The Perfect Christmas Dress!

I absolutely love this time of year.  Yes it can get a little hectic, but for the most part it is so much fun!  Lots of family outings, activities and celebrating with loved ones.  Ask any of my friends and they will tell you that I love to embrace a good theme.  Christmas is no exception!  I have owned my fair share of ugly Christmas sweaters and festive onesie pyjamas, but in my heart, I am a dress lover!  This is my very first holiday themed sweater dress!  As soon as I saw this cute snowman’s face, I knew that I had to have it… LOL!  But seriously, how fun is this dress for holiday get-togethers, parties and even to wear to work (with tights an a blazer for a more responsible look of course… haha!)

Snowman Sweater Dress

Snowman Sweater Dress

It even comes with a striped scarf as the belt… so adorable!!

Snowman Sweater Dress

Snowman Sweater Dress

My Snowman Sweater Dress // Over the Knee Boots

Of course I had to make a collection of a bunch of other fun Holiday themed dresses as well 🙂  The problem is choosing only one!!

 

Fun Christmas Dresses

 

One. Nutcracker Pom-Pom Sweater Dress // Two. Candy Cane Apron Sweater Dress // Three. Fireplace Sweater Dress // Four. Christmas Apron Sweater Dress // Five. Crushed Velvet Holiday Bow Dress // Six. Cold Shoulder Mrs. Clause Dress // Seven. Velvet Santa Print Dress // Eight. Fair Isle Gingerbread Man Sweater Dress // Nine. Faux Fur Collared Mrs. Clause Dress // Ten. Striped Elf Sweater Dress

 

Which one is your favourite? I think I might need to have the green velvet Santa faces as well…. 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

The Best Black Friday Sales!

 

I hope that all of my American friends had a wonderful time celebrating Thanksgiving!

Of course we all know that after Thanksgiving comes Black Friday (happy dance!!!) I have rounded up some of the best sales that will be happening… they are pretty incredible!!  So I will leave you with a list of stores and just say you are welcome…. and I am so sorry… LOL!

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Above: My entire outfit is on sale right now! Over the knee boots are Guess, jeans are H&M & pink coat is Chicwish!

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH– 50% off your purchase & $5 shipping

AMERICAN EAGLE– 40% off & free shipping

ANN TAYLOR– 50% off everything with code GOPINK

ASOS– 30% off your entire purchase with code EPIC30

BAUBLE BAR– 35% off your purchase with code VIP35

BANANA REPUBLIC– 50% off regular priced items & free shipping

BOOHOO– 50% off everything & free shipping

CHICWISH– take an extra 15% off your $70 purchase with code BLK15

EXPRESS– 50% off your order & free shipping

FOREVER 21– take an extra 30% off sale with code EXTRA30

GAP– 50% off your purchase with code GAPFRIDAY

GOODNIGHT MACAROON– 30% off your purchase with code BLACKFRIDAY2017

GUESS FACTORY– 30-60% off your purchase & $5 shipping

H&M– take 20% off your purchase & free shipping with code 1662

J. CREW– 40% off your purchase & free shipping with code THANKU 

J. CREW FACTORY– 50% off everything

JOE FRESH– 30% off your purchase with code BLACKFRIDAY17

KATE SPADE– 30% off with code GIVEJOY

LOFT– 50% off with code FRIYAY

MAC– 25% off your purchase with code MAC25

MADEWELL– 25% off with code DONTSTRESS

MACYS– 20% off & free shipping on $49+ with code HURRY

NORDSTROM– take an extra 20% off selected sale items & free shipping

OLD NAVY– 50% off your purchase & free shipping over $50

REBECCA MINKOFF– 25% off your $100+ order with code BLACK25/ take 30% off your $250+ order with code BLACK 30

REVOLVE– up to 50% off sale styles

SAM EDELMAN– 30% off with code SAMSGIVING

SHOP BOP– 20% off of $200+/ 25% off $500+/ 30% off $800+ with code MORE17

STEVE MADDEN– 20% off your purchase & free shipping with code BLACK

TOP SHOP– up tp 50% off & free shipping

TORY BURCH– 30% off your $250 purchase

URBAN OUTFITTERS– buy one, get one 50% off everything

WILDFOX– 40% off regular priced items with code ALLSMILES

ZARA– take 30% off your purchase

 

Happy Shopping  everyone 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Fall Trends: Velvet

I have to confess, I have been slow to get on board with the velvet trend.  In fact, I flat-out ignored it last year and secretly hoped it would go away… lol!  I don’t know what it is about this Fall, but I am finding myself totally drawn to it now.  Do I dare say I’m “crushing” on velvet?!? (Ha ha, see what I did there?)  My first velvet purchase this year was a simple black dress to subtly try out the trend.  I am completely hooked… I love it all now!  Velvet booties, clutches and all of the beautiful colours and styles it is available in!  I just even recently purchased my six-year-old the cutest little velvet dress to match me… lol!

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My Velvet Dress (Also available in Green, Red & Floral Print) under $20!!

 

I have rounded up a few more reasonably priced velvet articles if it is a trend you are loving too!

 

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One. Crystal Button Bootie // Two. Bell Sleeve Top // Three. Pleated Velvet Skirt // Four. Tie Sleeve Top // Five. Long Jacket Dress // Six. Ruched Wrap Dress // Seven. Smocked Babydoll Dress // Eight. Drawstring Dress // Nine. Pull-On Velvet Skirt // Ten. Velvet Shoulder Bag // Eleven. Lace Long Sleeve Dress // Twelve. Fitted Mock Neck Dress // Thirteen. Stacked Heel Pump

 

What are your thoughts on seeing velvet everywhere? I would love to chat in the comments below 🙂

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Fabulous Fall Accessories!

As the saying goes, accessories are necessities!  A beautiful accessory can literally make your entire outfit.  I totally appreciate pieces like a simple black saddle bag or a classic plaid scarf, but during this season there is a ton of room for being as bold as you want to!  Hats are huge for Fall 2017…  and not just the cute felt floppy hats like we have seen the last couple years, but also baker boy hats (my new obsession!) chic berets, pom-pom toques, page boys, felt fedoras in every colour and embellished headbands.  There are an abundance of fun Fall accessories to make a statement with.  Tons of vibrant colours, patterns and various textures.  I know it’s easy to stick to neutrals, but this year with your classic black coat why not try a pair of vibrant burgundy leather gloves or a leopard print scarf instead?  I am also a huge believer in belts.  They can often add a fun element to an understated outfit!  You will be seeing a ton of oversized buckles and thick, corset style belts this Fall.  Be bold and be confident with your accessories and you will be amazed at how many compliments you will get 🙂

I have linked a bunch of fabulous and really reasonably priced Fall accessories below:

 

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  1. Leather & Suede Gloves // 2. Wide Brim Fedora // 3. Foldover Crossbody Bag // 4. Tassel Fringe Earrings // 5. Tasseled Earrings // 6. Soft Tie Belt // 7. Leopard Print Scarf // 8. Perforated Black Belt // 9. Metallic Knit Headband // 10. Crossbody Saddle Bag // 11. Captain’s Hat // 12. Sunglasses // 13. Pompom Toque //  14. Gold Bow Belt //  15. Multistrand Necklace // 16. Burgundy Leather Gloves // 17. Gold Leaf Earrings // 18. Velvet Crossbody Bag // 19. Blue Wool Hat // 20. Color-Block Oversized Scarf

 

What are your favourite accessories for this Fall? I would love to hear from you in the comments below 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

Instagram Outfits

I hope that everyone is having a great week so far!

I am doing a big Instagram outfit roundup today as it has been a while since my last one 🙂  I have provided the links to some of the more popular “start of Fall” outfits that I have worn.  Happy shopping!

 

Cute Overalls

Similar Lace Top  //  Denim Overalls

Fun Fall outfit

Striped Cardigan  //  White T-shirt //  Black Jeans  //  Braided Belt  //  Suede Boots

Black & Red Floral Dress

My Black & Red Floral Dress is sold out online (I did see it in the store still though!)  I have linked the midi version HERE & the pleated skirt HERE //  OTK Boots  //  Black Tights  (my favourite these are a staple!)

Cute Hunter boot outfit

Cardigan  //  Striped Shirt  //  Light Jeans  //  Hunter Boots

Black & White polka dot dress

Polka Dot Dress  (mine was from Zara a couple of months ago.  I find their clothes sell out SO fast! My exact is no longer available, I’ve linked a couple other cute ones HERE // HERE & HERE  //  Suede Ankle Boots (I wear these ALL the time!)  //  Black Tights

Midi cardigan, denim shirt, mules

Long Cardigan black version HERE //  Denim Shirt  //  Black Leggings  //  Mule Loafers

Baker Boy hat & studded ankle boots

Luitenant Hat  //  Shiny Leggings  //  Studded Booties

Fall floral dress with peep toed booties

Floral Print Dress  (it is actually dark green but looks navy/ black in this picture) //  Peep-Toed Booties (20% off right now)

striped shirt & dressy joggers

Striped Shirt (I own this is almost every colour you will LOVE it!) //  Black Jogger Pants  //  Black Pumps //  Purse

Cozy beige poncho

My Cream Poncho is from last year, but I have linked a cute, similar one HERE  //  Striped Turtleneck  //  Jeans  //  Boots

Black & White checked coat

Black & White Checkered Coat  //  Cream Sweater  //  Jeans  //  OTK Boots

Loafer Heels

Loafer Heel Pumps  //  Leather Leggings

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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Fall Ponchos!

I am really loving ponchos (also referred to as capes or wraps) for Fall!  Such a fun and cozy alternative to simply throwing on a sweater.  They give you that layer of extra warmth, while still looking very chic!  These wraps can have a bit of a vintage or rustic feel to them which I love!  Ponchos are super easy to style and you can wear them over practically anything: jeans, leggings, dresses.  If this is a new trend to you, grab one in a neutral colour that goes with everything.  You will be surprised by how much use you will actually get out of it 🙂  I get more compliments whenever I wear this plaid one below.

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My exact plaid poncho is from last Fall but I have found a bunch of other really cute, reasonably priced ones if it a look you are interested in trying this look:

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One. Black Plaid Poncho  //  Two. Blue Buffalo Wrap  //  Three. Plaid Poncho //  Four. Buffalo Plaid Cape //  Five. Plaid Poncho //  Six. Grey Multi Plaid Cape  //  Seven. Jacquard Cape  //  Eight. Reversible Poncho  //  Nine. Fringe Black Wrap  //  Ten. Plaid Toggle Wrap //  Eleven. Blue Fringe Wrap

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Happy Thanksgiving! (& the Best Friends and Family Sales)

This weekend we celebrate Thanksgiving here in Canada.  With everything going on in our world right now, I am feeling extra thankful for the health and safety of my loved ones.  For me personally, it makes me feel awful that it often takes a tragic event for me to appreciate how truly fortunate I am.  This weekend I will be spending quality time with my sweet family.  I will remind myself not to sweat the small stuff and to feel grateful for those little things I tend to take for granted!  I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving, full of lots of love and laughter!

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On a lighter note, long weekends also mean great shopping!  I wanted to share some of the best sales happening right now :

LOFT– 40% off with code FALLFEST

OLD NAVY– Until October 7/17 save 25% your order with code: BONUS

LORD & TAYLOR– Until October 9/17 get up to 40% off shoes & boots and up to 50% off clothing with code COLUMBUS

MACY’SUntil October 9/17 take 20% off with code STYLE

BLOOMIGDALE’S– Until October 9/ 17 25% off select items using code FRIENDS

SAKSUntil October 8/ 17 Up to 25% off

NORDSTROM RACK– Now until October 9/17 take an extra 25% off clearance!

REBECCA TAYLOR– Until October 11/17 take 25% off your purchase with code 25FAMILY

FOREVER 21– 21% off a $50+ purchase with code F21FRIENDS

URBAN OUTFITTERS– Take an extra 30% off sale items

ANTHROPOLOGIE– Take an extra 40% off sale items

 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone and thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Midi Coats

It is no secret that I love midi length everything!  I find it to be such a flattering and functional length for clothing.  The midi coat was popular last Fall but I feel like is going to be much more mainstream this year.  This length of coat falls just below your knees, basically mid calf, which makes sense as to why it’s called midi length.  I find it has almost a bit of a retro feel and can easily be dressed up or down.  I tend to wear a lot of tunics and long sweaters in the fall, so I like this length of jacket because then my clothing isn’t hanging out the bottom of my coat (and it keeps your bottom warm in the chilly months.. lol!)

 

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I have rounded up a bunch of fun, reasonably priced midi length jackets if you were looking to add one to your Fall wardrobe:

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  1. Leopard Wool-Blend Coat  //  2. Red Wool Coat  //  3. Camel Midi Coat  //  4. Mustard Yellow Midi Coat  //  5. Olive Double-Breasted Coat  //  6. Ecru Contrast Fabric Hem  //  7. Beige Wool-Blend Coat  //  8. Pink Faux Suede Trench  //  9. Floral Satin Trench  //  10.  Dark Blue Textured Midi  //  11. Light Gray Felted Coat  //  12. Pink Shawl Collar

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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Instagram Outfits

Happy Monday everyone!  Starting this week out with a dose of affordable fashion 🙂  I have done another roundup of some of my Instagram outfits that I have received the most inquiries about.  A few of the items are old or sold out, so in those cases I have linked some very similar articles.  Happy shopping… I love sharing a good deal when I find one!

Cute Rainbow dress

Rainbow Dress  //  Ankle Strap Heels  //  Studded Clutch is old, similar HERE

Green Crochet Lace dress

Crochet-Lace Shift Dress  //  Ankle boots  //  Crossbody Bag

Purple Lace dress

Me: Layered Lace Dress  //  Block Heels  // Light Pink Clutch is sold out, similar HERE

Tiered Pinstripe Dress

Tiered Pinstripe Dress  //  Ankle Strap Heels

Shirt Dress, Long Cardigan & ankle boots

Heart Shirt dress is old out, plain black HERE  //  Long Cardigan  //  Ankle Boots  //  Purse

Grey Floral Ruffle sleeved dress

Ruffle-Sleeve Dress  //  Skinny Leopard Belt  //  Nude Patent Heels  //  Leopard Clutch is old, similar HERE

Green Lace Top, Ripped jeans

Distressed Jeans  //  Lace Blouse  //  Ankle Strap Heels

Black & white skirt, Lace top

Lace Trim Top  //  Black & White Skirt is old, similar HERE  //  Suede Ankle Boots  //  Purse

Casual Outfit - leopard scarf, Pink sweater, Black ripped jeans

Black Skinny Jeans  //  Pink Sweater is sold out, V-neck version HERE  //  Black Sneakers  //  Leopard Scarf is old, similar HERE

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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The Five Styles of Boots You Need For This Fall!

It goes without saying that one of my favourite parts of Fall is the fashion.  I love cozy cardigans and sweaters over leggings or distressed denim with a fun scarf and a great pair of boots.  Fabulous boots can make your entire outfit.  In fact, I sometimes outfit plan around my footwear… lol!  There are no shortage of amazing boots right now and it can be a little overwhelming if you are shoe obsessed like myself!  I have managed to narrow it down to five styles I feel you are going to be seeing a ton of this Fall:

Over the Knee Boots

I purchased a couple great pairs of OTK boots last year so I am thrilled to see they are still everywhere again this year!  This style of boot has been updated so it is a little less Pretty Woman and much more elegant and chic now!  So many different heel heights and fabrics to choose from to keep your look casual or to dress it up.

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Lace Up Utility Boots

The chunky block heel and platform on some of these combat style of boots give them a bit of a dressier look.  These boots are super cute and definitely have a bit of edginess to them.  I personally think it would be fun to pair this more utility style of footwear with something super feminine!

 

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Studded Buckle Booties

I love the details on these moto inspired booties!  The low heel makes them really easy to wear and the studding and buckles add a really fun element to the otherwise plain black.  They would look super cute with jeans or a little leather skirt!

Studded Buckled Booties

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Floral and Embroidered Ankle Boots

Keeping with the flowered embroidery trend that was everywhere this year, floral has continued into Fall footwear.  There are so many adorable embroidered or floral booties for sale right now.  Definitely a statement piece and I absolutely love them!  I do not own a pair yet, but will definitely be putting them at the top of my wish list!

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Slouchy

80’s and 90’s Fashion has been making a huge comeback for the last couple years so it was only a matter of time until slouch boots showed up again! (I used to own the sweetest pair of white leather one in school… lol!)  The boots I have been noticing this year have a more subtle slouch then the ones that I once wore though!

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What do you think of these different boot styles for Fall 2017?  I cannot wait to try them out 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx