Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide: His & Hers

With Christmas in less than a week, now is the time to get all of your last minute holiday gift shopping complete! Sometimes it can be hard to think of what he or she might like…but with these gift guides, you should be set to go this Christmas! Besides, it’s the thought that counts…right? You can’t go wrong with a scented candle…or what about a really nice pair of gloves?

HIS & HERS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

HISHERS

HIS: Canvas Travel Bag / Plaid Scarf / Watch / Knit Hat / Patterned TieLeather Gloves / Cologne / Slippers / Leather Wallet / Pajama Pants

HERS: Candle / Drop Earrings / Knit Infinity Scarf / Knot Bangle / Nail polish KitWallet / Make Up Bag / Gold Bangle / Knit Mittens / Eyeshadow Palette


MY FAVOURITES

I can tell you that some of these gifts are some of my favourite things…and what I’m wishing Santa will bring me this year. However, like every gift guide I do…I like some things more than others…

Kate Spade Darla Wallet in “Ballet Slipper” Pink 

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This wallet is so cute and right up my alley (considering it is the perfiect colour!) It is the perfect little gift for that special lady in your life or even your best friend. The design is simple – my favourite part of the design is the scalloped edge! So chic!

Mukluk’s Criss-Cross Knit Mittens in Blue

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Mittens are pretty much a necessity in Canada (even though this Winter has been very mild). These warm knit mukluk’s will keep the fingers cozy and they don’t look too shabby in this beautiful blue colour. My favourite part of these mittens is the turned up cuff – very nice detail.

Calvin Klein Euphoria Gold Men’s Cologne 

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One word to describe this cologne? Amazing. It is my favourite cologne on men…it is the best smelling cologne I have ever smelled. Seriously. The design of the bottle is nice (that that too many men care about the packaging…) and the best part about it? It’s not too expensive…

Nordstrom Perforated Leather Gloves

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Leather gloves are probably the best looking gloves on a guy. A nice pair of gloves is one of the symbols that a guy is a great dresser! These gloves aren’t too expensive and they aren’t too big either. I like slim-fitting gloves (both for men and women)…they are more useful that way. The perforation on the top is nice too so your hands can breathe.

Well that’s a wrap…(literally).

Putting off your Christmas shopping isn’t a good idea…but most of these ideas can be found at your local mall if you look hard enough…and if you want to express post the items, order them online – everything is linked underneath the guides for your shopping needs! Hopefully he or she has a great Christmas…and your Christmas shopping is already complete.

Merry Christmas!!

42 Party Looks to Try this Season…

42December is the month to try the greatest of party looks out. There are Christmas parties, work parties, NYE parties…which means style needs to come out! I see this time of the year as a time to be daring, beautiful and rock whatever you want to! Tulle, sequins, glitter…the works are brought for this season and it is awesome! As Pinterest is my favourite procrastination tool when studying for finals, today I am bringing you a whopping 50 party looks YOU need to try this season! 

TULLE

@jilliandillon THIS is what I want to wear to the wedding...in periwinkle or navy with silver shoes. ;):

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NEW YEAR EVE OUTFIT grown up tutu #style:

Sara / Collage Vintage

Holiday outfit idea: new years perhaps?:

Delmy / Fashion Bananas

Wendy / Wendy’s Lookbook 

Tulle is such a great fashion risk for a party look! Not only can you dress it up, you can also dress it down and make it look less ballerina and more chic! Who says you can’t rock a tutu in public? If I can get my hands on one of these…then I would rock it hard!

SHORTS (WITH/WITHOUT TIGHTS)

Black jacket white blosue sequin silver shorts black tights heels street fashion new years eve fashion:

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Dinner Date... by A spoonful of Style => Click to see what she wears:

Jade / A Spoonful of Style

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Shorts and tights are a great way to keep it casual, while dressing it up. I love this trend because it gives you the best of both worlds! Plus, sometimes, you just don’t want to put your cute pair of shorts away for the Winter! Why not rock em’ out for the end of the year?

SEQUINS

<plaid + sequins for work christmas party> tie a ribbon bow around your collar to dress up a shirt for a holiday outfit:

Jean / Extra Petite

Sequins are a holiday staple, and this season we love them on billowing midi skirts. #sequins #party #outfits:

Ashley / Side Smile Style

11 cool girl new year's eve outfit ideas - leather biker jacket, black heels + gold sequin pants:

Ester / Mi Armario En Ruinas

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Emily / The Sweetest Thing

Sequin blazer going to get one i have a ugly black dress that i need to spice up:

Alexandra / Lovely Pepa 

sequins and plaid. clothes from Lulus:

The Girls with Glasses / Babble 

Barefoot Blonde - Sequin Skirt:

Amber / Barefoot Blonde

Sequins and glitter are great to liven up the party outfit! I also love to accent my outfit with sequin pieces…they certainly make a statement and for the holidays…it is the number one choice in my eyes! You aren’t going to wear a gold sequin mini skirt to work, right?

LEATHER ON THE BOTTOM

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Jessica / Hapa Time

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Alana / Alana Marie Style

Peplum top + Skinny leather pants + neutral pump... I love it!:

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Jessica / Hapa Time

Leather on the bottom makes for a great look and I love how casual and dressy they can look! If you want to rock the full leather pants, then leather leggings are a great option – especially for a holiday party!

LITTLE BLACK DRESS

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Grace / A Southern Drawl 

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Helena / Brooklyn Blonde

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asos black dress

Jean / Extra Petite

Everybody knows that the LBD is an absolute essential in a lady’s closet. When the holiday season comes around, it’s always good to have your trusty LBD hanging there ready to be wined and dined. You really can never go wrong with a look like this – why? It’s cute, simple and effortless all in one neat little package!

COZY

NYE Ready in black, sequin track pants + blush pink sweater w/ black bowtie on www.forallthingslovely.com:

Megan / For All Things Lovely

Southern Curls & Pearls: Holiday Party Outfit...:

Caitlin / Southern Curls & Pearls 

30 + Fun and Flirty Holiday Party Outfits - This Silly Girl's Life:

Rach / Pink Peonies

Winter:

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Holiday parties come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes they call for a cozy blanket scarf over a five inch pair of glittery heels! These cozy looks are perfect if you are staying in with friends or going to an intimate gathering. Still dripping with style, but style in comfort!

RED, RED, RED!

Tibi Silk Faille Skirt from Pink Peonies:

Rach / Pink Peonies

Bethany / B Soup

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What to wear to a holiday party:

Caitlin / Southern Curls & Pearls 

Red is probably one of the best holiday colours out there. There is nothing shy about the colour red and how it is used in the looks above is exactly how you should rock it this holiday season! Whether you are sporting the LRD (Little Red Dress) or using it as a complimentary colour…all is well in the colour red!

 VELVET

Slip into this velvet dress for any holiday occasion and look absolutely stunning!:

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sparkly + velvet:

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Red Velvet Xmas <3 (by Imogen De Souza) http://lookbook.nu/look/4385239-Red-Velvet-Xmas-3:

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Velvet is such a great fabric – the texture is a real statement and you can do so much to compliment your look with it. Pair it with tights, put a tunic underneath for a more business casual look, or dress it up with some jewels and sparkle and you have a dazzling New Year’s Eve look!

PLAID

Office party? Meet the parents? Christmas Eve service? Here's your perfect outfit.:

Sarah Lynn / Love by Lynn

thigh high socks, knee high socks, topshop skirt, holiday outfits, holiday party outfit, holiday outfit ideas // grace wainwright from a southern drawl

Grace / A Southern Drawl

Courtney / What Courtney Wore

Lots of good choices for teens adn moms too! 55+ Fall Outfit Ideas, super cute clothing inspiration for fall!:

Rach / Pink Peonies

Wonderland Skirt:

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Plaid is always a great option. Patterns are fun and fun to try and mix – especially for a fun night out with friends! I love tartan shirts, shorts, skirts and dresses…they are a great option and I love how they look in the holiday season.


Hopefully you were able to get a few ideas from this post. I’d like to thank all of the lovely ladies who make these outfits happen! I love all of these lady bloggers so much and their style – which needs to be shared! All links are available underneath each picture so head over to their platforms and check them out!

What do you have coming up this season? Any crazy party plans? Let me know in the comments below…

20 Holiday Outfit Essentials…

Sometimes, it can be difficult to pick out what to wear…or better yet, difficult to find the motivation to pick out what to wear, when it’s cold, miserable and snowy outside. The holiday season is a time to look bundled and stylish! It’s essential to look fabulous during this festive season, and with a few essentials…you can do just that! I have compiled 20 holiday outfit essentials so that dressing yourself up for the holidays won’t be so tough!

Holiday Essentials - Pearls and Polkadots

Wool Coat | 2 LBD | 3 Plaid Flannel | 4 Bow Gloves | 5 Leopard Beanie | 6 White Blouse | 7 Fur Vest | 8 Ugly Christmas Sweater | 9 Red Midi Skirt | 10 Black Clutch | 11 Long Gloves | 12 Red Tartan Scarf | 13 Black Pumps | 14 Statement Necklace | 15 Bean Boots | 16 Red Tote | 17 Leopard Booties | 18 Riding Boots | 19 Metallic Flats | 20 Moccasins 

With these twenty items, you will be cozy, stylish and festive this holiday season!

How do I style them? 

A lot of these pieces can be paired together. Take the red midi skirt, pair it with the black pumps, white blouse and white wool overcoat and you have yourself a perfect look for Christmas dinner, Sunday service or even those holiday photos with the family!

Stay tuned…

I will be posting some combos using these items and a few more of my favourite holiday staples! In the meantime, if you are looking to put together some looks for the holiday season…check out my post last month: 3 outfits you need this holiday season … that should tide you over until I release this stellar outfit combo post!

Happy Holidays and a happy Tuesday everybody…

3 outfits you need this holiday season…

This holiday season, you will want to make sure you are dressing in style. The holidays bring all types of fashion potential, but wherever you are, you will want to make sure you are dressed appropriately. Today, I want to show you three simple looks that you can rock to several of the holiday events. All of these outfits are inspired from the Pinterest world (since I spend so much time surfing the boards).

3 OUTFITS (2)


Decorating the House

The holiday season brings baking, decorating and fun family activities. In order to do these activities (and keep in style) you want to keep your outfit comfortable. Comfort is what you want when you are crawling on the roof to put up lights, or rushing around the mall to shop.

Outfit 1 - Decorating the House with Lights

Plaid Flannel Shirt | Black Skinny Jeans | Brown Flat Boots | Cream Boot Socks | Cream Infinity Scarf | Pearl Studs

Red plaid is so Christmas-y, right? I love it. Plaid screams holiday to me (and Fall, of course) and flannel is extremely cozy (there’s the comfort factor!) – especially J.Crew Factory plaid. I paired the flannel with black skinny jeans by Dorothy Perkins, but you could switch these out for black leggings as well. Black acts as that neutral that gives the base to the look. Knee boots are a given during the holiday season. Why? They keep your legs warm – especially with these cream boot socks that I included from L.L. Bean. The infinity scarf and pearl earrings top the look off and give it that girly charm that it needs!

Cheers to the Holiday Season

I’m sure you have a fun holiday party to attend this season…so why not dress up for this one? The last look was all about comfort…and although this look isn’t completely uncomfortable, it puts more of an emphasis on class and style. With this look, you will be getting out on the dance floor and raising your glass to toast soon enough…

Outfit 2 - Holiday Party

Cream Lace Top | Red Midi Skirt | Nude Design Pumps | Black Evening Clutch | Crystal Cluster Statement Necklace

Red seems to be the focus colour of the season, right? Well, it makes sense. This red skirt is the true focus of this party outfit. Midi skirts are a trend that I am loving right now, and personally, I might just have to order this for my Christmas look of 2015. Lace is one of my favourite fabrics…it goes great with everything and puts such a holiday spin on this party look. When you pick a colour scheme for an outfit, you want to keep it simple. Red, cream with a hint of black is the colour scheme of this look – so choosing a neutral heel is essential. The black should be played down, which is why we only see black included in the clutch. To top the look off, this crystal cluster statement infinity necklace from Kate Spade New York is just the bling you need to bring the glam.

Bundling Up in Style

Who says Winter coats need to be big, bulky and awkward? If you are from a place that gets completely covered in snow during the holiday season, then you will know when I say that winter wear is not always the most fashionable…well that’s not completely true! There is some outerwear out there that will make Winter your favourite fashion season.

Outfit 3 - Bundling Up

Tan Wool Coat | White Knit Turtleneck | Dark Skinny Jeans | Tan and Cream Tote | Black and Cream Gloves | Statement Necklace | Earrings | Winter Boots

Winter fashion is exciting and so fun to do. I love buying coats and jackets (I get this from my mother) and I have several that I pull out during the holiday season for different occasions. Wool is always a great material for nice Winter wear. This wool coat is from J.Crew Factory and I included it solely because it is beautiful. Hidden clasps and zippers, so that overall you have a very “city” (as they call it) and polished look. Right with it, I paired a Winter white turtleneck from J.Crew…because why not? This will keep you all nice and cozy on a blustery Winter day. Other Winter essentials for bundling up such as gloves and boots are of the most stylish trends out there right now – bean boots (enough said) and bows (I am big into bows this season). The tote, I chose because of the tan and cream colour palette – perfect! Finally, the jewelry is from mark.Avon – their pieces are super trendy right now, and I am a huge fan (plus, I like the nature feel they have).

Well there you go…

Three looks to rock this holiday season! Stay tuned for more holiday outfit posts because as we inch closer to my favourite holiday (Christmas!!), I am going to go crazy. Two things that I looove talking about when it comes to fashion is Fall Fashion and Holiday Fashion – both great topics…I could really go on forever!

What are you rocking this holiday season? What item are you particularly obsessed with? Let me know in the comments below…

Holiday Gift Guide: mark. by Avon For Her

The gift gifting season is right around the corner (four Fridays away!!), can you believe it? We just celebrated Halloween, and now it’s the middle of November! Christmas commercials are on, all the Christmas decorations are in stock, and I watched the first Christmas movie of the season (Christmas with the Kranks) a few weeks ago!! It’s coming up fast, and I am super excited.

With Christmas, obviously comes gift giving – friends, parents, kids, bosses, employees, siblings…you name them, there is a gift out there for them. Well today, I am going to show you ten items that you can get for her – all from the current mark. by Avon collection! My Mom is an Avon rep and Christmas is probably the busiest time of year – I have already selected my favourite items for this holiday season, and some of them are in this guide!

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mark. Warm up to it Muff Bag | mark. Dream Sequins Shimmering Eyeshadow Palette | mark. Second Nature Necklace | mark. Crushing on Coconut Body Scrub | mark. Crushing on Coconut Body Butter | mark. Baroque the Mold Ring | mark. Shine of the Times Ring | mark. Clutch Situation 5-piece pro brush setmark. What a Tassel Necklace | mark. Draw to a Close Bag

Christmas shopping can be hard sometimes and gift guides can certainly make it easier! All of ten of these picks are $50.00 and under, just the right amount to spend on your loved ones! I am a huge fan of mark. by Avon and I always know that some of my best Christmas gifts will be from the magalog! If you haven’t checked into it, I suggest you find a rep and quick, because these items are the perfect gifts for your best friend, Mom, sister, or Aunt! Trust me, if she likes fashion, beauty and accessories…this is your go-to catalog!!

These are ten of many fun gifts that mark. by Avon offers – head over to their website here to check out more great picks for this year’s gift-giving season. Keep in mind that many of their products can be purchased on sale and that way you can bundle them together in a gift basket (especially with the bath products…such a great gift!!).

I can’t wait to begin my Christmas shopping and wrapping them all up – the season is upon us and I could not be more excited (Christmas mode activated!!). Have fun shopping!