Zara Home to Open at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto in 2013!

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Shopaholics, rejoice! It’s been confirmed that Zara Home will be opening its very first Canadian store at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre in 2013!!! It’s been a very exciting month in Inditex, and more specifically, Zara news. First, online shopping announcement, and now – the much-anticipated Zara Home is entering the Canadian market. All I can say is…WAY TO GO, YORKDALE!!! And also…HOORAY, and FINALLY! As someone who loves to shop for stylish house trinkets, I am overjoyed, and can’t wait to finally be able to dress up my home in Zara goodies.

UPDATE: Zara Home, the Inditex Group brand specializing in home décor, is arriving in Canada, with the opening of two shops. The first is located in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, opening August 22 and coinciding with the launch of the Canadian e-commerce site. The second store will open in Laval, Quebec at Carrefour Laval a week later on August 29. August 22nd can’t come soon enough!!! Less than a month until I can get some awesome trendy house things. Can’t wait!

Shopping: ALDO Grand Re-Opening at Yorkdale!

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This weekend, ALDO celebrated the grand re-opening of their shiny new Toronto flagship store at Yorkdale Shopping Center, and I had the honour of hosting some of the events. On Friday, I spent some time with the adorablest Jay Strut, searching for the most stylish Torontonians, giving away gift cards, and swooning over the Canadian band Data Romance, who were AMAZING live! We put on our best ALDO dancing shoes, and danced, danced, danced the evening away.

On Saturday, I gave away more gift cards, danced to DJ Dirty Dale’s catchy beats, did a bit of shopping (umm…I think I’m addicted to ALDO’s sunglasses!), ate a ton of jelly beans, and hung out with some awesome Style Blog readers (thanks for stopping by!). But the cherry on top of my Saturday was seeing a lovely young girl win a $500 ALDO gift card from the Check Your Hedge promotion. Once she realized that she’d picked the winning card, her face lit up with happiness and disbelief, and we were all incredibly excited for her.

The new flagship store is huge, bright, and stocked to the brim with the latest and greatest ALDO shoes, bags, jewelry, and accessories. With knowledgeable, helpful, and super stylish staff, it’s every shoe-aholic’s dream come true, and is a definite must-visit store at Yorkdale.

Check out more photos from the grand re-opening below!

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Shopping: Summer 2013 Essentials From Yorkdale!

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I don’t know about you, but summertime is my favourite! I can finally pull out my brightest lipstick, wear white lacey dresses with wild abandon, don those short shorts, and stop worrying about having to bundle myself up in 20 million layers of clothes. Summertime is the best! So to celebrate the official start of summer, I asked my fave Yorkdale employees and fellow Style Council members for their summer essentials, which turned out really fun, and I think y’all should check it out! From the must-have denim jacket, to your next fave summer read, Yorkdale’s got you covered!

My essentials after the jump!

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You Are Invited: ALDO Shoes Grand Re-opening at Yorkdale!

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I am super excited to invite you all to a grand re-opening party of the newly redesigned ALDO store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre! Join me and my fellow blogger Jay Strut on Friday evening, or stop by on Saturday afternoon for a party full of giveaways, yummy treats, DJ beats, and more surprises! Shop ALDO’s awesome shoe and accessory selection at 15% off, and check out the beautiful new store. Sounds good? Hope to see you there!

Friday, June 21, 2013
5pm – 8pm

Saturday, June 22, 2013
2pm – 5pm

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Shopping: What To Wear To a Summer Wedding

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Wedding season is here, and if you have one (or a few) nuptials to attend, then I hope you give yourself plenty of time to find the perfect dress! Because in my personal experience, finding something great to wear can take weeks (if not months). To help you out, I put together a quick what to wear to summer weddings guide. From black-tie affairs, to beachy I-dos, Yorkdale Shopping Centre’s got you covered! Head on over to their blog to read the rest of this post!

CONFIRMED!!! Nordstrom to Open at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto!

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HUGE NEWS, lovelies!!! I am excited to confirm that after months of rumours, it’s been finally confirmed that Nordstrom will be coming to Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre in fall 2016!!! 3 years definitely seems like forever right now, but at least it’s a done deal, and we will be getting our very own Nordstrom store at Yorkdale after all. Bring out the champagne!

“We are thrilled to bring a store to Yorkdale Shopping Centre and view this as a tremendous opportunity to serve Toronto,” said Karen McKibbin, President of Nordstrom Canada. “Yorkdale is clearly a premier fashion destination, home to an impressive mix of retailers and we’re excited to be part of the centre. Ever since we announced that we’re coming to Canada, we have been humbled by the response from customers, and we can’t wait to get to work on earning their business.”

So tell me, are you thrilled about these amazing news? Doesn’t it make you wonder what else Yorkdale has up its sleeve? I am pretty sure the surprises will just keep on coming. Share your opinions in the comments!

You Are Invited: Party Like a LOFT Girl!

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If you live in Toronto, love shopping, discounts, yummy food, music, and freebies, then this event is for you! On Sunday, February 24th, yours truly alongside my fellow LOFT Girls will be hosting a super fun brunch-themed bash at LOFT (located at Yorkdale).

Brunch-inspired bites and cocktails will be served, while you shop the new collection with a special 25% off discount (applies to full-price merchandise), and the first 75 guests who spend $100 will receive a gift with purchase! There will also be a DJ and a photographer to get the party started.

Excited? Want to attend? Spots are limited, so make sure to RSVP ASAP! See you there?

When: February 24th, 2013 10am – Noon
Where: LOFT, Yorkdale Shopping Centre
RSVP: styleblog.ca@gmail.com

Rewind 2012: A Year in Photos

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I have to admit, so far 2013 is kicking my butt. I caught a cold on January 1st, found fraudulent activity on my debit card, and have had pretty bad migraines all week. Hopefully, from here, the only way is up.

But don’t you worry about me! 2012 was pretty sweet, so instead of focusing on the negative, I’ll just look back on some awesome moments from last year, and hope that things turn around soon.

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1. The best thing that ever happened to me in 2012. Sorry if it sounds cheesy, but spending time with our friends and family in Italy, and then marrying the love of my life was a dream come true. Truly. Seeing our wedding featured in the pages of Wedding Bells was a cherry on top.

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2. In February, I participated in a fun photoshoot with fellow bloggers Gracie and Elizabeth for Holt Renfrew’s blog Holts Muse. Shot by the talented photographer Adam Moco, this was a fun project to be a part of, and definitely started my year off right.

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3. Had I ever dreamt that one day I’d have a byline in FLARE MAGAZINE?! Nope. But that’s exactly what happened in 2012. Granted, it was for Flare’s website, but I was simply thrilled to write my 9 Unique Ideas for Wedding Day Style story in April. Flare also showed Style Blog some love in their Flare Magazine’s Wear CanadaBlogger Style: Spring ShoesBack to Work, and Street Style round-ups! What a year!

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4. Canadian retailer JACOB asked a few Toronto bloggers to help them create a Live Chic City Guide to Toronto, and I was super excited to be a part of it! Featuring bloggers’ favourite Toronto hot spots, this guide is an awesome way to explore the city and visit some of its lesser known attractions.

Check out more highlights after the jump!

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Holidays 2012: 5 Sequined Pieces to Rock This Holiday Season

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Tis the season to get your sparkle on! With all the festive events going on, it’s pretty much a given that sequins are all-but required as part of the usual holiday uniform. And though I prefer my sequins toned down (i.e. paired with something not-so-glam), I know that there are plenty of people out there that prefer to go all out, and why not? That’s what the holidays are for!

And this season, Yorkdale has a pretty sequined number out there for everyone! From the majorly blinged out dresses at Mendocino, to the uber-chic sequin tees at J.Crew, to the super fun sequined trousers at LOFT, you can inject your wardrobe with as much (or as little) sparkle as you’d like. Personally, I’ll be rocking my striped sequined tee from J.Crew with a pair of jeans and a pair of statement earrings to a holiday soiree this season, but I have my eye on that gorgeous hippie-like Billabong dress too.

5 Sequined Pieces to Rock This Holiday Season after the jump!

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Style Days of Christmas: Yorkdale $100 Gift Card Giveaway

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It’s Day 6 of Style Days of Christmas Giveaways, and though I try not to play favourites, I have to say that today’s prize is pretty amazeballs! As you might know already, I am part of Yorkdale’s Style Council, and last week, I attended the shopping centre’s expansion grand opening. With amazing retailers like LOFT, Ann Taylor, Ted Baker, Kate Spade, Tesla, L’OccitaneAnthropologie, Club Monaco, Diesel and more…the newly-built wing is a sight to behold…and a shopping heaven for the fashion-obsessed.

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At the grand opening, I got to visit the first ever LOFT store in Canada, where I freaked out over all the shiny baubles (perfect for the holidays), tried on some holiday frocks at Ann Taylor, dressed a mannequin at Diesel, freaked out over everything at Club Monaco’s first custom-built store in Canada (the details are incredible!), and had to be dragged kicking and screaming out of Kate Spade, because I wanted it all!

And now, I want you to have it all…or at least a $100 Yorkdale Gift Card to use at your favourite Yorkdale store!  Sounds good? Enter below!

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