Shopping: Fave Pieces from Shopbop Friends and Family Sale!

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It’s that time of the year again – Shopbop’s Friends and Family Sale! Which means 25% off almost anything on the site (with promo code FAMILY25). And while normally, I don’t consider 25% off a major sale, if like me, you’ve been watching that must-have item for a couple of months, now is the time to add it to your cart and click PURCHASE!

Below, I put together a few of my fave items from the sale – perfect holiday frocks, warm winter jackets, cozy sweaters, hot boots, and more! While some brand exclusions apply, there’s still more than enough fall merch for you to peruse…and the best part is – 25% off discount applies to sale items as well! Sale ends on October 16th, so don’t miss out and shop early for best selection. Good luck!

Faves after the jump!

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What I Wore: Swept Away

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Even though my December getaway was less than a month away, I am ready for another trip. Looking at these photos, I wish we’d taken two weeks instead of just one. Two weeks of this. Two weeks of beach, food, and relaxation. Instead, it’s back to reality. C’est la vie.

At least 6 more months until I can wear dresses like this one again.

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What I Wore: In the Buff

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Palm trees, sandy beaches, sunshine, yummy food and sangria…just a few things I miss about Barcelona. I also must admit that I kind of miss seeing all the nudists first thing in the morning, while making our way to the subway. After a couple of days, le bf and I turned it into a game of “I spy”. As in “I spy two old men talking to each other, one not wearing anything, and the other one in a speedo”…or “I spy a family (mom, dad, and kid)…all in the buff, playing in the sand”…or…well, you get the point.

But despite the entertainment value of nudity…obviously, I chose to wear clothes instead. For one, I can’t get enough of this Club Monaco maxi skirt…light, breezy, billowy…it feels like nothing when it’s on! Paired with a loose tank – it’s my go-to outfit this summer. In case you haven’t noticed, my new Tory Burch bag saw a ton of action on my vacation too. Who knew that orange goes so well with everything?

And there you have it…an outfit that feels as comfy as being naked, without looking it. What’s your go-to outfit for hot and sticky summer days? Share in the comments.

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I Wore: Skirt – c/o Club Monaco; Top – H&M; Shoes – Zara; Bag – c/o Tory Burch; Sunglasses – Elizabeth and James (Shopbop); Necklace – Forever21

What I Wore: Into The Blue

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Looking through the images from our honeymoon, I can’t help but wish I was back in beautiful Barcelona, strolling down La Rambla, indulging in delicious tapas, and drinking sangria under the hot Spanish sun. Below is a selection of photos from one of those lovely days spent enjoying Barcelona, and discovering its many hidden (and not so hidden) gems. Enjoy!

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I Wore: Dress – Impulse Macy’s; Shoes – Dolce Vita (The Bay); Belt, Cuff – H&M; Earrings – Forever21; Bag – c/o Tory Burch; Sunglasses – Elizabeth and James; Ring – YSL

What I Wore: The Beach

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Speaking of awesome Prada deals and The Mall…This beach-print dress was an awesome last size find that I picked up from the Prada outlet near The Mall. As I always say…when it’s meant to be, it’s mean to be.

While on our honeymoon in Barcelona, le bf got a great idea of shooting this dress on the beach…with people sun tanning in the background to match the print of my dress. And so we did. My new Chanel stunners were also brought out of their precious box for some sand and surf. Not literally, of course.

And though we probably should’ve shot this a bit later in the afternoon when the beach was more packed with people, I didn’t want to risk having some old naked grandpa parading his goodies in one of my photos, slipping in unnoticed on my blog. Seriously, I saw so many old naked men and women on my honeymoon…I might be traumatized for life.

So there you have it, my outlet find, my new Chanel treasures, a touch of H&M…and me, realizing just how much I miss Barcelona.

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I Wore: Dress – Prada; Shoes, Backpack – Chanel; Sunglasses – Elizabeth and James (Shopbop); Belt – Calvin Klein; Earrings – H&M

What I Wore: Park Güell

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When le bf and I got to Barcelona, the first place we’ve decided to pay a visit to was Park Güell – a beautiful garden complex on the hill of El Carmel, designed by Antoni Gaudi. For the ANTM addicts among you, this park would look very familiar, as one of ANTM’s runway shows was held in the haunting colonnaded pathways under the viaduct at the park.

To get to the park, we took the subway to the closest station, and then had to take a couple of escalators, as well as hike up a couple of hills to get to the entrance of the park. All in 30 degree heat. Needless to say, once we made it up, we chose to stay firmly put in the much-needed shade of the colonnaded pathways, trying to find a moment to shoot some outfit photos without any tourists in the background. As you can see, we didn’t succeed.

It was my first time at Park Güell, but it certainly won’t be my last. The park is full of unexpected gems, beautiful tiled mosaics, and other surprises all over the place. I am sure you could spend hours hiking and exploring without getting bored! Although, I’d recommend to go as early in the morning as possible, to avoid the crowds and the heat.

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I Wore: Dress – Forever21; Boots – Aldo; Bag – c/o Tory Burch; Sunglasses – Elizabeth and James (Shopbop); Necklace, Bracelets – H&M; Ring – YSL

What I Wore: Copycat

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Last Sunday, le bf and I took our amazing moms out to brunch at La Societe to celebrate Mother’s Day with yummy French Toast and Eggs Benny…because nothing says “I love you” like eggs and Nutella.

To mark the special occasion, I wore a pretty dress, paired with my fave kitty flats. And if my outfit looks strangely familiar to you…it might be due to the fact that I “borrowed” it from the lovely Alexa Chung. Only her dress was Valentino, and mine is from Jacob. That’s right…my outfit is decidedly more affordable AND (partially) Canadian. I mean, come on…I win, right? Right? Tell me I win and I’ll send you a cookie…it may or may not be fully baked and/or burned, but it’s the thought that counts, people! 

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I Wore: Dress – Jacob; Shoes – Charlotte Olympia; Bag – Chanel; Sunglasses – Elizabeth and James (via Shopbop); Rings – YSL, H&M; Bracelet – H

What I Wore: Childish

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As we’re bracing ourselves for wind, snow, and slush…I thought I’d share one of my recent spring looks. The pastel floral pattern of these Zara jeans reminds me of children’s clothing for some reason, but I really don’t mind. In fact, I think I really love these jeans. Childish, or not.

I also love my new minty fresh H&M sweater. The open knit is easy and light enough to wear on cool summer nights…all summer long. IF it ever shows up that is.

Hope you had a great weekend, lovelies. Now excuse me, while I go dig out my parka out of the garbage bin.

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I Wore: Sweater, Earrings, Clear Ring – H&M; Tank Top, Floral Jeans – Zara; Shoes – c/o Stuart Weitzman; Bag – OBJECT by George Antonopoulos for Danier Leather; Necklace – Forever21; Sunglasses – Elizabeth and James (via Shopbop)

What I Wore: Casual

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Sometimes all you need is a great pair of shoes. That’s all. No matter how casual the rest of your look is…throw on some amazing shoes, and you’re good to go. That’s what happened last weekend…lazy outfit instantly upgraded by a pair of lovely pumps.

These Stuart Weitzman Capsize pumps are everything I wanted in a spring shoe – perfect pastel pink color, metallic pointy toe, and a sturdy heel. Oh, and they come in “salad green” color too…which I might just have to go out and buy…because, HELLO! They are so pretty!

What’s your go-to shoe this spring season? Share in the comments!

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I Wore: Sweater – J.Crew; Jeans – 7FAM c/o SeCe Apparel; Necklace – H&M; Shoes – c/o Stuart Weitzman; Purse – Christian Dior, Sunglasses – Elizabeth and James (via Shopbop)