t forget to RSVP, and bring your dance moves, because it’s going to be that kind of a party. See you there?

WHAT: ALDO A-List Party (DJ, discounts, drinks and treats provided, gift card giveaways)
WHERE: ALDO Store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre
WHEN: May 11th, 2014 10am-1pm
RSVP: http://aldo-alist-yorkdale.eventbrite.ca

Wishlist: Sophia Webster for J.Crew Collection

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Last October, I got to meet the loveliest  young shoe designer – Sophia Webster. Her chic and whimsical footwear took the fashion world by a storm and I was in awe of her talent. So it came as no surprise that J.Crew decided to scoop her up for a fun collab, which was showcased during the brand’s Spring 2014 fashion presentation at NYFW.

Well, starting today, the 13-piece Sophia Webster for J.Crew collection is available online in all its graphic and colourful glory. With prices ranging from $320 to $695, these shoes may not be the cheapest around, but they are certainly worth the splurge. Any pair from this collab would spice up even the boringest of outfits, adding spring to your step.

What do you think about this collection? Share in the comments!

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Wishlist: Charlotte Olympia “Elsa” Lobster Shoes

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Phoebe: Hang in there, it’s gonna happen.
Ross: What? Okay, now how do you know that?
Phoebe: Because she’s your lobster.
Chandler: Oh, she’s goin’ somewhere.
Phoebe: Come on, you guys. It’s a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life. You know what? You can actually see old lobster couples walkin’ around their tank, you know, holding claws.

Remember that awesome Friends episode?! Well, I’ve had a soft spot for lobsters ever since then, so it’s no surprise that seeing these Charlotte Olympia “Elsa” Lobster shoes sent my heart aflutter. How fun would it be to wear these in the summer with a crisp white shirt-dress? They are simply perfect for date nights with your own lobster, and would even work as whimsical wedding shoes too…if lobsters are your thing, that is. Either way, I’m adding yet another pair of Charlotte Olympias to my wishlist. The woman just keeps on designing things that speak to me…like cats, lobsters, bird cages, gummy bears…you name it. And I don’t mind one bit!

Photo Credits: Charlotte Olympia

What I Wore: #ALDOALIST

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Last Sunday, I woke up bright and early and headed to Yorkdale to host a party at ALDO’s Toronto flagship. The store opened earlier than usual, welcoming A-list guests with refreshing orange juice and breakfast brownies (my favourite!), as well as 20% off the entire store! The party was thrown in honour of Noelle, who won a special #ALDOALIST contest from Virgin Radio, and as such, she was ALDO’s celeb for the day – hanging out in her very own VIP booth at the store, and shopping with her besties before the store’s official opening hours. Lucky girl!

But Noelle wasn’t the only lucky winner that day. I was also super pumped to meet Ariel, who won an ALDO shopping spree from this season’s Style Days of Christmas Giveaways. It was so wonderful to do a little shopping with Ariel and see her favourite pieces. With her $200 ALDO gift card, Ariel picked up an elegant bag, a pair of boots, a hat, and some jewelry. Not a bad haul! Not bad at all. And you know what? Seeing Ariel’s and Noelle’s faces light up with excitement made waking up early on a freezing Sunday morning totally worth it.

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You Are Invited: ALDO A-List Party at Yorkdale!

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Breakfast at ALDO, anyone? This Sunday, stop by the ALDO store at Yorkdale before the rest of the retailers open their doors, to get in some holiday shopping without the crowds! From 9am to 11am on Sunday, December 15th, I will be hosting an ALDO A-List soiree, and you are invited! As always, yummy bites and drinks will be provided, DJ will be spinning, and of course, since it’s an A-List event – you’ll get 20% off your entire purchase just for attending. And that’s not all! Once again, I’ll be giving away ALDO gift cards to the most stylish attendees, so make sure to bring your A-game. Interested? Grab your besties and make sure to RSVP, so that we can add your names to the A-List! See you there!

WHAT: ALDO A-List Party (DJ, 20% off merchandise, drinks and treats provided, gift card giveaways)
WHERE: ALDO Store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre
WHEN: December 15th, 2013 9am-11am
RSVP: http://aldoalist-yorkdale.eventbrite.ca

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Style Days of Christmas: ALDO Shopping Spree!

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ALDO has been killing it lately, what with the super sexy ALDO Rise collaborations with Preen, the highly-anticipated Ostwald Helgason collection, and the brand’s recent 40th (!) anniversary – it’s been a busy couple of years for ALDO, and I’m so happy to have been able to partner up with this beloved Canadian brand. To share my love of all things ALDO, I want you (yes, YOU!) to be able to shop the latest arrivals and get yourself a brand spanking new pair of heels (or flats) for the holidays!

Up for grabs on our Day 4 of Style Days of Christmas Giveaways is a $200 ALDO Shopping Spree at the upcoming A-List event at Yorkdale Shopping Centre* on December 15th! Whether you need a pair of sparkly shoes for a holiday soiree, or a pair of kick-ass booties to get you through this winter in style, I’ll be there to help you spend that gift card. Though I’m pretty sure it will be a piece of cake, what with ALDO’s stunning Holiday Collection in stores. Sparkles, anyone?

Enter the giveaway after the jump!

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What I Wore: The Perks of Wearing Wallpaper

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Yesterday, I wrote about the new CHANEL boutique that opened at Yorkdale Shopping Centre last week, and today I will show you what I ended up wearing to the event. When I first saw this Zara ensemble online, I’m pretty sure cartoon hearts started popping up above my head, so of course, order it I did. So when I was standing in front of my closet, fretting about having nothing to wear, this “suit” became my last-minute solution. And better yet, it went perfectly with my treasured CHANEL shoes. Mission accomplished!

After finally putting it all together, I waltzed into le bf’s office to ask for his opinion…only to see his jaw drop to the floor, and hear him beg me…literally beg me not to wear my Zara masterpiece to CHANEL. I believe it sounded something like this: “Oh, hun, no. No, no. Oh, no. Please, no. No.”, all the while covering his mouth with his hands. Undeterred by le bf’s pleas, as you can see, I still wore my wallpaper-like getup to the party…and I am happy to report that I have yet to regret it. It was a fun outfit to wear in a sea of black and white, so who cares if the pattern was a tad (a lot?) wallpaper-ish? I had fun with my blogger friends, made my Christmas (and lifetime) wishlists, and finally took my precious CHANEL shoes out for a spin! What’s not to love? Sometimes it’s not a bad idea to go against the grain.

So what do you think? Are you with le bf on this one, or do you think this is a fun look? Share your honest opinions in the comments.

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I Wore: Shirt, Pants, Necklace – Zara; Velvet Blazer – Denim and Supply (The Bay); Cuff – H&M; Shoes, Bag – CHANEL

Photo Credits: 1 & 3 – George Pimentel

Isabel Marant Pour H&M Collection Preview

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It’s so close, I can almost taste it! Isabel Marant Pour H&M collection will hit the stores worldwide on November 14th, and last night, I got the chance to preview the collection, touch the pieces I’ve been coveting, and make my personal shopping list. I have to say that I was sincerely hoping to walk away hating everything (for my wallet’s sake), but, alas…that did not happen. Instead, I left the preview wanting and aching to get my paws on at least a dozen of oh-so-Marant pieces. But since I am a responsible adult, my current must-have list includes a pair of black leather pants, black tuxedo jacket, and a cozy shaggy sweater – that’s it! Those are the only pieces that I will allow myself to buy…but ask me again on November 14th, and my answer may (or may not) change.

Are you getting excited yet? Share your must-have list in the comments!

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