Polka Dot Midi Skirt

One of my favourite Kate Spade quotes is “You can’t have a bad day in polka dots!”  I have made it one of my fashion mantras.. LOL! I am a sucker for anything with a cute polka dot print.  I feel like my closet might be getting a little full of black and white polka spots though… which is why I was so excited when I found this pretty blue and back polka dot skirt!

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I feel like it is going to be one of those great Spring transitional pieces! It was actually snowing when we shot these photos so I wore it with my cozy turtleneck, but it will also be adorable with sandals and Spring tops as well!  I adore its retro vibe 🙂

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Blue Polka Dot Skirt                  Turtleneck                                  Block Heel

Green Polka Dot Skirt                                                     Block Heel

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Spring Finds Under $50!

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Straw Boater Hat // Striped Tank // Jean Skirt // Leopard Slides

 

I feel like this has been the longest winter EVER! So naturally I started dreaming about tropical vacations and warmer weather. Which then lead me to looking at Spring clothing.  I thought it would be fun to share some of my favourite finds, all of them under $50! There are so many cute items starting to appear in stores… bring on all the floral print!! 🙂

 

Spring Finds Under $50.00

 

One. Cat Eye Sunglasses // Two. Espadrille Wedge // Three. Corduroy Skirt // Four. Scarf Headband // Five. Midi Kimono // Six. Ruffle Trim Shorts // Seven. Striped Button Front Midi Dress // Eight. Embroidered Dress // Nine. Striped Romper // Ten. Reversible Shopper // Eleven. Lace-Up Swimsuit // Twelve. Wide Leg Chinos // Thirteen. Straw Hat //  Fourteen. Bow Mule // Fifteen. Beaded Hoop Earrings

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Training with Vi

Last January I experienced a pretty bad knee injury and I had to take a break from working out.  Needless to say, a year later it has been a pretty slow go getting back into the swing of things.  I am not the best at motivating myself and have always found that personal trainers and bootcamps have been the key to my success.  I have a bootcamp that I love but unfortunately the class schedule no longer coincides with mine or my husbands work schedule or our weekly family commitments.  This is why I am so excited that I discovered the Vi Trainer! Vi is a digital trainer that works as your customized and personal running coach.  She that will train you towards your fitness goals, whether they be walking, jogging or marathon running!

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You can download the Vi Trainer directly to your phone and she delivers a personalized workout plan to meet your fitness goals!  Vi coaches you through your customized run and delivers real-time audio guided coaching.  It is literally like having a personal trainer to keep you motivated throughout your workout. She senses when you start to struggle and gives you motivation!  She even compares your workout to previous jogs or runs and adjusts her guidance accordingly.  You literally plug-in your running goals and at your fingertips the Vi Trainer makes sure you stay on track.

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With the Vi Trainer at my fingertips I actually have no excuse not to exercise now.  I don’t have to follow a class schedule and have a customized running plan based on my fitness level.  Click the following link if you would like to download Vi and try the app for a free 14 day trial: Train with Vi!

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

My 10 Favourite Designer Dupes on Amazon!

 

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend 🙂  This was such fun post for me to write. If you are someone who loves designer items but not the price tag that comes along with them, then this will be a must read!  I have rounded up my Top 10 favourite Amazon dupes!  Some of them are so good that it’s tricky to spot the difference between the original inspirational item and the Amazon dupe.

1. Manolo Blahnik- Hangisi Satin Pumps $995.00, Hangisi Satin Flats $995.00

DUPESatin Diamonds Heels $49.99, Rhinestone Satin Flats $49.99

2. Chloe- Faye Leather & Suede Bag $1950.00

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DUPE Crossbody Shoulder Purse Chain Link Bag $84.99

 

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3. Gucci- GG Leather Belt $450.00

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DUPERetro Vintage Black Belt $17.99, Gold Buckle Brown Leather $29.98

 

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4.  Gucci- Princetown Leather Slipper $820.00

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DUPEOxford Flat Shoe Loafer $15.99

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5. David Yurman Bracelets $2100.00 + $595.00

 

 

DUPECable Wire Vintage Bracelet $16.99, Cable Wire Antique Bracelet $16.99 

 

6. Chloe- Round Sunglasses $396.00

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DUPEDouble Circle Oversized Round Sunglasses $9.99

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7. Gucci- GG Maramont Matelasse Shoulder Bag $1980.00

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DUPECrossbody Latice Leather Purse $39.99

 

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8. Valentino- Rockstud Cage Sandals $1045.00, Rockstud Leather Sling Sandals $1075.00, Rockstud Cage Leather Flats $995.00

 

DUPESStudded Strappy Block Heels $79.98, Studded Strappy Pumps High Heels T-Strap $52.99Metal Studs Strappy Buckle Pointy Toe Flats $49.99

 

 

9. Saint Laurent- Heart Shaped Sunglasses $420.00

 

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DUPE- Heart Sunglasses Vintage Cat Eye $9.99

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10. Louis Vuitton- Neverfull Handbag $1400.00

 

 

DUPECanvas Neverfull Tote Bag $118.00

 

 

Do you have any Amazon favourites that I’m missing? Let me know in the comments!

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Instagram Outfit Roundup

Happy Monday everyone! I wanted to do a recap of my Instagram outfits over the last couple weeks. You can simply click on the picture below and it will give you a direct link to the item.  If something has sold out I have tried to link a comparable article.  I hope you all have a wonderful week 🙂

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Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

What to Wear this Valentines Day

Valentines Day may be a cheesy Hallmark holiday, but it sure is fun to dress the part 😉  I personally love to celebrate anything and Valentines is no exception.  There are so many heart print items of clothing to choose from, all different price points.  I have tried to gather a few of the more reasonably priced articles to shop from if you are looking for something fun and festive to wear this February 14th (or the week leading up to it like myself!) Whether you are heading out for a romantic dinner with your sweetheart, a “Galentines” get together with the ladies, or curling up on the couch with a Moscow mule watching something cheesy, I have covered your bases for you in the wardrobe department… LOL!

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One. Heart Sunglasses // Two. Heart Print Blouse // Three. Two Tone Heart Sweater // Four. Multiple Mini Heart Print Sweater // Five. Red Floral Jumpsuit // Six. Patterned Flounce Dress // Seven. Lace Midi Dress // Eight. High Neck Heart Print Sweater //  Nine. Heart Print Skinny Scarf // Ten. Stripes + Hearts Shirtdress // Eleven. Letter + Heart Print Sweater // Twelve. Heart Print Skirt // Thirteen. Heart Earrings

 

I hope you have a wonderful time this Valentines Day however you choose to celebrate it 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

New Years Eve Outift Inspiration!

I love New Years Eve! Quite honestly, I love any occasion to get dressed up 🙂  I mean, I suppose I could wear sequins to the office on a Wednesday morning, but I might get some funny looks! That is why choosing outfits for NYE is always so much fun.  Whatever your plans may be… a quiet evening in at home, dinner at a swanky restaurant, or my personal favourite way to spend it is a gathering at a friend’s house for an evening full of laughter and champagne!  I have rounded up a bunch of affordable and fun outfit ideas.  I am like a magnet to sparkle… LOL!

 

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One. Moonlight Drop Earring // Two. Glitter Block Heel // Three. Faux Fur Jacket // Four. Glittery Jumpsuit // Five. Embellished Sweater // Six. Knotted Sequin Skirt // Seven. Ruched Front Dress // Eight. Faux Patent Leather Leggings // Nine. Off the Shoulder Jumpsuit // Ten. Velour dress with Beads // Eleven. Sequin Box Clutch // Twelve. Sequin Jacket // Thirteen. Molten Metal Drop Earrings // Fourteen. Mary Jane Mule

 

Wishing you all the best for a safe and happy New Years!  All the very best for 2019 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Shannon x

Holiday Gift Guide for Her!

 

Happy Cyber Monday everyone 🙂 Today I am sharing my gift guide for HER! A few of these items I already own and a couple are definitely on my wish list! I always like to get the bulk of my shopping finished early because there are undoubtedly a few last-minute things I always am rushing around for right before Christmas! I am heading to New York at the end of this week (SO EXCITED!) and I am planning on getting a few special gifts there as well. I hope you all have a wonderful week and happy shopping!

 

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One. Mercury Glass Candle
I always think that gorgeous candles are a perfect gift for the tricky to buy for women in my life!
Two. Cable-knit Hat
Can you ever have enough pom-pom toques? I think not!
Three. Girl, Wash Your Face book
Hoping this one shows up in my stocking 😉 I love books that are inspiring yet still hilarious.
Four. Monogram Agate Coaster
So delicate & gorgeous I always love anything initialed when it come to gift giving!
Five. Round Shoulder Bag
Great price, great shape & LEOPARD! need I say more?!
Six. Light Pink Gloves
Packing these babies for NYC! Super soft inside
Seven. Living Proof Fullness + Volume Mini Transformation Kit
I have just recently started using these products and I absolutely love them! Their dry shampoo is also amazing
Eight. AM and PM gift set
Coffee + Wine = two of my greatest loves in life.. LOL!
Nine. Cherry Pajamas
I love getting fun pjs and jogger sets for lounging around the house in the chilly months
Ten. Fleece Bathrobe
Love the knee length of this one. Friends know that friends love cozy things!
Eleven. Bead- appliquéd Captain’s Cap
Please, if anyone knows my husband- tell him this is definitely a gift I would love to unwrap Christmas morning!!
Twelve. Velvet Pom-Pom Slippers
Practical and cute at the same time! Own them in three colours 😉
Thirteen. Lust: Mini MatteTrance Lipstick Trio
I just ordered this set for myself & I cannot wait to get it! The reviews are amazing
Fourteen. Flannel Blanket Scarf
The easiest way to glam up an otherwise ordinary outfit! Also comes in various colour palettes.
Fifteen. Perennially Perfect Resin Gift Set
Bauble Bar always has the most beautiful gift sets. I have these white-flowered ones and get so many compliments on them!
Sixteen. Letter Charm Bamboo Pendant
Have it, love it! Future gift for all of my girls!

 

I hope I was able to help find the perfect gift for the ladies in your life! These gist guides are always so much fun to put together 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

The Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales 2018

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Happy Black Fri-Yay! I hope that all of my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I have rounded up all of the best sales happening right now, plus the promo codes you need to shop them 🙂 I Hope to finish most of my Christmas shopping today… the deals are INCREDIBLE! Hope you find everything you are looking for and possibly some things you didn’t even know you needed! Happens to me all the time… LOL!

Abercrombie

– 50% off entire store + $5 shipping

Ann Taylor

– 50% off everything with code: BLACKFRIDAY from Nov 22- 25

– 50% off everything with code: CYBER2018 from Nov 25- 28

ANTHROPOLOGIE

– 30% off everything

Aritzia

– Up to 50% off

ASOS

– 25% off everything with code EPIC25

Banana Republic

– 50% off everything

BaubleBar

– Up to 70% off early Black Friday Doorbusters, 35% off everything

Bloomingdales

Buy more, save more event. Take $25 off $150+, $75 off $350+ or $150 off $500+

Chicwish

Extra $10 OFF Order $70+ with Code: BF10

Extra $20 OFF $120+ with Code: BF20

Extra $30 OFF $180+ with Code: BF30

DYNAMITE

– 40% off all orders from Nov 21-25
– 50% off all orders from7am-10am, 40% off from 10am-9pm, 30% starting at 9pm Nov 26-27

Express

– 50% off everything + free shipping

Forever 21

– Extra 50% off sale with code: EXTRA50

-Doorbusters take up to 80% off

Goodnight Macaroon

– up to 50% off

H&M

– 30% off everything + free shipping with code:  3238

JCrew

-40% off with code: TOGETHER

JCPenney 

– Take an extra 30% off when you spend $100+

– Take an extra 25% off when you spend under $100

Kate Spade

– 30% off everything with code: GIVECHEER

Kohl’s

 – Take an extra 20% off site wide with code: TAKE20

LOFT

– 40% your purchase with code: BESTWEEK

Macy’s

– 20% Off Black Friday Sale with code: BLKFRI from Nov 21-24
– 20% Off Cyber Monday with code: CYBER from Nov 25-26

Madewell

– 25% off everything with code: DEALWITHIT

Nine West

-50% off + free shipping

Nordstrom

– Up to 60% off

Nordstrom Rack

– Black Friday Clearance! Receive an extra 30% off

Old Navy

-50% off your entire purchase

Rebecca Minkoff

-25% off if you spend $100+ with code:  THX25

-30% off if you spend $200+ with code: THX30

Revolve

– Up to 50% off

–Take an extra 20% off sale items

Sam Edelman

– Up to 50% off code: SAMSGIVING2018

SHOPBOP

– Get 15% off orders of $200

– 20% off orders of $500

-25% off orders of $800 with code: MORE18

Sole Society

– Cyber Monday: 30% off site wide from Nov 26-27

Stuart Weitzman

– 30% off with code: BLACKFRIYAY

Tory Burch

-30% off $250+ with code: THANKS

Urban Outfitters

– BOGO site wide from Nov 21- 26

Zara

– 30% off everything

 

I’ll be back to update as the sales continue!

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

The Perfect Holiday Party Dresses

It is quickly approaching that time of year again… Holiday Party season!! I live for a good party dress 🙂  It feels like every weekend from now on has some sort of event.  I absolutely love this time of year, there is so much celebrating to take part in.  I have been actively searching for a great dress to wear for my office Christmas party and there are just too many cute ones to choose from.  I have rounded up a bunch of adorable and festive dresses that are all under $100 if you are searching for that perfect party dress as well!

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One. Black Pleated Dress // Two. Green Lace Dress // Three. Red Lace Midi Dress // Four. Gathered Ruffle Dress // Five. Golden Strappy Dress // Six. Black/Silver Sequined Dress // Seven. Pink Sequin Dress // Eight. Pleated Dress // Nine. Gold Pleated Dress // Ten. Red Leopard Dress // Eleven. Blue Velvet Dress // Twelve. Leather & Lace Dress // Thirteen. Lace V-Neck Dress

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx