#WishlistWednesday: Christmas Wishlist Part 3

#WISHLISTWEDNESDAYIn keeping with the wishlist spirit, I am continuing the Christmas wishlist trend this week. Last week, I focused on primarily accessories. Well, this week I want to focus on every gal’s best friend (no not diamonds)…bags and shoes! Now, there are some people who believe that picking a bag or a pair of shoes out is a personal decision. However, if you know that person’s style well enough…it can be the perfect gift for her.

Go Pack Tribe 15 inchRoots, $368.00

This is not your every day backpack. In fact, this is probably one of the nicest backpacks I have ever seen. Roots is known for its leather goods, and this is definitely one of the best of theirs. Complete with full zipper pockets, and all leather features…this backpack will hold everything you need for work and school. I believe the backpacks come in black as well – but I have a thing for brown Roots leather.

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Julia Street Plaid NishaKate Spade New York, $159.00

Plaid, plaid and more plaid. Can’t go wrong with a red tartan accessory – that is for sure. This cute little Kate Spade New York wallet in red plaid is perfect for the holidays. My favourite detail on this is the abstract black leather bow on the front where the embossed logo is featured. Can’t get more stylish than this little one.

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Faux-Patent Leather Loafers (Light Taupe Brown), Old Navy, $24.94

There is no reason not to put some cute and inexpensive shoes on your wishlist. Since I am not a millionaire…and I don’t actually know any millionaires (I wish!), I love reasonably priced brands and Old Navy is one of my favourites (seriously…I could own a franchise). These taupe leathers are so cute!! Best thing about them? They go with everything.

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Hunter Original High Gloss Boot (Red), Hunter @ Nordstrom, $150.00

I know what you are thinking…$150.00 for rain boots!? But believe me when I say that these are the cutest, and most comfortable rain boots out there. Red is a very classic colour for Hunters. You will stand out in style! I personally love the red gloss because it is what I think of when I think Hunters. But of course, there are TONS of other colours if red isn’t what you like.

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Aldo Vanwert Tote Bag (Red)Aldo on Amazon, $27.56-$38.05

Red may seem to be a theme here…ever since I saw the one and only Selena Gomez sporting a few red handbags in her street style, I have been on the prowl. This is a bit more structured than the one that Sel had on her arm…but the one on her arm almost cost over $2000…so I opted for a little more structure, a little less cost. This one from Aldo on Amazon is so cute – and just the shade of red that I like.

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Canada Hanging Pouch TribeRoots Canada, $88.00

The Canadian in me is squealing over this bag. I don’t know exactly where I would sport this but it would certainly come in handy for Canada day, or any summer outing. I saw this bag a really long time ago (there are various renditions of the pattern), and ever since, I have been in love. I am hoping that some day, one of these babies will be mine (a girl can dream).

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Tall Order Bootsmark. by Avon, $90.00

I have never gone wrong with mark. by Avon boots. About a year ago, I purchased the dark brown riding boots and to this very day, they are my most worn boots in my closet. What that means is they are very worn down and therefore, are getting close to being replaced. What I love about mark. by Avon, is that they consider shorter women with bigger calves…a real problem for me when boot shopping.

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Forquer-U Dress Pump, Aldo on Amazon, $65.00-$120.00

I was browsing on ShopStyle for gold pumps one day and saw these…which is exactly why I am including them today. They are perfect for New Year’s Eve (which is right around the corner) and I think the pattern on them is subtle, yet lovely. You can see there is some kind of texture, and the gold undertone (so it’s not too flashy) is just the right amount of glam you need in a shoe.

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Embossed PouchesChapters Indigo, $14.00-$20.00

Whenever I visit Chapters, I almost have to spend time in the style section. They are really coming out with some amazing things. I am loving their handbags right now, but I am loving their embossed pouches even more. There are such cute phrases like “I Can and I Will” or “Stay Wild & Free” (and more where that came from!). I like using them for make up, hair things, or even as a cute clutch for dinner. Adorable.

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Carraly Leopard HeelIvanka Trump, $135.00

My sister will not approve of this one but oh well! I am going through a bit of a leopard phase right now. I don’t like to wear leopard or any animal print as a huge statement piece in my looks, but I love wearing it in the accessories. Leopard clutches, bags, shoes, scarves, hats…you name it. Any accessory, and I will wear it. These pumps are so cute, and I love how these would look with earthy tones (look it up…simply fabulous).

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That rounds up part three of the Christmas wishlist. Not only do I want every single item on this list, but I love to give people gift ideas (kind of like a wishlist gift guide). All of these items are linked in the titles, so if you fell in love with an item, click away and you can have it in your closet!

What are your feelings on these picks? Do you have anything that you are dying to get for Christmas? Let me know in the comments below!!

Black Friday Favourites in Canada…

Heads up, this post is going to be a little Canadian. Not that that should deter you from looking at these awesome favourite finds that I have my eye on this Black Friday holiday (which is today, by the way!!). A sale is a sale to me and although we don’t have access to the sales that my fellow Americans do for Black Friday, we still can benefit from some pretty great discounts this upcoming weekend.

Take a look at this guide I put together, the links are below and then I am going to detail all the codes to remember for the items I showcased today! Happy Black Friday everybody!

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Dress | 2 Ring | 3 Boots | 4 Clutch | 5 Pumps | 6 Shirt | 7 Sweater 

ALDO – 50% OFF with FREE SHIPPING! – this is a beautiful sale…who says no to half off boots?

BANANA REPUBLIC – 50% OFF SWEATERS with code ‘BRFRIDAY’ – yes please!!

THE BAY – VARYING SALES – I am finding deals for things under $50, under $30 – it really just depends on the item.

J.CREW – 40% OFF with code ‘HOLIDAY’ – I would jump on this one if I were you…plus, how cute is that shirt?

J.CREW FACTORY – 50% OFF EVERYTHING – enough said…

OLD NAVY – 50% OFF – if you go to their ‘gift guide’, you will find their sale faves there!

Well, there you go! A rather short post today, but definitely codes to take advantage of this Black Friday! Or I mean, you could just head down to our neighbors to the south…because they are having even CRAZIER deals!!

Happy Shopping! Now back to writing my seminar paper…

Blush + Navy Combo

There are certain colour combos that just work. Blush pink and navy blue is one of them. I love these two colours together, for any season really. I don’t have too, too many “blush pink” items that work well with multiple items in my wardrobe, but today, I am really excited to showcase my blush pink, leather skater skirt by mark. by Avon. 

Blush + Navy Combo

Blush + Navy Combo

This sweater is beautiful. The white polka dots against the grey is beautiful, but even more, I love the blend. I can transition this sweater from Summer to Fall to Spring, and it doesn’t matter, because the heaviness is that that I can layer or wear it without anything over top!

Blush + Navy Combo

Puffer vests are a fall staple of mine. A vest is a vest, but personally, I love how puffer vests look over many layers. This puffer vest from J.Crew Factory in particular, has a quilt-like pattern which is beautiful. The detail on it is so great, I fell in love with it in the store. It is hands down one of the best pieces of outerwear that I own.

Blush + Navy Combo

This faux leather skater skirt is from the mark. by Avon collection, and it transitions into Fall nicely. I wore this throughout the Summer season to work and what not, but I had never thought of transitioning it (and this colour) into the pumpkin season. Well, I’m convinced this is the perfect colour for Fall…

Blush + Navy Combo

Blush + Navy Combo

Blush + Navy Combo

Details

Sweater: Old Navy (similar here and here) / Skirt: mark. by Avon (similar here) / Vest: J.Crew Factory / Boots: mark. by Avon (similar here and here)

A fashion misconception that many have is that blush pink is only hot in the Spring season. Well, I am challenging that notion by showcasing how lovely this colour can look against the Fall colours! Blush pink is beautiful and how subtle it is next to navy blue is even more beautiful!

Daring to pair this pastel with colours that aren’t usually paired together is always a good idea.

Cool Fall Tones + Creams

What a cool week this has been! No school, Thanksgiving celebrations, and a surprise birthday party (two months early)! Not only did all of that happen, but my family and I also had our Christmas card photo shoot (or tried…it was very windy!). While we were out, I took advantage of the fact that my sister is handy with her camera…and I was wearing my new scarf and pearls…so voila!

Cool Fall Tones + Creams - Pearls and Polkadots

Cool Fall Tones + Creams - Pearls and Polkadots

Cool Fall Tones + Creams - Pearls and Polkadots

Cool Fall Tones + Creams - Pearls and Polkadots

Cool Fall Tones + Creams - Pearls and Polkadots

Cool Fall Tones + Creams - Pearls and Polkadots

Details

Sweater: Mom’s Closet (similar here) / Jeans: Old Navy / Infinity Scarf: Garage Clothing (similar here and here) / Boots: Guess (similar here and here) / Necklace: J.Crew Factory / Bracelet: Aldo (similar here)

Pearls are my favourite accessory…and this multi-strand of factory pearls from J.Crew Factory is the perfect accessory around!! Cowl necks are a great Fall piece. I, personally, love the lighter cowl neck sweaters because they aren’t so heavy. I literally just picked this infinity scarf up when I went to the mall on Friday and it is a mustard colour (absolutely beautiful and rustic!!). I chose this because it really went with the backdrop well. My cognac boots from Guess are my favourite picks right now and since I have rambled on and on for a week about them, I will just leave it at that!

Where I am from, we have cool colours in the Fall…reds, oranges, yellows and even the greens are beautiful! It was quite the windy day…but we got some great shots! It’s always hard to get a photo of the entire family when there is wind, a tired dog, and four different people with different things they want in the shot.The most important thing is that it is another memory for the memory bank! Plus, I got to spend the entire day with my beautiful family – nothing I love more.

Have a lovely Monday!

Poncho in the Wind

When you have a full week off, you think of fun and crazy things to do, and one of those fun things is a random photo shoot on the back roads. My family loooves going for drives and in the Fall it is such a pretty scenery! So why not snap some outfit details against a beautiful Fall backdrop? I have to say, my sister is a champ…she puts up with so much with my outfit photo shoots, and she does such a spectacular job (love you Heather!!).

Poncho in the Wind - Pearls and Polkadots

Poncho in the Wind - Pearls and Polkadots

Poncho in the Wind - Pearls and Polkadots

Poncho in the Wind - Pearls and Polkadots

Poncho in the Wind - Pearls and Polkadots

It was incredibly windy during the details shoot we did yesterday, and being my creative self, I thought it would be cool to throw leaves in the air for the shot…well, it sort of worked?

Poncho in the Wind - Pearls and Polkadots

Poncho in the Wind - Pearls and Polkadots

Poncho in the Wind - Pearls and Polkadots

Details

Turtleneck: Old Navy (similar here) / Poncho: Winners (similar here) / Flats: Old Navy (similar here and here) / Bag: mark. by Avon (similar here and here)

Heading into the Fall season, I was on the hunt for an olive green poncho. Well this poncho is even better! It has just enough detail in the knit pattern that it becomes the focus of the look, yet it is now overshadowing of any other piece in the outfit! Plus, it kept me very warm on this windy, chilly day. Accenting with leopard print is always a good idea, and with earthy tones especially! This doctor’s bag is from mark. by Avon (a few years ago) and it is just lovely. It is great quality, cute and very functional!

It is starting to look like we will be getting colder and colder weather from this point on, which is awesome for all of my sweaters because they will be worn A LOT more often! I have a bit of an addiction to buying sweaters (especially sweaters from J.Crew)…

Enjoy and have a nice day!

P.S.

This little horse came right up to my sister and I when we were taking shots and wanted to be in the shot…so we let him! What a nice, little surprise!

Poncho in the Wind - Pearls and Polkadots